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New Metallica tribute album to feature 53 artists, including many from Kentucky

Metallica have announced a new tribute album. The Metallica Blacklist is part of the band’s 30th anniversary celebration for their self-titled 1991 LP, known to most fans as the Black album. In addition to the tribute album, Metallica will also release four different CD versions of the Black album, seven LP editions, a box set and “The Black Album in Black & White” book.
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Black Sabbath fans can experience a true classic in a whole new way

“Sabotage” doesn’t get usually get the kind of love bestowed on some of Black Sabbath’s earlier albums, including 1970’s “Paranoid” and 1972’s “Vol. 4.”. Yet, the legendary heavy metal band’s sixth album — released on July 28, 1975 — is still a masterpiece in its own right, full of memorable songs that would help shape the sound of hard rock for decades to come.
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Metallica Announces 30th Anniversary Epic ‘Black Album’ Reissue

Metallica has announced the long-awaited 30th anniversary re-release of one of their most revered records — The Black Album. Remastered for ultimate sound quality, multiple formats will be hitting the physical and digital universe on September 10, 2021, and are available for pre-order now. On the epic release, Metallica says:...
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Nervosa Bassist Mia Wallace Returns to Abbath Following 2020 Split

Nervosa bassist Mia Wallace this week confirmed her return to Norwegian black metal outfit Abbath, the eponymous act formed in 2015 by former Immortal guitarist and vocalist Abbath. Last year, Wallace said she was "forced" out of the band. But on Monday (June 21), the rocker revealed she's rejoined Abbath...
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Metallica to release 'Black Album' reissue, covers album

June 22 (UPI) -- Metallica will release a special reissue of The Black Album in honor of the album's 30th anniversary. The heavy metal band will celebrate the occasion by releasing a new box set and The Metallica Blacklist, an album featuring covers of Black Album songs by over 50 artists.
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Car Seat Headrest Drop New Remixes and Covers EPs

Car Seat Headrest have released a pair of EPs, MADLO: Remixes and MADLO: Influences, as a follow-up to their 2020 album, Making a Door Less Open. MADLO: Remixes features remixes of five Making a Door Less Open tracks, with contributions coming from Superorganism (“Martin”), Scuba (“Weightlifters”), Yeule (“Deadlines”), and Dntel (“Life Worth Missing”). 1 Trait Danger, a Car Seat side-project of sorts developed by frontman Will Toledo and drummer Andrew Katz, also turned in a remix of “Martin.”
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Geese Flex Their DIY Sound With The Rowdy Debut Single ‘Disco’

Brooklyn-based five-piece group Geese are breaking out on the post-punk scene as the newest signees of Partisan Records. Joining the likes of Idles, Fontaines DC, and Laura Marling on the label’s roaster, Geese showcase their DIY sensibilities with the rowdy debut single “Disco.”. The band, comprised of a group of...
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FEAR FACTORY's DINO CAZARES: 'Demanufacture' Is 'A Classic Record That Stood The Test Of Time'

In a new interview with Cuartel Del Metal, FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares reflected on the band's classic second album "Demanufacture", which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2020. Asked what the initial response to the record was from the fans and the critics, Dino said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Some people didn't realize that it was real. Some people thought it was electronic drums — programmed drums. Some people thought my guitars were sampled. Because it was such a tight record, it was so mechanical sounding in some ways, so people thought it wasn't real. I was very happy that I was able to create a sound that people still admire today; people still love it today. Some people are still influenced today by that record. It was a milestone in the band's career, and it was something that we created that, I think, defined the genre of industrial metal. Sure, you had bands like MINISTRY and GODFLESH and stuff like that, but I think that FEAR FACTORY took it to another level. We combined a lot of elements that maybe other people weren't doing. I think one of the main things also was the production of the record. The mixing of the record definitely took it to a new level. When Rhys Fulber and Greg Reely mixed the record, it was mindblowing, that it set the standard for that type of music. The vocals alone inspired a generation of musicians to come, vocalists to come. Syncopated guitars and drums… A lot of people were saying, 'Well, MESHUGGAH made that popular.' Yeah, MESHUGGAH didn't make it popular till much later. FEAR FACTORY at that time was a much bigger band. We were the only band, really, at the time that was really popularizing that style with the syncopated guitars and drums. So, yeah, I feel very lucky that I made a classic record that stood the test of time."
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Metallica Announce 53-Song “Black Album” Covers Album With St. Vincent, Phoebe Bridgers, J Balvin, & More

Metallica’s fifth LP, the self-titled “Black Album,” marked the band’s crossover from ’80s thrash heroes to ’90s rock radio gods. Ahead of its 30th anniversary this August, the band just announced two major commemorative releases. One is your standard expanded reissue/remaster situation, available in various formats including a behemoth box set with 6 LPs, 14 CDs, and 6 DVDs. The other is a covers collection called The Metallica Blacklist featuring 53 artists’ take on “Black Album” songs.
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Korn's Fieldy Skipping Summer Tour To 'Heal' From 'Bad Habits'

Korn bass player Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu has announced that they will not be taking part in the band's upcoming summer tour because is "some time off to heal" after falling back into some of his bad habits. He had this to say,"To all Korn fans worldwide, the past 6 years...
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What happened to Jimi Hendrix's Monterey Stratocaster?

