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ANNIHILATOR: 'For The Demented' Album Trailer

Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR will release their sixteenth studio album, "For The Demented", on November 3 via Neverland Music/Silver Lining Music. The follow-up to 2015's "Suicide Society" will be available in a limited-edition digipack with lenticular cover, a jewel-case CD, a twelve-inch, 180-gram colored vinyl in gatefold and digital download. Pre-orders are now live at

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TESTAMENT: Classic Albums To Be Reissued With New Artwork

Five classic albums from San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT will be re-released on November 17 via Nuclear Blast. Albums being reissued: * "Live At The Fillmore" (1995) * "Demonic" (1997) * "The Gathering" (1999) (remastered by Andy Sneap) * "First Strike Still Deadly" (2001) * "Live At Eindhoven '87" (2009) Commented TESTAMENT guitarist Eric ...

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DESTRUCTION To Release 'Thrash Anthems II' Collection Of Re-Recorded Classics In November

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION will release their new "best-of-old-school" album, "Thrash Anthems II", on November 10 via Nuclear Blast. A decade ago, DESTRUCTION proved how successful re-recording some of their timeless classics and re-imagining history could be. The follow-up to 2007's "Thrash Anthems" is ready to rock the metal world and shows how fans ...

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ANNIHILATOR Releases Video For New Song 'Twisted Lobotomy', Unveils 'For The Demented' Album Details

Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR will release their sixteenth studio album, "For The Demented", on November 3 via Neverland Music/Silver Lining Music. The follow-up to 2015's "Suicide Society" will be available in a limited-edition digipack with lenticular cover, a jewel-case CD, a twelve-inch, 180-gram colored vinyl in gatefold and digital download. Pre-orders will go live next week. ...

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ANNIHILATOR To Release 'For The Demented' Album In November; Cover Artwork Unveiled

Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR will release their new album, "For The Demented", on November 3. The cover artwork for the disc can be seen below. ANNIHILATOR's follow-up to 2015's "Suicide Society" will include the song "Twisted Lobotomy", which the band performed live on its recent European tour. ANNIHILATOR guitarist and main songwriter Jeff Waters recently told ...

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EVANESCENCE Guitarist JEN MAJURA Is Working On Her Second Solo Album, 'InZENity'

EVANESCENCE guitarist Jen Majura is working on her second solo album, "InZENity". The disc, which is tentatively due in early 2018, will feature guest appearances by Mattias IA Eklundh (FREAK KITCHEN), Jeff Waters (ANNIHILATOR) and Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT). Said Jen: "With all the EVANESCENCE touring and recording the new project album 'Synthesis', I am overwhelmingly ...

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Video: ANNIHILATOR Performs New Song 'Twisted Lobotomy' At BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

Fan-filmed video footage of Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR performing a brand new song called "Twisted Lobotomy" on August 12 at the Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom can be seen below. "Twisted Lobotomy" is expected to appear on ANNIHILATOR's upcoming follow-up to 2015's "Suicide Society" album, tentatively due at the ...

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MIKE PORTNOY 'Loves' His Former Bandmates In DREAM THEATER

Mike Portnoy says that he understands why his former bandmates in DREAM THEATER declined his invitation to join him in a performance of the group's "12 Step Suite" in its entirety for the first time ever on the Cruise To The Edge this past February. The music documents the musician's battle with alcoholism, and is ...

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II: As We Die - DOYLE

Since his last solo album, "Abominator", Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein has been featured in "Death Ward 13", a remake of the trash classic, "Don't Look in the Basement", and starred as a pulverizing brute in Alan Robert's horror comic book series, "Killogy". The much-lauded two-show reunion with Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only as "THE ORIGINAL ...

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JEFF WATERS On Upcoming ANNIHILATOR Album: 'This Is One Of The Best Ones We've Done'

Metal Wani's Laura Vezer recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Jeff Waters of Canadian thrash metal veterans ANNIHILATOR. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On ANNIHILATOR's upcoming follow-up to 2015's "Suicide Society" album, tentatively due at the end of October: Jeff: "Every artist, of course, ...

