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TOBIAS SAMMET Says 'So-Called Business Experts' Doubted That AVANTASIA Would Succeed In America

AVANTASIA vocalist Tobias Sammet recently spoke with writer Clay Marshall in conjunction with an OC Weekly story about the group's upcoming performance in Anaheim, California. Some select "outtakes" follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the ongoing "Moonglow" world tour: Tobias: "It's a triumphant march. So many sold-out places. Here in Europe, [we're playing] the biggest ...

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METALLICA Kicks Off Spring/Summer 2019 European Leg Of 'WorldWired' Tour In Lisbon: Video, Photos

METALLICA kicked off the spring/summer 2019 European leg of its "Worldwired" tour Wednesday night (May 1) at the Estádio Do Restelo in Lisbon, Portugal. The band's 18-song setlist included three tracks that hadn't been performed for a number of years: "Disposable Heroes", which was last played electrically in 2015; "The God That Failed", which was ...

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Video Premiere: SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS' 'Boulevard Of Broken Hearts'

SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS have released an official live video for "Boulevard Of Broken Hearts", recorded at the band's sold-out live performance at The Eventim Apollo in London on February 20. The stunning clip features the album version of the song overlaid with intimate backstage footage and live footage from the Eventim ...

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SEPTICFLESH Guitarist: 'An Orchestra Is A Big Weapon For Us; It's Our Fifth Member'

Metal Wani's Carla Morton conducted an interview with guitarist Christos Antoniou of Greek symphonic death metallers SEPTICFLESH prior to the band's March 31 concert at Quantic Pub 2 in Bucharest, Romania. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the response to SEPTICFLESH's 2017 studio album, "Codex ...

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Listen To New XENTRIX Single 'Bleeding Out'

Veteran U.K. thrashers XENTRIX will release their new album, "Bury The Pain", on June 7 in Europe and June 21 in North America via Listenable Records. The disc was produced by Andy Sneap and mastered by Russ Russell. The cover artwork for the album was created by Dan Goldsworthy. The disc's first single, "Bleeding Out", ...

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Heavy Metal Is Fastest-Growing Genre, According To Digital Music Distribution Company TuneCore

TuneCore, the global platform for independent musicians to build audiences and careers, today announced that its artists earned $83 million in the first quarter of 2019, a 21% increase over Q1 2018. This brings total distribution revenue to $1.5 billion, 100% of which was paid to TuneCore artists. Distribution income for artists reached $308 million ...

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CRYPTOPSY Vocalist Says It Was A 'Struggle' To Sing Songs From 'Book Of Suffering - Tome II' EP

Stephanie Jensen of Infernal TV conducted an interview with frontman Matt McGachy of Canadian extreme metal veterans CRYPTOPSY prior to the band's April 10 concert at The Haven in Orlando, Florida, alongside ABORTED. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On performing songs from CRYPTOPSY's 2018 ...

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SEPULTURA: Lebanese Concert Cancelation Was Caused By 'False Interpretation Of Our Purposes And Values'

SEPULTURA has expressed its "deep dissatisfaction" with the Lebanese authorities for banning the band from performing in the country. Earlier in the month, concert promoters Skull Session announced that authorities refused to process the bandmembers' visas, forcing them to cancel a planned SEPULTURA gig in Beirut's Hamra district on April 28. According to Skull Session, ...

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AMON AMARTH's OLAVI MIKKONEN Says Band 'Wanted To Create More Dynamics' On 'Berserker' Album

Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with guitarist Olavi Mikkonen of Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreaker widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for AMON AMARTH's upcoming studio album, "Berserker": Olavi: "Since [2016's] 'Jomsviking' was a ...

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IMMOLATION Has 'Three Songs Ready' For Next Studio Album

Bassist/vocalist Ross Dolan of veteran New York death metallers IMMOLATION has confirmed that the band has started work on the follow-up to 2017's "Atonement". The band's tenth studio album, "Atonement" was the first to feature former INCANTATION guitarist Alex Bouks. Speaking to the "Fantasm" podcast during the recently completed "Decibel Magazine Tour" with CANNIBAL CORPSE ...

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SABATON: Making Of 'Bismarck' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Bismarck", the new video from Swedish metallers SABATON, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Matthias Hoene and produced by Wargaming. SABATON said in a statement: "The most requested topic for a SABATON song ever! "The fate of the ship Bismarck is a fascinating story we wanted ...

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RAMMSTEIN Releases Music Video For New Single 'Radio'

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have released the official music video for their next single, "Radio". The track is taken from RAMMSTEIN's long-awaited seventh studio album, simply titled "Rammstein". The LP comes out May 17 via UME/Spinefarm in Europe and Caroline Records in the U.S. "Rammstein" track listing: 01. Deutschland (05:26) 02. Radio (04:37) 03. Zeig ...

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RAMMSTEIN Teases 'Radio' Video

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have posted a teaser for the official music video for their next single, "Radio". The full clip will make its online debut on Friday, April 26 at 11 a.m. CET / 3:00 a.m. PT / 6:00 a.m. ET. "Radio" is taken from RAMMSTEIN's long-awaited seventh studio album, simply titled "Rammstein". The ...

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