#149 Hollywood Undead

Issue: 149

Featuring: . Also Included Lovely World, Hollywood Undead, Weapons Of Anew, Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves, Michael Sweet, Bad Wolves, Nikki Stringfield and Much More.

Articles in the #149 Hollywood Undead 2020 Issue

Interviews

  • LOVELY WORLD - Vicky Hamilton's New Discovery

    Vicky Hamilton knows talent when she sees it. She ought to, since she launched the careers of Guns N' Roses, Mötley Crüe, and Poison. She also did A&R for Geffen Records during their heyday, helped June Carter Cash produce an album, and she even represented famous painters such as Ron English among many other things. She also recently released a

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  • HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD's Johnny 3 Tears - Building A New Empire

    Wikipedia has them listed as a rap/rock band; another source says nu-metal; another says emo rap. Whatever genre one wants to classify them in, one thing is certain: Hollywood Undead keep things interesting. Formed in Los Angeles in 2005, Hollywood Undead blew up on My Space and subsequently released their first album Swan Songs, which peaked at #5 on the US

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  • WEAPONS OF ANEW - Out Of The Ashes

    When a band is formed of members who for the most part have been in other recording and touring groups, there is a description used to describe that situation.  "Rising from the ashes of band X, Y and Z" is how that formation is typically described.  When relating the formation of Weapons Of Anew, a New Jersey based melodic hard

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  • NICK PERRI's Passion For Music, Visuals and Beyond

    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away (well, actually not that long ago, and right here on planet Earth) music videos were eagerly anticipated and celebrated for their creativity. This was the pre-internet era, where the only way to see a music video was to watch it on MTV. With a captive audience and big budgets courtesy

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  • MICHAEL SWEET – Keeping TEN Heavy and Holy

    Michael Sweet has spent the last few decades roaring guitar strings with a stack of solo albums while rolling with the holy warriors of Stryper.  He’s still a soldier under command, but when not focused on the yellow and black attack he’s working his solo material spreading the word a different way. In spite of his West Coast roots, Sweet’s

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  • ANOTHER LOST YEAR - Coming H.O.M.E. and Hitting the Road

    Another Lost Year sprung out of North Carolina nine years ago, and have seen their share of successes and hit the road hard for years. But that journey has not been an easy one and fans have also been clamoring for new music and a new tour. A new single, H.O.M.E., has finally seen the light of day and frontman

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  • BAD WOLVES - Takin' A Bite Outta the N.A.T.I.O.N.

    “Unpredictability drives progression! When art can’t be pigeon-holed or pinned down, it elevates the very medium itself. Bad Wolves thrives on that sort of unpredictability, standing confidently at a crossroads between anthemic hard rock infectiousness and thought-provoking technically-charged heavy metal.” This is how Los Angeles based metal band Bad Wolves describe their music. The rapid success story of Bad Wolves

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  • NIKKI STRINGFIELD - The Maiden of Haunted Harmonies

    Nikki Stringfield has lived the young musician’s dream of moving to L.A., finding a group of like-minded musicians and playing the music of a band she grew up on.  That band just happens to be Iron Maiden and she’s been able to play their music in tribute around the globe.  Stringfield plays the role of Dave Murray as "Davina Murray" in

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Reviews

  • HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD - New Empire, Vol. 1

    It’s hard to believe that it’s already been fifteen years since Hollywood Undead were formed and started sharing their signature sound with the world behind those masks of theirs. The band is now about to drop their 6th full-length album, New Empire, Vol. 1 via Dove & Grenade Media/BMG. According to Johnny 3 Tears, the band decided to take a

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  • MICHAEL SWEET - Ten

    Stryper front man Michael Sweet has released his tenth solo record, named after The Ten Commandments. The album is simply titled Ten. The record features a wide list of heavy musicianship from Whitesnake to Fozzy to Queensrÿche and L.A. Guns, even venturing into the realm of extreme metal.  More than ten guest musicians took part in the recording, lending voices and notes

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  • L.A. GUNS - Another Xmas In Hell - Punk Goes Glam Rock

    You know a band has gone through a lot of lineup changes when there's literally an entire Wikipedia page dedicated just to listing its past members. The notorious Sunset Strip rockers L.A. Guns have had a revolving line up over the years, but this was par for the course for the L.A. Glam metal scene where bands would literally form

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  • SLAYER – The Repentless Killogy

