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OVERKILL: Second Trailer For 'Live In Overhausen'

The second trailer for "Live In Overhausen" from legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL can be seen below. The set will be released on May 18 via Nuclear Blast. Celebrating the band's history, "Live In Overhausen" captured not one but two album anniversaries. Fans assembled on April 16, 2016 at Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen, Germany for ...

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BIFF BYFORD Says Timeless Songs Are Key To SAXON's Success

SAXON frontman Biff Byford was recently interviewed by Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. Asked what has been the key to SAXON's success, Biff said: "I think just keep releasing great albums, really — trying to make the music that you write as ...

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SANCTUARY Guitarist Says Vocalist JOSEPH MICHAEL Has 'Breathed New Life Into The Band'

After their recent performance alongside ICED EARTH in Detroit, Michigan, SANCTUARY guitarist Lenny Rutledge and touring vocalist Joseph Michael (WITHERFALL) spoke with Chuck Marshall of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the decision to honor their touring commitments as a tribute to late ...

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AMON AMARTH's JOHAN HEGG: 'If I Don't Have The Connection With The Audience, I Feel That I Failed As A Frontman'

Ben of Australia's "The Moshpit Backstage" podcast recently conducted an interview with frontman Johan Hegg of Swedish death metal veterans AMON AMARTH. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he prepares for an AMON AMARTH live show: Johan: "I think it's different for all of ...

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MEGADETH's 'Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!' To Be Reissued With Bonus Demo, Live Tracks

Century Media and Legacy Recordings have announced the 2018 deluxe reissue of MEGADETH's classic debut album, "Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!", due on June 8. "Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good - The Final Kill" has been completely restored to Dave Mustaine's intended vision. Remixed by veteran metal mixer Mark ...

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SAXON Frontman Has Seven Songs Written For His Solo Album

SAXON frontman Biff Byford has confirmed in a new interview with "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" that he is continuing to work on material for his upcoming solo album. Asked how the record will be different from the music he has released with the legendary British heavy metal band, Biff said (hear audio below): "I ...

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SOILWORK Begins Recording New Album

Swedish metallers SOILWORK have entered Nordic Sound Lab studios in Skara, Sweden to begin recording their eleventh album. The follow-up to 2015's "The Ride Majestic" is tentatively due later this year via Nuclear Blast Records. "The Ride Majestic" was SOILWORK's last album to feature longtime drummer Dirk Verbeuren, who left the band in July 2016 ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says MEGADETH's Upcoming Tour Will Give Bandmembers A Chance To 'Compare Notes' About Next Album

MEGADETH bassist and EMP Label Group founder David Ellefson was recently interviewed by Sioux Falls, South Dakota's KBACK Radio. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On creating numerous imprints under the EMP Label Group banner: David: "MEGADETH was signed to Capitol Records for many years of ...

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OVERKILL: First Trailer For 'Live In Overhausen'

The first trailer for "Live In Overhausen" from legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL can be seen below. The set will be released on May 18 via Nuclear Blast. Celebrating the band's history, "Live In Overhausen" captured not one but two album anniversaries. Fans assembled on April 16, 2016 at Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen, Germany for ...

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AMON AMARTH Is 'Halfway' Through Writing 'Amazing' New Album

Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH are "halfway through writing" material for their next album. The follow-up to 2016's "Jomsviking" will mark the band's recording debut with drummer Jocke Wallgren, who joined AMON AMARTH two years ago. Speaking to Australia's Heavy magazine on Saturday (March 24), AMON AMARTH bassist Ted Lundström said (see video ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Vocalist Keeps His Politics Out Of Band's Music

AVENGED SEVENFOLD frontman M. Shadows recently guested on "The Stansbury Show" on the Canton, Ohio-based radio station Rock 106.9. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview begins around the 93-minute mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On how it feels to be considered a peer of legendary acts such as METALLICA: ...

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ALICE COOPER's Son DASH To Release Debut CO-OP Album In June

Phoenix hard rockers CO-OP, who are fronted by Dash Cooper, son of rock legend Alice Cooper, will release their self-titled debut album on June 15 via EMP Label Group, the U.S.-based label of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. Featuring artwork by Melody Myers (ESCAPE THE FATE, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, Marc Rizzo), CO-OP's first disc is a weighty ...

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ACT OF DEFIANCE's CHRIS BRODERICK On 'Old Scars, New Wounds' Album: 'You Can Hear Our Individuality In Different Songs'

"Robb's MetalWorks" recently conducted an interview with former MEGADETH and current ACT OF DEFIANCE guitarist Chris Broderick. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the more collaborative songwriting process on ACT OF DEFIANCE's sophomore album, "Old Scars, New Wounds", compared to that on 2015's "Birth And The Burial", Broderick said: "You can hear ...

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TESSERACT: 'King' Video Released

Ahead of the release of TESSERACT's new studio album "Sonder", the band has revealed the official video for the new single "King". The emotive and viscerally challenging clip was directed by Kyle Kadow and Steven Cleavland and shot in a snowy Wisconsin following a brutal storm, which all added to the atmospheric footage. Bassist Amos ...

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OVERKILL To Release 'Live In Overhausen' In May

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL will release "Live In Overhausen" on May 18 via Nuclear Blast. Celebrating the band's history, "Live In Overhausen" captured not one but two album anniversaries. Fans assembled on April 16, 2016 at Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen, Germany for the 25th anniversary of "Horrorscope" and 30th anniversary of where it all ...

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SAXON: 'Nosferatu (The Vampire's Waltz)' Video Released

SAXON's music video for the song "Nosferatu (The Vampire's Waltz)" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 22nd studio album, "Thunderbolt", which was released on February 2 via Militia Guard (Silver Lining Music). The follow-up to 2015's "Battering Ram" was once again helmed by producer Andy Sneap, who has previously worked ...

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