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BUTCHER BABIES 'Have A Ton' Of New Music Recorded

On February 17, BUTCHER BABIES vocalists Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey spoke with Darren Paltrowitz — host of the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" — about their new "Yorktown" music video, regularly churning out high-quality video content, future recording plans, television and more. Asked if the BUTCHER BABIES are planning to continue to put out new ...

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BEHEMOTH: New Album Tentatively Due In The Fall

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH have extended and expanded their contract with Nuclear Blast, which will now distribute the group's music worldwide outside of their home country. The band originally signed with Nuclear Blast Europe prior to the release of 2009's "Evangelion", but their next album — which is tentatively set for a fall 2021 release ...

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BUTCHER BABIES Release Music Video For New Single 'Yorktown'

BUTCHER BABIES have released the official music video for their latest single, "Yorktown". The song, which features a guest solo from guitarist Andy James (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH), was produced and co-written by Matt Good (FROM FIRST TO LAST). It is the third taste of the band's forthcoming EP, tentatively due later this year via ...

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BUTCHER BABIES Release Third New Single, 'Yorktown'

BUTCHER BABIES have released another new single, "Yorktown". The song, which features a guest solo from guitarist Andy James (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH), was produced and co-written by Matt Good (FROM FIRST TO LAST), and can be streamed below. It is the third taste of the band's forthcoming EP, tentatively due later this year via ...

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DEE SNIDER Completes Recording Vocals For New Solo Album

Dee Snider has completed recording vocals for his upcoming solo album, tentatively due later this year via Napalm Records. On Tuesday (February 9), the TWISTED SISTER frontman took to his Twitter to write: "FINISHED! Completed vocals on a (brutal) 13th track for my next album today with @jameyjasta at the helm! Due to Covid I'm ...

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JEFF LOOMIS Is Working On Third Solo LP, New ARCH ENEMY Album

During an appearance on "The Riffhard Podcast", ARCH ENEMY guitarist Jeff Loomis revealed that he has spent much of his coronavirus downtime recording a new solo LP. "It's my third solo album for Century Media," he said (hear audio below). "It's gonna be an all-instrumental thing. So, really, I've just been keeping busy doing that ...

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TWISTED SISTER: Trailer For REELZ 'Breaking The Band' Episode

"Twisted Sister: Breaking The Band", which focuses on how TWISTED SISTER crashed and burned in the 1980s, will premiere on Saturday, February 6 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT on Reelz. A 30-second trailer for the program is available below. Official show description: "In 1984, TWISTED SISTER were one of the biggest heavy metal ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Teams Up With ARCH ENEMY's ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ For Cover Of QUEEN's 'We Are The Champions'

TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick has teamed up with ARCH ENEMY singer Alissa White-Gluz to record a cover version of the QUEEN classic "We Are The Champions". A quarantine-style video for their rendition of the song can be seen below. Regarding how the collaboration came about, Alex says: "Last spring, when lockdown 'challenges' were all the ...

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DEE SNIDER Is Recording 13 Songs For New Solo Album

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has entered the studio to begin recording the vocals for his next solo album. The follow-up to "For The Love Of Metal" will be released this summer via Napalm Records. On Tuesday (January 26), Dee tweeted: "I'm currently in the studio with my live band recording 13 (maybe 14) new ...

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SNOWY SHAW To Release New Song Every Month For Entire Year

Multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw, who has played with KING DIAMOND, SABATON, MERCYFUL FATE, THERION, DREAM EVIL and DIMMU BORGIR, among others, has announced a special album titled "This Is Heavy Metal, Plain & Simple". Recorded during quarantine and pandemic times as a tribute to 50 years of heavy metal, a homage to a lifestyle as well ...

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Watch BUTCHER BABIES' Music Video For 'Sleeping With The Enemy'

BUTCHER BABIES have released the official music video for their latest single, "Sleeping With The Enemy". The song is the second taste of the band's forthcoming EP, tentatively due later this year via an as-yet-undisclosed record label. BUTCHER BABIES vocalist Carla Harvey comments: "'Sleeping With The Enemy' is one of the most vulnerable songs we've ...

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Metal Musicians React To ALEXI LAIHO's Death

Marty Friedman (MEGADETH), Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE), Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY), Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS), Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY) and SONATA ARCTICA are amont the heavy metal musicians who have reacted on social media to the passing of former CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho. The Finnish ...

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KAMELOT's Upcoming Album Will Be A Mixture Of 'New Elements' And What 'Fans Expect'

In a recent interview with The Metal Mixtape, KAMELOT's Thomas Youngblood spoke about the band's songwriting approach the follow-up to 2018's "The Shadow Theory" album. Expressing the need to create something engagingly familiar yet altogether unique, the guitarist said (hear audio below): "Obviously, there's a balance between making an album that fans expect but then ...

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SABATON To Begin Recording New Album 'In A Few Days'

Swedish metallers SABATON will enter the studio "in a few days" to begin recording their next album. The upcoming LP will be the follow-up to "The Great War", which came out in July 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band's 20th-anniversary record was a concept effort covering stories from the First World War. The news ...

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Rockers React To LESLIE WEST's Death

Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), Slash (GUNS N' ROSES), Neal Schon (JOURNEY), Joe Satriani, David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Joe Bonamassa, Joey DeMaio (MANOWAR), Rex Brown (PANTERA), Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL), Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO), Todd Kerns (SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS) and Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY) are among the rockers who have reacted ...

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SABATON Teases New Song

Swedish metallers SABATON have released a short teaser for a brand new song. In a message accompanying the YouTube clip, the band wrote: "We bet you did not see this one coming.. Are you ready for some new SABATON music? Wait no more! Hear now a teaser of one of our upcoming songs.." Earlier this ...

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SERJ TANKIAN: 'Time Will Tell' Whether Recording Two New SYSTEM OF A DOWN Songs Will Lead To Something More

A month ago, SYSTEM OF A DOWN released "Protect The Land" and "Genocidal Humanoidz", the band's first new songs in 15 years. The tracks were motivated by the recently erupted conflict between Artsakh and Azerbaijan, the latter aided by Turkey and accountable for the greatest violence the region has endured in 26 years. Produced by ...

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Watch British Comedian BILL BAILEY Dance To METALLICA's 'Enter Sandman' On 'Strictly Come Dancing'

Comedian Bill Bailey and his professional dance partner Oti Mabuse performed a tango to METALLICA's "Enter Sandman" in the semi-finals of BBC dance competition "Strictly Come Dancing" this past Saturday night (December 12). Bill and Oti's tango dance included him playing air guitar at one point, with computerized image of an electric guitar on stage. ...

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