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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'I Don't Want To Be A Nostalgia Act'

Ruben Mosqueda of Sleaze Roxx recently conducted an interview with former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Sleaze Roxx: One of the things that stands out about the new album, "Kicking & Screaming", is that you still have your powerful vocals. I k...
September 8, 2011
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Ex-HALFORD Bassist Collaborates With ALL SHALL PERISH, DARKANE Members In STAR MONARCHY

Bassist Ray Riendeau (HALFORD, JAMES LABRIE) has launched a new project called STAR MONARCHY. The release will feature songs written by Ray and some collaborations with other artists. It will be recorded by an ongoing cast of players/singers in various metal genres. "Volume 1" features Francesco Art...
September 7, 2011
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GRAVE: Montreal Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of GRAVE's September 4, 2011 concert at Campus in Montreal, Quebec, Canada can be seen below. GRAVE is currently headlining a North American tour with support from BLOOD RED THRONE, PATHOLOGY and GIGAN. The band's official tour blog can be found at this location. GRAVE recen...
September 7, 2011
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ADRENALINE MOB: Santa Ana Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of ADRENALINE MOB's September 2, 2011 performance at the Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, California can be seen below. ADRENALINE MOB is the new band featuring drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD),SYMPHONY X frontman Russell Allen, guitar virtuoso Mike Orlan...
September 6, 2011
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'American Idol' Metalhead JAMES DURBIN Signs Record Deal

James Durbin, the 22-year-old rocker from Santa Cruz, California who was one of the finalists on the last season of "American Idol", has inked a deal with Wind-Up Records (EVANESCENCE, CREED). Commented Gregg Wattenberg, Wind-Up's Chief Creative Officer, "When the possibility of signing James Durbin...
September 6, 2011
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METALLICA And LOU REED: Complete 'Lulu' Track Listing Revealed

The musical collaboration between Lou Reed and METALLICA, "Lulu", will be released on November 1 in North America via Warner Bros. Records and one day earlier (October 31) in the rest of the world through Universal Music. The CD was co-produced by Reed, METALLICA, Hal Willner who has produced albums...
September 6, 2011
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Live in Black

Always wondered about all the fuss over this Jorn Lande fellow or were curious about the quality level of the material on his eight studio albums? Then "Live in Black" is the album — make that a double-CD/DVD combo — for you since it offers a nice cross section of music from a band called ...
September 6, 2011
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Electric Ministry

Inclusive of guitarist Rowan Robertson (ex-DIO),vocalist/guitarist Jeff Duncan (>ARMORED SAINT, ODIN),drummer Shawn Duncan (ODIN),and bassist Matt Duncan, one could say that Los Angeles' DC4 features a membership of some repute. On fourth album "Electric Ministry", the band gets the job done w...
September 6, 2011
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The Crystal Eye

Allentown's SINISTER REALM can add another notch to their collective belt for releasing "The Crystal Eye", a mighty fine follow-up to mighty fine debut. This is custom built, rock solid traditional heavy metal that comes with generous portions of class and crunch, much as one would expect from a Sha...
September 6, 2011
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The Death of Hope

With the rise of a trio of underground stars — INSIDIOUS DECREPANCY, PUTRID PILE, and BLOODSOAKED — came something that has traditionally been handed out by death metal fans with the utmost selectivity: Respect. Shawn Whitaker, Shaun LaCanne, and Peter Hasselbrack, respectively, have earned it with...
September 6, 2011
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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist: MIKE PORTNOY 'Was A Very Controlling Person In His Role In The Band'

Mick Burgess of Metal Express Radio conducted an interview with keyboardist Jordan Rudess of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER when the band played at the O2 Academy in Leeds, England on July 22. You can now listen to the entire 24-minute chat using the audio player below. A couple of excerpts...
September 5, 2011
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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist: Writing Without PORTNOY 'Gave Us More Freedom To Do What We Wanted'

Phil Ashcroft of Rocktopia recently conducted an interview with keyboardist Jordan Rudess of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. On how DREAM THEATER's songwriting approach has changed following founding drummer Mike Portnoy's departure from the b...
September 4, 2011
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DORO PESCH Performs At BEST BUY Store In Pennsylvania (Video)

German "metal queen" Doro Pesch her band took part in an in-store signing session and live performance yesterday afternoon (Saturday, September 3) at the Best Buy in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. This was a free, all-ages event and was Doro's only Philadelphia-area appearance in 2011. The setlist fo...
September 4, 2011
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KORN: Official Lyric Video For 'Get Up!'

The official "lyric video" for KORN's new single, "Get Up!", can be seen below. The song comes off the band's next studio effort, "The Path To Totality", which will arrive on November 15. As previously reported, the set is experimental in nature and features the heavy rock group collaborating with a...
September 3, 2011
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ADRENALINE MOB: Las Vegas, Tulsa Shows Canceled

ADRENALINE MOB the new band featuring drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD),SYMPHONY X frontman Russell Allen, guitar virtuoso Mike Orlando (SONIC STOMP),bassist Paul DiLeo and STUCK MOJO/FOZZY axeman Rich Ward has released the following statement: "We regret to announce that our...
September 3, 2011