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FLOOR JANSEN Laments Split Of Her Pre-NIGHTWISH Band AFTER FOREVER: 'I Was Not Too Pleased With Stopping'

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH frontwoman Floor Jansen about NORTHWARD, her hard rock project with PAGAN'S MIND guitarist Jørn Viggo Lofstad. You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of NORTHWARD, which date back to an all-star jam at the 2007 ProgPower USA ...

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ERIC MARTIN Wants RICHIE KOTZEN To Support MR. BIG On What He Believes Will Be Band's Final Tour

Prior to his October 28 solo acoustic performance in Pontypridd, Wales, MR. BIG vocalist Eric Martin spoke with Midlands Metalheads Radio. The complete conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On guitarist Paul Gilbert's departure from the group in 1999: Eric: "It was weird circumstances. Paul just left us. ...

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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS: 'I've Had A Really F**ked-Up Year'

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis was interviewed for the latest episode of "The Jasta Show", the podcast hosted by HATEBREED's Jamey Jasta. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his resilience in the wake of adversity: Davis: "I like doing what I do. ...

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KISS Members Envision Final Show Of Upcoming Farewell Tour: 'How Do You Not End With 'Rock And Roll All Nite'?'

Even though KISS's upcoming "End Of The Road" farewell tour will feature numerous songs the group has been playing live for more than four decades, band members Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer say they never tire of performing them. When Madison Vain of BUILD Series asked Simmons to envision the closing ...

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AMARANTHE's ELIZE RYD: 'It Felt Natural To Me To Listen To Metal'

France's United Rock Nations recently conducted an interview with frontwoman Elize Ryd of Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether she thinks AMARANTHE has created a new style of metal by combining dance, techno and traditional metal elements: Elize: "I have that ...

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STEVEN TYLER And NUNO BETTENCOURT's Cover Of THE ROLLING STONES' 'Brown Sugar': Behind-The-Scenes Look

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler's cover version of THE ROLLING STONES' 1971 hit "Brown Sugar" is featured on "Muscle Shoals… Small Town, Big Sound", a compilation album in tribute to Alabama's Muscle Shoals sound, which was released September 28 on BMG. EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt also played on the track, which was recorded at FAME Studios. ...

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GODSMACK Drummer On Band's 'Conscious Effort' To 'Mature': 'We Didn't Look At It Like A Sellout'

Prior to GODSMACK's performance at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California on October 13, drummer Shannon Larkin spoke with Two Doods Reviews. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the band ever gets sick of playing certain songs: Shannon: "It's not really like that. The ...

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Listen To New METAL CHURCH Song 'Out Of Balance'

"Out Of Balance", a brand new song from West Coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming 12th full-length studio album, "Damned If You Do", which will be released on December 7 via Rat Pak Records. The effort will also be available in Europe via Nuclear ...

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SICK OF IT ALL: 'Wake The Sleeping Dragon!' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Wake The Sleeping Dragon!", the title track of the twelfth studio album from New York hardcore legends SICK OF IT ALL, can be seen below. Due on November 2, the follow-up to 2014's "The Last Act Of Defiance" was produced by Jerry Farley (EVERY TIME I DIE, DEMON HUNTER) over ...

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EVERGREY: 'The Atlantic' Album Details Revealed

Acclaimed Swedish dark melodic metal masters EVERGREY will release their new studio album, titled "The Atlantic", on January 25, 2019. The band has worked extensively on the follow-up to 2016's "The Storm Within" (which entered the charts on high positions in numerous countries). EVERGREY again teamed up with Jacob Hansen, who — just like with ...

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Listen To New SICK OF IT ALL Song 'Wake The Sleeping Dragon!'

New York hardcore legends SICK OF IT ALL will release their twelfth studio album, "Wake The Sleeping Dragon!", on November 2. The follow-up to 2014's "The Last Act Of Defiance" was produced by Jerry Farley (EVERY TIME I DIE, DEMON HUNTER) over a two-and-a-half-week period at Nova Studios in Staten Island, New York and was ...

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Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT Teams Up With Ex-MAYHEM Guitarist, CRYPTOPSY Drummer In VLTIMAS

Season Of Mist has announced the signing of VLTIMAS. The three-piece extreme metal formation, consisting of David Vincent (ex-MORBID ANGEL), Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen (ex-MAYHEM, AURA NOIR) and Flo Monier (CRYPTOPSY), has completed the work on its debut album for an early 2019 release. Eriksen comments: "Feels like aeons ago since I last ventured into these ...

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NERGAL Says Side Project ME AND THAT MAN Made BEHEMOTH's New Album 'More Dynamic': 'It Opened Me Up'

BEHEMOTH vocalist/guitarist Adam "Nergal" Darski recently spoke with Christina Rowatt of Australia's "The Void With Christina" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his personal philosophy: Nergal: "I just try to keep my eyes open and process the world, because at every corner, you can ...

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Video Premiere: METAL CHURCH's 'Damned If You Do'

The official music video for "Damned If You Do", the title track of the 12th full-length studio album from West Coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH, can be seen below. The song is quintessential METAL CHURCH and showcases the sound that has garnered the band fans all around the globe, with its driving guitar riffs, punishing ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist JOE PERRY Announces Fall 2018 Solo U.S. Tour Dates

Joe Perry — legendary guitarist, co-founding member, principal songwriter and co-producer of AEROSMITH — has just confirmed more shows in support of his 2018 "Sweetzerland Manifesto" solo album. The headlining dates kick off November 30 in Iowa and include stops in New York, Detroit, Philadelphia and more before wrapping up with three Los Angeles-area shows. ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Bassist On Upcoming Tour With BIOHAZARD's BILLY GRAZIADEI: 'We're Going To Do Some Really Cool Things Together'

The career paths of former Roadrunner Records labelmates LIFE OF AGONY and BIOHAZARD have intersected at numerous points over the last quarter-century, with the latter band's Billy Graziadei even co-mixing LOA's live album, "River Runs Again: Live 2003". This fall, LIFE OF AGONY will return the favor by taking Graziadei on tour with them in ...

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METAL CHURCH To Release 'Damned If You Do' Album In December

West Coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH will release their 12th full-length studio album, "Damned If You Do", on December 7 via Rat Pak Records. The effort will also be available in Europe via Nuclear Blast and Japan via King Records. The latest release is the follow-up to 2016's "XI", which saw the return of legendary ...

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BUCKCHERRY Begins Recording 'Warpaint' Album

Californian rockers BUCKCHERRY have set "Warpaint" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in early 2019. Helming the sessions is producer Mike Plotnikoff, who previously worked with the band on 2005's platinum-certified "15" record. Singer Josh Todd has uploaded a short video message on his Facebook page in which he revealed that he ...

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