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Hell Unleashed - EVILE

There is nothing subtle about EVILE's extremely welcome return to action. And that's just the way we like it. The UK quartet's Fleming Rasmussen-produced debut "Enter The Grave" (2007) swiftly established them as a major force in the ever-so-slightly cynical and label-led thrash metal revival that was happening at the time. Both "Infected Nations" and ...

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HELLOWEEN's KAI HANSEN Discusses 'Skyfall' Songwriting Process (Video)

Last month, the reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN released a new single, "Skyfall". The track is taken from the band's much-anticipated new, self-titled album, which is due on June 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. A five-minute video in which guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen discusses the songwriting process for "Skyfall" can be seen ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO On PANTERA's 'The Great Southern Trendkill': 'I Was In A Superbly Dark Spot When We Did That Record'

1996's "The Great Southern Trendkill" is PANTERA's most extreme and abrasive album, hands down. Characteristically defiant and contrarian, the band followed up its No. 1 Billboard-charting "Far Beyond Driven" with an LP that was far beyond confrontational — musically experimental, sonically bombastic and lyrically scathing. For the 25th anniversary of the landmark record (released on ...

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MAYHEM Announces 'Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando' EP

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM return this year with an EP called "Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando" with additional material from the "Daemon" session, including a homage to bands that laid the foundation for what was to come. The EP will be released on July 9. The lords of darkness have dug deep and reflected their ...

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BEHEMOTH Collaborates With Artist ROWAN E. CASSIDY On 'Seven Seals' NFT Collection

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH have announced their continued collaboration with artist, calligrapher and storyteller Rowan E. Cassidy. The "Seven Seals" NFT series is part of Rowan's first feature on Makers Place, commissioned to celebrate the seventh anniversary of BEHEMOTH's "The Satanist" album. Each NFT consists of a looping animation with sound, featuring unique audio from ...

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La Morsure du Christ - SETH

It's hard to deny that black metal means a lot of different things to different people. It can be raw and primitive, or atmospheric and progressive, and a lot of time can be wasted debating whether one or other approach is the true (or possibly tr00 or even trü) path into the musical abyss. Obviously, ...

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SEPULTURA's DERRICK GREEN On Making Of 'Quadra' Album: 'We Were Very Confident Within Ourselves As A Group'

SEPULTURA frontman Derrick Green spoke to "Party Time Excellent", the Internet video podcast hosted by Elena "Lena Scissorhands" Cataraga of the Moldovan extreme metal outfit INFECTED RAIN, about the making of SEPULTURA's latest album, "Quadra". He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We had worked so much in 2019 on the album, so we didn't do ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD's JOHNNY CHRIST On Dealing With Pandemic Quarantine: 'It Wasn't That Hard For Me To Cope'

During a recent appearance on "Vox&Hops", the podcast hosted by Matt McGachy, frontman of extreme metal band CRYPTOPSY, AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ spoke about how he has been dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I guess just doing my podcast ['Drinks With Johnny'] kind of helped me. I'm kind ...

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Succumb - ALTARAGE

When extreme metal takes us, the listener, on a trip through a sustained, suffocating whirlwind of existential torment and pitch-black fury, well, it's probably not going to be for everyone. But for those that have surrendered to the extraordinary and unique noise that ALTARAGE have been making since their 2015 demo, "XXMV", "Succumb" provides another ...

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Paint The Sky With Blood - BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT

The world of heavy metal was saddened by the untimely death of guitarist Alexi Laiho at the end of 2020. Laiho's death at the age of 41 came as the revered Finnish musician was set to begin a new chapter in his life. His twenty-year tenure as guitarist/vocalist for CHILDREN OF BODOM ended in December ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Releases Music Video For 'Necrogenic Resurrection'

Florida death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE have released the official David Brodsky-directed music video for the song "Necrogenic Resurrection". The track is taken the band's 15th studio album, "Violence Unimagined", which was released on April 16 via Metal Blade Records. Comprised of eleven tracks, "Violence Unimagined" is state-of-the-art death metal played with passion and breathless ...

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PESTILENCE Releases Music Video For New Song 'Morbvs Propagationem'

Dutch death metal veterans PESTILENCE will release their ninth album titled "Exitivm" on June 25 via Agonia Records. The official music video for the LP's first single, "Morbvs Propagationem", can be seen below. The clip was filmed by Grupa 13 production house (KREATOR, BEHEMOTH, AMON AMARTH), with costumes by Prepostevolution. Back in 1986, in the ...

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Former SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Says Climate Change Doesn't Exist, Calls JOE BIDEN 'The Dumbest Of The Dumb'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak has once again expressed doubt about climate change. Apparently reacting to news reports that President Joe Biden is preparing to instruct federal agencies to take sweeping action to combat climate-related financial risks to government and the economy, including moves that could impose new regulations on businesses, ...

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FOO FIGHTERS, EDDIE VEDDER To Perform At Streamed Concert To Fund COVID-19 Vaccines

International advocacy organization Global Citizen today announced "Vax Live: The Concert To Reunite The World", a global broadcast and streaming special that aims to inspire vaccine confidence worldwide and help get the COVID-19 vaccines to everyone, everywhere. During the special, Global Citizen, will call on philanthropists and corporations to donate enough "dollars-for-doses" to vaccinate more ...

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CRYPTA Feat. Former NERVOSA, BURNING WITCHES Members: Debut Album 'Echoes Of The Soul' Due In June

Brazilian/Dutch death metal band CRYPTA will release its debut album, "Echoes Of The Soul", on June 11 via Napalm Records. Formed in June 2019, the four-piece consists of vocalist and bassist Fernanda Lira and Luana Dametto on drums (both former members of Brazilian thrash metallers NERVOSA), plus supremely talented guitarists Sonia Anubis (COBRA SPELL, ex-BURNING ...

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HELLOWEEN Releases Music Video For New Single 'Skyfall'

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN will release its much-anticipated album on June 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official music video for the disc's first single, "Skyfall", can be seen below. The cover artwork for "Helloween", which can be seen below, was painted by artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously ...

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At Her Majesty's Pleasure - BORSTAL

In the overpopulated world of top-notch extreme metal drummers, Nick Barker is an undisputed legend. With CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR and TESTAMENT on his resumé, not to mention grindcore supergroup LOCK UP, he has already earned his place in metal history. But now it's time for an entirely different vibe, as Nick Barker makes ...

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