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Bryan Reesman of Attention Deficit Delirium recently conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metallers DREAM THEATER. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Attention Deficit Delirium: Your wife, Rena Sands, plays guitar in the JUDAS PRIESTESS tribute band. Is there ever a chance that you two might do a musical project together?

Petrucci: We would love to. We talk about doing that. It just depends on what the style would be and just finding the time to do that. She’s such a great guitar player. We’re celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. We just got from back from Vegas actually.

Attention Deficit Delirium: Congratulations.

Petrucci: Thank you. When we first met, music is the thing that we really connected with and has always been a big part of our lives. We now have three kids, all teenagers who play music, and this is something that we’re all really connected to. That would be unbelievable to do something together.

Attention Deficit Delirium: Artists often have a hard time handling relationships because of our crazy schedules. How have you two managed to make things work for 20 years?

Petrucci: It takes a lot of understanding. I think [due to] the fact that my wife is a musician and is in the same career, she completely knows what’s involved and is the type of person who is just unbelievably supportive. When you think about how much time I have to be away because of touring…as you said it’s an unconventional kind industry situation, and I’m in the studio for 10 to 12 hours a day. Meanwhile we had three kids, twins first, so she spent all that time raising them. I’m 100,000,000% convinced that I wouldn’t be where I am today in my life and my career without her and that level of understanding, support and strength. It’s unbelievable. It really is. The fact that she’s able to give me feedback and that we can talk about things creatively and share ideas as I’m writing is just amazing. It’s really, really cool.

Attention Deficit Delirium: I’m enjoying the new DREAM THEATER album a lot. When the band started, it was a mixture of progressive complexity along with melodic elements that made it radio friendly. The mid-period of DREAM THEATER got more into epic songs and complexity, but it seems like the last couple of releases have gotten back to mixing these off-kilter time signatures and crazy riffs with catchy choruses. I wrote that in my recent studio report, and there were some fans who were turned off that idea, but I think it’s a good thing. Was this a conscious return to that style of songwriting, or did it just come about naturally?

Petrucci: It’s definitely something that we wanted to focus on a lot. As far as the style of the band and the way that we come across, it’s important to us that that always stays intact. We’re a progressive band with a metal sound, and the musical style is very powerful. We try to push the boundaries, but having said that, the most important thing is the songwriting. At the end of the day, it’s the compositions, it’s whether or not your music reaches people. It’s communication. It’s always been an important element of our music — the melodic side that you said, the catchy chorus side but also the overall melodic content — how the vocals hit you, how the song message hits you — I think that separates the men from the boys in a lot of aspects as far as writing in a progressive style. The songs need to be catchy, they need to be relatable, they need to be strong, and we did focus more on that this time, there’s no doubt about it. We did go in saying we’re going to make a strong and bold album. It’s going to be everything that we love to do, but we’re going to take extra special attention on the compositional songwriting elements so that within that structure the songs are even that much more powerful emotionally.

Read the entire interview at Attention Deficit Delirium.

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Every week we collect a whole bunch of short album reviews into one convenient article so you can keep up with the latest releases. This week, we cover Autumnblaze, Carach Angren, Death Mechanism, Death SS, Dehuman Reign, Lawless, Legion, Perversion, Purify The Horror, Twins Crew and Wound.

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Swedish power metal act Twins Crew posted a new music video for the track “Last Crusader.” The song appears on the band’s upcoming sophomore full length “The Northern Crusade,” which is set for release on August 1, 2013 via Scarlet Records. The track listing for the album is: 1. Last Crusader 2

The post New Music Video “Last Crusader” Posted By Twins Crew appeared first on Daily Heavy Metal News.

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No one messes with the Zombie

Rob Zombie, who currently fronts our new issue with his Twin Of Evil Marilyn Manson, recently spoke to us about juggling his career as a musician with more recent ventures as a film director. Here’s what the man had to say:

“I try to keep both going. I used to do one or the other. I would do a movie that would take me away for two years, then I would come back and do some touring. I always felt like I had to re-fire up the music because you lose the momentum.

“But, in the last couple of years I was doing both, where I’d be touring, and I’d shoot the movie but not edit the movie, then go tour some more, and come back and work on the movie and do some more touring. I was trying to keep all the balls in the air, juggling, and it works better, but it’s difficult. When I am actually shooting a movie I don’t think about anything else. The schedule is so out of control I don’t want to hear about music. If someone was like, ‘Oh, let me play this song for you.’ Well, I don’t give a shit.  I don’t even want to hear it. But, for the most part.  I try to keep things bouncing at all times.

“The movies are everywhere, they have a huge reach compared to the music, so in a way, the movie fans and music fans are quite different. Because, someone who likes the movies might hate fucking rock music. They might listen to country music, but they like horror movies,. So, it really reaches a wide base, it’s pretty weird.”

Read all about Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson and the Twins Of Evil tour in the new issue of Metal Hammer out now. Buy it, buy it for your mate, buy it for your nan and then buy it for yourself again. ORDER IT NOW

The Twins Of Evil tour rolls into the UK at the end of this month. Here are the dates:

26 London, UK
27 Manchester, UK
28 Glasgow SECC, UK
29 Birmingham, UK


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War of words between “Twins of Evil” headliners after Manson comments.

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Fan-filmed video footage of ROB ZOMBIE’s October 11 concert at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois during the Twins Of Evil tour with MARILYN MANSON can be seen below.

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Pig Destroyer recently toured Japan and sent us this exclusive tour diary documenting their journey. NYC, don’t forget, Pig Destroyer will be headlining the MetalSucks/Metal Injection/1000knives CMJ Showcase on October 18th at Public Assembly, with KEN Mode, Early Graves and Encrust. Get your ticket at this [link]

Watch an entire Pig Destroyer concert from 2009
PIG DESTROYER Piss Angel live
PIG DESTROYER Fourth Degree Burns live
PIG DESTROYER Cheerleader Corpses live
PIG DESTROYER Pretty in Casts live
PIG DESTROYER Loathsome Live
PIG DESTROYER Naked Trees Live
PIG DESTROYER Deathtripper Live
PIG DESTROYER Rotten Yellow Live
PIG DESTROYER The Machete Twins Live
PIG DESTROYER Yellow Line Transfer/Fuck You Up And Get High
PIG DESTROYER Fuck You Up And Get High Multi-View

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Date: 2012-09-20

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Punk icon John Lydon was too busy playing dad to late stepdaughter Ari Up’s twins to revive Public Image Ltd. prior to last year.

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Paul Weller has become a father again to twin boys with his 25-year-old wife.

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Twins Crew recently released the debut album “Judgement Night,” and the band has now launched a music video clip for a track off the CD, titled “Lucifer.” You can check out the “Lucifer” clip below.

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