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CHARLIE BENANTE Says Hardcore Metal Fans Turned Their Backs On ANTHRAX For Collaborating With PUBLIC ENEMY

The "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" podcast recently conducted an interview with ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the impact of SLAYER calling it quits after completing a "farewell tour," which features ANTHRAX in one of the support slots: Charlie: "I ...

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JUNGLE ROT To Release Self-Titled Album In July

Midwest death metal titans JUNGLE ROT have released "Fearmonger", the lead track from their tenth and most vicious album to date. The self-titled "Jungle Rot" is due on July 20 via Victory Records. "Expect a beatdown if you aren't prepared," promises bassist James Genenz. As the album hits shelves, JUNGLE ROT will hammer audiences as ...

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Listen To New IMPENDING DOOM Song 'War Music'

California metallers IMPENDING DOOM have released a new song called "War Music". The track is taken from the band's upcoming LP, "The Sin And Doom Vol. II", which will be released on June 22 via Entertainment One. IMPENDING DOOM commissioned artist Colin Marks (FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, WHITECHAPEL) to create the cover art for the latest release. ...

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ROTTING CHRIST: 'Under Our Black Cult' CD+Book Set Due In July

Marking 30 years of ROTTING CHRIST, "Under Our Black Cult" is a deluxe five-CD, 72-page book-set charting the early years of the Greek black metal legends. The set, which is due on July 6, also includes a limited hand-signed certificate from Sakis "Necromayhem" Tolis (while stocks last). Written by "The Cult Never Dies" author Dayal ...

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IMMORTAL's DEMONAZ On What Inspired Him To Start A Band

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 release their highly anticipated new album, "Northern Chaos Gods". Demonaz tells us about the band's beginnings and what inspired him to start a band in the underground metal scene ...

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GEOFF TATE: 'I'm Very Lucky That I Have A Strong Voice And My Body Is Still Pretty Active And Physical'

The "Music Mania" podcast recently conducted an interview with former QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME singer Geoff Tate about his 30th-anniversary tour for QUEENSRŸCHE's landmark "Operation: Mindcrime" concept album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the stage show for "Operation: Mindcrime": Geoff: "We're really just ...

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SOILWORK Frontman Says THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Has Become 'Metalheads' Guilty Pleasure'

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid of Swedish metallers SOILWORK about his classic/progressive rock supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the increased exposure of late for THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA: Björn: ...

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MARK TREMONTI On 'A Dying Machine': 'I Tried To Make The Music As Dynamic And Diverse As Any Album'

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti about his namesake solo band. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On writing and recording TREMONTI's new concept album, "A Dying Machine": Mark: "It was a challenge, but it ...

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Ex-KAMELOT Vocalist ROY KHAN Says CONCEPTION 'Is Never Going To Be A Religious Band By Any Standards'

Italy's "Heavy Demons" radio show recently conducted an interview with vocalist Roy Khan (ex-KAMELOT) and guitarist Tore Østby of reactivated Norwegian progressive metallers CONCEPTION. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On CONCEPTION returning to action: Tore: "It feels wonderful!" Roy: "It's amazing." Tore: "We had an ...

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Video: GEOFF TATE Kicks Off 'Operation: Mindcrime' 30th-Anniversary U.S. Tour In Lancaster

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the landmark concept album "Operation: Mindcrime", original QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate and his band, OPERATION: MINDCRIME, are performing the platinum-selling album (released May 3, 1988) from beginning to end in its entirety, along with a set full of greatest hits including "Silent Lucidity" and "Jet City Woman". Fan-filmed video ...

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REFUGE Feat. RAGE Members: 'The Man In The Ivory Tower' Video

"The Man In The Ivory Tower", the new video from REFUGE, the band comprised of current and former RAGE members Peavy Wagner, Manni Schmidt and Christos Efthimiadis, can be seen below. The song is taken from REFUGE's debut album, "Solitary Men", which is being released today (Friday, June 8) via Frontiers Music Srl. REFUGE marks ...

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DEFTONES Frontman Records 'Brief Exchange' Solo Song For 'Dark Nights: Metal' Soundtrack

DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno has released a new solo song, "Brief Exchange". Inspired by DC Comics' graphic novel "Dark Days: Metal", the track is collaboration with producer Mike Elizondo, MARILYN MANSON collaborator Tyler Bates and ex-THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN drummer Gil Sharone. "Brief Exchange" marks the second in a series of tracks inspired by "Dark ...

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KREATOR And DIMMU BORGIR Announce European Co-Headlining Tour

German thrash titans KREATOR and Norwegian symphonic black metal giants DIMMU BORGIR will team up for a big European co-headline run in late fall. Support on the trek will come from U.S. hardcore institution HATEBREED and death metal supergroup BLOODBATH. Commented KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza: "I am more than excited to team up with three ...

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LINKIN PARK's MIKE SHINODA Releases 'Ghosts' Video

LINKIN PARK vocalist Mike Shinoda has released a music video for the song "Ghosts", taken from his upcoming solo album "Post Traumatic". Shinoda himself directed the clip, which stars Boris and Miss Oatmeal. Shinoda spoke with ET Canada about the songwriting process for "Post Traumatic", which is due on June 15. He explained: "It started ...

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Listen To SMASHING PUMPKINS' New Song 'Solara'

SMASHING PUMPKINS have released a new song called "Solara". It marks the band's first recording to feature frontman Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin together in 18 years. The track, which was produced by Rick Rubin, also features longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder. SMASHING PUMPKINS will perform "Solara" on Monday on "The Tonight ...

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Texas Band I AM To Release Second Album In The Fall

Texas metalcore band I AM has signed with the New England-based label 1126 Records. The group will enter the studio this summer with Randy LeBoeuf at Graphic Nature Audio to begin recording its second full-length album. The follow-up to "Life Through Torment" is due this fall. "We are very proud to be signing with 1126 ...

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Legion: XX - BURN THE PRIEST

LAMB OF GOD has nothing to prove. The hard-working Richmond, Virginia-based band has earned its place among the top tier of metal bands globally. Now, the five-time Grammy nominated act returns with a full-length covers album, "Legion: XX", as a celebratory effort to mark the upcoming 20th anniversary of "Burn The Priest", the unit's debut ...

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