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PHIL DEMMEL On His Collaboration With MIKE PORTNOY And BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH: 'It Was Pretty Rad Playing With Those Dudes'

Former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel spoke to Bax Music about his soon-to-be-released collaboration with drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-DREAM THEATER), vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL) and bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE). "We did a record," he said (see video below). "It's not a project, Mike Portnoy would want ...

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Hallucinogen - BLUT AUS NORD

Black metal, perhaps more than any of metal's sub-genres, is associated with a conservative mindset — oftentimes politically, yes, but certainly overbearingly in a musical sense. It's a double-edged sword. The outlook benefits the style due to the associated maniacal devotion of fans who rally with consensus around great music; yet, on the flipside, and ...

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LINDEMANN Feat. RAMMSTEIN Singer, PAIN/HYPOCRISY Mainman: Listen To New Song 'Ich Weiß Es Nicht'

LINDEMANN, the project featuring vocalist Till Lindemann of German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), has released two versions of its new single, "Ich Weiß Es Nicht". The song is taken LINDEMANN's second album, "F & M", which will arrive on November 22. The follow-up to 2015's "Skills In ...

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THE MUSIC OF CREAM Announces 2020 'Disraeli Gears' Tour

THE MUSIC OF CREAM, the pedigree of hallowed '60s trio CREAMKofi Baker (Ginger Baker's son), Malcolm Bruce (Jack Bruce's son) and Will Johns (Eric Clapton's nephew) — has announced an exciting new tour for 2020. Honoring the legendary band's landmark album "Disraeli Gears", the 40-date North American outing will feature "Disraeli Gears" performed ...

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AMARANTHE Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

Nuclear Blast has announced the signing of the modern metal outfit AMARANTHE. The Swedish/Danish six-piece is currently working on its sixth studio album, which will tentatively be unleashed in 2020. AMARANTHE's Olof Mörck states: "It feels amazing to unveil our cooperation with the giants at Nuclear Blast! Ever since we held our shiny new Nuclear ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Announces 'Guitar Universe 3.0' Camp

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci has announced the details of the third edition of his "Guitar Universe" camp. Scheduled to take place August 1-5, 2020 at Hotel Irvine in in Irvine, California, next year's edition of the camp will feature Petrucci alongside Jason Richardson, Plini, Stig Mathison, Stephanie Bradley, Andy Wood and others. "'Guitar Universe' ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Completes Mixing And Mastering Second Album

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, JOURNEY), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH), guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (GUNS N' ROSES), keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) and drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, THE WINERY DOGS) — has completed work on its second album. ...

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GEOFF TATE Joined By Professional Opera Singer MICHELLE LAJEUNESSE For 'Suite Sister Mary' Performance In Portland (Video)

Former QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate was joined by professional opera singer Michelle Lajeunesse on stage on October 10 at the Star Theater in Portland, Oregon to perform the band's classic song "Suite Sister Mary". Video footage of her appearance can be seen below. Tate is still celebrating the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" album ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN: New 50-Song Solo Album Due In February

Richie Kotzen (THE WINERY DOGS, POISON, MR. BIG) is currently recording a new 50-song solo album that will be released on February 3, the guitarist's 50th birthday. Kotzen first teased the release in an August 25 video he posted to Instagram. "I haven't been posting much because I've been busy in the studio working on ...

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DESTRUCTION Announces 'Thrash Alliance' 2020 European Tour With LEGION OF THE DAMNED, SUICIDAL ANGELS

Legendary German thrashers DESTRUCTION will embark on the "Thrash Alliance" European tour this winter. They will be joined by Dutch death/thrash monsters LEGION OF THE DAMNED, Greek thrash metal maniacs SUICIDAL ANGELS and German death-thrashers FINAL BREATH. DESTRUCTION singer and bassist Schmier comments: "Yeah, the 'Thrash Alliance' is back with a BANG! We are delighted ...

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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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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH On Performing With Symphony: CLIFF BURTON 'Was Definitely The Gateway To A Lot Of That Classical Stuff'

Last month, METALLICA played two shows with the San Francisco Symphony for the grand opening of Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors. The concerts, conducted by Edwin Outwater with a special appearance by Michael Tilson Thomas, marked the 20th anniversary of METALLICA's first performance with the symphony at the Berkeley Community ...

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GODSMACK Performs Acoustic Version Of 'Under Your Scars' On SiriusXM's Octane Unleaded (Video)

Video footage of GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna and guitarist Tony Rombola performing an acoustic version of the song "Under Your Scars" on SiriusXM's Octane Unleaded can be seen below. "Under Your Scars" is taken from GODSMACK's latest album, "When Legends Rise", which came out last year. The disc was recorded at GODSMACK's headquarters (GSHQ) in ...

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Living The Dream Tour - GUNS N' ROSES

Slash is a household name to the same extent as GUNS N' ROSES is. Simply put, the man who is inextricably linked with the image of his black top hat and face-concealing long, curly hair is one of the greatest figures in the history of rock 'n' roll. The living legend is back in the ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of METALLICA Performing 'The Memory Remains' With SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Last month, METALLICA played two shows with the San Francisco Symphony for the grand opening of Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors. The concerts, conducted by Edwin Outwater with a special appearance by Michael Tilson Thomas, marked the 20th anniversary of METALLICA's first performance with the symphony at the Berkeley Community ...

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