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Former ACCEPT Guitarist HERMAN FRANK: 'Fear' Music Video

The official video for "Fear", a brand new song from former ACCEPT guitarist Herman Frank, can be seen below. The track is taken from Frank's upcoming fourth solo album, "Fight The Fear", which will be released on February 8 via AFM. Frank has been an integral part of the German metal scene since the early ...

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Ex-NIGHTWISH Singer TARJA TURUNEN On Benefits Of Being A Solo Artist: 'There Is Nobody Telling Me What I Should Do'

Keefy from Ghost Cult magazine recently conducted an interview with former NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how she prepares for long tours: Tarja: "Physical and vocal. As I am a lyrical singer, I really have to work hard. I'm ...

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Ex-ACCEPT Singer DAVID REECE Calls MARK TORNILLO An 'UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Copy'

Ex-ACCEPT singer David Reece says that he doesn't believe his former bandmates were "thoroughly prepared" to replace Udo Dirkschneider at the height of the group's success three decades ago. The current SAINTED SINNERS vocalist was recruited by ACCEPT for the "Eat The Heat" album in 1989 following the departure of Dirkschneider. Reece's higher-pitched delivery was ...

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AMON AMARTH Completes Work On New Album With Producer JAY RUSTON

Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH have completed work on their new album at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Jay Ruston, who has previously worked with ANTHRAX, STEEL PANTHER, URIAH HEEP and STONE SOUR. The as-yet-untitled disc is tentatively due this spring via Metal Blade Records. AMON AMARTH vocalist Johan Hegg told

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM: Lyric Video For New Song 'Control'

The official lyric video for the song "Control" from Arizona metal veterans FLOTSAM AND JETSAM can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming 14th album, "The End Of Chaos", which will be released on January 18 via AFM Records. The album will be available as a digipak, on clear orange, gatefold ...

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BARNEY GREENWAY On Why NAPALM DEATH Doesn't Celebrate Album Anniversaries: 'We're An Evolving Band; We Don't Need To Look Backwards'

NAPALM DEATH vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway recently spoke with France's No Name Radio. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's latest album, "Apex Predator": Barney: "I think it turned out to be a really good album, which I didn't quite know at ...

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STEVE RILEY On 'Shock' And 'Disappointment' Of L.A. GUNS Dissolving In 2016: 'I Thought We Had Something Nice Going'

Over the course of his four-decade career, drummer Steve Riley has toured with STEPPENWOLF, anchored the classic lineup of W.A.S.P. and recorded for notable producers Todd Rundgren (the self-titled 1976 debut by ROADMASTER) and Gene Simmons (KEEL's 1985 album "The Right To Rock"). He's best known, however, for his being the longest-tenured member of L.A. ...

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Former OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ On SOEN's 'Lotus': 'We've Never Been This Satisfied After Making An Album'

SOEN drummer Martin Lopez (OPETH, AMON AMARTH) recently spoke with Rock All Photography. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's upcoming album, "Lotus": Martin: "I think we've never been this satisfied after making an album. We've always had some problems with the ...

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ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN: How We Wrote 'Fast As A Shark'

In a recent interview with the "Talk Is Jericho" podcast, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann spoke about the band's mindset while creating "Fast As A Shark", considered by some to be the first true thrash metal track ever recorded. "I clearly remember how we wrote the song and how it all came about," Wolf said (hear ...

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NIGHTRAGE: 'By Darkness Drawn' Video

Greek/Swedish extreme metal stalwarts NIGHTRAGE have released the official music video for their new single, "By Darkness Drawn". The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Wolf To Man", which will arrive on March 29, 2019 via Despotz Records. Says the band: "With 'By Darkness Drawn', we wanted to combine our trademark NIGHTRAGE guitar ...

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SLAUGHTER Frontman Says 'People Really Don't Care' About New Music From His Band: 'They Still Wanna Hear The Hits'

Sally Steele of Vegas Rocks! recently conducted an interview with SLAUGHTER frontman Mark Slaughter and bassist Dana Strum. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether they thought their career was over when hair metal's popularity took a nosedive in the 1990s in the wake ...

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NIGHTRAGE Releases 'By Darkness Drawn' Single

Greek/Swedish extreme metal stalwarts NIGHTRAGE have released a new single, "By Darkness Drawn". The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Wolf To Man", which will arrive on March 29, 2019 via Despotz Records. Says the band: "With 'By Darkness Drawn', we wanted to combine our trademark NIGHTRAGE guitar melodies with a straightforward thrash ...

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KREATOR: London Concert To Be Professionally Filmed

KREATOR's December 16 concert at the Roundhouse in London, England will be professionally filmed. According to the band, there is "something very special in the works" for the footage, which will presumably be released at a later date. The London show will close out the German thrash metal group's European co-headlining tour with DIMMU BORGIR. ...

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ACCEPT's Founding Bassist PETER BALTES Quits Band

ACCEPT's founding bassist Peter Baltes has announced his exit from the band. He said in a statement: "To all ACCEPT fans: I hereby like to announce my departure as bass player from ACCEPT. I have been with the band from the very beginning. Many of you have been there as well. I like to thank ...

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