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Ross The Boss to release new studio album “Born of Fire” on March 6th 2020

One can’t talk about genre defining acts in the metal scene without mentioning one man: Ross “The Boss” Friedman has written music history as a founding member of Manowar and The Dictators. His influence in heavy metal and also punk is noticeable to this day. 

Manowar’s first six masterpieces, which saw him significantly involved in between 1982 and 1988 are immortal classics today, and that the band wasn’t able to deliver the same quality again after his departure speaks for the New York based guitarist and songwriter.

Sumo Cyco signs worldwide deal with Napalm Records

Over the course of the past several years, Ontario, Canada’s Sumo Cyco  have proven themselves as one of, if not the, hardest working band in the heavy music underground – garnering an undeniable following of fans with their impressive mixture of influences ranging from metal to pop and everything in between. Celebrated for their DIY attitude, viral savvy and explosive live performances that continue to convert new audiences around the world, Sumo Cyco have somehow maintained their status as the industry’s best kept secret – until now.

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus release lyric video for new single “A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Called LA”

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus are kicking off 2020 with the release of their first original new music since 2018, a nod to their emo roots called “A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Called LA”.

The track will be available on all major streaming services on Friday, Jan. 31st and is the first song off their forthcoming “The Emergency” EP, to be released later this year. The band has also announced a spring headlining tour, and several dates in Australia with Boys Like Girls (see below).

Tool wins Best Metal Performance Grammy Award for “7empest”

Tool has won a GRAMMY Award® for Best Metal Performance (“7empest”).

Danny Carey (drums) and Justin Chancellor (bass) accepted the awards at today’s Premiere Ceremony in Los Angeles.

“I’d like to thank all the gods because I don’t think it’s a good time to piss them off”, Carey said. He also thanked his band mates Chancellor, Adam Jones and Maynard James Keenan.