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AMON AMARTH Guitarist: 'We Always Try To Make The Next Album A Little Better Than The Previous One'

Prior to AMON AMARTH's June 11 performance in Bratislava, Slovakia, guitarist Johan Söderberg spoke with Rocker.sk. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's latest album, "Berserker": Johan: "The inspiration was, 'We're going to make the best songs we can.' That's usually always ...

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The Great War - SABATON

Despite what many mainstream metal folk will tell you, most metalheads don't particularly want anyone to move the genre forward. We are, in general, pretty happy with the wide array of subgenres that we already have, and, more importantly, we are not overly keen on our favorite bands veering wildly off the beaten track in ...

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Watch KISS Perform In Moscow

Fan-filmed video footage of KISS's entire June 13 concert in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Detroit Rock City 02. Shout It Out Loud 03. Deuce 04. Say Yeah 05. I Love It Loud 06. Heaven's On Fire 07. War Machine 08. Lick It Up 09. Calling Dr. ...

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Watch KISS Perform In Saint Petersburg, Russia

Fan-filmed video footage of KISS's entire June 11 concert in Saint Petersburg, Russia can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Detroit Rock City 02. Shout It Out Loud 03. Deuce 04. Say Yeah 05. I Love It Loud 06. Heaven's On Fire 07. War Machine 08. Lick It Up 09. Calling ...

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SEPULTURA, NIGHTWISH, DIRKSCHNEIDER, KORPIKLAANI, Others Featured On 'Live At Wacken 2018: 29 Years Louder The Hell'

The greatest heavy metal festival in the world, Wacken Open Air, will unleash its latest collection on July 26 through Silver Linings Music/Wacken Records when "Live At Wacken 2018: 29 Years Louder The Hell" smashes into stores. The 16th release in the "Live At Wacken" series, which dates back to 2002, is stuffed with pulverizing ...

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Full Upon Her Burning Lips - EARTH

While there's seemingly little in common on the surface, EARTH and SUNN O))) have both travelled a similar trajectory. Both iconic American doom metal acts began more strictly as distortion-driven drone bands, and they've subsequently branched out significantly into experimental terrain as they've matured. SUNN O))) has obviously always been inclined toward the ...

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Watch KISS Perform In Munich

Fan-filmed video footage of KISS's May concert at Königsplatz in Munich, Germany can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Detroit Rock City 02. Shout It Out Loud 03. Deuce 04. Say Yeah 05. I Love It Loud 06. Heaven's On Fire 07. War Machine 08. Lick It Up 09. Calling Dr. ...

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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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Breaking The Trance - FATAL CURSE

In 2019 the saturation of newer heavy metal bands that shop for their tools at the NWOBHM store is higher than ever. Bands such as HAUNT, BLADE KILLER, POUNDER and NIGHT DEMON are on the higher end of the dozens of acts looking back to the vaunted British scene that inspired METALLICA's early mission statements. ...

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Listen To New HATE Song 'Seventh Manvantara'

"Seventh Manvantara", a new song from Polish death metallers HATE, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's 11th full-length album, "Auric Gates Of Veles", which will be released on June 14 via Metal Blade Records. Since 1991, HATE has lived up to their name, responsible for some of the angriest and ...

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HATE: 'Sovereign Sanctity' Video Released

"Sovereign Sanctity", the new music video from Polish death metallers HATE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's 11th full-length album, "Auric Gates Of Veles", which will be released on June 14 via Metal Blade Records. The "Sovereign Sanctity" clip was produced by 9LITER FILMY and filmed by Blazej Jankowiak. Vocalist/guitarist ...

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Berserker - AMON AMARTH

If we are all being honest with ourselves, if you clicked on the link that opens this review page, you likely already know exactly what AMON AMARTH sounds like. While other younger bands take a few albums to find their groove, and other veteran bands feel a need to experiment unnecessarily, these Swedish stalwarts figured ...

