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MAGNUM To Release New Album 'The Monster Roars' In January

British rock band MAGNUM will release its new studio album, "The Monster Roars", on January 14, 2022 via SPV/Steamhammer. A couple of singles will precede the full-length effort: "I Won't Let You Down", a typically deep melodic midtempo song featuring a memorable chorus with stylish string accompaniment for added lustre, will arrive on November 12, ...

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TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY: 'We've Only Had Four Drummers'

TRIVIUM's Matt Heafy says that Alex Bent is an "insane drummer" who finds the band's material "very easy" to play. In December 2016, TRIVIUM parted ways with Paul Wandtke and welcomed Bent, a former member of BATTLECROSS and DECREPIT BIRTH who had previously played with TESTAMENT as a fill-in for that band's longtime drummer Gene ...

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A View From The Top Of The World - DREAM THEATER

DREAM THEATER's most recent album, 2019's "Distance over Time", showcased a band that was gracefully aging, three decades into its career. The record was a retreat from the grandiose prog ambitions of 2016's "The Astonishing". The final result was an infectiously heavy record that showed off strong musical chops while also being the group's most ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Says First Two Singles From 'A View From The Top Of The World' Are Not Fully Representative Of Album

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess spoke to "The Chuck Schute Podcast" about the band's upcoming album, "A View From The Top Of The World", which is due on October 22. Speaking about whether the first two singles from the LP, "Invisible Monster" and "The Alien", are representative of the whole effort, Jordan said: "DREAM THEATER ...

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METALLICA's 40th Anniversary Celebrated On STINGRAY With Band's Best Music, Concerts And Documentaries

In honor of METALLICA's 40th anniversary, the music, media, and technology company Stingray has announced its special programming on Stingray Music, Qello Concerts by Stingray and Stingray Loud. Starting in October, fans can listen to a new exclusive channel curated by the band and watch a selection of the best METALLICA concerts and documentaries. Viewers ...

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METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO On His First Stadium Tour: 'I Had Never Experienced Anything Like That'

Last month, METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo played "Worth The Hype" with SiriusXM to rate his career firsts, including his first red carpet, first stadium tour, first time being recognized in public and more. Check out the clip below. Speaking about his first stadium tour, Trujillo said: "Opening for ANTHRAX in Germany with SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, I ...

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STEVE STEVENS: Why LARS ULRICH Is A 'Great Drummer'

In a recent interview with "I Ask No One With Kevin Re LoVullo", Billy Idol's longtime guitarist Steve Stevens offered his opinion on METALLICA, both in terms of the band's musicianship and its influence on the heavy metal genre as a whole. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think they're the next generation's BLACK ...

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NIGHTWISH Keyboardist TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN's Black Metal Project Releases 'Murktide And Midnight Sun' Single

Finnish cult black/epic metallers DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED, who feature in their ranks NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, have released the official lyric video for their latest single, "Murktide And Midnight Sun". The track is taken from DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED's upcoming full-length album, "Angel Of Carnage Unleashed", which will be released on November 12 via Napalm Records. ...

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How DAVE GROHL Almost Joined GWAR

Dave Grohl has revealed to Rolling Stone magazine that he was in serious contention to join GWAR as a drummer back when he was a teenage drum prodigy living in the suburbs of Washington D.C. "GWAR were looking for a drummer," says Grohl. "And I talked to their guitar player Dewey ...

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DREAM THEATER Releases Music Video For 'Invisible Monster'

Progressive music titans DREAM THEATER have released the official music video for their new single, "Invisible Monster". The track is taken from DREAM THEATER's 15th studio album, "A View From The Top Of The World", which is due on October 22. "Invisible Monster" clocks in at 6:27 and showcases the musicianship and creativity that has ...

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DREAM THEATER Teases 'Invisible Monster' Music Video

Progressive music titans DREAM THEATER have released a teaser for their "Invisible Monster" video. The full clip will make its online debut on Wednesday, September 22. The track is taken from DREAM THEATER's 15th studio album, "A View From The Top Of The World", which is due on October 22. "A View From The Top ...

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SKILLET Releases 'Surviving The Game' Single, Announces 'Dominion' Album

Multi-platinum rockers SKILLET will release their new studio album, "Dominion", on January 14, 2022 via Atlantic. Their 11th studio project, it follows SKILLET's amazing track record of two RIAA certified multi-platinum albums, two gold albums, five RIAA certified multi-platinum singles, and four gold singles. Simultaneously unveiling the project's stunning cover art and track listing, "Dominion"'s ...

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ENUFF Z'NUFF To Release 'Hardrock Nite' Covers Album

ENUFF Z'NUFF's fondness for the legendary rock 'n roll band THE BEATLES has been more than well documented over the years. The band, now led by co-founder Chip Z'Nuff, has finally decided to go all in on that fandom and has announced the release of "Enuff Z'Nuff's Hardrock Nite", a covers album of some of ...

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JASON NEWSTED Says His Comment About Not Having The 'Physicality' To Play With METALLICA Anymore Has Been Misinterpreted

Jason Newsted says that his comment about no longer having the "physicality" to play with a band like METALLICA has been misinterpreted. Back in February 2020, the 58-year-old musician, who left the San Francisco Bay Area metal giants two decades ago after a 15-year run with the group, discussed his exit from the band in ...

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AEROSMITH's BRAD WHITFORD Subject Of New Photo Book From ROSS HALFIN

Rufus Publications has announced a new Ross Halfin book produced in collaboration with AEROSMITH guitarist Brad Whitford. "Listen To Whitford" features over 300 pages from Ross Halfin's extensive AEROSMITH collection, shooting the band on stage and informally behind the scenes. Whitford joined AEROSMITH in 1971 and has helped shape the band's unique sound, making them ...

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Listen To JASON NEWSTED's Original Instrumental Which Formed The Basis Of METALLICA's Song 'My Friend Of Misery'

METALLICA has released a demo version of Jason Newsted's original bass instrumental containing ideas which were later incorporated into the song "My Friend Of Misery" from the band's self-titled 1991 album, better known as "The Black Album." "My Friend of Misery (From Jason's Riff Tapes)" is taken from the "Riffs & Demos" 2CD included in ...

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NIGHTWISH Keyboardist TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN's Black Metal Project DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED Announces New Album

After 23 years of silence, Finnish cult black/epic metallers DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED, who feature in their ranks NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, are making their long-awaited comeback with a new full-length album, "Angel Of Carnage Unleashed", to be released on November 12 via Napalm Records. The LP sets free a unique blend of brutal, fast-driven black ...

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Watch DREAM THEATER Drummer MIKE MANGINI's Insane Sped-Up 'Play-Along' Video For New Single 'The Alien'

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Mangini has uploaded a "drum play-along" video of him performing the band's new single, "The Alien". According to Mike, the play-along was filmed at 110% speed for tour preparation purposes. The drum configuration matches the Pearl green chrome fade kit used on DREAM THEATER's 15th studio album, "A View From The ...

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DORO PESCH To Guest On LITA FORD's New Album

Doro Pesch has confirmed that she has collaborated with Lita Ford on a song for Lita's upcoming solo album. Ford's long-awaited follow-up to 2012's "Living Like A Runaway" was once again helmed by guitarist/producer Gary Hoey, who contributes some guitar playing to the disc, alongside the rest of Ford's backing band, which continues to consist ...

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