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WHITECHAPEL Guitarist Discusses The Group's 'Very Personal' New Album 'The Valley'

WHITECHAPEL guitarist Alex Wade recently spoke with RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's new album, "The Valley": Alex: "We tried something different, and it seems like the ...

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POSSESSED Releases 'Shadowcult' Music Video

Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED will release their first full-length album in over three decades, "Revelatons Of Oblivion", on May 10 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band has unveiled the disc's second single, "Shadowcult", with a live clip from its performance at the Bloodstock Open Air festival. POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra comments: "We had such ...

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TRONOS Feat. NAPALM DEATH's SHANE EMBURY, MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN: EPK For 'Celestial Mechanics' Album

U.K.-based outfit TRONOS has released an EPK-style interview video for its debut album, "Celestial Mechanics", which has just been made available via Century Media Records. In the clip, TRONOS members Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, BRUJERIA) and Russ Russell (AT THE GATES, DIMMU BORGIR, NAPALM DEATH) discuss the formation of the group as well as exclusive ...

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FIRESPAWN Feat. ENTOMBED, UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC Members: Listen To 'The Great One' Song

FIRESPAWN — the Swedish death metal project featuring Lars Göran Petrov (vocals; ENTOMBED) and Victor Brandt (guitar; ENTOMBED), Alex Friberg (bass; NECROPHOBIC), Fredrik Folkare (guitar; UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC) and Matte Modin (drums; DARK FUNERAL, DEFLESHED) — will release its third album, "Abominate", on June 7 via Century Media Records. The first single from the disc, "The ...

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PELICAN To Release 'Nighttime Stories' Album In June

PELICAN, the instrumental quartet whose singular vision of heavy music eschews classification, will release its first full-length in six years, "Nighttime Stories", on June 7 via Southern Lord Recordings. The album's lead single, "Midnight And Mescaline", is out now digitally and hitting stores as a seven-inch with B-side track "Darkness On The Stairs" as a ...

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MEGADETH And OPETH To Headline PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2019

Psycho Las Vegas continues to make waves as it announces its full artist lineup for this year's festival at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino August 16 – 18. From OPETH's only U.S. performance of 2019 and MEGADETH performing their only Vegas show of the year, to the return of fan favorite ELECTRIC WIZARD, the lineup ...

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TRISTANIA Singer MARIANGELA DEMURTAS Launches ARDOURS

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of ARDOURS, a new alternative gothic metal band featuring lead vocalist Mariangela Demurtas (TRISTANIA) and multi-instrumentalist and producer Kris Laurent. Originally formed in 2015, ARDOURS was the product of Mariangela and Kris's longstanding friendship from both of their involvements in the Sardinian (Italian) metal scene. In 2006, Mariangela ...

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HEAVY AS TEXAS Feat. EXHORDER Members: 'Blind' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Blind" from HEAVY AS TEXAS, the aggressive metal project featuring acclaimed guitarist Marzi Montazeri and vocalist Kyle Thomas — otherwise recognized as members of Louisiana-based metal pioneers EXHORDER (named by Spin as one of the "30 Greatest Thrash Bands of All Time") — can be seen below. The ...

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ALCEST Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

Paris, France-based post-black metal/shoegaze duo ALCEST has signed to Nuclear Blast Records. The band has entered Drudenhaus Studio in Nantes to record its sixth studio album for a late 2019 release. Founded in 2000 by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Neige and joined by drummer Winterhalter in 2009, ALCEST has become the pioneers of blackgaze, a unique ...

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Ex-SEPULTURA Drummer IGOR CAVALERA's MIXHELL Releases Video For 'Killer Whale'

MIXHELL — the DJ/hip-hop/electro project featuring former SEPULTURA and current CAVALERA CONSPIRACY drummer Igor "Iggor" Cavalera and his wife Laima Leyton — and HOT CHIP's Joe Goddard have released the official video for their collaborative song "Killer Whale". The clip, created by the politically driven São Paulo collective Brechó Replay, can be seen below. After ...

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AT THE GATES Releases Video For 'The Colours Of The Beast'

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES continue to promote their acclaimed album "To Drink From The Night Itself" by launching a video for the track "The Colours Of The Beast", created by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight13Media. AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg commented: "Right in time for the prestigious Roadburn festival appearance, we ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Attempts To Smash World's First 'Unbreakable' Guitar (Video)

Rock stars have been smashing guitars for decades, few with more enthusiasm than Swedish-born guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen. Sweden's Sandvik decided to test its cutting-edge technologies by building the world's first all-metal, unbreakable guitar and letting Malmsteen unleash his smashing skills on it. In this project, Sandvik gathered experts from across the company to demonstrate ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS Announces Spring 2019 Headline Tour

ALL THAT REMAINS has announced a spring 2019 headline tour with support from UNEARTH, BIG STORY and THE 9TH PLANET OUT. The trek will kick off on May 30 in Amityville, New York and conclude on June 15 in Poughkeepsie, New York. ALL THAT REMAINS is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, ...

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ROB HALFORD Autobiography Sparks Publisher 'Bidding War'

Rob Halford says that a "bidding war" has broken out for his upcoming autobiography. Earlier this year, the JUDAS PRIEST singer confirmed that he was finally working on a book, after having previously insisted he would never do so because of privacy concerns. Speaking to Kirby Ray of the St. Louis radio station Real Rock ...

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THE RODS To Release 'Brotherhood Of Metal' Album In June

Legendary U.S. metal band THE RODS will release a new album, "Brotherhood Of Metal", on June 7 via SPV/Steamhammer. Says THE RODS drummer Carl Canedy: "If you like the first song, then the odds are you'll like the whole album. It's balls-to-the-wall heavy metal, song after song. No ballads and nothing your mom will be ...

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Video Premiere: ABBATH's 'Harvest Pyre'

"Harvest Pyre", the new video from ABBATH, the solo project of former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo), can be seen below. The song is taken from ABBATH's second album, "Outstrider", which will be released on July 5 via Season Of Mist. The disc was recorded at Dub Studios in Kristiansand, Norway with producer ...

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DAVID COVERDALE Slams Legendary A&R Executive JOHN KALODNER: 'I Don't Have A Good Word To Say About Him Anymore'

David Coverdale has slammed former A&R executive John Kalodner as a "pain in the arse" who has "burnt pretty much every bridge of everyone he's worked with." Kalodner, whose tenure spanned posts at Atlantic, Geffen, Columbia and Sanctuary, was legendary for discovering, signing and working with a wide array of artists, and for his signature ...

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HALESTORM: Making Of 'Vicious' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of HALESTORM's music video for the title track of the band's latest album, "Vicious", can be seen below. HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale stated about the track: "'Vicious' is the song that came in at the 11th hour of finishing this record. "We loved the word 'vicious,' but we didn't want ...

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