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JOHN PETRUCCI: 'Distance Over Time' Is 'The Best-Sounding DREAM THEATER Record We've Ever Made'

Progressive metal titans DREAM THEATER will release their 14th studio album, "Distance Over Time", on February 22, 2019. "Distance Over Time" showcases a newfound creativity for DREAM THEATER while maintaining the elements that have garnered them devoted fans around the globe. The album also marks the first for the band's new label InsideOut Music. The ...

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CROBOT Signs With MASCOT LABEL GROUP

Mascot Label Group has announced the signing of CROBOT to a global recording agreement. Known across the world for its unique blend of good old-fashioned hard rock with funk, blues and other elements of musical inspiration combining to become a howling vortex that is uniquely the CROBOT nebula, the band is currently working on their ...

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METALLICA Covers DEEP PURPLE, NAZARETH, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT At Rare Acoustic Show For Charity (Video)

METALLICA played a rare acoustic show this past Saturday, November 3 at the Masonic in San Francisco. The evening, dubbed the "All Within My Hands Foundation Helping Hands Concert And Auction", celebrated the first full year of METALLICA's All Within My Hands non-profit foundation, which was launched in 2017 to help creating sustainable communities by ...

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JAKE E. LEE Thinks OZZY OSBOURNE 'Wasn't Completely Sure' He Was Capable Of Replacing RANDY RHOADS

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with current former OZZY OSBOURNE/BADLANDS and current RED DRAGON CARTEL guitarist Jake E. Lee. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether RED DRAGON CARTEL's new album, "Patina", is comparable of BADLANDS: Jake: "I've been ...

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Attorney For CHRIS CORNELL's Doctor Responds To Family's Lawsuit Over Singer's Death

An attorney for Chris Cornell's doctor has commented on the lawsuit filed against him by the late SOUNDGARDEN and AUDIOSLAVE singer's widow. Vicky Cornell filed a lawsuit against Dr. Robert Koblin for malpractice, accusing the physician of over-prescribing drugs that eventually caused her husband to commit suicide. In the lawsuit, Vicky claims that Dr. Robert ...

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Video Premiere: ARSIS's 'Fathoms'

The official Rob Neilson-directed video for the song "Fathoms" from melodic tech-death overlords ARSIS can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Visitant", which is being released today (Friday, November 2) via Nuclear Blast (North, Central, South America) and Agonia (rest of world). Guitarist and vocalist James Malone states: "I ...

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Hear Previously Unreleased Recording Of 'Wake Up Dead' By Former MEGADETH Members MENZA, LOMENZO, POLAND

A 2014 live rehearsal, unreleased instrumental recording of MEGADETH's "Wake Up Dead" by the band's former members Nick Menza (drums), Chris Poland (guitar) and James LoMenzo (bass) can be heard below. The unnamed trio came together when Menza and LoMenzo decided to join forces in a new project, later inviting Poland to handle rhythm and ...

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Evolution - DISTURBED

When you title a body of work "Evolution", the subtext implies something of an anthropological nature or a systematic process of moving forward—in this case, a band. DISTURBED serves itself a tall order for its seventh album, "Evolution", which vocalist David Draiman has reputedly cited as the band's "Black Album". If DISTURBED is to be ...

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FIFTH ANGEL: 'The Third Secret' Video

"The Third Secret", the new video from FIFTH ANGEL, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's first new album in almost 30 years, which was released on October 26 through Nuclear Blast Records. "The Third Secret" features the incredible talents of guitarist and lead vocalist Kendall Bechtel, bassist John ...

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BULLETBOYS Frontman MARQ TORIEN To Record 'Really Different,' 'Completely Out-Of-The-Box' Solo Album

Prior to BULLETBOYS' performance in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 12, vocalist/guitarist Marq Torien spoke with Sydney Taylor of MA Entertainment Global. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's latest album, "From Out Of The Skies": Marq: "This record was kind of risky ...

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CRAIG GOLDY Says RITCHIE BLACKMORE Had A 'No-Guitar-Solo' Policy For Opening Bands In '80s: 'He Didn't Like Having A Guitar Competition'

According to former DIO guitarist Craig Goldy, legendary DEEP PURPLE axeman Ritchie Blackmore prevented Goldy's then-band GIUFFRIA from having a guitar solo spot during the 1984 "Perfect Strangers" tour because Ritchie feared being upstaged. Goldy, fresh off his gig with ROUGH CUTT and being secretly courted by Ronnie James Dio, said Blackmore was going to ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Frontman On 'Gravity': 'We Knew It Was Going To Be A Slightly More Divisive Album'

Chris Peters of Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with frontman Matt Tuck of Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he's happy with the response to the band's new studio album, "Gravity": Matt: "Absolutely. Yeah, it's been ...

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