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PHIL DEMMEL On His Collaboration With MIKE PORTNOY And BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH: 'It Was Pretty Rad Playing With Those Dudes'

Former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel spoke to Bax Music about his soon-to-be-released collaboration with drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-DREAM THEATER), vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL) and bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE). "We did a record," he said (see video below). "It's not a project, Mike Portnoy would want ...

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Watch QUEENSRŸCHE Perform On 'Megacruise'

Fan-filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE's performance aboard the inaugural Megacruise can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "alexvigil29"). Megacruise, hosted by metal veterans MEGADETH, departed from Los Angeles on October 13 on a round-trip voyage to San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico and returned on October 18. The at-sea music experience featured additional performances from ...

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Watch LAMB OF GOD Perform On 'Megacruise'

Fan-filmed video footage of LAMB OF GOD's performance aboard the inaugural Megacruise can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "Joel Steele"). Megacruise, hosted by metal veterans MEGADETH, departed from Los Angeles on October 13 on a round-trip voyage to San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico and returned on October 18. The at-sea music experience featured ...

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Watch ANTHRAX Perform On 'Megacruise'

Fan-filmed video footage of ANTHRAX's performance aboard the inaugural Megacruise can be seen below. Megacruise, hosted by metal veterans MEGADETH, departed from Los Angeles on October 13 on a round-trip voyage to San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico and returned on October 18. The at-sea music experience featured additional performances from QUEENSRŸCHE, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, DEATH ANGEL, ...

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Members Of MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, Others Take Part In All-Star KISS Jam On 'Megacruise' (Video)

Members of MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, QUEENSRŸCHE, DORO, HELLYEAH and BUTCHER BABIES are among the musicians who took part in an all-star KISS jam aboard the inaugural Megacruise. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. Megacruise, hosted by metal veterans MEGADETH, departed from Los Angeles on October 13 on a round-trip ...

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HAIL! Feat. CHRIS ADLER, STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA, PHIL DEMMEL, JAMES LOMENZO: Video Of Dubai Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of HAIL!, the project featuring ex-LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler, EXODUS vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza, VIO-LENCE/ex-MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel and former MEGADETH/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY bassist James LoMenzo, performing earlier tonight (Friday, October 18) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates can be seen below. Prior to the tour's launch, LoMenzo stated about ...

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Watch TESTAMENT Perform On 'Megacruise'

Fan-filmed video footage of TESTAMENT's performance aboard the inaugural Megacruise can be seen below (courtesy of Alex Vigil). Megacruise, hosted by metal veterans MEGADETH, departed from Los Angeles on October 13 on a round-trip voyage to San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico. TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy recently confirmed to DJ Valentino of the WSOU radio station ...

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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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ANNIHILATOR To Release 'Ballistic, Sadistic' Album In January; 'I Am Warfare' Single Now Available

Canadian thrash metal veterans ANNIHILATOR will release their new album, "Ballistic, Sadistic", on January 24, 2020 via Silver Lining Music. The disc's belligerent and pugnacious first single, "I Am Warfare", can be streamed below. Cited by bands in the likes of MEGADETH, PANTERA, DREAM THEATER, CHILDREN OF BODOM, LAMB OF GOD, OPETH, TRIVIUM and many, ...

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DEATH ANGEL: Pro-Shot Video Of Entire SUMMER BREEZE Performance

ARTE Concert has uploaded professionally filmed video footage of DEATH ANGEL's entire August 14 performance at the Summer Breeze festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. Check it out below. DEATH ANGEL recently announced a fall 2019 North American headlining tour with openers EXMORTUS and HELLFIRE. The month-long trek will kick off on November 16 in Seattle and ...

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WARBRINGER Premieres Explosive New Single 'Firepower Kills'

Three weeks into the band's ongoing 54-shows-in-54-days co-headlining tour with ENFORCER, Los Angeles-based thrash quintet WARBRINGER has released a new single, "Firepower Kills". The song can be streamed on Spotify, Apple Music and other digital platforms. A lyric video — created by Hannah Left Wright of Shadowborn Group — can be seen below. "Firepower Kills" ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Talks About Making Of 'The Conjuring' Song For 'Death By Design' Graphic Novel (Video)

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", is accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader Dave ...

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ANVIL Announces 17-Date U.K. Tour In March 2020

Canadian metal legends ANVIL will return to the U.K. for a 17-date tour in March 2020. ANVIL, a Toronto-based group, was formed in 1978 by childhood friends, guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner. Both came from Jewish families and had been playing music together since their teens. ANVIL is considered to have been ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Says DAVE MUSTAINE Is 'Doing Well' In His Battle With Throat Cancer

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson says that Dave Mustaine is "doing well" four months after he was diagnosed with throat cancer. The 58-year-old MEGADETH leader revealed his cancer diagnosis on June 17 on social media. He has since issued an update, saying that his doctors "are feeling very positive" regarding the progress of his treatment. Although ...

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ANTHRAX's CHARLIE BENANTE: Inside Look At Drum Rig (Video)

Sweetwater's Nick D'Virgilio recently joined Charlie Banante from ANTHRAX for an inside look at his drum rig. Watch the clip below. Earlier this year, Benante spoke to Australia's "Everblack" podcast about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to 2016's "For All Kings" album. He said: "There's a collection of songs so far ...

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BODY COUNT Is Mixing 'Carnivore' Album

BODY COUNT, the metal band fronted by hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T, is putting the finishing touches on its new album, "Carnivore", for a tentative early 2020 release. Asked by a fan on Twitter how the new BODY COUNT record is coming along, Ice-T responded: "Mixing it as we speak.. No solid release date ...

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MEGADETH: No Official Decision Has Yet Been Made Regarding DAVE MUSTAINE's Involvement In 'Megacruise'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson says that no "official decision" has yet been made regarding Dave Mustaine's involvement in the upcoming Megacruise. The 58-year-old MEGADETH leader revealed his cancer diagnosis on June 17 on social media. He has since issued an update, saying that his doctors "are feeling very positive" regarding the progress of his treatment. ...

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