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Frontman Erik Danielsson of Swedish black metallers WATAIN says new touring guitarist Hampus "H. Death" Eriksson "belongs to the unique little race of people who are just total diehards" and that the band is "lucky to have him." Eriksson has replaced Set Teitan, who stepped away from WATAIN earlier in the year after a photo surfaced of him giving the Nazi salute. In an interview with Rock Hard magazine's Mandy Malon (see video below) at this year's Party.San Open Air, which was held earlier this month in Thüringen, Germany, Danielsson...

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Headbangers Lifestyle conducted an interview with VENOM INC. frontman Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan at this year's Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival, which was held earlier this month in Kortrijk, Belgium. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the health of guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn, who recently suffered a heart attack and rejoined his bandmates on stage in Finland: Tony: "It was great. We had to cancel a few things, of course because he had the heart attack, but it was...

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Diamond Oz of Metal Underground conducted an interview with guitarist Aaron Aedy of U.K. gothic-doom pioneers PARADISE LOST prior to their August 7 concert at Brixton Academy in London, England in support of DANZIG. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's 2017 "Medusa" studio album: Aaron: "Personally, I think it's one of the most complete albums we've done since 'Draconian Times'. I think it's the next step, the last song we wrote for 'The Plague Within' was 'Beneath...

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Matt Mills of Antihero Magazine conducted an interview with frontman Kobi Farhi of Israeli progressive folk metallers ORPHANED LAND prior to the band's appearance at Bloodstock Open Air, which was held August 10-12 in Catton Park, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for their new "Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs" studio album: Kobi: "It takes a long time. If you take our career, it's been for 27 years now and we've only done six...

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Metalshop TV conducted an interview with Danish post-black metal multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Myrkur (real name: Amalie Bruun) at this year's Brutal Assault festival, which was held last weekend in Jaromer, Czech Republic. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what inspires her: Myrkur: "My main inspiration is mostly to be out in nature and to experience it and the silence, the beauty, the brutality, all the different aspects of Mother Nature in general. Also, older fairy...

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