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INSOMNIUM Drummer: 'Heart Like A Grave' Is 'Easily The Strongest Record We Have Ever Done'

Gonzalo Pozo of Sonic Perspectives recently conducted an interview with drummer Markus Hirvonen of Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On incorporating more "Finnish melancholia" into INSOMNIUM's forthcoming studio album, "Heart Like A Grave": Markus: "Basically it ...

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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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Dawn Of Infinite Fire - ASAGRAUM

It says a lot about the strength of frontwoman Obscura's vision that ASAGRAUM are currently being talked about as major black metal contenders. As much as I'm sure the band don't need a white, middle-aged man to congratulate them for making fantastic music and possessing vaginas at the same time, it would be disingenuous to ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Says He Would 'Absolutely' Love To Direct Or Produce A Horror Movie

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently discussed his love of horror films with Neil Shukla, Paul Luis and Mark Hebert of the Toronto musical instrument superstore Cosmo Music. The five-part "Rockstars In Cars" interview can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow. On the classic horror movies he'd most recommend: Kirk: "The first 'Frankenstein' movie is ...

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FLYING COLORS Feat. MIKE PORTNOY, STEVE MORSE, NEAL MORSE: Animated Lyric Video For 'Love Letter' Song

An animated lyric video for the song "Love Letter" from FLYING COLORS can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Third Degree", which will be released on October 4 via Music Theories Recordings. FLYING COLORS consists of guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE, DIXIE DREGS, ex-KANSAS), drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY ...

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ALTER BRIDGE: Lyric Video For New Song 'In The Deep'

As the debut single "Wouldn't You Rather" continues to climb the Active Rock charts and on the heels of the recently-released, fan favorite "Pay No Mind", ALTER BRIDGE has unveiled another track from its upcoming album, "Walk The Sky". "In The Deep" is now available on all digital service providers around the globe and the ...

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA's 2019 'Christmas Eve And Other Stories' Tour: BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (TSO), the multi-platinum, critically-acclaimed progressive rock group, today announced its highly anticipated winter tour 2019. Returning with all-new staging and effects is the unforgettable show that started it all, "Christmas Eve And Other Stories". TSO's show that started small, performed to 12,000 people in five cities in 1999, which then exploded on to ...

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DENNER'S INFERNO Feat. MERCYFUL FATE Guitarist MICHAEL DENNER: 'In Amber' Album Details Announced

DENNER'S INFERNO, the new band featuring legendary KING DIAMOND and MERCYFUL FATE guitar player and composer Michael Denner, will release its debut album, "In Amber", on November 15 through Mighty Music. Denner is a very well-known name in the international rock/metal scene, as a former guitarist in the two most influential Danish rock/metal bands ever: ...

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TOTO: '40 Tours Around The Sun' To Be Released This Week

TOTO has been touring the globe over the course of 2018-2019 in celebration of the band's 40th anniversary. Along the way, they performed in front of well over a million fans across Europe, North America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and even Indonesia. The band's level of global critical mass reached new heights largely fueled by ...

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TRIXTER Drummer Steps Out Front For New Solo Single, 'With You...'

After rocking the world with MTV hair band TRIXTER for three decades, former New Jersey resident Mark Gus Scott steps out from behind the drums to stand center stage for his lead vocal debut and share something very special. The rock-star-turned-adult-contemporary-solo-artist's latest release, "With You..." , is an emotional, passionate and heartfelt ballad the likes ...

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LIV SIN Joined By SOILWORK's BJÖRN 'SPEED' STRID For 'Hope Begins To Fade' Video

Following on from the acclaimed "Follow Me" album, Swedish quintet LIV SIN, led by the unmistakeable vocals of Liv Jagrell (ex-SISTER SIN), the band returns with the powerful and hard-hitting album "Burning Sermons". Channeling their love of classic heavy metal with a bruising modern edge, "Burning Sermons" is a riff-heavy collection, showcasing the band's innate ...

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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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GAVIN ROSSDALE Says New BUSH Album, 'The Mind Plays Tricks On You', Is 'Really Close' To Being Finished

BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale spoke to Australia's Heavy about the band's next studio album, "The Mind Plays Tricks On You", which is tentatively due in early 2020. The disc was recently recorded at a Los Angeles studio with film composer Tyler Bates, who has previously worked with Marilyn Manson. "It's really close [to being finished]," ...

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GLENN HUGHES: 'When I'm On Stage, I'm So Full Of Gratitude That I Have No Fear Of Anything At All'

Total Rock Radio conducted an interview with legendary rock English singer Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) at this year's Stonedeaf festival in Newark, United Kingdom. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the current status of his health after postponing his 2019 U.K. tour due ...

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OSCAR DRONJAK Says HAMMERFALL Wants To Make The 'Perfect Heavy Metal Album' Every Time

In an interview with EMP Spain prior to their appearance at this year's Leyendas Del Rock festival in Villena, Spain, guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL delved deep into the writing and recording process for their latest studio album, "Dominion". Like in previous interviews, Dronjak cited the stress-free and well-planned nature of the "Dominion" ...

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M.E.T.A.L. - FREEDOM CALL

There are few things in music worse than a power metal band that puts in a half-hearted effort. Dozens of record store discount bins and single-digit viewed Bandcamp pages are loaded with album covers promising over-the-top metallic tales of adventure, mythology and epic battles, only to disappoint with a perfectly competent yet sparkless work of ...

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