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ALCATRAZZ Putting Finishing Touches On First Studio Album In 34 Years

Original ALCATRAZZ bassist Gary Shea has rejoined the band. The group's current lineup is rounded out by fellow founding members Graham Bonnet (vocals) and Jimmy Waldo (keyboards), along with guitarist Joe "Shredlord" Stump and drummer Mark Benquechea. ALCATRAZZ's new studio album is nearly complete and will be released mid-2020. The disc was mixed by Andy ...

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Video Premiere: SONS OF APOLLO's 'Desolate July'

"Desolate July", the new Christian Rios-directed video from SONS OF APOLLO — featuring former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE) — can be seen below. The song is ...

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Watch YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Perform In Fort Lauderdale

Fan-filmed video footage of Yngwie Malmsteen's December 27 concert at Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, Florida can be seen below. His setlist was as follows: 01. Baroque & Roll 02. Heavy E Phrygian 03. Never Die 04. No Rest For The Wicked 05. Overture 06. Arpeggios From Hell 07. Badinerie (Johann Sebastian Bach) 08. Spellbound ...

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Video Premiere: SONS OF APOLLO's 'Fall To Ascend'

"Fall To Ascend", the new Christian Rios-directed video from SONS OF APOLLO — featuring former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE) — can be seen below. The song ...

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Ex-CANDLEMASS Vocalist MATS LEVÉN On Releasing His First Solo Album: 'I've Been Waiting For This For A Long Time'

A veteran of bands such as CANDLEMASS, THERION and YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN, and a touring member of TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, acclaimed Swedish vocalist Mats Levén has finally released his first solo album under the name of SKYBLOOD. The self-titled album features guest contributions from past and present members of KING DIAMOND, OPETH, THERION and WITCHERY, and ...

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Video: Former JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH Members Perform Heavy Metal Classics In Toronto

Vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), guitarist Glen Drover (MEGADETH, KING DIAMOND, TESTAMENT, EIDOLON), drummer Shawn Drover (MEGADETH, ACT OF DEFIANCE, EIDOLON) and bassist Adrian Robichaud (EIDOLON) joined forces to perform heavy metal classics under the A NIGHT OF METAL banner on November 9 at The Rockpile in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...

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Skyblood - SKYBLOOD

You don't get to sing with CANDLEMASS and YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN unless you've got one hell of a voice. Mats Levén has done just that, of course, not to mention countless other projects from Leif Edling's psychedelic doom side-project KRUX to neoclassical power metal with Germany's AT VANCE, and so the arrival of his first ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Members Discuss New Single 'Goodbye Divinity'

A new four-minute video in which the members of SONS OF APOLLO — featuring former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE) — discuss their new single, "Goodbye Divinity", ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Release Music Video For New Single 'Goodbye Divinity'

"Goodbye Divinity", the new Vicente Cordero-directed video from SONS OF APOLLO — featuring former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE) — can be seen below. The song is ...

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Video: Former JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH Members Perform Heavy Metal Classics In Quebec

Vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), guitarist Glen Drover (MEGADETH, KING DIAMOND, TESTAMENT, EIDOLON), drummer Shawn Drover (MEGADETH, ACT OF DEFIANCE, EIDOLON) and bassist Adrian Robichaud (EIDOLON) joined forces to perform heavy metal classics under the A NIGHT OF METAL banner on November 6 at L'Anti Bar & Spectacles in Quebec, ...

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SONS OF APOLLO To Release 'MMXX' Album In January

SONS OF APOLLO — former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE) — are ready to ring in the new decade with a sonic boom with their second studio ...

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KEN SUSI Says UNEARTH Is One Of Only Metalcore Bands Who Have Stuck To Their Roots

The metalcore boom of the early-to-mid-2000s signaled a changing of the guard in metal that pushed out nu-metal and introduced an era of Gothenburg melodic death metal-inspired riffing and hardcore "breakdowns." Ground zero for the scene was Massachusetts, with the likes of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SHADOWS FALL and UNEARTH each generating significant airtime on the rebooted ...

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LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Lyric Video, 'Pentagram'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "Pentagram", available on on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson explained the lyrical inspiration for the track, saying: "The new single 'Pentagram' is based on a true story about someone I know. All of a sudden, he decided ...

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CHRIS IMPELLITTERI Slams 'Larger Metal Sites' For Not Promoting His Latest Video: 'They Either Hate Us Or We Do Not Conform To Their Standards'

**UPDATE** Chris Impellitteri has made a new Instagram post saying that the Impellitteri Twitter account calling out BLABBERMOUTH.NET directly for not covering his band's latest video was fake (and it has since apparently been deleted). However, he did stand by the rest of the original message on the aforementioned Twitter account as it relates to ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Says DOKKEN/LYNCH MOB Tour Is In The Works

Guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB, KXM) recently spoke with Derek "Mr. Shred" Thomas of "Talking Shred". The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On having to cancel his appearance with DOKKEN at this year's M3 Rock Festival after contracting pneumonia: George: "We're going to make up ...

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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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GRAHAM BONNET On Using ALCATRAZZ Moniker Again: 'People Know The Name Of The Band, But They Don't Know Who The Hell I Am'

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) recently spoke with Japanese journalist Masa Ito. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the in-progress album by the new incarnation of ALCATRAZZ: Graham: "We're in the process right now. I think we have probably five or ...

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