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IVAR BJØRNSON Says New ENSLAVED Album 'E' Is 'The Most Difficult Thing We've Done'

Banger TV 's Sam Dunn recently conducted an interview with frontman Grutle Kjellson and guitarist and primary songwriter Ivar Bjørnson of Norwegian progressive black avantgardists ENSLAVED. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what elements of black metal still exist within ENSLAVED circa 2018: Ivar: ...

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NORTHWARD Feat. NIGHTWISH Singer And PAGAN'S MIND Guitarist: 'While Love Died' Video Released

NORTHWARD, the hard rock project featuring current NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen and PAGAN'S MIND guitarist Jørn Viggo Lofstad, has unleashed its debut single, "While Love Died", alongside a video for the track. The song is taken from NORTHWARD's self-titled debut album, which will be released on October 19 via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for ...

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GARY MOORE Tribute Album Due In October

A new tribute album dedicated to legendary guitarist Gary Moore will be released this fall. Due on October 26 via earMUSIC, "Moore Blues for Gary - A Tribute To Gary Moore" is the brainchild of Bob Daisley, who had played bass with Gary since the early eighties. The sky was crying when Moore passed away ...

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ATREYU To Release 'In Our Wake' Album In October

California metalcore band ATREYU will release its seventh full-length album, "In Our Wake", on October 12 through Spinefarm. Everyone leaves a legacy behind. No matter how big or small, our words and actions echo forever and make a lasting imprint. Two decades since their 1999 formation in Southern California, that truth weighed heavy on the ...

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Will 'Firepower' Turn Out To Be JUDAS PRIEST's Final Studio Album? IAN HILL Responds

Ian Hill says that JUDAS PRIEST is "not planning on" ending its recording career with the recently released "Firepower" album. A critically acclaimed effort, "Firepower"'s success has been overshadowed somewhat by the news of longtime guitarist Glenn Tipton's ongoing battle with Parkinson's disease. Tipton was diagnosed with the degenerative neurological disorder four years ago — ...

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ROB HALFORD Says ANDY SNEAP Will Stay With JUDAS PRIEST At Least Through The End Of 'Firepower' Tour

Rob Halford says that guitarist Andy Sneap will stay with JUDAS PRIEST at least for the remainder of the band's current world tour. Sneap, who produced PRIEST's latest album, "Firepower", stepped into the group as the replacement for PRIEST's Parkinson's disease-stricken guitarist Glenn Tipton. Tipton was diagnosed with the degenerative neurological disorder four years ago ...

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GLENN HUGHES On ARETHA FRANKLIN: 'She Was The First Woman That Raised The Hair On The Back Of My Neck When She Sang'

Glenn Hughes paid tribute to Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul," who died Thursday after it was reported last week that she was "gravely ill" in Detroit. Her family said that the cause of death was advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type. During an interview with the "Talking Metal" podcast, the former DEEP PURPLE ...

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Watch JOE BONAMASSA's Music Video For 'Evil Mama'

Two-time-Grammy-nominated blues-rock titan Joe Bonamassa has released the music video for his track "Evil Mama", taken from his upcoming studio album, "Redemption", which is due on September 21 via his own record label J&R Adventures. "Redemption", Bonamassa's 13th solo studio album and third in a row of all-original material, sees him at his most ambitious ...

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DORO: 'It Cuts So Deep' Video Premiere

German metal queen Doro Pesch has released the official music video for the song "It Cuts So Deep". The track is taken from Doro's new album, "Forever Warriors, Forever United", which is being released today (Friday, August 17) via Nuclear Blast. Sauys Doro: "I wrote this together with David Bryant because I love doing ballads ...

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TALLAH Feat. MAX PORTNOY: 'Cottonmouth' Video Released

Pennsylvania metal band TALLAH — which features in its ranks Max Portnoy, son of Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO) — has released the official music video for the single "Cottonmouth", off its latest EP, titled "No One Should Read This". The clip, directed by Max Portnoy, is the ...

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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: In Pre-Production For Second Album

THE DARK ELEMENT, the new project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, is about to commence pre-production for its second album. Anette wrote on her Facebook page: "Next weekend I go to the studio to start demo recordings for our new THE DARK ELEMENT album and just wanna ...

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Video Premiere: CLOAK's 'Beyond The Veil'

"Beyond The Veil", the new video from Atlanta blackened rock metallers CLOAK, can be viewed below. The song comes from the band's debut album, "To Venomous Depths", which was released in 2017 via Season Of Mist. Comments the group: "'Beyond The Veil' is a song that's grown in meaning and importance the longer it's been ...

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