    The Repentless Killogy is both a video narrative companion piece to a live Slayer show and a graphic cinematic swan song to the band in their final year.  The concert itself was filmed in August 2017 and released during their final leg with a two night November run at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The killing takes place over a

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  • SLAYER - Live! The Last Campaign in Columbus

    Slayer brought the final leg of their farewell tour to Columbus, Ohio's Nationwide Arena which was stacked to the rafters with fanatics there to see Slayer one last time--or for some, the first time.  Assuming this is their last live trek, they played a 20 song set of blistering classics, fan favorites and a few surprises to say goodbye.  Columbus

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Press Releases

  • Grey Daze Launch Making Amends, An Eight-Part Video Series (video)

    Grey Daze, Chester Bennington’s pre-Linkin Park band, take fans behind the scenes into the making of their forthcoming album, Amends (https://found.ee/GD_Amends), with an eight-part video series dubbed Making Amends (https://found.ee/GD_MakingAmendsPart1). The web-based series explores the Phoenix-based band's beginnings, their motivation for reuniting, how the album was made and the musicians who pitched in to ensure Chester’s dream of a Grey

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  • Vancouver Pop Punk Band Chief State Announce New Album'Tough Love' (video)

    Vancouver pop-punk five-piece Chief State has announced details for their upcoming LP 'Tough Love' which will be released on March 27 via Mutant League Records. The band has dropped "Reprise," a new single off the album, which is streaming here: https://spoti.fi/31HigDT. Check out the music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiEkL81e3qk&feature=youtu.be Frontman Fraser Simpson tells Alternative Press: "Reprise was written about a situation

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  • Australian Hard Rock Legends Rose Tattoo Unleash “Outlaws” Album March 6, 2020

    Rose Tattoo are extraordinarily proud to announce the release of “Outlaws”, the album, on March 6.  A re-recording of the famed first and iconic “Rock N Roll Outlaw”, spawning classics like “Nice Boys” (Don’t Play Rock ‘n’ Roll), “Rock N’ Roll Outlaw”, “One Of The Boys” and, “Bad Boy For Love” these songs have etched their way into the music

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  • Five Finger Death Punch Land At #1 - Release New Lyric Video (watch)

    Record-breaking rock juggernaut FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH are gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated 8th studio album, F8. Continuing their musical dominance in the rock space, the band has scored their 9th consecutive #1 single with their latest hit, “Inside Out.” The song shot to the top of the charts just 9 weeks after its release before claiming the top spot

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  • Clutch Release New Studio Recording of "Spacegrass"

    February 7th, 2020 - Clutch announce the release of the new studio recording of the track “Spacegrass.” The single is the fifth in a series of new studio recordings that comprise the Weathermaker Vault Series. “Spacegrass” was first released on Clutch’s self-titled album in 1995, and it stands as one of the key tracks in Clutch’s catalog of songs.  “The lyrics got their start originally

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  • Blue Oyster Cult Announces New Live Release '40th Anniversary - Agents Of Fortune - Live 2016' Out March 6, 2020

    In celebration of the 40th anniversary of their widely celebrated album ‘Agents of Fortune’, Blue Oyster Cult performed the seminal album in its glorious entirety at an exclusive concert for the Audience Music Network on Monday April 18, 2016 at Red Studios in Hollywood, CA in front of an intimate audience of invited guests. The performance was recorded by an

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  • TESTAMENT Announce New Album Titans Of Creation & Release Music Video For "Night Of The Witch" (watch)

    The time has arrived for legendary bay area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT to unleash new thunder to the masses and reveal their thirteenth studio album: Titans Of Creation which will be released on April 3rd via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band releases the lyric video for the first single, "Night Of The Witch" here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cF2hIrXq2ss&feature=youtu.be Chuck Billy comments, "It has been months since the final mixing

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  • Epicenter 2-Day Passes Now Available - Metallica, Disturbed, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Godsmack, Volbeat, Staind & Many More May 1-3 In Charlotte

    For the first time, two-day passes are available for Epicenter, May 1, 2 and 3 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC, just outside Charlotte. Fans can pick between Friday & Saturday, Saturday & Sunday or Friday & Sunday. As previously announced, rock icons Metallica will headline Friday, May 1 and Sunday, May 3, performing two different headlining sets. Disturbed--celebrating the 20th year since the release of their multiplatinum debut The Sickness--will headline Saturday, May

