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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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Watch QUEENSRŸCHE Perform On 'Megacruise'

Fan-filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE's performance aboard the inaugural Megacruise can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "alexvigil29"). Megacruise, hosted by metal veterans MEGADETH, departed from Los Angeles on October 13 on a round-trip voyage to San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico and returned on October 18. The at-sea music experience featured additional performances from ...

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Watch LAMB OF GOD Perform On 'Megacruise'

Fan-filmed video footage of LAMB OF GOD's performance aboard the inaugural Megacruise can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "Joel Steele"). Megacruise, hosted by metal veterans MEGADETH, departed from Los Angeles on October 13 on a round-trip voyage to San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico and returned on October 18. The at-sea music experience featured ...

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Watch ANTHRAX Perform On 'Megacruise'

Fan-filmed video footage of ANTHRAX's performance aboard the inaugural Megacruise can be seen below. Megacruise, hosted by metal veterans MEGADETH, departed from Los Angeles on October 13 on a round-trip voyage to San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico and returned on October 18. The at-sea music experience featured additional performances from QUEENSRŸCHE, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, DEATH ANGEL, ...

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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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CHRIS IMPELLITTERI Slams 'Larger Metal Sites' For Not Promoting His Latest Video: 'They Either Hate Us Or We Do Not Conform To Their Standards'

**UPDATE** Chris Impellitteri has made a new Instagram post saying that the Impellitteri Twitter account calling out BLABBERMOUTH.NET directly for not covering his band's latest video was fake (and it has since apparently been deleted). However, he did stand by the rest of the original message on the aforementioned Twitter account as it relates to ...

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BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH Says New OVERKILL Album 'The Wings Of War' Has A 'Certain Kind Of Committed Brutality'

Metal Exhumator conducted an interview with frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth of New Jersey thrash veterans OVERKILL prior to the band's September 15 concert at Le Metronum in Toulouse, France. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what OVERKILL's "next steps" are after the release of this year's ...

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MICHAEL GILBERT Says FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Is 'Stronger Than Ever': 'There's Not Going To Be Any Lineup Changes Anymore'

Prior to FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's performance in Toulouse, France on September 15, guitarist Michael Gilbert spoke with Metal Exhumator. The full conversation can seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's European "Killfest Part II" tour with OVERKILL and DESTRUCTION: Michael: "The first half went so well that they said, ...

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WARBRINGER Premieres Explosive New Single 'Firepower Kills'

Three weeks into the band's ongoing 54-shows-in-54-days co-headlining tour with ENFORCER, Los Angeles-based thrash quintet WARBRINGER has released a new single, "Firepower Kills". The song can be streamed on Spotify, Apple Music and other digital platforms. A lyric video — created by Hannah Left Wright of Shadowborn Group — can be seen below. "Firepower Kills" ...

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Ex-OVERKILL Guitarist BOBBY GUSTAFSON On Name Of His New Band SATANS TAINT: 'It's Hard To Be Original'

"Bods Mayhem Hour" recently conducted an interview with former OVERKILL guitarist Bobby Gustafson about his new band, SATANS TAINT. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On SATANS TAINT's second studio album, "Destruction Ritual": Bobby: "I just think that it had to be just my determination to ...

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Current/Former Members Of MACHINE HEAD, DREAM THEATER, OVERKILL Unite In New Project

According to several posts on various social media platforms, former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel is working on a new project with drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER), vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL) and bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE). On July 21, Portnoy posted a picture of the quartet with ...

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LAMB OF GOD Added To MEGADETH's 'Megacruise'

LAMB OF GOD has been added to the lineup of performers at the inaugural Megacruise, hosted by metal veterans MEGADETH. Departing out of Los Angeles aboard the Norwegian Jewel, this ultimate heavy metal, full ship charter music experience at sea, will set sail October 13-18, 2019, visiting two ports of call (San Diego, California and ...

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Watch Unboxing Of MOTÖRHEAD's '1979' Box Set

After several years of planning, MOTÖRHEAD and BMG recently announced the start of an exciting, extensive and detailed ultra-fan-friendly release program spanning the band's career from the '70s, '80s, 90s, and beyond. Kicking things off with the "Motörhead '79" campaign, it celebrates the 40th anniversary of the incredible "Overkill" and "Bomber" albums with fantastic new ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Announces Deluxe Reissue Campaign With 'Overkill' And 'Bomber'

After several years of planning, MOTÖRHEAD and BMG have announced the start of an exciting, extensive and detailed ultra-fan-friendly release program spanning the band's career from the '70s, '80s, 90s, and beyond. Kicking things off with the "Motörhead '79" campaign, it celebrates the 40th anniversary of the incredible "Overkill" and "Bomber" albums with fantastic new ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Is Celebrating 40th Anniversary Of 'Overkill' And 'Bomber' Albums With Newly Launched Web Site

MOTÖRHEAD's official social media pages have been updated with a teaser video promoting the Motorhead79.com web site. The clip, featuring footage of important political and pop-culture events from 1979, as well as brief glimpses of MOTÖRHEAD performing, includes the tagline: "We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming for the following important news update..." 2019 ...

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Ex-OVERKILL Guitarist BOBBY GUSTAFSON's SATANS TAINT: 'Destruction Ritual' Album Due This Summer

SATANS TAINT, the band featuring former OVERKILL guitarist Bobby Gustafson, will release its new album, "Destruction Ritual", this summer via Megaforce Records. In addition to Gustafson's signature sound and razor-sharp riffs, "Destruction Ritual" features various friends and musicians with whom Gustafson has worked and whose work he has admired. The new release includes contributions from ...

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BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH On OVERKILL's 'Realism': 'There's A Purity To What We Do'

Prior to OVERKILL's April 30 performance in Detroit, Michigan, vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth spoke with Chuck Marshall of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how American and European metal crowds differ: Bobby: "There's obviously differences in culture, but the world's become much smaller ...

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DEATH ANGEL Guitarist Says 'Dark' And 'Aggressive' New Album Was Inspired By Modern Society

DEATH ANGEL guitarist Rob Cavestany recently spoke with United Rock Nations about the group's soon-to-be-released ninth studio album, "Humanicide". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Humanicide": Rob: "There's no more that could have been done to make it any better coming from us. What you ...

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OVERKILL Frontman Weighs In On Bands Using Pre-Recorded Backing Tracks During Live Performances

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth was recently interviewed by the "Talking Metal" podcast. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On certain rock and metal bands using backing tracks during their live performances: Bobby: "I understand the presentation of it — that's perfection — but my ...

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DEATH ANGEL Guitarist On Why Band Continues To Work With Producer JASON SUECOF: 'If It Ain't Broke, Don't Try To Fix It'

DEATH ANGEL guitarist Rob Cavestany recently spoke with Rustyn Rose of Metal Nation. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band continuing to deliver quality new material: Rob: "We're stubborn, and we don't want to give up. We don't want to fade out, and we ...

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