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BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH On OVERKILL's 'Realism': 'There's A Purity To What We Do'

Prior to OVERKILL's April 30 performance in Detroit, Michigan, vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth spoke with Chuck Marshall of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how American and European metal crowds differ: Bobby: "There's obviously differences in culture, but the world's become much smaller ...

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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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DEATH ANGEL Guitarist Says 'Dark' And 'Aggressive' New Album Was Inspired By Modern Society

DEATH ANGEL guitarist Rob Cavestany recently spoke with United Rock Nations about the group's soon-to-be-released ninth studio album, "Humanicide". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Humanicide": Rob: "There's no more that could have been done to make it any better coming from us. What you ...

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KURT COBAIN's Final Photo-Shoot Cardigan Sold For $75,000

Julien's Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house, held its marquee music auction event "MUSIC Icons" on Saturday, May 18 live in Hard Rock Café Times Square in front of a packed crowd of collectors and music fans bidding live on the floor, online and on the phone across the globe. The mega-star lineup featured 670 ...

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IN THIS MOMENT Guitarist Explains 'Mother' Album Title

Ronni Hunter of the 99.7 The Blitz radio station conducted an interview with IN THIS MOMENT guitarist Chris Howorth at this year's Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, which is being held May 17-19 in Columbus, Ohio. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the title ...

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ORPHANED LAND Singer Slams Boycott On Israel: 'I'm Very Disappointed With Artists Who Walk That Road Of Exclusion'

Kobi Farhi, the vocalist of the Israeli metal band ORPHANED LAND, has spoken out against a growing international movement that targets his home country. A number of artists, including Roger Waters, have been vocal in their support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, which calls for economic pressure on Israel to end the ...

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JOAN JETT On Getting 'Destroyed' By Crowd While Touring With SCORPIONS: 'I Was Covered From Head To Toe In Dripping, Gross Loogies'

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Joan Jett recently spoke with disc jockeys Preston and Steve of the Philadelphia radio station 93.3 WMMR. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the motivation to start her own label, Blackheart Records, in 1980: Joan: "It was survival. ...

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SOUNDGARDEN's KIM THAYIL On CHRIS CORNELL: 'It's Important To Recognize The Breadth Of His Work Over Time'

SOUNDGARDEN guitarist Kim Thayil recently spoke to Kerrang! magazine about last year's expansive release that encapsulated Chris Cornell's multi-faceted 33-year career, with the blessing of the late singer's widow, Vicky. "It's important to recognize the breadth of his work over time," Kim said. "From the younger, wilder, more aggressive music of his youth, ...

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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: Second Album Completed

THE DARK ELEMENT, the project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, has completed work on its second album. The follow-up to 2017's "The Dark Element" was mixed by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT) and will tentatively arrive this fall via Frontiers Music Srl. Joining Olzon and Liimatainen in THE DARK ...

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CROBOT Releases 'Keep Me Down' Music Video

CROBOT has released a video for a new song called "Keep Me Down". Directed by Mike Danger, the hilarious clip marks the first new music from the band in three years. CROBOT describes the song and video as "a kick to the teeth and a punch to the dick. 'Keep Me Down' lets all y'all ...

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LIV SIN: 'Blood Moon Fever' Music Video

The official music video for "Blood Moon Fever", the brand new single from LIV SIN, the Swedish band led by former SISTER SIN vocalist Liv "Sin" Jagrell, can be seen below. The song is taken from LIV SIN's upcoming album, "Burning Sermons", which will be released on September 6 via Despotz Records. The disc was ...

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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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