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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK On SLAYER Staying True To 'Farewell' Tour Plans: 'They Don't Mess Around. I Believe Them.'

Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station recently conducted an interview with lead guitarist Alex Skolnick of San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT. You can listen to the chat via the widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On taking part in the North American leg of SLAYER's "farewell" tour: Alex: "It's hard to ...

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THE ABSENCE: 'Misery Trophies' Video Released

Florida-based melodic death metal quintet THE ABSENCE has released a music video for a new song called "Misery Trophies". The track, which is also available for download and stream via digital platforms, is taken from the band's upcoming album, "A Gift For The Obsessed", which will be released on March 23 via M-Theory Audio. The ...

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MAX CAVALERA Laments Losing SEPULTURA Name

Max Cavalera says that he wishes he had been able to keep the SEPULTURA name after the band's classic lineup fell apart more than two decades ago. SEPULTURA's most commercially successful period ended in 1996 with the exit of Max after the rest of the band fired his wife Gloria as their manager. His brother, ...

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MAX CAVALERA On Next SOULFLY Record: 'It's A Tribal Thrash Album. It's Never Been Done Quite Like That'

Metal Wani's Chuck Marshall recently conducted an interview with current SOULFLY/CAVALERA CONSPIRACY and former SEPULTURA frontman Max Cavalera. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the recent "Max And Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots" tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of SEPULTURA's "Roots" had an impact ...

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HELMET: 'Life Or Death' Video Released

Video footage of HELMET performing the "Dead To The World" album track "Life Or Death" on April 28, 2017 at 170 Russell in Melbourne Australia can be seen below. The clip was produced and directed by Richard De Silva. As previously reported, HELMET and PRONG will join forces for a co-headlining U.S. tour in May. ...

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TERROR UNIVERSAL: 'Through The Mirrors' Video

"Through The Mirrors", the new slasher flick-inspired video from TERROR UNIVERSAL, the "horror metal" band featuring ILL NIÑO drummer Dave Chavarri (who also previously played with SOULFLY), can be seen below. The song is taken from TERROR UNIVERSAL's full-length debut, "Make Them Bleed", which was released on January 19 via Minus Head Records. The disc ...

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TESTAMENT's ERIC PETERSON On Metal's Decline In Popularity During The '90s: 'It Was Awesome. It Kind Of Weeded Out The Weak'

Sebastiano Mereu of From Hero To Zero recently conducted an interview with guitarist Eric Peterson of San Francisco Bay Area thrash veterans TESTAMENT. You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the differences of being a musician today versus when TESTAMENT got their start over 30 ...

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HELMET And PRONG Join Forces For U.S. Co-Headlining Tour

HELMET and PRONG will join forces for a co-headlining U.S. tour in May. The trek kicks off May 3 in Atlanta and concludes on May 26 at Baltimore's Maryland Deathfest. PRONG's Tommy Victor said in a statement: "Finally! HELMET and PRONG on tour together at last. The circle is now complete. rom the years of ...

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STONE SOUR Drummer On Band's Chemistry: 'We're Brothers'

STONE SOUR drummer Roy Mayorga was recently interviewed by JZ of the Little Falls, Minnesota-based radio station FM94. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the group's latest album, "Hydrograd": Roy: "We made the record with zero expectations. We just put together the best songs we ...

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BORKNAGAR Parts Ways With Guitarist JENS F. RYLAND

Norwegian epic black metal pioneers BORKNAGAR have parted ways with their longtime guitarist Jens F. Ryland. The band says in a statement: "We would like to thank and salute him for all the time we shared on and off stage the past 20 years. The very best of luck with all future endevours!" BORKNAGAR is ...

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Make Them Bleed - TERROR UNIVERSAL

Easy one to kick off the new year, what do all these acts have in common: GWAR, LORDI, SLIPKNOT, MUSHROOMHEAD, MOTOGRATER, GHOST, UNDERLINED, ASESINO, BERZERKER and Buckethead? The same thing as TERROR UNIVERSAL, a supergroup of masked marauders. Here the band is made up of alumni from ILL NINO and UPON A BURNING BED. What ...

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SOULFLY: First Taste Of Music For Upcoming Album

The first taste of the material that SOULFLY is planning to record for the follow-up to 2015's "Archangel" album, tentatively due this summer via Nuclear Blast, is available in the clip below. In a recent interview with Metal Wani, Max Cavalera stated about SOULFLY's next disc: "I'm writing right now. When I was home before ...

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SOULFLY Guitarist MARC RIZZO To Release 'Rotation' Solo Album In March

SOULFLY and CAVALERA CONSPIRACY guitarist Marc Rizzo will release his new solo album, "Rotation", on March 30 via Combat Records/EMP Label Group/Amped in North America, and Combat/SPV in Europe. "Rotation" is the fourth solo release for Rizzo, following 2004's "Colossal Myopia", 2006's "The Ultimate Devotion" (both released by legendary shred label Shrapnel), and the independently ...

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MAX CAVALERA Says It's 'Cool' That CAVALERA CONSPIRACY's 'Psychosis' Contains No Big 'Hit Songs'

On November 30, Sam Sheppard from SINATE conducted an interview with Max Cavalera (CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SOULFLY, SEPULTURA) in Berlin, Germany during the "Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots" European tour. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about CAVALERA CONSPIRACY's fourth album, "Psychosis", which was released on November 17 via Napalm Records, Max ...

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