Issue #152 David Ellefson

Issue: 152

Featuring: David Ellefson. Also Included Puddle of Mud, Paul Chapman Remembered, Nightwish and Much More.

Articles in the 2020 Issue

Interviews

  • PUDDLE OF MUDD's Wes Scantlin - Welcome to Galvania

    “I think the most special thing about this entire process is that I’m still alive and I’m free and I’m happy,” says Wes Scantlin, vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for Puddle of Mudd in a recent interview about life in quarantine, touring and his sixth studio album in nearly a decade Welcome to Galvania. For Scantlin it’s been an up and

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  • NIGHTWISH – The Nature of Evolution

    When you think Nightwish, terms like bombastic, grandiose and larger than life come to mind.  With nine albums covering three eras and several live releases including a movie they have to be considered one of the most successful symphonic metal bands to grace any stage. They’re known for robust stage presentation, intricate video visuals and eye popping artwork. However, this

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Reviews

  • TOKYO MOTOR FIST - Lions album review

    Tokyo Motor Fist is comprised of Ted Poley (singer of Danger Danger) and guitarist Steve Brown of Trixter, as well as drummer Chuck Burgi (Rainbow, Blue Oyster Cult, Bon Jovi) and bassist Greg Smith (Ted Nugent, Rainbow, Alice Cooper). Born from a long-standing friendship between Poley and Brown, the band has recently released their sophomore album, Lions, a pleasantly reminiscent

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  • OCEANS OF SLUMBER – Oceans of Slumber album review

    Houston prog metal band Oceans of Slumber reinstate themselves with their new self-titled album coming in September.  Vocalist Cammie Gilbert has filled their new material with loud, soulful emotion, sung and growled about color bias, oppression, musical influences and the ongoing pandemic. The rough currents started in 2013 with debut Aetherial.  With Gilbert’s arrival the band released an EP followed by two records from

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  • SEETHER - Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum - album review

    Get in everyone!  We’re going for a ride.  Seether are going to transport you back to the grunge rock era of the early 1990’s, with musical similarities to the iconic sounds of Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Foo Fighters.  Three years after releasing their highly acclaimed album Poison The Parish, the band are set to release their

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  • TONY MONTANA - Tombstone Shuffle - 20th Anniversary Reissue album review

    Tony Montana, has reissued his debut solo record from the year 2000.  No not the pile of blow snorting gangster in Scarface, the other one, the one who played bass in Great White and is now a guitarist in Jack Russell's Great White, that Tony Montana.  Not a household name, you say?  Well, maybe not, but listen to this record

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  • PUDDLE OF MUDD - Welcome to Galvania

    Although Puddle of Mudd’s singer Wes Scantlin has certainly seen his share of headlines in the last decade, it might be hard to believe that the band hasn’t put out a full-length album since 2009. Until Welcome to Galvania, that is. Although Scantlin is the only name you might recognize from the original POM days, the sound is still very

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  • ASKING ALEXANDRIA - Like A House on Fire

    Asking Alexandria released their sixth full-length album via Sumerian Records on May 15th. Despite a brief period with a different singer, the band has mostly remained intact since hitting the scene in 2008. Their sound however has most definitely evolved and matured in many ways throughout the years, which is very evident on Like A House On Fire which was

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  • PALAYE ROYALE - The Bastards

    When the clock struck midnight on the eve of the year 2020, no one knew that in a short period of time we would be entering into a new world.  This is why the latest Palaye Royale album The Bastards fits so perfectly in our own storyboard.  This is an album what needs to be heard now more than ever. 

