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WATAIN Frontman On Black Metal's Battle With ANTIFA: 'The Devil Always Wins. It's An Old Lesson Learned'

The Jimmy Cabbs 5150 Interview Series conducted an interview with frontman Erik Danielsson of Swedish black metallers WATAIN prior to the band's March 17 concert at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, California. You can watch the entire chat in two parts below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the band's new ...

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SATYRICON Frontman: 'The Size Of The Band And Your Commercial Success Is Not What Defines Your Authenticity'

SATYRICON frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven was recently interviewed by Mad TV's "TV War" in Greece. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether black metal's mainstream acceptance has diluted its musical value: Satyr: "No. Because… I mean, SEX PISTOLS, which is such a mythical group, and ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY: 'Heavy Metal Isn't The Most Popular Music In The World Anymore'

British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) was recently interviewed by Belfast Metal. The complete conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On "The Redemption Of William Black", the recently released conclusion of his "Infinite Entanglement" trilogy: Blaze: "We had a big success with 'Endure And Survive' ...

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HARDCORE SUPERSTAR Releases 'Electric Rider' Single

Gothenburg, Sweden-based rockers HARDCORE SUPERSTAR have released their latest single, "Electric Rider", via Gain Music Entertainment. The song is taken from the band's forthcoming 11th studio album, "You Can't Kill My Rock 'N' Roll", which is due later in the year. "Electric Rider" is described in a press release as "three minutes and 40 seconds ...

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AURI Feat. NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN, TROY DONOCKLEY: Lyric Video For 'Desert Flower' Song

The official lyric video for the song "Desert Flower" from AURI, the project featuring NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and his wife, popular Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela, can be seen below. The track is taken from AURI's self-titled debut album, which is being released today (Friday, March 23) via Nuclear Blast. "Auri" track listing: 01. The ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Sues Concert Promoter Over Booking Policy

According to TMZ, Ozzy Osbourne has filed a lawsuit against AEG, claiming concert agency is "blackmailing" him. The BLACK SABBATH singer has alleged that AEG is using a practice called "block-booking" to force him to perform at the Staples Center in Los Angeles against his wishes. Ozzy had tentatively agreed to perform at ...

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Ex-OVERKILL Guitarist BOBBY GUSTAFSON Slams Former Bandmates, Says Upcoming DVD Is A 'Piece Of S**t'

Former OVERKILL guitarist Bobby Gustafson says that fans shouldn't buy the band's upcoming "Live In Overhausen" DVD and Blu-Ray because he is "not getting a dime" from the release. Due on May 18 via Nuclear Blast, "Live In Overhausen" was recorded two years earlier in Oberhausen, Germany, where OVERKILL celebrated the 25th anniversary of "Horrorscope" ...

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CYHRA Vocalist Says Group's Goal Is 'To Make Everything Work That Did Not Work In Our Previous Bands'

During their recently completed North American tour with SABATON and KREATOR, CYHRA vocalist Jake E and guitarist Euge Valovirta were interviewed by Antihero Magazine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the response to the group's live performances: Jake: "The reception on the shows ...

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AURI Feat. NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN, TROY DONOCKLEY: Making Of 'Night 13' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the "Night 13" video from AURI, the project featuring NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and his wife, popular Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela, can be seen below. The song is taken from AURI's self-titled debut album, which will be released on March 23 via Nuclear Blast. "Auri" track listing: 01. The ...

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Finding Joseph I: The H.R. from Bad Brains Documentary - H.R.

Shaman. Spiritual anarchist. Punk royal. Rastafarian. Activist. These are tags affixed to Paul "H.R." Hudson, perhaps the greatest punk rock vocalist the genre has ever or will ever see. H.R. is one of music history's most beloved front men, a perfectly balanced amalgam of reggae-splashed aggression whose soul-crafted illumination through Jah and Bob Marley sparked ...

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It's Alive! - JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES

JOHN 5 isn't a household name, but the guitar wizard has worked with a vast array of artists who are exactly that. Whether it's performing in arenas with ROB ZOMBIE and MARILYN MANSON or lending his talents as a session musician for the likes of ROD STEWART, PAUL STANLEY or LYNYRD SKYNYRD, the six-stringer has ...

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Cosmic Crypt - MAMMOTH GRINDER

The ever-prolific Chris Ulsh is arguably best known as the drummer, and occasional guitarist, of en vogue thrashers POWER TRIP. However, the journeyman musician has peddled his wares of metal and punk via the blasting grind of HATRED SURGE, the snot-nosed filth of IMPALERS and with the Swedish death fanatics that makeup MAMMOTH GRINDER. The ...

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Trident Wolf Eclipse - WATAIN

Ironically enough, and quite contrary to the darkness they surely wish to portray, the spotlight upon Sweden's WATAIN has shined quite brightly in terms of fanfare. The unit's notoriously vile live performances and consistently impressive and singular take on Scandinavian black metal over the last couple of decades has cemented its place as one of ...

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CARCASS Parts Ways With Guitarist BEN ASH; Replacement Revealed

British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS have parted was with guitarist Ben Ash and have replaced him with Tom Draper (POUNDER, ex-ANGEL WITCH, PRIMITAI). Draper, who is from the United Kingdom but currently resides in California, made his live debut with CARCASS this past weekend at the Netherlands Deathfest at 013 in Tilburg. Fan-filmed video footage ...

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NEVERMORE's 'The Complete Collection': Unboxing Video

On March 9, Century Media Records will release "The Complete Collection" by NEVERMORE, an impressive 12-disc CD box set including all studio releases, the "Year Of The Voyager" live album as well as a disc of rarities. Limited to 2,000 copies, it also includes a numbered collector's certificate, an 80-page booklet (with lyrics, photos, liner ...

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Ex-BOLT THROWER Vocalist KARL WILLETTS On MEMORIAM: 'We're A Band That's Trying To Recreate That Old-School Death Metal Feel'

Rich from HRH TV conducted an interview with vocalist Karl Willetts of Birmingham, United Kingdom death/grind metal outfit MEMORIAM, which features current and former members of veteran U.K. extreme metal acts BENEDICTION and BOLT THROWER, prior to their February 18 appearance at HRH Metal festival at O2 Academy in Birmingham, England. You can ...

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