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Video: SODOM Rejoined By Three Former Guitarists At 35th-Anniversary Concert In Germany

German thrash metal veterans SODOM were rejoined by former guitarists Josef "Grave Violator" Dominik (who was in the band 1984-1985), Frank "Blackfire" Gosdzik (1986-1989) and Andy Brings (1991-1995) during their 35th-anniversary show on December 26 at Zeche in Bochum, Germany. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. The band's setlist was as ...

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New BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Album Is 'A Corker,' Says MATT TUCK

Matt Tuck says that BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's forthcoming sixth album is "a corker" which will "take a lot of people by surprise" when they first hear it. Due early next year, the follow-up to 2015's "Venom" will mark the band's full-length recording debut with new drummer Jason Bowld (PITCHSHIFTER, AXEWOUND), who has been touring ...

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Kingdoms Disdained - MORBID ANGEL

The seemingly commercialized industrial metal abomination that was "Illud Divinum Insanus" stands as one of metal history's most notorious left turns and blunders that a band has made. It's MORBID ANGEL's "Cold Lake". The genre-leading band that was once steeped in occultism and anti-Christian thought before morphing toward mainman Trey Azagthoth's obsession with ancient Sumerian ...

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VENOM INC. To Join Forces With SUFFOCATION For European Tour

VENOM INC., the band featuring original VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Anthony "Abaddon" Bray (drums) alongside ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, will join forces with U.S. death metal squad SUFFOCATION for a European tour in March-April 2018. Support will come from Brazilian thrashers NERVOSA and Canadian ethnic symphonic metallers AETERNAM. "It is ...

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VENOM To Release '100 Miles To Hell' EP Next Week

VENOM — the legendary, hugely influential British heavy metal trio notorious for causing outrage and panic, and molding the history of darker music — will digitally release a new, three-track EP, titled "100 Miles To Hell", through Spinefarm Records on December 22. It will be available via D2C basis on January 19 in the U.S. ...

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SODOM To Be Rejoined By Three Former Guitarists At 35th-Anniversary Concert In Germany

German thrash metal veterans SODOM will be rejoined by former guitarists Josef "Grave Violator" Dominik (who was in the band 1984-1985), Frank "Blackfire" Gosdzik (1986-1989) and Andy Brings (1991-1995) during their 35th-anniversary show on December 26 at Zeche in Bochum, Germany. SODOM's current lineup includes bassist/vocalist and sole remaining original member Thomas "Angelripper" Such, along ...

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Hell Yeah - KMFDM

It's been nearly 20 years since KMFDM (Kein Mehrheit Für Die Mitleid) first said adios to the music world, mainly to the Wax Trax years. A rebirth emerged in 2002, after running briefly as MFDMK, and, one might say at the risk of blasphemy, became a better, tighter band. "Hell Yeah" is the band's 20th ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Frontman On Black Metal Movement: 'I Just Don't Get It, To Be Honest'

Finland's Metalliluola recently conducted an interview with frontman Dani Filth of U.K. extreme metal veterans CRADLE OF FILTH. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the musical influences behind the band's new "Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay" studio album: Dani: "It's hard to say, really. ...

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WATAIN To Release 'Nuclear Alchemy' Seven-Inch Single

Swedish black metallers WATAIN will release a new single, "Nuclear Alchemy", on October 31. The band states: "'Nuclear Alchemy' is the sound of an eager beast let loose from its cage at last. A song of violent fire, impending doom and of necks cracking in ecstacy. A dissolving injection of power and force into the ...

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SATYRICON Frontman Hopes To Complete Long-In-The-Works Covers Album Next Year

SATYRICON frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven says that the band is hoping to complete its long-in-the-works covers album sometime next year. The Norwegian black metal band was originally going to release the covers disc prior to the arrival of its latest collection of all-new material, "Deep Calleth Upon Deep", but unforeseen events, including Satyr's brain-tumor diagnosis ...

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SAMAEL Releases Video For 'Black Supremacy'

Swiss black metal pioneers SAMAEL have released a performance video for their new song "Black Supremacy". The track is taken from the band's tenth album, "Hegemony", which will be issued on October 13 via Napalm Records. The band explains: "We wanted to pay homage to our favorite color with a song. "Black isn't considered to ...

