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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER Is Still Being Held In Indiana Jail, Six Weeks After Being Arrested For Role In Capitol Riot

According to The Republic reporter Jordan Morey, Jon Schaffer is still awaiting extradition extradition to Washington D.C., five weeks after U.S. Magistrate for the Southern District of Indiana judge Mark Dinsmore signed an order for the ICED EARTH guitarist to appear in D.C.'s district court. Indianapolis law enforcement confirmed Schaffer was ...

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United In Chaos - SUMMONING THE LICH

Even the most dedicated brutality fan would struggle to plough through everything that is released under the death metal banner. The modern, well-produced end of the DM scene is particularly guilty of churning out bands that sound identical to one another, but the upside of that scenario is that a band like SUMMONING THE LICH ...

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CARLOS CAVAZO On QUIET RIOT Continuing Without Any Members Of Classic Lineup: 'I Think It's Stupid For Somebody To Do That'

Former QUIET RIOT guitarist Carlos Cavazo says that "it's stupid" for the band to continue without drummer Frankie Banali. Banali, who joined QUIET RIOT in 1982 and played on its breakthrough album, 1983's "Metal Health", died last August after a 16-month battle with pancreatic cancer. In September, QUIET RIOT announced that it would carry on ...

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COHEED AND CAMBRIA Teams Up With J GURSEY For New Gourmet Coffee Brand

Fueling a tradition of cultural cross-pollination, modern progressive rock band and storytellers COHEED AND CAMBRIA have announced their own coffee brand, Coheed And Cambria Coffee Roasters. As avowed coffee lovers, the band worked directly with the team at J Gursey Coffee Roasters to create custom blends that reflect the nuances of characters who make up ...

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JAMES DURBIN Wanted QUIET RIOT To Tour More

James Durbin says that he wishes his former bandmates in QUIET RIOT "all the success in the world." Durbin recorded two studio albums with QUIET RIOT — 2017's "Road Rage" and 2019's "Hollywood Cowboys" — during his three-year stint with the group. In September 2019, QUIET RIOT parted ways with Durbin and replaced him with ...

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In a new interview with Talking Metal, James Durbin reflected on his time as the singer for QUIET RIOT. Durbin recorded two studio albums with QUIET RIOT — 2017's "Road Rage" and 2019's "Hollywood Cowboys" — during his three-year stint with the group. In September 2019, QUIET RIOT parted ways with Durbin and replaced him ...

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Angelus Apatrida - ANGELUS APATRIDA

2020 was a phenomenal year for thrash, but this is no time for complacency. Someone needs to keep the wrecking ball spinning, and ANGELUS APATRIDA have kindly stepped up to the plate. The Spaniards have been cultivating a formidable reputation for the last 20 years, releasing a series of increasingly impressive records that deftly bridged ...

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JON SCHAFFER's Longtime Friend And Bandmate HANSI KÜRSCH Officially Quits DEMONS & WIZARDS Project

BLIND GUARDIAN frontman Hansi Kürsch has quit his long-running project with ICED EARTH's Jon Schaffer, DEMONS & WIZARDS. Hansi announced his departure from DEMONS & WIZARDS two weeks after Schaffer was arrested for his involvement in the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The 52-year-old ICED EARTH guitarist, who resides in in Edinburgh, Indiana, ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER Is In U.S. Marshals Service Custody

ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer has been transferred to federal custody on Tuesday (January 26) to be extradited to Washington, D.C. Indiana Public Media reporter Brock E.W. Turner tweeted a few hours ago that officials with U.S. Marshals Service indicated the 52-year-old musician was under their supervision. Turner wrote: "US Marshals confirmed tonight Jon Ryan ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER Is 'Not A Member Of Indiana Oath Keepers', Organization Claims

Indiana Oath Keepers have issued a statement claiming ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer is not a member of their organization. The 52-year-old musician, who resides in in Edinburgh, Indiana, was photographed wearing an "Oath Keepers Lifetime Member" cap during the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. He is facing six federal criminal charges after ...

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QUIET RIOT Singer JIZZY PEARL Criticizes Virtual Concerts: 'The Constant Pandering For Money Doesn't Look Good'

QUIET RIOT and LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl has criticized musicians for hosting livestreams on social media or via other platforms as a way of capturing revenue from their performances since the COVID-19 pandemic has wiped out artists' touring revenues. With concert promoters forced to suspend or delay the majority of their schedule for as long ...

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