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ATHEIST's KELLY SHAEFER Says Legendary Death Metal Producer SCOTT BURNS 'Was A True Pioneer'

One of the men credited for bringing clarity to early 1990s death metal album recordings was Tampa, Florida-based producer/engineer Scott Burns. Working out of Morrisound Recordings, Burns became the go-to guy for death metal album production, handling the seminal works of ATHEIST, CANNIBAL CORPSE, CYNIC, DEATH, DEICIDE, OBITUARY and SEPULTURA, just to name a few. ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN: 'Legacy Of The Dark Lands' Cover Artwork Unveiled

The cover artwork for BLIND GUARDIAN's upcoming album, "Legacy Of The Dark Lands", was created by renowned artist Gyula Havancsák and can be seen below. Frontman Hansi Kürsch comments: "The cover artwork by Gyula Havancsák just perfectly fits our upcoming project and I think it's a true masterpiece. Gulya's love for details is incredible and ...

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AT THE GATES: Pro-Shot Video Of Entire WITH FULL FORCE Concert

Professionally filmed video footage of AT THE GATES' entire June 29 performance at the With Full Force festival at Ferropolis in Gräfenhainichen, Germany can be seen below (courtesy of ARTE Concert). This past April, AT THE GATES guitarist Martin Larsson confirmed that the band has commenced the songwriting process for its next studio album. The ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS: 'Heroes Of The Dawn' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Heroes Of The Dawn", a brand new song from VISIONS OF ATLANTIS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, titled "Wanderers", which will be released on August 30 via Napalm Records. According to a press release, "Wanderers" "offers a captivating musical and lyrical journey ...

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LACUNA COIL To Release 'Black Anima' Album In October

Italian metal veterans LACUNA COIL will release their new album, "Black Anima", on October 11 worldwide through Century Media Records. Comments singer Cristina Scabbia: "Black Anima is all of us. It's you and it's me, it's everything we hide and fiercely expose to a world that's halfway asleep. It is the fogged mirror we are ...

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Watch SEBASTIAN BACH Perform At Italy's ROCK THE CASTLE Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of Sebastian Bach's July 6 performance at the Rock The Castle festival at Castello Scaligero in Villafranca Di Verona (VR), Italy can be seen below. Bach recently issued an "open invitation" to the other members of SKID ROW's classic lineup to "get onstage and jam" during the vocalist's upcoming tour, in which ...

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MISERY INDEX Releases 'Hammering The Nails' Music Video

MISERY INDEX's music video for the song "Hammering The Nails" can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Rituals Of Power", which was released on March 8 via Season Of Mist The artwork for the disc was created by Raphael Gabrio and can be viewed below. MISERY INDEX comments on ...

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Watch STATIC-X Perform In Hampton, New Hampshire

Fan-filmed video footage of STATIC-X's July 5 performance at Wally's Pub in Hampton, New Hampshire can be seen below. STATIC-X kicked off its reunion tour on June 18 in Tempe, Arizona. The North American trek, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of STATIC-X's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and pays homage to late STATIC-X frontman Wayne ...

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FERNANDO RIBEIRO On MOONSPELL: 'I Don't Know If The Future Is Dark Or Not, But It's Also Not Bright'

Loud TV conducted an interview with frontman Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL at this year's Hellfest in Clisson, France. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the songs from 2017's "1755" are more "symphonic" and "theatrical" onstage: Fernando: "Yeah, I think with the ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Guitarist Throw His Support Behind MARIANNE WILLIAMSON In 2020 Presidential Race

JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro has praised Marianne Williamson as a "revolutionary thinker and leader in politics." The author and spiritual adviser is one of six female candidates vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. The 66-year-old self-help guru and consultant to Oprah Winfrey and other celebrities supports universal health care, wants to address the ...

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REVOCATION Frontman On 'The Outer Ones' Album: 'It Certainly Opened Up A Lot Of Doors For Us'

Lady Obscure recently conducted an interview with vocalist/guitarist Dave Davidson of American technical thrashers REVOCATION. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether it was a conscious decision to blend so many styles into REVOCATION's style: Dave: "I think it's more unconscious. I listen to so many ...

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NAPALM DEATH: Pro-Shot Video Of Entire WITH FULL FORCE Concert

Professionally filmed video footage of NAPALM DEATH's entire June 28 performance at the With Full Force festival at Ferropolis in Gräfenhainichen, Germany can be seen below (courtesy of ARTE Concert). NAPALM DEATH is continuing work on its long-awaited new album for a tentative early 2020 release. The follow-up to 2015's "Apex Predator - Easy Meat" ...

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SONATA ARCTICA's TONY KAKKO: 'There Are A Lot of Bands Who Always Did Power Metal Much Better Than We Did'

Since its 1999 "Ecliptica" debut, SONATA ARCTICA has gradually moved away from the zippy, speedy, if not wholly saccharine, power metal sound that so defined the Finnish band's early years. Inspired heavily by their fellow countrymen STRATOVARIUS, SONATA ARCTICA rode the late '90s/early 2000s melodic and power metal resurgence alongside EDGUY, HAMMERFALL and KAMELOT. But ...

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HAMMERFALL's OSCAR DRONJAK: 'We've Always Been On The Same Path; We Haven't Deviated Much'

Record Collector recently conducted an interview with guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the band's sound has changed since they signed to Austria's Napalm Records in 2016: Oscar: "No. Nothing has really changed. HAMMERFALL will always be the ...

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Couple Filmed Engaging In Sexual Act During BEHEMOTH Concert

BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski has shared a video of a couple engaging in a sexual act while in the moshpit during the band's performance Saturday night (July 6) at the Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, Denmark. In an accompanying message, Nergal wrote: "Well, I'm no veteran but I've seen things. I've seen a lot... yesterday ...

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