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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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NEAL SCHON's 'Journey Through Time' Kicks Off Short U.S. Tour In Jackson, California (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon's "Journey Through Time" February 22 concert at Jackson Rancheria Casino in Jackson, California can be seen below. Schon took the stage alongside founding JOURNEY and SANTANA singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, ex-JOURNEY drummer Deen Castronovo, bassist Marco Mendoza of THE DEAD DAISIES and THIN LIZZY, a musician named Chris ...

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WEST BOUND Feat. CHAS WEST And ROY Z: 'Dance Of Life' Video

"Dance Of Life", the new video from WEST BOUND, the hard-hitting Los Angeles-area rock band featuring vocalist Chas West (RESURRECTION KINGS, BONHAM, LYNCH MOB), guitarist/producer Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD, TRIBE OF GYPSIES), guitarist Jimmy Burkard, bassist Jason Cornwell and drummer Dave "Chilli" Moreno, can be seen below. The song is taken from WEST BOUND's ...

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SLASH Says He Doesn't Enjoy Being 'The Big Rock Star Guy': 'I Just Don't Do The Celebrity Thing'

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash recently discussed "Living The Dream", his fourth solo album (and third with MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS), with Poland's Wirtualna Polska. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he ever tires of being one of the most world's most recognized ...

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GODSMACK Side Project THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE Calls It Quits

THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE, the project featuring GODSMACK's Shannon Larkin and Tony Rombola, has called it quits. The group, which also featured Brian Carpenter on bass and Ray "Rafer John" Cerbone on vocals, released its second album, "The Shape Of Blues To Come", last July via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. The news of THE APOCALYPSE BLUES ...

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CANDLEMASS: Entire 'The Door To Doom' Album Available For Streaming

"The Door To Doom", the 12th album from Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, can be streamed in its entirety below. Due on February 22 via Napalm Records, the disc unsurprisingly follows the plotline mastermind, songwriter and bass player Leif Edling established in the past years: epic world-class doom metal that relies on slow mammoth riffing. ...

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Astronoid - ASTRONOID

ASTRONOID's 2016 debut record, "Air", was a dazzling effort that crept up on unsuspecting listeners, garnering a rabid cult following from those that discovered the band. With members of New England post-black metallers VATTNET VISKAR pulling double duty, ASTRONOID took the integration of shoegaze elements into black metal, popularized by acts such as DEAFHEAVEN, and ...

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The Door To Doom - CANDLEMASS

CANDLEMASS is one of the most important bands in the history of doom metal. The Swedish group is indisputably a torchbearer, even more particularly with regard to its role in establishing the "epic doom" styling. Spurring excitement amongst the fanbase of a band that's been running strong three decades is quite the challenge, to say ...

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DREAM THEATER Guitarist Says Fan Response To 'The Astonishing' Was 'Very Mixed'

John Petrucci has admitted to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" that "The Astonishing", DREAM THEATER's wildly ambitious double concept LP, was criticized by some fans for being an overblown, self-indulgent exercise in excess. "[The response] was very mixed," the guitarist said. "It was really mixed, which, quite honestly, I totally anticipated. First of all, that whole project ...

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TOM MORELLO Announces Spring 2019 U.S. Tour

Tom Morello will embark on a U.S. tour in May in support of his his recently released solo album, "The Atlas Underground". Prior to the run, the RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and PROPHETS OF RAGE guitarist will perform at Ultra Music Festival in Miami on March 29. The 14-date spring trek will launch May 3 ...

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BREAKING BENJAMIN Announces North American Tour With CHEVELLE, THREE DAYS GRACE; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

BREAKING BENJAMIN has announced a massive summer 2019 North American headlining tour. A stacked lineup of special guests will join BREAKING BENJAMIN on select dates, including CHEVELLE, THREE DAYS GRACE, DOROTHY and DIAMANTE. Produced by Live Nation, the 35-city outing kicks off July 21 in St. Louis, Missouri at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre and will ...

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GEOFF TATE Performs Special 'Old-School' QUEENSRŸCHE Set At Germany's METAL ASSAULT Festival (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of OPERATION: MINDCRIME, the band led by former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate, performing a special "old-school" QUEENSRŸCHE set on February 16 at the Metal Assault festival at Posthalle in Würzburg, Germany can be seen below. The group's setlist was as follows: 01. Neue Regel 02. Screaming In Digital 03. Operation: Mindcrime 04. ...

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JAMES LABRIE Says DREAM THEATER Wanted To Get Back To Writing A 'Classic' And 'Heavy' Album With 'Distance Over Time'

James LaBrie says DREAM THEATER wanted to "get back to writing a classic heavy album" with its upcoming 14th full-length effort, "Distance Over Time". The move was apparently influenced by the 25th-anniversary tour in support of the band's seminal "Images And Words" LP and the lukewarm reaction to its light and ponderous 2016 double-disc concept ...

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SILVERSTEIN To Release 'Redux: The First 10 Years' In April

Fresh off back-to-back tours celebrating the 15th anniversary of their 2003 full-length debut album "When Broken Is Easily Fixed", Canadian rockers SILVERSTEIN are gearing up to release "Redux: The First 10 Years". The album features all-new recordings of 12 classic songs from the band's first 10 years as a unit. Consider it a "sonic update" ...

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SWORN ENEMY: 'Prepare For Payback' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Prepare For Payback" from the the Queens, New York-based band SWORN ENEMY can be seen below. Says vocalist Sal Lococo: "'Prepare For Payback' just had that old SWORN ENEMY feel to it. It was very angry and hard as fuck, and definitely could've been the opening track on ...

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KATAKLYSM Frontman On Bands Who Drastically Change Their Sound: 'It's Not Cool For The Fans Who Have Been Following You All These Years'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York conducted an interview with frontman Maurizio Iacono of Montreal, Quebec, Canada melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM prior to their January 11 concert at Gramercy Theater in New York City. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the touring cycle for ...

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