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VOIVOD Frontman On Guitarist CHEWY: 'If You Closed Your Eyes, PIGGY Was In The Room'

Anthony Morgan of Metal Forces recently conducted an interview with VOIVOD vocalist Denis "Snake" Bélanger. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. On MARTYR guitarist Daniel 'Chewy" Mongrain joining VOIVOD, and bassist Jean-Yves "Blacky" Thériault returning: Snake: "Blacky was living in Vancouver for quite awhile. At [VOIVOD guitarist] Piggy's funeral he let us ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Interviewed By 'HardDrive' Radio (Video)

Nationally syndicated weekly Active Rock radio program "HardDrive" recently conducted an interview with Matt Tuck and Jason James of Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE. You can now watch the chat below. BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's fourth album, "Temper, Temper", sold 44,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land ...

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JEFF LOOMIS Covers JASON BECKER's 'Perpetual Burn' (Video)

Video footage of former NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis performing a cover version of Jason Becker's "Perpetual Burn" can be seen below. Loomis is using a signature Schecter Loomis 7 guitar, Kemper profiling amp (5150) and Pro Tools in the clip. Loomis last year released a brand-new song, "A Liar's Chain", recorded with his touring band ...

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Former L.A. GUNS Guitarist Working With Soundtrack Loops, SixString

Since leaving L.A. GUNS last December, guitarist Stacey Blades has been busy, partnering with music and tech companies, creating his own online community, and working on new music. Stacey's ten years with L.A. GUNS cemented him as a must-watch guitar player, and his final record with the band, "Hollywood Forever", earned him critical acclaim for ...

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ABORTED Interviewed In Tokyo (Video)

Metalship recently conducted an interview with Belgian death metalers ABORTED in Tokyo, Japan. You can now watch the chat below. The official lyric video for the song "Vermicular, Obscene, Obese" from ABORTED can be seen below. The song comes off the band's seventh studio album, "Global Flatline", which sold around 1,000 copies in the United ...

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MUTINY WITHIN Interviewed On 'Stefanie's Rock Show' (Audio)

Stefanie Heminger of "Stefanie's Rock Show" recently conducted an interview with MUTINY WITHIN. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. The response for the new MUTINY WITHIN album has been so overwhelming that the band has decided to continue making music for the ones who matter the most, the fans. ...

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Video: NEWSTED Working On New Album Tracks

Video footage of NEWSTED, the new band led by former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Newsted, "working on new album tracks" at his Chophouse studio in Walnut Creek, California can be seen below. "Metal", the debut EP from NEWSTED, sold around 6,200 copies in the United States in its first week of ...

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GEOFF TATE's QUEENSRŸCHE: New Album Details Revealed

The Geoff Tate-fronted version of QUEENSRŸCHE has set "Frequency Unknown" as the title of its new album, due on April 23 via the Los Angeles-based independent label Cleopatra Records. The CD was produced by Jason Slater at a studio in Northern California. Although a lineup for Tate's QUEENSRŸCHE was originally announced in the fall of ...

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SHADOWS FALL: New Video Interview With BRIAN FAIR

RichardThinks.Org conducted an interview with vocalist Brian Fair of Massachusetts metallers SHADOWS FALL on February 14 at Empire in Springfield, Virginia. You can now watch the chat below. SHADOWS FALL tapped Willis Mathiasen of 2CENTS to sit behind the drums for some of their shows at the end of 2012 while the band's regular drummer, ...

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JASON NEWSTED, MIKE MUSHOK: The Chophouse Porch Jam

Video footage of guitarist Mike Mushok of Massachusetts rockers STAIND and former METALLICA/VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted jamming together on the porch of Newsted's house in Walnut Creek, California on February 23 can be seen below. "Metal", the debut EP from Jason's new project, dubbed simply NEWSTED, sold around 6,200 copies in the United States in ...

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STONE SOUR: Trailer For 'Do Me A Favor' Video

A trailer for "Do Me A Favor", the new video from STONE SOUR, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Phil Mucci, whose video for HIGH ON FIRE's "Fertile Green" was named best video of 2012 by Revolver. The song is the first single from "House Of Gold & Bones - Part 2", ...

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ARMORED SAINT Singer Comments On 'Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance' Involvement

John Bush (ARMORED SAINT, ANTHRAX), Jason Miller (GODHEAD) and Howard Jones (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) are among the musicians who performed at the launch event for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on February 18 at GameStop at Universal CityWalk in Universal City, California. Award-winning film, TV and video game composer Jamie Christopherson ("Lost Planet", "Spiderman: Web of Shadows") ...

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TOXIK Taps SHADOWS FALL Drummer

Reactivated cult classic prog-thrashers TOXIK have announced the addition of SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner to the group's ranks. Guitarist and founding member Josh Christian comments on Bittner's addition: "I couldn't have hoped for a better situation. Jason is probably the best case scenario in every respect. Not only is he a sick drummer, but ...

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DEICIDE Completes Recording Rhythm Tracks For New Album

Florida death metal veterans DEICIDE have entered AudioHammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER) to begin recording their new album for a late 2013 release via Century Media Records. Commented DEICIDE frontman Glen Benton: "We've been recording with Jason Suecof ...

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ARMORED SAINT, Ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, GODHEAD Members Perform At 'Metal Gear Rising' Launch

John Bush (ARMORED SAINT, ANTHRAX), Jason Miller (GODHEAD) and Howard Jones (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) are among the musicians who performed at the launch event for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on February 18 at GameStop at Universal CityWalk in Universal City, California. Fan-filmed video footage of some of the performances can be seen below. Award-winning film, TV ...

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SHADOWS FALL: New Drum-Cam Footage Posted Online

Drum-cam footage of SHADOWS FALL's Jason Bittner performing the song "King Of Nothing" can be seen below. SHADOWS FALL tapped Willis Mathiasen of 2CENTS to sit behind the drums for some of their shows at the end of 2012 while Bittner received treatment for acute pancreatitis. Bittner rejoined his bandmates on stage on December 19, ...

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New SLAYER, ANTHRAX Touring Drummer JON DETTE: BENANTE And LOMBARDO Are My Biggest Influences

Eric Blair of "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" conducted an interview with drummer Jon Dette (TESTAMENT, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, ANIMETAL USA) at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, a massive music-products convention that took place January 24-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat ...

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GEOFF TATE Working On 'Stupidly Heavy' QUEENSRŸCHE Album

Guitarist Craig Locicero (FORBIDDEN, SPIRALARMS) and drummer Paul Bostaph (SLAYER, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, FORBIDDEN) are among the featured musicians on the forthcoming album from the new lineup of the Geoff Tate-fronted version of QUEENSRŸCHE. The CD, which is currently being mixed by Jason Slater, is due later in the year via the Los Angeles-based independent label ...

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