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Current/Former Members Of MACHINE HEAD, DREAM THEATER, OVERKILL Unite In New Project

According to several posts on various social media platforms, former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel is working on a new project with drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER), vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL) and bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE). On July 21, Portnoy posted a picture of the quartet with ...

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Hear Title Track Of TOOL's New Album, 'Fear Inoculum'

The title track of TOOL's long-awaited fifth studio album, "Fear Inoculum", can be streamed below. The disc, which will arrive on August 30 via RCA Records, will follow up 2006's "10,000 Days". Continuing its affinity for pushing the boundaries of physical packaging, the Grammy Award-winning outfit has created a deluxe, limited-edition CD version of "Fear ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Pulls Of Of BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Due To Illness

DIMMU BORGIR has been forced to cancel its appearance at this weekend's Bloodstock Open Air festival due to an illness within the band. The band said in a statement: "DIMMU BORGIR regrets to inform you that we have to cancel our appearance at this year's Bloodstock due to illness. "The doctors have ordered full rest ...

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Actor DANNY TREJO Surprises ROB ZOMBIE Fans In Auburn

To celebrate his Trejo's Tacos partnership with Live Nation venues, actor and entrepreneur Danny Trejo surprised fans at Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson's "Twins Of Evil" tour stop at White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, Washington on Saturday (August 3). Trejo handed out tacos and took selfies with fans at his signature Trejo's Tacos truck before ...

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HALESTORM To 'Focus' On Next Studio Album In The Spring

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale has told the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma radio station Rock 100.5 The KATT that the band is planning to enter the studio in early 2020 to begin work on the follow-up to last year's "Vicious" album. She said (see video below): "We pretty much decided that in late spring, I think, we're ...

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DAVE 'SNAKE' SABO On How Legendary Manager DOC MCGHEE Came To Represent SKID ROW

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo spoke at length about the group's early years with writer Clay Marshall. Some select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On SKID ROW's musical development: Snake: "With that first record, there's so many ...

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PIERCE THE VEIL's VIC FUENTES Appointed CEO And Co-Chairman Of LIVING THE DREAM FOUNDATION

PIERCE THE VEIL singer Vic Fuentes has been appointed CEO and co-chairman of the Living the Dream Foundation. Since 2016, the gold-certified chart-topping artist has championed the non-profit, which helps children and young adults afflicted by life-threatening illnesses stay positive, maintain hope, and appreciate each and every day in the face of their afflictions. For ...

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LAMB OF GOD Added To MEGADETH's 'Megacruise'

LAMB OF GOD has been added to the lineup of performers at the inaugural Megacruise, hosted by metal veterans MEGADETH. Departing out of Los Angeles aboard the Norwegian Jewel, this ultimate heavy metal, full ship charter music experience at sea, will set sail October 13-18, 2019, visiting two ports of call (San Diego, California and ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Discusses Recording Process In New 'In Cauda Venenum' Trailer

A four-minute video in which OPETH vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt discusses the recording process for the band's 13th album, "In Cauda Venenum", can be seen below. The disc will be released on September 27 via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded last year at Stockholm's Park Studios, "In Cauda Venenum" will be released in two versions, ...

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SASCHA PAETH'S MASTERS OF CEREMONY: 'Sick' Lyric Video

After four or five years of discussions about a possible collaboration with Frontiers, renowned German producer, guitarist and songwriter Sascha Paeth agreed to join forces with the Italian label and launch his new band, MASTERS OF CEREMONY. The group's debut album, "Signs Of Wings", will be released on September 13 on CD/LP/digital. MASTERS OF CEREMONY's ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's JUSTIN FOLEY Says Touring With IRON MAIDEN Was 'Really Inspiring'

Jimmy Kay of The Metal Voice conducted an interview with drummer Justin Foley of Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE at this year's Heavy Montreal festival. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's forthcoming studio album, "Atonement": Justin: "The songs are different. [Laughs] I don't ...

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THE DARKNESS Releases Music Video For New Single 'Rock And Roll Deserves To Die'

British rockers THE DARKNESS have released their brand new single, "Rock And Roll Deserves To Die", accompanied by a brilliantly entertaining video. It's the first taste of the band's jaw-droppingly ambitious new album "Easter Is Cancelled", out on October 4 through Cooking Vinyl. From chiming, acoustic beginnings, "Rock And Roll Deserves To Die" explodes into ...

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MY DYING BRIDE Completes Work On New Album

U.K. doom metal veterans MY DYING BRIDE have completed work on their new album. Vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe writes in a Facebook post: "It has taken quite some time to put together but it is now finished and is with Nuclear Blast as I write this. There is no release date as yet, but rest assured, ...

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