OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT: 'I Haven't Really Thought About Retirement Yet'

On December 13, KNAC.COM conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH in Dallas, Texas. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he is excited about OPETH's 25th-anniversary celebrations in 2015: Mikael: "Yeah, but I don't think about those kinds of ...

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Ex-NIGHTWISH Singer ANETTE OLZON Splits With Record Label Less Than Nine Months After Solo Album Release

Former NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon has "decided to part ways" with earMUSIC, the Hamburg, Germany-based international rock label which is part of Edel Group. Anette's debut solo album, "Shine", was released in March and received mostly positive reviews, despite its lack of metal overtones and its reliance on pop hooks and grandiose arrangements. Asked during ...

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SAIGON KICK: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of St. Petersburg Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of the reunited acclaimed 1990s rock band SAIGON KICK performing on December 27 at State Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida can be seen below. Bassist Chris McLernon was forced to sit out the St. Petersburg concert "due to unforeseen circumstances" and was replaced by SAIGON KICK's original bassist, Tom Defile. In a ...

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SEPULTURA's ANDREAS KISSER Hopes For Another 30 Years

H-Hour Chronicles conducted an interview with Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA when they played on October 5 at The Manning Bar in Sydney, Australia. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about SEPULTURA's plans for the coming months, guitarist Andreas Kisser said: "We're celebrating 30 years of history in 2014. We are a year [into the] ...

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THE DARKNESS Recruits Female Drummer EMILY DOLAN DAVIES

British rockers THE DARKNESS have recruited Emily Dolan Davies (pictured) as their new drummer. The band has just completed recording its new album, tentatively titled "Cliffhanger", for a March 2015 release via Wind-Up. Emily Dolan Davies, who has previously worked with Bryan Ferry and Tricky, has "revitalized" THE DARKNESS, according to frontman Justin Hawkins. "She's ...

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