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Metal Drummer Wounded In Massive Beirut Explosion

Drummer Bachir Ramadan of Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based extreme metallers NERVECELL is one of the survivors of an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon last week that killed more than 150 people and wounded over 5,000. Officials believe the cause of the August 4 blast was over 2,700 metric tons of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive substance ...

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GWAR, BLACK VEIL BRIDES' ANDY BIERSACK Guest On Premiere Episode Of SYFY's 'Metal Crush Monday' (Video)

Syfy has premiered "Metal Crush Monday", a month-long programming stunt featuring interviews conducted by Syfy Wire's Whitney Moore, with some of the biggest names in heavy metal. In the first episode, Moore speaks with The Berserker Blöthar and Pustulus Maximus of GWAR. Then later in the episode, Andy Biersack (a.k.a. Andy Black) of BLACK VEIL ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN Says His New Solo Album Is Everything He Could Have Wished For

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin recently signed with Battlegod Productions and Dark Star Records for the release of his long-awaited new solo album. Battlegod will handle distribution in Australia, Asia, Europe and Japan, while Dark Star will handle distribution in all of North and South America, including both physical and streaming. Among the guest ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN Signs With BATTLEGOD PRODUCTIONS And DARK STAR RECORDS For New Solo Album

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin has signed with Battlegod Productions and Dark Star Records for the release of his long-awaited new solo album. Among the guest musicians set to appear on the LP are Danny "Danté" Needham (VENOM), Magnus Rosén (ex-HAMMERFALL), Scott McClellan, Greg Smith and Martin's youngest son Joe. Martin said: "I have ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN Secures Record Label Home For New Solo Album

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin recently resumed work on his long-awaited new solo album. Among the guest musicians set to appear on the LP are Danny "Danté" Needham (VENOM), Magnus Rosén (ex-HAMMERFALL), Scott McClellan and Greg Smith. Earlier today, Martin posted the following update on social media: "One more guest appearance confirmation on my ...

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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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Garbers Days Revisited - Inter Arma

Covers albums are curious things. Wildly variable in quality and often a lot less revealing than we might hope, they can be cynical, lazy stopgaps or heartfelt and fascinating detours. INTER ARMA seem like the kind of band to deliver the latter, rather than assailing us with a handful of self-consciously wacky '80s pop covers ...

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666 - 666

The official consensus on black metal's evolution tends to focus on the contributions of VENOM, BATHORY and then, perhaps most definitively, MAYHEM. And rightly so, of course. But there are always missing links lurking in metal's obsidian shadows, and Norway's 666 are definitely worth a lot more than a footnote. Pre-dating MAYHEM by a couple ...

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Fields Of Blood - Grave Digger

Four decades, countless tours and several metric hell-tons of thunderous music later, GRAVE DIGGER are still an unquestionable benchmark for German heavy metal. There has always been something gloriously pure and unpretentious about the Gladbeck veterans, their dogged persistence is arguably as integral to their appeal as the songs themselves. But as much as diehard ...

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BEHEMOTH's NERGAL And Original VENOM Guitarist MANTAS Team Up For Quarantine Cover Of 'Satanachist'

Founding VENOM guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn recently teamed up with BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski to perform a quarantine version of the VENOM classic "Satanachist". Check out the clip below. Nergal shared the video on his Instagram page, writing in an accompanying message: "That came out spontaneous...just to have some fun and kill the time ...

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Sex With Dead Body - SHITFUCKER

No. Redeeming. Features. Don't say I didn't warn you. SHITFUCKER make it easy for us, really. Firstly, they're called SHITFUCKER. That should eliminate the faint-hearted and anyone that doesn't instinctively want to hear music made by the kind of people that would call their band SHITFUCKER. So that's all pretty clear. Secondly, this Motor City ...

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Solar Spectre - OMEGA INFINITY

With a respectful nod to GUSTAV HOLST, "Solar Spectre" is the kind of interplanetary journey most fans of extreme metal can get behind. OMEGA INFINITY are a shadowy entity plucked from the ether by NE OBLIVISCARIS frontman Xenoyr and Tentakel P. , drummer and founding member of German art metallers TODTGELICHTER. If you're familiar with ...

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Of Truth And Sacrifice - Heaven Shall Burn

When you consider how resolutely HEAVEN SHALL BURN have stuck to their brutal metalcore guns over the years, approaching the German band's extravagant, double-album return could easily fill you with a sense of trepidation. As much as veteran bands have earned the right to be as indulgent and adventurous as they see fit, facing 100 ...

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Saturnalia - DEATHLESS LEGACY

Sometimes it's best to lay your cards on the table: this is less a straightforward review than a shameless attempt to get more people to listen to this incredible band. Italian metal hasn't always the best of reputations, but the country has been producing a veritable shit-ton of great stuff in recent times, and DEATHLESS ...

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VENOM INC. Begins Recording New Album

VENOM INC., the band featuring original VENOM guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, has entered the studio to record its new album. The follow-up to 2017's "Avé" will once again be released on Nuclear Blast Records. The recording is being done between England, Portugal and America and it will ...

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Monarchy Of Shadows - TOMBS

TOMBS is a unique musical beast that forges black metal, sludge and post metal. The New Yorkers, led by ringleader Mike Hill, are a force to be reckoned with due to their songs' melodious and atmospheric passages, memorably delivered with sheer, brute force. A lot has changed within TOMBS' ranks since the band's 2017's full-length ...

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MEGADETH, ANTHRAX And VENOM ReAction Figures Coming From Super7

Super7 showed off prototypes and production samples for upcoming heavy metal ReAction figures for the first time at this year's Toy Fair in New York. The prototypes include MEGADETH's mascot Vic Rattlehead, the demon from the cover of VENOM's "Black Metal" album, and the person who is featured on the cover of ANTHRAX's "Among The ...

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Feeding The Machine - WOLF

Although formed in the mid '90s, WOLF's great breakthrough moment came in 2004, when their third album, "Evil Star", seemed to single-handedly kickstart a new-wave-of-old-school heavy metal, leading to the emergence of ENFORCER, CAULDRON, WHITE WIZZARD and countless others. What discerning consumers will have noticed at the time, and this remains true, is that none ...

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Emerald Seas - SEVEN SPIRES

There is no mistaking precocious talent. When SEVEN SPIRES released their debut album "Solveig" in 2017, it may not have set the world alight, but it clearly heralded the arrival of a uniquely exuberant and inventive new force in the increasingly interchangeable worlds of power, symphonic and traditional metal. Fronted by the absurdly versatile and ...

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