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Island countries breed unique culture. While the cultural facets of nations in larger continents, including mainland Europe, have historically assimilated with one another more readily, relatively speaking, due to immediate geographical proximity and rubbing of elbows, the sea and the sky enclose islands and thus foster environments conducive for distinct cultural growth and artistic movement. ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Is 'Still Dealing' With WARNER BROS. Lawsuit

The lawsuit brought against AVENGED SEVENFOLD by its former label, Warner Bros. Records, has not yet been resolved. Warner Bros. sued AVENGED SEVENFOLD in late 2015 after the band left the label by citing the California Labor Code's "seven-year rule." The rule allows for parties to exit contracts after seven years if certain unfavorable conditions ...

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CARCASS Parts Ways With Guitarist BEN ASH; Replacement Revealed

British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS have parted was with guitarist Ben Ash and have replaced him with Tom Draper (POUNDER, ex-ANGEL WITCH, PRIMITAI). Draper, who is from the United Kingdom but currently resides in California, made his live debut with CARCASS this past weekend at the Netherlands Deathfest at 013 in Tilburg. Fan-filmed video footage ...

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SCOTT HILL On Getting RUSH's ALEX LIFESON To Guest On New FU MANCHU Album: 'We Couldn't Believe It'

PureGrainAudio recently conducted an interview with frontman Scott Hill of Southern California rockers FU MANCHU. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for FU MANCHU: Scott: "Everything starts with a riff. We go to practice, 'Hey, check ...

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DARK FUNERAL Guitarist: 'Since I Haven't Changed My Natural Course, The Natural Course Of The Band Hasn't Changed That Much Either'

Eclectic Arts conducted an interview with guitarist Lord Ahriman (real name: Mikael Svanberg) of Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL prior to the band's February 27 show at Studio Seven in Seattle, Washington in support of SEPTICFLESH. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On reflecting on ...

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Listen To New BULLETBOYS Song 'Apocalypto'

"Apocalypto", a brand new song from the BULLETBOYS, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "From Out Of The Skies", which will be released on March 23 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc was recorded at the Dave Grohl's Studio 606 in Northridge, California. Regarding the making of "From ...

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2018 VANS WARPED TOUR Lineup Revealed

The entire lineup for 2018's Vans Warped Tour, presented by Journeys, has been revealed today via a special announcement video, which can be viewed below. It was previously shared that this would be the final cross-country run for the tour, now in its 24th year. On the upcoming shows, founder Kevin Lyman has shared: "I ...

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Listen To New WILL HAVEN Song 'Winds Of Change'

"Winds Of Change", a new song from noise metal legends WILL HAVEN, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's sixth full-length album, titled "Muerte" (Spanish for "death"), which will be released on March 23 via Minus Head Records. WILL HAVEN guitarist Jeff Irwin states about "Winds Of Change": "This is probably ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST: Fourth Trailer For 'Resurrection' Album

The fourth trailer for "Resurrection", the new album from legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project, is available below. Due on March 2 via Nuclear Blast, the disc, which was produced by Michael Voss-Schön, was recorded in four different locations over a five-month period and features guest appearances by METALLICA's Kirk Hammett, Wayne ...

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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS: 'As A Writer, I'm Just Trying To Get People To Think'

W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless recently appeared on the "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "ReIdolized", the recently released re-recording of W.A.S.P.'s 1992 rock opera "The Crimson Idol": Blackie: "I would say the sonics have changed more than anything. When ...

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Watch EXODUS Perform In San Francisco

Fan-filmed video footage of EXODUS's February 25 performance at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, California can be seen below. EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza recently said that fans will have to wait until at least the end of 2019 before the band's follow-up to 2014's "Blood In Blood Out" album. Although it was originally ...

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GHOST Announces 'Rats! On The Road' U.S. Tour

Swedish occult metal band GHOST will embark on the "Rats! On The Road" U.S. tour in May. The trek will kick off on May 5 in Riverside, California and visit U.S. cities throughout the spring. Tickets and VIP packages for the "Rats! On The Road Tour" will go on sale on this Saturday, March 3 ...

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Video Premiere: MINISTRY's 'Twilight Zone'

Industrial metal pioneers MINISTRY have releases a surreal and provocative new music video for the track "Twilight Zone" from the band's upcoming album, "AmeriKKKant", due out March 9 (Nuclear Blast). Building upon the themes of the song, the "Twilight Zone" video takes the viewer on a macabre excursion through the current U.S. news media climate ...

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EARTHLESS: Listen To 'Black Heaven' Title Track

San Diego-based trio EARTHLESS will release its new full-length album, "Black Heaven", on March 16 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree, California with Dave Catching (EAGLES OF DEATH METAL) handling production. The album's title track can now be streamed below. "A whirlwind ride through dark clouds ...

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