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GENE HOGLAN Discusses His Art Piece 'The Full Rah' (Video)

Last November, drum legend Gene Hoglan unveiled his fine-art debut collection. Completed with art team SceneFour, the release was a pioneering effort in the new medium of crafting visual art through drum performance. In the clip below, shot during the production of his art collection, Gene discusses "The Full Rah", one of his favorite pieces ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH And KIRK HAMMETT Discuss Their Interest In Science (Video)

During their ongoing European tour, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist Kirk Hammett visited the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN (an acronym for the facility's French name, Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire). Based in Geneva on the Franco-Swiss border, CERN operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world and is ...

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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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GRAVEYARD: First Trailer For 'Peace' Album

Swedish classic rock connoisseurs GRAVEYARD have released the first trailer for their eagerly anticipated comeback album, "Peace". The disc was recorded at Park Studios in Stockholm with producer Chips Kiesbye (THE HELLACOPTERS, MICHAEL MONROE, THE NOMADS) and engineer Stefan Boman (BURT BACHARACH, ALICE COOPER, DEF LEPPARD, KENT). Commented the band: "As you may know, we've ...

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SKELETONWITCH To Release 'Devouring Radiant Light' Album In July

Blackened metallers SKELETONWITCH will release their first full-length album in five years, "Devouring Radiant Light", on July 20 via Prosthetic Records. The first single from the disc, "Fen Of Shadows", can be streamed below. Guitarist Scott Hedrick describes "Fen Of Shadows" as "SKELETONWITCH 2.0... The song travels further down the rabbit hole with more elaborate ...

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GHOST Leader Reveals Why He Wrote 'Rats'

GHOST lead singer Tobias Forge, who performs under the names Papa Emeritus and now Cardinal Copia, told The Pulse Of Radio what inspired him to write "Rats", the first single from the Swedish act's upcoming album, "Prequelle". "A few years ago, I decided, like, 'I really want to have a big opening track that just ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Frontman On Eight-Year Gap Between Albums: 'We Were Feeling That We Were Losing A Little Bit Of Our Identity'

Vocalist Shagrath of Norwegian black metallers DIMMU BORGIR recently spoke to Lords Of Metal about the eight-year gap between the release of the band's last studio album, "Abrahadabra", and the arrival of the follow-up effort, "Eonian". He said: "[It's] strange to have been away for quite some time; it feels kind of weird ...

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MIKE PORTNOY On METALLICA: Never Has Such A Huge Band Also Had So Many 'Incredible Misses'

Former DREAM THEATER and current SONS OF APOLLO drummer Mike Portnoy was recently interviewed on "Speak N' Destroy", a podcast about all things METALLICA, hosted by longtime journalist and METALLICA fan Ryan J. Downey. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Speaking about METALLICA's inconsistent catalogue of music, which has ...

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THE DARKNESS To Release 'Live At Hammersmith' Album In June

British rockers THE DARKNESS will release a live album, "Live At Hammersmith", on June 15 through Cooking Vinyl. The album captures the bandin sterling form at its London "Tour De Prance" show at the Eventim Hammersmith Apollo on December 10, 2017. The U.S. leg of "Tour De Prance" runs through May 2 in Dallas, Texas, ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Announces U.S. And European Fall Tours

A PERFECT CIRCLE has announced fall tours for both the U.S. and Europe. The tour news arrives as the band celebrates the release of "Eat The Elephant", A PERFECT CIRCLE's first album in fourteen years and a release that was marked worldwide with the band gracing the covers of Revolver, Kerrang! and Visions magazines. The ...

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SHAMAN'S HARVEST Releases 'The Devil In Our Wake' Video

SHAMAN'S HARVEST is back with the brand new video for "The Devil In Our Wake". The track comes off the band's latest album, "Red Hands Black Deeds", which was released last year via Mascot Records. Produced by Keith Armstrong, the disc pre-meditatively took on a more organic approach, utilising vintage gear. Talking about the song, ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Guitarist SILENOZ: 'We've Never Been Afraid Of Exploring'

Metal Wani editor in chief Owais "Vitek" Nabi recently conducted an interview with vocalist Shagrath and guitarist Silenoz of Norwegian black metallers DIMMU BORGIR about the band's forthcoming "Eonian" studio album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the anticipation of releasing "Eonian" after a nearly ...

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TONY IOMMI: 'It's Highly Unlikely' BLACK SABBATH Will Play Again

On Friday, April 20, legendary BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi hosted a charity lunch to raise funds for the cancer unit where the band's late keyboardist Geoff Nicholls was treated. Tony was on hand at Birmingham, England's Opus Restaurant to entertain guests with stories from his life and career with BLACK SABBATH, touring the world ...

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CLUTCH To Release 'Book Of Bad Decisions' Album In September

Maryland rockers CLUTCH have set "Book Of Bad Decisions" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in September. The disc was recently completed at Sputnik Sound studio in Nashville, Tennessee with producer and engineer Vance Powell (THE WHITE STRIPES, RED FANG). Speaking to Brittney Patton of 103.7 The Eagle Rocks! at this weekend's ...

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BEN WELLS On New BLACK STONE CHERRY Album 'Family Tree': 'We've Finally Embraced That We're A Southern Blues Rock And Roll Band'

Tristan Pratt of The Metal Tris recently conducted an interview with guitarist Ben Wells of Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "unique aspects" of BLACK STONE CHERRY's sound: Ben: "I don't know… that's a unique question in itself. I think ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Says It Took 20 Days To Write New BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Album: 'We Don't Do Pre-Production Or Anything Crazy Like That'

La Grosse Télé conducted an interview with guitarist Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) prior to BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's March 8 concert at The Bataclan in Paris, France. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's new "Grimmest Hits" studio album: Zakk: "We recorded ...

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IRON ANGEL: 'Blood And Leather' Video

"Blood And Leather", the new video from IRON ANGEL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Hellbound", which will be released on May 4 through Scandinavia's premiere metal-rock label Mighty Music. IRON ANGEL is one of the true cult legends of the German speed metal genre. Formed in the ...

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POISON: 30th-Anniversary 180-Gram Red-Vinyl Reissue Of 'Open Up And Say… Ahh!'

Capitol/UMe is poised to celebrate the 30th anniversary of POISON's best-selling album, 1988's five-times-platinum "Open Up And Say… Ahh!", with a sensationally reproduced 180-gram reissue. The LP was pressed in two collectible color variants: red vinyl (available at select retailers) and a limited edition of 1,000 in green vinyl (available exclusively at The Sound Of ...

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IMMORTAL To Release 'Northern Chaos Gods' Album In July

On July 6, Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL — now consisting of lyricist/guitarist Demonaz (real name Harald Nævdal) and drummer Horgh (real name Reidar Horghagen) — will unleash their first studio album since "All Shall Fall", released almost nine years ago. The legendary band has forged "Northern Chaos Gods", an album which takes IMMORTAL back to ...

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