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SHINEDOWN Bassist: 'We Always Write From A Personal Place'

SHINEDOWN bassist Eric Bass recently spoke with Ethan Jackson of the Topeka, Kansas radio station V100. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the current American leg of the band's ongoing "Attention Attention" tour: Eric: "Almost every show's sold out. It's been very humbling [and] extremely ...

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ENTOMBED Will Record New Music Soon, Says ALEX HELLID

Original ENTOMBED members Alex Hellid (guitar), Uffe Cederlund (guitar) and Nicke Andersson (drums) are planning to record some of their newly composed material for release in the coming months. ENTOMBED has been virtually inactive since it played its groundbreaking 1991 album, "Clandestine", in its entirety at Malmö Live in Malmö, Sweden on November 12, 2016. ...

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WHITESNAKE's JOEL HOEKSTRA Says DAVID COVERDALE Is 'Really Great At Focusing On Positive Energy And Being A Positive Guy'

Sonic Perspectives recently conducted an interview with WHITESNAKE guitarist Joel Hoekstra. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for WHITESNAKE's upcoming studio album, "Flesh & Blood": Joel: "Most of the songs would start with an idea from David [Coverdale, vocals]. Then he would ...

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NORTHLANE To Release 'Alien' Album In August

Sydney, Australia metallers NORTHLANE will release their fifth studio album, "Alien", on August 2 via UNFD. For a band that has traditionally focused on wider issues in the outside world, "Alien" is easily the most personal statement of NORTHLANE's career. "I was raised in hell but I made it out," says NORTHLANE vocalist Marcus Bridge. ...

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SCOTT STAPP: 'My Sobriety Is The Most Important Thing In My Life'

Jave Patterson of Two Doods Reviews recently conducted an interview with CREED frontman Scott Stapp. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the meaning behind the title of his upcoming solo album, "The Space Between The Shadows": Scott: "For me, the 'space between the shadows,' I ...

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EDGE OF PARADISE Signs With FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of Los Angeles-based metal act EDGE OF PARADISE. Formed by singer Margarita Monet and guitarist Dave Bates in 2011, EDGE OF PARADISE debuted on the scene a few months later with "Mask", an album of industrial-tinged metal coupled with soaring vocal hooks, which was warmly received by critics ...

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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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BLOODBATH Guitarist JOAKIM KARLSSON Quits

Joakim Karlsson has left the death metal supergroup BLOODBATH. The guitarist announced his departure via statement posted on the band's Facebook page earlier today. He wrote: "I am putting away my BLOODBATH vest for good. "To be honest, I've never really considered myself a guitarist — at least not a particularly good one — just ...

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JOSH TODD Says BUCKCHERRY Is A 'Black Sheep Of Rock N' Roll'

BUCKCHERRY vocalist Josh Todd recently spoke with RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire" The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's new album, "Warpaint": Josh: "This is BUCKCHERRY 3.0, for sure. The 'Warpaint' record is ...

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GEOFF TATE Recalls Recording HEAR 'N AID Charity Single With RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'It Was A Petrifying Moment'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate recently spoke with the "Australian Rock Show" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On touring with AVANTASIA: Geoff: "It sounds like people are enjoying the show, which I think it's hard not to. It's a really good show, and very ...

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THREE DAYS GRACE Drummer Says 'It's Pretty Surreal' To Have More Rock Radio No. 1 Hits Than VAN HALEN

THREE DAYS GRACE drummer Neil Sanderson was recently interviewed on "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On THREE DAYS GRACE's ability to tour with a wide-ranging group of artists: Neil: "I think in 2019, people are ...

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VADER: Lyric Video For New Song 'Grand Deceiver'

Polish extreme metal veterans VADER will release a new EP titled "Thy Messenger" on May 31 via Nuclear Blast. The effort contains four of the five songs that were recorded over a week-long period in January and February at Hertz Studio in Białystok, Poland under the supervision of the Wiesławski Brothers. The cover art was ...

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TALLAH Feat. MAX PORTNOY: Debut Album Due Later This Year

Pennsylvania metal band TALLAH — which features in its ranks Max Portnoy, son of Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO) — has inked a deal with Earache Records. The group's full-length debut will be released later in the year. Mike tweeted out the signing news, writing: "Congratulations to @MaxPortnoy_ ...

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