New James LaBrie Album Streaming For 24 Hours

Impermanent ResonanceQuick! Zip over to the Revolver website and check out the stream of James LaBrie’s new solo album, Impermanent Resonance! It’s only available for 24 hours by visiting this link. This is a really great album. You can read my review of it here. I really can’t recommend it highly enough, and I guess that as long as this stream is active, I don’t have to: you can just go and check it out for yourself. And then, when you’re ready to buy it, it’s available now via InsideOut Music. LaBrie says of the album, “To me, this album incorporates and continues with the styles and musical direction that we have created with the previous releases. The difference being that the music on this disc is to me a true telling of the songs evolving and taking on a sense of identity that is every band’s ultimate goal. It is powerful, memorable, hook-driven and above all extremely musical. It shows how the writing and the band itself have matured. I truly feel that this is our quintessential album.”


No Megadeth at NY Big 4 show?

Revolver magazine’s Brandon Geist has just posted on Twitter:

“No Megadeth at Big 4 show on Weds! Say it ain’t so…”

Wuh? Is this true?


Revolver has more info here. Revolver says Mustaine hurt his arm and shoulder on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem tour and is unable to play, although the band is hopeful that somehow it’ll still happen.


**UPDATE** BLABBERMOUTH.NET has received word that MEGADETH will, in fact, take part in this Wednesday’s concert as scheduled. A brand new video message from MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson confirming the band’s intention to play the show can be seen below.***

NEWS: William Shatner – honorary metalhead

Excellent choice, Revolver, excellent choice. William Shatner is totally badass.


Legendary actor, recording artist and author William Shatner will be presented with the Honorary Headbanger Award at the third annual Revolver Golden Gods award show presented by Epiphone on Wednesday, April 20, at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles. Revered for his role as Captain James T. Kirk on “Star Trek”, Shatner will be on hand to accept his award, an honor Revolver magazine bestows each year to someone who has made their name outside of the metal world but still embodies its spirit. Later this year, Shatner will officially prove the latter with his new album, “Seeking Major Tom” (Cleopatra), which features collaborations with hard-rock musicians, including Ritchie Blackmore and Ian Paice of Deep Purple, and, on a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man”, Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society and Mike Inez of Alice In Chains.

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NEWS: Epiphone Revolver Golden God winners

Winners of the first Epiphone Revolver Golden Gods Awards have been announced ahead of tonight’s event at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles. The winners are:

* Most Awesomely Good Drummer: Vinnie Paul Abbott (HELLYEAH, PANTERA)
* Best Underground Metal Band: ISIS
* Metal Industry Award: Rainbow Bar & Grill
* Best Album: METALLICA
* Honorary Headbanger: Kat Von D
* Golden God: Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH)
* Best Riff: SLIPKNOT
* Most Viral Video: PROTEST THE HERO
* Most Metal Athlete: Shaun White
* Best Live Band: SLIPKNOT
* Best New Talent: SUICIDE SILENCE
* Lifetime Achievement: Ozzy Osbourne
* Best International Band: DETHKLOK
* Reader’s Choice Award: THE ACACIA STAIN
* Most Mind-Blowing Guitarist: Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King (SLAYER)
* Hottest Chick In Metal: Marta Peterson (BLEEDING THROUGH)

The ceremony will be broadcast on MTV2 as a one-hour special debuting Saturday May 2, and will feature performances from MEGADETH, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HATEBREED, ALL THAT REMAINS and SUICIDE SILENCE. It will be hosted by Brian Posehn (The Sarah Silverman Program).

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