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MARTY FRIEDMAN's HAWAII, VIXEN And DEUCE Albums To Be Reissued

No Remorse Records has announced the upcoming reissues of three albums which feature former MEGADETH and CACOPHONY guitarist Marty Friedman: the VIXEN "Made In Hawaii" EP (originally released in 1983), HAWAII's legendary "Loud, Wild And Heavy" EP (from 1984), and a collection of recordings from his late 1970s band DEUCE (later known as TENSION). All ...

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Emperor of Sand - MASTODON

Oh, the dilemmas of high-profile tech wizards who, 30 years ago, would've faced less scrutiny than they do in the face of a sophisticated and far more opinionated metal community. Then again, people cried foul at IRON MAIDEN for utilizing synthesizers and writing a rock-friendly tune on "Somewhere in Time". That was an album viewed ...

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Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES Films Sequel To Infamous Pool Interview, Says He's Been Sober For More Than 20 Years

Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes is perhaps best known for the infamous scene in the 1988 movie "The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years" in which he was interviewed while floating in a swimming pool, fully clothed and visibly quite intoxicated while his mother sat poolside. The interview stood out in stark ...

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YES, MARILLION, MIKE PORTNOY + DEREK SHERINIAN Set For Next Year's 'Cruise To The Edge'

Details for the fifth annual Cruise To The Edge excursion — progressive rock's largest festival at sea hosted by classic rock icons YES — have been announced. Featuring some of the world's greatest prog-rock musical artists, the five-night cruise out of Tampa, Florida next February 3-8, will return aboard Royal Caribbean's award-winning Brilliance Of The ...

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DROWNING POOL Plays First Show With Singer JOEY DUENAS (Video)

Texas heavy rockers DROWNING POOL played their first concert with singer Joey Duenas at the Rivers And Spires Festival on April 21 in downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Duenas, formerly of the bands UNLOCO and ANEW REVOLUTION, was apparently filling in for DROWNING POOL's singer of the past five years, Jasen Moreno, who was unable to make ...

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STEVE VAI Featured In 'Front And Center' Episode

Public television's critically acclaimed concert series "Front And Center" has debuted a new episode featuring three-time Grammy Award-winning guitarist Steve Vai. The intimate performance was filmed at New York's Iridium — the smallest venue Vai has played in years. He was voted tenth "Greatest Guitarist" by Guitar World magazine in 2015. In an exclusive interview ...

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Songs of Darkness and Despair - BILL & PHIL

"Dooooooooog will hunt!" One thing about running your own horror festival, the residual effects are seemingly limitless. Phil Anselmo, who's been inadvertently dogging the underground press with his multiple doings, has yet another project to unveil. It's a unique endeavor, and a pretty damned cool one, at that. Picture, if you will, the actor who ...

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KISS's 'Kruise VI' Brings Unforgettable Rock 'N' Roll Experience: Photos, Video

Legendary rockers KISS and Sixthman, the industry leader in music festivals at sea, join fans in celebrating the success of The KISS Kruise VI! The sailing was jam-packed with five days of up-close-and-intimate deep-cut masked and unmasked concerts, custom-stage setup from the 1982 "Creatures Of The Night" tour, fan-band activities and a story-filled question-and-answer session ...

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DROWNING POOL Announces 'Not-So-Silent Night' Tour With GEMINI SYNDROME, 9ELECTRIC, RED TIDE RISING

Texas heavy rockers DROWNING POOL have announced the "Not-So-Silent Night" U.S. headline tour which will visit several eastern and central U.S. cities during the 2016 holiday season. DROWNING POOL will be joined by special guests GEMINI SYNDROME, 9ELECTRIC and RED TIDE RISING. The trek kicks off on November 29 in Colorado Springs, Colorado and will ...

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Video Premiere: THE AGONIST's 'The Hunt'

"The Hunt", the new video from Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers THE AGONIST, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Five", which will be released on September 30 via and Napalm Records. The CD was recorded with producer Mike Plotnikoff, who has previously worked with BUCKCHERRY, OTEP, HALESTORM, ...

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THE AGONIST: Audio Samples Of Entire 'Five' Album

Audio samples of all the songs that are set to appear on "Five", the new album from Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers THE AGONIST, can be streamed below. Due on September 30 via and Napalm Records, the CD was recorded with producer Mike Plotnikoff, who has previously worked with BUCKCHERRY, OTEP, HALESTORM, DROWNING POOL, ...

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