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ASPHYX Releases Music Video For New Song 'Botox Implosion'

Dutch death doom elite ASPHYX will release its 10th studio album, "Necroceros", on January 22, 2021 via Century Media Records. The LP was recorded at Tom Meier's Tom Meier Studio and at Paul Baayens's The Mörserstudio, and mixed and mastered by Sebastian "Seeb" Levermann at Greenman Studios. It once again features front cover artwork by ...

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KATAKLYSM Releases Music Video For 'Cut Me Down'

"Cut Me Down", the new video from Canadian melodic death metal heavyweights KATAKLYSM, can be seen below. The song, which features a guest appearance by Tuomas Saukkonen (WOLFHEART), istaken from th band's 14th full-length studio album, "Unconquered", which was released on September 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono comments: "'Cut Me Down' ...

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KATAKLYSM Unveils Music Video For New Single 'Underneath The Scars'

Canadian melodic death metal heavyweights KATAKLYSM will release their 14th full-length studio album, "Unconquered", on September 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official music video for the disc's second single, "Underneath The Scars", can be seen below. KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono said: "'Underneath The Scars' is a bulldozer of a track that will surely ignite ...

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KATAKLYSM Guitarist Is Feeling 'Much Better' After Testing Positive For COVID-19: 'It Is A Nasty Bug,' He Says

KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-François Dagenais says that he is feeling "much better," less than a week after tested positive for COVID-19. The Canadian-born musician, who has lived in Dallas, Texas, for the past decade, exhibited "severe symptoms" of the novel coronavirus before it was confirmed he had COVID-19. Earlier today, Dagenais released the following statement: "Hey, ...

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KATAKLYSM Guitarist Tests Positive For COVID-19 After Experiencing 'Severe Symptoms'

KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-François Dagenais has tested positive for COVID-19. The Canadian-born musician, who has lived in Dallas, Texas, for the past decade, exhibited "severe symptoms" of the novel coronavirus before it was confirmed he had COVID-19. KATAKLYSM confirmed Dagenais's diagnosis in a social media post earlier today. The Montreal-based band wrote: "We regret to inform ...

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Video Premiere: KATAKLYSM's 'The Killshot'

Canadian melodic death metal heavyweights KATAKLYSM will release their 14th full-length studio album, "Unconquered", on September 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official music video for the disc's first single, "The Killshot", can be seen below. The clip was directed by Scott Hansen of Digital Thunderdome. KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono said: "'The Killshot' is very ...

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KATAKLYSM To Release 'Unconquered' Album In The Fall

Montreal, Quebec, Canada death metallers KATAKLYSM will release a new album titled "Unconquered" in the fall via Nuclear Blast Records. A teaser for the effort is available below. KATAKLYSM's latest album, "Meditations", was released in June 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The 10-song disc was produced by the band's guitarist Jean-François Dagenais and drummer Oli Beaudoin, ...

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New App Aims To Gather 'All Things Metal' In One Place

DARK TRANQUILLITY keyboardist Martin Brändström has launched Bandbond, a new smartphone app that is being billed as a "revolution for the metal community." The idea of Bandbond started out of frustration some years ago when Brändström was in charge of the band's online social media. It quickly became clear to him that the communication with ...

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HEAVY MONTRÉAL On Hiatus In 2020

Evenko — the company behind the Heavy Montréal festival — has announced that the event will be taking a break in 2020. "It's not an easy decision to put one of our events on pause," says Jacques Aubé, chief operating officer of Evenko. "Several factors must be taken into consideration, including the number of non-festival ...

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EXHORDER Members Discuss New Single 'Hallowed Sound' (Video)

A three-minute video in which the members of EXHORDER discuss their latest single, "Hallowed Sound", can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's first album in 27 years, "Mourn The Southern Skies", which will be released on September 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band now features founding members Vinnie La Bella ...

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Listen To New EXHORDER Song 'Hallowed Sound'

"Hallowed Sound", a brand new song from New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's first album in 27 years, "Mourn The Southern Skies", which will be released on September 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band now features founding members Vinnie La Bella (guitar) and ...

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EXHORDER Members Discuss Songwriting In New Trailer For 'Mourn The Southern Skies' Album

New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER will release their first album in 27 years, "Mourn The Southern Skies", on September 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band now features founding members Vinnie La Bella (guitar) and Kyle Thomas (vocals) along with Jason Viebrooks (HEATHEN) on bass, Marzi Montazeri (ex-SUPERJOINT RITUAL, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ...

