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DAVID ELLEFSON, MIKE PORTNOY, ALEX SKOLNICK To Discuss METAL ALLEGIANCE At 'BackStory' Event In NYC

"BackStory", a series of curated live, feature-length interviews with iconic artists and musicians, announces metal heavyweights David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, THE WINERY DOGS), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT) and Mark Menghi of METAL ALLEGIANCE as upcoming guests for an exclusive live interview focusing on the band's self-titled debut album, and much more. The interview ...

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SLIPKNOT Performs In Mansfield Without Bassist ALESSANDRO 'VMAN' VENTURELLA (Video)

SLIPKNOT performed Tuesday night (August 4) in Mansfield, Massachusetts without the band's bass player, Alessandro "Vman" Venturella, who was rushed to a hospital two days earlier just six songs into the group's concert in Hartford. Fan-filmed video footage of last night's concert can be seen below. Speaking to Mistress Carrie of the Worcester/Boston, Massachusetts radio ...

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SLIPKNOT Bassist Rushed To Hospital During Hartford Concert; Band Completes Set As Eight-Piece

SLIPKNOT was forced to walk off stage several songs into its performance earlier tonight (Sunday, August 2) in Hartford, Connecticut after their bassist, Alessandro "Vman" Venturella, had an unknown medical emergency and was rushed to the hospital. Concert attendee Nick Mucha tells BLABBERMOUTH.NET that band returned to the stage without Venturella after about a twenty-minute ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE: Fourth Studio Webisode Feat. TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star metal band consisting of a rotating cast of musicians, including members of MEGADETH, TESTAMENT — which debuted on MOTÖRHEAD's Motörboat cruise last year, and performed at this year's NAMM show and on the ShipRocked cruise, will release its self-titled debut album on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Brought together ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Announces Fall 2015 North American Tour

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST have announced a dozen or so North American dates that are scheduled to begin October 16 in Paso Pobles, California and wrap on November 12 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Asked how JUDAS PRIEST decides which songs to includes in its setlist after a four-decade recording career, the band's ...

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MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, MASTODON Members Set For METAL ALLEGIANCE CD-Release Concert In NYC

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star metal band consisting of a rotating cast of musicians, including members of MEGADETH, TESTAMENT — which debuted on MOTÖRHEAD's Motörboat cruise last year, and performed at this year's NAMM show and on the ShipRocked cruise, will celebrate the release of its self-titled debut album with a special concert on September ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Featuring PHILIP ANSELMO: 'Dying Song' Preview

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star metal band consisting of a rotating cast of musicians, including members of MEGADETH, TESTAMENT — which debuted on MOTÖRHEAD's Motörboat cruise last year, and performed at this year's NAMM show and on the ShipRocked cruise, will release its self-titled debut album on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Brought together ...

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MASTODON Cancels Shows Due To 'Personal Family Matter'

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have regretfully announced they must cancel their previously announced shows that were to take place from August 7 through September 3 due to a personal family matter. MASTODON will return to the road in Latin America in late September. The September 5 show in Iceland has been rescheduled for December 5. ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE: Second Studio Webisode Feat. TROY SANDERS, REX BROWN, RANDY BLYTHE

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star metal band consisting of a rotating cast of musicians, including members of MEGADETH, TESTAMENT — which debuted on MOTÖRHEAD's Motörboat cruise last year, and performed at this year's NAMM show and on the ShipRocked cruise, will release its self-titled debut album on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Brought together ...

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Lyric Video For METAL ALLEGIANCE Song 'Can't Kill The Devil' Feat. CHUCK BILLY, PHIL DEMMEL

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star metal band consisting of a rotating cast of musicians, including members of MEGADETH, TESTAMENT — which debuted on MOTÖRHEAD's Motörboat cruise last year, and performed at this year's NAMM show and on the ShipRocked cruise, will release its self-titled debut album on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Brought together ...

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LAMB OF GOD's RANDY BLYTHE, EXODUS'S GARY HOLT Featured In METAL ALLEGIANCE Studio Clip

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star metal band consisting of a rotating cast of musicians, including members of MEGADETH, TESTAMENT — which debuted on MOTÖRHEAD's Motörboat cruise last year, and performed at this year's NAMM show and on the ShipRocked cruise, will release its self-titled debut album on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Brought together ...

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APOCALYPTICA Members 'Love Being Naked'

Samuli Väänänen of Finland's Radio Nova recently conducted an interview with Franky Perez and Eicca Toppinen of Finnish/American cello rockers APOCALYPTICA. You can now watch the chat below. Also available is footage of the band performing the songs "Shadowmaker" and a cover of the METALLICA classic "Nothing Else Matters" at the Radio Nova studios. Speaking ...

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KNOTFEST 2015: Complete Details Revealed

Knotfest returns to the San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, California this fall, with an unprecedented lineup of metal and heavy music titans, spread out over three nights. The SLIPKNOT-curated event, now in its third year (and second as a Southern California weekend destination festival), attracted over 50,000 fans in 2014, and looks ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK On Upcoming METAL ALLEGIANCE Album: 'It Happened Really Naturally'

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star metal band consisting of a rotating cast of musicians, including members of MEGADETH, TESTAMENT — which debuted on MOTÖRHEAD's Motörboat cruise last year, and performed at this year's NAMM show and on the ShipRocked cruise, will release its self-titled debut album on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Brought together ...

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MASTODON: 'Asleep In The Deep' Video Premiere

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have premiered the video for their latest single "Asleep In The Deep". The band teamed up once again with "Once More 'Round The Sun" cover artist Skinner to push the boundaries of psychedelia as far as they can. Skinner is the mastermind behind the "Asleep In The Deep" video, which tells ...

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APOCALYPTICA's MIKKO SIRÉN, FRANKY PEREZ Speak To TotalRock Radio At U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival (Video)

Hayley Leggs of TotalRock Radio conducted an interview with APOCALYPTICA's Franky Perez and Mikko Sirén at the 2015 edition of the U.K.'s Download festival, which was held last weekend in Donington Park. You can now watch the chat below. APOCALYPTICA's new album, "Shadowmaker", was released on April 21 via Eleven Seven Music Group's Better Noise ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO, CHARLIE BENANTE, CHUCK BILLY, RANDY BLYTHE To Guest On METAL ALLEGIANCE Debut

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star metal band consisting of a rotating cast of musicians, including members of MEGADETH, TESTAMENT — which debuted on MOTÖRHEAD's Motörboat cruise last year, and performed at this year's NAMM show and on the ShipRocked cruise, will release its self-titled debut album on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Brought together ...

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APOCALYPTICA: Video Footage Of Montreal Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of APOCALYPTICA's June 10 performance at the Metropolis in Montreal, Quebec, Canada can be seen below. APOCALYPTICA's new album, "Shadowmaker", was released on April 21 via Eleven Seven Music Group's Better Noise imprint. The Finnish musicians — accompanied by their American lead singer Franky Perez — recorded the CD with Grammy Award-winning ...

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GHOST Unveils 'Cirice' Video

"Cirice", the new video from Swedish occult rockers GHOST, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Roboshobo (a.k.a. Robert Schober), who has previously worked with METALLICA, ALICE IN CHAINS, MASTODON and GREEN DAY, among others. The song is taken from GHOST's third album, "Meliora", which will be released on August 21 via Loma ...

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