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Origins

An exponent of a very different kind of frostbitten extremity, SAOR mastermind Andy Marshall has been steadily exploring the uncharted territory between black metal's grim grandeur and the widescreen, emotional potency of atmospheric folk music. In truth, his music has always seemed entirely organic...
June 23, 2022
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Cinis

Fast is fun, but slow is heavier. CONSECRATION are well aware of the potential power of death metal riffs played at snail's pace. Active since 2010, the UK quintet have been resolute in their dedication to puritanical death/doom. Spiritually linked to the pioneering misery of MY DYING BRIDE and MOUR...
June 16, 2022
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MASTODON Drummer Says Splitting Songwriting Credits Equally 'Really Helps' Keep Band Together

In a new interview with Banger TV's Sam Dunn, MASTODON drummer Brann Dailor spoke about the fact that he and his bandmates have managed to keep the same lineup since the group's inception more than two decades ago. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "At any time, anybody in MASTODON is fr...
June 1, 2022
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MUNICIPAL WASTE's TONY FORESTA Doesn't Regret Creating Controversial DONALD TRUMP T-Shirt: 'F**k That Guy'

By David E. Gehlke Party crossover thrashers MUNICIPAL WASTE were conspicuously absent during the thick of the pandemic. In what has become an almost unavoidable and recurring refrain, the band had to halt all touring activities and delay work on new material as lockdowns and social distancing took...
May 24, 2022
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GHOST Announces Summer 2022 U.S. Tour With MASTODON; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

GHOST will once again bring the "euphoric spectacle" (Rolling Stone) of its live ritual to North America for the next leg of its globally dominating "Imperatour". The North American "Imperatour" will see the Grammy Award-winning Swedish theatrical rock band headlining 19 arenas across the U.S. and C...
May 17, 2022
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CRADLE OF FILTH Signs Worldwide Deal With NAPALM RECORDS

British extreme metal titans CRADLE OF FILTH have signed a worldwide deal with the Austrian rock and metal label Napalm Records. Positioned firmly at the top of the extreme black metal genre, CRADLE OF FILTH — led and revolutionized by iconic frontman Dani Filth — reigns supreme as one of the most r...
May 9, 2022
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While The Gods Are Sleeping

It takes a talent of considerable size to truly harness and express the pure essence of any of heavy metal's many subgenres. Having the ability to conquer more than one of them is, with all due respect, taking the piss. Arguably best known as guitarist and creative mastermind behind melodic death me...
May 4, 2022
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Danmark

Death metal is often at its most effective when it conveys something more than just naked aggression. Sometimes, brutality and technique are enough, but when a band delivers every riff and growl as if they are directly channeling some dark, otherworldly force, that is when the magic happens. Despite...
April 28, 2022
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Here Are Walking Directions To Graves Of PANTERA Legends DIMEBAG And VINNIE PAUL (Video)

YouTube channel Metal Speck has uploaded "walking directions" to the graves of legendary PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and his brother, PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, at the Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Arlington, Texas. Check out the three-minute clip below. In a message acc...
April 22, 2022
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RUSH Releases 'Tom Sawyer (Live In YYZ 1981)' From 'Moving Pictures - 40th Anniversary'

RUSH has just released the official audio for "Tom Sawyer (Live In YYZ 1981)" from the upcoming "Moving Pictures - 40th Anniversary" set. Check it out below. On April 15, UMe/Mercury and Anthem Records label groups continue the extensive RUSH 40th-anniversary album series with new, expanded editions...
April 8, 2022
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VIVIAN CAMPBELL Explains How He Was Able To Buy A Ferrari On His 'Bleak' DIO Salary

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell, who had an acrimonious split with Ronnie James Dio in the mid-1980s when the two worked together in the first incarnation of Dio's solo band, has once again claimed that he and his DIO bandmates were earning "less than the crew." Ronnie, Vivian, drummer Vinny A...
April 4, 2022
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RUSH Cover Artist HUGH SYME Discusses Creation Of 'Moving Pictures' Album Artwork (Audio)

On April 15, UMe/Mercury and Anthem Records label groups continue the extensive RUSH 40th-anniversary album series with new, expanded editions of the band's groundbreaking 1981 release "Moving Pictures", embodying its well-deserved classic album status. "Moving Pictures - 40th Anniversary" will be a...
March 25, 2022
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RUSH Releases 'Limelight (Live In YYZ 1981)' From 'Moving Pictures - 40th Anniversary'

RUSH has just released the official audio for "Limelight (Live In YYZ 1981)" from the upcoming "Moving Pictures - 40th Anniversary" set. Check it out below. On April 15, UMe/Mercury and Anthem Records label groups continue the extensive RUSH 40th-anniversary album series with new, expanded editions...
March 18, 2022
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We Are The Apocalypse

Black metal has undergone so many transformations and mutations over the last few decades that it is sometimes easy to overlook the simple thrill of bands like DARK FUNERAL. Always popular but never quite as critically lauded as some of their less direct contemporaries, the Swedes deal in big, brash...
March 12, 2022
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RUSH Releases Official Music Video For 'YYZ' From 'Moving Pictures - 40th Anniversary'

RUSH has just released the official music video for "YYZ" from the upcoming "Moving Pictures - 40th Anniversary" set. Check it out below. On April 15, UMe/Mercury and Anthem Records label groups continue the extensive RUSH 40th-anniversary album series with new, expanded editions of the band's groun...
March 11, 2022