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GRIM REAPER, FIREWIND, CYHRA, MASTERPLAN Members Join Forces For Epic Metal Cover Of 'We Are The World'

Over 50 rock and metal musicians, including members of GRIM REAPER, FIREWIND, CYHRA and MASTERPLAN, have joined forces to record an epic metal cover of "We Are The World" while in quarantine. The project is the brainchild of Norwegian musician Marius Danielsen of the band DARKEST SINS. The original version of the star-studded charity single ...

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STEVE RILEY: Why My New Band Is Rightfully Called L.A. GUNS

Steve Riley's version of L.A. GUNS recently released its debut single, "Crawl". The track is taken from the band's first album, "Renegades", which will arrive in late summer or early fall via Golden Robot Records. Riley's version of L.A. GUNS is not to be confused with the band led by guitarist Tracii Guns and vocalist ...

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Watch POST MALONE And TRAVIS BARKER Perform NIRVANA Classics

Rapper Post Malone, who is a huge NIRVANA fan, took part in a livestream concert on his YouTube channel, performing NIRVANA "hits and fan favorites" while raising money for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Backing Post during the performance were BLINK-182 drummer Travis Barker, guitarist Nick Mack and bassist Brian Lee. Malone admitted during the ...

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PUDDLE OF MUDD Frontman Fires Back At Critics After NIRVANA Cover Goes Viral: 'Toxic People Are A Waste Of Time'

PUDDLE OF MUDD frontman Wes Scantlin has fired back at critics after his band's cover version of a NIRVANA classic went viral. Over the weekend, Scantlin posted a message on social media in an apparent response to negative Internet chatter over who PUDDLE OF MUDD's rendition of "About A Girl", the 1989 track originally performed ...

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CONVERGE Releases Experimental/Ambient Version Of 'Aimless Arrow' Song

Heavy music cornerstones CONVERGE have released an experimental/ambient version of their song "Aimless Arrow", titled "Endless Arrow", on Bandcamp. CONVERGE comments: "To keep people entertained in these challenging times, we present 'Endless Arrow', a 30-minute experimental/ambient version of our song 'Aimless Arrow' created by Kurt Ballou. This track is offered as a pay-what-you-want download now." ...

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Louisiana Man Pleads Guilty To Burning Three Churches In Effort To Raise His Profile As 'Black Metal' Musician

A 22-year-old black metal fan has pleaded guilty on Monday to setting fire to three black churches in Louisiana. Holden Matthews admitted in court to setting fires to St. Mary Baptist Church Greater Union Baptist and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church over a 10-day period in March and April 2019. All three churches are historically black ...

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Listen To New KVELERTAK Song 'Fanden Ta Dette Hull!'

"Fanden Ta Dette Hull!", a brand new song from Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Splid", due on February 14 via Rise Records. The follow-up to 2016's "Nattesferd" will mark the group's first release since the departure of longtime frontman Erlend Hjelvik and addition of ...

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BLACK BREATH Drummer Pays Tribute To Bassist ELIJAH NELSON: 'His Kindness, Generosity And Beauty Cannot Be Overstated'

Seattle death metal band BLACK BREATH has thanked fans for their support following the passing of the band's bassist, Elijah Nelson (pictured). Late last night, BLACK BREATH drummer Jamie Byrum took to the group's social media to write :"As some of you may already know, our brother and bassist Elijah Skye Nelson passed away on ...

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BLACK BREATH Bassist ELIJAH NELSON Dies

Elijah Nelson, bassist for the Seattle death metal band BLACK BREATH, passed away over the weekend. No cause of death has yet been revealed. He was 40 years old. A number of other artists have paid tribute to Nelson in the wake of his passing, including Swedish extreme grindcore act NASUM, who wrote: "We are ...

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KVELERTAK: Making Of 'Splid' Album Part One (Video)

Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK will release their new album, "Splid", on February 14, 2020 via Rise Records. The follow-up to 2016's "Nattesferd" will mark the band's first release since the departure of longtime frontman Erlend Hjelvik and addition of Ivar Nikolaisen. The first in a series of videos featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Splid" ...

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