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OPETH: Utrecht Performance Footage From '25th Anniversary Tour'

Fan-filmed video footage of OPETH's October 14 performance at TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, The Netherlands during the band's "25th Anniversary Tour" can be seen below. Asked for his opinion about some fans' position that OPETH guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt should have started a side project under a new name instead of taking the band completely away from the ...

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OPETH: Wuppertal Performance Footage From '25th Anniversary Tour'

Fan-filmed video footage of OPETH's October 13 performance at Stadthalle in Wuppertal, Germany during the band's "25th Anniversary Tour" can be seen below. Asked for his opinion about some fans' position that OPETH guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt should have started a side project under a new name instead of taking the band completely away from the ...

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SCORPIONS Guitarist RUDOLF SCHENKER: 'Kids Nowadays Can't Handle The Rock-Star Lifestyle'

Robert Cavuoto of Guitar International recently conducted an interview with SCORPIONS guitarist Rudolf Schenker. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Guitar International: You'll be releasing the SCORPIONS 50th-anniversary deluxe editions, eight of your most influential albums, on November 6. Tell about the process of doing this. Rudolf Schenker: Much of ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Doesn't Have It In Him To Write Super-Aggressive New Music

Guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH says that "it's not likely" he will ever write music again that will call for the type of harsh vocals that characterized the band's early efforts. OPETH took a sharp musical turn with 2011's "Heritage" album and its follow-up release, 2014's "Pale Communion", their complete lack of ...

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Video Premiere: THE AGONIST's 'Follow The Crossed Line'

"Follow The Crossed Line", the new video from Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers THE AGONIST, can be seen below. The clip was directed by THE AGONIST bassist Chris Kells and features professionally filmed footage of THE AGONIST's recent Heavy Montreal performance. Guitarist Danny Marino comments, "Were thrilled to release this video for 'Follow The ...

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SHADOWSIDE To Re-Team With Producer FREDRIK NORDSTRÖM For Next Album

Brazilian female-fronted metallers SHADOWSIDE are working on material for their fourth studio album, to be recorded once again in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström (AT THE GATES, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, SOILWORK, DARK TRANQUILLITY), who worked on "Inner Monster Out". "Inner Monster Out" was released in May 2012 via Inner Wound Recordings. The CD ...

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OPETH's 'Deliverance' And 'Damnation' To Be Reissued As One Album

OPETH's "Deliverance & Damnation", a double album almost 15 years in the making, will be made available on October 30 via Music For Nations. Originally released separately in 2002 and 2003 respectively, these sessions were written and recorded together and it's time for Music For Nations to present the album as a complete piece. Music ...

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SCORPIONS Partner With YAHOO! To Stream Concert

German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS have partnered with Yahoo! for their first global live stream performance on Saturday, September 12 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Fans can tune in at 9:10 p.m. ET to witness the SCORPIONS Brooklyn debut and enjoy a career-spanning setlist of the band's hits, anthems, ballads and vintage classics. ...

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SCORPIONS Guitarist RUDOLF SCHENKER: 'Rock And Roll Never Dies'

Guitarist Rudolf Schenker of German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS was interviewed at this year's edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, which was held last month in Dessel, Belgium. You can now watch the chat below. SCORPIONS are celebrating 50 years of rock with the release of their 19th studio album, "Return To Forever" (Sony Music/Legacy ...

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ACT OF DEFIANCE Feat. Ex-MEGADETH, SHADOWS FALL, SCAR THE MARTYR Members: 'Throwback' Song To Debut Next Week

"Throwback", a new song from ACT OF DEFIANCE, the band featuring former MEGADETH members Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar), alongside ex-SCAR THE MARTYR singer Henry Derek Bonner, and SHADOWS FALL's Matt Bachand (bass), will receive its broadcast debut on June 23, exclusively on SiriusXM's Liquid Metal. Speaking about how the ACT OF DEFIANCE ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Talks Long-Rumored Solo Album, Possibility Of New STORM CORROSION Material (Video)

RockSverige.se conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH at this year's Sweden Rock Festival, which was held last weekend in Sölvesborg. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether any progress has been made on his long-rumored solo album: ...

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THE AGONIST's VICKY PSARAKIS Sings AEROSMITH's 'Dream On' (Audio)

Singer Vicky Psarakis of Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers THE AGONIST has uploaded her vocal cover version of the AEROSMITH classic "Dream On". Check it out in the YouTube clip below. THE AGONIST's new album, "Eye Of Providence", was released on February 24 in North America (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media. The ...

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MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Dismisses Criticism Over OPETH's Musical Direction

Lady Obscure recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH. You can now watch the chat below. Asked for his opinion about some OPETH fans' position that Mikael should have started a side project under a new name instead of taking the band completely away from the death metal-tinged sounds ...

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OPETH To Celebrate 25th Anniversary With Two Special U.S. Shows

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH have announced details of two very special U.S. performances celebrating the group's landmark 25th anniversary. The unique shows, dubbed "An Evening With Opeth", are set for October 22 at New York's Beacon Theater and October 24 at Los Angeles' Orpheum Theater and will see OPETH celebrating their remarkable career with two ...

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OPETH's FREDRIK ÅKESSON Talks Gear At MUSIKMESSE (Video)

Guitarist Fredrik Åkesson of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH was interviewed by Rock Hard magazine during this year's Musikmesse trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. OPETH's eleventh studio album, "Pale Communion", sold around 13,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK On ACT OF DEFIANCE: 'We Aren't Worried About Any Amount Of Fame Or Income'

Former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Broderick talked to Revolver magazine about ACT OF DEFIANCE, the new band he formed with fellow ex-MEGADETH member Shawn Drover (drums), alongside ex-SCAR THE MARTYR singer Henry Derek Bonner and SHADOWS FALL's Matt Bachand (bass). Speaking about how the ACT OF DEFIANCE material stacks up when compared to all ...

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THE AGONIST: Pro-Shot Footage Of Montreal Concert

Dr. Light Productions has uploaded professionally filmed video footage of THE AGONIST's February 27 performance at Foufounes Électriques in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Check out the clips below. THE AGONIST's new album, "Eye Of Providence", was released on February 24 in North America (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media. The band's first CD with singer ...

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