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Dictators - DARON MALAKIAN AND SCARS ON BROADWAY

Daron Malakian will probably always primarily be known as the impressive, genre-defying guitarist of SYSTEM OF A DOWN. More than a decade has passed since that outfit's last album, and while it's teased the possibility of a sixth album, the prospect seems uncertain. In lieu of new SOAD material, said band's fans have reason to ...

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GENE SIMMONS Believes VINNIE VINCENT Is 'His Own Worst Enemy'

Gene Simmons says that he believes Vinnie Vincent is "his own worst enemy." The KISS bassist/vocalist made his comments during a question-and-answer session in Adelaide, Australia, where he is currently on tour with his solo band, supported by original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley. Speaking about Vincent, who originally joined KISS in 1982 as Frehley's replacement, ...

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VOIVOD Drummer Says 'The Wake' Is 'One Of The Most Intricate Albums' Band Has Ever Done

Sonic Perspectives recently conducted an interview with drummer Michel "Away" Langevin of Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD about the band's forthcoming studio album, "The Wake". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what fans can expect from "The Wake": Away: "This is one ...

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ANGRA: 'Light Of Transcendence' Video Released

The official video for the song "Light Of Transcendence" from Brazilian/Italian metallers ANGRA can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's ninth studio album, "Ømni", which was released on February 16 via earMUSIC. In his new clip, which was directed by Thiago Kiss, ANGRA returns to show the duality portrayed daily in ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Completes Recording 'The 13th Beast' Album

Veteran U.S. death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION have completed recording their 13th album, "The 13th Beast". The effort is tentatively due in early 2019 via Century Media Records. MALEVOLENT CREATION's founding guitarist Philip Fasciana said: "Get ready!!! New MALEVOLENT CREATION album 'The 13th Beast' is ready to be mixed and mastered and ready for all to ...

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MADBALL Frontman Says Hardcore Is About More Than Just Mindless Brutality: 'It's About Expression'

Oli of Grasser Production conducted an interview with frontman Freddy Cricien of New York hardcore veterans MADBALL prior to the band's August 26 concert at Z-Bau Nürnberg in Nürnberg, Germany. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether playing in front of non-hardcore crowds at ...

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Ex-AMARANTHE Vocalist JAKE E Says '9.9 Out Of 10 People' Loved CYHRA's 'Letters To Myself' Debut

Shockwave Magazine conducted an interview with CYHRA vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE) at this year's Sabaton Open Air, which was held last month in Falun, Sweden. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the progress of CYHRA's second studio album: Jake: "I have ...

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STEEL PANTHER Drummer Defends 'Pussy Melter' Distortion Guitar Pedal: We 'Will Not Be Told What To Say Or Do'

STEEL PANTHER drummer Stix Zadinia has defended his group against criticism over the guitar effect preset called "Pussy Melter", saying that he and his bandmates "will not be told what to say or do." This past July, TC Electronic stopped advertising the "Pussy Melter" after a number of musicians blasted the Danish audio company for ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's IAN HILL On Why K.K. DOWNING Wasn't Asked To Return: 'KEN Playing GLENN's Parts Wouldn't Have Sounded Right'

Backstage Axxess recently conducted an interview with bassist Ian Hill of British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On recording their new album "Firepower" live in the studio: Ian: "We had two producers in Tom Allom and Andy Sneap. ...

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Kulkija - KORPIKLAANI

The Forest Clan, KORPIKLAANI, returns, so raise your Sahti or Karhu—Finnish beer, for your edification—and get ready to rock out once again. Hold up, though, because in the case of the group's 10th album, "Kulkija", translated as "wanderer," the fast-flinging hummpa with which the folk metal basher has made its reputation takes a large backseat. ...

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For The Love Of Metal - Dee Snider

A House of Hair moment this is not. Officially retiring TWISTED SISTER from all activity following the passing of drummer A.J. Pero, Dee Snider answered a calling to perform new solo material. Enduring the further loss of his mother, Snider found a new habitat amongst a younger hardcore/metalcore community with which to voice his grief. ...

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Rainier Fog - Alice In Chains

When ALICE IN CHAINS regrouped in 2009 with that year's "Black Gives Way To Blue", longtime fans of the Seattle grunge-era rock icons approached its release cautiously. Vocalist Layne Staley left enormous shoes to fill in the wake of his death in 2002. With that 2009 release and its 2013 follow-up, "The Devil Put Dinosaurs ...

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VOIVOD's AWAY: 'Even If We Sometimes Try To Do Something More Melodic, It's Still Too Weird For Mainstream Radio'

In a new interview with music writer Joel Gausten, VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin discusses the band's upcoming 14th album, "The Wake", the band's time with former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and some of the highlights of their nearly 36-year career. An excerpt from the chat appears below. Joel Gausten: One of the ...

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CANDLEBOX Vocalist KEVIN MARTIN: 'I'm Not Sure How Much Longer I'll Do This'

CANDLEBOX vocalist Kevin Martin recently spoke with Jay Ramone of the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma radio station Rock 100.5 The KATT. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's current tour, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of their quadruple-platinum self-titled debut album: Kevin: "I'm having fun ...

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RACHEL BOLAN Believes SKID ROW's Upcoming Album Will Be 'Pivotal'

Prior to SKID ROW's headlining performance at the Stonedeaf festival in Newark, United Kingdom on August 25, bassist Rachel Bolan spoke with Midlands Metalheads Radio. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On current SKID ROW vocalist ZP Theart: Rachel: "We became friends a few years before ...

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DIZZY REED: 'I Know What My Role Is With GUNS N' ROSES'

GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed was recently interviewed by the "Nothing Shocking" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how important it is for him to have an extra outlet, like his solo band and HOOKERS & BLOW, to play with when GUNS N' ...

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