Dee Snider (Ex-Twisted Sister) Premieres New Music Video “Become The Storm”

Ex-Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider premieres a music video for his new song “Become The Storm“. The cut is taken from his forthcoming album, “For The Love Of Metal“, out on July 27th via Napalm Records.

The release was produced by Hatebreed, Jasta, etc. frontman Jamey Jasta and boasts guest appearances of Lamb Of God‘s Mark Morton, Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage, etc.), Arch Enemy‘s Alissa White-Gluz, Joel Grind and Nick Bellmore of Toxic Holocaust and Kingdom Of Sorrow‘s Charlie Bellmore.

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Charlie’s Frontier Fun Town Streams New Album “In Dust We Trust”

After spending the past few weeks sharing various audio excerpts from the effort, French heavy-rock/metal five-piece Charlie’s Frontier Fun Town has finally released second full-length album “In Dust We Trust.”

You can now stream all the songs below, and pick up your own copy at various online digital outlets. The full track listing is as follows:

1. In Dust We Trust 04:00
2. Lost 04:19
3. Wildheart 03:45
4. Hell Seeds 04:45
5. Life 04:23
6. Bloodroad 05:00
7. Bottle’s Curse 05:35
8. Fossil 04:01
9. Imminent Failure 04:25
10. Drunk Over Tail 04:55
11. Endless Way 05:13
12. Back In Time 06:37

In Dust We Trust by Charlie’s Frontier Fun Town

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Metal Allegiance Releases “Dying Song” Music Video

The all-star metal cast that composes Metal Allegiance is gearing up to drop a self-titled album via Nuclear Blast this coming September 18, 2015.

Today the band reveals the offical video clip to the track “Dying Song,” featuring Phil Anselmo on vocals. Check it out below. The full album’s track listing is:

01. Gift Of Pain (Randy Blythe, Alex Skolnick, David Ellefson, Mike Portnoy, Gary Holt)
02. Let Darkness Fall (Troy Sanders, Alex Skolnick, David Ellefson, Mike Portnoy, Randy Blythe)
03. Can’t Kill The Devil (Chuck Billy, Alex Skolnick, David Ellefson, Phil Demmel, Andreas Kisser)
04. Dying Song (Phil Anselmo, Alex Skolnick, Mark Menghi, Mike Portnoy)
05. Scars (Mark Osegueda, Cristina Scabbia, Alex Skolnick, David Ellefson, Mike Portnoy)
06. Destination: Nowhere (Matthew K Heafy, Alex Skolnick, David Ellefson, Mike Portnoy)
07. Wait Until Tomorrow (Doug Pinnick, Jamey Jasta, Alex Skolnick, David Ellefson, Mike Portnoy)
08. Triangulum (Misha Mansoor, Ben Weinman, Charlie Benante, Ron “Bumblefoot“ Thal)
09. Pledge Of Allegiance (Mark Osegueda, Charlie Benante, Gary Holt, Andreas Kisser)
10. We Rock (Chris Jericho, Tim “Ripper“ Owens, Alissa White-Gluz, Chuck Billy, Steve “Zetro“ Souza)

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Thoren Posts Self-Titled EP Online

Instrumental death metal project Thoren has a self-titled release out, which can be heard in the player below. “Thoren” was mixed and mastered by Colin Marston, and the band consists of:

Anthony Lipari: Guitars and Composition
Joseph Paquette: Bass
Chris Burrows: Drum Programming

Guest solos by Charlie Shaughnessey and Bryan Baker appear on “Gwerlum” and “Cirith Ungol” respectively. The track listing is as follows:

1. Gaw Onnen 02:05
2. Gwerlum 05:15
3. Mugsh Burzum 04:08
4. Ungoliant 02:59
5. Cirith Ungol 03:58
6. Shelob 04:59

Thoren by Thoren

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Charlie Benante (Drums) – Anthrax

Being a huge ANTHRAX fan from day one, this was an honor to speak with one of my drumming influences in Charlie Benante. Q: Hey Charlie it’s Mark with SMNnews and we have an interview scheduled for now, How are you? A: I’m good! Q: You guys have a new DVD coming out A: Correct! […]

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Charlie Benante (Drums) – Anthrax

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Anthrax Drummer Charlie Benate Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

On August 18th, when Anthrax headlined the Rock Al Parquet 2014 Festival in Bogota, Colombia, the band’s drummer Charlie Benate took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – in front of more than 140,000 screaming fans. Footage can be seen below.

