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Evolution - KOBRA AND THE LOTUS

Standard bearers for hard work and determination, KOBRA AND THE LOTUS have taken a decade to finally reach a level of success and acclaim that their early potential hinted at. Their first efforts for Napalm Records, "Prevail I" and "II", emerged in 2017 and 2018 and showcased a greatly improved band with fistfuls of great ...

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Love Exchange Failure - WHITE WARD

Black metal went weird a long time ago, but few bands have been so willfully irresponsible with the genre's core values as WHITE WARD. "Love Exchange Failure" is the band's second album, but it sounds like the mature and meticulous work of instinctive originals. Strap yourself in and prepare to be enjoyably freaked out. The ...

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Sunless - PSOTY

Bands will pay the price for picking a shit name. It may have seemed terribly post-modern and in-jokey at the time, but being lumbered with a name like PET SLIMMERS OF THE YEAR was never a smart move. Sensibly, this UK-based post-metal crew have trimmed that unwieldy tag down to the simpler PSOTY: still a ...

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Watch SONS OF APOLLO Cover AEROSMITH's 'Dream On' With Full Orchestra

SONS OF APOLLO — the 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) — released "Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony" on August 30. "Live ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Announces Early 2020 North American Tour With TONY MACALPINE

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, JOURNEY), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH), guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (GUNS N' ROSES), keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) and drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, THE WINERY DOGS) — has announced an early 2020 tour of ...

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Metaportal - WORMED

The impulse to push the envelope is never-ending, with regard to the more extreme side of music, metal and otherwise. Whether we are talking about bands as varied as SLAYER or SQUAREPUSHER, striving to be faster, louder, harder and/or more bizarre is inevitable—at least in the early stages. Intuitively enough, then, this endless race and ...

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Watch SONS OF APOLLO Perform 'Labyrinth' From 'Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony'

SONS OF APOLLO — the 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 release "Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony" on August 30. ...

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Watch SONS OF APOLLO Perform DREAM THEATER's 'Just Let Me Breathe' From 'Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony'

SONS OF APOLLO — the 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 release "Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony" on August 30. ...

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SONS OF APOLLO: 'Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony' Trailer

SONS OF APOLLO — the 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 release "Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony" on August 30. ...

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EXODUS To Perform At San Diego's COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL

Metal and comics will once again come together as one at the 50th anniversary of San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC) with a special live performance from Bay Area thrash metal legends EXODUS. The intimate event, dubbed "Bonded By Con", will take place on Thursday, July 18 at the House of Blues. Tickets are on sale ...

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Profound Evil Presence - POWER FROM HELL

It is a well-established fact that South American metalheads go harder and with more psychotic passion than just about anyone else. Hailing from the hallowed metal breeding ground of Sao Paulo, Brazil, POWER FROM HELL have always been the living embodiment of that unique underground spirit. The band is not just named after a seminal ...

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BEARTOOTH Releases 'Afterall' Music Video

"Afterall", the new video from BEARTOOTH, can be seen below. The song is taken from BEARTOOTH's third album, "Disease", which was released last September via Red Bull Records. The disc was recorded at BlackBird studio in Franklin, Tennessee with producer Nick Raskulinecz (DEFTONES, KORN, FOO FIGHTERS). Vocalist Caleb Shomo has called "Disease" "by far the ...

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Saint Vitus - SAINT VITUS

Given the dogmatic way of things, this review should probably be full of dramatic statements about Scott Reagers being the original and therefore the ultimate frontman for SAINT VITUS, undisputed lords of American doom. But let's face it, arguing about whether Reagers or Scott "Wino" Weinrich deserve the requisite accolade is a bit like arguing ...

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HOWLING SYCAMORE's 'Seven Pathways To Annihilation' Album To Feature Guest Appearance By MARTY FRIEDMAN

HOWLING SYCAMORE, the extreme progressive ensemble featuring Davide Tiso, Jason McMaster and Hannes Grossmann, has returned with its sophomore album, "Seven Pathways To Annihilation". Due on June 21, the disc features over 50 minutes of music and will be available on gatefold 2LP, compact disc and on all digital outlets. The album's first single, "Initiation", ...

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EDGE OF PARADISE Signs With FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of Los Angeles-based metal act EDGE OF PARADISE. Formed by singer Margarita Monet and guitarist Dave Bates in 2011, EDGE OF PARADISE debuted on the scene a few months later with "Mask", an album of industrial-tinged metal coupled with soaring vocal hooks, which was warmly received by critics ...

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Former NIRVANA Manager Dismisses KURT COBAIN Murder Theories

According to The Pulse Of Radio, former NIRVANA manager Danny Goldberg was asked at a signing session in Los Angeles for his new book, "Serving The Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain", for his thoughts on the conspiracy theory that Courtney Love had her husband, NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain, murdered and made to look like a suicide. ...

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Watch BARONESS's Music Video For New Song 'Borderlines'

Savannah, Georgia metal band BARONESS will release its eagerly awaited new album, "Gold & Grey", on June 14 via Abraxan Hymns. The official music video for the disc's first single, "Borderlines", can be seen below. "Our goal is, was, and will always be to write increasingly superior, more honest and compelling songs, and to develop ...

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OCTOBER TIDE Feat. Former KATATONIA Members: 'In Splendor Below' Album Due In May

Swedish melodic death/doom metallers OCTOBER TIDE, featuring ex-KATATONIA members Fredrik and Mattias Norrman, will release their sixth studio album, "In Splendor Below", on May 17 via Agonia Records. The follow-up to 2016's "Winged Waltz" was mixed and mastered by Karl Daniel Lidén at Tri-Lamd studios (BLOODBATH, KATATONIA, BREACH, CRAFT). It was produced by Alexander Backlund ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Says Debut SONS OF APOLLO Album Is 'A Masterpiece': 'We Created Something That Will Be Timeless'

Jeff Scott Soto says that "Psychotic Symphony", the 2017 debut album from his SONS OF APOLLO progressive metal supergroup, is "a masterpiece." The veteran hard rock singer, who has played with Yngwie Malmsteen, TALISMAN and JOURNEY, told Greece's "TV War" (see video below): "I think this album will be as important in my career as ...

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Watch BEARTOOTH's 'You Never Know' Video

"You Never Know", the new video from BEARTOOTH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's third album, "Disease", which was released in September via Red Bull Records. The disc was recorded at BlackBird studio in Franklin, Tennessee with producer Nick Raskulinecz (DEFTONES, KORN, FOO FIGHTERS). Vocalist Caleb Shomo told Kerrang! that ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Completes 'Intense Writing Session' For Second Album

SONS OF APOLLO — the 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) — is working on its second album. Portnoy wrote on his Facebook ...

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DEREK SHERINIAN Says SONS OF APOLLO Won't Perform DREAM THEATER Material Moving Forward

SONS OF APOLLO keyboardist Derek Sherinian (BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, ex-DREAM THEATER) recently spoke with Greece's Rockpages TV. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his initial goals when writing the music for what would become SONS OF APOLLO's debut album, "Psychotic Symphony": Derek: "I ...

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