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IN FLAMES Announces New Drummer

Swedish metallers IN FLAMES have announced the addition of drummer Joe Rickard to the group's ranks. Joe joins the band as the replacement for Daniel Svensson, who left IN FLAMES last fall to focus on his family life. Says IN FLAMES in a statement: "As you know, our longtime drummer, friend, and brother that is ...

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BLACK SABBATH: 'The Ultimate Collection' Due In October

BLACK SABBATH will release "The Ultimate Collection" on October 28 via BMG. Curated in conjunction with the band, the 31-track collection features the band's classic songs, including "Paranoid", "Iron Man", "War Pigs", "N.I.B." and "The Wizard" as well as choice cuts from their classic albums and is the definitive accompaniment for all SABBATH fans as ...

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OPETH: Eighth 'Sorceress' Making-Of Webisode

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH will release their twelfth album, "Sorceress", on September 30. The band's first effort for Nuclear Blast via OPETH's imprint label Moderbolaget Records is proof chief architect Mikael Åkerfeldt has a near-endless well of greatness inside. From the album's opener "Persephone" to "The Wilde Flowers" and "Strange Brew" to the album's counterpart ...

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OPETH: Seventh 'Sorceress' Making-Of Webisode

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH will release their twelfth album, "Sorceress", on September 30. The band's first effort for Nuclear Blast via OPETH's imprint label Moderbolaget Records is proof chief architect Mikael Åkerfeldt has a near-endless well of greatness inside. From the album's opener "Persephone" to "The Wilde Flowers" and "Strange Brew" to the album's counterpart ...

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OPETH: Official Lyric Video For New Song 'Will O The Wisp'

The official lyric video for "Will O The Wisp", a brand new song from Swedish progressive metallers OPETH, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's twelfth album, "Sorceress", which will be released on September 30. The band's first effort for Nuclear Blast via OPETH's imprint label Moderbolaget Records is proof chief ...

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Watch SLIPKNOT Perform In Austin

Fan-filmed video footage of SLIPKNOT's August 27 performance at the Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas can be seen below. SLIPKNOT will perform its 2001 album "Iowa" in its entirety at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest on Sunday, September 25 at San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. "Iowa" came out in August ...

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OPETH: Sixth 'Sorceress' Making-Of Webisode

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH will release their twelfth album, "Sorceress", on September 30. The band's first effort for Nuclear Blast via OPETH's imprint label Moderbolaget Records is proof chief architect Mikael Åkerfeldt has a near-endless well of greatness inside. From the album's opener "Persephone" to "The Wilde Flowers" and "Strange Brew" to the album's counterpart ...

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SLIPKNOT To Perform Entire 'Iowa' Album At This Year's KNOTFEST

SLIPKNOT will perform its 2001 album "Iowa" in its entirety at the Ozzfest Meets Knotfest festival on Sunday, September 25 at San Manuel Amphitheater and Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, California. Says SLIPKNOT in a statement: "Fifteen years ago, something quite extraordinary happened. Nine men from Iowa went in to a studio in California and ...

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Video: BLACK SABBATH Performs In Holmdel, New Jersey

Fan-filmed video footage of BLACK SABBATH's August 23 performance at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey can be seen below. This is the second, and final, leg of the band's "The End" farewell tour. They played across the country earlier this year. SABBATH's setlist for the Holmdel concert was as follows: 01. Black ...

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SLIPKNOT Members At Richard Petty Driving Experience

On Sunday, August 21, Shawn Crahan and Sid Wilson from SLIPKNOT experienced Richard Petty Driving Experience's American Muscle Car Challenge at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Crahan and Wilson drove iconic muscle cars, including a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Shelby Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger Hellcat, around the Speedway at speeds up to 140 mph. SLIPKNOT ...

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ICED EARTH Guitarist TROY SEELE Quits

Guitarist Troy Seele has announced his departure from ICED EARTH due to family responsibilities. He says: "After close to ten years as a guitarist in ICED EARTH, the time has come for me to step away. "Some of you know, but many do not, that I have a child with autism. In the past, I ...

