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HAMMERFALL's OSCAR DRONJAK: 'We've Always Been On The Same Path; We Haven't Deviated Much'

Record Collector recently conducted an interview with guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the band's sound has changed since they signed to Austria's Napalm Records in 2016: Oscar: "No. Nothing has really changed. HAMMERFALL will always be the ...

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AUGUST BURNS RED Vocalist Says Band's New Music Will Be 'Easier For The Listener To Really Grasp What's Going On'

AUGUST BURNS RED vocalist Jake Luhrs recently spoke with RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's upcoming tour, which celebrates the 10th anniversary of their third album, "Constellations": ...

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STITCHED UP HEART Singer Says SULLY ERNA Has Been Incredibly Supportive: He 'Likes To Help The Little Guys'

STITCHED UP HEART singer Alecia "Mixi" Demner spoke to "BODS Mayhem Hour" about her band's collaboration with GODSMACK's Sully Erna on "Lost", the first single from STITCHED UP HEART's upcoming album, "Darkness". Mixi said: "Man, he's just been incredible. We became friends a couple of years ago. We collaborated on a couple of songs. And ...

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JOAN JETT Gets New Guitar From GIBSON, 'Joan Jett ES-339'

By leveraging its iconic past and leaning into the innovative future, Gibson, the legitimate leader in professional instruments proudly presents the Joan Jett ES-339 in Wine Red. Calling on nearly two years of touring research and development with Joan, the signature Joan Jett ES-339 guitar premieres as Gibson approaches the next era of shaping sound ...

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JOE SATRIANI Says 'Door Is Always Open' For CHICKENFOOT To Reunite

Joe Satriani says that "the door is always open" for CHICKENFOOT to reunite for more live shows and possible new music. The supergroup, which features the legendary guitarist alongside former VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar, ex-VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith, has been largely inactive since 2012 when ...

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VOLBEAT's ROB CAGGIANO Joins JACKSON Family

Jackson has welcomed VOLBEAT guitarist Rob Caggiano to its family of signature artists. Throughout summer 2019, sharp-eyed fans will see the Bronx-born guitarist putting prototypes of his distinctive new Jackson model through their paces at SLIPKNOT's "Knotfest Roadshow" with GOJIRA and BEHEMOTH as well as VOLBEAT's upcoming "Rewind, Replay, Rebound" world tour, which will kick ...

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CRO-MAGS Are Back With 'Don't Give In' EP

The CRO-MAGS, the seminal hardcore punk crossover New York City outfit, founded and fronted by Harley Flanagan, has signed with Arising Empire for Europe and Victory Records for the U.S. A new EP, "Don't Give In", has just been released on all digital platforms. Pre-orders are also available for the limited seven-inch EP vinyls coming ...

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HAMMERFALL Releases 'Live' Video For '(We Make) Sweden Rock'

The official live video for "(We Make) Sweden Rock", the new single from Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album titled "Dominion", which will be released on August 16 via Napalm Records. The clip was filmed at this year's edition of Sweden Rock Festival. Vocalist Joacim ...

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METALLICA Pays Tribute To DAVE PICKERELL, Introduces ROB DIETRICH In New Video For 'Blackened' Whiskey Brand

METALLICA recently welcomed Rob Dietrich as the new master distiller of the band's recently launched brand of whiskey. A veteran in the spirits and music industry, Rob will oversee the sourcing, blending, and cask finishing of barrels for each batch of Blackened American Whiskey. Dietrich joins the Blackened team following the tragic passing of his ...

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RAMMSTEIN Announces 2020 European Stadium Tour

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN will embark on a European stadium tour in 2020. The trek will kick off next May and include shows in Germany, Austria, Poland, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Northern Ireland. Tour dates: May 25 - Klagenfurt, Austria @ Wörthersee Stadion May 29 - Leipzig, Germany @ Red Bull Arena Jun. ...

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Watch ALICE IN CHAINS Perform In Moscow

Fan-filmed video footage of ALICE IN CHAINS' entire June 20 concert at Adrenaline Stadium in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Bleed The Freak 02. Check My Brain 03. Again 04. Never Fade 05. Them Bones 06. Dam That River 07. Hollow 08. Your Decision 09. Rainier Fog ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: 'I Don't Want To' Rejoin VAN HALEN

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar says he is "afraid" to contact Eddie and Alex Van Halen because he doesn't want them to think that he wants to rejoin the band. Hagar, who plays with ex-VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony in THE CIRCLE and CHICKENFOOT, hasn't made music with Eddie or Alex Van Halen since ...

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DANKO JONES: 'I Think The Mark Of A Good Band Is If You Can Play Outside Of Your Own Backyard'

Prior to DANKO JONES's performance at this year's Sweden Rock Festival, frontman Danko Jones spoke with 4Sound. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On performing at festivals: Danko: "We've been playing festivals for quite a long time. I like them, especially a festival like Sweden Rock ...

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HAMMERFALL Guitarist: 'We're Still On The Path Upward'

France's Loud TV recently conducted an interview with guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On making the band's forthcoming "Dominion" studio album sound "vital": Oscar: "It's one of those things where you have time finally to perfect everything. ...

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BEARTOOTH Singer Wants Band's Live Shows To Feature 'As Much Fire As We Can Fit On Stage'

Prior to BEARTOOTH's June 16 performance at the Download festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England, vocalist Caleb Shomo spoke with James Wilson-Taylor of Rock Sound magazine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's 2018 album, "Disease": Caleb: "There's not really been ...

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LIKE A STORM: 'Out Of Control' Video Released

New Zealand hard rockers LIKE A STORM have released a Ron Thunderwood-directed music video for the song "Out Of Control". The track is taken from the band's most recent full-length album, "Catacombs", which came out last year via RED Music. LIKE A STORM recently announced a U.S. co-headline "Firestorm" tour with THROUGH FIRE. The trek ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Releases Music Video For New Single 'Rock Steady'

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project will release its second studio album, "Revelation", on September 20 through Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Michael Schenker and Michael Voss and was recorded and mixed by Voss at Kidpool Studio Greven & Kidwood Studio in Münstertal, Germany between December 2018 and March 2019. ...

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