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Listen To MARTY FRIEDMAN's Entire New Album, 'Wall Of Sound'

"Wall Of Sound", the new solo album from former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, can be streamed in its entirety below. The disc will be released on August 4 via Prosthetic Records. Produced by Friedman, engineered by Paul Fig (GHOST, RUSH, ALICE IN CHAINS) and mixed by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, OPETH, SEPULTURA), "Wall Of Sound" "expands ...

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HALESTORM's Next Album Will Definitely Rock, Says LZZY HALE

HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger spoke to Kaytie of the Razor 94.7 radio station about the progress of the songwriting and recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2015's "Into The Wild Life" album. "We're writing," Joe said. "I think the record's written, and we actually probably have a bunch of it recorded, but… ...

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Video Premiere: MARTY FRIEDMAN's 'Whiteworm'

"Whiteworm", the new video from former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, can be seen below. The track is taken from his upcoming album, "Wall Of Sound", which will be released on August 4 via Prosthetic Records. Marty says: "The 'Whiteworm' video has a definite 'real-world' Japanese look, but not the over-the-top 'exported Japanese' look that many ...

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LENG TCH'E: 'Stentor Of Doom' Video Released

"Stentor Of Doom", the new video from Belgian death grind extremists LENG TCH'E, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sixth full-length album, "Razorgrind", which will be released on August 25 via Season Of Mist. The development of veteran bands follows established patterns. Some become complacent and happy to release a ...

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GENE HOGLAN: How Listening To RUSH Influenced My Music

Legendary extreme metal drummer Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT, DETHKLOK, DARK ANGEL) was interviewed on the July 21-23 edition of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below. Hoglan, who has previously described himself as a "nerdy RUSH fan," was asked what he learned from listening ...

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Listen To MASTERPLAN's Reworked Version Of HELLOWEEN's 'Mr. Ego'

MASTERPLAN, which features former HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, will release a new studio album titled "PumpKings" on July 28 via AFM. The effort consists of reworked versions of HELLOWEEN songs from albums that Grapow played on during his time in the legendary German power metal band. Included are three songs from HELLOWEEN's "Pink Bupples Go ...

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LZZY HALE Is 'Really Excited' About HALESTORM's Next Album

A Music Blog, Yea? conducted an interview with HALESTORM singer Lzzy Hale at the Alternative Press Music Awards on July 17 at KeyBank State Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the evolution of her songwriting, Lzzy said: "I think that the hardest thing that I've had to learn ...

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BLACK STAR RIDERS: 'Cold War Love' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Cold War Love" from BLACK STAR RIDERS can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's third studio album, "Heavy Fire", which was released on February 3 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The disc was a worldwide success, reaching position No. 6 on the U.K. chart, No. ...

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Listen To New MARTY FRIEDMAN Song 'Miracle'

"Miracle", a brand new song form former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, can be streamed below. The track is taken from his upcoming album, "Wall Of Sound", which will be released on August 4 via Prosthetic Records. Produced by Friedman, engineered by Paul Fig (GHOST, RUSH, ALICE IN CHAINS) and mixed by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, OPETH, ...

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Listen To New MARTY FRIEDMAN Song 'Whiteworm'

"Whiteworm", a brand new song form former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, can be streamed below. The track is taken from his upcoming album, "Wall Of Sound", which will be released on August 4 via Prosthetic Records. Produced by Friedman, engineered by Paul Fig (GHOST, RUSH, ALICE IN CHAINS) and mixed by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, OPETH, ...

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W.A.S.P.'s DOUGLAS BLAIR Performs With STEVEN WILSON BAND Drummer CRAIG BLUNDELL At ROCK ACADEMY FINLAND Event

Douglas Blair (W.A.S.P.) recently joined Craig Blundell (STEVEN WILSON) onstage in Turku, Finland, where Blundell held a Roland V-series drum clinic/workshop. The pair performed two compositions by Blair's Boston "power duo" SIGNAL2NOISE — with Blair playing his innovative eight-string GuitarCross and Blundell playing the amazing Roland V-50 electronic drum kit, which he co-designed and demonstrated ...

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LENG TCH'E: New Song 'Cirrhosis' Available For Streaming

"Cirrhosis", a brand new song from Belgian death grind extremists LENG TCH'E, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's sixth full-length album, "Razorgrind", which will be released on August 25 via Season Of Mist. LENG TCH'E comments on "Cirrhosis": "This one's a stomper, a grinder, a banger, a kicker, and a ...

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HALESTORM Announces 'Halloween Scream' Tour With STARSET And NEW YEARS DAY; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

Grammy Award-winning hard rock band HALESTORM has announced details of a major North American headline tour. "Halestorm's Halloween Scream" begins September 22 at Denver, Colorado's High Elevation Rock festival and then travels through late October (see itinerary). Support throughout the trek comes from special guests STARSET and NEW YEARS DAY. The tour will include stops ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Announces 'Wall Of Sound' U.S. Tour With SCALE THE SUMMIT And THE FINE CONSTANT

Following last week's album announcement, former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has now unveiled his headlining tour in support of his latest scorcher, "Wall Of Sound". The 22-show trek will feature support from Houston's top progressive outfit SCALE THE SUMMIT along with Madison, Wisconsin-based technical progressive three-piece THE FINE CONSTANT. The tour kicks off in Philadelphia ...

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Watch CARCASS Perform At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video footage of CARCASS's June 10 performance at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden can be seen below. CARCASS guitarist Bill Steer told Dead Rhetoric last year that the band's next studio album should arrive by the end of 2017. But, he added, "we can't really rush this. We don't want to waste ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Says His Proposed Project With DEVIN TOWNSEND Will Focus On Lead Vocals

Vocalist/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH was interviewed by Rock Hard publisher Holger Stratmann at this year's Rock Hard Festival, which was held June 2-4 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. You can now watch the chat in four parts below. When asked about his proposed project with Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend, Mikael said: "Well, actually, ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Performs Surprise Rendition Of 'I Will Always Love You' At 'HerrinFesta Italiana' (Video)

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale performed a surprise solo rendition of "I Will Always Love You", the love ballad made famous by Whitney Houston and Dolly Parton, during the band's May 28 concert at HerrinFesta Italiana in Herrin, Illinois. Fan-filmed video footage of Lzzy's version can be seen below. HALESTORM is collaborating with Nick Raskulinecz on ...

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HALESTORM Is Working With Producer NICK RASKULINECZ On Fourth Album

HALESTORM is collaborating with Nick Raskulinecz on material for the band's fourth album. At least some of the sessions are taking place at the Dark Horse Recording studios just outside Nashville. Raskulinecz is an acclaimed producer who has previously worked with RUSH, KORN, ALICE IN CHAINS and DEFTONES, in addition to having helmed HALESTORM's third ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Is 'Just About Done' Recording New Album

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST are "just about done" recording their long-awaited follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" album. Helming the sessions for the new disc are the band's longtime producer Tom Allom, acclaimed British knob-twiddler Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, TESTAMENT, ACCEPT) and engineer Mike Exeter (BLACK SABBATH). In a new Instagram post, Sneap ...

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