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JESSE LEACH On Collaboration With HOWARD JONES For KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's Next Album: 'It's A Real Heavy S**t-Kicker'

Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are putting the finishing touches on their new album for a tentative early 2019 release. The follow-up to 2016's "Incarnate" will mark the band's third full-length effort since the return of vocalist Jesse Leach, who rejoined the group in 2012. Speaking to Australia's "Wall Of Sound: Up Against The Wall" podcast, ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND And INSIDE OUT MUSIC Celebrate 20 Years Of Collaboration With New Deal

Since 1999, Devin Townsend and InsideOut Music have enjoyed a highly successful and fruitful relationship together, releasing studio albums under his solo guise, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT and CASUALTIES OF COOL, as well as live releases recorded at landmark shows in Devin's career at the Royal Albert Hall and the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, ...

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SACROSANCT Feat. Former PESTILENCE Guitarist RANDY MEINHARD: Lyric Video For New Song 'Only One God'

The official lyric video for the song "Only One God" from German/Dutch progressive metallers SACROSANCT, founded by former PESTILENCE guitarist Randy Meinhard, can be seen below. The track is taken from SACROSANCT's fourth album, "Necropolis", which will be released on November 30 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The disc was engineered, mixed and mastered ...

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RAMMSTEIN Guitarist's EMIGRATE Project To Release 'A Million Degrees' Album Feat. TILL LINDEMANN, CARDINAL COPIA

EMIGRATE, the side project of RAMMSTEIN guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe, will release its third album, "A Million Degrees", on November 30 via Vertigo/Universal Music. If there's a description that, personally and professionally, fits Kruspe like a Savile Row suit, "fired up" would be it… As a member of RAMMSTEIN, the music world's most explosive live ...

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TOM MORELLO Says DONALD TRUMP 'Is An Abomination'

American musician, singer and songwriter Tom Morello, who has been very vocal for or against various causes since his first onstage protest in 1993, says that the best way to fight Donald Trump is mass resistance to counter politicians who will stop at nothing to control the majority of Americans. Asked by NME in a ...

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PHIL COLLEN Explains Why DEF LEPPARD Doesn't Invite Other Musicians Onstage To Jam

Dave Lawrence of Hawaii Public Radio's "All Things Considered" recently conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether DEP LEPPARD has invited musical guests onstage during their live performances: Phil: "Not really. I mean, usually the songs ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Frontman On 'Gravity': 'We Knew It Was Going To Be A Slightly More Divisive Album'

Chris Peters of Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with frontman Matt Tuck of Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he's happy with the response to the band's new studio album, "Gravity": Matt: "Absolutely. Yeah, it's been ...

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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT On Seeing RICK ALLEN Play Drums With One Arm For The First Time: 'It Was Astonishing'

DEF LEPPARD vocalist Joe Elliott was recently interviewed by "All Things Considered" host Dave Lawrence of HPR/Hawaii Public Radio. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's rapid rise during their 1983 in support of "Pyromania": Joe: "It was all a bit of a whirlwind, ...

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NICKELBACK Bassist Says Band Uses Radio Data As A 'Barometer For What People Want To Hear' During Its Concerts

NICKELBACK bassist Mike Kroeger recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On planning the band's live production: Mike: "It's pretty much an open creative process, and it's not unlike writing songs, because it is creative as well. It is more of ...

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STARBREAKER To Release 'Dysphoria' Album In January; 'Pure Evil' Single Available

Tony Harnell, the critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and former vocalist of hard rock band TNT, and Magnus Karlsson, current PRIMAL FEAR guitarist extraordinaire, have rejoined forces for the release of the third STARBREAKER album. Titled "Dysphoria", the disc showcases everything the project has become known for: metal sensibilities, melodic songs with killer hooks, thought provoking lyrics, ...

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SLASH's Ex-Wife PERLA HUDSON: 'I Miss My Best Friend'

Slash's wife of 17 years, Perla Hudson, has opened up about her divorce from the GUNS N' ROSES guitarist, saying that she misses her "best friend." Last month, Slash and Perla reached a divorce settlement entitling her to $6.6 million as well as $100,000 per month in spousal support and $39,000 per month in child ...

