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BENEDICTION, KATAKLYSM, HYPOCRISY, Others Featured On 'Death... Is Just The Beginning MMXVII' Compilation

The legendary death metal compilation "Death... Is Just The Beginning" is back! Nuclear Blast's involvement with death metal harkens back to the late '80s and early '90s explosion of this heavy and deadly genre. The "Death... Is Just The Beginning" compilations paved the way to the introduction of many soon-to-become-legendary acts such as PUNGENT STENCH, ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE: 'Bound By Silence' Video Featuring JOHN BUSH

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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SOULFLY: Second Trailer For 'Ritual' Album

The second trailer for "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 Kantor (TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH, SODOM). ...

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SEPULTURA's ELOY CASAGRANDE: Drum-Cam Footage Of 'Arise' Performance From DICKY WOODSTOCK POPFESTIVAL

Drum-cam footage of SEPULTURA's Eloy Casagrande performing the song "Arise" live with his bandmates on August 3 at the Dicky Woodstock Popfestival in the Netherlands can be seen below. SEPULTURA played its first show with Casagrande on November 25, 2011 in Lichtenfels, Germany. Casagrande joined SEPULTURA as the replacement for Jean Dolabella, who left the ...

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GEOFF TATE Says It's 'Humbling' To Hear What QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Operation: Mindcrime' Means To Fans

Former QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate recently spoke with Max Volume of the Reno, Nevada radio station 105.7 KOZZ. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the sound of QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" album: Geoff: "It was one of the first five digital albums ever made. When we ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Calls METAL ALLEGIANCE His 'Ultimate Metal Outlet'

Drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS, METAL ALLEGIANCE) recently spoke with Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the new METAL ALLEGIANCE album, "Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty": Mike: "After we had so much fun making ...

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HALESTORM Frontwoman Calls For Improved Awareness Around Mental Health Following JILL JANUS's Suicide

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale has called for improved awareness around mental health following the tragic death of Jill Janus. Janus, who was the singer for the California heavy metal band HUNTRESS, passed away on Tuesday, August 14. A longtime sufferer of mental illness, she took her own life outside of Portland, Oregon. Earlier today, Hale ...

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TALLAH Feat. MAX PORTNOY: 'Cottonmouth' Video Released

Pennsylvania metal band TALLAH — which features in its ranks Max Portnoy, son of Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO) — has released the official music video for the single "Cottonmouth", off its latest EP, titled "No One Should Read This". The clip, directed by Max Portnoy, is the ...

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SOULFLY: First Trailer For 'Ritual' Album

The first trailer for "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 Kantor (TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH, SODOM). ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Talks About Drumming On New METAL ALLEGIANCE Album 'Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty' (Video)

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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Video Premiere: CLOAK's 'Beyond The Veil'

"Beyond The Veil", the new video from Atlanta blackened rock metallers CLOAK, can be viewed below. The song comes from the band's debut album, "To Venomous Depths", which was released in 2017 via Season Of Mist. Comments the group: "'Beyond The Veil' is a song that's grown in meaning and importance the longer it's been ...

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Former SLIPKNOT Drummer JOEY JORDISON: 'I'm Completely, One Hundred Percent Back, Stronger Than I've Ever Been'

Former SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison says that he is back "stronger than ever" several years after he was diagnosed with transverse myelitis, an inflammatory disorder that temporarily robbed him of the ability to play drums. Jordison, SLIPKNOT's drummer from 1995 to 2013, revealed his fight with the seldom-seen neuro-immune disorder two years ago while appearing ...

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KORN Appears To Have Begun Recording New Album

KORN appears to have begun recording its new album in Tennessee. Drummer Ray Luzier posted an Instagram photo from his session at producer Nick Raskulinecz's Rock Falcon Studio inside the Nashville complex owned by the music and entertainment company Black River Entertainment. "Great day of tracking at Rock Falcon Studios," he wrote in the accompanying ...

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SOULFLY: 'Ritual' Album Details Revealed; First Single, 'Evil Empowered', Now Available

SOULFLY will release its eleventh album, "Ritual", 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 Kantor (TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH, SODOM). Additional booklet art was handled by Marcelo Vasco (SLAYER, ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE: New Trailer For 'Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty' Album Feat. MAX CAVALERA

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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SOULFLY's MAX CAVALERA Explains 'Ritual' Album Title

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera spoke to Metalshop TV about the band's forthcoming album, "Ritual". Tentatively due in October via Nuclear Blast, the follow-up to 2015's "Archangel" was recorded with producer Josh Wilbur, who has previously worked with LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA and ALL THAT REMAINS, among others. Speaking about the new disc's musical direction, Max ...

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