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CHRISTOFER JOHNSSON On Lack Of THERION Shows In United States: 'It's A Horrible Country For Our Type Of Music'

Carla Morton of Skull Banger conducted an interview with mainman Christofer Johnsson of symphonic metal pioneers THERION prior to the band's March 11 concert at Quantic Pub 2, in Bucharest, Romania. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's new three-disc rock opera, "Beloved Antichrist": ...

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SEPTIC TANK Feat. REPULSION, Ex-CATHEDRAL Members: Listen To 'Treasurers Of Disease' Song

SEPTIC TANK, the long-running project featuring vocalist Lee Dorrian (CATHEDRAL), guitarist Gary Jennings (CATHEDRAL) and bassist Scott Carlson (REPULSION), will release its debut album, "Rotting Civilisation", on April 13 via Rise Above Records. The song "Treasurers Of Disease", taken from "Rotting Civilisation", can be streamed below. If ever there were a point in history that ...

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SKINDRED: Lyric Video For 'Big Tings' Title Track

The official lyric video for "Big Tings", the title track of the new album from the Welsh "ragga metal" band SKINDRED, can be seen below. The disc, which was recorded at Peter Gabriel's Real World studio in the village of Box, Wiltshire, England, will be released on April 27 via Napalm Records. SKINDRED, along with ...

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CYHRA Vocalist Says Group's Goal Is 'To Make Everything Work That Did Not Work In Our Previous Bands'

During their recently completed North American tour with SABATON and KREATOR, CYHRA vocalist Jake E and guitarist Euge Valovirta were interviewed by Antihero Magazine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the response to the group's live performances: Jake: "The reception on the shows ...

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MINISTRY Announces Summer 2018 European Tour

Industrial metal veterans MINISTRY have announced an extensive tour of Europe. Kicking off in Spain, the trek will bring Al Jourgensen and his troop to the summer festivals and will see them perform several headline shows with various special guests, such as the haunting CHELSEA WOLFE, hardcore punk combo CONVERGE and post-rock highflyers GRAVE PLEASURES. ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD 'Speaks To Group Of People That No One Else Speaks To,' Says Co-Manager

During an in-depth discussion last week at the 30th International Live Music Conference (ILMC) in London, England, METALLICA co-manager Peter Mensch spoke about the band's lasting popularity. "[METALLICA frontman] James Hetfield speaks to group of people that no one else speaks to," Peter said, according to Billboard. "That's one of the reasons why ...

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POMPEII, The Supergroup That Never Was, To Release Long-Lost Album, 'The Secret Sessions', On Record Store Day

Known as "the supergroup that never was," Corky Laing's POMPEII recorded "The Secret Sessions" between 1976 and 1978 after a re-introduction to old friend Ian Hunter via Steve Wax of Elektra/Asylum. Laing recalls: "The late '70s was a turbulent time as the musical taste went through a generational change. Punk was just beginning to surface ...

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AEROSMITH, METALLICA, FOO FIGHTERS, JANE'S ADDICTION, MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummers Featured In 'Beyond The Beats' Book

A new book hitting shelves and kindles in April features exclusive interviews with the superstar drummers from the biggest bands in rock and metal, including Lars Ulrich of METALLICA, Joey Kramer of AEROSMITH, Tommy Lee of MÖTLEY CRÜE, Taylor Hawkins of the FOO FIGHTERS, Chad Smith of the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, Doug "Cosmo" Clifford ...

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AMARANTHE Begins Recording Fifth Album

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE have entered Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, EPICA, DELAIN) to begin recording their fifth album, due later in the year. The follow-up to 2016's "Maximalism" will mark the band's first release with DYNAZTY's Nils Molin, who officially joined AMARANTHE in July 2017 as the replacement for ...

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KORN Members Featured In Inspiring Rock Documentary 'Mind Over Matter'

The award-winning feature documentary "Mind Over Matter" tells the unbelievable story of Brandon Mendenhall who was born with cerebral palsy, a neurological condition that affects movement, coordination and balance. It's an incurable disorder, and one that could have greatly limited Mendenhall's life. But he had other plans. The film shows how Mendenhall worked strenuously to ...

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COREY TAYLOR, HALESTORM Support Initiatives For School Safety

Following the tragic February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida, Monster Energy Fort Rock festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Presents — along with Corey Taylor, HALESTORM and various other music artists performing at the festival at Markham Park in Sunrise, Florida — are showing their support for the ...

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