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Watch: TESTAMENT, MASTODON, SEPULTURA, OVERKILL, EXODUS Members Perform With METAL ALLEGIANCE At 10th-Anniversary Concert

On January 25, 2024, METAL ALLEGIANCE reassembled at the House Of Blues Anaheim for the band's 10th-anniversary celebration (which also coincided with the return of the winter NAMM show). The night was sponsored by Dean Guitars, ddrum and Heavys Headphones, with opening acts being DIETH, HELD HOSTAG...
January 26, 2024
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MR. BUNGLE Announces May 2024 U.S Tour Dates

MR. BUNGLE continues to extend its 2024 world tour, adding headlining dates to cities the band has not visited since the turn of the millennium, with newly announced performances now also slated for the Southeastern and Midwestern U.S. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 26 at 10 a.m. local time...
January 23, 2024
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Suffer & Become

Portland's VITRIOL has been turning heads as one of death metal's most exciting rising bands, not only by virtue of their 2017 EP "Pain Will Define Their Death" and their debut full-length, 2019's relentless "To Bathe from the Throat of Cowardice", but also because of their intense live performances...
January 22, 2024
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New TESTAMENT Album Is 'Definitely Well On Its Way', Says ALEX SKOLNICK

In a new interview with Radioactive MikeZ, host of the 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2020's "Titans Of Creation" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well...
January 17, 2024
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KERRY KING Says He Wrote 'One Hundred Percent' Of The Songs On His Upcoming Album: 'I Love The Whole Thing'

In a new interview with Consequence, SLAYER's Kerry King revealed that the upcoming debut album from his solo project was produced by Josh Wilbur, who has previously worked with such acts as LAMB OF GOD, MEGADETH, GOJIRA, TRIVIUM and KORN. "It's my first time working with [Josh], and we hit it off g...
January 16, 2024
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Watch: DAVE LOMBARDO, SCOTT IAN, JOSH FREESE And STEVE GORMAN Perform AC/DC Classics At 2024 Tribute To BON SCOTT

Scott Ian (ANTHRAX),Dave Lombardo (SLAYER),Josh Freese (FOO FIGHTERS),Larry LaLonde (PRIMUS),Mike Inez (ALICE IN CHAINS),Steve Gorman (THE BLACK CROWES),Jay Buchanan and Scott Holiday (RIVAL SONS) and Billy Rowe (BUCKCHERRY) are among the musicians who took part in "A Tribute To Bon Scott Of A...
January 11, 2024
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KERRY KING Says His New Band Is 'An Extension Of SLAYER'

In a new interview with Metal Hammer magazine, SLAYER's Kerry King revealed that the upcoming debut album from his solo project has been "done since June" 2023. Regarding the musical direction of his solo material, the 59-year-old musician said: "If I was ever to try anything different [from SLAYER]...
January 9, 2024
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JON ALLEN Hails The Return Of SADUS With 'The Shadow Inside': 'This Is Some Of The Best Stuff We've Done'

By David E. Gehlke Few bands better represent the "caught in the margins" tag than San Francisco's SADUS. A death-thrash hybrid before it became the norm, SADUS's bountiful technicality and speed (in theory) should have enabled them to win over a large swath of extreme metal denizens. In reality, SA...
January 3, 2024
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Watch: ANTHRAX's JOEY BELLADONNA Sings National Anthem At SYRACUSE CRUNCH Vs. ROCHESTER AMERICANS Game

ANTHRAX frontman Joey Belladonna sang the U.S. national anthem before the Syracuse Crunch professional ice hockey game against the Rochester Americans in the American Hockey League on Saturday (December 23) at the Upstate Medical University Arena in Syracuse, New York. Joey shared video of his perfo...
December 26, 2023
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ANNIHILATOR To Celebrate 35th Anniversary Of 'Alice In Hell' With Special Concert In June 2024

35 years after releasing the legendary "Alice In Hell" album, ANNIHILATOR will play it all at an exclusive appearance at Topfest 2024 in Slovakia next June. Former ICED EARTH frontman Stu Block will sing the entire "Alice In Hell" record, along with the return of original drummer Ray Hartmann. Ther...
December 22, 2023
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CRAIG LOCICERO Looks To The Future With A Resurrected FORBIDDEN: 'People Are More Ready For Us'

By David E. Gehlke FORBIDDEN had the best pure singer in Russ Anderson of all the Bay Area thrash bands, but it never translated to the kind of success they deserved. Oddly, Anderson's vocal acrobatics somehow prevented FORBIDDEN from reaching audiences beyond the thrash scene, in spite of their leg...
December 19, 2023
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JAMEY JASTA Previews 2024 MILWAUKEE METALFEST And Touts Current Metal Scene: 'I See The Future Is Bright'

By David E. Gehlke HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta had his work cut out for him when he took over the long-shelved but highly important Milwaukee Metalfest in 2022. While the festival's reputation was occasionally dotted by founder and promoter Jack Koshick's shaky relationships with its bands (word...
December 19, 2023
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DOYLE And OTEP Announce Spring 2024 U.S. Tour

DOYLE and OTEP will join forces for a U.S. tour in the spring of 2024. The trek, which will kick off on April 12 in Reading, Pennsylvania, will include support from RED DEVIL VORTEX. The first cities to be announced are as follows: Apr. 12 - Reading, PA - Reverb Apr. 13 - Manchester, NH - Angel City...
December 18, 2023
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EXODUS's GARY HOLT: 'This Year Has Been The Hardest I've Ever Dealt With Yet Massively Rewarding'

Guitarist Gary Holt of San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS, who completed their fall 2023 U.S. tour on December 16 in Salt Lake City, Utah, has shared the following message via his social media: "And that's a wrap!! What a tour. What a year. Two years. "This year has been the hardest I've ever d...
December 18, 2023
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ANTHRAX, PRIMUS, FOO FIGHTERS, ALICE IN CHAINS, Ex-SLAYER Members To Perform AC/DC Classics At Tribute To BON SCOTT

Scott Ian (ANTHRAX),Dave Lombardo (SLAYER),Josh Freese (FOO FIGHTERS),Larry LaLonde (PRIMUS),Mike Inez (ALICE IN CHAINS),Steve Gorman (THE BLACK CROWES),Jay Buchanan and Scott Holiday (RIVAL SONS) and Billy Rowe (BUCKCHERRY) are among the musicians who will take part in "A Tribute To Bon Scott...
December 12, 2023