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HOWARD JONES Says He 'Went Off The Grid' After Leaving KILLSWITCH ENGAGE In 2012: 'I Didn't Have A Cell Phone For Three Years'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York conducted an interview with LIGHT THE TORCH (formerly DEVIL YOU KNOW) frontman Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) prior to the band's first-ever show on July 9 at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, New York. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On ...

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SPINAL TAP Bassist DEREK SMALLS On The Key To His Longevity: 'Refusal To Learn Another Trade'

SPINAL TAP bassist Derek Smalls — the metallic alter-ego of comedic actor Harry Shearer ("Saturday Night Live", "The Simpsons") — recently discussed his debut solo album, "Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)", with Meltdown of Detroit, Michigan's WRIF 101.1 FM radio station. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On comparisons of his ...

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JOHN CORABI Looks Back On MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'Massive Mistake'

In a brand new interview with "Rock Talk With Lafon", former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi spoke about the experience of working on the band's 1997 album "Generation Swine" before he was replaced by a returning Vince Neil. "As enjoyable and amazing of an experience the first record was [referring to 1994's self-titled album], that's ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Recalls Meeting JAMES HETFIELD For First Time: 'He Was Very Shy And Super Introverted'

The day before METALLICA was honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize on June 14 in Stockholm, Sweden, the band's drummer, Lars Ulrich, was interviewed by music journalist Jan Gradvall. During the hour-long chat, which can be seen below, Ulrich spoke about METALLICA's beginnings back in the early 1980s, their musical influences and long and ...

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THE WATCHERS Feat. SPIRALARMS, ORCHID Members: 'Seven Tenets' Video

"Seven Tenets", the new video from San Francisco Bay Area stoner/doom heavyweights THE WATCHERS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's debut album, "Black Abyss", which was released in March via Ripple Music. THE WATCHERS is a gathering of international seasoned players Tim Narducci (SPIRALARMS, WHITE WITCH CANYON) on vocals, Carter ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Feat. MEGADETH, TESTAMENT Members: Second 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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PALLBEARER Releases Music Video For 'Thorns'

Ascending Arkansas progressive doom quartet PALLBEARER will head to European shores next week for a run of shows and festival appearances and has announced a fall 2018 North American tour with Sweden's TRIBULATION. In anticipation of the forthcoming tour dates, PALLBEARER has unleashed a live music video for the track "Thorns", taken from the band's ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD: Making Of 'Dominion' Album Part One (Video)

The first in a three-part series of videos featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Dominion", the upcoming third album from DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, can be seen below. The disc, which is due on September 21 via Spinefarm Records, will feature eight tracks of devastatingly unrelenting ...

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TOBIAS FORGE Says One Of The 'Biggest Misconceptions' About GHOST 'Is That It's Just About The Devil'

GHOST frontman Tobias Forge recently spoke with Germany's Star FM. The complete two-part conversation can be streamed below (Forge's responses begin at the 6:48 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he was surprised that GHOST's mystique was preserved for several album cycles: Tobias: "Yes, I guess so. I ...

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THREE DAYS GRACE: Lyric Video For New Single 'Infra-Red'

The official lyric video for "Infra-Red", the new single from THREE DAYS GRACE, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sixth studio effort, "Outsider", which was released in March THREE DAYS GRACE made chart history in March, earning the band's 13th No. 1 single on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Announces New Singer, NICK COURTNEY

San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have announced the addition of vocalist Nick Courtney to the group's ranks. Courtney joins the veteran band for the upcoming 46-date "Digital Dictator 30th-Anniversary Tour" of North America and Canada, which will take place from August 31 to October 20. Due to the massive size of the U.S. ...

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Listen To New PROPHETS OF RAGE Song 'Heart Afire'

A new PROPHETS OF RAGE song titled "Heart Afire" has just been released via Spotify and can be streamed below. The track comes just a few days after PROPHETS OF RAGE bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk revealed in an interview with Finland's Kaaos TV that the band has already finished its second album. ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: 'By Your Command' Performance Video From 'Ocean Machine - Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv'

On September 22, 2017, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT played a special show at the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Devin's landmark "Ocean Machine" album in full, as well as a set of fan-requested tracks alongside the Orchestra of Plovdiv State Opera. This concert was filmed, and on July 6, 2018, ...

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Video Premiere: KORPIKLAANI's 'Harmaja'

The official video for the song "Harmaja" from Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Kulkija" ("Wanderer"), which will be released on September 7 via Nuclear Blast. The "Harmaja" clip was directed by Ville Lipiäinen, who has previously worked with NIGHTWISH, BEAST IN BLACK and ...

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