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IRON MAIDEN's ADRIAN SMITH Discusses His Upcoming Fishing Memoir 'Monsters Of River & Rock' In New Video

A three-and-a-half-minute video in which Adrian Smith, the legendary lead guitarist of IRON MAIDEN, discusses his upcoming memoir, "Monsters Of River & Rock", can be seen below. Smith is well known in the community as a fisherman, and a former cover star of coarse-fishing bible the Angler's Mail (biggest chub of the season, August 2009). ...

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Metal Drummer Wounded In Massive Beirut Explosion

Drummer Bachir Ramadan of Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based extreme metallers NERVECELL is one of the survivors of an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon last week that killed more than 150 people and wounded over 5,000. Officials believe the cause of the August 4 blast was over 2,700 metric tons of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive substance ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Doesn't Want Fans To Get 'Wrong Idea' That MIKE PORTNOY Is Rejoining Band

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci will release his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity", on August 28 via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" features guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. The effort marks the first time Petrucci and Portnoy ...

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BENEDICTION To Release 'Scriptures' Album In October

Long-running Birmingham, U.K.-based extreme metallers BENEDICTION will release their new album, "Scriptures", on October 16 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Scott Atkins at Grindstone Studio in England and will be released digitally, on CD and in various vinyl formats. The official music video for the disc's first single, "Rabid Carnality", can be ...

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BRIAN MAY Joins NUNO BETTENCOURT, STEVE VAI, ZAKK WYLDE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN And TOSIN ABASI For 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Jam (Video)

EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt was joined by his "Generation Axe" tourmates — Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen and Tosin Abasi — along with QUEEN's Brian May for a six-guitar performance of QUEEN's timeless classic "Bohemian Rhapsody" as part of AXS TV's "At Home And Social With Nuno Bettencourt & Friends" special. Video footage of ...

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NUNO BETTENCOURT To Be Joined By BRIAN MAY, NANCY WILSON, STEVE VAI, ZAKK WYLDE And More For 'At Home And Social' Special

AXS TV presents an unforgettable night of rock, as multi-talented artist and producer Nuno Bettencourt leads a star-studded ensemble of music icons and influencers in "At Home And Social With Nuno Bettencourt & Friends" — airing Monday, August 3 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The set will benefit the Music Forward Foundation's Crew Nation ...

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ALCATRAZZ: Music Video For 'Born Innocent' Title Track

The official music video for "Born Innocent", the title track of the new album from the hard-hitting, melodic heavy metal band ALCATRAZZ, can be seen below. The LP was released on July 31 via Silver Lining Music. Alongside the unique vocal prowess and range of star frontman and founding member Graham Bonnet, ALCATRAZZ's first studio ...

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LAMB OF GOD And KREATOR Announce Rescheduled Dates For 'State Of Unrest' European Tour

Grammy Award-winning, uncompromising Virginia natives LAMB OF GOD and German thrash metal legends KREATOR have announced their rescheduled dates for the "State Of Unrest Tour" — including a special return to KREATOR's hometown of Essen, Germany. The monster lineup stays intact with Texan thrash squad POWER TRIP opening proceedings each night. "Better late than never!" ...

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Alphaville - Imperial Triumphant

Metal's endless malleability has never been more widely exploited than it is in these genre-hopping, rule-defying times, but IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT will still make your synapses throb in confusion. Building on and casually surpassing the jazz-infused madness of 2018's "Vile Luxury", New York City's masked masters of malevolent madness have upped the ante again with their ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH's 'Lip-Syncing' Feud With CHRIS JERICHO Is Definitely Not Staged, Says Bassist ROB DELUCA

Sebastian Bach's longtime bassist Rob DeLuca has defended the former SKID ROW singer after he accused FOZZY's Chris Jericho of using pre-recorded vocal tracks during live performances. On July 16, Jericho challenged Bach to a "singoff" with "no effects, no tuning, no bullshit" in response to Sebastian's allegation that Chris "mimes to a tape" during ...

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Watch EMMURE's Music Video For 'Thunder Mouth'

The official music video for "Thunder Mouth", the new single from EMMURE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest studio album, "Hindsight", which was released digitally on June 26 via Sharptone Records. Physical copies are being made available today (Friday, July 24). Producer Frankie Nasso states about the video: "We ...

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MESHUGGAH: New Album Is 'Coming'

MESHUGGAH has canceled its plans to reschedule the band's 2020 festival appearances for next year. Although the Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers were hoping to play the same festivals in 2021 that ended up being canceled this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, scheduling conflicts have forced them to scrap the shows altogether. Earlier today, MESHUGGAH ...

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TED NUGENT Says He Loves DONALD TRUMP: He Is 'Not An Entrenched, Status Quo, Power-Abusing, Criminal, Punk-Ass Politician'

Ted Nugent has once again praised President Donald Trump, saying that the billionaire real estate mogul is not a typical "power-abusing criminal, punk-ass politician." The outspoken conservative rocker, who is a staunch proponent of gun ownership, discussed America's 45th president in an interview with "America This Week With Eric Bolling", Sinclair Broadcast Group's weekly news ...

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PIG DESTROYER Announces 'The Octagonal Stairway' EP

PIG DESTROYER returns with a new EP, "The Octagonal Stairway", due out on August 28 via Relapse. A blistering dose of grindcore, harsh noise, and industrial swagger, the effort features six crushing tracks from the legendary band, B-side noise tracks, and a special appearance from former SEPULTURA drummer Igor Cavalera. Watch "The Cavalry" music video, ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says It Was 'Very Cathartic' To Play Music With MIKE PORTNOY Again

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci will release his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity" in the fall via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" features guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. The effort marks the first time Petrucci and Portnoy ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says It's 'Really Awesome' To Reunite With MIKE PORTNOY On 'Terminal Velocity' Album

Former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy played drums on "Terminal Velocity", the upcoming solo album from DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci. Due in the fall, the disc also features Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. Petrucci discussed his musical reunion with Portnoy during a lengthy chat with the official DREAM THEATER fan club. He said ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE Releases Music Video For 'Disengage' From London Show As Part Of 'Virtual World Tour'

California-based extreme metal titans SUICIDE SILENCE have shared the official live music video for "Disengage" from the July 6 London show from the band's "Virtual World Tour". In addition to the new video, SUICIDE SILENCE has announced that due to the success of the Los Angeles show, they are adding another California performance. This time, ...

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