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OPETH Frontman Feels 'Agony' Before Going On The Road: 'Generally, It's A Terrible Thing For Me To Be Facing A Tour'

Prior to OPETH's performance at Belgium's recent Alcatraz Metal Festival, vocalist/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt spoke with Lilo of Headbangers LifeStyle. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why the group will release both English- and Swedish-language editions of its upcoming album, "In Cauda Venenum": Mikael: ...

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Video Premiere: VISIONS OF ATLANTIS's 'Nothing Lasts Forever'

The official music video for "Nothing Lasts Forever", a brand new song from VISIONS OF ATLANTIS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, titled "Wanderers", which will be released on August 30 via Napalm Records. "This is by far the richest and most emotional video VISIONS OF ATLANTIS has ...

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GENE HOGLAN Feels Good About DETHKLOK's Future

DETHKLOK, the stars of the Adult Swim series "Metalocalypse", will perform at this year's Adult Swim Festival, set to take place November 15-16 at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. The show will mark DETHKLOK's first live appearance since taking part in the 2014 edition of Festival Supreme in L.A. Asked in a ...

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NIGHT RANGER's JACK BLADES On Touring With SAMMY HAGAR's THE CIRCLE: 'After That, We Had To Practically Go Into Rehab'

NIGHT RANGER bassist/vocalist Jack Blades recently spoke with the "Music Mania" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's work ethic: Jack: "Bands like FOREIGNER and us and STYX, all of us, when we get out there, we give 110 percent. None of these ...

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FOREIGNER Guitarist/Saxophonist THOM GIMBEL: 'I Feel So Fortunate To Have Found A Home In This Band'

FOREIGNER guitarist/saxophonist Thom Gimbel recently spoke with Debra Miller of the Evansville, Indiana radio station WIKY. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On studying music at Boston's Berklee College of Music: Thom: "It was hard. I got there and I thought I was good because I ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Teases 'The Signal Fire' Music Video

A teaser for the "The Signal Fire" music video from Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE is available below. The full clip will make its online debut on August 20. The song, which features a guest appearance by former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Howard Jones, is taken from the band's new album, "Atonement", which is being released today ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's EN MINOR Performs Live For First Time (Video)

Philip H. Anselmo's EN MINOR made its live debut Wednesday night (August 14) at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans, Louisiana. The concert served as the release party for EN MINOR's debut seven-inch, which was released on August 2 via Housecore Records. Fan-filmed video footage of the show can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube ...

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THE DARKNESS: Watch Lyric Video For New Song 'Heart Explodes'

The official lyric video for "Heart Explodes", a brand new song from British rockers THE DARKNESS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album "Easter Is Cancelled", which will be released on October 4 through Cooking Vinyl. "Heart Explodes" is an almighty mini-rock opera, which finds THE DARKNESS baring all ...

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CREED's 'Human Clay' Set For 20th-Anniversary Vinyl Reissue

Craft Recordings has announced a vinyl reissue of CREED's "Human Clay", in celebration of the best-selling album's 20th anniversary. In stores October 11, the two-LP set is housed in a gatefold jacket and marks the first vinyl availability of the album since a limited edition pressing in 1999. "Human Clay", which has sold over 20 ...

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TOXIC HOLOCAUST To Release 'Primal Future: 2019' Album In October

Crossover thrash unit TOXIC HOLOCAUST will release its long-awaited new album, "Primal Future: 2019", on October 4 via new Entertainment One (eOne). The band Terrorizer called "a whirlwind of booze, denim jackets and riffs" began kicking out the corrosive jams in basements and bedrooms some 20 years ago, building a punishing legacy of mutant thrash ...

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DIAMOND HEAD: 'The Sleeper' Lyric Video

NWOBHM pioneers DIAMOND HEAD have released a lyric video for the song "The Sleeper". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "The Coffin Train", which was released in May via Silver Lining Music. The disc's fourth single, "The Sleeper" is epic, commencing with calm and sober vocals that build into a poignant and ...

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Current/Former Members Of MACHINE HEAD, DREAM THEATER, OVERKILL Unite In New Project

According to several posts on various social media platforms, former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel is working on a new project with drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER), vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL) and bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE). On July 21, Portnoy posted a picture of the quartet with ...

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THE DARKNESS Releases Music Video For New Single 'Rock And Roll Deserves To Die'

British rockers THE DARKNESS have released their brand new single, "Rock And Roll Deserves To Die", accompanied by a brilliantly entertaining video. It's the first taste of the band's jaw-droppingly ambitious new album "Easter Is Cancelled", out on October 4 through Cooking Vinyl. From chiming, acoustic beginnings, "Rock And Roll Deserves To Die" explodes into ...

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Watch Unboxing Of MOTÖRHEAD's '1979' Box Set

After several years of planning, MOTÖRHEAD and BMG recently announced the start of an exciting, extensive and detailed ultra-fan-friendly release program spanning the band's career from the '70s, '80s, 90s, and beyond. Kicking things off with the "Motörhead '79" campaign, it celebrates the 40th anniversary of the incredible "Overkill" and "Bomber" albums with fantastic new ...

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Video Premiere: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's 'I Am Broken Too'

The official music video for "I Am Broken Too", the new single from Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, can be seen below. The song is taken from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's new album, "Atonement", which will be released on August 16 via Metal Blade Records in the U.S. and Sony Music Entertainment in the rest of the world. ...

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SLAYER Plays Last-Ever Show In Europe

SLAYER played its last-ever concert in Europe earlier tonight (Saturday, August 3) at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, Germany. Support at the show came from ANTHRAX and ALIEN WEAPONRY. Just after the gig, ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante took to his Instagram to post photos of SLAYER's Tom Araya and Kerry King saying goodbye to the fans from ...

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X JAPAN's YOSHIKI Donates $94,000 In Support Of Victims And Survivors Of Kyoto Animation Fire

X JAPAN's Yoshiki has donated 10 million Japanese yen (approximately $94,000) in support of the victims and survivors of the Kyoto Animation fire which occurred on July 18. After learning about the tragedy that befell the studio, Yoshiki made the donation to the dedicated support fund established by Kyoto Animation through his 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization ...

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Video Premiere: VISIONS OF ATLANTIS's 'A Journey To Remember'

The official music video for "A Journey To Remember", a brand new song from VISIONS OF ATLANTIS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, titled "Wanderers", which will be released on August 30 via Napalm Records. According to a press release, "Wanderers" "offers a captivating musical and lyrical journey ...

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