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Here's The First Taste Of Unearthed 'Drum Riffs' From Late MEGADETH Drummer NICK MENZA Produced By DAVID ELLEFSON

The first taste of brand new music from late MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza's unearthed drum riffs has just premiered via the Menza Nation YouTube channel and can be streamed below. The music is being produced by former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, who is enlisting "a handful of different" musicians from around the world to record ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of DESTRUCTION's Performance At Belgium's ALCATRAZ Festival

Professionally filmed video footage of DESTRUCTION's August 14 performance at the Alcatraz festival in Kortrijk, Belgium can be seen below (courtesy of ARTE). DESTRUCTION recently officially parted ways with founding guitarist Michael "Mike" Sifringer and replaced him with Martin Furia. The Argentinian-born, Belgian-based Furia is best known for his work as sound engineer and producer ...

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DESTRUCTION Officially Parts Ways With Founding Guitarist MIKE SIFRINGER, Announces Replacement

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION have officially parted ways with founding guitarist Michael "Mike" Sifringer and have replaced him with Martin Furia. The Argentinian-born, Belgian-based Furia is best known for his work as sound engineer and producer for such bands as NERVOSA and EVIL INVADERS. DESTRUCTION frontman Schmier commented: "The last two years have been ...

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DESTRUCTION's SCHMIER Says Founding Guitarist MIKE SIFRINGER Has 'Disconnected From The Band'

DESTRUCTION frontman Schmier says that the band's founding guitarist Michael "Mike" Sifringer has "disconnected" from the rest of the group and is not featured on DESTRUCTION's just-completed new studio album. Schmier addressed Sifringer's status with DESTRUCTION just a couple of weeks after the band performed without Mike at the Area 53 Festival in Leoben, Austria. ...

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DESTRUCTION Performs Without Founding Guitarist MIKE SIFRINGER At Austrian Festival; Frontman SCHMIER Explains

German thrashers DESTRUCTION performed without founding guitarist Michael "Mike" Sifringer on July 16 at the Area 53 Festival in Leoben, Austria. Earlier today (Friday, July 30), DESTRUCTION frontman Schmier took to his Facebook page to address questions about Mike's absence, writing: "I have received several messages, why we have played with a different guitarist in ...

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METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS And NINE INCH NAILS Among 350 Artists Who Will Perform At 2022 Edition Of France's HELLFEST

METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS, DEFTONES, FAITH NO MORE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and NINE INCH NAILS will headline next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place over two weekends, June 17-19, 2022 and June 23-26, 2022, in Clisson, France. No less than 350 artists will perform on six stages, with additional appearances by such acts ...

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Late MEGADETH Drummer NICK MENZA Remembered By His Family On Fifth Anniversary Of His Death

Nick Menza's family, in conjunction with Screaming Butterfly Entertainment, has released a video tribute to the late MEGADETH drummer who passed away five years ago today. The two-minute-and-27-second clip features Menza's sister, Donia Menza Ontiveros, and Nick's oldest son, Nicholas Menza, in a brief video message thanking the late drummer's MEGA fans and friends for ...

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X - ARTILLERY

Thrash heads know the score. You never could fuck with ARTILLERY as members of the serrated-edge riff elite, from the Danish band's early classics "Terror Squad" and "By Inheritance" right through to more recent works by the reconvened and consistently convincing incarnation of guitarist Michael Stützer's enduring ensemble. Their last album, "The Face Of Fear", ...

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Resurrection - FIREWING

Before I tell you exactly how brilliant (and insane) the new FIREWING album is, it's essential to address the Brazilian band's name. Is this a taste of things to come? Will future bands simply change one letter from another band's name and hope that nobody notices? You don't have to be a member of FIREWIND ...

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Late MEGADETH Drummer NICK MENZA: Cover Artwork For Official Documentary 'This Was My Life' Revealed

Screaming Butterfly Entertainment has revealed the cover artwork for "This Was My Life: The Story Of Nick Menza". The uncensored documentary film that will focus on former MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza's life and musical career. The cover photo for the film was shot by Los Angeles music photographer Alex Solca and designed by Brazilian artwork ...

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Bionic Swarm - CRYPTOSIS

Biting the bullet and doing what feels right is arguably the key to most great music. CRYPTOSIS are living proof: the Dutch trio were originally known as DISTILLATOR and released two albums of top-notch old-school thrash before deciding, perfectly reasonably, that a change of approach was in order. The result is a new band, a ...

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Hear Another Previously Unreleased Jam By Former MEGADETH Members NICK MENZA, CHRIS POLAND, JAMES LOMENZO

Another previously unreleased 2014 live jam rehearsal recording by former MEGADETH members Nick Menza, Chris Poland and James LoMenzo can be heard below. The clip was edited by Menza himself and features the trio in an all-out original, free-for-all intense heavy jam session. The unnamed trio was assembled by Menza and LoMenzo in 2014, and ...

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BOB KULICK's Cause Of Death Revealed

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick has revealed his brother Bob's cause of death. Bob, who was an acclaimed artist in his own right, died on May 28 at the age of 70. Earlier today, Bruce posted the following statement on his social media: "Many of you have asked how my brother died. I didn't have ...

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Fracmont - MESSIAH

Among the earliest European bands to blur the lines between thrash and what was then a nascent death metal sound, Messiah have long been unsung heroes of the brutal underground. It doesn't help that they haven't released a new studio album since 1994, but all good things come to those that wait, even in the ...

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Watch MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO's 'The Badlands' Video

Shred guitar pioneer Michael Angelo Batio will release his 12th studio album, "More Machine Than Man", on June 12 via Rat Pak Records. The all-instrumental follow-up to 2013's "Intermezzo" features 13 tracks and is "sure to resonate with past fans, as well as garner new fans along the way," according to a press release. From ...

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