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OVERKILL, VIO-LENCE & Ex-DREAM THEATER Members Form BPMD

Their debut is out later this year.

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This Metal Allegiance photo was taken with the NIKON Z 7 on Thursday Jan. 16, 2020 in the House of Blues section of Anaheim, California. © 2020 (Photo by Scott Diussa)

BPMD is the new project featuring vocalist Bobby Blitz (Overkill), drummer Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Sons of Apollo, ex-Dream Theater), bassist Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance), and guitarist Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head). The band will release their debut album sometime later this year, which both Menghi and Blitz are pretty excited for.

“We’re super excited about our first BPMD record," said Menghi. "Last summer, I was inspired and came up with this crazy idea and here we are, not even a year later, and it’ll see the light of day in these very trying times. The planet needs something to feel good about, and I 100% whole-heartedly believe these tunes will do the trick. Buckle up and make way for BPMD…

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“The BPMD sessions were very fun," added Blitz. "They took us all back to our roots and even pre-roots. As it developed, we all realized it was something special, as did Napalm Records, with one listen!”

BPMD will hit the stage for the first time at Bulldozer Bash 5 in Old Bridge, NJ on May 30. The event, which will take place at Old Bridge Elks Lodge, is a benefit show to raise funds for the Old Bridge Militia Foundation, a 100% non-profit 501 C3 charity foundation. Learn more here (and hope it doesn't get cancelled).

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