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TOM MORELLO Hopes His New Solo Album Will Create 'A New Genre Of Rock 'N' Roll'

Politically minded guitarist Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, PROPHETS OF RAGE, AUDIOSLAVE) was interviewed by Full Metal Jackie on the January 13 edition of her "Whiplash" program on Los Angeles's 95.5 KLOS radio station. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether PROPHETS OF RAGE ...

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ELUVEITIE To Release 'Ategnatos' Album In April

Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE will release their new album, "Ategnatos", on April 5 via Nuclear Blast. On an LP both mystical and philosophical, ELUVEITIE propels mythology, pagan belief and spirituality into our modern world. "This one almost became something like a socio-critical uncovering work," says leader Christian "Chrigel" Glanzmann, "some kind of a revelation, a ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Guitarist On 'The End Of Chaos': 'It Seems Like We Really Hit Our Stride On This Record'

Joel Barrios and Rodrigo Altaf of Sonic Perspectives recently conducted an interview with guitarist Michael Gilbert of Arizona metal veterans FLOTSAM AND JETSAM. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's upcoming album, "The End Of Chaos": Michael: "This is a good ...

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THE MUTE GODS' 'Atheists And Believers' Album To Feature Guest Appearance By RUSH's ALEX LIFESON

THE MUTE GODS, featuring Nick Beggs (STEVEN WILSON, STEVE HACKETT), Roger King (STEVE HACKETT) and Marco Minnemann (THE ARISTOCRATS, THE SEA WITHIN), will release its third studio album, "Atheists And Believers", on March 22. Arriving just over two years after its predecessor, "Tardigrades Will Inherit The Earth", "Atheists And Believers" sees Beggs once again turning ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK: Why I Had To Step Away From TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

In a recent interview with Sonic Perspectives, TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick talked about how his short-lived involvement with SAVATAGE eventually resulted in him landing a gig with the holiday-themed rock opera TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA. "It's interesting how that whole situation connected to TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, because the one heavy rock recording I did in the '90s was ...

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SERJ TANKIAN: There Have Been 'No Further Discussions' About A New SYSTEM OF A DOWN Album

SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian says that there have been "no further discussions" about the band recording a follow-up to its 2005 albums "Mezmerize" and "Hypnotize". This past summer, SYSTEM guitarist Daron Malakian publicly accused Tankian of not wanting to record, with Tankian responding that creative and financial issues with Malakian led to ...

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RAMMSTEIN Guitarist: 'Rock Is Dead'

RAMMSTEIN guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe recently spoke to Revolver magazine about the fact that his band is still holding the blowtorch high for theatrical rock and roll at a time when rock performances can be pretty stripped down and straightforward. "We're just doing what we like," he said. "But there's just nothing to ...

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EPICENTER Festival To Replace CAROLINA REBELLION In North Carolina

Epicenter festival — a new three-day destination music experience from premier independent U.S. music festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents — will debut in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic region, at the newly created Rockingham Festival Grounds in Richmond County, North Carolina on Friday, May 10, Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, 2019. Epicenter replaces ...

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Video Premiere: P.O.D.'s 'Listening For The Silence'

"Listening For The Silence", the new video from San Diego, California-based rockers P.O.D. (PAYABLE ON DEATH), can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Circles", which was released on November 16 via Mascot Label Group. On "Circles", P.O.D. collaborated with the Los Angeles-based production duo called the Heavy (Jason Bell ...

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IHSAHN On Recent Solo Output: 'If It Was Up To Me Alone, This Would Be What EMPEROR Would Sound Like'

Stormbringer webzine conducted an interview with EMPEROR frontman and acclaimed solo artist Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) prior to his November 9 concert at Szene in Vienna, Austria. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he's bothered by the fact his work with ...

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MYLES KENNEDY On Juggling Three Successful Projects: 'I Don't Take Any Of This For Granted'

Vocalist Myles Kennedy (ALTER BRIDGE, SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS) recently spoke with the "Nothing Shocking" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at the 15:32 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his goals as a performer: Myles: "It's nice to know that people enjoy what ...

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PERRY FARRELL Recruits Ex-PEARL JAM, JANE'S ADDICTION Members For Solo Band, KIND HEAVEN ORCHESTRA

Visionary artist and impresario Perry Farrell announced today the highly anticipated live performance of his new musical venture, PERRY FARRELL'S KIND HEAVEN ORCHESTRA. Farrell has assembled a dream team of musicians and performers to deliver an immersive experience of sound and vision. Perry will headline Los Angeles's Teragram Ballroom on Friday, November 30 as part ...

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SOEN Feat. Ex-OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ: 'Lotus' Album Due In February

On February 1, 2019, SOEN, the progressive heavy rock group featuring world-renowned drummer Martin Lopez (formerly of AMON AMARTH and OPETH), will release its fourth album, "Lotus", via Silver Lining Music. Having spent the last six months digging deep into the muddy depths of their emotions, the nine songs comprising "Lotus" are intoxicating, addictive aural ...

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METALLICA Mourns Death Of Distiller Behind Its Recently Launched 'Blackened' Whiskey Brand

METALLICA is mourning the death of the acclaimed master distiller and blender behind the band's recently launched brand of whiskey. Dave Pickerell died on Thursday (November 1) in San Francisco where he was scheduled to take part in the annual WhiskyFest event. No other details have been released. Earlier today, METALLICA issued the following statement: ...

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