Author: David Castagno

Five Finger Death Punch: Statement Regarding Jeremy Spencer

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have announced today (12/18) that after 14 years drummer Jeremy Spencer will be leaving the band. After sitting out the Fall leg of the group’s recent co-headlining tour with Breaking Benjamin, Jeremy underwent a second back surgery and will need a significant amount of time to recover; the band fully supports… Read more »


Watch: L.A.’s Alternative Industrial-Metal Project Oddko Releases New Single/Video

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ODDKO, a Los Angeles based music project in conception since 2011 and created by musician and award-winning visual director Giovanni Bucci (www.giovannibucci.com), is a manifestation of the animal within – the wild beast in all of us – driven by instinct and the longing to break free of society’s cage. The project’s debut 13-track album, Escape The Maze,… Read more »


Like A Storm Announces 2019 Sirius XM Octane Headline Tour

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New Zealand hard rockers Like A Storm have just announced their 2019 Sirius XM Octane Accelerator Headline Tour with support from Royal Tusk and Afterlife. The tour will trek across the US, hitting major markets such as Hollywood, New York, Chicago, Dallas, and more. Fan club and Citi card member pre-sales start today and end… Read more »


ACCEPT Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017 Debuts at #16 On Billboard’s Classical Chart

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ACCEPT released their masterpiece Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017 via Nuclear Blast  on November 23. Today, the band is proud to share that the live album debuted at #16 on Billboards Classical Chart. “Our performance in front of 80,000 crazy metal fans at Wacken in 2017 was the highlight of my career,” states ACCEPT guitarist and mastermind Wolf Hoffmann.  “I have to… Read more »


Slayer Announces Leg 5: North America, Final World Tour

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With Leg Three:  Europe of Slayer’s Final World Tour having wrapped up this past Saturday, dates in Australia, Japan, the South Pacific, and the final European dates announced in the past weeks, today Slayer announces Leg Five:  North America of its Final World Tour. Maintaining the band’s ethos of “play as many places as possible to make it easier for everyone… Read more »


Greta Van Fleet Earns Four Grammy Nominations

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In what has been a full-tilt year for this young rock’n’roll band from Frankenmuth, Michigan, Greta Van Fleet sees 2018 capped off with its first ever Grammy Award nominations:  Best New Artist, Best Rock Song for “Black Smoke Rising,” Best Rock Performance for “Highway Tune,” and Best Rock Album for the band’s double EP, From The Fires… Read more »


Watch: CHILDREN OF BODOM Release First Single “Under Grass And Clover” From Hexed

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Finland’s melodic death superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM are proud to the announce the release of their tenth album, Hexed, on March 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band reveals the official music video for “Under Grass And Clover” which can be seen here: COB frontman, guitarist, and mastermind Alexi Laiho comments, “’Under Grass and Clover‘… Read more »


Watch: Dream Theater Release Debut Track “Untethered Angel” From Their 14th Studio Album Distance Over Time

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Two-time Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans Dream Theater have released the first song from their recently announced 14th studio album, Distance Over Time. “Untethered Angel” is the first new song from the album slated for worldwide release on February 22, 2019. The new single is quintessential Dream Theater and takes the listener on a… Read more »


Heart to Release “Live In Atlantic City” on 1/25/19

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world how hard they can rock when their band Heart stormed the charts in the ’70s with hits like “Crazy On You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” “Straight On,” and many more. Live In Atlantic City pays tribute to and celebrates the band’s… Read more »


Melodic Rock Artist Duane Morano Joined By Members Of Extreme, Firehouse, Tyketto, XYZ and

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“Feel good rock n’ roll – the music tells stories we can all relate to, but in a fun way” is how songwriter/guitarist Duane Morano describes his CD, Incognito. And on its first-ever release, ‘Incognito’(whose pre sale begins on December 3rd via Pledge Music (http://pmusic.co/lNL9xL), video trailer for Pledge campaign here (https://youtu.be/hMvoPo-iLAg) before its official release on February 8th,… Read more »


MTV/VH1 Host Riki Rachtman & InkMaster Model Lea Vendetta Complete RikisRide18

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Riki Rachtman and Lea Vendetta spent most of 2018 on a motorcycle. Together they rode more than 14,000 miles, experiencing a lot of rain, a little snow and several days over 106 degrees—all for a good cause. The cross-country journey was part of the 5th Annual RikisRide, founded by Riki Rachtman as a vehicle to… Read more »


THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Playing Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! December 11

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Multi-Grammy winning rock band The Smashing Pumpkins have announced a December 11th appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” The quartet will give a special outdoor performance as part of the “Jimmy Kimmel Live! Concert Series.” The seminal rock band is celebrating the release of new LP SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT, VOL. 1 / LP: NO… Read more »