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POWERWOLF Honors ALICE COOPER’s 75th Birthday with Cover of Iconic Single, “Poison”


ALICE COOPER is inarguably one of the biggest names in the history of rock music. To honor his 75th birthday on February 4, 2023, POWERWOLF has released a cover version of his larger-than-life song “Poison”. The 1989 hit single from the legendary album Trash is an absolute evergreen and known by every rock and metal fan worldwide. POWERWOLF pays tribute by adding their trademark sound to the song, without sacrificing the iconic structure of the original.
 
POWERWOLF on the cover:
“Over the years we have released several cover songs to pay tribute to artists / bands that we personally hold in high regard. With “Poison”, Alice Cooper has created a timeless classic and we could not miss the opportunity to celebrate his 75th birthday (on February 4) with our own version.“

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EMPLOYED TO SERVE release ‘Sun Up To Sun Down (ft. Alien Weaponry)’ + reveal deluxe album details


Employed To Serve will release a digital deluxe version of their current studio album,Conquering, on March 10th via Spinefarm. This updated version will include 4 new tracks: a heady mix of the new, the Remix and the live, in addition to a fresh cover image.

The brand-new recording is ‘Take Back Control’, a typically full-on number produced & mixed by Lewis Johns who worked with the band on the Conquering album itself; the Remix, meanwhile, is an inventive re-working of Conquering track ‘Sun Up To Sun Down’ featuring New Zealand metal three-piece, Alien Weaponry; while the two live tracks were recorded last year on the Gojira tour of Europe.

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SLIPKNOT SHARE NEW SONG “BONE CHURCH”


GRAMMY Award-winning Iowan icons SLIPKNOT have shared “Bone Church,” a surprise standalone single available today on all streaming platforms.  The new song arrives with a M. Shawn ‘clown’ Crahan directed video piece titled “Yen – Director’s Cut (Bone Church),” which finds the multidisciplinary artist and founding member refreshing footage from the band’s “Yen” music video – watch HERE.

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Paul Gilbert To Release ‘The Dio Album’ In Celebration Of The Iconic Singer


On 7th April 2023Paul Gilbert will be releasing an album celebrating one of heavy metal’s greatest icons when he releases The Dio Album via Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group. To get a taster check out Gilbert’s mesmeric take on “Holy Diver”here.


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VENOMOUS CONCEPT SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘FRACTURED’


Venomous Concept, the hardcore punk band formed by Kevin Sharp of Brutal Truth and Shane Embury of Napalm Death have shared the video for latest single ‘Fractured’.

Bonding over their love of punk heroes such as Black Flag, GBH and Poison Idea, the duo have been the core members of the band since 2004 and will release their 5th album ‘The Good Ship Lollipop’ on 24th February. Shane comments,“I was sitting outside the recording studio in Cambridge on a summer’s day thinking about this song, lyrically and vocally. We were a few months into the pandemic and Kevin had gotten into the U.K. to record his vocals for the Venomous Concept album, which was a relief! I sat there wondering what was happening in our world. Fiction seemed to have merged with reality where we all experienced so much stress, so much anxiety. I am not special—the pandemic affected us all in ways we don’t yet realise.

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS to Release New Live Album, ‘Pirates Over Wacken’


2023 is going to be a huge year for VISIONS OF ATLANTIS! As they excited fans with their recent release Pirates, the symphonic metal icons are now doubling down on the special experiences. Along with an extensive tour throughout the USA and Europe last year, the symphonic metal visionaries captured the new era of VISIONS OF ATLANTIS as pirates for the fans at the legendary Wacken Open Air in summer 2022 – now available as their third live release, Pirates Over Wacken, out March 31, 2023 via Napalm Records.

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