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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Discusses Recording Process In New 'In Cauda Venenum' Trailer

A four-minute video in which OPETH vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt discusses the recording process for the band's 13th album, "In Cauda Venenum", can be seen below. The disc will be released on September 27 via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded last year at Stockholm's Park Studios, "In Cauda Venenum" will be released in two versions, ...

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SASCHA PAETH'S MASTERS OF CEREMONY: 'Sick' Lyric Video

After four or five years of discussions about a possible collaboration with Frontiers, renowned German producer, guitarist and songwriter Sascha Paeth agreed to join forces with the Italian label and launch his new band, MASTERS OF CEREMONY. The group's debut album, "Signs Of Wings", will be released on September 13 on CD/LP/digital. MASTERS OF CEREMONY's ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's JUSTIN FOLEY Says Touring With IRON MAIDEN Was 'Really Inspiring'

Jimmy Kay of The Metal Voice conducted an interview with drummer Justin Foley of Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE at this year's Heavy Montreal festival. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's forthcoming studio album, "Atonement": Justin: "The songs are different. [Laughs] I don't ...

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THE DARKNESS Releases Music Video For New Single 'Rock And Roll Deserves To Die'

British rockers THE DARKNESS have released their brand new single, "Rock And Roll Deserves To Die", accompanied by a brilliantly entertaining video. It's the first taste of the band's jaw-droppingly ambitious new album "Easter Is Cancelled", out on October 4 through Cooking Vinyl. From chiming, acoustic beginnings, "Rock And Roll Deserves To Die" explodes into ...

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MY DYING BRIDE Completes Work On New Album

U.K. doom metal veterans MY DYING BRIDE have completed work on their new album. Vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe writes in a Facebook post: "It has taken quite some time to put together but it is now finished and is with Nuclear Blast as I write this. There is no release date as yet, but rest assured, ...

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Watch Unboxing Of MOTÖRHEAD's '1979' Box Set

After several years of planning, MOTÖRHEAD and BMG recently announced the start of an exciting, extensive and detailed ultra-fan-friendly release program spanning the band's career from the '70s, '80s, 90s, and beyond. Kicking things off with the "Motörhead '79" campaign, it celebrates the 40th anniversary of the incredible "Overkill" and "Bomber" albums with fantastic new ...

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Watch QUEENSRŸCHE Perform In Slovenia

Fan-filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE's July 28 concert at Kino Šiška in Ljubljana, Slovenia can be seen below. QUEENSRŸCHE is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "The Verdict", which was released in March via Century Media Records. The disc was produced, mixed, and mastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (ROB ZOMBIE, ICED EARTH, ...

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RAMONES Jigsaw Puzzles Due In September

U.K.'s Zee Productions will release will release three classic RAMONES album covers as 500-piece jigsaws this summer. "Rocket To Russia", "Road To Ruin" and "It's Alive" will be released on September 20. The iconic art of some of punk rock's most influential and highly regarded albums is presented in puzzle form for the first time. ...

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Video Premiere: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's 'I Am Broken Too'

The official music video for "I Am Broken Too", the new single from Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, can be seen below. The song is taken from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's new album, "Atonement", which will be released on August 16 via Metal Blade Records in the U.S. and Sony Music Entertainment in the rest of the world. ...

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ARDOURS Feat. TRISTANIA Singer MARIANGELA DEMURTAS: 'The Mist' Video

The official music video for the song "The Mist" from ARDOURS, the new alternative gothic metal band featuring lead vocalist Mariangela Demurtas (TRISTANIA) and multi-instrumentalist and producer Kris Laurent, can be seen below. The group's debut album, "Last Place On Earth", is due on August 9 via Frontiers Music Srl. Originally formed in 2015, ARDOURS ...

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LEATHERWOLF Announces New Lineup

Long-running Orange County, California metal institution LEATHERWOLF has announced a new lineup, comprising drummer Dean Roberts, guitarist Geoff Gayer, and bassist Paul Carman, all of whom featured on the band's classic "Leatherwolf" ('87) and "Street Ready" ('89) releases, guitarist Rob Math and introducing new frontman Keith Adamiak. Work on a new studio album is underway ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Says Music Streaming Is 'Pricing Artists Out Of Careers'

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor has blasted Spotify for the the paltry payments the music streaming service pays out to music rightsholders. This past January, the Copyright Royalty Board ruled the royalties songwriters receive from on-demand subscription streaming would jump 44 percent over the next five years. Spotify, Google, Pandora and Amazon — ...

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DEVILDRIVER Guitarist On Group's Forthcoming Album: 'This Is The Most Happy I've Ever Been With Any Record'

Prior to DEVILDRIVER's July 19 performance in Sioux City, Iowa, guitarist Mike Spreitzer spoke with Jeremy Lafrentz of Backstage Entertainment. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On when the group's forthcoming record will be released: Mike: "Don't ask me when that is. I'm not ...

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Rewind, Replay, Rebound - VOLBEAT

The primary strength of Copenhagen rockers VOLBEAT — dating back to their 2005 debut, "The Strength / The Sound / The Songs" — has been their ability to juggle multiple different songwriting angles within their sound. The band's road to their modern wave of popularity has been a long and winding one, but their dexterity ...

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Bleeding The Stars - LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE

Persistence is invaluable when it comes to pursuing your creative instincts. Proving the point, LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE have been making dark, melancholy music since the mid-'90s, first as purveyors of classically enhanced doom, but latterly as Germany's undisputed masters of extra-morbid but fervently melodic gothic (hard) rock. The band's transition from underground metal mavens to something ...

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Recordead Live – Sexorcism In Z7 - LORDI

For metalheads of a certain age, LORDI will forever be inexorably linked to their victory in the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest. Proof that metal fans can be mobilized easily enough if you present them with a fun opportunity, the Finns' fan-voted moment of glory certainly enabled them to surf on a wave of notoriety for ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Turns 56 On Saturday

METALLICA singer/guitarist James Hetfield turns 56 years old on Saturday (August 3). Born in 1963 in Downey, California, James was the son of a truck driver named Virgil and a singer named Cynthia. Hetfield's parents were Christian Scientists and strongly disapproved of the use of any kind of medicine or medical treatments, even when Cynthia ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Says Metal And Horror Are Both 'Really Good At Capturing Dark Emotions'

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently spoke with the Canadian Broadcasting Centre (CBC) program "Q" about his exhibit of vintage horror film posters, "It's Alive!: Classic Horror And Sci-Fi Art From The Kirk Hammett Collection", which is currently on display at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow ...

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NERGAL Says BEHEMOTH's Next Album Will Arrive In 2021

Following BEHEMOTH's performance in San Bernardino, California on July 27, guitarist/vocalist Adam "Nergal" Darski spoke with RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's participation in SLIPKNOT's current "Knotfest ...

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