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SOIL Bassist: My Heart Goes Out To RANDY BLYTHE

SOIL bassist Tim King (pictured below) is one of a number of musicians who have come out in support of LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe, who is facing manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic. Blythe, 41, is accused of causing the fatal injury that occurred at LAMB OF GOD's May 24, 2010 show in ...

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HEATHEN Cancels Festival Appearances

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans HEATHEN have released the following statement: "Due to unforeseen financial circumstances, we regret to announce that HEATHEN will not be able to make their appearances at the upcoming Metalcamp [August 9 in Slovenia], Brutal Assault [August 10 in Czech Republic] and Jalometalli [August 11 in Finland] festivals. Please ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY Performs Acoustic Version Of IRON MAIDEN's 'The Trooper' In Weston (Video)

Video footage of Belgium-based classical guitarist Thomas Zwijsen and British heavy metal singer Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) playing an acoustic version of the IRON MAIDEN classic "The Trooper" on Saturday, July 28 at Bannermans in Weston, England can be seen below. Zwijsen who has recorded an acoustic IRON MAIDEN tribute album called "Nylon Maiden", ...

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SOIL: Video Interview Posted Online

Vicky Bradley (a.k.a. Vix The Angel Of Metal) conducted an interview with Chicago heavy rockers SOIL at this year's Download festival, which was held June 8-10 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. SOIL will support FOZZY on a nine-date U.K. tour launching November 27 in Stoke, England ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY Performs Acoustic Version Of IRON MAIDEN's 'The Angel And The Gambler' (Video)

Video footage of Belgium-based classical guitarist Thomas Zwijsen and British heavy metal singer Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) playing an acoustic version of the IRON MAIDEN song "The Angel And The Gambler" on Monday, July 23 at Bannermans in Edinburgh, Scotland can be seen below. Zwijsen who has recorded an acoustic IRON MAIDEN tribute album ...

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PIERCE THE VEIL: 'Collide With The Sky' Cracks U.S. Top 15

"Collide With The Sky", the third album from the California-based progressive post-hardcore band PIERCE THE VEIL, sold 27,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 12 on The Billboard 200 chart. Recorded with producers Dan Korneff and Kato Khandwala (MAYDAY PARADE, PARAMORE, A DAY TO REMEMBER), ...

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KERRY KING, MIKE PORTNOY Added To MARSHALL 50th-Anniversary Event

The lineup for Marshall's 50th-anniversary event just got louder with the addition of more names to the already storming lineup. Former DREAM THEATER drummer and progressive metal legend Mike Portnoy joins hit songwriter and founding member of FREE, Andy Fraser, and all-round thrash metal superstar and co-founder of SLAYER, Kerry King, for this rock and ...

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HELSTAR: '30 Years Of Hel' Track Listing Revealed

Texas-based metal veterans HELSTAR will release "30 Years Of Hel", a DVD containing footage of the band's March 24, 2012 30-year-anniversary hometown show at Warehouse Live in Houston, on August 31 in Europe and October 2 in North America via AFM Records. The DVD+2CD set will include footage of the band performing songs spanning its ...

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DREAMING DEAD Announces New Guitarist

Los Angeles-based progressive melodic death metallers DREAMING DEAD have announced the addition of guitarist Chris McCarthy to the group's ranks. The band states, "After many tiring years of continuous search, we are very pleased to announce the addition of guitar guru and long time friend Chris McCarthy to DREAMING DEAD's lineup. We feel his contribution ...

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FOZZY And SOIL To Join Forces For U.K. Tour

Chicago-based hard rockers SOIL will join metal heavyweights FOZZY on a nine-date U.K. tour launching November 27 in Stoke, England and wrapping up December 6 in Brighton, England. The tour marks both bands' first return to the United Kingdom since highly successful appearances at this year's Download festival. The tour will also feature the U.K.'s ...

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME: New Song Available For Streaming

Progressive rock/cutting-edge metal innovators BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME will release their new album, "The Parallax II: Future Sequence", on October 9 via Metal Blade Records. The CD, which clocks in at approximately 72 minutes, features artwork from Charlotte, North Carolina artist and designer Chandler Owen (UNDEROATH, SHAI HULUD, HOPESFALL). The group — Tommy Rogers ...

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Members Of MEGADETH, SHINEDOWN, Others Comment On ROADRUNNER U.K. Office Closure (Video)

Members of MEGADETH, SHINEDOWN, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, TRIVIUM, LAMB OF GOD and DEVILDRIVER spoke at this year's Download festival about the recent Roadrunner Records "restructuring" under parent label Warner Music Group, which resulted in roughly 36 staff members worldwide being let go and several regional offices being closed (including the office in the U.K.). Check out ...

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BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION: New Video Footage From The Studio

The members of BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, the English-American rock band featuring the talents of bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, TRAPEZE, BLACK SABBATH), blues rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, drummer Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN), and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER), recently entered the studio to record their third album. A new one-minute clip from the recording sessions ...

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I AM I Announces New Drummer

I AM I, the new band led by former DRAGONFORCE singer ZP Theart has announced the addition of drummer Phil Martini (DOWN 'N' OUTZ, TOKYO DRAGONS, THE QUIREBOYS) to the group's ranks. With things really starting to build momentum after the release of their debut album, "Event Horizon", the members of I AM I found ...

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DEVIL TO PAY Signs With RIPPLE MUSIC

Ripple Music has announced the signing of acclaimed, hard-hitting American doom rockers DEVIL TO PAY. The band's as-yet-untitled fourth album will be released before the end of the year. Commented DEVIL TO PAY: "We are stoked to be a part of the Ripple family and to work with one of the most genuine heavy rock ...

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