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Listen To New SICK OF IT ALL Song 'Wake The Sleeping Dragon!'

New York hardcore legends SICK OF IT ALL will release their twelfth studio album, "Wake The Sleeping Dragon!", on November 2. The follow-up to 2014's "The Last Act Of Defiance" was produced by Jerry Farley (EVERY TIME I DIE, DEMON HUNTER) over a two-and-a-half-week period at Nova Studios in Staten Island, New York and was ...

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Voluptuous Worship of Rapture and Response - REBEL WIZARD

The modern era of digital music platforms such as Bandcamp and SoundCloud have opened up the channels of distribution for any musician with access to recording equipment and/or software. One of the side effects of this floodgate opening is the deluge of one-man bedroom and basement projects in all genres of music drowning listeners with ...

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JEFF PILSON Says New Project With GEORGE LYNCH, MICK BROWN, ROBERT MASON Will Be Called THE END MACHINE

The new band featuring three members of the classic DOKKEN lineup along with former LYNCH MOB and current WARRANT singer Robert Mason has officially been christened THE END MACHINE. Although guitarist George Lynch said in a recent interview that his new collaboration with his onetime DOKKEN bandmates Jeff Pilson (bass) and Mick Brown (drums) would ...

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ENSIFERUM Announces North American Tour With SEPTICFLESH

After almost four years of absence in the States, Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM have announced a North American headlining tour, featuring SEPTICFLESH as direct support, with another opening band to be announced soon! ENSIFERUM bassist Sami Hinkka comments: "It's been way too many years since we rocked with our North American warrior brothers and sisters! ...

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SLASH On Current GUNS N' ROSES Lineup: 'It's This Really, Really Well-Oiled Machine That's Super Functional'

Slash says that the current lineup of GUNS N' ROSES is a "really well-oiled machine that's super functional." Only rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin and drummer Steven Adler are missing from the classic GN'R lineup that recorded 1987's classic debut, "Appetite For Destruction". Slash, singer Axl Rose and bassist Duff McKagan are on board, fortified with ...

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EXCITER Announces New Guitarist DANIEL DEKAY

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER have announced the addition of guitarist Daniel Dekay (DIEMONDS, Banger TV) to the group's ranks. A longtime friend of the EXCITER family, Dekay was a natural choice and a perfect fit to keep this thrash machine pounding. Dekay joins forces with original members Dan Beehler (vocals, drums) and Allan Johnson ...

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Nex Nihil - HACAVITZ

There is a distinct dark energy that seems inherent to Latino extreme metal bands. The sonic stench emanating from the coffin is arguably more pungent and bleaker than the sounds born from the dark hearts and souls of metal musicians from many other regions. SHUB NIGGURATH, CENOTAPH, THE CHASM and DISGORGE—not to be confused with ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN: 'I'm Trying To Make Sure People Don't Miss A Singer When They See Me Play Live'

Bob Zerull of the "Nothing Shocking" podcast recently conducted an interview with former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman. You can listen to the entire chat via the audio widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he reacts when fans put him on a pedestal: Marty: "First of all, I'm just always flattered ...

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NIKKI SIXX: MÖTLEY CRÜE Is Preparing 'Surprise That Will Confirm That We're Outta Our Minds'

MÖTLEY CRÜE recently recorded four new songs for the film adaptation of the group's biography, "The Dirt - Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band". The movie, which is being helmed by "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" director Jeff Tremaine, was picked up by Netflix after being previously developed at Focus Features and before that ...

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Listen To New AMARANTHE Song 'Inferno'

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE have released the song "Inferno". The track is taken from the band's upcoming fifth album "Helix", due out October 19 through Spinefarm Records. The disc was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, EPICA, DELAIN). The follow-up to 2016's "Maximalism" marks the band's first release with ...

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MACHINE HEAD Releases Lyric Video For 'Triple Beam'

San Francisco Bay Area metal titans MACHINE HEAD have released the official lyric video for their song "Triple Beam". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Catharsis", which was made available in January via Nuclear Blast. MACHINE HEAD kicked off the final tour with the band's current lineup October 4 at Ace Of ...

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