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  • U.F.O.'s PAUL CHAPMAN Remembered - 6/9/54 - 6/9/20

    The untimely passing of Paul "Tonka" Chapman, the former UFO guitarist, on his 66th birthday has sent shock waves throughout the music world.  Perhaps no one stated it more eloquently than his daughter, Brittany Jean when she posted the following statement on his Facebook page "It is with a heavy heart writing this, today is my dad's 66th birthday. He

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  • DENNIS DeYOUNG - 26 East, Vol. 1 - Album Review

    Dennis DeYoung, formerly of Styx has released his latest solo album, 26 East, Vol.1, via Frontiers Music Srl. Named after DeYoung’s former address where Styx formed in his basement, this album is full of nostalgia, hope and that voice that is still as strong as it was when Styx began. The album description lists all the many players involved, including

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  • NIGHTWISH – Human :II: Nature

    Nightwish have cranked out record number nine gifting us with a double album of bombastic detailed compositions woven with ingredients fans have come to expect from the symphonic masters. Human :II: Nature is nine songs educational and biographical about the planetary and universal cycles of life, death and evolution.  Whether in earthly study of science or the vast, often self–indulgence

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  • HER CHARIOT AWAITS - Her Chariot Awaits

    Under the guidance of writer/producer/guitarist Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob comes a new group  called Her Chariot Awaits, featuring Ailyn, formerly of Sirenia on lead vocals. That combination, along with Jeff Thal on drums and Brian Gearty on bass melds into a fascinating combination of heavy, assertive rock and melodic, classically influenced vocals. Orlando has said that the music is

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Press Releases

  • THE DODIES Release Imaginative New Animated Video For Single "Alien"

    Garage Rock duo, THE DODIES, have released their imaginative new animated video for single "Alien" off of their debut album It’s One Hell of a Ride. "Alien" Stream/Download link: smarturl.it/TheDodiesAlien It's One Hell of a Ride Stream/Download link: smarturl.it/TheDodiesIOHOAR Please get in touch if you would like to interview the band! The Dodies - "Alien" video can be seen by clicking on the image below:

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  • ELLEFSON, Featuring Megadeth Bassist/Co-Founder David Ellefson Release Full Tracklisting For Covers LP ‘No Cover’

      ELLEFSON the eponymous solo band of Grammy-Winning Megadeth bassist/co-founder David Ellefson has announced the tentative tracklisting for NO COVER, out 10/2 on Combat Records, featuring 17+ cover songs including classic tracks from Motorhead, WASP, Def Leppard, Cheap Trick, Queen, Judas Priest, Twisted Sister, Fastway, Fight, Dead Kennedys, and more, with cover art by Melody Myers (Ellefson, Altitudes and Attitude, Escape The Fate), an homage to the legendary Def Leppard debut On Through

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  • THE FUNHOUSE COLLECTIVE Covers GOLDEN EARRING's "Twilight Zone"

    Former NEW CREATURES/JOHNATHAN CHRISTIAN co-founder Johnathan Mooney and MACHINERY OF DESIRE’s Adrian Auchrome have teamed up to form the new project THE FUNHOUSE COLLECTIVE.  The duo has announced the release of their cover of Golden Earring's classic song, "Twilight Zone."  The original song was written by Golden Earring guitarist George Kooymans who got inspiration fromRobert Ludlum book, "The Bourne Identity." Produced by Johnathan Mooney

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  • Haulix’s Music/Recovery Podcast Debuts First Season (listen)

    Haulix.com, in partnership with Heartsupport and the Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation, has released HIGH NOTES, a podcast about addiction and recovery in the music industry. The full 8-episode first season debuts today on all podcast platforms.  https://linktr.ee/highnotes "We believe that it's time for the music industry to de-stigmatize addiction and mental health struggles," host and series creator James Shotwell says.

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  • Ace Frehley Announces New Video, Single, and New LP Details (watch)

    Founding KISS guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame member Ace Frehley announces the release of Origins Vol. 2, his highly-anticipated second collection of eleven rock 'n' roll covers, due out on September 18, 2020. Today, he also releases the first single, a flawless cover of Deep Purple's 1972 hit, "Space Truckin'" available now on all streaming platforms, and as

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  • PRIMAL FEAR – Release New Single And Video "Hear Me Calling" + Metal Commando Out Now (watch)

    Today, PRIMAL FEAR are releasing their highly anticipated 13th studio album, Metal Commando. The title of the album is self-explanatory - Metal Commando contains 110% PRIMAL FEAR and is full to the brim with their signature power and energy. In celebration of the release, they also release the new single and video "Hear Me Calling". Watch the clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99wZJjZWYho&feature=youtu.be Matt Sinner comments: "The special thing about 'Hear Me Calling' is, that we

