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DREAM THEATER To Begin Work On New Studio Album In The Fall

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci has confirmed to Spain's Metal Hammer magazine that the band is planning to use some of its coronavirus downtime to work on the follow-up to last year's "Distance Over Time" album. "There's a lot going on musically this year," Petrucci said (see video below). "Obviously, everybody's trying to be creative. ...

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Watch DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI And MIKE PORTNOY Reunite In 'Terminal Velocity' Music Video

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci will release his second all-instrumental solo album, "Terminal Velocity", on all digital and streaming platforms on August 28 and on CD and vinyl on October 30 through The Orchard Music on his Sound Mind Music record label. "Terminal Velocity" was written and produced by Petrucci, recorded by James "Jimmy T" ...

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THE WHEELBLOCKS Feat. AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ALICE COOPER, FOZZY, Ex-MACHINE HEAD Members: Cover Of IRON MAIDEN's 'Aces High' Available

Chris Jericho (FOZZY), Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER), Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD), Johnny Christ (AVENGED SEVENFOLD) and Nita's longtime boyfriend Josh Villalta, who also plays drums in her solo band and manages her career, have formed a new "supergroup" called THE WHEELBLOCKS. The official music video for the band's first recording, a cover version of ...

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Revenge - WARKINGS

If you prefer albums that arrive bloated with shocks, surprises and subversive sonic values, there seems little chance that you'll be bothering with the second WARKINGS album. And that's perfectly fair enough, because this is the kind of record that exists solely to delight and inspire fans of ruthlessly straightforward, melodic and bombastic power metal. ...

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TRIVIUM Is Buying An Airplane Hangar

Florida-based metallers TRIVIUM are using profits generated from last month's livestreamed concert to purchase a decommissioned airplane hangar. The Orlando facility will ultimately serve as the band's headquarters for both recording and rehearsing, in addition to being a place where TRIVIUM can store its equipment. TRIVIUM frontman spoke about the band's plans for the hangar ...

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Ex-OVERKILL Guitarist BOBBY GUSTAFSON Addresses JAMES HETFIELD 'Lookalike' Accusations, Recalls METALLICA Audition

Former OVERKILL and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Bobby Gustafson was a guest on a recent episode of EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza's YouTube show, "Zetro's Toxic Vault". During the chat, which can be seen in two parts below, Souza brought up the fact that Gustafson's visual appearance toward the end of his time with OVERKILL closely ...

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Watch DOKKEN Play 'Socially Distanced' Concert In Arkansas

DOKKEN played the second "socially distanced" concert last Saturday night (July 18) at Timberwood Amphitheater at Magic Springs Water And Theme Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The performance featured special guest guitarist Reb Beach (WINGER, WHITESNAKE), who was filling in for DOKKEN's longtime guitarist Jon Levin. Jon had opted to sit out the show due ...

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DOKKEN Performs With Guitarist REB BEACH In Virginia (Video)

DOKKEN played a "socially distanced" concert last night (Friday, July 17) at Dr. Pepper Park in Roanoke, Virginia that featured special guest guitarist Reb Beach (WINGER, WHITESNAKE). He was filling in for DOKKEN's longtime guitarist Jon Levin, who had opted to sit out the show due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. ...

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Watch ENSLAVED's Music Video For New Single 'Jettegryta'

Norway's progressive black metallers ENSLAVED have released the second single, "Jettegryta", from their upcoming studio album "Utgard". The single is accompanied by a frost-bitten video, in which an Icelandic pristine glacial landscape is darkened by sinister events. Grutle Kjellson commented on the clip: "Iceland was the perfect place to shoot the video for 'Jettegryta'. "'Jettegryta' ...

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Former JOURNEY Singer STEVE PERRY Says He Has Not Given Permission To Any Political Candidate To Use 'Don't Stop Believin''

Former JOURNEY singer Steve Perry says that he is against having the band's music used in political campaigns. Perry took to his Twitter Friday night (July 3) to write: "As one of the songwriters of Don't Stop Believin', I have not given permission to any political candidate to use this song!" Perry didn't indicate what ...

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Video Premiere: AMARANTHE's 'Viral'

"Viral", the new Marcus Overbeck-directed video from the Swedish modern metal force AMARANTHE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album "Manifest", which will be released on October 2 via Nuclear Blast. "Manifest" will be available as CD, media book with four bonus tracks, media book bundle with patch (limited ...

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AMARANTHE To Release 'Manifest' Album In October

Swedish modern metal force AMARANTHE will release its new album "Manifest", on October 2 via Nuclear Blast. "Manifest" will be available as CD, media book with four bonus tracks, media book bundle with patch (limited to 250 units, mailorder exclusive), gold vinyl (limited to 300 units, mailorder + wholesale exclusive), Blue/black marbled vinyl (limited to ...

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Franckensteina Strataemontanus - CARACH ANGREN

One of metal's greatest strengths is the its ability to transport the listener to alien worlds, fantastical dimensions or maybe just somewhere less shit than here. Bands that construct a convincing conceptual and thematic world are not exactly uncommon in metal, of course, but CARACH ANGREN have put a particularly impressive amount of energy into ...

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FLYING COLORS Feat. MIKE PORTNOY, STEVE MORSE, NEAL MORSE: 'Third Stage: Live In London' Due In September

Supergroup FLYING COLORS will release a brand new live set, "Third Stage: Live In London", on September 18 via Music Theories Recordings. "Third Stage: Live In London" was filmed during FLYING COLORS' 2019 U.S. and European tour and the footage captures the exhilarating sold-out final night, on December 14 at the iconic Grade II Listed, ...

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BLACK VEIL BRIDES' JINXX Blasts DONALD TRUMP For Refusing To Rename Military Bases Named After Confederate Generals

BLACK VEIL BRIDES guitarist Jeremy "Jinxx" Ferguson has slammed President Donald Trump for refusing to rename forts named after Confederate leaders and soldiers. As Americans continue to grapple with systemic racism, there is a growing call to remove symbols honoring Confederate figures from military bases — including Fort Lee, Fort Hood, Fort Benning, Fort Gordon, ...

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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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