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CHRIS POLAND's POLCAT Schedules New York City Live Debut

Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22 will mark the New York City debut of former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland's latest side project, POLCAT, at The Iridium. OHM:/OHMPHREY bassist Robby Pagliari will be filling in for POLCAT's Sean O'Bryan Smith for these shows. The excitement continues on Monday, July 23, as Chris Poland and the ...

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BIOHAZARD Fan Reportedly Loses Consciousness After Stagediving At Slovakia Concert (Video)

Video footage of a BIOHAZARD fan apparently losing consciousness after stagediving during the band's July 15 concert in Kosice, Slovakia can be seen below. (Note: The incident in question occurs around the 2:10 mark.) After noticing the passed out fan on the floor of the venue, BIOHAZARD guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei immediately stopped the show and ...

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DREAM THEATER: New Video Interview With MIKE MANGINI

Emiliano Cantiano of Groove Portal conducted an interview with drummer Mike Mangini of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER during Mike's recent Italian clinic tour. You can now watch the chat below. In a November 2011 interview with Classic Rock Revisited, Mangini was asked how it feels to be the newest member of DREAM THEATER. "It ...

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VISION OF DISORDER: New Album Release Date Announced

Candlelight Records has set a September 17 European release date for "The Cursed Remain Cursed", the new album from New York's VISION OF DISORDER. Produced by Will Putney (SHADOWS FALL, SUICIDE SILENCE) and mixed by Cameron Webb (MOTÖRHEAD, SOCIAL DISTORTION), the CD features eleven new songs, including the album's lead single "Loveless". It is the ...

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Producer, Session Guitarist Claim QUEENSRŸCHE Drummer Didn't Play On 'Operation: Mindcrime II'

Producer Jason Slater, who worked with QUEENSRŸCHE's on on their last three studio albums, claims that the the band's members Scott Rockenfield (drums), Michael Wilton (guitar) and Eddie Jackson (bass), had very little to no involvement with the band's 2006 CD, "Operation: Mindcrime II", despite the fact that they were credited with having played on ...

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ASHENVEIL: 'Black Of Light' EP Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

ASHENVEIL, the new "ambitious" female-fronted metal band out of New Jersey featuring OPERATIKA drummer Yuri Liakhovitch and SYMPHONY X bassist Mike LePond, will release an EP, "Black Of Light", in August. The CD was mixed by Jeremy Krull (DARK EMPIRE) and was mastered at Finnvox studios (NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM) in Helsinki, Finland. The cover ...

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DARKEST HOUR: 'Severed Into Separates' Video Released

"Severed Into Separates", the new video from Washington D.C. metallers DARKEST HOUR, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in Hungary by Mihaszna Films and is said to be "by far one of the band's most visually stunning videos to date." "Severed Into Separates" comes off DARKEST HOUR's sixth album, "The Human Romance", which ...

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A Tour Of MACHINE HEAD's Bus

Guitarist Phil Demmel of San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD gave Digital Tour Bus a tour of the band's tour bus. You can watch the footage below. As previously reported, MACHINE HEAD has been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 10-12 at Catton Hall in Walton On ...

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JOB FOR A COWBOY Bassist To Sit Out 'Summer Slaughter' Dates

Arizona extreme metallers JOB FOR A COWBOY are currently readying for their month-long Summer Slaughter trek, set to commence next week in Los Angeles. Bassist Nick Schendzielos will be forced to sit out part of the run due to a family emergency. The band will be joined temporarily by THE RED CHORD guitarist Mike "Gunface" ...

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HOTEL DIABLO Signs Worldwide Deal With SCARLET RECORDS

HOTEL DIABLO — the new band featuring vocalist Rick Stitch (LADYJACK, ex-ADLER'S APPETITE), guitarist Alex Grossi (QUIET RIOT), bassist Mike Duda and drummer Mike Dupke (both of W.A.S.P.) — has inked a worldwide deal with Scarlet Records for the physical release of its full-length debut, "The Return To Psycho, California". Entertainment One will distribute the ...

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MASSACRE: New Song Available For Streaming

Resurrected 1990s Florida-based death metallers MASSACRE will release a seven-inch single, "Condemned To The Shadows", on July 30, in time for the group's appearance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany. The single, which will be available as a regular black-wax version, a transparent wax limited edition and a yellow-wax limited edition, will contain ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Bassist: GEOFF TATE's Irrational, Violent Behavior Still Poses A Threat To Us

QUEENSRŸCHE members Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield and Parker Lundgren announced on June 20 that they were parting ways with singer Geoff Tate and recruiting powerhouse vocalist Todd La Torre of CRIMSON GLORY as his replacement. The new QUEENSRŸCHE lineup has already performed live, having played two shows in their home city of Seattle ...

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DREAM THEATER: New Video Interview With JAMES LABRIE

On June 24, DREAM THEATER's Venezuelan fan site conducted an interview with the band's lead singer James LaBrie. You can now watch the chat below. As previously reported, DREAM THEATER's August 19 and August 20 concerts at Estadio Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina will be professionally filmed and recorded for the band's next live ...

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