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Stone Temple Pilots to release acoustic album, announce tour

Posted by on December 3, 2019

Stone Temple Pilots have announced that they will be releasing their first acoustic album this winter. Perdida, the band’s eighth studio effort, is set to hit shelves February 7. According to a statement on the band’s website, Perdida: “Features 10 deeply personal songs that weave introspective lyrics together with unexpected instruments to take listeners on […]

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Megadeth to release new music before European tour

Posted by on December 3, 2019

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has some good news for fans regarding new music. During an interview with Rolling Stone earlier this week, he told the magazine that the band plans to release some new songs before they head out on their European tour in January. The band had reportedly been working on new music when […]

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Riot erupts following Slipknot & Evanescence’s Knotfest Mexico set cancellations

Posted by on December 2, 2019

Slipknot and Evanescence had to cancel their sets at Knotfest Mexico on Saturday (11/30) following safety concerns over a broken barricade. The barricade had been pushed down by overzealous fans during Behemoth’s set and was not able to be fixed by venue staff at the Parque Deportivo Oceanía in time before Evanescence’s set, leading to […]

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Former Slipknot percussionist’s lawsuit against ex-business manager to be dismissed

Posted by on November 27, 2019

The first blow to former Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn has been dealt. During a court appearance on Monday (11/26), Justice Melissa Anne Crane granted a motion to dismiss claims against Slipknot business manager Rob Shore on the grounds that there was not enough evidence that Shore was working in a fiduciary capacity to Fehn. Justice […]

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Pollstar releases list of Top Touring Artists of the 2010s

Posted by on November 26, 2019

Music industry trade publication Pollstar has released their list of the top 20 touring artists of the 2010s. While the list includes newer pop artists like Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift, it also features established rock and metal bands who have proven to be huge draws over many decades. Topping off the list is U2, […]

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Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe to join Pigface for rest of tour

Posted by on November 20, 2019

Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe has announced that he will be extending his run on the Pigface tour. Originally slated to only perform with the band for the first five dates, he will now be joining the industrial supergroup on the road for the rest of the trek. Blythe commented: “I am now doing […]

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Ex-Decapitated frontman receives new wheelchair after fundraising campaign

Posted by on November 19, 2019

  Following a successful crowdfunding campaign, Ex-Decapitated frontman Adrian “Covan” Kowanek has finally gotten his new wheelchair. The news was shared in a Facebook update from the campaign’s creator Paula Wehbe, who posted photos of Kowanek in his new chair, along with a long thank you to everyone who helped. Writes Wehbe: “Adrian Kowanek (Wspieramy […]

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New study finds listening to music daily helps with mental health

Posted by on November 19, 2019

If you’ve ever noticed that music has an effect on your mood and mental state, you’re not alone. A new study, conducted by the British Academy of Sound Therapy (a trade school offering research and training in sound therapy) and commissioned by music streaming service Deezer, found a correlation between listening to music and one’s […]

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Creative Waste play first public Saudi Arabian metal show in more than a decade

Posted by on November 13, 2019

Saudi Arabian grindcore band Creative Waste made history last month when they played the first public metal concert in the religiously conservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in more than a decade. The show took place on October 25 at the Bohemian Art Café in Khobar with doom metalers Shamal and instrumentalist Madani Zakari also on […]

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Kim Thayil says new Soundgarden album with Chris Cornell “Entirely Possible”

Posted by on November 12, 2019

Soundgarden may have effectively shut down with the death of frontman Chris Cornell in 2017, but that doesn’t mean new music from the band is out of the question. In a new interview with SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation LA Invasion, guitarist Kim Thayil told Eddie Trunk that it is “entirely possible” that a new album from […]

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