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  • The Strokes Debut New "Ode To The Mets" Video (watch)

    “BAD DECISIONS” CLIMBING TOP 10 AT ALT RADIO FIRST ALBUM IN SEVEN YEARS THE NEW ABNORMAL OUT NOW VIA CULT/RCA TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM Today, The Strokes debut a new music video for “Ode To The Mets” directed by Warren Fu, a close friend and longtime collaborator who first worked with the band in 2006. Watch/share HERE. The track is from the band’s

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  • The Georgia Thunderbolts Conjure a Timeless Spirit on Debut EP (video)

    Whether it be on the banks of the Mississippi River or deep in the heart of the English countryside, rock ‘n’ roll lives, breathes, and burns on the outskirts. Hailing from Rome, GA at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, The Georgia Thunderbolts rise up with a scorching signature style steeped in soulful southern swagger, blistering blues, and raw rock.

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  • Lacuna Coil Announces "Black Anima: Live From The Apocalypse"

      Italian gothic metal superstars LACUNA COIL announce "Black Anima: Live From The Apocalypse", an exclusive live stream featuring a full performance of Black Anima for the very first time. The once in a lifetime event will air on Friday, September 11th at 3PM EST on A-Live from the Alcatraz Club in Milan and will include songs never performed live, plus special backstage/off camera moments and more. After the success of their acclaimed 20th anniversary show

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  • DORO - Announces Worldwide Live Stream Of The Final Show Of Her Drive-In Cinema Tour (video)

    DORO Pesch is the world's first female rock-musician to rock drive-in cinemas together with her fans. In June, the Metal Queen’s first drive-in cinema show in Worms created enthusiastic fan reactions and was followed by over 600,000 people worldwide via video stream. After another successful show in Stuttgart, DORO invites her fans to Bühl on August 1st to her third and (for now) last drive-in cinema show.   There, DORO will

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  • AC/DC Back In Black 40th Anniversary Rare Video Delivered to Band's YT Channel Today (watch)

    In celebration of the 40th anniversary of AC/DC’s Back In Black album (July 25), today a rare live performance video, “You Shook Me All Night Long,” from the band’s Back In Black Tour in Tokyo in February 1981, and aired on a Japanese television program was delivered to the band’s official YouTube Channel. The video was included in the band’s

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  • “Ace Of Spades” to Enjoy Exciting Anniversary Rebirth

    Upon its release in 1980, the Ace Of Spades album was nothing short of a gamechanger for all forms of hard rock. Like lightning in a bottle, it perfectly captured everything great about hard rock, heavy metal, and punk, amped it all up to 11, and came racing out of the gates at what felt like a million miles an hour,

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  • Nuclear Blast Comic-Con@Home 2020 Exclusives Are Now Available For Purchase +Live Streams Kick Off Tomorrow

    For the first time in its 50-year history San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC), the annual pop-culture celebration, is giving people around the globe free online access to prestigious exclusives and panels that bring over 130,000 people to San Diego, California every July with the first-ever Comic-Con@Home 2020! Today marks the start of Comic-Con@Home 2020! as well as our 15th year as an exhibitor. Join us

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  • Lily Cornell Silver Debuts Mental Health Focused IGTV Series, Mind Wide Open, On Her Late Dad Chris

    Lily Cornell Silver debuted her IGTV series Mind Wide Open today, Monday, July 20, 2020 in honor of her late father's birthday. The Soundgarden/Audioslave icon, Chris Cornell, would have been 56.  For the premiere episode, Lily talks with Laura van Dernoot Lipsky who is a trauma expert/ author and is the Founder and Director of the Trauma Stewardship Institute. (https://traumastewardship.com). The

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  • Queen takes over SiriusXM

    Queen Radio Channel Launched By SiriusXM The Queen Channel will be available on the SiriusXM app in the Rock category. Channel 27 will become The Queen Channel from July 15 at 12:00 pm ET through July 21 The Queen Channel will encompass the legendary band’s sterling song craft, virtuoso musicality, outrageous glamour, and colossal spectacle, by showcasing over 40 years of musical material. The

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  • OVTLIER Premieres Official Music Video for "Who We Are"

