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  1. THE HAUNTED Guitarist On Threat Of Nuclear War: 'I Probably Would Feel Better If I Knew There Was Sane People On Both Si

    10.07 / 22:06 blabbermouth.net Blabbermouth.net - Music
    Nev Pearce of Australia's "Rabid Noise" podcast recently conducted an interview with guitarist Patrik Jensen of Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On vocalist Marco Aro's performance on the band's new studio album, "Strength In Numbers": Patrik: "We're not getting any younger, but he's sounding angrier all the time. He's turning into one of those bitter, angry old men, I don't know. But…
  2. HALESTORM Cancels Rochester Concert After LZZY HALE Falls Ill

    10.07 / 22:06 blabbermouth.net Blabbermouth.net - Music
    HALESTORM was forced to cancel its concert in Rochester, New York Friday night (October 6). The band's performance at the Main Street Armory was called off shortly before doors opened for the event. In a message on her Facebook page, HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale apologized "so deeply" for having to scrap last night's show, explaining that she came down with an "upper respiratory infection" after HALESTORM's concert in Akron, Ohio three days earlier. Even though she felt like she…
  3. SANCTUARY's WARREL DANE Says He Has A 'Completely Split Personality' While Onstage

    10.07 / 19:36 blabbermouth.net Blabbermouth.net - Music
    SANCTUARY vocalist Warrel Dane says he has an "alter ego" and "completely split personality" while onstage, created after he learned how to adapt and mold his live persona to deal with the often dark lyrical nature of his previous band, NEVERMORE. In an interview with Claudia of Austrian web site We Don't Care conducted at this year's MetalDays festival, which was held July 23-29 in Tolmin, Slovenia, Dane, along with co-founding SANCTUARY guitarist and primary songwriter Lenny…
  4. MIKE PORTNOY On SONS OF APOLLO: 'It's The Way It Was In DREAM THEATER Where I'm Calling The Shots And I'm In Control'

    10.07 / 19:36 blabbermouth.net Blabbermouth.net - Music
    OD from Parisian radio station Morow recently conducted an interview with Mike Portnoy about the former DREAM THEATER drummer's new band, SONS OF APOLLO. SONS OF APOLLO features Portnoy alongside his former DREAM THEATER bandmate, keyboardist Derek Sherinian, guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE). You can watch the entire chat below. A…
  5. ROB CAVESTANY On DEATH ANGEL's Sound: 'We Try To Be A Little Barbaric With Our Music'

    10.07 / 18:46 blabbermouth.net Blabbermouth.net - Music
    Claudia of the Austrian web site We Don't Care interviewed guitarist Rob Cavestany of veteran Bay Area thrash metallers DEATH ANGEL at this year's MetalDays festival, which was held July 23-29 in Tolmin, Slovenia. You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the most important aspect of DEATH ANGEL's music: Rob: "For me, the most important thing is getting the emotional expression across through the sound, through the music,…
  6. New JUDAS PRIEST Album Is 'Sounding Monumental,' Says ROB HALFORD

    10.07 / 18:46 blabbermouth.net Blabbermouth.net - Music
    Rob Halford says that JUDAS PRIEST's long-awaited new album is "sounding monumental." The British heavy metal legends have spent the last few months in the studio recording the follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" with the band's longtime collaborator Tom Allom, acclaimed British knob-twiddler Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, TESTAMENT, ACCEPT) and engineer Mike Exeter (BLACK SABBATH). During an October 5 appearance on the "Trunk Nation" show on SiriusXM channel Volume, Halford…
  7. SAXON Completes Mixing 'Thunderbolt' Album

    10.07 / 16:47 blabbermouth.net Blabbermouth.net - Music
    British heavy metal legends SAXON have completed mixing their new album, "Thunderbolt", for a tentative late January release. Singer Biff Byford told Canada's The Metal Voice on October 4 (see video below): "Andy [Sneap, producer] finished mixing it yesterday. The artwork's ready. I'm just doing all the credits now for the album, besides my job as executive producer." Asked what the new disc will sound like, Byford said: "Pretty much the same as [2015's] 'Battering Ram' and [2013's]…
  8. DOROTHY Releases Live Version And Music Video For 'Down To The Bottom'

