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DEVILDRIVER's DEZ FAFARA: Why I Became A Vegan

During a recent interview with Australia's Heavy magazine, DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara spoke at length about his decision to become a vegan four years ago. "I did that for the suffering of animals," Fafara explained," (hear audio below). "If you've ever seen how a cow suffers... Yeah, you may love cheese, but you ...

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TONY CAMPOS Doesn't Know If STATIC-X Will Continue After 'Wisconsin Death Trip' 20th-Anniversary Tour

Dave The Interview Guy recently conducted an interview with STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreaker widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On getting the blessing from late frontman Wayne Static's family to proceed with the "Wisconsin Death Trip" 20th-anniversary tour: Tony: "Yeah, absolutely. Every ...

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LEPROUS Frontman EINAR SOLBERG Thinks Prog Rock Is 'Very Predictable And One-Dimensional'

Jorge Fretes of Spain's Goetia Media recently conducted an interview with frontman Einar Solberg of Norwegian progressive rockers LEPROUS. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On LEPROUS still having any connection to the black metal scene after being EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn's initial solo backing ...

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ADEMA Teases New Singer, Fall Tour

California rock band ADEMA will reportedly hit the road this fall as the support act for POWERMAN 5000 on "The Days Of Disorder" tour. Also appearing on the bill is (HED)P.E. Based on various teasers posted on ADEMA's social media, it appears that the band's current lineup no longer includes original vocalist Mark Chavez, who ...

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NITA STRAUSS On 'Beauty' Of Instrumental Music: 'The Songs Can Mean Whatever You Need Them To Mean'

ALICE COOPER guitarist Nita Strauss recently spoke with Sara of the Philadelphia radio station 93.3 WMMR. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of her "Hurricane" nickname: Nita: "It actually came from the first write-up of my first band ever. There was a little ...

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MAGNUM To Release New Studio Album In January 2020

Prior to British rock veterans MAGNUM's June 5 performance in Aberdare, Wales, vocalist Bob Catley spoke with Midlands Metalheads Radio. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how, after 40 years and 20 albums, the band chooses which songs to play live: Bob: "Some songs just ...

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ERIK DANIELSSON Prefers People To Consider The 'Totality' Of WATAIN's Live Performances Rather Than Focus On Blood

Prior to WATAIN's performance at the Rock Hard Festival in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on June 7, vocalist Erik Danielsson spoke with WDR's "Rockpalast". The full conversation can be viewed at this location. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of his passion for music: Erik: "I definitely have early memories ...

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PRIMORDIAL Vocalist On Band's Writing Process: 'We Still Get In A Room, Argue And Shout And Piss Each Other Off'

Vocalist Alan Averill of the Irish folk/black metal band PRIMORDIAL recently spoke with Poland's Metalurgia. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On balancing his musical career and "normal life": Alan: "The ideal situation would be able to play music and make a living from ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS On ROB HALFORD's Comment That A Straight Man Can't Front JUDAS PRIEST: 'Maybe I'm Gay And I Didn't Know It'

Tim "Ripper" Owens has dismissed Rob Halford's recent claim that a straight man can't front JUDAS PRIEST as a "fun" comment that didn't mean anything. Earlier this month, Halford told the Edmonton Journal about his position in PRIEST: "A straight man can't do my job. That's the way I view it. Freddie [Mercury] said it ...

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CLUTCH Guitarist On 'Weathermaker Vault Series': 'We Decided To Do Something We've Never Done Before'

Maryland rockers CLUTCH will release a collection of newly recorded songs, "Weathermaker Vault Series", this summer. The effort will include the band's cover of the Willie Dixon 1950s classic "Evil" (later recorded by CACTUS), which was made available earlier this week. Earlier today (Friday, June 14), CLUTCH guitarist Tim Sult spoke to the "Mike James ...

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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON: 'Godsend' Video Feat. MARIANGELA DEMURTAS

Frontiers Music Srl recently announced the return of TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON with the release of the long-awaited third chapter in his metal opera, "Return To Eden", on June 14. Today, the official music video for the third single, "Godsend", featuring Mariangela Demurtas (ARDOURS, TRISTANIA) on lead vocals, has been made available. Check it out below. ...

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