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HAMMERFALL Joined By KING DIAMOND On New Single 'Venerate Me'

Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL have released a new single, "Venerate Me", featuring a special guest appearance by legendary Danish heavy metal singer King Diamond. The track is taken from the band's twelfth studio album, "Hammer Of Dawn", which is due on February 25 via Napalm Records. HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak comments: "The second single is here, ...

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Defends His Decision To Continue Performing ACCEPT Material With U.D.O.: People 'Still Wanna Hear These Songs'

Nearly seven years after announcing that he would embark on a special tour during which he would perform ACCEPT songs one last time under the DIRKSCHNEIDER banner before closing that chapter for good, former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider is continuing to play ACCEPT material at select shows, including at the September 18, 2020 U.D.O. concert ...

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SOULFLY Announces February/March 2022 U.S. Tour

SOULFLY will embark on another U.S. tour in February 2022. The 35-date trek will kick off on February 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada and make stops in Seattle, Minneapolis, Nashville, and Baton Rouge, among other cities, before concluding in Gallup, New Mexico on March 19. Joining SOULFLY on select dates will be 200 STAB WOUNDS. ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Praises His New Mask, Admits Previous Mask 'Wasn't Exactly What I Wanted To Do'

During an appearance at the Texas Frightmare Weekend 2021 in Dallas, Texas in September, SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor discussed his new mask which he debuted earlier that month at the Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, Oklahoma. "I spent three months designing that specifically," he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "'Cause the last one was — it ...

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HAMMERFALL Announces New Album, 'Hammer Of Dawn'; Music Video For Title Track Available

Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL will release their twelfth studio album, "Hammer Of Dawn", on February 25, 2022 via Napalm Records. The official music video for the LP's first single and title track, "Hammer Of Dawn", filmed at Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg with director Patric Ullaeus, can be seen below. HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak comments: "The ...

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HAMMERFALL To Release New Single 'Hammer Of Dawn' On Wednesday

Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL will release the official music video for their new single, "Hammer Of Dawn", on Wednesday, December 1 at 7:00 a.m. PST / 10:00 a.m. EST. A short teaser clip is available below. "Hammer Of Dawn" is taken from HAMMERFALL's upcoming album, due in early 2022 via Napalm Records. The music for the ...

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And Yet It Moves - TIMECHILD

As every student of hard rock and heavy metal knows, few things are more inherently exhilarating than the sound of vintage DEEP PURPLE or URIAH HEEP at full pelt. Massive riffs, mutli-octave vocal athletics and, most importantly, the otherworldly rush of an overdriven Hammond organ — this, my friends, is the rock 'n' roll motherlode. ...

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No Sign Of Life - UNLEASHED

When you start something, you have every right to finish it. UNLEASHED were battering people with tales of Viking tumult and vengeful Norse Gods long before most, and even as the Swedes approach their 33rd anniversary (one for the Jesus fans, maybe?), they show no signs of losing faith nor fire. The fifth chapter in ...

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TOBIAS FORGE: How Punk Music Influenced GHOST

GHOST mastermind Tobias Forge spoke to Matt Pinfield of 95.5 KLOS's "New & Approved" show about the influence of punk rock on his band's musical and lyrical approach. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "If you get the best of punk rock 1977 to 1980, a lot of those 'hits' are the sort of music ...

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Resurgence - MASSACRE

The legendary Floridian death metal band MASSACRE has returned from the beyond. The seminal act's roster, past and present, has included musicians from bands such as KREATOR, DEATH, OBITUARY, NASTY SAVAGE, SIX FEET UNDER, DOWN BY LAW and more. Remarkably, the sheer number of musicians involved has exceeded a couple dozen. In recent years, core, ...

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER On Why He Is Continuing To Perform ACCEPT Songs With U.D.O.: 'Give The People What They Want'

Six years after announcing that he would embark on a special tour during which he would perform ACCEPT songs one last time under the DIRKSCHNEIDER banner before closing that chapter for good, former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider is continuing to play ACCEPT material at select shows, including at the September 18, 2020 U.D.O. concert in ...

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STEVE VAI Announces Details Of 'Vai Academy 6.0 - Finding Your Note' Feat. NUNO BETTENCOURT, BILLY SHEEHAN

Steve Vai and Dreamcatcher Events have announced Vai Academy 6.0 - "Finding Your Note" will be staged August 4-8, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa. Featured guests at this year's gathering include Nuno Bettencourt, Guthrie Govan, Larry Mitchell, Joe Robinson, Billy Sheehan, Yvette Young, plus special guest ...

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TRIVIUM Shares 'The Phalanx' Video

Orlando, Florida-based metallers TRIVIUM have shared the music video for their new single "The Phalanx". Check it out below. "'The Phalanx' was like an old muscle car sitting in the driveway with no engine," says bassist Paolo Gregoletto about the song's unique evolution and origin story. "It was a demo from 'Shogun' that had the ...

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CONVERGE Announces Collaborative Album 'Bloodmoon: I' Feat. CHELSEA WOLFE, BEN CHISHOLM And STEPHEN BRODSKY

"We wanted to do something grander than the typical four-piece CONVERGE music," says CONVERGE vocalist Jacob Bannon in reference to the inspiration that eventually bloomed into "Bloodmoon: I", the new collaborative album created by the legendary hardcore band alongside dark songstress Chelsea Wolfe, her bandmate/writing partner Ben Chisholm, and CAVE IN vocalist/guitarist Stephen Brodsky. "Bloodmoon: ...

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Watch SLIPKNOT Perform At Chicago's RIOT FEST

SLIPKNOT closed out Riot Fest, one of Chicago's best independent homegrown events, at Douglass Park on Sunday (September 19). Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. The Riot Fest show came two weeks after SLIPKNOT played its first concert in 18 months on September 4 at the Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, Oklahoma. ...

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BREAKING BENJAMIN Rejoined By Bassist MARK KLEPASKI At Scranton Concert (Video)

BREAKING BENJAMIN was rejoined by former bassist Mark Klepaski on stage during the band's concert last night (Saturday, September 18) at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania to perform the song "Firefly". Prior to launching into the track, BREAKING BENJAMIN frontman Benjamin Burnley addressed the audience, telling them: "I want you guys to ...

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Our Kingdom Undone - BEYOND GRACE

The grand resurgence of the UK as a death metal force continues apace. In fact, BEYOND GRACE were well ahead of the game, releasing a superb self-released debut album, "Seekers", in 2017 and, not unreasonably, ultimately finding themselves signed to PROSTHETIC RECORDS. Its predecessor skittered under the radar for most, and so "Our Kingdom Undone" ...

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