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  • IN THIS MOMENT: New Album "Mother" Out 3/27 (video)

    In This Moment announced they will release their seventh album Mother on March 27th via Roadrunner/Atlantic. The band shared the video for first single "The In-Between," a sonically gorgeous labyrinth of sound steered by frontwoman Maria Brink's beguiling vocals, which swirl around guitarist Chris Howorth's heavier-than-granite riffing. Watch + listen to the video for "The In-Between" below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjOtKC_GZ9o&feature=youtu.be Mother follows

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  • Dune Rats Release “Stupid Is As Stupid Does (feat. K.Flay)” Video & Announce North American Tour

    Brisbane, Australia trio Dune Rats have shared the video for lead single “Stupid Is As Stupid Does feat. K.Flay” which has the Dunies (Danny Beus, Brett Jansch and BC Michaels) and K.Flay romping around Los Angeles for a day together. The boys sat down with Kerrang! to chat about the record as they exclusively premiere the video today – watch

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  • 'Perdida' by Stone Temple Pilots

    Stone Temple Pilots embark upon a new sonic adventure with PERDIDA, the band's first-ever acoustic album. It features 10 deeply personal songs that weave introspective lyrics together with unexpected instruments to take listeners on an emotional and musical journey through letting go and starting over.  PERDIDA will be available on February 7 on CD ($16.98) and vinyl ($19.98) as well

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  • Visions Of Atlantis Announces North American Headline Tour with Dragonforce and Unleash the Archers

    Austrian-French-Italian symphonic metal band VISIONS OF ATLANTIS recently announced their upcoming US tour dates with headliners Dragonforce and labelmates Unleash The Archers, kicking off on March 5, 2020 in Phoenix, AZ and coming to an end in Brooklyn, NY on March 21. VISIONS OF ATLANTIS is now pleased to announce three new headlining performances – including one date in New Jersey and two in eastern Canada. See

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  • TOM KEIFER #KEIFERBAND Releases New Video, “HYPE,” From Critically Acclaimed ‘Rise’ Album Out Now (watch)

    TOM KEIFER #keiferband has released a compelling, high energy music video for “HYPE,” the raucous, heavy, second single to be released to Rock radio from RISE. The song and video speak directly to life in our current culture. “HYPE” reflects the over stimulation, endless information and clever deception that we are bombarded with in today’s society,” explains KEIFER. “Computers, devices, Internet,

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  • Palaye Royale Announce 'The Bastards' North America Headline Tour And Supports

    Indy rockers, Palaye Royale, who have today been nominated for a JUNO in the Breakthrough Group Of The Year category, have announced 'The Bastards' North America 2020 Tour - a mammoth headline run presented by The Noise and Ones To Watch beginning in Sacramento, CA on April 17th and hitting a further 26 cities before culminating in the previously announced

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  • Napalm Death Announces Spring North American Headline Tour

    U.K. Grindcore pioneers, Napalm Death announce their Spring North American headline tour today. The band will be joined by death metal band and labelmates Aborted (April 17-May 16), The Locust (April 9-April 15), Nastie Band (April 9-April 15), Tombs (April 24-May 16), and Wvrm (April 17-May 16) for select dates. The tour starts on April 3rd in Philadelphia and wraps on May 16th, making stops in

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  • BLACK SWAN Release Video For "Big Disaster" (watch)

    Vocalist Robin McAuley (McAuley Schenker Group), guitarist Reb Beach (Winger, Whitesnake), bassist Jeff Pilson (Foreigner, The End Machine, ex-Dokken), and drummer Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr. Big) have joined forces in BLACK SWAN, a new band project signed to Frontiers Music Srl. Black Swan have unveiled a video for the track "Big Disaster." Watch it HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNGOVHOHbGw&feature=youtu.be Their debut album,

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  • Agnostic Front Announces Co-Headlining East Coast Tour With Sick Of It All

    New York hardcore pioneers AGNOSTIC FRONT are proud to announce their co-headlining tour with SICK OF IT ALL. The 19-date trek will begin on April 23rd in Boston and will make stops in Toronto, Chicago and Houston before concluding in Syracuse, NY on May 15th!  AGNOSTIC FRONT's Roger Miret comments, "Really excited to kick-off this tour with our NYHC peers SICK OF IT ALL!!! It’s been a

