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STARBENDERS to Release New Album Love Potions on Valentine’s Day

Atlanta glam punk four piece STARBENDERS are set to release their hauntingly unpredictable brand of rock ‘n’ roll alchemy upon the world with their new album Love Potions when it drops on February 14th via Sumerian Records. With a unique combination of ethereal fragility, magnetic rock ‘n’ roll swagger, perfectly crafted pop choruses, and...

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SATYRICON: Rebel Angels

Hindsight can be a funny thing. I’ll admit that, at the time, I didn’t quite hip myself to what Satyricon was doing with their fourth full-length LP, Rebel Extravaganza [1999]. Gone were the medieval trappings of The Shadowthrone and Nemesis Divina, and in its place were songs that were cold and aggressive, with a very noticeable mean streak. Oh sure, I eventually grew to dig the album pretty hard, based largely on the presence of undeniable jams like “Havoc Vulture” and “Filthgrinder,” but the actual sound of the album always felt like it could’ve used improvement.

NOSTALGIA PERSONIFIED: Nickelodeon’s Pete & Pete and All That on Tour

If you’re a child of the 90s, meaning you were born in the mid to late 80s and grew up during that seminal period, you probably begged your parents to let you watch Nickelodeon for 24 hours straight on the regular. Amazing programming such as The Adventures of Pete & Pete and All That were comedy staples in every healthy American kid’s diet. Thankfully, Danny Tamberelli and Lori Beth Denberg, giants in kid comedy from both of these pivotal hits, are giving us another taste of personified nostalgia with...Nostalgia Personified

LACUNA COIL: Releasing the Anima to the World

Outburn had the pleasure of speaking with Italian melodic rock star Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil at the band’s Los Angeles show with All That Remains a few days before the release of the band’s new album, Black Anima. We dug deep into the inspiration behind Black Anima—Lacuna Coil’s ninth full-length studio album—and Cristina’s personal philosophy on the healing power of music.

THE HU: From Mongolia to the World… Who Are The Hu?

The Hu is taking North America by storm, from the band’s headlining tour to their innovative style of “hunnu rock”—a captivating blend of modern heavy rock and Mongolian folk music sung in their native tongue and using traditional Eastern instruments. Gaining viral international success from their debut music videos, which are comparatively epic to a scene from Game of Thrones, The Hu was quickly scooped up by Eleven Seven Music and recently released their debut full-length album The Gereg.

DEMONS & WIZARDS: A Return to Battle

Demons & Wizards, the power metal side-project featuring Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer and Blind Guardian vocalist Hansi Kürsch, has returned after a lengthy hiatus. The band kicked off its A Magical Encounter with Demons & Wizards Tour—its first tour in nearly two decades—in Europe last summer in Saarbrücken, Germany, including a headlining show at Wacken Open Air, while their North American headline tour began in Los Angeles with Lizzy Borden and Tyr as support.

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Exclusive Premiere of YOUR PERSONA’s New Video for “Neurotic”

WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE OF YOUR PERSONA’s “NEUTORIC” ON OUTBURN.COM New Jersey post-hardcore outfit Your Persona’s “Neurotic” is taken from the band’s new EP, Everything Feels OK, which is out now. With the release of Everything Feels OK, Your Persona continues to show strength and resilience in the face of adversity.

TOP 10 (PLUS 35 MORE) HARD ROCK & METAL ALBUMS TURNING 20 IN 2020

It’s hard to believe that the year 2000 was 20 years ago, but here we are in 2020. Back then, I was heavily immersed in the nu metal scene and damn proud of it. I had little responsibility, more disposable income, and was attending multiple shows weekly. To be honest, it’s a time in my life I reminisce about quite frequently.

VICTORIUS’ TOP TEN NINJAS!

BY DANGER DIRK 3000 OF VICTORIUS To celebrate the release of Victorius’ new album, Space Ninjas From Hell, on January 17th by Napalm Records, guitarist Danger Dirk 3000 tells us his Top Ten Ninjas.

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EMPATH, TOUCHÉ AMORÉ, and LA DISPUTE: 11.23.19 The Palladium, Worcester, MA

For the first time on the road together since 2011, Touché Amoré and La Dispute brought their final tour of 2019 to The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. Competing with another show occurring just upstairs, the bands were still able to pack out the venue with dedicated fans eager to see these post-hardcore acts.

KING DIAMOND: 11.8.19 The Palladium, Worcester, MA

After four years, King Diamond has embarked on his first US tour since 2015. Tonight, we find the King appearing at the historic Worcester Palladium in Massachusetts to a packed crowd and full balcony of screaming fans. While he had some health issues in the past, with triple bypass heart surgery, it’s clear it has not slowed King Diamond down, nor has he skipped a beat.

GHOST: 10.21.19 The DCU Center Worcester, MA

Love them or hate them, there’s no question Ghost has quickly become a massive force to be reckoned with. The question, however, on both sides of the Ghost fence is, “Are they big enough and ready for arenas?” Last year Ghost tested the waters, jumping up from a theater show to an arena show for three dates of their tour at Barclays Center in New York, The Forum in California, and Place Bell in Montreal. The results were undeniable.

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