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Breaking The Trance - FATAL CURSE

In 2019 the saturation of newer heavy metal bands that shop for their tools at the NWOBHM store is higher than ever. Bands such as HAUNT, BLADE KILLER, POUNDER and NIGHT DEMON are on the higher end of the dozens of acts looking back to the vaunted British scene that inspired METALLICA's early mission statements. ...

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CROBOT Releases 'Keep Me Down' Music Video

CROBOT has released a video for a new song called "Keep Me Down". Directed by Mike Danger, the hilarious clip marks the first new music from the band in three years. CROBOT describes the song and video as "a kick to the teeth and a punch to the dick. 'Keep Me Down' lets all y'all ...

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SOTO: 'HyperMania' Music Video

SOTO, the modern heavy metal/hard rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY, SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), will release its third studio album, "Origami", on May 24. The official music video for the disc's opening track, "HyperMania", can be seen below. Jeff comments: "'HyperMania' is the first music video from 'Origami'. ...

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FAITH NO MORE's MIKE PATTON And French Composer JEAN-CLAUDE VANNIER Team For 'Corpse Flower' Album

FAITH NO MORE singer Mike Patton and renowned French composer Jean-Claude Vannier, who is perhaps best known for his work with Serge Gainsbourg, will release "Corpse Flower" on September 13 via Ipecac Recordings. "Jean-Claude and I met while working together on a Gainsbourg retrospective at the Hollywood Bowl in 2011," explains Patton. "We bonded immediately. ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Performs 'Tyrant' At Huntington Concert (Video)

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST brought their classic song "Tyrant" back into the setlist during last night's (Wednesday, May 15) concert at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. A little over a year ago, JUDAS PRIEST played "Tyrant" live for the first time since ...

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TRIUMPH's MIKE LEVINE: 'We Touched People's Lives'

Iconic Canadian rockers TRIUMPH were honored with the "Legends Of Live" award at the 2019 Live Music Industry Awards on Friday, May 10 in the Osgoode East Ballroom at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The award recognizes artists who have made great contributions to the Canadian music industry through live music touring and ...

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LIGHT THE TORCH Frontman HOWARD JONES On Listening To Hip-Hop: 'It's A Way To Get Away From Heavier Music For A Little While'

Former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and current LIGHT THE TORCH and vocalist Howard Jones recently spoke with Metal Nexus. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he enjoys performing more when venues are sold out: Howard: "I don't really think that way. It doesn't matter ...

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BLACK SABBATH Reunites With BILL WARD At 'Grammy Salute To Music Legends' In Los Angeles

BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi (guitar) and Geezer Butler (bass) reunited with their estranged drummer Bill Ward at last night's (Saturday, May 11) "Grammy Salute To Music Legends" awards ceremony and live tribute concert at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. RIVAL SONS performed a medley of "War Pigs", "Changes" and "Paranoid" for Iommi, Butler ...

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SKILLET: 'Victorious' Album Due In August; Lyric Video For 'Legendary' Single Available

SKILLET will release its new album, "Victorious", on August 2 via Atlantic Records. The follow-up to 2016's gold-certified "Unleashed" includes the first single, "Legendary", which can be streamed below. Frontman John Cooper told Billboard: "It's the first time that me and Korey [Cooper, John's wife and SKILLET guitarist/keyboardist] produced most of the record ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Completes Mastering New Album

Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have finished mastering their new album for a fall release. The follow-up to 2016's "Incarnate" will be made available via Metal Blade Records in the U.S. and Sony Music Entertainment in the rest of the world. The effort will feature a guest appearance on one song by the band's former lead ...

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BUCKCHERRY Filming 'Right Now' Music Video

BUCKCHERRY is filming a music video for its song "Right Now" today (Monday, May 6) at the Affliction Clothing headquarters in Seal Beach, California. According to singer Josh Todd, the clip, which is expected to be released in the coming weeks, will feature "some great fighters." "Right Now" is taken from BUCKCHERRY's latest album, "Warpaint", ...

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FOZZY Frontman CHRIS JERICHO Is Holding A Yard Sale

FOZZY singer and former WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho is having a big estate sale at his old home in Odessa, Florida this weekend. "We're selling everything," Jericho said in a Facebook video posted Thursday. "All the books, all the magazines, all the records, all the Chris Jericho 8x10s, hockey cards, you name it. It's ...

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Original KORN Drummer DAVID SILVERIA On His New Band BI*AS: 'We Definitely Have Our Own Unique Sound'

BI·AS, the new band featuring former KORN drummer David Silveria, is working on material for its debut album. David is joined in the Orange County, California-based group by bassist Chris Dorame, guitarists Joe Taback and Mike Martin and singer Rich Nguyen. BI·AS recently released its first two songs, "Pity" and "Change Your Mind", and Nguyen ...

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SOTO: Making Of 'Origami' Part One (Video)

SOTO, the modern heavy metal/hard rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY, SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), will release its third studio album, "Origami", on May 24. Part one of an Electronic Press Kit (EPK) for "Origami" can be seen below. "Origami" will be released as a limited-digipak CD with a ...

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