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NICKO MCBRAIN On Joining IRON MAIDEN In 1982: 'I Was In The Right Place At The Right Time'

Tapped to replace Clive Burr in 1982 after touring activities for "Number Of The Beast" concluded, drummer Nicko McBrain brought a degree of finesse and technicality that was largely missing from IRON MAIDEN's early output. Whereas Burr was often lauded for his heavy-handed, punk-oriented style, McBrain was largely the opposite, playing with a degree of ...

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GEDDY LEE Says 'Cinema Strangiato' Film Celebrates RUSH's Final Tour On Big Screen

A new RUSH film, "Cinema Strangiato: An Annual Exercise In Fan Indulgence", will get a one-night-only cinematic screening on August 21. The film, which takes viewers behind the scenes of RUSH's 2015 "R40" 40th-anniversary tour, will feature song performances, unreleased soundcheck and backstage footage, and new interviews with producer Nick Raskulinecz and RUSH fans Tom ...

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Ex-TESTAMENT Bassist Says He Was Treated 'Like A Thing, Like A Stage Prop' And 'Not A Person' By His Former Bandmates

Former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian says that he was treated like "a thing" and "a stage prop" during his tenure with the band and claims that the business he "helped start" has been "hijacked." Christian — whose acrimonious January 2014 exit from TESTAMENT was well publicized on these pages — made his latest comments while ...

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HATRIOT: 'Ethereal Nightmare' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Ethereal Nightmare" from the San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal outfit HATRIOT can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "From Days Unto Darkness", which will be released on July 26 via Massacre Records. The disc marks the group's first release with Cody ...

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DEZ FAFARA 'Broke All The Rules' With Upcoming DEVILDRIVER Album

Dez Fafara has confirmed that DEVILDRIVER has completed work on its new album with producer Steve Evetts (EVERY TIME I DIE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN). The follow-up to 2016's "Trust No One" will be a staggered-release double album, with the first part scheduled to arrive in early 2020. Fafara told Australia's "Everblack" podcast in a ...

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JOE SATRIANI, JOHN PETRUCCI, GENE HOGLAN Among Guests On BRYAN BELLER's 'Scenes From The Flood' Solo Album

As a bassist and composer, Bryan Beller (THE ARISTOCRATS, JOE SATRIANI, DETHKLOK, STEVE VAI) has never been accused of being insufficiently driven. But nothing he's done before can truly prepare audiences for his newest release, the massively ambitious and unapologetically progressive double concept album "Scenes From The Flood", scheduled for worldwide release on September 13. ...

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NAPALM DEATH: Pro-Shot Video Of Entire WITH FULL FORCE Concert

Professionally filmed video footage of NAPALM DEATH's entire June 28 performance at the With Full Force festival at Ferropolis in Gräfenhainichen, Germany can be seen below (courtesy of ARTE Concert). NAPALM DEATH is continuing work on its long-awaited new album for a tentative early 2020 release. The follow-up to 2015's "Apex Predator - Easy Meat" ...

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DEADLAND RITUAL Feat. GEEZER BUTLER, MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS: Pro-Shot Video Of HELLFEST Concert

Professionally filmed video footage of DEADLAND RITUAL's June 22 performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France can be seen below. DEADLAND RITUAL is the new band featuring bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA). DEADLAND RITUAL's setlist consists ...

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STEVE VAI On The 1990s: 'I Was The Poster Boy For Everything That Was Wrong About Playing The Guitar'

Guitarist Steve Vai recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recently released GENERATION AXE live album: Steve: "It was different from many things that I've done in the past, but it's always nice to kind of realize a dream, ...

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New Song Premiere: ZINNGESCHREI's 'Amok'

Metal Assault Records has unveiled the final band lineup and track listing for "Metal Assault Mixtape - Vol. 1", the label's very own and very first summer compilation release, featuring nine of the finest purveyors of underground heavy music. Nine bands, nine brand new, previously unreleased tunes. One of the artists included on this mixtape ...

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ACE FREHLEY To Release 'Origins Vol. 2' In October

Ace Frehley will release "Origins Vol. 2", the sequel to his 2016 collection of cover songs that inspired the former KISS guitarist, in October via Entertainment One (eOne). The disc, which will feature guest appearances by Lita Ford (singing "Jumping Jack Flash") and CHEAP TRICK's Robin Zander (singing HUMBLE PIE's "30 Days In The Hole"), ...

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