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CRYPTA Feat. Former NERVOSA, BURNING WITCHES Members: Debut Album To Be Released Via NAPALM RECORDS

Brazilian/Dutch death metal alliance CRYPTA has officially signed with Napalm Records and Napalm Events. Formed in June 2019, the four-piece consists of Fernanda Lira and Luana Dametto, both former members of Brazilian thrash metal force NERVOSA, plus the talented Sonia Anubis (COBRA SPELL, ex-BURNING WITCHES) and Tainá Bergamaschi (ex-HAGBARD). The four powerful women of CRYPTA ...

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Ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer JOHN CORABI Condemns Riots Over GEORGE FLOYD Death, Calls For End To Needless Destruction

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi has called the death of George Floyd "inhumane" and "criminal," but condemned the "disgusting" destruction and violence that broke out across the country on Saturday night. Floyd, an unarmed black man, died on Monday (May 25) as Minneapolis police arrested him outside a convenience store on a report of ...

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Lamenting Of The Innocent - SORCERER

Heavy metal always provides in our hour of need. The return of SORCERER seems particularly timely, such is the Swedes' noted mastery of an epic, classic and utterly ageless strain of doom metal that can hardly fail to resonate in an age of widespread mourning. Perhaps more importantly, however, "Lamenting of the Innocent" is far ...

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BURNING WITCHES Parts Ways With Guitarist SONIA 'ANUBIS' NUSSELDER

Swiss heavy metal band BURNING WITCHES has parted ways with guitarist Sonia "Anubis" Nusselder. The announcement comes just days after it was revealed that Nusselder and joined forces with former NERVOSA members Fernanda Lira (bass, vocals) and Luana Dametto (drums), along with ex-HAGBARD guitarist Tainá Bergamaschi, in a new "old-school death metal" band called CRYPTA. ...

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VANDENBERG: Lyric Video For New Song 'Skyfall'

The official lyric video for the song "Skyfall" from the new lineup of VANDENBERG can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, titled "2020", which will be released on May 29 via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Led by master guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, the Dutch foursome released three ...

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DEVILDRIVER To Release 'Dealing With Demons I' In October

DEVILDRIVER has spent almost the last two decades pursuing a course of uncompromising artistry and nonsense-free dedication to the road. Led by the prolific Dez Fafara, the Californian crew has earned their reputation as one of the hardest working bands on the planet, while issuing a steady succession of brutal but distinctive albums along the ...

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Former NERVOSA Members FERNANDA LIRA And LUANA DAMETTO Launch Death Metal Band CRYPTA

Former NERVOSA bassist/vocalist Fernanda Lira and drummer Luana Dametto have teamed up with BURNING WITCHES guitarist Sonia "Anubis" Nusselder and ex-HAGBARD guitarist Tainá Bergamaschi in a new "old-school death metal" band called CRYPTA. The quartet, which was founded in June 2019, is currently working on material for its debut release. Lira and drummer Dametto left ...

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Obsidian - PARADISE LOST

It's both pleasing and reassuring that so many so-called veteran bands are enjoying such rich, late-career surges of creativity. PARADISE LOST didn't always seem the most likely candidates for serious longevity: around the turn of the millennium, the band seemed to be struggling for new ideas and detached from the heaviness that once defined them. ...

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Damnation Is My Salvation - WITCHES HAMMER

WITCHES HAMMER first began their death rumblings way back in the mid-eighties, and now the band is simply legendary in the extreme metal underground. Their reputation has only been solidified by the fact that key member Marco Banco played on BLASPHEMY's 1990 war metal benchmark "Fallen Angel of Doom….". The guitarist looks gargantuan and Herculean ...

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VANDENBERG: Lyric Video For New Song 'Freight Train'

The official lyric video for the song "Freight Train" from the new lineup of VANDENBERG can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, titled "2020", which will be released on May 29 via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Led by master guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, the Dutch foursome released ...

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Body Of Light - KING WITCH

There was no mistaking the huge potential in KING WITCH's music from the very start. From a stellar debut demo to 2018's thunderous and commanding "Under The Mountain" full-length, the Scottish quartet have reveled in a clear vision and self-evident shared chemistry, not to mention some genuinely great songs. Pitched firmly in doom-laden, SABBATH-ian territory, ...

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DESTRUCTION To Release 'Born To Thrash - Live In Germany' In May

Last year, German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION played a spectacular show at the country's Party.San Metal Open Air festival. Fortunately, for everyone who wasn't able to attend, the thrash heroes recorded this metal party — and now that the COVID-19 pandemic has crippled the whole touring industry, the time has come to share this memory ...

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Verminous - THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER

If any band deserves a medal for nobly bricking up the fissure between mainstream metal and the underground, it's THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. Aside from the fact that frontman Trevor Strnad is one of extreme metal's most unrelenting advocates, his band have consistently upheld their pure death metal values while continuing to evolve into something ...

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Mestarin kynsi - ORANSSI PAZUZU

While loosely categorized as black metal, there has never been anything straightforward about the sounds generated by Finland's ORANSSI PAZUZU throughout their decade-long existence. Their musical output so far is definitely discordant enough to earn the genre tag, and the vocals — shared by guitarist Jun-His, bassist/keyboardist Ontto, and keyboardist/percussionist EviL — are hauntingly corrosive ...

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ADRIAN VANDENBERG Explains How He Recruited RAINBOW Singer RONNIE ROMERO For Reactivated VANDENBERG Project

VANDENBERG's new lineup will release a studio album titled "2020" on May 29 via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Joining master guitarist Adrian Vandenberg in the group's current incarnation are Chilean-born singer Ronnie Romero (Ritchie Blackmore's RAINBOW), bassist Randy Van Der Elsen (of NWOBHM heroes TANK) and drummer Koen Herfst (BOBBY KIMBALL, EPICA and ...

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SKILLET Launches 'Save Me' Video Game

SKILLET has launched the "Save Me" video game, themed with the band's latest active rock track and music video of the same name. In the game, each of the bandmembers (John, Korey, Jen and Seth) are characters fans can select and play as. Once a character is selected, the characters run ...

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HELSTAR Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS; New Album Due This Year

Texas power metallers HELSTAR have signed with Massacre Records. The band is working on new material and plans to release a new album later this year. HELSTAR's latest LP, "Vampiro", was released in August 2016 via EMP Label Group. The effort was said to be a continuation of HELSTAR's classic 1989 Metal Blade release "Nosferatu". ...

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ILL NIÑO Putting Finishing Touches On Three New Songs

ILL NIÑO is putting the finishing touches on three new songs, to be released before the end of the month. More information will be made available soon. Last month, ILL NIÑO released the official music video for its latest single, "Sangre". The track, which was originally made available in January 2019, marked the band's first ...

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