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BORKNAGAR To Release 'True North' Album In September

The upcoming album by Norway's avant-garde metallers BORKNAGAR, titled "True North", will be released on September 27 via Century Media. The follow-up to 2016's "Winter Thrice" was once again been mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. BORKNAGAR founder and guitarist Øystein G. Brun comments: "This has indeed been a ...

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SAXON Has Begun Writing Music For Follow-Up To 'Thunderbolt'

British heavy metal legends SAXON have commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to their 2018 album "Thunderbolt". Vocalist Biff Byford spoke about SAXON's upcoming activities during an interview with 4Sound at this month's Sweden Rock Festival. He said (see video below): "We've got a 40th-anniversary album coming out, a live album. And it's got ...

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JEFF PILSON Shares Hilarious Story Of How He Joined DIO

Bassist and producer Jeff Pilson is best known for playing with DOKKEN and FOREIGNER, but he also toured with DIO in the 1990s and performed on three of the group's albums — "Strange Highways" (1993), "Angry Machines" (1996) and the group's tenth and final studio release, "Master Of The Moon" (2004). During a recent appearance ...

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JINJER Completes Recording New Album

Ukranian metal juggernauts JINJER have completed recording the follow-up to their 2019 EP "Micro". Tentatively due in the fall, the disc was laid down at the Kaska Studio in Kiev with producer Max Morton, who previously worked with JINJER on "Micro" as well as the acclaimed albums "Cloud Factory" and "King Of Everything". During an ...

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STATIC-X Kicks Off 'Wisconsin Death Trip' 20th-Anniversary Tour In Tempe (Video)

STATIC-X kicked off its reunion tour Tuesday night (June 18) in Tempe, Arizona. The North American trek, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of STATIC-X's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and pays homage to late STATIC-X frontman Wayne Static, features co-headliner DEVILDRIVER and support from DOPE. Fan-filmed video footage of the Tempe concert can be seen ...

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Video Premiere: ATREYU's 'House Of Gold'

ATREYU's music video for the song "House Of Gold" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "In Our Wake", which was released last October via Spinefarm. Says ATREYU: "'House Of Gold' is a really important song on the album. This song is about finding pure love. For us, that ...

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LIVING COLOUR Singer Is Collaborating With ADRENALINE MOB Guitarist On 'Bluesy' And 'Funky' Album

ADRENALINE MOB guitarist Mike Orlando is collaborating with LIVING COLOUR vocalist Corey Glover on a new project. The as-yet-unnamed band is currently recording its debut album for a tentative early 2020 release. In a recent interview with the "Talking Metal" podcast, Orlando described the project's musical direction as "just straight-up rock. It's heavy ...

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Humanicide - Death Angel

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal legends DEATH ANGEL were firing on all cylinders in the late eighties. Their talent was abundant and simply undeniable. Their songwriting was thoughtful and memorable. It seemed as though the world was their oyster. But nagging legal woes and a near-fatal tour bus crash derailed the band's forward momentum. ...

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TESTAMENT Has Finished Recording New Album, Says GENE HOGLAN

Earlier this month, TESTAMENT drummer Gene Hoglan spoke to the "Talk Toomey" podcast about the progress of the recording sessions for the follow-up to the band's 2016 album "Brotherhood Of The Snake". He said (hear audio below): "I know the band was shooting for completing the album by June 12th. I know that they had ...

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GODSMACK Bassist Says 'There's Not A Bad Song' On Band's Latest Album

GODSMACK bassist Robbie Merrill and guitarist Tony Rombola were interviewed by "Mike James Rock Show" at this past weekend's Download festival, which was held at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the more accessible musical direction of GODSMACK's latest album, "When Legends Rise", Tony said: "I was ...

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Video Premiere: SACRED REICH's 'Awakening'

Arizona thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH will release their new album, "Awakening", on August 23 via Metal Blade Records. The band's first LP in 23 years was produced by Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, POWER TRIP and CODE ORANGE, among others. The album marks SACRED REICH's first release since the return ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION's PERRY FARRELL Guests On 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' (Video)

JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell took part in an interview and live performance on last night's (Monday, June 17) episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon". Video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Perry recently released the official music video for his latest single, "Pirate Punk Politician". The track, which he previously ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: 'The Dirt' Audiobook To Be Released Next Week

MÖTLEY CRÜE's official biography, "The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band", will be available next week (June 25) in audiobook format from HarperAudio and Dey Street Books. Pre-order "The Dirt" audiobook now — the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred New York Times best-selling book by MÖTLEY CRÜE. Celebrate over 35 years of CRÜE with ...

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BAD BRAINS Frontman To Release 'Give Thanks' Solo Album In October

BAD BRAINS frontman Paul "HR" Hudson will release his new solo album, "Give Thanks", on October 18 via Hardline Entertainment. Formed in 1979, BAD BRAINS took the Washington, D.C. music scene by storm and quickly became the most influential band in American punk history, breaking down cultural barriers and creating emotionally charged music centered on ...

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Watch ANTHRAX Perform Acoustic Set At U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

ANTHRAX played an acoustic set over the weekend at this year's Download festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. The event was part of Zippo Encore's "Zippo Sessions", exclusive, intimate acoustic sessions with some of the hottest bands playing at the major festivals that the company booth attends. Watch video footage of the performance below. ...

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STATUS QUO To Release 'Backbone' Album In September

On September 6, STATUS QUO will release "Backbone" through earMUSIC/Edel; the band's 33rd studio album – the LP will be their 33rd 33rpm! Some doubters said "Backbone" was a record that could not be made, but the 2019 lineup of STATUS QUO has been through a lot, they have chalked up 130 shows as a ...

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