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HOTEL DIABLO Vocalist Collaborates With GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal makes a guest appearance on "LIVE4EVR", a new solo track from HOTEL DIABLO vocalist Rick Stitch. The song, which will be made available on November 27 via iTunes, Amazon and RickStitch.com, will appear on Stitch's forthcoming solo album. A sample of "LIVE4EVR" can be heard in the YouTube ...

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DISTURBED Frontman's DEVICE To Release First Single In February, Full-Length Debut In April

DEVICE, the new industrial-style project featuring DISTURBED vocalist David Draiman and former FILTER guitarist Geno Lenardo, will release its first single, "Vilify", in early February. The band's full-length debut will follow in the beginning of April. Other songtitles set to appear on the CD include "You Think You Know", "Recover", "Hunted" and "War Of Lies". ...

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GEOFF TATE: 'I Don't Wanna Be A Nostalgia Act'

Mike Babins of Galaxie radio recently conducted an interview with QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud player below. Tate's second solo album, "Kings & Thieves", sold 1,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD arrived in stores on November 6 via ...

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SEVENDUST: More New Album Details Revealed

SEVENDUST has set "Black Out The Sun" as the title of its ninth album, tentatively due in April 2013. The CD was recorded at Architekt Music studios in Butler, New Jersey with engineer Mike Ferretti. "The craziest thing about this record is finishing it in about a month," guitarist John Connolly tells Revolver magazine. "We ...

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MASSACRE: Colombian TV Report On 'Rock Al Rio' Performance

A two-minute Colombian TV report on MASSACRE's November 10 appearance at the Rock Al Rio festival in Rionegro, Colombia can be seen below. MASSACRE wasa forced to cancel the Brazilian leg of its South American tour, which kicked off on November 9 in Bogota, Colombia. An official statement regarding the cancelation can be found at ...

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Video: TESTAMENT Frontman Talks About 'Native Blood' On 107.7 THE BONE

Vocalist Chuck Billy of Bay Area thrash metal legends TESTAMENT was interviewed on November 6 by Nikki Blakk of the San Francisco, California radio station 107.7 The Bone. The singer discussed TESTAMENT's "Native Blood" video, which was honored in the "Best Music Video" category at Native American Film Institute's 37th annual American Indian Film Festival ...

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EXXILES: Trailer For Debut Album Available

After Mauricio Bustamente left REIGN OF THE ARCHITECT, he started work on his new multinational project called EXXILES. According to a press release, the band's debut CD "will reflect how sometimes we are exile in life by simple or great things when we are betrayed by something we believed in. At the end there is ...

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THE 69 EYES: 'Borderline' Video Released

"Borderline", the new video from Finnish gothic metallers THE 69 EYES, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in New Orleans, Louisiana with Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others. Commented THE 69 EYES singer Jyrki69: "My favorite ...

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MIKE PORTNOY: 'Music And Relationships And Inspiration Are Way More Important To Me Than Money'

Drum! magazine recently conducted an interview with drummer Mike Portnoy (ADRENALINE MOB, FLYING COLORS, DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD). A few excerpts from the chat follow below. On the differences between DREAM THEATER and his current projects FLYING COLORS, a quasi-prog/pop-rock super group, and the more hard rock-oriented ADRENALINE MOB: Portnoy: "Nothing went through ...

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ROADRUNNER RECORDS Names New GM

According to Billboard.biz, Mike Easterlin, head of promotion at Roadrunner Records, has been named the general manager of the label following departure of president Jonas Nachsin. Easterlin, who recently became GM of Fueled By Ramen, will oversee both Roadrunner and Fueled By Ramen and will work with Roadrunner senior VP of A&R David ...

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SEVENDUST: New Album Title Revealed

SEVENDUST has set "Black Out The Sun" as the title of its ninth album, tentatively due in April 2013. The CD was recorded at Architekt Music studios in Butler, New Jersey with engineer Mike Ferretti. "It's a basic SEVENDUST record," guitarist Clint Lowery recently told "Source Of The Sound With Wendy Campbell". "There's nothing, like, ...

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MONUMENTS: New Video Interview Posted Online

Sophie K of Total Rock radio recently conducted an interview with U.K. progressive tech metallers MONUMENTS. You can now watch the chat below. MONUMENTS' debut album, "Gnosis", was released in North America on September 25 through Century Media Records. The CD was originally supposed to be released last year via Basick Records. MONUMENTS has since ...

