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Planet Silver Screen - FOUR STROKE BARON

The sixty seconds of instrumental synth-pop and dance-floor rhythms that begin FOUR STROKE BARON's newest record, "Planet Silver Screen", serves as both a fake-out and an indication that the following songs will be a fun musical exploration. One minute into the intro track—appropriately titled "Cut"—the beats go away, and a barrage of short, sharp riffs ...

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One Bad M.F. Live!!" - MARTY FRIEDMAN

The self-imposed exile of guitarist Marty Friedman to Japan after his 2001 departure from MEGADETH lasted so long and took on such mythical proportions that it's hard to believe that it has already been four years since he re-engaged with the American heavy metal scene after the release of his 2014 effort, "Inferno". Friedman still ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: 'It's Great That The Young People Are Wearing Our Shirts And Listening To Our Songs'

Sofa King Cool recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "intimacy" of his current "Basstory" tour: David: "That seems to be the comment we get — it's such a different concept, it's such a different thing. In ...

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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Bassist Accuses Estranged Wife Of 'Viciously Assaulting' Him, Is Granted Restraining Order

According to The Blast, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, AUDIOSLAVE and PROPHETS OF RAGE bassist Tim Commerford was granted a restraining order against his estranged wife and has accused her of "viciously assaulting" him, just one day after she filed for divorce from the 50-year-old rocker. Tim filed the request Friday for a domestic ...

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CHRIS VON ROHR On KROKUS's 'Farewell' Tour: 'We Want To Stop On Top, Make It A Great Goodbye, Still In Full Steam, Full Power'

Dr. Guenther Dobrauz-Saldapenna of Appetite For Disruption recently conducted an interview with drummer Chris Von Rohr of Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the early days of KROKUS: Chris: "In the beginning, it's a dream, but then when you ...

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IMONOLITH Feat. THREAT SIGNAL, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, Ex-STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Members: 'Hollow' Single Due In January

IMONOLITH, the new Canadian metal band featuring members of THREAT SIGNAL, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT and STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, will release its first official single, "Hollow", on January 18, 2019. IMONOLITH was launched following Devin Townsend's announcement that he has put the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT on indefinite hiatus while he works on other projects. Joining drummer ...

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KATAKLYSM Frontman: 'A Lot Of People Now Call Us 'The PANTERA Of Death Metal' Because Of The Grooves'

Jerry of Rauta conducted an interview with frontman Maurizio Iacono of Montreal, Quebec, Canada melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM prior to their November 9 concert at The Circus in Helsinki, Finland. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the evolution of KATAKLYSM's sound from an extreme death metal ...

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Fan Dies At BRING ME THE HORIZON Concert In London

A fan died during BRING ME THE HORIZON's concert at Alexandra Palace in London Friday night (November 30). The band has issued the following statement regarding the mater: "Words cannot express how horrified we are feeling this evening after hearing about the death of a young man at our show last night. Our hearts and ...

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Watch STEEL PANTHER Perform With Fill-In Bassist SPYDER In Chicago

Fan-filmed video footage of California party rockers STEEL PANTHER performing on November 29 at the House Of Blues in Chicago, Illinois can be seen below. The concert was the band's first with bassist Spyder, who is filling in for STEEL PANTHER's regular four-stringer Lexxi Foxx. STEEL PANTHER issued a statement on Friday (November 30) saying ...

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NEW YEARS DAY Vocalist Says Upcoming Album Will Be 'Totally Different' From 'Malevolence'

Prior to NEW YEARS DAY's performance at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom on November 24, vocalist Ash Costello spoke with Heavy New York. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what to expect from the group's in-progress follow-up to 2015's "Malevolence": Ash: "It's totally different. 'Malevolence' ...

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RAMMSTEIN Guitarist On His 'Very Personal' Side Project EMIGRATE: 'I'm Trying To Be As Open As Possible'

RAMMSTEIN guitarist Richard Kruspe recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about "A Million Degrees", the new album by his side project EMIGRATE. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "A Million Degrees": Richard: "One of the things that people tell me all the time when they ...

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KORPIKLAANI Violinist On Being An 'Ambassador' For Finland: 'Many People Have Learned Finnish Because Of Us'

Prior to KORPIKLAANI's November 18 performance in Los Angeles, violinist Tuomas Rounakari spoke with Music Interview Corner. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's just-completed North American tour with ARKONA: Tuomas: "It's been a good tour. We are doing kind of a challenging thing ...

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Behind The Scenes: SLIPKNOT's 'All Out Life' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "All Out Life", the new video from SLIPKNOT, can be seen below. The clip, which was directed by the band's own M. Shawn Crahan, amassed 3.4 million views in the first 24 hours after the video was released. Views on the video are currently approaching the 16-million mark. According ...

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STEEL PANTHER Bassist Enters 'Sex Rehab,' Sits Out U.S. Tour

California rock and party legends STEEL PANTHER have survived a career of living a decadent lifestyle surrounded by loud music, fast cars and beautiful women. That lifestyle of debauchery and proclivity towards random sexual encounters has finally caught up with the band's bassist. Lexxi Foxx has voluntarily checked himself in to an undisclosed "sex rehab." ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD: Music 'Saved My Life'

Prior to METALLICA's November 28 concert at Boise, Idaho's Taco Bell Arena, the four members of the band sat down for an interview with radio personality Big J of Boise station 100.3 FM The X. This past May, the musicians promised to grant Big J an in-person interview if he lost at least 100 pounds ...

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BORKNAGAR Begins Recording New Album

Norwegian epic black metal pioneers BORKNAGAR have entered the studio to begin recording their new album. The disc, which is tentatively due in early 2019, will be the band's first since the departure of BORKNAGAR's guitarist of 20 years, Jens F. Ryland, this past January. BORKNAGAR's latest album, "Winter Thrice", was released in January 2016 ...

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APOCALYPTICA: 'Enter Sandman' Video From 'Apocalyptica Plays Metallica by Four Cellos - A Live Performance'

A performance video of "Enter Sandman", taken from APOCALYPTICA's upcoming live set, "Apocalyptica Plays Metallica by Four Cellos - A Live Performance", can be seen below. Two decades ago, APOCALYPTICA's first and most important album, "Plays Metallica By Four Cellos", was released, selling over 1.5 million copies to date and leading to a carefully remastered, ...

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