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  • Lamb of God Guitarist MARK MORTON Reveals Video for Cover of Pearl Jam Classic “Black”

    The second video from Lamb of God guitarist MARK MORTON’s new solo EP - a cover of the Pearl Jam hit “Black” featuring vocalist Mark Morales - has been revealed today. Watch the video today, exclusively via Consequence of Sound at https://consequenceofsound.net/2020/01/lamb-of-god-mark-morton-video-pearl-jam-black/. “The early ‘90s were such an important and vibrant time for rock music in general, and I feel

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  • Faith No More Add Second Manchester Show (June 9); All Proceeds Donated to Australian Bushfire Relief Funds

    Faith No More have added a second Manchester performance, June 9 at O2 Apollo, with both the band and Live Nation donating all proceeds from the outing to the Australian fire relief funds established by Wires (Wires.org.au) and the CFS Foundation (CFSfoundation.org.au) “Australia is a country that we connected with early on in our career,” explained Roddy Bottum. “We spent

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  • KANE ROBERTS Announces Director’s Cut of “Beginning of the End,” Featuring Alice Cooper and Alissa White-Gluz (video)

    Guitarist KANE ROBERTS has announced a special upcoming director’s cut of his video for the song “Beginning of the End,” featuring appearances by the legendary Alice Cooper and Arch Enemy vocalist Alissa White-Gluz. Watch the original video for “Beginning of the End” below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhpOwuw-BsQ&feature=youtu.be "Beginning of the End,” which appears on last year’s The New Normal, is a powerful track

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  • SEPULTURA - "Behind The Music" Trailer With Paulo Jr. (video)

    The age of "Quadra" comes closer: On February, 7th, SEPULTURA will release their new album via Nuclear Blast. An impressive album that immerses the listener, drawing them deeper into the concept, with its energetic thrashy tunes. Today, the band releases a new behind the music trailer focusing on bass player Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr. and his personal challenges in the studio during the production of "Quadra". Check

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  • Grey Daze Release Documentary Detailing Chester Bennington-Fronted Band's History and Forthcoming Album (video)

    Grey Daze, the mid-90s band that bore one of rock music’s most iconic front men, Chester Bennington, have released a documentary (https://found.ee/GD_LoudwirePremiere) that highlights both the band’s Phoenix-based origins and Bennington’s vision to bring Grey Daze’s music into the modern era. The clip, which debuted via Loudwire, opens with footage of Bennington announcing the Grey Daze reunion, which is followed

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  • Alter Bridge Release Video For Latest Single "Godspeed" (watch)

      As a new decade gets underway and New Year’s resolutions are made and broken, Alter Bridge are back with a new single and video for the song “Godspeed.” The song has become a fast favorite amongst fans and critics alike and is currently impacting at Active Rock radio. Written in memory of a friend of the band who passed

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  • MONSTER MAGNET Announces “A Celebration of Powertrip” North American Tour

    Psych Rock legends MONSTER MAGNET will return to the road in North America this spring to celebrate their historic release, Powertrip.  Their live set will feature select cuts from this seminal album as well as MONSTER MAGNET favorites.  Support on the tour will come from Nebula and Silvertomb.  The tour begins March 20th in Brooklyn, NY and runs through April

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  • Get Your Vibrators For Valentines Day As The Vibrators Release “Live In NYC (At The Bowery Electric)” On February 14th

    Legendary Punk Rock pioneers The Vibrators are ready to release an electrifying set recorded Live in NYC at the Bowery Electric during the bands 2019 North American Tour. Headed up by founding member John 'Eddie 'Edwards and long time collaborators Nigel Bennett (The Members) and Pete Honkamaki (UK Subs). The Vibrators have delivered a energetic, non auto tuned, non corrected

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  • TEMPERANCE Reveals New Single & Lyric Video “I Am The Fire” Out Today (watch)

    There's a flame out in the dark that is shining on my path. Today, symphonic metal quartet TEMPERANCE unleashes yet another mind-blowing single “I Am The Fire”, fresh off their upcoming album, Viridian, to be released in just a few days on January 24, 2020! “I Am The Fire” is about finding strength through life’s hardships and that anyone can overcome obstacles put in their way

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  • NIGHTWISH - Announce New Studio Album HUMAN. :II: NATURE

