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BPMD Feat. BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH, MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And MARK MENGHI: Listen To Cover Of 'We're An American Band'

BPMD — the new heavy metal juggernaut featuring vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL), drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE) and guitarist Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD) — will release its debut album, "American Made", on June 12 via Napalm Records. The 10-track homage to some of rock ...

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Fields Of Blood - Grave Digger

Four decades, countless tours and several metric hell-tons of thunderous music later, GRAVE DIGGER are still an unquestionable benchmark for German heavy metal. There has always been something gloriously pure and unpretentious about the Gladbeck veterans, their dogged persistence is arguably as integral to their appeal as the songs themselves. But as much as diehard ...

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MANOWAR To Embark On 40th-Anniversary Tour In 2021

MANOWAR will embark on its 40th-anniversary tour in 2021. The trek will kick off in April in Germany and will include shows in The Netherlands for the first time in many years. The tour will be bigger than ever, featuring orchestra and choir, Viking reenactors, stunning visuals and a powerful set list full of immortal ...

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YES Founding Member JON ANDERSON Signs With BLUE ÉLAN RECORDS

For music fans everywhere, a new album by legendary YES singer Jon Anderson is cause for celebration. But Anderson's grand and glorious new solo album, "1000 Hands", is quite unlike any other record — it's an event, one which the singer's loyal legion of fans across the globe have been wildly anticipating for three decades. ...

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ALICE COOPER Completes Work On 'Detroit Stories' Album

Legendary rocker Alice Cooper has completed work on his new album, "Detroit Stories". The LP, which was once again produced by Cooper's longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin, features contributions by such Michigan talent as the MC5's Wayne Kramer, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD's Mark Farner and Johnny "Bee" Badanjek of MITCH RYDER & THE DETROIT WHEELS. They also ...

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Valhalla - WOLFTOOTH

The mistake a lot of media folk continually make about heavy metal is the assumption that most metalheads have any real desire for the genre to change. Sure, we can all cope with a few hundred nebulous subgenres and nobody will complain if someone conjures a brand new form of metal that elicits the same ...

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BPMD Feat. BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH, MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And MARK MENGHI: Listen To Re-Energized Cover Of 'Evil'

BPMD — the new heavy metal juggernaut featuring vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL), drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE) and guitarist Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD) — will release its debut album, "American Made", on June 12 via Napalm Records. The 10-track homage to some of rock ...

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NINE INCH NAILS Scraps Fall 2020 Tour Plans

NINE INCH NAILS have scrapped plans to tour North America this fall due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. Earlier today, Trent Reznor revealed that NINE INCH NAILS was scheduled to kick off the fall 2020 leg of its "Cold And Black And Infinite" trek on September 15 in San Diego, with ...

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Watch Former ACCEPT Members UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER, PETER BALTES And STEFAN KAUFMANN Reunite In U.D.O.'s 'We Are One' Video

U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, has collaborated with Das Musikkorps der Bundeswehr, the military band of the German federal armed forces, on an album called "We Are One", to be released on July 17 via AFM Records/Soulfood Music. The official music video for the "We Are One" title ...

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The Broad And Beaten Way - SINISTHRA

You really don't need to be a fan of AMORPHIS to enjoy the new SINISTHRA album, but it would definitely help. Tomi Joutsen has been one of the finest vocalists in metal for a long time now, and his magnificent contributions to this album can only bolster his reputation as a contemporary great. The Finn ...

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ANTHRAX Drummer And SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Bassist Cover BILLIE EILISH's 'Bad Guy' While In Quarantine (Video)

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES bassist Ra Diaz have shared a video of them covering Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy", recorded with each musician separated in his own home. Benante uploaded a video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing in an accompanying message: "Ra and I always Loved this tune and wanted ...

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The Reckoning Dawn - WINTERFYLLETH

You could get lost in "The Reckoning Dawn", such is its immaculate, overpowering hugeness. This is WINTERFYLLETH's seventh studio album (assuming you include 2018's acoustic set "The Hallowing of Heirdom" — and you should, because it's brilliant) and it feels big, grand, important; as if the band have finally perfected the wild, windswept cacophony that ...

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ANTHRAX Drummer And LIVING COLOUR Singer Perform 'Funny Vibe' While In Quarantine (Video)

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES bassist Ra Diaz, BUTCHER BABIES guitarist Henry Flury and LIVING COLOUR vocalist Corey Glover have shared a video of them covering LIVING COLOUR's "Funny Vibe", recorded with each musician separated in his own home. Benante uploaded a video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing in an accompanying ...

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PAPA ROACH Challenges Fans To 'Feel Like Home' In Quarantine

PAPA ROACH has released the official video for the track "Feel Like Home". The minimalistic, high-energy clip was filmed at home, under quarantine, providing a rare and very entertaining look into the bandmembers and their family at home. The band explains: "We're all home, in quarantine, and decided to try and entertain our families a ...

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STITCHED UP HEART Singer: 'If I Had To Choose Playing A Show Over Saving A Life, I Would Choose Saving A Life Any Day'

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of concerts and festivals have either been postponed or canceled, as social distancing and self-quarantining make performing live music and attending live shows all but impossible. This has had a significant impact on bands like STITCHED UP HEART, who rely on ticket sales and merchandise sales as ...

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