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Learn To Play Like AVENGED SEVENFOLD's SYNYSTER GATES

Lick Library continues to offer the world's best guitar tuition with the release of "Quick Licks Shred Metal in the Style of Synyster Gates", award-wining lead guitarist with AVENGED SEVENFOLD. This guitar tuition DVD is presented by Andy James, a leading light in the world of metal guitar. Synyster Gates, or simply Syn, joined AVENGED ...

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MEGADETH Mainman Announces 'Heavy Metal Memoir' Book-Signing Event In Helsinki

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine will sign copies of the Finnish edition of his autobiography, "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir" (Finnish title: "Mustaine: Heavy Metal Muistelmat") on Thursday, March 17 between 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at Suomalainen Kirjakauppa, Aleksanterinkatu 23, 00100 Helsinki, Finland. The book will be available for purchase at the store and Dave ...

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RED FANG: New Song Available For Streaming

"Dirt Wizard", a brand new song from Portland, Oregon's RED FANG, is available for streaming using the audio player below (courtesy of AltPress.com). The track comes off the band's new album, "Murder The Mountains" will be released in North America on April 12 (April 18 internationally) on CD, 12-inch vinyl, and deluxe digital ...

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KING DIAMOND Completes Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Livia Zita, the 26-year-old wife of 54-year-old Danish heavy metal singer King Diamond (real name: Kim Bendix Petersen; MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND) — who underwent open-heart triple-bypass surgery last November — has issued the following update: "Some of you have been asking for an update on King's health, so I thought I'll write what's been ...

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SEVEN WITCHES To Release New Album

Many years have passed since the last SEVEN WITCHES album saw the light of day and guitarist/mainman Jack Frost decided it was time to give the fans what they wanted... and brought back James Rivera (HELSTAR) to front the group once again. With the monstrous bass and songwriting of Mike LePond (SYMPHONY X) and drums ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Mainman: Why My Bandmates Are Insulted By 'Lemmy' Movie

MOTÖRHEAD mainman Lemmy Kilmister recently spoke to the Artisan News Service about the criticism levelled by his bandmates at the makers of the "Lemmy" (full title: "Lemmy: 49% Motherfucker 51% Son Of A Bitch"), the documentary which examines Lemmy's life and career. In an interview with Radio Metal, MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell was asked about ...

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NIKKI SIXX Interviewed During 'Canadian Music Week' (Video)

Rock legend, best-selling author, photographer and host of the syndicated radio shows "Sixx Sense" and "The Side Show Countdown" Nikki Sixx discussed his many ventures — including a new book and album, both titled "This Is Gonna Hurt" — in an exclusive interview earlier today (Thursday, March 10) during Canadian Music Week at the Fairmont ...

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BLACK 'N BLUE: New Album Details Revealed

Frontiers Records will release the new album from Portland-based rockers BLACK 'N BLUE on May 13 in Europe and May 17 in North America. "Hell Yeah!" is a proud comeback statement for a band that wrote the pages of hard rock history in the '80s. BLACK 'N BLUE released four successful and critically acclaimed albums ...

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POWER QUEST Keyboardist Answers Fan-Submitted Questions (Video)

A new podcast in which keyboardist Steve Williams of U.K-based metallers POWER QUEST talks about the band's upcoming album, "Blood Alliance", forthcoming tour dates and answers questions submitted by fans from around the world, can be heard in the YouTube clip below. "Blood Alliance" will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: Spain, ...

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TESSERACT Interviewed By U.K.'s HIT THE FLOOR (Video)

Hit The Floor magazine recently conducted an interview with U.K. progressive metal hopefuls TESSERACT. You can now watch the chat below. TESSERACT's debut album, "One", is scheduled for release on March 22 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to last year's "Concealing Fate" EP includes a bonus DVD that features "Concealing Fate" being performed live ...

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SOULS ON 11: 'Seasons Of Wither' Video To Debut On Friday

SOULS ON 11 — the new project featuring former MEGADETH guitarist Jeff Young and one of America's true organic voices, Schascle "Twinkle" Yochim — recently shot a video for its cover version of the AEROSMITH song "Seasons Of Wither" (from the 1974 "Get Your Wings" LP). The clip was directed and edited by Evan Nesbitt ...

