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SHINEDOWN Singer: 'We're Never Gonna Phone An Album In'

Brent Smith has told "The Morning Blaze" in a new interview that SHINEDOWN never approaches the making of its albums with the intention of topping its previous releases. "We try not to compare anything and put it in the idea of, 'I need to beat the last record that we did,'" the singer said. "The ...

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WEDNESDAY 13's 'Necrophaze' Will Be 'The Ultimate Horror Record'

Horror-punk stalwart Wednesday 13 spoke to Music Interview Corner about the status of his next studio album, "Necrophaze", tentatively due in early 2019 via Nuclear Blast. "It's going to be really cool," he said (see video below). "I'm doing something totally different. All my records are different. It's still a little too early to say ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN On MEGADETH's 'Risk': 'Everybody Involved With It Was Doing The Best That They Possibly Could'

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has no regrets about the band's "Risk" album, saying that the controversial record was created "with the best of intentions." Issued in 1999, "Risk" received a mixed response from critics and alienated hardcore MEGADETH fans due to its departure from the band's heavy thrash metal roots to a more commercial, ...

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SLAYER's PAUL BOSTAPH: 'Blood Red' Drum-Cam Footage From London

Drum-cam footage of SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph performing the song "Blood Red" during the band's November 3, 2018 concert at Wembley SSE Arena in London, England can be seen below. Bostaph, who was previously SLAYER's drummer from 1992 until 2001 and recorded four albums with the band, rejoined SLAYER in 2013 after the group's original ...

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NIGHTRAGE: 'By Darkness Drawn' Video

Greek/Swedish extreme metal stalwarts NIGHTRAGE have released the official music video for their new single, "By Darkness Drawn". The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Wolf To Man", which will arrive on March 29, 2019 via Despotz Records. Says the band: "With 'By Darkness Drawn', we wanted to combine our trademark NIGHTRAGE guitar ...

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RIVAL SONS: Official Visualizer For 'Feral Roots' Title Track

Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS have released an official visualizer for the title track of their much-anticipated new album, "Feral Roots", which arrives everywhere on January 25 via Low Country Sound/Atlantic Records. The clip was shot by RIVAL SONS vocalist Jay Buchanan and Steven Bradley in the woods of Franklin, Tennessee. "Feral Roots" was produced ...

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APOCALYPTICA: 'One' Video From 'Apocalyptica Plays Metallica by Four Cellos - A Live Performance'

A performance video of "One", taken from APOCALYPTICA's new live set, "Apocalyptica Plays Metallica by Four Cellos - A Live Performance", can be seen below. Two decades ago, APOCALYPTICA's first and most important album, "Plays Metallica By Four Cellos", was released, selling over 1.5 million copies to date and leading to a carefully remastered, critically ...

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ATREYU-Branded Beer Has Arrived

Orange County, California rockers ATREYU have teamed up local brewery Noble Ale Works to create "Atreyu Superhero DIPA With Orange Zest". Led by Citra and El Dorado, this hazy DIPA gives soft notes of lychee, tropical fruit, and butterfly kisses, while bright California navel oranges keep the party going. On December 16, at noon EST, ...

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OVERKILL: Lyric Video For New Song 'Last Man Standing'

The official lyric video for the song "Last Man Standing" from New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 19th studio album, "The Wings Of War", which will be released on February 22, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at Gear Recording Studio in ...

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SEPULTURA-Branded Red And White Wine To Be Launched This Month

Groove, power and fire — these are all qualities that Brazilian/American thrash metal veterans SEPULTURA have been adding to their music since they first started out. Gourmets already know that these are elements that a good wine needs as well. As pioneers of the scene, the members of SEPULTURA have been active for over three ...

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Video Premiere: MALEVOLENT CREATION's 'Decimated'

The Guilherme Henriques-created video for "Decimated", a brand new song from Florida death metal veterans MALEVOLENT CREATION, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The 13th Beast", which will be released on January 18, 2019 via Century Media. "The 13th Beast" introduces a new lineup consisting of Phil Cincilla ...

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LAMB OF GOD Guitarist's 'Anesthetic' Solo Album To Feature Guest Appearances By LINKIN PARK, PAPA ROACH Members

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton will release a solo album titled "Anesthetic" on March 1, 2019 via WPP Records and Spinefarm Records. The disc's first single, "The Truth Is Dead", featuring guest vocals by LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe and ARCH ENEMY frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz, can be streamed below. "Anesthetic" was made alongside ...

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PAPA ROACH: Lyric Video For New Song 'Elevate'

The official lyric video for "Elevate", a brand new song from the California alternative-rock quartet PAPA ROACH, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 10th studio album, "Who Do You Trust?", which will be released on January 18, 2019 through Eleven Seven Music. The 12-song disc features the band's signature heavy ...

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Video Premiere: BREAKING BENJAMIN's 'Tourniquet'

BREAKING BENJAMIN has released an official music video for the song "Tourniquet". The clip completes the visual trilogy of videos released to date from the band's sixth studio album, "Ember". "Ember" debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart and has spawned off two No. 1 rock radio hits with recent singles "Red Cold ...

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IN FLAMES To Release 'I, The Mask' Album In March; Listen To New Songs '(This Is Our) House' And 'I Am Above'

Swedish melodic heavyweights IN FLAMES will release their thirteenth studio album, titled "I, The Mask", on March 1, 2019 via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excluding North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America). Pre-orders for the album will begin January 11 offering "I Am Above" and "(This Is Our) House" as instant downloads. The 12-track album ...

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KIKO LOUREIRO: How I Landed Guitarist Gig In MEGADETH

BackStage360 recently conducted an interview with former ANGRA and current MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro. You can now watch the chat below. Asked how he landed the gig with MEGADETH, Kiko said: "ANGRA, we [had] a gold disc in Brazil, and then we released the album in Europe in 1994. And that was quite successful — ...

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