    Rochester, NY band OVTLIER has premiered their official music video for single "Who We Are" on Alternative Press Magazine today! The video can be seen here: https://www.altpress.com/features/ovtlier-who-we-are-music-video/ "Who We Are" is about accepting the individuality of ourselves and others. Understanding that trauma, especially stemming back to childhood plays a vital role in the years to come of ones life. We

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  • Anthrax + Public Enemy + '"Bring The Noise" (video)

    ANTHRAX TAKES YOU ONE STEP FURTHER BEHIND THE SCENES WITH A BRAND NEW EPISODE FROM ITS SIX-EPISODE VIDEO SERIES FOR THE UPCOMING PERSISTENCE OF TIME 30TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION During the recording of Persistence of Time, Scott Ian suggested the band - all big Public Enemy fans - record a cover of Public Enemy's "Bring The Noise."  He loved the idea of recording a metal version

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  • Testament Vocalist Chuck Billy Lends Voice to Megaforce Records Founder Jon Zazula’s Audible Release of “Heavy Tales” Book

    Iconic Testament vocalist Chuck Billy, who graciously penned the foreword to Megaforce Records founder Jon Zazula’s Heavy Tales: The Metal. The Music. The Madness. As Lived by Jon Zazula, also lends his voice to the upcoming Audible edition’s foreword, available today in as exclusive preview. Listen to Billy’s excerpt from Heavy Tales today via Consequence of Sound’s Heavy Consequence at https://consequenceofsound.net/2020/07/chuck-billy-foreword-audible-jon-zazula-heavy-tales/

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  • VOIVOD – “The End Of Dormancy” EP Out Now; Update On Other Projects & Activities (video)

    Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD release a new 3-track 12” Vinyl and Digital EP entitled “The End Of Dormancy” today worldwide via Century Media Records.   VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin checked in with the following comment about the release but also gave a status update on all other current band activities and upcoming projects:   “It’s always a

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  • Blues Pills - Release New Single and Video "Kiss My Past Goodbye" (watch)

    BLUES PILLS will release their new album "Holy Moly!" on August, 21st via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band reveals a video for their third and new single 'Kiss My Past Goodbye' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC4VQpX0rSY Get the single digitally here: http://nblast.de/BP-KissMyPastGoodbye   Guitarist Zack Anderson comments: "'Kiss My Past Goodbye' is a song full of raw power, funky riffs, and wild drumming.  It's

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  • Morse, Portnoy, George launch video for cover of "Hymn 43"

    Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy & Randy George are returning to their Cover To Cover series of albums with ‘Cov3r To Cov3r’, the brand new third installment. Featuring their renditions of classic tracks by the likes of King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Gerry Rafferty, David Bowie & more (including their cover of ‘No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed’ featuring vocals from Yes

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  • Knotfest.com Announce Concert Streams From Jinjer and Judas Priest

    Knotfest.com has revealed the next two installments of it's weekly Concert Streaming Series. First up will be progressive, groove metal wrecking machine, Jinjer, who will be streaming their show from Melboune in 2020 on Thursday, July 9th at 2pm PT / 5pm ET / 10pm BST / 11 pm CET. Following this, on Friday July 17th, will be none other

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  • Dukes of the Orient "The Dukes Return" (listen)

    Check out the appropriately titled 'The Dukes Return' from their upcoming sophomore album, "Freakshow" (August 7, 2020).  Who's looking forward to this album? For those who don't know, Dukes of the Orient features John Payne and Erik Norlander and is melodic rock with touches of progressive rock. Certainly recommended for fans of Original Asia and sonically similar acts. Listen to the song on YT: 

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  • Asking Alexandria Release 'Antisocialist (Unplugged)'

    ASKING ALEXANDRIA, one of the most successful rock bands of their generation, have today announced the release of 'Antisocialist (Unplugged)'. This track is featured on the band's sixth full-length studio album, Like A House On Fire via Sumerian Records and the full band version of the song is currently sitting at #4 at Active Rock Radio and hit #1 on

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  • Join Us On July 3RD for our Virtual BBQ w/Five Finger Death Punch, Bad Wolves, Sevendust, CeeLo Green and more

