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CHRIS IMPELLITTERI: I Am Not An YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Clone

Neo-classical guitarist Chris Impellitteri has dismissed suggestions that he is an "Yngwie Malmsteen clone," saying that he views himself as "much more of a child of players like Al Di Meola blended with a [Eddie] Van Halen and [Randy] Rhoads." Impellitteri first made his mark in 1987 with the release of his debut EP, "Impellitteri". ...

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Verkligheten - Soilwork

SOILWORK's latest record, "Verkligheten", is a remarkable testament to the consistency and reliability of the well-worn sound that the Swedish outfit has traded in since working through the growing pains of its early years. Birthed during the tail end of the '90s melodic death metal scene that spawned fellow native acts such as IN FLAMES ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Joined By SEPULTURA, OVERKILL, ARCH ENEMY, MISFITS Members At Anaheim Concert: Pro-Shot Video

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star collective anchored by Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), David Ellefson (MEGADETH) and Mark Menghi — assembled last night (Thursday, January 24) at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, California for its annual winter assault. This marked the bands fifth year performing annually in Anaheim. A ...

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Former METALLICA Manager JON ZAZULA To Release His Memoir

Jon "Jonny Z" Zazula, executive producer of METALLICA's debut LP, "Kill 'Em All", and founder of Megaforce Records, the first record company to sign METALLICA, is planning to release his memoir before the end of the year. Jon and his wife Marsha Zazula started Megaforce in 1982, first snapping up METALLICA, and then going on ...

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GEDDY LEE On RUSH: 'We Had A Good Run'

RUSH frontman Geddy Lee was asked by Cool Cleveland earlier this week how he and his bandmates managed to stay together for so long without ever breaking up. "We had a good run — over 42 years," he said (see video below). "And it's a testament to the people in the band. We're all good ...

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SPIRITS OF FIRE Feat. TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, CHRIS CAFFERY, STEVE DIGIORGIO And MARK ZONDER: 'Stand And Fight' Song

Frontiers Music Srl is known for building new bands/projects featuring musicians of outstanding quality and who come from unique backgrounds. After an intense brainstorming session, a dream team of renowned metal musicians including Tim "Ripper" Owens (ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH), Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, DEATH) and Mark Zonder (ex-FATES WARNING, WARLORD) ...

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DAVE GROHL, COREY TAYLOR, REX BROWN, DAVE LOMBARDO, Others To Perform At 'Dimebash' Tribute To Late PANTERA Guitarist

Once again, Santa Ana, California's Observatory OC (3503 S. Harbor Blvd) will host a massive "Dimebash", a tribute to late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, on Thursday, January 24. The event will be hosted by Sirius XM's Jose Mangin and will be headlined by an all-star jam of top musicians performing Dime's music and his ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist GLEN DROVER Joined By QUEENSRŸCHE, TESTAMENT, Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Members On WALLS OF BLOOD Debut

WALLS OF BLOOD, the new project led by Canadian guitarist Glen Drover, will release its debut album, "Imperium", on February 22 via Metalville. The disc will contain 10 songs of "high-class power metal," with guest appearances by some of the genre's most acclaimed vocalists, including Tim Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH), Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT), Todd ...

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LAMB OF GOD Guitarist Says CHESTER BENNINGTON Was 'Very Excited' About Screaming And 'Doing Something Heavier' Than LINKIN PARK

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton spoke to Kerrang! magazine about his collaboration with LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington on a song for his upcoming solo album, "Anesthetic", which will be released on March 1 via WPP Records and Spinefarm Records. "I didn't even know if I was on his radar at all, but through ...

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AMON AMARTH Completes Work On New Album With Producer JAY RUSTON

Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH have completed work on their new album at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Jay Ruston, who has previously worked with ANTHRAX, STEEL PANTHER, URIAH HEEP and STONE SOUR. The as-yet-untitled disc is tentatively due this spring via Metal Blade Records. AMON AMARTH vocalist Johan Hegg told

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BARNEY GREENWAY On Why NAPALM DEATH Doesn't Celebrate Album Anniversaries: 'We're An Evolving Band; We Don't Need To Look Backwards'

NAPALM DEATH vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway recently spoke with France's No Name Radio. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's latest album, "Apex Predator": Barney: "I think it turned out to be a really good album, which I didn't quite know at ...

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MAX CAVALERA: 'I Never Think About Retirement'

In a recent interview with Metal Wani, Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, SEPULTURA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) was asked what he hoped his legacy would look like one day. He responded: "To me, hopefully it [will be] somebody that wasn't afraid to take risks, and wasn't afraid to try new things. I never let whatever — people or ideas ...

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CARNAL FORGE: 'Reforged' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Reforged", a brand new song from the Swedish thrash metal band CARNAL FORGE, can be seen below. The track is taken from the group's upcoming album, "Gun To Mouth Salvation", which will be released on January 25, 2019 via ViciSolum Productions. It is CARNAL FORGE's first LP since 2007's "Testify ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK: Why I Had To Step Away From TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

In a recent interview with Sonic Perspectives, TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick talked about how his short-lived involvement with SAVATAGE eventually resulted in him landing a gig with the holiday-themed rock opera TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA. "It's interesting how that whole situation connected to TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, because the one heavy rock recording I did in the '90s was ...

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MAX CAVALERA Would Love To Get BRUCE DICKINSON, GLENN DANZIG And ANGUS YOUNG To Guest On A SOULFLY Album

Paul Tadday of Australia's AMNplify recently conducted an interview with Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SEPULTURA). You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Speaking about SOULFLY's return to the groove-laden sound of the band's early material on the group's latest release, "Ritual", Max said: "I feel that it ...

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SACRED REICH Rejoined By Ex-MACHINE HEAD Drummer DAVE MCCLAIN

Phoenix-based thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH have announced the return of drummer Dave McClain. McClain was a member of SACRED REICH from 1991 to 1995. He played on the "A Question" EP (1991) and the "Independent" (1993) and "Heal" (1996) albums before leaving to join MACHINE HEAD. SACRED REICH bassist/vocalist Phil Rind comments: "It is ...

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Original MOTÖRHEAD Drummer PHIL 'PHILTHY ANIMAL' TAYLOR's LITTLE VILLAINS Album To Receive Posthumous Release

Fans all over the globe will be able to experience the distinctive and ferocious talent of late Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor one more time. LITTLE VILLAINS, who were formed in 2006 by MOTÖRHEAD's legendary drummer as well as James Childs (AVON, AIRBUS) and Owen Street of desert rockers WAXY and sludge unit VAILS, have revealed ...

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LAMB OF GOD Guitarist's 'Anesthetic' Solo Album To Feature Guest Appearances By LINKIN PARK, PAPA ROACH Members

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton will release a solo album titled "Anesthetic" on March 1, 2019 via WPP Records and Spinefarm Records. The disc's first single, "The Truth Is Dead", featuring guest vocals by LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe and ARCH ENEMY frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz, can be streamed below. "Anesthetic" was made alongside ...

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METALLICA's 'All Within My Hands Foundation' Launches 'Metallica Scholars' Initiative

METALLICA's All Within My Hands Foundation (AWMH) has launched a major workforce education initiative that provides direct support to community colleges to enhance their career and technical education programs. These programs provide skills and services to students who are looking to enter a traditional trade or other applied learning program. Ten colleges from across the ...

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