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Northern Chaos Gods - IMMORTAL

Uncertainty loomed following the departure of original and iconic, crab-walking frontman Abbath, but with its first album in almost a decade, IMMORTAL has returned in a big way. The Norwegian band has shown that it is able to stand on its own without said vocalist/guitarist, who has gone on to prove his own continued musical ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's IAN HILL On Why K.K. DOWNING Wasn't Asked To Return: 'KEN Playing GLENN's Parts Wouldn't Have Sounded Right'

Backstage Axxess recently conducted an interview with bassist Ian Hill of British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On recording their new album "Firepower" live in the studio: Ian: "We had two producers in Tom Allom and Andy Sneap. ...

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Rainier Fog - Alice In Chains

When ALICE IN CHAINS regrouped in 2009 with that year's "Black Gives Way To Blue", longtime fans of the Seattle grunge-era rock icons approached its release cautiously. Vocalist Layne Staley left enormous shoes to fill in the wake of his death in 2002. With that 2009 release and its 2013 follow-up, "The Devil Put Dinosaurs ...

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CANDLEBOX Vocalist KEVIN MARTIN: 'I'm Not Sure How Much Longer I'll Do This'

CANDLEBOX vocalist Kevin Martin recently spoke with Jay Ramone of the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma radio station Rock 100.5 The KATT. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's current tour, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of their quadruple-platinum self-titled debut album: Kevin: "I'm having fun ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: 'I'm Singing Better Than Ever'

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Ozzy Osbourne kicked off the North American leg of his "No More Tours 2", a reference to his 1992 "No More Tours" trek, last night (August 30) in Allentown, Pennsylvania. These shows with his longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (guitar), Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (bass), ...

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Ex-DIO Guitarist CRAIG GOLDY Says He Voted For DONALD TRUMP: He 'Loves His Country' And 'Wants To Get Rid Of The Bulls**t'

Former DIO guitarist Craig Goldy says that he hopes President Donald Trump will "get a chance to really show people what he's all about" because he believes that the billionaire real estate mogul "loves his country" and "wants to get rid of the bullshit." The current DREAM CHILD and DIO DISCIPLES axeman made his comments ...

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BURNING WITCHES: 'Executed' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Executed", the new single from the Swiss all-girl heavy metal outfit BURNING WITCHES, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's second album, "Hexenhammer", which will be released on November 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc was produced at the Little Creek Studio in Switzerland by ...

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SOULFLY: 360-Degree Video For 'Ritual' Title Track

The official 360-degree video for the title track of "Ritual", the forthcoming eleventh album from SOULFLY, can be seen below. Due on October 19 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment, the follow-up to 2015's "Archangel" was produced, recorded and mixed by Josh Wilbur (KILLER BE KILLED, LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA). Cover artwork was painted by artist Eliran ...

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ANTHRAX: 'State Of Euphoria' 30th-Anniversary Deluxe Reissue Details Revealed

On October 5, Island Records/Ume/Universal Music will release the 30th-anniversary, 2CD deluxe edition of ANTHRAX's fourth studio album, "State Of Euphoria". The package will consist of two discs: Disc One is the fully remastered album, all of the B-sides originally released in conjunction with the album, and "Antisocial" recorded live in London at the Hammersmith ...

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CAST THE STONE Feat. Members of MISERY INDEX, CATTLE DECAPITATION: Listen To Entire 'Empyrean Atrophy' EP

"Empyrean Atrophy", the new six-track EP from American death/black metallers CAST THE STONE, can be streamed in its entirety below. The disc is due for release on August 31 via Agonia Records. CAST THE STONE is Mark Kloeppel (MISERY INDEX, SCOUR), Derek Engemann (CATTLE DECAPITATION, SCOUR), Jesse Schobel (LEGEND, SCOUR) and vocalist Andrew Huskey. First ...

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ANAAL NATHRAKH: 'Obscene As Cancer' Music Video

The official music video for the song "Obscene As Cancer" from Birmingham extreme metal miscreants ANAAL NATHRAKH can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 10th full-length album, "A New Kind Of Horror", which will be released on September 28 via Metal Blade Records. When writing about "A New Kind Of Horror" ...

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STEVEN TYLER And NUNO BETTENCOURT Cover THE ROLLING STONES' 'Brown Sugar' For 'Muscle Shoals… Small Town, Big Sound' Album

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler's cover version of THE ROLLING STONES' 1971 hit "Brown Sugar" is featured on "Muscle Shoals… Small Town, Big Sound", a compilation album in tribute to Alabama's Muscle Shoals sound, which will be released September 28 on BMG. EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt also played on the track, which was recorded at FAME ...

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WITHERFALL Feat. ICED EARTH, SANCTUARY Members: 'A Prelude To Sorrow' Album Due In November

U.S. dark melodic metal masters WITHERFALL will release their sophomore album, "A Prelude To Sorrow", on November 2. Songwriters Joseph Michael (vocals, SANCTUARY) and Jake Dreyer (guitar, ICED EARTH) succeeded in perfectly combining the group's technical proficiency with an appropriate eerie and somber atmosphere, manifesting also in Kristian Wåhlin's majestic cover painting. For mix and ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Announces CONVERSE Footwear And Apparel Collaboration

Venice, California crossover thrash/hardcore punk legends SUICIDAL TENDENCIES have revealed details about their upcoming Converse collaboration. The new Converse x Suicidal Tendencies collection will be available the same date as the band's new album, "STill Cyco Punk After All These Years" — September 7 — via Converse.com and select retailers. To celebrate, in Converse's hometown ...

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Introducing METALLICA's 'Blackened' American Whiskey

METALLICA has partnered with master distiller extraordinaire Dave Pickerell to create Blackened, a unique blend of straight American whiskey available in select U.S. cities later this week and online at ThinkLiquor.com or SpiritedGifts.com. This collaboration is the perfect match. Legendary in the spirits community, Dave is a chemical engineer who has revolutionized the distilling processes ...

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Video Premiere: KALMAH's 'Take Me Away'

"Take Me Away", the new video from Finnish metallers KALMAH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Palo", which was released on April 6 via Spinefarm Records. Once again recorded at Tico Tico with trusty old Ahti Kortelainen manning the helm and finalized by studio sorcerer Svante Forsbäck (RAMMSTEIN, ...

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SEPTICFLESH Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS; New Album Due In 2019

Nuclear Blast has announced the signing of Greek symphonic death metallers SEPTICFLESH to a worldwide deal. The group's unique blend of symphonic arrangements, avant garde elements, atmosphere and eviscerating extreme metal has been converting legions into fans since the '90s. Now, with a streak of modern classic albums under their belt such as "Sumerian Daemons" ...

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