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Should Musicians Stay Out Of The Political Arena? TOM GABRIEL FISCHER Weighs In

During an appearance on a recent episode of the Iblis Manifestations podcast, former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST and current TRIPTYKON singer, guitarist and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) weighed in on the debate about whether musicians should use their platform, either...
May 26, 2024
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Spleen & Goad

They may have emerged from a flourishing stoner rock and doom scene back in the mid-'90s, but IRON MONKEY were always more concerned with broken teeth and bloody fists than they were with bong hits. And so it continues, with the second incarnation of a band that have become legendary for the sheer h...
April 4, 2024
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JASON MCMASTER Explains How WATCHTOWER's Latest Reunion Came About

In a new interview with Mark Kadzielawa of 69 Faces Of Rock, WATCHTOWER singer Jason McMaster spoke about how the reunion of the legendary Texas progressive metal band came about. McMaster is joined in WATCHTOWER's current lineup by bassist Doug Keyser, guitarist Ron Jarzombek and drummer Ric Colalu...
April 1, 2024
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Ex-ACCEPT Singer DAVID REECE Releases Music Video For New Solo Single 'Enemy Is Me'

American singer David Reece, who fronted ACCEPT in the late '80s, will release a new solo album, "Baptized By Fire", on March 1, 2024 via El Puerto Records. The official music video for the LP's first single, "Enemy Is Me", can be seen below. With "Enemy Is Me", Reece sends a first hint at the music...
February 1, 2024
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Watch: MAYHEM's ATTILA CSIHAR Joins CAVALERA On Stage For Performance Of SEPULTURA's 'Troops Of Doom'

MAYHEM frontman Attila Csihar joined CAVALERA, the project featuring SEPULTURA's founding members Max Cavalera (guitar, vocals) and Igor "Iggor" Cavalera (drums),on stage this past Thursday night (November 30) at Dürer Kert in Budapest, Hungary to perform the early SEPULTURA classic "Troops Of Doom...
December 3, 2023
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Watch: CAVALERA Joined By DISCHARGE And NAPALM DEATH Members For 'Protest And Survive' Cover In Manchester

DISCHARGE vocalist Jeff "JJ" Janiak and NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury joined CAVALERA, the project featuring SEPULTURA's founding members Max Cavalera (guitar, vocals) and Igor "Iggor" Cavalera (drums),on stage last night (Friday, November 10) at the Academy in Manchester, United Kingdom to per...
November 11, 2023
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Resurrection Of The Flesh

When HELLHAMMER first emerged and terrified the metal establishment, they were routinely mocked as an unlistenable abomination. What critics and cynics failed to understand then — as indeed many continue to fail to understand today — is that an unlistenable abomination was exactly what heavy music n...
November 7, 2023
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TOM GABRIEL WARRIOR's TRIUMPH OF DEATH Announces Live Album 'Resurrection Of The Flesh'

The impact of Swiss extreme metal forefathers HELLHAMMER is one that still resonates around the global metal scene today, such was their influence on the early extreme, death, and black metal genres. In the 40 years that have passed since their humble beginnings in Nurensdorf, Switzerland, in May 19...
September 20, 2023
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HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST's TOM GABRIEL FISCHER: 'Tape Trading Was One Of The Main Reasons That I'm Even Here Today'

In a new interview with Bloodstock TV's Oran O'Beirne, former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST and current TRIPTYKON singer, guitarist and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) was asked if he feels the mystery and romanticism associated with discovering new music and especially un...
August 16, 2023
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'Big Four' Of German Thrash Metal, KREATOR, SODOM, DESTRUCTION And TANKARD, Announce 2024 Festival

Heavy metal titans KREATOR have announced the "Klash Of The Ruhrpott" festival, set to take place July 20, 2024 at Amphitheater Gelsenkirchen in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The concert will feature the long-awaited union of Germany's legendary "Teutonic Big Four", completed by SODOM, DESTRUCTION and TAN...
July 31, 2023
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MAYHEM To Release New Live Album, 'Daemonic Rites', In September

Norwegian black metal pioneers MAYHEM will release a live album, "Daemonic Rites", on September 15 via Century Media Records. The record is a comprehensive look at the legendary band's chaotic and intense performances from various cities around the world over the last two years. The album promises t...
July 21, 2023
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DAVID REECE On His Time With ACCEPT: 'That Was An Opportunity Of A Lifetime'

American singer David Reece, who fronted ACCEPT in the late '80s, says that he "did the best" he could as the replacement for Udo Dirkschneider. The current IRON ALLIES vocalist, who is based in Italy, was recruited for ACCEPT's "Eat The Heat" LP in 1989. Reece's higher-pitched delivery was in sharp...
December 27, 2022
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DARKTHRONE's NOCTURNO CULTO Talks Staying Behind The Times: 'We Think Everything Is Kind Of Stupid'

By David E. Gehlke Norwegian black metal pioneers DARKTHRONE have balked at the idea of progression since the late 1990s. Whereas their (un)holy triumvirate of "A Blaze In The Northern Sky", "Under A Funeral Moon" and "Transilvanian Hunger" became foundational black metal albums upon their release e...
December 19, 2022
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ANTHRAX Cancels BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Appearance Due To 'Logistical Issues'

ANTHRAX has canceled its appearance at next year's Bloodstock Open Air festival due to "logistical issues beyond [the band's] control". The thrash metal veterans were scheduled to perform on the Ronnie James Dio main stage on August 12, 2023. ANTHRAX has been replaced on the Bloodstock Open Air bill...
December 8, 2022
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THOMAS GABRIEL FISCHER Talks Classic CELTIC FROST: 'Those Times Were Magical'

By David E. Gehlke The new, meticulously assembled CELTIC FROST "Danse Macabre" box set, spanning the band's classic 1984 to 1987 era, is a triumph (for the lack of a better term). The set includes the studio album trio of "Morbid Tales", "To Mega Therion" and "Into The Pandemonium" on vinyl, along...
December 6, 2022