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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Singer And Guitarist Talk About Writing And Recording 'The Stage' In First 'Breakdown' Episode

In the first episode of AVENGED SEVENFOLD's "Breakdown" series, singer M. Shadows and guitarist Synyster Gates talk about the writing and recording process for the song "The Stage" from the album of the same name. Check it out below. Gates told the "Two Doods Reviews" podcast that he feels "The Stage" "absolutely" achieved what the ...

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KISS Announces First 'End Of The Road' World Tour Dates

After an epic and storied 45-year career that launched an era of rock and roll legends, KISS announced that they will launch their final tour ever in 2019, appropriately named "End Of The Road". The initial announcement was made a month ago on NBC's "America's Got Talent", which sent the Internet into overdrive with fans ...

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Listen To New METAL CHURCH Song 'Out Of Balance'

"Out Of Balance", a brand new song from West Coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming 12th full-length studio album, "Damned If You Do", which will be released on December 7 via Rat Pak Records. The effort will also be available in Europe via Nuclear ...

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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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JINJER Releases New Single And Video, 'Ape'

Ukrainian metal act JINJER has released a new single titled "Ape". The song's accompanying video can be seen below. Bassist Eugene Abdiukhanov comments: "It's been two years since we have released new material, and it was high time to bring something brand new to the table. By last spring, we collected a bunch of musical ...

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POP EVIL Announces January/February 2019 U.S. Tour

POP EVIL has announced a brand new batch of 24 U.S. headline dates for next year in the never-ending support of their self-titled LP, which was released earlier this year. Veteran comedian and former VH1 "That Metal Show" host Don Jamieson will serve as direct support. THEM EVILS and SAVAGE AFTER MIDNIGHT will open the ...

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Video Premiere: METAL CHURCH's 'Damned If You Do'

The official music video for "Damned If You Do", the title track of the 12th full-length studio album from West Coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH, can be seen below. The song is quintessential METAL CHURCH and showcases the sound that has garnered the band fans all around the globe, with its driving guitar riffs, punishing ...

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SLIPKNOT Drummer's Charity Show In Nashville To Feature MASTODON, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Members

SLIPKNOT drummer Jay Weinberg is hosting a one-night-only covers show on October 16 at Basement East in Nashville, Tennessee. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event will benefit Buddies On The Beat, Weinberg's charity through Best Buddies Tennessee — a nonprofit that creates one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with ...

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ARSIS: 'Hell Sworn' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Hell Sworn" from melodic tech-death overlords ARSIS can be seen below. The track, which features a guest solo from INFERI guitarist Malcolm Pugh, is taken from ARSIS's new album, "Visitant", due on November 2 via Nuclear Blast (North, Central, South America) and Agonia (rest of world). Guitarist and ...

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OVERKILL's D.D. VERNI: 'Night Of The Swamp King' Video

The official music video for "Night Of The Swamp King", a new song from OVERKILL bassist and main songwriter D.D. Verni, can be seen below. The track is taken from Verni's first solo album, "Barricade", which will be released on October 12 via Mighty Music. The record, which was mixed and mastered by Chris "Zeuss" ...

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GWAR: 'Viking Death Machine' Video

"Viking Death Machine", the new video from GWAR, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "The Blood of Gods", which was released in October 2017 via Metal Blade. The disc was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Ronan Chris "Lord God" Murphy and was made available in standard CD, ...

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METAL CHURCH To Release 'Damned If You Do' Album In December

West Coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH will release their 12th full-length studio album, "Damned If You Do", on December 7 via Rat Pak Records. The effort will also be available in Europe via Nuclear Blast and Japan via King Records. The latest release is the follow-up to 2016's "XI", which saw the return of legendary ...

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PEARL JAM And 170 Partners Raise Nearly $11 Million To Fight Homelessness

PEARL JAM today announced its Home Shows initiative raised $10.8 million to be distributed to nearly 100 organizations working to fight homelessness in Seattle and King County. The money was raised with the help of more than 170 partners —corporations, philanthropies, restaurants and small businesses — along with thousands of individuals, inspired by PEARL JAM's ...

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LIV SIN Begins Recording Second Album

LIV SIN, the Swedish band led by former SISTER SIN vocalist Liv "Sin" Jagrell, has entered the studio to begin recording its sophomore album. The follow-up to 2017's "Follow Me" is being helmed by producer Emil Nödtveidt (DEATHSTARS) at Black Syndicate Studios. Regarding why LIV SIN chose to work with Nödtveidt this time around, Jagrell ...

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JINJER To Release 'Micro' EP

Ukrainian metal act JINJER has entered the studio to begin recording a new EP, "Micro", to be released before the end of the year via Napalm. Says the band: "After hundreds of shows all around the world, and accumulating all the energy given us by you, we entered the studio to record and bring something ...

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SABATON To Release Next Studio Album In 2019

SABATON singer Joakim Brodén has confirmed that the band is planning to release the follow-up to 2016's "The Last Stand" LP in 2019. "Obviously, we're gonna start making that album — well, we already started, actually, songwriting; songwriting never stops for us," he told Greece's "TV War" in a new interview (see video below). "But, ...

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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Begins Recording New Album

Italian symphonic death metallers FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE are in the studio recording the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2016 release, "King". Commented drummer Francesco Paoli: "It's official, we're finally back in the studio and it feels absolutely great! "This past year marked a new era for the band, so we felt the need to look back ...

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Watch SLIPKNOT, Ex-SHINEDOWN Members Cover SEPULTURA At 'Metal Fest: A Tribute To Roadrunner Records' Event

Jay Weinberg (SLIPKNOT), David Sanchez (HAVOK) and Jasin Todd (formerly of SHINEDOWN) are among the more than 50 musicians who took part in "Metal Fest: A Tribute To Roadrunner Records" on September 20 at The Basement East in Nashville, Tennessee. Video footage of Weinberg, Sanchez, Todd and Brandon Bruce (TIME TRAP) performing cover versions of ...

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THE THREE TREMORS Feat. TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, SEAN PECK And HARRY CONKLIN: Video Of Athens Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of THE THREE TREMORS, the new project featuring acclaimed heavy metal singers Tim "The Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin (JAG PANZER) and Sean "The Hell Destroyer" Peck (CAGE, DEATH DEALER, DENNER/SHERMANN), performing on September 28 at Kyttaro club in Athens, Greece can be seen below. ...

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