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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Recruits THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN's BEN WEINMAN For Upcoming Shows

Venice, California crossover thrash/hardcore punk legends SUICIDAL TENDENCIES have recruited THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN's Ben Weinman to play guitar for them on their North American run of shows in July. SUICIDAL TENDENCIES announced Weinman's addition to the band's touring lineup via the band's social-media channels. "SxTx is getting ready to take off for the July ...

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MADBALL Frontman On Departure Of BRIAN 'MITTS' DANIELS: 'We Just Came To A Point Where Something Had To Change'

Germany's Metal-heads.de conducted an interview with frontman Freddy Cricien of New York hardcore veterans MADBALL prior to the band's June 19 concert at Stone im Ratinger Hof in Düsseldorf, Germany. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what motivates him to keep releasing new music: ...

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For The Cause - MADBALL

Freddy Cricien truly is, and always has been, hardcore for life. When he was just seven years old, he began touring with his older half-brother's band, none other than the pioneering underground band AGNOSTIC FRONT. The brothers are nothing short of hardcore royalty. The seeds for MADBALL were essentially planted when brother Roger Miret would ...

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Meditations - KATAKLYSM

More than a quarter century in the game, Canadian metal masher KATAKLYSM returns with its 13th album, "Meditations". By now, we've expected KATAKLYSM to be a different unit from the one that recorded the blunt and blazing "Sorcery" and "Temples of Knowledge". Still, could anyone following the band have predicted the directions KATAKLYSM has taken ...

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Dead Cross - DEAD CROSS

On paper, DEAD CROSS features one of the most impressive super group lineups in history. Oftentimes such endeavors fall short of expectations for a variety of reasons. Sometimes the world class musicians use these alternate bands as an opportunity to flex their impressive talents. This may be enjoyable for self-serving purposes, but it generally comes ...

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Pain of Mind - NEUROSIS

NEUROSIS is one of the most important and forward-thinking bands in heavy music. The value of its music on its own and the impact and influence it has had on other significant artists simply cannot be overstated. The group has recently re-issued its 1987 debut album, "Pain of Mind", via its own label, Neurot Recordings. ...

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Beacon of Faith - BAPTISTS

Comparing BAPTISTS to noisecore pioneers CONVERGE is inevitable. The characteristic style and sounds remain in tow with the band's third full-length album, "Beacon of Faith", but it does more than simply chase the forefathers. BAPTISTS continues along a path that is comparatively more linear in approach yet much catchier and easily digestible. For some, album ...

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Bestial Hymns Of Perversion - OF FEATHER AND BONE

OF FEATHER AND BONE has come a long way. In its early days, the Colorado band was running along the path of hardcore punk and grindcore. And it did it well. The group has since transformed into a death metal band that some may describe as falling under the umbrella of "old-school death metal," which ...

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CHRIS JERICHO Shares Last Photo He Received From VINNIE PAUL

FOZZY singer and WWE wresting superstar Chris Jericho has shared the last picture he received from his friend, late PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. In a caption accompanying the picture, Chris wrote: "May 20th was the last time I texted with my bro, Vinnie Paul. His Vegas Golden Knights had just eliminated my ...

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MADBALL Releases 'The Fog' Video Feat. TIM ARMSTRONG

"The Fog", the new video from New York hardcore veterans MADBALL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "For The Cause", which is being released today (Friday, June 15) via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Hardcore Lives" was co-produced by Tim Armstrong (RANCID), who also makes a guest ...

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CHARLIE BENANTE Says Hardcore Metal Fans Turned Their Backs On ANTHRAX For Collaborating With PUBLIC ENEMY

The "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" podcast recently conducted an interview with ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the impact of SLAYER calling it quits after completing a "farewell tour," which features ANTHRAX in one of the support slots: Charlie: "I ...

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MADBALL: 'Rev Up' Video Released

"Rev Up", the new video from New York hardcore veterans MADBALL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "For The Cause", which will be released on June 15 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Hardcore Lives" was co-produced by Tim Armstrong (RANCID), who is also featured on one ...

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KREATOR And DIMMU BORGIR Announce European Co-Headlining Tour

German thrash titans KREATOR and Norwegian symphonic black metal giants DIMMU BORGIR will team up for a big European co-headline run in late fall. Support on the trek will come from U.S. hardcore institution HATEBREED and death metal supergroup BLOODBATH. Commented KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza: "I am more than excited to team up with three ...

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Legion: XX - BURN THE PRIEST

LAMB OF GOD has nothing to prove. The hard-working Richmond, Virginia-based band has earned its place among the top tier of metal bands globally. Now, the five-time Grammy nominated act returns with a full-length covers album, "Legion: XX", as a celebratory effort to mark the upcoming 20th anniversary of "Burn The Priest", the unit's debut ...

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TERROR To Release 'Total Retaliation' Album In The Fall

Long-running Los Angeles hardcore powerhouse TERROR will release its eighth studio album album, "Total Retaliation", in the fall via Nuclear Blast in Europe and Pure Noise in the rest of the world. The disc was recorded at Graphic Nature Audio studio in Belleville, New Jersey with producer Will Putney (BODY COUNT, THE ACACIA STRAIN). TERROR's ...

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WILL HAVEN: 'Hewed With The Brand' Video Released

"Hewed With The Brand", the new Brian Cox/Flarelight Films-directed video from noise metal veterans WILL HAVEN, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's sixth full-length album, "Muerte", which was released on March 23 via Minus Head Records. Guitarist Jeff Irwin comments: "We love this new video. Brian Cox did an amazing ...

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Muerte - WILL HAVEN

WILL HAVEN exists somewhere in the gray area between metalcore, noisecore, noise rock and sludge, synthesizing the best qualities into something the band can call its own. Social media and message board pundits can wrangle over the particulars, but what's important to note is that the freedom with which it roams continues to yield interesting ...

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Pinkus Abortion Technician - MELVINS

The eccentric entity known as the MELVINS has been around for decades, releasing dozens of albums and pressing through a variety of musical and cultural trends with its bizarre, one-of-a-kind music. At the core, two people drive the band: singer/guitarist Buzz Osborne and drummer/singer Dale Crover. Other folks have entered and exited a revolving door ...

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