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Guns N' Roses Beef Up Security For Irish Concert

Ireland's national police service, Garda Siochana, have announced that they are stepping up security for the upcoming Guns N' Roses concert at the Slane Castle in the wake of the terrorist bombing in Manchester.

Saturday night's concert (May 27th) will mark the return of Guns N' Roses to the venue after 25 years, they played there in May of 1992. 80,000 tickets for the show were sold out within 24 hours of going on sale. The show will also feature support from Royal Blood, Mark Lanegan and Otherkin.

A police spokesperson released the following statement about the security for the show (via The Irish Sun), "An Garda Siochana will have over 400 members on duty, including specialist units, who will be supported by an additional 1,200 security/stewards provided by licensed security companies together with a full complement of doctors and medical teams, including an on-site hospital along with five first aid posts.

"The Event Control Management Team overseeing this event have over 25 years experience within their fields of expertise. Please co-operate fully with gardai and stewards and follow any loudspeaker announcements as this will help ensure the safety and enjoyment for all concerned."

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Of Mice & Men Release Second Post Austin Carlile Song

Of Mice & Men have released a music video for their brand new single "Back To Me". The song is the second track that band has issued that features bassist Aaron Pauley taking over lead vocals for the departed Austin Carlile.

Carlile was forced to leave the group late last year over health issues. The new music video feature footage from the band's performances at several music festivals including Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Fort Rock and Las Rageous.

Pauley says that the new song "is hugely about a fire, a passion that's inside you to do it. I think lyrically when it says 'Maybe I can light the way back to me' its almost like maybe if I can harness this passion I can find my way back to myself. The way that I was before this loss, the way that I was when I felt like I was stronger." Watch the video here.

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Iron Maiden Vow To Finish UK Tour Despite Terrorist Attack

Metal legends Iron Maiden have reassured fans that they still plan to play the final three shows of their current U.K. this week despite the terrorist bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday night (May 22).

The band posted the following message on their social media on Tuesday "We are shocked by last night's terrible events at the Manchester Arena. Our thoughts go out to everyone affected.

"We can advise fans that our last three UK shows in Cardiff and at London's O2 will proceed as planned. Of course any extra means to ensure fan safety are being examined with the relevant authorities." Read more here.

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Stone Sour Release New Music Video, Add Headline Dates

Stone Sour have released a brand new music video for their track "Song #3". The single comes from the Corey Taylor fronted group's forthcoming album.

The new record, which will be entitled "Hydrograd", was produced by Jay Ruston and recorded at the Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, CA, is scheduled to hit stores on June 30th.

The new video was directed by Ryan Valdez and "Song #3" is the second lead single released from the new album, following the first track "Fabuless" Watch the new video here.

The band has also just announced some new European headline dates for their 'Hydrograd World Tour' which follows their upcoming North American tour with Korn that is set to launch on June 16th. See the dates here.

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Incubus Tribute Chris Cornell With 'Black Hole Sun' Performance

(Radio.com) Incubus paid homage to Chris Cornell with a powerful version Soundgarden's 1994 fan favorite, "Black Hole Sun" during their KROQ Weenie Roast Y Fiesta set at Stub Hub Center in Carson, CA this past weekend.

The tribute was the final song in their set. The open air stadium was packed with more than 25,000 attendees, clearly floored by the performance. "All night tonight my thoughts with my brother Chris Cornell," said Boyd. He is one of three people that made me want to be a singer. He taught me how to be heavy and look for beauty at the same time. He was a huge influence on me and he was a huge influence on our band and so many other bands here tonight. So, I just wanted to say to Chris, I love you wherever you are. We will never forget you."

Boyd then beckoned Cage The Elephant's Matthew Schultz to join him on stage for what would be a powerful duet. The Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman was found dead in his hotel room at the MGM Grand Detroit Wednesday (May 17) night. He was 52 years old. Watch video of the tribute here.

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Cavalera Conspiracy Launch Video Diary Series For New Album

Cavalera Conspiracy, the band lead by former Sepultura stars Max and Iggor Cavalera, have launched a new online video documentary series for the making of their new studio album.

The brothers are currently working on the new studio effort at a recording studio in Phoenix, Arizona and are expecting to release the album sometime this fall.

