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WITHERFALL Feat. ICED EARTH, SANCTUARY Members: 'A Prelude To Sorrow' Album Due In November

U.S. dark melodic metal masters WITHERFALL will release their sophomore album, "A Prelude To Sorrow", on November 2. Songwriters Joseph Michael (vocals, SANCTUARY) and Jake Dreyer (guitar, ICED EARTH) succeeded in perfectly combining the group's technical proficiency with an appropriate eerie and somber atmosphere, manifesting also in Kristian Wåhlin's majestic cover painting. For mix and ...

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PIG DESTROYER: 'Mt. Skull' Video Released

"Mt. Skull", the new video from PIG DESTROYER, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's first album in six years, "Head Cage" (named after a grisly medieval torture device), which will be released on September 7 via Relapse Records. The "Mt. Skull" clip was directed by Joe Stakun. The band states: ...

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ALAN PARSONS Signs With FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL

Frontiers Music Srl has announce the signing of Alan Parsons. Alan is working on a new studio album, tentatively scheduled for release in the spring of 2019. Alan and Frontiers' relationship began in 2010 when the label released "Eye 2 Eye - Live in Madrid". They have kept in close contact since, with the ultimate ...

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SEPTICFLESH Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS; New Album Due In 2019

Nuclear Blast has announced the signing of Greek symphonic death metallers SEPTICFLESH to a worldwide deal. The group's unique blend of symphonic arrangements, avant garde elements, atmosphere and eviscerating extreme metal has been converting legions into fans since the '90s. Now, with a streak of modern classic albums under their belt such as "Sumerian Daemons" ...

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UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS To Release 'Wasteland' Album In October

The brainchild of mercurial Cambridgeshire mystic Kevin Starrs, UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS have been making extraordinary music since 2009. Now they return with their fifth full-length album. 47 minutes of vital, audacious and frequently bewildering heavy psychedelia, it bears the title "Wasteland" and is instantly recognizable as Starrs's most immersive and evocative body of ...

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THE WHITE SWAN Feat. KITTIE's MERCEDES LANDER: 'Inamorato' Song

"Inamorato", a new song from THE WHITE SWAN, the Canadian doom-laden sludge rock trio founded by drummer-turned-vocalist/guitarist Mercedes Lander (KITTIE), can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new EP, "Touch Taste Destroy", which will be released on September 7. Following up from THE WHITE SWAN's previous EPs, 2017's "The White" and ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD: Making Of 'Dominion' Album Part Three (Video)

The third in a three-part series of videos featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Dominion", the upcoming third album from DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, can be seen below. The disc, which is due on September 21 via Spinefarm Records, will feature eight tracks of devastatingly unrelenting ...

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MADDER MORTEM: 'Far From Home' Video Released

Norwegian alternative metallers MADDER MORTEM have released a music video for the song "Far From Home". The track is taken from the band's seventh full-length album, "Marrow", which is due on September 21 via Dark Essence Records. The symbol-laden clip was created by the noted Romanian artist Costin Choireanu. According to MADDER MORTEM, "Far From ...

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Listen To New MONSTROSITY Song 'Radiated'

Florida death metallers MONSTROSITY will release their first studio album in 11 years, "The Passage Of Existence", on September 7 via Metal Blade Records. The disc's third single, "Radiated", can be streamed below. Drummer Lee Harrison recorded his drum tracks at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with veteran metal producer Jason Suecof. A week was ...

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EVOKEN To Release 'Hypnagogia' Album In November

Death/funeral doom legion EVOKEN will unleash its new album, "Hypnagogia", on November 9 via Profound Lore Records. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Sound Spa studios in New Jersey by Steven DeAcutis, the record comes swathed in the artwork of Adam Burke (ARTIFICIAL BRAIN, MOS GENERATOR, HOODED MENACE) and marks the band's first new output in ...