    On a day meant to celebrate America, in a time most aren’t feeling most patriotic, FIRE FROM THE GODS is proud to present the JULY 4TH VIRTUAL BBQ as a reminder that United We Stand and Divided we will fall.  Join us as we raise funds for social justice organization, UNTIL FREEDOM, with performances and messages from some of our

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  • Neal Morse Announces New Solo Progressive Rock Concept Album ‘Sola Gratia’

    Neal Morse is pleased to announce the release of ‘Sola Gratia’, his new solo progressive rock concept album, on September 11th, 2020. Originating from a seed planted in his mind about writing a record based on the apostle Paul, ‘Sola Gratia’ quickly came together at the beginning of 2020. The album sees Neal working with long-time collaborators Mike Portnoy, Randy

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  • DEVILDRIVER Reveals Menacing Second Single "Iona" + Eerie New Music Video (watch)

    Top-charting dark groove metal originators DEVILDRIVER recently announced the highly-anticipated release of their upcoming double album, Dealing With Demons. The first volume – entitled Dealing With Demons I – drops on October 9, 2020 via Napalm Records and marks the band’s first release of new, original material since 2016’s acclaimed Trust No One. Representing the onset of a final purging of the themes that have long possessed frontman Dez Fafara and DEVILDRIVER’s music, each track

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  • In Motive Release 'Subtle Mistakes' Acoustic Video (watch)

    In Motive have released an acoustic version of track 'Subtle Mistakes' today with an accompanying music video. The band announced in September of last year the addition of their new vocalist David Escamilla (formerly of Crown The Empire 2010 - 2017) who lends his distinctively powerful vocals to the track. Watch the acoustic music video for 'Subtle Mistakes' below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_m4XLaLvlE&feature=youtu.be

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  • Seattle Rockers AVOID Drop Cover of Foo Fighters "Weenie Beenie"

    Seattle-based rockers AVOID are paying tribute to one of their favorite bands and biggest influences; hometown heroes Foo Fighters. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the grunge outfit's self-titled debut (released July 4th 1995) the rising newcomers have covered the track "Weenie Beenie" from the record. Today, the band premiered the track and accompanying music video, filmed in each member's homes

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  • STYX's TODD SUCHERMAN Releases "Ad Lib Everything" Video (watch)

    STYX drummer TODD SUCHERMAN released his highly anticipated debut solo album, LAST FLIGHT HOME, on May 2 (his 51st birthday) via Aqua Pulse Records. CDs, high-resolution audio WAV downloads, and limited-edition signed and numbered 180-gram vinyl LPs are available now on all digital outlets as well as his official website. Today, he released the fourth video from the album for

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  • SEPULTURA Welcome Phil Rind To Their SepulQuarta Sessions

    On this week's ‘Sepulquarta’ session SEPULTURA welcomes Phil Rind (SACRED REICH) who will take part in the Q&A session and perform "Inner Self" together with the band. Andreas Kisser comments: “Another brother will be with us on the next SepulQuarta talking about our friendship and the history SACRED REICH and SEPULTURA share together. He is the reason I tried out for Metallica in 1992, we have lots

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  • Former Melismatics and Soul Asylum guitarist debut as Ryan And Pony (video)

    Ryan And Pony is a brand-new project from two indie-rockers who have been kicking around the much-vaunted Minneapolis music scene for years.  Their debut album Moshi Moshi was recorded at a variety of Minneapolis studios including Flight Simulator, Flowers, Master Mix, and The Kill Room with Ryan producing. John Fields mixed and Greg Reierson mastered the album. Moshi Moshi will be available

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  • Gibson TV's “The Process” Wins 2020 Silver Telly Award For “Best Webseries: Documentary” (watch)

    GIBSON TV, the iconic, American-made guitar maker’s original, worldwide online network--features original series from the world’s best storytellers. GIBSON TV’s new series titled “THE PROCESS” is a landmark series which offers viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the physical process of guitar-making. A captivating exploration into Gibson’s crown jewel--the main Gibson USA Factory in Nashville, TN--“THE PROCESS” features in depth interviews

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  • New Book Celebrates Lesser-Known Classic Rock Songs and Artists

