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CRYPTOPSY Signs With SEASON OF MIST, Prepares New Music

Canadian extreme metallers CRYPTOPSY have inked a deal with Season Of Mist. The band is now preparing to release new music, along with definitive reissues from their classic catalog. After an ungentle exhumation from the Canadian underground during the early 1990s, CRYPTOPSY quickly rose to recognit...
June 14, 2024
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Ex-MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT: 'I Don't Touch A Drop Of Alcohol Before I Get On Stage'

In a new interview with Jackie Smit of the Into The Necrosphere podcast, former MORBID ANGEL and current I AM MORBID and VLTIMAS frontman David Vincent was asked how he manages to maintain his high level of physicality on stage. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, I live pretty...
April 25, 2024
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CRYPTOPSY Wins JUNO Award In 'Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year' Category For 'As Gomorrah Burns'

CRYPTOPSY was honored in the "Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year" category at this year's Juno Awards (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards). The 2024 Juno Awards kicked off on Saturday evening (March 23) at the Opening Night Awards in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where 42 trophies were handed out....
March 24, 2024
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DAVID VINCENT Is 'Still On The Fence' About Recording New Music With I AM MORBID

In a new interview with Robert Walton of The Metal Meltdown, former MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist David Vincent was asked if there are any plans for him to record new music with I AM MORBID, the band which has spent the last few years exclusively performing material that Vincent recorded with MORBID...
March 24, 2024
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Epic

Back in the '90s, David Vincent was the voice of death. The debate about greatest ever vocalists in extreme metal will rage on forever, but nobody has ever delivered growled vocals with the authority and command that Vincent brought to those legendary early MORBID ANGEL albums. He may have dabbled i...
March 13, 2024
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DEATH TO ALL Announces May/June 2024 'The Scream Of Perseverance Tour' With CRYPTOPSY

DEATH TO ALL (DTA) — which features former members of DEATH celebrating the life and music of Chuck Schuldiner — will embark on "The Scream Of Perseverance Tour" in May. The current lineup of DEATH TO ALL includes Gene Hoglan (also of DARK ANGEL and DETHKLOK),Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, CONTROL DEN...
February 8, 2024
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DAVID VINCENT On MORBID ANGEL's Early Days: 'There Was Nothing That Sounded Like What We Were Doing'

In a new interview with Jonathan Smith of Sonic Perspectives, former MORBID ANGEL and current I AM MORBID frontman David Vincent was asked about the early years of his development as a death metal singer and whether he took any influence from other Florida death metal vocalists like John Tardy (OBIT...
February 2, 2024
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DAVID VINCENT Talks The Magic Of Spontaneity And Extreme Metal 'Singing' In VLTIMAS: 'There Are No Rules'

By David E. Gehlke If former MORBID ANGEL frontman David Vincent had his way, then VLTIMAS, his semi-new supergroup with ex-MAYHEM guitarist Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen and CRYPTOPSY drummer Flo Mounier, would be his priority, and not his MORBID ANGEL offshoot I AM MORBID or the reactivated TERRORIZER...
January 15, 2024
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VLTIMAS Feat. Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT, Ex-MAYHEM Guitarist, CRYPTOPSY Drummer: 'Epic' Album Announced

VLTIMAS (pronounced 'uhl-tuh-mas'),the multinational quinet featuring Norwegian guitarist Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen (ex-MAYHEM, AURA NOIR),American vocalist David Vincent (ex-MORBID ANGEL) and Canadian drummer Flo Mounier (CRYPTOPSY),will release its second album, "Epic", on March 15, 2024 via Se...
December 19, 2023
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Watch: VOIVOD Guitarist DAN 'CHEWY' MONGRAIN Resurrects MARTYR For Appearance At 2023 TROIS-RIVIÈRES METALFEST

Dan "Chewy" Mongrain (VOIVOD) and Patrice Hamelin (GORGUTS) resurrected their Canadian cult prog-death band MARTYR for a headlining performance at this year's Trois-Rivières Metalfest. After a 10-year hiatus, MARTYR accepted the invitation to play its second album, 2000's "Warp Zone", in its entiret...
November 11, 2023
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MATT MCGACHY On CRYPTOPSY's Road Back To Death Metal Supremacy: 'We Wanted To Honor The Past While Staying Relevant'

By David E. Gehlke Arguably the most brutal band to emerge from Canada, Montreal's CRYPTOPSY has spent nearly the last 15 years scratching and clawing its way back into the good graces of the death metal scene. The obvious blip in the band's discography, 2008's rock and clean-vocal infused "The Unsp...
November 2, 2023
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GORGUTS To Begin Work On New Album Later This Fall

In a new interview with RichardMetalFan, guitarist/vocalist Luc Lemay of Canadian death metal veterans GORGUTS, who are currently on tour in North America with CANNIBAL CORPSE, was asked about the status of new music from the band. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):  "The new album, I'm g...
October 21, 2023
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SUFFOCATION Announces New Album 'Hymns From The Apocrypha'

New York death metal legends SUFFOCATION will release their ninth full-length album, "Hymns From The Apocrypha", on November 3 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2017's "...Of The Dark Light", the first release featuring new vocalist Ricky Myers pushes the band to the very edges of extremity and is...
September 12, 2023
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Drudge To The Thicket

Canada's Profound Lore has a knack for sniffing out extreme metal that's unique and exceptional. The label has struck gold once again, this time with the eccentric and jarring Berkeley, California-based death metal unit FABRICANT. The power trio is set to release "Drudge To Thicket", a ten-track ons...
September 11, 2023
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As Gomorrah Burns

35 years is a long time, even in death metal, and CRYPTOPSY have lived a few lives during that time. At first, with drummer Flo Mounier as their not-so-secret weapon, they appeared to be the last word in brutality. 1996's "None So Vile" is still a benchmark for nauseating heaviness, regardless of ho...
September 5, 2023