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HOWLING SYCAMORE's 'Seven Pathways To Annihilation' Album To Feature Guest Appearance By MARTY FRIEDMAN

HOWLING SYCAMORE, the extreme progressive ensemble featuring Davide Tiso, Jason McMaster and Hannes Grossmann, has returned with its sophomore album, "Seven Pathways To Annihilation". Due on June 21, the disc features over 50 minutes of music and will be available on gatefold 2LP, compact disc and on all digital outlets. The album's first single, "Initiation", ...

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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Says Producer 'MUTT' LANGE 'Deserves All The Credit' For 'Hysteria'

Guitar Interactive magazine's Jonathan Graham conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen during the band's 2018 "Hysteria" anniversary tour. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the political themes DEF LEPPARD explored on "Hysteria" are still relevant today: Phil: "Nothing changed 2,000 ...

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HINDER Announces 'Lucky 7' Tour

Oklahoma rockers HINDER have announced a three-month North American tour, kicking off May 30 in Marion, Illinois. The first portion of the run has openers SAVING ABEL, AMERICAN SIN and THE ADARNA, and the second leg has ROYAL BLISS kicking the evening off. "This tour is going to be an absolute blast!" says drummer Cody ...

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BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH On OVERKILL's 'Realism': 'There's A Purity To What We Do'

Prior to OVERKILL's April 30 performance in Detroit, Michigan, vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth spoke with Chuck Marshall of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how American and European metal crowds differ: Bobby: "There's obviously differences in culture, but the world's become much smaller ...

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TESLA's DAVE RUDE Gets Signature Flying V Guitar From EPIPHONE

Epiphone, the leader in affordable professional instruments proudly presents the limited-edition Dave Rude Flying V Outfit, the debut Epiphone signature guitar from TESLA's guitarist. Featuring a classic Flying V in an Alpine White finish with a striking red pearloid pickguard, ProBucker humbuckers with coil-splitting, Grover Rotomatic machine heads, jumbo frets, a GraphTech nut, and an ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION, CARNIFEX And THE FACELESS To Headline This Year's 'Summer Slaughter Tour'

"The Summer Slaughter Tour" 2019 will see the tour's first-ever triple co-headline bill, featuring CATTLE DECAPITATION, CARNIFEX and THE FACELESS all sharing the main event and performing full headline sets. RIVERS OF NIHIL, NEKROGOBLIKON, LORNA SHORE, BRAND OF SACRIFICE and the "Headbang For The Highway" winners will join as support. Tour dates: Jul. 20 - ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Raises A Beer In Crafty 'Rainier Fog' Video

ALICE IN CHAINS' new Peter Darley Miller-directed video for the title track of the band's latest album, "Rainier Fog", can be seen below. "In a world where things are becoming increasingly serious, with 'Rainier Fog' we have continued our long tradition of making asses out of ourselves in videos," says drummer Sean Kinney. "So for ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET: 'I Certainly Don't Intend To Retire Any Time Soon'

AVANTASIA vocalist Tobias Sammet recently spoke with writer Clay Marshall in conjunction with an OC Weekly story about the group's upcoming performance in Anaheim, California. Some select "outtakes" follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On AVANTASIA's new album "Moonglow": Tobias: "It's not trendy. It's not flavor of the week, but it's put together with a lot ...

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TRIUMPH's MIKE LEVINE: 'We Touched People's Lives'

Iconic Canadian rockers TRIUMPH were honored with the "Legends Of Live" award at the 2019 Live Music Industry Awards on Friday, May 10 in the Osgoode East Ballroom at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The award recognizes artists who have made great contributions to the Canadian music industry through live music touring and ...

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DREAM THEATER To Record Show On 'Scenes From A Memory' 20th-Anniversary Tour For Future Release

PureGrainAudio recently conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the members of DREAM THEATER leaving their families and home lives to record their latest album, "Distance Over ...

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HELLYEAH To Release 'Welcome Home' Album In September

HELLYEAH will release its sixth studio album, "Welcome Home", on Friday, September 27 via Eleven Seven Music. The official music video for the disc's title track will be made available on Friday, May 17. HELLYEAH played an emotional sold-out concert on Saturday, May 11 celebrating the life of its late drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. The ...

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KORN's BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH On Upcoming Album: 'It's So Special'

At this weekend's Epicenter music festival in Rockingham, North Carolina, KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch spoke to SiriusXM's Jose Mangin about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's new album. The follow-up to 2016's "The Serenity Of Suffering" is once again being produced by Nick Raskulinecz and will feature songwriting collaborations with GOLDFINGER's ...

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GLENN HUGHES Postpones U.K. Tour Due To Illness

Legendary bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, BLACK SABBATH) has been forced to postpone his previously announced U.K. tour, which was due to start May 14 and run through May 24. According to a statement posted on Hughes's social media, "he needs to be treated for an illness that while not life threatening, ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Quality Front-Row Video Of Atlanta Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of JUDAS PRIEST's May 8 concert at Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user R. Albert). The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Necromancer 02. Heading Out To The Highway 03. The Sentinel 04. Spectre 05. (Take These) Chains 06. Judas Rising 07. Out In The ...

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BABYMETAL Announces Summer/Fall U.S. Tour With AVATAR

Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL will embark on a fall 2019 U.S. headlining tour in support of its upcoming album. The band's first-ever full-scale headlining U.S. tour will kick off on September 4 in Orlando, Florida, and run through an October 16 in Seattle, Washington. The trek includes the previously announced October 11 gig at ...

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MAYHEM To Release New Album In October

Century Media Records has announced the signing of Norwegian black metal forefathers MAYHEM to a worldwide deal. The band's sixth album will be released on October 25. Founded in 1984, MAYHEM has released five studio albums as well as a number of demos, EPs and live albums since. Their debut full-length, "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas" ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Says His 'Off-Color Joke' At 'Dimebash' Led To 'Ridiculous' Accusations Of Racism

Former PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo says that the controversy surrounding his actions at a California concert three years ago is "ridiculous." Anselmo performed the PANTERA classic "Walk" at the January 2016 "Dimebash" event at the Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood in honor of late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. As he left the stage, he ...

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