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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Begins Recording New Album

Italian symphonic death metallers FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE are in the studio recording the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2016 release, "King". Commented drummer Francesco Paoli: "It's official, we're finally back in the studio and it feels absolutely great! "This past year marked a new era for the band, so we felt the need to look back ...

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ABADDON Says He Has No Idea Why He Was Fired From VENOM INC.

Warren from Degenerate TV recently conducted an interview with former VENOM and VENOM INC. drummer Abaddon (real name: Anthony Bray). You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he was surprised of VENOM's success in the early 1980s: Abaddon: "When you're in something like that, you don't ...

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JEFFERSON AIRPLANE Co-Founder MARTY BALIN Dies At 76

Marty Balin, the legendary founder and lead vocalist of JEFFERSON AIRPLANE and hit songwriter of JEFFERSON STARSHIP, passed away on September 27. His wife, Susan Joy Balin, was by his side. He was 76. Marty had a historic career as Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and platinum and ...

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Federal Appeals Court Orders New Trial In Copyright Case Over LED ZEPPELIN's 'Stairway to Heaven'

According to Variety, a federal appeals court decided unanimously Friday to overturn a jury's decision that LED ZEPPELIN's 1971 classic "Stairway To Heaven" was not a rip-off of the 1968 instrumental song "Taurus". Michael Skidmore, the trustee of "Taurus" songwriter Randy "California" Wolfe's estate, had brought the claims more than four decades after ...

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UNEARTH: Lyric Video For New Song 'Survivalist'

The official lyric video for the song "Survivalist" from Boston's UNEARTH can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Extinction(s)", which will be released on November 23. For its seventh release and Century Media debut, the band worked with Will Putney (EVERY TIME I DIE, BODY COUNT, GOJIRA, THY ART ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION: Making Of Music Video For 'The Reckoning'

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "The Reckoning", the new music video from Dutch metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION, can be seen below. The first single from the band's forthcoming studio album, "Resist", features a guest appearance by PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix. "He's so much fun!" WITHIN TEMPTATION vocalist Sharon Den Adel told Metal Hammer about ...

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SLIPKNOT Puts Out Mystery Music Video Casting Call

SLIPKNOT has put out a casting call for a new music video, inviting fans to a shoot in Los Angeles on Friday, October 5. The message was captioned "Slipknot 20th Anniversary," presumably referring to the 20th anniversary of the release of the band's self-titled debut album, which arrived in 1999. Fans wanting to participate in ...

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Inside Metal: The Rise of L.A. Thrash Metal 2 - Various

Bob Nalbandian is a walking compendium of American metal, particularly conversant of the scene cultivated within his California habitat in the 1980s. His "Inside Metal" documentary series has become a go-to source on the subject of West Coast-birthed heavy metal. His recent work focuses upon the dawn of thrash from the Los Angeles and Bay ...

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Warning Blast - SIEGE OF POWER

SIEGE OF POWER is what death-doom fanatics have wet dreams about. The international supergroup consists of vocalist Chris Reifert (AUTOPSY), guitarist Paul Baayens (ASPHYX, ex-HAIL OF BULLETS), bassist Theo van Eekelen (ex-HAIL OF BULLETS, ex-GRAND SUPREME BLOOD COURT), and drummer Bob Bagchus (ex-ASPHYX, ex-SOULBURN, INFIDEL REICH). A logical assumption would be that the ensemble's debut, ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Guitarist Looks Back On 'The Stage' Surprise Release: 'We Could Have Done Things Differently'

Earlier this week, Jave Patterson of the "Two Doods Reviews" podcast conducted an interview with AVENGED SEVENFOLD guitarist Synyster Gates. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he feels AVENGED SEVENFOLD's latest album, "The Stage", accomplished what the band set out to do: Synyster: ...

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The Passage of Existence - Monstrosity

While MONSTROSITY hasn't attained the status and commercial success of some of its Florida death metal brethren, a case can be made that they deserve it. For many, the band's name comes up anecdotally as the band formerly fronted by CANNIBAL CORPSE's Corpsegrinder. His previous involvement can't be overstated. He was a founding member, and ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Releases Music Video For 'The Reckoning' Feat. PAPA ROACH's JACOBY SHADDIX

Dutch metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION have released the official video for "The Reckoning", the first single from their forthcoming studio album, "Resist". The track features a guest appearance by PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix. "He's so much fun!" WITHIN TEMPTATION vocalist Sharon Den Adel told Metal Hammer about Shaddix. "He's just fun to be around. After ...

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NICK HOLMES On PARADISE LOST Returning To Its Gothic Doom Roots On 'Medusa': 'It's Like Putting On An Old Jacket'

Mark Uricheck of "The Rock Writer's Ramble" podcast recently conducted an interview with frontman Nick Holmes of British gothic doom pioneers PARADISE LOST. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreaker widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he and lead guitarist/primary songwriter Greg Mackintosh still manage to "push ...

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NERGAL On BEHEMOTH's Anti-Religious Imagery: 'It's My Art And My Temple, And If You Don't Want It, Stay Away'

Finland's Kaaos TV recently conducted an interview with frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski of Polish black/death overlords BEHEMOTH about their forthcoming "I Loved You At Your Darkest" studio album. You can watch the entire chat in two parts below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he felt any pressure during the ...

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Listen To New GRETA VAN FLEET Song 'Lover, Leaver'

"Lover, Leaver", a brand new song from Michigan rockers GRETA VAN FLEETJake Kiszka (guitar), Sam Kiszka (bass, keyboards), Josh Kiszka (vocals) and Danny Wagner (drums) — can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's debut album, "Anthem Of The Peaceful Army", which will be released on October 19 via Lava/Republic ...

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TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY: Heavy Metal Is 'Alive And Well'

In a brand new interview with the "DOMKcast", TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy was asked to weigh in on the current state of the heavy metal scene. He responded: "Metal is alive and well. There's too many records to even list of how many incredible bands there are. There is no shortage of incredible bands making ...

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Scourge Of The Enthroned - Krisiun

Brazil's primary heavy metal export is obviously SEPULTURA. However, beneath the surface, within the dirty, hellish underground, numerous impressive metal bands have emerged from the South American nation. Most of these bands are of the decidedly darker variety. There are acts like SARCÓFAGO, MYSTIFIER, VULCANO, MUTILATOR and RATOS DE PORÃO. And hailing from Rio Grande ...

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METALLICA To Play Rare Acoustic Set For Charity In San Francisco

A little over 18 months ago, METALLICA announced the formation of All Within My Hands (AWMH), a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation focused on creating sustainable communities by tackling the issues of hunger and workforce education and encouraging volunteerism. Now the band and everyone on the All Within My Hands board are excited to celebrate the foundation's ...

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MEGADETH Invites Indonesian President To Attend Concert

MEGADETH has invited Indonesian president Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to attend its upcoming concert at the JogjaROCKarta festival in Yogyakarta on October 27. "We are hoping Indonesian President Joko Widodo @jokowi and Governor Ganjar Pranowo @ganjarpranowo will accept our invitation to see us perform in Jogjakarta on Oct. 27. We can't wait to play @jogjaROCKarta and ...

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