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Last updated on November 21, 2017 at 1:05 AM ET

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Brian Johnson Pays Tribute To Malcolm Young

Former AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson shares the below tribute to his late former bandmate, Malcolm Young, who died past weekend. Young was a co-founding member of the band and performed with AC/DC until 2014, when a struggle with dementia led to his early retirement from the group.

Says Brian Johnson via brianjohnsonracing.com:

"For 32 years we stood side by side on stage
I am saddened by the passing of my friend Malcolm Young, I can’t believe he’s gone.
We had such great times on the road.

I was always aware that he was a genius on guitar, his riffs have become legend, as has he.
I send out my love and sympathy to his wife Linda, his children Cara and Ross,
and Angus, who will all be devastated…. as we all are. More...

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Alterbeast Releasing New Album "Feast" In February

Alterbeast's new album, “Feast“ has been scheduled for a February 23rd release date, via Unique Leader Records. The album was engineered and mixed by Zack Ohren (Immolation, Fallujah) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA. Guitarist Andrew Lamb states of the outing, which features also studio drums from current Trivium drummer Alex Bent:

“I’ve never been more proud of a record then I am with Feast. We poured our hearts, souls, hate, and malice into this album, and I think it really shows. With the addition of Michael’s ‘take no prisoners’ vocals, and Alex Bent‘s ‘Beast-Mode’ style drumming; Feast is hands down our best album yet, and it will remind everyone that Wolftang Clan ain’t nothin’ to fuck with.”


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Carach Angren Announce European Tour

Carach Angren, Rotting Christ and Svart Crown will make their way across Europe early in the new year, playing the following run of shows:

01/26 Essen, GER – Turock
01/27 Utrecht, NET – De Helling
01/28 Hamburg, GER – Kultur Palast
01/29 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
01/30 Berlin, GER – Musick & Frieden
01/31 Katowice, POL – Mega Club
02/01 Praha, CZE – Futurum
02/02 Glauchau, GER – Alte Spinnerei
02/03 Mannheim, GER – MS Connection Complex
02/04 Paris, FRA – Le Petit Bain
02/05 Nantes, FRA – Ferrailleur
02/06 Lyon, FRA – CCO
02/07 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 3
02/08 Gijon, SPA – Acapulco
02/09 Lisbon, POR – RCA Club
02/10 Porto, POR – Hard Club
02/11 Madrid, SPA – Caracol
02/12 Marseille, FRA – Jas Rod
02/13 Brescia, ITA – Circolo Colony
02/14 Munchen, GER – Backstage
02/15 Wien, AUT – Szene
02/16 Wil, SWI – Gare De Lion
02/17 Veghel, NET – Veghel Black Fest
02/18 Vosselaar, BEL – Biebob

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Get In The Mood For Thanksgiving With Psychostick

Psychostick spoof Slipknot‘s b-side track “Get This” in their new Thanksgiving video, “Give Thanks Or Die“. Get in the mood for Thanksgiving below:




The band are currently out on "The VelociTurkeySaurus Rex Tour" with Arsonists Get All The Girls, Kissing Candice etc. Check out all remaining dates below: More...

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New Clip From Upcoming "Dimevision Vol 2" Posted

A new clip has been released from the new Dimebag Darrell Abbott home video DVD/CD set, “Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over“, which will arrive in stores on November 24th.

Check it out below.

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Sumac Teasing Upcoming Album With Keiji Haino

Sumac are teasing their upcoming collaborative album with Keiji Haino below. Titled “American Dollar Bill – Keep Facing Sideways, You’re Too Hideous To Look At Face On“, Thrill Jockey will release the album on February 23rd.

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Ex-Black Sabbath Bill Ward Hospitalized

Ex-Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward was recently hospitalized with a heart issue which has forced him to cancel his planned December run of West Coast shows as part of Day Of Errors in the United States. He issued the below statement on the matter:

"Hi Everyone,

It’s with great, great sadness that I must tell you I have to cancel the Day Of Errors tour dates scheduled in December. I wound up in hospital this past weekend with heart problems. I am OK and in good recovery at this time. However, I’ve never experienced this particular type of heart problem before, and due to its nature, I had to make the decision to cancel the dates. More...

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Mushroomhead To Record New Album In December

Mushroomhead are due to enter the studio on December 01st to start tracking their eighth full-length album. In other news the band are rescheduling their planned shows in Cleveland, OH and Flint, MI in order to accommodate their upcoming recording schedule offering the following:

“What up Shroom Heads!!!

Just a quick update to confirm the cancellation of Dec 23rd & Jan 6th show.
Before a bunch of you “know it all” fools start popping off at the mouth, here’s the dirt..

Skinny says… More...

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