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BLUE ÖYSTER CULT To Release Long-Awaited New Studio Album In 2020

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT. For over four decades, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Indeed, the Long Island, New York‐based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. ...

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1349 Releases 'Through Eyes Of Stone' Single

Norwegian black metal masters 1349 have unleashed a brand new single, "Through Eyes Of Stone". The song is taken from the band's self-titled EP, which will be released on August 16. 1349 has furthermore finished the recordings of its new full-length, to be made available this fall via Season Of Mist. The new single can ...

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REVOCATION Frontman On 'The Outer Ones' Album: 'It Certainly Opened Up A Lot Of Doors For Us'

Lady Obscure recently conducted an interview with vocalist/guitarist Dave Davidson of American technical thrashers REVOCATION. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether it was a conscious decision to blend so many styles into REVOCATION's style: Dave: "I think it's more unconscious. I listen to so many ...

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STEVE VAI On The 1990s: 'I Was The Poster Boy For Everything That Was Wrong About Playing The Guitar'

Guitarist Steve Vai recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recently released GENERATION AXE live album: Steve: "It was different from many things that I've done in the past, but it's always nice to kind of realize a dream, ...

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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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