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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON Didn't Want His Debut Solo Album To Feature 'Just A Bunch Of Smelly Dudes'

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about his debut solo album, "Anesthetic". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Cross Off", which features vocals by late LINKIN PARK vocalist Chester Bennington: Mark: "'Cross Off' is a really special song, and ...

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IMMORTAL GUARDIAN Shoots For The Stars In Epic 'Stardust' Music Video/Short Film

The Texas-based extreme progressive/power metal group IMMORTAL GUARDIAN has been described as "seriously epic" (MetalSucks), so it's only fitting that the group's new music video for the song "Stardust" fits that same description. A riveting, special effects-laden five-minute hybrid of an "Armageddon"-like action movie and a telenovela, the clip can be seen below. Featuring special ...

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Which MEGADETH Album Does DAVID ELLEFSON Like Better: 'Risk' Or 'Super Collider'?

During a recent appearance on "The Metal Sucks Podcast", David Ellefson was asked which of the two most consistently maligned MEGADETH albums he prefers: 2013's "Super Collider" or 1999's "Risk". "It's funny," the bassist responded (hear audio below). "The 'Risk' songs worked great acoustically — these really simple singer-songwriter kind of songs almost. ...

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Video Premiere: LAST IN LINE's 'Blackout The Sun'

The official music video for the song "Blackout The Sun" from LAST IN LINE can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sophomore album, "II", which will be released on February 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. As with 2016's "Heavy Crown", the new disc was produced by DOKKEN and FOREIGNER bassist Jeff ...

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NAPALM DEATH's SHANE EMBURY Teams Up With MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN In TRONOS

U.K.-based outfit TRONOS will release its debut album, "Celestial Mechanics", on April 12 via Century Media Records. TRONOS marks a true collision between two unstoppably creative heroes of the metal underground: Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, BRUJERIA) and producer Russ Russell (AT THE GATES, DIMMU BORGIR, NAPALM DEATH). The project sees them teaming up with drummer ...

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TWISTED SISTER Guitarist Says Australian Politician 'Broke The Law' By Releasing Rewritten Version Of 'We're Not Gonna Take It'

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French says that the Australian politician accused of rewriting the band's song without permission "broke the law" by releasing it commercially. Clive Palmer adopted the melody and rhythm of TWISTED SISTER's hit single "We're Not Gonna Take It" in his political advertisements for the United Australia Party. The advertisements feature ...

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MEGADETH: Trailer For 'Warheads On Foreheads' Career Retrospective

On March 22, MEGADETH will celebrate its 35th anniversary with the release of "Warheads On Foreheads", a 35-track career retrospective. The anthology spans the band's entire studio recording career, from its first album "Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good" to its 2016 Grammy Award-winning release "Dystopia", and will be available as a 3-CD set, ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN: 'A Lot Of People Probably Thought I Fell Off The Map When I Moved To Japan'

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why the U.S. market has not warmed to his solo career, which now includes 14 studio albums: Marty: "I don't know how ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Launches 'Charm Offensive': 'We're Going Out And Rekindling Old Relationships'

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine, whose outspokenness has embroiled him in public spats with other musicians, including members of SLAYER and METALLICA, says that he has been reaching out to some of his former friends and adversaries to rebuild relationships that may have been negatively affected through his past behavior. "We started something about three years ago ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: 'We've Never Written Songs To Win Grammys'

MEGADETH was honored with its first-ever Grammy nearly two years ago. The band received the "Best Metal Performance" award for the title track of its latest album, "Dystopia". This marked the group's twelfth Grammy nomination in this category (including nominations in the discontinued "Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance" category). Speaking to the Recording Academy, MEGADETH bassist ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK Praises KIKO LOUREIRO: 'He's A Phenomenal Player'

Former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Broderick has praised his replacement, Kiko Loureiro, calling him a "phenomenal player" who "fits" the band's style. Loureiro officially joined MEGADETH in April 2015, about five months after Broderick's exit from the group. Asked by Jason McNamara at this year's NAMM for his opinion of Kiko's musical contribution to MEGADETH, Chris ...

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Watch LAST IN LINE Perform In Sacramento

Fan-filmed video footage of LAST IN LINE's January 20 concert at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California can be seen below. LAST IN LINE will release its sophomore album, "II", on February 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. As with 2016's "Heavy Crown", the new disc was produced by DOKKEN and FOREIGNER bassist Jeff Pilson. The ...

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Verkligheten - Soilwork

SOILWORK's latest record, "Verkligheten", is a remarkable testament to the consistency and reliability of the well-worn sound that the Swedish outfit has traded in since working through the growing pains of its early years. Birthed during the tail end of the '90s melodic death metal scene that spawned fellow native acts such as IN FLAMES ...

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