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Danish Death Metal Band BAEST Signs With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Century Media Records has announced the signing of Danish death metallers BAEST to a worldwide deal. Highly influenced by bands such as BLOODBATH, GRAVE, ENTOMBED and DISMEMBER, BAEST — whose moniker translates to "beast" or "brute" in the band's native language — combines a deadly old-school backbone with its own creative edge and incredible, ferocious ...

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New Band Featuring THREAT SIGNAL, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, Ex-STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Members Gets Name

The new Canadian metal band featuring members of THREAT SIGNAL, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT and STRAPPING YOUNG LAD has been christened IMONOLITH. The group was launched following Devin Townsend's announcement that he has put the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT on indefinite hiatus while he works on other projects. Joining drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen and guitarist Brian "Beav" ...

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PRONG, W.A.S.P., Ex-TESTAMENT Members Honor SLAYER At 'Ultimate Jam Night' (Video)

"Ultimate Jam Night", the long-running weekly show in residency at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, honored SLAYER on Tuesday, March 13. Taking part in the even were the entire band PRONG (Tommy Victor, Jason Christopher and Art Cruz), former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian (TRAUMA), ex-TESTAMENT/FORBIDDEN guitarist Steve Smyth, Aquiles Priester (W.A.S.P., PRIMAL ...

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Video Premiere: PRIMORDIAL's 'Exile Amongst The Ruins'

"Exile Amongst The Ruins", the new video from Irish pagan metallers PRIMORDIAL, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's upcoming album, which will be released on March 30 through Metal Blade Records. The band teamed with producer Ola Ersfjord, who worked on PRIMORDIAL's 2016 live album, "Gods To The ...

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NEVERMORE's 'The Complete Collection': Unboxing Video

On March 9, Century Media Records will release "The Complete Collection" by NEVERMORE, an impressive 12-disc CD box set including all studio releases, the "Year Of The Voyager" live album as well as a disc of rarities. Limited to 2,000 copies, it also includes a numbered collector's certificate, an 80-page booklet (with lyrics, photos, liner ...

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QUIET RIOT Drummer Encourages Fans To See Classic Rock Acts While They Still Can: 'There May Not Be A Next Time'

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali recently appeared on the "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On whether classic rock is in danger of fading away in the coming years: Frankie: "I think that could be a reality for a couple ...

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Video Premiere: PRIMORDIAL's 'To Hell Or The Hangman'

"To Hell Or The Hangman", the new video from Irish pagan metallers PRIMORDIAL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Exile Amongst The Ruins", which will be released on March 30 through Metal Blade Records. The band teamed with producer Ola Ersfjord, who worked on PRIMORDIAL's 2016 live album, ...

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METALLICA To Receive Prestigious Swedish Award POLAR MUSIC PRIZE

METALLICA will be honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize. The San Francisco Bay Area heavy metal giants have been chosen as one of the 2018 recipients of Sweden's biggest music award. The announcement was made Wednesday (February 14) morning at Stockholm City Hall by Alfons Karabuda, chairman of the Polar Music Prize award committee. ...

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DISTURBED's 'Immortalized' Certified Platinum In U.S.

DISTURBED's 2015 comeback album, "Immortalized", was officially certified platinum on January 25 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for sales in excess of a million copies. The RIAA developed its gold and platinum awards program in 1958 to honor artists and create a standard by which to measure the commercial success of a ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Reunion All But Confirmed By New Photo Shoot

According to The Pulse Of Radio, the SMASHING PUMPKINS did a new photo shoot in Los Angeles on Saturday (February 3), all but confirming that a new, mostly original lineup of the band is returning this year. Participants in the photo shoot included frontman Billy Corgan, original guitarist James Iha, founding drummer Jimmy Chamberlin and ...

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Video Premiere: EKTOMORF's 'The Prophet Of Doom'

"The Prophet Of Doom", the new video from Hungarian metallers EKTOMORF, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Fury", which will be released on February 16 via AFM. The cover artwork for the disc was created by Chris Blomenkemper and Andrew Krasnoff and can be seen below. "Fury" will ...

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PRIMORDIAL To Release 'Exile Amongst The Ruins' In March

Irish pagan metallers PRIMORDIAL will release their new album, "Exile Amongst The Ruins", on March 30 through Metal Blade Records. The band teamed with producer Ola Ersfjord, who worked on PRIMORDIAL's 2016 live album, "Gods To The Godless". The record was tracked at Dublin's Camelot Studios, located adjacent to PRIMORDIAL's rehearsal room. Check out the ...

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