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New AMON AMARTH Drummer Says His 'Input' Was Welcomed On 'Berserker'

AMON AMARTH drummer Jocke Wallgren recently spoke with Jake Patton of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be streamed. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On new album, "Berserker", which marks his recording debut with the group: Jocke: "I'm really stoked. I was more spooked earlier on when we started with the 'Jomsviking' ...

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SOTO: 'HyperMania' Music Video

SOTO, the modern heavy metal/hard rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY, SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), will release its third studio album, "Origami", on May 24. The official music video for the disc's opening track, "HyperMania", can be seen below. Jeff comments: "'HyperMania' is the first music video from 'Origami'. ...

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ARCH/MATHEOS Feat. JIM MATHEOS And JOHN ARCH: 'Tethered' Music Video

"Tethered", the new video from ARCH/MATHEOS, the project featuring founding FATES WARNING members John Arch (vocals) and Jim Matheos (guitar), can be seen below. The song is taken from ARCH/MATHEOS's second album, "Winter Ethereal", which is being released today (Friday, May 10) via Metal Blade Records. In progressive metal circles, the names of Jim Matheos ...

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THE PRODIGY Frontman KEITH FLINT Took Drugs Before Death

According to the BBC, THE PRODIGY singer Keith Flint had unspecified amounts of cocaine, alcohol and codeine in his system when he died two months ago. The Senior Coroner for Essex, Caroline Beasley-Murray, officially recorded an open conclusion, saying that there was not enough evidence to rule that the musician killed himself. Flint ...

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JOHN ARCH Says Involving Multiple FATES WARNING Members On Debut ARCH/MATHEOS Album Created 'A Little Bit Of Static'

Original FATES WARNING vocalist John Arch recently spoke with Heavy New York about "Winter Ethereal", the second album by ARCH/MATHEOS. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of "Winter Ethereal": John: "[It was done] pretty much in the same fashion as Jim ...

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SOTO: Making Of 'Origami' Part One (Video)

SOTO, the modern heavy metal/hard rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY, SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), will release its third studio album, "Origami", on May 24. Part one of an Electronic Press Kit (EPK) for "Origami" can be seen below. "Origami" will be released as a limited-digipak CD with a ...

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STRYPER Frontman MICHAEL SWEET To Release 'Ten' Solo Album In September

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet will release his new solo album, "Ten", in September via Rat Pak Records. Guest musicians who appear on the disc include singer Todd La Torre (QUEENSRŸCHE), drummer Will Hunt (EVANESCENCE), bassist John O'Boyle, and guitarists Joel Hoekstra (WHITESNAKE, NIGHT RANGER), Jeff Loomis (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE), Marzi Montazeri (EXHORDER, PHILIP H. ANSELMO ...

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SOTO: Lyric Video For 'Origami' Title Track

SOTO, the modern heavy metal/hard rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY, SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), will release its third studio album, "Origami", on May 24. The official lyric video for the disc's second single, the "Origami" title track, can be seen below. Jeff comments: "This is one of the ...

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PATRIK JENSEN Says He's Written Nine Songs For A New WITCHERY Album

Guitarist Patrik Jensen (THE HAUNTED, WITCHERY) recently spoke with Jake Patton of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On AT THE GATES' Australian tour, which will see Jensen doing double duty with openers THE HAUNTED and WITCHERY: Patrik: "Every time I've been down to ...

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VINNIE VINCENT Says He Got A 'Cold Reception' At GENE SIMMONS's 'Vault' Event: 'I Was Treated Very Indifferently'

Vinnie Vincent says that he got a "cold reception" when he joined his former bandmate Gene Simmons a year ago at the KISS bassist/vocalist's "Vault" event in Nashville, Tennessee. The ex-KISS guitarist, who famously filed multiple lawsuits against his former bandmates, alleging unpaid songwriting royalties, spoke about the experience of seeing Simmons again during a ...

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MEMORIAM: Lyric Video For New Song 'Shell Shock'

The official lyric video for the song "Shell Shock" from MEMORIAM, the Birmingham, United Kingdom-based death/grind metal band featuring Karl Willets (BOLT THROWER) on vocals, Frank Healy (BENEDICTION, CEREBRAL FIX) on bass, Scott Fairfax (CEREBRAL FIX) on guitar and Andy Whale (BOLT THROWER) on drums, can be seen below. The song is taken from MEMORIAM's ...

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GRAND MAGUS: 'A Hall Clad In Gold' Visualizer

The official visualizer for "A Hall Clad In Gold", a new song from Swedish metallers GRAND MAGUS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Wolf God", which will be released on April 19 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2016's "Sword Songs" was recorded at Sweetspot Studio in Sweden ...

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BLACK EARTH Feat. Original ARCH ENEMY Members: Listen To Two New Songs Included On 'Path Of The Immortal' Collection

BLACK EARTH — the project featuring former and current members of ARCH ENEMY performing material from the latter band's first three albums live on stage — has released "Path Of The Immortal", a collection of remastered tracks from those early LPs. The disc, which was made available exclusively in Japan on March 20, includes two ...

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Watch DEE SNIDER Perform In São Paulo, Brazil

Fan-filmed video footage of Dee Snider's March 23 concert at Tom Brasil in São Paulo, Brazil can be seen below. The TWISTED SISTER frontman is continuing to play shows in support of his latest solo album, "For The Love Of Metal", which was released last July via Napalm Records. The disc, which was produced by ...

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SWORN ENEMY: 'Coming Undone' Video

Metallic hardcore heavyweights SWORN ENEMY return with a vengeance on their venomous new record, "Gamechanger", due out next Friday, April 5. Produced by Robb Flynn (MACHINE HEAD) and mixed/mastered by Zack Ohren (SUFFOCATION, FALLUJAH, WARBRINGER), the hard-knuckled album expertly fuses metal, thrash and New York hardcore. On the heels of the well-received first single "Prepare ...

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