    “Greatest Misses: Deep Cuts and Forgotten Songs from the Shadows of Classic Rock,” a 25,000-word ebook celebrating lesser-known classic rock songs and artists, has been updated and expanded in a second edition that is now available online. The original was published in 2014. The book is written by award-winning journalist and rock music enthusiast Darren Barakat, who lives in Phoenix,

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  • ALEKHINE’S GUN SUMMONS THE INNER BEAST ON CRUSHING NEW SINGLE, “21”

    New York’s blackened, death metal juggernaut ALEKHINE’S GUN returns to the forefront of the underground metal scene with the release of an annihilating new single titled, “21,” which debuted yesterday at ConsequenceOfSound.net and is streaming now on YouTube. The song is the band’s first new material in six years, since the release of their 2014 heralded breakout EP, ...And Kings Will Fall, and will be

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  • Rock Legends Come Together to Congratulate Young Drumming Sensation JASON HARTLESS on his College Graduation

    Hard work and dedication is being recognized by members of KISS, STYX, Cheap Trick, Ringo Starr Band, Alice Cooper Band, Blue Oyster Cult, Queensryche, Mountain, Manowar, Ace Frehley Band, Warrant, Sponge, Cavo and Ted Nugent, to name just a few. These rock talents along with other music legends, entertainment industry professionals and NHL players joined in to create a congratulatory

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  • Enuff Z'nuff New Album Brainwashed Generation Out 7/10/20

    Enuff Z'nuff are set to release their new album "Brainwashed Generation," on July 10th.   Enuff Z’nuff are the living, breathing example of what a rock ‘n roll group should be. Now centered around bass player and vocalist Chip Z’nuff, Enuff Z’nuff are still delivering the band’s patented power pop melded with hard rock stylings. Their new album, “Brainwashed Generation”

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  • SEPULTURA - Welcome Roy Mayorga To Their SepulQuarta Sessions

    On this week's ‘Sepulquarta’ session SEPULTURA welcomes Roy Mayorga (STONE SOUR, HELLYEAH, SOULFLY and SEPULTURA) who will take part in the Q&A session, together with his longtime friend Derrick Green.   Derrick comments: "It will be a great pleasure to be doing a Q&A with our brother and old friend Roy Mayorga. I’ve known Roy from back in the day from living in the LES ( Lower East Side) N.Y.C.  We share

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  • BEYOND THE BLACK Releases New Single and Music Video for “Human” (watch)

    Today, symphonic metal outfit BEYOND THE BLACK presents their new single, “Humans”, off their new album, Hørizøns - out now via Napalm Records.  “Human” features an almost daunting glimpse at the future, but also symbolizes the sophistication of another modern and equally gloomy melodic rock piece. Their new singleis a flagship example of bittersweet yet strong melodies merging with dystopian narratives. Delicate guitar lines blend

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  • Tokyo Motor Fist Will Release Their Sophomore Album "Lions" on July 10th

    You don’t need to be a die-hard '80s metal fan to know that the fruits of an artistic alliance between Danger Danger singer Ted Poley and guitarist/producer Steve Brown of Trixter was going to make melodic rock fans rejoice! And in fact, when the Self-Titled debut album hit the market, that’s when the fun really started to happen! The contagious

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  • RANCID Skeletim V2 Limited Edition Throbblehead

    SHIPPING SOON! ORDER NOW Limited to 1000 hand-numbered figures We expect RANCID Skeletim V2 to arrive in just a few days and there are still some left, but not many!  This version is limited to just 1000 hand-numbered units, stands at 7" tall, and is made of a high quality polyresin.  Skeletim is rocking a studded denim jacket, black docs with white laces,

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  • Has the World Gone Mad? Check out Silvertung's New Music Video (watch)

    Silvertung released their music video for "World Gone Mad". It is the second music video to be released from their (But, At What Cost??!) album recently released through Thermal Entertainment.  The music video can be viewed here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twqelrrcGZI Speed Vincent notes “World Gone Mad” came to life in 2019. The song was written about coming together as one, instead of being separated. It wasn’t written nor

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  • Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer To Release First Book "Wicked Words And Epic Tales"

