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Ex-LAMB OF GOD Drummer CHRIS ADLER Pays Tribute To NEIL PEART: 'He Defined And Continues To Define The Drummer's Role'

Former LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler has paid tribute to Neil Peart, who died on January 7 in Santa Monica, California after a three-year battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. The iconic RUSH drummer was 67 years old. Earlier today, Adler released the following message to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "I was a lil ...

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Watch Drum-Cam Video Of DAVE LOMBARDO Playing SLAYER's 'Angel Of Death' With METAL ALLEGIANCE

Former SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo joined Gary Holt (guitar; SLAYER, EXODUS), Phil Demmel (guitar; MACHINE HEAD, VIO-LENCE), Jack Gibson (bass; EXODUS) and Mark Osegueda (vocals; DEATH ANGEL) on stage this past Thursday night (January 16) at the METAL ALLEGIANCE concert at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, Californa to perform three SLAYER "Reign In Blood"-album ...

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Watch DAVE LOMBARDO, GARY HOLT And PHIL DEMMEL Perform SLAYER 'Reign In Blood' Classics At METAL ALLEGIANCE Concert

Former SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo joined Gary Holt (guitar; SLAYER, EXODUS), Phil Demmel (guitar; MACHINE HEAD, VIO-LENCE), Jack Gibson (bass; EXODUS) and Mark Osegueda (vocals; DEATH ANGEL) on stage last night (Thursday, January 16) at the METAL ALLEGIANCE concert at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, Californa to perform three SLAYER "Reign In Blood"-album classics: ...

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ANNIHILATOR: 'Dressed Up For Evil' Lyric Video

"Dressed Up For Evil", the new lyric video from Canadian thrash metal veterans ANNIHILATOR, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Ballistic, Sadistic", due on January 24 via Silver Lining Music. Founding guitarist, vocalist, producer and principal songwriter Jeff Waters states about the song: "Evil in the guise of ...

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Members Of ANTHRAX, HATEBREED, HELLYEAH, IN FLAMES, LAMB OF GOD, SEPULTURA More To Perform At This Year's 'Dimebash'

Additional talent has been announced for "Dimebash" — an all-star jam tribute to "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, the late co-founder and guitarist of PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN. Set for Thursday, January 16 at The Observatory OC in Santa Ana, California, the one-of-a-kind lineup will feature members of the following bands: ACCEPT ACT OF DEFIANCE ANTHRAX ARMORED SAINT ...

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SLAYER's GARY HOLT Shares Photos Of Final Concert

SLAYER guitarist Gary Holt has shared a few photos of the band's last-ever concert, which took place on November 30 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. "A few from the final show taken by none other than my wife and best friend on this earth @lisaholt777 !" Holt wrote on Instagram. "Her new camera is ...

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IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN: Drum-Cam Video Of Rock N Roll Ribs 10th-Anniversary Performance

On December 14, THE MCBRAINIACS, the band featuring IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain, performed at the 10th-anniversary celebration for Rock N Roll Ribs, the barbecue restaurant owned by McBrain and close friend Mitch Tanne, in Coral Springs, Florida. Joining THE MCBRAINIACS on stage for five songs was former JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH singer Tim ...

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ARMORED SAINT's GONZO SANDOVAL Completes Drum Tracks For New Album

ARMORED SAINT drummer Gonzo Sandoval has completed laying down drum tracks for the band's new album. According to Gonzo, he recorded his parts for 11 songs over a six-day period at Eldorado Recording Studio in Burbank, California with engineer Josh Newell and producer and ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera. The follow-up to 2015's "Win Hands ...

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NICKO MCBRAIN And TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Perform IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST Classics At Rock N Roll Ribs 10th-Anniversary Celebration (Video)

On Saturday, December 14, THE MCBRAINIACS, the band featuring IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain, performed at the 10th-anniversary celebration for Rock N Roll Ribs, the barbecue restaurant owned by McBrain and close friend Mitch Tanne, in Coral Springs, Florida. Joining THE MCBRAINIACS on stage for five songs was former JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH singer ...

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ANNIHILATOR Releases 'Armed To The Teeth' Music Video

"Armed To The Teeth", the new video from Canadian thrash metal veterans ANNIHILATOR, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Ballistic, Sadistic", due on January 24, 2020 via Silver Lining Music. Founding guitarist, vocalist, producer and principal songwriter Jeff Waters states about the song: "'Armed To The Teeth' is ...

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IRON MAIDEN Drummer NICKO MCBRAIN, Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Singer TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS To Perform At Rock N Roll Ribs 10th-Anniversary Celebration

On Saturday, December 14, THE MCBRAINIACS, the band featuring IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain, will perform at the 10th-anniversary celebration for Rock N Roll Ribs, the barbecue restaurant owned by McBrain and close friend Mitch Tanne, in Coral Springs, Florida. Also scheduled to appear are former JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens, ...

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Watch JASON MOMOA Sing PANTERA's 'This Love' With PHILIP ANSELMO

Jason Momoa, the hulking star of the superhero film "Aquaman", joined PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS on stage last night (Saturday, November 30) at the Forum in Inglewood, California to perform the PANTERA classic "This Love". After the concert, the Hawaiian-born actor, who is perhaps best-known for his role as Khal Drogo in HBO ...

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ANNIHILATOR Releases 'Psycho Ward' Music Video

"Psycho Ward", the new video from Canadian thrash metal veterans ANNIHILATOR, can be seen below. The thought-provoking track centered on domestic violence is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Ballistic, Sadistic", due on January 24, 2020 via Silver Lining Music. Founding guitarist, vocalist, producer and principal songwriter Jeff Waters states about the song: "'Psycho Ward' ...

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ELEVEN SEVEN LABEL GROUP, Home Of MÖTLEY CRÜE, PAPA ROACH And HELLYEAH, Rebrands As BETTER NOISE MUSIC

When music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac first founded Eleven Seven Music and Eleven Seven Label Group in 2006, he recognized that major record companies were no longer focusing on artist development and marketing. Thirteen years later, E7LG, the industry's global rock powerhouse, has been renamed Better Noise Music. The consolidation of its ...

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Members Of MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, Others Take Part In All-Star KISS Jam On 'Megacruise' (Video)

Members of MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, QUEENSRŸCHE, DORO, HELLYEAH and BUTCHER BABIES are among the musicians who took part in an all-star KISS jam aboard the inaugural Megacruise. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. Megacruise, hosted by metal veterans MEGADETH, departed from Los Angeles on October 13 on a round-trip ...

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ANNIHILATOR To Release 'Ballistic, Sadistic' Album In January; 'I Am Warfare' Single Now Available

Canadian thrash metal veterans ANNIHILATOR will release their new album, "Ballistic, Sadistic", on January 24, 2020 via Silver Lining Music. The disc's belligerent and pugnacious first single, "I Am Warfare", can be streamed below. Cited by bands in the likes of MEGADETH, PANTERA, DREAM THEATER, CHILDREN OF BODOM, LAMB OF GOD, OPETH, TRIVIUM and many, ...

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