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SEPULTURA Guitarist Says Group's Current Lineup Is Its 'Strongest'

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser was recently interviewed by the Luton, England radio station Radio Lab 97.1. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the group's latest album, "Machine Messiah": Andreas: "Usually, the latest album, it's always the favorite, because we put a lot of input and ...

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NOTHGARD Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of German epic melodic death metallers NOTHGARD. The quartet is recording its new album for a late 2018 release. Comments NOTHGARD singer/guitarist Dom R. Crey: "We are really happy to announce the signing with the renowned label Metal Blade Records. For years, we have had an eye on ...

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Black Metal Supergroup TWILIGHT To Release 'Trident Death Rattle' EP In May

Influential American black metal supergroup TWILIGHT will release its final recording, "Trident Death Rattle", on May 1 via Ascension Monuments Media. Featuring three previously unreleased tracks from the 2012 "III: Beneath Trident's Tomb" LP sessions, the extended play is much more an experimental output than its predecessors. It's a dark, uncomfortable listen — much like ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Announces First U.S. Shows In Three Years

Grammy-winning band SYSTEM OF A DOWN has announced its first U.S. shows since 2015. This string of special dates kick off October 13 at the Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California, and include a headline performance at the Aftershock festival. The shows follow last year's sold-out European tour. SYSTEM OF A DOWN's last U.S. ...

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OVERKILL Bassist Signs Deal With MIGHTY MUSIC; Solo Album Due In October

OVERKILL songwriter and bassist D.D. Verni will release his debut solo album in October through Mighty Music. The effort features guest appearances by a number of guitarists, including Jeff Loomis (ARCH ENEMY), Angus Clark (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), Jeff Waters (ANNIHILATOR), Bruce Franklin (TROUBLE), Mike Romeo (SYMPHONY X), Mike Orlando (ADRENALINE MOB), Steve Leonard (ALMOST QUEEN) and ...

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Return To The East Live (2016) - DOKKEN

At some point in every successful artist's career, past accomplishments become more compelling than future prospects. Having a string of hits can therefore be something of a double-edged sword, for the shadow cast by those hits, not to mention, nostalgia for the lineup of musicians who recorded them, tends to grow over time, often in ...

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Automata Part 1 - BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME

Another new album, another new label. Hard to believe it's been almost three years to the date since "Coma Ecliptic" emerged, much less a little more than a decade since the groundbreaking "Colors" album changed the face of prog metal. From 2003-2009, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME was brilliantly generating LPs every two years now, ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Recalls Infamous 1982 Show With MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP When He Exposed Himself To Crowd

Jay Nanda of Alamo True Metal conducted an interview with veteran British rock vocalist Graham Bonnet (ALCATRAZZ, RAINBOW, IMPELLITTERI) prior to his March 31 performance at Vibes Event Center in San Antonio, Texas, as part of MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). ...

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Ex-WHITE ZOMBIE Bassist On ROB ZOMBIE's 'Astro-Creep: 2000 Live' Release: 'I Don't See His Need To Keep Repeating The Past'

Former WHITE ZOMBIE bassist Sean Yseult has criticized Rob Zombie's decision to release a live recording of the group's "Astro-Creep: 2000" album, saying that "it's kind of lame when bandmembers do that." The ex-WHITE ZOMBIE frontman and his solo group played the classic 1995 LP live in its entirety at the 2016 edition of the ...

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Video Premiere: BULLET's 'Fuel The Fire'

Swedish metallers BULLET have released a new digital single and video for the song "Fuel The Fire". The track is also available as a limited seven-inch vinyl single with a cover version of ANGEL WITCH's "Dr. Phibes" on Side B. "Fuel The Fire" is taken from BULLET's new album, "Dust To Gold", which will be ...

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Video Premiere: SHINEDOWN's 'The Human Radio'

SHINEDOWN's video for the song "The Human Radio" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "Attention Attention", which will be released on May 4 via Atlantic Records. "Attention Attention" is available for pre-order at all DSPs and each pre-order includes an instant download of "Devil". Deluxe album bundles ...

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EXMORTUS: 'Make Haste' Lyric Video

EXMORTUS has released the first single off its upcoming album, "The Sound Of Steel", due on June 8 via Prosthetic. Watch the lyric video for "Make Haste" below. EXMORTUS founder, vocalist and guitarist Jadren "Conan" Gonzalez said: "Inspired by the constant pressure of making deadlines and getting shit done, this song was the first one ...

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MICHAEL SWEET: 'Controversy Follows STRYPER'

Bay Ragni of Totally Driven Radio recently conducted an interview with STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether STRYPER is always "one of controversy": Michael: "[Laughs] Well, controversy follows STRYPER, we don't follow it. It's just kind of par for the ...

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TED NUGENT Calls Parkland's Student-Activists Liars: 'They Have No Soul'

Outspoken conservative rocker Ted Nugent has slammed Parkland's teenage school shooting survivors-turned-gun control activists, claiming there is "irrefutable" evidence that "they have no soul." In a radio interview Friday with fellow conservative Joe Pagliarulo on the host's talk show, "The Joe Pags Show", the 69-year-old musician, who who sits on the National Rifle Association's board, ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist Defends Picture With Israeli Flag

Alex Skolnick has defended a photo of TESTAMENT holding the Israeli flag, saying that "a flag can be both a symbol of a nation's government and a symbol of that nation's people." The veteran San Francisco Bay Area act played in Tel Aviv for the first time on March 27 as part of its ongoing ...

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