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VENOM INC. Frontman On MANTAS's Heart Attack: 'Physically, You Recover, But Mentally, It's A Bit More Difficult'

Headbangers Lifestyle conducted an interview with VENOM INC. frontman Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan at this year's Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival, which was held earlier this month in Kortrijk, Belgium. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the health of guitarist Jeff "Mantas" ...

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MYRKUR On Criticism From Black Metal Scene: 'I Respect Passion, Even If It's Against Me'

Metalshop TV conducted an interview with Danish post-black metal multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Myrkur (real name: Amalie Bruun) at this year's Brutal Assault festival, which was held last weekend in Jaromer, Czech Republic. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what inspires her: Myrkur: "My main ...

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GOATWHORE Frontman: 'If You Shun History And Put It Behind You, It's Inevitable It Will Be Duplicated Again'

Tristan Pratt of The Metal Tris conducted an interview with frontman Ben Falgoust of New Orleans blackened death metallers GOATWHORE. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the lyrical themes on their latest studio album, 2017's "Vengeful Ascension": Ben: "It's a mixture. We've always had ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Calls METAL ALLEGIANCE His 'Ultimate Metal Outlet'

Drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS, METAL ALLEGIANCE) recently spoke with Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the new METAL ALLEGIANCE album, "Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty": Mike: "After we had so much fun making ...

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PAPA ROACH, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, I PREVAIL, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Set For Next Year's SHIPROCKED

A spectacular music lineup has been announced for ShipRocked 2019, celebrating a decade of rock 'n' roll on the high seas January 26-31, 2019 onboard Carnival Valor for the first time. The greatest vacation ever will feature performances from PAPA ROACH, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, I PREVAIL, NOTHING MORE, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, SEVENDUST, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, ...

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BLOODBATH To Release 'The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn' Album In October

Like all gore-drenched sequels, demonic death metal supergroup BLOODBATH's fifth slice of morbid savagery comes even darker, nastier and sicker than before. It's been four years since "Grand Morbid Funeral", and Stockholm's shadiest death cult — with members drawn from metal luminaries PARADISE LOST, KATATONIA, OPETH and CRAFT — return with a new slab of ...

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GAMA BOMB Releases Animated Lyric Video For New Single '666teen'

Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB have released a face-melting animated lyric video for new single "666teen". The blistering track is the first single from the band's sixth album, "Speed Between The Lines", due out October 12 via AFM Records. "Speed Between The Lines" was produced by longtime GAMA BOMB collaborator Scott Atkins (CRADLE OF FILTH, SYLOSIS). ...

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OPETH To Release 'Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre' In November

Swedish progressive metal veterans OPETH will release "Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre" on November 2 via Moderbolaget Records/Nuclear Blast Entertainment. This historic event was captured for the DVD, Blu-ray and vinyl formats during the band's May 11, 2017 performance at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado. Both the DVD and ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Releases Eerie New Music Video For 'Devils Be Damned'

Cleveland, Ohio-based metal veterans MUSHROOMHEAD will release their new DVD, "Volume III" — the follow-up "Volume 1" (2005) and "Volume 2" (2008) — tomorrow, August 17. The DVD features over 90 minutes of new material, including stunning new music videos, backstage antics, and exclusive never-seen-before content. Following up on their terrifying, cinema-quality music video for ...

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Listen To New COHEED AND CAMBRIA Song 'The Gutter'

Roadrunner Records group COHEED AND CAMBRIA has unveiled a third new track from its highly anticipated new LP, "The Unheavenly Creatures". "The Gutter", an explosive six-minute operatic rock jam, can be streamed below. "The Unheavenly Creatures" is a sprawling 15-track, 78-minute epic which finds COHEED AND CAMBRIA returning to the conceptual narrative of "The Amory ...

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CULTURAL WARFARE Unveils Title Track Of 'Warmageddon' Album

Oakland-based thrash quintet CULTURAL WARFARE has unveiled the title track of its debut full-length album, "Warmageddon", due September 14 via M-Theory Audio. A lyric video, created by LVMP, can be seen below. In addition, fans who pre-order digital copies of "Warmageddon" via Amazon, iTunes and Bandcamp will receive the title track — as well as ...

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SOULFLY: First Trailer For 'Ritual' Album

The first trailer for "Ritual", the forthcoming eleventh album from SOULFLY, can be seen below. Due on October 19 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment, the follow-up to 2015's "Archangel" was produced, recorded and mixed by Josh Wilbur (KILLER BE KILLED, LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA). Cover artwork was painted by artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH, SODOM). ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Talks About Drumming On New METAL ALLEGIANCE Album 'Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty' (Video)

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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TARJA: 'Die Alive' Performance Video From 'Act II'

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen has revealed the latest song from her brand new live-art-album and video "Act II". "Die Alive" was recorded live in Milan, Italy and can be seen below. Filmed during Tarja's world tour "The Shadow Shows", during which the influential heavy rock singer circled the world 7.5 times with over 300,000 ...

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GRETA VAN FLEET Releases Music Video For 'When The Curtain Falls'

With the band's new single, "When The Curtain Falls", already Top 10 at rock radio and nearly eight million streams to its credit, GRETA VAN FLEET presents the companion music video, a performance piece that finds the band in an esoteric foreign landscape filled with mystical symbolism, celestial events and otherworldly psychedelia. Filmed in Southern ...

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