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FEAR FACTORY Releases First New Song In Over Five Years, 'Disruptor'

FEAR FACTORY has released its first new song in over five years, "Disruptor". The track will appear on the band's upcoming album, "Aggression Continuum", due on June 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. The "Disruptor" video — created by Finland's Riivata Visuals — is also available, along with the "Aggression Continuum" cover art, designed by LIGHT ...

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JASON BECKER Is Undergoing Treatment For Bacterial Infection

Legendary guitarist and composer Jason Becker, who has been living with ALS for over 30 years, is at a hospital in Northern California undergoing treatment for a bacterial infection. Becker was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday (April 7) after experiencing "shortness of breath and a rapid heart rate," according to his mother. Earlier today ...

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Guitarist JASON BECKER, Who Suffers From ALS, Is 'Experiencing Shortness Of Breath And A Rapid Heart Rate'

Legendary guitarist and composer Jason Becker, who has been living with ALS for over 30 years, is "in constant contact with his doctors" after experiencing "shortness of breath and a rapid heart rate," according to his mother. Earlier today (Monday, April 5), Pat Becker tweeted: "Jason has requested prayers from all you wonderful folks out ...

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POWERWOLF Announces New Studio Album 'Call Of The Wild'

German metallers POWERWOLF will release their new album, "Call Of The Wild", on July 9, 2021 via Napalm Records. A European tour in support of the effort will follow in October. Fans can not only expect brand new heavy metal anthems to be played and chanted along by thousands, but also the biggest and most ...

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SKID ROW Taps Producer NICK RASKULINECZ For New Album Sessions

SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo has told the "Behind The Vinyl" podcast that he and his bandmates will regroup in less than two weeks in Nashville, Tennessee to begin pre-production on some of its new material. Asked if they will once again work with producer Michael Wagener, who also helmed the group's 1989 self-titled ...

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SKID ROW's RACHEL BOLAN: Why I Really Like Wearing A Mask

SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan has spoken out in favor of mask wearing during the pandemic, saying it can protect both the wearer and those around them from COVID-19. On Saturday (February 6), Bolan posted an Instagram photo of him wearing a mask from his Dirty Rocker Soap Company, and he included the following message: ...

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SKID ROW's DAVE 'SNAKE' SABO: 'I've Been Dealing With Mental Health And Mental Illness Issues Since My Early Teens'

SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo recently spoke to Kendall Toole, fitness influencer and ambassador for NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, about the importance of bringing issues surrounding mental illness to the forefront. He said in part (see video below): "I started SKID ROW in 1986, but I've been dealing with mental health ...

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SKID ROW's DAVE 'SNAKE' SABO Talks 'Snake Sabo Baretta' Signature Guitar From KRAMER (Video)

Kramer, the original made-to-rock-hard guitar brand, has been setting trends with a legacy of premium, performance-focused instruments since it was first launched in 1976. Made for rule-breakers that play fast and loud, Kramer has been embraced by legendary rockers and shredders like Eddie Van Halen, Vivian Campbell, Richie Sambora, Elliot Easton and Mick Mars and ...

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KREATOR's FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ Says He Was 'Pretty Nervous' Before Playing With The Band For The First Time

Frédéric Leclercq spoke to the "Thunder Underground" podcast about what it was like for him to join German thrash metal veterans KREATOR in 2019 following the departure of the band's longtime bassist Christian "Speesy" Giesler. "I was pretty nervous, to be honest, when I went to the rehearsal room for the first time," Leclercq admitted ...

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DRAGONFORCE's HERMAN LI Pays Tribute To ALEXI LAIHO: He Was 'A Great Guitar Player' Who 'Was Exciting To Watch On Stage'

DRAGONFORCE's Herman Li has paid tribute to Alexi Laiho, calling the former CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman "a great guitar player" who "was exciting to watch on stage." Earlier today, Li uploaded a 27-minute video to DRAGONFORCE's YouTube channel in which he said about Alexi: "He was awesome. He was really good. I think a lot ...

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KREATOR Has '15 Songs And Counting' For Next Studio Album

German thrash metal veterans KREATOR have written 15 songs for their next album, tentatively due in 2021 via Nuclear Blast. The news of KREATOR's songwriting process was revealed by the band's guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza, who took to his Instagram earlier today (Thursday, December 31) to write: "Ok, let's wrap up 2020. "Maybe one of the ...

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TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY And Content Creator JARED DINES Release 'Can We Turn Back Yesterday?' Music Video

Modern guitar virtuoso/content creator Jared Dines and Grammy Award-nominated TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy have joined forces for the groundbreaking "Dines X Heafy" EP. The official music video for the disc's second single, "Can We Turn Back Yesterday?", can now be seen below. Bridging the gap between online content creators and recording artists, the five-song EP ...

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TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY Teams Up With Content Creator JARED DINES On 'Dines X Heafy' EP

Modern guitar virtuoso/content creator Jared Dines and Grammy Award-nominated TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy have joined forces for the groundbreaking "Dines X Heafy" EP. Bridging the gap between online content creators and recording artists, the five-song EP is available today on all streaming platforms as well as on Soundtrack By Twitch, giving Twitch streamers a way ...

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KREATOR Announces Its Own Coffee Blend, 'Black Sunrise'

German thrash metal veterans KREATOR have collaborated with coffee roasters The Barn on their first blend, Black Sunrise. The coffee sources beans from Brazil and features a "smooth and chocolatey" taste. The band states: "We're excited to announce our collaboration with the finest coffee roasters in Germany, The Barn. If you've visited one of their ...

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LOVEBITES: New Song To Be Featured In Upcoming Series 'Vladlove'

"Winds Of Transylvania", a new song from LOVEBITES, the all-female heavy metal band from Tokyo, Japan, will be its first to be featured in anime. The Metal Hammer Golden Gods award-winning band will be in charge of the opening theme song for "Vladlove", a new series from highly acclaimed visionary directors Mamoru Oshii and Junji ...

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KREATOR/Ex-DRAGONFORCE Bassist FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ Releases 'WTTP' Music Video From AMAHIRU Project

AMAHIRU, the musical collaboration between Frédéric Leclercq (KREATOR, ex-DRAGONFORCE) and Saki (MARY'S BLOOD, NEMOPHILA), will release its self-titled debut album on November 27 via earMUSIC in Europe and the U.S. and and Ward Records in Japan. The official music video for AMAHIRU's second single, "WTTP", can be seen below. Frédéric and Saki's friendship started in ...

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