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W - BORIS

With a genuinely astonishing and vast catalogue of releases to their legendary name, BORIS have earned the right to be regarded as underground legends. The Japanese band's method and madness, perpetually intertwined, have led to some truly groundbreaking moments over the last 30 years: from the strung-out doom experiment of "Absolutego" to more accessible but ...

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STEVE VAI And IBANEZ Reveal 'Hydra' One-Of-A-Kind Instrument

Steve Vai and Ibanez have revealed the "Hydra." This one-of-a-kind instrument is the realized vision of a collaboration that's been five years in the making. It is a beast of an instrument — a one-bodied, two-headstock-ed, three-neck-ed creature that encompasses, among other things: 7 and 12-string guitars; a 4-string ¾ scale length bass; 13 sympathetic ...

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CHRIS CORNELL's Daughter TONI CORNELL Named Youngest Ambassador For International Rescue Committee

Chris Cornell's 17-year-old daughter Toni Cornell has been announced as the newest and youngest luminary to become an ambassador for the International Rescue Committee (IRC). As an IRC Ambassador, Toni will use her platform to help raise funds and awareness about the International Rescue Committee's important work in more than 40 countries. In April of ...

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TRAUMA Announces New Album And First-Ever European Tour

TRAUMA, best known as the band that Cliff Burton played with prior to hooking up with METALLICA, has completed work on its new album, "Awakening", due later this year. It marks the first TRAUMA LP to feature new singer Brian Allen, who replaced the group's original vocalist Donny Hillier. Donny died in September 2020 following ...

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SHINEDOWN To Release New Single Next Week

SHINEDOWN will release the first single from the band's upcoming seventh studio album on Wednesday, January 26. Although SHINEDOWN has not yet announced a title for the LP or new single, some fans are speculating, based on various teasers that have been made available, that the album will be called "For The People, By The ...

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Heavy Steps - COMEBACK KID

With their 20th anniversary due to hit the books this year, COMEBACK KID could be forgiven for mellowing out a little. Instead, the Winnipeg hardcore crew have defied logic and the tides of time once again: somehow, they sound even more pissed off, energetic and unstoppable on "Heavy Steps" than they did on the intermittently ...

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Welcome Home - VRSTY

New York City based VRSTY are a musical representation of the diverse city they call home. Their debut full-length "Welcome Home" is an extraordinary mélange of genres; a seamless combination of R&B, pop, rap, rock and metalcore. Fans of ISSUES, MEMPHIS MAY FIRE and RAIN CITY DRIVE (formerly SLAVES), will adore Joey Varela's velvety yet ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON And JEFF SCOTT SOTO Have 'Something Brewing'

Jeff Scott Soto appears to have reactivated his project with David Ellefson, three months after the singer said their collaboration was "on hold" while the former MEGADETH bassist was working through the fallout from his sex video scandal. Last March, Soto and Ellefson announced that they had been collaborating on some new material under the ...

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Watch LITA FORD Perform At Florida's ROKISLAND FEST

Fan-filmed video of Lita Ford's January 17 performance at RokIsland Fest in Key West, Florida can be seen below. Lita recently completed recording her long-awaited new solo album. The follow-up to 2012's "Living Like A Runaway" was once again helmed by guitarist/producer Gary Hoey, who contributes some guitar playing to the disc, alongside the rest ...

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BABYMETAL Works With WeTransfer On 'Together We Make' Campaign

WeTransfer, a leading provider of creative productivity tools, today announced its new global brand campaign, "Together We Make". The campaign tells stories from creatives around the globe as they bring their ideas to life, with a little help from WeTransfer. It's WeTransfer's largest campaign to date, created in partnership with lead creative agency Preacher, production ...

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U.S. Government Granted Permission To Share Material From JON SCHAFFER Case As Discovery To Other OATH KEEPERS Cases

The U.S. government requested and was granted permission to share sealed materials from the case involving ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer's role in the U.S. Capitol riot case as discovery to the three main Oath Keepers cases. Discovery is the legal term used to describe the different processes that require parties in a lawsuit to ...

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SCORPIONS Share Music Video For 'Rock Believer' Title Track

SCORPIONS have shared the official music video for their new single, "Rock Believer". The single's cover art was designed by Klaus Voormann and can be found below. "Rock Believer" is the title track of SCORPIONS' 19th studio album, which will be released on February 25. Two months ago, SCORPIONS released the official music video for ...

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CLUTCH Announces Spring 2022 North American Tour

Maryland rockers CLUTCH will embark on a North American tour in March. The trek will be split between two legs, with the featuring support from EYEHATEGOD and TIGERCUB and the second one featuring THE SWORD and Nate Bergman. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 21. Tour dates: Mar. 16 - Birmingham, AL - Iron ...

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311 Announces 'Spring Tour 2022'

311 returns to the road in 2022 with a 20-date "Spring Tour", launching March 6 and ending on April 6. The trek includes the 12th biennial "311 Day" featuring two extended performances in Las Vegas, as well as an appearance at the Tampa Innings Festival, alongside GREEN DAY and INCUBUS. Tickets go on sale on ...

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IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON Launches North American Spoken-Word Tour In Fort Lauderdale (Video)

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson kicked off his two-month North American spoken-word tour last night (Monday, January 17) at Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Fan-filmed video footage of the event can be seen below. Dickinson is considered one of the world's most storied musicians. Aside from decades spent delivering high-octane performances with his larger-than-life ...

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ANIMALS AS LEADERS Announce Spring 2022 'Parrhesia' U.S. Tour

Groundbreaking, genre-defying instrumental trio ANIMALS AS LEADERS has announced the "Parrhesia" tour that will be hitting 19 cities across the U.S. to accompany their upcoming album of the same name. This monumental tour, produced by Live Nation, will feature two special sets by the progressive metal outfit — one of which will feature the new ...

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