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DEMONAZ Wanted To Make New IMMORTAL Album 'Northern Chaos Gods' As 'Grim, Dark And Cold As Possible'

Metal Wani's editor in chief Owais "Vitek" Nabi recently conducted an interview with guitarist, lyricist and vocalist Demonaz (real name: Harald Nævdal) of Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL about the band's forthcoming "Northern Chaos Gods" studio album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the nine-year break ...

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WHITESNAKE Kicks Off 'Juke Box Heroes' Tour With FOREIGNER (Video)

FOREIGNER and WHITESNAKE kicked off their "Juke Box Heroes" tour last night (Friday, June 15) at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine. Joining WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale in the band's current lineup are guitarists Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra, bassist Michael Devin, drummer Tommy Aldridge and keyboardist Michele Luppi. WHITESNAKE's setlist for the concert was ...

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GREG PUCIATO's THE BLACK QUEEN To Release 'Infinite Games' Album In September

THE BLACK QUEEN, the unbridled experimental electronic-meets-alternative trio of Greg Puciato (ex-THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN), Josh Eustis (TELEFON TEL AVIV) and Steven Alexander Ryan (NINE INCH NAILS, A PERFECT CIRCLE technician), returns with its sophomore album, "Infinite Games", on September 28. The 10-track album marks the debut release to come from the band's newly formed ...

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DEE SNIDER Says JAMEY JASTA's 'Positive Energy' Convinced Him To Make 'True Metal' Solo Album

Former TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider recently appeared on "The Jasta Show", the podcast hosted by HATEBREED's Jamey Jasta, who produced Snider's new solo album, "For The Love Of Metal". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On deciding to make a metal album after Jasta challenged ...

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THE AGONY SCENE: 'The Submissive' Lyric Video

THE AGONY SCENE has released the lyric video for the song "The Submissive", which will appear on the band's new album, "Tormentor", out July 20 via Outerloop Records/Cooking Vinyl. It is THE AGONY SCENE's first album since 2007's "Get Damned" (Century Media), which was preceded by 2005's "The Darkest Red" (Roadrunner) and 2003's self-titled release ...

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JUNGLE ROT To Release Self-Titled Album In July

Midwest death metal titans JUNGLE ROT have released "Fearmonger", the lead track from their tenth and most vicious album to date. The self-titled "Jungle Rot" is due on July 20 via Victory Records. "Expect a beatdown if you aren't prepared," promises bassist James Genenz. As the album hits shelves, JUNGLE ROT will hammer audiences as ...

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IMMORTAL's DEMONAZ On What Inspired Him To Start A Band

On July 6, Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL — now consisting of lyricist/guitarist Demonaz (real name Harald Nævdal) and drummer Horgh (real name Reidar Horghagen) — will release their highly anticipated new album, "Northern Chaos Gods". Demonaz tells us about the band's beginnings and what inspired him to start a band in the underground metal scene ...

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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: Video Of Live Debut

THE DARK ELEMENT, the new project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, made its live debut this past Thursday, June 7 at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden. Fan-filmed video footage of their performance can be seen below. THE DARK ELEMENT's self-titled debut album was released last ...

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SOILWORK Frontman Says THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Has Become 'Metalheads' Guilty Pleasure'

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid of Swedish metallers SOILWORK about his classic/progressive rock supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the increased exposure of late for THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA: Björn: ...

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Watch DEVILDRIVER's In-Studio Video For 'Ghost Riders In The Sky' Feat. JOHN CARTER CASH, RANDY BLYTHE

DEVILDRIVER will release its full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, "Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1", on July 6 via Napalm Records. Pre-orders are available now in multiple physical (click "official store") and digital/streaming formats via this location. Merch bundles are also available via the official store. Additional merchandise such as t-shirts, long-sleeve ...

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AMANDA SOMERVILLE's TRILLIUM: 'Full Speed Ahead' Lyric Video

TRILLIUM, the metal project launched by American-born, Dutch-based singer/songwriter Amanda Somerville, has just released its sophomore album, "Tectonic", via Frontiers Music Srl. The official lyric video for the disc's new single, "Full Speed Ahead", can be seen below. Amanda's husband and musical collaborator Sander Gommans (AFTER FOREVER, HDK) stated about "Tectonic": "Writing, producing and mixing ...

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KORPIKLAANI: Lyric Video For New Song 'Kotikonnut'

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI will release their new studio album, "Kulkija" ("Wanderer") on September 7 via Nuclear Blast. The lyric video for the first single from the disc, "Kotikonnut" ("Homestead"), can be seen below. Accordionist Sami Perttula, who wrote the track, states: "It's a midtempo song with a lot of melodies. It was surprising how ...

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DEFTONES Frontman Records 'Brief Exchange' Solo Song For 'Dark Nights: Metal' Soundtrack

DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno has released a new solo song, "Brief Exchange". Inspired by DC Comics' graphic novel "Dark Days: Metal", the track is collaboration with producer Mike Elizondo, MARILYN MANSON collaborator Tyler Bates and ex-THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN drummer Gil Sharone. "Brief Exchange" marks the second in a series of tracks inspired by "Dark ...

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LINKIN PARK's MIKE SHINODA Releases 'Ghosts' Video

LINKIN PARK vocalist Mike Shinoda has released a music video for the song "Ghosts", taken from his upcoming solo album "Post Traumatic". Shinoda himself directed the clip, which stars Boris and Miss Oatmeal. Shinoda spoke with ET Canada about the songwriting process for "Post Traumatic", which is due on June 15. He explained: "It started ...

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MOONSPELL To Release 'Lisboa Under The Spell' In August

A unique and solemn spell seems to shroud every spot as soon as Portuguese alchemists MOONSPELL enters the stage — and it was a very special evening indeed when the band played an exceptional show at the Campo Pequeno arena in their hometown Lisbon on February 4, 2017. That inimitable bond between the gothic metal ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET: 'I've Always Come From The Mindset That Slow And Fast Has Nothing To Do With Heavy'

Mark Strigl and Mitch Lafon of the "Mark & Mitch Show" conducted an interview with STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet at this year's M3 Rock Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the heavy nature of the band's recently ...

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THE SKULL Feat. Former TROUBLE Members: 'The Endless Road Turns Dark' Album Due In September; Watch Lyric Video For Title Track

THE SKULL, the band featuring vocalist Eric Wagner and bassist Ron Holzner, formerly of metal legends TROUBLE, will release its sophomore album, "The Endless Road Turns Dark", on September 7 via Tee Pee Records. The LP was recorded in Chicago's Decade Music Studios with engineer Sanford Parker (YOB, TOMBS) and builds on the foundation laid ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY: 'I'd Love To Get Back Onstage With IRON MAIDEN'

"I'd love to get back onstage with [IRON] MAIDEN," says ex-vocalist Blaze Bayley in the latest issue of Rock Candy magazine. With the 25th anniversary of his joining IRON MAIDEN coming up next year, Bayley would jump at the chance of reuniting with his former colleagues for some special guest appearances. "I'm always ready if ...

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COHEED AND CAMBRIA Shares New Track 'The Dark Sentencer'

Roadrunner Records group COHEED AND CAMBRIA has shared a brand-new track titled "The Dark Sentencer". The song, which will appear on the band's forthcoming LP expected to arrive later this year, is the first new music to be released by COHEED AND CAMBRIA since its acclaimed 2015 LP, "The Color Before The Sun". "The Dark ...

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