    When Finnish sextet NIGHTWISH announce a new studio album people tend to take notice. They know that something special is brewing. Band leader Tuomas Holopainen once said that whenever he creates a new record he has the intention of capturing something rare and unique, a monument and a true album experience. In 2020 he’s certain to achieve his objective once again. NIGHTWISH have completed the recordings for

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  • SEPULTURA - Release "Behind The Music" Trailer with Eloy Casagrande

    The age of "Quadra" comes closer: On February, 7th, SEPULTURA will release their new album via Nuclear Blast. An impressive album that immerses the listener, drawing them deeper into the concept, with its energetic thrashy tunes. Today, the band has released an official "behind the music" trailer focusing on drummer Eloy Casagrande and his contribution to the new album. Find out more about

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  • KISS Returns to the Sea with KISS Kruise X

    The most popular Gold Record Award winning American group of all time and iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Famers KISS have once again partnered up with the industry leaders in music festivals at sea, Sixthman to announce the upcoming voyage of The KISS Kruise X. The KISS Navy will set sail for their tenth mission from Miami to Harvest

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  • Stroke 9 Returns with New Album on January 17th - 20 Years After Chart-Topping Hit “Little Black Backpack”

    California-based rock stalwarts Stroke 9 are set to release their new album, Calafrio, on January 17, 2020. Written, produced, and released exclusively by the band (Luke Esterkyn [vocals, guitar], Greg Gueldner [drums], John McDermott [guitar], Jens Funke [bass]), it was recorded in studios, hotel rooms, and backyards up and down the coast during the spring of 2019.  Driven by acoustic

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  • Black Swan Release New Song "Big Disaster" (listen)

    Vocalist Robin McAuley (McAuley Schenker Group), guitarist Reb Beach (Winger, Whitesnake), bassist Jeff Pilson (Foreigner, The End Machine, ex-Dokken), and drummer Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr. Big) have joined forces in BLACK SWAN, a new band project signed to Frontiers Music Srl. Today the band unleashes the second track from the album entitled "Big Disaster." Listen to it HERE: https://youtu.be/WkSABV5epM4

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  • Mike Campbell's The Dirty Knobs to Release Debut Album March 20 - Lead Single Out Today (video)

    Wreckless Abandon, the highly anticipated debut album from celebrated guitarist and songwriter Mike Campbell (Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Fleetwood Mac) and his band The Dirty Knobs, is set for release on March 20 via BMG. “Wreckless Abandon,” the lead single and title track from the album, is available today alongside a digital album pre-order, including limited-edition merch bundles. Watch the

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  • Between The Buried And Me Announce North American Tour Dates

    Grammy Award nominated progressive metallers Between The Buried And Me have announced that they will be hitting the road this spring for North American tour that will feature a very special two set performance celebrating 20 years of BTBAM. The first set will feature a career spanning setlist with the second set seeing the band play their highly acclaimed 2009

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  • Queensryche Release Lyric Video For "Inner Unrest" (watch)

    Rock icons Queensrÿche release their new lyric video for "Inner Unrest". Watch the video, HERE. The track is off their most recent full-length album, The Verdict, which came out March 2019 via Century Media Records. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSnXabEh7Xg&feature=youtu.be "'Inner Unrest' is an abstract characterization loosely based on the struggles dealing with PTSD. The internal and external battles one must fight daily," states

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  • SEPULTURA - Release "Behind The Music" Trailer

    We all are shaped by the rules we follow, the laws we obey, the "Quadra" that we live in: SEPULTURA are set to release a unique vault full of hidden messages and thrashing songs: "Quadra" will be released on February, 7th. Today, the band has released an album trailer explaining the division of the album and what it was like

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  • The Underground Thieves Release Instrumental Epic, ‘5.0.1’, Live At The Fillmore

    The Underground Thieves, a Philadelphia-based rock band led by artist/songwriter/producer Nick Perri, today unveiled an exciting video for their fan- favorite live song, “5.0.1.” The hypnotic performance, featuring Perri on lead guitar, was filmed during the band’s sold out shows in December supporting The Struts at the Fillmore Philadelphia, and showcases the group’s electrifying stage presence and deep musical abilities.

