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February 18, 2018

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Is It 'The End Of The Road' For KISS?

On February 8, Kiss Catalog Ltd., the owner of the intellectual property rights pertaining to the legendary rock group KISS, filed an application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the word mark “The End Of The Road”. If granted, the registration will protect the use of the standard character mark of

Ex-SLIPKNOT Drummer JOEY JORDISON On Overcoming Recent Health Issues: 'There's No Way I'm Not Going Back Out On Tour'

Drumtalk, the video podcast by German drummer and videographer Philipp Koch, conducted an interview with former SLIPKNOT and current VIMIC/SINSAENUM and drummer Joey Jordison. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what he loves most about drumming: Joey: “The simplest beats, on what rock music or any

TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Says New Project AURI 'Opened All The Floodgates When It Comes To Writing Songs For NIGHTWISH'

Finland’s Kaaos TV recently conducted an interview with the members of AURI, the project featuring NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, his wife, popular Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela and NIGHTWISH multi-instrumentalist Troy Donockley. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of AURI: Tuomas: “2011 was when the

JOACIM CANS Says HAMMERFALL Will Focus More On 'Legacy Of Kings' Album On Upcoming North American Tour

Diane Webb of YesterdazeNews conducted an interview with frontman Joacim Cans of veteran Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL during January’s NAMM convention in Anaheim, California. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether HAMMERFALL has started working on the follow-up to 2016’s “Built To

TESTAMENT's ERIC PETERSON On Metal's Decline In Popularity During The '90s: 'It Was Awesome. It Kind Of Weeded Out The Weak'

Sebastiano Mereu of From Hero To Zero recently conducted an interview with guitarist Eric Peterson of San Francisco Bay Area thrash veterans TESTAMENT. You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the differences of being a musician today versus when TESTAMENT got their start over 30 years ago:

ASESINO Feat. FEAR FACTORY Members: Video Of Fullerton Concert Available; Mexican Shows Announced

ASESINO, the death metal/grindcore project featuring FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and FEAR FACTORY/ex-STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos (on bass/vocals), played a free show this past Tuesday, February 12 at Slidebar in Fullerton, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. ASESINO will return to Mexico this May, a little over half a

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