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RANDY BLYTHE Doesn't Know How Much Longer He Will Be Able To Perform With LAMB OF GOD

LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe, who has admitted to fantasizing about retiring from the band in the past, once again spoke about his post-LAMB OF GOD future in a new interview with Metal Hammer magazine. He said: "I haven't seen that exit ramp yet. That's very specific to LAMB OF GOD too — not to...
October 19, 2022
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To The Dead

EXHUMED have been one of the most consistent bands forwarding an utterly savage display of late eighties / early nineties, grind influenced death metal. Frontman Matt Harvey's extreme metal devotion has rightfully led to interesting stints and full-fledged ventures in bands as varied as EXODUS, REPU...
October 18, 2022
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JOHN PETRUCCI: Performing With MIKE PORTNOY For First Time In 12 Years Was 'A Really Special Moment'

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci kicked off his first headlining solo tour last night (Wednesday, October 5) at The Strand Ballroom & Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island. Petrucci performed material from his recently released solo album, "Terminal Velocity", as well as songs from his widely...
October 16, 2022
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Watch: JOE LYNN TURNER Performs RAINBOW And DEEP PURPLE Classics In Russia

Fan-filmed video of Joe Lynn Turner's entire September 24 concert at Jagger in Saint Petersburg, Russia can be seen below. Featured songs: 01. Death Alley Driver (RAINBOW) 02. Hush (DEEP PURPLE) 03. I Surrender (RAINBOW) 04. Perfect Strangers (DEEP PURPLE) 05. Man On Silver Mountain (RAINBOW) 06. Ca...
October 13, 2022
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Through Sheer Will And Black Magic

Newer bands linked to various strands of heavy metal — death, thrash, doom, etc. — have been visiting the early days of their scenes. When it's done right, as with Philadelphia's DAEVA, the results can be awe-inspiring. DAEVA's debut full-length album, "Through Sheer Will And Black Magic", is a mast...
October 10, 2022
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STRATOVARIUS's JENS JOHANSSON Brushes Off TIMO TOLKKI Reunion Talk: 'You Can't Turn Back Time'

By David E. Gehlke One of the measures by which metal keyboardists are judged, Jens Johansson is well beyond his days of playing underneath his keyboard stand with Yngwie Malmsteen or serving as a finalist for Kevin Moore's open spot in DREAM THEATER. The Swedish Johansson has since settled into his...
October 10, 2022
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Watch: JOHN PETRUCCI And Ex-DREAM THEATER Drummer MIKE PORTNOY Perform Together In Boston

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci played the third show of his first headlining solo tour Friday night (October 7) at Berklee Performance Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Petrucci performed material from his recently released solo album, "Terminal Velocity", as well as songs from his widely accl...
October 9, 2022
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JOHN PETRUCCI Shuts Down Fan Speculation About MIKE PORTNOY's Return To DREAM THEATER: 'I've Been Very Vocal About This'

Two years ago, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci released his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity", via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" featured guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on...
October 7, 2022
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JOE LYNN TURNER Says ROGER WATERS 'Is Still Fighting The Good Fight'

Joe Lynn Turner has once again defended Roger Waters, saying the former PINK FLOYD member is "still fighting the good fight." The 79-year-old British musician has taken controversial positions on a number of foreign policy issues recently, including the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. His remar...
October 6, 2022
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Watch: JOHN PETRUCCI And Ex-DREAM THEATER Drummer MIKE PORTNOY Perform Together For First Time In 12 Years

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci kicked off his first headlining solo tour last night (Wednesday, October 5) at The Strand Ballroom & Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island. Petrucci performed material from his recently released solo album, "Terminal Velocity", as well as songs from his widely...
October 6, 2022
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Original VENOM Guitarist MANTAS Clarifies Comments About 'Black Metal' 40th-Anniversary Celebration

Former VENOM and current VENOM INC. guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn has clarified his previous comment that he would like to see the classic VENOM lineup celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band's "Black Metal" album. Released in 1982, "Black Metal" is considered a major influence on thrash metal and...
October 5, 2022
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Watch ARCH ENEMY Perform in Birmingham During Fall 2022 'European Siege' Tour

Fan-filmed video of ARCH ENEMY's October 1 concert at O2 Academy in Birmingham, England can be seen below (courtesy of Bernd J. Schuster's YouTube channel). ARCH ENEMY's 11th studio album, "Deceivers", arrived in August via Century Media Records. The band played the first show of its "The North Amer...
October 5, 2022
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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says His First Tour With MIKE PORTNOY In 12 Years Is 'A Big Deal'

Later this week, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci will embark on his first headlining solo tour performing material from his recently released solo album, "Terminal Velocity", as well as songs from his widely acclaimed debut release, "Suspended Animation". "Terminal Velocity" marked the first t...
October 3, 2022
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JEFF 'MANTAS' DUNN Says VENOM Was Absolutely The First-Ever 'Black Metal' Band

At this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Walton-on-Trent, United Kingdom, former VENOM and current VENOM INC. guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn spoke to Bloodstock TV's Oran O'Beirne about the 40th anniversary of VENOM's classic "Black Metal" album. Regarding VENOM's early musical and...
October 3, 2022
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HELLOWEEN Announces Spring 2023 North American Tour With HAMMERFALL

German power metallers HELLOWEEN will embark on the "United Forces" tour of North America in May 2023. Support on the 13-date trek will come from Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, September 30 at 10 a.m. local time. HELLOWEEN singer Andi Deris comments: "We can't wait...
September 27, 2022