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WITCHERY Guitarist PATRIK JENSEN Says Newer Album Production Jobs Give Him 'Metal Fatigue'

Metal Wani's Chuck Marshall recently conducted an interview with guitarist Patrik Jensen of Swedish thrashers WITCHERY. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why WITCHERY established the goal of releasing their new "I Am Legion" studio album a year after their previous "In His Infernal Majesty's ...

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Members Of SLIPKNOT, KORN, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, POISON, Others React To Passing Of MALCOLM YOUNG

Members of SLIPKNOT, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, WHITESNAKE, POISON, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, STRYPER, KORN, OVERKILL, KREATOR, SEPULTURA and VOLBEAT are among the rock musicians and scores of other artists who reacted on social media to the passing of Malcolm Young. The 64-year-old guitarist and co-founder of the legendary Australian hard rock band AC/DC had been suffering ...

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British Actor DOUGLAS BOOTH In Negotiations To Play NIKKI SIXX In MÖTLEY CRÜE's Biopic 'The Dirt'

According to Deadline, British actor Douglas Booth is in negotiations to play Nikki Sixx in MÖTLEY CRÜE's long-awaited film adaptation of the group's biography, "The Dirt - Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band". The film adaptation of "The Dirt" is being helmed by "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" director Jeff Tremaine and ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Defends OZZFEST's Lawsuit Against OZY FEST

Sharon Osbourne has defended Ozzfest's decision to file a lawsuit against the organizers of the interactive outdoor festival OZY Fest. It was reported last month that Ozzy Osbourne's long-running festival had sued the people behind OZY Fest, claiming that the New York City event and its logo were confusing music fans. During a recent edition ...

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POP EVIL Announces 'Music Over Words' U.S. Tour

POP EVIL has announced the "Music Over Words" tour today that will serve as the official kickoff for the band's recently announced all-new self-titled LP. "It's with great excitement to announce our U.S. headline tour," says vocalist Leigh Kakaty. "We can't wait to play our new material and see all our amazing fans across the ...

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Video: SEBASTIAN BACH Performs At ROCKFEST 80'S

Fan-filmed video footage of Sebastian Bach's November 4 performance at the second annual RockFest 80's at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines, Florida can be seen below. Bach hasn't released a full-length disc since 2014's "Give 'Em Hell", which was criticized by some for sounding "too modern" and a departure from his '80s hard rock ...

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SAMMY HAGAR's Next Recording Project Will Either Be CHICKENFOOT's Third Album Or THE CIRCLE's Studio Debut

Sammy Hagar says that his next recording project will either be the third album from CHICKENFOOT or the first studio effort from THE CIRCLE. CHICKENFOOT, which features the former VAN HALEN frontman alongside legendary guitarist Joe Satriani, ex-VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith, has been largely inactive since ...

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EPICA Releases 'Consign To Oblivion' Performance Video

Dutch symphonic metal giants EPICA have released a new performance video for the song "Consign To Oblivion". The footage was captured during EPICA's sold-out show at the Zénith in Paris last February where the band closed its most successful European tour to date together with an excited legion of five thousand fans. This video, which ...

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FOO FIGHTERS, OZZY OSBOURNE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, Others Set For 2018 WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE Festival

FOO FIGHTERS, OZZY OSBOURNE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, BILLY IDOL, GODSMACK, STONE SOUR and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH lead the bill for the eighth annual Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, as Florida's biggest rock experience grows to three days — April 27-29 at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville. Corey Taylor says: "STONE SOUR ...

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Video: XANDRIA Performs With Singer AEVA MAURELLE For First Time

Symphonic metallers XANDRIA made their live debut with singer Aeva Maurelle (AEVERIUM) on November 3 at the Brainstorm festival at Gigant in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. On September 12, XANDRIA canceled its previously announced U.S. tour, which was scheduled to kick off on September 29 in ...

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TOM MORELLO Says PROPHETS OF RAGE Is 'A Band That's Here To Stay'

PROPHETS OF RAGE guitarist Tom Morello was interviewed on the October 29 edition of "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie. You can now listen to the chat using the widget below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On combining music and activism: Tom: "My twin passions were always shredding ...

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Listen To New JOE SATRIANI Song 'Thunder High On The Mountain' Feat. GLENN HUGHES, CHAD SMITH

"Thunder High On The Mountain", a brand new song from world-renowned guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani, can be streamed below. The track is taken from his sixteenth solo album, "What Happens Next", which will be released on January 12, 2018 via Sony/Legacy Recordings. The new, instrumentally electrifying album features a power trio of legendary status; Satriani ...

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SABATON And KREATOR To Join Forces For North American Co-Headlining Tour; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON are uniting with German thrash titans KREATOR for the ultimate North American co-headlining trek. The 24-date tour kicks off on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at The Van Buren in Phoenix, Arizona and will make stops in Los Angeles, Montreal, and Philadelphia before concluding at Jannus Landing in Tampa, Florida on ...

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GENE SIMMONS On 'Vault' Box Set: 'I Didn't Want This To Come Out After I Was Dead And Gone'

Dave "Higgo" Higgins of Australia's "Distortion" podcast recently interviewed KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons about his forthcoming "Gene Simmons: The Vault Experience" box set. The entire chat can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the inspiration behind the "Vault" release: Gene: "I'm doing this for me. Over the years, being ...

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GRETA VAN FLEET To Release 'From The Fires' Double EP

Emerging young Michigan rockers GRETA VAN FLEET will release "From The Fires", an eight-song double EP, on November 10 via Lava/Republic. "From The Fires" will feature on one disc four brand new GRETA VAN FLEET recordings as well as the four critically acclaimed tracks from the band's breakout EP "Black Smoke Rising", including "Highway Tune", ...

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EPICA Guitarist On Group's Wide-Ranging Influences: 'Name It, And We Have Used It In Our Music'

Mark Jansen of the Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA was interviewed by ArmyOfOneTV prior to the September 29 finale of the group's "The Ultimate Principle" tour at New York City's PlayStation Theater. The full chat (recorded by Ignacio Orellana of ProMusicVideo.com) can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Feat. PORTNOY, SHEEHAN, BUMBLEFOOT, SOTO, SHERINIAN: 'Lost In Oblivion' Video

"Lost In Oblivion", the new Vicente Cordero-directed video from SONS OF APOLLO, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's debut album, "Psychotic Symphony", which is being released today (Friday, October 20) via InsideOut Music. The disc was produced by the dynamic production duo of Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, also affectionately ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN Launches New Online Store

After many years, Eddie Van Halen has an entirely new merchandise store via Killer Merch. This new partnership not only includes new merchandise items, but for the first time Eddie's guitar accessories as well as licensed products. The site will continue to grow with additional apparel, art, accessories and everything EVH, making it a true ...

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