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DARK SKY CHOIR Recruits Guitarist IRA BLACK

DARK SKY CHOIR has announced the addion of guitarist Ira Black (I AM MORBID, LIZZY BORDEN, VICIOUS RUMORS, METAL CHURCH) to the group's ranks. DARK SKY CHOIR features vocalist Brian Allen (VICIOUS RUMORS), bassist Percy Trayanov (MADAME MAYHEM) and drummer Mike James Sakowski (EXXPLORER). The group's new album, "End Of Days", was written and produced ...

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LINKIN PARK's MIKE SHINODA Releases 'I.O.U.' Music Video

LINKIN PARK vocalist Mike Shinoda has released the official music video for the song "I.O.U.". The track is taken from Mike's solo album, "Post Traumatic", which came out last June. Directed by Chady Awad, the "I.O.U." video features exclusive footage from Mike's U.S. tour this past fall and comes just days after the kick-off of ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND On New Album 'Empath': It's 'A Crossroads For Me – Not Only Creatively, But Life In General'

Former DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and VAI front man Devin Townsend recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about his new solo album, "Empath". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Empath": Devin: "If I had any business sense whatsoever, and if I had any ...

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MARK MORTON Says In-Progress LAMB OF GOD Music Is 'Exciting' and 'Fresh': 'It's Got An Awesome Energy To It'

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton recently spoke with Carl O'Rourke of Metal Wani about his debut solo album, "Anesthetic". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by Metal Wani and BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the fact that "Anesthetic" showcases different sides of his musical personality than his work with LAMB ...

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First Look At FRANK ZAPPA Hologram

Composer, musician, futurist and innovator Frank Zappa is facing censorship yet again over so-called "questionable content" in the ad artwork for the upcoming "The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa" hologram tour which will make its debut this April in the U.S. The tour artwork was curiously censored by Ticketmaster, which cited the image for so-called ...

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WEDNESDAY 13 Collaborates With DEVILDRIVER, STONE SOUR Members On 'Necrophaze' Album

Horror-punk stalwart Wednesday 13 has confirmed to WMSC's "The Metal Teddy Bear Experience" that his upcoming studio album, "Necrophaze", is being produced and engineered by Michael Spreitzer of DEVILDRIVER. "Zeuss [Chris Harris] produced the last record," Wednesday 13 said (hear audio below). "He's mastering this record, so he's still involved. It was just basically a ...

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NEAL SCHON Celebrates 65th Birthday With Heartfelt Messages And Sold-Out 'Journey Through Time' Shows

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon's wife, Michaele Schon (former star of "The Real Housewives Of D.C." ), organized a 65th-birthday celebration for her husband this past weekend. The celebration began on Saturday, February 23 with a surprise party following the sold-out "Journey Through Time" show in Oakland, California. It included a stunning, custom Schon PRS Guitar-shaped ...

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Distance Over Time - DREAM THEATER

The thirty-year career of progressive metal icon DREAM THEATER has largely been an exercise in musical excess. Even the band's most passionate fans would be hard-pressed to argue criticisms that the group occasionally overdoes it on the musical and vocal extremes of the genre. The group's 2016 record "The Astonishing" went too far though, even ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'I'm Just A Perpetually Confused And Terrified Person That Is Trying To Be Less So All The Time'

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend about his forthcoming new "Empath" studio album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether "Empath" is an album that will take a while for listeners to "get": Devin: "I ...

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Ex-WHITE LION Vocalist MIKE TRAMP: 'With Each Album, I Got Further And Further Away From The Music World I'd Once Been A Part Of'

Former WHITE LION vocalist Mike Tramp recently spoke with United Rock Nations about his new album, "Stray From The Flock". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Stray From The Flock": Mike: "This is such a different world today than it was back in 1988, when ...

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ERNIE C Defends His Production On BLACK SABBATH's 'Forbidden' Album: I Wanted 'To Dry The Sound Up A Little Bit'

Ernie "C" Cunnigan has defended his production on BLACK SABBATH's "Forbidden" album, saying that he wanted to "dry" the band's sound up a little bit and make it "more personal." The 1995 LP, which features guitarist Tony Iommi alongside singer Tony Martin, drummer Cozy Powell and bassist Neil Murray, is often regarded as the SABBATH's ...

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PETER FRAMPTON Says He Is Suffering From Rare Muscular Disease

Peter Frampton exclusively spoke with CBS "This Morning: Saturday" correspondent Anthony Mason this morning about living with the autoimmune disease Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM). IBM is a progressive muscle disorder characterized by muscle inflammation, weakness, and atrophy. While Frampton remains at the top of his game, having recently performed as part of "I Am the ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Launches 50th-Anniversary Playlist Program

In January 1969, LED ZEPPELIN was unleashed on the world with the release of its trailblazing debut album. Just 10 months later, in October 1969, the band's equally groundbreaking follow-up album "Led Zeppelin II" was released. 50 years later, LED ZEPPELIN remains one of the most important bands in music history whose songs continue to ...

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