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DOWN Confirms Another 'NOLA' 25th-Anniversary Show

DOWN has confirmed that it will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its classic debut album, "NOLA", by making a number of special live appearances next year. In addition to performing at the 2020 edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 18-21, 2020 in Dessel, Belgium, DOWN has just announced that ...

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DOWN Confirms First Show Of 2020

DOWN has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 18-21, 2020 in Dessel, Belgium. The announcement of DOWN's participation in the event comes less than a month after singer Philip Anselmo revealed that DOWN was planning to reunite in 2020 for ...

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Seven Pathways to Annihilation - HOWLING SYCAMORE

It was always going to be epic. Take one of the most inventive and quite possibly unhinged songwriters in extreme music history, Davide Tiso (EPHEL DUATH), and pair him with one of the greatest metal voices of all time, Jason McMaster (WATCHTOWER), and then, why the fuck not, get Hannes Grossmann (HATE ETERNAL, BLOTTED SCIENCE, ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Says He Doesn't Feel Like Doing SUPERJOINT Anymore, Wants KIRK WINDSTEIN For DOWN's 'Nola' Celebration

Philip Anselmo says that he wants Kirk Windstein involved in a hypothetical 25th-anniversary celebration of DOWN's classic debut album. A founding member of DOWN, Windstein left the band in 2013 in order to focus on CROWBAR and his family life. He was replaced by Bobby Landgraf, DOWN's former guitar tech who was previously in GAHDZILLA ...

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Winter Ethereal - ARCH/MATHEOS

Some voices are simply undeniable. You may need to be a prog metal aficionado to truly appreciate the significance of this ongoing collaboration between two founding members of FATES WARNING, but regardless of historical context, "Winter Ethereal" provides a timely reminder that John Arch has one of the greatest voices in metal history. As an ...

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Damnatio ad Bestias - IMPRECATION

"Everything is bigger in Texas." Hyperbole aside, whether we're talking about its far reach in terms of geography or the fact that it's the 10th largest economy on the planet, the Lone Star State truly is gargantuan on numerous levels. Having said that, while in-state metal diehards are well aware and appreciative—whether we are talking ...

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WATCHTOWER's RON JARZOMBEK Releases Two New Singles

Ron Jarzombek (BLOTTED SCIENCE, SPASTIC INK, WATCHTOWER) has just released two digital singles, "Frenetically Inconsistent Velocities Entwined" and "The Ink Panther". "Frenetically Inconsistent Velocities Entwined" (a.k.a. "FIVE") is the first of four songs that were initially written for the third BLOTTED SCIENCE CD. The song — featuring Ron Jarzombek on guitars and programming, and BLOTTED ...

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JIMI HENDRIX-Inspired Luxury Men's And Women's Apparel Coming In The Spring

Epic Rights and Perryscope Productions, exclusive retail branding partners for Authentic Hendrix — which celebrates the extraordinary artistry, style, vision and talent of iconic rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix — have announced a new, luxury apparel partnership, blending the spirit of Hendrix with Los Angeles-based fashion label Libertine, founded by innovative designer Johnson Hartig. The Authentic ...

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JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE's 'Electric Ladyland' To Be Reissued As 50th-Anniversary Deluxe Box Set

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE masterpiece "Electric Ladyland", Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, are releasing the deluxe edition box set on November 9. Available as either a 3CD/1 Blu-ray set or a 6LP/1 Blu-ray set, both packages include ...

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Read CELTIC FROST Chapter From 'Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records' Book

Deliberation Press and Iron Pages Books have just released the book "Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records", which tackles the complicated history of Germany's Noise Records, one of the most influential European independent heavy metal record companies of the 1980s. The creation of Karl-Ulrich Walterbach, Noise was responsible for signing and developing ...

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'Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records' Book Author Guests On 'Black Night Meditations' (Audio)

On Friday, March 3, WSCA 106.1 FM's metal show "Black Night Meditations" broadcast a special four-hour program that focused solely on seminal German record label Noise Records, airing music from KREATOR, CORONER, DARK AVENGER, GRINDER, DEATHROW, WATCHTOWER, D.A.M., HELLOWEEN, VENDETTA, IRON FORCE, CELTIC FROST, MIDAS TOUCH, V2, ROSY VISTA, and many more. In addition to ...

