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MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And MARK MENGHI Discuss Debut BPMD Album 'American Made' In Live Chat (Video)

Earlier today (Friday, April 17), BPMD members Mike Portnoy (drums; THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), Mark Menghi (bass; METAL ALLEGIANCE) and Phil Demmel (guitar; VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD) took part in a live chat via the Napalm Records YouTube channel. You can now watch the question-and-answer session below. BPMD — which is completed by vocalist ...

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This Year's DOWNLOAD To Become 'Virtual Festival'

According to BBC, U.K.'s Download festival — which was canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe — will be transformed into a "virtual festival." The 2020 edition of Download was set to take place on June 12-14 at Castle Donington, with headlining performances by IRON ...

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BPMD Feat. BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH, MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And MARK MENGHI: 'American Made' Album Details Revealed

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) — will release its debut album, "American Made", on June 12 via Napalm Records. The 10-track homage to some of rock ...

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Phylogenesis - ABYSMAL DAWN

It's unfortunate but standard for most extreme metal bands to dole out their best offerings over the course of their first three, or so, releases. The inspiration to be the hardest band on the block and the creativity required for continuing to write fresh and exciting material simply leads to a brick wall relatively quickly ...

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Opulent Decay - SPELL

It is very easy to appreciate the bands that write about fantastical elements derived from fantasy and sci-fi inspirations, and match the grandeur of those inspirations with an equally over-the-top musical presentation. There are a number of bands though that are capable of luring you into their odes to bewitching enchantresses and magical wizards via ...

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THE SWORD Announces Two Career-Spanning Compilations

It's been two years since THE SWORD decided to take a break, but the Austin, Texas heavy rockers are unsheathed once more: two career-spanning collections will be released simultaneously, both showcasing the technically dazzling, riff-heavy and far-reaching metal that the band has been known for since forming 15 years ago. "Conquest Of Kingdoms", an explosive ...

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SLAYER's 'Angel Of Death' Sung By 12-Year-Old Daughter Of DARKANE Guitarist CHRISTOFER MALMSTRÖM (Video)

DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström has shared a video of him playing a cover of the SLAYER song "Angel Of Death" while accompanied his 12-year-old daughter Amanda on vocals. The two-and-a-half-minute clip, which can be seen below, opens with Christofer running through the opening riff of DIO's "The Last In Line" before abruptly stopping and switching ...

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IRON MAIDEN's May 2020 Japanese Tour Has Officially Been Canceled

IRON MAIDEN has been forced to cancel its previously announced Japanese tour due to the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe. The British heavy metal legends announced the cancelation in a social media post earlier today. The group wrote: "We have been informed by our Japanese Promoter, Creativeman Productions that they are cancelling all ...

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FORBIDDEN Singer RUSS ANDERSON Reveals Rehab Stint For Alcohol Abuse

FORBIDDEN singer Russ Anderson disclosed earlier on Friday that he entered a rehabilitation facility six months ago, saying he had hit "rock bottom" after "drinking heavily" most of his life. Earlier today (April 3), Anderson issued the following statement via the FORBIDDEN social media challens: "To my fans and friends. Yes, I'm still alive! "October ...

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CARCASS's New Album Delayed Due To Novel Coronavirus

British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS have announced that their new album, "Torn Arteries", has been delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The LP had been previously scheduled to arrive on August 7 via Nuclear Blast. Earlier today, CARCASS took to its social media to write: "Well there's no way our new album is gonna get ...

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TESTAMENT Bassist STEVE DIGIORGIO Has Tested Positive For COVID-19

TESTAMENT bassist Steve DiGiorgio has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. DiGiorgio's test results were revealed by TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy, who was one of the first heavy metal musicians to share his own COVID-19 diagnosis. Billy previously said that he had "been feeling unwell" since returning home to the ...

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Compelled To Repeat - BEGGAR

With all due respect to hirsute drug fiends everywhere, sludge metal is not exactly the most difficult music to play. What is far trickier to pull off is sludge metal that actually rings true, with all the hate, disdain and booze-sodden fury that made the likes of EYEHATEGOD and IRON MONKEY so compelling in the ...

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