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SACRED REICH To Release 'Awakening' Album In The Summer

Veteran Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH are currently in the studio recording their highly anticipated new studio album — the band's first in 23 years — titled "Awakening". Due this summer, the disc is being produced by Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, POWER TRIP and CODE ORANGE, among others. "Awakening" will mark ...

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MIKE PORTNOY And JORDAN RUDESS Reunite On Stage For First Time In Nine Years During 'Cruise To The Edge' (Video)

On February 8, ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy and his former bandmate Jordan Rudess reunited on stage during the Cruise To The Edge to perform "Instrumedley" from DREAM THEATER / LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT. They were joined by NEAL MORSE BAND guitarist Eric Gillette and HAKEN bassist Conner Green. On Saturday, Portnoy wrote on Facebook: "My ...

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MIKE PORTNOY And JORDAN RUDESS 'Hang Out' And 'Chat' On 'Cruise To The Edge': 'Once Family, Always Family'

Ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy reconnected with his former bandmate Jordan Rudess earlier this week aboard the sixth annual Cruise To The Edge. Portnoy and Rudess are among the scheduled performers on the five-night progressive rock cruise, which sailed on Monday, February 4 out of Tampa, Florida aboard Royal Caribbean's Brilliance Of The Seas and ...

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THE 69 EYES Announces First U.S. Tour In 10 Years

The last time that Finnish goth rock legends THE 69 EYES toured the United States was in 2009. As the band has been busy conducting business as usual, releasing albums and touring elsewhere, the U.S. has been waiting very long for the return of the Helsinki Vampires. After recently teaming up with DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Announces Summer 2019 European Tour

QUEENSRŸCHE will play some of the most renowned European festivals, along with a few club shows, in support of the band's upcoming album, "The Verdict", which will be released on March 1. Special guests on the trek will be FIREWIND, with MIRRORPLAIN joining them on select shows. "We are very excited that we will be ...

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Which DREAM THEATER Drummer Plays With More 'Feel': MIKE MANGINI Or MIKE PORTNOY? JOHN PETRUCCI Weighs In

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci has dismissed suggestions that Mike Mangini has a more "robotic" drumming style than that of Mike Portnoy, saying that Mangini is "one of the most talented" musicians he has ever had the opportunity to play with. Mangini joined DREAM THEATER in late 2010 through a widely publicized audition following the ...

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AS I LAY DYING Announces Spring 2019 U.S. Tour

AS I LAY DYING will embark on a U.S. tour in March. The three-week trek will kick off on March 15 in St. Louis, Missouri and run through April 6 in Springfield, Missouri. Confirmed tour dates: Mar. 15 - St. Louis, MO @ Pops Mar. 16 - Peoria, IL. @ Monarch Mar. 17 - Joliet, ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: How I Drink My Coffee

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, who launched a boutique coffee brand called Ellefson Coffee Co. a few years ago, was asked in a recent interview with Wasted Attention how he likes to drink his coffee. "I've just kind of changed it [over the years]," he said (hear audio below). "At 54, I'm always keeping track of ...

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Watch AS I LAY DYING Perform In Tilburg

Fan-filmed video footage of AS I LAY DYING's December 2, 2018 concert at Poppodium 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands can be seen below. Last month, AS I LAY DYING frontman Tim Lambesis, who served time in prison for hiring a hitman to kill his wife, said that part of his life's work now is to undo ...

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THE DUSKFALL To Release 'The Everlasting Shadows' Album Next Year

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers THE DUSKFALL will release their long-awaited sixth album, "The Everlasting Shadows", in 2019. The band is currently mixing and mastering the disc, with plans to reveal a teaser in the coming months. THE DUSKFALL singer Mikael Sandorf says "The Everlasting Shadows" contains some of the group finest material to date. ...

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BURNING WITCHES: 'Open Your Mind' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Open Your Mind", the latest single from the Swiss all-girl heavy metal outfit BURNING WITCHES, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's second album, "Hexenhammer", which will be released on November 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc was produced at the Little Creek Studio in ...

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TOM G. WARRIOR Returns To ROADBURN To Perform CELTIC FROST/TRIPTYKON 'Requiem' In Full

TRIPTYKON will return to Roadburn festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands in 2019 to perform the full CELTIC FROST/TRIPTYKON three-part "Requiem", complete with orchestral accompaniment. Having previously performed at the festival in 2010 and 2014 with TRIPTYKON, and taken on curatorship duties for the former (selecting bands such as SARKE and THORR'S HAMMER to perform), Tom ...

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BURNING WITCHES: 'Hexenhammer' Video

The official video for "Hexenhammer", the new single from the Swiss all-girl heavy metal outfit BURNING WITCHES, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's second album, which will be released on November 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc was produced at the Little Creek Studio in Switzerland by ...

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