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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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SATYRICON Frontman: 'The Size Of The Band And Your Commercial Success Is Not What Defines Your Authenticity'

SATYRICON frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven was recently interviewed by Mad TV's "TV War" in Greece. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether black metal's mainstream acceptance has diluted its musical value: Satyr: "No. Because… I mean, SEX PISTOLS, which is such a mythical group, and ...

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SAINTED SINNERS Feat. Former ACCEPT Singer DAVID REECE: 'Waitin Till The Countdown Begins' Performance Video

The official performance video for the song "Waitin Till The Countdown Begins" from SAINTED SINNERS, the band featuring former ACCEPT singer David Reece, can be seen below. The track is taken from SAINTED SINNERS' second album, "Back With A Vengeance", which was released on February 16 via El Puerto Records. Expressing the "pure essence of ...

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Video Premiere: ANGRA's 'Insania'

The official video for the song "Insania" from Brazilian/Italian metallers ANGRA can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's ninth studio album, "Ømni", which was released on February 16 via earMUSIC. 2018 marks the beginning of yet another era in ANGRA's history. At age 26, the band shows motivation and strength like ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Announces 'Rise Of The Underground Tour 2018'

New York's LIFE OF AGONY has announced dates for a headlining trek called "Rise Of The Underground Tour 2018" spanning the USA and Europe. The shows will begin with two sold-out, hometown warm-up gigs April 18 and April 19 at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, and conclude November 2 as headliners of The Sound Of Revolution ...

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Video Premiere: CREMATORY's 'Salvation'

"Salvation", the new video from German metallers CREMATORY, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Oblivion", which will be released on April 13. Like all great rock bands, CREMATORY has based its success on the creativity of a well-rehearsed songwriting team. With Germany's leading gothic metal act, it's drummer ...

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SLASH, JIMMY PAGE, KEITH RICHARDS Spotlighted in ERNIE BALL's New Campaign Celebrating 'The Colors Of Rock 'N' Roll'

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash is a "Purple" man. LED ZEPPELIN's Jimmy Page has been playing "Pinks" for years. THE ROLLING STONES' Keith Richards always goes for the "Green." We're talking about the iconic and exhilaratingly colorful packaging of Ernie Ball's Slinky guitar strings — each vibrantly designed pack representing a different string recipe/gauge. For ...

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Video: NIGHTWISH Performs In Baltimore During 'Decades' Tour

Fan-filmed video footage of NIGHTWISH's March 13 performance at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric in Baltimore, Maryland can be seen below. NIGHTWISH kicked off its "Decades" world tour last Friday, March 9 at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia. On this trek, NIGHTWISH is presenting a special setlist, featuring rare material from the ...

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Watch ALICE COOPER Perform In Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Quality fan-filmed video footage of Alice Cooper's March 10 performance at at The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania can be seen below. Alice Cooper, who released his 27th album, "Paranormal", last July via earMUSIC, has announced his summer 2018 tour plans. Following on his current "A Paranormal Evening With Alice ...

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ALICE COOPER Announces Summer 2018 North American Tour

Rock icon Alice Cooper, who released his 27th album, "Paranormal", last July via earMUSIC, has announced his summer 2018 tour plans. Following on his current "A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper" March run, the tireless legend will embark on another North American trek. The summer tour kicks off on August 3 at the Wisconsin State ...

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BUTCHER BABIES And NONPOINT Announce 'Kings & Queens Tour'

BUTCHER BABIES have announced a national co-headlining "Kings & Queens Tour" with NONPOINT. The trek follows the release of BUTCHER BABIES' third studio album, "Lilith", which came out in October via Century Media Records. NONPOINT will perform new music off its highly anticipated 10th studio album, slated for a summer 2018 release via Spinefarm Records. ...

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NIGHTWISH Kicks Off 'Decades' World Tour In Atlanta (Video)

Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH kicked off their "Decades" world tour this past Friday, March 9 at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia. On this trek, NIGHTWISH is presenting a special setlist, featuring rare material from the early years of the band's career. The group's setlist was as follows: 01. Swanheart 02. End Of All Hope (first ...

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Cosmic Crypt - MAMMOTH GRINDER

The ever-prolific Chris Ulsh is arguably best known as the drummer, and occasional guitarist, of en vogue thrashers POWER TRIP. However, the journeyman musician has peddled his wares of metal and punk via the blasting grind of HATRED SURGE, the snot-nosed filth of IMPALERS and with the Swedish death fanatics that makeup MAMMOTH GRINDER. The ...

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Ion - PORTAL

Island countries breed unique culture. While the cultural facets of nations in larger continents, including mainland Europe, have historically assimilated with one another more readily, relatively speaking, due to immediate geographical proximity and rubbing of elbows, the sea and the sky enclose islands and thus foster environments conducive for distinct cultural growth and artistic movement. ...

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MIKE PORTNOY's Son MAX Launches New Metal Band TALLAH

Max Portnoy, son of Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), has launched a new metal band called TALLAH. The Pennsylvania-based group is comprised of five members who share a passion for playing intense, heavy, and intricate music combined with an insane live show, unlike any other. Influenced by bands ...

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