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GHOST's Nameless Ghoul Has Had 'A Lifelong Fear Of The Dark'

Ned of the Rock 108 radio station conducted an interview with one of the Nameless Ghouls from Swedish occult rockers GHOST on October 5 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the influence of horror movies on GHOST's stage presentation and overall image, the Nameless Ghoul said: "I think ...

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Magma - GOJIRA

Few would have trouble recognizing GOJIRA's unique sound from even a couple seconds of listening. The band's cross-pollination of MESHUGGAH's jagged, rhythmic brutishness with the dark belligerence of Steve Tucker-era MORBID ANGEL has blossomed throughout its discography up until now. GOJIRA has always been fearless in songwriting, though never quite as bold as with the ...

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SUNNDRUG To Release 'Exit Wounds' Album In October

Virginia Beach quintet SUNNDRUG, which includes Chris Raines (former drummer of NORMA JEAN and original drummer of SPITFIRE) and Jimmy Reeves (original bassist for SPITFIRE), will release its debut album, "Exit Wounds", on October 31 via Mind Over Matter Records. A lyric video for the record's latest single, "Shining", can be seen below. "We worked ...

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Watch NORMA JEAN's Video For 'Everyone Talking Over Everyone Else'

"Everyone Talking Over Everyone Else", the new video from Atlanta, Georgia's NORMA JEAN, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's seventh full-length, "Polar Similar", which came out on September 9 via Solid State Records. First and foremost, "Polar Similar" is a reminder that NORMA JEAN is anything but rudimentary. "Sonically, we ...

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NORMA JEAN: New Song 'Forever Hurtling Towards Andromeda' Available For Streaming

Atlanta, Georgia's NORMA JEAN has released its explosive new single, "Forever Hurtling Towards Andromeda". The track is taken from the band's upcoming seventh full-length, "Polar Similar", due out September 9 via Solid State Records. "Forever Hurtling Towards Andromeda" features guest vocals from Sean Ingram of metalcore pioneers COALESCE, with a performance that perfectly complements the ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Releases 'Meat Hook' Video

"Meat Hook", the new video from former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, can be seen below. The song, which features a guest appearance by Jørgen Munkeby of the acclaimed "blackjazz" act SHINING, is taken from Friedman's latest solo album, "Inferno", which was released in May 2014 via Prosthetic Records (except in Japan, where the album was ...

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Mother Of MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Dies

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson's mother died on Friday, July 22 after battling health issues for much of the last decade. The musician wrote on his Facebook page: "It is with a heavy heart that I inform my dear sweet mother, Frances Marie Ellefson, has gone home to see the Lord. She passed tonight at approximately ...

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EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN: New Song 'Pressure' Available For Streaming

"Pressure", a brand new song from EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan), can be streamed below. The track is taken from Ihsahn's sixth solo album, "Arktis", which will be released on April 8. The effort will be available in standard CD, deluxe CD (featuring additional exclusive content), and vinyl formats via Candlelight Records. ...

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EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN's 'Arktis' Album Pushed Back To April

"Arktis", the sixth solo album from EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan), has had its release date pushed back to April 8 from the previously announced March 4. The album will be available in standard CD, deluxe CD (featuring additional exclusive content), and vinyl formats via Candlelight Records. The album's first single, "Mass ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE: Audio Samples Of Entire 'Into The Legend' Album

Italian symphonic metal kings RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release their new studio album, "Into The Legend", on January 15 via AFM Records. Audio snippets of all the tracks that appear on "Into The Legend" can be streamed below. Comments RHAPSODY OF FIRE keyboardist Alex Staropoli: "After two years of intense work, including composing and arranging, ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE: New Song 'Distant Sky' Available For Streaming

Italian symphonic metal kings RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release their new studio album, "Into The Legend", on January 15 via AFM Records. The song "Distant Sky" can be streamed below. Comments RHAPSODY OF FIRE keyboardist Alex Staropoli: "After two years of intense work, including composing and arranging, after seven months spent in four different studios, ...

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EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN To Release 'Arktis' Album In March

Candlelight Records has set a March 4 global release date for "Arktis", the sixth solo album from EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan). The album will be available in standard CD, deluxe CD (featuring additional exclusive content), and vinyl formats. The album's first single, "Mass Darkness", is released today via iTunes and Amazon. ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE: Official Lyric Video For New Song 'Shining Star'

Italian symphonic metal kings RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release their new studio album, "Into The Legend", on January 15, 2016 via AFM Records. The official lyric video for the song "Shining Star" can be seen below. Comments RHAPSODY OF FIRE keyboardist Alex Staropoli: "After two years of intense work, including composing and arranging, after seven ...

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Video Premiere: RHAPSODY OF FIRE's 'Into The Legend'

Italian symphonic metal kings RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release their new studio album, "Into The Legend", on January 15, 2016 via AFM Records. The official video for the "Into The Legend" title track can be seen below. The clip was filmed at Video Est in Trieste, Italy with director Randy M. Salo. Comments RHAPSODY OF ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE To Help Select Winners Of Online Program Designed To Foster Aspiring Musicians

Hyundai and The Recording Academy today announced the launch of the fourth annual Grammy Amplifier program. Grammy Amplifier is an innovative online music initiative providing aspiring artists with the opportunity to realize their passion and further their musical careers through one-of-a-kind experiences that serve to showcase their talent. Entrants are invited to upload their songs ...

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Repentless - SLAYER

SLAYER's new album, "Repentless", the band's 12th, debuted at Number Four on The Billboard 200 chart. Yes, that actually happened. While this kind of pop cultural seal of approval is essentially meaningless in the world of metal, it really is about time, and considering SLAYER's long-standing contribution in making metal an ever-present bloodstain upon the ...

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The Ride Majestic - SOILWORK

It's surprising SOILWORK is dropping a brand new album so quickly on the heels of 2013's magnificent double slab "The Living Infinite". Their tenth album, "The Ride Majestic" arrives just as longtime bassist Ola Flink departs the band. In Flink's place will be Markus Wibom, formerly of HEARTS ALIVE, and he'll have his hands full ...

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