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WARRANT Drummer Says He Underwent Radical Prostatectomy Following Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

WARRANT drummer Steven Sweet recently spoke with Travis of the Fargo, North Dakota radio station 95.9 KRFF-FM. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's current "Dirty 30" tour, which celebrates the 30th anniversary of the release of the group's debut album, "Dirty Rotten Filthy ...

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FERNANDO RIBEIRO On MOONSPELL: 'I Don't Know If The Future Is Dark Or Not, But It's Also Not Bright'

Loud TV conducted an interview with frontman Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL at this year's Hellfest in Clisson, France. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the songs from 2017's "1755" are more "symphonic" and "theatrical" onstage: Fernando: "Yeah, I think with the ...

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MANOWAR Cancels Tonight's Appearance At France's HELLFEST

MANOWAR canceled its appearance at Hellfest just hours before the band was supposed to take the stage. The band was scheduled perform at the annual festival in Clisson, France tonight (Friday, June 21), but Hellfest organizers announced that MANOWAR called off its appearance. Hellfest issued the following statement: "Despite a presence on site on June ...

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MANOWAR's JOEY DEMAIO: 'We Are Not Retiring'

MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio says that the band is "not retiring," despite the fact that it announced its "final" tour more than three years ago. Back in May 2016, MANOWAR revealed that it would say "thank you", "farewell" and "goodbye" to its fans on a world tour that would be "bigger and beyond anything" the ...

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Ex-MANOWAR Guitarist KARL LOGAN Booked Into Jail Following Hearing On Child Pornography Charges

MANOWAR guitarist Karl Logan has been booked into jail following yesterday's hearing on child pornography charges. Logan, 54, was arrested last August in Charlotte, North Carolina and charged with six counts of third-degree exploitation of a minor. The guitarist appeared in court on Tuesday (May 28) and was ordered held by the magistrate. According to ...

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BATTLE BEAST Bassist Initially Thought 'No More Hollywood Endings' Was A Weird Choice For Album Title

The "Everblack" podcast recently conducted an interview with bassist Eero Sipilä of Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST about the band's new studio album, "No More Hollywood Endings". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the meaning behind the "No More Hollywood Endings" album title: Eero: "First, we ...

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MANOWAR Recruits Former HAMMERFALL Drummer ANDERS JOHANSSON

MANOWAR has recruited Anders Johansson as the band's new drummer. The Swedish musician made his live debut with MANOWAR on March 25 in Brno, Czech Republic. Johansson can be heard on MANOWAR's new EP, "The Final Battle I", which will be made available on Friday, March 29 in an exclusive pre-sale at the merchandise booth ...

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BATTLE BEAST: 'The Golden Horde' Lyric Video

Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST have released the official lyric video for the song "The Golden Horde". The track is taken from the band's fifth studio album, "No More Hollywood Endings", which was released on March 22 via Nuclear Blast Records. "No More Hollywood Endings" was recorded by Janne Björkroth, Viktor Gullichsen and Joona Björkroth at ...

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BATTLE BEAST Releases 'Endless Summer' Music Video

Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST have just released their fifth studio album, "No More Hollywood Endings", via Nuclear Blast Records. To mark the occasion, the group has unveiled a brand new music video for the track "Endless Summer", which was once again directed by Markus Nieminen and produced by Oy Routafilmi AB. Keyboardist Janne Björkroth states: ...

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Former MANOWAR Guitarist DAVID SHANKLE Hopes Child Pornography Charges Against KARL LOGAN Are Not True

Former MANOWAR guitarist David Shankle says that he hopes his replacement, Karl Logan, will come out "standing strong" after being arrested last summer on charges of possessing child pornography. Karl, who joined MANOWAR in 1994 as the replacement for Shankle, was arrested on August 9, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina and charged with six counts ...

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From Hell With Love - BEAST IN BLACK

Anton Kabanen is a power metal and manga-eating junkie, his ear ever on the hunt for the most will-breaking melody this side of ABBA. Having parted from his former band, BATTLE BEAST, in 2015 after a decade-long run, he immediately formed his powerhouse group, BEAST IN BLACK. Both bands being named after the manga and ...

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USURPER: Lyric Video For 'Lords Of The Permafrost' Title Track

Chicago metal band USURPER has released a lyric video for the title track of its upcoming album, "Lords Of The Permafrost". The disc will be released in March via Soulseller Records. The band commented: "After a 14-year hiatus, USURPER are proud to return with our sixth full-length album entitled 'Lords Of The Permafrost'. Back when ...

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MANOWAR Recruits Guitarist E.V. MARTEL For Upcoming Tour

E.V. Martel will be the guitarist on MANOWAR's upcoming "Final Battle" world tour 2019. A musician since the age of 8 and devoted MANOWAR fan, E.V. lives the life of true metal and the music of MANOWAR. He has performed for years in the only official MANOWAR tribute band in the world. E.V. is proud ...

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BATTLE BEAST To Release 'No More Hollywood Endings' Album In March

Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST will release their fifth album, "No More Hollywood Endings", on March 22, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. The 11-song disc was recorded by keyboardist Janne Björkroth, Viktor Gullichsen and guitarist Joona Björkroth at JKB Studio. The production and mixing duties were handled by Janne. The cover artwork was created by Jan Yrlund ...

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ARCH ENEMY: 'Reason To Believe' Music Video

"Reason To Believe", the new music video from extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY, can be seen below. The clip was once again directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, AMARANTHE and KAMELOT, among others. Guitarist and founding member Michael Amott comments on the motivation ...

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ARCH ENEMY Teases 'Reason To Believe' Video

A teaser for the "Reason To Believe" music video from extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY is available below. The full clip, which was once again directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, AMARANTHE, KAMELOT), will make its online debut on Friday, December 7. Scheduled to arrive the same day ...

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KORPIKLAANI Violinist On Being An 'Ambassador' For Finland: 'Many People Have Learned Finnish Because Of Us'

Prior to KORPIKLAANI's November 18 performance in Los Angeles, violinist Tuomas Rounakari spoke with Music Interview Corner. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's just-completed North American tour with ARKONA: Tuomas: "It's been a good tour. We are doing kind of a challenging thing ...

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