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PHIL DEMMEL Says 'Only ROBB FLYNN' Wanted To Include 'Bastards' Song On MACHINE HEAD's 'Catharsis' Album

Former MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel says that "Bastards", the folk-driven, political song which appears on the band's latest album "Catharsis", would have been better suited for a Robb Flynn solo project. Originally released as an acoustic version on YouTube, "Bastards" is based on a conversation about white supremacy Robb had with his sons around ...

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HAMMERFALL Frontman: 'We Write The Music That We Would Buy Ourselves If Someone Else Wrote The Songs'

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with frontman Joacim Cans of Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On HAMMERFALL being the "AC/DC of power metal": Joacim: "You should never actually change the content of anything. Imagine you go ...

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Video Premiere: THE AGONIST's 'Burn it All Down'

"Burn it All Down", the new video from Montreal, Quebec, Canada's extreme metal juggernaut THE AGONIST, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Orphans", which will be released on September 20 via Rodeostar Records. Says Chris Kells, THE AGONIST bassist and video director: "When the band had first decided ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Releases 'Bent' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the QUEENSRŸCHE song "Bent" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 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, HATEBREED) at Uberbeatz in Lynwood, Washington; Planet-Z ...

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Human Target - THY ART IS MURDER

Whether you regard it as the last word in bone-crunching heaviness or a watered-down version of brutal death metal for ADHD kids, deathcore plainly isn't going away any time soon. And frankly, nor should it. This year has been particularly satisfying for fans of this stuff, with albums from the likes of ENTERPRISE EARTH, OSIAH ...

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BUTCHER BABIES Are Looking For New Label Home

BUTCHER BABIES vocalist Heidi Shepherd spoke to "The Robbcast Podcast" about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's fourth album. The disc will be the follow-up to "Lilith", which was released in October 2017 via Century Media. She said (hear audio below): "We've been writing since October. No touring plans for 2019. We're ...

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Watch FOREIGNER Perform At U.K.'s RAMBLIN' MAN FAIR

Fan-filmed video footage of FOREIGNER's July 21 performance at the Ramblin' Man Fair festival at Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent, United Kingdom can be seen below. This past April, FOREIGNER bassist Jeff Pilson confirmed that there are no plans for the band to make a new studio album anytime soon. "We have had new songs ...

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SCOTT STAPP: Getting Sober 'Really Changed My Life'

"Robb's Metalworks" conducted an interview with CREED frontman Scott Stapp prior to his July 10 concert at Aztec Theater in San Antonio, Texas. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why he waited six years to release the follow up to "Proof Of Life" with "The Space ...

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Watch DOKKEN Perform At Iowa Speedway

Fan-filmed video footage of DOKKEN's July 19 concert at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube users "John W Elkin" and "D C"). As with all of DOKKEN's recent gigs, DOKKEN's longtime member "Wild" Mick Brown did not perform with his bandmates in Iowa. He has since been replaced ...

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ACT OF DEFIANCE Singer Launches Atmospheric Doom Metal Band QAALM

"Reflections Doubt", the debut demo from QAALM, the new atmospheric doom metal band featuring ACT OF DEFIANCE and ex-SCAR THE MARTYR singer Henry Derek Elis (on guitar), can be streamed below. Starting a band these days may seem like somewhat of an unadorned idea. But among two creative and passionately involved music aficionados materialized a ...

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EUROPE Has 'Started Talking About' Making New Album

EUROPE frontman Joey Tempest has confirmed to Finland's Kaaos TV that he and his bandmates have "started talking about" making the follow-up to 2017' "Walk The Earth" album. "Everybody is collecting ideas individually," he said (see video below). "And that's how we start. And sometimes we start something we call the 'Sunday club,' where every ...

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New Photo Of DAVE MUSTAINE In Pre-Production For MEGADETH's 16th Studio Album

MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren has uploaded a new Instagram photo of frontman Dave Mustaine working in pre-production on the band's upcoming 16th studio album. The sessions for the disc are taking place in Franklin, Tennessee with co-producer Chris Rakestraw, who previously worked on 2016's "Dystopia" album. Dirk wrote in an accompanying caption: "@davemustaine doing what ...

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SOUNDGARDEN: 'Live From The Artists Den' Unboxing Video

On February 17, 2013, SOUNDGARDEN concluded a sold-out U.S. winter tour in support of "King Animal", its first studio album in over sixteen years, with a special "Live From The Artists Den" taping at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. SOUNDGARDEN mixed new songs with classic radio hits and rarities performed live for the first time ...

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