    Iced Earth founder, songwriter, guitarist and producer Jon Schaffer announces the release of his first ever book, Wicked Words and Epic Tales. The book is the debut release from Schaffer and his new publishing company Wicked Words, LLC and is the first of many original concepts planned for future release by Schaffer. Wicked Words and Epic Tales is a collection

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  • Hard Rock Band, Along Came A Spider Release New Single With Video "American Beauty" (watch)

    Ohio hard rock favorites Along Came A Spider debut "American Beauty", the next single off their upcoming third album.  The wait for experiencing the latest Along Came a Spider’s video, “American Beauty” is finally over! The band has been promoting and teasing bits of this video for months. The mastermind behind the video, including drone shots is Vince Lundi of

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  • Kansas City Emo Vets Giants Chair Release 2 Song EP (video)

    Now Streaming & Available For Pre-Order on Limited Edition Cassette; Watch "The Streets" Music Video Spartan Records has announced the release of a 2 song EP from influential midwestern emo greats Giants Chair. The two tracks "The Streets and "Featureless Horizon" were originally recorded in 2017, a few years before their recent 'PREFABYLON' LP was released last December. The EP

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  • SWITCHFOOT To Host BRO-AM 2020 Live Stream Concert On June 27th

    In 2005, after traveling the world, GRAMMY Award winning rock band SWITCHFOOT dreamed up an idea to give back to their home- town that supported them as surfers and musicians. They wanted to rally their great community encouraging everyone to "Play Your Part" by in- vesting in local kids who need a hand up. Sixteen years later, their idea has

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  • Tokyo Motor Fist "Around Midnight" (video)

    Enjoy Tokyo Motor Fist's  'Around Midnight' from the band's upcoming new album, "Lions" (July 10th). Pre-order / save and get t-shirt bundles here: https://orcd.co/lions  TMF is the band featuring Ted Poley (Danger Danger), Steve Brown (TRIXTER), Greg Smith (Ted Nugent), and Chuck Burgi (Billy Joel). "Lions" is the follow up to their self-titled debut. Watch the video for “Around Midnight”:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V12BfIIKGEc&feature=youtu.be ABOUT FRONTIERS MUSIC

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  • All-Star Modern Metal Band IMONOLITH Reveals New Quarantine Sessions Video for “The Reign”

    This week’s “Quarantine Sessions” video from Canadian all-star modern metal band IMONOLITH, “The Reign,” is now available. Watch the latest clip today, exclusively via Skulls N Bones at https://skullsnbones.com/imonolith-the-reign-premiere-from-their-self-quarantine-series-the-quarantine-sessions/. IMONOLITH’s “Quarantine Sessions” videos are released every Monday, and with “The Reign,” IMONOLITH has released playthroughs for more than half of their debut album, State of Being Each “Quarantine Session” is

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  • Dokken Announce Release Of New Single and Video For ‘No Answer’ - Taken From The Upcoming Release ‘The Lost Songs : 1978-1981’ (watch)

    “No Answer” is the second single to be taken from Dokken’s new record The Lost Songs: 1978-1981 (out 28th August, Silver Lining Music), an album which is a treasure trove of unheard tracks from the early years of one of the most celebrated bands in the history of Metal.  The Lost Songs: 1978-1981 show the crackle and craft of a hungry young Don Dokken as he embarked upon

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  • Firing All Cylinders Release "Never Broken" Music Video

    Southern California rockers Firing All Cylinders are back with a new music video for "Never Broken." The music video was directed by Matthew Upton of MUPD and edited by the band's vocalist Rix Boker. The song was recorded with Jeremy and Brandon Wolfe at Wolfie Studios in Southern California. The video rendition was filmed in Boker’s Southern California garage proving even DIY music videos can

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  • Black Veil Brides Release Re-Recorded Track 'Perfect Weapon' (video)

    Iconic hard rock outfit, Black Veil Brides, have released re-recorded track Perfect Weapon off their recently announced brand new, re-imagined, re-recorded 2020 edition of their debut album re-titled Re-Stitch These Wounds. Fans can check out the re-imagined track, Perfect Weapon, here or by clicking the image below. This new album comes in celebration of the 10th anniversary of their debut

