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Every Time I Die will be finishing out their current tour leg without frontman Keith Buckley, who is taking a break from the road to focus on his mental health, although the singer later revealed there were deeper issues at play within the band. The vocalist and the group both addressed what initially appears to be a brief hiatus (the tour is currently winding down), with Buckley intending to return for their upcoming holiday shows.”Caring…

Germany’s leading electronicore band Eskimo Callboy have just released a completely over the top, hysterical music video for their new gym rat anthem “Pump It” and if this doesn’t make you want to sweat it out, nothing ever will.First off, this song could not be catchier even if you pooled all of pop music’s most prominent hit makers together and locked them in a room for a year with the world’s most expensive gear. This…

August Burns Red are hitting the homestretch of their current tour leg, but they’ll play the remaining dates on the run without the services of frontman Jake Luhrs. The band cited an “emergency situation” for the singer’s absence, but revealed that he was expected to return for their “Christmas Burns Red” shows later this month.In their statement, the band revealed that Convictions vocalist Michael Felker will fill in for the remaining shows on the current…

Canadian hardcore favorites Comeback Kid enlist the mighty voice of Joe Duplantier, the singer and guitarist of French metal heavyweights Gojira, for their new song “Crossed.” Issued Friday (Dec. 3), it’s the latest single from Comeback Kid’s first studio album in five years, Heavy Steps, which arrives on Jan. 21, 2022.Could Gojira fans have ever guessed the group’s throaty frontman would moonlight on a blistering punk track from one of melodic hardcore’s most low-key influential combos? Maybe not,…

Although COVID-19 certainly doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, plenty of bands went back out on the road during 2021, including Korn. Brian “Head” Welch explained the band’s mentality behind touring during a pandemic, and while he’s aware the virus is a serious issue, he argued you still need to live your life.”It’s crazy, because it’s a serious thing. I know people — young people I even know — that have died from COVID.…

After taking a detour in 2019 with the orchestra and vocal album, Twilight Orchestra: Legacy of the Dark Lands, German power metal icons Blind Guardian are back with a music video for the new song “Deliver Us From Evil.””‘Deliver Us From Evil’ is representative of a thoroughly aggressive album,” began singer Hansi Kürsch. “I don’t want to promise too much by claiming that the upcoming long-player, that is due to be released next year, will contain…

This week, the collaborative song between Rush’s Alex Lifeson, Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello and Metallica’s Kirk Hammett finally emerged for all to hear.Previously discussed by Lifeson, the mainly instrumental track is called “I Have Seen the Way.” It’s from Morello’s new solo album, The Atlas Underground Flood, that came out on Friday (Dec. 3).Not only guitarists occupy the propulsive rock jam. Electronic dance music artist Dr. Fresch is also a part of the collaboration. Earlier this week, the EDM musician called it “the biggest collab of…

Crypto sells, but who’s HODLin? Megadeth have gotten into the cryptocurrency game, releasing their official Megacoin at an opening price of roughly $0.50.The crypto boom has turned plenty of tech-minded folks into millionaires and even billionaires, and it seems like everyone with a brand wants to join the 21st century gold rush.Megacoin doesn’t seem to have a functional use like other coins that facilitate crypto or NFT transactions, but $MEGA will allow fans to gain…

Spotify has officially unveiled their Wrapped feature for 2021 and both fans and artists have been flooding social media with their music listening and streaming stats. It’s always fun reflecting on the last year and we’ve compiled 50 rock and metal artists who have shared their Wrapped stats.For artists, Spotify recaps the number of total streams, hours listened, number of listeners and the total number of countries in which fans listened to the respective band…

As the year winds down, Billboard is revealing how artists across all genres fared on their wide array of charts, and it turned out to be a very good year for Foo Fighters, Maneskin and Bring Me the Horizon who each ended up topping some of the charts.Foo Fighters probably enjoyed the most success of any rock outfit this year, with the group topping the Rock Airplay Artists Chart that was mostly filled with alt-rock…

As the year winds down, music fans and bands are starting to reflect on the best of the year that was and Gojira’s Joe Duplantier has revealed his love for Greta Van Fleet’s early 2021 album, The Battle at Garden’s Gate.Greta Van Fleet arrived on the music scene with a lot of fanfare, initially earning praise but also receiving a significant amount of backlash over the similarities in sound to iconic ’70s rockers Led Zeppelin.…

Prior to the formation of Volbeat, singer and guitarist Michael Poulsen played death metal in the Danish band Dominus and, in a new interview, he declared his intentions to one day return to the extreme style of music that kickstarted his career.”It’s going to happen one day; I just don’t know when,” Poulsen told Finland’s Chaoszine. “It’s going to be at a time when I feel it’s the right time where I’m just inspired to do that.…

‘Tis the season to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and a whole lot of rockin’ birthdays. As you’re decorating the tree, wrapping presents and building gingerbread houses, you can see if you share a birthday with these rockers celebrating their birthdays this month.Tons of rock stars are turning a year older, and a year wiser this month from Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder to Slipknot’s Corey Taylor and also Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx. Some rockers have more candles on…

The Weekly Wire playlist is still roaring, packed with 50 new songs each week and, here, we’re recapping the Best Rock + Metal Songs of the Month for July with a mix of essential songs and choice selections from the Loudwire staff. Maybe you’ll even discover a new band that rules!The EssentialsYou know these bands and you probably heard these songs the instant they came out — midnight Spotify lurkers, we see you…Follow Loudwire’s ‘Best of the…

Who will eventually take over the bass duties for Steel Panther after the exit this year of Lexxi Foxx? You could have a say in that decision as Steel Panther have sifted through all the audition submissions and narrowed down the field of potential bassists, allowing fans to weigh in on the remaining contenders for the vacant slot in the group.The current trio of Michael Starr, Satchel and Stix Zadinia have maintained their touring without Foxx,…