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STEEL PANTHER Unveils 'The Butthole Burner' Guitar Effects Pedal

California rock legends and effects pedal entrepreneurs STEEL PANTHER continue to light the music instrument world on fire with the release of their newest guitar pedal — The Butthole Burner. Made in the USA, the latest distortion pedal from the collective brain trust features the exact same circuit as the now infamous Pussy Melter pedal. ...

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KANSAS: 'The Absence Of Presence' Album Details Revealed

KANSAS, America's legendary progressive rock band, will release its highly anticipated new studio album, "The Absence Of Presence", on June 26 via InsideOut Music. The band gave fans a sneak preview of what they can expect to hear on the album with this sampler video. "We are really excited for our fans to be able ...

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ALICE COOPER, SCORPIONS And STATUS QUO Jigsaw Puzzles Due In April

Horror rock icon Alice Cooper, German hard rock legends SCORPIONS and British rock veterans STATUS QUO will get the jigsaw puzzle treatment in April. U.K.'s Zee Productions will release will release two classic SCORPIONS album covers ("Blackout" and "Lovedrive"), two classic ALICE COOPER album covers ("Welcome To My Nightmare" and "Trash"), and three classic STATUS ...

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GODSMACK Teases 'Unforgettable' Video

A teaser for GODSMACK's music video for its latest single, "Unforgettable", is available below. The clip was filmed on February 15 when the band invited more than 300 students to join them for a performance of the song at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire. "It was absolutely insane," Elliott Lempke, a student at ...

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RED To Release 'Declaration' Album This Week

Grammy-nominated band RED will release its seventh studio album, "Declaration", on April 3 via Red Entertainment / The Fuel Music. "Declaration" features lead singer Michael Barnes crisscrossing the anthemic breadth of RED's unique balance of raw refinement and poised aggression, blending nu metal and alternative hard rock with both classical and orchestral elements. "This album ...

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Video: RITCHIE BLACKMORE And CANDICE NIGHT Cover JOAN BAEZ's 'Diamonds & Rust'

Legendary DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his wife, vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Candice Night, have uploaded a video of them performing an acoustic version of the JOAN BAEZ classic "Diamonds & Rust" (later famously covered by JUDAS PRIEST). The clip, which was apparently filmed at Ritchie and Candice's home on Long Island, New York, near ...

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BUSH: 'Live In Tampa' Blu-Ray, DVD And CD Package Due In April

Cleopatra Entertainment has set an April 24 release date for "Live In Tampa" from alt rockers BUSH. Led by guitarist/vocalist Gavin Rossdale, BUSH was the first post-NIRVANA British band to hit it big in America. Of course, they became a hit by playing by the grunge rules — they had loud guitars, guttural vocals, stop-start ...

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Watch NAGLFAR's Music Video For 'Vortex Of Negativity'

The official music video for "Vortex Of Negativity" from Umeå, Sweden's black metal nihilists NAGLFAR can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's seventh full-length album, "Cerecloth", which will be released on May 8 via Century Media Records. NAGLFAR comments: "Here it is: Our second video, 'Vortex Of Negativity', from our upcoming ...

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Me And That Man - ME AND THAT MAN

When BEHEMOTH driving force Nergal released the first ME AND THAT MAN album, "Songs Of Love And Death", back in 2017, it was a project — a collaboration, in fact, with folk musician John Porter — that instantly made complete sense to large swathes of the underground metal world. If you dug Nick Cave, WOVENHAND ...

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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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BLACK SABBATH's TONY IOMMI And JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Discuss Early Influences, Finding Their Own Sound (Video)

In a brand new original series "The Conversation", Gibson TV gives two artists from similar genres and different generations the chance to sit down and discuss each others journey in the music business. In the latest episode, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner sits down with iconic BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi for a one-on-one conversation ...

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RUSH: 'Permanent Waves' 40th-Anniversary Expanded Reissue Pushed Back To May; Complete Details Revealed

On May 29, UMe/Mercury/Anthem label group continues its extensive RUSH 40th-anniversary album series with a new, imagination-capturing expanded edition of all the magic music that comprises the band's remarkable 1980 release, "Permanent Waves". "Permanent Waves", RUSH's seventh studio album, was originally released in January 1980, and its forward-thinking music signalled a new direction for the ...

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Video Premiere: TRIVIUM's 'What The Dead Men Say'

Florida-based metallers TRIVIUM have released the official music video for "What The Dead Men Say", the title track of their upcoming ninth album. Due on April 24 via Roadrunner Records, the LP will be the follow-up to "The Sin And The Sentence", which came out in October 2017. That effort marked the band's first release ...

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Watch MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE And His Daughter Cover THE BEATLES' 'Come Together' While In Quarantine

MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine and his 21-year-old daughter, Electra Mustaine, have posted their cover version of THE BEATLES classic "Come Together" as part of the Alzheimer's Association's "Music Moments" shareable movement. Check it out below. In a message accompanying the video, Electra wrote: "Come together! Right now... QUARANTINE! "Here's a lil' #MyMusicMoment with my dad, ...

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The Pendulum - CANDLEMASS

The elder statesmen of epic doom metal have returned hot on the heels of 2019's magnificent "The Door to Doom" with what is essentially part deux to that magnum opus with the brilliant EP titled "The Pendulum". Last year's long player found CANDLEMASS garner the grandest of heavy metal accolades in the form of their ...

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