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Oli Sykes and Alice Longyu Gao get futuristic in twisted ‘Believe The Hype’ video

Oli Sykes and Alice Longyu Gao have dropped their new collaborative track, ‘Believe The Hype’ – watch the twisted video below.The Bring Me The Horizon frontman and Chinese electro-pop artist first teased the release last week, with a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the song’s silver-themed video.“Our new song ‘Believe The Hype’ is about to come out,” Longyu Gao said in the clip. “You should pre-save the song now! Do it! If you don’t, Oli is going to go into your dreams.

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine says he’ll “forgive” David Ellefson, but “just won’t play music with him anymore”
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has opened up on the dismissal of band co-founder David Ellefson last year, saying he’ll “forgive” the former bassist but “just won’t play music with him again”.Ellefson was accused of grooming an underage girl online last year when several explicit screenshots and videos surfaced of the bassist and the girl, who later denied she was underage and said the interactions were consensual.Ellefson also denied the accusations, calling the contents of the images and footage “private, adult interactions that were taken out of context and manipulated to inflict maximum damage to my reputation, my career and family” – but was ultimately fired from Megadeth two weeks after the accusations emerged.“While we do not know every detail of what occurred, with an already strained relationship, what has already been revealed now is enough to make working together impossible moving forward,” read a statement Mustaine issued at the time.“Let me just say this – it was a hard decision that had to be made,” Mustaine has said of Ellefson’s firing in a new interview with Metal Hammer. “There were a lot of people involved and I had to make a decision, because unfortunately, when you’re the leader, you’re the one that has to suck it up and face the music.”Mustaine continued, “All I wanted to do was make a clean break, and not hurt anyone, not hurt the fans and not hurt him.
Megadeth share brutal first single from new album ‘The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead’
Megadeth have finally announced their long-awaited 16th studio album ‘The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead’ and shared the first track – check out ‘We’ll Be Back’ below.READ MORE:  Download Festival 2022 review: metal’s fearsome energy rages on the smaller stagesDue out September 2, 2022, the new Megadeth album is the first the band have released since vocalist Dave Mustaine recovered from throat cancer.Speaking about ‘The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead’, Mustaine said: “For the first time in a long time, everything that we needed on this record is right in its place. I can’t wait for the public to get hold of this!”The album announcement comes alongside brutal first single ‘We’ll Be Back’ as well as the first of three short films chronicling the origins of Megadeth’s mascot, Vic Rattlehead.Produced by Dave Mustaine, ‘We’ll Be Back: Chapter I’ is a soldier’s tale of bravery, personal sacrifice, and the will to survive – check it out below:‘The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead’ was recorded at Mustaine’s house and features guitarist Kiko Loureiro and drummer Dirk Verbeuren alongside temporary bassist Steve DiGiorgio, who filled in for David Ellefson who was fired from Megadeth last year following allegations that the bassist had groomed an underage girl online.
Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes and Mat Nicholls sign up for charity triathlon
Bring Me The Horizon‘s Oli Sykes and Mat Nicholls have announced that they’ve signed up for a charity triathlon to raise money for UKRAINEPRIDE.In August, the singer and drummer will take part in the Allerthorpe Sprint Triathlon, which is described as “one of the fastest-sprint distance triathlon courses” in York.Raising money for the LGBTQ+ charity, Sykes pointed out in an Instagram post today (June 20) that UKRAINEPRIDE “needs all the help it get get right now”.“yooo so me & @mickypickles r doing a triathlon this august,” Sykes wrote alongside a photo of the two bandmates. “We wanted to raise money for 2 causes that r at the forefront of our mind right now so with the help of my good Ukrainian friend @yavashadasha we settled on @ukraine.pride an amazing organisation that supports the LGBT+ movement in Ukraine which as you can imagine needs all the help it can get right now.”He added: “We have never done any kind of marathon/sports event like this so we are pooping our pants just a little, so the more money we raise the more you’ll spur us on to smash it! Let’s gooo.”A post shared by Oli Sykes (@olobersykes)Sykes added on the Just Giving page that they’ve set a goal of £3,000 but that they would “love to f**king smash that”, adding that “anything you can give will be much apprciated [sic]”.UKRAINEPRIDE is “a propatriotic queer movement”, according to the charity’s website.
Watch Metallica perform the US national anthem at San Francisco Giants game
Metallica made an appearance at San Francisco Giants’ baseball match with the New York Mets yesterday (May 24).The metal veterans returned to their hometown to perform the national anthem and see singer James Hetfield throw the first pitch. It’s the eighth time the band have performed the annual tradition.“It’s a tradition that we’ve missed the last two seasons, so we’re really excited for the return of Metallica Night at Oracle Park with our hometown baseball team, the San Francisco Giants,” Metallica said in a statement via Consequence.“This year marks the eighth time we’ll take the field for the National Anthem, first pitch, and a few other pre-game shenanigans.”.@Metallica played tonight’s national anthem with City Connect guitars and equipment— SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) May 25, 2022It comes a month after Jack White also took to the field at Comerica Park in Detroit to perform the US national anthem before the Detroit Tigers’ baseball game against the Chicago White Sox.The performance coincided with the release of his fourth solo album, ‘Fear Of The Dawn’.Last week, Metallica frontman Hetfield praised his bandmates during an on-stage speech in Brazil last, saying that their support “means the world to me”.“I’ve gotta tell you, I wasn’t feeling very good before I came out here,” the frontman said.