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SLIPKNOT Bassist ALESSANDRO 'VMAN' VENTURELLA Says GUNS N' ROSES' 'Use Your Illusion II' Was His Gateway Into Heavy Metal

SLIPKNOT bassist Alessandro "VMan" Venturella recently chatted with Daniel DeKay on the latest episode of "Defender Of The Riff" on the Knotfest Twitch channel. Venturella discussed his musical upbringing, starting with clarinet into piano and eventually progressing to classical guitar at age 11. It's around this time Vman discovered GUNS N' ROSES' "Use Your Illusion ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Is Officially Recording Its Ninth Album

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has entered the Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada to begin recording its new album for a 2022 release. Helming the effort once again is Kevin Churko, the Canadian record producer/engineer and songwriter who has previously worked with OZZY OSBOURNE, DISTURBED, IN THIS MOMENT and HELLYEAH, among others. On Friday ...

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Hear WITHIN TEMPTATION's New Single 'Shed My Skin'

The official visualizer for "Shed My Skin", the new single from Dutch heavy rockers WITHIN TEMPTATION, can be seen below. The track is a collaboration with the German metalcore band ANNISOKAY. "'Shed My Skin' revolves around dealing with inevitable changes in life," says WITHIN TEMPTATION singer Sharon Den Adel. "It is about becoming the person ...

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Former VOIVOD Frontman ERIC FORREST's E-FORCE To Release 'Mindbender' Album

Mighty Music has announced the signing of E-FORCE, the band led by ex-VOIVOD vocalist/bassist Eric Forrest. The first release under this partnership will be E-FORCE's fifth studio album, "Mindbender", to be released on November 19. Forrest comments: "Very proud to announce the fact that the new E-FORCE 'Mindbender' release will be a collaboration/cooperation with Mighty ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Teases 'Shed My Skin' Single

Dutch heavy rockers WITHIN TEMPTATION will release a new single, "Shed My Skin", on Friday, June 25. A preview of the track, which is a collaboration with the German metalcore band ANNISOKAY, is available below. "Shed My Skin" will arrive a couple of weeks before WITHIN TEMPTATION's spectacular immersive event, "The Aftermath - A Show ...

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You Will Be The Death Of Me - LIGHT THE TORCH

Seldom has a name change made such a difference. Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) re-emerged from a five-year hiatus to unveil THE DEVIL YOU KNOW's 2014 debut album "The Beauty of Destruction", and sensible folk rejoiced, not least because one of the few truly great voices of metal's post-millennial surge was back and sounding better than ...

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METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS And NINE INCH NAILS Among 350 Artists Who Will Perform At 2022 Edition Of France's HELLFEST

METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS, DEFTONES, FAITH NO MORE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and NINE INCH NAILS will headline next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place over two weekends, June 17-19, 2022 and June 23-26, 2022, in Clisson, France. No less than 350 artists will perform on six stages, with additional appearances by such acts ...

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Hyperdialect - HACKTIVIST

Sometimes the scenic route is the only available option. HACKTIVIST have a somewhat fractured history, with several false starts and interminable delays. After their first released material went viral, the UK rap-metal crew released a self-titled EP in 2012, before taking four long years to produce a full-length debut. After one triumphant European tour as ...

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Cause And Affect - SOLDIERS OF DESTRUCTION

If you're old enough to remember when punk rock was all about broken windows and police sirens rather than wacky lyric videos and brightly colored merchandise, you may find "Cause And Affect" to be a suitably jaw-shattering return to punk propriety. Formed in London in 1981 and splitting three years later, the original SOLDIERS OF ...

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Ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Singer HOWARD JONES Didn't Know His Version Of LYNYRD SKYNYRD's 'Simple Man' Would Be Received The Way It Was

During an appearance on a recent episode of the "Breaking Absolutes With Peter Orullian" podcast, former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and current LIGHT THE TORCH singer Howard Jones spoke about how he came to record his popular cover version of LYNYRD SKYNYRD's "Simple Man". His performance of the track has been viewed more ...

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Three-Quarters Of SEPULTURA's 'Morbid Visions' Lineup Reunites Virtually To Perform 'Antichrist' (Video)

Former SEPULTURA members Igor Cavalera (drums), Max Cavalera (guitar, vocals) and Jairo Guedz (guitar) reunited virtually to record a new version of the band's classic song "Antichrist", which originally appeared on the 1985 EP "Bestial Devastation". The resulting clip was uploaded to YouTube as part of Igor's recently launched a new video series, "Beneath The ...

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BURNING WITCHES Release Music Video For 'We Stand As One'

Swiss/Dutch metallers BURNING WITCHES have released the official music video for the song "We Stand As One". The track is taken from the band's fourth full-length album, "The Witch Of The North", which was released on May 28 via Nuclear Blast Records. Following 2020's "Dance Of The Devil", which charted at #22 in Germany, and ...

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PESTILENCE Releases Music Video For New Song 'Deificvs'

Dutch death metal veterans PESTILENCE will release their ninth album titled "Exitivm" on June 25 via Agonia Records. The official music video for the LP's latest single, "Deificvs", can be seen below. The clip was directed by Dariusz Szermanowicz of the Grupa 13 production house (KREATOR, BEHEMOTH, AMON AMARTH), with costumes by Prepostevolution. Back in ...

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DESTRUCTION Announces New Live Blu-Ray, 'Live Attack'

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION will release a new Blu-ray and CD, "Live Attack", on August 13 via Napalm Records. It follows their latest record, "Born To Perish", recalling a nearly two-hour livestream attack the band unleashed in January this year. Dive deep into DESTRUCTION's history with the first crushing single and energetic live video ...

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