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TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY: Heavy Metal Is 'Alive And Well'

In a brand new interview with the "DOMKcast", TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy was asked to weigh in on the current state of the heavy metal scene. He responded: "Metal is alive and well. There's too many records to even list of how many incredible bands there are. There is no shortage of incredible bands making ...

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Scourge Of The Enthroned - Krisiun

Brazil's primary heavy metal export is obviously SEPULTURA. However, beneath the surface, within the dirty, hellish underground, numerous impressive metal bands have emerged from the South American nation. Most of these bands are of the decidedly darker variety. There are acts like SARCÓFAGO, MYSTIFIER, VULCANO, MUTILATOR and RATOS DE PORÃO. And hailing from Rio Grande ...

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Former GORGOROTH Frontman's GAAHLS WYRD To Release Debut Album

Season Of Mist announced the signing of the Norwegian extreme metal band GAAHLS WYRD. Over the past months, the five-piece, fronted by Gaahl, has been recording its debut album at the Solslottet Studios with producer Iver Sandøy (ENSLAVED). The record is set for an early 2019 release. The band comments: "It's always been of outmost ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE, SLAYER, JUDAS PRIEST, ALICE IN CHAINS, GHOST Set For Australia's DOWNLOAD Festival

OZZY OSBOURNE, SLAYER, JUDAS PRIEST, ALICE IN CHAINS and GHOST are among the confirmed bands for the 2019 installment of Australia's Download festival, set tot take place in Sydney and Melbourne next March. Download 2019 will be a two-date, five-stage affair, hitting Sydney's Parramatta Park on Saturday, March 9 and Melbourne's Flemington Racecourse on Monday, ...

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SATYRICON Drummer Believes Veganism Is 'The Future'

Drummer Kjetil-Vidar "Frost" Haraldstad of Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON spoke to Canal Metal about his appreciation for good food and his recent adoption of a mostly vegan diet. He said (see video below): "If you have started to appreciate quality in arts, like music or otherwise, it is not that far fetched that you will ...

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MINISTRY Releases 'AmeriKKKa' Visualizer

After several headlining tours of North America with the likes of such acts as CHELSEA WOLFE and DEATH GRIPS, MINISTRY will continue to support its critically acclaimed album "AmeriKKKant" with a full U.S. tour this November and December. Joining the American industrial juggernaut will be Franck Hueso, better known by his stage name Carpenter Brut, ...

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ACT OF DEFIANCE/Ex-SCAR THE MARTYR Singer HENRY DEREK ELIS To Release 'The Devil Is My Friend' Solo Album

Tragic themes and a folk-tinged southern gothic Americana sound form the basis of "The Devil Is My Friend", the haunting full-length solo debut by Henry Derek Elis (a.k.a. Henry Derek Bonner; ACT OF DEFIANCE, SCAR THE MARTYR), with contributions from Aubrey Richmond and John Schreffler Jr. (Shooter Jennings), Jarboe (SWANS), Tara Vanflower (LYCIA), Neal Tiemann ...

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BLACK SABBATH's TONY IOMMI To Take Part In 'A Life In Music' Events In Paisley And Edinburgh

Legendary BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi will give a fascinating insight into his life and career at two very special events announced for October 2018. Billed as "Tony Iommi With Phil Alexander: A Life In Music", fans will witness Tony in conversation with respected journalist and broadcaster Phil Alexander at dates in Paisley and Edinburgh. ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE To Perform BLACK SABBATH's Entire Debut Album At Brooklyn Concert

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star collective anchored by Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), David Ellefson (MEGADETH) and Mark Menghi — will perform BLACK SABBATH's debut album in its entirety during the band's October 27 performance at the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, New York. The group will also perform a "special ...

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Former PANTERA Bassist REX BROWN Is Working On Second Solo Album

Rex Brown working on material for his second solo album. The former PANTERA and DOWN bassist wrote on Instagram: "Slugging it out in the studio, writing & recording Solo record #2...Stay tuned Folks, this is getting Good!!! #rexbrown #pantera" Rex's debut solo disc, "Smoke On This…", was released in July 2017 via Entertainment One (eOne). ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON: 'METAL ALLEGIANCE Is About Not Repeating What I Do In MEGADETH'

Ladies In Rock recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson about METAL ALLEGIANCE, the all-star project that also features TESTAMENT lead guitarist Alex Skolnick, SONS OF APOLLO drummer Mike Portnoy and Mark Menghi. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On ...

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L.A. GUNS Frontman Says 'The Missing Peace' Album 'Proved' There Is 'Genuine Chemistry' Between Him And TRACII GUNS

L.A. GUNS frontman Phil Lewis says the band's next studio album will sound like BLACK SABBATH but "blacker," alluding to a possible heavier or darker style than found on their most recent LP, "The Missing Peace". In an interview with Midlands Metalheads Radio prior to the band's September 4 concert at Robin 2 in Wolverhampton, ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Drummer Says Group Hopes To Release New Album Next Spring

MUSHROOMHEAD drummer Steve "Skinny" Felton was recently interviewed by Ned of the Waterloo, Iowa radio station Rock 108. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's recently released, "Evil Dead"-inspired music video for the song "We Are The Truth": Skinny: "I can't take single-handed credit ...

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