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MIKE PORTNOY On Possibility Of Reunion With DREAM THEATER: 'If I Was A Betting Man, I Wouldn't Put Money On It'

In the latest issue of U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine, drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB) was asked by TESSERACT's Jay Postones what the chances are of Portnoy ever playing with DREAM THEATER again. "If I was a betting man, I wouldn't put money on it," Portnoy replied. "And that's ...

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ANNIHILATOR Talks To France's TV ROCK LIVE (Video)

TV Rock Live conducted an interview with Jeff Waters and Dave Padden of Canadian metal veterans ANNIHILATOR at this year's Hellfest, which was held June 20-22 in Clisson, France. You can now watch the chat below. ANNIHILATOR's latest album, "Feast", was re-released as a limited edition featuring re-recorded ANNIHILATOR classics on CD and the full ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Is 'Happy' To See AVENGED SEVENFOLD Has 'Blossomed To A Whole New Level' Following His Departure

On May 23, Steve-O of "The Live Addiction" conducted an interview with drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB) in Houston, Texas. You can now watch the chat below. Asked about his relatively short stint as the studio and touring drummer for AVENGED SEVENFOLD following the death of the band's ...

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HOUR OF PENANCE's 'Reforging The Crown' Video Premiere

"Reforging The Crown", the new video from Italian death metallers HOUR OF PENANCE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Regicide", which was released on May 13 via Prosthetic Records. The CD features cover artwork (seen below) by Gyula Havancsák (ANNIHILATOR, DESTRUCTION, GRAVE DIGGER) which, like the album, revolves ...

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Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO To Reunite For Next Year's GOTHENBURG SOUND FESTIVAL

DIMENSION ZERO — the Swedish band featuring ex-IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-MARDUK vocalist Joakim "Jocke" Göthberg, LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hans Nilsson, and ex-SOILWORK guitarist Daniel Antonsson — has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Gothenburg Sound Festival, set to take place January 2-3 at Trädgårn in Gothenburg, Sweden. Also scheduled to ...

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Video: ANNIHILATOR's JEFF WATERS Performs At MUSIKMESSE

Video footage of the ANNIHILATOR guitarist/mainman Jeff Waters performing at this year's Musikmesse fair, which was held March 12-15 in Frankfurt, Germany, can be seen below. ANNIHILATOR's latest album, "Feast", was re-released as a limited edition featuring re-recorded ANNIHILATOR classics on CD and the full Wacken Open Air festival show on DVD, all in a ...

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HOUR OF PENANCE: 'Regicide' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Unveiled

Italian death metallers HOUR OF PENANCE have unveiled a lyric video for "Resurgence Of The Empire", a new song from the group's upcoming album "Regicide". Check it out below. Due May 13 in North America and May 12 in Europe, "Regicide" features cover artwork (seen below) by Gyula Havancsák (ANNIHILATOR, DESTRUCTION, GRAVE DIGGER) which, like ...

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XENTRIX Performs New Song In Athens; Video Available

Reunited U.K. thrashers XENTRIX played a new song, "World Of Mouth", last night (Saturday, March 8) at the Up The Hammers Festival in Athens, Greece. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. XENTRIX played its first show in almost seven years on April 14, 2013 at the Moses Gate in Bolton, England. ...

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HIRAX: Entire 'Immortal Legacy' Album Available For Streaming

California thrashers HIRAX will release their new album, "Immortal Legacy", on March 4 (February 24 in Europe) via SPV/Steamhammer. It will be made available as a CD, gatefold colored LP and a digital download. "Immortal Legacy" can now be streamed in its entirety using the SoundCloud widget below. "On our new album we more than ...

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Enter the Metal - VARGA

Canadian prog-thrashers VARGA had a brief run from 1989 through the mid-Nineties, which is to say, they were doomed from the start for obvious reasons if you were paying attention to the North American music climate of that period. They released two albums, "Prototype" and "Oxygen" as well as their 1991 debut cassette, "Multiple Wargasms", ...

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HIRAX: New Song 'Hellion Rising' Available For Streaming

California thrashers HIRAX will release their new album, "Immortal Legacy", on March 4 (February 24 in Europe) via SPV/Steamhammer. It will be made available as a CD, gatefold colored LP and a digital download. A song from the album, "Hellion Rising", can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. "On our new album we more ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE: 'Dark Wings Of Steel' Video Released

The official video for "Dark Wings Of Steel", the title track of the new studio album from Italian symphonic metallers RHAPSODY OF FIRE, can be seen below. The CD was released on November 22, 2013 in Europe and December 3, 2013 in the USA via AFM Records. It was produced by keyboardist Alex Staropoli, with ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Interviewed On DRUM TALK TV (Video)

Dan Shinder of Drum Talk TV recently conducted an interview with drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD). Portnoy talked about what makes THE WINERY DOGS so universally appealing; lesser-known influences of his; Lars Ulrich (METALLICA), Phil Collins (GENESIS), as well as the contemporary drummers he admires the most; and who he ...

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