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NECROPHOBIC To Release New Digital Single 'Mirror Black' In July

Following the release of their latest, critically acclaimed album "Mark Of The Necrogram" in 2018, Swedish blackened death metal veterans NECROPHOBIC return with the release of the new single/EP "Mirror Black" on July 17, as start of the campaign for their upcoming new studio album "Dawn Of The Damned". The "Mirror Black" EP features a ...

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OBSCURA Recruits Drummer DAVID DIEPOLD

Austrian virtuoso drummer David Diepold (BENIGHTED, HATE, BELPHEGOR, GIVE EM BLOOD, COGNIZANCE), known for his highly technical signature playing in extreme metal, has joined the German progressive death metallers OBSCURA as a permanent member. He collaborated internationally with several groups as session player and is also working as drum teacher. Diepold appeared on COGNIZANCE's first ...

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STITCHED UP HEART Singer: 'If I Had To Choose Playing A Show Over Saving A Life, I Would Choose Saving A Life Any Day'

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of concerts and festivals have either been postponed or canceled, as social distancing and self-quarantining make performing live music and attending live shows all but impossible. This has had a significant impact on bands like STITCHED UP HEART, who rely on ticket sales and merchandise sales as ...

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Bassist JEROEN PAUL THESSELING Rejoins OBSCURA

Veteran bass player Jeroen Paul Thesseling (QUADVIUM, SALAZH TRIO, ex-PESTILENCE) has rejoined the German progressive death metallers OBSCURA as a permanent member after a nine-year break. Thesseling, known for his signature fretless playing in death metal and world fusion, joined OBSCURA in 2007 and appeared on the band's critically acclaimed full-length albums "Cosmogenesis" (2009) and ...

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JOEY CASSATA's 'Start With A Dream' Book Feat. Foreword By PETER CRISS Now Available In Paperback And As Audiobook

Featuring a foreword by original KISS drummer Peter Criss, Joey Cassata's book, "Start With A Dream: A Drummer's Journey From Rock & Roll To T.V. To Broadway", is now available in paperback and audiobook editions. The audiobook foreword comes courtesy of Chris Jericho (FOZZY). Originally released in early 2019, "Start With A Dream" is a ...

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OBSCURA Parts Ways With Guitarist, Bassist And Drummer

German progressive titans OBSCURA have announced the departures of guitarist Rafael Trujillo, bassist Linus Klausenitzer and drummer Sebastian Lanser due to "musical differences." The trio will move on with their new group, named OBSIDIOUS. OBSCURA leader Steffen Kummerer said in a statement: "Firstly, I would like to thank our former members Rafael Trujillo, Linus Klausenitzer ...

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SHINEDOWN's ZACH MYERS Defends Bands Who Use Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances: 'It's All Personal Preference'

SHINEDOWN guitarist Zach Myers says that "90 percent" of rock artists use at least some pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Speaking to Rock ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: The Only Person More Asinine Than DONALD TRUMP Is Someone Stupid Enough To Vote For Him

Sebastian Bach has blasted President Donald Trump and his supporters as "brainless idiots." The former SKID ROW singer made his remarks in response to Trump chiding the media during a White House press briefing on the coronavirus situation. Trump's Monday appearance was less packed than usual, partly because White House Correspondents' Association announced that one ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH On DONALD TRUMP: 'Our Reality TV Show Host Leader Is A Petulant Little Baby Who Doesn't Believe In Science'

Sebastian Bach has defended a NBC News correspondent who was excoriated by President Donald Trump as a "terrible reporter" after he asked the president to calm Americans who were scared because of the coronavirus pandemic. At a news briefing on Friday, NBC News' Peter Alexander, a White House correspondent and a weekend anchor of "Today", ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Lays Down Vocals For 'Heavy Metal' Pinball Machine

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has laid down vocals for Stern Pinball, Inc.'s upcoming "Heavy Metal" pinball machine. Also scheduled to appear on the game's soundtrack are DETHKLOK's Brendon Small and THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA, among others. Earlier today, Bach took to his Instagram to write: "Quarantine rocks! Had a blast in my home ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Postpones Spring 2020 North American Tour

In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Sebastian Bach has postponed his spring 2020 North American tour celebrating the 31st anniversary of SKID ROW's debut album. Earlier today, Bach issued the following statement via social media: "Due to extreme circumstances outside of our control, we will be postponing the 2nd leg of the 30th ...

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PALAYE ROYALE To Release 'The Bastards' Album In May

Canadian-American rockers PALAYE ROYALE will release their third album, "The Bastards", on May 29 via Sumerian Records. The official music video for the disc's first single, "Lonely", can be seen below.. The track features some of the most honest and heartbreaking lyrics ever written by frontman Remington Leith and the accompanying clip, which he also ...

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Aeromantic - THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA

At the rate that they are now cranking albums out, it's a misnomer to continue referring to THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA as a side project. With the newly released "Aeromantic" — their fourth record in five years — vocalist Bjorn "Speed" Strid has worked on twice as many records from this project during that time ...

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