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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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METALLICA: 360-Degree Video Of 'Moth Into Flame' Performance From Copenhagen

A 360-degree video of METALLICA performing the song "Moth Into Flame" on July 11 at Telia Parken in Copenhagen, Denmark can be seen below. "Moth Into Flame" is taken from METALLICA's latest studio album, "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct", which was released in November 2016 via Blackened Recordings. METALLICA frontman James Hetfield spoke to Guitar World magazine about ...

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HAMMERFALL Announces Fall 2020 North American Tour With BEAST IN BLACK

Swedish metal masters HAMMERFALL are currently traversing North America along with SABATON on their massive sold-out tour, touring in support of their globally dominating latest album, "Dominion". Now, HAMMERFALL is pleased to announce a 2020 North American headline tour, also in support of "Dominion". The tour starts September 14, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida ...

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Listen To New HIGHLY SUSPECT Song 'Canals'

HIGHLY SUSPECT has released the song "Canals". The track is taken from the band's third album, "MCID", which will be released on November 1. The project is an adventurous new chapter for HIGHLY SUSPECT and spans across rock, hip-hop and pop, and includes collaborations with Young Thug, Tee Grizzley, GOJIRA and NOTHING BUT THIEVES. "MCID" ...

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Celestial - ROB HALFORD WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS

Rob Halford isn't simply a metal god. The man, the myth, the legend is the metal god. Our fearless leader returns with his own spin on the holiday season on his second Christmas album, "Celestial". ("Halford III: Winter Songs" was released in 2009.) In some all-too-stern-and-serious circles, it may be considered "blasphemous," in a metal ...

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Legendary KISS, ALICE COOPER And DEEP PURPLE Producer BOB EZRIN's Rights Portfolio Acquired By PRIMARY WAVE MUSIC PUBLISHING

Publishing giant Primary Wave Music Publishing has acquired the music publishing and other rights of the legendary producer, arranger and songwriter Bob Ezrin. Ezrin-produced albums include Alice Cooper's "Welcome To My Nightmare", KISS's "Destroyer", PINK FLOYD's "The Wall" and Andrea Bocelli's "Sí", all No. 1 albums, among many other chart toppers. Ezrin's music publishing includes ...

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GEEZER BUTLER, DAVE GROHL And STEVEN ADLER To Play On Celebrity Bowling Team At Fifth Annual 'Bowl For Ronnie'

Television and radio personality Eddie Trunk will defend his 2018 celebrity bowling team's First Place title at the fifth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling party on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. Joining Trunk on his team this year will be Geezer Butler of BLACK SABBATH, the FOO ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Releases First Limited-Edition Rum

British heavy metal pioneers JUDAS PRIEST are preparing to release their first spirit. With absolutely no room for compromises just like the band's music, the Judas Priest Spiced Rum packs a punch with spicy notes of arrack, vanilla, burnt sugar and raisins. At 37.5% ABV, it's a warming and smooth rum with layers of flavors ...

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THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Releases 'Chemical' Music Video

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA's music video for the song "Chemical" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "The Act", which was made available on October 11 via Solid State Records. "I'm not one to get particularly excited about music videos these days, but I think that the technology [director] ...

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ANVIL To Release 'Legal At Last' Album In February

AFM Records will release "Legal At Last", the new album from Canadian metal legends ANVIL, on February 14, 2020 as a digipak, on digital, black vinyl and some limited colored vinyl. ANVIL, a Toronto-based group, was formed in 1978 by childhood friends, guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner. Both came from Jewish families ...

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CYHRA Feat. Former IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: 'Battle From Within' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Battle From Within" from CYHRA, the band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING) and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY), can be seen below. The track is taken from CYHRA's second album, "No Halos In Hell", which will be released ...

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PARADISE LOST To Begin Recording New Album This Month

British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST will enter Orgone Studios in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom at the end of the month with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano to begin recording their new album. An early 2020 release is expected. PARADISE LOST previously worked with Arellano on "The Plague Within" (2015) and "Medusa" (2017) albums. This past ...

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ROGER TAYLOR Dismisses Bad Reviews Of QUEEN Biopic: 'We're Too F**king Popular, And A Lot Of The Media Just Hate That'

Iconic rockers QUEEN have hit back at the critics of their "Bohemian Rhapsody" film, claiming that "a lot of the media" hates the fact that the band is "too fucking popular." Released last November, "Bohemian Rhapsody" has become the highest-grossing musical biopic of all time, bringing in more than $1 billion at the worldwide box ...

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ATREYU's BRANDON SALLER To Release Debut AMERICAN GENTLEMEN EP

AMERICAN GENTLEMEN, the project of ATREYU drummer, vocalist and songwriter Brandon Saller and platinum-selling producer Christopher "C4" Umana, will release an EP, titled "Ghosts", on October 18. The five-song effort will be available on Spotify and Apple Music. AMERICAN GENTLEMEN is not the type of music most would expect from either member of this Los ...

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Ex-FLYLEAF Vocalist LACEY STURM Confirms She Is Talking To BREAKING BENJAMIN's BENJAMIN BURNLEY About Starting New Band

Former FLYLEAF vocalist Lacey Sturm recently spoke with Brandon Woolum of CCM Magazine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On filling in for SKILLET drummer/vocalist Jen Ledger during the band's recent tour with BREAKING BENJAMIN: Lacey: "It was weird. I have a ...

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CLUTCH, GWAR Mourn Death Of Longtime Manager JACK FLANAGAN

CLUTCH and GWAR are mourning the loss of their longtime friend and manager, Jack Flanagan. CLUTCH announced Flanagan's passing in a social media post earlier today. The band wrote: "We lost a hero today. Jack Flanagan was super human in every way. For 25 years, Jack guided the band through every conceivable situation with a ...

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PARADISE LOST: Official Biography 'No Celebration' Due In November

Decibel Books has announced the publication of "No Celebration: The Official Story Of Paradise Lost". Due in November, this brand new hardcover chronicles the British doom metal progenitors' groundbreaking three decades-plus career with in-depth interviews, first-hand accounts and never-before-seen photos. From their beginnings in the dreary north of England, to their development as the forerunners ...

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STITCHED UP HEART: Lyric Video For New Song 'Crooked Halo'

The official lyric video for STITCHED UP HEART's new song "Crooked Halo" can be seen below. The track will appear on the band's forthcoming full-length album, "Darkness", tentatively due out in the spring 2020 via RED Music. The 13-song follow-up to 2016's "Never Alone" was produced by produced by Matt Good of FROM FIRST TO ...

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