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The state of society and the world often comes into play when an artist is writing is music, and that’s definitely been the case for Three Days Grace with their upcoming seventh studio album Explosions. Drummer Neil Sanderson recently joined Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez to explain how today’s social climate inspired the record.Last week, the band dropped the brand new single “So Called Life,” and revealed that Explosions will arrive next spring.”There is a common thread of theme going…

Mammoth WVH and Dirty Honey are just two of many younger rock bands raising up the scene right now, despite whatever “rock is dead” believers may think.Mammoth WVH went on a big tour with Guns N’ Roses earlier this year, and Dirty Honey were out with The Black Crowes. Now, the two fledgling groups will be heading out on the road together in early 2022 for a co-headlining run dubbed the Young Guns Tour. Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez…

A toilet fashioned in the 1980s likeness of Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has made a splash on social media.And the creator behind it is none other than Prince Midnight, the Florida metal musician who previously went viral when he made a guitar out of a skeleton he claimed was his dead uncle’s.The Lars Ulrich toilet is just the latest physical art from Midnight, who performs unusual black metal led by the sound of a vibraphone. He released a self-titled EP…

All artists tend to evolve throughout their careers, and some even stray quite far from what they originally sounded like when they first started out. David Draiman teased Disturbed’s upcoming album, saying that it sounds like “old school Disturbed.””Well, it’s angsty, that’s for sure. It’s aggressive, it’s rhythmic, it’s anthemic — it’s old school Disturbed,” the vocalist told Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez. “If I had to target it, it’s somewhere between The Sickness and Ten Thousand Fists. It’s…

Mental illness is apparent in most peoples’ lives at one point or another, and Ded leader Joe Cotela has explained how his own experiences with these ailments have inspired his songwriting.”You have good days and better days and bad days. It always happens. It’s definitely something that changed my life when I was kind of diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and things like that,” Cotela told Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez. “It was kind of a scary…

Although Korn’s new single “Start the Healing” has showcased a bit of a new direction for the band sonically, Munky compared their upcoming album Requiem to the likes of their 2002 record Untouchables because of the way they went about recording it.”Something about it makes me feel like it’s — remember the album Untouchables? It has a vibe to it that’s like early 2000s to me. I don’t know why, maybe it’s just because we took more time on guitars,”…

Earlier this month, Mastodon’s Brent Hinds cited opening for Disturbed in 2008 as one of his least favorite tours, describing the experience with a homophobic slur. During a new chat with Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez, Disturbed frontman David Draiman offered his reaction to Hinds’ comments.”You know, I have nothing but the greatest respect and admiration for the Mastodon guys. I have been a fan since day one, I continue to be a fan,” Draiman…

After seven long years, thrash icons Exodus are back with a new album, Persona Non Grata. The drought is entirely excusable — after all, Gary Holt stepped up and assumed duties in Slayer in the wake of Jeff Hanneman’s death, and saw it through to the end of the group’s exhaustive farewell tour. Now, able to turn his full attention back to Exodus, which he co-founded in 1979, fans will be greeted with high-potency riffs and scathing social…

Nita Strauss’ debut solo album Controlled Chaos was an instrumental album, but this time around, she has some of her “all-time favorite vocalists” performing alongside her for its follow-up.Strauss released the first single from the album, “Dead Inside,” which features Disturbed frontman David Draiman, in October. But apparently, he’s not the only powerful singer on the roster, and she told Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez that they’ll be revealed soon.”The wishlist obviously is so extensive because there…

Maneskin have had a banner year, to put it mildly.The young Italian rock band, who have a current hit in the United States with their song “Beggin’,” won the international Eurovision Song Contest in May, weeks after winning the biggest song contest in their home country at Sanremo Music Festival. Taking that success across the pond, Maneskin completed their first U.S. visit early this month — it included their American TV debut on The Tonight Show…

Social media is a very prominent part of modern society, but there’s still a large population of people who choose not to use it. Seether frontman Shaun Morgan hates social media, and actually thinks it’s partly responsible for mental illness and addiction in a lot of teenager’s today.During a chat with Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez, Morgan explained how watching his daughter grow up in the age of social media has really shown him how…

There are plenty of women in rock bands nowadays, but just a few short years ago, women in rock stuck out like a sore thumb. We recently spoke with two iconic and badass women — Evanescence’s Amy Lee and Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale — about their experiences as women in the world of heavy music.A few weeks ago, The Pretty Reckless’ “Only Love Can Save Me Now” became their seventh single to hit No. 1 on the…

Adjusting to a new singer can be a strange experience for fans of a particular band, but plenty of groups have gone through such lineup changes over the years. Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz was announced as Tommy Vext’s replacement in Bad Wolves earlier this year, and he says that the band hopes their fans will be open-minded toward him as their new frontman going forward.The singer discussed the situation during an interview with Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez,…

Motley Crue’s Stadium Tour with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett is set to take place in the summer of 2022, and Nikki Sixx has stressed the importance of being in good physical shape for such a large endeavor.”When you play a two hour show in a stadium, it’s a 90-foot span from side to side,” Sixx described to Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez. “So when you’re playing in a stadium, you’ve got all that room —…

Can The Darkness predict the future? Their Easter Is Cancelled album certainly proved to be a prescient title given the pandemic that came after, so if they have a prophetic streak does that mean we’ll be getting sex robots not long after the Motorheart album and single arrived? We put that question to singer Justin Hawkins in our interview discussing the band’s forthcoming release.Motorheart, due Nov. 19, spools out over a concise nine songs, giving…