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Bay Area Legends BLIND ILLUSION Release First Music Video In 42 Years

San Francisco Bay Area legends BLIND ILLUSION have released a music video for the song "Straight As The Crowbar Flies". The clip was produced by BLIND ILLUSION and directed by George Anderson and BLIND ILLUSION's founding lead guitarist and vocalist Marc Biedermann. "Straight As The Crowbar Flies" is the first single from BLIND ILLUSION's upcoming ...

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EXODUS: 'Persona Non Grata' Guitar Book Coming In December

SubLevel Records has announced the brand new EXODUS "Persona Non Grata" guitar book, featuring guitar tab and notation for all 12 killer songs from the new EXODUS album. All songs were transcribed note for note from the original recordings by HEATHEN guitarist — and occasional EXODUS touring member — Kragen Lum and Ernie Ball's Match ...

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Bay Area Legends BLIND ILLUSION To Release Long-Awaited New Album, 'Wrath Of The Gods', In 2022

Hammerheart Records has announced a co-operation with San Francisco Bay Area legends BLIND ILLUSION. The band's new album, "Wrath Of The Gods", will arrive in 2022. BLIND ILLUSION's current lineup features founding member Marc Biedermann (guitars and vocals), along with Tom Gears (bass), Doug Piercy (guitar; ex-HEATHEN) and Andy Galeon (drums; ex-DEATH ANGEL). Formed in ...

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Former EXODUS Frontman ROB DUKES Drops New GENERATION KILL Single 'Never Relent' Feat. GARY HOLT

GENERATION KILL, the band featuring former EXODUS frontman Rob Dukes, has released a new song called "Never Relent". The track, which features a guest appearance by Gary Holt of EXODUS and SLAYER fame, contains breakneck speed, dizzying guitar solos and uncompromising vocals. The medieval wartime theme of the visual accompaniment is a gruesomely appropriate fit ...

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EXODUS's STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA Claims He Predicted METALLICA's Chart-Topping Success In 1985

In a new interview with the "Shockwaves Skullsessions" podcast, EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza discussed METALLICA's late 1980s/early 1990s transition from being uncompromising thrash metal standard-bearers to arena rock's heaviest band. "It's funny," he said (see video below). "[SLAYER's] Tom Araya told me one thing long, long, long ago. He said, 'Zetro, just stay heavy ...

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New EXODUS Music Is Coming In June 2021, Says GARY HOLT

During a December 6 Headbangers Con live virtual panel, EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt revealed that "new music" from the band will be made available in June 2021. EXODUS's upcoming album, "Persona Non Grata" will be the follow-up to 2014's "Blood In Blood Out", which was the San Francisco Bay Area thrashers' first release since the ...

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Ex-EXODUS Guitarist RICK HUNOLT Says He Might Play Some Shows With His Former Bandmates In Support Of 'Persona Non Grata'

Ex-EXODUS guitarist Rick Hunolt says that he is tentatively set to play some live shows with his former bandmates in support of their upcoming album, "Persona Non Grata", which is due in the summer of 2021 via Nuclear Blast Records. At the end of a recent video question-and-answer session with fans, Hunolt said (see below): ...

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EXODUS: New Album Title Revealed

EXODUS has set "Persona Non Grata" as the title of its long-awaited new album, due in the summer of 2021 via Nuclear Blast Records. The San Francisco Bay Area thrashers' next disc will be the follow-up to 2014's "Blood In Blood Out", which was their first release since the departure of the group's lead singer ...

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HEATHEN Releases 'Sun In My Hand' Music Video

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans HEATHEN have released the official Costin Chioreanu-directed music video for the song "Sun In My Hand". The track is taken from the band's fourth studio album, "Empire Of the Blind", which came out on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. HEATHEN comments: "Thanks to all of the HEATHEN ...

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HEATHEN: Lyric Video For 'Empire Of The Blind' Title Track

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans HEATHEN will release their fourth studio album, "Empire Of the Blind", on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. The lyric video for the second single, the title track, can be seen below. HEATHEN comments: "We are very proud to announce the second single, title track from our new ...

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HEATHEN: Trailer For 'Empire Of The Blind' Album

A trailer for "Empire Of The Blind", the forthcoming album from San Francisco Bay Area metallers HEATHEN, is available below. The disc is due later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records. "Empire Of The Blind" is the follow-up to "The Evolution Of Chaos", which was released as a 10th-anniversary remastered reissue on January 31 ...

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MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN: 'The Conjuring' Drum Playthrough Video

MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren's drum playthrough video of the song "The Conjuring", which originally appeared on the band's 1986 album "Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?", can be seen below. MEGADETH played "The Conjuring" live for the first time since 2001 in June 2018 at the Home Monitoring Aréna in Plzeň, Czech Republic, where the band ...

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EXHORDER's KYLE THOMAS: 'To Have Another Opportunity To Do It Again At This Level Is Definitely A Blessing'

In a recent interview with Gabriel Gignac, frontman Kyle Thomas of New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER discussed the reasoning behind the long period of inactivity between studio albums before the release of last year's "Mourn The Southern Skies". Although EXHORDER had several reformations since its original dissolution in 1994, the band had long failed ...

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HEATHEN To Release 'Empire Of The Blind' Album

San Francisco Bay Area metallers HEATHEN have set "Empire Of The Blind" as the title of their new album, due later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records. A flyer showing the "Empire Of The Blind" artwork can be found at the merchandise table during "The Bay Strikes Back" 2020 European tour featuring TESTAMENT, DEATH ...

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EXHORDER Parts Ways With Founding Guitarist VINNIE LABELLA

New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER have parted ways with founding guitarist Vinnie LaBella. The remaining members of the group have issued a statement saying that they will fulfill their "touring and recording obligations for 2020 and beyond." "EXHORDER and guitarist Vinnie LaBella have mutually agreed to part ways," the statement reads. "We wish the ...

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Listen To EXHORDER's New Single 'The Man That Never Was'

Just days away from kicking off their U.S. tour with OVERKILL, thrash metal legends EXHORDER have debuted a brand-new single "The Man That Never Was". The groove-laden, face-melter was recorded during the sessions for the band's recently released album, "Mourn The Southern Skies", their first in nearly three decades. Fans can stream the track now ...

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Video: MEGADETH Performs 'The Conjuring' In Amsterdam

MEGADETH's classic song "The Conjuring" made its 2020 tour debut last night (Sunday, January 26) at AFAS Live in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. MEGADETH played "The Conjuring" live for the first time since 2001 in June 2018 at the Home Monitoring Aréna in Plzeň, Czech Republic, where ...

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