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OPETH: Fifth 'Sorceress' Making-Of Webisode

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH will release their twelfth album, "Sorceress", on September 30. The band's first effort for Nuclear Blast via OPETH's imprint label Moderbolaget Records is proof chief architect Mikael Åkerfeldt has a near-endless well of greatness inside. From the album's opener "Persephone" to "The Wilde Flowers" and "Strange Brew" to the album's counterpart ...

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Video: BLACK SABBATH Performs In Camden, New Jersey

Legendary metal band BLACK SABBATH played the second concert of the final U.S. leg of its "The End" tour last night (Friday, August 19) at BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey. Fan-filmed video footage of show can be seen below. This is the second, and final, leg of the band's farewell tour. They played across ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT: What Fans Can Expect From 'Sorceress' Tour

Sweden's musical alchemists OPETH will release their bewitching twelfth studio album, "Sorceress", on September 30 via the band's imprint label Moderbolaget Records with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. In celebration of the release, the band has planned special shows at historic venues around the world in support of the record, including Radio City Music Hall in New ...

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OPETH: Fourth 'Sorceress' Making-Of Webisode

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH will release their twelfth album, "Sorceress", on September 30. The band's first effort for Nuclear Blast via OPETH's imprint label Moderbolaget Records is proof chief architect Mikael Åkerfeldt has a near-endless well of greatness inside. From the album's opener "Persephone" to "The Wilde Flowers" and "Strange Brew" to the album's counterpart ...

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OPETH: Third 'Sorceress' Making-Of Webisode

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH will release their twelfth album, "Sorceress", on September 30. The band's first effort for Nuclear Blast via OPETH's imprint label Moderbolaget Records is proof chief architect Mikael Åkerfeldt has a near-endless well of greatness inside. From the album's opener "Persephone" to "The Wilde Flowers" and "Strange Brew" to the album's counterpart ...

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COREY BEAULIEU Explains TRIVIUM Drummer Changes

"Le Tour Du Metal" recently conducted an interview with guitarist Corey Beaulieu of Florida metallers TRIVIUM. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On TRIVIUM's frequent drummer changes: Corey: "Well, ever since the first time, when we replaced Travis [Smith], everything's always ...

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MESHUGGAH: 'The Violent Sleep Of Reason' Album Details Revealed

Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH will release their eighth album, "The Violent Sleep Of Reason", on October 7 via Nuclear Blast. The effort was inspired by a Goya painting called "The Sleep Of Reason Produces Monsters". "The Violent Sleep Of Reason" was produced by the band and was engineered by Tue Madsen of Puk Studios ...

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SLIPKNOT's SID WILSON Plays 'The Riddler' In New Video

Toronto video and music production company Reel Wolf Productions has released the video for "Hail The Villains", featuring Sid Wilson from SLIPKNOT, Necro and Psych Ward. In the video, each of the emcees cosplays as a comic book supervillain as a tribute to the characters that they grew up with. Wilson, who appears in the ...

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OPETH: Second 'Sorceress' Making-Of Webisode

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH will release their twelfth album, "Sorceress", on September 30. The band's first effort for Nuclear Blast via OPETH's imprint label Moderbolaget Records is proof chief architect Mikael Åkerfeldt has a near-endless well of greatness inside. From the album's opener "Persephone" to "The Wilde Flowers" and "Strange Brew" to the album's counterpart ...

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OPETH: Lyric Video For Title Track Of 'Sorceress' Album

The official lyric video for "Sorceress", the title track of the new album of the twelfth album from Swedish progressive metallers OPETH, can be seen below. "Sorceress" will be released on September 30. OPETH's first effort for Nuclear Blast via the band's imprint label Moderbolaget Records is proof chief architect Mikael Åkerfeldt has a near-endless ...

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Watch SLIPKNOT Perform In Quebec City

Fan-filmed video footage of SLIPKNOT's July 21 performance at Centre Vidéotron in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada can be seen below. The concert once again saw SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor performing with a neck brace after undergoing surgery last month. Taylor was ordered by doctors to refrain from headbanging and jumping when the band kicked off ...

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