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NICKELBACK Bassist Says Group Is In 'No Real Hurry' To Record New Album

NICKELBACK bassist Mike Kroeger recently spoke with Cameron Buchholtz of the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma radio station Rock 100.5 The KATT. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "greatest hits"-style set list they're currently playing in concert: Mike: "It's one of those enviable problems that we ...

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DRAGONFORCE Parts Ways With Longtime Bassist FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ; YouTube Personality STEVIE T To Step In

DRAGONFORCE has parted ways with longtime bassist Frédéric Leclercq (pictured above). Leclercq, who became an official member of DRAGONFORCE in 2006, will play his last show with the band this weekend at Elb-Riot in Hamburg, Germany. Frédéric said: "I had an amazing opportunity that will be announced soon. There is no bad blood and I ...

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Atonement - KILLSWITCH ENGAGE

Being KILLSWITCH ENGAGE must feel like a thankless task at times. Back in 2002, when the Massachusetts metalcore mavens released "Alive or Just Breathing", they were quite rightly acknowledged as standard bearers for a resurgence in defiantly un-nu-metal. 17 years later, every time they release a new album, it feels like a huge deal. Perhaps ...

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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN Is 'Ecstatic' About TORTILLA MAN's Addition To Band

SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan says that he is "ecstatic" about the band's newest member — the percussionist nicknamed "Tortilla Man." Tortilla Man joined SLIPKNOT three months ago, when he was first featured in the video for comeback single "Unsainted". He came into the group following the acrimonious departure of Chris Fehn. The masked metallers ...

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MAYHEM To Release 'Daemon' Album In October

Norwegian black metal veterans MAYHEM will release their sixth studio album, titled "Daemon", on October 25. By the power of darkness and with the might of black-hearted will no two MAYHEM albums have been or will ever be the same. Over the course of MAYHEM's storied and groundbreaking 35-year career — from "Deathcrush" (1987) through ...

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K.K. DOWNING On His Return To Live Stage: 'It Was A Bit Of A Whirlwind'

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing joined ex-MANOWAR axeman Ross "The Boss" Friedman on stage earlier today (Sunday, August 11) at this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Derbyshire, United Kingdom to perform four songs. This marked K.K.'s first public performance since October 17, 2009 when JUDAS PRIEST played the final "British Steel ...

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LACUNA COIL's ANDREA FERRO: 'When We Do Whatever We Want And Pursue A Heavier Path, Our Music Sounds Really Good'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York recently conducted an interview with vocalists Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro of Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's forthcoming "Black Anima" studio album: Cristina: "Of course it is a different record ...

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OSCAR DRONJAK Explains HAMMERFALL's Songwriting Process: 'It's Like A Slow Grinding Wheel'

In an interview with Xander from Total Rock Radio at this year's Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany, guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish metal veterans HAMMERFALL delved deep into his songwriting process. With 11 studio albums under their belt, including HAMMERFALL's forthcoming effort, "Dominion", Dronjak explained how advancements in modern technology and the band's ...

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Watch WHITESNAKE's Entire Moscow Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of WHITESNAKE's entire July 17 concert at Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Bad Boys 02. Slide It In 03. Love Ain't No Stranger 04. Hey You (You Make Me Rock) 05. Slow An' Easy 06. Ain't No Love In The ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Releases Music Video For New Single 'Sleeping With The Light On'

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project will release its second studio album, "Revelation", on September 20 through Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Michael Schenker and Michael Voss and was recorded and mixed by Voss at Kidpool Studio Greven & Kidwood Studio in Münstertal, Germany between December 2018 and March 2019. ...

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We Are Not Your Kind - SLIPKNOT

Few would have expected how big SLIPKNOT was going to become considering their humble beginnings in America's Heartland. But the Des Moines, Iowa-based band has become seemingly larger than life to some. They're a household name. They are veritable rock stars. They are a modern-day KISS. Some metal purists ignorantly write them off by trivializing ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist Doesn't Care How Long It Takes To Complete New Album: 'We Have One Objective: It Has To Be Good'

In a brand new interview with "The Art And Span Show", FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory was asked to clarify his recent claim that the group upcoming eighth album will see him and his bandmates "shifting back to that heavier side" of their sound. "This answer will cause a debate in certain forums," ...

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KORN Singer 'Didn't Really Love' All The Songs On 'The Serenity Of Suffering'

KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch and singer Jonathan Davis spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" about the making of the band's forthcoming album, "The Nothing". Due on September 13 via Roadrunner/Elektra, the follow-up to 2016's "The Serenity Of Suffering" was once again produced by Nick Raskulinecz. Asked to describe the songwriting process for "The Nothing", Welch ...

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