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DREAM THEATER Guitarist Says 'You Can Do Whatever You Want' In Progressive Music

Valerio Cesari of Radio Rock 106.6 radio station in Rome, Italy, recently conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On recording DREAM THEATER's 1992 breakthrough album "Images And Words": John: "We were very young back ...

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'Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records' Book Due In March

Deliberation Press and Iron Pages Books have announced a March 24 English/German language release of "Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records". (German title: "Systemstörung: Die Geschichte Von Noise Records") Authored by American metal journalist David E. Gehlke, the book features cover art by VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, and a foreword penned ...

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WATCHTOWER: Video Trailer For 'Concepts Of Math: Book One'

Prosthetic Records will release legendary progressive metallers WATCHTOWER's recent digital-only tracks on LP and CD. The four tracks will be combined with one brand new song, creating the MCD "Concepts Of Math: Book One", and will be released on limited edition vinyl and CD on October 7. A video trailer for "Concepts Of Math: Book ...

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Game of Sins - AXEL RUDI PELL

Axel Rudi Pell is a power metal engine that can and can some more. Celebrating 25 years as a solo artist in 2014, the former STEELER guitarist dropped a three-disc live commemoration, "Magic Moments: 25th Anniversary Special Show", in early 2015. Now boasting a remarkable 17 original studio albums, four ballad compilations and a handful ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL To Release 'Game Of Sins' Album In January

German guitar hero Axel Rudi Pell will release his sixteenth studio album, "Game Of Sins" on January 15, 2016 (January 22 in the U.S.) through SPV/Steamhammer. When Axel Rudi Pell celebrated his first 25 years as a solo artist with a three-hour-plus show in Balingen, Germany on July 11, 2014, he not only awed the ...

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JASON MCMASTER's BROKEN TEETH To Release 'Bulldozer' EP Next Month

BROKEN TEETH, the Austin-based hard rock quintet featuring DANGEROUS TOYS/WATCHTOWER vocalist Jason McMaster, will release a new CD and vinyl album titled "Bulldozer" on October 23 via Texas Metal Underground Records. "Bulldozer" features five original BROKEN TEETH razor-sharp songs: "Raining Fire"; "The Rough And The Tumble"; "Red River Rising"; "Devil On The Road" (from BROKEN ...

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For the Journey - THRESHOLD

"…but this you know that the journey is good". This proclamation found in the liner notes of THRESHOLD's latest album "For the Journey" is telling where this band is and where they've come from. A journey these guys have been on, and for them to take an upbeat stance following the death of longtime vocalist ...

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THRESHOLD: 'Unforgiven' Video Released

"Unforgiven", the new video from British progressive metallers THRESHOLD, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "For The Journey", which came out on September 22 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2012's "March Of Progress" was produced at Thin Ice Studios in England by THRESHOLD members Karl Groom (guitars) ...

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SYMPHONY X's New Album Will Really Please The Band's Old Fans

American progressive metal veterans SYMPHONY X have entered the studio to begin recording the follow-up to 2011's "Iconoclast" for an early 2015 release. Regarding the musical direction of the new SYMPHONY X material, SYMPHONY X bassist Michael LePond told the "Talking Metal" podcast (hear audio below): "I think this album is not gonna be as ...

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SYMPHONY X To Begin Recording New Album This Week

American progressive metal veterans SYMPHONY X will enter the studio this week to begin recording the follow-up to 2011's "Iconoclast" for an early 2015 release. "We're gonna start the drums on Tuesday [September 9], and with all the recording and then the promotion, we hope to have a new album out for the spring," SYMPHONY ...

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THRESHOLD: First 'For The Journey' Album Trailer

British progressive metallers THRESHOLD will release their new album, "For The Journey", on September 22 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2012's "March Of Progress" was produced at Thin Ice Studios in England by THRESHOLD members Karl Groom (guitars) and Richard West (keyboards) and was mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox in Finland. The first ...

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