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Video Premiere: SOULFLY's 'Archangel'

The official video for "Archangel", the title track of the tenth studio album from SOULFLY, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Robert Sexton, who has previously worked with HELLYEAH, DEATH ANGEL, THE DWARVES and THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, among others. Released on August 14 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment, "Archangel" was produced and ...

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VINNIE PAUL Recalls Meeting EDDIE VAN HALEN For First Time

On August 2, former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN and current HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott took part in a question-and-answer session at the DFW Acura Performance Showroom in Dallas, Texas. You can now watch video footage of the chat below. Speaking about the bands that inspired him to become a drummer, Vinnie Paul said: "VAN HALEN [was] a ...

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AUDIOTOPSY Feat. MUDVAYNE Members: New Song 'The Calling' Available For Streaming

AUDIOTOPSY, the new band featuring guitarist Greg Tribbett (MUDVAYNE, HELLYEAH), drummer Matt McDonough (MUDVAYNE), vocalist Billy Keeton (SKRAPE) and bassist Perry Stern, will release its debut album, "Natural Causes", on August 28 via Napalm. The CD was produced by the AUDIOTOPSY bandmembers at The Porch Studio in Orlando, Florida with engineer Tim Laud. The "Audiotopsy" ...

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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS To Guest On New SUNFLOWER DEAD Album

SUNFLOWER DEAD, the infectious active rock band from Long Beach, California, will release its sophomore studio album, "It's Time To Get Weird", on October 30 via the group's own label Bloody Bat Records. The CD was produced by Dave Fortman (EVANESCENCE, GODSMACK, SLIPKNOT) and Mikey Doling (GEMINI SYNDROME) and consists of 12 new tracks, including ...

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VINNIE PAUL Says LINKIN PARK Is Only New Band That Has Come Out In Last Fifteen Years That Can Headline Festivals

Rodney Holder of Australia's Music Business Facts recently conducted an interview with former PANTERA and current HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether HELLYEAH is a company or a partnership: Vinnie: "We're just a ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Defends Use Of Confederate Flag On Merchandise

Ohio metallers MUSHROOMHEAD have defended their decision to prominently feature the Confederate flag — also known as the rebel flag — on their t-shirts and other merchandise, explaining that "a true rebel stands up for what they believe is right, not against what's right." The Confederate flag's symbolism is the subject of an emotional debate ...

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MAYHEM FESTIVAL Co-Founder JOHN REESE To Metal Community: 'It Is Vitally Important That We All Unite, Not Divide'

John Reese (pictured with SLAYER's Kerry King), the co-founder of the annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, has penned an "open letter" to the heavy metal community, asking everyone to support the genre and not continue to make divisive comments regarding the event. After Reese's partner, Kevin Lyman, said in an interview earlier ...

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Drumstick Pioneer VIC FIRTH Dies At 85

Everett "Vic" Firth, founder of leading drumstick manufacturing company Vic Firth Company, has died. He was 85. A statement on the Vic Firth Facebook page reads: "To our dear friends around the world: We are heartbroken to share the news with you that Vic has passed away. "Vic was an inspiration to all of us. ...

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HELLYEAH To Re-Team With Producer KEVIN CHURKO For Fifth Album

Nev Pearce of Australia's "Rabid Noise" podcast recently conducted an interview with former PANTERA and current HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked if it's too early for fans to expect the follow-up to HELLYEAH's 2014 album "Blood For Blood" in the near future, Vinnie said: "No, not ...

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Former PANTERA Drummer VINNIE PAUL: Confederate Flag Controversy Is 'A Big Knee-Jerk Reaction'

Former PANTERA and current HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott says that the controversy over the Confederate flag is merely a "knee-jerk reaction to something that happened" and it encroaches on people's freedom-of-expression rights. The Confederate flag's symbolism is the subject of an emotional debate in the South in the aftermath of the massacre of nine ...

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HELLYEAH Joins DOWN As Headliners Of Michigan's DIRT FEST

HELLYEAH has been added as a co-headliner of Michigan's Dirt Fest 2015, alongside DOWN. This marks the first time former PANTERA bandmates Philip Anselmo and Vinnie Paul Abbott have been billed together as headliners (albeit on different days) since the band's split in 2003. HELLYEAH, featuring Vinnie Paul, Chad Gray (MUDVAYNE), Tom Maxwell (NOTHINGFACE), Kyle ...

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