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Watch VIO-LENCE Perform In Oakland

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans VIO-LENCE played a special afternoon concert outside of Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, California on Sunday, June 5. Video of the performance can be seen below (courtesy of Iron Serbian). VIO-LENCE released a new EP, "Let The World Burn", on March 4...
June 6, 2022
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OVERKILL Cancels Shows 'Due To Unforeseen Circumstances'

Veteran thrashers OVERKILL have canceled their previously announced shows in U.K., Ireland and Germany "due to unforeseen circumstances.' The four-date run of dates was scheduled to kick off on May 27 in Northampton, U.K. and conclude on June 1 in Essen, Germany. Earlier today, OVERKILL released the...
May 24, 2022
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LAMB OF GOD Recruits Ex-MACHINE HEAD Guitarist PHIL DEMMEL For Canadian Shows

Former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel is filling in for Willie Adler on the Canadian portion of LAMB OF GOD's "The Metal Tour Of The Year" with MEGADETH. The dates, which were originally set to take place last fall, kicked off last night (Tuesday, May 17) in Laval, Quebec...
May 18, 2022
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LAMB OF GOD's JOHN CAMPBELL To Miss Next Couple Of Shows; PHIL DEMMEL To Step In

LAMB OF GOD bassist John Campbell will miss the next couple of shows on the band's "The Metal Tour Of The Year" in order to "take care a family matter back home." He will be temporarily replaced by former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel, who previously stepped in for LAMB OF...
April 23, 2022
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Watch: LAMB OF GOD Performs Without Singer RANDY BLYTHE And Bassist JOHN CAMPBELL At Green Bay Concert

LAMB OF GOD performed without singer Randy Blythe and bassist John Campbell at the band's concert Friday night (April 22) in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The show at the Resch Center was part of "The Metal Tour Of The Year" with MEGADETH, TRIVIUM and IN FLAMES, which kicked off on April 9 in Las Vegas, Nev...
April 23, 2022
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PHIL DEMMEL Says 'It Was Kind Of Hard' For BOBBY GUSTAFSON To Be Involved In New VIO-LENCE EP

By David E. Gehlke VIO-LENCE quietly, if not unceremoniously, bowed out in 1993 after the less-than-enthusiastic response to "Nothing To Gain". The album was perpetually delayed under a fog of creative squabbles and record company issues — usual roadblocks for the San Francisco Bay Area thrash bands...
April 19, 2022
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VIO-LENCE Singer Explains PHIL DEMMEL's Fill-In Gig With LAMB OF GOD: 'A Couple Of The Guys In The Band Are Not Down With Doing The Vaxx'

VIO-LENCE singer Sean Killian spoke to George Dionne of KNAC.COM about VIO-LENCE/ex-MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel's recent revelation that he will miss some of VIO-LENCE's upcoming gigs due to his touring commitments with other projects. Killian said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "[Phil...
April 10, 2022
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EXODUS Guitarist GARY HOLT: How I First Met KIRK HAMMETT

In a recent interview with RadioactiveMike Z, host of the 96.7 KCAL-FM radio program "Wired In The Empire", EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt was asked how he first met original EXODUS guitarist Kirk Hammett, who has been a member of METALLICA for the past 39 years. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH....
April 2, 2022
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D.D. VERNI Says Upcoming OVERKILL Album Will Be 'A Little Bit More Doomy'

OVERKILL bassist D.D. Verni spoke to Hardrock Haven about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's 20th studio album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "All the drums are done. All the guitars are done. I still have to do the bass. Blitz [Bobby Ellsworth, OVERKILL singer] ha...
March 31, 2022
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PSYCHO LAS VEGAS Festival Moves To Resorts World, Announces 2022 Lineup

The sixth installment of the Psycho Las Vegas festival will take place August 19-21 at Resorts World Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. A Psycho Swim pre-party is set for August 18. Psycho Las Vegas made its debut in 2016 at the Hard Rock Hotel, where it was held its first three years before moving to...
March 17, 2022
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OVERKILL's New Album Won't Arrive Before April 2023

On March 10, 2022, OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth was interviewed by Mark Kadzielawa of 69 Faces Of Rock on the band's tour bus outside The Forge in Joliet, Illinois. Speaking about the progress of the recording sessions for OVERKILL's 20th studio album, Blitz said (as transcribed by BLAB...
March 17, 2022
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PHIL DEMMEL Says He Will Miss Some VIO-LENCE Shows Due To Other Touring Commitments: 'I Need To Be A Little Selfish'

During an appearance on "Talking Bollocks", the monthly metal podcast hosted by ACID REIGN frontman-turned-stand-up-comedian Howard H. Smith, VIO-LENCE/ex-MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel, who is currently touring the U.S. with OVERKILL as the temporary replacement for Dave Linsk, confirmed that h...
March 15, 2022
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Watch: OVERKILL Kicks Off U.S. Tour In Poughkeepsie

Fan-filmed video of OVERKILL's March 3 performance at The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, New York can be seen below. Last month, OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth confirmed to the Chicago Tribune that guitarist Dave Linsk is sitting out the band's current U.S. tour due to "personal reasons"...
March 8, 2022
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Watch: EXODUS Joined On Stage By MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN, Former Guitarist RICK HUNOLT At Oakland Concert

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS were joined by Robb Flynn (MACHINE HEAD) and their former guitarist Rick Hunolt on stage during their March 6 concert at 3rd And Castro in West Oakland, California. Fan-filmed video of the performance can be seen below. Flynn commented: "What a night. "Beyond...
March 7, 2022
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PHIL DEMMEL Has Nothing Negative To Say About MACHINE HEAD

In a new interview with Pierre Gutiérrez of Rock Talks, Phil Demmel reflected on his final album with MACHINE HEAD, "Catharsis", which got mixed reviews upon its release in January 2018. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The record is what it was. I thought that there was some good stuf...
March 4, 2022