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SUNN O))) To Release 'Pyroclasts' Album In October

SUNN O))) will release "Pyroclasts" on October 25 via Southern Lord Recordings. "Pyroclasts" is the result of a daily practice which was regularly performed each morning or evening during the two-week "Life Metal" sessions at Electrical Audio during July 2018, when all of the days musical participants would gather and work through a 12-minute improvised ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY: 'Eagle Spirit' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Eagle Spirit" from British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) can be seen below. The track is taken from the third album in his"Infinite Entanglement" trilogy, which was released in March 2018. "The Redempton Of William Black" was third part of the trilogy, bringing the sci-fi ...

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Hear New QUIET RIOT Song 'Don't Call It Love'

"Don't Call It Love", the new single from veteran rockers QUIET RIOT, can be streamed below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Hollywood Cowboys", which will be released on November 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. Asked how "Hollywood Cowboys" differs from other QUIET RIOT LPs, drummer Frankie Banali says: "This is ...

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RICKY WARWICK Says BLACK STAR RIDERS Is 'Really Firing On All Cylinders' On New Album

BLACK STAR RIDERS vocalist Ricky Warwick recently spoke with "The Metal Teddy Bear Experience", a program on Montclair State University's student radio station WMSC 90.3. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On BLACK STAR RIDERS' success: Ricky: "I can't retire just yet, but things are good. ...

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BLEEDING THROUGH Frontman: 'We've Never Held Back From Any Sort Of Emotional Outlet With Our Music'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York conducted an interview with frontman Brandan Schieppati of California metallers BLEEDING THROUGH prior to the band's August 17 concert at The Kingsland in Brooklyn, New York. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he considers BLEEDING THROUGH's 2018 ...

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JOHN PETRUCCI Believes DREAM THEATER's Focus On 'Instrumentation' Helps Band Connect With Young Audiences

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci recently spoke with Hakos Pervanidis of Metal Hammer Greece's "TV War". The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the fact that DREAM THEATER's latest album, "Distance Over Time", is its shortest since the 1989 debut, "When Dream And Day Unite": John: ...

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ORANGE GOBLIN Drummer Denied Entry To U.S. Due To Visa Issues

British stoner metal titans ORANGE GOBLIN will play their previously announced U.S. dates without longtime drummer Chris Turner, who has been denied entry to America due to visa issues. The band's six-show run, which kicks off on Tuesday, August 27, includes select stops in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Austin and Dallas, as well as ...

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Listen To New COLD Song 'The Devil We Know'

"The Devil We Know", a 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. Of the song, COLD frontman Scooter Ward says: "It evolved from me seeing people fighting ...

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Video Premiere: ATREYU's 'Generation'

"Generation", the new music video from ATREYU, can be seen below. The song is taken from the deluxe edition of the band's latest album, "In Our Wake", which was released on August 16 via Spinefarm Records. The new version features the original "In Our Wake" album, along with seven additional tracks. The bonus material includes ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH: New Video Update From The Studio

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has uploaded another video from the recording sessions for the band's upcoming eighth album, tentatively due in 2020. The disc is once again being helmed by Kevin Churko, the Canadian record producer/engineer and songwriter who currently lives in Las Vegas, where he works out of his private studio, The Hideout Recording ...

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THE ANSWER Singer Signs Solo Deal With SOCIAL FAMILY RECORDS

Cormac Neeson, the lead singer of Northern Irish rock band THE ANSWER, has inked a deal with the independent label Social Family Records (SFR). The label will be responsible for the re-release of Neeson's Americana/country soul/blues-based debut solo album, "White Feather", which has been well received in his home territory of Ireland and the U.K., ...

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CLÉMENTINE DELAUNEY Says VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Wants To 'Redefine The Borders' Of Symphonic Metal

Led by NIGHTWISH and with EPICA, DELAIN and WITHIN TEMPTATION also making headway, symphonic metal is often pigeonholed because of the bombastic traits so intrinsic to its sound. The style's formula is often duplicated by bands from all corners of the globe presenting lineups similar in formation, usually with a lone female frontwoman joined by ...

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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN On Politicians Blaming Popular Culture For Mass Shootings: 'It's Because They Don't Know What The Hell They're Doing'

SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan has followed singer Corey Taylor's lead in pushing back against comments from politicians linking the most recent spate of mass shootings to popular culture. Earlier in the month, President Donald Trump called for curbing "gruesome and grisly video games" that contribute to a "culture of violence" as a response to ...

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THE DARKNESS: Watch Lyric Video For New Song 'Heart Explodes'

The official lyric video for "Heart Explodes", a brand new song from British rockers THE DARKNESS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album "Easter Is Cancelled", which will be released on October 4 through Cooking Vinyl. "Heart Explodes" is an almighty mini-rock opera, which finds THE DARKNESS baring all ...

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METALLICA Donates $279,000 To Romanian Pediatric Hospital

According to Reuters, METALLICA has donated 250,000 euros (approximately $279,000) to a Romanian association building the country's first pediatric oncology hospital. The band made the donation to Daruieste Viata (Give Life) ahead of the its sold-out concert on Wednesday (August 14) at Arena Națională in Bucharest. Inspired by Mastercard's €1,000,000 donation toward the ...

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FLYING COLORS Feat. MIKE PORTNOY, STEVE MORSE, NEAL MORSE: 'Third Degree' Album Details Revealed; 'More' Video Available

FLYING COLORS will release its new album, "Third Degree", on October 4 via Music Theories Recordings. In chemistry, when certain galvanizing elements come together, they become quite explosive. In music, when certain galvanizing artists come together, they become FLYING COLORS. In fact, whenever the five gentlemen who encompass FLYING COLORS — guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Clarifies Comments About Availability Of Guns: 'My Problem Is NOT With Responsible Gun Owners'

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has clarified his recent comments about the widespread availability of guns, saying that he does not have a problem with "responsible gun owners" or the Second Amendment. Last week, Taylor gave an interview to the U.K.'s Independent in which he pushed back against politicians trying to blame music, movies and video ...

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SAINT ASONIA Collaborated With BREAKING BENJAMIN, STARSET Members On 'Flawed Design'

SAINT ASONIA vocalist/guitarist Adam Gontier (ex-THREE DAYS GRACE) and guitarist Mike Mushok (also of STAIND) recently spoke with Paulie Walnuts of HardDrive Radio. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's newest members, drummer Sal Giancarelli (also of STAIND) and bassist Cale Gontier (Adam's cousin): ...

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Video Premiere: AS I LAY DYING's 'Shaped By Fire'

California metallers AS I LAY DYING will release their seventh album, "Shaped By Fire", on September 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc was produced by the band and was mixed by Joseph McQueen at Sparrow Sound in Los Angeles, California, while mastering was completed by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in Nashville, Tennessee. The ...

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DRESS THE DEAD Recruits Ex-INSOLENCE Guitarist MIKE ROWAN

DRESS THE DEAD, the band featuring ex-FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero and WITCH MOUNTAIN singer Kayla Dixon, has recruited guitarist Mike Rowan. He replaces original DRESS THE DEAD guitarist Dan Delay, who left the group in June. Locicero stated about DRESS THE DEAD's latest addition: "Mikey is a very well-known guitarist here in the [San Francisco] ...

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