They are giving fans an inside look at the making of the record via their newly launched 'The Conspiracy Diaries' video series. Check out the first episode of the series here.

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Mastodon To Rock Late Night TV This Week

(hennemusic) Mastodon have announced that they will performing on this TBS' late night program, Conan, this Thursday, May 25th in support of their seventh album, "Emperor Of Sand.".

The appearance comes just days after the Atlanta outfit wrapped up a spring tour of North America promoting the album. Recorded with producer Brendan O'Brien at the Quarry in Kennesaw, GA last year, the set delivered Mastodon their third US Top 10 when it debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 with opening week sales of 43,000, including 41,000 in traditional album sales.

The group previously landed 2014's "Once More 'Round The Sun" at No. 6 and 2011's "The Hunter" at No. 10. In its opening week, "Emperor Of Sand" was also the top-selling album in the US and it debuted in the Top 10 in several other countries, as well. Read more here.

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Rob Zombie Releasing Live Performance Of Classic White Zombie Album

(hennemusic) Rob Zombie will release a 2016 performance of a 1995 White Zombie album in its entirety later this year. The rocker delivered "Astro-Creep: 2000 - Songs Of Love, Destruction And Other Synthetic Delusions Of The Electric Head" live in full at Chicago's Riot Fest last September.

Zombie revealed the news to fans via Instagram, writing, "Mixing Astro-Creep live album with @zeussproducer" alongside an audio preview from the studio.

"Astro-Creep: 2000" was the fourth and final studio album by the band Zombie co-founded in New York in 1985 with his girlfriend at the time, bassist Sean Yseult.

Aided by success of the single, "More Human Than Human", the group's best-selling record peaked at No. 6 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to US sales of more than 2 million copies. Read more and see the Instagram preview here.

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Special Big Star Compilation Coming Next Month

(Conqueroo) Stax Records will be celebrating the music of the acclaimed group Big Star with the release of a new 16-track compilation album on June 16th as a 2-LP, 45 rpm album housed in a gatefold jacket, as well as on CD and digitally.

We were sent the following details: The collection spans all three of the influential band's LPs (1972's #1 Record, 1974's Radio City and Third, released after the group disbanded, in the late '70s), and features rare edits of some of their most popular songs.

Liner notes from Grammy Award-winning writer and director Robert Gordon, plus an introduction by the sole surviving Big Star member, drummer Jody Stephens, round out the package. Read more here.

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The Kentucky Headhunters Add New Leg To On Safari Tour

Southern rockers The Kentucky Headhunters have announced that they have added a new U.K. leg this fall to their current tour efforts in support of their 2016 album "On Safari."

The U.K. trek will follow the band's current North American summer dates and will feature support from Bad Touch. The eight show tour is set to kick off on October 2nd in Bilston.

Kentucky Headhunters's Richard Young had this to say, "We first met Bad Touch when they were chosen as our support act after my son John Fred Young's band, Black Stone Cherry, convinced us to do our first-ever U.K. tour in 2016. In a mere week of touring, the Headhunter's and Bad Touch became like a band of brothers." Read more and see all of their upcoming dates here.

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The String Cheese Incident Release 'My One & Only' Video

The String Cheese Incident have released a "mixed-media" video for their song "My One & Only." The song comes from the group's recently released album "Believe."

The video's creator Jason Denton from Solar Cabin had the following to say about the new clip, "We incorporated video, animation and hand drawn elements to take the viewer on a journey whilst longing for a loved one. Feeling their presence no matter how far apart." Watch it here.

The band has also lined up a number of live performances this summer to promote the new album including some music festival appearances as well as a two night stand at the Chastain Park Amphitheatre and three nights at the iconic Red Rocks. See the dates here.

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Davey Suicide Release 'No Angel' Music Video

(HRP) Davey Suicide have released a brand new music video for their track "No Angel." The song comes from their recently released third full-length album "Made From Fire/"

"When Needlz and I finished writing this track, we knew we had something special here," explains Davey. "I can't tell you how many times I've lived through these lyrics and fought this battle inside my head."

Hailing from "Unholywood Killafornia," the band consists of Davey on vocals, Niko Gemini on guitar, Drayven Davidson on drums, Needlz as the "keyboardist/audio terrorist," and Derek Obscura on bass.

