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DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS On Upcoming Reunion Album With MIKE PORTNOY: The 'Magic' Is 'Back'

In a new interview with Chris Akin Presents, DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess talked about the band's upcoming sixteenth album, which will mark the progressive metal legends' first LP since drummer Mike Portnoy's return to the group last October. Asked how the new album compares to the rest o...
July 18, 2024
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KERRY KING: 'It Wouldn't Surprise Me' If SLAYER Played Some Reunion Shows In Europe

In a new interview with Frank Godla of Metal Injection, Kerry King once again spoke about the fact that SLAYER's upcoming reunion shows were announced just weeks after he told Rolling Stone magazine that a SLAYER comeback was unlikely. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I turned [SLAYER...
July 18, 2024
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PAUL BOSTAPH On How He Approached His Drumming On KERRY KING's Solo Debut: 'There Was No Shadow Hanging Over My Head'

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King has launched the fourth in a series of interview videos to promote his recently released debut solo album, "From Hell I Rise". Check it out below. Asked about the writing process for "From Hell I Rise", drummer Paul Bostaph, who previously played with Kerry in SLAYER, sai...
July 18, 2024
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MARK MORTON Has The 'Utmost Respect' For KERRY KING: 'That Dude Is A Real One. He's An Absolute Real One'

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton and MASTODON singer-bassist Troy Sanders are featured in Heavy Consequence's "Two For The Road" series in which two artists touring together chat about playing shows, life backstage, and more. Regarding the fact that SLAYER guitarist Kerry King's new eponymous band...
July 17, 2024
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FEVER 333 Releases New Single 'Higher Power'

Following the release of the powerful new song and music video for "New West Order" in June, Grammy-nominated rock band FEVER 333 is following it up with "Higher Power" — a rally cry to the contributions of black, brown and Asian people to the nation and call for reparations. The song's chorus reinf...
July 17, 2024
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TRIPTYKON Is Working On Long-Awaited New Album

After an extended period of inactivity on the recording front, Swiss/German avant-garde extreme metal group TRIPTYKON is convening in 2024 to focus on the completion and recording of material for the band's long-awaited fourth album. The LP is scheduled to be released by longtime music industry part...
July 16, 2024
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DISTURBED's DAN DONEGAN: 'When Are We Gonna Come Together And Just Stop This Insanity?'

DISTURBED's Dan Donegan has weighed in on last weekend's attempt on former U.S. president Donald Trump's life, pointing out the dangers of unchecked division in the country and noting that the incident serves as a sobering reminder that political discourse can often descend into vitriol. The 55-year...
July 16, 2024
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Visioning

An ongoing collaboration between New Jersey thrash legend Dan Lorenzo (HADES) and former TYPE O NEGATIVE drummer Johnny Kelly, PATRIARCHS IN BLACK have been one of the most reliable sources of flagrant SABBATH-ian riff worship over the last few years. Their first two albums were loose-limbed riots,...
July 16, 2024
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DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS On Reunion With MIKE PORTNOY: It Was 'A Welcome Change To Go Back To Our Core Lineup'

In a new interview with Robert Cavuoto of Myglobalmind, DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess talked about the band's upcoming sixteenth album, which will mark the progressive metal legends' first LP since drummer Mike Portnoy's return to the group last October. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERM...
July 16, 2024
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HELMET Announces Fall 2024 U.S. Tour, European 'Betty' Anniversary Tour

HELMET will head back out on the road in the U.S. and Europe this fall. First up is a tour of the U.S. with LOCAL H to continue support of the most recent HELMET album, "Left". Second up, HELMET will play European shows to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the "Betty" album. The setlist will featur...
July 16, 2024
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RICHIE KOTZEN Announces 'Nomad' Album, Shares 'On The Table' Single

Guitarist, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Richie Kotzen has signed a label deal with global music company BMG. During his performance in London on Saturday, July 13, the final date of his European tour, Kotzen announced the September 27, 2024 release date of his brand new solo studio a...
July 15, 2024
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KERRY KING Wishes He Had Asked For Better Financial Arrangement For His BEASTIE BOYS Collaboration

In a new interview with Ernest Skinner of Canada's Border City Rock Talk, SLAYER guitarist Kerry King spoke about his surprise guest appearances on the BEASTIE BOYS' 1987 track "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" and SUM 41's pop-punk hit "What We're All About". Regarding the former, King said (as transcribed...
July 13, 2024
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DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS: 'Having MIKE PORTNOY Come Back To Us Just Feels Like He's Coming Home' 

In a new interview with Brazil's 89FM A Rádio Rock, DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess was asked about the band's reunion with founding DT drummer Mike Portnoy, who rejoined the progressive metal titans last October after a 13-year absence. Jordan said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I f...
July 13, 2024
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PHIL DEMMEL Says KERRY KING Is 'Kind Of Misunderstood': 'He's Not In Any Way Some Super-Controlling Dude'

During an appearance on the latest episode of the That Metal Interview podcast, Phil Demmel spoke about his working relationship with Kerry King in the SLAYER guitarist's recently unveiled solo project. Asked if Kerry is "this evil guy sitting on a throne on a mountain or is he a down-to-earth guy",...
July 10, 2024
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SAMMY HAGAR: 'We Reached Out To ALEX VAN HALEN A Dozen Times' About Taking Part In 'The Best Of All Worlds' Tour

In a new interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, Sammy Hagar once again discussed his upcoming summer 2024 tour with bassist Michael Anthony, guitarist Joe Satriani and drummer Jason Bonham that will focus largely on the music of VAN HALEN. The 2024 tour will come more than two years after Satriani r...
July 9, 2024