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AC/DC 'Beyond The Thunder' Movie Segment Featured In ADWEEK

"Beyond The Thunder", a documentary film by Kurt Squiers of SQUiERS, LLC and Gregg Ferguson of Current Motion, is about the tremendous influence rock band AC/DC has had on our culture around the globe. The two producers/directors dropped their careers in order to make this film, which pays homage to one of the greatest bands ...

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AXEWOUND: BBC Radio 1 'Rock Show' Session Available For Streaming

AXEWOUND recently recorded several songs — "Cold", "Post Apocalyptic Party", "Exorchrist" and "Destroy" — at the legendary BBC Maida Vale Studios in London, England for an exclusive BBC Radio 1 "Rock Show" session which aired last night (Monday, October 15) as part of Daniel Carter's program. You can now listen to the show for the ...

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MIKE PORTNOY, BILLY SHEEHAN, TONY MACALPINE, DEREK SHERINIAN To Release 'Instrumental' DVD

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 release a DVD called "Instrumental Inspirations" containing footage of the four members of the band playing ...

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Down IV: The Purple EP - DOWN

It's been 17 years since a little side project amongst New Orleans-based metal buddies defied the odds and became a genre phenomenon. There have been countless metal, sludge and doom acts serving electric alms to BLACK SABBATH, going as far back as PENTAGRAM, WITCHFINDER GENERAL, SAINT VITUS, CANDLEMASS and CATHEDRAL. Not a lick of them ...

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DESTRUCTION: 'Cyanide' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for "Cyanide", a brand new song from German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's 30th-anniversary album "Spiritual Genocide", which will be released on November 23 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Gernhart Studios in Troisdorf, Germany with engineer Martin Buchwalter ...

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Former KING DIAMOND Guitarist PETE BLAKK To Perform With SNOWY SHAW In Sweden

Former KING DIAMOND guitarist Pete Blakk is one of the guest musicians who will perform with Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw at a special Halloweeen concert event on November 3 at Sparbankshallen in Varberg, Sweden. Also scheduled to appear is legendary MERCYFUL FATE/KING DIAMOND guitarist Michael Denner. More guests will be announced soon. Snowy's backing band ...

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VENOMOUS CONCEPT Working On New Material

VENOMOUS CONCEPT, the old-school hardcore/punk project featuring Shane Embury (guitar, NAPALM DEATH), Kevin Sharp (vocals, BRUTAL TRUTH), Danny Lilker (bass, BRUTAL TRUTH, NUCLEAR ASSAULT) and Danny Herrera (drums, NAPALM DEATH), is working on material for its third album, tentatively due next year. According to a message on the group's Facebook page, "three blistering new tracks ...

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EPHEL DUATH Working On New Album

The sixth full-length album from progressive/avant-garde metal band EPHEL DUATH will be released in the spring of 2013 via Agonia Records. The CD title and cover artwork have been finalized and will be revealed later this year. The follow-up to this year's "On Death And Cosmos" EP will mark the recording debut of bassist Bryan ...

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Reunited BROKEN HOPE Signs With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Century Media Records has announced the signing of reformed Chicago death metallers BROKEN HOPE. Jeremy Wagner, BROKEN HOPE's founder and chief lyricist/songwriter, comments: "For years, I wanted to write a new BROKEN HOPE album and see BROKEN HOPE firmly placed with a new home. My dream came true as BROKEN HOPE just signed a worldwide ...

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STEVEN TYLER Calls KISS 'A Comic-Book Rock Band' (Audio)

On October 10, AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry were interviewed on "The Cowhead Show", the American radio program hosted by Mike "Cowhead" Calta and broadcast live Monday through Friday on 102.5 The Bone (WHPT) in Tampa Bay, Florida. When Calta told the AEROSMITH guys how seeing their band take the stage after ...

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SEVENDUST Completes Work On Ninth Album

SEVENDUST has completed recording its ninth album for an early 2013 release. The CD was recorded at Architekt Music studios in Butler, New Jersey with engineer Mike Ferretti. A photo of the team that worked on the new album can be seen below. SEVENDUST's latest CD, "Cold Day Memory", sold around 27,000 copies in the ...

