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Ex-NIGHTWISH Singer TARJA TURUNEN On Benefits Of Being A Solo Artist: 'There Is Nobody Telling Me What I Should Do'

Keefy from Ghost Cult magazine recently conducted an interview with former NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how she prepares for long tours: Tarja: "Physical and vocal. As I am a lyrical singer, I really have to work hard. I'm ...

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Video Premiere: AMARANTHE's 'Dream'

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE have released the official music video for the song "Dream". The track is taken from the band's fifth album "Helix", which was released in October 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 ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Praises Producer GREG FIDELMAN, Bashes RICK RUBIN Ahead Of New Album Recording Sessions

Corey Taylor has confirmed that he will spend the next couple of months at a Los Angeles studio recording the new SLIPKNOT album for a tentative summer release. The band is once again collaborating with producer Greg Fidelman who engineered and mixed SLIPKNOT's 2004 album "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)" and helmed the group's last ...

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AMON AMARTH Guitarist Says 'Versus The World' Album Was 'Turning Point' In Band's Career

France's United Rock Nations recently conducted an interview with guitarist Johan Söderberg of Swedish metallers AMON AMARTH about their new live DVD/documentary "The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm". You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why ...

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SEPULTURA's ELOY CASAGRANDE Has 'Total Respect' For Previous Drummers IGOR CAVALERA And JEAN DOLABELLA

Drumtalk, the video podcast by German drummer and videographer Philipp Koch, recently conducted an interview with SEPULTURA drummer Eloy Casagrande. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what he enjoys most about drumming: Eloy: "I think for all the musicians, that's something natural for you. ...

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STEVE RILEY Says He Had 'Zero Intention' Of Playing L.A. GUNS Music Again Prior To Receiving M3 Festival Offer

Over the course of his four-decade career, drummer Steve Riley has toured with STEPPENWOLF, anchored the classic lineup of W.A.S.P. and recorded for notable producers Todd Rundgren (the self-titled 1976 debut by ROADMASTER) and Gene Simmons (KEEL's 1985 album "The Right To Rock"). He's best known, however, for his being the longest-tenured member of L.A. ...

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RATT Singer On The Mend After Knee Surgery

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy is on the mend after recently undergoing knee surgery He wrote on Twitter: "Almost a full week out of knee surgery, it's been therapy right out of the box. Now I recall the beat down the first time. Eeeoooooch. Only way to get back running on all cylinders. And I will ...

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STEVE RILEY On 'Shock' And 'Disappointment' Of L.A. GUNS Dissolving In 2016: 'I Thought We Had Something Nice Going'

Over the course of his four-decade career, drummer Steve Riley has toured with STEPPENWOLF, anchored the classic lineup of W.A.S.P. and recorded for notable producers Todd Rundgren (the self-titled 1976 debut by ROADMASTER) and Gene Simmons (KEEL's 1985 album "The Right To Rock"). He's best known, however, for his being the longest-tenured member of L.A. ...

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BEAST IN BLACK: Second Trailer For 'From Hell With Love' Album

The second trailer for "From Hell With Love", the sophomore album from BEAST IN BLACK, can be seen below. The disc is scheduled for a February 8 release via Nuclear Blast. BEAST IN BLACK is the Helsinki, Finland-based metal band led by former BATTLE BEAST guitarist and main songwriter Anton Kabanen. The follow-up to 2017's ...

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EDDIE OJEDA On What Led To 2001 TWISTED SISTER Reunion: 'Everybody Was Broke. The Lack Of Funds Put Us Back Together'

"Epic Ink" star Josh Bodwell conducted an interview with TWISTED SISTER guitarist Eddie Ojeda at this year's Headbangers Con, which was held November 10-11 in Portland, Oregon. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On TWISTED SISTER's early days: Eddie: "There definitely was a struggle. I mean, once ...

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NITA STRAUSS: 'I Was A Really Functioning Alcoholic'

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, was recently interviewed by Forrest of the Boise, Idaho radio station 96.9 The Eagle. The full conversation can be heard below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether she knew that her THE STARBREAKERS bandmate Jill Janus was struggling with ...

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KANSAS Announces Addition Of Keyboardist TOM BRISLIN

KANSAS has announced the addition of keyboardist Tom Brislin to the group's ranks. Brislin is replacing departing keyboardist David Manion. An internationally acclaimed musician, Brislin has performed and toured with a variety of artists, including YES (appearing on "Symphonic Live"), Meat Loaf, Debbie Harry of BLONDIE, CAMEL, RENAISSANCE and Dennis DeYoung (formerly of STYX). For ...

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BACKYARD BABIES To Release 'Sliver & Gold' Album In March

Swedish rockers BACKYARD BABIES will release their new album, "Sliver & Gold", on March 1, 2019 via Century Media Records. The disc will contain 10 sizzling new songs following the exact same recipe that has made BACKYARD BABIES one of the most consistent rock bands of our time: a perfect balance between sleazy, punky, all-out ...

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