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DISTURBED Singer Says METALLICA's 'Ride The Lightning' Gave Him 'A Very Rude Awakening To The Heavier Side Of Music'

In the latest episode of Kerrang! magazine's "The Album That Saved My Life", DISTURBED frontman David Draiman singled out METALLICA's 1984 full-length "Ride The Lightning" as one of the most important releases during his formative years. "The power, the complexity, the aggression — there's so many things that would attract anyone to METALLICA," ...

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I Loved You at Your Darkest - BEHEMOTH

BEHEMOTH has come a long way since its humble early days as an obscure, dark, melodic black metal band. It truly has gone on to become behemoth in terms of both its musical and commercial growth, with its outlandish music and performances deemed worthy enough to have earned them a coveted slot on SLAYER's recent ...

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GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE Says Band's Satanic Image Felt 'Completely Natural' To Him

GHOST leader Tobias Forge was recently interviewed by 97.1 The Eagle's Cindy Scull. You can now listen to the chat using the Spreaker widget below. Asked if GHOST's anonymity and costumed, pseudo-Satanic theatrics, especially during the band's earlier years, made it harder or easier for him to achieve commercial success, Tobias said: "There's obviously several ...

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SOULFLY Announces 2019 North American Tour With KATAKLYSM

SOULFLY has announced its first tour in support of its upcoming album, "Ritual". The trek, which will take place next January/February, will feature support from KATAKLYSM, INCITE, CHAOSEUM, ALUKAH and SKINFLINT. Commented vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera: "Fuck yeah! We’re finally getting ready to tour America and Canada! We have the almighty KATAKLYSM and thrash masters INCITE ...

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NERGAL Says Side Project ME AND THAT MAN Made BEHEMOTH's New Album 'More Dynamic': 'It Opened Me Up'

BEHEMOTH vocalist/guitarist Adam "Nergal" Darski recently spoke with Christina Rowatt of Australia's "The Void With Christina" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his personal philosophy: Nergal: "I just try to keep my eyes open and process the world, because at every corner, you can ...

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Listen To New ALL THAT REMAINS Song 'Wasteland'

"Wasteland", a brand new song from Massachusetts metallers ALL THAT REMAINS, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming ninth full-length album, "Victim Of The New Disease", which is due on November 9 via Fearless. The disc was produced by THE ACACIA STRAIN guitarist Daniel "DL" Laskiewicz. The cover artwork for ...

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Listen To New ALL THAT REMAINS Song 'Everything's Wrong'

"Everything's Wrong", a brand new song from Massachusetts metallers ALL THAT REMAINS, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming ninth full-length album, "Victim Of The New Disease", which is due on November 9 via Fearless. The disc was produced by THE ACACIA STRAIN guitarist Daniel "DL" Laskiewicz. The cover artwork ...

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LIV SIN Begins Recording Second Album

LIV SIN, the Swedish band led by former SISTER SIN vocalist Liv "Sin" Jagrell, has entered the studio to begin recording its sophomore album. The follow-up to 2017's "Follow Me" is being helmed by producer Emil Nödtveidt (DEATHSTARS) at Black Syndicate Studios. Regarding why LIV SIN chose to work with Nödtveidt this time around, Jagrell ...

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Future Cult - THE LION'S DAUGHTER

The history of heavy metal is peppered with instances of bands whose careers truly launched only after making a hard pivot stylistically. JUDAS PRIEST and ACCEPT started off as competent rock-and-rollers before embracing metallic power and speed. DARKTHRONE's earliest output was expertly executed death metal, but it was the band's embrace of black metal noise ...

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Video Premiere: BEHEMOTH's 'Bartzabel'

"Bartzabel", the new video from Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "I Loved You At Your Darkest", which will be released on October 5 via Nuclear Blast. Mastermind Nergal comments: "'Bartzabel' is a song that came in the midst of a BEHEMOTH rehearsal... We ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS: New Album Title, Cover Artwork Unveiled

Massachusetts metallers ALL THAT REMAINS have set "Victim Of The New Disease" as the title of their new album. The cover artwork for the follow-up to last year's "Madness" has been posted on the band's social media pages and can be seen below. More information about "Victim Of The New Disease", including the official release ...

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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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SOULFLY's MAX CAVALERA Talks Corruption In Brazilian Politics

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera spoke to United Rock Nations about the inspiration for his new song "Evil Empowered", taken from the band's upcoming 11th album, "Ritual". "It's about the corruption of leaders and about every leader that gets elected, pretty much, with the exception of very few, gets this corruption disease and they just use ...

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