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EVANESCENCE And HALESTORM Add Dates To Fall 2021 Tour

EVANESCENCE and HALESTORM are currently preparing to kick off one of the biggest arena tours of the year and have just added additional dates in Denver, Tampa, Nashville, and Minneapolis. The trek, which kicks off November 5 in Portland, Oregon, is slated to be one of the biggest female-fronted tours in years. Newly added shows: ...

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Is This The Cover Artwork Of The New MASTODON Album?

MASTODON has released the artwork for what appears to be a new album titled "Hushed And Grim". The Atlanta progressive metallers shared the jigsaw puzzle-like pieces of the mystery image on the band's social media accounts and their fan e-mail list. No further details are currently available, but the LP is expected to be released ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says It Was 'Really Nostalgic' Recording New Music With MIKE PORTNOY Again

A little over a year ago, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci released his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity", via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" featured guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. The effort marked the first time Petrucci ...

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Somnia - HAWKWIND

Half a century into their career and legendary space rockers HAWKWIND's ground-breaking, experimental madness has provided immeasurable influence on heavy progressive music. Since day one, they've contributed to the world of music by taking a left-field approach, allowing themselves to creatively wander along their path, all the while remaining on a consistent and logical trajectory ...

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TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY Says He Had A 'Blast' Voicing MARVEL's New Animated Series 'What If …?'

TESTAMENT's Chuck Billy has contributed "additional voices" to "What If... Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead Of His Hands?", the fourth episode of the first season of Marvel's new animated series "What If …?" The Disney+ series devotes each of its episodes to a different alternate-universe scenario in which things are utterly changed in ways ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON Explains Why IRON MAIDEN Keeps Working With Producer KEVIN SHIRLEY

During an appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation Virtual Invasion", IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson was asked why he and his bandmates keep going back to producer Kevin Shirley album after album, including the group's latest effort, "Senjutsu". Bruce said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Kevin's a very good producer; he's a very good, knowledgeable, technical producer. ...

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CROSSFAITH Releases New Single 'Slave Of Chaos'

Japanese genre-blenders CROSSFAITH have released a brand new single "Slave Of Chaos". "This is our message to the powers who try to control us," says frontman Kenta Koie. "We have been strangled by your ego and we need to take back control! 'Slave Of Chaos' mixes trap with hardcore punk and rock's attitude, so it's ...

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PAPA ROACH Teases New Single 'Kill The Noise'

PAPA ROACH has released a teaser for its next single, "Kill The Noise". The full song will be made available on Thursday, September 9. "Kill The Noise" will arrive a little over a month after the release of PAPA ROACH's previous single, "Swerve", which was a collaboration with FEVER 333 frontman Jason Aalon Butler and ...

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ANIMALS AS LEADERS Return With New Song 'Monomyth'

Groundbreaking, genre-defying instrumental trio ANIMALS AS LEADERS has dropped a brand new track, "Monomyth", its first in five years. The band also announced today that it has signed a new deal with world-renowned independent powerhouse Sumerian Records. "Monomyth" comes accompanied by a high-concept music video directed by Telavaya Reynolds and featuring choreography by Tlathui Maza ...

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AVATAR Shares Two New Songs, 'Going Hunting' And 'Barren Cloth Mother'

The heavy metal 'n' roll dark madcap visionaries collectively known as AVATAR are ambitious, Swedish rock sorcerers of the highest order. They smash the boundaries between band, theater troupe, and cinematic masterminds with a series of celebrated albums and videos, and the immersive world of Avatar Country, a fantastical land where metal rules supreme. In ...

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New FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist ANDY JAMES Will 'Bring Something Cool' To Band's Upcoming Ninth Album

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "Scandalous" podcast, British musician Andy James, who joined FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH last year as the replacement for the band's longtime guitarist Jason Hook, spoke about the songwriting process for FIVE FINGER's upcoming ninth studio album. "A lot of what's happening in the studio at the ...

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GENE SIMMONS Blasts 'Evil, Self-Serving Politicians' In Florida And Texas For Being 'More Interested In Getting Re-Elected Than Saving Lives'

Gene Simmons says that the situation with COVID-19 has become so " life-threatening" that he favors vaccine mandates. As cases rise nationwide due to the high number of unvaccinated Americans and the highly transmissible delta variant of the novel coronavirus, the KISS bassist/vocalist says that he supports mandatory vaccines as a potential solution. Gene, whose ...

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Watch DREAM THEATER Drummer MIKE MANGINI's Insane Sped-Up 'Play-Along' Video For New Single 'The Alien'

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Mangini has uploaded a "drum play-along" video of him performing the band's new single, "The Alien". According to Mike, the play-along was filmed at 110% speed for tour preparation purposes. The drum configuration matches the Pearl green chrome fade kit used on DREAM THEATER's 15th studio album, "A View From The ...

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BUTCHER BABIES Pay Tribute To DC COMICS Character LOBO On New Single 'It's Killin' Time, Baby!'

BUTCHER BABIES have released a new single, "It's Killin' Time, Baby", featuring guest vocalist Craig Mabbitt (ESCAPE THE FATE). "From beginning to end, 'Killin' Time' is a relentless groove-infused face melter that is guaranteed to give you bang-over," says BUTCHER BABIES guitarist Henry Flury. The single, out today, was inspired by the DC Comics character ...

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Watch SERJ TANKIAN In TINA GUO's 'Moonhearts In Space' Music Video

Virtuoso cellist Tina Guo has unleashed her full-length album, "Dies Irae", via Sony Music Masterworks. Leading up to today's album drop, Tina has previously released tracks "Moonlight Sonata", "Toccata And Fugue" and "Adagio" by Albinoni. In celebration of "Dies Irae", Tina has also released the dreamily futuristic music video for her original track "Moonhearts In ...

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CHUCK BILLY: Why TESTAMENT Has Not Toured With METALLICA

During an appearance on a recent episode of "The Jasta Show", hosted by HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta, TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy lamented the fact that his band has yet to do a proper tour with METALLICA even though the two groups have known each other for more than three decades. "Whenever I'm asked, 'What is ...

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AEROSMITH Brings Entire Recorded Catalog To UNIVERSAL MUSIC

AEROSMITH, the best-selling American hard rock band of all time, and Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced a new expansive worldwide alliance spanning the iconic group's entire discography, merchandise and audio-video projects, that marks the beginning of a new era in the band's celebrated and illustrious career. For the ...

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