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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Slams Illegal Music Downloaders: 'You Don't Go Around Stealing Cars!'

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen visited Britain's iconic Houses of Parliament in London on Thursday (September 20) to offer his patronage to "Rock The House", the parliamentary live music competition founded by Mike Weatherley, a British Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP), which supports the U.K. live music industry and promotes the importance of intellectual-property ...

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MONUMENTS: '97% Static' Video Released

"97% Static", the new video from U.K. progressive tech metallers MONUMENTS, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Stuart Birchall of Numinous Pictures. Commented the band: "After sleeping through a hundred million centuries, we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with color, beautiful with life. It's time to save ...

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AXEWOUND: 'ExorChrist' Video Released

"ExorChrist", the new video from 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 — can be seen below. ...

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Former CLOUDSCAPE Guitarist To Release WARNOT Debut In November

Combining many sub-genres of music, mainly from rock and metal, WARNOT is melodic, raw, symphonic, theatrical, doomy and progressive; "His Blood Is Yours" is an epic rock/metal adventure ride that rings fresh. Guitar player/composer Björn Eliasson picked up his axe in the Eighties and started his first band in 1988. In the early Nineties, he ...

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DESTRUCTION: 'Spiritual Genocide' Track Listing Revealed

"Spiritual Genocide", the 30th-anniversary album from German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION, is scheduled for release on November 23 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Gernhart Studios in Troisdorf, Germany with engineer Martin Buchwalter and was mixed by Andy Classen. The album features guest appearances by Thomas "Angelripper" Such (SODOM), Andreas "Gerre" Geremia ...

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THY WILL BE DONE: Second 'Temple' Webisode Available

The second in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Temple", the new six-song EP from Rhode Island's THY WILL BE DONE, can be seen below. The EP was produced and engineered by the band, mixed by acclaimed metal producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris at Planet Z and is the inaugural release ...

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MIKE PORTNOY On His Post-DREAM THEATER Career: 'I Could Not Be Happier'

Michael Schetter of Prog-Sphere.com conducted an interview with drummer Mike Portnoy (ADRENALINE MOB, FLYING COLORS, DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) in mid-July in Munich, Germany. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Prog-Sphere.com: You were always writing lyrics in DREAM THEATER, while in ADRENALINE MOB, I think it's all Russell's [Allen, vocals]… ...

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SUFFOCATION: New Album Details Revealed

New York death metal veterans SUFFOCATION have set "The Pinnacle Of Bedlam" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in February/March 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2009's "Blood Oath" will come with a bonus DVD, the details of which will be announced soon. In a brand new interview with Jo ...

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ANIMETAL USA: Video Interview Posted Online

Shonen Jump Alpha recently conducted an interview with ANIMETAL USA, the American counterpart to ANIMETAL, the Japanese heavy metal band which specialized in metal covers of popular Japanese anime/tokusatsu theme songs. You can now watch the chat below. ANIMETAL USA made its U.S. live debut on June 29 at the Anime Expo at the Los ...

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FLYING COLORS Live In Milan; Video Footage, Photos Available

FLYING COLORS — the spectacular new virtuoso prog/pop/metal rock band formed by drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-DREAM THEATER) and guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE) — is wrapping up its first-ever European tour, which kicked off on September 9 in Hamburg, Germany. Fan-filmed video footage of the September 13 show at Alcatraz in Milan, Italy can be ...

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MIKE PORTNOY, BILLY SHEEHAN, TONY MACALPINE, DEREK SHERINIAN To Play One-Off U.S. Show

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 join forces this fall, embarking on an extended tour of Europe and Asia. The virtuoso band will play an all-instrumental ...

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SEVENDUST: More Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

SEVENDUST earlier in the month entered Architekt Music studios in Butler, New Jersey with engineer Mike Ferretti to begin recording its ninth album for an early 2013 release. More video footage from the recording sessions can be seen below. SEVENDUST's latest CD, "Cold Day Memory", sold around 27,000 copies in the United States in its ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN To Tour 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, a 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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COAL CHAMBER: Santiago Concert Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of COAL CHAMBER's September 9 performance at Club Blondie in Santiago, Chile can be seen below. COAL CHAMBER played its first reunion dates in late February and early March as part of Australia's Soundwave Festival. In a 2011 interview with Australia's Loud magazine, Dez stated about how the COAL CHAMBER ...

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FEAR FACTORY: Video Interview With BURTON C. BELL

Planet Rock conducted an interview with vocalist Burton C. Bell of Los Angeles cyber metallers FEAR FACTORY 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. FEAR FACTORY is preparing to release a video for the title track of their ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN Schedules Hollywood Spoken-Word Appearance

Duff McKagan (DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED, VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES) will celebrate the paperback release of his critically acclaimed memoir, "It's So Easy (And Other Lies)", on Monday, October 15 at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. Billed as "A Punk's Revue", the event will feature a multi-media exploration of Duff's career in music, ...

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MIKE PORTNOY: Drum-Cam Footage Of ADRENALINE MOB's 'Indifferent'

Video footage of drummer Mike Portnoy (ADRENALINE MOB, FLYING COLORS, DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) performing the ADRENALINE MOB song "Indifferent" can be seen below. ADRENALINE MOB features in its ranks Portnoy bassist John Moyer (also of DISTURBED), vocalist Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X) and guitarist Mike Orlando (SONIC STOMP, TRED). ADRENALINE MOB's "Indifferent" video was filmed ...

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THE LAST STAND Signs With EULOGY RECORDINGS

New York hardcore has an undeniable past, present and future within the ranks of all of the members of THE LAST STAND. The Brooklyn-based band features Mike Scondotto of the long-running INHUMAN on vocals, along with Dion De Nardo on bass, Stephen Della Croce on guitar and Jimmy McCormack on drums, all members of the ...

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Bassist ROBBIE CRANE Quits LYNCH MOB

Bassist Robbie Crane has released the following statement: "With much thought and regret, I am resigning as the bass player of LYNCH MOB... "Thank you to all of the fans for your support of the band and 'Sound Mountain Sessions'... It has been a wild two-year ride that I wouldn't change for anything!" Crane, who ...

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LAST CHANCE TO REASON To Enter Studio This Week

Maine progressive tech-metallists LAST CHANCE TO REASON will enter Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida later this week with producer Eyal Levi (DAATH, WHITECHAPEL, SIX FEET UNDER) to begin recording their third album for an early 2013 release via Prosthetic Records. The CD will mark the recording debut of Boston-based guitarist Mike Abdow, who joined the ...

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GLORIA MORTI: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish black metallers GLORIA MORTI will release their fourth album, "Lateral Constraint", in November via Cyclone Empire Records. The CD was recorded and mixed by Juho Räihä at D-studio and SoundSpiral and was mastered by Svante Försback at Chartmakers. The cover artwork was designed by Björn Goosses and can be seen below. "Lateral Constraint" track ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Performs In Czech Republic (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of Tim "Ripper" Owens' (DIO DISCIPLES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) September 14 performance at Sokolovna in Hranice, Czech Republic can be seen below. Released in May 2009, Owens' first solo album, "Play My Game", landed at position No. 66 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which ...

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