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DIRK VERBEUREN: My Favorite MEGADETH Song To Play

In the video below, MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren talks about Gar Samuelson and Nick Menza's influences on him and his favorite MEGADETH song to play. Said Dirk: "I discovered [MEGADETH] when Gar Samuelson was still the drummer. And he had a very unique style of playing that really stood out for me. It was unlike ...

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NIKKI SIXX Is 'Shocked' R. KELLY 'Is Not In Jail Or Dead'

Nikki Sixx says that he is "shocked" R. Kelly, an artist who has been repeatedly accused of sexual misconduct throughout his career, "is not in jail or dead." The MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist made his comments after watching "Surviving R. Kelly", a new documentary series that chronicles the litany of sexual assault accusations against the singer ...

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THE THREE TREMORS Feat. TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, SEAN PECK And HARRY CONKLIN: U.S. Tour Announced

It's not every day that metalheads get the opportunity to witness three of metal's finest vocalists on the same concert stage — Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, DIO DISCIPLES), Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin (JAG PANZER, SATAN'S HOST, TITAN FORCE), and Sean "The Hell Destroyer" Peck (CAGE, DENNER/SHERMANN, DEATH DEALER). But soon, U.S. fans ...

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VLTIMAS Feat. Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT, Ex-MAYHEM Guitarist, CRYPTOPSY Drummer: 'Total Destroy!' Song Streaming

"Total Destroy!", a new song from VLTIMAS, the three-piece extreme metal formation consisting of David Vincent (ex-MORBID ANGEL), Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen (ex-MAYHEM, AURA NOIR) and Flo Monier (CRYPTOPSY), can be streamed below. The track is taken from the VLTIMAS's debut album, "Something Wicked Marches In", which will be released on March 29 via Season Of ...

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DEREK SHERINIAN Says SONS OF APOLLO Won't Perform DREAM THEATER Material Moving Forward

SONS OF APOLLO keyboardist Derek Sherinian (BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, ex-DREAM THEATER) recently spoke with Greece's Rockpages TV. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his initial goals when writing the music for what would become SONS OF APOLLO's debut album, "Psychotic Symphony": Derek: "I ...

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RATT Singer On The Mend After Knee Surgery

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy is on the mend after recently undergoing knee surgery He wrote on Twitter: "Almost a full week out of knee surgery, it's been therapy right out of the box. Now I recall the beat down the first time. Eeeoooooch. Only way to get back running on all cylinders. And I will ...

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VLTIMAS Feat. Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT, Ex-MAYHEM Guitarist, CRYPTOPSY Drummer: Debut Album Details

VLTIMAS, the three-piece extreme metal formation consisting of David Vincent (ex-MORBID ANGEL), Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen (ex-MAYHEM, AURA NOIR) and Flo Monier (CRYPTOPSY), will release its debut album, "Something Wicked Marches In", on March 29, 2019 via Season Of Mist. The first single from the disc, "Praevalidus", can be streamed below. Eriksen comments on the track: ...

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FREDDY CRICIEN Discusses MADBALL's Guitarist Situation

MADBALL vocalist Freddy Cricien has spoken out about the band's guitarist situation, more than a year after the group parted ways with longtime axeman Brian "Mitts" Daniels. At the time, the New York hardcore veterans called the split "a very hard and heartbreaking decision for all involved." MADBALL's latest studio album, "For The Cause", saw ...

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METAL CHURCH: Making Of 'Damned If You Do' Album (Video)

A five-minute Sebastien Paquet-produced documentary on the making of "Damned If You Do", the upcoming 12th full-length studio album from West Coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH, can be seen below. Due on December 7 via Rat Pak Records, the effort will also be available in Europe via Nuclear Blast and Japan via King Records. The ...

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HATEBREED Announces 25th-Anniversary Tour For Spring 2019

HATEBREED remains one of the most relevant and impactful acts in the hard rock and metal scenes. The Connecticut band will celebrate 25 years of ruthless breakdowns, pit-stirring anthems, and poignant lyrics across eight albums and consistently sold-out shows in 2019. The band, which has gone from playing basements and backyards to being a featured ...

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MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN: 'Mechanix' Drum Playthrough Video

MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren's drum playthrough video of the song "Mechanix", which originally appeared on the band's 1985 album " Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!", can be seen below. Last November, MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine was asked by the RQP 104.3 FM radio how the band goes about the process of choosing ...

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GLENN DANZIG's Collection Of ELVIS PRESLEY Covers Will Be A Full-Length Album: 'I Can't Wait For Everyone To Hear It'

During a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, Glenn Danzig offered an update on the status of his upcoming collection of Elvis Presley covers, appropriately titled "Danzig Sings Elvis". "I'm still looking to put [it] out in 2019, and maybe do a few intimate shows here and there for it," he ...

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Dutch Metal Band THE CHARM THE FURY Calls It Quits

Dutch metal band THE CHARM THE FURY will cease to exist for the time being. The group explained its decision in a statement, writing: "Some of you will probably have noticed that we have been very quiet lately, and there is a reason for this. Unfortunately, we have collectively decided that, for the time being, ...

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