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CHRIS IMPELLITTERI Says There Is 'No Rivalry' Between Him And YNGWIE MALMSTEEN

Neo-classical guitarist Chris Impellitteri has once again dismissed suggestions that he is an "Yngwie Malmsteen clone," saying that he views himself as much more of a child of players like Al Di Meola blended with a Eddie Van Halen and Randy Rhoads. Impellitteri first made his mark in 1987 with the...
October 2, 2022
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DAVE MUSTAINE: It Was 'Clear' That JAMES LOMENZO Needed To Rejoin MEGADETH Permanently

In a new interview with Brazil's Jovem Pan Entretenimento, Dave Mustaine spoke about the musical chemistry within MEGADETH, particularly as it pertains to the songwriting process. He said: "Songwriting for MEGADETH has been a process over the years — learning how to write, learning how to work with...
October 2, 2022
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TESTAMENT Is Working On 'Epic' New Song For Next Studio Album

On September 30, TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy spoke to Canada's The Metal Voice about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2020's "Titans Of Creation" album. He said: "October 15th is the last show of [the summer/fall 2022 leg of 'The Bay Strikes Back Tour' with EXO...
October 2, 2022
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Former Members Of MACHINE HEAD, FORBIDDEN And D.R.I. Announce Only BAY AREA INTERTHRASHIONAL U.S. Concert

After playing its only European show at the Dynamo Metalfest in The Netherlands on August 21, BAY AREA INTERTHRASHIONAL will make its U.S. live debut on October 29 at San Francisco's legendary Great American Music Hall. The players for the evening will consist of the core band featuring Craig Locice...
October 2, 2022
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Releases Lyric Video For Title Track Of 'Return To Death Row' Solo EP

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens has released the official lyric video for the title track of his new solo EP, "Return To Death Row". The effort, which will be made available under the RIPPER banner in late October/early November, will include the song "Embattled", which came out in Jul...
September 29, 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
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ADRIAN VANDENBERG Says He Had A 'Disagreement' With DAVID COVERDALE About 'Direction' Of 'Restless Heart' Reissue

Adrian Vandenberg has admitted to a disagreement with David Coverdale over the 2021 reissue of WHITESNAKE's "Restless Heart" album. The guitarist made the revelation while chatting to Eonmusic in late August at this year's Stonedead festival in Newark, United Kingdom. Vandenberg, who was a member of...
September 27, 2022
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TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY Says Playing With DAVE LOMBARDO Again Has Been 'Awesome'

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy spoke to the WSOU 89.5 FM radio station about what it has been like playing with Dave Lombardo again after the drummer rejoined the San Francisco thrash metal outfit earlier this year. An original member of thrash metal legends SLAYER, Lombardo was the guest drummer on...
September 26, 2022
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METALLICA Announces Special Concert Honoring JONNY And MARSHA ZAZULA

METALLICA will celebrate the life, legacy, and achievements of Megaforce Records founder Jon "Jonny Z" Zazula and his wife Marsha Zazula with a special show at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, on Sunday, November 6. Says METALLICA: "Jonny gave us our fir...
September 26, 2022
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Announces 'Return To Death Row' Solo EP

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens will release a new solo EP, "Return To Death Row", under the RIPPER banner in late October/early November. The effort will include the song "Embattled", which was made available in July. The track, like the rest of the EP, was produced by Jamey Jast...
September 25, 2022
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Watch DAVID ELLEFSON Record Bass Tracks For Debut DIETH Album

Video of former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson recording the debut DIETH album with producer Kristian Kohle at Kohlekeller Studio in Frankfurt, Germany can be seen below. DIETH is the new band featuring Ellefson, Swedish guitarist/vocalist Guilherme Miranda (formerly of ENTOMBED A.D.) and drummer M...
September 24, 2022
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LEATHER LEONE Releases New Single 'We Take Back Control'

CHASTAIN singer Leather Leone will release a new solo album, "We Are The Chosen", on November 25 via Steamhammer/SPV. The LP's lead single, "We Take Back Control", can be streamed below. It marks her first solo material since her 2018 effort "Leather II". Leone has a mission, and not just recently,...
September 23, 2022
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SODOM Releases 'After The Deluge' Single From '40 Years At War – The Greatest Hell Of Sodom' Album

German thrash metal veterans SODOM have released a new single, "After The Deluge". The track is taken from the band's upcoming 40th-anniversary album, "40 Years At War - The Greatest Hell Of Sodom", which will arrive on October 28 through Steamhammer/SPV. Commented SODOM bassist/vocalist Thomas "Ang...
September 23, 2022
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DAVID ELLEFSON's New Band DIETH Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

DIETH, the new band featuring former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, Swedish guitarist/vocalist Guilherme Miranda (formerly of ENTOMBED A.D.) and drummer Michał Łysejko (ex-DECAPITATED),has inked a deal with Napalm Records. The members of DIETH have pushed beyond the stereotypes of their genres to...
September 22, 2022
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TESTAMENT Hopes To Release New Studio Album In 2023

During a September 13 appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy spoke about what it has been like to play with Dave Lombardo again following the ex-SLAYER drummer's return to TESTAMENT earlier this year. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We...
September 21, 2022