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MORBID ANGEL Frontman: 'Extreme Music Seems To Grow In Popularity And Intrigue When The World Is In Chaos'

The Conductor of WSOU 89.5 FM recently conducted an interview with frontman Steve Tucker of Floridian death metal veterans MORBID ANGEL. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the reaction to the band's new "Kingdoms Disdained" studio album: Steve: "Man, honestly, I ...

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METALLICA Pays Tribute To CELTIC FROST's MARTIN AIN With 'Procreation Of The Wicked' Cover In Geneva (Video)

Bassist Robert Trujillo and guitarist Kirk Hammett paid tribute to late CELTIC FROST bassist Martin Eric Ain during METALLICA's concert earlier tonight (Wednesday, April 11) at Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland. They performed the Swiss extreme metal pioneers' classic song "Procreation Of The Wicked", featured on 1984's "Morbid Tales" album. Trujillo said prior to launching into ...

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SANCTUARY Guitarist Says Vocalist JOSEPH MICHAEL Has 'Breathed New Life Into The Band'

After their recent performance alongside ICED EARTH in Detroit, Michigan, SANCTUARY guitarist Lenny Rutledge and touring vocalist Joseph Michael (WITHERFALL) spoke with Chuck Marshall of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the decision to honor their touring commitments as a tribute to late ...

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MORBID ANGEL's 'Kingdoms Disdained' Released As Two-Disc Digipack Featuring Demo Recordings

Silver Lining Music has released a special two-disc digipack edition of MORBID ANGEL's latest album, "Kingdoms Disdained", featuring seven instrumental demo tracks previously only available as part of the deluxe box set. Silver Lining Music will also release a limited-edition 12-inch picture-disc edition of "Kingdoms Disdained" in honor of Record Store Day on April 21. ...

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ALICE COOPER Announces October 2018 U.S. Tour Dates

Alice Cooper, who released his 27th album, "Paranormal", last July via earMUSIC, has extended his previously-announced North American tour, announcing additional 2018 shows throughout October. The trek picks up again this summer, starting on August 3 in Wisconsin and now running through the end of October, including a lengthy section in Canada, from Briitish Columbia ...

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Conqueror's Oath - VISIGOTH

Someone apparently needs to claim MANOWAR's torch following that band's "Final Battle" farewell pillage. IRON FIRE is one contender, PRIMAL FEAR and ANGEL DUST are others. 3 INCHES OF BLOOD had its chance. HAMMERFALL is the most logical successor to the leftover vacancy in sword and sorcery-themed power metal, but don't tell VISIGOTH that. History ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Bassist Says 'Energy And Enthusiasm' Were 'A Little Bit Lacking Towards The End Of The K.K. DOWNING Era'

iHeartRadio Canada's Jason Rockman conducted an interview with JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner and bassist Ian Hill prior to the band's March 25 concert in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On Faulkner's addition to JUDAS PRIEST following the departure of original guitarist ...

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Video Premiere: BULLET's 'Fuel The Fire'

Swedish metallers BULLET have released a new digital single and video for the song "Fuel The Fire". The track is also available as a limited seven-inch vinyl single with a cover version of ANGEL WITCH's "Dr. Phibes" on Side B. "Fuel The Fire" is taken from BULLET's new album, "Dust To Gold", which will be ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's 'Firepower' Has Been Met With 'An Overwhelming Wave Of Positivity' From Fans

JUDAS PRIEST guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, along with bassist Ian Hill, were recently interviewed by Forrest of the Boise radio station 96.9 The Eagle. The full conversation can be streamed below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether they knew, once they finished recording JUDAS PRIEST's new album, "Firepower", that ...

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CARCASS Has Demoed 50 Minutes Of Music For Next Studio Album

Conductor of the WSOU radio station conducted an interview with guitarist Bill Steer of British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS at the the second annual Decibel Metal & Beer Fest, which was held March 31 and April 1 at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. ...

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Video Premiere: BONFIRE's 'Stand Or Fall'

The official video for the song "Stand Or Fall" from German hard rockers BONFIRE can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Temple Of Lies", which will be released on April 13 via AFM Records. Few German rock acts can look back at as long and successful a career as ...

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SLAYER To Release 'Repentless' 6.66" Vinyl Box Set

SLAYER will release an exclusive "Repentless" collector's box set that includes six single EPs featuring all the songs off the band's latest album pressed on unique 6.66-inch vinyl. The box set, which will be released on June 6, will be available in black, red, and gold. This past January, SLAYER announced that it would do ...

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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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Watch JUDAS PRIEST Perform In Uniondale, New York

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST played the third show of their "Firepower" world tour Saturday night (March 17) at at NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in Uniondale, New York. The trek is the band's first since guitarist Glenn Tipton announced that he was retiring from the road due to his ...

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PRONG, W.A.S.P., Ex-TESTAMENT Members Honor SLAYER At 'Ultimate Jam Night' (Video)

"Ultimate Jam Night", the long-running weekly show in residency at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, honored SLAYER on Tuesday, March 13. Taking part in the even were the entire band PRONG (Tommy Victor, Jason Christopher and Art Cruz), former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian (TRAUMA), ex-TESTAMENT/FORBIDDEN guitarist Steve Smyth, Aquiles Priester (W.A.S.P., PRIMAL ...

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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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JUDAS PRIEST Kicks Off 'Firepower' World Tour In Wilkes-Barre (Video)

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST kicked off their "Firepower" world tour earlier tonight (Tuesday, March 13) at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The concert marked the band's first performance since guitarist Glenn Tipton announced that he was retiring from the road due to his battle with Parkinson's disease. He is being replaced on ...

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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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