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AVATAR Vocalist On Upcoming Tour With BABYMETAL: 'I Like The Opportunity Of Doing Something Different'

Prior to AVATAR's performance at the recent Sonic Temple Music + Art Festival in Columbus, Ohio, vocalist Johannes Eckerström spoke with Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the group's recent live release, "The King Live In Paris": Johannes: "For many ...

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DAVID DRAIMAN On DISTURBED's Maturity: 'We're More At Ease With Wearing Our Heart On Our Sleeve'

Prior to DISTURBED's performance at the recent Sonic Temple Music + Art Festival in Columbus, Ohio, vocalist David Draiman spoke with Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's recent European headline tour, their first in nearly a decade: David: ...

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DISTURBED Teams With iHeartRadio To Continue Campaign Raising Addiction And Mental Health Awareness

DISTURBED continues its campaign to raise mental health awareness and have teamed with iHeartRadio for a radio special about the stigma of addiction, depression and PTSD. The show, which featured DISTURBED lead vocalist David Draiman and Dan Donegan, along with spokespeople from mental health organizations Camp Hope, 22 Kill and NAMI, can be seen below. ...

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PAPA ROACH Releases Music Video For 'Not The Only One'

PAPA ROACH has released the official music video for "Not The Only One", taken from the band's latest album, "Who Do You Trust?" The clip was shot in Aberdeen and Leeds on PAPA ROACH's recent headline tour of the U.K. by director Bryson Roatch. Singer Jacoby Shaddix said: "I love to get out on my ...

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RAMMSTEIN Kicks Off 2019 Tour In Gelsenkirchen, Germany (Video)

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN officially kicked off their 2019 European tour Monday night (May 27) at Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The band's 23-song setlist included no less than nine songs off RAMMSTEIN's new, untitled (or self-titled) album, plus such fan favorites as "Sonne", "Rammstein", "Du Hast" and "Ich Will". Setlist: 01. Was Ich Liebe 02. ...

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BRIAN TATLER On DIAMOND HEAD's Early Sound: 'I Didn't Want To Be In A Punk Band, But I Wanted To Play Fast Songs'

Michael "MettleAngel" Francisco of Sonic Perspectives recently conducted an interview with guitarist Brian Tatler of NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Belly Of The Beast", the opening track from the band's forthcoming "The Coffin Train" studio album: Brian: "It's ...

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PAPA ROACH Guitarist: 'We Have Musical ADD'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York conducted an interview with PAPA ROACH guitarist Jerry Horton at this year's Sonic Temple festival in Columbus, Ohio. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether their latest studio album, "Who Do You Trust?" is meant to stand out ...

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TOM MORELLO: 'Don't Wait Around For RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE'

A volatile political climate still may not be enough to wake RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE from its eight-year slumber, according to guitarist Tom Morello. The rap-rock outfit last played together in 2011 at L.A. Rising and has resisted calls for a reunion, with vocalist Zach De La Rocha believed to be the lone holdout. Morello ...

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DISTURBED Guitarist On Message Behind Addiction-Inspired 'A Reason To Fight': 'It's A Disease, And You're Not Alone'

Prior to DISTURBED's performance at the recent Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival in Columbus, Ohio, guitarist Dan Donegan spoke with Ronni Hunter of the city's 99.7 The Blitz radio station. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the fact that the band's debut, "The Sickness", ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION's PERRY FARRELL Releases Music Video For His New Protest Song, 'Pirate Punk Politician'

JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell has released the official music video for his latest single, "Pirate Punk Politician". The track, which he previously described as "a good old-fashioned protest song," will appear on his upcoming album, "Kind Heaven", due out June 7 via BMG. Asked what exactly he is protesting with "Pirate Punk Politician", Farrell ...

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SLAYER Gets Limited-Edition Bottle From JÄGERMEISTER

According to Metal Hammer, Jägermeister has launched a limited-edition bottle as a tribute to the legendary thrash metal band SLAYER. The 1.75-liter bottle features custom-made SLAYER artwork and is presented in an engraved box and is limited to just 500 bottles, which are available through Jägermeister's online store. SLAYER guitarist Kerry King says: ...

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Winter Ethereal - ARCH/MATHEOS

Some voices are simply undeniable. You may need to be a prog metal aficionado to truly appreciate the significance of this ongoing collaboration between two founding members of FATES WARNING, but regardless of historical context, "Winter Ethereal" provides a timely reminder that John Arch has one of the greatest voices in metal history. As an ...

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Listen To New HATE Song 'Seventh Manvantara'

"Seventh Manvantara", a new song from Polish death metallers HATE, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's 11th full-length album, "Auric Gates Of Veles", which will be released on June 14 via Metal Blade Records. Since 1991, HATE has lived up to their name, responsible for some of the angriest and ...

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PAPA ROACH To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of 'Infest' Album In 2020

Jacoby Shaddix has confirmed that PAPA ROACH will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's breakthrough album, "Infest", next year. The band's second full-length record and first major label release, "Infest" peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart and has been certified triple platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) for ...

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Kingdom of Lies - OSIAH

It's the slow bits that get you. Grinding, somnambulant beatdowns, agonizing and willfully lobotomized, full of menace and spite: not a new phenomenon in deathcore, by any means, but a facet of the genre that OSIAH appear to have mastered and refined on their second full-length record. In truth, these widely respected brutes from England's ...

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CHEVELLE To Begin Recording New Album Next Week

CHEVELLE is preparing to enter the studio to begin recording its new album. "We go in in [about] a week to start tracking," frontman Pete Loeffler told Ronni Hunter of the 99.7 The Blitz radio station at this past weekend's Sonic Temple festival. "So it's been about a year and a half of writing. And ...

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BAD WOLVES Complete Work On Second Album

Tommy Vext has confirmed that BAD WOLVES have completed work on their second album, tentatively due before the end of the year. "This process of recording this record was seamless," the singer told Nudge of Cincinnati's 102.7 WEBN radio station at this past weekend's Sonic Temple festival in Columbus, Ohio (see video below). "We all ...

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IN THIS MOMENT Guitarist Explains 'Mother' Album Title

Ronni Hunter of the 99.7 The Blitz radio station conducted an interview with IN THIS MOMENT guitarist Chris Howorth at this year's Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, which is being held May 17-19 in Columbus, Ohio. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the title ...

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LIV SIN: 'Blood Moon Fever' Music Video

The official music video for "Blood Moon Fever", the brand new single from LIV SIN, the Swedish band led by former SISTER SIN vocalist Liv "Sin" Jagrell, can be seen below. The song is taken from LIV SIN's upcoming album, "Burning Sermons", which will be released on September 6 via Despotz Records. The disc was ...

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