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DAVE LOMBARDO-Scored Cuban Metal Documentary 'Los Últimos Frikis' To Receive North American Release

"Los Últimos Frikis", a new documentary on the iconic Cuban heavy metal band ZEUS, will launch on First Look Media's streaming service, Topic, on September 16. It will also be available via Vimeo On-Demand starting September 2. Directed by Nicholas Brennan and produced by John Logan Pierson, "Los Últimos Frikis" was filmed on location in ...

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ANVIL Completes Recording New Album

Canadian metal legends ANVIL have finished recording their 19th album at a studio in Germany. Earlier today (Monday, August 30), the band's guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow tweeted: "Officially completed the recording process for the new album!! Songs all kick major ass!! Growth is more than evident!!!" ANVIL released its latest album, "Legal At Last", in ...

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IRON BUTTERFLY Drummer RON BUSHY Dead At 79

According to TMZ, longtime IRON BUTTERFLY drummer Ron Bushy has died at the age of 79. The only member of IRON BUTTERFLY to appear on all six of the band's albums, he passed away this morning at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles after a battle with esophageal cancer. "Ron Bushy, ...

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CHUCK BILLY: Why TESTAMENT Has Not Toured With METALLICA

During an appearance on a recent episode of "The Jasta Show", hosted by HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta, TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy lamented the fact that his band has yet to do a proper tour with METALLICA even though the two groups have known each other for more than three decades. "Whenever I'm asked, 'What is ...

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BEHEMOTH's NERGAL Announces New ME AND THAT MAN Album, 'New Man, New Songs, Same S**t, Vol. 2'

BEHEMOTH mastermind Adam "Nergal" Darski has signed a menacing pact with the devil once again, returning with dark folk/blues/Americana-influenced solo project ME AND THAT MAN's third full-length studio album, "New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 2", on November 19, 2021 via Napalm Records. Following the chart-breaking and critically acclaimed antecedent, "New Man, New Songs, ...

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Slain In The Spirit - NECRONAUTICAL

There was something compellingly convincing about NECRONAUTICAL from the start. Even on their DIY 2014 debut, "Black Sea Misanthropy", the Brits exuded a strong sense of conceptual and musical cohesion. With obvious forebears like HECATE ENTHRONED and CRADLE OF FILTH to emulate, at least on some aesthetic level, this Manchester quartet have steadily become one ...

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HALESTORM Returns With New Single 'Back From The Dead'

HALESTORM has just released a new single, "Back From The Dead". The track is taken from the band's upcoming fifth full-length album, due in 2022. The video for "Back From The Dead" also premiered this morning via YouTube. Directed by Dustin Haney (Noah Cyrus, Luke Combs) and produced by Revolution Pictures, the clip features frontwoman ...

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ANTHRAX Announces Fall 2022 European Tour

Still celebrating its 40-year tenure as one of music's premier thrash metal bands, ANTHRAX has announced its first European tour since the summer of 2019. Kicking off on September 27, 2022 in Birmingham, England, the band will play 28 dates in 16 countries, wrapping up in Zurich, Switzerland on November 5. Crossover thrash band MUNICIPAL ...

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MASTODON's BRANN DAILOR Pays Tribute To JOEY JORDISON: He Was 'A Total Sweetheart' Whose 'Influence Is Felt In Many Different Genres'

MASTODON's Brann Dailor has paid tribute to Joey Jordison, saying the late SLIPKNOT drummer was "a total sweetheart" whose "influence is felt in many different genres." Jordison's family confirmed that he passed away "peacefully in his sleep" on July 26 of an unspecified cause. He was 46 years old. Dailor discussed Jordison's passing during a ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Lawsuit Seeks To Stop Counterfeit Merchandise

GUNS N' ROSES' merchandising company has filed a lawsuit to get a judge's order that it can use to direct federal marshals, and authorize local and state police and agents hired by the company to seize bootleg T-shirts and similar items during the band's current tour. Global Merchandising filed the complaint in New Jersey three ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Patches And Enamel Pins Coming This Month

Rock legends MOTÖRHEAD have partnered with Pull The Plug Patches to bring you a series of exclusive woven patches, backpatches, and enamel pins arriving this summer. Patches for "Orgasmatron" and "Bomber" as well as enamel pins for "Bastards" will land this August, with additional new patch designs becoming available throughout the year. "Ace Of Spades" ...

