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OVERKILL's BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH On What Keeps Him Going: 'What The Hell Else Am I Gonna Do?'

BackStage360 conducted an interview with OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth before the band's February 29 concert at the House Of Blues in San Diego, California. You can now watch the chat below. Asked what keeps him motivated to continue making music and touring four decades after OVERKILL's formation, Blitz said "debt," before adding more seriously: ...

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OVERKILL Has Nine Songs Musically Written For Next Album

OVERKILL drummer Jason Bittner spoke to Metal Pilgrim about how he is dealing with the coronavirus crisis and what the touring circuit might look like post-pandemic. "Before this whole [coronavirus] thing started, I would have been in the midst of making two albums anyways," he said (see video below). "Which I'm still gonna be doing, ...

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SOILWORK's BJÖRN 'SPEED' STRID Comments On Sweden's Controversial Coronavirus Strategy

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has commented on Sweden's controversial handling of the coronavirus. Unlike most of the developed world, including neighboring Norway or Denmark, Sweden left schools, bars, cafes and restaurants open to the public. Social distancing remains, for the most part, voluntary, provided the group in question has fewer than 50 people. Swedish ...

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THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Feat. SOILWORK, ARCH ENEMY Members: 'Golden Swansdown' Video

"Golden Swansdown", the new video from the Swedish classic/progressive rock supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA — featuring members of SOILWORK and ARCH ENEMY — can be seen below. The clip features an appearance by dancer extraordinaire Ella Snellman. A remarkable fact about her performance: The dance was filmed in one take! Guitarrist David Andersson states: ...

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Watch KIKO LOUREIRO's 2015 MEGADETH Audition Video

In April 2015, it was announced that Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro had joined MEGADETH, replacing Chris Broderick, who had left the band five months earlier. In the nine-minute video below, Kiko reveals the story behind his audition for MEGADETH, and shares a clip he sent to David Ellefson and Dave Mustaine of him performing the ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Is Mourning Death Of His Sister

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine is mourning the death of his sister Michelle. Dave announced his sibling's passing in a social media post on Thursday (March 26). He wrote: "My friends, I have sad news to share with you today. My sister Michelle has passed away. I was truly lucky to have a sister like her. ...

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SOILWORK Releases New Single, 'Desperado'

Swedish metallers SOILWORK have released a brand new song called "Desperado". It is the second installment in SOILWORK's "Feverish" triology, which might also eventually end up becoming a so far unknown entity. Commented the band: "'Desperado', just like 'Feverish', is a song about how a single emotion can overtake your entire being, and consume you ...

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BJÖRN 'SPEED' STRID On THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA: 'It's A Band That Never Stops Writing'

Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with frontman Björn "Speed" Strid of Swedish classic/progressive rock supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the songwriting process for the band's new studio album, "Aeromantic": Björn: "We just basically ...

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Aeromantic - THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA

At the rate that they are now cranking albums out, it's a misnomer to continue referring to THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA as a side project. With the newly released "Aeromantic" — their fourth record in five years — vocalist Bjorn "Speed" Strid has worked on twice as many records from this project during that time ...

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THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Feat. SOILWORK, ARCH ENEMY Members: 'Transmissions' Video

Swedish classic/progressive rock supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA — featuring members of SOILWORK and ARCH ENEMY — will release its new album, "Aeromantic", on February 28 via Nuclear Blast. The official music video for the latest single, "Transmissions", can be seen below. The single was produced and recorded by THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA and Thomas ...

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MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN Pays Tribute To SEAN REINERT: 'The World Lost A True Legend And A Beautiful Soul'

Former SOILWORK and current MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren has paid tribute to Sean Reinert, saying that the ex-DEATH and CYNIC drummer "is the ultimate reference when it comes to creativity and swing in metal drumming." Reinert was found unresponsive at his San Bernardino, California home on Friday night (January 24). According to TMZ, he was ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Says DIRK VERBEUREN's Drumming On MEGADETH's New Album Is 'Exceptional'

Dave Mustaine has praised Dirk Verbeuren's drumming on MEGADETH's new album. Earlier today, the MEGADETH leader took to his Twitter to wish the Belgian-born-and-now-Los-Angeles-based drummer a happy 45th birthday. He wrote: "Happy birthday to my drummer extraordinaire, Dirk Verbeuren! You are a powerhouse and your drumming on the new record is exceptional. Have a great ...

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SATYRICON Bassist ANDERS ODDEN Diagnosed With Colon Cancer

Norwegian heavy metal musician Anders Odden is preparing to undergo surgery for colon cancer. The procedure, which is scheduled for next Monday (January 6), is expected to remove the malignant tumors and any nearby lymph nodes. Odden, the co-founder and guitarist of the death metal band CADAVER and the bass player for the legendary black ...

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OVERKILL Announces 'Wings Over USA' 2020 Tour With EXHORDER

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL have announced the "Wings Over USA" 2020 tour. Kicking off on February 26 at the House of Blues of Anaheim, the 17-date trek, which will feature special guests EXHORDER and HYDRAFORM, will make stops in Las Vegas, New Orleans and Atlanta before concluding in New Jersey. The final date will ...

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SOILWORK Releases Brand New Song 'Feverish'

Swedish metallers SOILWORK have released a brand new song called "Feverish". The track is being made available digitally along with a new version of their last album's single "Stålfågel", featuring ARCH ENEMY singer Alissa White-Gluz. Commented the band: "We have all been feverish. We have all sometimes given in to the temperature rising inside of ...

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