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GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE To Receive STIM's Platinum Award

GHOST mastermind Tobias Forge will be awarded the prestigious STIM Platinum Guitar this year. STIM, the Swedish performing rights society, protects the interests of authors and publishers of music in Sweden. The Platinum Guitar has been awarded since 2004 to authors who have experienced exceptional success over the year. Forge will receive the award for ...

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Watch GHOST Perform In Hershey, Pennsylvania

Fan-filmed video footage of GHOST's October 24 concert at Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania can be seen below. GHOST's current North American tour will wrap on October 26 in Glens Falls, New York. The band's live set includes two new songs, "Kiss The Go-Goat" and "Mary On A Cross", which are both included on a ...

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Listen To New PRONG Song 'End Of Sanity'

American power trio PRONG has released a new digital single for the song "End Of Sanity". The track is taken from the band's forthcoming EP, "Age Of Defiance", which will be released on November 29 via SPV/Steamhammer. PRONG leader Tommy Victor says: "'End Of Sanity' is a thrash/hardcore/crossover number in typical PRONG style which I ...

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PRONG: 'Age Of Defiance' EP Details Revealed

PRONG will release a new EP, "Age Of Defiance", on November 29. The five-track effort, which was produced by Chris Collier, will include two new studio songs, the title cut and "End Of Sanity", along with live recordings of three tracks: "Rude Awakening", "Cut-Rate" and "Another Worldly Device". A single, "The End Of Sanity", will ...

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TOBIAS FORGE On Why 'Nameless Ghouls' Won't Play On GHOST's Next Album: 'If I'm Not Asking Everyone, Then I Don't Want To Ask Anyone'

GHOST vocalist Tobias Forge recently spoke with Mark Strigl of the "Talking Metal" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether to expect additional GHOST songs featuring vocals by Papa Nihil, who is credited on the group's two newly released tracks ...

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TOBIAS FORGE Says Some Of GHOST's Former 'Nameless Ghouls' Were 'Uncomfortable With The Idea Of Not Getting Recognition'

GHOST leader Tobias Forge recently spoke with Cassius Morris of "The Cassius Morris Show" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's recent touring: Tobias: "I'd say that this tour — this tour cycle, album cycle — has been very smooth. At least from ...

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WENDY DIO Hosts 'Dio Cancer Fund' BBQ Cooked By DAVE GROHL

Wendy Dio, president and co-founder of the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, recently hosted a hoedown BBQ benefitting the organization at her home in Ojai, California. The $1000-a-plate event featured food specially prepared by the FOO FIGHTERS' Dave Grohl and his BackbeatBBQ and signature drinks created for the event by the ...

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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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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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Former GHOST Members To Have Their Appeal Heard In March 2020

Former members of GHOST have appealed the dismissal of their lawsuit against the band's leader, Tobias Forge. Forge, who founded the group eight years ago, was sued by the four ex-members in April 2017. They accused the singer of cheating them out of their rightful share of the profits from the band's album releases and ...

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LACUNA COIL Vocalist Says Gaining Recognition In Home Country Of Italy Has 'Always Been A Bit Of A Struggle'

LACUNA COIL vocalist Andrea Ferro recently spoke with the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Anima Nera", the opening track of the group's new album, "Black Anima": Andrea: "We had this piece of music that Marco [Coti Zelati, bass] came ...

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Video Premiere: CRASHDÏET's 'Rust'

The official music video for the song "Rust" from Swedish sleaze rockers CRASHDÏET can be seen below. The track is the title cut of the band's fifth studio album, which will be released on September 13 via Diet Records in Scandinavia and Frontiers Music Srl in the rest of the world. The record marks the ...

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GEOFF TATE Is 'Looking Forward To' Performing QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Empire' In Its Entirety

After performing at the recent Stonedeaf festival in Coddington, United Kingdom, former QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME vocalist Geoff Tate spoke with Tony Heare of Midlands Metalheads Radio. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the difficulty of choosing a setlist: Geoff: "It's a difficult process. ...

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MORBID ANGEL Announces Fall 2019 Tour With WATAIN, INCANTATION

Legendary death metal titans MORBID ANGEL will blaze U.S. stages this fall on a month-long headlining tour. "The 2019 USA Sickness Tour" begins November 21 in Houston, Texas and runs through December 21 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Support will be provided by Swedish black metal practitioners WATAIN and American death metal veterans INCANTATION. Tickets go ...

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