SOILWORK Vocalist Says New Drummer BASTIAN THUSGAARD Was 'A Big Part' Of 'Verkligheten' Album

SOILWORK frontman Björn "Speed" Strid recently spoke with United Rock Nations. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the three-and-a-half year gap between the group's 2015 release, "The Ride Majestic", and forthcoming album, "Verkligheten": Björn: "I think the main reason was that we did so much ...

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SHINEDOWN Singer: 'We're Never Gonna Phone An Album In'

Brent Smith has told "The Morning Blaze" in a new interview that SHINEDOWN never approaches the making of its albums with the intention of topping its previous releases. "We try not to compare anything and put it in the idea of, 'I need to beat the last record that we did,'" the singer said. "The ...

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WEDNESDAY 13's 'Necrophaze' Will Be 'The Ultimate Horror Record'

Horror-punk stalwart Wednesday 13 spoke to Music Interview Corner about the status of his next studio album, "Necrophaze", tentatively due in early 2019 via Nuclear Blast. "It's going to be really cool," he said (see video below). "I'm doing something totally different. All my records are different. It's still a little too early to say ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN On MEGADETH's 'Risk': 'Everybody Involved With It Was Doing The Best That They Possibly Could'

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has no regrets about the band's "Risk" album, saying that the controversial record was created "with the best of intentions." Issued in 1999, "Risk" received a mixed response from critics and alienated hardcore MEGADETH fans due to its departure from the band's heavy thrash metal roots to a more commercial, ...

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