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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR On Performing Live: 'You Let The Mask Basically Run The Show'

Prior to SLIPKNOT's September 1 performance in Bristow, Virginia, vocalist Corey Taylor was interviewed by film critic Kevin McCarthy. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the process of making the group's latest masks with actor, stunt man and special effects/prosthetic makeup artist Tom Savini: Corey: ...

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GHOST Releases Music Video For New Single 'Kiss The Go-Goat'

Grammy-winning Swedish rock band GHOST has released a video for its new single "Kiss The Go-Goat". The song will be included on a new limited-edition seven-inch single which will be released on September 27. "Kiss The Go-Goat" will be backed by another new song, "Mary On A Cross". A press release offered the following back ...

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HELLYEAH Guitarist's Hand Surgery 'Went Perfectly'

HELLYEAH's Tom Maxwell underwent surgery on Tuesday (September 10) to treat a so-called "trigger finger," which is caused when the tendon becomes stuck as it passes through a pulley in the palm of the hand. The guitarist posted an update on the band's Facebook page shortly after the procedure, saying that the operation "went perfectly. ...

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BONDED Feat. Former SODOM Members: Debut Album To Be Released Via CENTURY MEDIA

German thrash metallers BONDED have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. Formed by scene veterans Bernd "Bernemann" Kost (guitar) and Markus "Makka" Freiwald (drums) in 2018 after their exit as longtime members of SODOM, musical partners Marc Hauschild (bass) and DESTROY THEM/ex-SUICIDAL ANGELS member Chris Tsitsis (guitar) were quickly added to the ranks ...

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EVERGREY Frontman Slams Former Label SPV: 'They Didn't Care About People And Now People Don't Care About Them'

EVERGREY frontman Tom Englund has slammed the band's former record company, Germany's SPV, calling them a "shit" label, while falsely claiming they are no longer around, when in fact, the label still maintains headquarters in Hanover and recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. EVERGREY released two studio albums on SPV, 2008's "Torn" and 2011's "Glorious Collision". ...

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BLINK-182: Lyric Video For New Song 'I Really Wish I Hated You'

BLINK-182 has released another new track, "I Really Wish I Hated You". The song is the fifth cut to be released from the band's highly anticipated new album, "Nine", which will be available September 20 via Columbia Records. Following the initial run of tour dates earlier this summer, BLINK-182 and Lil Wayne are currently out ...

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Listen To New GRETA VAN FLEET Song 'Always There'

A new song from GRETA VAN FLEET, "Always There", can be streamed below. The track was originally recorded for inclusion on the band's debut album, last year's "Anthem Of The Peaceful Army", but it was ultimately decided it didn't fit the tone of the album. It appeared serendipitous when the makers of "A Million Little ...

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AIRBOURNE Releases Music Video For 'Boneshaker' Title Track

Australian hard rockers AIRBOURNE have released an official music video for their new album's title track, "Boneshaker". The clip was shot during both the band's mainstage performance at this year's Wacken Open Air festival in Germany, and headline set at Skogsrojet festival in Sweden. The video, which was both filmed and edited by Tom Russell, ...

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TOM KEIFER: 'Touching The Divine' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Touching The Divine", a new solo song from CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer, can be seen below. The track is taken from his upcoming second solo album, "Rise", which will be released on September 13 via Cleopatra Records. Timing, as the saying goes, is everything. And when you're a career artist ...

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SODOM To Release 'Out Of The Frontline Trench' EP In November

German thrash metal veterans SODOM will release a new EP, "Out Of The Frontline Trench", on November 22 via SPV/Steamhammer. The effort contains three brand new tracks as well as new recordings (studio and live) of two SODOM classics. The close relationship between a metal band and its fans can be measured by — among ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR On His New Mask: 'I Know A Lot Of People Didn't Like It, But I Don't Really Care'

The reaction has been strong to Corey Taylor's new SLIPKNOT mask, with the frontman seemingly reveling in the negative backlash it has received from some segments of the band's fanbase. Taylor worked on the mask with special effects legend Tom Savini, whose extensive career in the film industry and especially the horror genre dates back ...

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Another State Of Grace - BLACK STAR RIDERS

It can't be easy being BLACK STAR RIDERS. On the one hand, most sane people were delighted when an acceptable incarnation of THIN LIZZY mutated into its own entity and started to make records that complemented, rather than added to, the legacy of guitarist Scott Gorham's legendary former band. On the other, the task of ...

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TOM G. WARRIOR On Celebrating HELLHAMMER With TRIUMPH OF DEATH: 'I Really Wanted To Do This Before The End Of My Days'

Thomas Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom G. Warrior; CELTIC FROST, TRIPTYKON, HELLHAMMER) recently spoke with the "Fantasm" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at 3:10 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On HELLHAMMER: Thomas: "We formed the band to realize the music we'd had in our heads, which was ...

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JOHN PETRUCCI Believes DREAM THEATER's Focus On 'Instrumentation' Helps Band Connect With Young Audiences

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci recently spoke with Hakos Pervanidis of Metal Hammer Greece's "TV War". The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the fact that DREAM THEATER's latest album, "Distance Over Time", is its shortest since the 1989 debut, "When Dream And Day Unite": John: ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Discusses New Song 'Dignity' (Video)

A three-minute video in which OPETH vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt discusses the band's new song "Dignity" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 13th album, "In Cauda Venenum", which will be released on September 27 via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded last year at Stockholm's Park Studios, "In Cauda Venenum" will ...

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RUSH: New Trailer For 'Cinema Strangiato' Film

A new trailer for RUSH's "Cinema Strangiato: An Annual Exercise In Fan Indulgence" is available below. The film will get a one-night-only cinematic screening on August 21. "Cinema Strangiato: An Annual Exercise In Fan Indulgence", which takes viewers behind the scenes of RUSH's 2015 "R40" 40th-anniversary tour, features song performances, unreleased soundcheck and backstage footage, ...

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SLAYER's Sponsorship Pulled From NASCAR Race

Last week, SLAYER announced that it had joined Rick Ware Racing as the primary sponsor for the No. 54 entry at tomorrow's Bristol Motor Speedway. Today, reportedly due to "reactionary concerns from other longtime participating sponsors," SLAYER has been pulled as the primary sponsor, and all SLAYER signage has been removed from the car that ...

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CELTIC FROST Frontman Slams METALLICA For Covering His Songs: 'They Butchered It, And It Was Humiliating'

Tom Gabriel Fischer has slammed METALLICA for performing a cover version of CELTIC FROST's "The Usurper", saying the San Francisco heavy metal giants "butchered it, and it was humiliating." Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett played "The Usurper" during METALLICA's May 10 concert at Letzigrund Stadion in Zurich, Switzerland. They also previously paid tribute to late ...

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Listen To New OPETH Song 'Dignity'

"Dignity", a new song from Swedish masters of progressive heavy rock OPETH, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's 13th album, "In Cauda Venenum", which will be released on September 27 via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded last year at Stockholm's Park Studios, "In Cauda Venenum" will be released in ...

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