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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD: 'We're Still Making Great Metal Albums'

"Bods Mayhem Hour" recently conducted an interview with vocalist Biff Byford of British metal legends SAXON. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what SAXON's expectations were upon the release of the band's 1979 self-titled debut album: Biff: "[When] the first album came out, we were ...

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VINNIE STIGMA Calls AGNOSTIC FRONT's 'Victim In Pain' Debut 'The Greatest Mistake Of My Life'

Germany's Moshpit Passion recently conducted an interview with guitarist Vinnie Stigma of legendary New York hardcore pioneers AGNOSTIC FRONT. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the 35th anniversary tour of AGNOSTIC FRONT's influential "Victim In Pain" debut: Vinnie: "I call it 'the greatest mistake ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Singer On 'Atonement' Album: 'It's Musically The Most Diverse Record We've Done As A Band'

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE vocalist Jesse Leach recently spoke with United Rock Nations. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's forthcoming album, "Atonement": Jesse: "I think it's musically the most diverse record we've done as a band, and lyrically, I feel like I really captured different ...

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Video Premiere: SICK OF IT ALL's 'Self Important S**thead'

New York hardcore legends SICK OF IT ALL have released the official music video for the song "Self Important Shithead". The track is taken from the band's twelfth studio album, "Wake The Sleeping Dragon!", which came out last November via Century Media. The follow-up to 2014's "The Last Act Of Defiance" was produced by Jerry ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Guitarist Throw His Support Behind MARIANNE WILLIAMSON In 2020 Presidential Race

JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro has praised Marianne Williamson as a "revolutionary thinker and leader in politics." The author and spiritual adviser is one of six female candidates vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. The 66-year-old self-help guru and consultant to Oprah Winfrey and other celebrities supports universal health care, wants to address the ...

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NAPALM DEATH: Pro-Shot Video Of Entire WITH FULL FORCE Concert

Professionally filmed video footage of NAPALM DEATH's entire June 28 performance at the With Full Force festival at Ferropolis in Gräfenhainichen, Germany can be seen below (courtesy of ARTE Concert). NAPALM DEATH is continuing work on its long-awaited new album for a tentative early 2020 release. The follow-up to 2015's "Apex Predator - Easy Meat" ...

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DISTURBED Singer Says ROGER WATERS Is 'A Very Sick Man' Who Is 'Wrapped Up In His Own Psychosis And His Own Hatred'

DISTURBED singer David Draiman, who is of Jewish heritage, has once again spoken out against a growing international movement that targets Israel. A number of artists, including Roger Waters, have been vocal in their support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, which calls for economic pressure on Israel to end the occupation of ...

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MEGADETH Drummer DIRK VERBEUREN Explains His Perpetual Smile

MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro has uploaded a new video in which he gets personal with the band's drummer, Dirk Verbeuren. In the 25-minute clip below, Kiko and Dirk talk about the 42-year-old Belgian-born-and-now-Los-Angeles-based drummer's perpetual smile and laughter, his uncomplicated approach to life and his seemingly inexhaustible love of family and friends. Asked how he ...

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Video: Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT Covers BLACK SABBATH Classic With VLTIMAS

VLTIMAS, the extreme metal formation featuring David Vincent (ex-MORBID ANGEL), Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen (ex-MAYHEM, AURA NOIR) and Flo Monier (CRYPTOPSY), played a cover version of the BLACK SABBATH classic "Black Sabbath" during its June 21 concert at the Underworld in London, England. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. VLTIMAS's debut album, ...

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VLTIMAS Feat. Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT: Video Of London Concert

VLTIMAS, the extreme metal formation featuring David Vincent (ex-MORBID ANGEL), Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen (ex-MAYHEM, AURA NOIR) and Flo Monier (CRYPTOPSY), performed on June 21 at the Underworld in London, England. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. VLTIMAS's debut album, "Something Wicked Marches In", was released on March 29 via Season Of ...

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Video: SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE Perform 'I Can't Drive 55' In Burbank

Last month, SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE celebrated the release of their first album of all-original material, "Space Between", with an exclusive performance at the iHeartRadio Theater in Burbank, California. Video of the band performing "I Can't Drive 55" can be seen below. THE CIRCLE is Sammy Hagar's critically acclaimed supergroup also featuring Michael Anthony, ...

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Video Premiere: BADFLOWER's 'Promise Me'

BADFLOWER has released the official music video for the song "Promise Me", taken from the band's critically acclaimed debut album, "OK, I'M SICK". The track's expressive lyrics and smooth guitar riffs punctuate its message about holding on to love and the hope of youth. BADFLOWER frontman Josh Katz stated about "Promise Me": "The concept of ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON On Failed Reunion Of MEGADETH's 'Rust In Peace' Lineup: 'We Gave It Everything We Had To Try To Make It Work'

David Ellefson says that he and Dave Mustaine tried "everything" to make a reunion of MEGADETH's "Rust In Peace" lineup work. The opportunity for MEGADETH's most celebrated lineup to regroup arose following the departures of guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover in 2014. Drummer Nick Menza was approached by Mustaine and Ellefson to replace ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Members Meet Rescue Dogs In Regina (Photos)

JUDAS PRIEST members Ian Hill (bass), Scott Travis (drums) and Richie Faulkner (guitar), along with touring guitarist Andy Sneap, visited the Lucky Paws Dog Rescue in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada prior to the band's concert Saturday night (June 8) at SaskTel Centre. JUDAS PRIEST posted a picture from the visit on social media, along with the ...

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KATAKLYSM EXHORDER, KRISIUN And HATCHET: Summer/Fall 2019 North American Tour Dates Announced

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM will kick off their "Meditations Over North America 2019" tour on September 4 in Joliet, Illinois. The 21-date trek will make stops Portland, Dallas and Baltimore before concluding in Worcester on September 26. Joining the band as special guests will be thrash legends EXHORDER, death metal kings KRISIUN ...

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REVOCATION And VOIVOD To Team Up For North American Co-Headlining Tour

After recently completing a U.S. tour with WHITECHAPEL and DYING FETUS, REVOCATION has announced another North American run for the fall — this time co-headlining with VOIVOD. This special tour will also see REVOCATION play its latest album, "The Outer Ones", in its entirety. PSYCROPTIC, SKELETAL REMAINS and CONJURER will join as additional support. Tour ...

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