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Ex-MEGADETH Drummer SHAWN DROVER On SLAYER's Decision To Call It Quits: 'Somebody In The Band Doesn't Wanna Tour Anymore'

Former MEGADETH and current ACT OF DEFIANCE drummer Shawn Drover spoke to Heavy Metal And Booze about SLAYER's decision to call it quits after completing one last world tour. He said (see video below): "Well, it's obviously something that they want to do. And it's all speculative, what you read on the Internet, which most ...

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SLAYER's Final World Tour Will Extend Into 2019

To date, SLAYER's final world tour has consisted of leg one and the just-wrapped leg two in North America, with leg three taking the band to Europe from November 1 through to December 8, 2018. The band's announced itinerary also has them headlining Mexico's ForceFest on October 7, 2018, and Hellfest in France on June ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN On Being Part Of Original Thrash Wave: 'We Were Really In The Right Place At The Right Time'

Keen Eye 4 Concerts recently conducted an interview with ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian about his upcoming "One Man Riot" spoken-word tour of Australia. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Asked if there was one specific moment in his life that was especially influential and important for him, the 54-year-old ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist: 'We're Gonna Continue Creating Music As Long As There's An Audience To Listen To It'

During a recent interview with Metal Wani, TESTAMENT and METAL ALLEGIANCE guitarist Alex Skolnick was asked if he was "confident or concerned" about the future of music when it comes to the artists' ability to survive. He responded (hear audio below): "It's very unpredictable. The whole industry was built… first it was built on records ...

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BENEDICTION, KATAKLYSM, HYPOCRISY, Others Featured On 'Death... Is Just The Beginning MMXVII' Compilation

The legendary death metal compilation "Death... Is Just The Beginning" is back! Nuclear Blast's involvement with death metal harkens back to the late '80s and early '90s explosion of this heavy and deadly genre. The "Death... Is Just The Beginning" compilations paved the way to the introduction of many soon-to-become-legendary acts such as PUNGENT STENCH, ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE: 'Bound By Silence' Video Featuring JOHN BUSH

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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BEHEMOTH's NERGAL Discusses 'God = Dog' Single In New Video

On October 5, Polish black/death overlords BEHEMOTH will unleash their new album, "I Loved You At Your Darkest", upon the world via Metal Blade Records in North America and Nuclear Blast in Europe. In the clip below, frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski discusses the disc's first single, "God = Dog". The song's official video was directed ...

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SOULFLY: Second Trailer For 'Ritual' Album

The second trailer for "Ritual", the forthcoming eleventh album from SOULFLY, can be seen below. Due on October 19 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment, the follow-up to 2015's "Archangel" was produced, recorded and mixed by Josh Wilbur (KILLER BE KILLED, LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA). Cover artwork was painted by artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH, SODOM). ...

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VENOM INC. Frontman On MANTAS's Heart Attack: 'Physically, You Recover, But Mentally, It's A Bit More Difficult'

Headbangers Lifestyle conducted an interview with VENOM INC. frontman Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan at this year's Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival, which was held earlier this month in Kortrijk, Belgium. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the health of guitarist Jeff "Mantas" ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Calls METAL ALLEGIANCE His 'Ultimate Metal Outlet'

Drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS, METAL ALLEGIANCE) recently spoke with Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the new METAL ALLEGIANCE album, "Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty": Mike: "After we had so much fun making ...

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WARBRINGER: Lyric Video For New Single 'Power Unsurpassed'

The official lyric video for "Power Unsurpassed", the new single from Los Angeles-based thrash metallers WARBRINGER, can be seen below. The song has just been released digitally and will be made available as a strictly limited seven-inch vinyl single on August 24. Limited to 300 copies, the vinyl will be available only via WARBRINGER or ...

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SOULFLY: First Trailer For 'Ritual' Album

The first trailer for "Ritual", the forthcoming eleventh album from SOULFLY, can be seen below. Due on October 19 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment, the follow-up to 2015's "Archangel" was produced, recorded and mixed by Josh Wilbur (KILLER BE KILLED, LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA). Cover artwork was painted by artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH, SODOM). ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Talks About Drumming On New METAL ALLEGIANCE Album 'Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty' (Video)

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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WARBRINGER To Release 'Power Unsurpassed' Single

Los Angeles-based thrash metallers WARBRINGER will release a brand new single titled "Power Unsurpassed" as a strictly limited seven-inch vinyl single on August 24 and digitally this Friday, August 17. Limited to 300 copies, the vinyl will be available only via WARBRINGER or Napalm Records' online store. It was produced by Mike Plottnikoff (IN FLAMES, ...

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Ex-MORBID ANGEL Drummer PETE SANDOVAL: 'I Believe In God. I Believe That He's My Helper'

Drumtalk, the video podcast by German drummer and videographer Philipp Koch, conducted an interview with former MORBID ANGEL and current TERRORIZER drummer Pedro "Pete" Sandoval and MONSTROSITY drummer and TERRORIZER guitaristLee Harrison. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what he loves most about drumming: ...

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