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Author Archives: Elise Yablon

Pain Of Salvation bassist Gustaf Hielm leaves band

Posted by on July 7, 2020

  Swedish metal band Pain Of Salvation has confirmed that bassist Gustaf Hielm has parted ways with the band. Hielm made the decision to leave in an attempt to stave off the burnout of juggling a full-time job, session work and a full-time band. Said Hielm in a post to his Facebook page on July […]

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Scorpions/Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee confirms COVID-19 diagnosis, has “Fully recovered”

Posted by on July 7, 2020

  Scorpions/ex-Motörhead Drummer Mikkey Dee has confirmed the rumors that he was diagnosed with COVID-19.  On Monday (June 6), Dee took to Instagram to clear up some misinformation about his condition, namely the exaggeration of his weight loss and the place he contracted the virus.  “I just want to set some rumors straight regarding Don […]

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UK to open first socially-distanced music venue

Posted by on July 6, 2020

    A new venue dedicated to socially-distanced events is coming to the UK this summer. The Virgin Money Unity Arena is slated to open in August at Newcastle Racecourse in Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Photos of the 2,500-person capacity outdoor venue show sectioned-off platforms with two metres (6.56 feet) distance between them faced […]

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Evanescence release music video for “The Game Is Over”

Posted by on July 6, 2020

  Evanescence has released a music video for their latest single “The Game Is Over.”  The video, shot via iPhone by each member at their respective homes and produced in collaboration with director P.R. Brown, finds the band expressing the mental toll shelter-in-place is having on them. Scenes of the band standing in front of […]

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Linkin Park’s “In The End” music video reaches one Billion views on YouTube

Posted by on July 6, 2020

  Linkin Park has done it again. The band’s music video for “In The End” has surpassed a billion views on YouTube. Originally released in 2000, the version of the video that reached the milestone was added to YouTube in 2009 (the video has been uploaded to the platform three times, though the billion view […]

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Zakk Sabbath releases cover of Black Sabbath’s “Black Sabbath”

Posted by on July 3, 2020

  Zakk Wylde and his Black Sabbath tribute band Zakk Sabbath have released a cover of Black Sabbath’s eponymous track. The cover is part of a larger project helmed by Wylde to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Black Sabbath’s self-titled debut. Back in May 2019, Wylde announced that Zakk Sabbath would be “faithfully re-record[ing] the […]

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Imperial Triumphant release “City Swine” featuring Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake

Posted by on July 3, 2020

  Avant-garde metal band Imperial Triumphant has released a new song. “City Swine” is a seven-minute metal-jazz hybrid that features extra percussive power from Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake on the Japanese Taiko drums. Said bassist Steve Blanco about the song: “In the depths of the big city lurking beneath the lowest forms is a wretched […]

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Code Orange announce full band live stream event, “Under The Skin”

Posted by on July 2, 2020

    Code Orange plan to entertain fans once more with a new live stream event. “Under The Skin” is set to take place July 30 at on the band’s Twitch channel. According to a post on the band’s Facebook detailing the event, “Under The Skin” is being described as “a full band reimagined and […]

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Surviving members of Soundgarden launch new social media accounts

Posted by on July 2, 2020

  Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd and Matt Cameron, the surviving members of Soundgarden, have launched new collective social media accounts.  On June 20 the Nude Dragons name appeared on Twitter and Instagram. Although no description or profile photo has been included on either account, both have posted photos of the three musicians together with the […]

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SiriusXM to Host Virtual “The Spirit of Ozzfest Weekend” Event

Posted by on July 1, 2020

    Ozzfest is going virtual.  SiriusXM’s Ozzy’s Boneyard (channel 38) will be hosting a virtual “The Spirit of Ozzfest Weekend.” Premiering Friday, July 3 at 5PM ET with repeat airings through July 6, Jack Osbourne and Luc Carl will be bringing metal fans live performances, as well as exclusive stories, from Ozzfests past.  The full […]

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