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KATAKLYSM Frontman On Bands Who Drastically Change Their Sound: 'It's Not Cool For The Fans Who Have Been Following You All These Years'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York conducted an interview with frontman Maurizio Iacono of Montreal, Quebec, Canada melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM prior to their January 11 concert at Gramercy Theater in New York City. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the touring cycle for ...

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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON Didn't Want His Debut Solo Album To Feature 'Just A Bunch Of Smelly Dudes'

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about his debut solo album, "Anesthetic". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Cross Off", which features vocals by late LINKIN PARK vocalist Chester Bennington: Mark: "'Cross Off' is a really special song, and ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Announces New Drummer

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project has recruited drummers Simon Phillips and Bodo Schopf following the recent passing of Ted McKenna. Simon, who played on the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP debut album, will return as the main drummer on the upcoming second MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST LP. Due to his schedule, he is unable ...

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WATCHTOWER's RON JARZOMBEK Releases Two New Singles

Ron Jarzombek (BLOTTED SCIENCE, SPASTIC INK, WATCHTOWER) has just released two digital singles, "Frenetically Inconsistent Velocities Entwined" and "The Ink Panther". "Frenetically Inconsistent Velocities Entwined" (a.k.a. "FIVE") is the first of four songs that were initially written for the third BLOTTED SCIENCE CD. The song — featuring Ron Jarzombek on guitars and programming, and BLOTTED ...

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QUIET RIOT Drummer Says Veteran Acts Who Don't Continue Releasing New Music 'Become A Caricature'

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali recently spoke with Sydney Taylor of MA Entertainment Global. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's chemistry with current vocalist James Durbin: Frankie: "It's been really great. Chuck Wright, our bassist, and I have been working together on and ...

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CYHRA's Second Album Is 'Almost Done'

At last month's NAMM show in Anaheim, California, CYHRA vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE) spoke to Heavy New York about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's sophomore album. "It's almost done," he said. "We have recorded it. We have mixed it once. We're remixing it right now, actually, because we wanted to tweak ...

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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON Says It Was 'Special' To Have 'Creative Trust' With CHESTER BENNINGTON On 'Cross Off' Song

Cutter and Kaytie of Green Bay, Wisconsin radio station Razor 94.7/104.7 recently conducted an interview with LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreaker widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the success of lead single "Cross Off", which features a guest vocal contribution ...

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THE THREE TREMORS Feat. TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, SEAN PECK And HARRY CONKLIN: 'Wrath Of Asgard' Video

"Wrath Of Asgard", the new video from THE THREE TREMORS, the project featuring acclaimed heavy metal singers Tim "The Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin (JAG PANZER) and Sean "The Hell Destroyer" Peck (CAGE, DEATH DEALER, DENNER/SHERMANN), can be seen below. The clip was directed by Rich Varville from ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Joined By SEPULTURA, OVERKILL, ARCH ENEMY, MISFITS Members At Anaheim Concert: Pro-Shot Video

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star collective anchored by Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), David Ellefson (MEGADETH) and Mark Menghi — assembled last night (Thursday, January 24) at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, California for its annual winter assault. This marked the bands fifth year performing annually in Anaheim. A ...

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GEDDY LEE On RUSH: 'We Had A Good Run'

RUSH frontman Geddy Lee was asked by Cool Cleveland earlier this week how he and his bandmates managed to stay together for so long without ever breaking up. "We had a good run — over 42 years," he said (see video below). "And it's a testament to the people in the band. We're all good ...

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