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DRAGONFORCE Recruits Bassist ALICIA VIGIL

This past September, DRAGONFORCE unleashed its eighth full-length, "Extreme Power Metal", worldwide. In support of this release, the band will head out on the road next month in Europe, before touring the USA with UNLEASH THE ARCHERS and VISIONS OF ATLANTIS. Both of these treks will see Alicia Vigil (VIGIL OF WAR) handling bass and ...

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Rumor: DRAGONFORCE Guitarist HERMAN LI Leaves IBANEZ

DRAGONFORCE guitarist Herman Li is rumored to have left Ibanez, the legendary Japanese guitar firm he has been endorsed by for a decade and a half. Li, who was born in Hong Kong and moved to England during his teenage years, is said to be working on a new signature guitar with an as-yet-undisclosed company. ...

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SODOM Drummer STEFAN 'HUSKY' HÜSKENS Exits Band

Drummer drummer Stefan "Husky" Hüskens has announced his departure from German thrash metal veterans SODOM. Hüskens said in a statement: "Unfortunately, I have to tell you that I have to leave SODOM. Due to some changes at my full-time job, as well as a few other matters, I do not see any chance of continuing ...

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ASSASSIN: 'The Swamp Thing' Lyric Video

German thrash metal veterans ASSASSIN will release a new album, "Bestia Immundis", on February 7 via Massacre Records. The disc was mixed by Marc Görtz at Nemesis Studio, and mastered by Olman V. Wiebe (a.k.a. Olman Viper) at Hertzwerk Studio. Dirk Freder created the cover artwork. According to a press release, "Bestia Immundis" is "aggressive, ...

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KINGDOM COME Announces West Coast Shows

KINGDOM COME will play three West Coast shows at the end of the month. Singer Lenny Wolf is not involved with KINGDOM COME's current reunion tour, which recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the release of the band's self-titled debut album. The trek, which kicked off in September 2018, features drummer James Kottak alongside guitarists ...

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Here Lies NECROPHAGIA - NECROPHAGIA

Stolen from the world at the cruel age of 51, Frank "Killjoy" Pucci was a legend. NECROPHAGIA seldom received the credit they deserved during their founder and frontman's lifetime, but old-school death metal diehards will be well aware of the band's pioneering contribution to the scene. And while there is little joy to be had ...

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Watch MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE Play First Show In Seven Years

The reunited MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE played its first concert in seven years last night (Friday, December 20) in Los Angeles. Guitarist Frank Iero, vocalist Gerard Way, bassist Mikey Way and guitarist Ray Toro took to the stage at the 6,500-capacity Shrine Expo Hall with Jarrod Alexander on drums and kicked off the show with "I'm ...

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SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS Drummer BRENT FITZ Mourns Death Of Childhood Friend

SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS drummer Brent Fitz is mourning the death of his childhood friend who was killed yesterday (Friday, December 13) in a car crash. Allan Poapst, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer, died after being involved in a head-on collision when an eastbound pickup truck crossed the center median ...

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Watch MATT SORUM And BILLY F. GIBBONS Play Special Concert For Charity

THE BFG THREE, featuring Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ TOP), Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and Mike Flanigin, performed last night (Friday, December 13) at Norwood Space Center in Norwood, Massachusetts. All proceeds from the gig supported Music Drives Us, a Norwood-based nonprofit supplying grants to music programs designed to effect positive change for ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Announce May/June 2020 European Tour

GUNS N' ROSES have announced the spring/summer 2020 leg of the "Not In This Lifetime" tour. The trek, which began three and a half years ago, recently became the No. 3 highest-grossing tour in the history of Billboard Boxscore. Launched in April 2016, "Not in This Lifetime" features classic-lineup members Slash, Duff McKagan and singer ...

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WINO To Release New Solo Album, 'Forever Gone'

Ripple Music has announced the signing of doom metal icon Scott "Wino" Weinrich. Wino's new solo album will launch Ripple's new "Blood and Strings" series, in which some of the most admired names in riff-rock and metal unplug to record albums of acoustic heaviness. Ripple Music will release Wino's new Frank Marchand-recorded solo album, "Forever ...

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ZZ TOP: 'That Little Ol' Band From Texas' Documentary To Be Released On DVD, Blu Ray And Digitally In February

ZZ TOP's big, brazen blues-rock, combined with a surrealist charisma that continues to intrigue fans, catapulted the band into worldwide stardom. Their history is deeply explored in "ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band From Texas", which will be released via Eagle Rock Entertainment on DVD, Blu-ray and digitally on February 28, 2020. The release is ...

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THE LOCAL BAND Feat. CHILDREN OF BODOM, THE 69 EYES, RECKLESS LOVE Members: Video Of Entire November 2019 Helsinki Concert

THE LOCAL BAND, the Finnish covers act featuring Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM), Jussi 69 (THE 69 EYES), Olli Herman (RECKLESS LOVE) and Archie Kuosmanen (SANTA CRUZ), performed on November 29 at the Circus in Helsinki, Finland. Fan-filmed video footage of the entire concert can be seen below. Featured songs: 0:00:24 Bark At The Moon ...

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