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PHIL DEMMEL On His Collaboration With MIKE PORTNOY And BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH: 'It Was Pretty Rad Playing With Those Dudes'

Former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel spoke to Bax Music about his soon-to-be-released collaboration with drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-DREAM THEATER), vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL) and bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE). "We did a record," he said (see video below). "It's not a project, Mike Portnoy would want ...

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I'm Alive - CIRITH UNGOL

They may be far from household names, but CIRITH UNGOL are one of those bands that inspire devotion among true aficionados of the metallic arts. Formed in Ventura, California, in 1971, they reached a peak of efficacy in the early '80s, releasing two albums — "Frost and Fire" and "King of the Dead" — that ...

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Watch BRING ME THE HORIZON's 'In The Dark' Video Starring ACADEMY AWARD-Winning Actor FOREST WHITAKER

British rockers BRING ME THE HORIZON have released the official video for their single "In The Dark". Written, directed and edited by the band's frontman Oliver Sykes, the visual stars Oscar-, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor Forest Whitaker and sees him undergo "Matrix"-like brain mapping. Co-directed and produced by videographer Brian Cox, Oli comments, "'In ...

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Old Lions Still Roar - PHIL CAMPBELL

Everybody loves Phil Campbell. And so they fucking should, quite frankly. Lemmy's right-hand man for more than three decades has done more than enough to have earned the adoration and respect of millions of rock fans and metalheads, which makes his decision to power forward and to keep making great music all the more admirable. ...

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Paradigm - ECLIPSE

In 1941, New York Yankees outfielder (and future husband of Marilyn Monroe) Joe DiMaggio managed to collect a hit in 56 consecutive games, a record that still stands today. Even more impressive is the fact that there have been 19,690 professional players in the history of Major League Baseball, yet DiMaggio's hit streak was a ...

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Alpha And The Omega - KONKHRA

Death metal fans of a certain age will already be familiar with KONKHRA. One of the few bands to successfully blend the brutality of the underground with the churning grooves popularized by the likes of SEPULTURA and MACHINE HEAD in the mid '90s, they never received the recognition that albums like "Spit Or Swallow" (1995) ...

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Hallucinogen - BLUT AUS NORD

Black metal, perhaps more than any of metal's sub-genres, is associated with a conservative mindset — oftentimes politically, yes, but certainly overbearingly in a musical sense. It's a double-edged sword. The outlook benefits the style due to the associated maniacal devotion of fans who rally with consensus around great music; yet, on the flipside, and ...

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Watch LACUNA COIL Perform In Baltimore

Fan-filmed video footage of LACUNA COIL's October 19 performance at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Maryland can be seen below (courtesy of Anthony Serafino III). LACUNA COIL's latest album, "Black Anima", was released on October 11. Singer Cristina Scabbia described the LP's musical direction as "heavier and darker" than the band's past efforts. "I don't ...

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Members Of MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, Others Take Part In All-Star KISS Jam On 'Megacruise' (Video)

Members of MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, QUEENSRŸCHE, DORO, HELLYEAH and BUTCHER BABIES are among the musicians who took part in an all-star KISS jam aboard the inaugural Megacruise. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. Megacruise, hosted by metal veterans MEGADETH, departed from Los Angeles on October 13 on a round-trip ...

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HAIL! Feat. CHRIS ADLER, STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA, PHIL DEMMEL, JAMES LOMENZO: Video Of Dubai Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of HAIL!, the project featuring ex-LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler, EXODUS vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza, VIO-LENCE/ex-MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel and former MEGADETH/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY bassist James LoMenzo, performing earlier tonight (Friday, October 18) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates can be seen below. Prior to the tour's launch, LoMenzo stated about ...

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Watch TESTAMENT Perform On 'Megacruise'

Fan-filmed video footage of TESTAMENT's performance aboard the inaugural Megacruise can be seen below (courtesy of Alex Vigil). Megacruise, hosted by metal veterans MEGADETH, departed from Los Angeles on October 13 on a round-trip voyage to San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico. TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy recently confirmed to DJ Valentino of the WSOU radio station ...

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FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY Releases Music Video For 'Shepherd'

New Jersey six-piece band FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY will release its fifth studio album, "The Sea Of Tragic Beasts", on October 25 via Nuclear Blast Records (Human Warfare in Australia). The official music video for the disc's latest single, "Shepherd", can be seen below. "Enjoy 'Shepherd', our tribute to the melodeath style of the early ...

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CYHRA Feat. Former IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: 'Battle From Within' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Battle From Within" from CYHRA, the band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING) and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY), can be seen below. The track is taken from CYHRA's second album, "No Halos In Hell", which will be released ...

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ROB HALFORD Releases 'Morning Star' Lyric Video From 'Celestial' Christmas Album

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford has released the official lyric video for his song called "Morning Star". The track appears on his all-new Christmas album, titled "Celestial", which arrives today (Friday, October 18) via Legacy Recordings. Without question, Halford is one of heavy metal's all-time great vocalists — as heard through his highly influential and ...

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LINDEMANN Feat. RAMMSTEIN Singer, PAIN/HYPOCRISY Mainman: Listen To New Song 'Ich Weiß Es Nicht'

LINDEMANN, the project featuring vocalist Till Lindemann of German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), has released two versions of its new single, "Ich Weiß Es Nicht". The song is taken LINDEMANN's second album, "F & M", which will arrive on November 22. The follow-up to 2015's "Skills In ...

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Listen To New MAYHEM Song 'Falsified And Hated'

The song "Falsified And Hated" from Norwegian black metal veterans MAYHEM can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming album, "Daemon", which will be released on October 25 via Century Media. Pre-orders for the 12-song album have been released. A variety of limited-edition and special variants are available, including a limited ...

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SCOTT GORHAM Says Recording A THIN LIZZY Album Without PHIL LYNOTT Was 'Not Going To Happen'

"In The Basement With Jesse Bruce" of Grand Haven, Michigan radio station 93.1 WMPA recently conducted an interview with BLACK STAR RIDERS guitarist Scott Gorham. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's new album, "Another State Of Grace": Scott: "If ...

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New TAYLOR HAWKINS AND THE COATTAIL RIDERS Album To Feature DUFF MCKAGAN, ROGER TAYLOR, NANCY WILSON

On November 8, Taylor Hawkins will descend from the levitating drum throne on which he's spent two years on tour supporting FOO FIGHTERS' international #1 album "Concrete And Gold". The forthcoming third TAYLOR HAWKINS AND THE COATTAIL RIDERS album, "Get The Money", will be released by Shanabelle/RCA Records on that date, and can be pre-ordered ...

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