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ILL NIÑO Drummer On Lineup Changes: 'I Can't Work With People That Aren't Passionate About What They Do Anymore'

ILL NIÑO is mixing its new studio album, to be released in early 2021 via an as-yet-undisclosed record label. The group's current lineup features founding drummer Dave Chavarri and longtime bassist Laz Pina alongside recent recruits, vocalist Marcos Leal (SHATTERED SUN), lead guitarist Jes DeHoyos (SONS OF TEXAS) and rhythm guitarist Sal Dominguez (UPON A ...

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Swedish Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To RONNIE JAMES DIO On 'Legacy' Album

A tribute album to legendary singer Ronnie James Dio made by Swedish metal musicians has just been released. "Legacy - A Tribute To Ronnie James Dio" features the bands MADISON, MEMORY GARDEN, TAD MOROSE, GORMATHON, TRAIL OF MURDER, FRONTBACK, SOULSHINE and SVEN-HOLGER ROSENVINGE plus guest appearances from Mats Levén (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CANDLEMASS), Mike Wead (KING ...

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EXODUS Singers STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA And ROB DUKES Team Up For 'Raw And Uncensored' Pay-Per-View Discussion

On December 26, Grey Haven Media will release video a conversation between current EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza and the band's former vocalist Rob Dukes, recorded earlier in the month at Zetro's studio in the San Francisco Bay Area as part of Souza's "Zetro's Toxic Vault" YouTube interview series. The one-hour-plus discussion is described as ...

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COREY TAYLOR On EDDIE VAN HALEN: 'His Music Touched All Of Us'

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has reflected on the passing of Eddie Van Halen, saying that the legendary VAN HALEN axeman was an "incredible" musician who "influenced 40 years" of aspiring rockers. Corey discussed his appreciation for the groundbreaking musician during an appearance on a recent episode of the "Talk Is Jericho" podcast. ...

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Genesis XIX - SODOM

It's hard to believe that Germany's SODOM have been around for damn near 40 years. But the Teutonic thrashers are on top of their game with album number 16, the rabid and manic "Genesis XIX". Simply put, "Genesis XIX" is the act's best album in years. It's high-octane, to say the least, and the passion ...

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KANSAS Releases Music Video For 'The Absence Of Presence'

KANSAS, America's legendary progressive rock band, has released the official music video for "The Absence Of Presence", the title track of its latest studio album. The disc was made available in June through InsideOut Music. "The Absence Of Presence" follows-up 2016's "The Prelude Implicit", which debuted at No. 14 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart. ...

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Ex-EXODUS Guitarist RICK HUNOLT Says He Might Play Some Shows With His Former Bandmates In Support Of 'Persona Non Grata'

Ex-EXODUS guitarist Rick Hunolt says that he is tentatively set to play some live shows with his former bandmates in support of their upcoming album, "Persona Non Grata", which is due in the summer of 2021 via Nuclear Blast Records. At the end of a recent video question-and-answer session with fans, Hunolt said (see below): ...

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Watch SODOM's Music Video For 'Friendly Fire'

German thrash metal veterans SODOM have released the official music video for "Friendly Fire". The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Genesis XIX", which is due on November 27 via Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and Steamhammer/SPV in Europe. SODOM vocalist/bassist Thomas "Angelripper" Such states: "So, here it is… my favorite ...

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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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EXODUS: New Album Title Revealed

EXODUS has set "Persona Non Grata" as the title of its long-awaited new album, due in the summer of 2021 via Nuclear Blast Records. The San Francisco Bay Area thrashers' next disc will be the follow-up to 2014's "Blood In Blood Out", which was their first release since the departure of the group's lead singer ...

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TRIBULATION Releases 'Leviathans' Music Video

On January 29, Sweden's TRIBULATION will release its new album, "Where the Gloom Becomes Sound", via Metal Blade Records in North America and Century Media Records in the rest of the world. For a first impression of the album, the video for its first single "Leviathans" (produced by Ulf Lundén) can be viewed below. TRIBULATION ...

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THE PRETTY RECKLESS Shares New Single '25'

THE PRETTY RECKLESS will release its new album, "Death By Rock And Roll", on February 12, 2021 via Fearless Records in the U.S. and Century Media Records in the rest of the world. The latest single from the effort, "25", can be streamed below. "'25' is an interesting song that came from a lot of ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Will 'Definitely' Throw 'Some Kind Of A Party' To Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of 'Painkiller', Says ROB HALFORD

In a new interview with the "Jeremy White Podcast", Rob Halford was asked if there are any plans for JUDAS PRIEST to release a special deluxe edition of the "Painkiller" album to celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. The singer responded (see video below): "We're looking at all the opportunities. I'll tell you, these kind ...

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MARK TREMONTI Says METALLICA's 'Master Of Puppets' Is His Favorite Album Of All Time: 'Every Single Song Is A 10 Out Of 10'

In a new interview with Hakos Pervanidis of Greece's "TV War", ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti was asked to pick his favorite albums of all time and talk about his childhood memories for each one of them. Speaking about SLAYER's 1986 masterpiece "Reign In Blood", Mark said (see video below): "That is my third favorite ...

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Rockers React To Death Of Iconic 'Jeopardy!' Host ALEX TREBEK

Paul Stanley (KISS), Gene Simmons (KISS), Peter Frampton, Joe Bonamassa and Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE) are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek. He was 80 years old. "Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this ...

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ASPHYX Releases Music Video For New Song 'Botox Implosion'

Dutch death doom elite ASPHYX will release its 10th studio album, "Necroceros", on January 22, 2021 via Century Media Records. The LP was recorded at Tom Meier's Tom Meier Studio and at Paul Baayens's The Mörserstudio, and mixed and mastered by Sebastian "Seeb" Levermann at Greenman Studios. It once again features front cover artwork by ...

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