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METAL CHURCH Guitarist KURDT VANDERHOOF's HALL AFLAME Releases Music Video For 'Ripcord'

HALL AFLAME, the rock band led by METAL CHURCH founding guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof, released its sophomore album, "Amplifire", on May 3 via Rat Pak Records. The official music video for the LP's third single, "Ripcord", can be seen below. The clip was filmed, produced and edited by Rick Moyer in Abe...
May 14, 2024
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Longtime EVERGREY Drummer JONAS EKDAHL Announces His Departure

Jonas Ekdahl, longtime drummer for Swedish metallers EVERGREY, has announced his departure from the band. Earlier today, Jonas released the following message via EVERGREY's social media: "Over the last couple of years, my passion within music has gradually shifted from touring and playing live shows...
May 14, 2024
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Cascading Memories Of Immortality

If the relentless onslaught of great new death metal bands and albums is becoming overwhelming, do feel free to dip out for a bit and get your breath back. But listen to "Cascading Memories Of Immortality" first. The UK death metal scene is in its rudest state of health since the '90s, but even amon...
May 14, 2024
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DENNIS THOMPSON, MC5 Drummer And Last Surviving Original Member, Dead At 75

Founding MC5 drummer Dennis "Machine Gun" Thompson died Wednesday, according to The Detroit Free Press. He was 75. An exact cause of death has not been revealed, but Thompson had reportedly suffered a series of medical issues in recent months, including a heart attack in April. Draped in red, white...
May 9, 2024
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METAL CHURCH Guitarist KURDT VANDERHOOF's HALL AFLAME Releases Music Video For '1974'

HALL AFLAME, the rock band led by METAL CHURCH founding guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof, will release its sophomore album, "Amplifire", on May 3 via Rat Pak Records. The official music video for the LP's second single, "1974", can be seen below. The clip was filmed, produced and edited by Rick Moyer in A...
April 26, 2024
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ANNIHILATOR's JEFF WATERS Announces First Part Of AMERIKAN KAOS Trilogy, 'Armageddon Boogie'

On April 26, Metal Department will release the debut album from AMERIKAN KAOS, "Armageddon Boogie". AMERIKAN KAOS is described in a press release as "the secret love child" of guitar virtuoso Jeff Waters, best known as the founder and leader of Canadian thrash metal pioneers ANNIHILATOR. AMERIKAN KA...
April 25, 2024
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Cometh The Storm

You may thank whichever implausible deity you favor for the fact that Matt Pike is still alive and still writing riffs. A new HIGH ON FIRE album always brings with it a profound sense of relief. It's okay, folks, they've sent in the professionals. Turn the volume up and prepare for the onslaught. Co...
April 18, 2024
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WAGE WAR Announces New Album 'Stigma'

WAGE WAR will release its fifth album, "Stigma", digitally on June 21 via Fearless Records. The physical version will land in stores on September 6. Last month, the band shared the music video for the new single "Magnetic". They are now following it up with the video for "Nail5". The song comes in h...
April 13, 2024
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METAL CHURCH Guitarist KURDT VANDERHOOF's HALL AFLAME Releases Music Video For 'The Same Gutter'

HALL AFLAME, the rock band led by METAL CHURCH founding guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof, will release its sophomore album, "Amplifire", on May 3 via Rat Pak Records. The official music video for the LP's first single, "The Same Gutter", can be seen below. Originally formed in 1989, HALL AFLAME garnered c...
April 12, 2024
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EVERGREY Announces New Album, 'Theories Of Emptiness'

Veteran Swedish progressive metal veterans EVERGREY will release their fourteenth studio album, "Theories Of Emptiness", on June 7 via Napalm Records. This new chapter kicks off with the mesmerizing new single "Falling From the Sun", featuring heavy riffs combined with catchy choruses and hard-hitti...
April 11, 2024
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METAL CHURCH Guitarist KURDT VANDERHOOF's HALL AFLAME To Release 'Amplifire' Album In May

HALL AFLAME, the rock band led by METAL CHURCH founding guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof, will release its sophomore album, "Amplifire", on May 3 via Rat Pak Records. Originally formed in 1989, HALL AFLAME garnered commercial success with its debut LP, "Guaranteed Forever", which was well received by fans...
April 5, 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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POWERWOLF To Release New Studio Album, 'Wake Up The Wicked', In July

POWERWOLF will release a new studio album, "Wake Up The Wicked", on July 26, 2024 via Napalm Records. "Wake Up The Wicked" — the highly anticipated follow-up to the extremely successful "Call Of The Wild" (2021) — will arrive just in time for the award-winning band's first-ever full North American t...
April 4, 2024
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WAGE WAR Drops Video For New Single 'Magnetic'

WAGE WAR has released a new single, "Magnetic", via Fearless Records. The official music for the track can be seen below. The band has built its reputation on the back of smart songwriting that expertly pits hooks against heaviness and sprinkles melody amidst the maelstrom. On "Magnetic", the Florid...
March 21, 2024
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Epic

Back in the '90s, David Vincent was the voice of death. The debate about greatest ever vocalists in extreme metal will rage on forever, but nobody has ever delivered growled vocals with the authority and command that Vincent brought to those legendary early MORBID ANGEL albums. He may have dabbled i...
March 13, 2024