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  • The Glorious Sons Kick Off Massive North American Headline Tour Next Week

    JUNO Award winning rockers The Glorious Sons will kick off their highly anticipated “A War On Everything” North American headlining tour next week! The excursion begins in Pennsylvania on January 16, the sweeping 40+ date tour will hit iconic venues across major cities throughout the U.S. and Canada including stops in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver before wrapping

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  • (Watch) Every Mother’s Nightmare Issues New Video

    Memphis, Tennessee's EVERY MOTHER'S NIGHTMARE recently announced that they are recording a new album but that hasn't stopped them from continuing to promote their back catalog. The band and their label have just released another new video for the track 'Pray' from the 2018 reissue 'Smokin' Delta Voodoo'. EMN is on the climb and a very notable resurgence since the

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  • Everclear, Sponge, and The Raskins Set For Long Island’s Masquerade Rock Music Fest

    Everclear and Sponge were responsible for countless MTV and radio hits (“Santa Monica,” “Everything to Everyone,” “Wonderful,” “Plowed,” “Molly,” “Wax Ecstatic,” etc.). And on Friday, January 17, 2020, both bands will unite for a special performance at Mulcahy’s in Wantagh, NY - as part of the Masquerade Rock Music Fest.  And what is shaping up to be great night of

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  • Danny De La Rosa Releases New Single "Acid Flame"

    Danny De La Rosa released his first single "Acid Flame" off of his debut solo album titled 12 Weekends due out early 2020. The single was co-produced with Marc Kapetan and the video for the single can be seen here. In addition to "Acid Flame," Danny is also releasing a gratuitous track titled "The Mirror." "The inspiration of Acid Flame

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  • OZZY OSBOURNE Unveils Video For "Under The Graveyard"

    For his new video for the #1 rock track "Under The Graveyard," OZZY OSBOURNE reteamed with acclaimed film director, screenwriter and music video director Jonas Akerlund (who worked with OSBOURNE on videos for "Let Me Hear You Scream" and "Gets Me Through"). Watch the video here. The semi-autobiographical video was recently filmed in Los Angeles and features actors Jack Kilmer

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  • Donnie Vie Releases Video For Latest Single, ‘Beautiful Things’

    Original songwriter/lead vocalist of Enuff Z’Nuff, Donnie Vie, released his latest solo album, ‘Beautiful Things,’ on June 7th via Deko Music on CD/LP/Digital, with the first single "I Could Save The World" out on May 24th. The album also features special guests Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big), Roger Joseph Manning Jr. (Jellyfish) and Mike LePond (Symphony X).   There are limited edition

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  • ZAPPA FAMILY TRUST Teams With Rowdy Sprout For A Few Limited-Edition Zappa Items

    The ZAPPA FAMILY TRUST has teamed with Rowdy Sprout children's clothing line for a few limited-edition Zappa items. The initial product launch, pegged to the holiday season, includes a Frank Zappa Raglan Tee and a Frank Zappa Raglan Onesie. With the iconic Frank Zappa image and logo, both are currently available online at Zappa.com in the kids section of apparel

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  • SYMPHONY X Announce 25th Anniversary North American Tour With PRIMAL FEAR And FIREWIND!

    New Jersey’s progressive metal masters, SYMPHONY X, are proud to announce their "25th Anniversary North American tour 2020"! The 28 date trek will kick off in Englewood, NJ on May 14th and make stops in Montreal, Cleveland and Austin before concluding on June 17th at The Masquerade in Atlanta. Joining the band as openers are PRIMAL FEAR and FIREWIND! SYMPHONY

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  • Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor Create Special Film to Send Christmas Message to Fans

    Queen icons Brian May and Roger Taylor today posted their personal Christmas messages to fans worldwide with the gift of a new specially created animation film for the band’s “Thank God It’s Christmas” track originally released in November 1984. Brian and Roger’s Christmas messages can be seen at: https://www.instagram.com/brianmayforreal https://www.instagram.com/rogertaylorofficial “Thank God It’s Christmas” was a rare song writing collaboration

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  • Knotfest At Sea On Sale Now

    Friday December 13th 2019 - The inaugural KNOTFEST AT SEA, part of the music and lifestyle phenomenon created by multi-platinum, genre defining metal band, SLIPKNOT, goes on sale to the general public today from KnotfestAtSea.com. Furthering the global expansion of the KNOTFEST experience, the inaugural voyage of the KNOTFEST AT SEA cruise will set sail from Barcelona on August 10th

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  • Stone Sour 'Hello, You Bastards: Live In Reno' Out Now

    Friday, December 13th, 2019 - Internationally acclaimed, Grammy nominated rock five-piece, STONE SOUR have released their first official live album; ‘Hello, You Bastards: Live In Reno’ out now via Cooking Vinyl. Find the album here. STONE SOUR shared the official live video for 'Whiplash Pants' taken from 'Hello, You Bastards: Live In Reno' earlier this week. Watch the video below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIF1PpaAJ34&feature=youtu.be

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  • METAL ALLEGIANCE Announce New Special Guests, WWE Superstar Erick Rowan as Guest MC And...

