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VOIVOD Snubbed By Canada's JUNO AWARDS

In a decision that seems reminiscent of the 1989 JETHRO TULL/METALICA controversy of the 31st Grammy Awards, Quebecois prog metal pioneers VOIVOD have been left out of the running for a "Metal/Hard Music" award at the 2014 Juno Awards (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards). Instead, a power-pop band from Ontario called THE FLATLINERS ...

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BLACK SABBATH's '13' Takes Top Honors In 'Metal On Metal' Listener Poll

BLACK SABBATH's "13" took the number one spot in WJCU's "Metal On Metal" Top 25 year-end album countdown show, which aired on January 3. "13" dominated the listener poll, receiving 30% more votes than second-place finisher, SAXON's "Sacrifice". AMON AMARTH's "Deceiver Of The Gods", MOTÖRHEAD's "Aftershock" and DEATH ANGEL's "The Dream Calls For Blood" finished ...

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JASON NEWSTED: Hour-Long SCUZZ Video Interview Posted Online

This past summer, Terry "Beez" Bezer of Scuzz conducted an interview with former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist and current NEWSTED frontman Jason Newsted. You can now watch the full chat below. "King Of The Underdogs", the new video from NEWSTED, was filmed in September in Oakland, California with director Leon Melas, who ...

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Beyond the Martyr - ARGUS

While you try to think deeply into the title of ARGUS' third album, "Beyond the Martyr", let's simplify things a little. The Pittsburgh trad metallers used the title in remembrance of their close friend and author, Bruce Nelson. "Beyond the Martyr" is from one of his works. From that point forward, dig for deeper meaning ...

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VOIVOD: 'Kluskap O'Kom' Video Released

"Kluskap O'Kom", the new video from Canadian progressive metal pioneers VOIVOD, can be seen below. The clip, which originally premiered at Philip H. Anselmo's Housecore Horror Film Festival in October in Austin, Texas, was directed by Syl Disjonk, who is best known for his short horror film "Ethereal Chrysalis". The director of photography was JP ...

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VOIVOD Releases 'Kluskap O' Kom' 7" Single

Canadian metal innovators VOIVOD have released a new EP, "Kluskap O' Kom". The seven-inch single contains the studio album version of the title track as well as a live version of the same cut. Check out exclusive colors and packages at CM Distro. "Kluskap O' Kom" comes off VOIVOD's latest album, "Target Earth", ...

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The Dawn of Consummation and Emergence - REPTILIAN DEATH

You have to have a sick sense humor to call yourself REPTILIAN DEATH. Hailing from Mumbai, India, REPTILIAN DEATH is the side project of DEMONIC RESURRECTION vocalist Sahil "Demonstealer" Makhija. Existing for more than a decade as Demonstealer's death metal playground, REPTILIAN DEATH's latest offering "The Dawn of Consummation and Emergence" features more of the ...

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NEWSTED: 'King Of The Underdogs' Video Released

"King Of The Underdogs", 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 in September in Oakland, California with director Leon Melas, who previously helmed NEWSTED's video for the track ...

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NEWSTED Talks To Germany's METAL HAMMER Magazine (Video)

NEWSTED — the new band featuring former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Newsted and STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok — was interviewed by Metal Hammer magazine at the With Full Force festival, which took place June 27-30 at Flugplatz Roitzschjora in Löbnitz, Germany (near Leipzig). You can now watch the chat below. NEWSTED ...

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SUN & SAIL CLUB: 'Held Down' Song Available For Streaming

FU MANCHU guitarist/vocalist Bob Balch and drummer Scott Reeder have joined forces with former KYUSS bassist Scott Thomas Reeder in SUN & SAIL CLUB. Their debut album, "Mannequin", will be released on November 19 via Satin Records. The song "Held Down", taken from "Mannequin", can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below (courtesy of

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JASON NEWSTED's Question-And-Answer Session In Boise (Video)

Former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist and current NEWSTED frontman Jason Newsted took part in a signing and question-an-answer session at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St.) in Boise, Idaho on Thursday, September 26. Fans got a chance to ask Newsted questions about his legendary career during a question-and-answer session moderated by ...

