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NONPOINT Recruits Guitarist JASON ZEILSTRA

NONPOINT has announced the addition of guitarist Jason Zeilstra to the group's ranks. The band said in a statement: "[We are] proud to announce that this Chicago resident and his talents, work ethic (and coincidentally his hair) are NONPOINT battle tested and ready to go." NONPOINT will be on tour with HELLYEAH between November 15 ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Bassist: 'We Like To Show The Audience That Not Every Band Is Going To Sneer At You Or Spit On You'

Rhino Radio conducted an interview with bassist Mike D'Antonio of Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE prior to the band's October 19 show at Academy in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's penchant for being "hardcore heavy" and ...

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MASTODON Is 'About To Really Dig In On Some New Material'

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON are "about to really dig in on some new material," according to the band's drummer, Brann Dailor. Dailor offered an update on the writing process for the follow-up to 2017's "Emperor Of Sand" while sharing several Instagram photos of the forest scenery in Asheville, North Carolina. He wrote in an accompanying ...

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DIAMOND HEAD's BRIAN TATLER Says METALLICA Royalties Are His 'Biggest Source Of Income'

British metal veterans DIAMOND HEAD influenced a slew of early '80s thrash metal bands, in particular METALLICA, who recorded the band's "Am I Evil" as a B-side to their 1984 "Creeping Death" single and again included on the band's multi-platinum 1998 covers album "Garage Inc." METALLICA would record three additional DIAMOND HEAD songs: "Helpless" ("Garage ...

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Watch DAVID ELLEFSON Perform With MEGADETH Tribute Band WOKE UP DEAD

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson performed with the MEGADETH tribute band WOKE UP DEAD before a meet-and-greet and signing session on August 4 at Warwick's Books in La Jolla, California. Joining them on vocals was Ellefson's partner, and "More Life With Deth" book co-author, Thom Hazaert. Video footage can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's 'Blizzard Of Ozz' Explored On 'The Opus' Podcast

Consequence Of Sound and Sony Music Entertainment have partnered together for another season of "The Opus", a podcast that explores legendary albums and their ongoing legacy. The fifth season has officially entered the world of Darkness with the Prince himself, Ozzy Osbourne. Host Andy Bothwell, a.k.a. Astronautalis, along with a number of musicians, artists, authors, ...

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HAMMERFALL Guitarist: 'I Think Individuality Is What Separates Swedish Bands From The Rest Of The World'

Clint Switzer of the "Music Mania" podcast conducted an interview with guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL prior to the band's October 25 concert at Riot Room in Kansas City, Missouri in support of SABATON. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he ...

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SOULFLY: Pro-Shot Video Of Entire Performance At ALCATRAZ HARD ROCK & METAL FESTIVAL

ARTE Concert has uploaded professionally filmed video footage of SOULFLY's entire performance at this year's Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival, which was held in August in Kortrijk, Belgium. Check it out below. SOULFLY's latest album, "Ritual", was released in October 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015's "Archangel" was produced, recorded and mixed ...

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APOCALYPTICA Releases Spellbinding Video For 'Rise'

Finnish cello rock band APOCALYPTICA has released the spectacular new music video for "Rise" which can be seen below. Integrated with the achingly beautiful new song from the group's upcoming studio album, "Cell-0", due out January 10, 2020 (Silver Lining Music), "Rise" is an impressionistic painting come to life, which enacts the humanity that we ...

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