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IMMORTAL's DEMONAZ On What Inspired Him To Start A Band

On July 6, Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL — now consisting of lyricist/guitarist Demonaz (real name Harald Nævdal) and drummer Horgh (real name Reidar Horghagen) — will release their highly anticipated new album, "Northern Chaos Gods". Demonaz tells us about the band's beginnings and what inspired him to start a band in the underground metal scene ...

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GHOST's 'Prequelle' Lands At No. 3 On BILLBOARD Chart

GHOST's new album, "Prequelle", landed at position No. 3 on this week's Billboard 200 chart. The disc, which arrived on June 1, shifted 66,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 7. Of that sum, between 61,000 were in traditional album sales. GHOST's first week benefits from a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer in ...

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HELLOWEEN Feat. MICHAEL KISKE, KAI HANSEN: Video Of SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of HELLOWEEN's June 7 performance at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden can be seen below. HELLOWEEN's current "Pumpkins United" tour features former vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris, guitarists Michael Weikath and Sascha Gerstner, bassist Markus Grosskopf and drummer Dani Löble. The "Pumpkins United" ...

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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: Video Of Live Debut

THE DARK ELEMENT, the new project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, made its live debut this past Thursday, June 7 at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden. Fan-filmed video footage of their performance can be seen below. THE DARK ELEMENT's self-titled debut album was released last ...

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Video: LITA FORD Performs In Houston

Fan-filmed video footage of Lita Ford's June 7 performance at the Proof Rooftop Lounge in Houston, Texas can be seen below. Ford's backing band continues to consist of drummer Bobby Rock, guitarist Patrick Kennison and bassist Marty O'Brien. Lita revealed in a recent interview that she is planning to release a standalone song this summer. ...

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DELAIN's CHARLOTTE WESSELS: 'We've Been Trying To Keep Our Productivity High And Release A Lot Of Music'

Dave Schwartz of DaBelly magazine conducted an interview with frontwoman Charlotte Wessels and keyboardist Martijn Westerholt of Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN prior to their May 6 concert at the Marquee Theater in Phoenix, Arizona as the support act for KAMELOT. You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by ...

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TNT Guitarist On New Singer BAOL BARDOT BULSARA: 'What He Brings To The Table Is Youth And Aspiration'

TNT guitarist Ronni Le Tekrø recently spoke with "The Classic Metal Show". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On parting ways with longtime vocalist Tony Harnell: Ronni: "The departure of Tony was not expected. I just felt like we went into different musical directions. I won't ...

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GEOFF TATE: 'I'm Very Lucky That I Have A Strong Voice And My Body Is Still Pretty Active And Physical'

The "Music Mania" podcast recently conducted an interview with former QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME singer Geoff Tate about his 30th-anniversary tour for QUEENSRŸCHE's landmark "Operation: Mindcrime" concept album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the stage show for "Operation: Mindcrime": Geoff: "We're really just ...

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AVERSIONS CROWN Releases New Digital Single, 'The Breeding Process'

Australian metal destroyers AVERSIONS CROWN have released a brand new digital single to kick off their tour with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL and FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE. Check out the visualizer for the song "The Breeding Process" below, and stream or purchase the single via all fine digital platforms. Commented the band: "We spent some time ...

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WHITESNAKE Bassist's FROM THE EARTH Project Releases Debut EP

WHITESNAKE bassist Michael Devin has a new project of original material, dubbed FROM THE EARTH. The debut release is a six-song EP comprised of what Michael calls "heavy mellow rock music." The EP was recorded at FOO FIGHTERS' 606 Studios in Los Angeles and Water Music in New Jersey with Grammy Award-winning mixer/producer Warren Riker ...

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ROXY PETRUCCI Says A 'Classic VIXEN Record' Will Surface In 2019

VIXEN and MADAM X drummer Roxy Petrucci was recently interviewed by Bay Ragni of Totally Driven Radio. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On performing with both VIXEN and MADAM X at this year's Sweden Rock Festival: Roxy: "We play Friday, and I'm playing [at] noon ...

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SOILWORK Frontman Says THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Has Become 'Metalheads' Guilty Pleasure'

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid of Swedish metallers SOILWORK about his classic/progressive rock supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the increased exposure of late for THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA: Björn: ...

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MARK TREMONTI On 'A Dying Machine': 'I Tried To Make The Music As Dynamic And Diverse As Any Album'

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti about his namesake solo band. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On writing and recording TREMONTI's new concept album, "A Dying Machine": Mark: "It was a challenge, but it ...

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Ex-KAMELOT Vocalist ROY KHAN Says CONCEPTION 'Is Never Going To Be A Religious Band By Any Standards'

Italy's "Heavy Demons" radio show recently conducted an interview with vocalist Roy Khan (ex-KAMELOT) and guitarist Tore Østby of reactivated Norwegian progressive metallers CONCEPTION. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On CONCEPTION returning to action: Tore: "It feels wonderful!" Roy: "It's amazing." Tore: "We had an ...

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Video: GEOFF TATE Kicks Off 'Operation: Mindcrime' 30th-Anniversary U.S. Tour In Lancaster

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the landmark concept album "Operation: Mindcrime", original QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate and his band, OPERATION: MINDCRIME, are performing the platinum-selling album (released May 3, 1988) from beginning to end in its entirety, along with a set full of greatest hits including "Silent Lucidity" and "Jet City Woman". Fan-filmed video ...

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Watch DEVILDRIVER's In-Studio Video For 'Ghost Riders In The Sky' Feat. JOHN CARTER CASH, RANDY BLYTHE

DEVILDRIVER will release its full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, "Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1", on July 6 via Napalm Records. Pre-orders are available now in multiple physical (click "official store") and digital/streaming formats via this location. Merch bundles are also available via the official store. Additional merchandise such as t-shirts, long-sleeve ...

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