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FAITH NO MORE's MIKE PATTON And French Composer JEAN-CLAUDE VANNIER Team For 'Corpse Flower' Album

FAITH NO MORE singer Mike Patton and renowned French composer Jean-Claude Vannier, who is perhaps best known for his work with Serge Gainsbourg, will release "Corpse Flower" on September 13 via Ipecac Recordings. "Jean-Claude and I met while working together on a Gainsbourg retrospective at the Hollywood Bowl in 2011," explains Patton. "We bonded immediately. ...

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DEE SNIDER Accuses AVIANCA AIRLINES Of 'Sharing Sensitive Information' And 'Judging' His Daughter's Appearance

Dee Snider claims to have reported Avianca Airlines to Twitter for "sharing sensitive information" after he accused the airline of improperly denying his daughter her airline tickets. On Saturday, the TWISTED SISTER frontman, who lives part time in Belize, tweeted that the second-oldest airline in the world and national carrier of Colombia since 1919 refused ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN On Former Bandmates: 'They Like To Say Bad Things About Me,' But 'I Wish Them All The Best'

VikingDave recently conducted an interview with legendary Swedish guitar virtuoso Yngwie J. Malmsteen. You can listen to the chat in two parts below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the inspiration behind his new blues album, "Blue Lightning": Yngwie: "It's interesting because for the last, I don't know, 30 years, people always say ...

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Watch YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Perform In Fresno

Fan-filmed video footage of Yngwie Malmsteen's May 7 concert at Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts in Fresno, California can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user fresnosean379). Malmsteen told the Los Angeles Daily News about his current string of California shows: "They'll be pretty much the same what I always do: just craziness, a ...

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KATAKLYSM To Tour North America With EXHORDER, KRISIUN And HATCHET

Montreal, Quebec, Canada death metallers KATAKLYSM will embark on a North American tour in September. Support on the "Meditations Over North America 2019" trek will come from EXHORDER, KRISIUN and HATCHET. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. KATAKLYSM is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "Meditations", which was released last ...

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SORTILÈGE Reunion At Germany's KEEP IT TRUE Festival (Video)

Four members of the classic French heavy metal band SORTILÈGE reunited for an appearance at this year's edition of the Keep It True festval on April 27 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany Musicians appearing at the event included: SORTILÈGE members * Christian "Zouille" Augustin (Vocals) * Didier "Dem" Demajean (Guitar) * Daniel "Lapin" Lapp (Bass) ...

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Classic French Heavy Metal Band SORTILÈGE Reunites For Special Paris Tribute Concert

Four members of the classic French heavy metal band SORTILÈGE reunited for a special tribute concert on April 19 at Petit Bain in Paris, France. Musicians appearing at the event included: SORTILÈGE members * Christian "Zouille" Augustin (Vocals) * Didier Demajean "Dem" (Guitar) * Daniel Lapp "Lapin" (Bass) * Jean-Philippe Dumont "Bob Snake" (Drums) Guest ...

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KING HOBO Feat. CLUTCH, Ex-OPETH Members: 'Mauga' Album Due In May

The transaltlantic trio that is KING HOBO will release its new album, "Mauga", on May 31 via Weathermaker Music. The disc was produced by Tobias Strandvik and recorded at his studio in Varberg, Sweden. KING HOBO consists of Thomas Juneor Andersson (KAMCHATKA) on vocals, guitars and percussion, Per Wiberg (KAMCHATKA, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, CANDLEMASS, ex-OPETH) on ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: 'I Really Believe In What I'm Doing'

Legendary guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen, who has often been criticized for his his blistering arpeggios, exotic scale runs and infatuation with harmonic minor, says that he doesn't pay attention to his detractors. "I think maybe people are very short-sighted, and that's just the way people are," he tells Eonmusic in a new interview. "I ...

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KATAKLYSM Vocalist On Canadian Metal Bands: 'We Have To Be Different To Get Noticed'

Prior to KATAKLYSM's performance in Louisville, Kentucky on February 17, front man Maurizio Iacono was interviewed by "The Great Metal Debate" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's recent tour with SOULFLY: Maurizio: "[It was] very good. It's been actually [a] really cool ...

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JON ANDERSON Is 'Very Open' To YES Reunion

Jon Anderson says that he is "very open" to a YES reunion. Anderson sang "Roundabout" and "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" with YES at the band's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction two years ago, and his former bandmate Steve Howe makes a guest appearance on a song called "Now And Again" on Jon's ...

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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON Was 'Humbled' When Well-Known Guests Agreed To Appear On His Solo Album

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton recently appeared on the Detroit radio station 101 WRIF's "Talkin' Rock With Meltdown" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his new solo album, "Anesthetic": Mark: "That first Slash solo album is definitely kind of a template for at ...

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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON: Video Of Entire Solo Tour Kickoff

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton kicked off his solo tour Wednesday night (March 13) at The Broadberry in Richmond, Virginia. Fan-filmed video footage of the entire concert can be seen below. Making a special guest appearance at the show for the song "The Truth Is Dead" was Mark's LAMB OF GOD bandmate, vocalist Randy ...

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Anesthetic - MARK MORTON

There is nothing to be gained from being cynical about albums like this. Clearly created as a very personal labor of love, "Anesthetic" captures the devoted musician and all-round good guy that we know from LAMB OF GOD exploring other sides of his songwriting and inviting a bunch of friends and idols to chip in ...

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MARK MORTON Says In-Progress LAMB OF GOD Music Is 'Exciting' and 'Fresh': 'It's Got An Awesome Energy To It'

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton recently spoke with Carl O'Rourke of Metal Wani about his debut solo album, "Anesthetic". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by Metal Wani and BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the fact that "Anesthetic" showcases different sides of his musical personality than his work with LAMB ...

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Astronoid - ASTRONOID

ASTRONOID's 2016 debut record, "Air", was a dazzling effort that crept up on unsuspecting listeners, garnering a rabid cult following from those that discovered the band. With members of New England post-black metallers VATTNET VISKAR pulling double duty, ASTRONOID took the integration of shoegaze elements into black metal, popularized by acts such as DEAFHEAVEN, and ...

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KATAKLYSM Frontman On Bands Who Drastically Change Their Sound: 'It's Not Cool For The Fans Who Have Been Following You All These Years'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York conducted an interview with frontman Maurizio Iacono of Montreal, Quebec, Canada melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM prior to their January 11 concert at Gramercy Theater in New York City. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the touring cycle for ...

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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON Didn't Want His Debut Solo Album To Feature 'Just A Bunch Of Smelly Dudes'

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about his debut solo album, "Anesthetic". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Cross Off", which features vocals by late LINKIN PARK vocalist Chester Bennington: Mark: "'Cross Off' is a really special song, and ...

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