    On January 16th, METAL ALLEGIANCE will assemble at The House Of Blues Anaheim for their annual winter assault. Today, the band announced WWE Superstar Erick Rowan as the guest MC for the epic night which includes the addition of Dave Lombardo (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, DAVID CROSS, THE MISFITS, ex-SLAYER), Dave Davidson (REVOCATION), Jeff Loomis & Alissa White Gluz (ARCH ENEMY) and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (THE MISFITS). Joining the show as direct support is EXMORTUS with openers WEAPONS OF ANEW and TRAUMA. This marks the bands sixth

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  • KISS Legend Tommy Thayer Limited-Edition 'Epiphone Electric Blue Les Paul Outfit' Available Worldwide Now

    Epiphone, the leader in affordable professional instruments presents the fourth Epiphone signature guitar from KISS legend, Tommy “Spaceman” Thayer. The new, limited-edition Tommy Thayer Electric Blue Les Paul Outfit features a unique Electric Blue finish with mirrored pickguard, Seymour Duncan™ JB Humbuckers, and Grover™ Rotomatic tuners. All previous guitar collaborations with Tommy and Epiphone have completely sold out. The Epiphone

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  • Hard Rock Veterans LIFE OF AGONY Begin Tour Next Week Supporting...

    Following a killer European tour, hard-rock and crossover metal veterans LIFE OF AGONY have returned to tour North America for a run of shows in December. The group will be joined by fellow New York metal renegades Despyre. The tour kicks off December 11th in New Bedford, MA and wraps on December 21st in Sayreville, NJ. LIFE OF AGONY's sixth studio album, The Sound

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  • Coheed and Cambria Adds Thrice, Power Trip, Sheer Mag and More to Inaugural SS Neverender Cruise

    “Is it the dreams that make us real?” Progressive rock icons Coheed and Cambria continue to create new career benchmarks for themselves. This is showcased in their recent partnership with Sixthman to create an immersive festival at sea that brings their audience closer than ever before in their 19-year history. The band plans to perform early songs and deep cuts

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  • PRONG’s “Age of Defiance” EP Out Now on SPV/Steamhammer

    American power trio PRONG has released with "Age Of Defiance" a new EP featuring two brand-new studio recordings and three live cuts. The new 5-track EP opens with the title song ‘Age Of Defiance’, which Tommy Victor describes as “pretty unusual for Prong”. “It’s extremely powerful, with a great groove, haunting chorus, everything’s fresh and contemporary.” According to the Prong mastermind, the second studio number ‘End Of Sanity’ is “a thrash/hardcore/crossover

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  • Metal Icon Don Dokken Steps Into The Spotlight On This Superb Solo Album Solitary

    He’s the voice behind multi-platinum selling albums and heavy metal classics such as “Breaking The Chains,” “In My Dreams,” “Dream Warriors” and many more! But for the aptly named album Solitary, Dokken vocalist Don Dokken strips away the metal trappings and takes center stage as a singular creative force on this acoustic album that includes both original songs and imaginative reworkings

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  • SONS OF APOLLO - Live! At The Roxy with Tony MacAlpine & Schiermann

    The Sunset Boulevard landmark Roxy Theater has been witness to many a performance of mythical proportion.  Ancient Roman and Greek amphitheaters were places where stories of mythology were portioned out to the populous.  One can imagine the thinkers, dignitaries and fellow performers of the day gathering to partake of the cultural impartations of the comedians and tragedians.  On Saturday, January

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  • BAD WOLVES Join Disturbed On the Road and Celebrate 4th Consecutive #1

    Global rock sensation Bad Wolves are proud to announce a summer 2020 tour that will bring the band to major markets throughout the U.S. Bad Wolves will hit the road on Disturbed’s “The Sickness” - 20th Anniversary tour with other special guests, Staind, on July 15th in Maryland Heights, MO at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. The tour will run through September

