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NAPALM DEATH: New Song 'How The Years Condemn' Available For Streaming

British/American grindcore legends NAPALM DEATH will release their 15th studio album, "Apex Predator - Easy Meat", on January 27, 2015 (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media Records. The CD's striking artwork, which can be seen below, was created by Danish designer Frode Sylthe (Friktion.com), who has previously worked on the band's "Utilitarian" album as ...

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NAPALM DEATH's BARNEY GREENWAY Denies MITCH HARRIS Has Left The Band

Vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway of British/American grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH has shot down speculation that the band's longtime guitarist Mitch Harris is officially out of NAPALM or is terminally ill. Harris took an indefinite break last fall to tend to a family situation and Wikipedia initially wrongly scrubbed him from the band roster. He has ...

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NAPALM DEATH: 'Apex Predator - Easy Meat' Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

British/American grindcore legends NAPALM DEATH will release their 15th studio album, "Apex Predator - Easy Meat", on January 27, 2015 (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media Records. The CD's striking artwork, which can be seen below, was created by Danish designer Frode Sylthe (Friktion.com), who has previously worked on the band's "Utilitarian" album as ...

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NAPALM DEATH: New Song 'Cesspits' Available For Streaming

"Cesspits", a brand new song from British/American grindcore legends NAPALM DEATH, can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The track is taken from the band's 15th studio album, "Apex Predator - Easy Meat", which will be released on January 27, 2015 (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media Records. Said NAPALM DEATH frontman Mark ...

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Video: REED MULLIN, KARL AGELL Perform CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's 'Blind' Album At KATHERINE LUDWIG Benefit Concert

Karl Agell, who sang on the classic CORROSION OF CONFORMITY (C.O.C.) album "Blind" (1991), and founding C.O.C. member Reed Mullin (drums) performed the entire original version of the "Blind" LP on Sunday, November 9 at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, North Carolina. Agell and Mullin were joined in the group by Scott Little and TR ...

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Video: REED MULLIN, KARL AGELL Rehearsing CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's 'Blind' Album For KATHERINE LUDWIG Benefit Concert

Karl Agell, who sang on the classic CORROSION OF CONFORMITY (C.O.C.) album "Blind" (1991), and founding C.O.C. member Reed Mullin (drums) will perform the entire original version of the "Blind" LP on Sunday, November 9 at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, North Carolina. The concert is a benefit for Katherine Ludwig, former editor of the ...

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NAPALM DEATH Guitarist MITCH HARRIS To Sit Out Upcoming Shows

British/American grindcore legends NAPALM DEATH have released the following statement: "Due to illness within his family, we would like to announce that [guitarist] Mitch Harris will, unfortunately, not be performing with us for the near future. We stress that this is not a permanent arrangement, although we are unsure exactly when Mitch will return under ...

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REED MULLIN, KARL AGELL To Perform CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's Entire 'Blind' Album At KATHERINE LUDWIG Benefit Concert

Karl Agell, who sang on the classic CORROSION OF CONFORMITY (C.O.C.) album "Blind" (1991), and founding C.O.C. member Reed Mullin (drums) perform the entire original version of the "Blind" LP on Sunday, November 9 at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, North Carolina. The concert is a benefit for Katherine Ludwig, former editor of the long-running ...

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Ex-METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED Is No Longer On Facebook, Twitter Or Any Other Social Networking Site

According to a posting on NewstedHeavyMetal.com, former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Newsted is "not on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or any other social networking website as of September 15, 2014 & and has no affiliation with any such impostor sites using his name or likeness unlawfully." Jason in February canceled ...

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VOIVOD Featuring New Bassist DOMINIC 'ROCKY' LAROCHE: Fan-Filmed Footage Of HEAVY MONTREAL Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of VOIVOD's August 9 performance at the Heavy Montreal festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada can be seen below. VOIVOD has tapped Dominic "Rocky" Laroche to play bass for the band following the departure of Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky). Laroche, who has previously performed with blues musician Steve Hill, made his live debut ...

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VOIVOD Recruits Bassist DOMINIC 'ROCKY' LAROCHE Following Split With BLACKY; Video Of First Performance

Canadian metal innovators VOIVOD have tapped Dominic "Rocky" Laroche to play bass for the band following the departure of Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky). Laroche, who has previously performed with blues musician Steve Hill, made his live debut with VOIVOD last night (Saturday, July 12) at Festival Jonquière En Musique in the group's former hometown of ...