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KISS Interviewed On Washington D.C.'s DC101 (Audio)

Earlier today, Mike Jones of the Washington D.C. radio station DC101 recently conducted an interview with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons and drummer Eric Singer. You can now listen to the chat below. KISS released its 20th studio album, "Monster", on October 9 through Universal Music Enterprises. Described in a press release as a "12-track, straight-ahead ...

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FORCENTURY Signs With MIGHTY MUSIC

Danish melodic metallers FORCENTURY have inked a deal with Mighty Music. The band's second album, "Revelant", will be released on December 3. 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 and HELLOWEEN) and the contemporary inheritors ...

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SYSTEM DIVIDE: Official 'Ephemera' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for "Ephemera", a brand new song from the extreme metal formation SYSTEM DIVIDE — featuring members of FEAR FACTORY and ABORTED — can be seen below. The track's release coincides with the start of the band's North American tour with EPICA, ALESTORM and INSOMNIUM. The single was mixed by producer Pete ...

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MELIAH RAGE: 'Where Nothing Ever Grows' Video Released

"Where Nothing Ever Grows", the new video from Boston power/thrash veterans MELIAH RAGE, can be seen below. The clip was produced by Brad Piche and Branden Maxham of from Omnidawn Productions, who previously worked with the band on the "Hourglass" and "Halo Of Flies" videos. Check out photos from the "Where Nothing Ever Grows" video ...

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SYSTEM DIVIDE: New Song Available For Streaming

"Ephemera", a brand new song from the extreme metal formation SYSTEM DIVIDE — featuring members of FEAR FACTORY and ABORTED — can be streamed using the audio player below (courtesy of AOL's Noisecreep). The track's release coincides with the start of the band's North American tour with EPICA, ALESTORM and INSOMNIUM. The single ...

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MELIAH RAGE To Release 'Where Nothing Ever Grows' Video

Boston power/thrash veterans MELIAH RAGE will release video for the song "Where Nothing Ever Grows" later today. The clip was produced by Brad Piche and Branden Maxham of from Omnidawn Productions, who previously worked with the band on the "Hourglass" and "Halo Of Flies" videos. Check out photos from the "Where Nothing Ever Grows" video ...

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ATTACKER: Rough-Mix Version Of New Song Posted Online

New Jersey metallers ATTACKER recently entered the studio to begin recording their as-yet-untitled new album for an early 2013 release. The CD will feature recently recruited singer Bobby "Leatherlungs" Lucas (SEVEN WITCHES, OVERLORDE, MORBID SIN) and bassist Jon Hanemann, who replaced Lou Ciarlo in April. Tracks to appear on the forthcoming ATTACKER album; 01. Giants ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Talks FLYING COLORS In Paris (Video)

Morow conducted an interview with drummer Mike Portnoy (ADRENALINE MOB, FLYING COLORS, DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) before FLYING COLORS' September 19 concert at Le Trianon in Paris, France. You can now watch the chat below. FLYING COLORS is the spectacular new virtuoso prog/pop/metal rock band formed by Portnoy and guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE). The ...

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ADRENALINE MOB: Video Interview With MIKE PORTNOY, JOHN MOYER

Max Brawer for Riffraf magazine earlier in the year conducted an interview with ADRENALINE MOB's Mike Portnoy (formerly of DREAM THEATER) and John Moyer (also of DISTURBED). You can watch the chat below. ADRENALINE MOB features in its ranks Portnoy John, vocalist Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X) and guitarist Mike Orlando (SONIC STOMP, TRED). ADRENALINE MOB's ...

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HOTEL DIABLO Interviewed On 'RadioScreamer' (Audio)

On September 12, Alex Grossi and Rick Stitch of HOTEL DIABLO took part in an "RadioScreamer" interview and performed three songs off their full-length debut, "The Return To Psycho, California". You can now listen to the chat and performance using the audio player below. "RadioScreamer" is a one-hour, weekly radio program that focuses on the ...

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