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BLUE CHEER 'Not Done'; Resurgence Is On The Way, Says Manager

BLUE CHEER, considered by some to be the Godfathers of heavy metal, are back. On October 12, 2009, BLUE CHEER bassist and lead singer Richard Allan "Dickie" Peterson after a long fight against cancer. Tony Rainier, BLUE CHEER's guitarist from 1977 to 1988, recorded and toured with Peterson and has continued his guitar arrangements and ...

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PORTNOY, SHEEHAN, MACALPINE, SHERINIAN Perform At 'Sabian Live' (Video)

Drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB), bassist Billy Sheehan (STEVE VAI, DAVID LEE ROTH), guitarist Tony Macalpine (neo classical-metal style, STEVE VAI) and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, PLANET X, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) headlined SABIAN Live on Friday, January 20 at the Sheraton Park Hotel (next to the Hilton) in Anaheim, California ...

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METALLICA Bassist To Perform At Guitar Center's 'Drum-Off'; PETER CRISS To Be Inducted

Guitar Center, the world's largest musical instrument retailer, has announces additional performers and judges for the twenty-third annual Guitar Center's Drum-Off, the nationwide search for the next great undiscovered drummer, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on January 14, 2012. In addition to the five grand finalists competing for the nearly $50,000 grand prize, the ...

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CYNIC Members' PORTAL Project: Early 1990s Demos To See Light Of Day

PORTAL, the early 1990s project featuring CYNIC masterminds Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert alongside guitarist Jason Gobel, bassist Chris Kringel and female vocalist Aruna Abrams, will have its demo recordings officially released as "The Portal Tapes" on March 27 in North America (four days earlier in Europe) in strictly limited editions of 5,000 digipak CDs ...

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ROYAL HUNT: 'Another Man Down' Video Released

"Another Man Down", the new video from Danish hard rockers ROYAL HUNT, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's 11th studio album, "Show Me How To Live", which was released on November 29 in North America and December 2 in Europe via Frontiers Records. The follow-up 2010's "X" was recorded at NorthPoint ...

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More Details Revealed In WOODS OF YPRES Founder's Death

David Gold, a founding member of the Ontario, Canada-based black and doom metal band WOODS OF YPRES, was killed Wednesday afternoon (December 21) in a car accident near Barrie, Ontario. He was 31 years old. According to Ontario Provincial Police, the accident — which involved a vehicle and a pedestrian — occurred at 1:30 p.m. ...

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WOODS OF YPRES Founder Dies

David Gold, a founding member of the Ontario, Canada-based black and doom metal band WOODS OF YPRES, was killed Wednesday afternoon (December 21) in an accident near Barrie, Ontario. He was 31 years old. A memorial service is tentatively scheduled to be held in Gold's hometown of Sault Ste. Marie on December 28. WOODS OF ...

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CYNIC: New Video Interview With PAUL MASVIDAL

Thorium Photography recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal the progressive rock/metal band CYNIC. You can now watch the chat in two parts below. On "Carbon-Based Anatomy", CYNIC's new EP, the group has once again taken its natural interfusion of musical styles and turned it into something truly singular. The EP is equal parts ...

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LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE: 'Lips' Video Released

"Lips", the new video from German gothic rockers LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's latest album, "The Grandios Nowhere", which was released in Europe in April 2010 via Napalm Records. The five-piece once again worked with producer John Fryer (HIM, NINE INCH NAILS), who previously handled the production on ...

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CYNIC Interviewed At 'Carbon-Based Anatomy' Release Party (Video)

Jo Schftan of Horns Up Rocks! conducted an interview with the progressive rock/metal band CYNIC at last night's (Wednesday, November 2) special release party for the group's "Carbon-Based Anatomy" EP at Idle Hands Bar in New York City. You can now watch the chat below. On "Carbon-Based Anatomy", CYNIC has once again taken its natural ...

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ROYAL HUNT: New Single Sample Available

"Hard Rain's Coming", the new single from Danish/American hard rockers ROYAL HUNT, will be released on November 14 via Frontiers Records. The single will only be available digitally and will also include a previously unreleased live version of "Martial Arts", recorded at the ProgPower USA festival in 2009. "Hard Rain's Coming" comes off ROYAL HUNT's ...

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BEHLER: 'Messages To The Dead' Release Date Announced

BEHLER the Canadian band featuring the former EXCITER drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler, AGGRESSOR bassist Brian Stephenson and guitarists Sean Brophy and Scott Walsh will release its debut album, "Messages To The Dead", on December 5 via the German label High Roller Records. The effort will contain 12 songs and will be made available on both LP ...

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ROYAL HUNT: 'Future Coming From The Past' DVD Trailer Available

Frontiers Records will release ROYAL HUNT's 11th studio album, "Show Me How To Live", on November 29 in North America and December 2 in Europe. ROYAL HUNT was recently rejoined by D.C. Cooper, the American singer that performed on the band's two most successful releases in the '90s: "Moving Target" and the concept album "Paradox". ...

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METALLICA And LOU REED: 'Mistress Dread' Lyrics Revealed

The musical collaboration between Lou Reed and METALLICA, "Lulu", will be released on November 1 in North America via Warner Bros. Records and one day earlier (October 31) in the rest of the world through Universal Music. The CD was co-produced by Reed, METALLICA, Hal Willner who has produced albums for Reed, Marianne Faithfull, and ...

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METALLICA And LOU REED: 'Little Dog' Lyrics Revealed

The musical collaboration between Lou Reed and METALLICA, "Lulu", will be released on November 1 in North America via Warner Bros. Records and one day earlier (October 31) in the rest of the world through Universal Music. The CD was co-produced by Reed, METALLICA, Hal Willner who has produced albums for Reed, Marianne Faithfull, and ...

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METALLICA And LOU REED: 'Cheat On Me' Lyrics Revealed

The musical collaboration between Lou Reed and METALLICA, "Lulu", will be released on November 1 in North America via Warner Bros. Records and one day earlier (October 31) in the rest of the world through Universal Music. The CD was co-produced by Reed, METALLICA, Hal Willner who has produced albums for Reed, Marianne Faithfull, and ...

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