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The Return Of Tomorrow

For fans of stoner rock, FU MANCHU have been a guaranteed good time for the last 30 years. Many bands have come and gone during that time, and not one of them has bettered the riff-focused formula that the Californians perfected early on and that they have been propagating with great enthusiasm ever...
June 11, 2024
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ANTHRAX's FRANK BELLO Plays His Second Show With SATYRICON At Poland's MYSTIC FESTIVAL (Video)

Fan-filmed video of SATYRICON's June 8 concert at the Mystic Festival in Gdansk, Poland can be seen below. ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello made his live debut with the Norwegian black metal veterans on Thursday, June 6 at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden. Bello is playing bass for SATYRICO...
June 9, 2024
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Watch: ANTHRAX's FRANK BELLO Performs With SATYRICON For The First Time

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello made his live debut with Norwegian black metal veterans SATYRICON on Thursday, June 6 at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below. Bello is playing bass for SATYRICON for the latter band's summer 2024 European festi...
June 7, 2024
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DAN LILKER Says Playing With ANTHRAX Again After 40 Years Was 'A Fun, Positive Experience'

In late March, ANTHRAX announced that, due to personal reasons, bassist Frank Bello would not be able to accompany the band on its South American tour, which kicked off on April 13 at MXMF The Metal Fest in Mexico City. Filling in on those dates, as well as two U.S. festival shows in May, was ANTHRA...
May 31, 2024
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Under The Crooked Claw

There is no such thing as too much heavy metal. Ryan Waste knows this. With a laudable legacy as guitarist with MUNICIPAL WASTE, who almost single-handedly put crossover thrash back on the map back in the mid-'00s, he has already earned hero status. BAT may have been a low-key concern until recently...
May 16, 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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FIREHOUSE Singer CJ SNARE Dead At 64

FIREHOUSE singer CJ Snare died Friday night (April 5) at age 64. Snare's daughter Heather tells TMZ his official cause of death is cardiac arrest. Earlier today (Sunday, April 7),FIREHOUSE released the following statement via social media: "Today is a sad day for Rock N Roll. "It is with great sorr...
April 7, 2024
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Degeneration

It is plain from the very start that no one is going to leave "Degeneration" with a heart full of hope. WRISTMEETRAZOR have a name that tells you all you need to know about their outlook, and that's before their third album's gristly talons sink into your gloopy, willing flesh. Ostensibly, this is m...
March 26, 2024
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Unextinct

As observant folk will attest, death metal is a many-splendored thing, perhaps more now than ever before. But if the current scene tends to favor either a dirty, old-school approach or the all-out war of brutal slam, it is still the genre's technical and progressive wing that wields the most creativ...
March 21, 2024
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BUCK DHARMA: METALLICA's Cover Of 'Astronomy' Gave BLUE ÖYSTER CULT 'Some Cred With The Younger Generation'

In a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT guitarist Buck Dharma spoke about what it was like to have one of his band's songs covered by METALLICA. "Astronomy", which was first recorded for BLUE ÖYSTER CULT's 1974 album "Secret Treaties", was interpreted by METALLICA on the b...
March 21, 2024
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BLUE ÖYSTER CULT's BUCK DHARMA On GHOST: 'I Wouldn't Say They're Really Copying Us'

In a new interview with Greg Prato of Ultimate Guitar, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT guitarist Buck Dharma was once again asked about comparisons between GHOST's music to that of his own band. He said: "To the degree that there is a similarity, I think they're welcomed to it. I think GHOST is certainly paving th...
March 13, 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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NECROPHAGIA's 'Moribundis Grim' Album To Include KILLJOY's Final Recordings

After many years of silence, pioneering death metal act NECROPHAGIA has reawakened. The band's revamped lineup has signed to Time To Kill Records for the release of its final album, "Moribundis Grim". In the years of 2016-2018, NECROPHAGIA's last lineup — Killjoy, Serge Streltsov, Shawn Slusarek and...
February 22, 2024
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Epitome

15 years into their careers, Denmark's VANIR are still evolving. "Epitome" is the band's seventh album, and one that purposefully endeavors to cement their reputation as purveyors of epic melodic death metal with a throbbing Viking heart. Their earlier albums showcased a very different kind of moder...
February 16, 2024
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LAMB OF GOD And MASTODON Announce North American Tour With Special Guest KERRY KING

Grammy Award-nominated metal titans LAMB OF GOD and Grammy Award-winning band MASTODON announce the co-headlining "Ashes Of Leviathan" tour. The tour finds the two iconic bands join forces to celebrate the 20th anniversary of two seminal releases: LAMB OF GOD's biggest-selling album "Ashes Of The Wa...
February 6, 2024