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TOBIAS FORGE Still Considers GHOST To Be A 'Metal Band'

GHOST's Tobias Forge was interviewed backstage at this year's edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, which was held earlier this month in Dessel, Belgium. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On what inspired him to form GHOST: Tobias: "It's a myriad of different things, but over ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Feat. MEGADETH, TESTAMENT Members: First Trailer For 'Power Drunk Majesty' Album

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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SLAYER To Play 'Last French Show Ever' At Next Year's HELLFEST

SLAYER has announced that it will play its "last French show ever" at next year's Hellfest. The 2019 edition of the annual festival will be held June 21-23 in Clisson and will also include appearances by MANOWAR, CARCASS, MASS HYSTERIA and DROPKICK MURPHYS, among others. In a video announcement via Facebook, SLAYER bassist/vocalist Tom Araya ...

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Dead Cross - DEAD CROSS

On paper, DEAD CROSS features one of the most impressive super group lineups in history. Oftentimes such endeavors fall short of expectations for a variety of reasons. Sometimes the world class musicians use these alternate bands as an opportunity to flex their impressive talents. This may be enjoyable for self-serving purposes, but it generally comes ...

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FOO FIGHTERS On VINNIE PAUL: 'You Were One In A Million'

FOO FIGHTERS have commented on the passing of Vinnie Paul Abbott. The former PANTERA drummer reportedly died in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas on Friday, June 22. In a statement posted to their social-media sites, FOO FIGHTERS wrote: "Vinnie... to the man with the slickest kicks and the best vibe ALWAYS. You ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE's 'Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty' To Feature Members Of OVERKILL, NIGHTWISH, ACCEPT, Others

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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Watch SLAYER Perform In Austin

Fan-filmed video footage of SLAYER's June 20 performance at Austin360 Amphitheater in Austin, Texas can be seen below. SLAYER kicked off its farewell tour on May 10 at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. This past January, SLAYER announced that it would do one last concert tour around the globe to thank ...

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GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE Reveals Plan For Possible New Project Featuring 'A Ton Of Collaboration'

Cameron Buchholtz of Rock 100.5 The KATT conducted an interview with GHOST frontman Tobias Forge at last month's Rocklahoma festival, which was held in Pryor, Oklahoma. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On performing new songs live before they are officially ...

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NAPALM DEATH's MARK 'BARNEY' GREENWAY: 'Contradiction Is A Very Necessary Part Of Life'

Tristan Pratt conducted an interview with NAPALM DEATH singer Mark "Barney" Greenway at this year's Download festival, which was held earlier in the month at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On NAPALM DEATH's upcoming follow-up to 2015's "Apex Predator - ...

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BEHEMOTH's Upcoming Album Will Feature 'An Even More Organic' Yet 'Still Very Striking And Very Aggressive' Sound

BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski spoke to Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show about the band's long-awaited follow-up to 2014's "The Satanist" album, tentatively due before the end of the year. The new disc was mixed by Matt Hyde, who has previously worked with SLAYER and HATEBREED, among others. Asked what BEHEMOTH's "main focus" ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE On Possibility Of More 'Big Four' Shows: 'There's One Person That's Holding It Up For Everybody'

Prior to MEGADETH's June 10 performance in Copenhagen, Denmark, vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine was interviewed by Heavymetal.dk. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his early guitar inspirations: Dave: "My inspirations were more along the guidelines of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and ...

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Watch SLAYER's Entire Bristow Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of SLAYER's entire June 10 concert at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Intro/Delusions Of Saviour 02. Repentless 03. Blood Red 04. Disciple 05. Mandatory Suicide 06. Hate Worldwide 07. War Ensemble 08. Jihad 09. When The Stillness Comes 10. Postmortem ...

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Pro-Shot Footage Of SLAYER And EXODUS Guitarist GARY HOLT's In-Store Appearance At Rock City Music Company

SLAYER and EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt took part in an meet-and-greet and in-store performance on May 26 at Rock City Music Company in Livonia, Michigan. Check out professionally filmed video footage below (shot by Chris Honoway and Adam White). In a June 2012 interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, SLAYER's Kerry King ...

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DEE SNIDER Says JAMEY JASTA's 'Positive Energy' Convinced Him To Make 'True Metal' Solo Album

Former TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider recently appeared on "The Jasta Show", the podcast hosted by HATEBREED's Jamey Jasta, who produced Snider's new solo album, "For The Love Of Metal". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On deciding to make a metal album after Jasta challenged ...

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