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ENSIFERUM Announces North American Tour With SEPTICFLESH

After almost four years of absence in the States, Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM have announced a North American headlining tour, featuring SEPTICFLESH as direct support, with another opening band to be announced soon! ENSIFERUM bassist Sami Hinkka comments: "It's been way too many years since we rocked with our North American warrior brothers and sisters! ...

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KATAKLYSM Releases '…And Then I Saw Blood' Music Video

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM have released a new music video for the song "…And Then I Saw Blood". The band explored a new creative and artistic side when its hired acclaimed Romanian visionary artist Costin Chioreanu to tell the story of the song. The clip chronicles a post-apocalyptic world dominated by A.I. ...

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BRUCE KULICK 'Would Love To Be There' If KISS's Farewell Tour Included Special Show With Former Members

Former KISS and current GRAND FUNK RAILROAD guitarist Bruce Kulick recently spoke with Rock Titan. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his upcoming KISS-themed performances with bassist Todd Kerns and drummer Brent Fitz of Slash's backing band, THE CONSPIRATORS: Bruce: "The songs that ...

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EXCITER Announces New Guitarist DANIEL DEKAY

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER have announced the addition of guitarist Daniel Dekay (DIEMONDS, Banger TV) to the group's ranks. A longtime friend of the EXCITER family, Dekay was a natural choice and a perfect fit to keep this thrash machine pounding. Dekay joins forces with original members Dan Beehler (vocals, drums) and Allan Johnson ...

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Video Premiere: BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's 'Not Dead Yet'

Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have released their music video for the song "Not Dead Yet". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Gravity", which was issued in June. The effort was made available through BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's new label home, Search And Destroy, the imprint launched in 2014 by Spinefarm ...

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Nex Nihil - HACAVITZ

There is a distinct dark energy that seems inherent to Latino extreme metal bands. The sonic stench emanating from the coffin is arguably more pungent and bleaker than the sounds born from the dark hearts and souls of metal musicians from many other regions. SHUB NIGGURATH, CENOTAPH, THE CHASM and DISGORGE—not to be confused with ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN: 'I'm Trying To Make Sure People Don't Miss A Singer When They See Me Play Live'

Bob Zerull of the "Nothing Shocking" podcast recently conducted an interview with former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman. You can listen to the entire chat via the audio widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he reacts when fans put him on a pedestal: Marty: "First of all, I'm just always flattered ...

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SEVENDUST Frontman: 'How Can You Continue To Write Good Songs When All You Do Is Continue To Tour?'

"Midwest Beatdown" recently conducted an interview with SEVENDUST frontman Lajon Witherspoon. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On SEVENDUST's latest studio album, "All I See Is War": Lajon: "What a pleasure it was doing this album and actually being able to record ...

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Watch KORN, GODSMACK, DEFTONES Members Pay Tribute To VINNIE PAUL At AFTERSHOCK Festival

Members of KORN, GODSMACK, HELLYEAH, DEFTONES, SHINEDOWN and SEVENDUST are among the musicians who took part in a special tribute to late PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott on Saturday, October 13 at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. Featured musicians (among others): * ...

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DISTURBED Singer Explains Decision To Remove Chin Piercings: 'It Felt Weird Walking Around Like A 45-Year-Old Hot Topic Kid'

In a brand new interview with Germany's Deutsche Welle, DISTURBED singer David Draiman spoke about his decision to finally remove his signature double labret vertical piercings, the long hook- or talon-shaped decoration that came down over his chin. "They're kind of a pain in the butt, to be honest," Draiman said about the ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Teases 'Not Dead Yet' Video

Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have released a teaser for their music video for the song "Not Dead Yet". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Gravity", which was issued in June. The effort was made available through BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's new label home, Search And Destroy, the imprint launched in ...

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LAMB OF GOD Drummer's Management Company Announces Partnership With U.K.'s DYSCARNATE

Kintsugi Management, the talent management agency launched by LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler and music industry executive Jason Lekberg, has announced a partnership with the acclaimed U.K. death metal band DYSCARNATE. Formed in 2004, DYSCARNATE combines astonishing balance of grooves and relentlessly pummeling riffs that are one of a kind. The symmetry of the ...

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AUDIOTOPSY Feat. MUDVAYNE Members: Listen To 'War' Song

"War", a new song from AUDIOTOPSY, the American heavy rock quartet featuring the deft musical talents of guitarist Greg Tribbett and drummer Matt McDonough — both of Grammy-nominated metal band MUDVAYNE — as well as SKRAPE vocalist Billy Keeton and bassist Perry Stern, can be streamed below. The track is taken from AUDIOTOPSY's second full-length ...

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