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MICHAEL ROMEO Was Unsure SYMPHONY X Would Continue After RUSSELL ALLEN's Bus Accident With ADRENALINE MOB

By David E. Gehlke New Jersey progressive metal masters SYMPHONY X have earned the right to take as long as they want to write and record albums. Since their 2002 breakout "The Odyssey", the band has been on a near-METALLICA timetable between albums,...
April 20, 2022
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VOIVOD's MICHEL 'AWAY' LANGEVIN Says 'Synchro Anarchy' Is A 'Pretty Dark Album'

By David E. Gehlke It would have been understandable for VOIVOD to permanently call it a day in 2009 after the release of "Infini" — the last studio album to feature guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour, who passed away from colon cancer in 2005. The guit...
April 18, 2022
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Imprisoned

Putting aside the age-old debate about the difference between 'progressive' and 'prog' for a moment, it's always exciting to hear someone gleefully nailing a classic sound. Thunderously heavy but technically adept on a level that seems slightly unfai...
December 8, 2021
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Kin

There was a time, not so long ago, when deathcore was routinely decried as a one-dimensional clown show for emotionally stunted, suburbanite timewasters. Harsh dissenting voices may have had a point in terms of the genre's low-hanging fruit, but WHIT...
October 26, 2021
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In The Court Of The Dragon

Despite being a permanent fixture in the metal world, TRIVIUM have had more ups and downs to negotiate than most. A nasty dose of Exploding Drummer Syndrome (now, thankfully, resolved) aside, the band's biggest enemy has always seemed to be the fickl...
October 5, 2021
Review

Gods Of Debauchery

Audacious. That's the only word for it. As virtually every band on the planet threw themselves into a lockdown-facilitated and wholly newfound world of unfettered creativity last year, we can be secure in the knowledge that there will be a lot of big...
September 9, 2021
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RUSH To Screen Director's Cut Of 'Cinema Strangiato' In Theaters In September

Trafalgar Releasing and Anthem Entertainment have announced that RUSH — Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart — will return to the big screen as "Rush: Cinema Strangiato - Director's Cut" comes to select movie theaters nationwide on September 9, 202...
July 28, 2021
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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Announces 'The Duets Collection, Vol. 1'

Acclaimed rock vocalist Jeff Scott Soto has announced the release of his next solo project, "The Duets Collection, Vol. 1", on October 8. For this album, Soto wanted to do a career retrospective and re-record some of his favorite songs from his stori...
July 27, 2021
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SERJ TANKIAN Shares New Songs 'Entitled' And 'Film Piano' From 'Cinematique' Release

SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian has shared two new songs called "Entitled" and "Film Piano" from his next release "Cinematique". Described as an assemblage of 25 cinematic compositions that roam through classical ("Illuminate") and modern ("Viol...
July 26, 2021
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METALLICA To Play 'Intimate' Concert In Hollywood, Florida In November

METALLICA will play an "intimate" concert on November 4 at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Tickets for the 7,000-seat-theater show go on sale Friday, July 30 at 10 a.m. EDT, but members of METALLICA's fa...
July 26, 2021
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BRUCE DICKINSON, ROGER GLOVER To Perform JON LORD's 'Concerto For Group And Orchestra' In Hungary In November

Drummer Bernhard Welz has just announced a new performance of Jon Lord's "Concerto For Group And Orchestra" in Győr, Hungary on November 5, 2021. Adding DEEP PURPLE tracks, the concert will be performed by the Győr Symphony Orchestra together with: *...
July 25, 2021
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SERJ TANKIAN Previews New Song 'Cyber Criminal'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian has shared a snippet of the song "Cyber Criminal" from his next release "Cinematique". Described as an assemblage of 25 cinematic compositions that roam through classical ("Illuminate") and modern ("Violent Violin...
July 24, 2021
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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT On Band's 40th Anniversary: 'I Still Feel Like We Haven't Really Peaked'

Prior to Thursday's (July 22) game between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo spoke to Giants postgame live analyst George Kontos about the band's upcoming 40th-anniversa...
July 24, 2021
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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Include Previously Unseen 'Tiny Music' Session Footage in New 'And So I Know' Video

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS have released a new music video for their track "And So I Know" to coincide with the 25th anniversary of their 1996 LP "Tiny Music…Songs From the Vatican Gift Shop". The Hi8 clip was filmed by the bandmembers as they were laying d...
July 23, 2021
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NONPOINT Announces More Summer/Fall 2021 Tour Dates

NONPOINT has announced a number of tour dates for this September and October. Commented singer Elias Soriano: "We're coming out of the pandemic swinging! The bands and the shows will leave fans talking for weeks.. Production is new, show is brand new...
July 23, 2021