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DEATH ANGEL Announces 'The Bastard Tracks' Livestream Event

DEATH ANGEL has announced another concert livestream. Dubbed "The Bastard Tracks", the event will take place at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco and will see the Bay Area metallers digging deep into their catalog to perform older favorites, newer classics and songs that have never been performed live before. You'll hear the ...

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SEPULTURA's DERRICK GREEN On Making Of 'Quadra' Album: 'We Were Very Confident Within Ourselves As A Group'

SEPULTURA frontman Derrick Green spoke to "Party Time Excellent", the Internet video podcast hosted by Elena "Lena Scissorhands" Cataraga of the Moldovan extreme metal outfit INFECTED RAIN, about the making of SEPULTURA's latest album, "Quadra". He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We had worked so much in 2019 on the album, so we didn't do ...

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ANTHRAX Announces 40th-Anniversary Celebrations

One of the "Big Four" turns the Big 4-0 this year and is celebrating with a number of special activities and events to honor the landmark anniversary. Formed by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker in Queens, New York on July 18, 1981, ANTHRAX was one of the first thrash metal bands to emerge ...

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MEGADETH Patches, Backpatches And Enamel Pins Coming Next Month

Long-running thrash metal legends MEGADETH have partnered with Pull The Plug Patches to bring you a series of exclusive woven patches, backpatches, and enamel pins arriving in late spring. Starting with their debut album "Killing Is My Business..." in May, new patch designs will become available throughout the year. "Hanger 18" pins and "Rust ...

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FEAR FACTORY's DINO CAZARES: How JAMES HETFIELD's Down Picking Influenced Me

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares was recently interviewed on "Speak N' Destroy", a podcast about all things METALLICA, hosted by longtime journalist and METALLICA fan Ryan J. Downey. Dino talked about his upbringing; discovering METALLICA; the right hand of James Hetfield; touring with METALLICA in 2010; making sandwiches for former METALLICA and current MEGADETH guitarist ...

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METALLICA Patches, Backpatches And Enamel Pins Coming Next Month

Heavy metal icons METALLICA have joined forces with Pull The Plug Patches to bring you a series of exclusive woven patches, backpatches, and enamel pins arriving this May. New patch designs will continue to be released throughout 2021 and 2022, beginning this week with "Ride The Lightning" and "Crash Course In Brain Surgery" patches, as ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Says EXODUS's 'Bonded By Blood' Is 'Best Debut Album' From Any Of The 'Big Five' Of Thrash Metal Bands

ANTHRAX's Scott Ian says that EXODUS's "Bonded By Blood" is the "best debut album" to have been released by any of the "Big Five" thrash metal bands. Although EXODUS rarely gets mentioned alongside the so-called "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal — METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX — the aforementioned 1985 LP inspired the likes ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: DAVE MUSTAINE Is 'A Tireless Warrior'

In a new interview with the "Real Music With Gary Stuckey" podcast, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson was asked about the band's secret to longevity. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think there's a couple of things. One, I think [fans] look to Dave [Mustaine, MEGADETH guitarist/vocalist] as their hero, their leader. And Dave's a ...

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THE L.I.F.E. PROJECT Feat. STONE SOUR's JOSH RAND: Debut Single 'The Nothingness' Out Now

Josh Rand, multi-instrumentalist, veteran songwriter, and long-tenured guitarist of the Grammy-nominated rock outfit STONE SOUR, has joined forces with PARALANDRA singer Casandra Carson to form a new band called THE L.I.F.E. PROJECT. Accompanying the announcement of the new project is the release of the group's first track "The Nothingness", which premiered on SiriusXM's Octane yesterday ...

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DINO CAZARES On New FEAR FACTORY Singer: 'I Kind Of Wanna Give An Unknown Guy A Shot'

Last Friday (April 16), FEAR FACTORY released its first new song in over five years, "Disruptor". The track will appear on the band's upcoming album, "Aggression Continuum", due on June 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. "Aggression Continuum" features guitarist, songwriter and co-founder Dino Cazares; drummer Mike Heller; and former vocalist, lyricist, and co-founder Burton C. ...

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Watch MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Deliver 'Gibson Guitar Riff' At Nashville SC Vs. FC Cincinnati Game

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine made an appearance at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennesseee on Saturday, April 17 prior to Nashville SC's kick-off game of its 2021 MLS season against FC Cincinnati. Mustaine performed the Gibson Guitar Riff — a pregame ritual that sees different performers throughout the season get the home fans pumped up by shredding ...

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METALLICA Was Among Specialist Subjects On U.K. Quiz Show 'Mastermind'

METALLICA was a specialist subject on the legendary U.K. quiz show "Mastermind", where contestants face an inquisition on their chosen subject, On episode 29 of "Mastermind", GP practice manager Mohan Mudigonda selected the San Francisco Bay Area metal giants as his specialist subject, answering as many questions from host John Humphrys about the band as ...

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DINO CAZARES Is Days Away From Deciding On New Singer For FEAR FACTORY: 'I've Found Some Really Good Talent'

This past Friday (April 16), FEAR FACTORY released its first new song in over five years, "Disruptor". The track will appear on the band's upcoming album, "Aggression Continuum", due on June 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. "Aggression Continuum" features guitarist, songwriter and co-founder Dino Cazares; drummer Mike Heller; and former vocalist, lyricist, and co-founder Burton ...

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FEAR FACTORY Releases First New Song In Over Five Years, 'Disruptor'

FEAR FACTORY has released its first new song in over five years, "Disruptor". The track will appear on the band's upcoming album, "Aggression Continuum", due on June 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. The "Disruptor" video — created by Finland's Riivata Visuals — is also available, along with the "Aggression Continuum" cover art, designed by LIGHT ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON And ANTHRAX's FRANK BELLO Collaborate With Guitar String Jewelry Manufacturer STRÜNG

Strüng is a lifestyle brand for music lovers made by musicians Jenny Mann and Tim Barbour who discovered a unique way to repurpose their broken guitar strings and turn them into distinctive jewelry pieces for both men and women themed to a classic song. With over 80 tracks ranging in genres including rock/metal, country/blues, hip-hop/rap ...

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