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With the exception of the hearing for Tim Lambesis, it was a relatively quiet week in heavy metal this week in terms of stories, but we did get a lot of new music streams getting me all giddy for the fall season. Here's this week's top 10 most visited pages: AS I LAY DYING Frontman …

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Niclas Müller-Hansen of Sweden’s Metalshrine recently conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Metalshrine: A self-titled album? Was that something that you thought of right away or did it come as you were working on it?

John: Actually, we decided it or brought it up before we ever got into the studio. I had kinda written this proposal up for everybody, outlining what I thought were some of the things that would be cool to try to tackle. Certain engineers and mixers we could use and what kind of album, sound and direction and within that part of it, was the idea, at least to discuss, that it might be a good idea to self-title this one. It wasn’t set in stone and if there was something that was just obviously way more fitting to what we were doing, then we were being open-minded. Keeping that in mind, as we started to talk about the kind of album we wanted to make, we had Mike Mangini [drums] there in the room with us and we’re writing these songs that were coming out really powerful and very signature of DREAM THEATER, it started making a lot of sense. Then when we had presented it to Roadrunner and our management, and only after hearing four songs, they were all aboard and thought it was the greatest idea. Included in the initial proposal, and again with the possibility that it might change, was the idea of just the way the album cover came out. It would just be the symbol, a very understated confidence and basically not titling it, not having our mind on the cover and only using the symbol, was a bold, strong statement. Kinda like they do in the movies when a new “Superman” is coming out. You see an S and you don’t have to say anything else.

Metalshrine: Just using the band name for the album, was that also something to do with it being the first real album with Mangini? Like a fresh start?

John: In a way. It’s funny because we’ve been together for 28 years and one of the things that always bugs me with bands that have been around and have a history, you hear fans going, “Those guys, are they still around?” or they go see them playing live and the band is trying to play a new song and it’s, like, “Don’t play the new song! Play the old stuff!” I don’t want that to ever happen to us. I want us to always reinvent and always having another opportunity to catch people’s attention. Sometimes the way it works out is that the first time they heard our band might be this album and they won’t even know the back catalog.

Metalshrine: How do you push yourselves and challenge yourselves after all this time?

John: It’s kinda part of the fun, to be honest. We take a lot of pride in what we do and when you take a lot of pride in it and you hopefully put that into what you do so there’s quality to it. People kinda get used to the fact that you’re not just gonna be lazy or complacent or not try hard. It’s like when BMW are coming out with cars. If you look at the history of cars, they get better and better. The materials get better and they learn new technology and it’s like they’re proud of each one, it’s a heritage. They’re not gonna come out with a shitty car that doesn’t work. [laughs] The challenge, as you bring it up, to be creative, is the fun of it. It’s like, “What can we do better?” It’s kinda cool.

Metalshrine: Is every member in the band replaceable?

John: No, I wouldn’t say that. In fact, you don’t even wanna think about it. It’s a weird thing to think of. It’s like one of those competitive slogans: “Everyone’s replaceable.” I guess it’s true in concept, but I think it gets to the point where if a certain combination or a certain person isn’t in a certain band, the sound is gone. It depends on each band and who it might be. You don’t wanna get too cocky about it, right, because “everyone’s replaceable.” [laughs]

Metalshrine: Could you see [former DREAM THEATER drummer] Mike Portnoy‘s band THE WINERY DOGS opening up for DREAM THEATER if he asked you?

John: Yeah. I mean… I said this a long time ago. When you play with somebody for that long, I don’t see that you would never see that person again. I can picture us playing a festival or something and we have history involved with all of our ex members. Sounds like a club! [laughs] I think the best thing to do is keep that type of thing friendly. It’s just the way to be in life, you know, but the next tour we’re doing is just ‘An evening with DREAM THEATER,” so there are no opening bands.

Read the entire interview at Metalshrine.

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British metallers THE MORE I SEE have finished shooting their first ever music video, for their track “The Eye That Offends”, on the set of one of the most legendary movies of all time: “Star Wars”.

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We'd like to pretend we drew this but it actually came from forevergeek.com. Legends

According to an article by Deadline, Oscar-winning writer Michael Arndt, who has previously worked on likes of Toy Story 3, Little Miss Sunshine and The Hunger Games, has already produced a draft for the new Star Wars Trilogy.

Disney CEO Bob Iger referred to a “pretty extensive and detailed treatment for what would be the next three movies, the trilogy,” when the purchase of Lucasfilm was announced, adding “We’ve got a lengthy treatment that comes with this that we feel really good about and the film is in what I’ll call early-stage development right now.”

Oh god. Still, this is another good opportunity to plug our Ten Reasons Star Wars Is Metal As Fuck feature, right?

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After previously syncing songs with the movies “King Kong” and “Slither,” instrumental metal act Blotted Science has now posted a new video clip online for the track “Ingesting Blattaria,” this time synced up with the movie “Creepshow.” The track is taken off the recently released “The Animation Of Entomology” EP.

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Next Films — the film-production company launched by top reality TV producer Mike Fleiss — in 2009 signed a deal with legendary BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi for “Black Sabbath”, a horror movie franchise.

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New video footage has made its way online featuring Clutch’s recent in-store performance in Greenville, SC. The performance took place on Saturday, May 28th at Earshot Music & Movies during Clutch’s North American headlining tour-stop in Greenville, SC. You can check out the band playing its track “Basket Of Eggs” in the player below.

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The German edition of Metal Hammer magazine recently conducted an interview with vocalist Dani “Filth” Davey of British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH.

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Here it is! Your very first look inside the infamous KISS warehouse.

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IGN recently conducted an interview with legendary heavy metal bassist Geezer Butler (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH).

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