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Drummer GIL SHARONE Quits MARILYN MANSON

Drummer Gil Sharone has announced his departure from MARILYN MANSON. The Los Angeles native joined Manson's band in 2013 and was featured on the shock rocker's last two records, "The Pale Emperor" and "Heaven Upside Down". He has also performed with a number of other notable acts, including one of Maynard James Keenan's projects, PUSCIFER, ...

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MARILYN MANSON Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Marilyn Manson is putting the finishing touches on his new studio album for a tentative late 2019 release. Some of the sessions for the follow-up to 2017's "Heaven Upside Down" are apparently taking place at the studio of country rocker Shooter Jennings, who recently worked with Duff McKagan on the GUNS N' ROSES bassist's upcoming ...

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EMPEROR's IHSAHN Praises GHOST: 'They Create An Experience'

EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) has praised GHOST for holding the blowtorch high for theatrical rock and roll at a time when rock performances can be pretty stripped down and straightforward. "Bands like RAMMSTEIN or GHOST or all these bands, they create an experience," Ihsahn told the "Scars And Guitars" podcast (hear ...

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MASTODON To Release 'Heavy' New Song Soon

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have recorded a "heavy" new song which they plan to release soon. The track was recorded last month at the band's new studio and marks MASTODON's first new material since 2017's "Emperor Of Sand". Speaking to U.K.'s Kerrang! magazine, MASTODON guitarist Brent Hinds described the tune as "a fun ...

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Dominion - DRAGONLORD

From the char of black metal mania glorified by profiled pundits EMPEROR, DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH and MAYHEM rose a mini-legion of one-man wannabes, dark forest wanderers and orchestral fugue art farts. Corpse paint, crusty leather, inverted crosses, middle fingers hoisted toward Catholicism, at this point, a great big Mega-Therion yawn. Yet the underground ...

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IHSAHN On Recent Solo Output: 'If It Was Up To Me Alone, This Would Be What EMPEROR Would Sound Like'

Stormbringer webzine conducted an interview with EMPEROR frontman and acclaimed solo artist Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) prior to his November 9 concert at Szene in Vienna, Austria. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he's bothered by the fact his work with ...

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Watch IHSAHN's 'Lend Me The Eyes Of The Millenia' Video

"Lend Me The Eyes Of The Millenia", the new video from Ihsahn, can be seen below. The song is taken from his seventh solo album, "Ámr", which was released in May via Candlelight/Spinefarm. True living legends are few and far between, but Ihsahn has long since earned the right to be regarded as one of ...

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NERGAL On BEHEMOTH's Anti-Religious Imagery: 'It's My Art And My Temple, And If You Don't Want It, Stay Away'

Finland's Kaaos TV recently conducted an interview with frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski of Polish black/death overlords BEHEMOTH about their forthcoming "I Loved You At Your Darkest" studio album. You can watch the entire chat in two parts below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he felt any pressure during the ...

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MASTODON Members Comment On Manager's Cancer Battle

Members of MASTODON have commented on their longtime manager's cancer battle. Late last month, the Atlanta progressive metal band canceled its tour with DINOSAUR JR. "due to a critical situation of a member of the MASTODON family," according to a statement released by the group. Over the weekend, vocalist/guitarist Brent Hinds and drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor ...

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MASTODON Cancels Tour With DINOSAUR JR.

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have canceled their previously announced tour with DINOSAUR JR. The dates were scrapped "due to a critical situation of a member of the MASTODON family," according to a statement released by the band. Tickets and VIP upgrades will be refunded at point of purchase. The members of MASTODON "would like to ...

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BUSH To Make 'Super-Heavy' New Album

Gavin Rossdale says that BUSH will enter the studio later in the year to make a "super-heavy" new album. The band's latest effort, 2017's "Black And White Rainbows", was crafted after the frontman went through a divorce with pop star/reality TV judge Gwen Stefani in 2015. Describing BUSH's new songs as "full of resistance and ...

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Episode II - GALACTIC EMPIRE

What if BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and John Williams met up at a "Star Wars" premiere after party and, after an unlikely brodown, agreed to collaborate for shits and giggles? GALACTIC EMPIRE was formed by CENTURY's Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland—you probably tripped over GALACTIC EMPIRE in 2016 while laughing yourselves silly at MAC ...

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