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MIKE PORTNOY Defends SONS OF APOLLO's Decision To Postpone Remainder Of European Tour: 'The Fear Is Absolutely Real'

Mike Portnoy has defended SONS OF APOLLO's decision to postpone the remaining dates on their current European tour due to mounting concerns of the coronavirus. The band, which features former DREAM THEATER members Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff ...

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TRIVIUM Postpones Dates In Japan, Singapore, Thailand And Indonesia

TRIVIUM has postponed its previously announced dates in Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia amid the spread of coronavirus. Earlier tonight, the band released the following statement via social media: "Due to circumstances outside of our control we have been forced to postpone all of our tour dates in march in Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia. ...

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CONCEPTION: Audio Samples Of Entire 'State Of Deception' Album

Audio samples of all the songs that are set to appear on "State Of Deception", the new album from reactivated Norwegian progressive metallers CONCEPTION, who feature in their ranks former KAMELOT singer Roy Khan, are available in the YouTube clip below. Due on April 3, CONCEPTION's first full-length offering in over two decades follows on ...

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KANSAS To Release 'The Absence Of Presence' Album In June

KANSAS, America's legendary progressive rock band, will release its new studio album, "The Absence Of Presence", on June 26 via InsideOut Music. The LP follows 2016's "The Prelude Implicit", which debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard 200 chart. "The Absence Of Presence" features nine all-new tracks written by KANSAS, produced by Zak Rizvi, and ...

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HEATHEN To Release 'Empire Of The Blind' Album

San Francisco Bay Area metallers HEATHEN have set "Empire Of The Blind" as the title of their new album, due later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records. A flyer showing the "Empire Of The Blind" artwork can be found at the merchandise table during "The Bay Strikes Back" 2020 European tour featuring TESTAMENT, DEATH ...

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CONCEPTION Teases 'Waywardly Broken' Single

A teaser for "Waywardly Broken", the new single from reactivated Norwegian progressive metallers CONCEPTION, who feature in their ranks former KAMELOT singer Roy Khan, is available below. The song, which will be released in full on Friday, March 6, is taken from CONCEPTION's upcoming album, "State Of Deception". Due on April 3, the band's first ...

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Video Premiere: JINJER's 'Retrospection'

After an incredibly successful 2019 that saw the band tour North America as well as Europe (the latter even twice) and release their new album "Macro", Ukrainian modern metal frontrunners JINJER return with the official music video for their standout track "Retrospection" — a song that touches the sensitive subject of family. The band states: ...

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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Adds Shows To Reunion Tour

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE has added several more dates to its previously announced reunion tour. The trek, which will feature incendiary rap duo RUN THE JEWELS (Killer Mike and El-P) in the opening slot, will now include five shows at the Madison Square Garden in New York City: on August 10, 11 13, 14 and ...

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Neaera - NEAERA

Near legends in their German homeland but largely unknown outside of Europe, NEAERA have arguably suffered for being far too heavy and vicious for their own good. While plenty of other bands peddle a similar blend of pumped-up melo-death and gleaming metalcore hooks, the Münster crew have always sounded ten times more pissed off and ...

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NUCLEAR BLAST And BELIEVE Launch BLOOD BLAST DISTRIBUTION

Believe and Nuclear Blast have announced Blood Blast Distribution, the first worldwide digital distribution offer dedicated to extreme music. Blood Blast provides strong and fast distribution to over 200 digital streaming and download platforms and will help bands and artists at all levels make their music available to their audiences on a global basis while ...

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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD Releases Music Video For 'Scarborough Fair' From 'School Of Hard Knocks' Solo Album

Legendary SAXON frontman Biff Byford has released the official music video for his new solo single "Scarborough Fair". The song is taken from Byford's first solo album, "School Of Hard Knocks", which is being released today (Friday, February 21) via Silver Lining Music. "The new single 'Scarborough Fair' is a Yorkshire folk song about the ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN On THE WINERY DOGS: 'We All Agreed That We Would Like To Do A Third Record'

In a brand new interview with "The Classic Metal Show", guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen was asked about the status of THE WINERY DOGS, his power trio with drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) and legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH). He said (hear audio below): "The first record [2013's self-titled effort] ...

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Reunited VIO-LENCE To Record New EP

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE are about to sign a deal with an as-yet-undisclosed record label to release a new EP. The news of VIO-LENCE's return to the studio was broken by guitarist Phil Demmel in a recent interview with the "Talk Toomey" podcast. Speaking about his plans for the coming months, Demmel ...

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