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ACCEPT Has Resumed Recording New Album

German/American metallers ACCEPT have resumed recording their new studio album. The sessions for the follow-up to 2017's "The Rise Of Chaos" are taking place remotely, with producer Andy Sneap working at his studio in Ripley, Derbyshire, England and guitarist Wolf Hoffmann laying down tracks in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. The project is being completed ...

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SEVENDUST, ALTER BRIDGE And TREMONTI Members Complete Recording Third PROJECTED Album

PROJECTED, the band featuring SEVENDUST members John Connolly (guitar) and Vince Hornsby (bass) alongside ALTER BRIDGE/CREED drummer Scott Phillips and guitarist/vocalist Eric Friedman (a.k.a. E-Rock; TREMONTI), has finished recording its third album. The follow-up to 2017's "Ignite My Insanity" was tracked at Studio Barbarosa in Gotha, Florida with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who has previously ...

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ASHBA's Debut Single To Feature Guest Appearance By CALI TUCKER

The debut single from ASHBA, the solo project of former GUNS N' ROSES and current SIXX:A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba, will feature a guest appearance by Cali Tucker, the daughter of country music singer LaCosta Tucker and niece of country music legend Tanya Tucker. ASHBA's first full-length effort, which will include "different singers from different genres ...

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MAX CAVALERA Discusses Tracks From SEPULTURA, KILLER BE KILLED And CAVALERA CONSPIRACY In Latest 'Max Trax' Episodes

Former SEPULTURA and current SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera has launched "Max Trax", a twice-weekly Internet video series in which he discusses the inspiration for many of the songs spanning his nearly 40-year music career. The fourth, fifth and sixth "Max Trax" episodes, focusing on KILLER BE KILLED's "Face Down", SEPULTURA's "Inner Self" and CAVALERA CONSPIRACY's ...

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SLIPKNOT Bassist ALESSANDRO 'VMAN' VENTURELLA Ties The Knot

SLIPKNOT bassist Alessandro "VMan" Venturella has married his longtime girlfriend Lisa Graham. The British musician took to his Instagram to share the news of the nuptials, which apparently took place in the couple's hometown of London. "We finally did it. Me and @lisagraham138 got married." Alessandro wrote in a photo caption. Venturella began working with ...

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Official ALICE COOPER Chocolate Milk Coming This Fall

Danzeisen Dairy will release a special edition Alice Cooper chocolate milk bottle at retail grocers and for home delivery across Arizona this fall. Proceeds will benefit Solid Rock, the nonprofit organization Alice and his wife, Sheryl, founded in 1995. The organization operates The Rock Teen Center, a 28,000-square-foot facility in Phoenix where people ranging from ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says It Was 'Very Cathartic' To Play Music With MIKE PORTNOY Again

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci will release his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity" in the fall via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" features guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. The effort marks the first time Petrucci and Portnoy ...

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METALLICA's 'The Shortest Straw' Covered By CHRIS KAEL, MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And DOC COYLE (Video)

Chris Kael (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) recently teamed up with Chris Ojeda (BYZANTINE), Doc Coyle (BAD WOLVES), Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, MACHINE HEAD) and Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) to record a quarantine cover version of METALLICA's "The Shortest Straw". Kael uploaded video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing in an accompanying ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SHAVO ODADJIAN Teams Up With SEPULTURA For Quarantine Playthrough Of 'Biotech Is Godzilla'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Shavo Odadjian and TITÃS's Tony Bellotto recently teamed up with the four members of SEPULTURA to record a quarantine version of SEPULTURA's "Biotech Is Godzilla" and a cover of TITÃS's "Polícia". Check out video of the performance below. SEPULTURA's latest LP, "Quadra", was released on February 7 via Nuclear Blast Records. ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says It's 'Really Awesome' To Reunite With MIKE PORTNOY On 'Terminal Velocity' Album

Former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy played drums on "Terminal Velocity", the upcoming solo album from DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci. Due in the fall, the disc also features Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. Petrucci discussed his musical reunion with Portnoy during a lengthy chat with the official DREAM THEATER fan club. He said ...

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Ex-DEATH Members GENE HOGLAN, STEVE DIGIORGIO And BOBBY KOELBLE Perform Quarantine Version Of 'Overactive Imagination'

Three former members of DEATH — drummer Gene Hoglan, bassist Steve DiGiorgio and guitarist Bobby Koelble — recently teamed up with their DEATH TO ALL bandmate, guitarist/vocalist Max Phelps, to record a quarantine cover version of the DEATH classic "Overactive Imagination" from the 1993 album "Individual Thought Patterns". Check out video of the performance below. ...

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BEHEMOTH Frontman Back In Court Defending Himself Against Accusations Of Disrespecting Poland's National Coat Of Arms

BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski is back in court defending himself against allegations that he disrespected one of Poland's national symbols. Back in January 2018, it was announced that Nergal was being formally charged by Polish authorities in a case involving the band's "Republic Of The Unfaithful" tour artwork and merchandise, which was said to ...

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METALLICA Announces Second Round Of COVID-19 Relief Grants

METALLICA's All Within My Hands foundation will provide a second round of new grants totaling $295,000 to five organizations doing essential work during the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to continuing to support Feeding America, which partners with food banks around the United States; Crew Nation, Live Nation's initiative to provide relief to touring and venue ...

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DREAM THEATER: 'Every Album, Every Song' Book Now Available

Sonicbond Publishing has released a new book, "Dream Theater: Every Album, Every Song", from author Jordan Blum. No other band has affected modern progressive metal as deeply or widely as American quintet DREAM THEATER. Formed at Berklee College Of Music as Majesty in 1985 by guitarist John Petrucci, drummer Mike Portnoy and bassist John Myung, ...

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