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SONS OF APOLLO Feat. PORTNOY, SHEEHAN, BUMBLEFOOT, SOTO, SHERINIAN: Bulgarian Concert W/ Orchestra To Be Recorded For Release

SONS OF APOLLO — the new progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T., TALISMAN) — will perform alongside an orchestra during their concert appearance at ...

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GODSMACK Is 'Almost Done' Recording New Album; Teaser Clip Available

GODSMACK is "almost done" recording its follow-up to 2014's "1000hp" album. The group's seventh studio disc is being produced by Erik Ron (PANIC! AT THE DISCO, SAOSIN) and will arrive in 2018 to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of GODSMACK's debut album. Earlier today, GODSMACK's official Twitter account was updated with a video from the ...

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DARK ANGEL Is Still Writing Material For Long-Awaited Comeback Album

Reactivated California thrash metal pioneers DARK ANGEL are continuing to work on material for their long-awaited comeback album. The band's first CD since 1991's "Time Does Not Heal" will feature the lineup that has performed sporadic live shows since reuniting in 2013: Gene Hoglan (drums), Eric Meyer (guitar), Jim Durkin (guitar), Ron Rinehart (vocals) and ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Reveals Dispute Over METALLICA Songwriting Credits May Have Contributed To Shelving Of Expanded 'No Life 'Til Leather' Release

Dave Mustaine has revealed that a dispute over songwriting credits may have contributed to the shelving of the previously announced expanded version of METALLICA's 1982 demo tape, "No Life 'Til Leather". "No Life 'Til Leather" was released as a limited-edition cassette for Record Store Day in April 2015, available exclusively in independent record stores. It ...

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Video: MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Performs Acoustic Version Of 'Symphony Of Destruction' With RON KEEL BAND

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson returned to his former hometown of Jackson, Minnesota on Saturday, November 18 for a special end-of-the-year/birthday celebration at Kat's Hog Heaven, the newest Ellefson Coffee Co. retail location. Located at 608 2nd St, Kat's is the pride of Jackson, serving a full BBQ dining menu, and now serving and selling Ellefson ...

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EISLEY/GOLDY Feat. DAVID GLEN EISLEY And CRAIG GOLDY: Listen To 'Soul Of Madness' Song

Singer David Glen Eisley and guitarist Craig Goldy (RESURRECTION KINGS, ex-DIO), both formerly of GIUFFRIA, have joined forces again in EISLEY/GOLDY, a partnership which sees the two artists bring back the signature sound that launched their careers in the early '80s. EISLEY/GOLDY's debut album, "Blood, Guts And Games", will be released on December 1 via ...

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OVERKILL's JASON BITTNER: Drum-Cam Footage Of 'Mean, Green, Killing Machine' Performance From Denver

Sick Drummer Magazine has uploaded drum-cam footage of OVERKILL drummer Jason Bittner performing the song "Mean, Green, Killing Machine" with his bandmates on September 26 at the Summit Music Hall in Denver, Colorado. Check it out below. OVERKILL singer Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth recently said that Bittner has elevated the band's musicianship since the ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Was 'Miserable' Playing 'Tiny Little Clubs' With ADRENALINE MOB

SONS OF APOLLO drummer Mike Portnoy (also of THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) was recently interviewed by the "Neckbreaker" podcast. The full chat can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On whether SONS OF APOLLO's debut album, "Psychotic Symphony", was a challenging record to make: Mike: "There wasn't many challenges, ...

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MEGADETH Bassist To Return To Jackson For End-Of-Year Party At New Ellefson Coffee Co. Retailer

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson will return to his former hometown of Jackson, Minnesota on Saturday, November 18 for a special end-of-the-year/birthday celebration at Kat's Hog Heaven, the newest Ellefson Coffee Co. retail location. Located at 608 2nd St, Kat's is the pride of Jackson, serving a full BBQ dining menu, and now serving and selling ...

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Psychotic Symphony - SONS OF APOLLO

Since leaving DREAM THEATER seven years ago, Mike Portnoy has been remarkably prolific, having formed several supergroups (THE WINERY DOGS, FLYING COLORS, METAL ALLEGIANCE) while continuing to serve as Neal Morse's percussionist-in-crime on multiple albums and tours. In addition, he's toured extensively with TWISTED SISTER and AVENGED SEVENFOLD; he's recorded and performed with ADRENALINE MOB ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Doesn't Plan On 'Revisiting' DREAM THEATER Material Once SHATTERED FORTRESS Tour Ends

Drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) was recently interviewed by Chile's Video Volante. The full chat can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his recent detours away from progressive metal: Mike: "Even though I made my name in progressive music with DREAM THEATER for twenty-five years, I could ...

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TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY: If You're Relying On Backing Tracks, You're Doing Something Wrong

TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy and bassist Paolo Gregoletto were recently interviewed by Germany's Pitcam.tv. The full chat can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On including more screaming vocals on the group's new album, "The Sin And The Sentence": Matt: "[2015's] 'Silence [In The Snow]' didn't have it because we ...

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FRAGILE MORTALS Feat. Ex-EXODUS Frontman ROB DUKES, DARRYL 'DMC' MCDANIELS: Making Of 'The Dark Project'

FRAGILE MORTALS, the new band that combines hip-hop legend Darryl "DMC" McDaniels (RUN-D.M.C.) with the metal group GENERATION KILL — featuring vocalist Rob Dukes (ex-EXODUS) and bassist Rob Moschetti (ex-PRO-PAIN, M.O.D.) — released its debut album, "The Dark Project", on October 13 on Digital Launch via Entertainment One Music. It was produced by Ron "Bumblefoot" ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Feat. PORTNOY, SHEEHAN, BUMBLEFOOT, SOTO, SHERINIAN: 'Lost In Oblivion' Video

"Lost In Oblivion", the new Vicente Cordero-directed video from SONS OF APOLLO, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's debut album, "Psychotic Symphony", which is being released today (Friday, October 20) via InsideOut Music. The disc was produced by the dynamic production duo of Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, also affectionately ...

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DAVID GLEN EISLEY And CRAIG GOLDY To Release EISLEY/GOLDY Debut

Singer David Glen Eisley and guitarist Craig Goldy (RESURRECTION KINGS, ex-DIO), both formerly of GIUFFRIA, have joined forces again in EISLEY/GOLDY, a partnership which sees the two artists bring back the signature sound that launched their careers in the early '80s. EISLEY/GOLDY's debut album, "Blood, Guts And Games", will be released on December 1 via ...

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MIKE PORTNOY On SONS OF APOLLO: 'It's The Way It Was In DREAM THEATER Where I'm Calling The Shots And I'm In Control'

OD from Parisian radio station Morow recently conducted an interview with Mike Portnoy about the former DREAM THEATER drummer's new band, SONS OF APOLLO. SONS OF APOLLO features Portnoy alongside his former DREAM THEATER bandmate, keyboardist Derek Sherinian, guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, ...

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FRAGILE MORTALS Feat. Ex-EXODUS Frontman ROB DUKES, DARRYL 'DMC' MCDANIELS: More 'The Dark Project' Album Details

FRAGILE MORTALS, the new band that combines hip-hop legend Darryl "DMC" McDaniels (RUN-D.M.C.) with the metal group GENERATION KILL — featuring vocalist Rob Dukes (ex-EXODUS) and bassist Rob Moschetti (ex-PRO-PAIN, M.O.D.) — will release its debut album, "The Dark Project", on October 13 on Digital Launch via Entertainment One Music. It was produced by Ron ...

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