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SKILLET's JOHN COOPER: 'If You Build Your Life On Top Of The Words Of Jesus Christ, You Will Be Unshakeable'

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for SKILLET, a Grammy-nominated Christian rock band with three gold-certified albums and one double-platinum-certified album to its name, spoke to "The Eric Metaxas Radio Show" about his recently released debut book, "Awake & Alive To Truth (Finding Truth In The Chaos Of A Relativistic World)". Regarding his inspiration for ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Vows To Move Forward With His Version Of ALCATRAZZ, Says New Lineup Will Be Announced In The Spring

Graham Bonnet says that he will "still be recording and performing with ALCATRAZZ" despite the fact that he has parted ways with the musicians who performed with him on the band's latest album, "Born Innocent". Earlier today, ALCATRAZZ members Jimmy Waldo, Joe Stump, Gary Shea and Mark Benquechea issued a statement saying that will be ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SHAVO ODADJIAN Releases 'Vol 2' EP From NORTH KINGSLEY Project

NORTH KINGSLEY, the musical collective of bassist/guitarist Shavo Odadjian, producer Saro Paparian and lyricist/vocalist Ray Hawthorne, has dropped its second three-track EP, "Vol 2", via 22 Red Media, a subsidiary of Odadjian's lifestyle and cannabis brand 22 Red. Launching the new release is the politically charged lead single "False Idols" featuring RZA (WU-TANG CLAN). Speaking ...

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TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY Teams Up With Content Creator JARED DINES On 'Dines X Heafy' EP

Modern guitar virtuoso/content creator Jared Dines and Grammy Award-nominated TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy have joined forces for the groundbreaking "Dines X Heafy" EP. Bridging the gap between online content creators and recording artists, the five-song EP is available today on all streaming platforms as well as on Soundtrack By Twitch, giving Twitch streamers a way ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of KIRK HAMMETT And BILLY GIBBONS Performing FLEETWOOD MAC's 'The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown)'

Professionally filmed video of METALLICA's Kirk Hammett and ZZ TOP's Billy Gibbons performing a cover version of the FLEETWOOD MAC classic "The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown)" can be seen below. The footage was filmed on February 25, 2020 — mere days before the first case of COVID-19 was discovered in the United ...

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BRAVE THE COLD Feat. NAPALM DEATH's MITCH HARRIS And MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN: 'Apparatus' Music Video

BRAVE THE COLD, the new project led by longtime NAPALM DEATH axeman Mitch Harris, has released the music video for its latest single, "Apparatus". The track is taken from BRAVE THE COLD's debut album, "Scarcity", which was released in October on all digital outlets worldwide via Mission Two Entertainment. Limited-edition, colored vinyl and CDs will ...

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JEREMY SPENCER Is 'A Little Surprised' By IVAN MOODY's Reaction To JASON HOOK's Guest Appearance On PSYCHOSEXUAL EP

Jeremy Spencer has opened up about his collaboration with another ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH member, guitarist Jason Hook, on the new EP from Spencer's theatrical rock band PSYCHOSEXUAL. Last month, PSYCHOSEXUAL surprise-released a covers EP, "Songs To Stalk You By", featuring a guest appearance by Hook on two songs: the KISS ...

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Viva El Camino - MOLLO RILLA

One of stranger phenomena of recent times has been the ongoing popularity of incredibly boring hard rock bands. No need to name names: you either know what I mean, or you actually quite like NICKELBACK. That's fine. But for those of us who would rather be strangled with our own intestines than ever hear Scott ...

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SAGA Releases 'Tired World' Single From 'Symmetry' Album

Canadian progressive rockers SAGA will release a new studio album, "Symmetry", on March 12, 2021 via earMUSIC. After going on tour in spring 2020, SAGA went straight into its home studios. The result: an album full of acoustic originals. "Symmetry" offers a unique listening experience by bundling complex and delicate arrangements with familiar melodies and ...

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EYEHATEGOD Releases 'High Risk Trigger' Single From 'A History Of Nomadic Behavior' Album

New Orleans' disciples of hardcore, blues-based, post-amplified audio wreckage EYEHATEGOD have set a March 12 release date for the band's first new full-length album in seven years, "A History Of Nomadic Behavior". The official visualizer for the disc's first single, "High Risk Trigger", can be seen below. Lyrically, the song is cryptic and abstract, but ...

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STEEL PANTHER Releases New Song 'F**k 2020', Postpones Live Stream

California glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER have been forced to amend their virtual concert plans due to a rise in COVID-19 cases throughout the United States. With Los Angeles recently updating its health and safety regulations, the enacted stay-at-home order means Michael Starr, Satchel, Lexxi Foxx and Stix Zadinia have to postpone their upcoming Gobblefest ...

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GWAR Teams Up With Catoctin Creek For 'Ragnarök Rye'

Eons ago, the members of the intergalactic shock rock band known as GWAR descended on this world as passengers on a flaming comet that would bring about the destruction of most life on Earth. The asteroid plowed into the continent of Antarctica with devastating force, melting the ice, setting much of the world ablaze, and ...

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(HED) P.E. Shares Music video for 'Overdue'

SoCal artists (HED) P.E. have released a brand new video for "Overdue". The song appears on (HED) P.E.'s twelfth studio album, "Class Of 2020", which was released in August via Suburban Noize Records. The date also marked the 20th anniversary of the group's breakthrough album "Broke". "I wrote this track for a local film company ...

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GRETA VAN FLEET Announces New Album 'The Battle At Garden's Gate'; 'Age Of Machine' Single Available

After three years, one-million concert tickets sold across five continents, four consecutive #1 singles, a Grammy Award, and performances on "The Tonight Show" and "Saturday Night Live", GRETA VAN FLEET is hurtling into the future with its second album, "The Battle At Garden's Gate", due April 16, 2021 via Lava/Republic Records. A bold evolution from ...

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Necromancy - PERSUADER

There was time, not so long ago, when power metal seemed to be dominated by bands that sounded, to put it mildly, a bit too fucking cheerful. Not that there's anything wrong with an occasional dose of positivity, but these are dark times. As humanity at least appears to be pirouetting blindly towards oblivion, super-melodic ...

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DAVE GROHL: 'ICON' Snare Drum Unveiled By DW

Drum Workshop Inc. (DW) recently announced the addition of a Dave Grohl ICON snare drum to the coveted line. The limited-edition drum recognizes his celebrated drumming career, as well as his long-standing connection with both the legendary Sound City recording studio in Los Angeles, and his beloved Studio 606, where the sacred Sound City console ...

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