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Watch SONS OF APOLLO Perform 'Labyrinth' From 'Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony'

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T., TALISMAN) — will release "Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony" on August 30. ...

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SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS: 'Shadow Life' Performance Clip From 'Living The Dream Tour' DVD

SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS will release "Living The Dream Tour" on DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2 CD, 3LP black vinyl, limited-edition 3LP red vinyl, digital video and digital audio on September 20 via Eagle Vision. A new performance clip of the song "Shadow Life", taken from "Living The Dream Tour", is available below. "Living The ...

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GODSMACK Releases Music Video For 'Under Your Scars'

GODSMACK has released a music video for its song "Under Your Scars". The clip, which was directed by Paris Visone, 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 Derry, New Hampshire and produced ...

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Watch SONS OF APOLLO Perform DREAM THEATER's 'Just Let Me Breathe' From 'Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony'

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T., TALISMAN) — will release "Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony" on August 30. ...

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SONS OF APOLLO: 'Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony' Trailer

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T., TALISMAN) — will release "Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony" on August 30. ...

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GODSMACK Drummer On Vocalist SULLY ERNA: 'He's Our Leader, And We Follow Him And Trust Him'

Prior to GODSMACK's performance at this year's Download festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England, drummer Shannon Larkin spoke with Adam Hayward of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the band's latest record, "When Legends Rise", reflects today's GODSMACK: Shannon: "It was ...

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GODSMACK And HALESTORM Announce Fall 2019 U.S. Tour

GODSMACK and HALESTORM will join forces for a month-long U.S. tour in the fall. The trek will kick off on September 20 in Green Bay, Wisconsin and end on October 18 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tickets go on sale on Friday, June 28 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Tour dates: Sep. 20 - Green Bay, WI ...

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GODSMACK: Still No Plans To Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Although 2018 marked the 20th anniversary of GODSMACK's self-titled debut album, the band decided not commemorate that milestone, choosing instead to focus on promoting its latest album called "When Legends Rise". In a brand new interview with Graspop Metal Meeting, GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin and frontman Sully Erna were asked if there are still any ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Joins Cast Of 'Trolls World Tour'

Ozzy Osbourne will lend his voice to the animated motion picture "Trolls World Tour", due for release in April 2020. The sequel to DreamWorks Animation's 2016 hit musical-comedy "Trolls", will see the legendary heavy metal singer voicing the movie's villain, King Thrash, leader of the rock trolls. "Trolls World Tour" will continue to where the ...

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GODSMACK Bassist Says 'There's Not A Bad Song' On Band's Latest Album

GODSMACK bassist Robbie Merrill and guitarist Tony Rombola were interviewed by "Mike James Rock Show" at this past weekend's Download festival, which was held at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the more accessible musical direction of GODSMACK's latest album, "When Legends Rise", Tony said: "I was ...

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LIKE A STORM: 'Out Of Control' Video Released

New Zealand hard rockers LIKE A STORM have released a Ron Thunderwood-directed music video for the song "Out Of Control". The track is taken from the band's most recent full-length album, "Catacombs", which came out last year via RED Music. LIKE A STORM recently announced a U.S. co-headline "Firestorm" tour with THROUGH FIRE. The trek ...

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JOHN WETTON Box Set 'An Extraordinary Life' Coming Soon

Since John Wetton's passing in January 2017, his family, friends and management have been working on finding a fitting tribute to such a remarkable man and iconic artist. The result of this labor of love is a box set titled "An Extraordinary Life", dedicated entirely to John's solo career. The project has the full support ...

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TAU CROSS Feat. VOIVOD, AMEBIX Members: 'Messengers Of Deception' Album Due In August

TAU CROSS, the multinational punk/heavy metal collective featuring AMEBIX bassist/frontman Rob "The Baron" Miller, VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, and members of cult crust outfits MISERY and WAR//PLAGUE, will release its third full-length, titled "Messengers Of Deception", on August 9 via Relapse Records. Recorded at Signaturetone Studios and mastered by Adam Tucker (THOU, FALSE), "Messengers ...

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Watch GODSMACK Perform In Moscow

Fan-filmed video footage of GODSMACK's entire June 1 concert at Adrenaline Stadium in Moscow, Russia can be see below. GODSMACK is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "When Legends Rise", which was released in April 2018. The disc follows up 2014's "1000hp" and is the band's first release through BMG after splitting ...

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Watch LITA FORD Perform In Golden, Colorado

Video footage of Lita Ford's May 26 performance at Buffalo Rose in Golden, Colorado can be seen below (courtesy of Decibel Geek TV's Rockin' Ron). Earlier this year, Lita Ford told The Metal Voice that she was putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to 2012's "Living Like A Runaway" album. Helming the new project ...

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SOTO: 'HyperMania' Music Video

SOTO, the modern heavy metal/hard rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY, SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), will release its third studio album, "Origami", on May 24. The official music video for the disc's opening track, "HyperMania", can be seen below. Jeff comments: "'HyperMania' is the first music video from 'Origami'. ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Announces First Dates Of Summer 2019 'Basstory' Tour

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has announced the first dates for his summer 2019 "Basstory - More Life With Deth" tour. The shows will feature a question-and-answer session/discussion with co-author and partner Thom Hazaert about Ellefson's upcoming memoir, "More Life With Deth", and a full live-band set including songs from the companion album "Sleeping Giants". Dates ...

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A Letter of Red - SABBATH ASSEMBLY

The 2013 dissolution of THE DEVIL'S BLOOD left a large void in heavy music. The Dutch collective's bewitching brew of psychedelic occult rock scratched the itches of those looking for haunting Satanic overtones and the warmth of classic psychedelic rock, their work resembling an overtly devil-worshiping spin on vintage JEFFERSON AIRPLANE. There are other bands ...

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SOTO: Making Of 'Origami' Part One (Video)

SOTO, the modern heavy metal/hard rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY, SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), will release its third studio album, "Origami", on May 24. Part one of an Electronic Press Kit (EPK) for "Origami" can be seen below. "Origami" will be released as a limited-digipak CD with a ...

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