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DANIEL MONGRAIN Says He Was 'Pretty Worried' About Replacing DENIS D'AMOUR As Main Songwriter In VOIVOD

During an interview with The Jimmy Cabs "5150 Interview Series", guitarist Daniel "Chewy" Mongrain of Canadian metal innovators VOIVOD discussed how he approached the unenviable task of replacing founding guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour, who passed away due to complications from colon cancer in 2005. D'Amour's unconventional brand of guitar playing was a staple of VOIVOD's ...

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WILLIAM DUVALL Looks Back On Making Of ALICE IN CHAINS' 'Black Gives Way To Blue' Album: 'It Was Intense Emotionally'

Kyle Meredith recently conducted an interview with ALICE IN CHAINS frontman William DuVall. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On always being a "band guy" and now releasing his first solo album, "One Alone": William: "I've always been a band guy since I was a teenager. ...

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LACUNA COIL's CRISTINA SCABBIA Says Next Generation Is 'F**ked' Because Of Social Media: 'They Have No Idea How Real Life Is'

France's Loud TV recently conducted an interview with frontwoman Cristina Scabbia of Italian alternative metallers LACUNA COIL. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether their forthcoming "Black Anima" studio album is "angrier" than 2016's "Delirium": Cristina: "Of course it's the next step, ...

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Black Anima - LACUNA COIL

It may give you a headache to discover that 17 years have passed since LACUNA COIL released their breakthrough album, "Comalies". Aside from the enduring novelty of an Italian metal band enjoying any kind of meaningful global success in the first place (noted with sincere apologies to Italy and its many great metal bands, of ...

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IAN GILLAN: 'A Visual Biography' Due In December

Wymer Publishing has set a December 6 release date for "Ian Gillan: A Visual Biography". Without doubt, Ian Gillan has proven to be one of the greatest and most enduring rock singers of all time. From his early career in sixties pop band EPISODE SIX, through to DEEP PURPLE, as well as a brief period ...

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JASON NEWSTED Takes Credit For 'The Stabilization' Of METALLICA

Jason Newsted says that he "would like to take some credit" for the "stabilization" of METALLICA after the passing of Cliff Burton. Burton played on METALLICA's first three studio albums — "Kill 'Em All", "Ride The Lightning" and "Master Of Puppets" — and co-wrote classic songs like "Ride The Lightning", "For Whom The Bell Tolls", ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of SLAYER's Entire ROCK IN RIO Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of SLAYER's entire October 4 performance at the Rock In Rio festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Delusions Of Saviour (intro, played over PA) 02. Repentless 03. Postmortem 04. Hate Worldwide 05. War Ensemble 06. Disciple 07. Seasons In The ...

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HOLE Members Reunite For Rehearsal Session In Los Angeles

The much-rumored HOLE reunion finally appears to be a reality. On Monday (October 7), Courtney Love posted a since-deleted Instagram photo of her, drummer Patty Schemel and bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur playing together on a studio stage. Love captioned the post, "Whose rusty af? Ladies !!!" and included the hashtags "#hole #rehearsal # tonight ...

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Living The Dream Tour - GUNS N' ROSES

Slash is a household name to the same extent as GUNS N' ROSES is. Simply put, the man who is inextricably linked with the image of his black top hat and face-concealing long, curly hair is one of the greatest figures in the history of rock 'n' roll. The living legend is back in the ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Collaborates With FEW SPIRITS On New Bourbon Finished In Tequila Barrels

Few Spirits and Warner Music Artist Services have announced All Secrets Known, a new, limited-release bourbon distilled by Few Spirits master distiller Paul Hletko in collaboration with Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum-selling Seattle grunge pioneers ALICE IN CHAINS. Bottles feature a custom-designed label by artist Justin Helton. All Secrets Known (SRP: $75/750 ml), a nod to the ...

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SEPULTURA Explains 'Quadra' Album Concept

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA will release their new album, "Quadra", in early 2020 via Nuclear Blast Records. After relentless touring for its previous opus, 2017's "Machine Messiah", SEPULTURA returned to Sweden's Fascination Street Studios to once again work with producer Jens Bogren. "Quadra" saw the bandmembers pushing their own mental and physical boundaries and has been ...

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PRONG: 'Age Of Defiance' EP Details Revealed

PRONG will release a new EP, "Age Of Defiance", on November 29. The five-track effort, which was produced by Chris Collier, will include two new studio songs, the title cut and "End Of Sanity", along with live recordings of three tracks: "Rude Awakening", "Cut-Rate" and "Another Worldly Device". A single, "The End Of Sanity", will ...

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SEPULTURA Unveils 'Quadra' Album Artwork, Performs New Song 'Isolation' For First Time (Video)

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA have set "Quadra" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in February 2020 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band revealed the name and cover artwork of the record during its appearance Friday night (October 4) at the Rock In Rio festival. SEPULTURA also performed the album's opening track, "Isolation", for ...

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Primal Future: 2019 - TOXIC HOLOCAUST

Has there ever been anyone more bizarrely underappreciated than Joel Grind? Ever since TOXIC HOLOCAUST emerged from Portland at the turn of the millennium, he has had arguably greater and more lasting impact on the underground metal world than any other musician: that tireless dedication to evoking the spirit of MOTORHEAD, DISCHARGE, VENOM and SODOM ...

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Valediction - GOST

Metal and synthwave were clearly natural bedfellows from the start. There was something brilliantly fresh and exciting about the latter genre's emergence, too: those first few brutish PERTURBATOR records, the emergence of CARPENTER BRUT's hellish disco-rock and mind-ravaging visual flair and, in particular, everything that GOST have released so far. If you spend too much ...

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IN THIS MOMENT Teases New Song 'The In-Between'

IN THIS MOMENT has released a teaser for a new song apparently called "The In-Between". The full track will make its online debut on October 31. Last month, IN THIS MOMENT began playing another new song called "Legacy" during its concerts. Both tracks are expected to appear on the band's upcoming album, "Mother". The disc ...

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