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VIO-LENCE, VOIVOD, EXCITER And ARTILLERY: Fall 2021 'MTV Headbangers Ball' European Tour Dates Announced

VIO-LENCE, VOIVOD, EXCITER and ARTILLERY will join forces for this year's "MTV Headbangers Ball" tour of Europe. The trek is currently scheduled to kick off on November 24 in Amersfoort, Netherlands and conclude on December 6 in Gothenburg, Sweden. So far, the following dates have been announced: Nov. 24 - Amersfoort, Netherlands - Fluor Nov. ...

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VIO-LENCE To Release 'Let The World Burn' EP In Early 2022

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE will release a new EP, "Let The World Burn", in early 2022 via Metal Blade Records. The effort was recorded at Trident Studios in Pacheco, California with producer Juan Urteaga, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, MACHINE HEAD and EXODUS, among many others. Mixing duties were handled by ...

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VIO-LENCE Teases First New Music In Over 30 Years

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE have shared a teaser for their new EP. Tentatively due later this year via Metal Blade Records, the effort was recorded at Trident Studios in Pacheco, California with producer Juan Urteaga, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, MACHINE HEAD and EXODUS, among many others. Singer Sean Killian previously ...

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DRESS THE DEAD Feat. Ex-FORBIDDEN Members: Two More Songs, 'There Goes The Sun' And 'Promises & Kisses', Now Available

San Francisco Bay Area-based metal/heavy rock outfit DRESS THE DEAD has released two more songs, "There Goes The Sun" and "Promises & Kisses". Both tracks are available on every streaming platform through Blood Blast, a digital subsidiary of Nuclear Blast Records. DRESS THE DEAD first announced the signing in December, along with a plan to ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Says EXODUS's 'Bonded By Blood' Is 'Best Debut Album' From Any Of The 'Big Five' Of Thrash Metal Bands

ANTHRAX's Scott Ian says that EXODUS's "Bonded By Blood" is the "best debut album" to have been released by any of the "Big Five" thrash metal bands. Although EXODUS rarely gets mentioned alongside the so-called "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal — METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX — the aforementioned 1985 LP inspired the likes ...

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VIO-LENCE Completes Recording First New Music In Over 30 Years

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE have finished recording their new EP for a tentative late summer release via Metal Blade Records. The sessions took place at Trident Studios in Pacheco, California with producer Juan Urteaga, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, MACHINE HEAD and EXODUS, among many others. Late Saturday night (April 24), ...

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MEGADETH, STEEL PANTHER, SYMPHONY X, Ex-MACHINE HEAD Members Cover DOKKEN's 'Tooth And Nail' (Video)

Former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel has teamed up with singer Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X, ADRENALINE MOB, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), drummer Stix Zadinia (STEEL PANTHER) and bassist David Ellefson (MEGADETH) to record a "quarantine" cover version of the DOKKEN song "Tooth And Nail" as part of Phil's series "Collab-A-Jam". Phil uploaded the video ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN, Ex-MACHINE HEAD Members Cover STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' 'Dead & Bloated' (Video)

Shavo Odadjian (SYSTEM OF A DOWN), Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD), Jason Christopher (Corey Taylor, ex-PRONG) and Brandon Pertzborn (HO99O9, Corey Taylor) have joined forces to record a quarantine cover of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' "Dead & Bloated". Check it out below. Christopher shared a video of the performance on his Instagram and wrote in an ...

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VIO-LENCE's PHIL DEMMEL And TYKETTO's DANNY VAUGHN Team Up For Quarantine Cover Of SCORPIONS' 'Blackout' (Video)

Members of VIO-LENCE, TYKETTO, U.D.O. and BONFIRE recently teamed up to record a quarantine cover version of the SCORPIONS classic "Blackout". You can watch the video below. Recording lineup: Vocals - Danny Vaughn (TYKETTO) Guitar - Phil Demmel (ex-MACHINE HEAD/VIO-LENCE) Guitar - Dee Dammers (U.D.O.) Bass - Michael "Mülli" Müller (JADED HEART) Drums - André ...

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VIO-LENCE Begins Recording First New Music In Over 30 Years

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE have entered Trident Studios in Pacheco, California to begin recording their new EP, tentatively due in late summer via Metal Blade Records. Helming the sessions is producer Juan Urteaga, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, MACHINE HEAD and EXODUS, among many others. Earlier today, guitarist Phil Demmel shared ...

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VIO-LENCE To Begin Recording Comeback EP In January

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE will enter Trident Studios in Pacheco, California on January 18 to begin recording their new EP, tentatively due in late summer via Metal Blade Records. Helming the sessions will be producer Juan Urteaga, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, MACHINE HEAD and EXODUS, among many others. Singer Sean ...

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Ex-QUIET RIOT Singer JAMES DURBIN Taps CHRIS JERICHO, PHIL DEMMEL For 'Kings Before You' Single; 'The Beast Awakens' Album Announced

Hailing from the shores of Santa Cruz, California, modern heavy metal revivalist James Durbin is on the verge of releasing his boldest, heaviest album to date with the announcement of the debut album from DURBIN, "The Beast Awakens". Coming February 12, 2021 via Frontiers Music Srl, fans can get their first taste of the album ...

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TESLA, VIO-LENCE, Ex-FORBIDDEN Members To Perform With Tribute Band RUSTY CHAINS At Fourth Annual Benefit Concert

Dave Rude (TESLA), Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD), Craig Locicero (ex-FORBIDDEN) and Steev Esquivel (SKINLAB) are among the guest musicians who will perform with RUSTY CHAINS, the San Francisco Bay Area-based Seattle tribute act that focuses on the unique sound of the Northwest in the late 1980s and early 1990s — bands like SOUNDGARDEN, ALICE ...

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BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH, MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL Pay Tribute To EDDIE VAN HALEN With Cover Of VAN HALEN's 'D.O.A.'

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) — released its debut full album of '70s rock covers, "American Made", in June via Napalm Records. Since the members of ...

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VIO-LENCE Is 'Very Happy' With New Lineup: 'We Get Along Great'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE recently released a new digital single, "California Über Alles", a cover version of the DEAD KENNEDYS classic. The band also filmed a music video for the song with director Scott Kirkeeng. Speaking to Heavy Culture about VIO-LENCE's decision to record the DEAD KENNEDYS cover, vocalist Sean Killian said ...

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HEATHEN Releases 'Sun In My Hand' Music Video

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans HEATHEN have released the official Costin Chioreanu-directed music video for the song "Sun In My Hand". The track is taken from the band's fourth studio album, "Empire Of the Blind", which came out on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. HEATHEN comments: "Thanks to all of the HEATHEN ...

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Ex-MACHINE HEAD Guitarist PHIL DEMMEL Says Some Songs On 'The Blackening' Would Not Have Happened Without His Contributions

Former MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel says that he is proud of his contributions to the band's "The Blackening" album. Released in 2007, the Grammy-nominated LP was recognized three years later by the U.K.'s Metal Hammer as the "Album Of The Decade". The magazine said at the time that "The Blackening" "not only re-established MACHINE ...

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