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TESTAMENT Parts Ways With Longtime Drummer GENE HOGLAN

TESTAMENT has parted ways with its longtime drummer Gene Hoglan. The veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers announced Hoglan's exit from the group in a social media post earlier today. The band wrote: "To all our TESTAMENT fans around the world, "First off, we are beyond grateful to have had Gene Hoglan behind our drum ...

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GHOST Postpones 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Appearance

GHOST has postponed its previously announced appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to an as-yet-unspecified "later date." The Swedish occult rockers were scheduled to perform on the Thursday night (January 20) episode of the ABC show, but pulled out just hours before, explaining that they "had a bit too much going on in Reno, getting all ...

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GHOST Announces 'Impera' Album, Shares Music Video For New Single 'Call Me Little Sunshine'

Swedish occult rockers GHOST will release their fifth album, "Impera", on March 11 via Loma Vista/Concord. The official music video for the LP's latest single, "Call Me Little Sunshine", lensed by iconic director Matt Mahurin and starring Ruby Modine, can be seen below. According to a press release, "Impera" "finds GHOST transported literally hundreds of ...

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LEE AARON Hopes To Release Her Autobiography In 2022

Canadian rock icon Lee Aaron, who is known primarily as a solo artist and songwriter, recently went on the podcast "Side Jams with Bryan Reesman" to talk about her new music as well as outside interests like interior design, art, special education, and neuroscience. She also revealed that she is working on her autobiography. "I ...

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MUDVAYNE Shares 'Dig' Drum-Cam Video From WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE Festival

MUDVAYNE has uploaded drum-cam footage of the "Dig" performance from the band's third reunion show, which took place on November 14 at the Welcome To Rockville festival at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. MUDVAYNE canceled its appearance at the Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, Kentucky in September after the band's singer ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Celebrates 36 Years Of Sobriety

JUDAS PRIESTs' Rob Halford is celebrating the 36th anniversary of his getting sober. The 70-year-old singer posted a photo of his AA sobriety medallion, which has the words "to thine own self be true" and "unity, service and recovery" engraved around the roman numeral for 36. He wrote: "'One day at a time 36 years ...

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Thorns - TONY MARTIN

When legendary bands replace iconic vocalists with new frontmen, apprehension takes hold. Bands as varied as AC/DC, DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW, IRON MAIDEN, VAN HALEN and ALICE IN CHAINS were put to the test for various reasons — numerous times for some — and the results varied immensely. The debate within the peanut gallery regarding BLACK ...

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Bay Area Legends BLIND ILLUSION Release First Music Video In 42 Years

San Francisco Bay Area legends BLIND ILLUSION have released a music video for the song "Straight As The Crowbar Flies". The clip was produced by BLIND ILLUSION and directed by George Anderson and BLIND ILLUSION's founding lead guitarist and vocalist Marc Biedermann. "Straight As The Crowbar Flies" is the first single from BLIND ILLUSION's upcoming ...

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Agma - WOMBBATH

It may only be those who sleep with an HM-2 pedal under their pillow who noticed, but WOMBBATH delivered one of the all-time great comeback records with "Downfall Rising" in 2015. A mere six years later, the Swedish death metal veterans are delivering their fifth post-return full-length, and it is by far the most ambitious ...

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SLAYER's 'Seasons In The Abyss' Gets Christmas Makeover By Members Of DREAM THEATER, PROTEST THE HERO, CRADLE OF FILTH

Members of HAKEN, DREAM THEATER, PROTEST THE HERO, CRADLE OF FILTH and INHUMAN CONDITION have ventured south of Lapland for a festive version of a SLAYER classic. "Seasons Greetings In The Abyss" combines the music of SLAYER's "Seasons In The Abyss" with sleigh bell celebration, with alternate lyrics penned by artist and illustrator Dan Goldsworthy ...

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METALLICA Plays Deep Cuts At Second 40th-Anniversary Show At San Francisco's Chase Center (Video)

METALLICA played the second of two shows celebrating its 40th anniversary last night (Sunday, December 19) at San Francisco, California's Chase Center. While in-person tickets were available exclusively to members of the group's Fifth Member fan club, METALLICA fans across the globe were able to view the performance live from home or on mobile via ...

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Ex-MORBID ANGEL Guitarist ERIK RUTAN Says Something Got 'Lost In The Translation' On Controversial 'Illud Divinum Insanus' Album

During an appearance on "The Jasta Show", the video podcast hosted by HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta, guitarist Erik Rutan, who was in MORBID ANGEL from 1993 until 1996 and then again from 1998 until 2002, spoke about his engineering work on MORBID ANGEL's controversial 2011 album "Illud Divinum Insanus". The LP incorporated industrial and electronic ...

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LZZY HALE Says Making New HALESTORM Album Was 'Most Difficult, Maddening And Rewarding Process Yet'

HALESTORM has finished mastering its new album for an early 2022 release. The follow-up to 2018's "Vicious" was once again produced by Nick Raskulinecz who first helmed HALESTORM's 2017 effort "ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs eP" and was previously described by singer Lzzy Hale as the group's "fifth member." On Saturday (December 18), Lzzy shared a ...

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KIRK HAMMETT And ROBERT TRUJILLO Play Late-Night Set Of Covers Following METALLICA's 40th-Anniversary Concert (Video)

After METALLICA finished its first 40th-anniversary concert at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California Friday night (December 17), guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo cut across town to the legendary Fillmore where they performed a late-night set of cover tunes with THE WEDDING BAND. In addition to Hammett and Trujillo, THE WEDDING BAND's ...

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METALLICA Plays Career-Spanning Set At First 40th-Anniversary Show At San Francisco's Chase Center (Video)

METALLICA played the first of two shows celebrating its 40th anniversary last night (Friday, December 17) at San Francisco, California's Chase Center. While in-person tickets were available exclusively to members of the group's Fifth Member fan club, METALLICA fans across the globe were able to view the performance live from home or on mobile via ...

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'METALLICA Day' Proclaimed In San Francisco On Band's 40th Anniversary

San Francisco mayor London Breed proclaimed Thursday (December 16) as "Metallica Day" in the city, ahead of the band’s citywide "takeover" this weekend for its 40th anniversary. Earlier today, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich and bassist Robert Trujillo appeared with Breed and Another Planet Entertainment president Gregg Perloff for a press event where an official proclamation ...

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METALLICA Becomes Investor In TrillerNet

METALLICA, one of the most enduringly influential rock bands of all time, has announced that it has become an investor in TrillerNet, parent company to Triller, VERZUZ, Triad Combat, Triller Fight Club, FITE, and other leading media brands. Terms of the investment are confidential. "METALLICA, like Triller, shares the same passion for disrupting the status ...

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Realms Of Exquisite Morbidity - MALIGNANT ALTAR

He probably won't thank me for saying it, but the presence of Dobber Beverly on a record is a pretty firm guarantee of quality. MALIGNANT ALTAR can be enthusiastically added to the Texan's impressive resumé, which already features OCEANS OF SLUMBER, NECROFIER and the legendary INSECT WARFARE, among many other projects. As with all of ...

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