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Polar Music Prize recently conducted an interview with METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett. You can now watch the chat below. Asked about his previous comment that he plays "mostly rhythm" guitar during METALLICA's concerts, Hammett said: "Well, when I said that statement, what I mean is a lot of times, over the course of the song, I'm just playing rhythm parts — chords or riffs — to supplement what's going on under the vocals. And then, when it's time to get to the solo section or the lead section, that's my moment to express myself...

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SEPTIC TANK Feat. REPULSION, Ex-CATHEDRAL Members: ‘Rotting Civilisation’ Album Details Revealed
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SEPTIC TANK, the long-running project featuring vocalist Lee Dorrian (CATHEDRAL), guitarist Gary Jennings (CATHEDRAL) and bassist Scott Carlson (REPULSION), will release its debut album, "Rotting Civilisation", on April 13 via Rise Above Records. If ever there were a point in history that demanded angry, scathing, explosive music, then this is it. With eerie-but-exhilarating echoes of Reagan's '80s and the bilious, hyper-aggressive hardcore punk scene that erupted in response, the world of 2018 is more than ready for the blistering return of...

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RISE AGAINST And SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Set For ’77 MONTRÉAL Festival
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American melodic hardcore band RISE AGAINST and Cali thrash act SUICIDAL TENDENCIES are among the confirmed artists for the second edition of the '77 Montréal festival, set to take place July 27 at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Also scheduled to appear are the San Fran supergroup ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES; Steve Ignorant with PARANOID VISION playing CRASS and anarcho classics; THE INTERRUPTERS, SICK OF IT ALL; recently reunited grunge legends L7; Montréal legends THE PLANET SMASHERS and one of the U.K.'s...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Singer Says Female Heavy Metal Musicians Are Still Required By Audience To Have A ‘Pretty Face’
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In a recent interview with Metal Underground, vocalist Clémentine Delauney of symphonic metal masters VISIONS OF ATLANTIS was asked how she sees the image of women in heavy metal today. She responded: "I think women have proven they belong to the metal world as much as they want to and as much as men do. We have amazing female artists in successful bands, from NIGHTWISH to ARCH ENEMY and I am very happy about it. Furthermore, even though having a so-called pretty face is still required by the audience, to be frankly speaking, girls have...

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TÝR Announces Spring 2018 North American Tour With ORPHANED LAND
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Faroese folk metal band TÝR will embark on a North American headlining tour in May. Special guests on the trek will be ORPHANED LAND, GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS and AETERNAM. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. TÝR's most recent album, "Valkyrja", was released in 2013. The concept behind the disc involved a story based around a nameless, Viking-era warrior, who leaves his woman and goes off to impress the Valkyrie on the battlefield so that she may bring him to Valhalla, or to Fólkvangr, the home of Freyja — the...

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