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MESHUGGAH's MÅRTEN HAGSTRÖM On 'Djent': 'We're Very Sorry For Creating That Genre; We Didn't Intend To — Our Bad'

Rauta conducted an interview with MESHUGGAH guitarist Mårten Hagström at last month's Tuska open-air festival in Helsinki, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the fact that MESHUGGAH is widely credited with having pioneered a genre called djent, a style of modern metal characterized by staccato, palm-muted guitar riffs through ...

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VINNIE PAUL: New Video Footage Of Final Resting Place

Brand new fan-filmed video footage of Vinnie Paul Abbott's final resting place has been uploaded to YouTube and can now be seen below. The PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer was buried on June 30 next to his brother, PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, and their mother, Carolyn, at Moore Memorial Gardens cemetery in Arlington, Texas. He ...

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HALESTORM Announces Fall 2018 Tour Dates With IN THIS MOMENT, NEW YEARS DAY; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

Grammy-winning hard rock band HALESTORM and Atlantic/Roadrunner band IN THIS MOMENT announced today a third leg of their all-female fronted tour, with NEW YEARS DAY supporting. The new dates begin November 16 in Norfolk, Virginia and run through December 16, wrapping in St. Petersburg, Florida. "You asked for it, and now you're gonna get it," ...

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ALTER BRIDGE: New Trailer For 'Live At The Royal Albert Hall'

A new trailer for ALTER BRIDGE's "Live At The Royal Albert Hall" can be seen below. After 14 years performing together, five full-length studio albums, and countless sold-out shows around the globe, there aren't many items left on a band's bucket list. For ALTER BRIDGE, one of the remaining list items was crossed off in ...

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Ex-GREAT WHITE Singer JACK RUSSELL Slams Former Bandmates For 'Deceitful Way' TERRY ILOUS Was Fired

Ex-GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell has slammed his former bandmates for the "deceitful" way his successor, Terry Ilous, was kicked out of the group. Ilous, formerly of '80s L.A. hard rockers XYZ, joined GREAT WHITE in 2010 after replacing touring vocalist Jani Lane (WARRANT). The Ilous-led GREAT WHITE released two albums, 2012's "Elation" and last ...

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NILE's GEORGE KOLLIAS On Extreme Metal Drumming: 'It's A Really Demanding Style Of Music. I Enjoy It, Although I Suffer'

Drumtalk, the video podcast by German drummer and videographer Philipp Koch, conducted an interview with drummer George Kollias of South Carolina-based extreme technical death metallers NILE prior to their February 12 concert at MS Connexion Complex in Mannheim, Germany. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). ...

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DORO PESCH: 'Nobody Wrote More Sad Lyrics Than LEMMY'

German metal queen Doro Pesch says the late 2015 death of MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister provided a "wake-up call" for her as she began work on the songs that eventually became her forthcoming "Forever Warriors, Forever United" double album. Pesch, who performed several duets with Kilmister over the years, also hailed his lyric writing abilities, ...

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My Midnight Things - LIZZY BORDEN

If you've followed LIZZY BORDEN since the "Give 'Em the Axe" EP, you've learned to come prepared for the unexpected. As one of the L.A. metal scene's most ferocious acts, nobody was prepared for the lighter direction taken on 1987's "Visual Lies". The ""Master of Disguise" album two years later proved to be a wild ...

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See First Photos Of CHRIS CORNELL Statue

Chris Cornell will be commemorated in his hometown of Seattle with a statue that will be raised in a public ceremony on Wednesday, August 29. His widow, Vicky Cornell, commissioned sculptor Nick Marras to create a lifesize bronze statue showcasing the rock legend in one of his iconic poses with his signature boots, dog tag, ...

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DREAM THEATER: Second Video Of Drum Tracking For New Album

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER recently entered an undisclosed studio to begin work on material for the follow-up to 2016's "The Astonishing" album. An early 2019 release is expected. A new two-minute video of DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Mangini "in the studio recording a short proggy bit" for the band's new disc can be seen ...

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KRISIUN Releases Lyric Video For New Song 'Demonic III'

The official lyric video for the song "Demonic III" from Brazilian death metallers KRISIUN, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's eleventh studio opus, "Scourge Of The Enthroned", which will be released on September 7 via Century Media Records. The disc was recorded at Stage One Studio (BELPHEGOR, LEGION OF THE ...

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DEVILSTAR Taps TESTAMENT Bassist, ANGEL Singer For Cover Of LED ZEPPELIN's 'Dazed And Confused'

DEVILSTAR, billed as the world's first interactive band, earlier this summer released its debut single — a cover of the JUDAS PRIEST classic "Beyond The Realms Of Death". Now producer/guitarist Paul Crook (ANTHRAX, SEBASTIAN BACH, MEAT LOAF) and executive producer John Madera have revealed the DEVILSTAR recording lineup for the all-star hard rock and heavy ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL Unveils Solo Track 'Setting Sun' In Celebration Of DC COMICS' 'Dark Nights: Metal'

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell has released a solo track, "Setting Sun", inspired by DC Entertainment's new graphic novel "Dark Nights: Metal: Deluxe Edition", available now in comic book shops, bookstores and digitally. The "Setting Sun" visualizer can be seen below. This deluxe hardcover collects issues #1-6 of the "Dark Nights: Metal" monthly series ...

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ZZ TOP Guitarist/Vocalist BILLY F GIBBONS To Release 'The Big Bad Blues' Solo Album In September

Concord Records will release "The Big Bad Blues", ZZ TOP legend Billy F Gibbons's second-ever solo effort, on September 21. This is the follow-up to his acclaimed 2015 Afro-Cuban-flavored solo album "Perfectamundo". "The Big Bad Blues", as the title suggests, focuses on Gibbons's lifelong love of the blues and rock and roll, showcasing the blues-influenced ...

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Video Premiere: VOIVOD's 'Obsolete Beings'

Celebrating their 35th anniversary this year, Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD will release their new studio album, "The Wake", on September 21 for via Century Media Records. The highly anticipated follow-up to 2013's "Target Earth" album as well as the 2016 mini-album "Post Society" was recorded and mixed by Francis Perron at RadicArt Recording ...

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