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DISTURBED Guitarist On Message Behind Addiction-Inspired 'A Reason To Fight': 'It's A Disease, And You're Not Alone'

Prior to DISTURBED's performance at the recent Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival in Columbus, Ohio, guitarist Dan Donegan spoke with Ronni Hunter of the city's 99.7 The Blitz radio station. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the fact that the band's debut, "The Sickness", ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION's PERRY FARRELL Releases Music Video For His New Protest Song, 'Pirate Punk Politician'

JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell has released the official music video for his latest single, "Pirate Punk Politician". The track, which he previously described as "a good old-fashioned protest song," will appear on his upcoming album, "Kind Heaven", due out June 7 via BMG. Asked what exactly he is protesting with "Pirate Punk Politician", Farrell ...

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SLAYER Gets Limited-Edition Bottle From JÄGERMEISTER

According to Metal Hammer, Jägermeister has launched a limited-edition bottle as a tribute to the legendary thrash metal band SLAYER. The 1.75-liter bottle features custom-made SLAYER artwork and is presented in an engraved box and is limited to just 500 bottles, which are available through Jägermeister's online store. SLAYER guitarist Kerry King says: ...

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Winter Ethereal - ARCH/MATHEOS

Some voices are simply undeniable. You may need to be a prog metal aficionado to truly appreciate the significance of this ongoing collaboration between two founding members of FATES WARNING, but regardless of historical context, "Winter Ethereal" provides a timely reminder that John Arch has one of the greatest voices in metal history. As an ...

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Listen To New HATE Song 'Seventh Manvantara'

"Seventh Manvantara", a new song from Polish death metallers HATE, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's 11th full-length album, "Auric Gates Of Veles", which will be released on June 14 via Metal Blade Records. Since 1991, HATE has lived up to their name, responsible for some of the angriest and ...

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PAPA ROACH To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of 'Infest' Album In 2020

Jacoby Shaddix has confirmed that PAPA ROACH will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's breakthrough album, "Infest", next year. The band's second full-length record and first major label release, "Infest" peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart and has been certified triple platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) for ...

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Kingdom of Lies - OSIAH

It's the slow bits that get you. Grinding, somnambulant beatdowns, agonizing and willfully lobotomized, full of menace and spite: not a new phenomenon in deathcore, by any means, but a facet of the genre that OSIAH appear to have mastered and refined on their second full-length record. In truth, these widely respected brutes from England's ...

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CHEVELLE To Begin Recording New Album Next Week

CHEVELLE is preparing to enter the studio to begin recording its new album. "We go in in [about] a week to start tracking," frontman Pete Loeffler told Ronni Hunter of the 99.7 The Blitz radio station at this past weekend's Sonic Temple festival. "So it's been about a year and a half of writing. And ...

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BAD WOLVES Complete Work On Second Album

Tommy Vext has confirmed that BAD WOLVES have completed work on their second album, tentatively due before the end of the year. "This process of recording this record was seamless," the singer told Nudge of Cincinnati's 102.7 WEBN radio station at this past weekend's Sonic Temple festival in Columbus, Ohio (see video below). "We all ...

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IN THIS MOMENT Guitarist Explains 'Mother' Album Title

Ronni Hunter of the 99.7 The Blitz radio station conducted an interview with IN THIS MOMENT guitarist Chris Howorth at this year's Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, which is being held May 17-19 in Columbus, Ohio. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the title ...

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LIV SIN: 'Blood Moon Fever' Music Video

The official music video for "Blood Moon Fever", the brand new single from LIV SIN, the Swedish band led by former SISTER SIN vocalist Liv "Sin" Jagrell, can be seen below. The song is taken from LIV SIN's upcoming album, "Burning Sermons", which will be released on September 6 via Despotz Records. The disc was ...

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Will The Real DAVID DRAIMAN Please Stand Up?

A DISTURBED mega-fan and David Draiman lookalike was invited to join the band on stage during last night's (Wednesday, May 15) concert in Manchester, England. Draiman plucked Carlos Pau-Real from the crowd at the O2 Apollo after noticing the Portuguese native's familiar appearance, complete with the double labret talons which were synonymous with David's image ...

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Revelations Of Oblivion - POSSESSED

Hellions rejoice! POSSESSED are back and this is absolutely no kind of false dawn. Full disclosure: this is not so much a review, more an extended love letter to Jeff Becerra. Why? Because comebacks are not supposed to be this convincing or this thrilling. Legendary bands are not generally inclined to return after a lengthy ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's DARON MALAKIAN: 'Three Of Us Don't See Eye To Eye' With SERJ TANKIAN On Where To Take The Band

SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian says that "creative differences" between singer Serj Tankian and the rest of the band are to be blamed for stalled attempts to record a follow-up to their "Mezmerize" and "Hypnotize" albums, which came out in 2005. Last summer, Malakian publicly accused Tankian of not wanting to record, with ...

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HATE: 'Sovereign Sanctity' Video Released

"Sovereign Sanctity", the new music video from Polish death metallers HATE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's 11th full-length album, "Auric Gates Of Veles", which will be released on June 14 via Metal Blade Records. The "Sovereign Sanctity" clip was produced by 9LITER FILMY and filmed by Blazej Jankowiak. Vocalist/guitarist ...

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Unbreakable - NEW YEARS DAY

It would be easy to be cynical about NEW YEARS DAY. From a metalhead's perspective, music this overtly commercial and expensive sounding can often seem soulless and contrived, like some ageing label executive's idea of what metal fans want to hear. "Unbreakable" certainly fits that template to a great degree. The whole thing sounds absolutely ...

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ZAKK WYLDE: I'll Put OZZY's Vocal Performance On First BLACK SABBATH Album Up Against Any Of His Peers

Zakk Wylde says that he would put Ozzy Osbourne's vocal performance on BLACK SABBATH's 1970 self-titled debut up against any other singers within the rock genre. While not considered the most technically proficient of vocalists, Osbourne's distinctive wail and phrasing helped define early heavy metal, subsequently blazing a trail for similar singer — especially within ...

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TOOL, JUDAS PRIEST, Others Have Their EPICENTER Festival Performances Canceled Due To Severe Weather

TOOL, JUDAS PRIEST and THE CULT are among the artists who had their sets canceled earlier tonight (Saturday, May 11) at the Epicenter music festival in Rockingham, North Carolina because of severe weather. The festival organizers released a statement, saying: "For the safety of fans, artists, and staff, the county of Richmond has determined that ...

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ARCH/MATHEOS Feat. JIM MATHEOS And JOHN ARCH: 'Tethered' Music Video

"Tethered", the new video from ARCH/MATHEOS, the project featuring founding FATES WARNING members John Arch (vocals) and Jim Matheos (guitar), can be seen below. The song is taken from ARCH/MATHEOS's second album, "Winter Ethereal", which is being released today (Friday, May 10) via Metal Blade Records. In progressive metal circles, the names of Jim Matheos ...

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