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CLUTCH's NEIL FALLON: Why I Started Taking Vocal Lessons

CLUTCH vocalist Neil Fallon recently spoke with Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's latest album, "Book Of Bad Decisions": Neil: "I think we initially intended maybe to have 10 or 12 songs, ...

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IRON MAIDEN Takes IGN Behind The Scenes On Huge, Game-Inspired 'Legacy Of The Beast' World Tour (Video)

In advance of the 2019 North, Central and South American legs of IRON MAIDEN's "Legacy Of The Beast" world tour, gaming and entertainment giant IGN was granted unique behind-the-scenes access at several shows during the band's 2018 European run. Unveiling the story of how one of music's most iconic global names took inspiration from their ...

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SWORN ENEMY: 'Prepare For Payback' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Prepare For Payback" from the the Queens, New York-based band SWORN ENEMY can be seen below. Says vocalist Sal Lococo: "'Prepare For Payback' just had that old SWORN ENEMY feel to it. It was very angry and hard as fuck, and definitely could've been the opening track on ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Defends Being Involved In Several Projects: 'I'm A Singer. It's What I Do For A Living'

Former JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens recently spoke with "The Classic Metal Show" podcast about his three current projects — THE THREE TREMORS, SPIRITS OF FIRE and A NEW REVENGE. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his current busy workload: Ripper: ...

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BURTON C. BELL Reveals New FEAR FACTORY Album Title, Cover Art

FEAR FACTORY has set "Monolith" as the title of its long-awaited new album, tentatively due later this year. The effort, which will once again be made available via Nuclear Blast, will mark the Californian band's first collection of new music since 2015's "Genexus" LP. The news of the new FEAR FACTORY's new album title was ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL: 'We're Still Making Music That We Care About, And Other People Do Too'

In a brand new interview with Grammy.com, ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell was asked for his opinion of where rock as a genre stands today. "Things are always changing, right?" he responded. "That is just the essence of existence, and life. There's always change happening. Nothing is fucking static. It's going somewhere. ...

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JINJER Hopes To Release New Album In The Fall

JINJER bassist Eugene Abdiukhanov has told Metalshop TV that the plan is for the Ukrainian metal act to release its next full-length album in the fall. Asked what fans can expect from JINJER's upcoming disc, Eugene said (see video below): "You see what the problem is. Talking about JINJER, everybody needs to understand ...

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IMPERIA: 'Book Of Love' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Book Of Love" from IMPERIA — fronted by Norwegian singer Helena Iren Michaelsen (the original vocalist of the Dutch band SAHARA DUST, which later changed its name to EPICA) — can be seen below. The track is taken from IMPERIA's fifth studio album, "Flames Of Eternity", which will ...

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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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VLTIMAS Feat. Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT: 'Diabolus Est Sanguis' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Diabolus Est Sanguis", a new song from VLTIMAS, the three-piece extreme metal formation consisting of David Vincent (ex-MORBID ANGEL), Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen (ex-MAYHEM, AURA NOIR) and Flo Monier (CRYPTOPSY), can be seen below. The track is taken from the VLTIMAS's debut album, "Something Wicked Marches In", which will be released ...

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CHRIS IMPELLITTERI: I Am Not An YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Clone

Neo-classical guitarist Chris Impellitteri has dismissed suggestions that he is an "Yngwie Malmsteen clone," saying that he views himself as "much more of a child of players like Al Di Meola blended with a [Eddie] Van Halen and [Randy] Rhoads." Impellitteri first made his mark in 1987 with the release of his debut EP, "Impellitteri". ...

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BIOHAZARD Is 'Not Over,' Says BILLY GRAZIADEI

Billy Graziadei says that BIOHAZARD is "not over," despite the fact that the band hasn't played any shows since 2015. The group, which is acknowledged as one of the earliest outfits to fuse hardcore punk and heavy metal with elements of hip-hop, has been out of the public eye since Scott Roberts left the band ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Announces 'Empath Europe - Volume 1' Tour

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend has announced the dates for the "Empath Europe - Volume 1" tour in November. The trek will follow the March 29 release of his new album, "Empath", via InsideOut Music. The full list of dates are as follows: Nov. 15 - Salle Pleyel, Paris, France Nov. 16 - Trix, ...

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Making Of JIMMY PAGE's 'Mirror' and 'Dragon' Telecaster Models (Video)

A seven-minute video about the making of Jimmy Page's custom shop "mirror" and "dragon" Telecaster models — a historic, hands-on collaboration between Fender Custom Shop master builder Paul Waller and Page himself — can be seen below. This limited-edition set is modeled after Page's beloved 1959 Fender Telecaster. At each stage in its evolution, this ...

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HATEBREED Frontman JAMEY JASTA Releases Second Episode Of 'Metal Dudes Doing Non-Metal Things' Web Series

HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta has released the second episode of "Metal Dudes Doing Non-Metal Things", a hilarious web series that captures exactly what its name implies. Watch it below. In Episode 2, Jasta takes you backstage at the Bloodstock Open Air, which is the U.K.'s premier metal festival, while on tour with JASTA & FRIENDS. ...

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