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TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY Says Playing With DAVE LOMBARDO Again Has Been 'Awesome'

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy spoke to the WSOU 89.5 FM radio station about what it has been like playing with Dave Lombardo again after the drummer rejoined the San Francisco thrash metal outfit earlier this year. An original member of thrash metal legends SLAYER, Lombardo was the guest drummer on...
September 26, 2022
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Morbidity Triumphant

In 1987 drummer and vocalist Chris Reifert, not long after his departure from DEATH, and guitarist Eric Cutler formed AUTOPSY, one of death metal's most revered bands. Their early impact helped define what death metal is; their influence upon key bands and hordes of fans is simply immeasurable, and...
September 26, 2022
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WATAIN Frontman: 'The Metal That Shook My Soul Was Always Written By Liberated Spirits'

In a recent interview with Tinnitus Metal Radio, WATAIN frontman Erik Danielsson was asked to elaborate on his previous comment that "metal should be written by people who live metal lives." He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think that, yeah, I don't see metal as a thing that can be p...
September 25, 2022
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ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN 'Loved' Being A Professional Photographer

During an appearance on a recent episode of "The Ron Keel Podcast", ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann admitted that he became disillusioned with the heavy metal scene 25 years ago and pursued other interests, including photography, until the band's eventual reformation. "To be quite honest, I've retire...
September 25, 2022
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ANTHRAX's JOEY BELLADONNA On Life On The Road: 'I'm Very, Very Conscious Of What I Do And How I Do It'

At this past Tuesday's (September 20) premiere of the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna spoke to "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" about what life...
September 24, 2022
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FRANK BELLO Explains ANTHRAX's European Tour Cancelation: 'It Was Three Times' The Original Budget

ANTHRAX recently canceled shows in continental Europe as part of its fall 2022 touring activities, citing "ongoing logistical issues" and "costs that are out of our control." The band just wrapped a U.S. tour with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. HATEBREED served as special guests. In a recent interview with BL...
September 24, 2022
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Former VENOM Drummer ANTHONY 'ABADDON' BRAY Diagnosed With Lymphoma

Former VENOM and VENOM INC. drummer Abaddon (real name: Anthony Bray) revealed earlier this week that he has been diagnosed with lymphoma and has started chemotherapy. On Wednesday (September 21),Bray took to his Facebook page to write: "I noticed a mass growing on the side of my neck in July 2022,...
September 24, 2022
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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of BUTCHER BABIES' Entire Performance At BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

Professionally filmed video of BUTCHER BABIES' entire August 14 performance on the Ronnie James Dio Stage at this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Walton-on-Trent, United Kingdom can be seen below. At last month's Brutal Assault festival in Jaromer, Czech Republic, BUTCHER BABIES...
September 24, 2022
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AVANTASIA Releases New Single 'The Inmost Light' Featuring HELLOWEEN's MICHAEL KISKE

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will release its ninth album, "A Paranormal Evening With The Moonflower Society", on October 21 via Nuclear Blast. The disc will be the follow-up to "Moonglow", which came out in 2019. The official video for the LP's latest single, "The Inmost Light",...
September 23, 2022
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Cycle Of Contempt

With the possible exception of SLAYER, nobody in the '80s thrash scene ripped as hard or with as much psychotic aggression as Canada's RAZOR. Perennially underrated, their back catalogue is full of overlooked gems, with the seminal viciousness of 1985's "Evil Invaders", and 1990's unstoppable "Shotg...
September 22, 2022
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Watch KITTIE's Entire Comeback Performance At BLUE RIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL

Reunited Canadian metallers KITTIE performed on September 8 at this year's Blue Ridge Rock Festival at the Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia. Fan-filmed video of the entire concert is available below. Joining guitarist/vocalist Morgan Lander and her sister, drummer Mercedes Lander, a...
September 21, 2022
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BUTCHER BABIES To Release 'A Bunch' Of New Singles Before End Of 2022

At last month's Brutal Assault festival in Jaromer, Czech Republic, BUTCHER BABIES vocalists Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey spoke to Metalshop about the band's upcoming fourth studio album which was recently completed with producer Josh Schroeder (LORNA SHORE, KING 810) for a 2023 release. Heidi sa...
September 21, 2022
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TESTAMENT Hopes To Release New Studio Album In 2023

During a September 13 appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy spoke about what it has been like to play with Dave Lombardo again following the ex-SLAYER drummer's return to TESTAMENT earlier this year. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We...
September 21, 2022
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MAX CAVALERA: 'For Me, Every Album Is A Chance To Do Something That I've Never Done Before'

In a new interview with Historias Rockeras, former SEPULTURA and current SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera spoke about the importance of breaking new musical ground on every album that he is involved with. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think that's something that I… I like that myself...
September 21, 2022
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TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY: STEVE DIGIORGIO 'Wouldn't Have Lasted' Very Long As A Member Of MEGADETH

TESTAMENT's Chuck Billy says that he doesn't think Steve DiGiorgio "would have lasted" very long as a member of MEGADETH had he been asked to join the band. The longtime TESTAMENT bassist temporarily stepped in to record the bass tracks on MEGADETH's latest album, "The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!...
September 20, 2022