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VOIVOD Guitarist Speaks Out Against Fans Filming Entire Concerts On Their Phones: 'Some People Think They're Watching NETFLIX'

VOIVOD guitarist Daniel "Chewy" Mongrain has spoken out against cell-phone use at concerts, saying that "it's just sad" to see fans watching entire shows through their phone. Mongrain made the comment during a brand new interview with The Metal Gods Meltdown. Asked what his opinion is of fans filming VOIVOD's live performances, Daniel said (hear ...

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HEAVY MONTRÉAL On Hiatus In 2020

Evenko — the company behind the Heavy Montréal festival — has announced that the event will be taking a break in 2020. "It's not an easy decision to put one of our events on pause," says Jacques Aubé, chief operating officer of Evenko. "Several factors must be taken into consideration, including the number of non-festival ...

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DANIEL MONGRAIN Says He Was 'Pretty Worried' About Replacing DENIS D'AMOUR As Main Songwriter In VOIVOD

During an interview with The Jimmy Cabs "5150 Interview Series", guitarist Daniel "Chewy" Mongrain of Canadian metal innovators VOIVOD discussed how he approached the unenviable task of replacing founding guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour, who passed away due to complications from colon cancer in 2005. D'Amour's unconventional brand of guitar playing was a staple of VOIVOD's ...

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JASON NEWSTED Takes Credit For 'The Stabilization' Of METALLICA

Jason Newsted says that he "would like to take some credit" for the "stabilization" of METALLICA after the passing of Cliff Burton. Burton played on METALLICA's first three studio albums — "Kill 'Em All", "Ride The Lightning" and "Master Of Puppets" — and co-wrote classic songs like "Ride The Lightning", "For Whom The Bell Tolls", ...

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GWAR Announces European Tour With VOIVOD

GWAR will make its triumphant return to Europe late this November into December on as part of the "Use Your Collusion" 2019 tour. The trek, which features main support VOIVOD, begins in Bochum, Germany on November 22 and ends on December 14 in Zurich, Switzerland. Pre-sales begin today and the general public on-sale is set ...

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REVOCATION Frontman On 'The Outer Ones' Album: 'It Certainly Opened Up A Lot Of Doors For Us'

Lady Obscure recently conducted an interview with vocalist/guitarist Dave Davidson of American technical thrashers REVOCATION. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether it was a conscious decision to blend so many styles into REVOCATION's style: Dave: "I think it's more unconscious. I listen to so many ...

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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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TAU CROSS Feat. VOIVOD, AMEBIX Members: 'Messengers Of Deception' Album Due In August

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, will release its third full-length, titled "Messengers Of Deception", on August 9 via Relapse Records. Recorded at Signaturetone Studios and mastered by Adam Tucker (THOU, FALSE), "Messengers ...

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REVOCATION And VOIVOD To Team Up For North American Co-Headlining Tour

After recently completing a U.S. tour with WHITECHAPEL and DYING FETUS, REVOCATION has announced another North American run for the fall — this time co-headlining with VOIVOD. This special tour will also see REVOCATION play its latest album, "The Outer Ones", in its entirety. PSYCROPTIC, SKELETAL REMAINS and CONJURER will join as additional support. Tour ...

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Listen To New DARKTHRONE Song 'Duke Of Gloat'

Black metal veterans DARKTHRONE will release their new album, "Old Star", on May 31 via Peaceville. The band's first studio album since 2016's "Arctic Thunder" sees the Norwegian legends cut through six new epic tracks, taking in the best of the old school of heavy and extreme metal plus a large dose of doom-laden riffing, ...

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Celestial Mechanics - TRONOS

Few musicians encapsulate the freewheeling spirit of the metal underground like Shane Embury. Although best known as the bassist with NAPALM DEATH, he has been almost absurdly prolific over the years with a steady stream of bands and side projects, covering a ludicrous amount of musical territory along the way: BRUJERIA, LOCK UP, MEATHOOK SEED, ...

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Listen To New DARKTHRONE Song 'The Hardship Of The Scots'

Black metal veterans DARKTHRONE will release their new album, "Old Star", on May 31 via Peaceville. The band's first studio album since 2016's "Arctic Thunder" sees the Norwegian legends cut through six new epic tracks, taking in the best of the old school of heavy and extreme metal plus a large dose of doom-laden riffing, ...

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VOIVOD Drummer: 'We Are Writing A New Album Right Now On The Road'

Prior to VOIVOD's performance in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 5, drummer Michel "Away" Langevin spoke with Michael Nagy of KJAG Radio and Jag TV. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the key to the band's success: Michel: "Perseverance. It's 36 years of working hard on ...

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Montreal Officially Dubbed Heavy Metal City

According to Global News, Montreal, Quebec, Canada has officially been recognized for its heavy metal scene. Councillor Craig Sauvé published his motion hailed last week to have Montreal hailed as a "city of excellence" in heavy metal music. The motion was voted on earlier today (Monday, April 15) during a city council meeting ...

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TRONOS Feat. NAPALM DEATH's SHANE EMBURY, MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN: EPK For 'Celestial Mechanics' Album

U.K.-based outfit TRONOS has released an EPK-style interview video for its debut album, "Celestial Mechanics", which has just been made available via Century Media Records. In the clip, TRONOS members Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, BRUJERIA) and Russ Russell (AT THE GATES, DIMMU BORGIR, NAPALM DEATH) discuss the formation of the group as well as exclusive ...

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