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MIKE PORTNOY: ‘I Was Always Kind Of A Frontman Stuck Behind The Drum Set’

Drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS) was recently interviewed by "Rock City Radio Show Berlin". You can now listen to the chat using the Mixcloud widget below. Asked when he realized that he wanted to be more than just...

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DEF LEPPARD Drummer’s Painting Of STEVE CLARK Made Mother Of Late Guitarist Cry

DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen, who has been expressing himself in recent years through his artwork, spoke to NJ Arts about his new painting of late DEF LEPPARD guitarist Steve Clark. The Clark piece is part of the "Legends" series which will also fea...

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POP EVIL Releases First Behind-The-Scenes Video From Making Of New Album

POP EVIL has released a behind-the-scenes studio video surrounding the band's time spent at Sound Emporium Studios in Nashville this past summer. The clip, the first in a series of videos to come, documents the musicians living together as they embarke...

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SUSPERIA: Lyric Video For New Song ‘I Entered’

On March 16, Norwegian extreme, melodic metallers SUSPERIA will return with their long-awaited first full-length studio album since 2009, titled "The Lyricist", via Agonia Records. The official lyric video for the song "I Entered", taken from "The Ly...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Recalls Early ‘Breakthrough Moment’ In His Relationship With DIMEBAG

Former PANTERA and current SUPERJOINT and DOWN frontman Philip Anselmo was interviewed on recent episode of the "Talk Toomey" podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. Recalling how he first connected with PANTERA back in 1...

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SANCTUARY To Tour With ICED EARTH As Farewell To WARREL DANE; Guest Vocalist Announced

Following the unfortunate loss of one of metal's most revered vocalists, Warrel Dane (SANCTUARY, NEVERMORE), prior to SANCTUARY's upcoming dates supporting ICED EARTH across North America, the band has announced the tour will go forth as planned. The s...

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LEAVES’ EYES: Lyric Video For New Song ‘Jomsborg’

LEAVES' EYES new album, "Sign Of The Dragonhead", will be released on January 12 via AFM Records. Produced by Alexander Krull at Mastersound Studio, the disc features cover artwork by Stefan Heilemann (LINDEMANN, EPICA, KAMELOT). The official lyric vi...

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EXODUS And MUNICIPAL WASTE To Join Forces For ‘Mr. Pickles Thrashtacular’ Tour; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

Adult Swim is moshing its way around the country with an immersive, fan-centric 13-city metal "thrash-tastic" tour featuring bands EXODUS and MUNICIPAL WASTE in support of the new season of its animated series "Mr. Pickles". Along with enjoying face me...

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THUNDER To Release ‘Stage’ Live Album

On March 23, THUNDER will release the brand new live album, "Stage", through earMUSIC. "Stage" features hits from right across the band's career and includes fan-favorite classics, like "Backstreet Symphony", "Low Life In High Places" and "Love Walke...

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BEHEMOTH Frontman Formally Charged With Disrespecting Poland’s National Coat Of Arms

BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski has been formally charged by Polish authorities for allegedly disrespecting one of the country's national symbols. The case, referred to court by the District Prosecutor's Office in Gdańsk, northern Poland, involves the band's "Republic Of The Unfaithful" tour artwork and merchandise, which is said to be "insulting" to the national coat of arms of Poland, a stylized white eagle with a golden beak and talons, and wearing a golden crown, in a red shield. An expert on heraldry and iconography has determined that the tour's artwork featured "a distorted image of Poland's national emblem," according to the prosecutor's office. The artwork "included elements and symbols considered Satanist and anti-Christian, with the aim of conveying content far removed from the historical and state ideology," the prosecutor's office said. Nergal and Maciej G., who promoted the tour online, both stand accused of publicly affronting the Polish national emblem, which carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison. Also charged is Rafał Wechterowicz, the graphic artist who worked on the BEHEMOTH artwork. Nergal, who has pleaded not guilty to the charges, commented on the latest legal developments in an Instagram post. He wrote: "Well… this is the first thing that hits me after coming back from a relaxing and sunny holiday trip. Me and two other dudes are accused of profaning Polish emblem. What a bummer! PiS-driven Poland [Editor's note: PiS is a right-wing populist, national-conservative, and Christian democratic political party in Poland] is trying its best to nail my ass down… as an example, I guess. But first thing is: it is NOT a Polish emblem. Second… let's leave those arguments for the court case which is to begin shortly! Is there limits to their obscurity and blindness? Bring it on!" Polish symbols are protected against public profanation and insult. According to Lexology.com, any public use that could be damaging or insulting may be considered a criminal offense. Therefore, it is important not to use any national symbol (even if artistically processed) in a way that could be deemed as disrespectful or offensive. In 2011, Nergal was acquitted in Poland on charges he insulted religious sentiment when he called the Catholic Church "the most murderous cult on the planet" during the band's September 2007 performance in Gdynia and tore up a copy of the Bible, calling it "a book of lies."

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