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Fearmonger - BENEATH THE MASSACRE

Assuming that you enjoy listening to music that sounds like an army of heavily armed robots bursting into your living room and bludgeoning you to death, BENEATH THE MASSACRE more than warrant their status as figureheads for extreme metal’s boundary-pushing wing. In particular, many fans of all-out brutality will have fond memories of hearing 2007's ...

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TRIVIUM To Release New Single, 'Catastrophist', On Thursday

Florida-based metallers TRIVIUM will release a new single called "Catastrophist" on Thursday, February 27. A teaser for the track can be found below. "Catastrophist" is the first single from TRIVIUM's next studio album, due later in the year via Roadrunner Records. The LP will be the follow-up to "The Sin And The Sentence", which came ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Endorses ELIZABETH WARREN For President

TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick has endorsed Elizabeth Warren for president, four days after the Massachusetts senator gave a fiery debate performance in Las Vegas. Earlier today, Skolnick took to his Twitter to declare: "I'm voting for #ElizabethWarren in the New York primary." This past Tuesday (February 18), Alex tweeted out a photo of him with ...

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BRIAN TATLER Doesn't Know Why Original DIAMOND HEAD Singer SEAN HARRIS Hasn't Released Any New Music In Nearly 30 Years

Mark Strigl of the "Talking Metal" podcast recently conducted an interview with guitarist Brian Tatler of British metal veterans DIAMOND HEAD. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the diversity of sounds found on their latest studio album, last year's "The Coffin ...

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RATT To Be Featured In New GEICO Commercial

According to Metal Sludge, RATT will be featured in a brand new TV commercial for the Geico insurance company. Geico has been running a number of hilarious commercials lately, and the RATT spot sounds like it will be another winner. The upcoming commercial will reportedly feature a woman calling an exterminator ...

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Refractions - LOWRIDER

If you were a fan of stoner rock at the turn of the millennium, you will almost certainly have spent a few evenings getting baked to the sound of LOWRIDER's debut album "Ode to Io". Although the Swedish band had their share of detractors, mainly due to a very obvious debt owed to KYUSS, that ...

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BODY COUNT Teases 'Bum-Rush' Music Video

A teaser for the music video for "Bum-Rush", the next single from BODY COUNT, the metal band fronted by hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T, is available below. The full clip for the song, which is taken from the group's seventh studio album, "Carnivore", will make its online debut tomorrow (Friday, February 21). Due on ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN On THE WINERY DOGS: 'We All Agreed That We Would Like To Do A Third Record'

In a brand new interview with "The Classic Metal Show", guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen was asked about the status of THE WINERY DOGS, his power trio with drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) and legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH). He said (hear audio below): "The first record [2013's self-titled effort] ...

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Here Is Pro-Shot Video Of TONY IOMMI Watching Armenia's NAREGATSI ORCHESTRA Perform Cover Of BLACK SABBATH's 'She's Gone'

The Mediamax media company has uploaded professionally filmed video footage of Armenia's Naregatsi Orchestra performing a cover of the BLACK SABBATH song "She's Gone", which originally appeared on the "Technical Ecstasy" album. The performance took place last June on a visit to the country by BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi and ...

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STRYPER Frontman's Cigar Photo Draws Ire Of Some Christian Fans

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has pushed back against criticism over a photo he posted on social media. On Monday (February 17), Sweet took to his Instagram to share a picture of him and STRYPER bassist Perry Richardson smoking cigars, along with the following caption: "We're enjoying a long overdue day off and celebrating @pastforpresent birthday ...

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HEART's ANN WILSON Announces Spring 2020 Solo Tour

HEART's Ann Wilson will embark on a solo tour this spring. The trek will mark Ann's first solo run of shows since HEART completed the "Love Alive" tour last year following the band's longest break in decades. Ann will perform songs from her expansive catalog, commemorating HEART-era classics along with the work of her solo ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT To Battle MRS. SMITH In Live Guitar 'Cry Baby Battle Royale' Wah-Off

Kirk Hammett's long-professed his love of the wah-wah pedal will be challenged by Mrs. Smith, the guitar virtuoso alter-ego of actor-musician David Hanbury, at the "Cry Baby Battle Royale" on March 8 at the Senate in Columbia, South Carolina. The event will also feature a performance by the METALLICA guitarist's THE WEDDING BAND covers project, ...

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PAUL STANLEY Weighs In On Latest Celebrity Trend: Face Tattoos

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has weighed in on the latest celebrity trend: face tattoos. While notable figures like Mike Tyson and Tekashi 6ix9ine have sported face tats in the past, recent months have seen more stars than ever tatting their cheeks and foreheads, including rapper Post Malone and model Amber Rose. On Sunday (February 16), ...

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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Praises PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP For Opening DAYTONA 500: 'This Is America'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak has praised President Donald Trump for becoming only the second president ever to attend NASCAR's Daytona 500. Earlier today (Sunday, February 16), Trump led drivers around the 2.5-mile tri-oval in his "Beast," the presidential limo, and gave a short, non-political speech. Kottak, who frequently tweets in ...

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Legal At Last - ANVIL

Twelve years on from "Anvil! The Story of Anvil", it's hard not feel a shiver of satisfaction that Lipps Kudlow and Robb Reiner are living the life they always wanted: releasing albums on a regular basis and spending the rest of their time touring like madmen. It's worth noting that "Legal at Last" would probably ...

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MACHINE HEAD Cancels Pontiac Concert Due To Flu, Strep Throat

MACHINE HEAD has been forced to cancel its concert tonight (Friday, February 14) at The Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan as a result of both frontman Robb Flynn and guitarist Logan Mader suffering from the flu and strep throat. In addition, Flynn has been diagnosed with the early stage of pneumonia. Says the band: "We will ...

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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE's TOM MORELLO: 'The Most Expensive Ticket For Any Headline Show' On Reunion Tour is $125

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello says that the most expensive ticket for any show on the band's upcoming reunion tour is $125. Morello addressed the pricing issue for the trek while responding to fan complaints about "resale" tickets on Ticketmaster and other sites going for anywhere from $400 to more than $1,000. Some ...

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HATEBREED Releases New Single, 'When The Blade Drops'

After landing the biggest song of their 25-year career, selling out shows worldwide, and finishing the victory lap of an intense three-year cycle, Nuclear Blast artist HATEBREED return with their first new single in four years, "When The Blade Drops". "This is just a taste of what's to come and we're definitely going hard on ...

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