Mike Portnoy had challenged Charlie, and he accepted, in large part because Mike Wright, the father of his friend Brandon Wright, has had ALS for 10 years – so this was personal.

Bandmates Joey Belladonna and Frank Bello did the dousing, and afterwards Charlie nominated Philip H. Anselmo, Sepultura’s Andreas Kisser and music producer Jay Ruston, who produced Anthrax’s “Worship Music.” Anthrax’s live DVD, “Chile On Hell,” will be released on September 16th.

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When The Deadbolt Breaks Shooting New Music Video In May

Ear One Productions and Lounge SevenZeroEight Photography are casting for the second video from When The Deadbolt Breaks’ new album “Drifting Toward The Edge of the Earth,” release in October through Ear One Productions.

This May the American psychedelic doom masters will be teaming up with videographer Charlie Winthal once again to begin shooting this video. Following the success of the band’s first video for “Sleeps in Burning Hills” (available below), which was also directed by Winthal, the band is gearing up to make the follow-up a true visual spectacle for the track “The Woods Are Full Of Killers.”

Singer/guitarist Aaron Lewis states: “The video idea coincides with a photo shoot I plan to do. It will be dark, and terrifying.”

Lounge SevenZeroEight Photography is seeking four female models to appear in the video and the accompanying photo shoot. The video is a horror themed jaunt, and will feature nudity. The video shoot is being scheduled for mid May, at a location in Connecticut. Interested parties can contact: Please include a full body shot of yourself and any links to any modeling websites you have been featured on. Title the email “708 Video Shoot.”

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Oblivion Streaming “Dead Silence” Movie Theme Song Cover

Poland’s Oblivion has released a cover version of the theme song to the horror movie “Dead Silence,” originally created by Charlie Clouser. Check it out below, or hear the original after the jump for comparison.

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Gene Hoglan Filling In For Anthrax Drummer Charlie Benante

Gene ‘The Atomic Clock’ Hoglan is pulling double duty on the current Testament/Anthrax/Deaeth Angel tour filling in for Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante. The Anthrax drummer is taking a short leave from the band’s concert tour to be with his mother who is terminally ill. Hoglan commented:

“I am honoured to have been asked by Charlie to fill in for Anthrax in his time of need. We are all Metal Brethren, and this is what we do. Unite for the cause, unite for the fans, and unite for metal. Everybody on this tour has pulled together to keep this tour rollin’, everybody is kicking ass. And everyone on this tour is sending our love and respect to the Benante and Bello families. And Charlie, we can’t wait to have ya back where you belong, my man. I’m just keeping your throne warm for ya bro.”

Gene Hoglan also recently released an instructional DVD tiled “The Atomic Clock.” Available at Hoglan Industries in the U.S. and at Reversed Records in Canada, the disc showcases Hoglan’s three decades of experience of performing and recording with the world’s most well-known metal bands such as Devin Townsend, Dark Angel, Death, Dethklok, Strapping Young Lad, Testament, Zimmers Hole, and most recently Fear Factory, along with many others on his resume.

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Crimes Of Passion To Release Sophomore LP "To Die For"

U.K. hard rock/metal band Crimes of Passion will release its sophomore effort “To Die For” on February 17, 2012 through DR2 Records. The band is working with producer Charlie Bauerfiend for the release, who is best known for his production work with Blind Guardian, Helloween and HammerFall. The first single for the release will be entitled “Blown Away.”

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