    10.07 / 15:51 blabbermouth.net Blabbermouth.net - Music
    Los Angeles-based alternative rock band DOROTHY has released a live version of its single "Down To The Bottom", recorded in-studio in one take. This live version offers a raw, intimate spin on the hard-hitting single. In the video, fans get to see "Down To The Bottom" showcased in real time from an in-studio performance; experiencing a band connecting sonically, emotionally and creatively. Lead vocalist Dorothy stated: "The band and I had a good time shooting 'Down To The Bottom…
  9. HAMMERFALL To Release 'Glory To The Brave - 20 Year Anniversary Edition'

    10.07 / 15:51 blabbermouth.net Blabbermouth.net - Music
    When HAMMERFALL released its debut album, "Glory To The Brave", twenty years ago, the five Swedes launched a true heavy metal revival overnight. While the mainstream still concentrated on grunge and the metal scene was dominated by especially black and gothic acts, this traditional metal record was like a godsend and heralded a new era. "For us, the immense success was a real shock in the beginning," singer Joacim Cans remembers, because suddenly, HAMMERFALL were considered to be the…
  10. Ex-THE GATHERING Vocalist ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN's VUUR: 'Freedom - Rio' Song Released

    10.07 / 15:51 blabbermouth.net Blabbermouth.net - Music
    "Freedom - Rio", a song from VUUR, the new band featuring renowned Dutch vocalist Anneke Van Giersbergen, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the group's debut album, "In This Moment We Are Free – Cities", which will be released on October 20 via InsideOut Music. The disc was produced by Joost Van Den Broek, who was also involved in the writing process. Other co-writing partners are Mark Holcomb (PERIPHERY), Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), Daniel Cardoso (ANATHEMA), and both of V…
  11. FRANKIE BANALI Discusses Difficulty Of Addressing Substance-Abuse Issues In Entertainment Industry

    10.07 / 04:14 blabbermouth.net Blabbermouth.net - Music
    In a brand new interview with KNAC.COM, QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali spoke about the importance of addressing mental health issues within his community of musicians and friends in the wake of the recent deaths of Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell. He said: "I think it's always important, you know? People are very critical of other people and I think it's important to really try to understand what is going on in a person's life before you criticize that person. "Substance abuse…
  12. HELLYEAH: Deluxe Edition Of 'Unden!able' To Include 'We're All In This Together' Concert DVD

    10.07 / 04:14 blabbermouth.net Blabbermouth.net - Music
    HELLYEAH will release a "deluxe" edution of its latest album, "Unden!able", on October 27 via Eleven Seven Music as a CD/DVD Best Buy exclusive and CD and live audio digital deluxe. The physical package contains the fan-shot live concert DVD, "We're All In This Together". The digital package contains the live audio from the DVD. "Unden!able" features three Top 10 U.S. Active Rock singles, including "Human", "I Don't Care Anymore" and "Love Falls" — currently at its highest position at N…
  13. TARJA Releases Video For 'O Come, O Come, Emmanuel'

    10.07 / 04:14 blabbermouth.net Blabbermouth.net - Music
    Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen is bringing the festive season early with the release of her brand new Christmas album, "From Spirits And Ghosts (Score For A Dark Christmas)", on November 17. The album includes eleven Christmas classics and brings them to a never-before-seen level, uniquely blending Tarja's classically trained voice with darker gothic influences. Utilizing the sound of a grand orchestra, the successful Finnish solo artist puts a sinister spin on traditional…
  14. Watch AIRBOURNE Perform In Moscow

    10.07 / 04:14 blabbermouth.net Blabbermouth.net - Music
    Fan-filmed video footage of AIRBOURNE's entire September 30 performance at GlavClub in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. AIRBOURNE released "Diamond Cuts" on September 29 via Nettwerk. The box set was made available in limited-edition vinyl and CD formats, containing the band's first three discs — "Runnin Wild", "No Guts. No Glory." and "Black Dog Barking" — along with the brand new "Diamond Cuts - The B-Sides" collection featuring two previously unavailable tracks ("Money" and "Heavy We…
  15. Las Vegas Gunman May Have Targeted LOLLAPALOOZA, LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL Festivals

    10.07 / 04:14 blabbermouth.net Blabbermouth.net - Music
    According to The Pulse Of Radio, the gunman who fired thousands of rounds from a room on the thirty-second floor of the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas, killing fifty-eight people and wounding hundreds more who were attending a country music festival five hundred yards away, reportedly booked rooms earlier this summer in Las Vegas and Chicago that overlooked the Life Is Beautiful and Lollapalooza festivals, respectively. Authorities looking into the movements of sixty-four-year-old…