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Birth of the Marvellous - SERMON

The internet age has pretty much annihilated the notion of mystery in rock 'n' roll, but it's always pleasing to note that a handful of fearless folk are still prepared to take the enigmatic plunge. SERMON arrive with little fanfare and virtually no information, beyond the fact that current VADER and DECAPITATED drummer James Stewart ...

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LOUDNESS To Release 'Live In Tokyo' 2CD+DVD In May

Japanese metallers LOUDNESS will release a new 2CD+DVD, "Live In Tokyo", on May 17 via earMUSIC. A performance video for the song "Soul On Fire", taken from "Live In Tokyo", can be seen below. LOUDNESS has dominated the worldwide heavy metal scene ever since its birth in 1981 with classic albums like "Thunder In The ...

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Video Premiere: DEVIN TOWNSEND's 'Spirits Will Collide'

The official music video for "Spirits Will Collide", a brand new song from the Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend, can be seen below. The track is taken from his latest album, "Empath", which is being released today (Friday, March 29) via InsideOut Music. Over the past few years, the success that Devin has slowly ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'Evermore' Video Released

The official music video for "Evermore", a brand new song from the Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend, can be seen below. The track is taken from his upcoming album, "Empath", which will be released on March 29 via InsideOut Music. Devin explains in a letter direct to his fans: "So with the release of ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Says CHAD KROEGER's Contribution To 'Empath' Album 'Can't Be Understated'

Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend found an unlikely supporter in oft-reviled NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger, who offered Townsend some key bits advice before Devin embarked on the songwriting process for his new "Empath" studio album. Opposites in many respects, Townsend originally connected with Kroeger after tweeting his fondness for NICKELBACK's recent "Feed The Machine" album, drawing ...

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BUSH And LIVE Celebrate 25th Anniversary Of 'Sixteen Stone' And 'Throwing Copper' Albums With Co-Headline Tour

Seminal rock bands LIVE and BUSH are joining forces for "The Alt-Imate Tour", a high-powered co-headline summer run that will see these two iconic acts celebrating the 25th anniversary of their respective landmark albums "Throwing Copper" and "Sixteen Stone". Produced by Live Nation, this hits-packed road show will hit arenas and outdoor amphitheaters in 33 ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND On New Album 'Empath': It's 'A Crossroads For Me – Not Only Creatively, But Life In General'

Former DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and VAI front man Devin Townsend recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about his new solo album, "Empath". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Empath": Devin: "If I had any business sense whatsoever, and if I had any ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'I'm Just A Perpetually Confused And Terrified Person That Is Trying To Be Less So All The Time'

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend about his forthcoming new "Empath" studio album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether "Empath" is an album that will take a while for listeners to "get": Devin: "I ...

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GRAND MAGUS: Lyric Video For 'Wolf God' Title Track

The official lyric video for "Wolf God", the title track of the upcoming album from Swedish metallers GRAND MAGUS, can be seen below. Due on April 19 via Nuclear Blast, the follow-up to 2016's "Sword Songs" was recorded at Sweetspot Studio in Sweden with producer Staffan Karlsson (ARCH ENEMY, FIREWIND, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS). According to a ...

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MAX CAVALERA Says There Was 'A Really Weird Vibe' In Brazil When Controversial Leader JAIR BOLSONARO Was Elected

Brazilian heavy metal musician Max Cavalera, who has lived in Phoenix, Arizona since 1992, has told the Reading Eagle that he is still closely tied to his birth country. Brazil's recent controversial election of Jair Bolsonaro as president, whose policies and actions are very far-right, has him concerned. "Brazil has a history of ...

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GRAND MAGUS To Release 'Wolf God' Album In April

Swedish metallers GRAND MAGUS will release their new album, "Wolf God", on April 19 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2016's "Sword Songs" was recorded at Sweetspot Studio in Sweden with producer Staffan Karlsson (ARCH ENEMY, FIREWIND, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS). According to a press release, "Wolf God" "rises over the heavy metal scene majestically and lets ...

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NAPALM DEATH's SHANE EMBURY Teams Up With MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN In TRONOS

U.K.-based outfit TRONOS will release its debut album, "Celestial Mechanics", on April 12 via Century Media Records. TRONOS marks a true collision between two unstoppably creative heroes of the metal underground: Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, BRUJERIA) and producer Russ Russell (AT THE GATES, DIMMU BORGIR, NAPALM DEATH). The project sees them teaming up with drummer ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND On NICKELBACK's CHAD KROEGER: 'I Feel Like I Owe Him A Real Debt Of Gratitude'

Devin Townsend says that he owes Chad Kroeger "a real debt of gratitude" for giving him invaluable career advice. Last August, Townsend surprised longtime fans by revealing his unexpected friendship with the NICKELBACK frontman. Four months later, it was announced that Kroeger would appear on Devin's upcoming "Empath" album, along with guitarists Steve Vai, Mike ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Announces 'Empath Europe - Volume 1' Tour

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend has announced the dates for the "Empath Europe - Volume 1" tour in November. The trek will follow the March 29 release of his new album, "Empath", via InsideOut Music. The full list of dates are as follows: Nov. 15 - Salle Pleyel, Paris, France Nov. 16 - Trix, ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'Empath' Documentary Episode 1 Available

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend will release his new album, "Empath", on March 29 via InsideOut Music. In the lead-up to the album's release, Devin will walk fans through how "Empath" came together with a series of documentary episodes recorded as phone conversations during the course of the albums recording. The fist episode, dubbed ...

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EDGE OF PARADISE: 'Face Of Fear' Video Released

"Face Of Fear", the new video from the Los Angeles-based hard rock outfit EDGE OF PARADISE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming third album, "Universe", which will be released later in the year. The disc is being recorded with Mike Plotnikoff (HALESTORM, THREE DAYS GRACE) and Chuck Johnson (KORN). ...

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