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ENSLAVED Frontman Slams 'Vikings' Television Series: 'It's Just A Dumb Hollywood Adaptation'

One of the progenitors of Viking metal, ENSLAVED frontman Grutle Kjellson, isn't fond of the popular historical drama "Vikings". The series, which depicts the life and times of Viking Ragnar Lothbrok, stars Australian actor Travis Fimmel as Lothbrok and was recently renewed for a sixth season. Kjellson, a noted Viking history buff, said "everything about ...

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PHIL COLLEN Explains Why DEF LEPPARD Doesn't Invite Other Musicians Onstage To Jam

Dave Lawrence of Hawaii Public Radio's "All Things Considered" recently conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether DEP LEPPARD has invited musical guests onstage during their live performances: Phil: "Not really. I mean, usually the songs ...

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CLUTCH Drummer: 'This Is The Best Job In The World'

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview drummer Jean-Paul Gaster of Maryland rockers CLUTCH. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the release of CLUTCH's latest studio album, "Book Of Bad Decisions": Jean-Paul: "It's been great so far. We pretty much hit the ...

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CRAIG GOLDY Says RITCHIE BLACKMORE Had A 'No-Guitar-Solo' Policy For Opening Bands In '80s: 'He Didn't Like Having A Guitar Competition'

According to former DIO guitarist Craig Goldy, legendary DEEP PURPLE axeman Ritchie Blackmore prevented Goldy's then-band GIUFFRIA from having a guitar solo spot during the 1984 "Perfect Strangers" tour because Ritchie feared being upstaged. Goldy, fresh off his gig with ROUGH CUTT and being secretly courted by Ronnie James Dio, said Blackmore was going to ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Frontman On 'Gravity': 'We Knew It Was Going To Be A Slightly More Divisive Album'

Chris Peters of Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with frontman Matt Tuck of Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he's happy with the response to the band's new studio album, "Gravity": Matt: "Absolutely. Yeah, it's been ...

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BEHEMOTH Frontman: 'Life Is Too Short To Try To Be Liked By Everybody'

Steve Harrison of "The Unchained Rock Show" recently conducted an interview with frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski of Polish black/death overlords BEHEMOTH. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the title of BEHEMOTH's new album, "I Loved You At Your Darkest", is ...

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KAMELOT Keyboardist On 'Fantastic' Touring Drummer ALEX LANDENBURG: 'I Hope He Stays'

KAMELOT keyboardist Oliver Palotai recently spoke with Finland's Metalliluola. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's latest album, "The Shadow Theory": Oliver: "The creation of the album was not without troubles. Some albums are just born under difficult circumstances, and I was ...

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SLASH On Returning To GUNS N' ROSES: 'It Turned Out To Be One Of The Greatest Things That I Ever Did'

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash was recently interviewed by syndicated radio DJ Theresa Rockface. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the music video for "Driving Rain", the first single from his new solo album "Living The Dream": Slash: "The puppets are great. Sort of the ...

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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT On Seeing RICK ALLEN Play Drums With One Arm For The First Time: 'It Was Astonishing'

DEF LEPPARD vocalist Joe Elliott was recently interviewed by "All Things Considered" host Dave Lawrence of HPR/Hawaii Public Radio. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's rapid rise during their 1983 in support of "Pyromania": Joe: "It was all a bit of a whirlwind, ...

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NICKELBACK Bassist Says Band Uses Radio Data As A 'Barometer For What People Want To Hear' During Its Concerts

NICKELBACK bassist Mike Kroeger recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On planning the band's live production: Mike: "It's pretty much an open creative process, and it's not unlike writing songs, because it is creative as well. It is more of ...

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THE HEARD Feat. Ex-CRUCIFIED BARBARA, DEATHSTARS Members: 'A Death Supreme' Single Available

THE HEARD, the new Swedish rock band featuring former CRUCIFIED BARBARA guitarist Klara "Force" Rönnqvist Fors, bassist Ida "Evileye" Stenbacka and drummer Nikki Wicked (a.k.a. Jannicke Lindström) alongside DEATHSTARS bassist Jonas "Skinny Disco" Kangur (on lead guitar) and burlesque performer, model and singer Pepper Potemkin, has released a new single, "A Death Supreme". The song ...

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ELUVEITIE Begins Recording New Album

Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE are working on the follow-up to their highly acclaimed 2017 album "Evocation II - Pantheon". The band is recording the new disc at Tommy Vetterli's Newsound Studio in Switzerland. A year ago, ELUVEITIE released the single "Rebirth", which gave fans a sample of what they can expect to hear on the ...

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EINHERJER: 'Mine Våpen Mine Ord' Video Released

"Mine Våpen Mine Ord", the new video from Viking metal veterans EINHERJER, can be seen below. The tack is taken from the band's ninth full-length album, titled "Norrøne Spor", which will be released on November 9. EINHERJER has carried out its vision for more than two decades. The band was there when Norwegian extreme metal ...

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GOROD: 'Bekhten's Curse' Video Released

"Bekhten's Curse", the new video from French technical metallers GOROD, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Aethra", which was released today (Friday, October 19) via Overpowered Records. The clip was produced by Disclosure Productions. Vocalist Julien Deyres says: "Out of all of the songs on the album, these ...

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Collection Featuring Models Of Gear Used On PANTERA's 'Cowboys From Hell' Album Released By IK MULTIMEDIA

IK Multimedia has announced the Dimebag Darrell CFH Collection for AmpliTube. This new collection features models of the exact gear used by "Dimebag" Darrell Lance Abbott on PANTERA's groundbreaking album "Cowboys From Hell". Mac/PC users can enjoy nine brand new models including two amps, two cabinets and five stompboxes. Dimebag is considered one of the ...

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EVERGREY: 'The Atlantic' Album Details Revealed

Acclaimed Swedish dark melodic metal masters EVERGREY will release their new studio album, titled "The Atlantic", on January 25, 2019. The band has worked extensively on the follow-up to 2016's "The Storm Within" (which entered the charts on high positions in numerous countries). EVERGREY again teamed up with Jacob Hansen, who — just like with ...

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MYLES KENNEDY Releases 'The Great Beyond' Video

Myles Kennedy just released the latest music video for the song "The Great Beyond" from his debut solo album, "Year Of The Tiger". The clip comes on the heels of wrapping a U.S. tour run with SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS. "The Great Beyond" video was shot in black and white and features ...

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