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MIKE PORTNOY Says He Spent Last New Year's Eve With DREAM THEATER Bassist JOHN MYUNG: 'We Had A Great Time Together'

Mike Portnoy has revealed that he spent last New Year's Eve with his former bandmate, DREAM THEATER bassist John Myung. The ex-DREAM THEATER drummer addressed his relationship with Myung while filming a new video message on Cameo, which lets users hire celebrities to record brief, personalized video messages about virtually any topic. Asked if he ...

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ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN Releases Music Video For 'Apocalyptic'

Canadian metal upstarts ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN have released the music video for the song "Apocalyptic", off their second full-length album, "Harbinger". ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN comments: "This video is super cool because we did everything ourselves. We took the current state of the world and used it as a challenge to be productive and make something ...

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JORDAN RUDESS Says 'It Looks Very Good' That LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT Will Regroup

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess says that "it looks very good" that LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT will regroup in the not-too-distant future. LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT is the instrumental progressive rock/metal project featuring Rudess and fellow DREAM THEATER member John Petrucci (guitar), alongside ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy and progressive rock icon Tony Levin (bass) of KING ...

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IRIST Releases Music Video For 'Creation'

"Creation", the new video from the Georgia heavy metal powerhouse IRIST, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's debut full-length album, "Order Of The Mind", which will be released on March 27 via Nuclear Blast. Although IRIST's record-release show was cancelled due to COVID-19, the "Creation" clip gives fans a taste ...

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OZZY And SHARON OSBOURNE To Guest On ABC's 'The Conners'

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne will guest as themselves on the March 17 episode of "The Conners". Titled "Beards, Thrupples And Robots", the episode sees Harris as the boss of Darlene after her mom, desperate for money, getting a job at Price Warehouse. Jackie decides to take her "thrupple" relationship with Ron and Janelle (guest stars ...

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IRIST To Release 'Order Of The Mind' Album Via NUCLEAR BLAST

Georgia heavy metal powerhouse IRIST has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast. The band's debut full-length album, "Order Of The Mind", will be released on March 27. The official music video for the song "Burning Sage" can be seen below. The framework for IRIST began in the summer of 2015 when South American-born friends Pablo ...

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Video Premiere: ATREYU's 'House Of Gold'

ATREYU's music video for the song "House Of Gold" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "In Our Wake", which was released last October via Spinefarm. Says ATREYU: "'House Of Gold' is a really important song on the album. This song is about finding pure love. For us, that ...

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Reformed LAST CRACK Releases Music Video For New Song 'Icicle'

"Icicle", the new video from reformed '90s Madison, Wisconsin alternative hard rockers LAST CRACK, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's long-awaited third full-length album, "The Up Rising", which will be released on May 31 via EMP Label Group, the U.S.-based label of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. Recorded during 2017-2019 at ...

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Former MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, LIZZY BORDEN Members To Take Part In 'From Classical To Rock' Benefit Concert

"From Classical To Rock" has once again joined forces with the non-profit Peninsula Education Foundation (PEF) to present an intimate star-studded concert benefiting local schools. Set to take place on May 11 at the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, the event will bring aspiring high school musicians from local high schools, together with rock stars ...

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ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN: 'Better Off Without' Video

"Better Off Without", the new video from Canadian metal upstarts ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's second full-length album and Nuclear Blast debut, which was released on March 29. "Harbinger" was produced and mixed by Jason Suecof (DEVILDRIVER, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, TRIVIUM) and ...

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MAX CAVALERA Says It Was A 'Nightmare' To Relearn Certain Songs From SEPULTURA's 'Beneath The Remains' And 'Arise'

Sticks For Stones conducted an interview with SOULFLY and CAVALERA CONSPIRACY frontman Max Cavalera prior to the short Australian tour where he and brother Igor Cavalera will perform select tracks from SEPULTURA's seminal "Beneath The Remains" and "Arise" albums. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by ...

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ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN: 'Witness' Lyric Video

Canadian metal upstarts ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN will release their second full-length album and Nuclear Blast debut on March 29. "Harbinger" was produced and mixed by Jason Suecof (DEVILDRIVER, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, TRIVIUM) and mastered by Alan Douches (DARKEST HOUR, EVERY TIME I DIE, SUICIDE SILENCE). The lyric video for the second ...

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ATHANASIA Feat. Former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist CALEB BINGHAM: 'Nightmare Sound' Video

Los Angeles-based metal trio ATHANASIA — featuring former members of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, SEBASTIAN BACH and MURDERDOLLS — will release a full-length album, "The Order Of The Silver Compass", on March 15 via Seeing Red Records and Rock of Angels Records. The official Matt Zane-directed music video for the song "Nightmare Sound" can be ...

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MIKE PORTNOY And JORDAN RUDESS Reunite On Stage For First Time In Nine Years During 'Cruise To The Edge' (Video)

On February 8, ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy and his former bandmate Jordan Rudess reunited on stage during the Cruise To The Edge to perform "Instrumedley" from DREAM THEATER / LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT. They were joined by NEAL MORSE BAND guitarist Eric Gillette and HAKEN bassist Conner Green. On Saturday, Portnoy wrote on Facebook: "My ...

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Reformed LAST CRACK Signs With EMP LABEL GROUP; New Album Due In May

Reformed '90s Madison, Wisconsin alternative hard rockers LAST CRACK have signed to EMP Label Group, the U.S.-based label of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. The band's long-awaited third full-length album, "The Up Rising", will be released on May 31. Recorded during 2017-2019 at Megatone Studios in Madison, the LP will be the band's first studio release ...

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