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SHINEDOWN Unveils Video For Powerful New Single 'Get Up'

SHINEDOWN's new single, "Get Up", has quickly found its way into the hearts and minds of many people and for good reason — the moving, uplifting track offers hope and encouragement in the face of personal struggles, whatever they may be. For frontman Brent Smith, the song was born out of watching his friend, SHINEDOWN ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA: 'We're Not Metal; We Never Really Were Metal'

GODSMACK front man was recently interviewed by 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 their current co-headlining summer tour with SHINEDOWN: Sully: "Between us and SHINEDOWN, I really feel like we've put together a great ...

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LAMB OF GOD's CHRIS ADLER To Sit Out SLAYER Tour

LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler will sit out the band's upcoming tour dates with SLAYER. The North American trek, which also features ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT and NAPALM DEATH, is scheduled kick off tonight (Thursday, July 26) at Gilford, New Hampshire's Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion. LAMB OF GOD said in a statement: "Due to unforeseen ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA: 'We Always Take The Approach Of Just Writing The Best Music We Can Write'

HardDrive Radio's Lou Brutus conducted an interview with GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna backstage at this year's Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether GODSMACK was nervous before releasing the "Bulletproof" single about how it was going to be received by ...

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SHINEDOWN Frontman On 'Attention Attention' Album: 'I Think There Is A Massive Amount Of Genuine Substance In This Work Of Art'

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with SHINEDOWN frontman Brent Smith. You can watch the entire chat in two parts below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his early musical upbringing: Brent: "The thing was for me, when I was 10 years old, I kind of figured out exactly what I ...

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THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE Feat. GODSMACK Members: New Song 'Nobody Rides For Free' Available

THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE will release its new album, "The Shape Of Blues To Come", on July 20 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. The third single from the disc, "Nobody Rides For Free", can be streamed below. Following 2016's self-titled debut, GODSMACK's Shannon Larkin (drums) and Tony Rombola (guitar) return with some more bone-shaking blues with ...

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MELIAH RAGE Releases 'Idol Hands' Music Video

Massachusetts-based power metallers MELIAH RAGE have released the official music video for "Idol Hands", the title track of their ninth studio album. Check it out below. Released in April via Metal On Metal Records, "Idol Hands" features some of the most inspired songwriting in MELIAH RAGE's history. It also marks the return of Paul Souza, ...

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GODSMACK Hopes To Embark On Special 20th-Anniversary Tour In 2019

iRock Radio conducted an interview with GODSMACK guitarist Tony Rombola and drummer Shannon Larkin at this year's Rock On The Range festival, which took place last month in Columbus, Ohio. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about GODSMACK's initial plans to celebrate the 20th-anniversary of the release of the band's debut album in ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA On 'When Legends Rise': 'We Really Feel This Is Probably The Best Record We've Written Since Our First Album'

Mindy Novotny of Milwaukee FM radio station 102.9 The Hog recently conducted an interview with GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's new "When Legends Rise" studio album: Sully: "It's an expansion from what we've done ...

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GODSMACK Drummer Is 'Grateful' For Band's 20-Year Career

Jay Ramone of Rock 100.5 The KATT conducted an interview with GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin at this year's Rocklahoma festival, which was held earlier in the month in Pryor, Oklahoma. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the four-year gap between 2014's "1000hp" album and this ...

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GODSMACK Frontman Speaks Out Against Cell-Phone Use At Concerts: 'You Need To Allow Yourself To Enjoy The Moment'

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna has spoken out against cell-phone use at concerts, saying that there's "something really magical that happens when" you are not experiencing live performances through a "little four-inch screen." Erna made his comments while speaking to "The Eddie Trunk Podcast" about Yondr's technology, which has been employed by performers ranging ...

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GODSMACK Frontman Says Response To 'When Legends Rise' Album Is 'Exactly' What Band Hoped It Would Be

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna and drummer Shannon Larkin were recently interviewed by 95 WIIL ROCK's "Tom & Emily Morning Show". You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Asked about the response to GODSMACK's latest album, "When Legends Rise", Sully said: "We're getting some really positive reactions so far. It's reacting ...

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THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE Feat. GODSMACK Members: 'The Shape Of Blues To Come' Album Due In June

THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE will release its new album, "The Shape Of Blues To Come", on July 20 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. Following 2016's self-titled debut, GODSMACK's Shannon Larkin (drums) and Tony Rombola (guitar) return with some more bone-shaking blues with Brian Carpenter (bass) and the shamanistic frontman Ray "Rafer John" Cerbone. Larkin discovered Cerbone ...

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LIKE A STORM To Release 'Catacombs' Album In June

New Zealand rock act LIKE A STORM will release its new album, "Catacombs", on June 22 via RED Music. The disc marks the first collection of new music from the band in three years since the release of "Awaken The Fire", which spawned the hit singles "Love The Way You Hate Me", "Become The Enemy", ...

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POWERFLO Feat. BIOHAZARD, CYPRESS HILL, Ex-FEAR FACTORY Members: 'The Grind' Video

POWERFLO — the band featuring BIOHAZARD's Billy Graziadei and former FEAR FACTORY bassist/guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers alongside Sen Dog from CYPRESS HILL, Rogelio Lozano from DOWNSET, and Brazilian drummer Fernando Schaefer — has released an animated video for its latest single, "The Grind". The song is taken from POWERFLO's self-titled debut album, which came out ...

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When Legends Rise - GODSMACK

GODSMACK has been slugging away for a couple of decades and with great success. The multi-platinum certified act is a household name. The safe bet for the four-time Grammy award nominated unit would have been to crank out another metallic bruiser. Instead, frontman Sully Erna sought to carve a new path and re-establish the band ...

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GODSMACK Drummer Says Band Wanted 'When Legends Rise' To Be More 'Mature' And 'Melodic' Than Previous Albums

GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin was recently interviewed by Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A couple of excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On new album "When Legends Rise": Shannon: "After we got off the '1000hp' [tour], we realized that this year was going to be our 20th anniversary. Every time ...

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GODSMACK: Making Of 'When Legends Rise' Album Part One (Video)

The first in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of GODSMACK's new album, "When Legends Rise", can be seen below. Due on April 27, the disc is GODSMACK's seventh studio effort and follows up to 2014's "1000hp". It's also the band's first release through BMG after splitting with its longtime ...

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New Song Premiere: GODSMACK's 'When Legends Rise'

"When Legends Rise", the title track of GODSMACK's new album, can be streamed below. Due on April 27, the disc is GODSMACK's seventh studio effort and follows up to 2014's "1000hp". It's also the band's first release through BMG after splitting with its longtime home, Republic/Universal. Asked what inspired the songs on "When Legends Rise", ...

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GODSMACK's 'When Legends Rise' Album Will Include 'Dream On'/'November Rain'-Style Ballad, Says SULLY ERNA

GODSMACK vocalist Sully Erna recently spoke with Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3. The complete conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the group's forthcoming seventh album, "When Legends Rise": Sully: "Dude, it's really strong, man. I think people are going to love ...

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