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Midwest Music Scene conducted an interview with singer Jesse Hasek of Knoxville, Tennessee hard rockers 10 YEARS on August 25 at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma. You can now watch the chat below.

10 YEARS‘ sixth studio album, “Minus The Machine”, was released on August 7, 2012 via the band’s own label, Palehorse Records. The disc follows up the band’s last effort for a major label, 2010’s “Feeding The Wolves”, and bassist Lewis Cosby told The Pulse Of Radio that becoming independent again gave the band a new jolt of energy. “This time around, it felt like we were an unsigned artist again and we were able to do whatever the hell we wanted to do,” he said. “Complete freedom, complete control — there’s not a track on this record that we’re not just super-proud of. It was such a pleasant experience this time, we really had fun.”

Jesse Hasek said about the album, “We’re proud of this album in its entirety. That speaks volumes to us because we’re our own worst critics. We pick everything apart. An album is your child, it’s your baby, and you know it better than anyone. To sit back and be 100 percent proud of what we’ve accomplished is so gratifying, and we think everything else will fall into place.”

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On September 11, Andrew Schizodeluxe of The Rock Pit conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza of German thrash metal veterans KREATOR. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

The Rock Pit: Well, let’s talk about the new DVD, “Dying Alive”. How did the idea of this new DVD come about?

Mille: Basically, it was the middle of the tour that we felt it went very well, we had many people at the shows and we knew it was a huge production and we wanted to give fans something back, like the memory. We felt this was the perfect time after 10 years of our last official DVD release, “Live Kreation”. We felt it was about time to come out with a new live DVD/live record package and we talked to the record company about it and they supported us and went along. We got a team of 24 cameras into the Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, which is very close to where we live, and we had full control over everything that happened to make sure that the quality was 100% guaranteed.

The Rock Pit: Watching the live show on the DVD, there seems to be so many cameras around, you seemed to have captured every angle possible. Was that the band’s idea or was that someone else’s idea?

Mille: That was our idea — ours and the director. We talked about this for a long time and we definitely wanted to make sure that… I mean, it’s always different to when you are in a room and watch a band, it’s a different feel than being in your living room and watching it from your sofa or whatever, so we wanted to make sure that we got an impression of what it’s like to come to a KREATOR show.

The Rock Pit: I ask this question with a few other thrash bands regarding the recent resurgence of thrash metal in general. Obviously, the genre has never gone away but it seems to have crept back in a big way recently, which we haven’t seen in quite some time. What’s your take on this new interest in the genre?

Mille: For me, it never felt like it went away. It quietened in the ’90s, but that was metal in general, but now it’s stronger than ever because people have grown up. A lot of the bands that have been around back then that are still around are a little more controlled with how they handle things and they are more experienced. It comes down to the music. Now they live by fans that have grown up with this kind of music. Back in the day, neighbors were like strangers to this music and so the whole industry has changed. In my opinion, it has a lot to do with self-confidence nowadays; it’s a whole different deal. Nowadays, we are more confident in what we do and I think I can speak for a lot of the bands, a lot of the old-school thrash bands that nowadays when you get the feedback from the new generation of bands, it gives you a lot of energy.

The Rock Pit: Obviously you did a bit of experimenting in the ’90s and then came back to the thrash sound. Do you think you would ever try a different direction again or do you think you will stay in the thrash genre?

Mille: I think we experiment within our music. In the ’90s, we experimented on a whole album, nowadays we experiment within certain parts of certain songs but people don’t see that experimenting as much as we did in the ’90s. A lot of the elements, like in “Phantom Antichrist”, for example, is something that we took from that era and put it into our new music, so it’s always in motion. Our music always develops and we can look back on many, many hours that we have tried, riffs or melodies that we tried in the ’90s and we still profit a lot from that. It was not for nothing, even though some of the ’90s experimental albums weren’t that well received by the audience, for us, musically, it made us grow.

Read the entire interview from The Rock Pit.

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Lamb of God's sophmore album, As The Palaces Burn holds a very special place in my heart. It makes my heart feel much older to learn that the album was actually released 10 years ago, in 2003. Time flies, kids. To commemorate the occassion, the band will be re-releasing the album that practically launched their …

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Comments No Comments » recently conducted an interview with former AFTER FOREVER frontwoman and current NIGHTWISH touring singer Floor Jansen about her REVAMP project. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow bleow. How does [the] new [REVAMP] album [“Wild Card”] differ from your last one?

Floor: We wanted to make it more heavy, more modern. The sound is heavier than, I think, the first one was; it’s more diverse. The keyboard sound has been used in a different way; a more modern sound. I tried to get into an even bigger vocal variety by using growls; sometimes a very extreme “rocky” sound, then a more “operatic” sound, then a “poppy” sound. I tried to do as much as I could [vocally], and I think that lyric-wise, this is a more personal album; it has an extra layer and is written more directly. Those personal lyrics are especially prominent in a series of songs on the album titled “Anatomy Of A Nervous Breakdown”. Can you tell us a little more about that?

