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MALEVOLENT CREATION Completes Recording 'The 13th Beast' Album

Veteran U.S. death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION have completed recording their 13th album, "The 13th Beast". The effort is tentatively due in early 2019 via Century Media Records. MALEVOLENT CREATION's founding guitarist Philip Fasciana said: "Get ready!!! New MALEVOLENT CREATION album 'The 13th Beast' is ready to be mixed and mastered and ready for all to ...

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Ex-AMARANTHE Vocalist JAKE E Says '9.9 Out Of 10 People' Loved CYHRA's 'Letters To Myself' Debut

Shockwave Magazine conducted an interview with CYHRA vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE) at this year's Sabaton Open Air, which was held last month in Falun, Sweden. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the progress of CYHRA's second studio album: Jake: "I have ...

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DYNAZTY Feat. AMARANTHE Singer NILS MOLIN: 'The Grey' Video

"The Grey", the new video from the Swedish melodic hard rock band DYNAZTY, which features in its ranks current AMARANTHE singer Nils Molin, can be seen below. The song is taken from DYNAZTY's sixth album, "Firesign", which will be released on September 28 via AFM Records. "Firesign" will be available as a digipak, clear yellow ...

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CHEAP TRICK Putting Finishing Touches On New Studio Album

CHEAP TRICK guitarist Rick Nielsen has confirmed to the Lazer 103.3 radio station that the band is putting the finishing touches on a new studio album, to be released in late 2018 or early 2019. "Robin [Zander] just finished the last of the vocals about three days ago," he said (hear audio below). "And I'm ...

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Video Premiere: LEAVES' EYES' 'Riders On The Wind'

"Riders On The Wind", the new video from LEAVES' EYES, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Sign Of The Dragonhead", which was released in January via AFM Records. The disc was produced by Alexander Krull at Mastersound Studio and it features cover artwork by Stefan Heilemann (LINDEMANN, EPICA, ...

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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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NORDIC UNION Feat. PRETTY MAIDS Vocalist, ECLIPSE Guitarist: 'Second Coming' Album Details Revealed

The Danish/Swedish group NORDIC UNION — which features PRETTY MAIDS vocalist Ronnie Atkins and guitarist/songwriter/producer Erik Martensson (ECLIPSE, W.E.T., AMMUNITION) — will release its sophomore album, "Second Coming", via Frontiers Music Srl on November 9. The partnership between the two Scandinavians came about sometime in 2015, when Atkins was sent a bunch of demos put ...

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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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JETBOY: Making Of 'Born To Fly' Album (Video)

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of JETBOY's new album, "Born To Fly", can be seen below. The disc will be released on January 25, 2019 via Frontiers Music Srl. Founded in 1983 by guitarists Billy Rowe and Fernie Rod, JETBOY continues to crank out its brand of rock 'n' roll in the 21st century with ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD: Making Of 'Dominion' Album Part Three (Video)

The third in a three-part series of videos featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Dominion", the upcoming third album from DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, can be seen below. The disc, which is due on September 21 via Spinefarm Records, will feature eight tracks of devastatingly unrelenting ...

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Listen To New MONSTROSITY Song 'Radiated'

Florida death metallers MONSTROSITY will release their first studio album in 11 years, "The Passage Of Existence", on September 7 via Metal Blade Records. The disc's third single, "Radiated", can be streamed below. Drummer Lee Harrison recorded his drum tracks at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with veteran metal producer Jason Suecof. A week was ...

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Watch JOE BONAMASSA's Music Video For 'Self-Inflicted Wounds'

Two-time-Grammy-nominated blues-rock titan Joe Bonamassa has released the music video for his track "Self-Inflicted Wounds", taken from his upcoming studio album, "Redemption", which is due on September 21 via his own record label J&R Adventures. "Redemption", Bonamassa's 13th solo studio album and third in a row of all-original material, sees him at his most ambitious ...

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WE CAME AS ROMANS Members Comment On KYLE PAVONE's Death

Members of WE CAME AS ROMANS have commented further on the death of their singer Kyle Pavone. According to TMZ, the 28-year-old frontman was transported to a Michigan hospital last Sunday (August 19) and pronounced dead six days later (Saturday, August 25). A cause of death for Pavone is pending a toxicology report. ...

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IVAR BJØRNSON Says New ENSLAVED Album 'E' Is 'The Most Difficult Thing We've Done'

Banger TV 's Sam Dunn recently conducted an interview with frontman Grutle Kjellson and guitarist and primary songwriter Ivar Bjørnson of Norwegian progressive black avantgardists ENSLAVED. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what elements of black metal still exist within ENSLAVED circa 2018: Ivar: ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD: 'Northlanders' Video

"Northlanders", the new video from DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, can be seen below. The song is taken from DRAGONLORD's third album, "Dominion", which will be released on September 21 via Spinefarm Records. The disc features eight tracks of devastatingly unrelenting black and death metal assault. The album ...

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CYHRA Feat. Former IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: Recordings For Second Album Begin

CYHRA has entered Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark to begin recording its sophomore album. The follow-up to 2017's "Letters To Myself" will tentatively arrive in early 2019 via Spinefarm Records. CYHRA is the band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING), and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY). ...

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RUSH Bass Legend GEDDY LEE Backs ROTOSOUND Swing Bass 66 Strings

Rotosound has received a ringing endorsement from Geddy Lee, iconic bass player with Canadian rocksmiths RUSH, who has made a special video extolling the virtues of the manufacturer's Swing Bass strings. Lee has always used Rotosound strings and proclaimed: "I've never found another string to replace them." The Swing Bass strings he uses were developed ...

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AMARANTHE's New Album, 'Helix', Was Written In Just Two Months

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE have revealed that their upcoming fifth album, "Helix", was completed in under five months. "We actually wrote it in two months and we recorded it in two months," singer Elize Ryd told Radio Q at this year's Wacken Open Air festival (see video below). "I know we're crazy, but that's what ...

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EXODUS Frontman: 'I Support' PRESIDENT TRUMP

EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza says that he supports President Donald Trump. Souza made his comments while giving an interview to Impact metal channel in early July in Budapest, Hungary. Asked for his opinion on the state of U.S politics since Trump's election, Souza said: "The economy in the United States… the unemployment is the ...

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