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Make Them Bleed - TERROR UNIVERSAL

Easy one to kick off the new year, what do all these acts have in common: GWAR, LORDI, SLIPKNOT, MUSHROOMHEAD, MOTOGRATER, GHOST, UNDERLINED, ASESINO, BERZERKER and Buckethead? The same thing as TERROR UNIVERSAL, a supergroup of masked marauders. Here the band is made up of alumni from ILL NINO and UPON A BURNING BED. What ...

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RON KEEL Signs With MEGADETH Bassist's EMP LABEL GROUP

EMP Label Group, the U.S.-based label of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, has announced the formation of EMP Outlaw, a southern rock/outlaw country imprint. EMP Outlaw will reissue "Metal Cowboy", the 2014 independent release from STEELER/KEEL vocalist Ron Keel, on March 2. 2018 will also see the studio debut from RON KEEL BAND, the highly anticipated ...

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ACE FREHLEY To Perform At 2018 NHL Winter Classic

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will rock his classic hit "New York Groove" during the pre-game festivities at the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on New Year's Day, as the Buffalo Sabres battle the New York Rangers at New York's Citi Field. The song is played at Citi Field following every home win by the ...

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NAPALM DEATH Frontman Says Upcoming Compilation Will Contain Enough 'Fresh Stuff' To Make Fans Happy

British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH will release a special 2CD, 2LP and digital-download compilation titled "Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs" in March 2018 via Century Media Records. This special collection will include a total of 31 songs with a playing time of over 90 minutes, compiling rarities and exclusive earworms spanning 2004-2016 from the ...

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Watch ACE FREHLEY's Entire Houston Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of Ace Frehley's entire December 17 concert at Scout Bar in Houston, Texas can be seen below. The former KISS guitarist's setlist was as follows: 01. Rip It Out 02. Hard Times (KISS song) 03. 2000 Man (THE ROLLING STONES cover) 04. Snowblind 05. Love Gun (KISS song) 06. Parasite (KISS song) ...

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GENE SIMMONS Denies Sexual Battery Allegations, Says Evidence Will Prove His Innocence

Gene Simmons has denied groping and making "unwanted, unwarranted sexual advances" toward a radio and television broadcaster during a November 1 interview. The woman, identified as "Jane Doe," filed a lawsuit against Simmons in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday (December 15), alleging that the KISS bassist/vocalist grabbed her hand multiple times and "forcefully placed ...

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METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH Featured In 'The Rise Of L.A. Thrash Metal': Part One Of Doc Series Due In January

Throughout history, the San Francisco Bay Area has long been deemed as the epicenter for thrash metal, whereas Los Angeles has invariably been considered the stomping ground for glam and hair metal. True, San Francisco has birthed many exceptional thrash bands since the early '80s, but the fact remains — Los Angeles is the rightful ...

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NAPALM DEATH To Release 'Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs' Rarities Compilation

British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH will release a special 2CD, 2LP and digital-download compilation titled "Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs" in March 2018 via Century Media Records. This special collection will include a total of 31 songs with a playing time of over 90 minutes, compiling rarities and exclusive earworms spanning 2004-2016 from the ...

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TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY 'Wanted To Strangle' ERIC PETERSON During Making Of 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' Album

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy said he "wanted to strangle" guitarist and primary songwriter Eric Peterson during the making of the band's 2016 "Brotherhood Of The Snake" album. While the disc is considered a worthy addition to the band's deep and influential catalog, both Billy and Peterson have expressed varying views on the rushed and impromptu ...

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DARK ANGEL Is Still Writing Material For Long-Awaited Comeback Album

Reactivated California thrash metal pioneers DARK ANGEL are continuing to work on material for their long-awaited comeback album. The band's first CD since 1991's "Time Does Not Heal" will feature the lineup that has performed sporadic live shows since reuniting in 2013: Gene Hoglan (drums), Eric Meyer (guitar), Jim Durkin (guitar), Ron Rinehart (vocals) and ...

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LITA FORD Says Her New Album Is Turning Out 'Pretty Badass'

Lita Ford says that the songwriting process for new album is "going great." Helming the project once again is guitarist/producer Gary Hoey, who previously worked with Lita on 2012's "Living Like A Runaway" disc. Speaking to Noise Blitz, Ford stated that the new songs are turning out "pretty badass. It's just been Gary Hoey and ...

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DIMEBAG's Girlfriend Addresses PHILIP ANSELMO 'White Power' Incident, Says She 'Wouldn't Want To Walk' In ROBB FLYNN's Shoes

"Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's longtime girlfriend Rita Haney says that she "lost some friends" after the incident nearly two years ago when Philip Anselmo gave the right-arm salute and yelled a white-supremacist slogan at a California concert. At a January 2016 "Dimebash" event at the Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood in honor of the late PANTERA ...

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Members Of SLIPKNOT, KORN, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, POISON, Others React To Passing Of MALCOLM YOUNG

Members of SLIPKNOT, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, WHITESNAKE, POISON, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, STRYPER, KORN, OVERKILL, KREATOR, SEPULTURA and VOLBEAT are among the rock musicians and scores of other artists who reacted on social media to the passing of Malcolm Young. The 64-year-old guitarist and co-founder of the legendary Australian hard rock band AC/DC had been suffering ...

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GENE SIMMONS Weighs In On HARVEY WEINSTEIN Scandal: 'Right Now What's Happening Is A Revolution'

Gene Simmons has commended women for finally opening up about their experiences with sexual harassment/assault in the wake of allegations of misconduct by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Since the Weinstein story broke, about one in five Americans said they had seen their friends or family post stories about sexual harassment on social media, according to ...

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GENE SIMMONS Explains Decision To Abandon 'Horns' Hand Gesture Trademark Application: 'I Just Didn't Think It Was Worth It'

Gene Simmons says that he withdrew his application to trademark the so-called "devil's horns" hand gesture because he "didn't think it was worth it." The KISS bassist/vocalist expressly abandoned the application in late June — less than two weeks after filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Most music fans slammed Simmons for ...

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