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MICHAEL GILBERT Says FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Is 'Stronger Than Ever': 'There's Not Going To Be Any Lineup Changes Anymore'

Prior to FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's performance in Toulouse, France on September 15, guitarist Michael Gilbert spoke with Metal Exhumator. The full conversation can seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's European "Killfest Part II" tour with OVERKILL and DESTRUCTION: Michael: "The first half went so well that they said, ...

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SHINEDOWN Singer On Upcoming 'Attention Attention' Film: 'We Want It To Have An Authentic And Very Real Theatrical Release'

SHINEDOWN vocalist Brent Smith recently spoke with Jonathan Clarke of the New York City radio station Q104.3. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether any classic concept albums influenced the band's latest album, the conceptual "Attention Attention": Brent: "Obviously, PINK FLOYD's 'The Wall' is pretty ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of KIRK HAMMETT, ROBERT TRUJILLO And WHITFIELD CRANE Covering BLACK SABBATH's 'War Pigs'

METALLICA members Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo, along with their good friends Whitfield Crane (UGLY KID JOE), Joey Castillo (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, ZAKK SABBATH) and Doc Coyle (BAD WOLVES, GOD FORBID), performed on July 26 at Cosmopolitan Music Hall at Cosmo Music in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. Dubbed THE WEDDING BAND, they played ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Defends His Right To Speak Out On Political Issues

George Lynch has defended his right to speak out on political issues, saying that it is his "incumbent responsibility" to work for the betterment of his friends, neighbors and fellow human beings. The legendary DOKKEN and LYNCH MOB guitarist recently caught flak from some of his fans when he slammed President Donald Trump in an ...

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Watch THE AGONIST's Video For 'As One We Survive'

"As One We Survive", the new video from Montreal, Quebec, Canada's extreme metallers THE AGONIST, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Orphans", which will be released on September 20 via Rodeostar Records. "The first lyrics for 'As One We Survive' were written at a very trying time for ...

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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: 'Songs The Night Sings' Video

THE DARK ELEMENT, the project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, will release its second album, "Songs The Night Sings", on November 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to 2017's "The Dark Element" was mixed by Jacob Hansen, who has previously worked with VOLBEAT and AMARANTHE, among ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: DONALD TRUMP Is An 'Idiotic Monster' And 'Complete Piece Of S**t' Who 'Doesn't Know Anything'

DOKKEN guitar legend George Lynch has slammed President Donald Trump, calling the billionaire real estate mogul an "idiotic monster" and an "egotistical, self-aggrandizing, complete piece of shit" who "doesn't know anything." The iconic musician, who has previously called himself a "very progressive person" and "liberal in [his] politics," made his latest comments during an interview ...

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Watch LITA FORD Perform In Quakertown, Pennsylvania

Fan-filmed video footage of Lita Ford's August 28 performance at Univest Performance Center in Quakertown, Pennsylvania can be seen below. Earlier this year, Lita told The Metal Voice that she was putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to 2012's "Living Like A Runaway" album. Helming the new project once again is guitarist/producer Gary Hoey, ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION Announces North American Tour With ATHEIST, FULL OF HELL, PRIMITIVE MAN, AUTHOR & PUNISHER, VITRIOL

This November/December, CATTLE DECAPITATION will headline the North American "Geocidal Tendencies" tour featuring support from ATHEIST, FULL OF HELL, PRIMITIVE MAN, AUTHOR & PUNISHER and VITRIOL. The extensive trek will kick off just before the release of CATTLE DECAPITATION's long-awaited ninth studio album, "Death Atlas", due out November 29 via Metal Blade Records. Additionally, ...

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Video Premiere: BAD WOLVES' 'I'll Be There'

"I'll Be There", the new Bryan Ramirez-directed video from BAD WOLVES, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming sophomore album, "N.A.T.I.O.N.", which will be released in the fall via Eleven Seven Music. BAD WOLVES singer Tommy Vext recently told HardDrive Radio about the making of the band's new disc: "Gutars ...

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SLAYER's Sponsorship Pulled From NASCAR Race

Last week, SLAYER announced that it had joined Rick Ware Racing as the primary sponsor for the No. 54 entry at tomorrow's Bristol Motor Speedway. Today, reportedly due to "reactionary concerns from other longtime participating sponsors," SLAYER has been pulled as the primary sponsor, and all SLAYER signage has been removed from the car that ...

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Video Premiere: TRANSPORT LEAGUE's 'Dawn Of Lucifer'

"Dawn Of Lucifer", the new video from Swedish metallers TRANSPORT LEAGUE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's eighth album, "A Million Volt Scream", which will be released on August 30 via Mighty Music. Formed in 1994, TRANSPORT LEAGUE soon made its mark on the scene with its debut album, "Stallion ...

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WEDNESDAY 13: Visualizer For New Song 'Bring Your Own Blood'

The official visualizer for the song "Bring Your Own Blood" from horror-punk stalwart Wednesday 13 can be seen below. The track is taken from his new album, "Necrophaze", which will be released on September 27 via Nuclear Blast Records. Commenting on the new song, Wednesday 13 says: "'BYOB' is one of my favorites off the ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's EN MINOR Performs Live For First Time (Video)

Philip H. Anselmo's EN MINOR made its live debut Wednesday night (August 14) at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans, Louisiana. The concert served as the release party for EN MINOR's debut seven-inch, which was released on August 2 via Housecore Records. Fan-filmed video footage of the show can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube ...

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THE WILDHEARTS To Release 'Diagnosis' Mini-Album

THE WILDHEARTS will release the "Diagnosis" mini-album on October 4 through Graphite Records. This six-track effort features five brand new songs and is released as a limited-edition special white vinyl with pale blue powder splatter 10-inch (to look like a pill) and as a regular black vinyl 10-inch and CD. All three physical formats will ...

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SEPULTURA Begins Recording New Album; Early 2020 Release Expected

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA have entered the studio to begin recording their new album for a tentative February 2020 release via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2017's "Machine Messiah" is once again being recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with SOILWORK, OPETH, KATATONIA, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR ...

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DIAMOND HEAD: 'The Sleeper' Lyric Video

NWOBHM pioneers DIAMOND HEAD have released a lyric video for the song "The Sleeper". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "The Coffin Train", which was released in May via Silver Lining Music. The disc's fourth single, "The Sleeper" is epic, commencing with calm and sober vocals that build into a poignant and ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Turns 56 On Saturday

METALLICA singer/guitarist James Hetfield turns 56 years old on Saturday (August 3). Born in 1963 in Downey, California, James was the son of a truck driver named Virgil and a singer named Cynthia. Hetfield's parents were Christian Scientists and strongly disapproved of the use of any kind of medicine or medical treatments, even when Cynthia ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Says Metal And Horror Are Both 'Really Good At Capturing Dark Emotions'

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently spoke with the Canadian Broadcasting Centre (CBC) program "Q" about his exhibit of vintage horror film posters, "It's Alive!: Classic Horror And Sci-Fi Art From The Kirk Hammett Collection", which is currently on display at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow ...

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