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Legendary IRON MAIDEN And DEEP PURPLE Producer MARTIN BIRCH Dead At 71

Legendary British producer Martin Birch, who is best known for engineering and producing albums by DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW, FLEETWOOD MAC, WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT and IRON MAIDEN, died earlier today (Sunday, August 9) at the age of 71. His passing was confirmed former DEEP PURPLE and current WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale, who tweeted: ...

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Hunter Gatherer - AVATAR

Cheerfully standing apart from the crowd and confusing the hell out of almost as many people as they delight, AVATAR are a unique proposition. They're also a fantastic heavy metal band: a fact that is often missed, largely due to the Swedes' cartoonish image and their propensity for occasionally sounding like a power metal SYSTEM ...

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STEEL PANTHER's STIX ZADINIA To SEBASTIAN BACH: 'It's A Bad Idea To Pick A Fight With A Guy Like CHRIS JERICHO'

STEEL PANTHER drummer Stix Zadinia has once again come to Chris Jericho's defense after Sebastian Bach accused FOZZY's lead singer of using pre-recorded vocal tracks during live performances. Last month, Jericho challenged Bach to a "singoff" with "no effects, no tuning, no bullshit" in response to Sebastian's allegation that Chris "mimes to a tape" during ...

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DREAM THEATER To Begin Work On New Studio Album In The Fall

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci has confirmed to Spain's Metal Hammer magazine that the band is planning to use some of its coronavirus downtime to work on the follow-up to last year's "Distance Over Time" album. "There's a lot going on musically this year," Petrucci said (see video below). "Obviously, everybody's trying to be creative. ...

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THE WHEELBLOCKS Feat. AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ALICE COOPER, FOZZY, Ex-MACHINE HEAD Members: Cover Of IRON MAIDEN's 'Aces High' Available

Chris Jericho (FOZZY), Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER), Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD), Johnny Christ (AVENGED SEVENFOLD) and Nita's longtime boyfriend Josh Villalta, who also plays drums in her solo band and manages her career, have formed a new "supergroup" called THE WHEELBLOCKS. The official music video for the band's first recording, a cover version of ...

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BLACK SABBATH: 'Paranoid' Super Deluxe Edition To Be Released On Vinyl For 50th Anniversary

Widely regarded as innovators of the musical genre which came to be known as heavy metal, legendary Birmingham-bred BLACK SABBATH celebrates the 50th anniversary in 2020 of its multi-million selling album "Paranoid" with a 5-LP/4CD edition released on October 9, featuring the vinyl debut of two 1970 concerts. "Paranoid: Super Deluxe Edition" includes the original ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Blasts Bands Who Rely Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Performances

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has blasted bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Speaking to "Live From Nerdville With Joe ...

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GOJIRA Releases New Standalone Single 'Another World'

French metallers GOJIRA have released a new standalone single titled "Another World". Produced by the band's own Joseph "Joe" Duplantier and mixed by Andy Wallace, the new track is available today on all streaming platforms and is joined by an animated official music video directed by Maxime Tiberhgien and Sylvain Favre, which is streaming now ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ALICE COOPER, FOZZY, Ex-MACHINE HEAD Members Launch New 'Supergroup' THE WHEELBLOCKS

Chris Jericho (FOZZY), Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER), Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD), Johnny Christ (AVENGED SEVENFOLD) and Nita's longtime boyfriend Josh Villalta, who also plays drums in her solo band and manages her career, have formed a new "supergroup" called THE WHEELBLOCKS. The band's first recording, a cover version of the IRON MAIDEN classic "Aces ...

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TRIVIUM Is Buying An Airplane Hangar

Florida-based metallers TRIVIUM are using profits generated from last month's livestreamed concert to purchase a decommissioned airplane hangar. The Orlando facility will ultimately serve as the band's headquarters for both recording and rehearsing, in addition to being a place where TRIVIUM can store its equipment. TRIVIUM frontman spoke about the band's plans for the hangar ...

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GWAR, BLACK VEIL BRIDES' ANDY BIERSACK Guest On Premiere Episode Of SYFY's 'Metal Crush Monday' (Video)

Syfy has premiered "Metal Crush Monday", a month-long programming stunt featuring interviews conducted by Syfy Wire's Whitney Moore, with some of the biggest names in heavy metal. In the first episode, Moore speaks with The Berserker Blöthar and Pustulus Maximus of GWAR. Then later in the episode, Andy Biersack (a.k.a. Andy Black) of BLACK VEIL ...

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Listen To New MASTODON Song 'Fallen Torches'; 'Medium Rarities' Compilation Details Revealed

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON will release a rarities collection titled "Medium Rarities" on September 11. The compilation includes one brand new song, "Fallen Torches" (featuring a guest appearance by NEUROSIS's Scott Kelly), which can be heard below, along with a bevy of classic covers, soundtrack contributions, instrumentals, B-sides, and live recordings on one complete package ...

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Watch METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO Unbox Deluxe Box Set Edition Of 'S&M2' Live Album And Video

A five-minute video of METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo unboxing the deluxe box set edition of "Metallica And San Francisco Symphony: S&M²" can be seen below. METALLICA and San Francisco Symphony's September 6 and September 8, 2019 "S&M²" concerts were historic on multiple levels: They served as the grand opening of San Francisco's Chase Center, reunited ...

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Go Behind The Scenes Of ANTHRAX's Tour With IRON MAIDEN In Episode Three Of 'Persistence Of Time' Video Series

ANTHRAX invites you to get the inside story behind the making and promotion of the band's fifth album, "Persistence Of Time", and its 30th-anniversary Deluxe Edition. This six-part video series is hosted by drummer Charlie Benante, who assembled and oversaw the anniversary edition. Throughout the series, he shines light on where the band was at ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN Says His New Solo Album Is Everything He Could Have Wished For

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin recently signed with Battlegod Productions and Dark Star Records for the release of his long-awaited new solo album. Battlegod will handle distribution in Australia, Asia, Europe and Japan, while Dark Star will handle distribution in all of North and South America, including both physical and streaming. Among the guest ...

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Classic Albums By IRON MAIDEN, METALLICA, QUEEN, KISS, AC/DC and NIRVANA To Be Released As 1,000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzles

Zee Productions will release eleven classic album covers as 1000-piece jigsaws in September via its Rock Saws imprint. The iconic arts of some of rock's most influential and highly regarded albums is presented in puzzle form for the first time ever. All puzzles come in a vinyl-box-set-sized box, perfect to fit alongside a vinyl record ...

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Born Innocent - ALCATRAZZ

ALCATRAZZ has returned after years of silence. Sure, they've reared their ugly heads occasionally for live performances, but it's been over 30 years since the renowned act released their last album. For many, they're a footnote in metal history for being a starting point for shred god Yngwie Malmsteen, who was replaced by Steve Vai, ...

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