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DECAPITATED And SEPTICFLESH Announce 'Cancer Culture Over North America 2024' Tour With KATAKLYSM

This spring, death metal fans will be treated to an epic night of music on the "Cancer Culture Over North America 2024" tour. Death metal paragons DECAPITATED and symphonic death metallers SEPTICFLESH are heading on a 30-day co-billing trek with melodic death metal syndicate KATAKLYSM as direct supp...
January 25, 2024
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Ex-DEATH Guitarist JAMES MURPHY Explains Why He Isn't Involved In DEATH TO ALL Project

During a recent appearance on the "Die By The Click" podcast, guitarist James Murphy (ex-DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY) was asked if he has ever been approached to take part in the DEATH TO ALL (DTA) touring project, which features former members of DEATH celebrating the life and music of late DEATH le...
January 6, 2024
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MATT BACHAND Reflects On SHADOWS FALL's Rise During 'The War Within': 'There Was No Ceiling'

By David E. Gehlke SHADOWS FALL's fourth studio album, "The War Within", is celebrating its 20th anniversary next year, which, for anyone who enjoyed seeing "The New Wave Of American Heavy Metal" (also see: LAMB OF GOD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE),overtake nu-metal, is enough of a reminder that, yes, time r...
December 8, 2023
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HELLFEST 2024: METALLICA, AVENGED SEVENFOLD And MACHINE HEAD Among Newly Confirmed Artists

METALLICA, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, THE PRODIGY and MACHINE HEAD are among the newly confirmed artists for the 2024 edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 27-30 in Clisson, France. Several dozen more artists were added to the event, including FEAR FACTORY, SAXON, ENTER SHIKARI, Corey Taylor, Tom More...
November 28, 2023
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Watch: VOIVOD Guitarist DAN 'CHEWY' MONGRAIN Resurrects MARTYR For Appearance At 2023 TROIS-RIVIÈRES METALFEST

Dan "Chewy" Mongrain (VOIVOD) and Patrice Hamelin (GORGUTS) resurrected their Canadian cult prog-death band MARTYR for a headlining performance at this year's Trois-Rivières Metalfest. After a 10-year hiatus, MARTYR accepted the invitation to play its second album, 2000's "Warp Zone", in its entiret...
November 11, 2023
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KATAKLYSM Shares 'Dark Wings Of Deception' Music Video

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have released the official music video for the song "Dark Wings Of Deception" directed by David Brodsky for My Good Eye: Music Visuals. The track is taken from the band's fifteenth full-length studio album, "Goliath", which is being released today (Friday, August 1...
August 11, 2023
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Goliath

Decades pass, empires fall, and metal subgenres come and go, but KATAKLYSM remain resolute. Well over the 30-year mark now, Montreal's death metal kings have mixed it up on plenty of occasions, but sharp-edged brutality with plenty of groove has been a rewarding staple diet. Seemingly content to tru...
August 10, 2023
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VOIVOD Guitarist DAN 'CHEWY' MONGRAIN To Resurrect MARTYR For Appearance At 2023 TROIS-RIVIÈRES METALFEST

Dan "Chewy" Mongrain (VOIVOD) and Patrice Hamelin (GORGUTS) will resurrect their Canadian cult prog-death band MARTYR to headline this year's Trois-Rivières Metalfest. After a 10-year hiatus, MARTYR accepted the invitation to play its second album, 2000's "Warp Zone", in its entirety and more on Nov...
July 16, 2023
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KATAKLYSM Announces New Album 'Goliath'

For almost three decades, the American/French-Canadian-based melodic death metal syndicate KATAKLYSM has delivered unapologetic waves of powerful sound across the entire globe. On August 11, the band's fifteenth full-length studio album, "Goliath", will be unleashed unto the masses via Nuclear Blast...
May 19, 2023
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The Propaganda Machine

Nobody has done more for India's still-developing metal scene than Sahil Makhija, a.k.a. The Demonstealer. Best known for the consistently great albums he released as a member of DEMONIC RESURRECTION, but also for releases with REPTILIAN DEATH and several other worthy projects, he arguably deserves...
March 30, 2023
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SOILWORK Welcomes Guitarist SIMON JOHANSSON As New Permanent Member

Just having finished the first leg of their European tour with their labelmates KATAKLYSM, Swedish melodic death metal veterans SOILWORK are about to embark on the second half of the tour with exciting news. The band welcomes Simon Johansson to their ranks, completing the lineup again. Simon Johanss...
March 13, 2023
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Ex-DEATH Guitarist JAMES MURPHY Hopes To Complete Long-In-The-Works CHUCK SCHULDINER Tribute Album

In a recent interview with Pod Scum, guitarist James Murphy (ex-DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY) spoke about his plans to complete the long-awaited DEATH tribute album, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner" which he had started work on nearly two decades ago. He said (as...
December 23, 2022
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Unstoppable

For the last three decades, KATAKLYSM have been one of death metal's hardy perennials: ever-present suppliers of brutal riffs, and one of the most prolific bands the genre has to offer. Vocalist Maurizio Iacono has been there from the start, and he was on particularly fine voice on 2020's "Unconquer...
October 11, 2022
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FEAR FACTORY's DINO CAZARES Recruits ONCE HUMAN's LAUREN HART For DIVINE HERESY Project

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has recruited ONCE HUMAN's Lauren Hart as the new singer of his DIVINE HERESY project. Cazares announced Hart's addition to DIVINE HERESY late Monday night (August 1) on the band's official Facebook page. He wrote: "I'm almost ready to write some new material w/ s...
August 2, 2022
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HYPOCRISY Recruits THE CROWN Drummer HENRIK AXELSSON

HYPOCRISY has announced the addition of "session" drummer Henrik Axelsson to the group's ranks. Earlier today (Tuesday, April 12),HYPOCRISY released the following statement via social media: "Please welcome Henrik Axelsson! This talented Swedish musician played in IMPLODE and SOILS OF FATE. Since 2...
April 12, 2022