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TESTAMENT Taps Ex-FORBIDDEN Drummer For European Shows

San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT have announced several European tour dates for November/December. The appearances include re-booked shows that had to be rescheduled due to drummer Gene Hoglan's commitments with his other band, DETHKLOK. "The LAMB OF GOD and DETHKLOK U.S. tour had to be canceled and DETHKLOK re-booked some shows," TESTAMENT said in ...

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The Parallax II - BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME

Oh, the hell MR. BUNGLE has wrought. It's not always mentioned, but Mike Patton and MR. BUNGLE have spawned an entire generation of genre-colliding hipsters in metal, but none of them possess the mathematic ingenuity and otherworldly talent of BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, save for maybe PSYOPUS. The former is so damned fast you ...

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Video: GWAR Performs New Song In Atlanta

Fan-filmed video footage of GWAR performing a brand new song called "Madness At The Core Of Time" last night (Thursday, October 18) in Atlanta, Georgia can be seen below. In a recent interview with Legendary Rock Interviews, GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (a.k.a. Oderus Urungus) stated about the new track, "['Madness At The Core Of Time'] ...

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GWAR Frontman Interviewed On WGRD 97.9 FM (Audio)

Ned of the WGRD 97.9 FM radio station in Grand Rapids, Michigan recently conducted an interview with vocalist Oderus Urungus of GWAR. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. Video footage of GWAR performing a cover version of KANSAS' 1976 smash hit "Carry On Wayward Son" as part of A.V. ...

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TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL Members Visit ESPN Studios; Photos Available

TESTAMENT members Gene Hoglan (drums) and Alex Skolnick (guitar), along with DEATH ANGEL drummer Will Carroll, visited ESPN studios earlier today (Thursday, October 4) in Bristol, Connecticut. The trio took time out of their current North American tour to get a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility. Check out a few photos below. Commented Hoglan: "Alex, ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE To Begin Mixing New Album This Week

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the band led by ex-SAVATAGE frontman Zak Stevens, will begin mixing its new album, "Seasons Will Fall", this Thursday, October 4 in San Francisco, California. Says bassist Mitch Stewart: "We are looking for an early 2013 release. Touring news to come in the next week or so." In a recent interview with ...

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GWAR's New Lineup Performs KANSAS Classic; Video Available

Video footage of GWAR performing a cover version of KANSAS' 1976 smash hit "Carry On Wayward Son" as part of A.V. Club's "Undercover" sessions can be seen below. The performance marks the public debut of the band's new lead guitarist, Pustulus Maximus (a.k.a. CANNABIS CORPSE/ANTIETAM 1862's Brent Purgason). Purgason joined GWAR as the replacement for ...

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ANACRUSIS: Demo Version Of New Song Available For Streaming

In a recent interview with a German radio station, vocalist/guitarist Kenn Nardi of reunited St. Louis, Missouri-based progressive/melodic thrash metallers ANACRUSIS revealed that the band is currently working on its first full album of new material since 1993's "Screams And Whispers". Tentatively titled "Parallax Error", the CD will feature cover art by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ...

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GWAR Officially Unveils New Guitarist

It was a little less than a year ago that the world was rocked by the passing of Flattus Maximus, back to the cosmos from whence he came. And since that day fans of GWAR have wondered how the mighty overlords of GWAR would deal with the void it left within the band. GWAR responded ...

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3 INCHES OF BLOOD Completes Recording DAYGLO ABORTIONS Cover; Photos Available

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada metallers 3 INCHES OF BLOOD entered the studio last week to record a cover of a DAYGLO ABORTIONS track, to be included on the upcoming DAYGLO ABORTIONS tribute album, due out in 2013. The song was recorded with Reversed Records founder, producer/engineer/manager Rob Shallcross (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, GWAR, Gene Hoglan, MELDRUM, ...

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3 INCHES OF BLOOD To Record DAYGLO ABORTIONS Cover

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada metallers 3 INCHES OF BLOOD will enter the studio later this week to record a cover of a DAYGLO ABORTIONS track, to be included on the upcoming DAYGLO ABORTIONS tribute album, due out in 2013. The song will be recorded with Reversed Records founder, producer/engineer/manager Rob Shallcross (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, GWAR, ...

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TESTAMENT Frontman Interviewed On 'The Metal Voice' (Video)

Vocalist Chuck Billy of San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT was interviewed by "The Metal Voice". Billy talked about his band's upcoming North American tour with ANTHRAX; the new TESTAMENT album, "Dark Roots Of Earth"; and his Native American upbringing. You can now watch the chat below. TESTAMENT's new album, "Dark Roots Of Earth", sold ...

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GWAR Taps CANNABIS CORPSE Guitarist For Upcoming Album, Tour

The masked shredders of GWAR have tapped CANNABIS CORPSE/ANTIETAM 1862 guitarist Brent Purgason (pictured below) to replace their fallen bandmate and friend Cory Smoot, a.k.a. Flattus Maximus, who was found dead as GWAR was about to enter Canada on November 3, 2011. He was 34 years old. During an appearance on the August 10 edition ...

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TESTAMENT: New Video Interview With ERIC PETERSON

Miss Bomb conducted an interview with guitarist Eric Peterson of San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 9-12 at Catton Park, Derbyshire in the United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. TESTAMENT's new album, "Dark Roots Of Earth", sold more ...

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TESTAMENT: More 'Dark Roots Of Earth' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

"Dark Roots Of Earth", the new album from San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans TESTAMENT, has registered the following first-week chart positions: #21: Austria #62: Belgium #86: Belgium (Flanders) #40: Belgium (Walloonia) #12: Canadian #4: Germany #4: Finland #13: Ireland #32: Netherlands #10: Switzerland #57: United Kingdom #12: USA "Dark Roots Of Earth" sold more ...

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ERIC PETERSON: 'If TESTAMENT Sees Darker Days, I Don't Know If This Lineup Would Stick'

Classic rock program "Radio Fireball" in Jönköping, Sweden recently conducted an interview with TESTAMENT guitarist, founder and main songwriter Eric Peterson. Asked about what he sees for the future of TESTAMENT's current lineup, beyond the band's new album, "Dark Roots Of Earth", and tour, Eric said, "There's definitely some politics in the band now. I ...

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TESTAMENT's 'Dark Roots Of Earth' Cracks U.S. Top 15

"Dark Roots Of Earth", the new album from San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans TESTAMENT, sold more than 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No, 12 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on July 31 via Nuclear Blast Records. TESTAMENT's previous ...

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