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The Nightmare Of Being - AT THE GATES

The eternal challenge for a legendary band is to convince fans, both old and new, that new material is intrinsically more exciting and interesting than cherished relics of the past. That may be especially true for AT THE GATES, such is the unassailable status of "Slaughter of the Soul", the band's classic 1995 album and ...

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MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN Discusses Thrash/Death Metal Influence On Band's New Song 'Become The Firestorm': 'I Loved POSSESSED'

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn spoke to the "Behind The Vinyl" podcast about the band's new song "Become The Firestorm", which has been described by some fans as one of the most brutally aggressive tracks MACHINE HEAD has ever recorded. Asked about the supposed "black metal" influence on the song's riffing approach, Flynn said (as ...

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Ex-SKID ROW Singer JOHNNY SOLINGER Dead At 55

Former SKID ROW singer Johnny Solinger has died at the age of 55. His passing comes a little over a month after he announced he was suffering from liver failure. Earlier today, SKID ROW issued the following statement via social media: "We are saddened to hear the news of our brother Johnny Solinger. Our thoughts ...

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HELLOWEEN's New Album Tops German Chart

The new, self-titled album from the reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN has entered the official album chart in the band's home country at position No. 1. "For us, this is the highest form of honor and we are very proud, thank you very much," says guitarist and founding member Michael Weikath. ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Albums 'Operation: Mindcrime' And 'Empire' Due Next Week As Definitive Box Set Collections

On June 25, Capitol/UMe celebrates two landmark progressive metal albums by QUEENSRŸCHE. The breakthrough collection "Operation: Mindcrime" and its successful follow-up, "Empire", will be released in multiple formats. In addition to the original versions remastered for CD and 180-gram vinyl 2LP, both titles will be available in expanded 2CD editions and in multi-disc CD+DVD box ...

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JASON BECKER Initiative Raises Nearly Quarter-Million Dollars

Nearly a quarter-million dollars has been raised so far as part of the as part of the #ShredforJasonBecker fundraising initiative. In recent weeks, artists from across the world of rock and metal — including METALLICA, Steve Vai, Paul Stanley and Joe Satriani — donated instruments and autographed guitars to help Jason Becker. Becker — the ...

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EXODUS's GARY HOLT Answers Fan-Submitted Questions (Video)

Guitarist Gary Holt of San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS recently answered a number of questions submitted by fans via e-mail. You can now watch his responses in the video below. As previously reported, EXODUS has delayed the projected release of its recently completed new album, "Persona Non Grata", until November so that drummer Tom ...

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ARCH ENEMY Celebrates 25th Anniversary: 'It's Been An Awesome Experience,' Says MICHAEL AMOTT

Swedish/Canadian/American metallers ARCH ENEMY are celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2021. When ARCH ENEMY released its debut album, "Black Earth", in 1996, death metal was stagnating and in desperate need of a kick up the ass. Guitarist Michael Amott's blueprint for the purest of metal strains proved an instant underground hit, both in Europe and ...

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Watch COREY TAYLOR Perform In Chattanooga During Solo Tour (Video)

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor performed at The Signal in Chattanooga, Tennessee Sunday night (May 30) as part of his solo tour, "CMFTour 2021". Taylor and his band ran through anthems from his critically acclaimed solo debut "CMFT", choice cuts from his SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR catalogs, and various covers and surprises. Fan-filmed ...

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Which Is The First Death Metal Album: DEATH's 'Scream Bloody Gore' Or POSSESSED's 'Seven Churches'? CANNIBAL CORPSE Drummer Weighs In

Although DEATH is considered to be one of the most important and influential death metal acts of all time, the Florida-based band did not release its debut album, "Scream Bloody Gore", until 1987 — two years after the arrival of "Seven Churches" by California's POSSESSED, whose bassist/vocalist, Jeff Becerra, is credited by some with initially ...

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Former ACCEPT Members UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER, PETER BALTES And STEFAN KAUFMANN Reunite In 'Every Heart Is Burning' Video

DIRKSCHNEIDER & THE OLD GANG, the project featuring former ACCEPT members Udo Dirkschneider (vocals), Peter Baltes (bass) and Stefan Kaufmann (guitar), has released a new single and video, "Every Heart Is Burning". Check it out below. DIRKSCHNEIDER & THE OLD GANG, which is rounded out by Udo's son Sven Dirkschneider (drums), Manuela Bibert (vocals) and ...

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COREY TAYLOR Drops 'Pop-Up' Version Of 'Samantha's Gone' Music Video

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has released a "pop-up" version of the official music video for his single "Samantha's Gone". This time around, Corey invited his friends to join him on-screen, including Tom Sandoval of Bravo's "Vanderpump Rules", actor Dean Cameron ("Summer School", "Ski School", "Straight Outta Compton"), STEEL PANTHER, plus actor Greg ...

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