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PESTILENCE's PATRICK MAMELI Brushes Off Talk That He's A 'Dictator' And Shares How HATE ETERNAL 'Saved' His Life

By David E. Gehlke PESTILENCE founding and lone consistent member Patrick Mameli is aware that appreciation for his band hasn't come easy. After the influential (and excellent) one-two punch of 1989's "Consuming Impulse" and 1991's "Testimony Of The Ancients", PESTILENCE ventured off into space with...
May 14, 2024
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Hijacking The Zeitgeist

There comes a moment in every discerning prog metal band's journey when gymnastics are no longer enough. EXIST can hardly be accused of making inaccessible or overly indulgent records in the past: 2020's "Egoiista" had plenty of melody and ingenuity to balance out the band's sometimes overweening de...
April 11, 2024
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DÅÅTH To Release 'The Deceivers' Album In May

Lauded progressive death metal outfit DÅÅTH has emerged from its thirteen-year hiatus with a new album, "The Deceivers", set for release May 3 via Metal Blade Records. "The Deceivers" is at once a devastating reminder and giant leap forward that showcases the technical wizardry and brutal intensity...
March 19, 2024
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Watch: CYNIC's PAUL MASVIDAL Joins PERSEFONE On Stage In Eindhoven

CYNIC frontman Paul Masvidal joined the Andorran extreme progressive metal unit PERSEFONE on stage this past Sunday (March 10) at Dynamo in Eindhoven, The Netherlands to perform the song "Living Waves". Fan-filmed video of Paul's appearance can be seen below. Masvidal was the featured guest on the s...
March 12, 2024
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PESTILENCE Re-Records Classic Songs For 'Levels Of Perception' Best-Of Album

Dutch death metal veterans PESTILENCE have re-recorded twelve emblematic anthems from across their 38-year career for a new album called "Levels Of Perception". Due on April 26 via Agonia Records, the effort will be preceded by a three-week long headlining tour of Europe, which kicks off on April 3....
February 22, 2024
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JOB FOR A COWBOY's JONNY DAVY: 'We Don't Wanna Put Out The Same Record Twice'

Extreme experimental death metallers JOB FOR A COWBOY will release their first album in 10 years, "Moon Healer", on February 23 via Metal Blade. The follow-up to 2014's "Sun Eater" was produced by Jason Suecof, who has previously worked with TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL TH...
February 14, 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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JOB FOR A COWBOY Shares Music Video For 'Beyond The Chemical Doorway'

Extreme experimental death metallers JOB FOR A COWBOY have released the official music video for their song "Beyond The Chemical Doorway". The track is taken from the band's first album in 10 years, "Moon Healer", due on February 23, 2024 via Metal Blade. The follow-up to 2014's "Sun Eater" was prod...
January 31, 2024
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CYNIC Announces March 2024 European Tour With OBSCURA

This year, progressive metal pioneers CYNIC celebrated the 30th anniversary of their landmark debut album. Interstellar shredder Paul Masvidal and his band of aliens played "Focus" in all its mind-bending intensity, while also paying tribute to late drummer Sean Reinert and bassist Sean Malone, on a...
November 7, 2023
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JOB FOR A COWBOY Shares Music Video For 'The Forever Rot'

Extreme experimental death metallers JOB FOR A COWBOY have released the official music video for their song "The Forever Rot". The track is taken from the band's first album in 10 years, "Moon Healer", due on February 23, 2024 via Metal Blade. The follow-up to 2014's "Sun Eater" was produced by Jaso...
October 31, 2023
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JOB FOR A COWBOY Announces First Album In 10 Years, 'Moon Healer'

Extreme experimental death metallers JOB FOR A COWBOY will release their first album in 10 years, "Moon Healer", on February 23 via Metal Blade. The follow-up to 2014's "Sun Eater" was produced by Jason Suecof, who has previously worked with TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL TH...
October 25, 2023
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Legendary Extreme Metal Producer SCOTT BURNS Is Focus Of New Book, 'The Scott Burns Sessions: A Life In Death Metal 1987 - 1997'

Decibel Books has announced the publication of "The Scott Burns Sessions: A Life In Death Metal 1987 - 1997", a massive 480-page oral history of the celebrated Morrisound recording career of iconic extreme metal producer and engineer Scott Burns. Fans can pre-order their copy now at store.decibelmag...
September 11, 2023
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Watch: JOB FOR A COWBOY Plays First Official Concert In Seven Years At BLUE RIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL

Arizona extreme metallers JOB FOR A COWBOY played their official first concert since 2016 this past Friday (September 8) at this year's edition of the Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Alton, Virginia. One day earlier, they played a "secret" show at The Warehouse in Richmond, Virginia, where they were bil...
September 11, 2023
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JOB FOR A COWBOY Returns With 'The Agony Seeping Storm' Single

Arizona death metallers JOB FOR A COWBOY return after a near-decade-long hiatus with their brand new single and accompanying video for "The Agony Seeping Storm". The track will appear on the band's upcoming album, set for release in 2024 via Metal Blade Records. JOB FOR A COWBOY released their "Sun...
August 29, 2023
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ATHEIST Frontman KELLY SHAEFER's TILL THE DIRT Announces Debut Album, 'Outside The Spiral'

TILL THE DIRT, the new band led by ATHEIST frontman Kelly Shaefer, will release its debut album, "Outside The Spiral", on August 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. Shaefer comments on the signing to Nuclear Blast: "As an extreme metal artist, there is no better place to land than Nuclear Blast. A staff t...
July 1, 2023