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TESTAMENT To Tour Europe With ANNIHILATOR, DEATH ANGEL

San Francisco Bay area thrashers TESTAMENT will embark on a European tour in the fall. Support on the trek will come from ANNIHILATOR and DEATH ANGEL. Commented TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy: "I am pleased to announce the 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' headline tour coming to Europe in November. It's going to be a thrash extravaganza ...

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Rumor: MIKE PORTNOY Recruits BUMBLEFOOT, DEREK SHERINIAN For New Progressive Metal Supergroup

Mike Portnoy is rumored to have recruited ex-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal and former DREAM THEATER and current BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION keyboardist Derek Sherinian for his previously announced "progressive metal supergroup." Although the former DREAM THEATER drummer has not yet confirmed Thal and Sherinian's involvement in the new project, he has been actively ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Teases New Progressive Metal Supergroup

Mike Portnoy is making a record with as yet-undisclosed progressive metal supergroup. The former DREAM THEATER drummer revealed the news via a post on his Facebook page. He shared a photo of himself in the studio and wrote in the accompanying caption: "Hmmmm....what have we here?? I'm in L.A. recording an album with something NEW... ...

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DREAM THEATER Has 'No Plans' To Reunite With MIKE PORTNOY

John Petrucci says that there are "no plans" for DREAM THEATER to reunite with drummer Mike Portnoy for a show or a tour. Portnoy, who co-founded DREAM THEATER more than thirty years ago, abruptly quit the band in September 2010 while on tour with AVENGED SEVENFOLD. He has since been replaced by Mike Mangini (ANNIHILATOR, ...

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Triple Threat - ANNIHILATOR

Jeff Waters may be a mega fan of Eddie Van Halen, but his career indicates he is, to certain effects, the Prince of metal. Other than from the bottom of a finished bottle of Buffalo Trace bourbon downed by yours truly in the midst of this review, where does that ridiculous claim come from, you ...

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Former LOUDNESS And YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer MICHAEL VESCERA Launches VESCERA Project

VESCERA, the new band led by acclaimed heavy metal vocalist Michael Vescera (LOUDNESS, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, OBSESSION), has signed a worldwide deal with Pure Steel Records. The group — whose lineup is completed by ex-NITEHAWKS members Mike Petrone (guitar) and Frank Leone (bass), along with drummer Fabio Alessandrini, will release its debut album, "Beyond The Fight", ...

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ANNIHILATOR's JEFF WATERS Won't Worry About Writing 'Catchy, Commercial Choruses' On Next Album

Metal Wani's Laura Vezer recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Jeff Waters of Canadian metal veterans ANNIHILATOR. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On ANNIHILATOR's upcoming follow-up to 2015's "Suicide Society" album: Jeff: "On the next one, the changes I'm gonna ...

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ANNIHILATOR Releases 'Sounds Good To Me' Acoustic Performance From 'Triple Threat' Collection

On January 27, 2017, Canadian thrash/heavy metal veterans ANNIHILATOR will release "Triple Threat", a three-disc collection of the band's music in a trio of very different scenarios. The main disc comprises a set of ANNIHILATOR's classics performed acoustically, with band leader/guitarist/ songwriter and vocalist Jeff Waters bringing together band members Aaron Homma and Richard Hinks, ...

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ANNIHILATOR: Trailer For 'Triple Threat' Three-Disc Set

Canadian thrash/heavy metal veterans ANNIHILATOR have lacerated many senses over the years with their supreme, aggressive metal mastery, and on January 27, 2017, their legion of loyal fans can look forward to a series of fresh sensory experiences as ANNIHILATOR proudly presents "Triple Threat", a three-disc collection of ANNIHILATOR's music in a trio of very ...

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