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The official video for “Get Off Your Ass,” the title track of the new album from L.A. rockers Autograph, was released today. The disc will be released on October 6 via EMP Label Group, the U.S.-based label of Megadeth bassist David Ellefson. It will be issued on CD and digital, with a limited-edition vinyl LP version available in November.

Get Off Your Ass is the first official studio LP from the revamped quartet, featuring original/founding members guitarist Steve Lynch and bassist Randy Rand, alongside new vocalist/rhythm guitarist Simon Daniels and drummer Marc Wieland.

Lynch, an iconic guitarist, revered worldwide as a bona fide guitar hero (known for his signature eight-finger hammer-on technique), reactivated the band in 2013 with bassist Randy Rand after reconnecting at the NAMM show. After approaching original vocalist Steve Plunkett, who was unavailable for the reunion due to other business interests, with his blessing, the newly resurrected Autograph recruited former Jailhouse vocalist Simon Daniels, the rest, as they say, is history.

Get Off Your Ass features an updated, hard-edged (and keyboard free) sound for the band, featuring down-tuned guitars, and the fiery, blues-soaked delivery of Daniels, as evidenced on tracks like “Every Generation,” “I Lost My Mind In America,” and the first single, edgy title track “Get Off Your Ass.” The album also features an updated live version of the band’s classic rock staple “Turn Up The Radio,” performed by the current lineup.

Says Lynch: “Get Off Your Ass definitely sets a new direction for the band, with an updated, heavier sound, while still retaining the signature melodic hooks people have come to expect from Autograph. This record is bound to get the attention of old Autograph fans as well as the new. So put your ears on and turn this one up!”

Adds Daniels: “We are so excited about this record! This is a lineup of brothers with a vision and the perfect chemistry. We wanted the record to be musically timeless, and translate a heavier sound featuring the melodies and harmonies, but with heavier guitars and a more ‘in-your-face’ attitude. The lyrics come from the heart and are directed to people of our current era, with uplifting messages and positive energy. It’s Autograph on steroids.”

On their partnership with EMP, Daniels adds: “EMP is the perfect match for us. They understand what we’re doing, they have the same vision and we are grateful to work with such great experienced humble focused achieving people!” Drummer Marc Wieland concurs: “EMP shares and supports the same vision we had for our new album, Get Off Your Ass. We are stoked to be part of their family!”

Ellefson expresses a mutual admiration. “When I first moved to L.A. to go to MI (then known as GIT), Steve Lynch was the guy everybody went there to learn from. As far as guitar players in L.A. went, he was the guy. I never did end up at GIT, we formed Megadeth and obviously went down an extremely different path, but Steve truly is an iconic guitar hero of the highest caliber, and I am so proud for EMP to be able to partner with him and the re-imagined Autograph to release this killer album.”

Forming in 1983, Autograph gave the world the perpetual rock anthem “Turn Up the Radio,” which still commands nearly constant airplay on classic rock stations around the world, and has become an iconic piece of pop culture, making appearances in mass media classics like Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and more recently in the film Hot Tub Time Machine.

With seminal albums Sign In Please (1984), That’s The Stuff (1985) and Loud And Clear (1987), as well as years of touring alongside legendary artists, including Motley Crue, Dio, Van Halen and Aerosmith, Autograph left an everlasting imprint on rock ‘n’ roll. Now this undeniable rock legacy is reclaimed with Get Off Your Ass.

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Liv Sin Releases ‘King Of The Damned’ Video

The track is a call to action for the public to do something about the extinction of the world’s wildlife.

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Liv Sin, the new band led by former Sister Sin vocalist Liv “Sin” Jagrell, has released the official music video for a new song called “King Of The Damned.” The track is a call to action for the public to do something about the extinction of the world’s wildlife. The band has chosen to work with the Swedish animal rights organization Djurens Rätt during the single campaign.

“For me, this song is a call to action to everyone that we as humans will soon extinguish all of the world’s wildlife,” Liv says. “And we need to take action immediately otherwise there will be nothing left.

“I got the inspiration to the lyrics from Nick Brandt’s exhibition ‘Inherit The Dust’ (a photo exhibition where Brandt revisited places where he used to take pictures of the wildlife, and how its landscapes are now of garbage and people living in the garbage) and the shooting of Cecil The Lion. For me, both of those events are extremely depressing and not very flattering for mankind. Unfortunately, that’s the way we are heading if we do nothing.

“Remember Lion King? Well, soon there is not going to be any ‘King of the Jungle’ left, they will be ‘King of the Damned’ instead.

She continues: “I wish that everyone would take a minute to just think about it, about how we are treating our world.

“We chose to cooperate with a Swedish animal rights organization called Djurens Rätt on this song. All of the profits of this song from our Bandcamp site will go to them. You can also donate through PayPal at info@despotz.se.”

Liv Sin’s debut album, Follow Me, was released in April via the Swedish label Despotz Records.

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Burning Witches Releases ‘Black Widow’ Video

“Black Widow,” the first video from Burning Witches, is taken from their self-titled debut album which was released earlier in the year.

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“Black Widow”, the first video from Burning Witches, is taken from their self-titled debut album which was released earlier in the year. The disc was recorded at the Little Creek Studios in Switzerland with producers V.O. Pulver and Schmier.

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Watch A Perfect Circle’s Video For ‘The Doomed’

“The Doomed” is the first new music to be heard from the band’s expected 2018 album.

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A Perfect Circle has released the official music video for “The Doomed,” the first new music to be heard from the band’s expected 2018 album.

The clip, which was directed by Jeremy Danger and Travis Shinn, arrives as the band is in the final two weeks of its North American tour. A Perfect Circle also recently announced its first European tour in 14 years.

Upon arrival of “The Doomed,” singer Maynard James Keenan said: “Fourteen years have passed since we released eMOTIVe. A new release is long overdue. In light of this current difficult and polarized social, spiritual and political climate, we artist types need to open our big mouths and share the light a little louder.”

“Years of life experience has brought our music to this moment,” offered guitarist Billy Howerdel. “We know where we came from. Deeply connected to the path we’re on.”

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Watch Marilyn Manson’s ‘KILL4ME’ Video Featuring Johnny Depp

“KILL4ME” is taken from Manson’s latest album, Heaven Upside Down, which was released on October 6.

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Marilyn Manson’s NSFW music video for the song “KILL4ME” features an appearance by the shock rocker’s close friend, actor and fellow musician Johnny Depp.

“KILL4ME” is taken from Manson’s latest album, Heaven Upside Down, which was released on October 6.

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Nickelback Get Heavy In New Video For ‘The Betrayal (Act III)’

Nickelback leader Chad Kroeger called “The Betrayal (Act III)” “probably one of the hardest and heaviest songs we’ve ever put out.”

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Nickelback’s music video for the song “The Betrayal (Act III)” is taken from the band’s ninth album, Feed The Machine, which was released in June via BMG.

Nickelback leader Chad Kroeger called “The Betrayal (Act III)” “probably one of the hardest and heaviest songs we’ve ever put out… It is quite heavy; there’s a lot of screaming that goes on in that chorus,” he said. “I think we’ve all tasted a little betrayal in our days and it is not a flavor that I think any of us liked to swallow.”

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