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METALLICA's 'Blackened' Whiskey Launches 'Masters Of Whiskey Series'

Blackened American Whiskey has unveiled its new "Masters Of Whiskey Series" with the inaugural release, Blackened X Willett Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey Finished In Madeira Casks. The expression is a result of the collaboration of two of today's most innovative distillers, Rob Dietrich of Blackened and Drew Kulsveen of Willett Distillery. Blackened was born from ...

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At One With None - PORTRAIT

A magical proposition from the start, PORTRAIT somehow tapped into heavy metal's unerringly atavistic principles without ever sounding like some self-consciously retro knockoff. Along with WOLF's "Evil Star" and a handful of others, the Swedes' self-titled 2008 debut album gave substance and sustenance to the welcome return of old-school clangor in the 21st century, with ...

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BABYMETAL Announces New Sets Of Limited NFT Trading Cards

Following the huge success of BABYMETAL's inaugural NFT trading cards drop, the Japanese pop-metal act has revealed details of a new exclusive set and two packs. Commemorating the "10 Babymetal Budokan", this new NFT collection consists of 20 digital trading cards, split over three rarity levels, featuring photos from the unforgettable Nippon Budokan shows earlier ...

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Announces Winter Tour 2021

Multi-platinum, progressive rock group TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (TSO) has announced its highly anticipated winter 2021 tour. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the group's landmark album "Christmas Eve And Other Stories", this year's multi-sensory extravaganza kicks off on Wednesday, November 17 with performances in Green Bay and Council Bluffs, and will visit 59 cities for ...

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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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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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Watch KISS Perform In Atlantic City

Fan-filmed video footage of KISS's August 21 performance at Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey can be seen below. The setlist was as follows: 01. Detroit Rock City 02. Shout It Out Loud 03. Deuce 04. War Machine 05. Heaven's On Fire 06. I Love It Loud 07. Lick It ...

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KISS Kicks Off Summer 2021 Tour In Mansfield (Video)

KISS kicked off the summer 2021 leg of its "End Of The Road" farewell tour last night (Wednesday, August 18) at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts. The concert marked the band's first full-length live appearance in front of an audience since March 2020. KISS frontman Paul Stanley tweeted after the show: "FIFTEEN THOUSAND PEOPLE ...

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JOURNEY Announces December 2021 Las Vegas Residency

Legendary rock band JOURNEY is returning to the entertainment capital of the world for a brand-new six-show residency at the Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, from December 1 through December 11. The beloved and iconic group featuring co-founder Neal Schon (lead guitarist), Jonathan Cain (keyboards, backing vocals), Arnel ...

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YES And KING CRIMSON Drummer BILL BRUFORD Announces Availability Of His Back Catalog On Digital Platforms

Legendary drummer Bill Bruford recorded numerous solo albums outside his commitments to YES and KING CRIMSON that hold a treasured place in many fans' rock and jazz collections. Bill's first band was the eponymously named BRUFORD (1977-80) following which he recorded two studio albums with Patrick Moraz. In 1986 he formed EARTHWORKS as a deliberate ...

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Face The Madness - KILLING

Denmark's contribution to heavy metal can hardly be overstated. There's KING DIAMOND and MERCYFUL FATE, for a start. But in terms of thrash, once you get past ARTILLERY, INVOCATOR and (at a stretch) KONKHRA, the average thrash kid on the street has not exactly been bombarded with gems from Greenland's territorial proprietors. All of that ...

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REO SPEEDWAGON Frontman KEVIN CRONIN Blasts COVID Deniers, Urges Everyone To Get Vaccinated

REO SPEEDWAGON frontman Kevin Cronin has blasted COVID-19 deniers, saying that the "thoughtless, misinformed and nasty comments" about the coronavirus pandemic have "pushed [his] patience over the edge." Earlier this week, Cronin and his bandmates canceled two shows after members of the REO SPEEDWAGON team tested positive for the virus. The group's announcement on social ...

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