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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Hasn't Heard Any Of The New Music TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Has Been Writing

Metal Wani's Laura Vezer recently conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether NIGHTWISH is working on any new material: Floor: "Yeah, I know that Tuomas [Holopainen, NIGHTWISH keyboardist/leader] has been writing. He's such a creative spirit, ...

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KORN Singer Is 'Really Proud' Of His Solo Album

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis spoke to Two Doods Reviews about his forthcoming solo album, which is expected later in the year via Sumerian. You can now watch the chat below. Davis quietly compiled ideas for what would become this solo effort beginning back in 2007. Writing and recording on the road, he personally contributed guitar, ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer And PAGAN'S MIND Guitarist Join Forces In NORTHWARD

It was during the "all-star jam" at ProgPower USA festival in 2007 when current NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen and PAGAN'S MIND guitarist Jørn Viggo Lofstad spontaneously joined forces on stage for some cover songs and noticed a certain creative magic between them. Although the two musicians had never met before, they soon discovered their mutual ...

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SEPTICFLESH Guitarist's CHAOSTAR: Listen To 'Tazama Jua' Song

CHAOSTAR, the band led by SEPTICFLESH guitarist Christos Antoniou, has released "Tazama Jua", the second single from its forthcoming album, "The Undivided Light". The disc is due on March 23 via Season Of Mist. CHAOSTAR vocalist Androniki comments: "Every blessed virtue in this world multiplies and growths when being shared and not constrained. Like wisdom, ...

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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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Members Of KREATOR, SEPULTURA, DESTRUCTION, SABATON, CANNIBAL CORPSE And Other Bands Take Part In '70000 Tons Of Metal' All-Star Jam (Video)

Fifty heavy metal musicians — including members of KREATOR, SEPULTURA, DESTRUCTION, SABATON, CANNIBAL CORPSE and METAL CHURCH — took part in this year's edition of "Jamming With Waters In International Waters", the official 70000 Tons Of Metal all-star jam hosted by ANNIHILATOR's Jeff Waters. Fan-filmed video footage of the entire event can be seen below ...

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Listen To New AUGURY Song 'Mater Dolorosa'

Montreal-based progressive death metallers AUGURY will release their third full-length album, "Illusive Golden Age", on March 30 through The Artisan Era. The stunning cover art for the follow-up to "Fragmentary Evidence" was designed by renowned artist Filip Ivanović, who created last year's ORIGIN album art. AUGURY enlisted CRYPTOPSY guitarist Chris Donaldson at The Grid Studios ...

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ARCH ENEMY Drummer DANIEL ERLANDSSON On Status Of EUCHARIST Comeback Album: 'We've Been Working On Some Demos'

Cat Unwrapped of the "Collision" radio show on Australia's Voice FM recently conducted an interview with ARCH ENEMY drummer Daniel Erlandsson. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the reaction to their 2017 "Will To Power" studio album: Daniel: "It's going pretty well, I have ...

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AUGURY To Release 'Illusive Golden Age' Album In March

Montreal-based progressive death metallers AUGURY will release their third full-length album, "Illusive Golden Age", on March 30 through The Artisan Era. The stunning cover art for the follow-up to "Fragmentary Evidence" was designed by renowned artist Filip Ivanović, who created last year's ORIGIN album art. AUGURY enlisted CRYPTOPSY guitarist Chris Donaldson at The Grid Studios ...

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DIRGE WITHIN Calls It Quits Once Again

Chicago metallers DIRGE WITHIN have once again called it quits — five months after playing their comeback concert. DIRGE WITHIN guitarist Shaun Glass said in a statement: "As many of you have rightly suspected, DIRGE WITHIN has sadly come to an end. Being the creator and sole founding member of the band, I tried to ...

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KORN Frontman Announces Solo Tour

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis will embark on a solo tour in early April. The trek, which will run through the end of June, will include a number of European festival appearances. Davis will be promoting his new solo single, titled "What It Is". The song is included on the soundtrack to a new film called ...

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Listen To New ROTTING CHRIST Song 'I Will Not Serve'

Greek extreme metal vetearns ROTTING CHRIST will release "Their Greatest Spells" on March 23 via Season Of Mist. This double-CD compilation features a best-of selection approved by frontman Sakis Tolis as well as the new track "I Will Not Serve", which can be streamed below. "Their Greatest Spells" track listing: CD 1 01. The Sign ...

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VINNIE VINCENT Calls MARK SLAUGHTER A 'No-Talent Individual' Who 'Can't Sing'

Vinnie Vincent says that former VINNIE VINCENT INVASION singer Mark Slaughter is a "no-talent individual" who reduced his music "to the level of worse than a local bar band." Slaughter joined VINNIE VINCENT INVASION as the replacement for former JOURNEY frontman Robert Fleischman, who provided vocals on VVI's 1986 self-titled debut album. After Fleischman exited ...

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Ex-HATE ETERNAL Drummer DEREK RODDY Joins FIRE FOR EFFECT

Acclaimed metal drummer Derek Roddy has joined FIRE FOR EFFECT, the new band featuring former members of MALEVOLENT CREATION. Roddy steps into FIRE FOR EFFECT as the replacement for Mike Smith (SUFFOCATION), who appeared on FIRE FOR EFFECT's demo. Derek has played with HATE ETERNAL, NILE, MALEVOLENT CREATION, DIVINE EMPIRE, COUNCIL OF THE FALLEN (where ...

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MORGAN LANDER On KITTIE's Career: 'Our Story Is Not Always A Happy One'

James Geiser of Antihero Magazine recently conducted an interview with frontwoman Morgan Lander of Canadian all-female metal band KITTIE about their forthcoming career-spanning documentary, "Origins/Evolutions". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On her thoughts on KITTIE's 20th anniversary: Morgan: "It makes me feel very ...

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Listen To New TURBONEGRO Song 'Hurry Up & Die'

TURBONEGRO's ninth studio album, "RockNRoll Machine", will be released on February 2, 20 years to the day since the band began its "Apocalypse Trilogy" with 1998's "Apocalypse Dudes". First new song shared was the title track, "RockNRoll Machine", a song perfectly hitting the fine line between clever and stupid, without ever turning lukewarm. Everyone has ...

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1755 - MOONSPELL

MOONSPELL has never been the kind of band that writes the same album over and over again. The overarching label "gothic metal" is an adequate descriptor, yet Portugal's leading metal band clearly does its best to differentiate its material from that which came before. This mindset bleeds through to album number 12: "1755". Although the ...

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Vessel Of Light EP - VESSEL OF LIGHT

It's been a while since we've seen Dan Lorenzo from HADES, NON-FICTION and THE CURSED, and while the metal underground continues to wallow in morbid fascination with anything containing a sludgy, doomy palette to it, he emerges with a timely new project. Bringing guitars, bass and songwriting to the table, Lorenzo is partnered with Nathan ...

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