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San Francisco Bay Area-based metal giants METALLICA are extending their sports partnerships by joining the San Jose Sharks on January 21, 2015 against current Stanley Cup holders the Los Angeles Kings for a night of "Metalli-hockey mayhem." The band will travel down to San Jose on January 21, 2015 for a special "Metallica Night" with the NHL's San Jose Sharks as they take on their bitter rivals, the Los Angeles Kings.
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SkullsNBonez,com is reporting that MEGADETH have a new drummer they are working with. As you may remember, Shawn Drover and Chris Broderick both abruptly left the band late last month. Video clips of Dave Ellefson jamming with the new drummer has surfaced, shot by Dave Mustain's son, Justis. Check out the clips here
Battlecross release their video for "My Vaccine" from the "War of Will" album. Check it out below...
AC/DC's new album, "Rock Or Bust", sold around 172,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 3 on The Billboard 200 chart. This marks a huge drop from the opening number of AC/DC's last CD, 2008's "Black Ice", which topped sales charts in 29 countries, including the U.S., where it sold an incredible 784,288 in its first week — marking the band's first-ever No. 1 debut on the U.S. album chart. "Black Ice" went on to sell another 270,923 units in its second week, bringing the first two weeks' sales in the U.S. to over 1 million copies. Sold exclusively at Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, and ACDC.com in the U.S., "Black Ice" quickly became the biggest-selling rock record of 2008.
"Rock Or Bust" was released on December 2. The 11-song set is AC/DC's first without guitarist Malcolm Young, who is suffering from dementia. He has been replaced by nephew Stevie Young.
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Sir Christopher Lee, the legendary actor who has been in almost 300 movies (Dracula, The Lord Of The Rings, Star Wars, etc), has released "Darkest Carol, Faithful Sing", a new collection of Christmas music put to a metallic beat. Check out the teaser below....
James Niggemeyer — the Columbus, Ohio police officer who is widely credited for saving lives in December 2004 when he entered a local nightclub without backup and killed a crazed gunman responsible for blowing away four people, including PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott — tells The Columbus Dispatch in a brand new interview that he is no longer a police officer, largely because of the emotional toll of that night. He remained on patrol for three years after Dimebag murder, but the city eventually decided, with the advice of doctors, that he shouldn't be a first responder. He was transferred to the robbery section as a detective.
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It's hard to believe that 10 years has passed since the brutal on stage murder of Dimebag Darrell at the hands of a deranged person. Not only did Dimebag Darrell lose his life that night, but so did fan Nathan Bray, club employee Erin Halk, and head of band security Jeffrey "Mayhem" Thompson. All these people will live on in our lives and memories. Below, you can watch video clips of Max Cavalera, Scott Ian, Chad Gray, Tom Maxwell and Zoltan Bathory reminisce about Dimebag Darrell, courtesy of Loudwire - As Dimebag was always fond of saying "Getcha pull!"
With the sudden and unexpected departures of Shawn Drover(drummer) and Chris Broderick (guitarist) from Megadeth, bassist Dave Ellefson has spoken. Dave was part of a online chat for the Megadeth Cyber army club members where he clarified the bands future. Get all the details here
Asked if he thinks SLIPKNOT could ever be SLIPKNOT without the masks, Taylor said: "I think in a way we could, but I don't think we'd want to. I mean, I always think back to when KISS took the makeup off back in the '80s, and I know why they did it, because they kind of hit a wall and it was time to evolve for them. But for us, the masks always evolve, for the most part, and our look always evolves, and I think because we're constantly changing, we don't feel that pressure to take them off, because we allow ourselves to roll with the times and to change with the albums. So even though I think we could, I don't think we will. Because it's not just about the masks, it's about everything."
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Online Metal Promo is proud to release "From the Underground to Above Ground Vol. 1" a FREE compilation available for download now, which features 52 bands! Get it here
Lords of the Trident are getting into the holiday spirit by giving you a free download of the "A Very Lords of the Trident Christmas!" Download here
Pastors of Muppets, a brass brand from France, does big band/brass band covers of heavy metal music. Check out their cover of Pantera's "Cemetery Gates" or Metallica's "Master of Puppets" below. If you like it, you can go here to pick up their music
Dave Lombardo has reportedly stated that he would join Megadeth if the invitation were extended to him. Get all the details here
Earlier today, KISS performed during the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the video can be seen below...