The video was directed and edited by Vicente Cordero, while Charles Kallaghan Masabo and band member Needlz co-produced it. Watch the clip here.

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Metallica Release Live 'Fuel' Video

(hennemusic) Metallica have released professional video footage of their May 19th performance of their 1997 single, "Fuel", at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA as part of their current North American tour.

The tune was the third single from their seventh album, "Reload", which debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to US sales of more than 4 million copies.

The Foxborough date marked the fifth of six shows in the first two weeks of a North American trek in support of 2016's "Hardwired…To Self-Destruct."

Launched in Baltimore, MD on May 10, the trek was previewed with a live stream of the group's final rehearsal before about 300 MetClub fan members via Facebook Live from the city. Watch the video here.

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Divinity Streaming Their New Album 'The Immortalist' Online

Progressive death metalers Divinity have announced that they are streaming their new album "The Immortalist" in full online ahead of its official release this Friday, May 26th.

The new album features 12 tracks that include their two previous EP releases "The Immortalist, Pt. 1 - Awestruck" and "The Immortalist, Pt. 2 -Momentum" with their 3rd EP "The Immortalist Pt. 3 - Conqueror" now completed to finish off the trilogy series as one full length album.

The band had this to say, "We're very proud of our new album! Our dedication to song writing, recording and producing these 12 songs over the past 5 years has been a crazy musical journey and a huge learning experience that we will never forget. Our lyrical content and artwork is based on an original science-fiction concept story about a character who wakes up in a random field within an intricate crop circle with no memory of who he is or how he got there. The character is then thrown into a crazy adventure and eventually learns who he is and how to become immortal. There's so much more to the story but we don't want to give it all way just yet." Stream the full album here.

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Pink Frost Streaming New Song 'Avian'

Pink Frost have released a stream of their new track "Avian". The song comes from their group's first full length studio album in four years "New Minds", which is set to be released on June 16th.

Frontman Adam Lukas had the following to say about the forthcoming record, "There is a sentimentality or a sense of loss that permeates most of the songs.

"Whether that is the loss of truth, the ones you love, your place in the universe, or general sense of meaning in changing landscapes." Stream the song here.

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KillSET Release 'Killers in the Pit' Video

KillSET have released a music video for their new single "Killers in the Pit." The song is the lead single from the group's forthcoming studio album "S.T.F.U."

The new record is set to be released on June 23rd and was produced by Eddie Wohl (Fuel, Smile Empty Soul, ill Niño, 36 Crazyfists) and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More, ill Niño, Sepultura).

The band had the following to say about the new track, "'Killers in the Pit,' is simply a song for our fans, the Killers! It's for everyone that supports our music. It's for everyone that takes the time out of their lives to come down to our shows and tear up the place with us! It's about finding a positive and fun way to get rid of that extra energy and stress that so many people feel in their lives. We decided to drop this single first because music needs some flavor right now and we're bringing that not only with this track, but the whole 'S.T.F.U.' album! As it says in the song...let's show the world!!!" Watch the video here.

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Iration Streaming Their New Single 'Fly With Me'

Reggae-influenced alternative rocker Iration have released their brand new single "Fly With Me" ahead of their upcoming summer tour with Slightly Stoopid.

The band had this to say, "Finally! Happy to be able to offer up our new song 'Fly With Me' before the summer weather hits. This is a song inspired by the cosmos and the vastness of space and imagination. Get lost in this one."

The track debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Reggae Songs chart upon its official release this past Friday (May 19th) and the band has now released an online stream of the song here.

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Hogan's Goat Streaming First Single From New Album

(HRP) Hogan's Goat has released a stream of their new track "Sh*t Kicker." The song is the first single from the group's forthcoming self-titled album, which is set to be released on July 18th.

The new album was self-produced, mixed by Alex Gilson and Nathan Zensen at Gold Cassette and mastered by Tommy Dorsey. Drummer Wayne Michel had this to say, "You might like it, you might hate it. I don't know what you f***in' like."

Named after a tale from Scottish folklore, the band initially formed in late 2014. As the story goes, a farmer (Hogan) owned a goat rumored to have an odor said to travel miles away. The goat's been described as having patchy fur, an eye out of socket, and flies abound . For the band, this perfectly symbolized their unorthodox style, that which is anything but unnoticeable. Stream the song here.

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