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AC/DC Confirms 2020 Lineup, Releases First Official Band Photo

AC/DC has released the first official photo of its reunited lineup, featuring frontman Brian Johnson alongside drummer Phil Rudd, bassist Cliff Williams and guitarists Angus and Stevie Young. The picture is the latest sign of activity from the legendary hard rock band, which is expected to announce its long-awaited new album. Earlier this week, a ...

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TRIXTER Drummer Defends Himself Against Criticism From Bandmates

TRIXTER drummer Mark "Gus" Scott has defended himself against harsh comments made by his bandmates, insisting that he is only "concerned" about what is best for the TRIXTER brand. Both TRIXTER guitarist Steve Brown and bassist P.J. Farley have been critical of Scott in recent interviews, with Steve saying that the drummer is on "the ...

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May You Be Held - SUMAC

The gradual progression of Boston post-metal giants ISIS from competent NEUROSIS clones with potential to an ambitiously heady prog-metal machine was one of the more enthralling musical developments of the new millennium's first decade. Band members have continued to pursue musical endeavors since that band's 2010 dissolution, with the most satisfying of the splinter projects ...

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COREY TAYLOR Blasts DONALD TRUMP: 'The Cheeto Can't Lead'

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor spoke to Kyle Meredith of Louisville's 91.9 WFPK radio station about the lack of political lyrical themes on his upcoming debut solo album, "CMFT", which will be released on October 2 via Roadrunner Records. He said (see video below): "Honestly, I actually hint at it on 'Culture Head', ...

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AC/DC Hints At Imminent Comeback Announcement

AC/DC updated its social media earlier today with a short video clip featuring the lightning bolt from its iconic logo as a neon light alongside the sound of a guitar or musical instrument plugging into an amplifier. The speculation is that the legendary hard rock band is preparing to announce its comeback, possibly as early ...

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Mass Failure - SCORDATURA

They do things properly in Scotland. Brutal death metal has never been so well endowed with mind-blowing bands as it is today, but even by this year's skull-shattering standards of excellence, "Mass Failure" rips incredibly fucking hard indeed. SCORDATURA warned us in advance, of course; both 2013's "Torment of the Weak" and 2017's "Self-Created Abyss" ...

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'Orange Is The New Black' Actress JESSICA PIMENTEL Returns With Another ALEKHINE'S GUN Single, 'Ngepar Chiwa'

New York's blackened, death metal juggernaut ALEKHINE'S GUN has released a new single, "Ngepar Chiwa" (Certain Death), from its forthcoming EP, "Year Of The Lazarus". It is the second track to be made available from the EP, following "21", which came out in June. ALEKHINE'S GUN is fronted by Jessica Pimentel, the American actress best ...

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MY DYING BRIDE Announces New EP, 'Macabre Cabaret'

No rest for one of Britain's most melancholic exports: Just half a year after MY DYING BRIDE returned from its break with its haunting and successful masterpiece "The Ghost Of Orion", the kindred of Yorkshire raise the curtains to the "Macabre Cabaret" — a new MLP that will be released on November 20 via Nuclear ...

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Watch MR. BUNGLE's Music Video For 'Eracist'

MR. BUNGLE's music video for the song "Eracist" can be seen below. The dystopian clip was directed by Derrick Scocchera, with photography by Nicholas Finn Myggen. "Eracist" is taken from MR. BUNGLE's upcoming album, "The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo", which is due on October 30 via Ipecac Recordings. As was the case ...

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COREY TAYLOR Unveils Music Video For New Single 'Culture Head'

The official music video for Corey Taylor's new song "Culture Head" can be seen below. The track is the latest single from Taylor's debut solo album, "CMFT", which will be released on October 2 via Roadrunner Records. Taylor recorded the effort with his band consisting of Jason Christopher on bass, Dustin Schoenhofer on drums, and ...

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METALLICA, MEGADETH, EXODUS And Y&T Members Featured In 'Bay Area Godfathers' Documentary

Tuesday, October 6 will see the release of the documentary film "Bay Area Godfathers". Issued as part of the popular "Inside Metal" series, "Bay Area Godfathers" was directed by Bob Nalbandian and produced by Warren Croyle, and features in-depth interviews with Bay Area metal icons and pivotal players — musicians, managers, journalists and label execs. ...

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ANATHEMA To 'Go On An Indefinite Hiatus'

British alternative rock masters ANATHEMA have announced plans to "go on an indefinite hiatus" as a result of the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. The band broke the news of its upcoming inactivity in a social media post on Tuesday (September 22). They wrote: "Dear ANATHEMA family, this year is one like no ...

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Confess - ROB HALFORD

Editor's note: This is a book review JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford is as beloved offstage as he is on, due in part to how charming his demeanor is during the battery of press interviews that come with every album release and tour. His dry sense of humor is the type that can sometimes be ...

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VIO-LENCE Is 'Very Happy' With New Lineup: 'We Get Along Great'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE recently released a new digital single, "California Über Alles", a cover version of the DEAD KENNEDYS classic. The band also filmed a music video for the song with director Scott Kirkeeng. Speaking to Heavy Culture about VIO-LENCE's decision to record the DEAD KENNEDYS cover, vocalist Sean Killian said ...

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LINKIN PARK's 'Hybrid Theory' Certified 12 Times Platinum In U.S.

LINKIN PARK's debut album, "Hybrid Theory", was officially certified 12 times platinum on September 11 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for sales in excess of 12 million copies. The RIAA developed its gold and platinum awards program in 1958 to honor artists and create a standard by which to measure the commercial ...

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