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SUN & SAIL CLUB: First Studio Clip Posted Online

FU MANCHU guitarist/vocalist Bob Balch and drummer Scott Reeder have joined forces with former KYUSS bassist Scott Thomas Reeder in SUN & SAIL CLUB. Their debut album, "Mannequin", will be released in early November via Satin Records. The first in a series of video clips featuring footage from the "Mannequin" studio sessions can be seen ...

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Hideous Rot - MASADA

Not to be confused with John Zorn's in-and-out jazz and folk tribe nor the short-lived thrash crew from the late eighties, this death metal unit from Philadelphia was founded in 2008 by guitarist Chris Milewski. Contained amongst his ranks is former IMMOLATION, RELLIK and GOREAPHOBIA skin crusher, Craig Smilowski, who fields drums on two tracks ...

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JASON NEWSTED To Take Part In Boise Signing Session, Q&A

Former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist and current NEWSTED frontman Jason Newsted will take part in a signing and question-an-answer session at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St.) in Boise, Idaho at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 26. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages. Fans will ...

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FU MANCHU, Ex-KYUSS Members Join Forces In SUN & SAIL CLUB

FU MANCHU guitarist/vocalist Bob Balch and drummer Scott Reeder have joined forces with former KYUSS bassist Scott Thomas Reeder in SUN & SAIL CLUB. Their debut album, "Mannequin", will be released in early November via Satin Records. Said Balch: "In between FU MANCHU tours, I was writing all this material that was really frantic and ...

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NEWSTED Filming Video For 'King Of The Underdogs'

NEWSTED — the new band featuring former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Newsted and STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok — began filming a video for the song "King Of The Underdogs" on Monday, September 16 in Oakland, California. Directing the clip once again is Leon Melas, who previously helmed NEWSTED's video for the ...

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FATES WARNING: New Song 'I Am' Available For Streaming

"I Am", a brand new song from American progressive metallers FATES WARNING, can be streamed below. The track comes off the band's eleventh studio album, "Darkness In A Different Light", which will be released on September 27 via InsideOut Music. Featuring founding guitarist Jim Matheos alongside classic-lineup members Ray Alder (vocals) and Frank Aresti (guitar), ...

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JASON NEWSTED Interviewed By Spain's POPULAR 1 Magazine (Video)

Spain's Popular 1 magazine conducted an interview with former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist and current NEWSTED frontman Jason Newsted earlier this summer in Barcelona. You can now watch the chat below. NEWSTED's debut album, "Heavy Metal Music", sold nearly 8,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to ...

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FATES WARNING: Footage Of 'Darkness In A Different Light' Drum-Recording Sessions

"Darkness In A Different Light", the eleventh studio album from American progressive metallers FATES WARNING, which will be released on September 27 via InsideOut Music. Featuring founding guitarist Jim Matheos alongside classic-lineup members Ray Alder (vocals) and Frank Aresti (guitar), longtime bassist Joey Vera and drummer Bobby Jarzombek, the CD was produced by Matheos and ...

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JASON NEWSTED: 'It's So Important In My Life To Keep Challenging Myself'

Alec Plowman of Ultimate-Guitar.com recently conducted an interview with former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist and current NEWSTED frontman Jason Newsted. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Ultimate-Guitar.com: "Heavy Metal Music" is an album with a definite, balls-to-the-wall, old-school vibe. Would you say that recording it allowed you ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT To Curate 2014 ROADBURN Festival

Guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH has agreed to curate Roadburn Festival 2014 on Friday, April 11 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. As curator, Mikael will personally select the bands for his special event, and play a headline show with OPETH, too! OPETH's body of work is highly respected by ...

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