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ANVIL To Begin Recording New Album Tomorrow

Canadian metal legends ANVIL are about to enter the studio to begin recording their new LP. Earlier today (Monday, August 9), the band's guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow tweeted: "Starting our recording of our 19th studio album in Germany tomorrow!! Nice to be back in Europe!!" ANVIL released its latest album, "Legal At Last", in February ...

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Bay Area Legends BLIND ILLUSION To Release Long-Awaited New Album, 'Wrath Of The Gods', In 2022

Hammerheart Records has announced a co-operation with San Francisco Bay Area legends BLIND ILLUSION. The band's new album, "Wrath Of The Gods", will arrive in 2022. BLIND ILLUSION's current lineup features founding member Marc Biedermann (guitars and vocals), along with Tom Gears (bass), Doug Piercy (guitar; ex-HEATHEN) and Andy Galeon (drums; ex-DEATH ANGEL). Formed in ...

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SEPULTURA's ANDREAS KISSER On JOEY JORDISON's Death: 'It's A Great Loss For All Of Us'

In a brand new interview with Knotfest.com's "Talk Toomey" podcast, SEPULTURA's Andreas Kisser reflected on the recent passing of former SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I had the privilege to work very closely with Joey and [late SLIPKNOT bassist] Paul Gray on the 'Roadrunner United' album and party that was ...

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Disco Balls to the Wall - TRAGEDY

Heavy metal is serious business to devoted metalheads the world over. It's also fair to say that heavy metal can take itself too seriously at times. But that doesn't mean that everyone in metal is afraid to crack a smile. TRAGEDY resides on the extreme end of that comical spectrum. But for the band members ...

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'Backstaged: The Devil In Metal' Podcast Dives Into Life And Death Of Metal Legend RONNIE JAMES DIO

The season finale episode of the acclaimed music podcast "Backstaged: The Devil in Metal" has just been released. Hosted by bestselling author and music journalist Jon Wiederhorn, the episode is a 70-minute-long extravaganza that explores the spectacular life and tragic death of metal legend Ronnie James Dio. The episode addresses Dio's early years and career ...

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EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD, HIRAX Members Perform 'A Lesson In Violence' At TOM HUNTING Benefit Concert (Video)

Current and former members of EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD, HIRAX and FORBIDDEN performed the EXODUS classic "A Lesson In Violence" with hardcore punk legends THE BONELESS ONES last night (Saturday, July 17) at Holy Diver in Sacramento, California. The event was a benefit for EXODUS drummer Tom Hunting who recently underwent a successful total gastrectomy, less ...

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AUTOPSY Parts Ways With Longtime Bassist JOE TREVISANO

AUTOPSY has announced the departure of longtime bassist Joe Trevisano. The highly influential U.S. death metal pioneers made his exit official in a social media post on Saturday (July 17). The band wrote: "Surreal as it is, our long time bass player and friend Joe Trevisano has left the band. "Joe has been making records ...

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More METALLICA Jigsaw Puzzles Coming In September

Three more METALLICA titles will get the jigsaw puzzle treatment later this summer. On September 17, Zee Productions will release METALLICA's "Death Magnetic", "St. Anger" and "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct" as 500-piece jigsaws on its Rock Saws imprint. All 500-piece puzzles come in a vinyl-box-set-sized box, perfect to fit alongside a vinyl ...

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SCOTT IAN Thinks 'World Having Gone Through A Pandemic' Will Be Represented On Next ANTHRAX Album

During an appearance on Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, Scott Ian of New York thrash metal pioneers ANTHRAX, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, reflected on the evolution of the band's songwriting process. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I very much feel like we look at songwriting very much the ...

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