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GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE Weighs In On METALLICA Ticket Scam: 'There's Very Little' That Artists Can Do About It

GHOST leader Tobias Forge has commented on the recent controversy surrounding METALLICA after it was revealed that representatives for the iconic heavy metal band allegedly partnered with concert promoter Live Nation to sell portions of their tickets directly to resellers, denying fans the chance to buy tickets first at face value. Last month,

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ROB HALFORD Doesn't Rule Out K.K. DOWNING's Return To JUDAS PRIEST: 'What Will Happen Will Happen'

Rob Halford hasn't ruled out the return of K.K. Downing to JUDAS PRIEST, saying that "what will happen will happen." The guitarist, who left PRIEST in 2011 amid claims of band conflict, shoddy management and declining quality of performance, was replaced by Richie Faulkner, nearly three decades his junior. As part of a question-and-answer session ...

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MYLES KENNEDY On Playing With Members Of LED ZEPPELIN: 'It Was Definitely One Of The Highlights Of My Musical Career'

ALTER BRIDGE and Slash vocalist Myles Kennedy says that his 2008 studio jam with the instrumental members of LED ZEPPELIN was "definitely one of the highlights of [his] musical career." Kennedy rehearsed and wrote music with guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones and drummer Jason Bonham over the course of two sessions after Page ...

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RICKY WARWICK Says BLACK STAR RIDERS Is 'Really Firing On All Cylinders' On New Album

BLACK STAR RIDERS vocalist Ricky Warwick recently spoke with "The Metal Teddy Bear Experience", a program on Montclair State University's student radio station WMSC 90.3. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On BLACK STAR RIDERS' success: Ricky: "I can't retire just yet, but things are good. ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Guitarist On Hiring Vocalist JEFF GUTT: 'We Knew If We Didn't Get This Right, It's Over'

Prior to STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' performance at this year's Download festival in Castle Donington, United Kingdom, guitarist Dean DeLeo spoke with Guitar Interactive magazine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the band ever considers performing a setlist that didn't include its best-known ...

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JOHN PETRUCCI Believes DREAM THEATER's Focus On 'Instrumentation' Helps Band Connect With Young Audiences

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci recently spoke with Hakos Pervanidis of Metal Hammer Greece's "TV War". The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the fact that DREAM THEATER's latest album, "Distance Over Time", is its shortest since the 1989 debut, "When Dream And Day Unite": John: ...

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OPETH Frontman Feels 'Agony' Before Going On The Road: 'Generally, It's A Terrible Thing For Me To Be Facing A Tour'

Prior to OPETH's performance at Belgium's recent Alcatraz Metal Festival, vocalist/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt spoke with Lilo of Headbangers LifeStyle. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why the group will release both English- and Swedish-language editions of its upcoming album, "In Cauda Venenum": Mikael: ...

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ORANGE GOBLIN Drummer Denied Entry To U.S. Due To Visa Issues

British stoner metal titans ORANGE GOBLIN will play their previously announced U.S. dates without longtime drummer Chris Turner, who has been denied entry to America due to visa issues. The band's six-show run, which kicks off on Tuesday, August 27, includes select stops in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Austin and Dallas, as well as ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Releases Video For 'Sleeping Giants' Title Track Feat. DARRYL 'DMC' MCDANIELS

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has released a video for "Sleeping Giants", the title track of his debut solo release, in stores now via Combat Records. "Sleeping Giants" is a companion release to Ellefson's new memoir, "More Life With Deth", in stores now via Jawbone Press. The track features lead vocals by Ellefson's partner, and "More ...

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SILVERTOMB Feat. Former TYPE O NEGATIVE, AGNOSTIC FRONT Members: 'Edge Of Existence' Album Due In November

U.S. metal act SILVERTOMB will release its debut album, "Edge Of Existence", on November 1 via the German independent label Long Branch Records/SPV. The first single from the disc, "Love You Without No Lies", can be streamed below. SILVERTOMB is the latest musical endeavor of guitarist-vocalist Kenny Hickey (TYPE O NEGATIVE, SEVENTH VOID), drummer Johnny ...

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INSOMNIUM Releases 'Valediction' Music Video

"Valediction", the new video from Finnish melodic death metal masters INSOMNIUM, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Heart Like A Grave", which will be released on October 4 via Century Media Records. The impressive video was shot by Vesa Ranta and Aapo Lahtela of Kaira Films, who filmed ...

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KING DIAMOND: First Trailer For 'The Institute' Album

The first trailer for KING DIAMOND's first studio album in 12 years, "The Institute", is available below. The disc will be released in 2020 via Metal Blade Records. KING DIAMOND's namesake frontman comments: "For reasons unknown to you, it is clear that you have no way of making it to 'The Institute' on your own ...

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SACRED REICH: Lyric Video For New Song 'Divide And Conquer'

The official lyric video for "Divide And Conquer", a new song from Arizona thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Awakening", which is being released today (Friday, August 23) via Metal Blade Records. SACRED REICH's first LP in 23 years was produced by Arthur ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Discusses New Song 'Dignity' (Video)

A three-minute video in which OPETH vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt discusses the band's new song "Dignity" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 13th album, "In Cauda Venenum", which will be released on September 27 via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded last year at Stockholm's Park Studios, "In Cauda Venenum" will ...

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Listen To New EXHORDER Song 'Hallowed Sound'

"Hallowed Sound", a brand new song from New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's first album in 27 years, "Mourn The Southern Skies", which will be released on September 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band now features founding members Vinnie La Bella (guitar) and ...

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JINJER To Release 'Macro' Album In October; 'Judgement (& Punishment)' Video Available

Ukrainian modern metal frontrunners JINJER will release their new album, "Macro", on October 25 via Napalm Records. Punishing riffs, aggressively blended vocals and astonishingly deep lyrics make "Macro" JINJER's most advanced and undeniable album yet — taking the listener on a journey of trauma, power struggle and greed with a progressive groove metal backdrop. JINJER ...

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Video Premiere: VISIONS OF ATLANTIS's 'Nothing Lasts Forever'

The official music video for "Nothing Lasts Forever", a brand new song from VISIONS OF ATLANTIS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, titled "Wanderers", which will be released on August 30 via Napalm Records. "This is by far the richest and most emotional video VISIONS OF ATLANTIS has ...

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Video Premiere: SONATA ARCTICA's 'Cold'

The official music video for the song "Cold" from Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's tenth studio album, "Talviyö" (which means "Winter Night"), which will be released on September 6 via Nuclear Blast. "We were talking about having an album cover made from a ...

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LIVING COLOUR Singer, Ex-GOD FORBID Drummer Join Forces In New Metal Band DISCIPLES OF VERITY

Corey Glover (vocalist of LIVING COLOUR and BOWIE EXPERIENCE), George Pond (former bassist of NEGATIVE SKY), Corey Pierce (former drummer of GOD FORBID), Mark Monjoy (rhythm guitarist, SEKOND SKYN) and Danny Puma (lead guitarist, NEGATIVE SKY) have joined forces in a new metal band called DISCIPLES OF VERITY. The official lyric video for DISCIPLES OF ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Says GRAHAM BONNET Was 'Offended' By 'Revelation' Album Cover

Michael Schenker spoke to Metal-Rules.com about the provocative cover artwork for the first two albums from his MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project. While the artwork for 2018's "Resurrection" recreated "The Last Supper", the late 15th-century mural painting by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, 2019's "Revelation" features an oil painting-style cover that recreates the ancient ...

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