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COHEED AND CAMBRIA And TAKING BACK SUNDAY Announce U.S. Summer Co-Headline Tour

American rock bands COHEED AND CAMBRIA and TAKING BACK SUNDAY today announced their upcoming summer co-headlining amphitheater tour. The 28-city U.S. outing, produced by Live Nation, will begin on Friday, July 6 in Miami, Florida and make stops in Atlanta, Nashville, Boston, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Chicago, Cleveland, Austin, Denver, Las Vegas, and more. The summer journey ...

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Ex-SLIPKNOT Drummer JOEY JORDISON On Overcoming Recent Health Issues: 'There's No Way I'm Not Going Back Out On Tour'

Drumtalk, the video podcast by German drummer and videographer Philipp Koch, conducted an interview with former SLIPKNOT and current VIMIC/SINSAENUM and drummer Joey Jordison. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what he loves most about drumming: Joey: "The simplest beats, on what rock music ...

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MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN: 'It's Insane To Be Having This Level Of Success This Deep Into Our Career'

Rob Rush of Long Island's 94.3 The Shark radio station recently conducted an interview with MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the climate around MACHINE HEAD's 1994 "Burn My Eyes" debut, which was released on Roadrunner ...

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JOACIM CANS Says HAMMERFALL Will Focus More On 'Legacy Of Kings' Album On Upcoming North American Tour

Diane Webb of YesterdazeNews conducted an interview with frontman Joacim Cans of veteran Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL during January's NAMM convention in Anaheim, California. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether HAMMERFALL has started working on the follow-up to 2016's ...

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TESTAMENT's ERIC PETERSON On Metal's Decline In Popularity During The '90s: 'It Was Awesome. It Kind Of Weeded Out The Weak'

Sebastiano Mereu of From Hero To Zero recently conducted an interview with guitarist Eric Peterson of San Francisco Bay Area thrash veterans TESTAMENT. You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the differences of being a musician today versus when TESTAMENT got their start over 30 ...

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HALESTORM Into '11th Hour' Of Recording New Album

HALESTORM is getting into the homestretch with the recording of its new album, and singer/guitarist Lzzy Hale told The Pulse Of Radio that the band is looking to add the final touches to the record. "We have about two or three weeks left recording just to put like the cherries on top and see what ...

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Listen To FU MANCHU's 'Il Mostro Atomico' Feat. Guest Appearance By RUSH's ALEX LIFESON

The song "Il Mostro Atomico" from Southern Californian hard rockers FU MANCHU can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The track is an 18-minute-8-second side-long epic featuring a special guest performance by Alex Lifeson, guitarist and songwriter of the legendary band RUSH. Heavier than anything FU MANCHU has ever done and broken into four ...

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Watch HALESTORM Debut New Song 'Black Vultures'

HALESTORM debuted a new song called "Black Vultures" at the opening show of its Canadian co-headlining tour with STONE SOUR on January 27 at Abbotsford Entertainment And Sports Center in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance (as well as the "Black Vultures" airing on January 29 in Dawson Creek, British Columbia) can ...

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HALESTORM Is 'Almost Done' Recording Fourth Album

HALESTORM is putting the finishing touches on its fourth album for a tentative mid-2018 release. The disc is being laid down at Dark Horse Recording studios just outside Nashville with Nick Raskulinecz, an acclaimed producer who has previously worked with RUSH, KORN, ALICE IN CHAINS and DEFTONES, in addition to having produced HALESTORM's third covers ...

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LZZY HALE Talks #MeToo Movement, Next HALESTORM Album (Video)

Eric Blair of "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" conducted an interview with HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale at the Hall Of Heavy Metal History event, which was held on Wednesday, January 24 at the Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove in Garden Grove, California. You can now watch the chat below. Asked for her opinion of ...

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AMORPHIS Working On New Album

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS have entered the studio to begin recording their new album, due later in the year via Nuclear Blast. According to a press release, "the pre-production process is already done and most of the recordings have been finished. But this time, the band didn't rush at all and took their time ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Says 'It's Sad To See' RUSH Come To An End

Mike Portnoy says that it's "sad to see" RUSH come to an end but he believes that the legendary Canadian rock band deserves respect for "going out on top." RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson recently said that his band has no plans to tour or record again in the future. His comments came two years after ...

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EARTHLESS To Release 'Black Heaven' Album In March

EARTHLESS, the San Diego-based trio whose most recent release, the 2013 album "From The Ages", was included on multiple best-of-year lists, including Rolling Stone and Magnet magazines, returns with the full-length album "Black Heaven" on March 16 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree, California with Dave ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Joined By HALESTORM's LZZY HALE For Cover Of PINK FLOYD's 'Wish You Were Here'

HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale joined AVENGED SEVENFOLD on stage last night (Friday, January 12) in Nashville, Tennessee to perform a cover version of PINK FLOYD's "Wish You Were Here". Fan-filmed video footage of her appearance can be seen below. The concert at the Bridgestone Arena marked the opening show of AVENGED SEVENFOLD's North American tour with ...

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WHITE WIZZARD: 'Infernal Overdrive' Lyric Video Released

This Friday, January 12 marks the release of the new album from WHITE WIZZARD. Today the lyric video to the disc's title track, "Infernal Overdrive", has been released and can be viewed below. Fans have long anticipated the return full-length from traditional metal heroes WHITE WIZZARD, who revamped their lineup last year to include the ...

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HALESTORM, AEROSMITH, SKID ROW, KIX Members Perform At 'Chemokaze VI' Nashville Charity Event (Video)

HALESTORM members Lzzy Hale, Joe Hottinger and Josh Smith, along with Brad Whitford (AEROSMITH), Rachel Bolan (SKID ROW) and Jimmy Chalfant (KIX) are among the musicians who joined THE EAST SIDE GAMBLERS on stage this past Saturday night (January 6) at the Mercy Lounge in Nashville, Tennessee at the Chemokaze VI charity event. Fan-filmed video ...

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BRIAN TATLER On DIAMOND HEAD Being Called 'Next LED ZEPPELIN': 'It Might Have Been A Little Bit Of Wishful Thinking'

Mark Taylor of Metal Talk conducted an interview with guitarist Brian Tatler of NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD prior to the band's December 6 concert at O2 Academy Islington in London, England. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On DIAMOND ...

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