It's probably the most iconic image of Jimi Hendrix, kneeling in ritual over a sacrificial Stratocaster, beckoning the flames upward and pausing only to squirt more Ronson lighter fuel onto the pickguard ablaze. In an era when oneupmanship and headlines were sometimes more important than musicianship, Hendrix was looking for...
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Metallica Unveil Huge Black Album Box Set, Tribute Album and Book

Metallica have announced a reissue of their 1991 self-titled LP, better known as the Black Album. The remastered edition will be available on Sept. 10 in a variety of formats, including a limited-edition Deluxe Box Set containing more than 24 hours of live material, demos, rough mixes and interviews on 14 CDs, five DVDs and five LPs. (The concert material is drawn from different shows than the ones featured on 1993's Live Shit: Binge and Purge box set.)
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Low announce new album ‘HEY WHAT’ & 2022 tour (stream “Days Like These”)

Pre-order the "Loser Edition" of 'HEY WHAT,' which comes on crystal clear vinyl, from the BrooklynVegan shop. We knew Low had a new album on the way, and now they've announced details. The album is called HEY WHAT and will be out September 10 via Sub Pop. It's the band's 13th long-player and third in a row with BJ Burton who worked on 2018's amazing Double Negative and 2015's also great Ones and Sixes.
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Exclusive Full Album Premiere: Kollapse’s Sult

Have Denmark’s Kollapse figured out the secret to building sonic psychic tunnels directly into their listeners’ minds? Listening to the sludgey post-metal trio’s sophomore album, Sult, the word “ravenous” kept popping into our minds… and that was before we consciously knew that the album’s title is the Danish word for “hunger.”
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Female Punk Rockers The Go-Go’s Announce 2021/2022 U.S. Tour Dates

In anticipation of the trailblazing band’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this October, The Go-Go’s announced today they will be back on the road and for fans of the new wave/pop-meets-punk rockers, this is fantastic news!. Rooted in the early L.A. punk scene, Belinda Carlisle (lead...
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LIGHT THE TORCH

Seldom has a name change made such a difference. Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) re-emerged from a five-year hiatus to unveil THE DEVIL YOU KNOW's 2014 debut album "The Beauty of Destruction", and sensible folk rejoiced, not least because one of the few truly great voices of metal's post-millennial surge was back and sounding better than ever. In truth, however, neither that record nor its solid follow-up (2015's "They Bleed Red") seemed to make best use of the Ohio man's talents. Everything finally clicked when the band became LIGHT THE TORCH, seemingly inspired by a shift in musical direction. Gone were the trappings of metalcore and other 21st century metallic fads, replaced by exactly the kind of huge, memorable metal songs to which Jones's voice is so gloriously suited. The redubbed crew's debut, "Revival", was an absolute joy, as guitarist Francesco Artusato's endless supply of catchy but crushing riffs underpinned the former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman's finest vocal performance yet. No wheels were being reinvented, of course, but it was undeniably great to hear Jones soar.
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QUEEN's BRIAN MAY To Reissue Debut Solo Album

"Anybody fancy a season of BM re-releases with lots of juicy extras?" asked Brian May through his Instagram feed in 2020. "We're working on a plan!!!" The first stage of that plan comes to fruition now, with the long-awaited reissue of the legendary QUEEN guitarist's superlative debut solo album. Almost 30 years on from its initial release, "Back To The Light" stands as an intimate and expansive testament to the talent and tenacity of one of the foremost guitarists and songwriters of his generation.
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The Forms announce Steve Albini-recorded first album in 10 years, share “Southern Ocean”

The Forms have been one of the more underrated bands in NYC since forming back in 2003, and though they've been pretty quiet recently, they just announced their first album in 10 years. (Their last release was 2011's Derealization EP, which features a collaboration with The National's Matt Berninger.) The new album was made with Steve Albini, who also helmed the band's first two albums, but first single "Southern Ocean" is a clear departure from the bare-bones guitar rock of The Forms' last Albini collaboration. This is a poppy, upbeat song powered by synths and drum machines, but still with that unique Forms flavor. Check it out below.
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Shadows Fall Announce December Reunion Show With Unearth, Darkest Hour, Etc.

Shadows Fall have officially announced their previously teased reunion show will take place at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on December 18th. The band will share the stage with Unearth, Darkest Hour, Within The Ruins, Sworn Enemy and Carnivora at that show. Shadows Fall frontman Brian Fair said of this...