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AVENGED SEVENFOLD's JOHNNY CHRIST On Dealing With Pandemic Quarantine: 'It Wasn't That Hard For Me To Cope'

During a recent appearance on "Vox&Hops", the podcast hosted by Matt McGachy, frontman of extreme metal band CRYPTOPSY, AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ spoke about how he has been dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I guess just doing my podcast ['Drinks With Johnny'] kind of helped me. I'm kind ...

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Former VENOM Guitarist JEFF 'MANTAS' DUNN Defends Early Tourmates METALLICA: 'They Have Worked For Their Success'

For its very first European tour in 1984, METALLICA hooked up with black metal pioneers VENOM, on the latter's "Seven Dates Of Hell" tour, which included concerts in Switzerland, Germany, France, Belgium and the Aardschok Festival in the Netherlands. In a brand new interview with "The Chuck Shute Podcast", former VENOM and current VENOM INC. ...

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GRETA VAN FLEET Drops Official Live Video For 'Built By Nations'

Grammy-winning band GRETA VAN FLEET has released the official live music video for its song "Built By Nations". The clip was created and directed by Rob Sinclair at Sinclair/Wilkinson. The track is taken from the group's sophomore studio album, "The Battle At Garden's Gate", which came out on April 16 via Lava/Republic Records. A bold ...

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Wild North West - VREID

The lore of the infamous Norwegian black metal scene is incredible and over the top, unfortunately at times overshadowing the pioneering and fantastic music. Numerous of these bands and artists have morphed in bold ways creatively, including former members of the melodic Norwegian folklore and Viking-obsessed act WINDIR, who formed VREID following the tragic passing ...

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Fortitude - GOJIRA

Discerning metalheads may be inclined to agree that GOJIRA are one of the best things to happen to heavy music over the last 20 years. Even ignoring the French band's humility, humanity and inspirational devotion to noble causes, the metal world has thralled to nearly everything they have done since breaking into the broader consciousness ...

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DISTURBED Teams Up With INCENDIUM And HEAVY METAL ENTERTAINMENT For Comic Book Series

DISTURBED, Incendium and Heavy Metal Entertainment have announced the launch of "Dark Messiah", a five-part comic book series. Published under Heavy Metal Entertainment and Incendium's music-focused OPUS imprint, the story was conceptualized by Incendium CEO Llexi Leon and Tim Seeley ("Nightwing", "Hack/Slash") and written by Seeley, with illustrations by Ángel Hernández ("Arrow", "Star Trek") and ...

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BON JOVI's PHIL X Recalls Impressing ROB HALFORD

Phil X, guitarist for BON JOVI and THE DRILLS, recently did an interview with the podcast "Side Jams With Bryan Reesman" and spoke about the charity work his family does for frontline workers. He also told a story about jamming with JUDAS PRIEST at Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp in 2016 when he was one ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Says EXODUS's 'Bonded By Blood' Is 'Best Debut Album' From Any Of The 'Big Five' Of Thrash Metal Bands

ANTHRAX's Scott Ian says that EXODUS's "Bonded By Blood" is the "best debut album" to have been released by any of the "Big Five" thrash metal bands. Although EXODUS rarely gets mentioned alongside the so-called "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal — METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX — the aforementioned 1985 LP inspired the likes ...

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LAMB OF GOD's RANDY BLYTHE Talks Coping With The Pandemic: 'It's Not The End Of The F**king World'

During an appearance on a recent episode of "Stoke The Fire", the alternative lifestyle and culture podcast hosted by musician Jesse Leach (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) and DJ/presenter Matt Stocks ("Life In The Stocks"), LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe discussed the importance of maintaining perspective during the pandemic and being positive about seeing the reality of ...

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Legendary Rock Producer MICHAEL WAGENER Announces His Retirement

Legendary German rock producer Michael Wagener is celebrating his 72nd birthday today (Sunday, April 25) by announcing his retirement from the music industry. Earlier today, Wagener took to his Facebook page to write: "Hello everybody. I have now been active in the music business for over 50 years and I think it’s time to retire ...

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Watch Fourth Episode Of BANGER FILMS' New Original Comedy Series 'Heavy Metal Hitchhiker'

Banger Films has released the fourth episode from "Heavy Metal Hitchhiker", the original comedy web series produced by its digital division BangerTV. The eight-episode series is directed and co-written by Marc Ricciardelli ("Shredders Of Metal", "Protest The Hero: Of Our Own Volition") and stars comedian Garrett Jamieson and is soundtracked by music from POWER TRIP, ...

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POSSESSED's JEFF BECERRA Details Post-Flap Surgery Complications

Jeff Becerra of Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED says that he is "dealing with an infection" after recently undergoing flap surgery. Jeff's operation essentially involved taking a section of skin with an intact blood supply and placing it over the injured area to repair a serious pressure sore he had developed from being wheelchair-bound for ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Drummer, Staunch TRUMP Supporter, Thanks PRESIDENT BIDEN For Recognizing Armenian Genocide

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has publicly expressed his gratitude to President Joe Biden for officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide of 1915. On Saturday (April 24), the Armenian-American musician thanked the president on social media for officially recognizing the killing of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Empire forces in the early 20th century ...

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VIO-LENCE Completes Recording First New Music In Over 30 Years

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE have finished recording their new EP for a tentative late summer release via Metal Blade Records. The sessions took place at Trident Studios in Pacheco, California with producer Juan Urteaga, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, MACHINE HEAD and EXODUS, among many others. Late Saturday night (April 24), ...

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