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DEVIN TOWNSEND Explains Why He Needs To Take A Couple Of Years Off From Touring To Work On His Next Project

In a new interview with Metal Blast, Canadian singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend elaborated on his recent comment that he will "come off the road for a couple of years" after his next round of touring in order to work on his long-talked-about "The Moth" project. Asked why he feels he nee...
July 24, 2023
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Watch: DREAM THEATER's JOHN MYUNG Performs While Seated After Suffering Head Injury

DREAM THEATER bassist John Myung performed while seated during the band's headlining concert last night (Saturday, July 22) at Marymoor Amphitheater in Redmond, Washington after suffering a head injury of some sort. One person who attended the show told BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the 56-year founding mem...
July 23, 2023
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DEVIN TOWNSEND Shares 'Forgive Me' From 'Empath Live In America'

Canadian singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend has issued "Forgive Me" from the upcoming third release in his "Devolution" series. "Empath Live In America" will be be made available on August 4. The "Devolution" series so far has comprised unique live performances, and this one is no differ...
July 12, 2023
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TESSERACT Announces New Album 'War Of Being'

Five years since the arrival of "Sonder", TESSERACT will release a new album, "War Of Being", on September 15 via Kscope. The LP opens with the reverie shattering "Natural Disaster", followed by the pendulum swing of "Legion". That slingshots us into the herculean title track — the album's 11-minute...
July 12, 2023
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DEVIN TOWNSEND Explains His Longevity As An Artist

Canadian singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend, who has spent his entire career making unique inroads with many styles of music, always following his particular muse in any way it leads him for almost three decades, spoke to "The Rock Metal Podcast" about his longevity as an artist. He said...
July 8, 2023
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MIKE PORTNOY Attends His Second DREAM THEATER Concert As A Spectator: 'This Is Slightly Weird'

Mike Portnoy attended his second DREAM THEATER concert as a spectator last night (Saturday, July 1) at The Met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 56-year-old drummer, who left DREAM THEATER in 2010, took to his social media to share a selfie of him and his wife Marlene in the crowd at the Philadelph...
July 2, 2023
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DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'After This Next Round Of Touring, I'm Gonna Come Off The Road For A Couple Of Years'

In a new interview with The Rockman Power Hour, Canadian singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend spoke about the realities of post-pandemic touring, including increased travel expenses — gas, tour buses, hotels and flight costs. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When we have been...
June 28, 2023
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DINO CAZARES Explains Why FEAR FACTORY Didn't Take Part In Any Paid Meet-And-Greets During 'Rise Of The Machine' Tour

In a recent interview with the Joey Sturgis Tones YouTube channel, FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares was asked what his main source of income is nowadays. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I'm not the kind of guy who's a stay-at-home, online, YouTube shredder. No. I'm a tour...
June 24, 2023
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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI: Playing Eight-String Guitar 'Helped Open Up A New World Of Dimension And Range With The Instrument'

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "Iron City Rocks" podcast, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci was asked how playing an eight-string guitar has changed the way he approaches writing songs, having that extra dimension to the instrument. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH...
June 21, 2023
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DREAM THEATER Joined By DEVIN TOWNSEND, ANIMALS AS LEADERS For 'The Spirit Carries On' Performance At 'Dreamsonic' Kickoff

Progressive metal titans DREAM THEATER kicked off their "Dreamsonic" tour this past Friday (June 16) at E-B Center At Cedar Park in Cedar Park, Texas. For the final song of their set, "The Spirit Carries On", they were joined by tourmates Devin Townsend and ANIMALS AS LEADERS. Check out fan-filmed v...
June 18, 2023
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DREAM THEATER Shares Music Video For 'Answering The Call'

Progressive metal titans DREAM THEATER have released an official music video for another song from their 15th studio album, "A View From The Top Of The World". "Answering The Call" is the fifth video released and another CGI spectacle created by longtime collaborator Wayne Joyner. The track has been...
June 15, 2023
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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE: 'We're Much More Than' Progressive Metal

In a new interview with Revolver magazine, DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie was asked if there are any ways people characterize his band's music that bother him. James responded: "They might just go, 'Well, that's progressive. They're all noodling, and it's these long, long songs.' And I'm like, 'O...
June 15, 2023
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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI: 'We've Talked About Some Ideas On Direction' For Next Studio Album

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER have already discussed a musical direction, title and possible lyrical themes for their upcoming sixteenth studio album. DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci offered an update on the follow-up to 2021's "A View From The Top Of The World" during a June 5 appear...
June 6, 2023
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SHANE EMBURY: 'There's A Lot More To Me Than Just Being The Bass Player In NAPALM DEATH'

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury will release his autobiography, "Life?… And Napalm Death", later this year via Rocket 88, an imprint of the established British book production company Essential Works. For Birmingham-based Embury, music is more than just a passion. It's a force that brings meaning...
June 4, 2023
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DEVIN TOWNSEND Announces 'Devolution #3 - Empath Live In America'

Canadian singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend has announced the third release in his "Devolution" series. "Empath Live In America" will be released on August 4. The "Devolution" series so far has comprised unique live performances, and this one is no different. "Empath Live In America" is...
June 2, 2023