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ARCH ENEMY: 'Will To Power' Album Artwork Unveiled

ARCH ENEMY will release its new album, "Will To Power", on September 8 via Century Media. The disc's captivating cover artwork, which can be seen below, was designed by Alex Reisfar. ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott commented: "It was a pleasure working with Alex Reisfar on the 'Will To Power' cover artwork. He immediately grasped ...

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ICED EARTH's STU BLOCK On His Time With INTO ETERNITY: 'I Don't Think I Really Was The Singer I Could Have Been'

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with ICED EARTH vocalist Stu Block. You can listen to the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for the band's new "Incorruptible" album: Stu: "This time around, there's always little differences in every writing process, every go-around. ...

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ELUVEITIE To Release 'Evocation II – Pantheon' In August

Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE will release their next album, the long-awaited second part of their acoustic concept effort "Evocation", on August 18 via Nuclear Blast. The band has launched a pre-order for "Evocation II - Pantheon" and the first single off the new record, "Epona", is now available for purchase digitally as well. ELUVEITIE mastermind ...

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CHRIS CORNELL's Younger Brother Posts Tribute Online

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Peter Cornell, younger brother of Chris Cornell, paid tribute to the SOUNDGARDEN singer on Facebook a few days ago, following the death of his sibling earlier this month. Peter wrote: "It's been difficult to put words together. My heart is broken. Chris was always just my brother. We just ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE's Mustaine Vineyards Gets Platinum And Gold Awards

On the heels of his first Grammy Award, thrash metal pioneer and MEGADETH founder Dave Mustaine was recently awarded another platinum award, this time the Platinum Award/Best In Show at the 2017 San Diego International Wine Competition for his She-Wolf, Tempranillo Rose. The competition brings together winemakers, sommeliers, wine critics and seasoned wine and spirits ...

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ACCEPT: 'The Rise Of Chaos' Cover Artwork Unveiled

German/American metallers ACCEPT will release their new studio album, "The Rise Of Chaos", on August 4 via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for the disc was created by the Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsák and can be seen below. Commented ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann: "'The rise of chaos' is something I have been thinking about often. ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Talks To ROCK 108 About His ELLEFSON COFFEE CO. Brick-And-Mortar Store (Video)

Ned of Iowa's Rock 108 radio station last month conducted an interview with David Ellefson at Ellefson Coffee Co., the brick-and-mortar store of the MEGADETH bassist's boutique coffee brand, in David's former hometown of Jackson, Minnesota (population: 3,299). Watch the chat below. On display at Ellefson Coffee Co. is the "Museum Of Deth," featuring permanently ...

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PÄR SUNDSTRÖM Says Some European Journalists Called SABATON 'Heretics' For Headlining Over ACCEPT

Greece's "TV War" conducted an interview with bassist Pär Sundström of Swedish metallers SABATON prior to the band's March 8 show at Piraeus 117 Academy in Athens, Greece with ACCEPT as direct support. You can watch the full chat below (the interview starts around the 20-minute mark). A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On ...

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FIRESPAWN Feat. ENTOMBED, UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC Members: 'Serpent Of The Ocean' Video

"Serpent Of The Ocean", the new video from FIRESPAWN — the Swedish death metal project featuring Lars Göran Petrov (vocals; ENTOMBED) and Victor Brandt (guitar; ENTOMBED), Alex Friberg (bass; NECROPHOBIC), Fredrik Folkare (guitar; UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC) and Matte Modin (drums; DARK FUNERAL, DEFLESHED) — can be seen below. The track is taken from FIRESPAWN's sophomore album, ...

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ACCEPT To Release 'The Rise Of Chaos' Album In August

German/American metallers ACCEPT will release their new studio album, "The Rise Of Chaos", on August 4 via Nuclear Blast. The band will launch the disc on August 3 with special show at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany. The group's set will consist of three parts: Part one will bring fans a classic ...

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MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Holds Grand Opening Of ELLEFSON COFFEE CO. In Jackson (Video)

Ellefson Coffee Co., the boutique coffee brand of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, is holding the grand opening of its brick-and-mortar store this weekend (April 7-9) in David's former hometown of Jackson, Minnesota (population: 3,299). In addition to Ellefson himself, today's festivities featured a special uest appearance by comedian and "That Metal Show" co-host Don Jamieson. ...

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THE FERRYMEN Feat. RAINBOW Singer, PRIMAL FEAR Guitarist: Debut Album Details Revealed

THE FERRYMEN, the new project featuring guitarist Magnus Karlsson (MAGNUS KARLSSON'S FREE FALL, PRIMAL FEAR), vocalist Ronnie Romero (LORDS OF BLACK, RAINBOW) and drummer Mike Terrana (TARJA, RAGE, AXEL RUDI PELL, VISION DIVINE) will release its self-titled debut album on June 2 via Frontiers Music Srl. The songs for "The Ferrymen" were written by Karlsson ...

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Video: CHICKENFOOT Performs DEEP PURPLE's 'Highway Star'

Supergroup CHICKENFOOT released "Best + Live", the band's first-ever best-of collection, on March 10. CHICKENFOOT features legendary guitarist Joe Satriani, former VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar, ex-VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith. In addition to "Divine Termination", CHICKENFOOT's first new tune in five years, "Best + Live" includes ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Featured In HOWLIN' WOLF Documentary

THE ROLLING STONES bassist Bill Wyman said that if he could only choose one musician to listen to, "without question it would be Howlin' Wolf." And the man who first recorded Elvis Presley and other early rock and roll legends, Sam Phillips, said about Wolf's sound, "You couldn't buy that…anywhere in the world!" Both Wyman ...

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FIRESPAWN Feat. ENTOMBED, UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC Members: Listen To New Song 'Death By Impalement'

"Death By Impalement", a brand new song from FIRESPAWN (formerly FIREBORN) — the Swedish death metal project featuring Lars Göran Petrov (vocals; ENTOMBED) and Victor Brandt (guitar; ENTOMBED), Alex Friberg (bass; NECROPHOBIC), Fredrik Folkare (guitar; UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC) and Matte Modin (drums; DARK FUNERAL, DEFLESHED) — can be streamed below. The track is taken from FIRESPAWN's ...

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BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD Pays Tribute To Rock And Blues Greats (Video)

This weekend's edition of legendary BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward's radio show "Rock 50" included his tribute to some of the greats of rock and blues including DEEP PURPLE, CREAM, Howlin' Wolf, Bo Diddley, Jimi Hendrix and others. Ward recently slammed his ex-bandmates in SABBATH again, accusing them of "selfishness, self-centeredness, dishonesty and disloyalty" over ...

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Progressive Metallers BELIEVER To Release New Music Throughout 2017

Pennsylvania-based progressive metallers BELIEVER are back with new music. New songs from the band will be made available throughout 2017, culminating in the release of a physical product to be announced later this year. BELIEVER fans will enjoy (or not) digital releases every few months with new artwork from Eye Level Studio's Michael Rosner to ...

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