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Tormentor - THE AGONY SCENE

In the mid 2000s, one of the most respected bands in the metal underground was Tulsa's THE AGONY SCENE. Though it bounced from Solid State Records to Roadrunner to Century Media within a four-year span, THE AGONY SCENE was widely considered one of the top quality dark metalcore bands around. Its momentary breakup in 2008 ...

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BILLY SHEEHAN On THE WINERY DOGS' Hiatus: 'We Wanted To Give It A Break For A While So It Didn't Get Stale'

Bassist Billy Sheehan (SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG) was recently interviewed by Steve Harrison of "The Unchained Rock Show". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On his recent hectic schedule: Billy: "I went out with MR. BIG. We did Australia, China, Southeast Asia. ...

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DEZ FAFARA Says COAL CHAMBER 'Is Not Coming Back'

Dez Fafara says that COAL CHAMBER "is not coming back." The group that put Fafara on the musical map and gave him his first and only gold-certified album in the shape of the band's 1997 debut, COAL CHAMBER existed for ten years before disbanding in 2003 to pursue other musical projects. They reunited in 2011 ...

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DREAM THEATER: Second Video Of Drum Tracking For New Album

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER recently entered an undisclosed studio to begin work on material for the follow-up to 2016's "The Astonishing" album. An early 2019 release is expected. A new two-minute video of DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Mangini "in the studio recording a short proggy bit" for the band's new disc can be seen ...

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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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ZZ TOP Guitarist/Vocalist BILLY F GIBBONS To Release 'The Big Bad Blues' Solo Album In September

Concord Records will release "The Big Bad Blues", ZZ TOP legend Billy F Gibbons's second-ever solo effort, on September 21. This is the follow-up to his acclaimed 2015 Afro-Cuban-flavored solo album "Perfectamundo". "The Big Bad Blues", as the title suggests, focuses on Gibbons's lifelong love of the blues and rock and roll, showcasing the blues-influenced ...

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DESTRUCTION Officially Welcomes New Drummer RANDY BLACK

German thrash metal legends DESTRUCTION have officially welcomed Randy Black (ANNIHILATOR, PRIMAL FEAR) into the fold, after a gruelling probation that involved an extensive tour and many shows around the globe. Randy will make his official debut as the band's new drummer at the Wacken Open Air festival on August 3. DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Schmier states: ...

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IMPELLITTERI To Release 'The Nature Of The Beast' Album In October

Frontiers Music Srl will release IMPELLITTERI's brand new studio album, "The Nature Of The Beast", on October 12. Today, the band has unveiled a new song from the album, "Run For Your Life". Hear it below. 30 years into their musical career, IMPELLITTERI have created a mind-blowing, highly energetic and thrilling new musical adventure with ...

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'What Is Metal' To DEVILDRIVER's DEZ FAFARA?

Terry Stevens of the Rock 94.7 radio station conducted an interview with DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara at this year's Rock USA festival, which was held this past weekend in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. You can now watch the chat below. Asked "what is metal" to Dez Fafara, he responded: "I think it's gotta have attitude, it's gotta ...

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Ex-JOURNEY Drummer DEEN CASTRONOVO On Feud Between NEAL SCHON And JONATHAN CAIN: 'I Was Grateful Not To Be There'

Former JOURNEY drummer Deen Castronovo has commented on the war of words between Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain over a White House visit by several members of the band. Schon and Cain feuded publicly on social media last summer after the keyboardist, singer Arnel Pineda and bassist Ross Valory were photographed with President Donald Trump. ...

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Former EYEHATEGOD Guitarist BRIAN PATTON Explains His Departure

Fresh of a three-week European headlining tour, EYEHATEGOD will return to North American stages this week for the second leg of their tour supporting BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. Scheduled to begin on July 18, the journey will wind its way through more than two dozen cities and includes a handful of headlining ...

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DEFTONES Announce First Annual 'Dia De Los Deftones' Festival

Join multiplatinum, Grammy Award-winning alternative-rock band DEFTONES as they celebrate the first annual Dia De Los Deftones with food, beverage and music on November 3 at Petco Park at the Park in San Diego, California. This all-ages lineup includes Future, Mike Shinoda (of LINKIN PARK), local legends ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT, H09909, DOJA CAT, VOWW ...

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HOWARD JONES Says He 'Went Off The Grid' After Leaving KILLSWITCH ENGAGE In 2012: 'I Didn't Have A Cell Phone For Three Years'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York conducted an interview with LIGHT THE TORCH (formerly DEVIL YOU KNOW) frontman Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) prior to the band's first-ever show on July 9 at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, New York. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On ...

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IN THIS MOMENT's MARIA BRINK + CHRIS HOWORTH Release New Song 'The Calling' For DC COMICS' 'Dark Nights: Metal'

Vocalist Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth of IN THIS MOMENT have recorded a brand new song, "The Calling", which coincides with "Dark Nights: Metal Deluxe Edition". This deluxe hardcover collects issues #1-6 of the "Dark Nights: Metal Deluxe Edition" monthly series and is written and drawn by the best-selling team of writer Scott Snyder ...

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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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TOM PETTY: Posthumous Box Set 'An American Treasure' Due In September

On September 28, Reprise Records will release "An American Treasure" — a career-spanning Tom Petty box set. The 60-track set unveils dozens of previously unreleased recordings, alternate versions of classic songs, rarities, historic live performances and deep tracks that spotlight Tom's remarkable depth and evolution as a revered and tremendously influential songwriter, recording artist and ...

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