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Watch SONS OF APOLLO Cover AEROSMITH's 'Dream On' With Full Orchestra

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T., TALISMAN) — released "Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony" on August 30. "Live ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Says GRAHAM BONNET Was 'Offended' By 'Revelation' Album Cover

Michael Schenker spoke to Metal-Rules.com about the provocative cover artwork for the first two albums from his MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project. While the artwork for 2018's "Resurrection" recreated "The Last Supper", the late 15th-century mural painting by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, 2019's "Revelation" features an oil painting-style cover that recreates the ancient ...

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Dawn of the Dragonstar - TWILIGHT FORCE

You know what you're getting from a new TWILIGHT FORCE album. Ever since the Swedish crew emerged with 2014's "Tales of Ancient Prophecies", the ante for overblown, fantasy-based power metal has been robustly upped. They pulled off the same trick, albeit with even more bombast and pomp, on 2016's big-label breakthrough "Heroes of Mighty Magic"; ...

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Watch SONS OF APOLLO Perform 'Labyrinth' From 'Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony'

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T., TALISMAN) — will release "Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony" on August 30. ...

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Video Premiere: ZINNGESCHREI's 'Amok'

"Amok", the new video from the Los Angeles instrumental power trio ZINNGESCHREI, can be seen below. The song is taken from "Metal Assault Mixtape - Vol. 1", Metal Assault Records' very own and very first summer compilation release, featuring nine of the finest purveyors of underground heavy music. Nine bands, nine brand new, previously unreleased ...

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Render - VALIS ABLAZE

At this stage in the progressive metal game, virtually no one would willingly saddle themselves with the "djent" tag. This is the way of subgenres, and particularly those that dare to forge a genuinely new path. Arguably the last truly unprecedented development in mainstream metal (and no, none of it would exist without MESHUGGAH), the ...

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Watch SONS OF APOLLO Perform DREAM THEATER's 'Just Let Me Breathe' From 'Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony'

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T., TALISMAN) — will release "Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony" on August 30. ...

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SONS OF APOLLO: 'Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony' Trailer

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T., TALISMAN) — will release "Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony" on August 30. ...

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New Song Premiere: ZINNGESCHREI's 'Amok'

Metal Assault Records has unveiled the final band lineup and track listing for "Metal Assault Mixtape - Vol. 1", the label's very own and very first summer compilation release, featuring nine of the finest purveyors of underground heavy music. Nine bands, nine brand new, previously unreleased tunes. One of the artists included on this mixtape ...

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FIRESPAWN Feat. ENTOMBED, UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC Members: 'The Gallows End' Video

FIRESPAWN — the Swedish death metal project featuring Lars Göran Petrov (vocals; ENTOMBED) and Victor Brandt (guitar; ENTOMBED), Alex Friberg (bass; NECROPHOBIC), Fredrik Folkare (guitar; UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC) and Matte Modin (drums; DARK FUNERAL, DEFLESHED) — will release its third album, "Abominate", on June 7 via Century Media Records. The official music video for the latest ...

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Listen To New DARKTHRONE Song 'Duke Of Gloat'

Black metal veterans DARKTHRONE will release their new album, "Old Star", on May 31 via Peaceville. The band's first studio album since 2016's "Arctic Thunder" sees the Norwegian legends cut through six new epic tracks, taking in the best of the old school of heavy and extreme metal plus a large dose of doom-laden riffing, ...

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Life Metal - SUNN O)))

Greg Anderson is a key figure in the realm of forward-thinking heavy music. He is a co-founder of Southern Lord Records, and he's the guitarist for doom fiends GOATSNAKE. Additionally, he has worked on a variety of projects alongside Stephen O'Malley, a revered artist in his own right—both in terms of music and visual arts. ...

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DREAM THEATER To Record Show On 'Scenes From A Memory' 20th-Anniversary Tour For Future Release

PureGrainAudio recently conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the members of DREAM THEATER leaving their families and home lives to record their latest album, "Distance Over ...

