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MEGADETH Wins 'Best Metal Performance' GRAMMY Award

MEGADETH was honored with a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 59th annual Grammy Awards, which is being held tonight (Sunday, February 12) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. MEGADETH was nominated for "Dystopia", the title track of its 2016 album. The nominees in the "Best Metal ...

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GOJIRA Frontman: 'It Was Vital For Me To Start Doing Something New With My Vocals'

Exclaim!'s Aggressive Tendencies recently conducted an interview with vocalist/guitarist Joseph Duplantier of French progressive metallers GOJIRA. You can now watch the chat in four parts below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On GOJIRA's musical progression: Duplantier: "Yesterday at the show, a fan told me, 'Can I tell you something? I ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Frontman Praises GOJIRA: 'They're Awesome'

Live Nation Germany recently conducted an interview with AVENGED SEVENFOLD guitarist Synyster Gates and vocalist M. Shadows. You can now watch the chat below. Asked to name the best current rock and/or metal band around, M. Shadows said: "GOJIRA, for me. They're awesome." Pressed about whether AVENGED SEVENFOLD still gets inspired by other bands and ...

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ROCK ON THE RANGE Sells Out In Record Time

Tickets for the eleventh annual Rock On The Range have sold out in record time, just over one month after going on sale. This marks the fifth consecutive advance sellout for Rock On The Range, which will be held May 19-21 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Rock legends METALLICA, SOUNDGARDEN and KORN will each ...

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MAX CAVALERA On SEPULTURA's 'Roots': 'It's Incredible How Much Impact This Record Had After Twenty Years'

Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, SEPULTURA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) was interviewed on the December 9-11 edition of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below. A few excerpts follow. Full Metal Jackie: Lots going on in your world, as usual. You are currently on the "Return To ...

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Rumor: TRIVIUM Parts Ways With Drummer PAUL WANDTKE, Replaces Him With ALEX BENT

Florida metallers TRIVIUM are rumored to have parted ways with their drummer of the past twelve months, Paul Wandtke. Although there has been no official confirmation on the matter, Wandtke's replacement is believed to be Alex Bent (BATTLECROSS, DECREPIT BIRTH), the California-based musician who has previously played with TESTAMENT as the fill-in for that band's ...

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BUTCHER BABIES Combine BLACK SABBATH And SLIPKNOT Influences To Create Their Own Sound

Revolver editor Sammi Chichester conducted an interview with BUTCHER BABIES frontwomen Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey at the two-day Ozzfest Meets Knotfest event, which took place September 24-25 at San Manuel Amphitheater And Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, California. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the BUTCHER BABIES sound, Heidi said: "I ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Comments On Latest GRAMMY Nod

Thrash metal pioneers MEGADETH have been nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award for "Best Metal Performance" for the title track from their new album, "Dystopia". MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine stated about the latest nod: "Last time we were nominated, I was at the awards talking with Kenny G and I said how we'd been nominated ...

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OPETH And GOJIRA To Join Forces For Short U.S. Tour In May

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH will join forces with France's GOJIRA for a short run of U.S. dates in May. The details are as follows: May 04 - Nashville, TN - War Memorial Auditorium May 05 - Concord, NC - Charlotte Motor Speedway (Carolina Rebellion) May 06 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory May 07 - ...

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GOJIRA Drummer Says It Was 'Very Important' For JOSEPH DUPLANTIER To Try New Things With His Voice On 'Magma'

Drummer Mario Duplantier of French progressive metallers GOJIRA spoke to The National Student about the band's desire to constantly push the envelope musically and experiment with new sounds. "For us, specifically with Joe [GOJIRA frontman and Mario's brother, Joseph Duplantier], it's very important to try new things with his voice," Mario said. "He's ...

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SOUNDGARDEN, DEF LEPPARD, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, A PERFECT CIRCLE Confirmed For Next Year's CAROLINA REBELLION

SOUNDGARDEN (Friday), DEF LEPPARD (Saturday) and AVENGED SEVENFOLD (Sunday) will headline the seventh annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, set to take place May 5-7, 2017 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. The Mid-Atlantic's Biggest Rock Festival will feature three days of today's best rock — along with legendary classic ...

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MATT SNELL: 'FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Was A Great Run For Me'

RadChad of Maximum Threshold Radio conducted an interview with former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and current INVIDIA bassist Matt Snell before the latter band's October 18 concert at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about his time in FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, Snell said: "FIVE FINGER DEATH ...

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TRIVIUM Frontman Says People 'Shouldn't Be Afraid To Go Out And Do Things' After Paris And Orlando Nightclub Shootings

Roxy Myzal of HardDrive Radio recently conducted an interview with TRIVIUM vocalist/guitarist Matt Heafy. You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On staying in shape while on tour: Matt: "Jiu-jitsu has become the biggest part of my life outside of music. Music is probably first, then jiu-jitsu. That's ...

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Magma - GOJIRA

Few would have trouble recognizing GOJIRA's unique sound from even a couple seconds of listening. The band's cross-pollination of MESHUGGAH's jagged, rhythmic brutishness with the dark belligerence of Steve Tucker-era MORBID ANGEL has blossomed throughout its discography up until now. GOJIRA has always been fearless in songwriting, though never quite as bold as with the ...

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Watch TRIVIUM Perform At ROCK ALLEGIANCE Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of TRIVIUM's September 17 performance at the Rock Allegiance festival in Chester, Pennsylvania can be seen below. TRIVIUM's "Silence In The Snow" album was released on October 2, 2015 via Roadrunner. The follow-up to 2013's "Vengeance Falls" was produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette (SLASH, ALTER BRIDGE, THE AMITY AFFLICTION) and was mixed ...

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Video Premiere: GOJIRA's 'The Shooting Star'

"The Shooting Star", the new video from French progressive metallers GOJIRA, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Magma", which was released on June 17 via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2012's "L'Enfant Sauvage" was recorded at GOJIRA frontman Joseph Duplantier's Silver Cord Studio in Queens, New York. "Magma" ...

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