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AVENGED SEVENFOLD: 'Mad Hatter' Video Released

The official video for the new AVENGED SEVENFOLD song "Mad Hatter" can be seen below. The track was recorded for the "Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4" video game and the clip uses game footage to present the song. "Mad Hatter" will be included on AVENGED SEVENFOLD's upcoming EP, "Black Reign", which will be made ...

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JIM PETERIK To Release New Album In 2019

Frontiers Music Srl has announced a new musical journey from the iconic songwriting maestro Jim Peterik, the Grammy Award-winning songwriter/musician behind THE IDES OF MARCH, PRIDE OF LIONS, formerly of SURVIVOR, a man who has helped write hits for THE BEACH BOYS, .38 SPECIAL, Sammy Hagar, and more. The time has now come for Jim ...

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Drummer Says He Would 'Really Love To See' SAVATAGE Reunite

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA drummer Jeff Plate (SAVATAGE, ex-METAL CHURCH) recently spoke with Bill Louis of the Cleveland radio station 98.5 WNCX. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On TSO's evolution: Jeff: "It's been an amazing journey. Obviously, when we started out, it was a very humble show ...

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DEICIDE: 'Defying The Sacred' Video

"Defying The Sacred", the new video from Florida death metal veterans DEICIDE, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's long-awaited new album, "Overtures Of Blasphemy", which was released on September 14 via Century Media. The follow-up to 2013's "In The Minds Of Evil" was produced by Jason Suecof (THE BLACK DAHLIA ...

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DEICIDE's GLEN BENTON Has Learned To Show Restraint During Interviews: 'People Try To Bait Me. I'm Not Going To Let It Happen Anymore'

Kyle McGinn of Dead Rhetoric recently conducted an interview with frontman Glen Benton of Florida death metal veterans DEICIDE. A few excerpts from the chat follow below. Dead Rhetoric: This is your 12th album. What makes an album like "Overtures Of Blasphemy" stand out? Glen: "I guess over time you define yourself. It's ...

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Video Premiere: P.O.D.'s 'Rockin' With The Best'

"Rockin' With The Best", the new video from San Diego, California-based rockers P.O.D. (PAYABLE ON DEATH), can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's 10th studio album, "Circles", which will be released on November 16 via Mascot Label Group. Frontman Sonny Sandoval says: "'Rockin' With The Best' is direct, raw and in-your-face, ...

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P.O.D. To Release 'Circles' Album In November; Listen To New Single 'Rockin' With The Best'

San Diego, California-based rockers P.O.D. (PAYABLE ON DEATH) will release their 10th studio album, "Circles", on November 16 via Mascot Label Group. The disc features the previously released single "Soundboy Killa" as well as "Rockin' With The Best", which can be heard below. On "Circles", P.O.D. collaborated with the Los Angeles-based production duo called the ...

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PSYCROPTIC To Release 'As The Kingdom Drowns' Album In November

Tasmanian extreme metal stalwarts PSYCROPTIC have announced the details of their seventh full-length studio album, "As The Kingdom Drowns". The disc will be out November 9 and will be available on all digital outlets, compact disc, limited-edition cassette and on five different colored LPs. Formed by brothers Dave and Joe Haley, PSYCROPTIC has always lived ...

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Listen To New AUTHOR & PUNISHER Song 'Night Terror'

Industrial metal visionary AUTHOR & PUNISHER will deliver his sixth full-length recording and Relapse debut, "Beastland", on October 5. The album's second single, "Night Terror", can now be streamed below. AUTHOR & PUNISHER creator/sole artist Tristan Shone commented: "I built new machines for this album to make more aggressive and dynamic music. These devices are ...

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PAPA ROACH Is 'About 85 Percent Finished' Making New Album

PAPA ROACH's Jerry Horton has revealed to Morgan Richards Interviews that the band is "about 85 percent finished" making the follow-up to last year's "Crooked Teeth" album. The new disc will arrive "either at the end of this year or the beginning of next year," according to the guitarist. Speaking about how PAPA ROACH's upcoming ...

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VOIVOD Drummer Says 'The Wake' Is 'One Of The Most Intricate Albums' Band Has Ever Done

Sonic Perspectives recently conducted an interview with drummer Michel "Away" Langevin of Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD about the band's forthcoming studio album, "The Wake". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what fans can expect from "The Wake": Away: "This is one ...

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VOIVOD's AWAY: 'Even If We Sometimes Try To Do Something More Melodic, It's Still Too Weird For Mainstream Radio'

In a new interview with music writer Joel Gausten, VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin discusses the band's upcoming 14th album, "The Wake", the band's time with former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and some of the highlights of their nearly 36-year career. An excerpt from the chat appears below. Joel Gausten: One of the ...

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PIG DESTROYER: 'Mt. Skull' Video Released

"Mt. Skull", the new video from PIG DESTROYER, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's first album in six years, "Head Cage" (named after a grisly medieval torture device), which will be released on September 7 via Relapse Records. The "Mt. Skull" clip was directed by Joe Stakun. The band states: ...

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Listen To New MONSTROSITY Song 'Radiated'

Florida death metallers MONSTROSITY will release their first studio album in 11 years, "The Passage Of Existence", on September 7 via Metal Blade Records. The disc's third single, "Radiated", can be streamed below. Drummer Lee Harrison recorded his drum tracks at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with veteran metal producer Jason Suecof. A week was ...

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DEICIDE's GLEN BENTON: 'It's Kind Of Hard To Write Inspired Music When You Know It's Just Going To Be Given Away'

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with frontman Glen Benton of Florida death metal veterans DEICIDE. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the songwriting process for DEICIDE's upcoming album, "Overtures Of Blasphemy": Glen: "We all individually, me, Steve [Asheim, ...

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Listen To New TERRORIZER Song 'Invasion'

"Invasion", a new song from American grindcore icons TERRORIZER, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's long-anticipated new full-length, "Caustic Attack", which will be released on October 12 via The End Records. Produced by Jason Suecof (DEICIDE, ALL THAT REMAINS, KATAKLYSM, BATTLECROSS) at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and featuring the ...

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Ex-MORBID ANGEL Drummer PETE SANDOVAL: 'I Believe In God. I Believe That He's My Helper'

Drumtalk, the video podcast by German drummer and videographer Philipp Koch, conducted an interview with former MORBID ANGEL and current TERRORIZER drummer Pedro "Pete" Sandoval and MONSTROSITY drummer and TERRORIZER guitaristLee Harrison. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what he loves most about drumming: ...

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STRYPER Guitarist OZ FOX Hospitalized In Las Vegas

STRYPER guitarist Oz Fox has been hospitalized after reportedly "falling down" during his guest appearance at SIN CITY SINNERS concert Saturday night (August 11) at Harrah's in Las Vegas, Nevada. The news of Oz's illness was broken by SIN CITY SINNERS' Jason Green, who wrote on his Facebook page: "If you believe in a higher ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Drummer On Band's Longevity: 'We Still Don't Know How We're Getting Away With It'

"Bods Mayhem Hour" recently conducted an interview with drummer Steve "Skinny" Felton and vocalist Jason "J Mann" Popson of Cleveland, Ohio-based metallers MUSHROOMHEAD about their new "Volume III" DVD. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether it has gotten more difficult to release DVDs now ...

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