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MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN: 'Mechanix' Drum Playthrough Video

MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren's drum playthrough video of the song "Mechanix", which originally appeared on the band's 1985 album " Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!", can be seen below. Last November, MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine was asked by the RQP 104.3 FM radio how the band goes about the process of choosing ...

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METAL CHURCH Guitarist: 'I Really Like The New Music Business'

METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof has told Canada's The Metal Voice in a new interview that he has grown to appreciate the dramatic changes in the music business in the last couple of decades, with the massive expansion of the Internet, the collapse of physical sales and the emergence of on-demand streaming services. "I really ...

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ASKING ALEXANDRIA Releases 'Alone In A Room' Live Video

ASKING ALEXANDRIA has released a brand new live video for its hugely successful single "Alone In A Room". Having spent 28 weeks on the Active Rock radio chart and peaking at No. 7, it is the band's third top ten hit at rock radio. The song has amassed a whopping 16.3 million streams on Spotify ...

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MILLENCOLIN To Release 'SOS' Album In February; Listen To Title Track

Swedish skate-punk band MILLENCOLIN will release its ninth studio album, "SOS", on February 15, 2019 via Epitaph. The follow-up to 2015's "True Brew" was recorded at the group's own Soundlab Studios in Örebro, Sweden and was mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios. It was produced by vocalist/bassist Nikola Sarcevic and guitarist Mathias Färm, ...

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DREAM THEATER Launches 'Distance Over Time' In-Studio Video Series

Progressive music titans DREAM THEATER have launched the first in a series of three in-the-studio video interviews, where the entire band sat down and discussed how their upcoming 14th studio album, "Distance Over Time", came together. "Distance Over Time" will be released on February 22, 2019. The disc showcases a newfound creativity for DREAM THEATER ...

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NITA STRAUSS Kicks Off 'The Guitar Collective' Tour (Video)

ALICE COOPER axemaiden Nita Strauss kicked off "The Guitar Collective" U.S. tour with renowned soloist Angel Vivaldi on November 19 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Fan-filmed video footage of the second concert of the trek, which took place November 20 in Philadelphia, can be seen below. "The Guitar Collective" will visit several major cities, ending in ...

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ONSLAUGHT Begins Recording New Album

British thrashers ONSLAUGHT have entered the studio to begin recording their new album. The first teaser video can be seen below. ONSLAUGHT guitarist Nige Rockett recently spoke to The Metal Crypt about the band's latest additions, drummer James Perry and guitarist Wayne Dorman. He said: "James has been waiting in the wings to ...

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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE On 'Distance Over Time' Album: 'Each Track Is Very, Very Exciting And Very, Very Unique'

Lotsofmuzik recently conducted an interview with DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Lotsofmuzik: For [DREAM THEATER's upcoming] album ["Distance Over Time"], you guys decided to convene in an isolated property and work together in the album. When I heard about that, I couldn't help but ...

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GENERATION AXE: Live Album Feat. VAI, MALMSTEEN, WYLDE, BETTENCOURT, ABASI Available Via PLEDGE MUSIC

In the spring of 2016, guitar heroes Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Nuno Bettencourt (EXTREME) and Tosin Abasi (ANIMALS AS LEADERS) teamed up for a North American tour called "Generation Axe", in which the five musicians shared a backing band and performed together in addition to playing individual sets. ...

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AEROSMITH's JOE PERRY Cancels Fall Solo Tour

Joe Perry has canceled his previously announced fall headlining shows as he continues to take some time off following his recent hospital visit. The AEROSMITH guitarist will now take the rest of the year off and looks forward to seeing his fans again in 2019. Refunds are available at point of purchase. Perry's solo dates ...

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TESTAMENT Singer Understands Why Certain Bands Use Off-Stage Backing Musicians And Pre-Recorded Tapes During Live Performances

TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy says that he understands why certain rock and metal artists rely on off-stage backing musicians or use pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but ...

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GLENN DANZIG's Collection Of ELVIS PRESLEY Covers Will Be A Full-Length Album: 'I Can't Wait For Everyone To Hear It'

During a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, Glenn Danzig offered an update on the status of his upcoming collection of Elvis Presley covers, appropriately titled "Danzig Sings Elvis". "I'm still looking to put [it] out in 2019, and maybe do a few intimate shows here and there for it," he ...

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JUNGLE ROT Releases 'A Burning Cinder' Video

Midwest death metal titans JUNGLE ROT have released the official music video for the song "A Burning Cinder". The track is taken from the band's self-titled album, which was released in July via Victory Records. JUNGLE ROT vocalist/guitarist Dave Matrise states: "I call this a 'Frankenstein' creation; it has all the elements needed for a ...

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IN THIS MOMENT Is Writing New Music

IN THIS MOMENT singer Maria Brink has confirmed to New York's Q103 radio station that the band has begun the songwriting process for the follow-up to last year's "Ritual" album. "Some of my bandmembers are flying in here to Albany and they're gonna be writing with me for a few weeks here till the next ...

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