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DEATH ANGEL To Release 'The Bastard Tracks' In November

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans DEATH ANGEL will release a new live album titled "The Bastard Tracks" on Black Friday, November 26 via Nuclear Blast. Recorded live at The Great American Music Hall in their hometown of San Francisco on May 22, 2021, and streamed live soon after, "The Bastard Tracks" is a ...

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TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY: 'We've Only Had Four Drummers'

TRIVIUM's Matt Heafy says that Alex Bent is an "insane drummer" who finds the band's material "very easy" to play. In December 2016, TRIVIUM parted ways with Paul Wandtke and welcomed Bent, a former member of BATTLECROSS and DECREPIT BIRTH who had previously played with TESTAMENT as a fill-in for that band's longtime drummer Gene ...

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IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON Launches 'Psycho Schizo Espresso' Podcast

"Psycho Schizo Espresso", a brand new podcast from IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson and Oxford University psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Dutton, will launch across all podcast platforms on October 31, 2021. New episodes will be made available every other Tuesday. Official podcast description: "If psychology was a country, then it would be the world's ...

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Ex-TROUBLE Singer ERIC WAGNER's Solo Album, 'In The Lonely Light Of Mourning', To Receive Posthumous Release In March

Cruz Del Sur Music will release legendary former TROUBLE singer Eric Wagner's posthumous solo album, "In The Lonely Light Of Mourning", in March 2022. Recorded at Alpha Sound Services and Aardvark Recording, "In The Lonely Light Of Mourning" was completed and delivered to Cruz Del Sur Music a month before Eric's untimely passing. Initially scheduled ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Pulls Out Of European Tour With ACCEPT: 'Many Factors Have Weighed Into This Decision'

Arizona metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have pulled out of their previously announced European tour as the support act for ACCEPT. The trek was scheduled to kick off on January 15 in Oberhausen, Germany and conclude on Febraury 28 in Kiev, Ukraine. Earlier today, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM released the following statement: "Due to circumstances beyond our ...

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Members Of METALLICA, KORN, SLAYER And Other Bands Wish Happy 30th Anniversary To MACHINE HEAD (Video)

Members of METALLICA, KORN, SLAYER, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, ANTHRAX, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, BEHEMOTH, LAMB OF GOD, HALESTORM, TRIVIUM, FEAR FACTORY, KREATOR, HATEBREED, DEATH ANGEL and REPENTANCE have gotten together to congratulate MACHINE HEAD on the 30th anniversary of the band. On October 12, 1991 at the Oakland, California "Day On The ...

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EXODUS Members Recall Onset Of Pandemic During European Tour With TESTAMENT And DEATH ANGEL (Video)

In the four-minute video below, San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal legends EXODUS recall the onset of the coronavirus pandemic while on "The Bay Strikes Back" European tour in February/March 2020 with TESTAMENT and DEATH ANGEL. EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt officially tested positive for COVID-19 on March 31, 2020, less than two weeks after he ...

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JOE BONAMASSA Releases 'Time Clocks' Single And Music Video

Guitar legend Joe Bonamassa today reveals his stunningly sweeping new single, "Time Clocks". This is the third song taken from his upcoming studio album of the same name, due on October 29 via Provogue (Europe) and J&R Adventures (North America). Joe continues his soul-searching evolution on this beautifully poignant Bonamassa-Kevin Shirley-penned song. At just over ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Won't Commence Work On New Album For At Least Another Year, Says JESSE LEACH

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Jesse Leach took part in an hour-long question-and-answer session with fans via the band's official YouTube channel earlier today. Speaking about KILLSWITCH's plans for the coming months, Jesse said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We're gonna tour as much as we can to make up lost time. We put out 'Atonement', and album ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Releases 'Us Against The World' Video

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE has released the official video for "Us Against The World", a track from the band's latest album, "Atonement". The footage is culled from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's August 2021 livestream event that took place at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts — the site of many iconic and memorable KILLSWITCH ENGAGE shows through the years. It ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Bassist MIKE D'ANTONIO's Absence From INKCARCERATION Festival Explained

On September 10, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE performed without longtime bassist Mike D'Antonio at the Inkcarceration festival in Mansfield, Ohio. Filling in for him was the band's production manager Josh Mihlek. D'Antonio's absence from the event was explained by KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Jesse Leach, who told Danny Wimmer Presents prior to taking the stage (as transcribed by ...

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FEAR FACTORY's DINO CAZARES Defends KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN: 'I Wish She Was Wearing One Of My Band's Tees'

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares says that former CANNIBAL CORPSE singer Chris Barnes is "wrong" to criticize Kourtney Kardashian after the reality TV personality and social media star was photographed wearing one of CANNIBAL CORPSE's t-shirts. In the widely circulated photo, Kardashian is seen sporting an "Eaten Back To Life"-era long-sleeve ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says It Was 'Really Nostalgic' Recording New Music With MIKE PORTNOY Again

A little over a year ago, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci released his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity", via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" featured guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. The effort marked the first time Petrucci ...

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TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY Says He Had A 'Blast' Voicing MARVEL's New Animated Series 'What If …?'

TESTAMENT's Chuck Billy has contributed "additional voices" to "What If... Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead Of His Hands?", the fourth episode of the first season of Marvel's new animated series "What If …?" The Disney+ series devotes each of its episodes to a different alternate-universe scenario in which things are utterly changed in ways ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Defends LED ZEPPELIN In Copyright Dispute Over 'Stairway To Heaven', Says Lawsuit Was 'F**king Ridiculous'

Osiris Media has released the latest episode of Alex Skolnick's "Moods & Modes" podcast in which the TESTAMENT guitarist examines songs that exhibit nearly identical musical qualities. He dives deep on classic songs, comparing "Waiting On The World To Change" to "People Get Ready", "Comfortably Numb" to "Here Comes The Flood", "Always Somewhere" to "Simple ...

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Aeromantic II - THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA

A supergroup formed by vocalist Bjorn "Speed" Strid and guitarist Daniel Andersson of SOILWORK and joined soon after by bassist Sharlee D'Angelo (MERCYFUL FATE, ARCH ENEMY) on paper has the makings of a devastating display of heavy metal forces joining together. Beginning with their 2012 debut record "Internal Affairs", THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA surprisingly soon ...

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