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TOBIAS FORGE Laments Lack Of Success For Pre-GHOST Outfit REPUGNANT: 'If I Look Back On How I Did Things, It Was Unprofessional'

Tobias Forge says he wanted his pre-GHOST death metal outfit REPUGNANT "to become a big band" similar to AMON AMARTH but laments their stalled progress because they were "unfashionable" and "unprofessional." Forge formed REPUGNANT in 1998 and performed under the name "Mary Goore", eventually releasing a few demos and an EP before recording their lone ...

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KHEMMIS: 'Bloodletting' Visualizer Video Released

Denver metal/doom conquerors KHEMMIS will release their third album, "Desolation", on June 22 through 20 Buck Spin in North America, with Nuclear Blast Entertainment handling international territories. A visualizer video for the album's triumphant opening track, "Bloodletting", can be seen below. While KHEMMIS is undeniably influenced by doom and classic metal, to tag them with ...

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SCORPIONS Singer KLAUS MEINE Celebrates 70th Birthday

May 25 marks the 70th birthday of SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine. In the video below, his bandmates, as well as members of METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, BON JOVI, DEEP PURPLE, KISS, WHITESNAKE, GUNS N' ROSES, DEF LEPPARD, AC/DC, and many more, wish Klaus a happy birthday. Meine told the Phoenix New Times in a ...

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Documentary About Late OZZY OSBOURNE/MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummer RANDY CASTILLO To Receive Worldwide Release

According to Variety, Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios, has acquired digital worldwide rights for the documentary "The Life, Blood And Rhythm Of Randy Castillo". Written and directed by Wynn Ponder and produced by Michael Bell, "The Life, Blood And Rhythm Of Randy Castillo" tells the ...

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POWERWOLF: 'Demons Are A Girl's Best Friend' Video Released

German metallers POWERWOLF will release their seventh album, "The Sacrament Of Sin", on July 20 via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2015's "Blessed & Possessed" was recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with KREATOR, DRAGONFORCE, SEPULTURA and PARADISE LOST, among others. The official video for ...

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AVATAR: 'The King Welcomes You To Avatar Country' Video Released

AVATAR's video for the song "The King Welcomes You To Avatar Country" can be seen below. The clip was directed by the Swedish band's longtime collaborator Johan Carlén. "The King Welcomes You To Avatar Country" is taken from AVATAR's latest album, "Avatar Country", which was released on January 12 via Entertainment One in North America ...

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Watch JAMES HETFIELD Play GHOST's 'Cirice'

METALLICA's James Hetfield can be seen playing the GHOST song "Cirice" in a new video. The footage, which can be seen below, was filmed at METALLICA's headquarters in San Rafael, California and shows the guitarist/vocalist playing the opening riff from the track, which originally appeared on GHOST's 2015 album "Meliora". "Cirice" earned the Swedish-based band ...

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VIXEN's 'Live Fire' Due In July

Classic '80s rock veterans VIXEN will release "Live Fire" on July 6 via Rat Pak Records. Mixed by Michael Wagener, "Live Fire" features 12 live tracks and was recorded at Chicago's legendary Arcada Theater during the group's successful 2017 tour. In addition to the classic VIXEN songs, the effort also includes a newly recorded studio ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's MATT TUCK On 'Gravity' Album: We Wanted To 'Push Ourselves Creatively'

HardDrive Radio's Lou Brutus conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Matt Tuck of Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE backstage at this past weekend's Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On having to wait for the release of BULLET ...

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TRIVIUM Guitarist Says Returning To Heavier Sound On 'The Sin And The Sentence' Album 'Was Very Natural'

Andrew Pecoraro of Peck's Metal Picks conducted an interview with guitarist Corey Beaulieu of Florida metallers TRIVIUM prior to their May 6 concert at The Filmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring, Maryland. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On TRIVIUM returning to the heavier sound ...

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