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DARON MALAKIAN On SYSTEM OF A DOWN: 'As Bandmembers, We Tend To Have Different Ways Of Wanting To Do Things'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian has once again said that it's unlikely the band will make new music anytime soon. Last summer, Malakian publicly accused singer Sej Tankian of not wanting to record, with Tankian responding that creative and financial issues with Malakian led to the stalemate. In a message on Facebook, Tankian ...

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SEPTICFLESH Guitarist: 'An Orchestra Is A Big Weapon For Us; It's Our Fifth Member'

Metal Wani's Carla Morton conducted an interview with guitarist Christos Antoniou of Greek symphonic death metallers SEPTICFLESH prior to the band's March 31 concert at Quantic Pub 2 in Bucharest, Romania. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the response to SEPTICFLESH's 2017 studio album, "Codex ...

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WHITESNAKE's JOEL HOEKSTRA Says DAVID COVERDALE Is 'Really Great At Focusing On Positive Energy And Being A Positive Guy'

Sonic Perspectives recently conducted an interview with WHITESNAKE guitarist Joel Hoekstra. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for WHITESNAKE's upcoming studio album, "Flesh & Blood": Joel: "Most of the songs would start with an idea from David [Coverdale, vocals]. Then he would ...

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HATE To Release 'Auric Gates Of Veles' Album In June

Polish death metallers HATE will release their 11th full-length album, "Auric Gates Of Veles", on June 14 via Metal Blade Records. The first single from the disc, "Sovereign Sanctity", can be heard below. Since 1991, HATE has lived up to their name, responsible for some of the angriest and most ruthless death metal unleashed upon ...

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Luciferous - ENTERPRISE EARTH

Assuming you are willing to accept that death metal wasn't frozen in time and impervious to progress after David Vincent left MORBID ANGEL (for the first time) in 1996, these are exceptionally exciting times for fans of skull-cracking brutality. But if there is a persistent problem with the current explosion of ultramodern blasters and grinders, ...

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Ategnatos - ELUVEITIE

A decade ago, as folk metal enjoyed its somewhat expected commercial explosion in Europe, the genre tag swiftly became synonymous with a kind of semi-comedic party metal. Not that there is anything wrong with TURISAS, FINNTROLL or even the relentlessly daft KORPIKLAANI, but there was always more to the folk metal formula than its more ...

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HALESTORM Is Working On 'Special Package' For Tenth Anniversary Of Debut Album, Says JOE HOTTINGER

Joe Hottinger says HALESTORM is currently assembling a "special package" to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the band's self-titled debut album. Released in 2009, the LP was produced by Howard Benson (MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, P.O.D.) and featured the single "I Get Off". The band went on to release three additional studio albums, becoming a mainstay ...

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HALESTORM: Making Of 'Vicious' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of HALESTORM's music video for the title track of the band's latest album, "Vicious", can be seen below. HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale stated about the track: "'Vicious' is the song that came in at the 11th hour of finishing this record. "We loved the word 'vicious,' but we didn't want ...

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SANTA CRUZ Returns With New Song 'Changing Of Seasons'

SANTA CRUZ has returned with a new single, "Changing Of Seasons". The song — which was co-written and produced by Kane Churko (OZZY OSBOURNE, DISTURBED, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) — is now available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp and other digital platforms. A lyric video designed by Rafael Ortega of Ecliptic Visions can ...

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Damnatio ad Bestias - IMPRECATION

"Everything is bigger in Texas." Hyperbole aside, whether we're talking about its far reach in terms of geography or the fact that it's the 10th largest economy on the planet, the Lone Star State truly is gargantuan on numerous levels. Having said that, while in-state metal diehards are well aware and appreciative—whether we are talking ...

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3TEETH To Release 'Metawar' Album In July

Los Angeles-based outfit 3TEETH will release its new album, "Metawar", on July 5 via RED Music. The first single from the the Sean Beavan-produced (NINE INCH NAILS, MARILYN MANSON) disc is "American Landfill", an unrelenting song frontman Alexis Mincolla says is intended to convey the feel of "getting buried under the ruin of a fallen ...

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Rituals Of Power - MISERY INDEX

It has been five long years since MISERY INDEX's last album. Since 2014's "The Killing Gods", the members of the long-running deathgrind outfit have spent that time engaged in a variety of activities ranging from involvement with other musical projects to family life and, as has been well noted, the ongoing pursuit of education. Expectations ...

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