Queensryche’s TODD LA TORRE Saves Elderly Dog

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“So shines a good deed in a weary world…” – Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice Powerhouse vocal maven and humanitarian, TODD LA TORRE, while taking some time in Greece with family, sensed a non-human in need of help along his route. La Torre posted on his official Facebook page, “Didn’t know if it had a broken leg, back, hip, or just very …

Guitar Legend, JASON BECKER, Puts a Metal Face on the ACA

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Today, in the Bay Area’s Mercury News, 80’s guitar virtuoso, JASON BECKER, made stand…from his wheelchair. Becker was an 80’s up-and-coming guitar hero who wowed with the likes of Beck, Van Halen, and Malmsteen, until he started to feel a chronic pain in his leg. He was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) over 25 years ago. The condition has left …

Interview: LEATHER LEONE – Unleashed

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“Just shut up and hand me the mic.” LEATHER LEONE is a force to be reckoned with. She lives and thrives on challenge and compassion, beauty and brutality, and yet she has never compromised herself along the way. For over 30 years, her notoriety and career have been built upon her integrity — and of course, her spine-chilling vocal prowess. Chastain’s …

Interview: DANNY TUNKER – Revisited

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One of our crazy world’s most revered Death Metal axemen, DANNY TUNKER, celebrated a birthday recently. While ALKALOID is currently holed up at Hannes Grossmann’s Mordor Sounds studio, working on their anticipated sophomore follow-up to their ground-breaking debut, The Malkuth Grimoire, The Black Siren dug into the memory files to pull up one of our favorite interviews with the man during …

Gene Who?

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  Gene Simmons earned his notoriety in costume and theatrics, with some notable songs. As of late, now that the platforms are wearing down and the tongue trick is only impressive to lesbians, he has found this easy, breezy formula for publicity: Instead of making a memorable record (imagine that!) or committing some kind of human deed that warrants attention, …

PARADISE LOST – New Album Art “Medusa” Revealed, Tour Dates Announced

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From Nuclear Blast: PARADISE LOST‘s studio album Medusa will be released on September 1st via Nuclear Blast. With this 15th full-length release, the legends are returning to their early beginnings, delivering their heaviest record of the past 15 years, melding crushing doom metal with Nick Holmes’ harsh death growls and raw organic sounds, heralding a new era of pure Northern misery. The …

Interview: SCHAMMASCH – The Maldoror Journey

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Black Metal has changed. From its desecrating roots against the monotheist oppression in eastern Europe, the genre has evolved into a winter tree of distorted branches from Symphonic glorification to amateurish ‘Atmospheric’ — essentially noise for the sake of noise. But, in an unexpected town of Basel, Switzerland, ‘black’ was morphing into yet another shade. Enter Schammasch. Their motto, “to bring …