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Video: DUFF MCKAGAN Performs With WALKING PAPERS

PEARL JAM guitarist Mike McCready and ex-GUNS N' ROSES and VELVET REVOLVER bass player Duff McKagan are working with WALKING PAPERS, the new Seattle band launched by former SCREAMING TREES drummer Barrett Martin and longtime Seattle musician Jeff Angell. McKagan plays bass on the band's entire debut disc, while McCready contributes lead guitar solos. Mixed ...

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COMPLETE FAILURE Signs With SEASON OF MIST

Season Of Mist has announced the signing of grindcore activists COMPLETE FAILURE. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based band has completed recording its new album, slated for a February 15, 2013 release (February 19 in North America). Entitled "The Art Gospel Of Aggravated Assault", this new opus is the band's tour de force, fusing ferocious speed and aggression ...

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AXEWOUND: North American Tour Postponed

AXEWOUND, the project featuring Matt Tuck (BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE) on guitar and vocals, Liam Cormier (CANCER BATS) on lead vocals, Mike Kingswood (GLAMOUR OF THE KILL) on guitar, Joe Copcutt (RISE TO REMAIN) on bass, and Jason Bowld (PITCHSHIFTER, KILLING JOKE) on drums, has released the following statement: "Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond their ...

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DROWNING POOL: 'Saturday Night' Video Released

"Saturday Night", the new Jonathan Bertorelli-directed video from Texas heavy rockers DROWNING POOL, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's fifth album, which is due out in early 2013 via Eleven Seven Music. The band teamed up with producer Kato Khandwalla at House of Loud Studios in New Jersey, as well as ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: Entire 'Megalodon' EP Available For Streaming

Scion Audio/Visual, (a.k.a. Scion A/V), the in-house record label and lifestyle marketing division of the Scion marque produced by Toyota Motor Corporation for the North American market, will release "Megalodon", the new EP from Raleigh, North Carolina legends CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, on November 13. Entitled "Megalodon", the effort will feature the following "five heavy tracks": ...

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Former NIGHTWISH Singer ANETTE OLZON Featured On SAPPHIRE EYES Debut

SAPPHIRE EYES — featuring ALYSON AVENUE's Niclas Olsson and lead singer Thomas Bursell — will release its self-titled debut album on November 30 via Avenue Of Allies. Niclas and Thomas, who recorded the vocals for seven album tracks, are joined by two other male Swedish singers: Mikael Erlandsson (LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM, SALUTE), who sings lead ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: Song From 'Megalodon' EP Available For Streaming

Scion Audio/Visual, (a.k.a. Scion A/V), the in-house record label and lifestyle marketing division of the Scion marque produced by Toyota Motor Corporation for the North American market, will release "Megalodon", the new EP from Raleigh, North Carolina legends CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, on November 13. Entitled "Megalodon", the effort will feature "five heavy tracks." A song ...

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THE 69 EYES: More 'Borderline' Video Details Revealed

Finnish gothic metallers THE 69 EYES recently filmed a video for the song "Borderline" in New Orleans, Louisiana with Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others. Commented THE 69 EYES singer Jyrki69: "My favorite music videos are basically all ...

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PORTNOY, SHEEHAN, MACALPINE, SHERINIAN: Tokyo Show To Be Recorded For CD, DVD Release

The new supergroup featuring drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD), bassist Billy Sheehan (STEVE VAI, DAVID LEE ROTH), guitarist Tony MacAlpine (neo classical-metal style, STEVE VAI) and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, PLANET X, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) will have its November 14 concert at Zepp Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan professionally filmed and recorded for ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN Talks WALKING PAPERS In New Video Interview

PEARL JAM guitarist Mike McCready and ex-GUNS N' ROSES and VELVET REVOLVER bass player Duff McKagan are working with WALKING PAPERS, the new Seattle band launched by former SCREAMING TREES drummer Barrett Martin and longtime Seattle musician Jeff Angell. McKagan plays bass on the band's entire debut disc, while McCready contributes lead guitar solos. Mixed ...

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FORCENTURY: 'Revelant' Teaser Available

A teaser for "Revelant", the forthcoming second album from Danish melodic metallers FORCENTURY, can be seen below. The CD will be released on December 3 via Mighty Music. FORCENTURY embraces music from power metal to progressive metal with an unmistakable classic rock twist that draw inspirations from both the '80s pioneers (such as IRON MAIDEN ...

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