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A Letter of Red - SABBATH ASSEMBLY

The 2013 dissolution of THE DEVIL'S BLOOD left a large void in heavy music. The Dutch collective's bewitching brew of psychedelic occult rock scratched the itches of those looking for haunting Satanic overtones and the warmth of classic psychedelic rock, their work resembling an overtly devil-worshiping spin on vintage JEFFERSON AIRPLANE. There are other bands ...

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FIRESPAWN Feat. ENTOMBED, UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC Members: Listen To 'The Hunter' Song

FIRESPAWN — the Swedish death metal project featuring Lars Göran Petrov (vocals; ENTOMBED) and Victor Brandt (guitar; ENTOMBED), Alex Friberg (bass; NECROPHOBIC), Fredrik Folkare (guitar; UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC) and Matte Modin (drums; DARK FUNERAL, DEFLESHED) — will release its third album, "Abominate", on June 7 via Century Media Records. The second single from the disc, "The ...

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TURILLI/LIONE RHAPSODY: 'Phoenix Rising' Lyric Video

TURILLI/LIONE RHAPSODY — featuring original RHAPSODY members Luca Turilli and Fabio Lione, alongside former RHAPSODY members Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth — will release its debut album, "Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution)", on June 28 through Nuclear Blast (King Records in Japan and rest of Asia). Comprised of 10 tracks, the record was ...

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Hear SYSTEM OF A DOWN Singer SERJ TANKIAN's Cover Of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT's 'Godzilla' Feat. BRENDON SMALL + GENE HOGLAN

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian's cover version of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT's classic "Godzilla" can be heard below. The song will appear on the upcoming soundtrack album for "Godzilla: King Of The Monsters". According to Rolling Stone, the members of DETHKLOK, from the show "Metalocalypse", including Brendon Small and TESTAMENT drummer Gene ...

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Listen To New DARKTHRONE Song 'The Hardship Of The Scots'

Black metal veterans DARKTHRONE will release their new album, "Old Star", on May 31 via Peaceville. The band's first studio album since 2016's "Arctic Thunder" sees the Norwegian legends cut through six new epic tracks, taking in the best of the old school of heavy and extreme metal plus a large dose of doom-laden riffing, ...

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VOIVOD Drummer: 'We Are Writing A New Album Right Now On The Road'

Prior to VOIVOD's performance in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 5, drummer Michel "Away" Langevin spoke with Michael Nagy of KJAG Radio and Jag TV. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the key to the band's success: Michel: "Perseverance. It's 36 years of working hard on ...

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ACCEPT Recruits Bassist MARTIN MOTNIK

German/American heavy metal legends ACCEPT have announced the addition of Martin Motnik on bass and Ava-Rebekah Rahman on violin as the band prepares to launch the "Symphonic Terror" tour on April 20 in Wuppertal, Germany. Born in Ludwigshafen, Germany, Motnik has been playing music since he was seven years old and has been a member ...

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TRONOS Feat. NAPALM DEATH's SHANE EMBURY, MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN: EPK For 'Celestial Mechanics' Album

U.K.-based outfit TRONOS has released an EPK-style interview video for its debut album, "Celestial Mechanics", which has just been made available via Century Media Records. In the clip, TRONOS members Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, BRUJERIA) and Russ Russell (AT THE GATES, DIMMU BORGIR, NAPALM DEATH) discuss the formation of the group as well as exclusive ...

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FIRESPAWN Feat. ENTOMBED, UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC Members: Listen To 'The Great One' Song

FIRESPAWN — the Swedish death metal project featuring Lars Göran Petrov (vocals; ENTOMBED) and Victor Brandt (guitar; ENTOMBED), Alex Friberg (bass; NECROPHOBIC), Fredrik Folkare (guitar; UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC) and Matte Modin (drums; DARK FUNERAL, DEFLESHED) — will release its third album, "Abominate", on June 7 via Century Media Records. The first single from the disc, "The ...

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