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SPINAL TAP Bassist DEREK SMALLS On The Key To His Longevity: 'Refusal To Learn Another Trade'

SPINAL TAP bassist Derek Smalls — the metallic alter-ego of comedic actor Harry Shearer ("Saturday Night Live", "The Simpsons") — recently discussed his debut solo album, "Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)", with Meltdown of Detroit, Michigan's WRIF 101.1 FM radio station. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On comparisons of his ...

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STEVE VAI, ZAKK WYLDE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, NUNO BETTENCOURT To Join Forces For Second North American 'Generation Axe' Tour

The term "supergroup" gets thrown around on a regular basis these days. However, "Generation Axe" undisputedly brings together some of the greatest guitarists of all time. Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abisi once again will join together to tour North America to stage 32 appearances across the country. Beginning on ...

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I AM MORBID Feat. Former MORBID ANGEL Members: Pro-Shot Video Of KILKIM ŽAIBU Festival Performance

I AM MORBID — the band featuring former MORBID ANGEL members David Vincent (vocals, bass) and Tim Yeung (drums) alongside guitarists Bill Hudson (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) and Ira Black (METAL CHURCH, LIZZY BORDEN) — played at the Kilkim Žaibu festival in Lithuania on June 30. Professionally filmed video footage of the "Rapture" performance ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: 'By Your Command' Performance Video From 'Ocean Machine - Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv'

On September 22, 2017, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT played a special show at the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Devin's landmark "Ocean Machine" album in full, as well as a set of fan-requested tracks alongside the Orchestra of Plovdiv State Opera. This concert was filmed, and on July 6, 2018, ...

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ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN On Singer Change: 'It's Been Somewhat Of A Miracle That We Pulled It Off As Good As We Have'

Catalan radio show and web site Simfonia Metàl·lica recently conducted an interview with guitarist Wolf Hoffmann of legendary German/American metallers ACCEPT. A few excerpts from the chat follow below. On how he looks back on ACCEPT's latest album, 2017's "The Rise Of Chaos": Wolf: "Every album sort of changes as time passes by; ...

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Video: ACCEPT Performs At Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Fan-filmed video footage of ACCEPT's performance at this year's Graspop Metal Meeting, which was held June 21-24 in Dessel, Belgium, can be seen below. ACCEPT will release a live set, "Symphonic Terror - Live At Wacken 2017", on November 23 via Nuclear Blast. Fans can expect a unique ACCEPT show, shot on August 3, 2017 ...

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For The Cause - MADBALL

Freddy Cricien truly is, and always has been, hardcore for life. When he was just seven years old, he began touring with his older half-brother's band, none other than the pioneering underground band AGNOSTIC FRONT. The brothers are nothing short of hardcore royalty. The seeds for MADBALL were essentially planted when brother Roger Miret would ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: 'Regulator' Performance Video From 'Ocean Machine - Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv'

On September 22, 2017, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT played a special show at the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Devin's landmark "Ocean Machine" album in full, as well as a set of fan-requested tracks alongside the Orchestra of Plovdiv State Opera. This concert was filmed, and on July 6, 2018, ...

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MAYAN Feat. EPICA's MARK JANSEN: 'Dhyana' Album Due In September

MAYAN — the band featuring EPICA guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst — will release its new album, "Dhyana", on September 21 via Nuclear Blast. Through his musical contributions in EPICA, AFTER FOREVER and MAYAN, Jansen has introduced another piece of knowledge, spirituality and mystery into the Dutch metal scene. ...

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SOILWORK Frontman Says THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Has Become 'Metalheads' Guilty Pleasure'

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid of Swedish metallers SOILWORK about his classic/progressive rock supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the increased exposure of late for THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA: Björn: ...

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DEREK SMALLS On New Solo Album: 'I Didn't Want To Wait Any Longer' For SPINAL TAP Reunion

SPINAL TAP bassist Derek Smalls — the metallic alter-ego of comedic actor Harry Shearer ("Saturday Night Live", "The Simpsons") — recently discussed his debut solo album, "Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)", with United Rock Nations. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why it ...

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COHEED AND CAMBRIA Shares New Track 'The Dark Sentencer'

Roadrunner Records group COHEED AND CAMBRIA has shared a brand-new track titled "The Dark Sentencer". The song, which will appear on the band's forthcoming LP expected to arrive later this year, is the first new music to be released by COHEED AND CAMBRIA since its acclaimed 2015 LP, "The Color Before The Sun". "The Dark ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: 'Truth' Performance Video From 'Ocean Machine - Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv'

On September 22, 2017, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT played a special show at the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Devin's landmark "Ocean Machine" album in full, as well as a set of fan-requested tracks alongside the Orchestra of Plovdiv State Opera. This concert was filmed, and on July 6, 2018, ...

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