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Last updated on August 3, 2015 at 10:53 AM ET
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6 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Art of Anarchy - Scott Weiland and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thai - released a new music video for the track "Time Every Time." The song appears on the debut self-titled album, which is available via Another Century/Century Media Records.
Check out the clip here:
Melodic death/thrash metal act Nonexist, featuring Skyfire guitarist Johan Reinholdz, is streaming the new track "Throne of Scars." The song is the title track of the band's forthcoming third studio effort, which is set to drop worldwide in October 2015 via Mighty Music.
The track listing for the album is is as follows:
1. Pyroclastic Cluster Torment
2. A Promise Unfulfilled
3. The New Flesh
4. Throne of Scars
5. Before the Storm Takes Me
6. Rodents of War
7. Cathedrals Beyond
8. Enter Night Eternal
9. The Anatomy of Insanity
11. Chance of Ages/Dawn of Eternity (Massacre cover)
12. Escape to the Void (Sepultura cover)
Check out "Throne of Scars" here: More...
Germany's U.D.O. - featuring ex-Accept frontman Udo Dirkschneider - released a live clip of the track "Independence Day" (originally appearing on the 1997 album "Solid"). The clip was taken from the upcoming new live DVD/2CD set "Navy Metal Night," which was just released this past Friday via AFM Records.
The release was captured from the event on February of 2014, in which U.D.O. played a very special sold out show accompanied by the German Navy Orchestra (Marinemusikkorps Nordsee).
Check out the clip here:
California Christian metal pioneers Stryper are back to reclaim the throne in the hard rock/heavy metal world with the latest song from their upcoming 9th studio album "Fallen." The title track can be heard in the player below.
The original lineup comprised of Michael Sweet (vocals/guitars), Oz Fox (guitars), Tim Gaines (bass) and Robert Sweet (drums) return with an album of all new material showcasing the musicianship that garnered them a huge fan base in the mainstream world and the Christian market. From the opening choral refrains of "Yahweh" to the signature vocal scream at the end of "King Of Kings," it is apparent that Stryper is back with the heaviest and most inspired work to date that is scheduled for release on October 16th via Frontiers Music SRL.
"Fallen" is available for pre-order via digital retailers and can be ordered via iTunes at this location and via AmazonMP3 over here. It is also available in various physical configurations at the band's Official Website. "Fallen" was produced by vocalist Michael Sweet.
"Fallen is about Lucifer before he became Satan. It’s the story of how he got kicked out of Heaven. He tried to overthrow God and take over,” describes Michael Sweet. “The song talks about how beautiful he was. When he walked, there was music. He was the angel of worship and this incredibly powerful and beautiful being."
The track listing for Fallen is:
4. Big Screen Lies
6. Love You Like I Do
7. All Over Again
8. After Forever (Black Sabbath Cover)
9. 'Till I Get What I Need
10. Let There Be Light
11. The Calling
12. King Of Kings
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Fan-Filmed footage of Metallica taking the stage and performing "Ecstasy of Gold/Fuel" at Lollapalooza in Chicago on August 1,2015 can be seen below. The band last appeared on the Lollapalooza bill back in 1996, when it was still a traveling festival.
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Slipknot had to perform as an eight-piece last night after bassist Alessandro Venturella was rushed to hospital six songs into the set. A short clip of frontman Corey Taylor addressing the fans can be seen below:
"I’m gonna let you know what’s going on right now. I’m sorry to say that our bass player, Alex, had… Something happened. I’m not sure what happened. He’s been put into an ambulance and he’s going to the hospital right now as we speak. But I want you all to make fucking noise for him, send him some fucking love. Now, we had a choice to come back out here. We’ve had to modify some shit, but we’re gonna keep on playing for you. It’s what we want, it’s what Alex would fucking want."