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MACHINE HEAD Taps KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Frontman JESSE LEACH For New Song 'Stop The Bleeding'; 'Civil Unrest' Single Out Now

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD have released "Civil Unrest", a two-song digital single featuring A-side "Stop The Bleeding" and B-side "Bulletproof", with the former featuring additional guest vocals from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman Jesse Leach. This pair of fierce protest anthems were both written days after the back-to-back murders of George Floyd and Ahmaud ...

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Weapons of Tomorrow - WARBRINGER

This has already been a superb year for thrash. New albums from heavyweights like TESTAMENT, SEPULTURA and ANNIHILATOR and furious new wavers like HAVOK, SHRAPNEL, HOLYCIDE and SCHIZOPHRENIA have all confirmed that this peculiarly resilient subgenre is as vital and vibrant as it has ever been. What self-consciously cool folk fail to understand is that ...

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WARBRINGER: 'Glorious End' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Glorious End" from the thrash metal force WARBRINGER can be seen below. The track is taken from WARBRINGER's new album, "Weapons Of Tomorrow", which will be released on April 24 via Napalm Records. WARBRINGER vocalist John Kevill says: "'Glorious End' is the grand finale of 'Weapons Of Tomorrow', ...

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WARBRINGER To Release 'Weapons Of Tomorrow' Album In April

Thrash metal force WARBRINGER will release its new album, titled "Weapons Of Tomorrow", on April 24 via Napalm Records. With this release, the SoCal five-piece has not only proven a true mastery of its craft, but has spurred the forward shift of an entire genre — transporting thrash metal into a brand-new era. Building upon ...

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MACHINE HEAD Releases Music Video For Ferocious New Song 'Do Or Die'

MACHINE HEAD has released the official Marius Milinski-directed music video for its new track "Do Or Die". The track is available now on all digital platforms via Imperium Recordings/Nuclear Blast. "Do Or Die" was produced by MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn and Zack Ohren (FALLUJAH, ALL SHALL PERISH) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California. It ...

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WARBRINGER Premieres Explosive New Single 'Firepower Kills'

Three weeks into the band's ongoing 54-shows-in-54-days co-headlining tour with ENFORCER, Los Angeles-based thrash quintet WARBRINGER has released a new single, "Firepower Kills". The song can be streamed on Spotify, Apple Music and other digital platforms. A lyric video — created by Hannah Left Wright of Shadowborn Group — can be seen below. "Firepower Kills" ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS POLAND Signs To DAVID ELLEFSON's COMBAT RECORDS

Former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland has signed to David Ellefson's relaunched Combat Records label. Combat will release a deluxe reissue of Chris's 1990 solo debut, "Return To Metalopolis", in November. Originally released on Enigma Records in 1990, "Metalopolis" was Poland's return to the stage after his 1987 departure from MEGADETH. Regarded by many as an ...

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SWORN ENEMY: 'Coming Undone' Video

Metallic hardcore heavyweights SWORN ENEMY return with a vengeance on their venomous new record, "Gamechanger", due out next Friday, April 5. Produced by Robb Flynn (MACHINE HEAD) and mixed/mastered by Zack Ohren (SUFFOCATION, FALLUJAH, WARBRINGER), the hard-knuckled album expertly fuses metal, thrash and New York hardcore. On the heels of the well-received first single "Prepare ...

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SWORN ENEMY: 'Prepare For Payback' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Prepare For Payback" from the the Queens, New York-based band SWORN ENEMY can be seen below. Says vocalist Sal Lococo: "'Prepare For Payback' just had that old SWORN ENEMY feel to it. It was very angry and hard as fuck, and definitely could've been the opening track on ...

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WARBRINGER: Lyric Video For New Single 'Power Unsurpassed'

The official lyric video for "Power Unsurpassed", the new single from Los Angeles-based thrash metallers WARBRINGER, can be seen below. The song has just been released digitally and will be made available as a strictly limited seven-inch vinyl single on August 24. Limited to 300 copies, the vinyl will be available only via WARBRINGER or ...

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CULTURAL WARFARE Unveils Title Track Of 'Warmageddon' Album

Oakland-based thrash quintet CULTURAL WARFARE has unveiled the title track of its debut full-length album, "Warmageddon", due September 14 via M-Theory Audio. A lyric video, created by LVMP, can be seen below. In addition, fans who pre-order digital copies of "Warmageddon" via Amazon, iTunes and Bandcamp will receive the title track — as well as ...

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WARBRINGER To Release 'Power Unsurpassed' Single

Los Angeles-based thrash metallers WARBRINGER will release a brand new single titled "Power Unsurpassed" as a strictly limited seven-inch vinyl single on August 24 and digitally this Friday, August 17. Limited to 300 copies, the vinyl will be available only via WARBRINGER or Napalm Records' online store. It was produced by Mike Plottnikoff (IN FLAMES, ...

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STRIKER To Release 'Play To Win' Album In October

Champions in blending classic heavy metal, hard rock, and '80s hair metal, Canadian shredders STRIKER will release their sixth studio album, "Play To Win", on October 26 via their independent label Record Breaking Records. The LP features 10 fist-pounding shredtacular anthems produced by the band, with mixing and mastering by Hendrik Udd (FIREWIND, POWERWOLF, HAMMERFALL, ...

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GAMA BOMB To Release 'Speed Between The Lines' Album In October

Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB will release their sixth album, "Speed Between The Lines", on October 12 via AFM Records. The disc will be available as a CD, clear yellow gatefold vinyl (limited to 250 units), turquoise gatefold vinyl (limited to 250 units), clear/red gatefold and vinyl red/black splatter (limited to 100 units), which is exclusively ...

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The Sound of Steel - EXMORTUS

Ten years ago, Southern California's EXMORTUS released its debut album, "In Hatred's Flame". The group's beginnings were under the guise of a blistering and bludgeoning death metal act, though with guitar work that was a bit flashier than other bands of its ilk. Shortly after the release of that album, then-vocalist/guitarist Balmore (now a member ...

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DEATH ANGEL Guitarist: 'We Pride Ourselves In Being A Little Different From All The Other Thrash Bands'

Darko Rajić of Metal Jacket Magazine conducted an interview with DEATH ANGEL guitarist Ted Aguilar prior to the band's November 26 concert in Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, Slovenia alongside TESTAMENT and ANNIHILATOR. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the variety found on DEATH ANGEL's most ...

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