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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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NIGHTRAGE: 'By Darkness Drawn' Video

Greek/Swedish extreme metal stalwarts NIGHTRAGE have released the official music video for their new single, "By Darkness Drawn". The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Wolf To Man", which will arrive on March 29, 2019 via Despotz Records. Says the band: "With 'By Darkness Drawn', we wanted to combine our trademark NIGHTRAGE guitar ...

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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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SEPULTURA-Branded Red And White Wine To Be Launched This Month

Groove, power and fire — these are all qualities that Brazilian/American thrash metal veterans SEPULTURA have been adding to their music since they first started out. Gourmets already know that these are elements that a good wine needs as well. As pioneers of the scene, the members of SEPULTURA have been active for over three ...

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Video Premiere: MALEVOLENT CREATION's 'Decimated'

The Guilherme Henriques-created video for "Decimated", a brand new song from Florida death metal veterans MALEVOLENT CREATION, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The 13th Beast", which will be released on January 18, 2019 via Century Media. "The 13th Beast" introduces a new lineup consisting of Phil Cincilla ...

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LAMB OF GOD Guitarist's 'Anesthetic' Solo Album To Feature Guest Appearances By LINKIN PARK, PAPA ROACH Members

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton will release a solo album titled "Anesthetic" on March 1, 2019 via WPP Records and Spinefarm Records. The disc's first single, "The Truth Is Dead", featuring guest vocals by LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe and ARCH ENEMY frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz, can be streamed below. "Anesthetic" was made alongside ...

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IN FLAMES To Release 'I, The Mask' Album In March; Listen To New Songs '(This Is Our) House' And 'I Am Above'

Swedish melodic heavyweights IN FLAMES will release their thirteenth studio album, titled "I, The Mask", on March 1, 2019 via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excluding North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America). Pre-orders for the album will begin January 11 offering "I Am Above" and "(This Is Our) House" as instant downloads. The 12-track album ...

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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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CANNIBAL CORPSE Guitarist PAT O'BRIEN Is 'A Standup Guy' Who Is 'True To His Friends, Family And His Band,' Says Drummer's Wife

A fundraising campaign for CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Pat O'Brien has been launched by Deana Mazurkiewicz, the wife of the band's drummer, Paul Mazurkiewicz. O'Brien was arrested Monday (December 10) on charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and burglary of an occupied dwelling with assault. Deputies say he burglarized a house and charged ...

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Listen To New WHITECHAPEL Song 'Black Bear'

On March 29, Knoxville, Tennessee death metallers WHITECHAPEL will release their seventh full-length album, "The Valley", via Metal Blade Records. The latest single from the disc, "Black Bear", can be streamed below. Produced once again by Mark Lewis (CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) and featuring artwork by Branca Studio, "The Valley"'s title is a ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Frontman Discusses CONVERSE Footwear And Apparel Collaboration (Audio)

Vocalist Mike Muir of Venice, California crossover thrash/hardcore punk legends SUICIDAL TENDENCIES spoke to the KLOS radio show "Whiplash" about the band's Converse collaboration. The Converse x Suicidal Tendencies collection is a collection of Chuck 70's and accompanying apparel based on digital and screen-printed graphics in the classic style of Ric Clayton, who designed posters ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Watches Performance By Fast Food-Themed BLACK SABBATH Tribute Parody Band MAC SABBATH (Video)

A previously unreleased clip from Ozzy Osbourne's show "Ozzy & Jack's World Detour" in which the BLACK SABBATH singer watches a performance by the fast food-themed SABBATH tribute parody band called MAC SABBATH can be seen below. Mysterious MAC SABBATH frontman Ronald Osbourne emerged from his basement bunker to tell Rolling Stone: "Being ...

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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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Video Recap Of SLIPKNOT-Themed Haunted House In Des Moines

An official video recap of the haunted attraction in Des Moines, Iowa formed as a partnership between SLIPKNOT and Slaughterhouse can be seen below. The 10,000 square-foot haunt, which ran every Thursday-Sunday in October, plus Halloween night, featured memorabilia from the group, meet-and-greet events, about 40-50 actors who brought the band's "iconology, lore and culture" ...

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