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EXHORDER To Release 'Mourn The Southern Skies' Album In September; 'My Time' Single Now Available

New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER will release their first album in 27 years, "Mourn The Southern Skies", on September 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band now features founding members Vinnie La Bella (guitar) and Kyle Thomas (vocals) along with Jason Viebrooks (HEATHEN) on bass, Marzi Montazeri (ex-SUPERJOINT RITUAL, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ...

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KATAKLYSM To Tour Europe With WHITECHAPEL And FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE

Reanimated three years ago, the iconic "MTV Headbangers Ball Tour" is set to haunt European stages once again in November and December 2019. After delivering all-out thrash metal 2018, the fourth edition of the tour is nothing short of a breath-taking death metal package: The 17-show run will be headlined by Canadian melodic death metal ...

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KATAKLYSM EXHORDER, KRISIUN And HATCHET: Summer/Fall 2019 North American Tour Dates Announced

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM will kick off their "Meditations Over North America 2019" tour on September 4 in Joliet, Illinois. The 21-date trek will make stops Portland, Dallas and Baltimore before concluding in Worcester on September 26. Joining the band as special guests will be thrash legends EXHORDER, death metal kings KRISIUN ...

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EXHORDER Completes Work On First Album In Nearly Three Decades

New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER have completed work on their third album for a late 2019 release via Nuclear Blast. The long-awaited follow-up to 1992's "The Law" was recorded at OCD Studios in Metairie, Louisiana with producer Duane Simoneaux and was mixed by Jens Bogren (AMON AMARTH, OPETH, SEPULTURA) at Fascination Street Studios in ...

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KATAKLYSM To Tour North America With EXHORDER, KRISIUN And HATCHET

Montreal, Quebec, Canada death metallers KATAKLYSM will embark on a North American tour in September. Support on the "Meditations Over North America 2019" trek will come from EXHORDER, KRISIUN and HATCHET. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. KATAKLYSM is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "Meditations", which was released last ...

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Montreal Officially Dubbed Heavy Metal City

According to Global News, Montreal, Quebec, Canada has officially been recognized for its heavy metal scene. Councillor Craig Sauvé published his motion hailed last week to have Montreal hailed as a "city of excellence" in heavy metal music. The motion was voted on earlier today (Monday, April 15) during a city council meeting ...

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KATAKLYSM Vocalist On Canadian Metal Bands: 'We Have To Be Different To Get Noticed'

Prior to KATAKLYSM's performance in Louisville, Kentucky on February 17, front man Maurizio Iacono was interviewed by "The Great Metal Debate" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's recent tour with SOULFLY: Maurizio: "[It was] very good. It's been actually [a] really cool ...

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KATAKLYSM Frontman On Bands Who Drastically Change Their Sound: 'It's Not Cool For The Fans Who Have Been Following You All These Years'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York conducted an interview with frontman Maurizio Iacono of Montreal, Quebec, Canada melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM prior to their January 11 concert at Gramercy Theater in New York City. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the touring cycle for ...

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MAX CAVALERA: 'I Really Don't Like Writing Lyrics'

SOULFLY guitarist/vocalist Max Cavalera, who got his start fronting the legendary Brazilian thrash metal band SEPULTURA, has admitted to Heavy New York that he doesn't care much for the lyric-writing process. "I really don't like writing lyrics," he said (see video below). "It's totally a mandatory thing. It's like homework. For me, the fun part ...

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PETE SANDOVAL No Longer Has a Relationship With MORBID ANGEL: 'I Don't Even Speak To Them'

Austrian webzine Stormbringer conducted an interview with guitarist Lee Harrison and drummer Pete Sandoval of American grindcore icons TERRORIZER prior to their January 15 show at Viper Room in Wien, Austria. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether Sandoval thought the band's "World Downfall" ...

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SUFFOCATION And BELPHEGOR To Join Forces For European Tour

New York death metal pioneers SUFFOCATION and diabolic death/black commando BELPHEGOR have teamed up for a co-headlining tour across Europe in April 2019. Support will come from GOD DETHRONED, NORDJEVEL and DARKRISE. "Europe Under Black Death Metal Fire Tour" dates: April 04 - D - Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik April 05 - D - Essen - ...

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