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OVERKILL's BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH On Coronavirus Pandemic: 'I'm Really Optimistic With Regard To Where This Is Gonna Go'

In a new interview with the "Brutally Delicious" podcast, OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth spoke about how he is dealing with the coronavirus crisis and what the touring circuit might look like post-pandemic. "We're all in this — musicians, carpenters, chefs, lawyers — everybody's in it," Bobby said (hear audio below). "I've always thought of ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Says Live Music Experience Will 'Definitely' Change As Result Of COVID-19 Outbreak

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson recently spoke to FM94's "The Dark" about how he is dealing with the coronavirus crisis and what the touring circuit might look like post-pandemic. Asked if he thinks the live music experience is going to change after the COVID-19 outbreak has subsided, Ellefson said (hear audio below): "It's definitely gonna change, ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Is Recording Vocals For Next Album

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine spent at least part of Wednesday (May 6) recording vocals for the band's 16th studio album. The latest sessions are taking place at Dave's home studio, where Mustaine recently set up a makeshift vocal booth. Yesterday, MEGADETH's social media was updated with a photo of Dave in the studio, along with the ...

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New App Aims To Gather 'All Things Metal' In One Place

DARK TRANQUILLITY keyboardist Martin Brändström has launched Bandbond, a new smartphone app that is being billed as a "revolution for the metal community." The idea of Bandbond started out of frustration some years ago when Brändström was in charge of the band's online social media. It quickly became clear to him that the communication with ...

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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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