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Live In Japan 2018 - RIOT V

If ever there was a band that deserved much more recognition and praise for their contribution to heavy metal, it's RIOT. Originally formed by the late, great Mark Reale in 1975, the New Yorkers were an omnipresent force for hard rocking excellence for the best part of 40 years, before their leader's untimely passing in ...

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BRYAN BELLER Releases Video For New Single 'Volunteer State', Featuring JOE SATRIANI

Bryan Beller, bassist for THE ARISTOCRATS, Joe Satriani and DETHKLOK, has released a new single "Volunteer State", taken from his upcoming solo work, "Scenes From The Flood". "Volunteer State" features world-renowned virtuoso Satriani on guitar and Joe Travers (ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA, Joe Satriani, DURAN DURAN) on drums. The hugely ambitious and unapologetically progressive double concept ...

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CYNIC To Release 'Traced In Air Remixed'

CYNIC has announced the re-release of its sophomore effort, 2008's "Traced In Air". "Traced In Air Remixed" features new tracking by virtuoso bassist Sean Malone, a vibrant new mix by PERIPHERY's Adam "Nolly" Getgood (ANIMALS AS LEADERS, DEVIN TOWNSEND, HAKEN) as well as mastering done by Ermin Hamidovic. The album is slated for release on ...

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FLYING COLORS Feat. MIKE PORTNOY, STEVE MORSE, NEAL MORSE: 'Third Degree' Album Details Revealed; 'More' Video Available

FLYING COLORS will release its new album, "Third Degree", on October 4 via Music Theories Recordings. In chemistry, when certain galvanizing elements come together, they become quite explosive. In music, when certain galvanizing artists come together, they become FLYING COLORS. In fact, whenever the five gentlemen who encompass FLYING COLORS — guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP ...

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TOOL: 'Fear Inoculum' Track Listing Revealed

TOOL has confirmed the track list for its long-awaited fifth album, "Fear Inoculum", which will arrive on August 30 via RCA. The physical edition of the album will include seven songs, while the digial edition will contain 10 cuts, including the closer "7empest", which is almost 20 minutes long. As previously reported, the "Fear Inoculum" ...

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DRAGONFORCE Parts Ways With Longtime Bassist FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ; YouTube Personality STEVIE T To Step In

DRAGONFORCE has parted ways with longtime bassist Frédéric Leclercq (pictured above). Leclercq, who became an official member of DRAGONFORCE in 2006, will play his last show with the band this weekend at Elb-Riot in Hamburg, Germany. Frédéric said: "I had an amazing opportunity that will be announced soon. There is no bad blood and I ...

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SHAVO ODADJIAN On Possiblity Of New Music From SYSTEM OF A DOWN: 'Why It Isn't Happening Is A Big Question'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian says that "creative differences" are to blame for stalled attempts to record a follow-up to the band's "Mezmerize" and "Hypnotize" albums, which came out in 2005. Last year, guitarist Daron Malakian publicly accused singer Serj Tankian of not wanting to record, with Tankian responding that creative and financial ...

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TOXIC HOLOCAUST To Release 'Primal Future: 2019' Album In October

Crossover thrash unit TOXIC HOLOCAUST will release its long-awaited new album, "Primal Future: 2019", on October 4 via new Entertainment One (eOne). The band Terrorizer called "a whirlwind of booze, denim jackets and riffs" began kicking out the corrosive jams in basements and bedrooms some 20 years ago, building a punishing legacy of mutant thrash ...

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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN Is 'Ecstatic' About TORTILLA MAN's Addition To Band

SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan says that he is "ecstatic" about the band's newest member — the percussionist nicknamed "Tortilla Man." Tortilla Man joined SLIPKNOT three months ago, when he was first featured in the video for comeback single "Unsainted". He came into the group following the acrimonious departure of Chris Fehn. The masked metallers ...

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ANTHRAX To Take Part In Recording Master Class At SWEETWATER STUDIOS

Sweetwater Studios, the world-class recording studio owned and operated by music retailer Sweetwater Sound, has announced that it will host a special recording master class with thrash metal architects ANTHRAX. The exclusive two-day class — the ultimate multi-day learning experience for metal fans who want to learn the art of studio recording — will be ...

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MAYHEM To Release 'Daemon' Album In October

Norwegian black metal veterans MAYHEM will release their sixth studio album, titled "Daemon", on October 25. By the power of darkness and with the might of black-hearted will no two MAYHEM albums have been or will ever be the same. Over the course of MAYHEM's storied and groundbreaking 35-year career — from "Deathcrush" (1987) through ...

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K.K. DOWNING On His Return To Live Stage: 'It Was A Bit Of A Whirlwind'

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing joined ex-MANOWAR axeman Ross "The Boss" Friedman on stage earlier today (Sunday, August 11) at this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Derbyshire, United Kingdom to perform four songs. This marked K.K.'s first public performance since October 17, 2009 when JUDAS PRIEST played the final "British Steel ...

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Ex-KISS Guitarist VINNIE VINCENT Throws 'Birthday Bash' In Nashville: 'Six Hours Of Stories, Music, Photos And Fun'

Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent reportedly celebrated his 67th birthday at a private event for select fans last night (Saturday, August 10) in Nashville, Tennessee. The party took place at S.I.R. Studios and consisted of "six hours of stories, music, photos and fun." Several photos from the event have been posted on social media, along ...

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LACUNA COIL's ANDREA FERRO: 'When We Do Whatever We Want And Pursue A Heavier Path, Our Music Sounds Really Good'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York recently conducted an interview with vocalists Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro of Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's forthcoming "Black Anima" studio album: Cristina: "Of course it is a different record ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING Returns To Stage For First Time In 10 Years (Video)

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing joined ex-MANOWAR axeman Ross "The Boss" Friedman for four songs earlier today (Sunday, August 11) at this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. This marked K.K.'s first public performance since October 17, 2009 when JUDAS PRIEST played the final "British Steel 30th Anniversary" date ...

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OSCAR DRONJAK Explains HAMMERFALL's Songwriting Process: 'It's Like A Slow Grinding Wheel'

In an interview with Xander from Total Rock Radio at this year's Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany, guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish metal veterans HAMMERFALL delved deep into his songwriting process. With 11 studio albums under their belt, including HAMMERFALL's forthcoming effort, "Dominion", Dronjak explained how advancements in modern technology and the band's ...

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