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  • So Cal Pop-Punk/Ska/Rockers Victory Kid Debut New Single & Music Video "Stepping Out" (watch)

    Watch the video for "Steppin Out" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2KLszfKZa4&feature=youtu.be The video was directed by Adam Fynke, and stars America's Next Top Model winner Jourdan Miller, Charley Rossman (Superbad, CSI) and Claire Montgomery. Stream the single on Spotify: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/victorykid/stepping-out. Vocalist/ guitarist Harrison Nida says, “This is one of our favorite songs on the record, and we're so excited to release it. Ska

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  • Dianthus Featuring Twin Sisters Jackie & Jessica Parry Sign with Deko Entertainment & Release New Single (video)

    Dianthus is currently in the studio recording their brand new album “Realms” with producer Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Symphony X, Butcher Babies, etc.), and they will be releasing a series of singles monthly leading up to the full release tentatively due in early 2021. Jackie and Jessica had this to say about their first single ‘Realms’, “The idea

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  • Zakk Wylde Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Black Sabbath with Blistering Recreation of Sabbath's Debut Album

    Early September will see ZAKK SABBATH, the BLACK SABBATH tribute band featuring guitarist/vocalist Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne), bassist Blasko  (Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie) and drummer Joey Castillo (Danzig, Queens of the Stone Age), release their spectacular tribute to the Birmingham four, a faithful yet supercharged rendition of BLACK SABBATH's first album. Vertigo Records issued the iconic debut album on a Friday the 13th in

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  • Gilby Clarke Releases New Single ‘The Gospel Truth' (listen)

    In the world of rock, GILBY CLARKE needs no introduction. From crunching legendary chords on his beloved Gibson Guitar in the stadiums with Guns N’ Roses, to getting down into the Snakepit to with his GNR buddy Slash, gracing our TV Screens on the widely watched rock reality show Rockstar: Supernova or creating pure, heartfelt rock music as a solo artist GILBY CLARKE

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  • L.A. GUNS Release New Single ‘Well Oiled Machine’ (listen)

    Following on from the release of their single ‘Crawl’ back in April, which clocked up well over 100,000 streams on Spotify within weeks, L.A. GUNS are set to drop their next track ‘Well Oiled Machine’ on June 29, through Golden Robot Records. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOoaslyl_xQ ORDER LINK:  http://smarturl.it/Well-Oiled-Machine     Also lifted from their forthcoming album, Renegades (slated for release later this year), ‘Well Oiled Machine’ sees L.A. GUNS as just that;

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  • Dead Posey 'Malfunction EP' Out Now (video)

    Los Angeles based rock duo Dead Posey have released the official music video for 'Parasite', the first from their brand new EP, Malfunction, that was released via Sumerian Records/Position Music on Friday last week. Watch the video below. To help celebrate this release, Dead Posey will be performing live and conducting a Q&A on the SPIN Magazine Twitch channel tomorrow

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  • ODDITIES FLEA MARKET Reschedules Los Angeles Event For 2021

    ODDITIES FLEA MARKET--a one-of-a-kind experience for those of all-ages and all walks of life to peruse an endless sea of strange and unusual objects--has officially rescheduled their 2020 Los Angeles event to take place on Saturday, March 13 and Sunday, March 14, 2021 at The Globe Theatre following its previous postponement to July due to COVID-19 live event restrictions. Over

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  • Steel Panther Release Music Video From Their Boy Band Days (watch)

    Steel Panther’s Concert To Save The World Is A Global Success With Fans And Critics Alike - Future Livestreams Being Considered People know the all too famous stories of ‘N Sync, Backstreet Boys, O-Town and countless others that rose to the top of the pop charts. The one band that got away from Lou Pearlman (the man behind their success) was the little-known

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  • Grounded Due To Covid-19, Dirty Honey, with Their Australian-Based Producer, are Writing and Demoing New Music Via Zoom

    As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dirty Honey was forced to cancel travel plans to Australia in mid-March to write and record new music with producer Nick DiDia (Pearl Jam, Rage Against The Machine), but that hasn't prevented the band from figuring out a way to get it done.  Since late March, the band - Marc LaBelle/vocals, John Notto/guitar,

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