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VOIVOD Parts Ways With Bassist JEAN-YVES 'BLACKY' THÉRIAULT

**UPDATE**: VOIVOD has released the following statement regarding bassist Blacky's latest departure from the group: "It saddens us to announce that VOIVOD will no longer be performing live with Blacky. Jean-Yves has decided to leave the band for his own personal reasons. We wish him all the best. VOIVOD will carry on." The original article ...

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ASSASSIN Anounces New Singer

German thrash metal veterans ASSASSIN have parted ways with vocalist Robert Gonella and have replaced him with Ingo "Crowzak" Bajonczak (LORD OF GIANT, SUPERSOMA, NEW DAMAGE). Comments ASSASSIN guitarist Michael Hoffmann: "We all were lying crippled on the floor, as, all of a sudden, this guy shows up! And he slapped us out of our ...

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THE OATH Calls It Quits

THE OATH, the band forged around the fizzing, feral chemistry between Swedish guitarist Linnéa Olsson and German vocalist Johanna Sadonis, has called it quits. In an e-mail sent out to THE OATH's Bandcamp fans earlier today, Linnéa wrote: "You're receiving this email because you at one point purchased music and/or merchandise from THE OATH's Bandcamp ...

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In a Mirror Darkly - MEKONG DELTA

German progressive thrashers MEKONG DELTA have long been one of the most intelligent metal acts on the planet and they seldom get their due. As the oft-referred "best-kept secret in the world" since the mid-Eighties, MEKONG DELTA has seen its ranks shifted and reassembled numerous times with bassist Ralf Hubert (once operating in the band's ...

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Barishi - BARISHI

Hailing from the mountains of southern Vermont is BARISHI, a progressive metal crack unit looking to stir a few pots of convention with their decidedly unconventional debut album. BARISHI's hybrid music style lies somewhere between screamo, grunge, alt punk, psych and prog. Though hardly like any of them, BARISHI appears to take inspiration and splice ...

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Le Vecteur Transcendantal - KOSMOS

Not to be confused with the KOSMOS side project of VOIVOD's Michel "Away" Langevin, this French black metal project is decidedly more sinister in sound, despite its inherent theme of mankind's desperate and pointless conflict in trying to master Nature. Not exactly your standard black metal fare, this sense of conscience to KOSMOS' second offering, ...

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THE OATH: 'All Must Die' Song Available For Streaming

"All Must Die", a brand new song from THE OATH, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track is taken from the band's self-titled debut album, which will be released on March 17 in Europe and April 15 in North America via Rise Above Records. To master the dark and wring compelling creativity ...

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Enter the Metal - VARGA

Canadian prog-thrashers VARGA had a brief run from 1989 through the mid-Nineties, which is to say, they were doomed from the start for obvious reasons if you were paying attention to the North American music climate of that period. They released two albums, "Prototype" and "Oxygen" as well as their 1991 debut cassette, "Multiple Wargasms", ...

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THE OATH To Release Self-Titled Debut Album In March

THE OATH's self-titled debut album will be released on March 17 in Europe and April 15 in North America via Rise Above Records. To master the dark and wring compelling creativity from its densest shadows requires vision, belief and, perhaps most importantly, a dash of synchronicity. These are all qualities that ooze from every pore ...

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JASON NEWSTED Says 'Private And Personal Circumstances' Caused His Band To Pull Out Of SOUNDWAVE

NEWSTED — the new band featuring former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Newsted and STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok — has confirmed that it will no longer be coming to Australia for the Soundwave festival, which begins tomorrow (Saturday, February 22) in Brisbane. Said Jason in a statement: "Due to private and personal ...

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NEWSTED Pulls Out Of Australia's SOUNDWAVE Festival?

Update: Australian touring mogul and Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah has posted a message on Twitter saying that he is "trying to find NEWSTED and figure out what is going on.' He added: "The band's equipment just arrived in Brisbane so not sure what's up." He also wrote: "I can't get hold of any of [Jason's] ...

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NEWSTED: '… As The Crow Flies' Video Released

"… As The Crow Flies", the new video from the new video from NEWSTED — the new band featuring former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Newsted and STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok — can be seen below. The clip was filmed with director Leon Melas, who previously helmed NEWSTED's videos for the tracks ...

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JASON NEWSTED, WILLIAM DUVALL Discuss What It's Like To Replace Hugely Influential Departed Musicians

Backstage at last year's Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards event in London, England, Invade TV bumped into William DuVall (ALICE IN CHAINS) and Jason Newsted (NEWSTED, METALLICA, VOIVOD, ECHOBRAIN). An interesting conversation developed, giving some insight into what it's like to come into a band that already existed and taking over the role of departed ...

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