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SEBASTIAN BACH Taps MISSING PERSONS Drummer ANDY SANESI

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has recruited Andy Sanesi to play drums in his solo band. Bach says: "Andy Sanesi was recommended to me by my friend Adam Jones from the band TOOL. Andy Sanesi is the drummer who replaced Terry Bozzio in the incredible Los Angeles band MISSING PERSONS. He is a great ...

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Reaching into Eternity - DRAGONFORCE

Now on its seventh album, DRAGONFORCE has a lot to live up to: namely its members' rep as meta-human musicians. The decision-making process on whether to continue dropping albums slung at two hundred miles an hour each must be as nerve-racking as coming up with extravagant guitar solos not yet heard by the metal public. ...

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Germany's ROCK AM RING Festival Resumes After Terror Threat Is Cleared

Germany's Rock Am Ring festival resumed earlier today after police had to evacuate the site because of a "potential terrorist threat." Intensive searches were carried out by police before performances continued early Saturday afternoon. More than 80,000 fans are reportedly attending the three-day event near the Nürburgring race track which was supposed to feature RAMMSTEIN ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Singer TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Joins Forces With Ex-PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Guitarist

Former SUPERJOINT RITUAL and PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS guitarist Marzi Montazeri has joined forces with ex-JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens to record a six-song EP, "The Uprising". Due on June 23 via Montazeri's recently launched Crunchy Western Records, the effort was recorded at Matherne Studios by Kevin Matherne in ...

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ROCK ON THE RANGE Festival Evacuated Due To Severe Weather

The organizers of this weekend's Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio have evacuated attendees due to a severe thunderstorm warning in effect. Attendees were asked to exit MAPFRE Stadium and seek shelter in their vehicles. Music fans who did not have a vehicle on-site were asked to seek shelter at the Lausche Building, ...

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Emperor of Sand - MASTODON

Oh, the dilemmas of high-profile tech wizards who, 30 years ago, would've faced less scrutiny than they do in the face of a sophisticated and far more opinionated metal community. Then again, people cried foul at IRON MAIDEN for utilizing synthesizers and writing a rock-friendly tune on "Somewhere in Time". That was an album viewed ...

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FATES WARNING's JIM MATHEOS To Release Debut Album From Instrumental Rock Project TUESDAY THE SKY

Jim Matheos, founding guitarist of legendary U.S. progressive metallers FATES WARNING, has announced the release of the debut album from his new ambient instrumental rock project TUESDAY THE SKY. Due on June 30 via InsideOut Music, "Drift" sees Matheos expanding the boundaries of his sound ever further. "Drift" came together in the downtime between FATES ...

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JOHN ARCH Rules Out Permanent Return To FATES WARNING

Metal Wani's Chuck Marshall recently conducted an interview with original FATES WARNING singer John Arch. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his current relationship with FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos: John: "When I left [FATES WARNING], there was a little bit of… I don't ...

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Former THE HAUNTED Frontman PETER DOLVING Exits DRESS THE DEAD

DRESS THE DEAD, the new band featuring ex-FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero, has parted ways with former THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving. The split happened only three months after DRESS THE DEAD — whose lineup also includes Mark Hernandez on drums, James Walker on bass and Dan Delay on guitar — played its first two shows ...

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FATES WARNING Announces U.S. Tour Dates

U.S. progressive metal pioneers FATES WARNING have announced the first run of tour dates in support of their latest album, "Theories Of Flight". The trek will kick off on June 11 in Poughkeepsie, New York and end on July 1 in Allston, Massachusetts. FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder checked in with the following comment: "We ...

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FATES WARNING To Release 'Awaken The Guardian Live' In April

Legendary progressive metal act FATES WARNING celebrated the 30th anniversary of its third album, "Awaken The Guardian", in 2016. The album was to become their final release to feature vocalist John Arch. That era's lineup was rounded out by bassist Joe DiBiase, drummer Steve Zimmerman, along with current guitarist Frank Aresti and, of course, guitarist ...

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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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Watch New GRAHAM BONNET BAND Video 'Rider'

"Rider", the new video from the GRAHAM BONNET BAND, can be seen below. The track is taken from the group's latest album, "The Book", which was released on November 4 via Frontiers Music Srl. Graham Bonnet is a rock legend. With a pedigree that includes RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ and IMPELLITTERI, he is ...

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Breathe In The Water - KYNG

SoCal trio KYNG wastes little time following up its impressive 2014 debut "Burn The Serum" with a dynamic record that not only defies the sophomore jinx, it delivers a homogenous rock and metal blend more appetizing than even blueberry Craisins. Of course, blueberry Craisins are subjective to varying palates, while KYNG's "Breathe In The Water" ...

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Video Premiere: FATES WARNING's 'SOS'

"SOS", the new video from U.S. progressive metal pioneers FATES WARNING, can be seen below. The clip was directed by David Brodsky for MyGoodEye. 
 FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder commented as follows:
"We are very happy to announce the latest video for the song 'SOS' from our new album, 'Theories Of Flight'! The video was ...

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