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Long-running American alternative metal act Godsmack have a new album out today called When Legends Rise, along with a new big rock sound. I've also got a new interview with frontman Sully Erna where he talks about how this new direction was directly influenced by their biggest hit to date, 2002's "I Stand Alone." You can read it now in the Interviews section.
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Last year Zombitrol Productions returned to Iceland’s Eistnaflug festival, and I managed to catch up with Max and Iggor Cavalera, who were performing Sepultura’s seminal album Roots in its entirety as a part of their “Return To Roots” tour. We spoke about Roots and the new Cavalera Conspiracy album Psychosis. Watch it now in the Interviews section.
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The Norwegian progressive black metal band Enslaved have just kicked off their North American trek on The Decibel Tour with Wolves in the Throne Room, Myrkur, and Khemmis. I spoke with frontman Grutle Kjellson about how why playing their early work is like "playing cover songs," and why new bands shouldn't try to recreated the nineties black metal sound. Read it in the Interviews section.
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I’ve just posted an interview with iconic “American Pie” singer/songwriter Don McLean. He’s recently been honoured for achieving over five million U.S. radio plays of “American Pie,” and three million for “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night).” I spoke to him about his place in contemporary music, and balancing artistic expression with commercialism throughout his career. You can read it now in the Interviews section.