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Ashley “Lux” Elzinga of the 105.7 The Point radio station in St. Louis, Missouri conducted an interview with SHINEDOWN guitarist Zach Myers. You can now watch the chat below.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Loudwire asked Myers what SHINEDOWN has coming up next on its schedule after this summer’s Carnival Of Madness tour. Myers said, “We’re going to go home. Brent [Smith, frontman] has to rest his voice. He’s not allowed to talk during the day right now. He’s on vocal rest… We take these weeks off, then go to the U.K. We’re only going to be there for eight days.”

Also on the agenda is the possible release of a collection of covers that the group has recorded, with Myers saying, “I’m not sure what’s going down with that. Originally we were just going to release it on YouTube, which you don’t need permission for, obviously, because people do covers on YouTube every day. But I believe fans really want it as a download . . . Now we’re going to release it as an EP with just Brent and I. I believe it will come out during the holidays.”

The Carnival Of Madness tour, which also features SKILLET, PAPA ROACH and others, finished up in Puyallup, Washington on September 18.

SHINEDOWN has been on the road steadily since the March 2012 release of its fourth studio album, “Amaryllis”.

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Californian rockers PAPA ROACH are featured in the latest episode of “Bus Invaders”. Shot on August 23 in Tinley Park, Illinois during the Carnival Of Madness tour with SHINEDOWN, the clip — which can be seen below — features singer Jacoby Shaddix giving a tour of PAPA ROACH‘s bus.

Shaddix and his wife, Kelly, are the proud new parents a baby boy, Brixton Gabriel Shaddix. Kelly underwent a Caesarean section procedure a a Californian hospital on Tuesday, September 17 and Brixton was born at 9:45 a.m. local time. He weighed in at 7 pounds and 3 ounces and measured 19 inches long. This is the third son for Jacoby and Kelly, who are also the parents of Makaile Ceilo Shaddix, born March 24, 2002 and Jagger Monroe Shaddix, born September 13, 2004.

During the making of PAPA ROACH‘s latest album, “The Connection”, Shaddix split and reconciled with his wife of 16 years and also fell off the wagon.

“This record is a snapshot of me at my most desperate,” Jacoby told The Aquarian Weekly. “As I was writing this record, [my wife and I] were split, so there was a lot of pain and anger and frustration. As the dust settles in my life, I realize that I’m the orchestrator of all this chaos. I’m the one at fault. I’m the fucking problem. When you go through that stuff, sometimes it’s hard to own your own shit, to step up to the plate and own it. I just had to because I wanted to do the right thing.”

He added: “I was able to make this record, express myself and get my family back together and get my respect from my band. At the eleventh hour, I pulled it off. I don’t know, man, this is a repeating cycle in my life. I don’t know how many more times I can do this to myself.”

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According to The Pulse Of Radio, Loudwire asked SHINEDOWN guitarist Zach Myers what the band has coming up next on its schedule after this summer’s Carnival Of Madness tour. Myers said, “We’re going to go home. Brent [Smith, frontman] has to rest his voice. He’s not allowed to talk during the day right now. He’s on vocal rest, same as Jacoby [Shaddix, PAPA ROACH singer]. So there are two singers out here who aren’t really talking a lot. It’s kinda nice. [laughs] We take these weeks off, then go to the U.K. We’re only going to be there for eight days.”

Also on the agenda is the possible release of a collection of covers that the group has recorded, with Myers saying, “I’m not sure what’s going down with that. Originally we were just going to release it on YouTube, which you don’t need permission for, obviously, because people do covers on YouTube every day. But I believe fans really want it as a download . . . Now we’re going to release it as an EP with just Brent and I. I believe it will come out during the holidays.”

The Carnival Of Madness tour, which also features SKILLET, PAPA ROACH and others, finishes up in Puyallup, Washington on September 18.

SHINEDOWN has been on the road steadily since the March 2012 release of its fourth studio album, “Amaryllis”.

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According to The Pulse Of Radio, SKILLET has always made music a family affair, with frontman John Cooper and his wife, keyboardist Korey Cooper, bringing their kids on the road for several years now. But the Coopers expanded on that recently by including both their son and daughter on their latest album, “Rise”. John Cooper told Loudwire how that came out, explaining, “We were putting together these interludes, because we wanted to tell a story, and I thought the songs went really well together. I was trying to figure out what to do between these songs. In my house we have a workout/studio room. I was on the treadmill and my wife and daughter walked in. My daughter was holding a microphone. I asked what they were doing, and my wife said she had an idea. It turned out really, really well. It was something we weren’t planning on.”

Asked how his daughter felt hearing herself on the record, Cooper said, “She thinks it’s really cool. Of course that meant we had to get my son in there somewhere, too, because he was really excited.”

