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ACID REIGN To Release New Album In September

Reactivated U.K. thrashers ACID REIGN will release their third full-length album in September via Dissonance. Commented vocalist Howard "H" Smith: "For our first album in 29 years, it was vitally important that we find the right home and I feel we have. From the very first contact, it was obvious that the Dissonance team not ...

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FLYING COLORS Feat. MIKE PORTNOY, STEVE MORSE, NEAL MORSE: 'Third Degree' Album Due In September

FLYING COLORS — the "prog/pop" supergroup featuring guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE), keyboardist Neal Morse (THE NEAL MORSE BAND, TRANSATLANTIC, ex-SPOCK'S BEARD), bassist Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS), drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and vocalist Casey McPherson (ALPHA REV) — will release its third album, "Third Degree", in September via ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Hits Orlando (Video)

The new Ronnie James Dio hologram played the second show of its month-long U.S. tour last night (Saturday, June 1) at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida. The Dio hologram production uses audio of Ronnie's live performances from throughout his career, with the DIO DISCIPLES band playing live, consisting of Simon Wright on drums, Craig ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Says He Was Told He Was Too Short To Audition For KISS

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman recently spoke with Sam Ash Music. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he practices: Marty: "I've never considered anything that I've done practicing. I was never one of those wood-shedding in a bedroom with a metronome type. [I've] always ...

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Watch SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE Perform In Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Fan-filmed video footage of SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE's May 25 concert at Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pennsylvania can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "Steve Easton"). THE CIRCLE, Sammy Hagar's critically acclaimed supergroup also featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson, released its first album of all-original material, "Space Between", on May ...

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DEADLAND RITUAL Feat. GEEZER BUTLER, MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS: Watch Video For New Single 'Broken And Bruised'

"Broken And Bruised", the first Michael P. Blevins-directed video from DEADLAND RITUAL, the band featuring bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA), can be seen below. The sound of DEADLAND RITUAL isn't typical for any of the ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's Next Album Will Be 'Much Heavier'

Veteran Arizona metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM are already working on material for the follow-up to "The End Of Chaos" album, which came out this past January. Singer Eric "A.K." Knutson told The Metal Voice that guitarists Michael Gilbert and Steve Conley "wrote, like, 40-something songs for ['The End Of Chaos'], so we've got a lot ...

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DEADLAND RITUAL Feat. GEEZER BUTLER, MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS: Video Of First Concert

DEADLAND RITUAL, the new band featuring bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA), played its first concert last night (Tuesday, May 28) at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the show can be ...

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Watch YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Perform In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Fan-filmed video footage of Yngwie Malmsteen's May 26 concert at the Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center (HMAC) in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania can be seen below (footage courtesy of YouTube user "Steve Easton"). Malmsteen told the Los Angeles Daily News about his current string of dates: "They'll be pretty much the same what I always do: just craziness, ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: 'The Day I Give Up Singing Is The Day I Drop Down Dead'

Dennis Gray of "The Australian Rock Show" recently conducted an interview with legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP). You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the RAINBOW song "Lost In Hollywood", which appears on the band's 1979 "Down To Earth" album: Graham: "That's ...

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TOM MORELLO: 'Don't Wait Around For RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE'

A volatile political climate still may not be enough to wake RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE from its eight-year slumber, according to guitarist Tom Morello. The rap-rock outfit last played together in 2011 at L.A. Rising and has resisted calls for a reunion, with vocalist Zach De La Rocha believed to be the lone holdout. Morello ...

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Watch SLAYER Perform In Camden, New Jersey

Fan-filmed video footage of SLAYER's May 24 concert at BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "Steve Easton"). On May 2, SLAYER kicked off Leg Five: North America of its final world tour to say goodbye and thank the fans for more than three decades of great times. ...

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DEADLAND RITUAL Feat. GEEZER BUTLER, MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS: First Music Video Coming Soon

DEADLAND RITUAL, the new band featuring bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA), has just filmed a music video for an as-yet-undisclosed song. Butler shared a short clip from the video set, along with the caption: "Video ...

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Winter Ethereal - ARCH/MATHEOS

Some voices are simply undeniable. You may need to be a prog metal aficionado to truly appreciate the significance of this ongoing collaboration between two founding members of FATES WARNING, but regardless of historical context, "Winter Ethereal" provides a timely reminder that John Arch has one of the greatest voices in metal history. As an ...

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Life Metal - SUNN O)))

Greg Anderson is a key figure in the realm of forward-thinking heavy music. He is a co-founder of Southern Lord Records, and he's the guitarist for doom fiends GOATSNAKE. Additionally, he has worked on a variety of projects alongside Stephen O'Malley, a revered artist in his own right—both in terms of music and visual arts. ...

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Breaking The Trance - FATAL CURSE

In 2019 the saturation of newer heavy metal bands that shop for their tools at the NWOBHM store is higher than ever. Bands such as HAUNT, BLADE KILLER, POUNDER and NIGHT DEMON are on the higher end of the dozens of acts looking back to the vaunted British scene that inspired METALLICA's early mission statements. ...

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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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