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KORN Frontman Says BABYMETAL Is 'Entertaining As Hell,' Calls Japanese Band's Critics 'Closed-Minded'

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has defended BABYMETAL against online criticism, saying that the Japanese pop metal act is "entertaining as hell." Established in 2010, BABYMETAL is the offshoot of the Japanese pop idol group SAKURA GAKUIN that performs a distinctly Japanese mix of schoolgirl J-pop and heavy metal. BABYMETAL's members — Suzuka Nakamoto (a.k.a. Su-Metal, ...

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JEFF BECERRA Puts An End To Debate Over Who Was The First Death Metal Band: DEATH Or POSSESSED

Antihero Magazine's Matt Mills conducted an interview with frontman Jeff Becerra of legendary extreme metal innovators POSSESSED after the band's performance at this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 11-13 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. You can listen to the full interview below. A few excerpts follow ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO And MIKE PATTON Tease SLAYER Covers With DEAD CROSS (Video)

DEAD CROSS, the Southern California outfit featuring drummer Dave Lombardo (ex-SLAYER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MISFITS) and singer Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE), played snippets of cover versions of SLAYER classics "South Of Heaven" and "Raining Blood" during its concerts in Las Vegas, Nevaada (August 11) and Houston, Texas (August 15), respectively. Check out video footage below. ...

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DEAD CROSS Members Released From Police Custody

Justin Pearson and Michael Crain of DEAD CROSS were temporarily placed in police custody while in Houston on August 15. The band, who just released their eponymous debut album via Ipecac Recordings and is on tour in support of the disc, had its gear searched and was restrained during the inspection. The musicians have been ...

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10 YEARS To Release '(How To Live) As Ghosts' Album In October

10 YEARS returns with the new studio album "(How To Live) As Ghosts", and welcomes back band members Brian Vodinh (guitar, drums) and Matt Wantland (guitar). The band's eighth studio album was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (ALICE IN CHAINS, FOO FIGHTERS, DEFTONES, KORN, MASTODON) and will be released on October 27 via ...

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JOEY JORDISON's VIMIC Is About To Sign New Record Deal

VIMIC, the new band featuring former SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, is in the process of signing a new record deal for the release of its long-awaited debut album. "Open Your Omen" was originally supposed to arrive last year via Jordison's longtime label, Roadrunner, but VIMIC has since parted ways with the record company and has ...

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HALESTORM's Next Album Will Definitely Rock, Says LZZY HALE

HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger spoke to Kaytie of the Razor 94.7 radio station about the progress of the songwriting and recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2015's "Into The Wild Life" album. "We're writing," Joe said. "I think the record's written, and we actually probably have a bunch of it recorded, but… ...

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Ritual - IN THIS MOMENT

At this point, IN THIS MOMENT is unstoppable. The band may yet have HALESTORM and LACUNA COIL to contend with if supremacy over this branch of hard rock is its goal. Yet the band's newest offering, "Ritual", for all its witty pop and electronic shakes behind a perpetual theme of repent and deliverance (you be ...

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LZZY HALE Is 'Really Excited' About HALESTORM's Next Album

A Music Blog, Yea? conducted an interview with HALESTORM singer Lzzy Hale at the Alternative Press Music Awards on July 17 at KeyBank State Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the evolution of her songwriting, Lzzy said: "I think that the hardest thing that I've had to learn ...

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DEAD CROSS Feat. MIKE PATTON, DAVE LOMBARDO: 'Obedience School' Video

"Obedience School", the new Dennis Bersales-directed video from DEAD CROSS, the Southern California outfit featuring drummer Dave Lombardo (ex-SLAYER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MISFITS) and singer Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE), can be seen below. The song is taken from DEAD CROSS's self-titled debut album, which will be released on August 4 via Ipecac Recordings. The effort ...

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KORN Guitarist Reacts To CHESTER BENNINGTON's Death: 'Giving Up On Your Kids, Fans And Life Is The Cowardly Way Out'

Brian "Head" Welch says that he is "pissed" about the death of Chester Bennington, explaining that taking your own life "is the cowardly way out." The LINKIN PARK singer died of an apparent suicide by hanging Thursday morning. He was 41. The coroner's department is currently conducting a death investigation, with more information set for ...

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BLACK STAR RIDERS: 'Cold War Love' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Cold War Love" from BLACK STAR RIDERS can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's third studio album, "Heavy Fire", which was released on February 3 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The disc was a worldwide success, reaching position No. 6 on the U.K. chart, No. ...

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