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TESTAMENT/DARK ANGEL Drummer GENE HOGLAN Created Popular Machine-Gun Double-Bass Beat On His Toilet

Legendary extreme metal drummer Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT, DARK ANGEL, DEATH, FEAR FACTORY, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DETHKLOK) was interviewed for the "Metalheads United" podcast this past March in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. You can now listen to the chat using the Mixcloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On writing music on guitar: ...

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KATATONIA: Entire 'The Fall Of Hearts' Album Available For Streaming

"The Fall Of Hearts", the tenth studio album from Swedish purveyors of dark progressive rock/metal KATATONIA, can be streamed in its entirety using the SoundCloud widget below. Released on May 20 via Peaceville, the follow-up to 2012's "Dead End Kings" was recorded at Stockholm's Studio Gröndahl & Tri-lamb studio, and was produced by Anders Nyström ...

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Ex-SLIPKNOT Drummer JOEY JORDISON And DRAGONFORCE's FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ Announce More SINSAENUM Album Details

Frédéric Leclercq, virtuoso bass player of London-based power metallers DRAGONFORCE, and Joey Jordison, formerly of SLIPKNOT and currently of VIMIC, have revealed details of their collaboration on an exciting new project, SINSAENUM. Having worked on some material that owed more to death metal than the power metal of his day job as far back as ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT's 'Transcendence' Album Gets Release Date; Cover Artwork Unveiled

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, the band led by Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend, will release its new album, "Transcendence", on September 2. The cover artwork for the effort can be seen below. In a recent interview with Metal Wani, Devin stated about the songwriting process for the follow-up to DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT's 2014 double album "Z2": "Because ...

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KATATONIA: Official Lyric Video For New Song 'Serein'

The official lyric video for "Serein", a brand new song from KATATONIA, the Swedish purveyors of dark progressive rock/metal, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's tenth studio album, "The Fall Of Hearts", which will be released on May 20 via Peaceville. The follow-up to 2012's "Dead End Kings" was recorded ...

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AYREON Signs With MASCOT LABEL GROUP

Mascot Label Group has announced the signing of AYREON, the highly acclaimed project from singer / songwriter / multi-instrumentalist / record producer Arjen Lucassen. The AYREON catalog, comprising seven studio albums, will be released on various digital platforms on April 22. Arjen Lucassen and Mascot Label Group CEO Ed van Zijl go back twenty years. ...

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Rockers React To PRINCE's Death

Members of GUNS N' ROSES, AEROSMITH, KISS, SLIPKNOT, MÖTLEY CRÜE, HALESTORM and JANE'S ADDICTION are among the rock musicians and scores of other artists who reacted on social media to the passing of the artist known as Prince, who died earlier today (Thursday, April 21) at the age of 57. "It is with profound sadness ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND's 'Only Half There' Autobiography Due In August

Canadian multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend has collaborated with the London, U.K.-based publisher Rocket 88 on his autobiography titled "Only Half There". Due in August, the book is available in two editions, both produced to the highest standard. The Classic comes with a CD of newly recorded music titled "Iceland" and includes previously ...

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KATATONIA: Trailer For 'The Fall Of Hearts' Album

KATATONIA, the Swedish purveyors of dark progressive rock/metal, will release their tenth studio album, "The Fall Of Hearts", on May 20 via Peaceville. The follow-up to 2012's "Dead End Kings" was recorded at Stockholm's Studio Gröndahl & Tri-lamb studio, and was produced by Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse. Mixing and mastering duties were carried out ...

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KATATONIA To Release 'The Fall Of Hearts' Album In May

KATATONIA, the Swedish purveyors of dark progressive rock/metal, will release their tenth studio album, "The Fall Of Hearts", on May 20 via Peaceville. The follow-up to 2012's "Dead End Kings" was recorded at Stockholm's Studio Gröndahl & Tri-lamb studio, and was produced by Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse. Mixing and mastering duties were carried out ...

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WHITESNAKE Announces 'The Greatest Hits Tour 2016'

WHITESNAKE will embark on "The Greatest Hits Tour 2016" in June. So far the following dates have been confirmed: Jun. 01 - Norman, OK - Riverwind Casino Jun. 03 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory Jun. 05 - Houston, TX - Revention Music Center Jun. 06 - San Antonio, TX - Majestic Theater Jun. 08 ...

