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Video: GEOFF TATE Performs QUEENSRŸCHE's Entire 'Operation: Mindcrime' Album In Thessaloniki, Greece

Fan-filmed video footage of OPERATION: MINDCRIME, the band led by former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate, performing on February 13 at Principal in Thessaloniki, Greece can be seen below (courtesy of Industry Kills channel). For most of 2018 and the first couple of months of 2019, Tate has celebrated the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" ...

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MAX CAVALERA: 'I Really Don't Like Writing Lyrics'

SOULFLY guitarist/vocalist Max Cavalera, who got his start fronting the legendary Brazilian thrash metal band SEPULTURA, has admitted to Heavy New York that he doesn't care much for the lyric-writing process. "I really don't like writing lyrics," he said (see video below). "It's totally a mandatory thing. It's like homework. For me, the fun part ...

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OVERKILL's BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH Says 'The Wings Of War' Has 'Old Is New Again' Vibe

Corey Gorechrist of the "Fantasm" podcast recently conducted an interview with frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth of New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL about the band's forthcoming studio album, "The Wings Of War". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the fact that "The Wings Of War" ...

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NIGHT RANGER Mourns Death Of Longtime Tour Manager

NIGHT RANGER's longtime tour manager Todd Confessore passed away on February 5. The following statement was issued today by NIGHT RANGER members Jack Blades, Brad Gillis, Kelly Keagy, Keri Kelli and Eric Levy: "It is with the heaviest of hearts that we acknowledge the passing of our dear friend and longtime tour manager, Todd Louis ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND On NICKELBACK's CHAD KROEGER: 'I Feel Like I Owe Him A Real Debt Of Gratitude'

Devin Townsend says that he owes Chad Kroeger "a real debt of gratitude" for giving him invaluable career advice. Last August, Townsend surprised longtime fans by revealing his unexpected friendship with the NICKELBACK frontman. Four months later, it was announced that Kroeger would appear on Devin's upcoming "Empath" album, along with guitarists Steve Vai, Mike ...

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Video Premiere: BLAZE BAYLEY's 'The Dark Side Of Black'

The official music video for the song "The Dark Side Of Black" from British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) can be seen below. The track is taken from the third album in his"Infinite Entanglement" trilogy, which was released last March. "The Redempton Of William Black" was third part of the trilogy, bringing ...

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THE 69 EYES Announces First U.S. Tour In 10 Years

The last time that Finnish goth rock legends THE 69 EYES toured the United States was in 2009. As the band has been busy conducting business as usual, releasing albums and touring elsewhere, the U.S. has been waiting very long for the return of the Helsinki Vampires. After recently teaming up with DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez ...

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FLAT EARTH Feat. Former HIM And AMORPHIS Members: 'Subhuman' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Subhuman" from FLAT EARTH, the new band featuring former HIM members Mikko "Linde" Lindström (guitar) and Mika "Gas Lipstick" Karppinen (drums) alongside ex-AMORPHIS bassist Niclas Etelävuori and POLANSKI singer Anttoni "Anthony" Pikkarainen, can be seen below. The track is taken from FLAT EARTH's debut album, "None For One", ...

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FOREIGNER Announces Search For Original 'Juke Box Hero'

The search is on for the original "Juke Box Hero", the die-hard fan who inspired FOREIGNER's eponymous hit song. FOREIGNER founder, songwriter and lead guitarist Mick Jones and original lead singer Lou Gramm wrote the song following a memorable encounter with a fan at a sold-out show. Interest in the identity of the person was ...

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WATAIN's ERIK DANIELSSON: 'I Don't Mind Any Type Of Reaction, As Long As It's A Strong One'

WATAIN vocalist/guitarist Erik Danielsson recently spoke with Australia's "Scars And Guitars" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's latest album, "Trident Wolf Eclipse": Erik: "It feels like a well-received album. You're always a bit biased, because what I see is the face of ...

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ELUVEITIE To Release 'Ategnatos' Album In April

Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE will release their new album, "Ategnatos", on April 5 via Nuclear Blast. On an LP both mystical and philosophical, ELUVEITIE propels mythology, pagan belief and spirituality into our modern world. "This one almost became something like a socio-critical uncovering work," says leader Christian "Chrigel" Glanzmann, "some kind of a revelation, a ...

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG To Record New Album In April

New Wave Of British Heavy Metal veterans TYGERS OF PAN TANG will enter the studio in April with producer Fred Purser (previously a TYGERS OF PAN TANG member himself) to record their new album. Søren Andersen of Denmark's Medley Studio (Glenn Hughes, Mike Tramp) will once again handle the mixing duties. The follow-up to TYGERS ...

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SHINEDOWN, GODSMACK And FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Set For INKCARCERATION MUSIC AND TATTOO FESTIVAL

The Inkcarceration Music And Tattoo Festival has announced the massive lineup scheduled to perform at its second annual event, set to feature colossal rock headliners SHINEDOWN, GODSMACK and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. Quickly becoming one of the nation's premier rock festivals, Inkcarceration — taking place this year on July 12, 13 and 14 at the ...

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KORN's RAY LUZIER Still Doesn't Consider Himself A Rock Star

In a recent interview with Everyone Loves Guitar, KORN drummer Ray Luzier spoke about the importance of working hard and never resting on his laurels. "I've never been one of those guys that's, like, 'Oh, Ray made it. He's a rock star now,'" Luzier said (hear audio below). "I still don't consider myself that. I'm ...

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GARY HOEY To Release 'Neon Highway Blues' Album In March

Mascot Label Group and Gary Hoey have announced a March 15 global release date for "Neon Highway Blues" via Provogue Records. The album's eleven tracks display Hoey's confidence and assuredness alongside the freshness of someone who's still in the process of discovery and refinement. Hoey produced the album himself at his New Hampshire-based home studio, ...

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THE THREE TREMORS Feat. TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, SEAN PECK And HARRY CONKLIN: U.S. Tour Announced

It's not every day that metalheads get the opportunity to witness three of metal's finest vocalists on the same concert stage — Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, DIO DISCIPLES), Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin (JAG PANZER, SATAN'S HOST, TITAN FORCE), and Sean "The Hell Destroyer" Peck (CAGE, DENNER/SHERMANN, DEATH DEALER). But soon, U.S. fans ...

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