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Opvs Contra Natvram

Contrary to popular opinion, the greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was somehow getting BEHEMOTH into arenas. No wonder the Polish band are more confident and imperious than ever on their 12th studio album. After such a long, hard and tumultuous rise from underground obscurity to the metal mainstr...
September 13, 2022
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Rockers React To Death Of QUEEN ELIZABETH II

Members of BLACK SABBATH, SAXON, DEF LEPPARD, STRYPER and THE OFFSPRING are among the musicians who have reacted on social media to the the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in British history, who died today at 96 years old. "The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afte...
September 8, 2022
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Eternal Steel

Their name speaks of a certain bullish self-confidence, and so it seems only fitting that I AM's big label debut has an unmistakable swagger about it. Symptomatic of a subtle sea-change in the metal world, wherein many new bands are veering away from the overt commerciality of metalcore, "Eternal St...
September 8, 2022
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CELTIC FROST: 'Danse Macabre' Box Set Of 1984 -1987 Recordings Due In October

Over the course of little more than three years between 1984 and 1987, CELTIC FROST established themselves as one of the most important bands in extreme and experimental music of that era. Due on October 28 in Europe and November 25 in the U.S., "Danse Macabre" brings together the band's recordings...
September 8, 2022
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Survival Of The Sickest

These are a fresh set of halcyon days for death metal, with countless great new bands emerging from the international sewer network, and many of them palpably informed by the spirit of the old school. In a sense, BLOODBATH are the band that laid down the most effective template for the genre's renai...
September 7, 2022
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Netherheaven

A gleaming model of consistency, REVOCATION have spent the last 20 years establishing themselves as one of the most ferociously ripping metal bands of the modern era. Rooted in death metal and thrash, but by no means terminally tethered to either, lethal virtuoso David Davidson's crew stand apart th...
September 7, 2022
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Watch: JOHN BUSH And CHUCK BILLY Perform ANTHRAX And TESTAMENT Classics With METAL ALLEGIANCE At ROCK IN RIO 2022

METAL ALLEGIANCE performed last night (Friday, September 2) at the Rock In Rio festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The band's setlist included music from METAL ALLEGIANCE's self-titled album, "Fallen Heroes" EP and "Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty", as well as a special batch of ANTHRAX and TESTAMEN...
September 3, 2022
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Watch DIMMU BORGIR Perform At U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

Fan-filmed video of DIMMU BORGIR's August 13 performance at this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Walton-on-Trent, United Kingdom can be seen below. Two years ago, DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Sven Atle Kopperud (a.k.a. Silenoz) spoke to the "Vox&Hops" podcast about how his band has...
August 15, 2022
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BLACK SABBATH: British Politicians Call On Queen To Honor Band

A group of British politicians are calling for the members of BLACK SABBATH to be honored for their services to music. A cross-bench selection of MPs (members of Parliament) have joined forces with the leader of Birmingham City Council, Ian Ward, and the deputy leader, Councillor Brigid Jones and ha...
August 12, 2022
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Hear Late THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Frontman TREVOR STRNAD On New REVOCATION Single 'Re-Crucified'

On September 9, progressive death metal outfit REVOCATION will release its eighth full-length, "Netherheaven", via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of the album, the new single, "Re-Crucified", featuring Trevor Strnad (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) and George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher (CANNIBAL CORPSE),c...
August 9, 2022
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Pain Is Forever And This Is The End

Two-man bands have become so ubiquitous in heavy music over the last decade that it would be easy to forget how much MANTAR always stood out from the four-legged throng. The German duo's recorded works to date have been typified by an unparalleled, gung-ho approach, with a black metal and rock 'n' r...
July 14, 2022
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Death Metal Supergroup BLOODBATH Announces New Album 'Survival Of The Sickest'

BLOODBATH, the Swedish/British death metal supergroup which features in its ranks KATATONIA's Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström, along with ex-OPETH drummer Martin "Axe" Axenrot and PARADISE LOST frontman Nick Holmes, will release its sixth full-length album, "Survival Of The Sickest", on September 9...
June 29, 2022
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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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KAM LEE Says CHUCK SCHULDINER 'Ripped Off POSSESSED', Claims He Was 'Denied' Opportunity To Appear In DEATH Documentary

Although DEATH is considered to be one of the most important and influential death metal acts of all time, the Florida-based band did not release its debut album, "Scream Bloody Gore", until 1987 — two years after the arrival of "Seven Churches" by California's POSSESSED, whose bassist/vocalist, Jef...
June 14, 2022
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SEX PISTOLS Announce 'God Save The Queen' Commemorative Coin For Jubilee

SEX PISTOLS have announced a special "Pistol Mint Commemorative Coin" to mark this week's Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Celebrating the fact that Queen Elizabeth II will reach a landmark 70 years on the throne, SEX PISTOLS will reissue their iconic 1977 single "God Save The Queen" on two special vinyl r...
May 31, 2022