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Gravity - BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE

Bold new direction or jumping the shark? This is the critical question sure to trail behind BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, who is now, without a doubt, a far different beast than that which recorded "The Poison". For a band once claiming METALLICA, IRON MAIDEN and SLAYER as central influences (and having shared the stage with ...

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MORBID ANGEL's STEVE TUCKER On SLAYER's 'Farewell' Tour: 'I Don't Know What I Think Of It, To Be Honest'

Mark Thompson from HardRockCore conducted an interview with vocalist/bassist Steve Tucker of veteran Floridian death metallers MORBID ANGEL prior to the band's May 8 concert at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how MORBID ANGEL fares in smaller markets: ...

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ASESINO To Celebrate DINO CAZARES's 52nd Birthday At Los Angeles Concert; Mexican Festival Appearance Announced

ASESINO, the death metal/grindcore project featuring FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and FEAR FACTORY/ex-STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos (on bass/vocals), will play at The Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, September 1. The event, which will also serve as Dino's 52nd birthday party, will feature support from THANATOLOGY, LEPRA (first show in 20 years), ...

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OBITUARY Guitarist On Upcoming Tour With SLAYER: 'It's A Bucket-List Type Of Thing That Took 30 Years'

Hellbound's Gene A. Gaona conducted an interview with guitarist Trevor Peres of Floridian death metal legends OBITUARY prior to their May 25 concert at DNA Lounge in San Francisco, California. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "hitting their groove" with OBITUARY's 2017 self-titled studio ...

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STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA Doesn't Foresee EXODUS Retiring Anytime Soon: 'I'm Not Tired Of This Yet'

Steve "Zetro" Souza says he cannot picture EXODUS following in the retirement footsteps of their longtime thrash counterparts SLAYER. SLAYER, which announced its "final tour" earlier this year, currently features in its ranks EXODUS guitarist/primary songwriter Gary Holt as a replacement for deceased guitarist Jeff Hanneman. While both bands got their start in the Bay ...

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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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