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LORDS OF BLACK Recruit DREAM CHILD Singer DIEGO VALDEZ

Spanish metallers LORDS OF BLACK have recruited Diego Valdez (HELKER, DREAM CHILD) as their new singer. Diego joins the band as the replacement for Ronnie Romero (RAINBOW), who exited LORDS OF BLACK last month. A teaser video of Diego singing the LORDS OF BLACK song "When A Hero Takes A Fall" can be seen below. ...

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KISS And EMOJI Company Join Forces For Unique Collaboration

The world's most merchandisable rock band has joined forces with the globally recognized emoji brand to develop and launch a one-of-a-kind collaboration, KISS x emoji. The announcement was made today by Epic Rights, the global licensing agent for KISS, and the emoji company. For 45 years, the hottest band in the world, KISS, has been ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES Debut Music Video For 'Dead And Gone' Theme Song From Horror Series 'Welcome To Daisyland'

Australian-American rock collective THE DEAD DAISIES recently revealed music from their latest album, "Burn It Down", would feature exclusively as the soundtrack for the upcoming horror anthology TV series "Welcome To Daisyland", which is scheduled to premiere this Valentine's Day, February 14, across numerous platforms. In conjunction with the premiere of "Welcome To Daisyland", THE ...

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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer HERMAN RAREBELL Talks 'Drum Legends' Event With GINGER BAKER, PETE YORK

There have been various renowned drummers over the years but few more evocative, charismatic and diverse in style than these three absolute legends — Ginger Baker, Pete York and Herman Rarebell. Tub thumpers extraordinaire, each doing different (and seemingly impossible) things with every limb, these are the men who have forged rhythms with the best ...

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KITTIE To Release 'Live At The London Music Hall' Concert Film

KITTIE will release a new concert film titled "Kittie: Live At The London Music Hall" on March 26. It features footage of the Canadian metal band's October 27, 2017 20th-anniversary hometown show at the London Music Hall in London, Ontario. The event, which also served as a screening of the long-in-the-making documentary "Kittie: Origins/Evolutions", saw ...

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CHESTER BENNINGTON's First Band Recruits His Son, KORN And P.O.D. Members To Re-Record Old Material

Chester Bennington's former bandmates in his first group, the Phoenix, Arizona-based post-grunge act GREY DAZE, have announced plans to re-record their old material with the help of the late LINKIN PARK frontman's friends and family. Among the guest musicians set to appear on the recordings are Chester's 22-year-old son Jaime Bennington, KORN's Brian "Head" Welch ...

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MORBID ANGEL To Begin Work On New Music

MORBID ANGEL frontman Steve Tucker says that the band is preparing to begin the songwriting process for the follow-up to 2017's "Kingdoms Disdained" album. "I'm gonna actually start writing some new music, and I think Trey [Azagthoth, guitar] will probably start writing some new music," Steve told Metal Wani in a new interview (hear audio ...

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MAX CAVALERA: 'I Really Don't Like Writing Lyrics'

SOULFLY guitarist/vocalist Max Cavalera, who got his start fronting the legendary Brazilian thrash metal band SEPULTURA, has admitted to Heavy New York that he doesn't care much for the lyric-writing process. "I really don't like writing lyrics," he said (see video below). "It's totally a mandatory thing. It's like homework. For me, the fun part ...

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Video Premiere: LAST IN LINE's 'Blackout The Sun'

The official music video for the song "Blackout The Sun" from LAST IN LINE can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sophomore album, "II", which will be released on February 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. As with 2016's "Heavy Crown", the new disc was produced by DOKKEN and FOREIGNER bassist Jeff ...

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PEARL JAM Named 'Record Store Day' 2019 Ambassador

PEARL JAM has been selected as the official Record Store Day ambassador for 2019. Record Store Day takes place on April 13 at independent record stores around the world. Guitarist Mike McCready said in a statement: "Independent record stores are hugely important to me, and have been ever since I was 12 years old. Before ...

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WATCHTOWER's RON JARZOMBEK Releases Two New Singles

Ron Jarzombek (BLOTTED SCIENCE, SPASTIC INK, WATCHTOWER) has just released two digital singles, "Frenetically Inconsistent Velocities Entwined" and "The Ink Panther". "Frenetically Inconsistent Velocities Entwined" (a.k.a. "FIVE") is the first of four songs that were initially written for the third BLOTTED SCIENCE CD. The song — featuring Ron Jarzombek on guitars and programming, and BLOTTED ...

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AEROSMITH Adds 17 Dates To 'Deuces Are Wild' Las Vegas Residency

Due to extraordinary demand, AEROSMITH has announced 17 additional dates for their headlining Las Vegas residency at Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort. America's all-time top-selling rock 'n' roll band will launch "Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild" on Saturday, April 6. The newly added dates are: September 21, 23, 26 and 28; October 1, ...

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