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REX BROWN Was 'The Least Metal Guy' In PANTERA

During a recent appearance on the "TODDCast" podcast, former PANTERA and DOWN bassist Rex Brown spoke about his debut solo album, "Smoke On This", which came out at the end of July. The disc marks the first time in Brown's career in which he serves as both lead vocalist and guitarist in a band. Explaining ...

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THE UNITY Feat. GAMMA RAY Members: 'Never Forget' Video

THE UNITY, the new band former by GAMMA RAY members Michael Ehré (drums) and Henjo Richter (guitar), has released a video for the song "Never Forget". The track will also be released as a seven-inch vinyl single, limited to five hundred units worldwide, on September 15. The B-side is a previously unreleased track called "Nowhereland". ...

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Listen To New ROBERT PLANT Song 'Bones Of Saints'

"Bones Of Saints", a brand new song from Robert Plant, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the LED ZEPPELIN frontman's eleventh solo album, "Carry Fire", which will be released on October 13 via Nonesuch/Warner. The follow-up to 2014's "Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar" was produced by Plant in the west of England ...

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JOE SATRIANI: New Paperback Edition Of 'Strange Beautiful Music' To Include Chapter On 'Shockwave Supernova'

Joe Satriani's "Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir", first released in May 2014, is now available in paperback for pre-orders, with the official release on November 7. The paperback version includes a new chapter focusing on Satriani's last album, "Shockwave Supernova". Read an excerpt from the new chapter here. Satriani and co-author, music ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Feat. PORTNOY, SHEEHAN, BUMBLEFOOT, SOTO, SHERINIAN: Introduction Video Part Two

SONS OF APOLLO, the new band featuring former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian alongside Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE), will release its debut album, "Psychotic Symphony", on October 20 via InsideOut Music. ...

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SOIL Releases 'Gimme Some Lovin'' Video

Chicago-based heavy rock outfit SOIL will release "Scream: The Essentials" on September 15 via Pavement Entertainment and AFM Records. Celebrating the band's twenty-year career, this release will feature tracks from their humble beginnings, rise to fame, and also include alternate versions and mixes. A brand-new track, "Gimme Some Lovin'", will be featured on the compilation ...

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AMARANTHE Releases 'Maximize' Video

Swedish modern melodic metallers AMARANTHE have released a video for "Maximize", the opening track of the band's "Maximalism" album, released in October 2016. A stylistically different choice from previous AMARANTHE clip, this video shows a more intimate and raw side to the band, letting the band and its performance speak for itself without any effects ...

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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Posts Brief Clip Of Upcoming Solo Album

A ten-second clip of a song from Wolfgang Van Halen's upcoming debut solo album is available below. The snippet was originally posted by Eddie Van Halen's son earlier this week as an Instagram Story. All Instagram Stories are automatically deleted by Instagram twenty-four hours after they're posted. It was reported earlier this year by Van ...

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EVANESCENCE's AMY LEE On Working With Orchestra: 'It's Not Cheap' But 'It's Worth It'

Philadelphia's 93.3 WMMR radio station recently spoke to singer Amy Lee about EVANESCENCE's forthcoming album, "Synthesis", which will reimagine some of the band's past catalog with full orchestration and electronic backing. You can listen to the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether EVANESCENCE had to rehearse more to become ...

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CYHRA Feat. Former IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: 'Letters To Myself' Album Details Revealed

CYHRA, the new band featuring former IN FLAMES members Peter Iwers (bass) and Jesper Strömblad (guitar) alongside ex-AMARANTHE singer Joacim "Jake E" Lundberg and LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY drummer Alex Landenburg, will release its debut album, "Letters To Myself", on October 20 via Spinefarm Records. The disc was recorded at Top Floor Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden. ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Feat. PORTNOY, SHEEHAN, BUMBLEFOOT, SOTO, SHERINIAN: Introduction Video Part One

SONS OF APOLLO, the new band featuring former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian alongside Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE), will release its debut album, "Psychotic Symphony", on October 20 via InsideOut Music. ...

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NAPALM DEATH Begins Recording New Album

British extreme metal legends NAPALM DEATH have entered Parlour Studios in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England to begin recording their new album for an early 2018 release. Helming the sessions once again is producer Russ Russell, who has previously worked with THE HAUNTED and DIMMU BORGIR, among others. A few photos from the studio can be found ...

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Smoke On This - REX BROWN

Four years after releasing his memoir, "101 Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera", Rex Brown takes the next step in a musical life spread both with joy and turmoil. Judging by the shackles-free mindset of his debut solo album, "Smoke On This", Brown has his targets set way high, but he possesses the ...

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JAKE E. LEE's RED DRAGON CARTEL Is 'Trying To Stir Things Up A Little Bit' On Second Album

RED DRAGON CARTEL, the band led by former OZZY OSBOURNE and BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee, recently entered Obscenic Arts studio in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania to begin recording its sophomore album for a tentative early 2018 release. Titled "Patina", the follow-up to the group's eponymous 2014 debut will mark RED DRAGON CARTEL's first release with drummer ...

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Hear EVANESCENCE's Orchestral Reworking Of 'Bring Me To Life'

EVANESCENCE has released a reworking of its debut single and global hit, "Bring Me To Life". Taken from the band's next album, "Synthesis", which is due in the autumn, the reworked version of the song strips out the big distorted guitars and rock drums, replacing them with full orchestration in a completely synthetic world of ...

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Third Annual 'Bowl For Ronnie' Bowling Party Announced

The third annual Bowl For Ronnie bowling party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, will take place on Friday, October 6, at the Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, California. The event, hosted by Eddie Trunk, will include a celebrity bowling tournament and a raffle drawing. Last year's Bowl For ...

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Video Premiere: THE HAUNTED's 'Preachers Of Death'

"Preachers Of Death", the new video from Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's ninth studio album, "Strength In Numbers", which will be released on August 25 via Century Media. The disc was recorded at Parlour Studios in the U.K. with producer Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU ...

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FOO FIGHTERS: 'Landmarks Live In Concert' Special To Air In November

"Landmarks Live In Concert" and "Great Performances" have announced a November 10 air date on PBS (check local listings) for "Foo Fighters - Landmarks Live In Concert", a "Great Performances" special from the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, featuring the multi-Grammy-winning rock band delivering an electrifying performance at the famed Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Captured this ...

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