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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Unplugs For Acoustic Single 'The Day We'll Be Gone', Announces New Lineup

Italian orchestral death metal masters FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE have unplugged for a new rendition of their song "The Day We'll Be Gone". The acoustic two-track digital single features an instrumental version and is accompanied by a studio performance video clip. The artwork was created once again by renowned visionary artist Travis Smith (AVENGED SEVENFOLD, OPETH, KATATONIA). ...

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Dawn Of The Damned - NECROPHOBIC

Black metal has come a long way in its forty-plus years of existence and evolution. These days, our options vary from the utterly low-fi and feral DIY end of the genre to the glossy, high production values of the post-DIMMU set, with all manner of weird, wild and grotesque alternatives swirling around somewhere in the ...

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KATAKLYSM Releases Music Video For 'Cut Me Down'

"Cut Me Down", the new video from Canadian melodic death metal heavyweights KATAKLYSM, can be seen below. The song, which features a guest appearance by Tuomas Saukkonen (WOLFHEART), istaken from th band's 14th full-length studio album, "Unconquered", which was released on September 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono comments: "'Cut Me Down' ...

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MASSACRE Announces New Lineup

Reformed Florida death metal veterans MASSACRE have announced their new lineup. Joining original singer Kam Lee and bassist Michael Borders are guitarists Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER), Jonny Pettersson (GODS FORSAKEN, WOMBBATH, HENRY KANE) and Scott Fairfax (MEMORIAM, AS THE WORLD DIES), along with drummer Brynjar Helgeton. Says Borders: "WHO IS READY FOR REAL OLD SCHOOL DEATH ...

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TONY MARTIN Reunites With His Pre-BLACK SABBATH Band THE ALLIANCE

Tony Martin's pre-BLACK SABBATH band THE ALLIANCE will reunite after more than three decades to record some of its early, mostly previously unreleased material. Martin recently shared a photo of the reunited band on Facebook and he wrote in an accompanying message: "Its really exciting to be doing this .. We have discovered potentially 35 ...

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Shame - UNIFORM

The first two UNIFORM records were more than exhilarating enough, particularly if, like the band themselves, you felt that humanity was rotting from the inside out, and that a sudden and robust apocalypse might be just the thing to sort it all out. In particular, 2017's "Wake in Fright" painted a ferociously bleak vision of ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN To Release 'Thorns' Solo Album; Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin has set "Thorns" as the title of his long-awaited new solo album, due in the coming months via Battlegod Productions and Dark Star Records. Battlegod will handle distribution in Australia, Asia, Europe and Japan, while Dark Star will handle distribution in all of North and South America, including both ...

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KATAKLYSM Unveils Music Video For New Single 'Underneath The Scars'

Canadian melodic death metal heavyweights KATAKLYSM will release their 14th full-length studio album, "Unconquered", on September 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official music video for the disc's second single, "Underneath The Scars", can be seen below. KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono said: "'Underneath The Scars' is a bulldozer of a track that will surely ignite ...

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Ex-BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Drummer MICHAEL 'MOOSE' THOMAS Says Band's Music Became 'Too Safe' And 'Very Stale'

Longtime BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE drummer Michael "Moose" Thomas says that the band's music became "too safe" in the years before his departure. In December 2017, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE announced that it was officially parting ways with Thomas and replacing him with Jason Bowld (PITCHSHIFTER, AXEWOUND). Bowld had toured with the group since November ...

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Neuropunk Boostergang - EXPANDER

Folks that are uninitiated to the cacophonous noise that is generated by EXPANDER may see the words "thrash" and "Texas" in the band's bio and press releases, and get a preconceived idea that the group would be another straightforward band in the vein of POWER TRIP, or share a production sound with fellow Austin metallers ...

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Celebration Decay - Vicious Rumors

A lot has happened over the last four years. Most of it, let's be brutally honest, is probably best forgotten, including most of 2020. But one recent event that has obviously been extremely positive for all concerned is that VICIOUS RUMORS have found themselves a new singer and he's an absolute beast. Even ignoring the ...

