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Former MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS POLAND Signs To DAVID ELLEFSON's COMBAT RECORDS

Former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland has signed to David Ellefson's relaunched Combat Records label. Combat will release a deluxe reissue of Chris's 1990 solo debut, "Return To Metalopolis", in November. Originally released on Enigma Records in 1990, "Metalopolis" was Poland's return to the stage after his 1987 departure from MEGADETH. Regarded by many as an ...

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Video Premiere: DRAGONFORCE's 'Heart Demolition'

The official music video for DRAGONFORCE's new single, "Heart Demolition", can be seen below. Directed by the Mase Brothers, the clip utilizes a classic arcade game look while the song features DRAGONFORCE's signature uplifting melodies and furious guitar solos. Guitarist Herman Li said: "The fans are really going to like this video because it's classic ...

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Watch VIO-LENCE Perform At PSYCHO LAS VEGAS

Psycho Entertainment has uploaded video footage of VIO-LENCE's August 18 performance at the Psycho Las Vegas festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check it out below. VIO-LENCE released three studio albums between 1988 and 1993. The group reunited soon after guitarist Phil Demmel left MACHINE HEAD in late 2018. VIO-LENCE performed its first comeback concert in ...

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GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE Weighs In On METALLICA Ticket Scam: 'There's Very Little' That Artists Can Do About It

GHOST leader Tobias Forge has commented on the recent controversy surrounding METALLICA after it was revealed that representatives for the iconic heavy metal band allegedly partnered with concert promoter Live Nation to sell portions of their tickets directly to resellers, denying fans the chance to buy tickets first at face value. Last month,

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RICKY WARWICK Says BLACK STAR RIDERS Is 'Really Firing On All Cylinders' On New Album

BLACK STAR RIDERS vocalist Ricky Warwick recently spoke with "The Metal Teddy Bear Experience", a program on Montclair State University's student radio station WMSC 90.3. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On BLACK STAR RIDERS' success: Ricky: "I can't retire just yet, but things are good. ...

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BLEEDING THROUGH Frontman: 'We've Never Held Back From Any Sort Of Emotional Outlet With Our Music'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York conducted an interview with frontman Brandan Schieppati of California metallers BLEEDING THROUGH prior to the band's August 17 concert at The Kingsland in Brooklyn, New York. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he considers BLEEDING THROUGH's 2018 ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Releases Video For 'Sleeping Giants' Title Track Feat. DARRYL 'DMC' MCDANIELS

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has released a video for "Sleeping Giants", the title track of his debut solo release, in stores now via Combat Records. "Sleeping Giants" is a companion release to Ellefson's new memoir, "More Life With Deth", in stores now via Jawbone Press. The track features lead vocals by Ellefson's partner, and "More ...

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Listen To New COLD Song 'The Devil We Know'

"The Devil We Know", a new song from alternative rockers COLD, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "The Things We Can't Stop", which will be released on September 13 via Napalm Records. Of the song, COLD frontman Scooter Ward says: "It evolved from me seeing people fighting ...

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STATIC-X's TONY CAMPOS On WAYNE STATIC's Death: 'I Felt Like He Never Got The Proper Send-Off'

STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos spoke to Keen Eye 4 Concerts about the band's massively successful "Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary" tour, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of STATIC-X's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and pays homage to the group's late frontman Wayne Static. Asked how Static's passing affected him and his bandmates on a personal ...

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SANTA CRUZ Unveils Lyric Video For 'Into The War'

Finnish hard rock quartet SANTA CRUZ will release its fourth album, "Katharsis", via M-Theory Audio on October 18, two days before the group hits the road with ATREYU on a month-long North American tour. Today, the group — which has recently shared European stages with the likes of BON JOVI, STEEL PANTHER and WHITESNAKE, and ...

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Has SLIPKNOT's TORTILLA MAN Finally Been Unmasked?

Some fans believe that they have finally figured out the identity of SLIPKNOT'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". Since then, there has been much speculation about his name, with some SLIPKNOT fans getting ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Announces Early 2020 North American Tour With TONY MACALPINE

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, JOURNEY), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH), guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (GUNS N' ROSES), keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) and drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, THE WINERY DOGS) — has announced an early 2020 tour of ...

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SKINLAB: Making Of New Album 'Venomous' Part Two (Video)

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB have uploaded the second in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of their new album, "Venomous". The disc, which will be released in October via Art Is War Records, was produced and mixed by Ulrich Wild. Also available is the previously released official visualizer ...

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SLIPKNOT Guitarist Says TORTILLA MAN Is 'A Hell Of A Musician': 'He's Just Out Of His Mind'

SLIPKNOT guitarist Jim Root says that people will eventually figure out the identity of 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". Since then, there has been much speculation about his name, with some ...

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GENE HOGLAN Feels Good About DETHKLOK's Future

DETHKLOK, the stars of the Adult Swim series "Metalocalypse", will perform at this year's Adult Swim Festival, set to take place November 15-16 at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. The show will mark DETHKLOK's first live appearance since taking part in the 2014 edition of Festival Supreme in L.A. Asked in a ...

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