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MEGADETH's First-Ever 'Megacruise': More Details Revealed

Details for the inaugural Megacruise, the ultimate heavy metal music experience at sea hosted by metal pioneers MEGADETH, have been announced to preview the cruise's public on sale — kicking off today (November 7) at 1 p.m. ET. Departing out of Los Angeles aboard the Norwegian Jewel, the five-day/five-night full ship charter cruise will set ...

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DISTURBED Singer Says METALLICA's 'Ride The Lightning' Gave Him 'A Very Rude Awakening To The Heavier Side Of Music'

In the latest episode of Kerrang! magazine's "The Album That Saved My Life", DISTURBED frontman David Draiman singled out METALLICA's 1984 full-length "Ride The Lightning" as one of the most important releases during his formative years. "The power, the complexity, the aggression — there's so many things that would attract anyone to METALLICA," ...

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Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic - THE OCEAN

It's been five years since THE OCEAN's last LP, and three since the group appeared on the "Transcendental" split EP with MONO. Brainiac post-metalheads rejoice, for THE OCEAN COLLECTIVE (best known simply as THE OCEAN) is back, releasing the first of a proposed two-album project, "Phanerozoic", intended to drop conceptually between 2007's "Precambrian" and 2010's ...

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Upon Desolate Sands - HATE ETERNAL

Erik Rutan is one of the most important men in the history of death metal. He has established himself as one of extreme music's premier producers—having twiddled the knobs for the likes of everyone from MORBID ANGEL and CANNIBAL CORPSE all the way over to SOILENT GREEN, MADBALL and EPHEL DUATH. But he has most ...

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RAVEN To Release New Live Album 'Screaming Murder Death From Above: Live In Aalborg' In January

When the British/American metal trio RAVEN left the Skråen stage at the end of November 2017 after its acclaimed concert in Aalborg, Denmark, brothers John (bass, vocals) and Mark Gallagher (guitar) along with new member Mike Heller (drums) didn't foresee their show being recorded for posterity. "We were surprised of course, since nobody had informed ...

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I Loved You at Your Darkest - BEHEMOTH

BEHEMOTH has come a long way since its humble early days as an obscure, dark, melodic black metal band. It truly has gone on to become behemoth in terms of both its musical and commercial growth, with its outlandish music and performances deemed worthy enough to have earned them a coveted slot on SLAYER's recent ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Announces 2019 North American Tour With MEGADETH

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Ozzy Osbourne has announced additional "No More Tours 2" North American tour dates for 2019. For these shows, Osbourne will be backed by his longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (guitar), Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (bass), Tommy Clufetos (drums) and Adam Wakeman (keyboards), with MEGADETH supporting ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Announces European Tour

ALICE IN CHAINS has announced an extensive European tour for May and June 2019. Starting on May 23 in Glasgow, the 14-date trek includes three U.K. shows, with a date at Birmingham's Barclaycard Arena on May 24 and Wembley The SSE Arena on May 25. These will be the biggest headline shows the band have ...

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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS: 'I've Had A Really F**ked-Up Year'

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis was interviewed for the latest episode of "The Jasta Show", the podcast hosted by HATEBREED's Jamey Jasta. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his resilience in the wake of adversity: Davis: "I like doing what I do. ...

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VOIVOD Drummer: 'It's A Good Challenge To Be 35 Years In The Business And Try To Be Innovative'

Southeast Wreckmetal conducted an interview with drummer Michel "Away" Langevin of progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD prior to the band's October 17 show at Tavastia club in Helsinki, Finland. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the secret to VOIVOD's longevity: Away: "Perseverance, I guess. Maybe a ...

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JORDAN RUDESS Says Certain DREAM THEATER Songs Are 'Easier To Express' On Piano Than Others

Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with keyboardist Jordan Rudess of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER about his "From Bach To Rock" three-continent solo piano tour. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreakr widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the idea behind "From Bach To Rock": Jordan: ...

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STEVE VAI On Performing With YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: 'It's A Peak Moment For Me In The Pantheon Of My Live Touring Experience'

Andy Hall of the Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 recently conducted an interview with guitar virtuoso Steve Vai about his "Generation Axe" tour. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he had a "wish list" for the "Generation Axe" tour: Steve: ...

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