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IHSAHN And MATT HEAFY Are 'Making Great Progress' On Debut MRITYU Album

MRITYU, the experimental black-metal side project of TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy, is "making great progress" on its long-awaited debut album. The disc is being produced by EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn, who wrote in an Instagram post earlier today (Monday, June 15): "It's #mrityumonday and me and @matthewkheafy have been tracking some killer vocals in @cubase.pro through ...

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BLACK VEIL BRIDES' JINXX Blasts DONALD TRUMP For Refusing To Rename Military Bases Named After Confederate Generals

BLACK VEIL BRIDES guitarist Jeremy "Jinxx" Ferguson has slammed President Donald Trump for refusing to rename forts named after Confederate leaders and soldiers. As Americans continue to grapple with systemic racism, there is a growing call to remove symbols honoring Confederate figures from military bases — including Fort Lee, Fort Hood, Fort Benning, Fort Gordon, ...

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STRYPER To Release 'Life-Changing' New Single In Two Weeks

Openly Christian hard rockers STRYPER will release the first single from their forthcoming album on Friday, June 26. Earlier today (June 12), STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet described the song in an Instagram post as "metal," "powerful," "relevant" and "life changing." He added: "It is most definitely one of the best tracks we've ever recorded and ...

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SODOM Begins Recording 'Genesis XIX' Album

German thrash metal veterans SODOM have entered Woodhouse Studio in Hagen, Germany with producer Siggi Bemm to begin recording their new album, "Genesis XIX". The LP is expected later in the year via SPV/Steamhammer. This past January, SODOM recruited Toni Merkel as its new drummer. He joined the band as the replacement for Stefan "Husky" ...

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Rapper POST MALONE Reveals His Favorite Heavy Metal Bands

Rapper Post Malone made a surprise guest appearance during a live video chat Wednesday (June 10) between MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson and Ellefson's business partner Thom Hazaert. Asked to name his favorite metal bands, Post Malone, a lifelong rock fan, said: "I'd say y'all. I mean, MEGADETH has gotta be the best for me. I ...

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BAD WOLVES Singer Embraces Conspiracy Theories About 'Black Lives Matter', Says Racism In U.S. Is 'Manufactured'

BAD WOLVES frontman Tommy Vext has shared his views on the current state of the "Black Lives Matter" movement and what he believes is actually happening behind the scenes, along with his thoughts on racism and whether it exists. In a six-plus-minute video posted on Instagram, Vext suggests that "Black Lives Matter" was created by ...

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Former UFO Guitarist PAUL CHAPMAN Dead At 66

Paul Chapman, the Welsh rock guitarist best known for his work in UFO and WAYSTED, has died at the age of 66. His passing was confirmed by his son, who wrote on Paul's Facebook page: "It is with a heavy heart writing this, today is my dads 66th birthday. He passed away earlier this afternoon. ...

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BRING ME THE HORIZON Delays 'Parasite Eve' Single Release

British rockers BRING ME THE HORIZON have delayed plans to release their new single "Parasite Eve". The track was originally scheduled to arrive this Wednesday (June 10), but has now been postponed in light of current events related to Black Lives Matter, the recent civil unrest and calls for police reform in the wake of ...

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ADAM LAMBERT Says DONALD TRUMP 'Can't Even String Together A Sentence': 'It's Incoherent, Fragmented Nonsense'

Adam Lambert has lambasted Donald Trump for his failure to "even try to act presidential amidst the chaos" over the death of George Floyd. The QUEEN singer and "American Idol" runner-up made his comments less than a day after Trump gave a press conference celebrating surprisingly positive employment numbers for May. Trump drew controversy for ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN: It 'Shouldn't Be A Shock To Anybody' That SERJ TANKIAN And I Have Different Political Views

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan says that fans shouldn't be surprised by the fact that his political views are drastically different from those of the band's lead singer, Serj Tankian. Several days ago, Dolmayan took to his Instagram to praise Donald Trump, calling him "the most attacked president in history yet the greatest ...

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DEFTONES' European Tour Postponed To 2021

DEFTONES have postponed their 2020 European tour due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. The trek, which was originally set to kick off on June 9 in Lyon, France, will now take place next year. DEFTONES announced the postponement earlier today in a statement via social media. The group wrote: "Our upcoming European tour ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN Praises DONALD TRUMP, Calls Him 'The Greatest Friend To Minorities'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has praised Donald Trump, calling him "the most attacked president in history yet the greatest friend to minorities." Dolmayan made the comment while sharing a meme featuring Trump's claim that his administration has done more for the African American community "than any president since Abraham Lincoln". In a ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Is In Studio Recording New Album

Florida-based death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE have apparently entered the studio to begin work on their next album. The new disc, which is tentatively due before the end of the year, will be the follow-up to 2017's "Red Before Black". On Sunday (May 31), CANNIBAL CORPSE singer George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher posted an Instagram photo of ...

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BLACK VEIL BRIDES' JAKE PITTS: 'We Should Not Judge Each Other By Race, Color Of Our Skin, Religious Preference, Sexuality Or Gender'

BLACK VEIL BRIDES guitarist Jake Pitts has spoken out on George Floyd's death and nationwide "Black Lives Matter" protests, saying "we should not judge each other by race" or "color of our skin." A week after Floyd's death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, cities across the U.S. are bracing for more violence-marred ...

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