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Prequelle - GHOST

Swedish rockers GHOST has been one of the most divisive acts in metal since the band hit the ground running with its 2010 debut "Opus Eponymous". Arguments over the band's comic book-esque imagery and stage personas — mostly centered around the face-painted, Papal regalia wearing frontman initially known as Papa Emeritus — overwhelmed the merits ...

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SEPULTURA Returns To Japan After 17 Years: Video Recap

Behind-the-scenes footage from SEPULTURA's May 23 concert in Tokyo can be seen below. The show marked the band's first appearance in Japan in 17 years. SEPULTURA's latest album, "Machine Messiah", was released in January 2017 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with Swedish producer Jens Bogren. The ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Guitarist On Being Managed By DAVE MUSTAINE: 'It's Nice To Be Working With Professional People Who Know What They're Doing'

Metal Nexus recently conducted an interview with vocalist Rasmus Bom Andersen and guitarist Brian Tatler of NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether DIAMOND HEAD's older fanbase has welcome Andersen with open arms: ...

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KING'S X Frontman: 'A Lot Of My Peers, They Just Put Crap Out Now'

KING'S X bassist/vocalist Doug "dUg" Pinnick was recently interviewed by Izzy Presley of "Another FN Podcast". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his current musical tastes: Doug: "I go back to LED ZEPPELIN and [Jimi] Hendrix and THE BEATLES sometimes, but I keep moving forward. ...

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VOLBEAT's MICHAEL POULSEN Says 'Old-School Death Metal' Side Project Will Materialize Eventually

Prior to VOLBEAT's May 29 performance in Manchester, United Kingdom, singer/guitarist Michael Poulsen spoke with Heavy TV. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's recent tour with METALLICA, and what they've done since then: Michael: "We've been out on the road many times with ...

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DEEP PURPLE Members To Read Citation For POLAR MUSIC PRIZE Laureates METALLICA; GHOST, CANDLEMASS Members To Perform

DEEP PURPLE's Ian Paice and Roger Glover will read the citation for METALLICA (pictured) when the San Francisco heavy metal giants are honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize next month. The ceremony traditionally features Swedish artists performing the Laureates' music, and this year, members of GHOST and CANDLEMASS will play a METALLICA song at ...

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On The Road With SEPULTURA: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Byron Bay, Brisbane And Sydney

Behind-the-scenes footage from the Byron Bay, Brisbane and Sydney shows on SEPULTURA's just-completed Australian tour with DEATH ANGEL can be seen below. SEPULTURA's latest album, "Machine Messiah", was released in January 2017 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with Swedish producer Jens Bogren. The CD's cover artwork ...

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Video: Ex-METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED Performs With CHOPHOUSE BAND At Norton Sculpture Garden In West Palm Beach

Video footage of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and his THE CHOPHOUSE BAND performing the song "Blackbird" at the Norton Sculpture Garden in West Palm Beach, Florida can be seen below (clip filmed by Michelle Pariseleti). Named after Jason's four recording studio facilities around the U.S. and featuring a fluid roster of players, THE CHOPHOUSE ...

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APOCALYPTICA To Enter Studio In The Winter

APOCALYPTICA will enter the studio next winter to begin recording the long-awaited follow-up to its 2015 album, "Shadowmaker". The Finnish cello rockers have spent most of the last two years touring behind the re-release of their epic debut, "Plays Metallica By Four Cellos". The remastered version of the instrumental cello-driven rock opus contains never-before-released instrumental ...

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SCORPIONS Singer KLAUS MEINE Celebrates 70th Birthday

May 25 marks the 70th birthday of SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine. In the video below, his bandmates, as well as members of METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, BON JOVI, DEEP PURPLE, KISS, WHITESNAKE, GUNS N' ROSES, DEF LEPPARD, AC/DC, and many more, wish Klaus a happy birthday. Meine told the Phoenix New Times in a ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE On Expanded Release Of METALLICA's 'No Life 'Til Leather' Demo: 'I Don't Think That's Going To Happen'

Dave Mustaine says that he doesn't think the previously announced expanded version of METALLICA's 1982 demo tape, "No Life 'Til Leather" will ever see the light of day. "No Life 'Til Leather" was released as a limited-edition cassette for Record Store Day in April 2015, available exclusively in independent record stores. It featured artwork copies ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Has Finished Mixing 'Most' Of New Album

NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD are putting the finishing touches on their new album, due later in the year. "It's done. We've recorded it," guitarist Brian Tatler told Rock Hard magazine at this past weekend's Rock Hard Festival in Germany (see video below). "We've mixed most of it; there's one ...

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Watch JAMES HETFIELD Play GHOST's 'Cirice'

METALLICA's James Hetfield can be seen playing the GHOST song "Cirice" in a new video. The footage, which can be seen below, was filmed at METALLICA's headquarters in San Rafael, California and shows the guitarist/vocalist playing the opening riff from the track, which originally appeared on GHOST's 2015 album "Meliora". "Cirice" earned the Swedish-based band ...

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SEPULTURA: Pro-Shot Footage Of HAMMERFEST Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of SEPULTURA's performance at this year's Hammerfest, which was held in March at the Hafan y Mor Holiday Park at Pwllheli, Gwynedd, in North Wales, can be seen below. SEPULTURA's latest album, "Machine Messiah", was released in January 2017 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at Fascination Street Studios in ...

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Watch CHICKENFOOT Reunite At Acoustic Benefit In San Francisco

According to The Pulse Of Radio, CHICKENFOOT reunited at the Fillmore in San Francisco on Tuesday night (May 15) during the fifth annual "Acoustic-4-A-Cure" benefit concert. After opening the show with a short set of his own, ex-VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar returned to the stage to join the other members of CHICKENFOOT — guitarist ...

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