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Vessel - THEORIES

THEORIES does not care for subtlety. The Seattle outfit's 2014 split with Canadian grinders WAKE and the debut full-length, "Regression", that came out the following year were both full-frontal assaults of controlled yet relentless deathgrind. Now, four years later, THEORIES has returned with its sophomore effort, "Vessel", a ten-track fist to the face that's an ...

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LEEWAY NYC: 'I'm Your Pusher' Video Released

Legendary New York hardcore/metal act LEEWAY — now known as LEEWAY NYC — has released the official music video for its "I'm Your Pusher" single. The clip was shot at The Cyclorama in Hoboken, New Jersey and was directed by Derek Soto of Sinestra Studios. "I'm Your Pusher" was originally released last fall and was ...

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MARDUK Guitarist On Whether He Owns Pieces Of MAYHEM Singer DEAD's Brain And Skull: 'That's Old News'

MARDUK guitarist and founding member Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson confirmed several years ago that he owns pieces of MAYHEM vocalist Per "Dead" Ohlin's brain and skull, adding yet another layer to one of black metal's most infamous and enduring stories. MAYHEM's reputation has been brought back into light thanks in part to Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund's ...

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K.K. DOWNING Says SCOTT TRAVIS And RICHIE FAULKNER Are Not Official Members Of JUDAS PRIEST: 'They Are On A Wage'

Carsten Smolinsky of Germany's Bleeding4metal.de recently conducted an e-mail interview with former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing. The original English-language version of the chat appears here in its entirety. Bleeding4metal.de: Hello, Mr. Downing, thank you very much for taking the time for an interview! I really enjoyed reading "Heavy Duty: Days And Nights ...

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LAMB OF GOD-Owned Guitars Go Missing Before Phoenix Concert

Two guitars belonging to LAMB OF GOD were allegedly stolen Thursday morning (May 2) before the band's concert at Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, Arizona. According to LAMB OF GOD guitarist Willie Adler, his "main beloved Warbird," along with bassist John Campbell's "one-of-a-kind handpainted bass" went missing after the musicians had left the area and the ...

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New GHOST Collectible Figures Coming Soon

KnuckleBonz, creator of the Rock Iconz music collectible series, has announced the production of a new range of GHOST figures, available for pre-order now at this location. Each of the new GHOST figures — Papa Emeritus II, Cardinal Copia in a red cassock and Cardinal Copia in a black tuxedo — is incredibly ...

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Celestial Mechanics - TRONOS

Few musicians encapsulate the freewheeling spirit of the metal underground like Shane Embury. Although best known as the bassist with NAPALM DEATH, he has been almost absurdly prolific over the years with a steady stream of bands and side projects, covering a ludicrous amount of musical territory along the way: BRUJERIA, LOCK UP, MEATHOOK SEED, ...

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Video Premiere: SABATON's 'Fields Of Verdun'

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON have released the official music video for the song "Fields Of Verdun". The track is the first single from the band's ninth full-length album, "The Great War", which is due on July 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band's 20th-anniversary record will be a concept effort covering stories from the ...

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ABBATH: 'Calm In Ire (Of Hurricane)' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Calm In Ire (Of Hurricane)", a new song from ABBATH, the solo project of former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo), can be seen below. The track is taken from ABBATH's second album, "Outstrider", which will be released on July 5 via Season Of Mist. The disc was recorded ...

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NERVOSA Frontwoman Blasts Brazil's 'Racist, Misogynist, Homophobic' President: 'He's A Bad Human Being'

Fernanda Lira, singer and bassist of the Brazilian thrash/death-metal trio NERVOSA, has slammed her country's newly elected, ultranationalist president Jair Bolsonaro as "the worst thing" that's happened to Brazil in recent years. Bolsonaro, who has been nicknamed the "Trump of the tropics" for his admiration of the U.S. president, won his country's election by a ...

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JOURNEY Founder NEAL SCHON Launches New Augmented Reality App

Neal Schon, founder and legendary lead guitarist for Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame band JOURNEY, has announced the launch of a new augmented reality application, StraxAR, that will combine entertainment, exclusive "sneak peek" distribution of new music and events, and present rewarding retail opportunities. Augmented Reality brings the digital world together with the physical ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD 'Nailed' His Role As Cop In TED BUNDY Movie

Actor Zac Efron has praised METALLICA frontman James Hetfield's performance in the thriller "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile", which premieres on Netflix and in select theaters this Friday (May 3). The film follows the relationship between notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, played by Efron, and his longtime girlfriend, played by Lily Collins, who at ...

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SABATON Shares APOCALYPTICA's Cover Of 'Fields Of Verdun'

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON have shared "Fields of Verdun", the first song from their upcoming album "The Great War", as performed by their friends in Finnish cello rock band APOCALYPTICA. Check it out below. SABATON bassist Pär Sundström comments: "I watched APOCALYPTICA's show in Madrid last year and I was blown away by the ...

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