Fear Factory Confirms New Album This Year, New Single Due out Soon

According to a new report by Metal Injection, Fear Factory’s long-awaited new album, and final release with vocalistBurton C. Bell, is due out sometime this spring. According to guitarist Dino Cazares joined Death Angel’s Ted Aguilar for an interview and said the new album should be out within the next “two or three months”. A single from the album is also expected soon. Dino recently shared some riffs off of the album via a playthrough/teaser.

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Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne) Joins Ripple Music in Artist and Repertoire Department

Music industry mogul and bassist for Ozzy Osbourne, Rob “Blasko Nicholson has joined Stoner Doom label Ripple Music as the new Executive Vice President of A&R/Special Projects! Blasko already works with Clutch, High on Fire, and Black Label Society, Liquid Death 100% Mountain Spring Water (Editor’s notes: Ghost Cult is an affiliate) and more. He has already signed hia first band to the label and more news is coming soon!

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Times of Grace Shares Anniversary Message, New Album Incoming

Times of Grace, the Rock and Metalcore project from Jesse Leach and Adam D of Killswitch Engage is celebrating ten years since the release of their debut album, Hymn of The Broken Man, today on January 18th, 2021. The band shared a video message with fans to mark the occasion. The also updated their social media profiles with a graphic touting a new album and featuring possible artwork. Check it out!

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Rage Against The Machine Responds to the Recent US Insurgency with a New Documentary

Legendary Rap Metal activists Rage Against The Machine have responded to the insurgency attack on the United States Capitol with a new documentary film. Killing In The Name is directed by The Ummah Chroma, the film details white privilege in the prism of these events, and how differently these insurgents inthe capitol were treated than African American protesters in recent times. Watch the documentary now, at RATM’S YouTube channel.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Blind Golem – A Dream Of Fantasy

There’s no talking about Blind Golem’s first full-length album without mentioning Uriah Heep. The Italians initially began as a Heep tribute band and desired to write their own music in a similar Seventies Rock style, going so far as to give the artwork that Demons and Wizards aesthetic and even getting Ken Hensley himself to record keyboards and slide guitar just months before his tragic passing. A Dream Of Fantasy (MaRaCash Records) makes for an inevitably derivative listen with that established, but it is also an undeniably infectious labor of love.

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ALBUM REVIEW: MSG – Immortal


Celebrating 50 years in the music business, legendary guitarist Michael Schenker has recruited a wide selection of different musicians on the latest release, Immortal (Nuclear Blast), a hard-edged rock album that perfectly showcases his talent and versatility. With Ronnie Romero (Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow) acting as the main singer, the vocal side is bolstered by the likes of Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), the record’s co-producer Michael Voss (Mad Max) and former Rainbow frontman Joe Lynn Turner.

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The UK Rejected a Post-Brexit Plan to Allow Musicians to Perform “Visa Free” from the EU

Despite the global pandemic destroying the livelihoods of millions of musicians and crew, the UK has rejected a proposal to allow artists to perform without paying the typically high work Visa fees. According to a report from The Independent. the policy is a direct result of Brexit and new policies springing up as a result. Many in the beleaguered music industry has fired back is calling this a “devastating blow” of them requiring permits.

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Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer Arrested for His Role During the Insurrection in The Capitol

Iced Earth leader Jon Schaffer, who has been on The FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list, has been arrested for his role in the riot and insurrection at The US Capitol, on January 6th, 2021. According to a report by Metal Sucks, Schaffer turned himself into authorities around 3 p.m. Sunday (January 17), Chris Bavender, public affairs specialist for the FBI Indianapolis Field Office, said. He resides in Columbus, Indiana. The FBI Indianapolis Field Office released the following statement regarding Schaffer’s arrest:

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Watch Linkin Park Perform “One Step Closer” on Late Night with Conan O’Brien in 2001

Linkin Park has shared a live performance video of the band performing their very first hit song “One Step Closer” on Television on January 16, 2001 on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. The band recently celebrated their debut album Hybrid Theory(Reprise Records), with Hybrid Theory: 20th Anniversary Edition. Watch the clip below.

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #556: Jesse Cannon and Eyal Levi On “Where Good Ideas Come From”

Matt welcomes back past guests Jesse Cannon and Eyal Levi to discuss creativity and other music industry topics. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #556 features Jesse Cannon and Eyal Levi on “Where Good Ideas Come From” by Steve Johnson! The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR). Continue reading