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BPMD Feat. BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH, MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And MARK MENGHI: Debut Album To Be Released Via NAPALM

BPMD — the new heavy metal juggernaut featuring vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL), drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE) and guitarist Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD) — has signed a worldwide contract with Napalm Records. The members of BPMD first came together in the summer of 2019 ...

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Listen To New JOE SATRIANI Song 'Big Distortion'

Joe Satriani's new studio album, "Shapeshifting", is set for release on April 10 via Sony Music/Legacy Recordings. The latest single, "Big Distortion", can now be streamed below. In addition to the CD and standard black vinyl, the D2C store will offer an exclusive translucent blue colored, signed vinyl. Additional offerings will include stemless wine glasses, ...

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LOCAL H Releases 'Hold That Thought' Live Video

Alt-rock duo LOCAL H has shared a live video for its recently released single "Hold That Thought". Scott Lucas says about the clip: "Ryan got a GoPro for Christmas, so we decided to put it to use. It's a pretty good video representation of what that tour with SOUL ASYLUM was like. The decision to ...

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SCOTT STAPP Announces Fall 2020 European Headlining Tour

Scott Stapp has announced the European leg of "The Survivor Tour", dubbed after the upcoming single, "Survivor". The 22-date trek will kick off on October 26 in London, U.K. and lead the multi-platinum-selling artist through 13 countries. Audiences can expect the extraordinary singer to perform a selection of No. 1 hits of his own catalog ...

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BABYMETAL: Trailer For 'Live At The Forum' DVD And Blu-Ray

A trailer for BABYMETAL's upcoming DVD and Blu-ray, "Live At The Forum", is available below. Due on May 13, the effort was filmed at the Japanese pop-metal band's October 2019 first-ever arena concert in the U.S. at the The Forum in Los Angeles. The concert was Su-metal and Moametal's second headlining arena concert outside of ...

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LOCAL H Shares New Single 'Hold That Thought'

Alt-rock duo LOCAL H has released "Hold That Thought", a bouncy, riotous track which revamps classic rock tones with the band's signature style. The offering is the third single off LOCAL H's most ambitious and exciting album to date, "Lifers", due April 10 via AntiFragile Music. Frontman Scott Lucas candidly divulges of the inspiration behind ...

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MOTOR SISTER Feat. ANTHRAX, FATES WARNING, Ex-WHITE ZOMBIE Members: Second Album Due This Year

Rock supergroup MOTOR SISTER — featuring Jim Wilson (MOTHER SUPERIOR), Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), Pearl Aday (Scott's wife and daughter of actor/musician Meat Loaf), Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING) and John Tempesta (THE CULT) — has entered the studio to begin recording its second album. The disc is being produced by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STEEL ...

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SCOTT STAPP Announces 'The Survivor Tour'

Just seven months since "The Space Between The Shadows" debuted atop the charts, Scott Stapp announces his next single, "Survivor", and the first dates on "The Survivor Tour", which kicks off June 5 in Pacific Junction, Iowa. Presale tickets for Live Nation venues begins Tuesday, March 10 at 10 a.m. local. General ticket onsale begins ...

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VADER To Release 'Solitude In Madness' Album In May

Polish death metal metallers VADER will release their 16th studio album, "Solitude In Madness", on May 1 via Nuclear Blast. VADER leader Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek comments: "Humanity never learns from its lessons. I feel tensions continuing to rise around the world. People have forgotten about true pain, from a bigger picture standpoint. Generationally, the new ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER Says YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's Current Stage Setup 'Doesn't Work': 'He's Gone Into A Weird Direction'

In a brand new interview with the "80's Glam Metalcast", legendary hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner reflected on "Odyssey", his 1988 collaboration with Yngwie Malmsteen, widely considered the most commercial of all albums the Swedish guitarist's name has been attached to. "Personally, I think it's some of the best work Yngwie or I have ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Defends SONS OF APOLLO's Decision To Postpone Remainder Of European Tour: 'The Fear Is Absolutely Real'

Mike Portnoy has defended SONS OF APOLLO's decision to postpone the remaining dates on their current European tour due to mounting concerns of the coronavirus. The band, which features former DREAM THEATER members Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff ...

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Australian AC/DC Fans Break Air Guitar World Record

More than 3,500 people played air guitar to an AC/DC classic at this year's Perth Festival, setting a new Guinness World Record for the world's "biggest air guitar gathering." On Sunday, March 1, Australian air guitar champion Alex Roberts — a.k.a. "Jinja Assassin" — led 3,722 rock fans as they strummed to a recording of ...

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GEOFF TATE Doesn't Know If SCOTT ROCKENFIELD Will Ever Play Drums Again: 'He Has A Lot Of Medical Problems Now'

Geoff Tate says that he doesn't know if a reunion of QUEENSRŸCHE's classic lineup will ever happen. In April 2014, Tate and QUEENSRŸCHE announced that a settlement had been reached after a nearly two-year legal battle where the singer sued over the rights to the QUEENSRŸCHE name after being fired in 2012. Original QUEENSRŸCHE members ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund' Commemorates 10th Anniversary With Awards Gala And Live Concert

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the late rock music legend, commemorated the 10th anniversary of his passing and the formation of the charity with its 10th Anniversary Memorial Awards Gala held on February 20 at the Avalon Hollywood. Hosted by radio and television personality Eddie Trunk, ...

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Grave Of A Dog - Sightless Pit

Fans of brain-scrambling underground extremity should already be more than aware of the extraordinary music that all three members of SIGHTLESS PIT have been making up to this point. A new project formed by FULL OF HELL frontman Dylan Walker, THE BODY drummer Lee Buford and the remorselessly bewitching Kristin Hayter, a.k.a. LINGUA IGNOTA, this ...

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