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MARCOS CURIEL Says A Lot Of People Are Still 'Very Hesitant' To Embrace P.O.D.'s Blend Of Rap And Heavy Music

San Diego's P.O.D. was one of the biggest benefactors of the late-'90s "nu metal" trend. Part of the wave of bands who successfully crossed into the mainstream with their blend of hip-hop, heavy guitars and accessible songwriting, P.O.D. was originally formed from the ashes of ESCHATOS, a thrash band who played METALLICA and SLAYER covers. ...

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HAMMERFALL Frontman: 'We Write The Music That We Would Buy Ourselves If Someone Else Wrote The Songs'

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with frontman Joacim Cans of Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On HAMMERFALL being the "AC/DC of power metal": Joacim: "You should never actually change the content of anything. Imagine you go ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Joined By SATYRICON Frontman For 'I'm Broken' Performance At GEFLE METAL FESTIVAL (Video)

SATYRICON frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven joined Philip Anselmo on stage earlier today (Friday, July 19) at the Gefle Metal Festival in Gävle, Sweden to perform the PANTERA classic "I'm Broken". Video footage of Satyr's appearance can be seen below. Last year, Satyr said that his EIBON project ultimately disintegrated as a result of Anselmo's severe ...

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ATREYU Announces Deluxe Edition Of 'In Our Wake'

ATREYU will release a deluxe edition of its latest album, "In Our Wake", on August 16 via Spinefarm Records. The new version will feature the original "In Our Wake" album, along with seven additional tracks. The bonus material includes B-sides from the sessions for both "In Our Wake" and 2015's "Long Live", along with alternate ...

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Hear COLD's New Single 'Without You'

"Without You", a brand new song from alternative rockers COLD, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "The Things We Can't Stop", which will be released on September 13 via Napalm Records. COLD has always documented memories and moments in song, etching them forever in diaristic lyrics, cinematic ...

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COLD Announces First U.S. Tour In Over Eight Years

In support of their forthcoming Napalm Records debut, "The Things We Can't Stop", alternative rockers COLD will hit the road late this summer and into early fall. Dubbed the "Broken Human Tour", the band's first trek in over eight years kicks off August 29 in Teaneck, New Jersey and runs through October 20 in Lexington, ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Singer Says He Totally Gets A Kick Out Of Being Playable Character In 'Call Of Duty: Black Ops'

AVENGED SEVENFOLD frontman M. Shadows has spoken out about getting his very own playable character in the "Call Of Duty: Black Ops" franchise. The singer is featured in "Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4"'s latest content drop, called "Operation Apocalypse Z", which was released on July 8 through Activision and Treyarch. In the video below, ...

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Reunited MASSACRE Signs With U.K.'s UNITED TALENT AGENCY

Resurrected Florida death metal veterans MASSACRE have been added to the roster of U.K.'s United Talent Agency, under the representation of Ben Ward for all territories (excluding North America). The current lineup of the band features three-fourths of the original team that is responsible for the classic death metal material that became the album "From ...

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Watch TARJA TURUNEN Perform With WITHIN TEMPTATION At Czech Republic's MASTERS OF ROCK Festival

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen joined Dutch symphonic rockers WITHIN TEMPTATION on stage last night (Saturday, July 13) at the Masters Of Rock festival in Vizovice, Czech Republic to perform the song "Paradise (What About Us?)". Fan-filmed video footage of her appearance can be seen below. The studio version of "Paradise (What About Us?)" — ...

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VINNIE STIGMA Calls AGNOSTIC FRONT's 'Victim In Pain' Debut 'The Greatest Mistake Of My Life'

Germany's Moshpit Passion recently conducted an interview with guitarist Vinnie Stigma of legendary New York hardcore pioneers AGNOSTIC FRONT. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the 35th anniversary tour of AGNOSTIC FRONT's influential "Victim In Pain" debut: Vinnie: "I call it 'the greatest mistake ...

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Van Fire Causes Cancelation Of BETRAYING THE MARTYRS Tour Dates

BETRAYING THE MARTYRS has been forced to cancel the rest of their North American summer "Rapture" tour, including Thursday night's (July 11) show in Orangevale, California, after being involved in a serious auto incident following the band's show in Los Angeles. All crew and band members are safe. The incident happened around 4 a.m. when ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Talks About Making Of 'Rattlehead' Song For 'Death By Design' Graphic Novel (Video)

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", is accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader Dave ...

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STATUS QUO Releases Music Video For 'Backbone' Title Track

On September 6, STATUS QUO will release "Backbone" through earMUSIC/Edel; the band's 33rd studio album – the LP will be their 33rd 33rpm! The official music video for the disc's title track can be seen below. Some doubters said "Backbone" was a record that could not be made, but the 2019 lineup of STATUS QUO ...

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METALLICA To Release Unique ABC Book With PERMUTED PRESS

"The ABCs Of Metallica", an alphabetical history of one of rock's heaviest bands, METALLICA, will be released on November 26 via Permuted Press. Featuring hard-rocking rhymes and bold illustrations, "The ABCs Of Metallica" looks back at the remarkable history of one of rock 'n' roll's most celebrated groups. Each letter of the alphabet highlights a ...

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BLUE ÖYSTER CULT To Release Long-Awaited New Studio Album In 2020

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT. For over four decades, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Indeed, the Long Island, New York‐based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. ...

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1349 Releases 'Through Eyes Of Stone' Single

Norwegian black metal masters 1349 have unleashed a brand new single, "Through Eyes Of Stone". The song is taken from the band's self-titled EP, which will be released on August 16. 1349 has furthermore finished the recordings of its new full-length, to be made available this fall via Season Of Mist. The new single can ...

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REVOCATION Frontman On 'The Outer Ones' Album: 'It Certainly Opened Up A Lot Of Doors For Us'

Lady Obscure recently conducted an interview with vocalist/guitarist Dave Davidson of American technical thrashers REVOCATION. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether it was a conscious decision to blend so many styles into REVOCATION's style: Dave: "I think it's more unconscious. I listen to so many ...

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STEVE VAI On The 1990s: 'I Was The Poster Boy For Everything That Was Wrong About Playing The Guitar'

Guitarist Steve Vai recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recently released GENERATION AXE live album: Steve: "It was different from many things that I've done in the past, but it's always nice to kind of realize a dream, ...

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