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Ex-QUIET RIOT Singer JAMES DURBIN Taps CHRIS JERICHO, PHIL DEMMEL For 'Kings Before You' Single; 'The Beast Awakens' Album Announced

Hailing from the shores of Santa Cruz, Calirnia, modern heavy metal revivalist James Durbin is on the verge of releasing his boldest, heaviest album to date with the announcement of the debut album from DURBIN, "The Beast Awakens". Coming February 12, 2021 via Frontiers Music Srl, fans can get their first taste of the album ...

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Watch MASTODON Perform At 'Adult Swim Festival'

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON played a short set at the virtual Adult Swim Festival on Friday night (November 13). The five-song performance, which can be seen in full below, kicked off with the live debut of the "Once More 'Round The Sun" track "Asleep In The Deep", before continuing with "Thickening", "Steambreather", "The Motherload" and ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Release Music Video For 'Asylum Of Blood'

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have released the official music video for the song "Asylum Of Blood", taken from the band's latest album, "Celebration Decay". The disc was made available in August via SPV/Steamhammer. Every new album has its own history, and the latest recording by VICIOUS RUMORS has a pretty unusual ...

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POP EVIL Drops 'Breathe Again' Single, Announces 'Versatile' Album

Michigan rockers POP EVIL have debuted their third single of the year, "Breathe Again", and revealed the title of their sixth album, "Versatile", due out in 2021. After surprising their fanbase with the most significant stylistic shift in sound to date with "Work", POP EVIL championed that success into the explosive catharsis found on their ...

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KORN Guitarist BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH's LOVE AND DEATH Project To Release 'Perfectly Preserved' Album; 'Down' Single Available

2021 will see LOVE AND DEATH return with "Perfectly Preserved", a blistering but accessible full-length follow-up, driven by the spiritual resilience inherent in the first record, combined with an even starker depiction of real-life struggle. Anger, broken relationships, lowered self-worth, and the collision of optimistic values with oppressive systems are all on display, from the ...

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LZZY HALE, JOE BONAMASSA, ORIANTHI, Others To Perform At 'Rock To Remember' Virtual Concert

Gibson Gives — the charitable arm of Gibson guitars, the iconic American instrument brand — and Guitars For Vets have announced the inaugural "Rock To Remember", a virtual concert featuring all original content on Wednesday, November 11, Veteran's Day. "Rock To Remember" will be hosted by Jared James Nichols and feature performances from 20 plus ...

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PAPA ROACH Checks In From Studio: 'Live From The Bubble Pt. 2'

PAPA ROACH recently entered a studio in Southern California to begin writing and recording material for the follow-up to last year's "Who Do You Trust?" album. Earlier today, the quartet uploaded another short video from the studio dubbed "Papa Roach - Live From The Bubble Pt. 2" and included the following message: "It's 2020 and ...

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TOMMY LEE: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Making Of 'Caviar On A Paper Plate' Video

MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has released behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the official Nick Peterson-directed music video for "Caviar On A Paper Plate", the latest single from his new solo album, "Andro". The track features a guest appearance by Mickey Avalon. "The video's ridiculous," Tommy told Kare11.com. "It's fun." The theme of "Andro" ...

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TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, ICED EARTH, ARCH ENEMY Members Featured In Birthday Video For Photographer STEPHANIE CABRAL

Members of TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, ICED EARTH, ARCH ENEMY, ARMORED SAINT and IN THIS MOMENT are featured in a special surprise birthday video for acclaimed music photographer Stephanie Cabral. The "Metal Party" clip was spearheaded by Stephanie's longtime boyfriend, former MEGADETH and current IN FLAMES guitarist Chris Broderick, and it features appearances by the following ...

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MASTODON To Begin Recording New Album In Two Weeks

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON are preparing to enter the studio to begin recording their next album. The follow-up to 2017's "Emperor Of Sand" will mark MASTODON's first collection of new material since the death of longtime manager Nick John and the passing of tour manager Bob Dallas. In a new interview with the 93X radio ...

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PAPA ROACH Checks In From Studio: 'Live From The Bubble Pt. 1'

PAPA ROACH recently entered a studio in Southern California to begin writing and recording material for the follow-up to last year's "Who Do You Trust?" album. Earlier today, the quartet uploaded a short video from the studio dubbed "Papa Roach - Live From The Bubble Pt. 1" and included the following message: "It's 2020 and ...

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ANTHRAX's CHARLIE BENANTE: What EDDIE VAN HALEN Meant To Me

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has reflected on the passing of Eddie Van Halen, calling him "one of the greatest" guitar players of all time. The legendary VAN HALEN axeman died on October 6 at the age of 65 after a long battle with cancer. Benante spoke about his admiration for Van Halen during an appearance ...

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TED NUGENT Performs National Anthem At TRUMP Rally, Calls TRUMP 'The Greatest President In Our Lifetime' (Video)

Outspoken conservative rocker and Michigan native Ted Nugent played "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Saturday, October 17 at the Muskegon County Airport in Muskegon, Michigan prior to the arrival of President Donald Trump. Before launching into a rendition of the U.S. national anthem, Nugent told the crowd (see video below): "God bless real Michigan. God bless ...

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DEE SNIDER Is Working 'Full Steam Ahead' On New Metal Solo Album

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider spoke to Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show about the progress of the songwriting sessions for his next solo album. The upcoming disc will be the follow-up to "For The Love Of Metal", which was released in July 2018 via Napalm Records. That effort, which was produced by HATEBREED ...

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