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BAD WOLVES Guitarist On Donating 'Zombie' Royalties To Family Of Late CRANBERRIES Vocalist: 'I Don't Think It Would Feel Right Otherwise'

BAD WOLVES guitarist Doc Coyle was recently interviewed by Concert Crap. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's current tour with label mates DIAMANTE and FROM ASHES TO NEW: Doc: "It was the brainchild of our label owner, Allen Kovac. I was ...

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KORPIKLAANI: First Trailer For 'Kulkija' Album

The first trailer for "Kulkija" ("Wanderer"), the new studio album from Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI, can be seen below. The disc will be released on September 7 via Nuclear Blast. With 14 tracks and a total running time of over 71 minutes, "Kulkija" is the group's longest album to date. Working with producer Janne Saksa ...

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KORPIKLAANI: Lyric Video For New Song 'Kotikonnut'

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI will release their new studio album, "Kulkija" ("Wanderer") on September 7 via Nuclear Blast. The lyric video for the first single from the disc, "Kotikonnut" ("Homestead"), can be seen below. Accordionist Sami Perttula, who wrote the track, states: "It's a midtempo song with a lot of melodies. It was surprising how ...

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DEW-SCENTED To Call It Quits Following One Last Round Of Shows

German thrashers DEW-SCENTED will split up following one final round of live shows. The long-running band, which released its 10th studio album, "Intermination", in 2015, announced its decision to call it quits in a Facebook post earlier today. The group wrote: "All good things must come to an end... "And it's now been 26 (!) ...

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BRET MICHAELS Is 'Really Excited' About POISON's Upcoming Tour

Iconic rock band POISON, with all original members, will embark on the "Poison…Nothin' But A Good Time 2018" tour later this month. The trek, which is set to launch May 18 in Irvine, California at Five Points Amphitheatre, will also feature CHEAP TRICK and POP EVIL. POISON singer Bret Michaels told SiriusXM's Eddie Trunk: "I'm ...

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Stone Temple Pilots - STONE TEMPLE PILOTS

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS has returned with "Stone Temple Pilots". While there's absolutely nothing wrong with an eponymously entitled song or album, the group named its previous album "Stone Temple Pilots". One can't help but wonder whether or not the best decision was made this time around. At any rate, what matters most is that it's ...

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TOMI KOIVUSAARI On AMORPHIS's Busy Schedule: 'We Are Not Rich That We Can Have Two Years Off In The Bahamas'

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with guitarist Tomi Koivusaari of Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS about their forthcoming album, "Queen Of Time". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for "Queen Of Time", which found AMORPHIS working on ...

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DEVILDRIVER Is Working On Staggered-Release Double Album: 'This Will Be The Record Of Our Career'

DEVILDRIVER has written 48 songs for what is planned to be a staggered-release double album. Even though the Dez Fafara-fronted outfit has spent most of the last couple of years recording its upcoming full-length collection of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, "Outlaws 'Til The End", it has also been working on material for the follow-up to 2016's ...

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Listen To New AURA NOIR Song 'Shades Ablaze'

Norway's reapers of blackened thrash AURA NOIR have unleashed their new single, "Shades Ablaze". The track appears on the band's forthcoming, sixth studio album, "Aura Noire", which will be released on April 27 via Indie Recordings. "'Shades Ablaze' is one of the few tracks on the album featuring Apollyon on vocals," states AURA NOIR's Aggressor. ...

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MICHAEL SWEET: 'Controversy Follows STRYPER'

Bay Ragni of Totally Driven Radio recently conducted an interview with STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether STRYPER is always "one of controversy": Michael: "[Laughs] Well, controversy follows STRYPER, we don't follow it. It's just kind of par for the ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist Defends Picture With Israeli Flag

Alex Skolnick has defended a photo of TESTAMENT holding the Israeli flag, saying that "a flag can be both a symbol of a nation's government and a symbol of that nation's people." The veteran San Francisco Bay Area act played in Tel Aviv for the first time on March 27 as part of its ongoing ...

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CREMATORY Calls Out 'Lazy' Fans For Not Buying Concert Tickets, Threatens To Split Unless CD Sales Improve

German gothic metallers CREMATORY have called out their "lazy" fans for not buying tickets to the band's upcoming tour and have threatened to break up the act unless "metalheads start honoring the value of real music and come back to" spending money on artists' physical product. CREMATORY will release its new album, "Oblivion", on April ...

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Amoretum Vol. 1 - BLACK SPACE RIDERS

By now, folks should be able to differentiate between the high-profile THIN LIZZY offshoot BLACK STAR RIDERS and Germany's oft-tagged "riffonauts", BLACK SPACE RIDERS. If celestial sludge is your speed, then the latter is for you. The 2010 self-titled album, along with "D:REI" and "Light is the New Dark" is mandatory listening. Yet following the ...

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Former KISS Guitarist BRUCE KULICK Says Additional KULICK BROTHERS Performances Will Happen

Former KISS and current GRAND FUNK RAILROAD guitarist Bruce Kulick was recently interviewed by Totally Driven Radio. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On his recent "Kiss Kruise VII" performance with his brother, guitarist/producer Bob Kulick, and being invited to perform together again on "Kiss Kruise ...

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Ex-BOLT THROWER Vocalist KARL WILLETTS On MEMORIAM: 'We're A Band That's Trying To Recreate That Old-School Death Metal Feel'

Rich from HRH TV conducted an interview with vocalist Karl Willetts of Birmingham, United Kingdom death/grind metal outfit MEMORIAM, which features current and former members of veteran U.K. extreme metal acts BENEDICTION and BOLT THROWER, prior to their February 18 appearance at HRH Metal festival at O2 Academy in Birmingham, England. You can ...

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DARK FUNERAL Guitarist: 'Since I Haven't Changed My Natural Course, The Natural Course Of The Band Hasn't Changed That Much Either'

Eclectic Arts conducted an interview with guitarist Lord Ahriman (real name: Mikael Svanberg) of Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL prior to the band's February 27 show at Studio Seven in Seattle, Washington in support of SEPTICFLESH. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On reflecting on ...

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DESTRUCTION's SCHMIER: 'It Should Be The Law For Everybody To Travel; It Would Be A Much Better World'

Diamond Oz of Metal Underground conducted an interview with frontman Schmier of German thrashers DESTRUCTION aboard this year's installment of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which was held February 1-5. You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what "Under Attack", the title of their ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT: 'We Thrive Off Being Challenged'

Polar Music Prize recently conducted an interview with METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett. You can now watch the chat below. Asked about his previous comment that he plays "mostly rhythm" guitar during METALLICA's concerts, Hammett said: "Well, when I said that statement, what I mean is a lot of times, over the course of the song, ...

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