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HALESTORM's 'Back From The Dead' Would Have Been A 'Completely Different Record' Had It Not Been For The Pandemic

HALESTORM was interviewed by Liv Maddix of 105.7 The Point backstage at Pointfest on Saturday, September 24 at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in St, Louis, Missouri. Asked how different the band's latest album, "Back From The Dead", would have been had it not been for the global pandemic, HALESTORM f...
September 25, 2022
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GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE: 'A Lot Of Your Favorite Bands Are Really Suffering' Right Now

In a new interview with Z93's "The Morning After", Tobias Forge spoke about GHOST's touring plans for after the Swedish occult rockers' current run of U.S. dates with MASTODON and SPIRITBOX. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We're gonna do a lot of touring in 2023. We were sort of a lit...
September 12, 2022
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APOCALYPTICA Releases New EP 'Metal Classic, Classic Metal'

Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA have dropped their very own cello-metal reinterpretations of classical bangers with the new EP "Metal Classic, Classic Metal". Release day also sees the band unleash the focus track "Flight Of The Bumblebees", originally by Nikolai Rimski-Korsakow. APOCALYPTICA's P...
September 9, 2022
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MASTODON's TROY SANDERS: Going Back On Tour After Pandemic-Related Break Was 'Really Fantastic'

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "Rock & Roll Beer Guy" podcast, MASTODON singer/bassist Troy Sanders spoke about what it was like returning to the road for the first time since being forced to take a pandemic-related break. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It defi...
August 30, 2022
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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE On Her Paintings: 'I Leave A Lot Of Things Up To Chance'

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale was a guest on the latest video episode of the podcast "Side Jams With Bryan Reesman". During the chat, which can be seen below, Lzzy discussed her paintings and went through all seven of her major pieces. Several excerpts from the conversation follow. On her painting...
August 30, 2022
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NEUROSIS Members Blast Former Bandmate SCOTT KELLY: 'There Is Nothing Brave About Systematically Abusing Your Wife And Children'

NEUROSIS has released a statement in response to a social media post by the band's longtime co-frontman Scott Kelly in which he admitted to engaging in "the emotional, financial, verbal and physical abuse of my wife and younger children" and revealed that he is "100% permanently retired from being a...
August 29, 2022
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NEUROSIS's SCOTT KELLY Admits To Abusing Wife And Children, Announces Retirement From Music

NEUROSIS's founding guitarist/vocalist Scott Kelly has publicly admitted to engaging in "the emotional, financial, verbal and physical abuse" of his wife and children. The 55-year-old has also announced that he is "100% permanently retired from being a professional musician," adding that "my sole fo...
August 28, 2022
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GHOST Performs 'Watcher In The Sky' Live For First Time At North American Tour Kick-Off

GHOST played the song "Watcher In The Sky" live for the first time last night (Friday, August 26) at the opening concert of the band's summer/fall 2022 North American tour with MASTODON at Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California. "Watcher In The Sky" is taken from GHOST's fifth album, "Impera", whic...
August 27, 2022
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TOBIAS FORGE Says Next GHOST Album Will Be 'Different' From 'Impera'

GHOST mastermind Tobias Forge has confirmed to Consequence that he has already mapped out much of the follow-up to this year's "Impera" LP. "I have an album in my head right now that I think is going to be different from the one I just made," he said. "Both [2018's] 'Prequelle' and 'Impera' were ide...
August 24, 2022
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MASTODON Releases 90-Minute Documentary On Making Of 'Hushed And Grim' Album

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have released "The Making of Hushed & Grim", a 90-minute documentary that chronicles the Grammy Award-winning group's critically acclaimed ninth studio album. The film is an intimate look at the bandmembers' creative process, which was largely influenced by...
August 24, 2022
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Watch: HALESTORM Puts A Metal Spin On ADELE's 'Hello'

HALESTORM has shared its cover of Adele's "Hello". Check it out below. The band uploaded its rendition of the track in response to a fan request for the Lzzy Hale-fronted outfit to "put a metal spin" on the song which was originally released in 2015 as the lead single from the English singer-songwri...
August 19, 2022
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SLIPKNOT's Bassist ALESSANDRO 'VMAN' VENTURELLA: 'The End, So Far' Album Is 'A Journey' That 'Takes You Places'

SLIPKNOT bassist Alessandro "VMan" Venturella spoke to Sophie K of Knotfest about the band's upcoming album, "The End, So Far". Due on September 30 via Roadrunner, the LP was produced by SLIPKNOT and Joe Barresi and includes the band's 2021 surprise single "The Chapeltown Rag" as well as the recentl...
August 12, 2022
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HALESTORM Drummer: A Lot Of Us Didn't Realize How Important Live Shows Were For Our Collective Mental Health

HALESTORM drummer Arejay Hale spoke to Rock 100.5 The KATT's Cameron Buchholtz about what it has been like touring during the coronavirus pandemic. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Touring is different now. We're all trying to be very, very safe and just make sure that we don't have to...
August 9, 2022
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GHOST Shares Majestic Music Video For 'Spillways'

Swedish occult rockers GHOST have released a phantasmagorical music video for "Spillways", rendering the irresistible earworm of the band's latest single in majestic visual form courtesy of director Amir Chamdin. GHOST mastermind Tobias Forge told Metal Hammer magazine about "Spillways": "This is an...
July 27, 2022
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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Recalls 'Surprising' And 'Funny' Encounters With Her Musical Heroes

In a new interview with the FM99 WNOR radio station, HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale recounted some of her experiences meeting her musical heroes. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I've never had a really bad experience meeting any of my heroes. Sometimes it was a little surprising. Non...
July 23, 2022