Cooper told The Pulse Of Radio that he enjoys seeing SKILLET fans now bringing their kids to the band’s shows. “It’s very cool to go to a concert and just see a dad with his 12-year-old son, and they’re both rocking out to SKILLET because their dad bought our first record when he was in high school or whatever,” he said. “You go to a BON JOVI show or a NICKELBACK show, AEROSMITH, that’s what you see — you see generations of fans. And SKILLET is still, you know, quite young, but we have those generations. I think that that’s really awesome.”

“Rise”, SKILLET‘s ninth studio album, is also the group’s first concept record. It debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard album chart back in June and features the singles “Sick Of It” and “Not Gonna Die”.

SKILLET is currently on the Carnival Of Madness tour with SHINEDOWN and other acts, with the trek stopping in Morrison, Colorado on Tuesday (September 10) and winding down in Puyallup, Washington on September 18.

The quartet will then head out on a month-long European tour as openers for NICKELBACK beginning in late October, with Russian dates penciled in for December.

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Total AC Blog recently conducted an interview with HALESTORM lead singer Lzzy Hale. An excerpt from the chat follows below.

Total AC Blog: How does it feel to be the chick amongst the guys? Do you ever feel like you need any girl time or do you like it?

Lzzy Hale: I like it! Too much estrogen makes it a little weird! I spend so much time with the guys that literally I become a crazy person when there are too many girls around. We’re usually not touring with a bunch of girls. The last tour I had that was consistently with another girl was Carnival Of Madness last year with Amy Lee [EVANESCENCE]. Within the first five minutes of us meeting, it was shoes, boys, makeup, all these things pouring out of me that I never talk about! The guys in my band were, like, “You become a different person when Amy‘s around!” I like being a girl. I like being with my guys. We all meet in the middle somewhere. They’re not über agro, they actually have really good hygiene [laughs] and for the most part, they enjoy everything that I like to do too. I think that just comes from growing up together. I’ve never taken being a girl in a band as a negative thing. It’s nice to stick out like a sore thumb on whatever bill and it’s nice to torture all of the guys that are on the tour with you because you can wear the high heels and they can’t! It’s a lot of fun!

Total AC Blog: You are a role model to so many of your female fans. How does that make you feel? Does it freak you out at all or do you kind of just go with it?

Lzzy Hale: I always err on the side of honesty. I’m sure I’m going to say something stupid over Twitter or something like that, if I haven’t already. Either way, whether it’s a bad influence or a good influence, I’m not going to pretend to be something I’m not. It’s just too much work to keep up with this weird façade. People have kind of attached themselves to me because I represent something to certain people and it’s so incredibly flattering. At first, it did freak me out to the point of where I was, like, “Should I say that?” I think the difference between the first record and the second record was kind of like the battle between that in my mind. The first record was über clean and a little vague. It was me trying to figure out if I should just say what I want to say or if I was going to get angry letters from parents. This last record that we did, “The Strange Case Of…”, I just, for lack of a better term, just said “fuck it” and wrote what I wanted to write. I think that people gravitate more towards the honesty rather than if you’re trying to be this squeaky, clean person. Hopefully I don’t scar too many people! It’s really flattering, because we see a lot of girls coming to our shows that are starting bands and started playing guitar and writing songs. It’s really neat to see. I didn’t have a whole lot of that growing up, which is part of the reason why all the people in my band are guys because I connected more to that and that’s what there was. It’s really neat to stand on the stage and see all these girls. I’m very proud.

Read the entire interview at Total AC Blog.

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Also out on Carnival of Madness this summer.

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Decapitated has teamed up with Metal Hammer to release a music video for “404.” Check out the video here or in the player below. “404” is taken from the album “Carnival Is Forever” ( reviewed here ), and the track listing is as follows: 1. The Knife (4:34) 2.

The post Decapitated Posts New Music Video For “404″ appeared first on Daily Heavy Metal News.

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Decapitated: death metal heavyweights

Hello. Do you like death metal? Of course you do, you maniac. We’re debuting the awesome new video from Polish death metal heavyweights, Decapitated!

404 is taken from the band’s awesome recent album Carnival Is Forever, which you can grab here: http://smarturl.it/decapitatedCD

Catch the guys at the Northern Darkness festival in Newcastle on December 8! Grab your tickets here: http://bit.ly/DecapitatedTour

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The title track from Decapitated's epic comeback album, Carnival Is Forever.

The post DECAPITATED "Carnival is Forever" music video appeared first on Metal Injection.

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The annual Carnival Of Madness Tour returns again this summer. This year’s headliners will be Shinedown. Other bands on the bill include Papa Roach, Skillet, In This Moment and We As Human. The trek launches August 13 in Cleveland.

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