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LACUNA COIL's CRISTINA SCABBIA Says New 'Black Anima' Album Is 'Deep, Intense And Melancholic'

Vocalist Cristina Scabbia of Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL recently spoke with "The Metal Teddy Bear Experience", a program on Montclair State University's student radio station WMSC 90.3. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for the band's forthcoming ...

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INSOMNIUM Drummer: 'Heart Like A Grave' Is 'Easily The Strongest Record We Have Ever Done'

Gonzalo Pozo of Sonic Perspectives recently conducted an interview with drummer Markus Hirvonen of Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On incorporating more "Finnish melancholia" into INSOMNIUM's forthcoming studio album, "Heart Like A Grave": Markus: "Basically it ...

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DRAGONFORCE Releases Animated Music Video For 'Razorblade Meltdown'

The official music video for DRAGONFORCE's new single, "Razorblade Meltdown", can be seen below. The song is taken from DRAGONFORCE's eighth full-length album, "Extreme Power Metal", which will be released on September 27. Produced in Los Angeles, California by Damien Rainaud at Mix Unlimited, "Extreme Power Metal" was also recorded, in part, on guitarist Herman ...

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MICHAEL DENNER Has Had No Contact With KING DIAMOND And HANK SHERMANN: 'There's Nothing Really To Talk About'

Michael Denner says that he has no desire to speak with King Diamond and Hank Shermann now that they have decided to exclude him from MERCYFUL FATE's upcoming reunion. When it was announced last month that the influential Danish heavy metal act would reunite for an unspecified number of concerts throughout Europe during the summer ...

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CHEVELLE Is Putting Finishing Touches On 'Melodic' New Album

CHEVELLE vocalist/guitarist Pete Loeffler spoke to Radioactive MikeZ, host of the 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's new album. The disc was recorded in part this past May at Joe's House Of Compression studio in Pasadena, California with producer Joe Barresi (KYUSS, MELVINS, THE ...

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JEFF 'MANTAS' DUNN Says He Has 'No Good Memories At All' Of VENOM's 'Possessed' Album

In a recent interview with Jason Saulnier, former VENOM and current VENOM INC. guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn discussed VENOM's 1984 "At War With Satan" studio album and its follow-up, "Possessed", which was the last offering to feature the band's classic lineup of Dunn, vocalist/bassist Conrad "Cronos" Lant and drummer Anthony "Abaddon" Bray before Dunn's departure ...

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BODY COUNT Is Mixing 'Carnivore' Album

BODY COUNT, the metal band fronted by hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T, is putting the finishing touches on its new album, "Carnivore", for a tentative early 2020 release. Asked by a fan on Twitter how the new BODY COUNT record is coming along, Ice-T responded: "Mixing it as we speak.. No solid release date ...

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DELAIN Performs New Song 'Burning Bridges' Live For First Time (Video)

Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN performed their new song "Burning Bridges" live for the first time this past Thursday night (September 19) at the opening show of their North American tour with AMORPHIS at the Theater Of Living Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. "Burning Bridges" will be ...

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ANTHRAX: Why You Can't Say 'Rock Is Dead'

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello has dismissed the notion that rock is dead, saying that the genre "will never die." While rock 'n' roll has been king of the music world for decades, in the past few years, it's been unseated by the growing popularity of hip-hop. This has caused many pundits to proclaim the genre ...

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Watch GHOST Perform In Seattle

Fan-filmed video footage of GHOST's September 19 concert at WAMU Theater in Seattle, Washington can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "The Attitude"). GHOST's current live set includes two new songs, "Kiss The Go-Goat" and "Mary On A Cross", which will both be included on a new limited-edition seven-inch single, due on September 27. ...

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In Cauda Venenum - OPETH

If you have attended a live performance from OPETH within the last decade, you have experienced a moment that occurs during every one of their concerts. After several songs in a row from the later era of the band – a stretch that typically may also include one of the many ballads from 2003's “Damnation” ...

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MEGADETH: No Official Decision Has Yet Been Made Regarding DAVE MUSTAINE's Involvement In 'Megacruise'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson says that no "official decision" has yet been made regarding Dave Mustaine's involvement in the upcoming Megacruise. The 58-year-old MEGADETH leader revealed his cancer diagnosis on June 17 on social media. He has since issued an update, saying that his doctors "are feeling very positive" regarding the progress of his treatment. ...

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MISERY LOVES CO. Signs With BLACK LODGE RECORDS

After four independently released singles, Swedish industrial metal pioneers MISERY LOVES CO. have teamed up with Black Lodge Records. The band's new album — its first full-length since the critically acclaimed "Your Vision Was Never Mine To Share" arrived 19 years ago — will see the light of day before the end of the year. ...

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AVATARIUM To Release 'The Fire I Long For' Album In November

On November 22, doom metal wizards AVATARIUM return with their dark gospel to open another chapter of their hauntingly beautiful otherworld. Only two years after taking the fans by storm with "Hurricanes And Halos", which has been named "album of the month" by magazines worldwide, the Swedes announce the completion of their fourth full-length release. ...

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Video Premiere: EDENBRIDGE's 'On The Other Side'

Austrian symphonic metallers EDENBRIDGE will release their tenth studio album, "Dynamind", on October 25 via Steamhammer/SPV. The official music video for the latest single, "On The Other Side", can be viewed below. Any band wanting to leave its mark in our fast-lived world needs first and foremost two things: compositional substance and consistency. After all, ...

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Return Fire - RETURN FIRE

They say that history is written by the victors. In heavy metal, history tends to be written — or at least made — by singers and guitarists, which means that people like Joe Nuñez tend to remain unsung heroes, with glittering resumes but little in the way of individual acclaim. You will, of course, be ...

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Evolution - KOBRA AND THE LOTUS

Standard bearers for hard work and determination, KOBRA AND THE LOTUS have taken a decade to finally reach a level of success and acclaim that their early potential hinted at. Their first efforts for Napalm Records, "Prevail I" and "II", emerged in 2017 and 2018 and showcased a greatly improved band with fistfuls of great ...

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Love Exchange Failure - WHITE WARD

Black metal went weird a long time ago, but few bands have been so willfully irresponsible with the genre's core values as WHITE WARD. "Love Exchange Failure" is the band's second album, but it sounds like the mature and meticulous work of instinctive originals. Strap yourself in and prepare to be enjoyably freaked out. The ...

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