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Metal Drummer Wounded In Massive Beirut Explosion

Drummer Bachir Ramadan of Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based extreme metallers NERVECELL is one of the survivors of an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon last week that killed more than 150 people and wounded over 5,000. Officials believe the cause of the August 4 blast was over 2,700 metric tons of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive substance ...

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GWAR, BLACK VEIL BRIDES' ANDY BIERSACK Guest On Premiere Episode Of SYFY's 'Metal Crush Monday' (Video)

Syfy has premiered "Metal Crush Monday", a month-long programming stunt featuring interviews conducted by Syfy Wire's Whitney Moore, with some of the biggest names in heavy metal. In the first episode, Moore speaks with The Berserker Blöthar and Pustulus Maximus of GWAR. Then later in the episode, Andy Biersack (a.k.a. Andy Black) of BLACK VEIL ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN Says His New Solo Album Is Everything He Could Have Wished For

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin recently signed with Battlegod Productions and Dark Star Records for the release of his long-awaited new solo album. Battlegod will handle distribution in Australia, Asia, Europe and Japan, while Dark Star will handle distribution in all of North and South America, including both physical and streaming. Among the guest ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN Signs With BATTLEGOD PRODUCTIONS And DARK STAR RECORDS For New Solo Album

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin has signed with Battlegod Productions and Dark Star Records for the release of his long-awaited new solo album. Among the guest musicians set to appear on the LP are Danny "Danté" Needham (VENOM), Magnus Rosén (ex-HAMMERFALL), Scott McClellan, Greg Smith and Martin's youngest son Joe. Martin said: "I have ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN Secures Record Label Home For New Solo Album

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin recently resumed work on his long-awaited new solo album. Among the guest musicians set to appear on the LP are Danny "Danté" Needham (VENOM), Magnus Rosén (ex-HAMMERFALL), Scott McClellan and Greg Smith. Earlier today, Martin posted the following update on social media: "One more guest appearance confirmation on my ...

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Video Premiere: KATAKLYSM's 'The Killshot'

Canadian melodic death metal heavyweights KATAKLYSM will release their 14th full-length studio album, "Unconquered", on September 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official music video for the disc's first single, "The Killshot", can be seen below. The clip was directed by Scott Hansen of Digital Thunderdome. KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono said: "'The Killshot' is very ...

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Garbers Days Revisited - Inter Arma

Covers albums are curious things. Wildly variable in quality and often a lot less revealing than we might hope, they can be cynical, lazy stopgaps or heartfelt and fascinating detours. INTER ARMA seem like the kind of band to deliver the latter, rather than assailing us with a handful of self-consciously wacky '80s pop covers ...

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666 - 666

The official consensus on black metal's evolution tends to focus on the contributions of VENOM, BATHORY and then, perhaps most definitively, MAYHEM. And rightly so, of course. But there are always missing links lurking in metal's obsidian shadows, and Norway's 666 are definitely worth a lot more than a footnote. Pre-dating MAYHEM by a couple ...

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Fields Of Blood - Grave Digger

Four decades, countless tours and several metric hell-tons of thunderous music later, GRAVE DIGGER are still an unquestionable benchmark for German heavy metal. There has always been something gloriously pure and unpretentious about the Gladbeck veterans, their dogged persistence is arguably as integral to their appeal as the songs themselves. But as much as diehard ...

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BEHEMOTH's NERGAL And Original VENOM Guitarist MANTAS Team Up For Quarantine Cover Of 'Satanachist'

Founding VENOM guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn recently teamed up with BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski to perform a quarantine version of the VENOM classic "Satanachist". Check out the clip below. Nergal shared the video on his Instagram page, writing in an accompanying message: "That came out spontaneous...just to have some fun and kill the time ...

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