Floor: I had a general burnout; I got extremely tired, I couldn’t do anything anymore. I canceled tours; I cancelled everything in my life. For a year and a half, I was completely sick; I couldn’t do anything. So yeah, I wanted to write about it in my lyrics. “Anatomy Of A Nervous Breakdown” is really about that; the inspiration behind it. Fans around the world can sign up online to take vocal lessons with you when you’re not doing all the touring/recording. I recently interviewed another singer [Pamela Moore] who also does vocal lessons, and I asked her the same thing as I’m going to ask you: even though you’re the teacher, what do you learn from your students?

Floor: Patience! It really depends on the person… I’ve been teaching for 10 years, and I’ve learned that music and singing is not an exact science where you have one theory that applies to every student. You really have to feel how someone learns, what kind of ways you need to reach someone’s feelings. It’s a feeling thing; singing is an internal thing. I think that’s the main thing I learned throughout the years. The way of reaching people is different every time. Sometimes you use things that have nothing to do with singing and more for reaching a certain feeling. If you’re focusing on vocals and using your voice [just] as a singing thing, it sometimes can’t reach a different sound; a condition you have to step away from and then integrate back into singing and making music. It isn’t always logical; and that I think I’ve learned throughout the years to just do what I feel. So in some of your lessons, it’s not about singing at all, but the voice in general.

Floor: It’s about singing, but it’s the way to reach a feeling. For instance, if someone wants to learn to sing more rocky, a rock style, or to sing higher…if someone has always been singing a softer or different vocal type, the only way to make them feel it is like a singing exercise starting with screaming. Sometimes when you’re pissed, you’re really feeling it, and what kind of sound do you make then? That has nothing to do with singing, but that is the way you do use your voice on a regular basis. So you learn, “that’s how I scream,” and then how to integrate it back into regular singing.

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Lots of shit talk this week, from smelling your own shit, to shitty beggars on the train, to shitty covers of Megadeth by Dave Mustaine's child. We talk about website typos, 10 years of Metal Injection, soy, vegan chocolate, the VMAs and CBS FM. Here's this week's playlist: Eyehategod – Sister Fucker, Pt. 1 Scar …

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Cack Blabbath conducted an interview with bassist John Campbell of Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD prior to the band’s August 10 performance at the Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below.

As previously reported, Prague, Czech Republic’s High Court upheld LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe‘s “not guilty” verdict on June 5 in connection with the death of a fan three years ago. The court’s decision is final.

Blythe was facing the possibility of conviction and a long-term jail sentence after a May 2010 incident in which Nosek, who attended a LAMB OF GOD performance in Prague, died almost a month later, allegedly from injuries sustained when he was thrown off the stage.

Though Blythe faced up to 10 years in prison, during the closing argument, prosecutors only asked the judge for the minimum sentence of five years.

In a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie, John Campbell spoke about what has been the most life-changing aspect of everything that’s happened over the last year. “It definitely makes you wonder where exactly you’re headed, what options you have in front of you,” he said. “I would say just the not knowing whether or not we were going to continue on with the band was an interesting situation to deal with.”

He added: “The incident in Prague was a situation where things were not done the way they were supposed to and a tragedy occurred. There’s a reason why things are supposed to happen a certain way and people are supposed to make sure they happen that way this point forward. Randy takes the stage to make sure everybody’s there to have a good time and to watch out for everybody, I don’t think it’s changed anything at all.”

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In a brand new interview with The Oakland Press, MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil was asked about bassist Nikki Sixx‘s recent statement that the final chapter for the band could come as early as 2016, after the film version of MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s biography, “The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band”, gets completed, an accompanying album is released and yet one more tour around the globe.

“It’s definitely for real,” confirmed Neil. “We want to go out on top. We don’t want to be one of those bands that people are like, ‘Oh, they’re playing a … little club now. We still sell out arenas and do stadium shows and stuff like that, and that’s how we want to be remembered.

“It’s just time. Mick‘s [Mars, guitar] health is not that good, and touring is tough on him. I’m sure in five, 10 years’ time we’ll probably do something together again, but it’s not gonna be like a KISS farewell to the farewell to the farewell tour. We’re not gonna be like that.”

Neil also said that he plans to have his next solo album out by the time the CRÜE calls it quits.

“I’m planning to release something maybe before the end of the MÖTLEY run,” he said. “That way it would come out right toward the end of that, and I can just go straight from MÖTLEY and continue touring on that (solo album). That’s the idea now, at least. It’s a ways away, still.”

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“Everything we had, we put back in the band,” the bassist says.

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Band talks about their approach to “The Paradigm Shift” songwriting.

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Verminous took the underground by storm with debut 2003 album “Impious Sacrilege.” After 10 years of silence, the horde of vermin return with a brand new album, “The Unholy Communion,” as well as a new limited 7″ EP.

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