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Help Us Stranger - THE RACONTEURS

THE RACONTEURS burst on to the hard rock scene with 2006's "Broken Boy Soldiers", a pivotal moment for co-founder Jack White. Just one year later, the final WHITE STRIPES album was released. While this turning point for White is obvious viewing things in the rearview mirror, THE RACONTEURS initially came across as a side project ...

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ANIMALS AS LEADERS Guitarist: 'We Roll The Dice On Every Song'

Prior to ANIMALS AS LEADERS' performance at this year's Download festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England, guitarist Tosin Abasi spoke with The Metal Tris. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what he's learned during ANIMALS AS LEADERS' 10 years of existence: Tosin: "That 10 ...

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BABYMETAL To Release 'Metal Galaxy' Album In October

Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL will release its third album, "Metal Galaxy", on October 11 via earMUSIC/Edel. The follow-up to 2016's "Metal Resistance" will reportedly include the four singles that have been released over the course of the last few months: "Pa Pa Ya!!", "Starlight", "Distortion" and "Elevator Girl". BABYMETAL said in a statement: "We're ...

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HAMMERFALL Guitarist: 'We're Still On The Path Upward'

France's Loud TV recently conducted an interview with guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On making the band's forthcoming "Dominion" studio album sound "vital": Oscar: "It's one of those things where you have time finally to perfect everything. ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON On Outpouring Of Support After DAVE MUSTAINE's Cancer Diagnosis: 'It's Really Wonderful To See'

David Ellefson says that he is thrilled with the overwhelming amount of support his MEGADETH bandmate Dave Mustaine has received after announcing earlier this week that he has been diagnosed with throat cancer. "It's terrific," the MEGADETH bassist told the "Music Mania" podcast (hear audio below). "It's really wonderful to see. And it's good to ...

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STATUS QUO To Release 'Backbone' Album In September

On September 6, STATUS QUO will release "Backbone" through earMUSIC/Edel; the band's 33rd studio album – the LP will be their 33rd 33rpm! Some doubters said "Backbone" was a record that could not be made, but the 2019 lineup of STATUS QUO has been through a lot, they have chalked up 130 shows as a ...

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ROBERT PLANT Releases Second Episode Of 'Digging Deep' Podcast

Robert Plant has released the latest episode of his new podcast. "Digging Deep: The Robert Plant Podcast" is available on iTunes, Spotify, Acast, YouTube or wherever you get your podcasts. In the second episode, the LED ZEPPELIN frontman discusses "Bones Of Saints", a track from his 2017 album "Carry Fire". Speaking about why he spent ...

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TONY CAMPOS Doesn't Know If STATIC-X Will Continue After 'Wisconsin Death Trip' 20th-Anniversary Tour

Dave The Interview Guy recently conducted an interview with STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreaker widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On getting the blessing from late frontman Wayne Static's family to proceed with the "Wisconsin Death Trip" 20th-anniversary tour: Tony: "Yeah, absolutely. Every ...

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LEPROUS Frontman EINAR SOLBERG Thinks Prog Rock Is 'Very Predictable And One-Dimensional'

Jorge Fretes of Spain's Goetia Media recently conducted an interview with frontman Einar Solberg of Norwegian progressive rockers LEPROUS. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On LEPROUS still having any connection to the black metal scene after being EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn's initial solo backing ...

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PRIMORDIAL Vocalist On Band's Writing Process: 'We Still Get In A Room, Argue And Shout And Piss Each Other Off'

Vocalist Alan Averill of the Irish folk/black metal band PRIMORDIAL recently spoke with Poland's Metalurgia. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On balancing his musical career and "normal life": Alan: "The ideal situation would be able to play music and make a living from ...

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Tenderness - DUFF MCKAGAN

The immediate mental image most of us draw of Duff McKagan traces back 30 years. The 20-something was draped with a hairspray-stiff mane. A cigarette regularly dangled from his lips. He was — and once again is — a key member of dirty hard rock/heavy metal icons GUNS N' ROSES. He looked the part. He ...

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The Blind Leading The Blind - 1914

Formed just over five years ago by a gaggle of Ukrainian underground metal veterans, 1914 immediately sound like a band with a bright future. Heavy music doesn't need to be complicated, and this band are not inclined to stray from the extreme metal basics, but there is something undeniably fresh and invigorating about the way ...

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