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MIKE PORTNOY And JOHN PETRUCCI Reunite On DREAM THEATER Guitarist's New Solo Album, 'Terminal Velocity'

Former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy played drums on "Terminal Velocity", the upcoming solo album from DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci. Due in the fall, the disc also features Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. Portnoy revealed his involvement with "Terminal Velocity" in a social media post earlier today (Wednesday, July 1). He also shared ...

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ROY MAYORGA Says VINNIE PAUL's Death Came As A 'Huge Shock'

STONE SOUR and HELLYEAH drummer Roy Mayorga has reflected on the passing of PANTERA drum legend Vinnie Paul Abbott, who died just over two years ago at his home in Las Vegas. Speaking to SEPULTURA frontman Derrick Green for the weekly "SepulQuarta" Internet series, Mayorga said (see video below): "[Vinnie's death] was a huge shock. ...

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KATAKLYSM To Release 'Unconquered' Album In The Fall

Montreal, Quebec, Canada death metallers KATAKLYSM will release a new album titled "Unconquered" in the fall via Nuclear Blast Records. A teaser for the effort is available below. KATAKLYSM's latest album, "Meditations", was released in June 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The 10-song disc was produced by the band's guitarist Jean-François Dagenais and drummer Oli Beaudoin, ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's EN MINOR To Release 'When The Cold Truth Has Worn Its Miserable Welcome Out' Album In September

EN MINOR, the new "depression core" project of Philip Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN), will release its full-length debut, "When The Cold Truth Has Worn Its Miserable Welcome Out", on September 4 via Housecore Records in the U.S. and Season Of Mist in Europe. A pre-sale announcement video is available below. A project inadvertently in the making ...

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Rapper POST MALONE Reveals His Favorite Heavy Metal Bands

Rapper Post Malone made a surprise guest appearance during a live video chat Wednesday (June 10) between MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson and Ellefson's business partner Thom Hazaert. Asked to name his favorite metal bands, Post Malone, a lifelong rock fan, said: "I'd say y'all. I mean, MEGADETH has gotta be the best for me. I ...

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TODD LA TORRE Celebrates Eight Years Of Fronting QUEENSRŸCHE

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd La Torre has taken to social media to celebrate the eight-year mark of him joining the legendary Seattle-based progressive metal band. Late Monday night (June 8), La Torre wrote: "8 years ago I was fortunate enough to join Queensryche. It has been and continues to be amazing. It isn't easy to rebuild ...

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IN FLAMES Announces 20th-Anniversary Edition Of 'Clayman' Featuring Re-Recorded Songs

Swedish veteran metallers IN FLAMES are celebrating two major milestones in 2020 with their 30th anniversary as a band and 20th anniversary of their seminal, critically acclaimed album "Clayman". In honor of this monumental occasion, Nuclear Blast Records presents a special 20th-anniversary edition of "Clayman", to be released on August 28. The lyric video for ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Says It Will Be 'Challenging' To Bring Heavy Metal Concerts Back During Coronavirus Crisis

During an appearance on the latest episode of Revolver's "The Last Show", a video series for road crew relief, former PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo was asked how social-distancing restrictions will change the concert experience as large public gatherings slowly return during the coronavirus crisis. He responded (see video below): "That's gonna ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE Announces 'Virtual World Tour'

California deathcore masters SUICIDE SILENCE have announced a "virtual world tour" with unique sets exclusive merchandise and custom experiences in each market. Each show will feature a professionally filmed multi-camera live set along with an extensive post-performance question-and-answer session. Every market will have its ticket purchase geo-gated within a reasonable radius so that only those ...

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PANTERA's 'Social Distancing' T-Shirt Raises $100,000 For MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund

PANTERA's recently released limited-edition social distancing t-shirt has raised approximately $100,000 for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. 40 percent of the net proceeds generated from the purchase of the shirt — which takes the classic image from PANTERA's "Vulgar Display Of Power" album and adds personal protective equipment (PPE) to the artwork, as well as ...

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SEPULTURA's ELOY CASAGRANDE On ANDRÉ MATOS: 'He Was The First Guy That Gave Me The Opportunity To Be A Professional Musician'

During this week's installment of SEPULTURA's "SepulQuarta" session, drummer Eloy Casagrande reflected on the passing of former ANGRA singer André Matos. Matos, who also sang for the Brazilian metal bands VIPER and SHAMAN, died last June after suffering a heart attack. He was only 47 years old. Eloy said (see video below): "Back in 2006, ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE Releases 'Become The Hunter' Non-Album Track 'Overlord'

California-based extreme metal titans SUICIDE SILENCE have released "Overlord", a "B-side" song from the sessions for their sixth studio album, "Become The Hunter". You can now stream the track below. Singer Hernan "Eddie" Hermida comments: "The inspiration for 'Overlord' came from the events surrounding the Heaven's Gate mass suicide in the late '90s. The lyrics ...

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