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The Onset Of Eternal Darkness - CLIMATE OF FEAR

Angry times should demand lots of angry music, but it's extraordinary how few young metal bands seem to have anything pertinent to say about the state of the world. As a result, CLIMATE OF FEAR's debut album immediately stands out as a venomous and jolting shot in the arm for the UK's ever-fertile underground and, ...

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VADER Covers JUDAS PRIEST's 'Steeler' For 'Thy Messenger' EP

Polish extreme metal veterans VADER will release a new EP titled "Thy Messenger" on May 31 via Nuclear Blast. The effort will contain four of the five songs that were recorded over a week-long period in January and February at Hertz Studio in Białystok, Poland under the supervision of the Wiesławski Brothers. The cover art ...

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OVERKILL's BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH: 'I Love Playing Heavy Metal. I'll Do It Any Way I Can'

"Bods Mayhem Hour" recently conducted an interview with frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth of veteran New Jersey thrash metallers OVERKILL. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On OVERKILL following its own instincts without outside management: Bobby: "I always know OVERKILL is making our own decisions. We've been ...

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LAMB OF GOD Is In No Rush To Release New Studio Album

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton has confirmed to SiriuxXM's "Trunk Nation" that he and his bandmates have been working on new material for their upcoming studio album. "We're writing," he said. "We've got a bunch of new material coming together. Lots of new song ideas. We've been kind of in and out of studio ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND On New Album 'Empath': It's 'A Crossroads For Me – Not Only Creatively, But Life In General'

Former DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and VAI front man Devin Townsend recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about his new solo album, "Empath". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Empath": Devin: "If I had any business sense whatsoever, and if I had any ...

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ICE-T's BODY COUNT To Record 'Carnivore' Album In April

BODY COUNT, the metal band fronted by hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T, will enter the studio in April to begin recording its new album, "Carnivore". A late 2019 release is expected. Ice-T tweeted about the upcoming disc: "I don't even need to say it's gonna be Brutal... Stay tuned for 'CARNIVORE'" Last June, Ice-T ...

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NAPALM DEATH Frontman Finds DONALD TRUMP's 'Off-The-Cuff Disregard For Other Human Beings F**king Despicable'

In a recent interview with "The Bludgeoning" podcast, vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway of British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH was asked if the modern political climate makes it harder or easier for him to write music. "I couldn't tell you it's harder or easier," he responded (hear audio below). "It's the same. I know there's a ...

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Norway's TONS OF ROCK Festival Acquired By LIVE NATION

Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in Tons Of Rock, Norway's biggest rock and metal festival. Tons Of Rock was founded in 2013 and has grown to be one of the leading festivals in Norway. It has become a national institution that attracts ...

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BUCKCHERRY Releases Music Video For 'Bent'

Californian rockers BUCKCHERRY have released a brand new video for previously released single "Bent". The clip, which was shot behind the scenes and on the road during the first five days of the band's recent U.K. headline tour, can be seen below. The video was directed by Phil Wallis and produced by Alexander Milas/Twin V ...

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IMMORTAL GUARDIAN Shoots For The Stars In Epic 'Stardust' Music Video/Short Film

The Texas-based extreme progressive/power metal group IMMORTAL GUARDIAN has been described as "seriously epic" (MetalSucks), so it's only fitting that the group's new music video for the song "Stardust" fits that same description. A riveting, special effects-laden five-minute hybrid of an "Armageddon"-like action movie and a telenovela, the clip can be seen below. Featuring special ...

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Which MEGADETH Album Does DAVID ELLEFSON Like Better: 'Risk' Or 'Super Collider'?

During a recent appearance on "The Metal Sucks Podcast", David Ellefson was asked which of the two most consistently maligned MEGADETH albums he prefers: 2013's "Super Collider" or 1999's "Risk". "It's funny," the bassist responded (hear audio below). "The 'Risk' songs worked great acoustically — these really simple singer-songwriter kind of songs almost. ...

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VADER To Release 'Thy Messenger' EP

Polish extreme metal veterans VADER will release a new EP titled "Thy Messenger" in late spring or early summer. The effort will contain four of the five songs that were recorded over a week-long a period in January and February at the Hertz Studio in Białystok under the supervision of the Wiesławski Brothers. The cover ...

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SLAYER To Release 'Show No Mercy ReAction Figure' This Month

Thrash metal legends SLAYER have signed a deal with designer toy and apparel company Super7 to create the "Show No Mercy ReAction Figure". Global Merchandising Services, SLAYER's worldwide agent, brokered the deal. Super7's "Show No Mercy ReAction Figure" sees the Minotaur from SLAYER's 1983 debut album reimagined as a 3.75-inch toy. The "Show No Mercy ...

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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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