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JEFF BECERRA: 'POSSESSED Was The Very First Death Metal Band'

In a new interview with Jerry Kurunen of Finland's Rauta, POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra was asked if his band is rightfully credited with initially creating the term "death metal" in 1983. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "One hundred percent. I had the copyright in 1983. POSSESSED wa...
September 3, 2023
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W.A.S.P. Announces 'The 7 Savage' Deluxe 8-LP Box Set

W.A.S.P. has announced "The 7 Savage: 1984-1992" deluxe 8LP box set from its "Capitol Years", with studio album half-speed mastering, LP of bonus tracks, 60-page book, posters and numbered certificate. "The 7 Savage: 1984-1992" will be released Friday, October 27 on Madfish and is strictly limited t...
August 30, 2023
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SODOM To Release '1982' EP In November

German thrash metal pioneers SODOM will release a new EP, "1982", on November 10 via SPV/Steamhammer. Flashback to spring 1982, Essen, Stauderstraße in the Altenessen district, a small musty rehearsal room in an industrial wasteland area. Three long-haired hopefuls have tuned their instruments and a...
August 25, 2023
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HELLOWEEN's MICHAEL KISKE Is Suffering From 'Acute Laryngitis'; Festival Appearances Canceled

German power metallers HELLOWEEN have canceled their appearances this weekend at the Hellsinki Metal Festival in Helsinki, Finland and the Bloodstock Open Air festival in Derbyshire, United Kingdom due to "an acute laryngitis" suffered by the band's singer Michael Kiske. Replacing HELLOWEEN at Hells...
August 9, 2023
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CRYPTOPSY Shares Music Video For New Single 'Flayed The Swine'

Canadian extreme-metal legends CRYPTOPSY have revealed their depraved, merciless new single, "Flayed The Swine". Taken from the band's first full-length album in over a decade, "As Gomorrah Burns", it is described in a press release as "an accessible yet face-melting track that takes listeners down...
August 4, 2023
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SODOM Frontman Says It Would 'Very Easy' For Promoters To Book More Shows Featuring 'Big Four' Of German Thrash Metal

In a recent interview with La Mesa Del Metal, SODOM frontman Thomas "Angelripper" Such spoke about the possibility of there being more shows featuring the long-awaited union of Germany's legendary "Teutonic Big Four", completed by KREATOR, DESTRUCTION and TANKARD. Earlier this week, it was announced...
August 1, 2023
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'Big Four' Of German Thrash Metal, KREATOR, SODOM, DESTRUCTION And TANKARD, Announce 2024 Festival

Heavy metal titans KREATOR have announced the "Klash Of The Ruhrpott" festival, set to take place July 20, 2024 at Amphitheater Gelsenkirchen in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The concert will feature the long-awaited union of Germany's legendary "Teutonic Big Four", completed by SODOM, DESTRUCTION and TAN...
July 31, 2023
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CRYPTOPSY Announces 'As Gomorrah Burns' Album, Shares 'In Abeyance' Single

Canadian technical death metallers CRYPTOPSY will release their first full-length album in over a decade, "As Gomorrah Burns", on September 8 via Nuclear Blast Records. The extreme metal foursome emerges renewed and as vital as ever on its massively anticipated LP, which continues CRYPTOPSY's trailb...
July 7, 2023
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German Thrash Metal Scene Explored In 'Total Thrash - The Teutonic Story' Documentary; Los Angeles Screening Announced

For moviemaker Daniel Hofmann from Germany, thrash metal means being able to escape from everyday life and simply forgetting everything in front of the stage and letting the hell out with the best people in the world. After the great success of his documentary "Total Thrash - The Teutonic Story" ove...
July 2, 2023
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SODOM, BLIND GUARDIAN, MY DYING BRIDE, EPICA And ANGRA Among Confirmed Bands For 2024 Edition Of 70000 TONS OF METAL

SODOM, BLIND GUARDIAN, MY DYING BRIDE, EPICA, UNLEASHED and ANGRA are among the confirmed bands for the the twelfth edition of the the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will sail on January 29 to February 2, 2024 from Miami, Florida to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and back, on board the luxury p...
June 27, 2023
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SODOM, QUEENSRŸCHE, CANDLEMASS, FORBIDDEN And WATCHTOWER Among Confirmed Bands For 2024 HELL'S HEROES Festival

A worldwide contingent of music fans will convene at Houston's White Oak Music Hall on March 21-23, 2004 as Pegstar Concerts presents the Hell's Heroes festival. The three-day music fest will showcase a hand-picked selection of international heavy metal bands that includes both seminal, genre-pionee...
June 27, 2023
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Watch: CHRIS JERICHO Joins HELLOWEEN On Stage In Los Angeles To Sing 'Best Time'

FOZZY frontman and wrestling superstar Chris Jericho joined HELLOWEEN onstage during the German metallers' concert last night (Friday, June 2) at the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles, California to perform the HELLOWEEN song "Best Time". Fan-filmed video of his appearance can be seen below. Earlier to...
June 3, 2023
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Watch KREATOR's Entire Performance In San Diego During 'Klash Of The Titans' North American Tour

Front-row fan-filmed video of KREATOR's entire May 26 performance at the House Of Blues in San Diego, California can be seen below. The show was part of KREATOR's ongoing "Klash Of The Titans" North American co-headlining tour with Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA. Support on the trek is comin...
May 27, 2023
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KREATOR Releases Music Video For 'Conquer And Destroy'

Thrash metal veterans KREATOR have released a music video for the song "Conquer And Destroy" from their acclaimed latest album, "Hate Über Alles". The performance footage was filmed on March 4, 2023 in front of 6,000 of KREATOR's mighty hordes in their spiritual home of Essen. This very special show...
May 22, 2023
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Watch: HELLOWEEN Gets Inducted Into METAL HALL OF FAME By ARCH ENEMY's ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ

German power metal band HELLOWEEN was inducted into the Metal Hall Of Fame by founder Pat Gesualdo and special guest Alissa White-Gluz from ARCH ENEMY. The induction took place on May 20 in front of thousands of fans at Terminal 5 in New York City. "HELLOWEEN have helped establish the origins of the...
May 22, 2023