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MASTODON Drummer Says Splitting Songwriting Credits Equally 'Really Helps' Keep Band Together

In a new interview with Banger TV's Sam Dunn, MASTODON drummer Brann Dailor spoke about the fact that he and his bandmates have managed to keep the same lineup since the group's inception more than two decades ago. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "At any time, anybody in MASTODON is fr...
June 1, 2022
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GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE Chooses His Collaborators Very Carefully: 'It's All About Chemistry'

In a new interview with Italy's "Heavy Demons" radio show, GHOST mastermind Tobias Forge spoke about his continued collaboration with Vargas & Lagola, the Swedish songwriting and production duo of Vincent Pontare and Salem Al Fakir. Vargas & Lagola co-wrote six songs on GHOST's latest album,...
May 18, 2022
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GHOST Announces Summer 2022 U.S. Tour With MASTODON; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

GHOST will once again bring the "euphoric spectacle" (Rolling Stone) of its live ritual to North America for the next leg of its globally dominating "Imperatour". The North American "Imperatour" will see the Grammy Award-winning Swedish theatrical rock band headlining 19 arenas across the U.S. and C...
May 17, 2022
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'The Walking Dead' Star NORMAN REEDUS Shows Off His LEMMY Tattoo (Video)

"The Walking Dead" star Norman Reedus joined SiriusXM's Jose Mangin on Octane to talk about his new book "The Ravaged". Additionally, Reedus is taking over SiriusXM's Octane and Liquid Metal channels all weekend long, playing songs from his favorite heavy bands such as MASTODON, MOTÖRHEAD, ANTHRAX,...
May 13, 2022
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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Has 'Noticed A Huge Drop-Off In People Using Their Phones' At Pandemic-Era Concerts

In a new interview with 13th Floor, HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale was asked how it has been for her and her bandmates to return to performing live after not being able to play any shows for a year and a half during the coronavirus pandemic. She responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Oh, i...
May 11, 2022
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HALESTORM Shares Acoustic Version Of 'The Steeple'

HALESTORM has released an acoustic version of "The Steeple", the second single from its upcoming fifth studio album album, "Back From The Dead". "The Steeple" follows the album's title track, "Back From The Dead", which arrived last summer. That track marked HALESTORM's sixth No. 1 at rock radio, a...
April 29, 2022
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HELMET Announces June 2022 U.S. Tour

HELMET will embark on a U.S. headlining tour later this spring. The 18-date trek, dubbed "An Evening With Helmet", will kick off on June 3 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and conclude on June 25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Tour dates: Jun. 03 - Pawtucket, RI - The Met Jun. 04 - Hartford, CT - Infinity Mus...
April 28, 2022
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DREAM THEATER, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE And MASTODON Among Confirmed Acts For DOWNLOAD JAPAN 2022 Festival

DREAM THEATER and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will headline this year's edition of the Download Japan festival, set to take place on August 14 at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Center in Chiba. Also scheduled to appear are MASTODON, STEEL PANTHER, AT THE GATES and THE HALO EFFECT, with more...
April 28, 2022
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APOCALYPTICA Announces Summer/Fall 2022 U.S. Tour With LEPROUS And WHEEL

APOCALYPTICA will return to the U.S. this summer/fall. The Finnish cello rockers, who are currently in the middle of a North American tour with LACUNA COIL, have announced a new batch of dates for September and October 2022 with support from LEPROUS and WHEEL. Earlier today (Monday, April 25),APOCA...
April 25, 2022
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JAMES LABRIE Says DREAM THEATER's GRAMMY Means Recording Academy Is 'Recognizing And Acknowledging This Kind Of Music'

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie spoke to Metal Wani about the band winning its first-ever Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, which was held on April 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. DREAM THEATER was nominated...
April 21, 2022
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HALESTORM Shares Lyric Video For 'The Steeple'

HALESTORM has released the official lyric video for "The Steeple", the second single from its upcoming fifth studio album album, "Back From The Dead". "The Steeple" follows the album's title track, "Back From The Dead", which arrived last summer. That track marked HALESTORM's sixth No. 1 at rock ra...
April 21, 2022
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JORDAN RUDESS On DREAM THEATER's First-Ever GRAMMY AWARD: 'It's A Really Big Deal'

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess spoke to Andrew Daly of VWMusic about the band winning its first-ever Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, which was held on April 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. DREAM THE...
April 16, 2022
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APOCALYPTICA Is 'Starting To Talk About' Next Studio Album

Eicca Toppinen of Finnish cello metallers APOCALYPTICA spoke to Mexico's Summa Inferno about his band's plans for a follow-up to 2020's "Cell-0" LP. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We have started to talk about the next possible album. But in the meanwhile, we've been recording indivi...
April 13, 2022
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AREJAY HALE On Doing Stand-Up Comedy At HALESTORM's Dublin Concert: 'That Wasn't My Idea'

At the Dublin stop of HALESTORM's recent "An Evening With Halestorm" tour of U.K. and Ireland, drummer Arejay Hale boldly and bravely facilitated a brief stand-up comedy set during the show. He has since told Metal Wani in a new interview that he had mixed feelings about the experience. "That wasn't...
April 10, 2022
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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE On Winning GRAMMY AWARD For 'The Alien': 'It's An Amazing Feeling'

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie spoke to Robert Cavuoto of Myglobalmind about the band winning its first-ever Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, which was held on April 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. DREAM T...
April 10, 2022