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DIAMOND HEAD's BRIAN TATLER Names His Favorite METALLICA Album

In a new interview with Rustyn Rose of MetalNation.com, guitarist Brian Tatler of British metal veterans DIAMOND HEAD was asked to name his favorite METALLICA album of all time. He said (see video below): "I'll probably say the 'black' album is my favorite, because — partly, the production is incredible, and it's chock-full of good ...

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Watch DAVID ELLEFSON And BUMBLEFOOT Perform TWISTED SISTER, POST MALONE Covers In Indianapolis

Fan-filmed video footage of ELLEFSON, the solo band of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, perorming cover versions of Post Malone's "Over Now" and TWISTED SISTER's "Tear It Loose" on November 19 at the Emerson Theater, Indianapolis, Indiana can be seen below. Joining Ellefson in the group are singer Thom Hazaert and guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (formerly ...

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AC/DC: 'Back in Black' World Tour Diecast Truck Coming In December

In December, AC/DC will release the official "Back In Black" world tour diecast truck. This authentic Mack super-liner 60" flattop sleeper cab diecast metal replica model comes paired with a Kentucky storage trailer and features an opening hood with authentic engine detail, poseable front wheels, accurately detailed cab interior, pivoting fifth-wheel for trailer attachment, functioning ...

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DORO PESCH Defends Artists Playing Drive-In Concerts: 'It's Better Than Doing Nothing'

German metal queen Doro Pesch played three drive-in concerts in her home country this past summer. The shows complied with Germany's social distancing regulations amid the coronavirus pandemic. Drive-in concerts have received a mixed response from artists and fans, with MACHINE HEAD's Robb Flynn calling them "the stupidest fucking shit I've ever seen," and DESTRUCTION's ...

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AC/DC Scores U.K.'s Fastest-Selling Album Of 2020 With 'Power Up'

AC/DC's latest album, "Power Up", has topped the U.K. chart with the biggest first-week tally of 2020 so far. Notching up 62,000 chart sales, the legendary hard rockers have comfortably taken their place at the top of the 2020 leaderboard of fastest-selling albums, overtaking Kylie Minogue, who racked up 55,000 chart sales of "Disco" just ...

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KILLER BE KILLED Featuring CAVALERA, PUCIATO, SANDERS: Animated Video For New Single 'From A Crowded Wound'

KILLER BE KILLED has just released its sophomore album, "Reluctant Hero", via Nuclear Blast. The animated video for the fourth single from the LP, "From A Crowded Wound", can be seen below. The supergroup, which is comprised of Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, ex-SEPULTURA), Troy Sanders (MASTODON) Greg Puciato (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN), and drummer Ben Koller ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Covers METALLICA's 'No Remorse' (Video)

When DIAMOND HEAD first released "Lightning To The Nations" four decades ago in 1980, few could have predicted the importance it would carry with regards to heavy metal's new wave and sound. Stacked and packed with riffs, "Lightning To The Nations" would be one of the prime catalysts for a movement known as the New ...

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Watch SODOM's Music Video For 'Friendly Fire'

German thrash metal veterans SODOM have released the official music video for "Friendly Fire". The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Genesis XIX", which is due on November 27 via Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and Steamhammer/SPV in Europe. SODOM vocalist/bassist Thomas "Angelripper" Such states: "So, here it is… my favorite ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Releases New Single 'The Purge'

Dutch heavy rockers WITHIN TEMPTATION have released their brand new single "The Purge", the follow-up to "Entertain You". You can now listen to it below. "The Purge" is a high-energy rock song that shows the diversity of WITHIN TEMPTATION's musical progression. Now that all 2020 shows have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ...

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Rotten Human Kingdom - SUBTERRAEN

Many fans of heavy shit use the slowest, most miserable music as a straightforward form of catharsis. This has been a unique year, as some of you may have noticed, and so for once it feels perfectly appropriate to succumb entirely to the viscous tsunami of woe that SUBTERRAEN have conjured on their full-length debut. ...

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ANTHRAX And Z2 COMICS Assemble All-Star Lineup Of Writers And Artists For 'Among The Living' Graphic Novel

Just ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, Z2 gives music fans something to celebrate with news of one of the publisher's most ambitious projects yet. The "Among The Living" graphic novel pulls together a who's who of names from around comics and music for a track-by-track storyline inspired by one of heavy metal's most iconic albums. ...

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AC/DC To Film 'Virtual Video' For Next Single From 'Power Up'

AC/DC will film a "virtual video" for the next single off the band's latest album "Power Up". Released on November 13, "Power Up" features AC/DC's 2020 lineup of Brian Johnson (vocals), Phil Rudd (drums), Cliff Williams (bass), Angus Young (guitar) and Stevie Young (guitar). The LP was recorded over a six-week period in August and ...

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Ravening Iron - ETERNAL CHAMPION

ETERNAL CHAMPION may honestly be the platonic ideal of what, on a basic level, heavy metal should sound like. In a modern heavy metal field that is increasingly crowded with bands paying tribute to tried-and-true sounds, the group crafts songs that are lean and streamlined, not coming off as regurgitated hero worship or comically over-the-top ...

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