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AMON AMARTH Guitarist Thinks New Album 'Berserker' Has Many 'Future Live Classics'

Australia's Silver Tiger Media recently conducted an interview with guitarist Johan Söderberg of Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether AMON AMARTH intended to create something "bigger and better" with their new studio album, "Berserker": Johan: "That's always ...

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HATE To Release 'Auric Gates Of Veles' Album In June

Polish death metallers HATE will release their 11th full-length album, "Auric Gates Of Veles", on June 14 via Metal Blade Records. The first single from the disc, "Sovereign Sanctity", can be heard below. Since 1991, HATE has lived up to their name, responsible for some of the angriest and most ruthless death metal unleashed upon ...

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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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Video Premiere: BLACK STONE CHERRY's 'My Last Breath'

Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY have released a music video for their song "My Last Breath". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Family Tree", which came out in April 2018. As was the case on 2106's "Kentucky", the BLACK STONE CHERRY members opted to produce and track "Family Tree" at David Barrick's ...

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MEGADETH And OPETH To Headline PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2019

Psycho Las Vegas continues to make waves as it announces its full artist lineup for this year's festival at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino August 16 – 18. From OPETH's only U.S. performance of 2019 and MEGADETH performing their only Vegas show of the year, to the return of fan favorite ELECTRIC WIZARD, the lineup ...

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LOUDNESS To Release 'Live In Tokyo' 2CD+DVD In May

Japanese metallers LOUDNESS will release a new 2CD+DVD, "Live In Tokyo", on May 17 via earMUSIC. A performance video for the song "Soul On Fire", taken from "Live In Tokyo", can be seen below. LOUDNESS has dominated the worldwide heavy metal scene ever since its birth in 1981 with classic albums like "Thunder In The ...

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DARKTHRONE To Release 'Old Star' Album In May

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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JOHN SYKES Says His New Solo Record Is 'A Good, Solid Album': 'It's Not Just A Couple Of Tracks And A Load Of Fillers'

Legendary English guitarist John Sykes (TYGERS OF PAN TANG, THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, SYKES) will release his first album in 19 years later this year via Golden Robot Records. The as-yet-untitled disc (its previously announced title of "Sy-Ops" has now apparently been scrapped) is expected to include such tracks as "Dawning Of A Brand ...

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KISS's 'End Of The Road' Tour Hits Spokane (Video)

KISS played the fourth show of its "End Of The Road" farewell tour Monday night (February 4) at Spokane Arena in Spokane, Washington. As was the case with the three prior concerts, the band played a 20-song set consisting of four tracks from KISS's self-titled debut album (1974), one from "Hotter Than Hell" (1974), one ...

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KISS's 'End Of The Road' Tour Hits Portland: Front-Row Video

KISS played the second show of its "End Of The Road" farewell tour Friday night (February 1) at Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. As was the case with the opening-night concert in Vancouver the night before, the band played a 20-song set consisting of four tracks from KISS's self-titled debut album (1974), one from "Hotter ...

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BLACK STONE CHERRY Announces Spring 2019 U.S. Tour

Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY have announced a 27-date U.S. tour in support of their latest album, "Family Tree", out now via Mascot Label Group. Beginning in Charlotte, North Carolina before routing throughout the south and midwest, the trek will be supported by TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN and include festival stops at Rocklahoma, Thunder ...

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KISS Kicks Off 'End Of The Road' World Tour In Vancouver (Video)

KISS kicked off its "End Of The Road" farewell tour Thursday night (January 31) at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The band played a 20-song set consisting of four tracks from KISS's self-titled debut album (1974), one from "Hotter Than Hell" (1974), one from "Dressed To Kill" (1975), five from "Destroyer" (1976), ...

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DEZ FAFARA Has Begun Recording Vocals For Next DEVILDRIVER Album

Dez Fafara has begun laying down vocals for the upcoming DEVILDRIVER album with producer Steve Evetts (EVERY TIME I DIE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN). The disc is tentatively due later in the year via Napalm Records. Even though DEVILDRIVER has spent most of the last couple of years recording its recent full-length collection of outlaw ...

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