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OSCAR DRONJAK Explains HAMMERFALL's Songwriting Process: 'It's Like A Slow Grinding Wheel'

In an interview with Xander from Total Rock Radio at this year's Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany, guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish metal veterans HAMMERFALL delved deep into his songwriting process. With 11 studio albums under their belt, including HAMMERFALL's forthcoming effort, "Dominion", Dronjak explained how advancements in modern technology and the band's ...

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Producer MICHAEL WAGENER On SKID ROW's Self-Titled Debut: 'To This Day, It's Still My Favorite Record That I Recorded'

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, producer Michael Wagener spoke with writer Clay Marshall about the making of the album. Some select "outtakes" follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his first impressions of SKID ROW: Michael: "Atlantic flew me out to see SKID ROW in Jersey. I ...

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Watch WHITESNAKE's Entire Moscow Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of WHITESNAKE's entire July 17 concert at Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Bad Boys 02. Slide It In 03. Love Ain't No Stranger 04. Hey You (You Make Me Rock) 05. Slow An' Easy 06. Ain't No Love In The ...

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Video Premiere: STEEL PANTHER's 'Always Gonna Be A Ho'

"Always Gonna Be A Ho", the new video from California glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's fifth studio album, "Heavy Metal Rules", which will be released on September 27. The disc, which is described in a press release as a "heavy metal version of a ...

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DESTRUCTION: 'Inspired By Death' Visualizer Video

The official visualizer video for "Inspired By Death" from German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION can be viewed below. The song is taken from the band's 17th studio album, "Born To Perish", which is being released today (Friday, August 9) via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded in January and February 2019 with V.O. Pulver (PRO-PAIN, ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Releases Music Video For New Single 'Sleeping With The Light On'

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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QUEENSRŸCHE: 'The Verdict' Behind-The-Scenes Studio Footage

An eight-minute video featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "The Verdict", the latest album from QUEENSRŸCHE, can be seen below. "The Verdict" was released in March via Century Media Records. The disc was produced, mixed, and mastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (ROB ZOMBIE, ICED EARTH, HATEBREED) at Uberbeatz in Lynwood, Washington; Planet-Z in Wilbraham, ...

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Watch QUEENSRŸCHE Perform In Slovenia

Fan-filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE's July 28 concert at Kino Šiška in Ljubljana, Slovenia can be seen below. QUEENSRŸCHE is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "The Verdict", which was released in March via Century Media Records. The disc was produced, mixed, and mastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (ROB ZOMBIE, ICED EARTH, ...

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LEATHERWOLF Announces New Lineup

Long-running Orange County, California metal institution LEATHERWOLF has announced a new lineup, comprising drummer Dean Roberts, guitarist Geoff Gayer, and bassist Paul Carman, all of whom featured on the band's classic "Leatherwolf" ('87) and "Street Ready" ('89) releases, guitarist Rob Math and introducing new frontman Keith Adamiak. Work on a new studio album is underway ...

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Rewind, Replay, Rebound - VOLBEAT

The primary strength of Copenhagen rockers VOLBEAT — dating back to their 2005 debut, "The Strength / The Sound / The Songs" — has been their ability to juggle multiple different songwriting angles within their sound. The band's road to their modern wave of popularity has been a long and winding one, but their dexterity ...

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RED Releases New Single, 'From The Ashes'

Grammy-nominated rock band RED has released the "From The Ashes" single via Red Entertainment with distribution from The Fuel Music into digital and streaming outlets globally, including iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify and more. "'From The Ashes' reflects on where our minds can go when we've hit the bottom," says RED bassist Randy Armstrong. ...

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Watch ARCH ENEMY Perform In Moscow

Fan-filmed video footage of ARCH ENEMY's July 15 concert at at GlavClub in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. This past January, ARCH ENEMY released a compilation, "Covered In Blood", of all cover songs the band has recorded throughout its career. Last fall, ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott revealed that he has commenced the songwriting ...

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HAMMERFALL Releases Music Video For 'Dominion' Title Track

The official music video for "Dominion", the title track of the new album from Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL, can be seen below. The disc will be released on August 16 via Napalm Records. The clip was filmed and edited by Oliver Route. For "Dominion", HAMMERFALL re-teamed with James Michael to do vocals at Red Level Three ...

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FOREIGNER Announces 2020 Las Vegas Residency

Legendary rockers FOREIGNER will headline a 10-show residency beginning in January next year at The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tickets start at $49.95 plus taxes and fees, and they go on sale starting Friday, August 9. Shows will be at 8 p.m. Shows are scheduled for the following dates: January 2020: 24, 25, ...

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VOLBEAT's 'Rewind, Replay, Rebound' Special Deluxe Edition Box Set: Unboxing Video

An unboxing video for the special deluxe edition box set version of VOLBEAT's seventh album, "Rewind, Replay, Rebound", is available below. Due on August 2 via Republic Records, the disc sees VOLBEATMichael Poulsen (guitars/vocals), Rob Caggiano (guitars), Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass), and Jon Larsen (drums) — building upon its distinct, psychobilly, punk-tinged rock ...

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WOODSTOCK 50 Is Officially Canceled

Woodstock 50 has officially been canceled. Michael Lang, a co-founder of the original three-day concert, called off the event after attempting to move it to Maryland. Earlier this month, organizers attempted to relocate the festival to Maryland's Merriweather Post Pavilion after four failed attempts to stage the concert at Vernon Downs in Vernon, New York. ...

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