February 2014 - Blabbermouth Archive

MAX CAVALERA: 'I Like Riff-Making People'

Greg Prato of Songfacts recently conducted an interview with Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, SEPULTURA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Songfacts: Which songwriters do you admire? Max: I like riff-making people. Some of my favorite ones are Tony Iommi, Chuck Schuldiner from DEATH, James Hetfield — you know, he ...

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MATT SORUM'S FIERCE JOY: Third 'Stratosphere' Webisode Available

Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer and legendary drummer of GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER and THE CULT, Matt Sorum will release his new album, "Stratosphere", under the moniker MATT SORUM'S FIERCE JOY on March 11 on Rok Dok Recordings via Kobalt Label Services. "Stratosphere" is major departure from the hard-hitting rock Sorum is best ...

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DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS Says Streaming-Music Services Won't Allow Creative Musicians To Survive

Niclas Müller-Hansen of Sweden's Metalshrine recently conducted an interview with keyboardist Jordan Rudess of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Metalshrine: Did you make any new discoveries about songwriting on this latest [self-titled DREAM THEATER] album? Jordan Rudess: Well, we kinda discovered that it is ...

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CARCASS' JEFF WALKER Speaks To HORNS UP ROCKS! (Audio)

On February 27, Jo Schüftan of Horns Up Rocks! conducted an interview with bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker of reactivated British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. CARCASS' new album, "Surgical Steel", sold around 8,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to ...

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MASTODON's BILL KELLIHER Speaks To HYSTERIA TV

Hysteria TV conducted an interview with guitarist Bill Kelliher of Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON during this year's Soundwave festival in Australia. You can now watch the chat below. MASTODON's spring headlining tour with support from GOJIRA and KVELERTAK kicks off April 28 in Seattle and criss-crosses the U.S. before culminating in a performance at the ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Meets XZIBIT: Part One Of Video Interview

Part one of a new interview featuring Dutch female-fronted rockers WITHIN TEMPTATION and American rapper Xzibit can be seen below. Xzibit makes a guest appearance in the track "And We Run" on the new WITHIN TEMPTATION album, "Hydra", which sold around 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut ...

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