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DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'I'm Just A Perpetually Confused And Terrified Person That Is Trying To Be Less So All The Time'

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend about his forthcoming new "Empath" studio album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether "Empath" is an album that will take a while for listeners to "get": Devin: "I ...

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GRAND MAGUS: Lyric Video For 'Wolf God' Title Track

The official lyric video for "Wolf God", the title track of the upcoming album from Swedish metallers GRAND MAGUS, can be seen below. Due on April 19 via Nuclear Blast, the follow-up to 2016's "Sword Songs" was recorded at Sweetspot Studio in Sweden with producer Staffan Karlsson (ARCH ENEMY, FIREWIND, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS). According to a ...

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MAX CAVALERA Says There Was 'A Really Weird Vibe' In Brazil When Controversial Leader JAIR BOLSONARO Was Elected

Brazilian heavy metal musician Max Cavalera, who has lived in Phoenix, Arizona since 1992, has told the Reading Eagle that he is still closely tied to his birth country. Brazil's recent controversial election of Jair Bolsonaro as president, whose policies and actions are very far-right, has him concerned. "Brazil has a history of ...

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GRAND MAGUS To Release 'Wolf God' Album In April

Swedish metallers GRAND MAGUS will release their new album, "Wolf God", on April 19 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2016's "Sword Songs" was recorded at Sweetspot Studio in Sweden with producer Staffan Karlsson (ARCH ENEMY, FIREWIND, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS). According to a press release, "Wolf God" "rises over the heavy metal scene majestically and lets ...

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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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DEVIN TOWNSEND On NICKELBACK's CHAD KROEGER: 'I Feel Like I Owe Him A Real Debt Of Gratitude'

Devin Townsend says that he owes Chad Kroeger "a real debt of gratitude" for giving him invaluable career advice. Last August, Townsend surprised longtime fans by revealing his unexpected friendship with the NICKELBACK frontman. Four months later, it was announced that Kroeger would appear on Devin's upcoming "Empath" album, along with guitarists Steve Vai, Mike ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Announces 'Empath Europe - Volume 1' Tour

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend has announced the dates for the "Empath Europe - Volume 1" tour in November. The trek will follow the March 29 release of his new album, "Empath", via InsideOut Music. The full list of dates are as follows: Nov. 15 - Salle Pleyel, Paris, France Nov. 16 - Trix, ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'Empath' Documentary Episode 1 Available

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend will release his new album, "Empath", on March 29 via InsideOut Music. In the lead-up to the album's release, Devin will walk fans through how "Empath" came together with a series of documentary episodes recorded as phone conversations during the course of the albums recording. The fist episode, dubbed ...

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EDGE OF PARADISE: 'Face Of Fear' Video Released

"Face Of Fear", the new video from the Los Angeles-based hard rock outfit EDGE OF PARADISE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming third album, "Universe", which will be released later in the year. The disc is being recorded with Mike Plotnikoff (HALESTORM, THREE DAYS GRACE) and Chuck Johnson (KORN). ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND To Release 'Empath' Album In March; Details Revealed

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend will release his new album, "Empath", on March 29 via InsideOut Music. In the lead-up to the album's release, Devin will walk fans through how "Empath" came together with a series of documentary episodes recorded as phone conversations during the course of the albums recording. Watch him explain more ...

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CONTINUUM To Release 'Designed Obsolescence' Album In February

Santa Cruz, California-based technical death metal behemoths CONTINUUM, who feature in their ranks current and former members of ANIMOSITY, DEEDS OF FLESH, DECREPIT BIRTH and ALLEGAEON, will release their sophomore album, "Designed Obsolescence", on February 22 via Unique Leader Records. The disc was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Zack Ohren at Castle Ultimate Studios and ...

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TWISTED SISTER Slams Australian Politician CLIVE PALMER For Using Re-Written Version Of 'We're Not Gonna Take It'

TWISTED SISTER has slammed Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer for using a re-written version of the band's classic song "We're Not Gonna Take It" in connection with his political party. The former federal MP for Fairfax from 2013 to 2016, Palmer said his now-defunct Palmer United party has become the United Australia party, and will ...

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TIAMAT's 'Clouds' To Be Reissued In February

Portuguese label Alma Mater Records, run by MOONSPELL's Fernando Ribeiro, has just announced part 3 of its "Underground Majesty" series — a reissue of the groundbreaking third album, "Clouds", by Swedish masters TIAMAT. Originally released in 1992, this record expanded TIAMAT's musicality and atmosphere to greater heights, picking up their darkened death and black metal ...

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SKYFORGER Releases 'Nothing Is Forgotten' Video

Latvian heavy metal band SKYFORGER has released a brand new video for the song "Nothing Is Forgotten", from the band's 2015 album "Old Prussia", to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Latvia's declaration of independence. Kristīne Neikena, who directed the video, says that main idea is there to remind that when it comes to Latvian history, ...

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Video Premiere: ARSIS's 'Fathoms'

The official Rob Neilson-directed video for the song "Fathoms" from melodic tech-death overlords ARSIS can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Visitant", which is being released today (Friday, November 2) via Nuclear Blast (North, Central, South America) and Agonia (rest of world). Guitarist and vocalist James Malone states: "I ...

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COREY BEAULIEU Says TRIVIUM Wanted To 'Bring The Intensity' Back On 'The Sin And The Sentence'

RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California-based radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", recently conducted an interview with guitarist Corey Beaulieu of Florida metallers TRIVIUM. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the heavier nature of their 2017 "The ...

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