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ILL NIÑO Drummer On Lineup Changes: 'I Can't Work With People That Aren't Passionate About What They Do Anymore'

ILL NIÑO is mixing its new studio album, to be released in early 2021 via an as-yet-undisclosed record label. The group's current lineup features founding drummer Dave Chavarri and longtime bassist Laz Pina alongside recent recruits, vocalist Marcos Leal (SHATTERED SUN), lead guitarist Jes DeHoyos (SONS OF TEXAS) and rhythm guitarist Sal Dominguez (UPON A ...

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HEART Biopic Is In The Works

Seattle rock greats HEART will get the biopic treatment. The news of a HEART movie was broken by frontwoman Ann Wilson during a November 25 chat with Lyndsey Parker on the SiriusXM show "Volume West". The HEART biopic will be written and directed by Carrie Brownstein, of SLEATER-KINNEY and "Portlandia" fame, and will be produced ...

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The Shadow At The World's End - REVOLTING

How does ROGGA JOHANSSON find time to eat or take shit? With a dedication to death metal that is entirely unmatched in the modern era, Sweden's most prolific writer of skull-shattering riffs has had a particularly busy 2020. Happily, "The Shadow At The World's End" is easily the finest of the nine full-length records he ...

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Swedish Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To RONNIE JAMES DIO On 'Legacy' Album

A tribute album to legendary singer Ronnie James Dio made by Swedish metal musicians has just been released. "Legacy - A Tribute To Ronnie James Dio" features the bands MADISON, MEMORY GARDEN, TAD MOROSE, GORMATHON, TRAIL OF MURDER, FRONTBACK, SOULSHINE and SVEN-HOLGER ROSENVINGE plus guest appearances from Mats Levén (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CANDLEMASS), Mike Wead (KING ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's SCOUR Releases Music Video For 'Doom'

SCOUR, the extreme metal supergroup featuring Philip H. Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, EN MINOR), John Jarvis (AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED), Derek Engemann (PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS), Mark Kloeppel (MISERY INDEX) and Adam Jarvis (PIG DESTROYER, LOCK UP) has just released its long-anticipated record "The Black EP". The official playthrough video for the EP's latest single, "Doom", ...

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TED NUGENT On Athletes Kneeling For National Anthem: 'They Should Be Ashamed Of Themselves'

Outspoken conservative rocker Ted Nugent has weighed in on professional football players kneeling during the U.S. national anthem to protest against police brutality, saying "they should be ashamed of themselves." Nugent, who played "The Star-Spangled Banner" at several Donald Trump rallies leading up to this year's presidential election, discussed the issue of NFL players taking ...

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DOUG ALDRICH Recounts His Wife's Battle With COVID-19

Doug Aldrich has recounted his wife's battle with COVID-19, calling it a "very difficult" experience. The former WHITESNAKE/DIO and current THE DEAD DAISIES guitarist revealed his wife's positive diagnosis during an appearance on a video podcast hosted by Todd Kerns, the bassist of SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS. Doug said (see video below): ...

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Listen To Remixed Version OF ICED EARTH's 'Funeral' From 30th-Anniversary Edition Of Debut Album

The 30th-anniversary edition of ICED EARTH's self-titled debut album will arrive on December 18 via Century Media Records. The new version of the 1990 LP features a remix by Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who previously worked with ICED EARTH on the group's latest effort, 2017's "Incorruptible", and brand new artwork. ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer comments: ...

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EXODUS Singers STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA And ROB DUKES Team Up For 'Raw And Uncensored' Pay-Per-View Discussion

On December 26, Grey Haven Media will release video a conversation between current EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza and the band's former vocalist Rob Dukes, recorded earlier in the month at Zetro's studio in the San Francisco Bay Area as part of Souza's "Zetro's Toxic Vault" YouTube interview series. The one-hour-plus discussion is described as ...

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SHINEDOWN Launches SD LIMITED Premium Apparel Line

SHINEDOWN has announced SD Limited, its new premium apparel line. Conceived by SHINEDOWN guitarist Zach Myers, SD Limited has a focus on premium quality lifestyle products, reimagining and elevating classic band and concert merch into everyday streetwear pieces. Capsule collections will be made available in limited quantities. The first collection is dropping this week on ...

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HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD Announces 'House Party' Global Pay-Per-View Event

Los Angeles party legends HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD have announced the "Hollywood Undead House Party" — a wild, no-holds-barred virtual global party event on December 18, featuring classic UNDEAD hits and new never-before-seen favorites from their forthcoming album "New Empire Vol. 2", and maybe even some very special party-crashing guests. The event, produced in partnership with Danny ...

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DIAMOND HEAD's BRIAN TATLER Names His Favorite METALLICA Album

In a new interview with Rustyn Rose of MetalNation.com, guitarist Brian Tatler of British metal veterans DIAMOND HEAD was asked to name his favorite METALLICA album of all time. He said (see video below): "I'll probably say the 'black' album is my favorite, because — partly, the production is incredible, and it's chock-full of good ...

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