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OBSCURA: 'Mortification Of The Vulgar Sun' Video Released

"Mortification Of The Vulgar Sun", the new video from Germany's progressive death metal masters OBSCURA, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Diluvium", which is due out July 13 on CD, LP and digital via Relapse Records. OBSCURA completes its long-running, four-album conceptual circle with the release of "Diluvium" ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Opens Up About Business And Creative Differences That Are Standing In Way Of New SYSTEM OF A DOWN Music

SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Serj Tankian has issued a lengthy statement in apparent response to guitarist Daron Malakian's assertion that the singer was standing in the way of the band's attempts to record a follow-up to its "Mezmerize" and "Hypnotize" albums, which came out in 2005. In this week's issue of U.K.'s Kerrang! magazine, Malakian ...

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TOBIAS FORGE Says One Of The 'Biggest Misconceptions' About GHOST 'Is That It's Just About The Devil'

GHOST frontman Tobias Forge recently spoke with Germany's Star FM. The complete two-part conversation can be streamed below (Forge's responses begin at the 6:48 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he was surprised that GHOST's mystique was preserved for several album cycles: Tobias: "Yes, I guess so. I ...

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WATAIN Frontman On Status Of Guitarist SET TEITAN: 'There Is No Bandmember Having To Leave'

Hayley Leggs conducted an interview with frontman Erik Danielsson of Swedish black metallers WATAIN at this year's Hellfest, which was held last month in Clisson, France. You can now watch the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's current European summer festival run: Erik: "Festivals are always quite chaotic for ...

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MANTICORA: 'Echoes Of A Silent Scream' Video Released

Danish thrash/power metallers MANTICORA have released the official music video for the track "Echoes Of A Silent Scream", from their upcoming eighth album, "To Kill To Live To Kill". The clip was shot at three different locations, and it was recorded, edited and produced by the talented movie-maker Kasper Serup Christensen of KSC Productions. MANTICORA ...

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MEMORIAM Feat. BOLT THROWER And BENEDICTION Members: Pro-Shot Footage Of ROCK HARD FESTIVAL Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of MEMORIAM performing the song "Bleed The Same" at this year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, which was held in May in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, can be seen below. MEMORIAM is the Birmingham, United Kingdom-based death/grind metal band featuring Karl Willets (BOLT THROWER) on vocals, Frank Healy (BENEDICTION, CEREBRAL FIX) on ...

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FEAR FACTORY Frontman To Release Second ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS Album, 'Stormcrow'

Burton C. Bell, frontman and founding member of FEAR FACTORY, has announced release plans for the second album from ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS, his musical collaboration with John Bechdel (KILLING JOKE, PRONG, FEAR FACTORY, MINISTRY). After returning from a 10-year hiatus, the pair's eagerly awaited album, "Stormcrow", is set for release via the PledgeMusic platform. ...

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Renowned Artist Manager And Bassist ROB 'BLASKO' NICHOLSON Launches 'A New Level' Podcast

Rob "Blasko" Nicholson is recognized internationally as the renowned current bassist for metal legend Ozzy Osbourne (and formerly for ROB ZOMBIE, DANZIG, PRONG and CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER), and also as a successful artist manager. Blasko's significant experience in both of these distinct roles certifies him with a unique perspective of the inner workings of the music ...

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OBITUARY Guitarist On Upcoming Tour With SLAYER: 'It's A Bucket-List Type Of Thing That Took 30 Years'

Hellbound's Gene A. Gaona conducted an interview with guitarist Trevor Peres of Floridian death metal legends OBITUARY prior to their May 25 concert at DNA Lounge in San Francisco, California. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "hitting their groove" with OBITUARY's 2017 self-titled studio ...

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Former BLACK CROWES Guitarist RICH ROBINSON On Whether He Will Reunite With Brother CHRIS: 'I Would Say No'

THE MAGPIE SALUTE guitarist Rich Robinson (ex-THE BLACK CROWES) recently spoke with Cindy Miller of the New Bern, North Carolina radio station 106.5 WSFL. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On THE MAGPIE SALUTE's forthcoming debut album, "High Water I": Rich: "We went into the studio ...

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ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN On Singer Change: 'It's Been Somewhat Of A Miracle That We Pulled It Off As Good As We Have'

Catalan radio show and web site Simfonia Metàl·lica recently conducted an interview with guitarist Wolf Hoffmann of legendary German/American metallers ACCEPT. A few excerpts from the chat follow below. On how he looks back on ACCEPT's latest album, 2017's "The Rise Of Chaos": Wolf: "Every album sort of changes as time passes by; ...

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For The Cause - MADBALL

Freddy Cricien truly is, and always has been, hardcore for life. When he was just seven years old, he began touring with his older half-brother's band, none other than the pioneering underground band AGNOSTIC FRONT. The brothers are nothing short of hardcore royalty. The seeds for MADBALL were essentially planted when brother Roger Miret would ...

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Dead Cross - DEAD CROSS

On paper, DEAD CROSS features one of the most impressive super group lineups in history. Oftentimes such endeavors fall short of expectations for a variety of reasons. Sometimes the world class musicians use these alternate bands as an opportunity to flex their impressive talents. This may be enjoyable for self-serving purposes, but it generally comes ...

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House of Doom - CANDLEMASS

A casino of the damned? Someone dial Anne Rice's agent; there's a potential Lestat story to be fleshed out here. In one of the weirdest experiments in metal, doom legends CANDLEMASS created a soundtrack song for an online gaming experience, "House of Doom". Now, before you trigger-happy zombie mashers get a blazing hard-on by what ...

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Beacon of Faith - BAPTISTS

Comparing BAPTISTS to noisecore pioneers CONVERGE is inevitable. The characteristic style and sounds remain in tow with the band's third full-length album, "Beacon of Faith", but it does more than simply chase the forefathers. BAPTISTS continues along a path that is comparatively more linear in approach yet much catchier and easily digestible. For some, album ...

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Hadeon - PESTILENCE

Members of PESTILENCE have come and gone. There has been one constant figure throughout, Patrick Mameli. The man is the heart and driving force of the legendary Netherlands death metal band. The ensemble has undergone periods of inactivity, and nonexistence, including a span that lasted 14 years following the promotional cycle of the group's groundbreaking ...

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