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FLOOR JANSEN: 'The Reason Why NIGHTWISH Sounds The Way It Does Is Because TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Writes The Music'

France's Duke TV recently conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH frontwoman Floor Jansen. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On developing her voice within NIGHTWISH: Floor: "I didn't really work on the voice. It's more a natural progression of thinking of what kind of feel the ...

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ATREYU's DAN JACOBS On Metalcore Acts Continuing To Tour And Release New Music: 'It Just Shows How Talented These Bands Really Are'

RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", recently conducted an interview with guitarist Dan Jacobs of California metalcore band ATREYU. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On working with producer John Feldmann for ...

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EVERGREY Frontman: 'On Each And Every Album, We Try To Progress And Do Things Differently'

Metal Wani's Carl O'Rourke recently conducted an interview with frontman Tom S. Englund of acclaimed Swedish dark melodic metal masters EVERGREY about the band's upcoming studio album, "The Atlantic". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether EVERGREY operates without any musical boundaries: Tom: "Yeah, the ...

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TORA TORA To Release 'Bastards Of Beale' Album In February

In 2017, Memphis rockers TORA TORA were approached by Frontiers Music Srl about recording a proper new studio album and they enthusiastically jumped at the opportunity. The resulting LP, "Bastards Of Beale", set for release on February 22, brings back the magic of the band's blues-rooted hard rock sound that gained them a loyal following ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE On MEGADETH's 'Risk': 'That Was Me Capitulating To MARTY FRIEDMAN's Desires To Be More Of An Alternative Band'

Dave Mustaine says that MEGADETH's "Risk" was the result of him "capitulating" to Marty Friedman's "desires to be more of an alternative band." Issued in 1999, "Risk" received a mixed response from critics and alienated hardcore MEGADETH fans due to its departure from the band's heavy thrash metal roots to a more commercial, pop rock ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Video Of 'Disposable Heroes' Performance From Rare Acoustic Show For Charity

METALLICA will release a limited-edition vinyl of "Helping Hands… Live & Acoustic At The Masonic" this winter. The double album, mixed by Greg Fidelman and newly mastered for vinyl by Reuben Cohen at Bernie Grundman Mastering, documents the inaugural "Helping Hands" benefit concert held in San Francisco on November 3. "Helping Hands… Live & Acoustic ...

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LUCA TURILLI And FABIO LIONE Reunite For TURILLI/LIONE RHAPSODY

Original RHAPSODY members Luca Turilli and Fabio Lione have rejoined forces to write and record a new album under the banner TURILLI/LIONE RHAPSODY. It will be the first time that they will record new music together in over eight years. The band is completed by former RHAPSODY members Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth. ...

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FEAR FACTORY Has Completed New Studio Album, Says BURTON C. BELL

FEAR FACTORY has completed work on its long-awaited new album for a tentative 2019 release. The effort, which will once again be made available via Nuclear Blast, will mark the Californian band's first collection of new music since 2015's "Genexus" LP. The news of FEAR FACTORY's studio activity was broken by singer Burton C. Bell ...

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THE NEAL MORSE BAND: Lyric Video For New Song 'Welcome To The World'

THE NEAL MORSE BANDNeal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals) — will take fans on "The Great Adventure" with its latest double concept album, due out January 25, 2019 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade worldwide. It will be ...

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Listen To DAWN FADES Song 'Lean' From Upcoming Debut Album

"Lean", a song from the Los Angeles based post-metal group DAWN FADES, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's self-titled debut album, which will be released on February 8, 2019 via Metal Assault Records. Metal Assault has worked with DAWN FADES for a couple of its events in the L.A. area ...

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Planet Silver Screen - FOUR STROKE BARON

The sixty seconds of instrumental synth-pop and dance-floor rhythms that begin FOUR STROKE BARON's newest record, "Planet Silver Screen", serves as both a fake-out and an indication that the following songs will be a fun musical exploration. One minute into the intro track—appropriately titled "Cut"—the beats go away, and a barrage of short, sharp riffs ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION: Music Video For 'Raise Your Banner' Featuring IN FLAMES Vocalist ANDERS FRIDÉN

The official video for the song "Raise Your Banner" from Dutch metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION can be seen below. The second single from the band's forthcoming studio album, "Resist", features a guest appearance by IN FLAMES vocalist Anders Fridén. "Resist" will be released on December 14. It is the band's first release through Spinefarm Records, the ...

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METALLICA To Release 'Helping Hands… Live & Acoustic At The Masonic' In February

METALLICA, the All Within My Hands Foundation and its contributors commemorate Giving Tuesday with the launching of the pre-order for the limited-edition vinyl release of "Helping Hands… Live & Acoustic At The Masonic". The double album, mixed by Greg Fidelman and newly mastered for vinyl by Reuben Cohen at Bernie Grundman Mastering, documents the inaugural ...

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BEHEMOTH Frontman NERGAL: 'We Want To Disturb People'

BEHEMOTH front man Adam "Nergal" Darski recently spoke with Mark Strigl of the "Talking Metal" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at the 20:06 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On initially feeling that 2014's "The Satanist" might be the final BEHEMOTH album: Nergal: "At that time, I ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: Why I Play Bass With A Pick

At the first stop of the European leg of his "Basstory" tour at Rough Trade in Bristol, England on October 15, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson explained why he started playing with a pick/plectrum instead of his fingers. He said (see video below): "Your signature sound comes from the hand you sign your signature with, which ...

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Listen To New WITHIN TEMPTATION Song 'Firelight'

The song "Firelight" from Dutch metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION can be streamed below. The third single from the band's forthcoming studio album, "Resist", features a guest appearance by Belgian singer Jasper Steverlinck. Vocalist Sharon Den Adel said: "It was originally written for my solo project MY INDIGO, but the track felt too dark back then. However, ...

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MANDRAH Feat. Former GRIP INC. Guitarist WALDEMAR SORYCHTA: 'The Other Side' EP Available

MANDRAH, the band featuring former GRIP INC. guitarist and acclaimed producer Waldemar Sorychta, Danish-German singer Cornelia Schmitt (THE HEROINES) and drummer Vic Chains (THE SPOOK, THE DEAD KINGS), has just released its debut EP, "The Other Side", via RecordJet. Sorychta's music has never been about walking trodden paths, following trends or copying other bands. Instead ...

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Former MUSHROOMHEAD Singer JEFFREY NOTHING Releases 'Dead Space / Dead Inside' Video

Jeffrey Nothing, also known as Jeff Hatrix (born Jeffrey Lewis Hetrick), formerly the haunting voice and co-founder behind Cleveland's pioneering alterna-metal and industrial collective MUSHROOMHEAD, has resurfaced with his solo project JEFFREY NOTHING (also known as NOTHING). Newly released is a brand new single and video, "Dead Space / Dead Inside". The track is available ...

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