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DEVIN TOWNSEND Kicks Off European 'Empath' Tour (Video)

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend kicked off his European "Empath" tour on November 15 in Paris, France. Fan-filmed video footage of the second show of the trek, which took place last night (Saturday, November 16) at Trix in Antwerp, Belgium, can be seen below. Since disbanding the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, Devin has been tracking ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST, SORTILÈGE, SOEN, TROLLFEST, GRAVE DIGGER, Others Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

The organizers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise have announced that legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker and his band MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST will be aboard next year's edition of the cruise. The one and only original Mad Axeman, the triumphant genius of six strings, will be joined by the following musicians: Gary Barden (Vocals) ...

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NICKELBACK's CHAD KROEGER: DEVIN TOWNSEND Is 'The Most Wonderful Human Being Ever'

Chad Kroeger says that Devin Townsend is "the most wonderful human being ever." Last year, Townsend surprised longtime fans by revealing his unexpected friendship with the NICKELBACK frontman. Four months later, it was announced that Kroeger would appear on Devin's recently issued "Empath" album, along with guitarists Steve Vai, Mike Keneally, Kiev-based orchestra Lords Of ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Releases 'Why?' Animated Music Video

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend has released an animated music video for the song "Why?", directed by D.C. Turner. Check it out below. Over the past few years, the success that Devin has slowly worked for has fortunately come with the power to control his own creative destiny. The recent successes with the DVD ...

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Video Premiere: WHITESNAKE's 'Trouble Is Your Middle Name'

"Trouble Is Your Middle Name", the new music video from WHITESNAKE, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest studio album, "Flesh & Blood", which was released in May via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album "Forevermore" and 2015's "The Purple Album", a reimagining of ...

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GENE HOGLAN On DEVIN TOWNSEND Once Again Performing STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Material Live: 'Good On Ya'

Veteran drummer Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT, DARK ANGEL, DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DETHKLOK) recently spoke with Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On DARK ANGEL's reunion: Gene: "It's more for the love of metal, and the love of my ...

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CYNIC To Release 'Traced In Air Remixed'

CYNIC has announced the re-release of its sophomore effort, 2008's "Traced In Air". "Traced In Air Remixed" features new tracking by virtuoso bassist Sean Malone, a vibrant new mix by PERIPHERY's Adam "Nolly" Getgood (ANIMALS AS LEADERS, DEVIN TOWNSEND, HAKEN) as well as mastering done by Ermin Hamidovic. The album is slated for release on ...

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Watch WHITESNAKE's Entire Moscow Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of WHITESNAKE's entire July 17 concert at Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Bad Boys 02. Slide It In 03. Love Ain't No Stranger 04. Hey You (You Make Me Rock) 05. Slow An' Easy 06. Ain't No Love In The ...

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Watch WHITESNAKE Perform At Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR

Fan-filmed video footage of WHITESNAKE's July 13 performance at the Sauna Open Air festival in Tampere, Finland can be seen below. WHITESNAKE is touring in support of its latest album, "Flesh & Blood", which was released on May 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album "Forevermore" and 2015's ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Says 'Writing Had Been On The Wall For A Few Years' To End DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT

"BODS Mayhem Hour" recently conducted an interview with Canadian producer/musician Devin Townsend. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether his latest studio album, "Empath", took a toll on him physically and emotionally: Devin: "I think they all do to some extent, but that's just the ...

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Watch WHITESNAKE Perform In Milan

Fan-filmed video footage of WHITESNAKE's June 19 performance at Mediolanum Forum in Milan, Italy can be seen below. WHITESNAKE is touring in support of its latest album, "Flesh & Blood", which was released on May 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album "Forevermore" and 2015's "The Purple Album", ...

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Old Star - DARKTHRONE

The progression of extreme metal legends DARKTHRONE from black metal genre pioneer to ambassadors of pure heavy metal expression has been fun to experience. While some of their contemporaries continue to put out competent-yet-watered-down rehashes of works that defined the genre and others self-destructed under the weight of their own psychological excesses, Fenriz and Nocturno ...

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AVATAR Vocalist On Upcoming Tour With BABYMETAL: 'I Like The Opportunity Of Doing Something Different'

Prior to AVATAR's performance at the recent Sonic Temple Music + Art Festival in Columbus, Ohio, vocalist Johannes Eckerström spoke with Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the group's recent live release, "The King Live In Paris": Johannes: "For many ...

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Watch WHITESNAKE Perform In Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Fan-filmed video footage of WHITESNAKE's May 2 concert at Xcite Center at Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pennsylvania can be seen below. WHITESNAKE is touring in support of its upcoming album, "Flesh & Blood", which will be released on May 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album "Forevermore" and ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Says NICKELBACK's CHAD KROEGER Is 'A Functioning Genius'

Devin Townsend has called Chad Kroeger "a functioning genius." The oft-reviled NICKELBACK frontman offered Townsend some key bits advice before Devin embarked on the songwriting process for his new "Empath" studio album. Opposites in many respects, Townsend originally connected with Kroeger after tweeting his fondness for NICKELBACK's recent "Feed The Machine" album, drawing the expected ...

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WHITESNAKE's JOEL HOEKSTRA Says DAVID COVERDALE Is 'Really Great At Focusing On Positive Energy And Being A Positive Guy'

Sonic Perspectives recently conducted an interview with WHITESNAKE guitarist Joel Hoekstra. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for WHITESNAKE's upcoming studio album, "Flesh & Blood": Joel: "Most of the songs would start with an idea from David [Coverdale, vocals]. Then he would ...

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WHITESNAKE's JOEL HOEKSTRA On Writing With DAVID COVERDALE: 'The First Thing You Come Up With Has To Be Good'

WHITESNAKE guitarist Joel Hoekstra recently spoke with Cameron Buchholtz of the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma radio station 100.5 The KATT. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's rigorous touring schedule: Joel: "That's something that David Coverdale still likes. He still enjoys production rehearsals and heading ...

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