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Cro-Mags’ Harley Flanagan makes feature film scoring/acting debut

Posted by on January 31, 2020

Harley Flanagan, founder of New York Hardcore band Cro-Mags, is making his feature film scoring and acting debut in the upcoming drama Between Wars. Directed by Tom Phillips and starring Sopranos actor Michael Imperioli, Between Wars looks at the lives of soldiers coming back from war and re-entering civilian life. Says Phillips of the film, […]

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Former IKILLYA members form new band, release debut EP

Posted by on January 30, 2020

Former IKILLYA members Jason Lekberg (vocals), Rob Broderick (bass) and Drew Maciejewsk (drums) have formed a new band together. The group is called Nefariant and they just released their debut, self-titled EP. According to the manifesto on the band’s website: “Nefariant means to unapologetically be yourself, to see failure as an opportunity, to follow your […]

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GoFundMe set-up to cover late ex-Divine Heresy bassist’s funeral expenses

Posted by on January 30, 2020

Following the sudden death of former Divine Heresy bassist Joseph Payne on Friday (24), a GoFundMe has been launched to cover his funeral expenses. “Joe was just 35 when he tragically passed away January 24th, 2020,” starts the description of the GoFundMe, written by organizer Whitney Nicole. “He was an incredibly loving fiance, son, brother, […]

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Unreleased Slipknot album could be released “This Album Cycle”

Posted by on January 29, 2020

In 2008, Slipknot members Corey Taylor, Shawn “Clown” Crahan, Jim Root, and Sid Wilson recorded 11 songs during sessions for All Hope Is Gone. Those tracks, which were collectively given the title Look Outside Your Window, have so far gone unreleased. However, we may be getting to hear them sooner than later. In an interview […]

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Ex-Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel announces Echoes Of Reckoning handle

Posted by on January 29, 2020

Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head, Vio-lence) has decided to consolidate his many projects under one name. That name, Echoes Of Reckoning, will be the “music umbrella” for all of Demmel’s solo projects and collaborations regardless of genre. “I look forward to collaborating with my friends and capturing these little auditory snapshots on ‘tape,’ Demmel told Blabbermouth. […]

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Tim Sköld and Nero Bellum form new project, releasing debut album

Posted by on January 29, 2020

Former Marilyn Manson instrumentalist / Shotgun Messiah bassist Tim Sköld and Psyclon Nine frontman Nero Bellum have teamed up for a new project called Not My God. The duo will be releasing their debut, self-title album on February 14. The sound of ‘Not My God’ will be on the experimental electronic side. According to the […]

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Five-Year-Old Drummer / Slipknot fan meets band

Posted by on January 27, 2020

Five-year-old viral drum sensation and Slipknot fan Caleb H. has gone from air drumming in the nosebleeds to meeting his idols. The kid was invited by the band to their Arena Birmingham concert in Birmingham, England on Friday (1/24), where he got to take in the show side stage and meet them backstage afterwards.  Weinberg […]

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Sparta announce first new album in 14 years, release single “Believe”

Posted by on January 24, 2020

Sparta, featuring ex-members of At The Drive-In, has announced a new album. Trust The River is slated to hit shelves April 10 via Dine Alone Records. Along with the album announcement, the band has released a video for the album’s first single, “Believe.” The track features extra guitars from Chicano Batman’s Carlos Arevalo. It’s video […]

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Grey Daze reminisce about Chester Bennington, reunion in new mini doc

Posted by on January 24, 2020

Grey Daze, the pre-Linkin Park musical vehicle for frontman Chester Bennington, are the subject of a new mini documentary. The eight-minute clip, which premiered on Loudwire on Thursday, delves into the origins of the band, as well as Bennington’s vision in reuniting the outfit and the reunion album that pays tribute to him.   Footage of Bennington […]

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Yamaha reminds users not to smuggle people in flight cases

Posted by on January 23, 2020

In common sense news, musical instrument company Yamaha had to remind its users that their cases are for instruments, not people.  On Wednesday, a story broke out about by former Nisson executive Carlos Ghosn, who was recently accused of “financial wrongdoing” and awaiting trial under house arrest. Ghosn planned his escape by hiring a band […]

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