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HAMMERFALL's JOACIM CANS: 'No One Expected An Album Like 'Glory To The Brave' In 1997'

Power metal was considered outdated when HAMMERFALL released its "Glory To The Brave" debut in 1997. Save for BLIND GUARDIAN, very few power metal acts actually increased in popularity throughout the decade, with the style's pioneering band, HELLOWEEN, struggling to regain footing after lineup changes, and alternative and grunge music taking precedence, effectively pushing out ...

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JOHN COOPER: 'I Never Wanted To Sing To Only Religious People. That's The Opposite Of What SKILLET Is All About'

"Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" conducted an interview with SKILLET frontman John Cooper at this year's Heavy Montreal festival. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the creative process of putting together a graphic novel and the band's latest studio album, "Victorious": John: "It was interesting. ...

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VINCE NEIL Remembers Late Daughter SKYLAR

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil shared a photo of his late daughter Skylar via Instagram earlier today, writing in an accompanying caption, "miss you", followed by a halo emoji. In the picture, Skylar, who is wearing an outfit covered in peace signs, is sitting on Vince's shoulders. Skylar died of cancer in August 1995 at ...

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LEE AARON To Release 'Power, Soul, Rock N' Roll' Live Album

Canadian rock icon Lee Aaron will release the first official live album of her long career exclusively on September 20 via Metalville Records. "Power, Soul, Rock N' Roll" was recorded during Aaron's 2017 German tour at the concerts in Balingen and Nuremberg and will be released as a CD-DVD set in digipak. In addition to ...

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Mother of Red Light - METH.

Oh my coagulating Christ, this is nasty. A six-man project from Chicago, METH. have two low-key releases under their belt, but "Mother of Red Light" will be most people's first taste of this band's newly birthed sonic world, and it's one that is likely to linger in the back of the throat, like some infernal, ...

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SKILLET: Making Of 'Legendary' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the music video for SKILLET's new single, "Legendary", can be seen below. The song is taken from the two-time Grammy nominees' tenth full-length album, "Victorious", which was released on August 2 via Atlantic. SKILLET frontman John Cooper told Billboard about "Legendary": "'Legendary' is kind of fun because it sounds ...

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FOREIGNER Guitarist/Saxophonist THOM GIMBEL: 'I Feel So Fortunate To Have Found A Home In This Band'

FOREIGNER guitarist/saxophonist Thom Gimbel recently spoke with Debra Miller of the Evansville, Indiana radio station WIKY. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On studying music at Boston's Berklee College of Music: Thom: "It was hard. I got there and I thought I was good because I ...

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New HIGHLY SUSPECT Album 'MCID' To Feature Collaboration With GOJIRA

HIGHLY SUSPECT has announced its third album, "MCID", with two new singles, "16" and "Upper Drugs". The project is an adventurous new chapter for HIGHLY SUSPECT and spans across rock, hip-hop and pop, and includes features from Young Thug, Tee Grizzley, GOJIRA and NOTHING BUT THIEVES. "MCID" is based on inconceivable true-life experiences (and perceptions) ...

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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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OZZY OSBOURNE Is A Genetic Mutant, DNA Researcher Claims

In 2010, a Massachusetts-based research company called Knome used a blood sample taken from Ozzy Osbourne to map out his genetic code and attempt to figure out how he has survived after years of abusing drugs and alcohol. Researchers at Knome hoped that analyzing Ozzy's blood and DNA would give them insight into how drugs ...

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NORMA JEAN Releases Music Video For '[Mind Over Mind]'

"[Mind Over Mind]", the new music video from Atlanta, Georgia's NORMA JEAN, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's eighth studio album, "All Hail", which will be released on October 25 via Solid State Records. The disc was recorded earlier this year with producer Will Putney (EVERY TIME I DIE, BODY ...

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THUNDER To Release 'The Greatest Hits' Album In September

Celebrating thirty years of music, British rockers THUNDER will release a 28-track album titled simply "The Greatest Hits" on September 27 through BMG. Featuring tracks from each of the band's 12 studio albums, it is the first-ever collection to actually be sanctioned by the group, but also compiled by the members of THUNDER themselves. The ...

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STYX Is Working On Follow-Up To 'The Mission' Album

STYX bassist Ricky Phillips has confirmed that the band is far along in the songwriting process for the follow-up to "The Mission". Released in June 2017, that disc marked STYX's first new LP in 14 years. It was recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, co-produced and co-written with Will Evankovich, a longtime collaborator of Tommy ...

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