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METAL ALLEGIANCE Feat. MEGADETH, TESTAMENT Members: First Trailer For 'Power Drunk Majesty' Album

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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MONSTROSITY To Release First Album In 11 Years, 'The Passage Of Existence', In September

Florida death metallers MONSTROSITY will release their first studio album in 11 years, "The Passage Of Existence", on September 7 via Metal Blade Records. The disc's first single, "Cosmic Pandemia", can be streamed below. Drummer Lee Harrison recorded his drum tracks at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with veteran metal producer Jason Suecof. A week ...

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MEGADETH Joined By ARCH ENEMY's MICHAEL AMOTT For 'Symphony Of Destruction' Performance At HELLFEST (Video)

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott joined MEGADETH on stage on June 24 at Hellfest in Clisson, France to perform the song "Symphony Of Destruction". Check out fan-filmed video footage below. The next day, Amott wrote on Instagram: "Thank you, Dave Mustaine and MEGADETH, for inviting me to play 'Symphony Of Destruction' with them on stage ...

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MEGADETH Dedicates 'My Last Words' To VINNIE PAUL (Video)

MEGADETH dedicated the song "My Last Words" to Vinnie Paul Abbott during the band's June 24 performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France. Prior to launching into the track, frontman Dave Mustaine told the crowd: "This next song we're gonna do for you, we played it last night for the first time in almost 20 years; ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE's 'Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty' To Feature Members Of OVERKILL, NIGHTWISH, ACCEPT, Others

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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SUNFLOWER DEAD Joined By Former FEAR FACTORY Bassist CHRISTIAN OLDE WOLBERS

Los Angeles hard rockers SUNFLOWER DEAD have signed to EMP Label Group, the label founded by MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. The group's third album, "Coma", will be released on October 19. Produced by Dave Fortman (SLIPKNOT, EVANESCENCE), "Coma" features SUNFLOWER DEAD's current lineup, including founding members, vocalist (and accordion player) Michael Del Pizzo, guitarists Jaboo ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Says He Received Offer To Join New Lineup Of RATT

During an interview with SiriusXM DJ Eddie Trunk that aired yesterday (Thursday, June 14), guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB, KXM) revealed that he recently received an offer to play with RATT. Asked whether the rumors are true that he was asked to join the current touring lineup of RATT — presumably alongside singer Stephen ...

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The Sound of Steel - EXMORTUS

Ten years ago, Southern California's EXMORTUS released its debut album, "In Hatred's Flame". The group's beginnings were under the guise of a blistering and bludgeoning death metal act, though with guitar work that was a bit flashier than other bands of its ilk. Shortly after the release of that album, then-vocalist/guitarist Balmore (now a member ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE On Possibility Of More 'Big Four' Shows: 'There's One Person That's Holding It Up For Everybody'

Prior to MEGADETH's June 10 performance in Copenhagen, Denmark, vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine was interviewed by Heavymetal.dk. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his early guitar inspirations: Dave: "My inspirations were more along the guidelines of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and ...

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MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Announces First Dates For His 'Basstory' Tour

MEGADETH bassist, author and entrepreneur David Ellefson has announced the first dates for his "Basstory" tour, a series of limited and exclusive "storytellers" dates, starting September 21 in Portland. Dubbed "Basstory: An Intimate Evening Of Riffs And Repartee With David Ellefson", the show combines solo bass performance with David's celebrated brand of storytelling, as he ...

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Pro-Shot Footage Of SLAYER And EXODUS Guitarist GARY HOLT's In-Store Appearance At Rock City Music Company

SLAYER and EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt took part in an meet-and-greet and in-store performance on May 26 at Rock City Music Company in Livonia, Michigan. Check out professionally filmed video footage below (shot by Chris Honoway and Adam White). In a June 2012 interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, SLAYER's Kerry King ...

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GUS G. On Being Replaced By ZAKK WYLDE In OZZY OSBOURNE's Band: 'I Think Some People Were More Upset About It Than I Was'

Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G. has reiterated his claim that he was okay with being replaced by the returning Zakk Wylde in Ozzy Osbourne's solo band. It was announced in April 2016 April that Wylde would be rejoining Ozzy's backing group for all his upcoming solo show dates. Osbourne's touring lineup also includes Rob "Blasko" ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE On Collecting Ideas For Next MEGADETH Album: "We're So Far Ahead Of The Game Ready Right Now'

At this past weekend's Rockfest festival in Hyvinkää, Finland, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine spoke to Kaaos TV about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album. The upcoming effort will mark the group's first release to feature drummer Dirk Verbeuren, who officially joined the band two years ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Guitarist On Being Managed By DAVE MUSTAINE: 'It's Nice To Be Working With Professional People Who Know What They're Doing'

Metal Nexus recently conducted an interview with vocalist Rasmus Bom Andersen and guitarist Brian Tatler of NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether DIAMOND HEAD's older fanbase has welcome Andersen with open arms: ...

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