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Video Premiere: SACRED REICH's 'Manifest Reality'

"Manifest Reality", the new video from Arizona thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Awakening", which will be released on August 23 via Metal Blade Records. SACRED REICH's first LP in 23 years was produced by Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA ...

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SOUNDGARDEN: 'Live From The Artists Den' Unboxing Video

On February 17, 2013, SOUNDGARDEN concluded a sold-out U.S. winter tour in support of "King Animal", its first studio album in over sixteen years, with a special "Live From The Artists Den" taping at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. SOUNDGARDEN mixed new songs with classic radio hits and rarities performed live for the first time ...

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MARDUK Guitarist: 'I Will Never Let Anybody Tell Me What To Do'

Jerry of Rauta conducted an interview with guitarist Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson of Swedish black metal veterans MARDUK after the band's May 18 performance at this year's Steelfest in Hyvinkää, Finland. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On new drummer Simon "BloodHammer" Schilling: Morgan: "The thing ...

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Watch TARJA TURUNEN Perform With WITHIN TEMPTATION At Czech Republic's MASTERS OF ROCK Festival

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen joined Dutch symphonic rockers WITHIN TEMPTATION on stage last night (Saturday, July 13) at the Masters Of Rock festival in Vizovice, Czech Republic to perform the song "Paradise (What About Us?)". Fan-filmed video footage of her appearance can be seen below. The studio version of "Paradise (What About Us?)" — ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Singer On 'Atonement' Album: 'It's Musically The Most Diverse Record We've Done As A Band'

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE vocalist Jesse Leach recently spoke with United Rock Nations. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's forthcoming album, "Atonement": Jesse: "I think it's musically the most diverse record we've done as a band, and lyrically, I feel like I really captured different ...

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GENE SIMMONS Says DONALD TRUMP Has 'Forever Changed' Politics, Claims 'Earth Has Never Been In Better Shape'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons — who is a former contestant on Donald Trump's "The Celebrity Apprentice" series — says that he wasn't entirely surprised to see the billionaire real estate mogul become the 45th president of the United States. "Quite honestly, I didn't think of the presidency, but it takes a certain personality, certain DNA ...

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SONS OF APOLLO: 'Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony' Trailer

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T., TALISMAN) — will release "Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony" on August 30. ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN: 'Legacy Of The Dark Lands' Cover Artwork Unveiled

The cover artwork for BLIND GUARDIAN's upcoming album, "Legacy Of The Dark Lands", was created by renowned artist Gyula Havancsák and can be seen below. Frontman Hansi Kürsch comments: "The cover artwork by Gyula Havancsák just perfectly fits our upcoming project and I think it's a true masterpiece. Gulya's love for details is incredible and ...

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FERNANDO RIBEIRO On MOONSPELL: 'I Don't Know If The Future Is Dark Or Not, But It's Also Not Bright'

Loud TV conducted an interview with frontman Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL at this year's Hellfest in Clisson, France. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the songs from 2017's "1755" are more "symphonic" and "theatrical" onstage: Fernando: "Yeah, I think with the ...

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HAMMERFALL's OSCAR DRONJAK: 'We've Always Been On The Same Path; We Haven't Deviated Much'

Record Collector recently conducted an interview with guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the band's sound has changed since they signed to Austria's Napalm Records in 2016: Oscar: "No. Nothing has really changed. HAMMERFALL will always be the ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer MIKE MANGINI On 'Distance Over Time' Album: 'Everybody Was On The Same Page'

Prior to DREAM THEATER's performance at this year's Download festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England, drummer Mike Mangini spoke with Heavy TV. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his contributions to the group's latest album, "Distance Over Time": Mike: "It's great to ...

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GEOFF TATE Says He Has Never 'Actually Spoken A Word To' SWEET OBLIVION Collaborator SIMONE MULARONI

Former QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate recently spoke with Sonically Disruptive. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the self-titled debut album by his new progressive metal project, SWEET OBLIVION: Geoff: "I got contacted by a gentleman from my record company in Italy [Frontiers Music Srl], who ...

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STEVE VAI On The 1990s: 'I Was The Poster Boy For Everything That Was Wrong About Playing The Guitar'

Guitarist Steve Vai recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recently released GENERATION AXE live album: Steve: "It was different from many things that I've done in the past, but it's always nice to kind of realize a dream, ...

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AUGUST BURNS RED Vocalist Says Band's New Music Will Be 'Easier For The Listener To Really Grasp What's Going On'

AUGUST BURNS RED vocalist Jake Luhrs recently spoke with RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's upcoming tour, which celebrates the 10th anniversary of their third album, "Constellations": ...

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EMPEROR: Pro-Shot Video Of Entire HELLFEST Set

ARTE Concert has uploaded professionally filmed video footage of EMPEROR's June 23 performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France. Check it out below. EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) recently once again dismissed the idea of the band writing and recording a comeback album. The group's last studio LP, "Prometheus - The Discipline Of ...

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CLUTCH To Release Cover Of ZZ TOP's 'Precious And Grace' Next Week

Maryland rockers CLUTCH will release a cover version of ZZ TOP's "Precious And Grace" on July 9. The track, along with CLUTCH's previously issued rendition of the Willie Dixon 1950s classic "Evil" (later recorded by CACTUS), will be included on a collection of newly recorded songs, "Weathermaker Vault Series", to be made available this summer. ...

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TAU CROSS Members Had No Idea About ROB MILLER's Admiration For 'Notorious Right-Wing Author'

Four members of the multinational punk/heavy metal collective TAU CROSS say they were "blindsided" by Relapse Records' decision to drop the band before the release of their third LP, "Messengers Of Deception". On Tuesday (July 2), TAU CROSS posted a statement saying that the band was "parting company" with Relapse because "circumstances have arisen that ...

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ACE FREHLEY To Release 'Origins Vol. 2' In October

Ace Frehley will release "Origins Vol. 2", the sequel to his 2016 collection of cover songs that inspired the former KISS guitarist, in October via Entertainment One (eOne). The disc, which will feature guest appearances by Lita Ford (singing "Jumping Jack Flash") and CHEAP TRICK's Robin Zander (singing HUMBLE PIE's "30 Days In The Hole"), ...

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RELAPSE RECORDS Explains Decision To Part Ways With TAU CROSS

Relapse Records has explained its decision to part ways with TAU CROSS, the multinational punk/heavy metal collective featuring AMEBIX bassist/frontman Rob "The Baron" Miller, VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, and members of cult crust outfits MISERY and WAR//PLAGUE. On Tuesday (July 2), TAU CROSS posted a statement saying that the band was "parting company" with ...

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