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KILL DEVIL HILL Demoing More Material

KILL DEVIL HILL, the new band featuring Vinny Appice (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, DIO) on drums, Rex Brown (DOWN, PANTERA) on bass, Mark Zavon (RATT, W.A.S.P., 40 CYCLE HUM) on guitar and Dewey Bragg on vocals, recently finished demoed around 10 songs, which, according to Appice, sound "like a cross between BLACK SABBATH, ALICE ...

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TOOL Frontman's 'Blood Into Wine' Wins 'Best Feature Documentary' At TRAIL DANCE FILM FESTIVAL

"Blood Into Wine", the documentary that follows TOOL/A PERFECT CIRCLE frontman Maynard James Keenan and his work towards creating a credible winemaking region in Northern Arizona, has added to their collection of awards and accolades by winning the Golden Drover Award for "Best Feature Documentary" at the 2011 Trail Dance Film Festival. "Our entire team ...

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POWER QUEST: New Song Available For Streaming

"Survive", a brand new song from U.K-based metallers POWER QUEST, can be streamed in the ReverbNation widget below. The track comes off the group's new album, "Blood Alliance", which will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: Spain, Finland, Sweden: March 23 Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: March 25 Rest of Europe: March ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD To Perform At REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS Award Show

Orange County's AVENGED SEVENFOLD has signed on to deliver the headlining performance at the third annual Revolver Golden Gods award show presented by Epiphone, set for Wednesday, April 20 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California. The group will close out America's only hard-rock and heavy-metal award show with a blistering set before heading out ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD At 'Absent' Screening In San Rafael (Video)

On Thursday, March 3, METALLICA guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield and filmmaker Justin Hunt were at the San Rafael California Film Institute in San Rafael, California to present and discuss the award-winning documentary "Absent", exploring the worldwide crisis of absent and disengaged fathers and the negative impact that the "father wound" makes on society. A short video ...

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SAMMY HAGAR, PHIL COLLEN, RUDY SARZO To Take Part In Next 'Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp'

Sammy Hagar (CHICKENFOOT, ex-VAN HALEN), Phil Collen (DEF LEPPARD), Mark Hudson (AEROSMITH producer), Ronnie Montrose (MONTROSE), Kip Winger (WINGER) and Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE, DIO, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT) will take part in the next edition of the Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp, set to take place May 10-15 in Hollywood, California. According ...

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METALLICA Frontman: I Have Become The Voice For Others Speaking Through The Music

On Thursday, March 3, Rockville Music Magazine conducted an interview with METALLICA guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield and filmmaker Justin Hunt at the San Rafael California Film Institute in San Rafael, California. Hetfield and Hunt presented and discussed the award-winning documentary "Absent", exploring the worldwide crisis of absent and disengaged fathers and the negative impact ...

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HOPE FOR THE DYING To Release 'Dissimulation' in April

Jonesboro, Illinois-based Christian "progressive shred metal" band HOPE FOR THE DYING will release its new album, "Dissimulation", on April 26 via Facedown Records. The CD was mixed by Brian Hood of 456 Recordings (A PLEA FOR PURGING, BEFORE THERE WAS ROSALYN) in Huntsville, Alabama. A track from the album, "Transcend", is available for streaming on ...

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HEAVY METAL FILM FESTIVAL Organizer Announces Partial Lineup

The world's first-ever film festival dedicated to heavy metal music is set to take place at the Downtown Independent Cinema in Los Angeles, California from March 31 through April 3, 2011. Festival organizer and long-time metalhead Samuel Douek is proud to announce the first portion of the maiden lineup for 2011's Heavy Metal Film Festival. ...

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FAITHSEDGE Signs With SCARLET RECORDS

FAITHSEDGE has inked a deal with Scarlet Records for the worldwide release of the band's debut album. Due on April 19, the self-titled effort was mastered by Tom Baker of Precision Mastering (JUDAS PRIEST, MÖTLEY CRÜE). FAITHSEDGE was started in early 2009 by singer/songwriter Giancarlo Floridia in Huntington Beach, California,. The band's all-star lineup includes ...

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POWER QUEST To Support SYMPHONY X In U.K.

POWER QUEST will support North America's progressive metal masters SYMPHONY X on the U.K. leg of their extended European tour. POWER QUEST's itinerary is now as follows: Mar. 19 - Hammerfest III - Prestatyn, North Wales Mar. 22 - London, UK - Scala * Mar. 23 - Wolverhampton, UK - The Robin 2 * Mar. ...

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