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METAL ALLEGIANCE To Perform BLACK SABBATH's Entire Debut Album At Brooklyn Concert

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 — will perform BLACK SABBATH's debut album in its entirety during the band's October 27 performance at the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, New York. The group will also perform a "special ...

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MASTODON And GOJIRA Pay Tribute To Manager NICK JOHN

MASTODON and GOJIRA have paid tribute to their manager, who died this past weekend. Nick John of The Rick Sales Entertainment Group passed away in his sleep on Saturday morning (September 8)) after a battle with pancreatic cancer. In its first statement, MASTODON called Nick "a kind and gentle soul and an overall amazing human ...

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MASTODON's Longtime Manager NICK JOHN Dies After Battle With Pancreatic Cancer

MASTODON's longtime manager has died. Nick John of The Rick Sales Entertainment Group passed away earlier today after a battle with pancreatic cancer. MASTODON vocalist/guitarist Brent Hinds broke the news of John's death, writing on Instagram "R.I.P. Nick John" and adding a broken heart emoji. Acclaimed rock photographer Andrew Stuart also weighed in on Nick's ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Releases 'Beer Visualizer' Video For 'The Accuser'

METAL ALLEGIANCE has released the official "beer visualizer" video for "The Accuser", featuring THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's Trevor Strnad. The song is taken from METAL ALLEGIANCE's sophomore album, "Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty", out now via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Strnad comments: "I am super honored to have been asked to join METAL ALLEGIANCE as ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Members Talks About Working With MARK LEWIS In New 'Power Drunk Majesty' Trailer

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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MASTODON Members Comment On Manager's Cancer Battle

Members of MASTODON have commented on their longtime manager's cancer battle. Late last month, the Atlanta progressive metal band canceled its tour with DINOSAUR JR. "due to a critical situation of a member of the MASTODON family," according to a statement released by the group. Over the weekend, vocalist/guitarist Brent Hinds and drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor ...

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DISTURBED: Making Of 'Are You Ready' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Are You Ready", the new video from DISTURBED, 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. "Are You Ready" is the first single from DISTURBED's new album, "Evolution", which ...

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MASTODON Cancels Tour With DINOSAUR JR.

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have canceled their previously announced tour with DINOSAUR JR. The dates were scrapped "due to a critical situation of a member of the MASTODON family," according to a statement released by the band. Tickets and VIP upgrades will be refunded at point of purchase. The members of MASTODON "would like to ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE: 'Bound By Silence' Video Featuring JOHN BUSH

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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DAVID DRAIMAN Says 'Evolution' Is DISTURBED's 'Black Album'

DISTURBED frontman David Draiman has praised the band's upcoming album, "Evolution", saying that literally every single track on it could be a hit." Last week, DISTURBED shared the official music video for "Are You Ready", the first single from the LP. The clip was directed by Roboshobo (a.k.a. Robert Schober), who has previously worked with ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Calls METAL ALLEGIANCE His 'Ultimate Metal Outlet'

Drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS, METAL ALLEGIANCE) recently spoke with Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the new METAL ALLEGIANCE album, "Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty": Mike: "After we had so much fun making ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Talks About Drumming On New METAL ALLEGIANCE Album 'Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty' (Video)

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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Fourth Annual 'Bowl For Ronnie' To Be Held In October

The fourth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, will take place on Thursday, October 25 at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. The event will be hosted by television and radio personality Eddie Trunk, who is heard on SiriusXM's Volume channel and ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE: New Trailer For 'Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty' Album Feat. MAX CAVALERA

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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APOCALYPTICA's Next Album Will Probably Be All Instrumental, Says EICCA TOPPINEN

APOCALYPTICA's next studio album will likely be an all-instrumental effort, Eicca Toppinen has revealed. The Finnish cello rockers have spent most of the last two years touring behind the re-release of their epic debut, "Plays Metallica By Four Cellos". The remastered version of the instrumental cello-driven rock opus contains never-before-released instrumental recordings of "Battery", "Nothing ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE: 'Voodoo Of The Godsend' Video Featuring MAX CAVALERA

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL Unveils Solo Track 'Setting Sun' In Celebration Of DC COMICS' 'Dark Nights: Metal'

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell has released a solo track, "Setting Sun", inspired by DC Entertainment's new graphic novel "Dark Nights: Metal: Deluxe Edition", available now in comic book shops, bookstores and digitally. The "Setting Sun" visualizer can be seen below. This deluxe hardcover collects issues #1-6 of the "Dark Nights: Metal" monthly series ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Feat. MEGADETH, TESTAMENT Members: Second Trailer For 'Power Drunk Majesty' Album

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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BUSH To Make 'Super-Heavy' New Album

Gavin Rossdale says that BUSH will enter the studio later in the year to make a "super-heavy" new album. The band's latest effort, 2017's "Black And White Rainbows", was crafted after the frontman went through a divorce with pop star/reality TV judge Gwen Stefani in 2015. Describing BUSH's new songs as "full of resistance and ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Feat. MEGADETH, TESTAMENT Members: First Trailer For 'Power Drunk Majesty' Album

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE's 'Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty' To Feature Members Of OVERKILL, NIGHTWISH, ACCEPT, Others

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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