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TRIVIUM Guitarist Says Returning To Heavier Sound On 'The Sin And The Sentence' Album 'Was Very Natural'

Andrew Pecoraro of Peck's Metal Picks conducted an interview with guitarist Corey Beaulieu of Florida metallers TRIVIUM prior to their May 6 concert at The Filmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring, Maryland. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On TRIVIUM returning to the heavier sound ...

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DARON MALAKIAN On SYSTEM OF A DOWN Publicly Discussing Armenian Genocide: 'We Never Let Anybody Censor Us'

Armenian television personality Stepan Partamian recently conducted an interview with SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist and SCARS ON BROADWAY frontman Daron Malakian. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On SCARS ON BROADWAY's new single "Lives": Daron: "Well, we always hear about how we'd been killed. We'd see ...

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JACK OSBOURNE And His Wife Explain Split

Jack and Lisa Osbourne have spoken out about their decision to end their nearly six-year marriage. Ozzy Osbourne's 32-year-old son and his 31-year-old wife shared a joint statement on their respective Instagram accounts Friday night after Lisa filed for divorce. "Hello! So the news about us separating has probably come as a bit of a ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Partners With LAKAI On Co-Branded Footwear And Apparel Capsule

Los Angeles, California-based footwear manufacturer Lakai has revealed its latest collaboration: a co-branded footwear and apparel capsule with rock legends MOTÖRHEAD, centered around Lakai professional Riley Hawk. The deal was brokered by Global Merchandising Services, Inc., worldwide licensing agent for the band. Riley Hawk, son of prominent skateboarding icon Tony Hawk, has built his own ...

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Watch STRYPER Perform At M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video footage of STRYPER's May 5 performance at the M3 Rock Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland can be seen below (clips uploaded by YouTube user Jim Powers). STRYPER's latest album, "God Damn Evil", was released on April 20 via Frontiers Music Srl. Asked by All That Shreds what ...

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JOEY Z 'Cannot Wait' To Record Next LIFE OF AGONY Studio Album: 'We Have Such Cool Song Seeds Happening Right Now'

Chris of Montclair, New Jersey's 90.3 WMSC FM's "The Metal Teddy Bear Experience" radio show recently conducted an interview with guitarist Joseph Zampella (a.k.a. Joey Z) of Brooklyn hard rock veterans LIFE OF AGONY. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On keeping ...

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STRYPER: 'Lost' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for STRYPER's new song "Lost" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "God Damn Evil", which was released on April 20 via Frontiers Music Srl. Produced by frontman Michael Sweet, it is STRYPER's most powerful album to date, doubling down on the hard rock/heavy metal ...

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Is DEVILDRIVER's 'Outlaws 'Til The End' A Country Album?

DEVILDRIVER's long-awaited full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, "Outlaws 'Til The End", will be released on July 6 via Napalm Records. The disc is described in a press release as "both a startling curveball and a ferocious statement of individuality from a band who have been a constant and effective force in the heavy metal ...

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EPICA Releases 'Universal Love Squad' Video

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA have released a brand new music video for the song "Universal Love Squad". The clip was filmed at the band's recent sold-out 1000th-show-anniversary concert at 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands in front of 3,000 ecstatic fans. "Universal Love Squad" shows a different and more intimate side to the band, as it is ...

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CO-OP Feat. ALICE COOPER's Son DASH: 'N.O.W.' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "N.O.W." from Phoenix hard rockers CO-OP, who are fronted by Dash Cooper, son of rock legend Alice Cooper, can be seen below. The track is taken from CO-OP's self-titled debut album, which will be released on June 15 via EMP Label Group, the U.S.-based label of MEGADETH bassist ...

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DEAD CROSS Feat. MIKE PATTON, DAVE LOMBARDO: New Self-Titled EP Released Today

DEAD CROSS, the Southern California hardcore outfit featuring Dave Lombardo (SLAYER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MISFITS), Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE, TOMAHAWK), Justin Pearson (THE LOCUST, RETOX) and Michael Crain (RETOX, FESTIVAL OF DEAD DEER), has released a self-titled, four-track EP via Ipecac Recordings. "I think part of DEAD CROSS's motives are to bridge gaps between useless ...

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SHINEDOWN: Making Of 'The Human Radio' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of SHINEDOWN's video for the song "The Human Radio" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "Attention Attention", which will be released on May 4 via Atlantic Records. The 14-track album, SHINEDOWN's most raw and personal to date, is a mental, emotional and ...

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CANCER BATS Release Animated Video For 'Gatekeeper'

Canadian hardcore metal punks CANCER BATS have just released an animated video for "Gatekeeper". Directed by Stevie Gee and written by Gee and Essy May, who both worked on MASTODON's "Steambreather", the super-awesome '80s-inspired animated short features motorbike-riding ghouls, a sorcerer and the CANCER BATS performing in a crystal ball. "'Gatekeeper' is one of the ...

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Longtime SAMAEL Guitarist MARCO 'MAKRO' RIVAO Quits Band

Longtime SAMAEL guitarist Marco "Makro" Rivao has decided to leave the group "to do something different." From now on, bassist Thomas "Drop" Betrisey will take over the guitar duties in the Swiss industrial black metal band and a new bass player will be announced shortly. Rivao said in a statement: "As some of you might ...

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CANCER BATS Surprise-Release New Album, 'The Spark That Moves'

Canadian hardcore metal punks CANCER BATS have just surprise-released their sixth studio album, "The Spark That Moves". Choosing to forgo the traditional lead ups and teaser singles, CANCER BATS, with no forewarning, released "The Spark That Moves" in its entirety on all digital services at 12:01 this morning, with vinyl and CDs ready to ship ...

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VINNIE VINCENT Gets Emotional At 'Spooky Empire': 'The Most Appreciation I Have Ever Had For Life Is Right Now'

Earlier this month at the Spooky Empire convention in Orlando, Florida — his second public appearance since emerging from seclusion — former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent participated in a question-and-answer session. Footage can be viewed below (Q&A starts at the 5:41 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the status of the ...

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STRYPER Releases 'The Valley' Video

STRYPER's music video for the song "The Valley" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "God Damn Evil", which will be released on April 20 via Frontiers Music Srl. Produced by frontman Michael Sweet, it is STRYPER's most powerful album to date, doubling down on the hard rock/heavy metal ...

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WALMART Refuses To Carry STRYPER's New Album, 'God Damn Evil'

Expressing concerns over the album title, leading national retail chain Walmart has refused to carry STRYPER's upcoming 10th studio LP, "God Damn Evil". Several Christian retail chains have also objected to the title and declined to carry "God Damn Evil" in their stores. "We're disappointed," says STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet. "STRYPER has always been about ...

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