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  • METAL ALLEGIANCE - Live! at House Of Blues NAMM 2020

    There is an annual music industry pilgrimage to Anaheim, California.  A chance for insiders to get a peek behind the curtain if you will, at all the equipment, instruments, gadgets and numerous other items with which one can conduct the business and pleasure of creating music.  That little get together is known as NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants, in case you thought

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  • 5th Annual Ronnie Montrose Remembered Rocks It Out During NAMM 2020

    Show promoter and former Montrose singer, Keith St. John, once again takes on the star-studded Ronnie Montrose Remembered concert and jam during NAMM week 2020 at its new venue the M3 Live, just a few blocks from the Anaheim Convention Center. On Friday, January 17 thousands of Montrose fans packed into M3 Live for a night of music and remembrances

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  • Dimebash 2020 Wraps With Sold-Out Crowd

    Dave Grohl, members of Anthrax, Lita Ford, Cypress Hill’s Sen Dog, members of In This Moment, Chris Broderick, BMX legend Rick Thorne, and Sebastian Bach were among dozens of musicians who came together at Dimebash 2020 to pay tribute to "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, the late co-founder and guitarist of Pantera and Damageplan, in front of a sold-out house at The

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  • Flogging Molly’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival Announced - at The Hollywood Palladium

    The 2020 edition of Flogging Molly’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival Presented by KLOS 95.5 on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 will feature the legendary Celtic punk band headlining the Hollywood Palladium once again for the band’s 6th annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Joining them will be Mad Caddies and Street Dogs to kick off the show that will be Sponsored

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  • Bad Wolves Release "Sober" Video (watch)

    Global rock sensation Bad Wolves release the official video for the hit track, “Sober,” from their sophomore album, N.A.T.I.O.N, out now, via Better Noise Music.  The release of “Sober,” defined the direction of not just the band as a whole, but of vocalist Tommy Vext himself. The song’s powerful, somber melodic undertones set the stage for Vext’s story of ruinous

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  • Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund Will Commemorate 10th Anniversary of Dio’s Passing with Gala

    The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the late rock music legend, will commemorate the 10th anniversary of his passing and the formation of the charity with an Awards Gala on February 20, 2020. The Awards Gala will take place at The Avalon in Los Angeles and will recognize honorees who have played a role

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  • Ronnie Montrose Remembered: A NAMM 2020 All-Star 5 Year Commemorative Anniversary Concert Announced

    Iconic American rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose will be saluted by a stellar rock star line-up whose own careers were influenced by the legendary and powerful Montrose sound at Ronnie Montrose Remembered  — one of the most talked about shows of NAMM 2020. This celebratory concert highlighting Montrose’s career will feature his greatest hits from early Montrose, Edgar Winter, Van Morrison, Gamma and more PERFORMED BY AN ICONIC

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  • 2020 Metal Hall of Fame Gala to be Filmed for Amazon Prime Original Film

    The Metal Hall of Fame has announced that the 2020 Annual Metal Hall of Fame Celebrity Charity Gala will be filmed live and will air on Amazon Prime. Hard rock and heavy metal fans in attendance will be featured in the filming, which will take place on January 15 at the Marriott Delta Garden Grove in Anaheim, CA. The world

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  • Platinum-Selling Rockers BULLETBOYS Reunite for 2020

    The original platinum-selling BULLETBOYS lineup, featuring Marq Torien, Mick Sweda, Lonnie Vencent and Jimmy D’Anda, is returning in 2020! The hard rockers will kick off the reunion with a hometown gig on December 30 at their old haunt, the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood. Aside from one show in 2011, this original lineup has not performed together since

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  • Update: $25,000 Reward From OZZY OSBOURNE Remains For Return Of All Stolen Randy Rhoads Items

    Following a Thanksgiving burglary of a variety of historical Randy Rhoads instruments and memorabilia, OZZY OSBOURNE is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction and/or return of the remaining missing items. The reward will be disbursed upon the return of all the missing items. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer

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  • LIZZY BORDEN - Live! At The Whisky

    Lizzy Borden is one of the numerous Los Angeles based metal bands that rose to prominence in the mid 1980's only to be knocked off that perch by the grunge scene in the early 1990's.  However, you wouldn't expect a band that took its name from an infamous accused ax murderer to stay permanently derailed by a slight change of public musical

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