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LUCIFER'S CHILD Feat. ROTTING CHRIST, NIGHTFALL Members: 'The Order' Album Due In November

Greek black metallers LUCIFER'S CHILD will release their second studio album, titled "The Order", on November 9 via Agonia Records. The band, featuring members of ROTTING CHRIST, NIGHTFALL and CHAOSTAR, recorded eight new songs clad in artwork by Daniele Valeriani (DARK FUNERAL, DISSECTION, MAYHEM). LUCIFER'S CHILD originates from Athens. Its music is a bridge to ...

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Video Premiere: CLUTCH's 'In Walks Barbarella'

Maryland rockers CLUTCH have released the official music video for "In Walks Barbarella", the latest single from their upcoming album, "Book Of Bad Decisions". "Book Of Bad Decisions" will be released on September 7 via the group's own Weathermaker Music label. The disc was completed at Sputnik Sound studio in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Vance ...

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Swiss All-Female Heavy Metal Band BURNING WITCHES Unveils Cover Artwork For 'Hexenhammer'

Swiss all-girl heavy metal outfit BURNING WITCHES will release its second album, "Hexenhammer", on November 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc was produced at the Little Creek Studio in Switzerland by the same team as its predecessor: V.O. Pulver (PRO-PAIN, DESTRUCTION, NERVOSA, PÄNZER) and DESTRUCTION frontman Schmier, who helped and advised as a close ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD: 'Northlanders' Video

"Northlanders", the new video from DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, can be seen below. The song is taken from DRAGONLORD's third album, "Dominion", which will be released on September 21 via Spinefarm Records. The disc features eight tracks of devastatingly unrelenting black and death metal assault. The album ...

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GLENN HUGHES On ARETHA FRANKLIN: 'She Was The First Woman That Raised The Hair On The Back Of My Neck When She Sang'

Glenn Hughes paid tribute to Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul," who died Thursday after it was reported last week that she was "gravely ill" in Detroit. Her family said that the cause of death was advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type. During an interview with the "Talking Metal" podcast, the former DEEP PURPLE ...

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MYRKUR On Criticism From Black Metal Scene: 'I Respect Passion, Even If It's Against Me'

Metalshop TV conducted an interview with Danish post-black metal multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Myrkur (real name: Amalie Bruun) at this year's Brutal Assault festival, which was held last weekend in Jaromer, Czech Republic. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what inspires her: Myrkur: "My main ...

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KORN Singer's Wife, DEVEN DAVIS, Dead At 39

According to TMZ, KORN frontman Jonathan Davis's estranged wife died earlier today. Deven Davis was only 39 years old. A Davis family representative confirmed the report, saying in a statement: "The Davis family is brokenhearted over the devastating loss of Deven Davis. We ask that you respect their privacy — and the privacy ...

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BLOODBATH To Release 'The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn' Album In October

Like all gore-drenched sequels, demonic death metal supergroup BLOODBATH's fifth slice of morbid savagery comes even darker, nastier and sicker than before. It's been four years since "Grand Morbid Funeral", and Stockholm's shadiest death cult — with members drawn from metal luminaries PARADISE LOST, KATATONIA, OPETH and CRAFT — return with a new slab of ...

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DORO: 'It Cuts So Deep' Video Premiere

German metal queen Doro Pesch has released the official music video for the song "It Cuts So Deep". The track is taken from Doro's new album, "Forever Warriors, Forever United", which is being released today (Friday, August 17) via Nuclear Blast. Sauys Doro: "I wrote this together with David Bryant because I love doing ballads ...

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HALESTORM Frontwoman Calls For Improved Awareness Around Mental Health Following JILL JANUS's Suicide

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale has called for improved awareness around mental health following the tragic death of Jill Janus. Janus, who was the singer for the California heavy metal band HUNTRESS, passed away on Tuesday, August 14. A longtime sufferer of mental illness, she took her own life outside of Portland, Oregon. Earlier today, Hale ...

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