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AMORPHIS Guitarist Cites 'Trust' As The Main Reason For Working With Producer JENS BOGREN

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with vocalist Tomi Joutsen and guitarist Esa Holopainen of Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS about their new "Queen Of Time" studio album. You can watch the entire chat in two parts below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why AMORPHIS maintains such an active album/tour schedule: Esa: ...

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Former L.A. GUNS, QUIREBOYS Members Join Forces In THE BRUTALISTS

THE BRUTALISTS are a Los Angeles-based transatlantic rock group which is inspired by the concrete architecture called Brutalism that came into vogue at the point where economy superseded beauty as the chief factor in urban design, and where function superseded form. The band use brutalism as a metaphor for the artistic underdog. The fascinating history ...

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TORCHE Begins Recording Fifth Album

TORCHE has entered the studio to record its fifth album. The as-yet-untitled effort is being recorded by guitarist Jonathan Nunez at Cabana East in Miami, Florida. An early 2019 release via Relapse Records is expected. The band commented: "The new record has a great balance of new elements that have become a part of our ...

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MYLES KENNEDY Says He Didn't Want His Acoustic-Based Solo Album To Sound Too 'Soft' Or 'Pretty'

Vocalist Myles Kennedy (SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS, ALTER BRIDGE) was recently interviewed by Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On his recently released solo album, "Year Of The Tiger": Myles: "It was difficult to dive in initially, just because it ...

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SKELETONWITCH To Release 'Devouring Radiant Light' Album In July

Blackened metallers SKELETONWITCH will release their first full-length album in five years, "Devouring Radiant Light", on July 20 via Prosthetic Records. The first single from the disc, "Fen Of Shadows", can be streamed below. Guitarist Scott Hedrick describes "Fen Of Shadows" as "SKELETONWITCH 2.0... The song travels further down the rabbit hole with more elaborate ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD On ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: 'We Just Want To See Some More Metal In There'

JUDAS PRIEST members Rob Halford (vocals), Richie Faulkner (guitar) and Glenn Tipton (guitar) were recently interviewed by BUILD Series. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the strong first-week sales of the group's new album, "Firepower": Rob: "We can't get to where we get to, and ...

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Post Self - GODFLESH

A few decades after BLACK SABBATH first extracted heavy metal from the human spirit in Birmingham, England, hometown younglings GODFLESH burst forth welding that heavy metal with clanging industrial steel on 1989's "Streetcleaner". Sure, across the big pond MINISTRY was playing with its own industrial/metal hybrid a year earlier with "The Land of Rape and ...

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Former A LIFE ONCE LOST, FURY OF FIVE Members Join Forces In VEXES

From the ashes of renowned Pennsylvania/New Jersey-based rock and metal groups A LIFE ONCE LOST, FURY OF FIVE, VESSL and DOWNSTAGE rises a vital new lifeform, VEXES — the experimental, eclectic, groove-infused new post-rock outfit featuring frontman Charlie Berezansky, guitarist John Klagholz, drummer Justin Graves, and the band's newest member, bassist Bobby Carpenter. VEXES' debut ...

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Video: ROB HALFORD, SLASH, ACE FREHLEY, DAVID ELLEFSON Perform At ALICE COOPER's 'Christmas Pudding'

Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Ace Frehley (KISS), Slash (GUNS N' ROSES) and David Ellefson (MEGADETH) are among the musicians who performed at Alice Cooper's 16th annual "Christmas Pudding" show to benefit the legendary rocker's Solid Rock Teen Center. Also appearing at the event, which was held on Saturday (December 9) at the Celebrity Theatre in ...

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Soul Pretender - PRIMITIVE RACE

Originally staked as an industrial supergroup mirroring the essence of REVOLTING COCKS, FRONT 242 and NITZER EBB, the PRIMITIVE RACE cotillion, and sound, has been shaken up—drastically. Founded by LORDS OF ACID/REVOLTING COCKS bassist Chris Kniker, PRIMITIVE RACE was fortified in 2013 by Erie Loch (LUXT, BLOWNLOAD, EXAGEIST), Raymond Watts (KMFDM, PIG), Mark Gemini Thwaite ...

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JEFF WATERS Says He Went Back To The Sound Of ANNIHILATOR's First Eight Years For New Album 'For The Demented'

Rustyn Rose of Metalholic recently conducted an interview with mainman Jeff Waters of Canadian thrash veterans ANNIHILATOR. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On getting back to ANNIHILATOR's "roots" with their new studio album, "For The Demented": Jeff: "Just doing this for quite some time, you ...

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THE FELL Feat. BILLY SHEEHAN: 'Footprints' Video Released

Newly formed alternative rock band THE FELL has released the official music video for its debut single, "Footprints". The clip was filmed in a bomb shelter and biological weapons test site on an active military compound in Poland. "Footprints" will be featured on THE FELL's upcoming album, the release date for which has not yet ...

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FILTER: 'Mother E' Video Released

FILTER's music video for the song "Mother E" can be seen below. The track comes off the band's current album, "Crazy Eyes". Frontman/mastermind Richard Patrick commissioned an epic clip for the compelling cut. FILTER has always been about defying expectations and making strong statements. Patrick has sounded off on many timely topics of late, none ...

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Have STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Finally Found Their New Singer?

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS have apparently settled on their new singer, according to former FILTER guitarist Geno Lenardo. The Pulse Of Radio reported that Lenardo watched the band's new lineup perform at rehearsal over the weekend, with Lenardo writing on social media, "Feeling blessed I just got to see my friends from STONE TEMPLE PILOTS play ...

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Suicide Silence - SUICIDE SILENCE

Weeks before the release of SUICIDE SILENCE's self-titled fifth album, the band found itself under scrutiny with its preview track, "Doris". That's the polite way to put it. Vocalist Eddie Hermida and guitarist Mark Helymun took to MetalSucks.net with a video cam and printouts of some of the negative Internet posts cast against the group; ...

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FILTER Leader Working On 'Ambient' New Album

Richard Patrick is working on an "ambient"-based FILTER album that he will make available through all the streaming music services later in the year. The FILTER leader revealed his plans for the disc — tentatively titled "Sounds For Sloan And Other Restless Children" — via a video message posted on the band's Facebook page. He ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT: 'One Of My Main Goals As A Musician Is To Have My Own Sound'

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett was interviewed on the December 19 edition of "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie. You can now listen to the chat using the widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On preventing his creative enthusiasm from getting overwhelmed by sorting through the sheer volume ...

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