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SCHMIER Discusses Writing Lyrics For PÄNZER's 'Fatal Command' Album (Video)

PÄNZER, the heavy metal "supergroup" featuring DESTRUCTION frontman Schmier alongside Pontus Norgren (HAMMERFALL) and V.O. Pulver (G.U.R.D., POLTERGEIST) on guitar and Stefan Schwarzmann (ACCEPT, ex-RUNNING WILD) on drums, will release its second album, "Fatal Command", on October 6 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Send Them All To Hell" marks PÄNZER's first release since ...

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Watch BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Perform In Moscow

Fan-filmed video footage of BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's entire August 21 performance at Stadium in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE guitarist/vocalist Matt Tuck told Metal Master Kingdom in June that the band had "six instrumentals" written for follow-up to 2015's "Venom" album. "Two of them, we've kind of demoed vocals ...

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SCHMIER Discusses Politically Charged Artwork For PÄNZER's 'Fatal Command' Album (Video)

PÄNZER, the heavy metal "supergroup" featuring DESTRUCTION frontman Schmier alongside Pontus Norgren (HAMMERFALL) and V.O. Pulver (G.U.R.D., POLTERGEIST) on guitar and Stefan Schwarzmann (ACCEPT, ex-RUNNING WILD) on drums, will release its second album, "Fatal Command", on October 6 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Send Them All To Hell" marks PÄNZER's first release since ...

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Avé - VENOM INC.

It appears that there is no love lost between VENOM INC.'s bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan and the line-up of the long-running, still active Conrad "Cronos" Lant-fronted version of VENOM. But the new incarnation is hardly new at all. In VENOM INC., Dolan is joined by original VENOM guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn and drummer Anthony ...

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SAMAEL: Lyric Video For New Song 'Red Planet'

Swiss black metal pioneers SAMAEL will release their tenth album, "Hegemony", on October 13 via Napalm Records. The official lyric video for the track "Red Planet" can be seen below. The band states: "The creative process that led to the completion of 'Hegemony' took over four years. Throughout that time, we lived with and saw ...

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PÄNZER Feat. DESTRUCTION, HAMMERFALL, Ex-ACCEPT Members: Lyric Video For 'We Can Not Be Silenced'

PÄNZER, the heavy metal "supergroup" featuring DESTRUCTION frontman Schmier alongside Pontus Norgren (HAMMERFALL) and V.O. Pulver (G.U.R.D., POLTERGEIST) on guitar and Stefan Schwarzmann (ACCEPT, ex-RUNNING WILD) on drums, will release its second album, "Fatal Command", on October 6 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Send Them All To Hell" will mark PÄNZER's first release ...

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SAMAEL: More 'Hegemony' Album Details Revealed

Swiss black metal pioneers SAMAEL will release their tenth album, "Hegemony", on October 13 via Napalm Records. The band states: "The creative process that led to the completion of 'Hegemony' took over four years. Throughout that time, we lived with and saw each song growing into what they finally became. "'Hegemony' is an album that ...

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CHARLIE BENANTE Says He Has Been Writing 'Very Aggressive' New ANTHRAX Music, Discusses Upcoming 'State Of Euphoria' Reissue

Charlie Benante has confirmed that ANTHRAX has commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to 2016's "For All Kings" album. "It's already been started," the drummer said during an appearance on the "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" podcast. "I've been just doing demos of songs already, and I will say that, for some ...

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WATAIN To Release New Album In January

Swedish black metallers WATAIN will release their new album on January 5, 2018. To coincide with the disc's release, the band will embark on short European tour, consisting of shows in Stockholm, Sweden; Berlin, Germany; Tilburg, Netherlands; London, England; and Paris, France. WATAIN's next album will be the follow-up to "The Wild Hunt", which came ...

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METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO On 'Lulu': 'Love It Or Hate It, It Was Definitely Something That We Enjoyed'

METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo has once again defended "Lulu", the band's controversial collaborative disc with Lou Reed, calling it "something that we enjoyed and that we embraced." "Lulu" polarized fans around the world and earned METALLICA some of the most scathing reviews of its career. The effort featured the late THE VELVET UNDERGROUND frontman's spoken-word ...

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