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Seventh Rum Of A Seventh Rum

Remorselessly silly as they are, ALESTORM have been one of the biggest draws in European metal for the majority of their 18-year existence. Singing exclusively about the drunken, violent world of pirates has turned out to be the crowd-pleasing gift that keeps on giving, with the Scottish band's dogg...
June 21, 2022
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SLAYER's 'Seasons In The Abyss' Gets Christmas Makeover By Members Of DREAM THEATER, PROTEST THE HERO, CRADLE OF FILTH

Members of HAKEN, DREAM THEATER, PROTEST THE HERO, CRADLE OF FILTH and INHUMAN CONDITION have ventured south of Lapland for a festive version of a SLAYER classic. "Seasons Greetings In The Abyss" combines the music of SLAYER's "Seasons In The Abyss" with sleigh bell celebration, with alternate lyric...
December 23, 2021
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POWERWOLF Releases Cinematic Music Video For New Single 'Dancing With The Dead'

German metallers POWERWOLF will release their new album, "Call Of The Wild", on July 9 via Napalm Records. The second single from the LP, "Dancing With The Dead", once again underlines POWERWOLF's indispensable skill for pure, bloody heavy metal and hooks that will stay in your head forever. The fou...
June 24, 2021
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METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS And NINE INCH NAILS Among 350 Artists Who Will Perform At 2022 Edition Of France's HELLFEST

METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS, DEFTONES, FAITH NO MORE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and NINE INCH NAILS will headline next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place over two weekends, June 17-19, 2022 and June 23-26, 2022, in Clisson, France. No less than 350 artists will perform on six stages, with...
June 17, 2021
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See ARCH ENEMY's ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ In Music Video For POWERWOLF's New Version Of 'Demons Are A Girl's Best Friend'

German metallers POWERWOLF will release their new album, "Call Of The Wild", on July 9 via Napalm Records. Various formats (2-CD mediabook, 3-LP vinyl box, 3-CD earbook, digital) of the new album include the bonus LP "Missa Cantorem" — a cross-section of the POWERWOLF success story with newly record...
June 9, 2021
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POWERWOLF Releases Music Video For New Single 'Beast Of Gévaudan'

German metallers POWERWOLF will release their new album, "Call Of The Wild", on July 9 via Napalm Records. The first single from the LP, "Beast Of Gévaudan", takes the listener on an impressive journey into the depths of historical France, while the majestically staged music video and its stunning v...
May 20, 2021
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DRAGONFORCE's HERMAN LI And SAM TOTMAN Show You How To Write A NIGHTWISH Song In 10 Minutes (Video)

Nearly two months after attempting to write a SABATON-style and a ALESTORM-style song in 10 minutes, DRAGONFORCE guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman returned to Twitch to take a stab at composing a song in the vein of Finland-based symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH. Video of the resulting session has si...
September 8, 2020
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KISS, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, DEFTONES, KORN, Others Confirmed For 2021 Edition Of U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

U.K.'s Download festival has announced KISS, BIFFY CLYRO and SYSTEM OF A DOWN as its 2021 headliners, plus many more of the world's most exciting bands in rock, punk, hardcore and metal including DEFTONES, KORN, STEEL PANTHER and THE DISTILLERS will return for Download 2021, with even more yet to be...
August 3, 2020
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DRAGONFORCE's HERMAN LI And SAM TOTMAN Show You How To Write An ALESTORM Song In 10 Minutes (Video)

A week after attempting to write a SABATON-style song in 10 minutes, DRAGONFORCE guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman returned to Twitch to take a stab at composing a song in the vein of Scottish pirate metallers ALESTORM. Video of the resulting session has since been uploaded to DRAGONFORCE's offici...
July 24, 2020
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Thalassic

It's almost impossible to achieve longevity in heavy metal without repeating yourselves occasionally. In the best possible way, ENSIFERUM have been the model of consistency over the years, with a long-established musical identity and a steady forward march toward bigger and better things very much p...
July 8, 2020
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ALESTORM Releases Animated Music Video For 'S**t Boat (No Fans)'

Scottish pirate metallers ALESTORM have released an animate music video for the song "Shit Boat (No Fans)". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Curse Of The Crystal Coconut", which was released on May 29 via Napalm Records. Commented ALESTORM: "Oh wow, everyone knows that short songs a...
July 6, 2020
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Curse of the Crystal Coconut

ALESTORM's lyrical focus on pirates, battles at sea, lusty and busty sea wenches, and general drunken revelry theoretically should not have the endurance that it has shown to have. When the Scottish party-metallers burst onto the scene with 2008's "Captain Morgan's Revenge", the insertion of those t...
May 27, 2020
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ALESTORM Tries Hard To Alienate Its Fans With 'Treasure Chest Party Quest' Music Video

"Treasure Chest Party Quest", the new video from Scottish pirate metallers ALESTORM, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Curse Of The Crystal Coconut", which will be released on May 29 via Napalm Records. Commented ALESTORM: "Oh wow! We tried our very best to make a...
April 2, 2020
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ALESTORM To Release 'Curse Of The Crystal Coconut' Album In May

Scottish pirate metallers ALESTORM will release their new album, "Curse Of The Crystal Coconut", on May 29 via Napalm Records. Two years after the release of "No Grave But The Sea", the pirate metal drinking crew — led by courageous Captain Christopher Bowes — is proud to present eleven bombastic an...
March 6, 2020
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ALESTORM Begins Recording Sixth Album

Scottish pirate metallers ALESTORM have entered the studio to record their new album, "Curse Of The Crystal Coconut", to be released this summer via Napalm Records. The band's sixth studio LP promises new anthems bursting with the chaotic energy ALESTORM fans have come to love. ALESTORM's latest alb...
January 8, 2020