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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Discusses New Song 'Heart In Hand' (Video)

A two-minute video in which OPETH vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt discusses the band's recently released single "Heart In Hand", can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 13th album, "In Cauda Venenum", which will be released on September 27 via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded last year at Stockholm's Park Studios, "In ...

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HALESTORM Singer On Whether Rap Artists Are New 'Rock Stars': 'Unless You're Underground With Us, You're Probably Not'

Last December, BRING ME THE HORIZON frontman Oli Sykes rekindled the debate over the so-called decaying current state of rock music, echoing the sentiment of the mainstream that rap artists are the new "rock stars" based largely on their flamboyant lifestyles and oversized fanbases. "Rappers are almost the new rock 'n' roll or punk or ...

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WARRANT Drummer Says He Underwent Radical Prostatectomy Following Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

WARRANT drummer Steven Sweet recently spoke with Travis of the Fargo, North Dakota radio station 95.9 KRFF-FM. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's current "Dirty 30" tour, which celebrates the 30th anniversary of the release of the group's debut album, "Dirty Rotten Filthy ...

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Listen To New OPETH Song 'Heart In Hand'

"Heart In Hand", a new song from Swedish masters of progressive heavy rock OPETH, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's 13th album, "In Cauda Venenum", which will be released on September 27 via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded last year at Stockholm's Park Studios, "In Cauda Venenum" will be ...

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FERNANDO RIBEIRO On MOONSPELL: 'I Don't Know If The Future Is Dark Or Not, But It's Also Not Bright'

Loud TV conducted an interview with frontman Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL at this year's Hellfest in Clisson, France. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the songs from 2017's "1755" are more "symphonic" and "theatrical" onstage: Fernando: "Yeah, I think with the ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer MIKE MANGINI On 'Distance Over Time' Album: 'Everybody Was On The Same Page'

Prior to DREAM THEATER's performance at this year's Download festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England, drummer Mike Mangini spoke with Heavy TV. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his contributions to the group's latest album, "Distance Over Time": Mike: "It's great to ...

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Watch DREAM THEATER Perform In Athens

Rockway.gr has uploaded video footage of DREAM THEATER's July 2 concert at Gazi Music Hall in Athens, Greece. Check it out below. When DREAM THEATER's "Distance Over Time" tour was first announced, guitarist John Petrucci told Rolling Stone: "The tour is going to be 'An Evening With,' and part of the evening will ...

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HALESTORM Drummer: 'For Us, Our Therapy Has Always Been Songwriting'

Metal Wani conducted an interview with HALESTORM drummer Arejay Hale at this year's Download festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what the band's latest studio album, "Vicious", means to him given the fact it explores themes of depression: ...

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Watch KROKUS Perform At Switzerland's ROCK THE RING Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of KROKUS's June 21 performance at the Rock The Ring festival in Hinwil, Switzerland can be seen below. As previously reported, KROKUS will extend its last-ever tour to include dates in USA, Canada and Mexico. Back in September 2018, the Swiss hard rock legends announced that they were going to be embarking ...

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Watch DREAM THEATER Perform In Pratteln

Fan-filmed video footage of DREAM THEATER's June 23 concert at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland can be seen below. When DREAM THEATER's "Distance Over Time" tour was first announced, guitarist John Petrucci told Rolling Stone: "The tour is going to be 'An Evening With,' and part of the evening will be playing some of the new ...

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SKID ROW Is 'Just About Done' Recording New Album

SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo has confirmed to Finland's Kaaos TV that the band is "just about done" recording the final chapter of the "United World Rebellion" trilogy, which will tentatively be released in early 2020. The disc is being tracked at a Nashville, Tennessee studio with producer Michael Wagener, who also ...

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HAMMERFALL Guitarist: 'We're Still On The Path Upward'

France's Loud TV recently conducted an interview with guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On making the band's forthcoming "Dominion" studio album sound "vital": Oscar: "It's one of those things where you have time finally to perfect everything. ...

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DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS: "I Get Bored If I Play Exactly The Same Thing Every Night'

Prior to DREAM THEATER's June 16 performance at the Download festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England, keyboardist Jordan Rudess spoke with RAMzine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether DREAM THEATER has considered offering cassettes: Jordan: "Not really. Personally, I'm not that interested in ...

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Watch Trailer For RUSH's 'Cinema Strangiato' Film

The official trailer for the new RUSH film "Cinema Strangiato: An Annual Exercise In Fan Indulgence" is available below. The movie will get a one-night-only cinematic screening on August 21. The film, which takes viewers behind the scenes of RUSH's 2015 "R40" 40th-anniversary tour, will feature song performances, unreleased soundcheck and backstage footage, and new ...

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GEDDY LEE Explains RUSH's Longevity

During an appearance on yesterday's (Tuesday, June 11) edition of "Need To Know Bassist" on BBC Radio 6, Geddy Lee was asked how RUSH managed to stay together so long when a band like CREAM imploded after only a couple of years. "You look at CREAM and you look at Ginger Baker's temperament and the ...

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RUSH: 'Cinema Strangiato' Film To Get One-Night-Only Cinematic Screening

A new RUSH film, "Cinema Strangiato: An Annual Exercise In Fan Indulgence", will get a one-night-only cinematic screening on August 21. The film, which takes viewers behind the scenes of RUSH's 2015 "R40" 40th-anniversary tour, will feature song performances, unreleased soundcheck and backstage footage, and new interviews with producer Nick Raskulinecz and RUSH fans Tom ...

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