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GEOFF TATE Says He Has Never 'Actually Spoken A Word To' SWEET OBLIVION Collaborator SIMONE MULARONI

Former QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate recently spoke with Sonically Disruptive. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the self-titled debut album by his new progressive metal project, SWEET OBLIVION: Geoff: "I got contacted by a gentleman from my record company in Italy [Frontiers Music Srl], who ...

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New Song Premiere: ZINNGESCHREI's 'Amok'

Metal Assault Records has unveiled the final band lineup and track listing for "Metal Assault Mixtape - Vol. 1", the label's very own and very first summer compilation release, featuring nine of the finest purveyors of underground heavy music. Nine bands, nine brand new, previously unreleased tunes. One of the artists included on this mixtape ...

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RANDY BLYTHE: 'If You're Sitting Behind A Computer Screen And Judging People, That Goes Against Everything This Music Stands For'

Randy Blythe says that the culture of outrage has become so pervasive in today's world that people are quick to condemn others in self-righteous indignation even before they have the facts. Speaking to Kerrang! magazine, the LAMB OF GOD frontman bemoaned today's call-out culture and how it is negatively impacting artistry. "In today's ...

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EPICA To Release Next Studio Album In Late 2020

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA are planning to release their next studio album in late 2020. During an interview with Heavy TV at last month's Download festival, guitarist Isaac Delahaye revealed that he "already started writing some stuff" for the follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle". Speaking about the EPICA songwriting process, keyboardist Coen Janssen said ...

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KATAKLYSM To Tour Europe With WHITECHAPEL And FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE

Reanimated three years ago, the iconic "MTV Headbangers Ball Tour" is set to haunt European stages once again in November and December 2019. After delivering all-out thrash metal 2018, the fourth edition of the tour is nothing short of a breath-taking death metal package: The 17-show run will be headlined by Canadian melodic death metal ...

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PRONG To Release New EP In The Fall

PRONG is spending July in the studio with producer Chris Collier ("No Absolutes", "Zero Days") recording two tracks for a new EP, to be released in the fall. The songs will be mixed by Terry Date ("Cleansing", "Rude Awakening"). In August, the "Cleansing" 25th-anniversary tour lands in Europe, where PRONG will hit festivals as well ...

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LAST IN LINE To Begin Writing Third Album In August

LAST IN LINE will begin writing material for its third album next month. The band, which features former DIO members Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Vinny Appice (drums), alongside ex-OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Phil Soussan and singer Andrew Freeman, released its second LP, "II", this past February. Asked in a new interview with Eonmusic what ...

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Video: GREAT WHITE Performs At Colorado's FREEDOM FEST

Fan-filmed video footage of GREAT WHITE's June 29 performance at the Freedom Fest in Golden, Colorado can be seen below. GREAT WHITE guitarist Mark Kendall recently confirmed to the "Music Mania" podcast that the band is working on new material with its latest addition, singer Mitch Malloy. "We've been writing songs," Mark said. "In fact, ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Says He Doesn't Feel Like Doing SUPERJOINT Anymore, Wants KIRK WINDSTEIN For DOWN's 'Nola' Celebration

Philip Anselmo says that he wants Kirk Windstein involved in a hypothetical 25th-anniversary celebration of DOWN's classic debut album. A founding member of DOWN, Windstein left the band in 2013 in order to focus on CROWBAR and his family life. He was replaced by Bobby Landgraf, DOWN's former guitar tech who was previously in GAHDZILLA ...

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CLUTCH Vocalist On CARMINE APPICE's Praise For 'Evil' Cover: 'That Was Very Gratifying'

Prior to CLUTCH's performance at this year's Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium, vocalist Neil Fallon was interviewed backstage. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the band's recently released cover of of the Willie Dixon 1950s classic "Evil" (later recorded by CACTUS) means that ...

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PAUL STANLEY: 'I've Always Thought Of KISS As My Band'

Prior to KISS's performance at the Finnish festival Rockfest on June 9, singer/guitarist Paul Stanley spoke with Kaaos TV. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On performing in cities on KISS's current farewell tour that he may never visit again: Paul: "How should I ...

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Watch KROKUS Perform At Switzerland's ROCK THE RING Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of KROKUS's June 21 performance at the Rock The Ring festival in Hinwil, Switzerland can be seen below. As previously reported, KROKUS will extend its last-ever tour to include dates in USA, Canada and Mexico. Back in September 2018, the Swiss hard rock legends announced that they were going to be embarking ...

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RAMMSTEIN: Making Of 'Radio' Video

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have released behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the official video for their song "Radio". The track is taken from the band's seventh, untitled album, which came out on May 17 via UME/Spinefarm in Europe and Caroline Records in the U.S. The band's first studio disc since 2009's "Liebe Ist Für ...

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VOLBEAT's ROB CAGGIANO Joins JACKSON Family

Jackson has welcomed VOLBEAT guitarist Rob Caggiano to its family of signature artists. Throughout summer 2019, sharp-eyed fans will see the Bronx-born guitarist putting prototypes of his distinctive new Jackson model through their paces at SLIPKNOT's "Knotfest Roadshow" with GOJIRA and BEHEMOTH as well as VOLBEAT's upcoming "Rewind, Replay, Rebound" world tour, which will kick ...

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CRO-MAGS Are Back With 'Don't Give In' EP

The CRO-MAGS, the seminal hardcore punk crossover New York City outfit, founded and fronted by Harley Flanagan, has signed with Arising Empire for Europe and Victory Records for the U.S. A new EP, "Don't Give In", has just been released on all digital platforms. Pre-orders are also available for the limited seven-inch EP vinyls coming ...

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NETHERBIRD Feat. Ex-AMON AMARTH Drummer FREDRIK ANDERSSON: 'Into The Vast Uncharted' Album Due In The Fall

Swedish melodic black/death metal act NETHERBIRD has signed a worldwide deal with Eisenwald. The band's new album, "Into The Vast Uncharted", will be released this fall. The Stockholm-based band, which features ex-AMON AMARTH drummer Fredrik Andersson, is currently in the mixing phase for its upcoming disc. More information will be announced in the coming months. ...

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RAMMSTEIN Announces 2020 European Stadium Tour

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN will embark on a European stadium tour in 2020. The trek will kick off next May and include shows in Germany, Austria, Poland, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Northern Ireland. Tour dates: May 25 - Klagenfurt, Austria @ Wörthersee Stadion May 29 - Leipzig, Germany @ Red Bull Arena Jun. ...

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