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SLASH Praises GUNS N' ROSES' 'Great Camaraderie'

Going into 2018, GUNS N' ROSES' "Not In This Lifetime" tour had already grossed nearly half a billion dollars worldwide. By the time it wraps up in South Africa in November, it will likely be the second-highest-grossing tour of all time, but guitarist Slash says that's not why he considers it a success. "Sitting on ...

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SABATON To Release Next Studio Album In 2019

SABATON singer Joakim Brodén has confirmed that the band is planning to release the follow-up to 2016's "The Last Stand" LP in 2019. "Obviously, we're gonna start making that album — well, we already started, actually, songwriting; songwriting never stops for us," he told Greece's "TV War" in a new interview (see video below). "But, ...

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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Begins Recording New Album

Italian symphonic death metallers FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE are in the studio recording the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2016 release, "King". Commented drummer Francesco Paoli: "It's official, we're finally back in the studio and it feels absolutely great! "This past year marked a new era for the band, so we felt the need to look back ...

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Video Premiere: TRIVIUM's 'The Wretchedness Inside'

"The Wretchedness Inside", the new video from Florida metallers TRIVIUM, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "The Sin And The Sentence", which was released in October 2017 via Roadrunner. The disc was recorded with producer Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA) at Santa Ana, California's Hybrid Studios. The ...

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Video Premiere: BEHEMOTH's 'Bartzabel'

"Bartzabel", the new video from Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "I Loved You At Your Darkest", which will be released on October 5 via Nuclear Blast. Mastermind Nergal comments: "'Bartzabel' is a song that came in the midst of a BEHEMOTH rehearsal... We ...

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Video Premiere: NAZARETH's 'Tattooed On My Brain'

NAZARETH's music video for the song "Tattooed On My Brain" can be seen below. The track is the title cut of the band's new album, which is scheduled for release on October 12 via Frontiers Music Srl, "Tattooed On My Brain" is NAZARETH's 24th full-length album and the first to feature new vocalist Carl Sentance ...

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SACROSANCT Feat. Former PESTILENCE Guitarist RANDY MEINHARD: 'Necropolis' Album Due In November

German/Dutch progressive metallers SACROSANCT, founded by former PESTILENCE guitarist Randy Meinhard, will release their fourth album, "Necropolis", on November 30 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The disc was engineered, mixed and mastered by Max Morton of Morton Studios, who has also remastered the entire SACROSANCT back catalog. A prolific professional with a broad clientele, ...

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Former QUIET RIOT And ROUGH CUTT Members Join Forces In ROUGH RIOT

Former members of QUIET RIOT and ROUGH CUTT have joined forces in a "supergroup" called ROUGH RIOT. The new band consists of lead vocalist Paul Shortino (ROUGH CUTT, QUIET RIOT), guitarists Chris Hager (MICKEY RATT, ROUGH CUTT, STEPHEN PEARCY) and Carlos Cavazo (QUIET RIOT, RATT), bassist Sean McNabb (QUIET RIOT, LYNCH MOB, DOKKEN, ROUGH CUTT) ...

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SLASH Talks Playing 'Chinese Democracy' Song 'Better', VELVET REVOLVER's 'Slither' With GUNS N' ROSES

One highlight of GUNS N' ROSES' concerts during the "Not In This Lifetime" tour has been the "Chinese Democracy" track "Better", which features an intro that doesn't appear on the album version of the song. Guitarist Slash says it's only natural that the song's live rendition sounds different with him and bassist Duff McKagan performing ...

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Watch SLIPKNOT, Ex-SHINEDOWN Members Cover SEPULTURA At 'Metal Fest: A Tribute To Roadrunner Records' Event

Jay Weinberg (SLIPKNOT), David Sanchez (HAVOK) and Jasin Todd (formerly of SHINEDOWN) are among the more than 50 musicians who took part in "Metal Fest: A Tribute To Roadrunner Records" on September 20 at The Basement East in Nashville, Tennessee. Video footage of Weinberg, Sanchez, Todd and Brandon Bruce (TIME TRAP) performing cover versions of ...

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THE THREE TREMORS Feat. TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, SEAN PECK And HARRY CONKLIN: Video Of Athens Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of THE THREE TREMORS, the new project featuring acclaimed heavy metal singers Tim "The Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin (JAG PANZER) and Sean "The Hell Destroyer" Peck (CAGE, DEATH DEALER, DENNER/SHERMANN), performing on September 28 at Kyttaro club in Athens, Greece can be seen below. ...

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ACE FREHLEY On KISS TV Movie 'Phantom Of The Park': PAUL STANLEY And GENE SIMMONS Expected 'Gone With The Wind'

During a "live conversation" at Hollywood's Musicians Institute on September 25, former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley recalled filming the band's 1978 Hanna Barbera-produced made-for-television movie "Kiss Meets The Phantom Of The Park" (alternately known as "Attack Of The Phantoms"). "I remember it very well," Frehley said."I had a lot of fun. When we started shooting ...

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VOIVOD's DANIEL 'CHEWY' MONGRAIN On Replacing DENIS 'PIGGY' D'AMOUR: 'The Best Way To Honor Him Is To Play And Continue'

Impact metal channel conducted an interview with guitarist Daniel "Chewy" Mongrain of Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD prior to the band's September 15 concert at Dürer Kert in Budapest, Hungary. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's new studio album, "The Wake": ...

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JAMES KOTTAK Says He Was Told To Avoid Comparing KINGDOM COME To LED ZEPPELIN

Clint Switzer of the "Music Mania" podcast recently conducted an interview with former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On KINGDOM COME's current reunion tour which features four-fifths of the band's classic lineup, minus lead singer Lenny Wolf, ...

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ABADDON Says He Has No Idea Why He Was Fired From VENOM INC.

Warren from Degenerate TV recently conducted an interview with former VENOM and VENOM INC. drummer Abaddon (real name: Anthony Bray). You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he was surprised of VENOM's success in the early 1980s: Abaddon: "When you're in something like that, you don't ...

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SKID ROW Guitarist Praises 'Positive' And 'Unselfish' New Singer ZP THEART: 'There's No Hidden Agendas'

SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's extensive international tour schedule: Snake: "One of the things about SKID ROW is that we've always been travelers. We started touring the world ...

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CLUTCH's NEIL FALLON: 'I Think Flaws Are What Make Things Beautiful'

Prior to CLUTCH's September 18 performance in Maplewood, Minnesota, vocalist Neil Fallon spoke with the "Midwest Beatdown" radio program, which airs on KMSU 89.7 FM in Mankato, Minnesota and on KMSK 91.3 FM in Austin, Minnesota. The complete three-part conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the lead-up ...

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FOZZY's CHRIS JERICHO: 'If You Don't Expect To Be The Biggest Band In The World, You Shouldn't Be Doing It'

FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho recently spoke with Metal Wani. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he'd describe the group's live concert experience: Chris: "From note one to note done, it's just a high-energy, high-impact show. There's always 'FOZZY' chants happening; there's always energy, always ...

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