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On August 17, the “Metal Shop” radio show, which airs every Saturday night from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. on the Seattle station KISW 99.9 FM, conducted an interview with METAL CHURCH bassist Steve Unger. You can now watch the chat below.

The reunited METAL CHURCHRonny Munroe on vocals, Kurdt Vanderhoof and Rick Van Zandt on guitars, Steve Unger on bass, and Jeff Plate on drums — recently inked a deal with Rat Pak Records. The band’s tenth studio album, “Generation Nothing”, will be released in the early fall via Kurdt‘s label Body Of Work Recordings in conjunction with Rat Pak.

“Generation Nothing” track listing:

01. Bullet Proof
02. Dead City
03. Generation Nothing
04. Noises In The Wall
05. Jump The Gun
06. Suiciety
07. Scream
08. Hits Keep Comin’
09. Close To The Bone
10. The Media Horse

Audio samples of the songs “Hits Keep Comin'” and “Scream” can be streamed below.

According to Vanderhoof, “Generation Nothing” — which was recorded at Kurdt‘s English Channel studio in Washingtion — marks a “return to [METAL CHURCH‘s] classic metal sound. It has elements of the first album and ‘The Dark’, but still embraces the new sound of the band without chasing the past.”

Munroe said in a recent interview with Metal Assault that the new METAL CHURCH effort would contain material that is “very reminiscent of the old days with some stuff that’s very ‘now.'” He added: “There’s a bit of… I’m not going to say ‘prog’ because it’s not, but there’s a couple of elements in there that are a little bit progressive. For the most part, out of this batch of songs, they really sound more reminiscent of the early days than anything we’ve done before with this lineup. This excites me very much, and I think the fans are really going to dig it.”

Regarding the circumstances that led to METAL CHURCH‘s breakup in 2009, Ronny said: “Well, in a nutshell, without going into a huge and long story here, it was certain aspects of things that had continued to happen to the band throughout its career. Not having the proper management and the proper people in place that were handling us. You know, we ended up taking some shows we shouldn’t have taken and that just led to where Kurdt was really getting fed up and then we all kind of got that way. Basically, we figured before we end up disbanding because of other reasons such as maybe starting to fight with one another or whatnot, we decided to go ahead and end it then. We all ended up friends and we wanted to keep it that way. So I won’t go into specifics, but we all know what the music industry is like now compared to what it was like back then. We just didn’t have the right people in our camp.”

Asked what the band is going to do differently this time around to avoid falling into the same trap, Ronny said: “This time around we’re going to release this next record on Kurdt‘s label. Basically, Kurdt and the band and whatnot are taking a lot more control of the situation. Yes, maybe the downloading thing is even worse than 2009, but also on the other hand, if you know what you’re doing and you use the Internet correctly, you can actually have success. Kurdt‘s been doing that with his prog band PRESTO BALLET and whatnot. In this day and age, the time is right to go and try something on your own. If it doesn’t work, you can always end up going out and searching for a label or something. We’re going to take a shot at it and see what happens and I think we’re probably going to have some decent success.”




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On July 26, the “Metal Shop” radio show, which airs every Saturday night from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. on the Seattle station KISW 99.9 FM, conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.

MEGADETH has just completed a headlining run at this year’s edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine.

In addition to MEGADETH, this year’s installment of Gigantour featured BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, HELLYEAH, NEWSTED and DEATH DIVISION.

MEGADETH‘s latest album, “Super Collider”, has sold 63,000 copies in the United States since its June 4 release. The CD arrived in stores via Mustaine‘s new label, Tradecraft, distributed by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). It marks MEGADETH‘s first release since the band’s split with Roadrunner Records.

MEGADETH filmed a video for the “Super Collider” title track on May 10 in the Los Angeles area. California-based model, actress, singer and songwriter Hunter Elizabeth was cast in the lead role in the clip, which she says is “about a high-school couple still loving each other after all the years after graduation, and at the 10-year reunion, both characters find themselves successful (a model and a mathematician) and still very in love.”

“That song kind of came from that ‘Symphony Of Destruction’ corner of my mind,” Mustaine told Guitar World magazine. “You can’t always play aggressive, thrashy stuff. Sometimes those aren’t even songs; they’re like musical rams. But because I’m not a pop guy, I’m also not really comfortable playing sing-along songs. To me, ‘Super Collider’ made sense like a normal song — a verse-chorus-verse-chorus kind of thing. It’s written the way a real songwriter would write the song, instead of just taking all these musical twists and turns.”

Interview (audio):

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS members Dean DeLeo (guitar) and Robert DeLeo (bass) were interviewed on the July 15 edition of “The BJ Shea Morning Experience” show on the Seattle radio station KISW 99.9 FM.

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ was interviewed on this past Tuesday’s (July 16) edition of the “STP Cast” on the Seattle station KISW 99.9 FM.

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The Todd La Torre-fronted version of QUEENSRŸCHE was interviewed on the June 26 edition of “The Men’s Room”, which airs on the Seattle station KISW 99.9 FM.

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Former ANTHRAX and current VOLBEAT guitarist Rob Caggiano was interviewed on the May 15 edition of “The BJ Shea Morning Experience” show on the Seattle radio station KISW 99.9 FM.

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Kevin and Ian of the “Metal Shop” radio show, which airs every Saturday night from 11 p.m.

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Kevin and Ian of the “Metal Shop” radio show, which airs every Saturday night from 11 p.m.

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Kevin and Ian of the “Metal Shop” radio show, which airs every Saturday night from 11 p.m.

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This past weekend, Kevin and Ian of the “Metal Shop” radio show, which airs airs every Saturday night from 11 p.m.

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