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SEVENDUST Vocalist On New Deal With RISE RECORDS: 'It's Like A New Fire Up Under The Band After All These Years'

SEVENDUST vocalist Lajon Witherspoon says that after the band parted ways with longtime label TVT Records, the courting process from other record companies "was like having a whole bunch of girlfriends all of the sudden that liked you." SEVENDUST eventually landed with Rise Records, who, according to Witherspoon, has given the band such a strong ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN Releases Music Video For 'Riot'

Guitarist, singer and songwriter Richie Kotzen has just released a music video for a new song called "Riot". The clip, which also features bassist Dylan Wilson and drummer Mike Bennett, was shot on location in Los Angeles, California by Vicente Cordero. The single be available Thursday, June 7 on all digital platforms. Kotzen explains: "I'm ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES To Release New Album In September

According to SUICIDAL TENDENCIES drummer Dave Lombardo, the band will release a new full-length album in September. SUICIDAL TENDENCIES' latest release was the "Get Your Fight On!" EP, which came out in March. It was the group's second release with Lombardo, Ra Diaz on bass and Jeff Pogan on guitar. The ten-song effort included new ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's ERIK KNUTSON Decries Use Of 'Cookie Monster' Vocals In Thrash: 'That's Not A Complete Band To Me. That's Being Lazy'

Jimmy Kay of Canada's The Metal Voice conducted an interview with vocalist Erik "A.K." Knutson and guitarist Michael Gilbert of veteran Arizona metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM prior to their May 28 concert at Les Foufounes Électriques in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as the support act for HAMMERFALL. You can watch the entire chat below. ...

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IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN: Video Tour Of 2018 Drum Kit

A five-minute video in which IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain takes the viewer for a close-up tour of his 2018 kit can be seen below. McBrain recently opened a drum store, Nicko McBrain's Drum One. Located in Manchester, the retail capital of the North of England on the Trafford Park business estate, the store features ...

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BLABBERMOUTH.NET Used In Live Presentation At WWDC As APPLE Takes Another Swipe At FACEBOOK

BLABBERMOUTH.NET was used in a live presentation on the opening day of Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday (June 4) in San Jose, California. The annual four-day conference ties together all of the latest updates to Apple's platforms along with some bigger initiatives focused on bolstering privacy and security, and curbing technology ...

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MINISTRY Announces Fall 2018 North American Tour; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

American industrial juggernaut MINISTRY will continue to support their critically acclaimed album "AmeriKKKant" with a full U.S. tour this November and December. Joining them are new wave of synthwave cessations CARPENTER BRUT and manic avant garde industrial act IGORRR. "I think the sets are going to work really well together," commented MINISTRY mastermind Al Jourgensen. ...

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SLAYER: Front-Row Footage Of Holmdel, New Jersey Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of SLAYER's June 2 concert at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey can be seen below. SLAYER kicked off its farewell tour on May 10 at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. This past January, SLAYER announced that it would do one last concert tour around the ...

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DEE SNIDER Says People Were 'Coming Out Of The Woodwork' To Take Part In 'For The Love Of Metal' Album

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider says people were "coming out of the woodwork" to get involved in his forthcoming solo album, "For The Love Of Metal". Due on July 27 via Napalm Records, the disc — which was spearheaded, co-written and produced by HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta — features contributions from Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Guitarist On Being Managed By DAVE MUSTAINE: 'It's Nice To Be Working With Professional People Who Know What They're Doing'

Metal Nexus recently conducted an interview with vocalist Rasmus Bom Andersen and guitarist Brian Tatler of NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether DIAMOND HEAD's older fanbase has welcome Andersen with open arms: ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET: 'I've Always Come From The Mindset That Slow And Fast Has Nothing To Do With Heavy'

Mark Strigl and Mitch Lafon of the "Mark & Mitch Show" conducted an interview with STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet at this year's M3 Rock Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the heavy nature of the band's recently ...

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AMORPHIS Guitarist Cites 'Trust' As The Main Reason For Working With Producer JENS BOGREN

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with vocalist Tomi Joutsen and guitarist Esa Holopainen of Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS about their new "Queen Of Time" studio album. You can watch the entire chat in two parts below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why AMORPHIS maintains such an active album/tour schedule: Esa: ...

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NICKO MCBRAIN On IRON MAIDEN's Future: 'If We Ever Became A Parody Of Ourselves, That Would Be Time To Hang It Up'

Finland's Kaaos TV conducted an interview with drummer Nicko McBrain of British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN prior to the band's May 28 concert at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's current "Legacy Of The Beast" tour: ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Announces 'Summer Of Screams Tour' With POWERMAN 5000, THE BROWNING, Others

MUSHROOMHEAD, one of metal's most unique and adventurous bands, will headline the inaugural edition of the "Summer Of Screams Tour" presented by Scream Factory and Dread Central. Joining MUSHROOMHEAD on the tour will be POWERMAN 5000 (on select dates), THE BROWNING, PSYCHOSTICK (on select dates), KISSING CANDICE, UNSAID FATE, VOODOO TERROR TRIBE (on select dates), ...

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