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BLACK SABBATH To Release 'Vinyl Collection' With Bonus Rarities

When Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward formed BLACK SABBATH in 1968, the quartet conjured a primal sound that was heavier, louder and more menacing than anything that had come before. The band recorded a series of metal masterpieces in the '70s that became the blueprint for heavy music and influenced generations ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Says JON BON JOVI Thought SKID ROW Looked 'Ridiculous' In Band's First Photo Shoot

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's 1989 self-titled debut, former vocalist Sebastian Bach spoke at length about the album with writer Clay Marshall. Select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his initial impressions of SKID ROW upon receiving the band's demo: Sebastian: "My very first ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Discusses New Song 'Heart In Hand' (Video)

A two-minute video in which OPETH vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt discusses the band's recently released single "Heart In Hand", can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 13th album, "In Cauda Venenum", which will be released on September 27 via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded last year at Stockholm's Park Studios, "In ...

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SEETHER Frontman Has 30 Song Ideas For Next Album

SEETHER will enter the studio in the fall to begin recording the follow-up to 2017's "Poison The Parish" albumfor a tentative early 2020 release. Speaking to Meltdown fo Detroit's WRIF radio station at last weekend's Riff Fest, guitarist Corey Lowery stated about SEETHER's plans for a new LP: "We're gonna start working on a new ...

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DEATHWHITE Completes Recording Second Album, 'Grave Image'

Enigmatic dark metal outfit DEATHWHITE has completed the recording process for its forthcoming second full-length album, "Grave Image". The LP was tracked in April and May at Cerebral Audio Productions under the watchful eye of Shane Mayer, with vocal tracking taking place at Mana Recording with engineer Art Paiz. It was mixed by Mayer, with ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Debuts His New Jackson X Series Signature Concert Bass (Video)

In the six-and-a-half-minute video below, MEGADETH's David Ellefson gives an in-depth overview of his all-new X Series Signature David Ellefson Concert Bass CBXM IV and V models, running down its features from headstock to bridge and sharing his design inspiration. "When we started designing these, my first thought was 'let's do something more traditional,'" says ...

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HATRIOT: 'Ethereal Nightmare' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Ethereal Nightmare" from the San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal outfit HATRIOT can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "From Days Unto Darkness", which will be released on July 26 via Massacre Records. The disc marks the group's first release with Cody ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Keyboardist/Vocalist LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT To Release 'Martyr' Solo Album In October

CRADLE OF FILTH keyboardist and vocalist Lindsay Schoolcraft, an accomplished singer, songwriter, harpist, and pianist in her own right, will release her debut solo album on October 7. "Martyr", co-written by former EVANESCENCE drummer Rocky Gray, offers eleven tracks of entrancing gothic rock, influenced by Schoolcraft's background in classical music. Fans of EVANESCENCE, NIGHTWISH, and ...

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BIFF BYFORD: Why SAXON Never Made It Big In America

Biff Byford has explained why he believes SAXON never achieved the same kind of commercial success in America as fellow British bands IRON MAIDEN and DEF LEPPARD. Although SAXON is widely recognized as one of New Wave Of British Heavy Metal's pioneering exponents, the band has failed to mirror its European success in the U.S. ...

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Watch CANDLEMASS Perform At Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of CANDLEMASS's July 13 performance at the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany can be seen below. CANDLEMASS's 12th album, "The Door To Doom", was released in February via Napalm Records. The disc includes the song "Astorolus - The Great Octopus", which features a guest guitar solo by none other than ...

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SOUNDGARDEN: 'Live From The Artists Den' Unboxing Video

On February 17, 2013, SOUNDGARDEN concluded a sold-out U.S. winter tour in support of "King Animal", its first studio album in over sixteen years, with a special "Live From The Artists Den" taping at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. SOUNDGARDEN mixed new songs with classic radio hits and rarities performed live for the first time ...

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LIV SIN: 'Burning Sermons' Album Details Revealed

Following on from the acclaimed "Follow Me" album, Swedish quintet LIV SIN, led by the unmistakable vocals of Liv Jagrell (ex-SISTER SIN), will release its new LP, "Burning Sermons", on September 6 via Despotz Records. The disc was produced by Emil Nödtveidt (DEATHSTARS) at Black Syndicate Studio. Channeling LIV SIN's love of classic heavy metal ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Singer Says He Totally Gets A Kick Out Of Being Playable Character In 'Call Of Duty: Black Ops'

AVENGED SEVENFOLD frontman M. Shadows has spoken out about getting his very own playable character in the "Call Of Duty: Black Ops" franchise. The singer is featured in "Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4"'s latest content drop, called "Operation Apocalypse Z", which was released on July 8 through Activision and Treyarch. In the video below, ...

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Listen To New KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Song 'I Am Broken Too'

The official lyric video for "I Am Broken Too", the new single from Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, can be seen below. The song is taken from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's new album, "Atonement", which will be released on August 16 via Metal Blade Records in the U.S. and Sony Music Entertainment in the rest of the world. ...

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