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SOILWORK Frontman On 'Verkligheten' Album: 'We Always Aim To Surprise Ourselves And Our Fans'

Metal Wani's Jake Patton recently conducted an interview with frontman Björn "Speed" Strid of Swedish metallers SOILWORK about the band's forthcoming studio album, "Verkligheten". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On still releasing studio albums over two decades since SOILWORK's formation: Björn: "I didn't really predict ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN On MEGADETH's 'Risk': 'Everybody Involved With It Was Doing The Best That They Possibly Could'

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has no regrets about the band's "Risk" album, saying that the controversial record was created "with the best of intentions." Issued in 1999, "Risk" received a mixed response from critics and alienated hardcore MEGADETH fans due to its departure from the band's heavy thrash metal roots to a more commercial, ...

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SLAYER's PAUL BOSTAPH: 'Blood Red' Drum-Cam Footage From London

Drum-cam footage of SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph performing the song "Blood Red" during the band's November 3, 2018 concert at Wembley SSE Arena in London, England can be seen below. Bostaph, who was previously SLAYER's drummer from 1992 until 2001 and recorded four albums with the band, rejoined SLAYER in 2013 after the group's original ...

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RIVAL SONS: Official Visualizer For 'Feral Roots' Title Track

Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS have released an official visualizer for the title track of their much-anticipated new album, "Feral Roots", which arrives everywhere on January 25 via Low Country Sound/Atlantic Records. The clip was shot by RIVAL SONS vocalist Jay Buchanan and Steven Bradley in the woods of Franklin, Tennessee. "Feral Roots" was produced ...

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OVERKILL: Lyric Video For New Song 'Last Man Standing'

The official lyric video for the song "Last Man Standing" from New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 19th studio album, "The Wings Of War", which will be released on February 22, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at Gear Recording Studio in ...

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KIKO LOUREIRO: How I Landed Guitarist Gig In MEGADETH

BackStage360 recently conducted an interview with former ANGRA and current MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro. You can now watch the chat below. Asked how he landed the gig with MEGADETH, Kiko said: "ANGRA, we [had] a gold disc in Brazil, and then we released the album in Europe in 1994. And that was quite successful — ...

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IGGY POP To Executive-Produce 'Punk' Docuseries Feat. JOHNNY ROTTEN. MARKY RAMONE, DUFF MCKAGAN

Premium network EPIX has greenlit "Punk", a four-part docuseries from executive producer John Varvatos. Varvatos brings his passion and deep connection to the roots of the punk movement to the series, partnering with filmmaker Derik Murray's Network Entertainment to produce the quintessential story of punk. The series is currently in production, and will premiere on ...

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FLYING COLORS Feat. MIKE PORTNOY, STEVE MORSE, NEAL MORSE: Third Album On The Way

FLYING COLORS — the "prog/pop" supergroup featuring guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE), keyboardist Neal Morse (THE NEAL MORSE BAND, TRANSATLANTIC, ex-SPOCK'S BEARD), bassist Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS), drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and vocalist Casey McPherson (ALPHA REV) — has started recording its third album for a tentative late ...

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Updated SLAYER Biography Released

The definitive biography of thrash-metal kings SLAYER has been updated and expanded, with a new look. "Slayer 66 & 2/3: The Jeff and Dave Years… Post-Repentless Remastered Edition" features six new chapters, 24 more pages, and a new cover design. Available now, this new version now includes: * A book report on "Bloodline: The Araya ...

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DAVE NAVARRO Blasts GERALDO RIVERA For Airing Show About Murder Of His Mother

Dave Navarro has slammed Geraldo Rivera's new docuseries for allegedly including "inaccurate facts" in an episode about the death of the JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist's mother at the hands of her ex-boyfriend in 1981. Although Navarro previously discussed the tragedy in the 2015 documentary "Mourning Son", he declined to participate in the Reelz series "Geraldo Rivera's ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE On MEGADETH's 'Risk': 'That Was Me Capitulating To MARTY FRIEDMAN's Desires To Be More Of An Alternative Band'

Dave Mustaine says that MEGADETH's "Risk" was the result of him "capitulating" to Marty Friedman's "desires to be more of an alternative band." Issued in 1999, "Risk" received a mixed response from critics and alienated hardcore MEGADETH fans due to its departure from the band's heavy thrash metal roots to a more commercial, pop rock ...

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CHAS WEST And ROY Z Join Forces In WEST BOUND; 'Volume I' Album Due In February

WEST BOUND is a hard-hitting new rock band formed in the Los Angeles area by vocalist Chas West (RESURRECTION KINGS, BONHAM, LYNCH MOB) and renowned guitarist/producer Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD, TRIBE OF GYPSIES), with a lineup completed by Jimmy Burkard (guitar), Jason Cornwell (bass) and Dave "Chilli" Moreno (drums). Additionally, Stephen LeBlanc provides keyboards ...

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RIVAL SONS Announce North American Headline Tour

Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS have announced their first full North American headline tour. The dates include stops at New York's Brooklyn Steel, Philadelphia's Union Transfer and Los Angeles's Henry Fonda Theatre. THE SHEEPDOGS will support all U.S. dates. Pre-sales begin Wednesday, December 5 at 10:00 a.m. local time; all remaining tickets will go on ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE On Lyrical Inspiration For Next MEGADETH Album: 'I've Toned It Down A Little Bit With The Political Stuff'

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has confirmed to Canada's The Metal Voice that he is working on material for the follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album, tentatively due next year. Asked about the musical direction of the music he has written so far, he said (hear audio below): "Well, I don't know how to answer that, because ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: 'It's Great That The Young People Are Wearing Our Shirts And Listening To Our Songs'

Sofa King Cool recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "intimacy" of his current "Basstory" tour: David: "That seems to be the comment we get — it's such a different concept, it's such a different thing. In ...

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OVERKILL To Release 'The Wings Of War' Album In February

New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL will release their 19th studio album, "The Wings Of War", on February 22, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at Gear Recording Studio in New Jersey, SKH Studio in Florida and Jrod Productions with engineering handled by bassist D.D. Verni and guitarist Dave Linsk. The album was ...

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