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AUSTIN CARLILE Quits OF MICE & MEN

**UPDATE**: Remaining OF MICE & MEN members Aaron Pauley (bass), Phil Manansala (guitar), Alan Ashby (guitar) and Valentino Arteaga (drums) have released the following statement: "Dear OF MICE & MEN fans, "It's with heavy hearts that we announce Austin's departure from the band for reasons pertaining to his health. "As many of you are aware, ...

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Caught Up In The Gears Of Application - SUPERJOINT

SUPERJOINT, formerly known as SUPERJOINT RITUAL, reunited to perform at the 2014 Housecore Horror Film Festival a decade after it had disbanded. Original members Philip H. Anselmo and guitarists Jimmy Bower (DOWN, EYEHATEGOD) and Kevin Bond (CHRIST INVERSION, ARTIMUS PYLEDRIVER) joined up with the new rhythm section of drummer José "Blue" Gonzalez (WARBEAST, PHILIP H. ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Bassist Plays Down New Album's Lower Sales: 'It's All About The Endgame, Not Where It Begins'

Finland's Kaaos TV recently conducted an interview with AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. Asked if the surprise release of AVENGED SEVENFOLD's latest album, "The Stage", was always planned or if it was something that was decided shortly before the record's arrival, ...

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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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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Bassist Says New Drummer BROOKS WACKERMAN 'Heavily Influenced' Sound Of 'The Stage'

Lisa Sanchez of El Paso, Texas's KLAQ 95.5 FM radio station recently conducted an interview with AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked how new AVENGED SEVENFOLD drummer Brooks Wackerman's playing style influenced the sound of the band's latest album, "The Stage", Christ said: "Well, it was heavily ...

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The Serenity of Suffering - KORN

Like MEGADETH, MOTÖRHEAD and AC/DC, KORN have their own unique sound. You know it's KORN by the band's lurching rhythms, its deep, deep chord chunks and the vibrating plucks off the neck of "Fieldy" Arvizu's bass, all before Jonathan Davis squeals or ralphs a single word. Like a star major-league pitcher, KORN has a few ...

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SUPERJOINT Feat. PHILIP ANSELMO: Entire 'Caught Up In The Gears Of Application' Album Available For Streaming

"Caught Up In The Gears Of Application", the new album from former PANTERA and current DOWN frontman Philip Anselmo's SUPERJOINT RITUAL project — now known simply as SUPERJOINT for legal reasons — can be streamed in its entirety using the Bandcamp widget below. Released on November 11 via Anselmo's Housecore record label, the disc was ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO On 'White Power' Gesture: 'I Was Playing A Part'

Former PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo has once again denied being racist after a video surfaced of him earlier in the year giving the right-arm salute and yelling a white-supremacist slogan at a California concert. Anselmo performed the PANTERA classic "Walk" at the January 22 "Dimebash" event at the Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood in honor ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Bassist Says Fake Album Title 'Leak' Made 'The Stage' Release 'More Shocking And Surprising'

On October 31, Johnnie Walker and Janna of the WGRD radio station in Grand Rapids, Michigan conducted an interview with AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how AVENGED SEVENFOLD managed to get physical copies of ...

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KORN: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From 'Take Me' Video Shoot

Behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot for KORN's new song "Take Me" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "The Serenity Of Suffering", which was released on October 21. The follow-up to 2013's "The Paradigm Shift" was helmed by Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz, who has previously worked with ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD: Complete 'The Stage' Album Details Revealed; NYC & L.A. Pop-Up Shops Announced

AVENGED SEVENFOLD has "surprise-released" "The Stage", becoming the first-ever rock band to drop an unannounced album in both digital and physical form. "The Stage" is the band's seventh studio album and first for Capitol Records. The Southern California-based quintet (vocalist M. Shadows, guitarists Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance, bassist Johnny Christ and drummer Brooks Wackerman) ...

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Video Premiere: KORN's 'Take Me'

The official music video for KORN's new song "Take Me" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "The Serenity Of Suffering", which was released on October 21. The follow-up to 2013's "The Paradigm Shift" was helmed by Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz, who has previously worked with FOO FIGHTERS, ...

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Video: IAN GILLAN Unboxes 'The Vinyl Collection 1979-1982'

Demon Records will release a new must-have GILLAN vinyl boxset on October 21 (postponed from September 23). "The Vinyl Collection 1979-1982" features five albums — seven LPs in total — including "Mr. Universe" (1979), "Glory Road" (1980; 2 LPs, with bonus disc "For Gillan Fans Only"), "Future Shock" (1981), "Double Trouble" (1981; 2 LPs) and ...

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VINNIE PAUL On METALLICA's 'Hardwired': 'It's Slammin', Man'

Mexico's AlterEgoMedia.TV recently conducted an interview with former PANTERA and current HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what he's listening to at the moment: Vinnie: "I just heard the new METALLICA track ['Hardwired'], and it's slammin', man — it ...

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KORN's BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH: 'I'm Trying To Touch Lives'

Wes Styles of 97.7 QLZ's "The 3rd String Morning Show" conducted an interview with KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch on October 1 at the Sonic Boom festival in Janesville, Wisconsin. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what the catalyst is for him to write a ...

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