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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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RONNIE JAMES DIO, LEMMY KILMISTER, RANDY RHOADS To Be Inducted Into 'Hall Of Heavy Metal History'

Legendary musicians and music industry executives will join together to be inducted into the annual Hall Of Heavy Metal History on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Anaheim Expo Center, Anaheim California. Television and radio personality Eddie Trunk will host the event. Proceeds from the event are being donated to the Ronnie James Dio Stand ...

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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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ANNIHILATOR To Release 'Triple Threat' Three-Disc Set In January

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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MEGADETH Guitarist KIKO LOUREIRO Welcomes Twins With Finnish Wife

MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro and his wife welcomed twins earlier today (Monday, November 21). Loureiro announced the news by tweeting a photo of him with the latest additions to his family, taken at a hospital in Finland, where his wife is originally from. He wrote in a caption: "A precious day." Meanwhile, MEGADETH mainman Dave ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Returns To JACKSON

Jackson has announced and welcomed guitar icon Marty Friedman back to its artist fold. One of the most influential and respected players in the world, Friedman's impactful and game-changing contributions to heavy metal and guitar in general continue to inspire generations of musicians and music fans to this day. He defined modern guitar playing with ...

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JASON BECKER Is Working On New Album; Here's How You Can Help

Jason Becker, the guitarist/composer who has had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, aka Lou Gehrig's Disease) for over 27 years, has written a full album of amazing music to be performed and recorded by many of his peers. The effort will comprise of a few compositions that have been waiting for this moment to be recorded, ...

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ICED EARTH Enlists Guitarist JAKE DREYER

ICED EARTH has announced the addition of guitarist Jake Dreyer (WITHERFALL, WHITE WIZZARD, KOBRA AND THE LOTUS) to the group's ranks. He joins the band as the replacement for Troy Seele, who announced his departure from ICED EARTH in August due to family responsibilities. ICED EARTH guitarist/founder Jon Schaffer said in a statement: "We're excited ...

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Video Premiere: MEGADETH's 'Conquer Or Die!'

MEGADETH's official video for the instrumental song "Conquer Or Die!" can be seen below. The track, which is taken from the band's latest album, "Dystopia", showcases the classical-style acoustic guitar playing of the band's Brazilian lead guitarist Kiko Loureiro. "He plays so many different instruments, too!" MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine told Revolver magazine. ...

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WATCHTOWER: Video Trailer For 'Concepts Of Math: Book One'

Prosthetic Records will release legendary progressive metallers WATCHTOWER's recent digital-only tracks on LP and CD. The four tracks will be combined with one brand new song, creating the MCD "Concepts Of Math: Book One", and will be released on limited edition vinyl and CD on October 7. A video trailer for "Concepts Of Math: Book ...

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Video: MEGADETH Performs In Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fan-filmed video footage of MEGADETH's August 23 performance at Estadio Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Hangar 18 02. The Threat Is Real 03. Rattlehead 04. Poisonous Shadows 05. Wake Up Dead 06. In My Darkest Hour 07. Conquer Or Die! 08. Fatal Illusion ...

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METALLICA, Ex-MEGADETH Members Perform With RODRIGO Y GABRIELA At Hollywood Bowl (Video)

METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo and former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman joined RODRIGO Y GABRIELA on stage Sunday night (August 14) at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California. Trujillo performed a medley of METALLICA songs ("Orion", "For Whom The Bell Tolls", "Battery") with the Mexican duo, while Friedman — who was introduced by Gabriela Quintero ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Releases 'Meat Hook' Video

"Meat Hook", the new video from former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, can be seen below. The song, which features a guest appearance by Jørgen Munkeby of the acclaimed "blackjazz" act SHINING, is taken from Friedman's latest solo album, "Inferno", which was released in May 2014 via Prosthetic Records (except in Japan, where the album was ...

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