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SONS OF APOLLO Cancel All Remaining Summer Festival Appearances

Due to "unforeseen circumstances" beyond the band's control, SONS OF APOLLO has been forced to cancel all of its remaining summer festival appearances. The group states: "We sincerely apologize to all of the fans that were looking forward to these appearances. "The headlining show in Budapest originally scheduled for August 18th has now been moved ...

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DEATH RAY VISION Feat. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Bassist: 'Negative Mental Attitude' Album To Be Recorded In September

Nearly five years after the release of "We Ain't Leavin' Till You're Bleedin'", Massachusetts old-school hardcore band DEATH RAY VISION — which features in its ranks KILLSWITCH ENGAGE bassist Mike D'Antonio — has finalized the songwriting process for its sophomore effort, "Negative Mental Attitude". Recording will begin in September at Mad Oak Studio, where the ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Frontman MIKE MUIR: Sharing The Stage With DAVE LOMBARDO Is 'A Great Experience'

Mike Muir has told Bad Feeling Magazine that having former SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo playing for SUICIDAL TENDENCIES is an "absolutely amazing" experience. "It's funny, because years ago people were saying, 'You've always got these young guys playing,'" he said. "Brooks Wackerman was 14 when he started playing with INFECTIOUS [GROOVES], and he ...

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STEEL PANTHER To Perform At 'Rock To Recovery 3' Event In Hollywood

Rock To Recovery, a transformative program for those in treatment and recovery, has announced that this year's Rock To Recovery 3 will take place on Saturday, September 15 at the legendary Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, California. The event will be hosted by Academy Award-winning American film director Bryan Fogel and will feature music from STEEL ...

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DYNAZTY Feat. AMARANTHE Singer NILS MOLIN: 'Firesign' Album Due In September; 'Breathe With Me' Single Available

Swedish melodic hard rock band DYNAZTY, which features in its ranks current AMARANTHE singer Nils Molin, will release its sixth album, "Firesign", on September 28 via AFM Records. The first single from the disc, "Breathe With Me", can be streamed below. "Firesign" will be available as a digipak, clear yellow vinyl (limited to 200 units), ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE: 'Voodoo Of The Godsend' Video Featuring MAX CAVALERA

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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GOJIRA Drummer's Art Piece To Benefit Ocean Preservation

On August 2, GOJIRA drummer Mario Duplantier will unveil his fine-art debut collection, "Vers le Cosmos". Completed with art team SceneFour, the release, which is crafted from the new medium of rhythm-on-canvas, took more than a year to complete. One of the works in the collection, however, is earmarked for the ambitious work of the ...

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Tormentor - THE AGONY SCENE

In the mid 2000s, one of the most respected bands in the metal underground was Tulsa's THE AGONY SCENE. Though it bounced from Solid State Records to Roadrunner to Century Media within a four-year span, THE AGONY SCENE was widely considered one of the top quality dark metalcore bands around. Its momentary breakup in 2008 ...

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BILLY SHEEHAN On THE WINERY DOGS' Hiatus: 'We Wanted To Give It A Break For A While So It Didn't Get Stale'

Bassist Billy Sheehan (SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG) was recently interviewed by Steve Harrison of "The Unchained Rock Show". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On his recent hectic schedule: Billy: "I went out with MR. BIG. We did Australia, China, Southeast Asia. ...

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DEZ FAFARA Says COAL CHAMBER 'Is Not Coming Back'

Dez Fafara says that COAL CHAMBER "is not coming back." The group that put Fafara on the musical map and gave him his first and only gold-certified album in the shape of the band's 1997 debut, COAL CHAMBER existed for ten years before disbanding in 2003 to pursue other musical projects. They reunited in 2011 ...

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DREAM THEATER: Second Video Of Drum Tracking For New Album

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER recently entered an undisclosed studio to begin work on material for the follow-up to 2016's "The Astonishing" album. An early 2019 release is expected. A new two-minute video of DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Mangini "in the studio recording a short proggy bit" for the band's new disc can be seen ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL Unveils Solo Track 'Setting Sun' In Celebration Of DC COMICS' 'Dark Nights: Metal'

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell has released a solo track, "Setting Sun", inspired by DC Entertainment's new graphic novel "Dark Nights: Metal: Deluxe Edition", available now in comic book shops, bookstores and digitally. The "Setting Sun" visualizer can be seen below. This deluxe hardcover collects issues #1-6 of the "Dark Nights: Metal" monthly series ...

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ZZ TOP Guitarist/Vocalist BILLY F GIBBONS To Release 'The Big Bad Blues' Solo Album In September

Concord Records will release "The Big Bad Blues", ZZ TOP legend Billy F Gibbons's second-ever solo effort, on September 21. This is the follow-up to his acclaimed 2015 Afro-Cuban-flavored solo album "Perfectamundo". "The Big Bad Blues", as the title suggests, focuses on Gibbons's lifelong love of the blues and rock and roll, showcasing the blues-influenced ...

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DESTRUCTION Officially Welcomes New Drummer RANDY BLACK

German thrash metal legends DESTRUCTION have officially welcomed Randy Black (ANNIHILATOR, PRIMAL FEAR) into the fold, after a gruelling probation that involved an extensive tour and many shows around the globe. Randy will make his official debut as the band's new drummer at the Wacken Open Air festival on August 3. DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Schmier states: ...

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IMPELLITTERI To Release 'The Nature Of The Beast' Album In October

Frontiers Music Srl will release IMPELLITTERI's brand new studio album, "The Nature Of The Beast", on October 12. Today, the band has unveiled a new song from the album, "Run For Your Life". Hear it below. 30 years into their musical career, IMPELLITTERI have created a mind-blowing, highly energetic and thrilling new musical adventure with ...

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'What Is Metal' To DEVILDRIVER's DEZ FAFARA?

Terry Stevens of the Rock 94.7 radio station conducted an interview with DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara at this year's Rock USA festival, which was held this past weekend in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. You can now watch the chat below. Asked "what is metal" to Dez Fafara, he responded: "I think it's gotta have attitude, it's gotta ...

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