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PROTEST THE HERO: New Video Interview Posted Online

8747 Productions recently conducted an interview with PROTEST THE HERO, the Canadian five-piece whose quirky humour and virtuoso playing has gained it a fevered following worldwide. You can now watch the chat below. PROTEST THE HERO is currently taking part in a 24-date, coast-to-coast U.S. tour with PERIPHERY, THE SAFETY FIRE, JEFF LOOMIS and ...

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SCALE THE SUMMIT Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Houston, Texas-based progressive instrumental act SCALE THE SUMMIT has parted ways with bassist Jordan Eberhardt and has replaced him with Mark Michell (TETRAFUSION). Commented SCALE THE SUMMIT guitarist Chris Letchford: "Jordan decided earlier in the year he no longer wanted to tour full-time, so we have decided to part ways. We have had great luck ...

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Announces European Tour

Raleigh, North Carolina-based progressive rock/cutting-edge metal band BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME will tour Europe in October in support of its new album, the details of which are forthcoming. Support on the trek will come from PERIPHERY and THE SAFETY FIRE. Comments BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME bassist Dan Briggs: "I'm excited Europe wants to ...

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DREAM THEATER, PERIPHERY Guitarists Talk Shredding And 'Wankery'

Total Guitar, Europe's best-selling guitar magazine, caught up with DREAM THEATER's John Petrucci and PERIPHERY founder Misha Mansoor at the bands' landmark Wembley Arena show in London to talk guitar for a cover feature in the publication's April issue. An excerpt from the story follows below. Total Guitar: How does it feel that such ambitious ...

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Ex-NEVERMORE Guitarist Performs New Song At EMG Studios (Video)

Former NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis recently visited the EMG studios to film a live performance of two tracks — "Mercurial" and "Sibylline Origin" — off his forthcoming second solo album, "Plains Of Oblivion". Jeff's first performance video of "Jato Unit" in 2009 generated over 1 million hits on YouTube. Brand new video footage of Loomis' ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, Others Confirmed For HEAVY T.O. Festival

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, KATAKLYSM and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES are among the newly confirmed bands for the Heavy T.O. festival, set to take place August 11-12 at Downsview Park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Saturday, August 11: SLIPKNOT MARILYN MANSON LAMB OF GOD SUICIDAL TENDENCIES ...

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PERIPHERY Members Cover SLIPKNOT's 'The Heretic Anthem' (Audio)

PERIPHERY vocalist Spencer Sotelo has enlisted the help of his badmates Misha Mansoor and Matt Halpern, as well as Taylor Larson (who is co-producing the forthcoming PERIPHERY album) and Will Donnelly, to record a cover version of the SLIPKNOT song "The Heretic Anthem". You can now listen to their version using the SoundCloud player below. ...

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Ex-NEVERMORE Guitarist JEFF LOOMIS Preparing For U.S. Tour; Rehearsal Footage Available

Video footage of former NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis and fellow axeman Joe Nurre (SHADED ENMITY) rehearsing the songs "Mercurial" (off Loomis' forthcoming second solo album, "Plains Of Oblivion") and "Shouting Fire At A Funeral" (from Loomis' solo debut, "Zero Order Phase") can be seen below. Loomis has been added to the 24-date, coast-to-coast U.S. tour ...

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VEIL OF MAYA's 'Eclipse' Cracks U.S. Top 100

"Eclipse", the third full-length album from Chicago-based extreme progressive metal titans VEIL OF MAYA, sold 7,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 76 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous CD, "[id]", sold around 5,000 copies in the United States in its first week ...

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GOD FORBID: Not Djent Yet

Guitarist/vocalist Doc Coyle of New Brunswick, New Jersey's melodic, thrash-metal warriors GOD FORBID has responded to online criticism that his band has "gone djent" on its new album, "Equilbrium", after the CD's first single, "Don't Tell Me What To Dream", was made available as an online stream last week. Djent is a heavy metal music ...

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ARCH ENEMY To Headline Philippines' 'Pulp Summer Slam'

Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY will headline the annual Pulp Summer Slam festival on April 28 at the Amoranto Stadium, Quezon City in Manila, Philippines. Also scheduled to appear are AUGUST BURNS RED, BLESSTHEFALL, DARKEST HOUR, PERIPHERY and WE CAME AS ROMANS. The lineup will be supported by six more bands which are yet to ...

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Former NEVERMORE Guitarist Interviewed At NAMM (Video)

Michael Berger of Engl TV conducted an interview with former NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis at the 2012 NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, a massive music-products convention which took place January 19-22 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below. Loomis has been added to the 24-date, ...

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I, OMEGA Signs With BULLET TOOTH

Bullet Tooth has announced the signing of I, OMEGA to a worldwide deal. Coming out of the Los Angeles area, I, OMEGA has been busy playing Southern California and writing songs for its upcoming EP, "The Ravenous", due out on this spring. Blending technical melodic metal with bursts of progressive rock in the realm of ...

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Canada's KEMILON Signs with MAPLE METAL RECORDS

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based power metallers KEMILON have inked a worldwide deal with Toronto's Maple Metal Records. The band's debut album, "Twisted Storm", will be released in early April. The CD was produced by KEMILON guitarist Louis Jacques at Shreds Up Studios in Magog, Quebec and was mixed by Adam "Nolly" Getgood (PERIPHERY, RED SEAS FIRE). ...

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TEXTURES: Video Recap Of First-Ever North American Tour

Dutch progressive technical metallers TEXTURES have released a video podcast recapping their recent North American tour with PERIPHERY, THE HUMAN ABSTRACT and THE CONTORTIONIST. Their first-ever North American trek saw them play 32 shows over the course of five weeks to packed houses from New York to California, Canada, Mexico and everywhere in between. Check ...

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PERIPHERY Guitarist Interviewed In Hannover (Video)

Shockwave-Hannover conducted an interview with guitarist Jake Bowen of the Maryland-based experimental, progressive metal band PERIPHERY when the group played at the AWD-Hall in Hannover, Germany on February 5 during their current tour with DREAM THEATER. You can now watch the chat below. PERIPHERY recently entered the studio to begin recording its sophomore full-length album ...

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Former NEVERMORE Guitarist JEFF LOOMIS Announces Touring Lineup

Former NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis has been added to the 24-date, coast-to-coast U.S. tour with PROTEST THE HERO, PERIPHERY, THE SAFETY FIRE and TODAY I CAUGHT THE PLAGUE. Jeff has revealed the quality players he's enlisted to accompany him on the stage: * Joe Nurre (SHADED ENMITY) - Guitar * Gregory Macklin (SYSTEM DIVIDE, ORDINANCE) ...

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