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BRUCE DICKINSON Names IRON MAIDEN's 'Most Underrated' Song

Bruce Dickinson has revealed what he believes is IRON MAIDEN's most underrated song. Taking to the stage at in Tampa, Florida on Thursday night (January 20) during his North American spoken-word tour, the polymath regaled the crowd with tales from his life in and away from fronting one of the biggest bands in metal. As ...

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Ex-SOULFLY Guitarist MARC RIZZO Praises ANDREAS KISSER, Says Latest SEPULTURA Album Is 'Amazing'

During a January 21 question-and-answer session on his YouTube channel, former SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo reflected on his participation in a tour where former SEPULTURA members Max Cavalera and Igor Cavalera performed select tracks from the band's seminal "Beneath The Remains" and "Arise" albums. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I worked very, very hard ...

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TESTAMENT Parts Ways With Longtime Drummer GENE HOGLAN

TESTAMENT has parted ways with its longtime drummer Gene Hoglan. The veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers announced Hoglan's exit from the group in a social media post earlier today. The band wrote: "To all our TESTAMENT fans around the world, "First off, we are beyond grateful to have had Gene Hoglan behind our drum ...

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TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY Releases First Single From IBARAKI Project Feat. EMPEROR's IHSAHN

TRIVIUM singer and guitarist Matt Heafy has released the first single from his long-awaited IBARAKI project (formerly MRITYU). The official music video for "Tamashii No Houkai", featuring special guest Ihsahn of EMPEROR fame, can be seen below. "'Tamashii No Houkai' means 'the breaking of the soul' or 'soul collapse," explains Heafy. "It's a Japanese term ...

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THE HALO EFFECT Feat. Former IN FLAMES Members: Second Single 'Feel What I Believe' Now Available

THE HALO EFFECT, the new project featuring five former members of the Swedish metal band IN FLAMESJesper Strömblad (guitar), Daniel Svensson (drums), Peter Iwers (bass), Niclas Engelin (guitar) and Mikael Stanne (vocals) — has released its second single, "Feel What I Believe". The track, the official music video for which can be seen ...

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Watch ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN Perform IRON MAIDEN's 'Wasted Years' At First-Ever SMITH/KOTZEN Concert

Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen's project SMITH/KOTZEN kicked off its U.S. West Coast tour last night (Thursday, January 20) at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. Joining Smith and Kotzen as part of their touring band is Richie's wife, internationally acclaimed bass player Julia Lage, formerly of the Latin Grammy-nominated Brazilian rock ...

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MEAT LOAF Dies At 74

Iconic rock singer Meat Loaf has died at the age of 74. The news of his passing was confirmed on the musician's Facebook page by his family. "Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight surrounded by his wife Deborah, daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends," the post ...

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Circus Of Doom - BATTLE BEAST

As much as many of us love to wallow in darkness and horror, virtually everybody is susceptible to occasional doses of bright-eyed and bombastic heavy metal joy. BATTLE BEAST are certified experts in this department, of course. From an early run of albums that established the Finns as major contenders, to the near-perfect, wall-to-wall anthem ...

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QUIET RIOT Announces 2022 Tour Dates

QUIET RIOT has announced the first batch of shows for its upcoming 2022 tour season, which is set to begin on Friday, February 18 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The concerts will feature bassist Rudy Sarzo who recently rejoined QUIET RIOT after an 18-year absence. Rudy was one of the members of ...

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HAMMERFALL Joined By KING DIAMOND On New Single 'Venerate Me'

Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL have released a new single, "Venerate Me", featuring a special guest appearance by legendary Danish heavy metal singer King Diamond. The track is taken from the band's twelfth studio album, "Hammer Of Dawn", which is due on February 25 via Napalm Records. HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak comments: "The second single is here, ...

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W - BORIS

With a genuinely astonishing and vast catalogue of releases to their legendary name, BORIS have earned the right to be regarded as underground legends. The Japanese band's method and madness, perpetually intertwined, have led to some truly groundbreaking moments over the last 30 years: from the strung-out doom experiment of "Absolutego" to more accessible but ...

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ICE NINE KILLS To Support METALLICA In Las Vegas

Slashercore outfit ICE NINE KILLS will support METALLICA on February 25 at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Also on the bill are Michigan rockers GRETA VAN FLEET. ICE NINE KILLS tweeted earlier today: "Beyond honored to be opening for @Metallica on February 25th at @AllegiantStadm with @GretaVanFleet. We'll see you Psychos in Vegas." ...

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DEICIDE Parts Ways With Guitarist CHRIS CANNELLA, Announces Replacement

Florida death metal veterans DEICIDE have announced the addition of guitarist Taylor Nordberg (THE ABSENCE, INHUMAN CONDITION) to the group's ranks. Taylor joins the band as the replacement for Chris Cannella who has amicably left the Glen Benton-fronted outfit after a three-year run. Earlier today (Wednesday, January 19), Benton said in a statement: "We are ...

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Acoustic Adventures - Volume One - SONATA ARCTICA

For melodic heavy metal bands with a substantial catalogue, the lure of the acoustic album is hard to resist. SONATA ARCTICA are more suitable candidates than most, thanks in part to the elegant, lyrical way in which frontman Tony Kakko writes songs. As much as the Finns are able to blow people away with nuts-out ...

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TRAUMA Announces New Album And First-Ever European Tour

TRAUMA, best known as the band that Cliff Burton played with prior to hooking up with METALLICA, has completed work on its new album, "Awakening", due later this year. It marks the first TRAUMA LP to feature new singer Brian Allen, who replaced the group's original vocalist Donny Hillier. Donny died in September 2020 following ...

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