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DEVIN TOWNSEND Says CHAD KROEGER's Contribution To 'Empath' Album 'Can't Be Understated'

Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend found an unlikely supporter in oft-reviled NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger, who offered Townsend some key bits advice before Devin embarked on the songwriting process for his new "Empath" studio album. Opposites in many respects, Townsend originally connected with Kroeger after tweeting his fondness for NICKELBACK's recent "Feed The Machine" album, drawing ...

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C.O.C. Guitarist On DOYLE's Meet-And-Greet Comments: Maybe He Should 'Figure Out Something Else To Do'

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's Woody Weatherman says that MISFITS's Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein should perhaps "figure out something else to do" if he doesn't like to take part in paid meet-and-greets with his fans. In a recent interview with "The Liquid Conversations", Doyle lamented the fact that artists are forced to charge their fans a fee ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND On New Album 'Empath': It's 'A Crossroads For Me – Not Only Creatively, But Life In General'

Former DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and VAI front man Devin Townsend recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about his new solo album, "Empath". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Empath": Devin: "If I had any business sense whatsoever, and if I had any ...

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WHITESNAKE: Making Of 'Shut Up & Kiss Me' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of WHITESNAKE's official music video for the new single "Shut Up & Kiss Me" can be seen below. The song will appear on the group's upcoming studio album, "Flesh & Blood", which will be released on May 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. "Flesh & Blood" follows the 2011 critically acclaimed ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'I'm Just A Perpetually Confused And Terrified Person That Is Trying To Be Less So All The Time'

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend about his forthcoming new "Empath" studio album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether "Empath" is an album that will take a while for listeners to "get": Devin: "I ...

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Astronoid - ASTRONOID

ASTRONOID's 2016 debut record, "Air", was a dazzling effort that crept up on unsuspecting listeners, garnering a rabid cult following from those that discovered the band. With members of New England post-black metallers VATTNET VISKAR pulling double duty, ASTRONOID took the integration of shoegaze elements into black metal, popularized by acts such as DEAFHEAVEN, and ...

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WHITESNAKE: Complete 'Flesh & Blood' Album Details Revealed; 'Shut Up & Kiss Me' Video Released

Fresh off celebrating their 40th anniversary, rock legends WHITESNAKE return with their latest studio album, "Flesh & Blood". This album follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album "Forevermore" and 2015's "The Purple Album", a reimagining of DEEP PURPLE classics from WHITESNAKE mastermind's David Coverdale's time in that band. The 13 original, visceral tracks on "Flesh ...

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EMPEROR's IHSAHN Praises GHOST: 'They Create An Experience'

EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) has praised GHOST for holding the blowtorch high for theatrical rock and roll at a time when rock performances can be pretty stripped down and straightforward. "Bands like RAMMSTEIN or GHOST or all these bands, they create an experience," Ihsahn told the "Scars And Guitars" podcast (hear ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND On NICKELBACK's CHAD KROEGER: 'I Feel Like I Owe Him A Real Debt Of Gratitude'

Devin Townsend says that he owes Chad Kroeger "a real debt of gratitude" for giving him invaluable career advice. Last August, Townsend surprised longtime fans by revealing his unexpected friendship with the NICKELBACK frontman. Four months later, it was announced that Kroeger would appear on Devin's upcoming "Empath" album, along with guitarists Steve Vai, Mike ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Announces 'Empath Europe - Volume 1' Tour

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend has announced the dates for the "Empath Europe - Volume 1" tour in November. The trek will follow the March 29 release of his new album, "Empath", via InsideOut Music. The full list of dates are as follows: Nov. 15 - Salle Pleyel, Paris, France Nov. 16 - Trix, ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'Empath' Documentary Episode 1 Available

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend will release his new album, "Empath", on March 29 via InsideOut Music. In the lead-up to the album's release, Devin will walk fans through how "Empath" came together with a series of documentary episodes recorded as phone conversations during the course of the albums recording. The fist episode, dubbed ...

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IMONOLITH Feat. THREAT SIGNAL, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, Ex-STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Members: 'Hollow' Video Released

IMONOLITH — the new metal band featuring vocalist Jon Howard (THREAT SIGNAL, ARKAEA), drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen (DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT), guitarist Brian Waddell (DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT), bassist Byron Stroud (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, FEAR FACTORY), and second guitarist Kai Huppunen (METHODS OF MAYHEM, NOISE THERAPY) — has released a new single, "Hollow", available to stream/download for ...

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ROTTING CHRIST: Lyric Video For New Song 'The Raven'

Greek extreme metal veterans ROTTING CHRIST have unveiled a video for their new song "The Raven". It is the third track to be released from the band's upcoming album, "The Heretics", which will be released on February 15 via Season Of Mist. Frontman Sakis Tolis comments on the new song: "We proudly present to you ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND To Release 'Empath' Album In March; Details Revealed

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend will release his new album, "Empath", on March 29 via InsideOut Music. In the lead-up to the album's release, Devin will walk fans through how "Empath" came together with a series of documentary episodes recorded as phone conversations during the course of the albums recording. Watch him explain more ...

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THE MUTE GODS' 'Atheists And Believers' Album To Feature Guest Appearance By RUSH's ALEX LIFESON

THE MUTE GODS, featuring Nick Beggs (STEVEN WILSON, STEVE HACKETT), Roger King (STEVE HACKETT) and Marco Minnemann (THE ARISTOCRATS, THE SEA WITHIN), will release its third studio album, "Atheists And Believers", on March 22. Arriving just over two years after its predecessor, "Tardigrades Will Inherit The Earth", "Atheists And Believers" sees Beggs once again turning ...

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ROTTING CHRIST: Trailer For 'The Heretics' Album

The official trailer for "The Heretics", the new album from Greek extreme metal veterans ROTTING CHRIST, can be seen below. The disc will be released on February 15 via Season Of Mist. The artwork for the disc was created by Greek artist Maximos Manolis. "The Heretics" track listing: 01. In The Name of God (04:14) ...

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THE GUESS WHO Releases 'In America' Video

"In America", the new George A. Johnson-directed video from THE GUESS WHO, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "The Future Is What It Used To Be", which was released in September via Cleopatra Records. THE GUESS WHO is responsible for countless rock classics, which still retain a major ...

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ROTTING CHRIST: 'Heaven And Hell And Fire' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Heaven And Hell And Fire" from Greek extreme metal veterans ROTTING CHRIST can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "The Heretics", which will be released on February 15, 2019 via Season Of Mist. The artwork for the disc was created by Greek ...

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Planet Silver Screen - FOUR STROKE BARON

The sixty seconds of instrumental synth-pop and dance-floor rhythms that begin FOUR STROKE BARON's newest record, "Planet Silver Screen", serves as both a fake-out and an indication that the following songs will be a fun musical exploration. One minute into the intro track—appropriately titled "Cut"—the beats go away, and a barrage of short, sharp riffs ...

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IMONOLITH Feat. THREAT SIGNAL, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, Ex-STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Members: 'Hollow' Single Due In January

IMONOLITH, the new Canadian metal band featuring members of THREAT SIGNAL, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT and STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, will release its first official single, "Hollow", on January 18, 2019. IMONOLITH was launched following Devin Townsend's announcement that he has put the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT on indefinite hiatus while he works on other projects. Joining drummer ...

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