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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET On Bassist PERRY RICHARDSON: 'Musically And Spiritually, He's Brought Peace To The Band'

In a brand new interview with the "Appetite For Distortion" podcast, STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet praised the band's latest addition, bassist Perry Richardson, who joined STRYPER in the fall of 2017 as the replacement for longtime bassist Tim Gaines. "First and foremost, we all know how talented Perry is," Michael said. "He came from the ...

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MEGADETH Teams Up With HEAVY METAL Magazine For 'Death By Design' 35th-Anniversary Graphic Novel

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", will be 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 ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND On New Album 'Empath': It's 'A Crossroads For Me – Not Only Creatively, But Life In General'

Former DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and VAI front man Devin Townsend recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about his new solo album, "Empath". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Empath": Devin: "If I had any business sense whatsoever, and if I had any ...

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VIVIAN CAMPBELL On DEF LEPPARD's ROCK HALL Induction: 'I Think It's Something We Deserve, To Be Honest'

Metal Wani's Jesse David recently conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD and LAST IN LINE guitarist Vivian Campbell. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On new LAST IN LINE bassist Phil Soussan (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE), who replaced the deceased Jimmy Bain in 2016: Vivian: "He's a really, ...

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UFO Announces Final North American 'Last Orders' Tour

Last year, Phil Mogg confirmed that this year's 50th-anniversary tour with UFO will be his last as the frontman of the long-running hard rock band. Consequently, it seems almost certain that at that point they will cease to exist. UFO was formed in London in 1969 and Mogg is its only ever-present member, performing on ...

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BAD RELIGION To Release 'Age Of Unreason' Album In May

Acclaimed Los Angeles punk rock band BAD RELIGION will release a new album titled "Age Of Unreason" on May 3 via on Epitaph Records. Since the group's formative years they have steadfastly advocated for humanism, reason, and individualism. Now, when these values are in decline and nationalism and bigotry are on the rise, BAD RELIGION's ...

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DREAM THEATER Members Were 'Shocked' By Similarites Between 'Distance Over Time' Artwork And NEW YORK TIMES Magazine Cover

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie says that he and his bandmates were "shocked" when they saw the similarities between their "Distance Over Time" album artwork and the cover of an issue of The New York Times magazine. Last November 6, DREAM THEATER revealed the "Distance Over Time" artwork via social media. Just 12 days later, ...

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CLUTCH's NEIL FALLON: Why I Started Taking Vocal Lessons

CLUTCH vocalist Neil Fallon recently spoke with Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's latest album, "Book Of Bad Decisions": Neil: "I think we initially intended maybe to have 10 or 12 songs, ...

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IRON MAIDEN Takes IGN Behind The Scenes On Huge, Game-Inspired 'Legacy Of The Beast' World Tour (Video)

In advance of the 2019 North, Central and South American legs of IRON MAIDEN's "Legacy Of The Beast" world tour, gaming and entertainment giant IGN was granted unique behind-the-scenes access at several shows during the band's 2018 European run. Unveiling the story of how one of music's most iconic global names took inspiration from their ...

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The 13th Beast - MALEVOLENT CREATION

Even though CANNIBAL CORPSE is rightfully known as a Florida death metal band, the genre leaders were actually originally from Buffalo, NY. Similarly, the long-running Florida death metal machine MALEVOLENT CREATION had originally migrated from the same city in New York. Connecting the dots on the death metal map may seem like anecdotal metal nerd ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Singer Looks Back On 'Intense' Period Prior To Her Father's Death

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with frontwoman Sharon Den Adel of Dutch metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION about the band's new "Resist" studio album. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what year was the most important during the four-year break between studio albums for WITHIN ...

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WEDNESDAY 13: After Supporting IRON MAIDEN For Six Weeks, 'I'm Not Scared Of Any Band Or Audience'

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with horror-punk stalwart Wednesday 13. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his 2017 release, "Condolences": Wednesday: "My first few albums I still like and listen to them and they're cool, but that was me ...

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MEMORIAM Feat. BOLT THROWER And BENEDICTION Members: Third Album Due This Summer

MEMORIAM, the Birmingham, United Kingdom-based death/grind metal band featuring Karl Willets (BOLT THROWER) on vocals, Frank Healy (BENEDICTION, CEREBRAL FIX) on bass, Scott Fairfax (CEREBRAL FIX) on guitar and Andy Whale (BOLT THROWER) on drums, has entered Parlour Studios in Kettering, U.K. to begin recording its third album with renowned producer Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, ...

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