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BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH: Why God Has Called Me Back To KORN

KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, who left the band in 2005 after becoming a Christian and returned eight years later, was asked in a new interview with Matt's Movie Reviews if he has seen a growing Christian community on the heavy metal touring circuit. "Definitely people are more spiritual nowadays," he said (hear audio below). ...

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JERRY DIXON: 'When You Have The Original Musicians With ROBERT MASON, It's WARRANT On Steroids'

WARRANT bassist Jerry Dixon has praised vocalist Robert Mason, who replaced Jani Lane in 2008. The former LYNCH MOB singer has performed on 2011's "Rockaholic" and 2017's "Louder Harder Faster", and has brought a degree of stability to the band after Lane's unceremonious departure and subsequent 2011 death. WARRANT continues to tour regularly in support ...

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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Says Producer 'MUTT' LANGE 'Deserves All The Credit' For 'Hysteria'

Guitar Interactive magazine's Jonathan Graham conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen during the band's 2018 "Hysteria" anniversary tour. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the political themes DEF LEPPARD explored on "Hysteria" are still relevant today: Phil: "Nothing changed 2,000 ...

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New AMON AMARTH Drummer Says His 'Input' Was Welcomed On 'Berserker'

AMON AMARTH drummer Jocke Wallgren recently spoke with Jake Patton of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be streamed. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On new album, "Berserker", which marks his recording debut with the group: Jocke: "I'm really stoked. I was more spooked earlier on when we started with the 'Jomsviking' ...

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DEATH ANGEL Guitarist Says 'Dark' And 'Aggressive' New Album Was Inspired By Modern Society

DEATH ANGEL guitarist Rob Cavestany recently spoke with United Rock Nations about the group's soon-to-be-released ninth studio album, "Humanicide". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Humanicide": Rob: "There's no more that could have been done to make it any better coming from us. What you ...

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EXHORDER Completes Work On First Album In Nearly Three Decades

New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER have completed work on their third album for a late 2019 release via Nuclear Blast. The long-awaited follow-up to 1992's "The Law" was recorded at OCD Studios in Metairie, Louisiana with producer Duane Simoneaux and was mixed by Jens Bogren (AMON AMARTH, OPETH, SEPULTURA) at Fascination Street Studios in ...

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Revelations Of Oblivion - POSSESSED

Hellions rejoice! POSSESSED are back and this is absolutely no kind of false dawn. Full disclosure: this is not so much a review, more an extended love letter to Jeff Becerra. Why? Because comebacks are not supposed to be this convincing or this thrilling. Legendary bands are not generally inclined to return after a lengthy ...

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MISFITS Announce Summer Shows In Denver And Seattle

MISFITS will play in Denver and Seattle this summer. The band will perform on September 7 at Denver's Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre and on September 14 at Seattle's White River Amphitheatre. RISE AGAINST, THE DISTILLERS, THE DAMNED and CRO-MAGS will open both gigs. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on May 17 at ...

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DREAM THEATER To Record Show On 'Scenes From A Memory' 20th-Anniversary Tour For Future Release

PureGrainAudio recently conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the members of DREAM THEATER leaving their families and home lives to record their latest album, "Distance Over ...

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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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MEGADETH Enters Studio For New Album Pre-Production

MEGADETH has entered a studio in Franklin, Tennessee to begin pre-production for its follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album. Earlier today, the band tweeted a series of photos from the studio, along with the following caption: "It begins #megadeth16" MEGADETH's sessions for the new disc are being co-produced by Chris Rakestraw, who previously worked on "Dystopia". ...

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