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SORTILÈGE Reunion At Germany's KEEP IT TRUE Festival (Video)

Four members of the classic French heavy metal band SORTILÈGE reunited for an appearance at this year's edition of the Keep It True festval on April 27 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany Musicians appearing at the event included: SORTILÈGE members * Christian "Zouille" Augustin (Vocals) * Didier "Dem" Demajean (Guitar) * Daniel "Lapin" Lapp (Bass) ...

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MARDUK Guitarist On Whether He Owns Pieces Of MAYHEM Singer DEAD's Brain And Skull: 'That's Old News'

MARDUK guitarist and founding member Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson confirmed several years ago that he owns pieces of MAYHEM vocalist Per "Dead" Ohlin's brain and skull, adding yet another layer to one of black metal's most infamous and enduring stories. MAYHEM's reputation has been brought back into light thanks in part to Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund's ...

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K.K. DOWNING Says SCOTT TRAVIS And RICHIE FAULKNER Are Not Official Members Of JUDAS PRIEST: 'They Are On A Wage'

Carsten Smolinsky of Germany's Bleeding4metal.de recently conducted an e-mail interview with former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing. The original English-language version of the chat appears here in its entirety. Bleeding4metal.de: Hello, Mr. Downing, thank you very much for taking the time for an interview! I really enjoyed reading "Heavy Duty: Days And Nights ...

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TOBIAS SAMMET Says 'So-Called Business Experts' Doubted That AVANTASIA Would Succeed In America

AVANTASIA vocalist Tobias Sammet recently spoke with writer Clay Marshall in conjunction with an OC Weekly story about the group's upcoming performance in Anaheim, California. Some select "outtakes" follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the ongoing "Moonglow" world tour: Tobias: "It's a triumphant march. So many sold-out places. Here in Europe, [we're playing] the biggest ...

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JOHN ARCH Says Involving Multiple FATES WARNING Members On Debut ARCH/MATHEOS Album Created 'A Little Bit Of Static'

Original FATES WARNING vocalist John Arch recently spoke with Heavy New York about "Winter Ethereal", the second album by ARCH/MATHEOS. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of "Winter Ethereal": John: "[It was done] pretty much in the same fashion as Jim ...

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LAMB OF GOD-Owned Guitars Go Missing Before Phoenix Concert

Two guitars belonging to LAMB OF GOD were allegedly stolen Thursday morning (May 2) before the band's concert at Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, Arizona. According to LAMB OF GOD guitarist Willie Adler, his "main beloved Warbird," along with bassist John Campbell's "one-of-a-kind handpainted bass" went missing after the musicians had left the area and the ...

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FOZZY Frontman CHRIS JERICHO Is Holding A Yard Sale

FOZZY singer and former WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho is having a big estate sale at his old home in Odessa, Florida this weekend. "We're selling everything," Jericho said in a Facebook video posted Thursday. "All the books, all the magazines, all the records, all the Chris Jericho 8x10s, hockey cards, you name it. It's ...

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SHINEDOWN Bassist: 'We Always Write From A Personal Place'

SHINEDOWN bassist Eric Bass recently spoke with Ethan Jackson of the Topeka, Kansas radio station V100. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the current American leg of the band's ongoing "Attention Attention" tour: Eric: "Almost every show's sold out. It's been very humbling [and] extremely ...

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Does DUFF MCKAGAN Feel Underrated As A Bass Player?

In a brand new interview with Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station, GUNS N' ROSES' Duff McKagan was asked if he ever feels underrated as a bass player. He responded (hear audio below): "I don't know where I'm rated. I don't pay attention to that. I'm really so just all into my craft. It's not ...

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