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Video: DAVE LOMBARDO, RUDY SARZO, DAVE KUSHNER Pay Tribute To BON SCOTT At DEAN DELRAY's Birthday Bash

Dave Lombardo (SLAYER), Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT), Michael Devin (WHITESNAKE) and Dave Kushner (VELVET REVOLVER) are among the musicians who took part in a Bon Scott (AC/DC) tribute at rock and roll comedian Dean Delray's 50th-birthday bash on February 2 at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Fan-filmed video footage can be ...

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Full-Album Premiere: ROTTING CHRIST's 'Rituals'

"Rituals", the new album from Greek extreme metallers ROTTING CHRIST, can be streamed in its entirety below. The CD will be released on February 12 via Season Of Mist. "Rituals" track listing: 01. In Nomine Dei Nostri 02. Ze Nigmar 03. Elthe Kyrie 04. Les Litanies De Satan (Les Fleurs Du Mal) 05. Apage Satana ...

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Former ANNIHILATOR Frontman DAVE PADDEN Joins THIRD ION

Prog metal outfit THIRD ION, featuring former members of THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND and INTO ETERNITY, has parted ways with singer Tyler Gilbert and has replaced him with Dave Padden (ex-ANNIHILATOR). THIRD ION has released the following statement about the lineup change: "Sadly, after our last gigs, our singer Tyler informed us he was leaving ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH, RAY LUZIER, RUDY SARZO Perform RUSH Classics At 'Hurry' Event In Anaheim (Video)

Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Brian Tichy (WHITESNAKE, FOREIGNER), Ray Luzier (KORN), Jason Bittner (SHADOWS FALL, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM), Michael Devin (WHITESNAKE) and Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT, DIO) are among the musicians who took part in "Hurry - A Celebration Of Rush Music" on Thursday, January 21 at M3 Live in Anaheim, California. "Hurry ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT To Begin Recording New Album In March

Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend will enter the studio on March 27 to begin recording the next album to be released under the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT banner. Tentatively titled "Transcendence", the follow-up to DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT's 2014 double album "Z2" will be released in September. Speaking to Metal Wani's editor in chief Owais "Vitek" Nabi, Townsend ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND On DAVID BOWIE: 'There Was An Aspect Of Grace To The Way He Approached His Death'

While Canadian multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend doesn't consider David Bowie a direct influence on his music, he told CBC in a new interview that he does feel influenced by the British art-rock icon's imagination, creativity and desire to explore — all qualities that have helped him as as an internationally ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'I'm Really Good At Being Me'

Kyle McGinn of DeadRhetoric.com recently conducted an interview with Canadian multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend. A few excerpts from the chat follow below. DeadRhetoric.com: I saw somewhere you had finished the outline for your symphony project. What is your vision for this project? Townsend: I've been told I shouldn't start thinking ...

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DRAGONFORCE Is Not Just About Playing Fast

MTV Japan conducted an interview with vocalist Marc Hudson and guitarist Herman Li of DRAGONFORCE during the band's September 2015 Japanese tour. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On DRAGONFORCE's musical approach: Herman: "DRAGONFORCE's music… Our approach is to mix many styles of rock and heavy ...

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Video: WHITESNAKE Performs At London's Wembley Arena

Fan-filmed video footage of WHITESNAKE's December 18 performance at London, England's Wembley Arena can be seen below. WHITESNAKE's new touring lineup — David Coverdale (vocals), Joel Hoekstra (guitar), Reb Beach (guitar), Michael Devin (bass), Tommy Aldridge (drums) and Michele Luppi (keyboards) — made its live debut on May 28 at Northern Quest Casino in Airway ...

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Video: WHITESNAKE Performs In Dublin

Fan-filmed video footage of WHITESNAKE's December 6 performance at 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland can be seen below. WHITESNAKE's new touring lineup — David Coverdale (vocals), Joel Hoekstra (guitar), Reb Beach (guitar), Michael Devin (bass), Tommy Aldridge (drums) and Michele Luppi (keyboards) — made its live debut on May 28 at Northern Quest Casino in Airway ...

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