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SORCERER Begins Recording New Album

Swedish epic doom metallers SORCERER have entered the studio to begin recording their new album. This will be the band's third LP for Metal Blade and follow-up to the critically acclaimed "The Crowning Of The Fireking", which came out in 2017. A spring 2020 release is expected. Drums were recorded last week at SolnaSound Recording, ...

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STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH: SGT. D Action Figure Coming Soon

NECA Toys will release the Stormtroopers Of Death Sgt. D eight-inch clothed action figure in December. The figure is based on the mascot of the satirical 1980s metal band STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH (a.k.a. S.O.D.), which consisted of ANTHRAX members Scott Ian (guitar) and Charlie Benante (drums), ex-ANTHRAX bassist Dan Lilker, and M.O.D.'s Billy Milano (vocals). ...

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BENEDICTION Rejoined By Singer DAVE INGRAM

Long-running Birmingham, U.K.-based extreme metallers BENEDICTION have been rejoined by vocalist Dave Ingram (formerly of BOLT THROWER). Ingram's return to BENEDICTION comes two months after the departure of the band's previous singer, Dave Hunt. Hunt's schedule had become increasingly congested with his commitments to both BENEDICTION and ANAAL NATHRAKH, as well as his relentless studies ...

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Watch SLIPKNOT's Music Video For New Song 'Solway Firth'

SLIPKNOT has shared "Solway Firth", the second new song to be released off the band's widely anticipated sixth LP, "We Are Not Your Kind", which will arrive August 9 on Roadrunner Records. "Solway Firth" is available now at all DSPs along with an official music video directed by the band's own M. Shawn Crahan. Created ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Releases Music Video For 'Piece Of Me'

Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have released the official music video for their new single, "Piece Of Me". The clip features footage from the band's recent tour, which included shows at London's Alexandra Palace and at the Slam Dunk festival. "Piece Of Me" is taken from BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's latest album, "Gravity", which ...

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SKID ROW Guitarist Was 'Pissed' That RHINO Remastered Debut Album For 'Deluxe' Digital Reissue

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo spoke at length about the album with writer Clay Marshall. Some select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether, 30 years later, he'd change anything about the album: Snake: "I think there's ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Joined By MAX CAVALERA For 'Walk' Performance At DYNAMO METALFEST (Video)

Max Cavalera (SEPULTURA, SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) joined Philip Anselmo on stage yesterday (Saturday, July 20) at the Dynamo Metalfest in Eindhoven, Netherlands to perform the PANTERA classic "Walk". Video footage of Max's appearance can be seen below. Last month, Anselmo spoke to Graspop Metal Meeting about his decision to play a number of PANTERA songs ...

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Watch DOKKEN Perform At Iowa Speedway

Fan-filmed video footage of DOKKEN's July 19 concert at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube users "John W Elkin" and "D C"). As with all of DOKKEN's recent gigs, DOKKEN's longtime member "Wild" Mick Brown did not perform with his bandmates in Iowa. He has since been replaced ...

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BAD WOLVES Drummer: 'We Decided Pretty Early On That We Weren't Going To Be Some 'Purist' Metal Band'

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with BAD WOLVES bassist Kyle Konkiel and drummer John Boecklin. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether Boecklin envisioned BAD WOLVES being able to tour Europe so early into their career: John: "Sure, but it really wasn't like ...

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ACT OF DEFIANCE Singer Launches Atmospheric Doom Metal Band QAALM

"Reflections Doubt", the debut demo from QAALM, the new atmospheric doom metal band featuring ACT OF DEFIANCE and ex-SCAR THE MARTYR singer Henry Derek Elis (on guitar), can be streamed below. Starting a band these days may seem like somewhat of an unadorned idea. But among two creative and passionately involved music aficionados materialized a ...

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SABATON: Lyric Video For New Song '82nd All The Way'

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON have released the official lyric video for the song "82nd All The Way". The track is taken from the band's ninth full-length album, "The Great War", which came out on July 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band's 20th-anniversary record is a concept effort covering stories from the First World ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's Touring Guitarist ANDY SNEAP Receives Honorary Degree From University Of Derby: Video, Photos

Noted British heavy metal producer and current JUDAS PRIEST touring guitarist Andy Sneap is among six people from Derbyshire who were honored at the University Of Derby's graduation ceremonies this week. Sneap received his honorary degree on his 50th birthday (Thursday, July 18) in front of thousands of graduating students, their families and friends at ...

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EMPEROR's IHSAHN Says BEHEMOTH Puts On A Show That Is 'Everything We Could Have Dreamed Of In '93'

Prior to EMPEROR's performance at the recent French festival Hellfest, vocalist Ihsahn spoke with Jorge Fretes of Spain's GoetiaMedia.com. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether, given the fact that the group hasn't recorded an album since 2001, he considers EMPEROR to be ...

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SKID ROW Guitarist Recalls First Performance With SEBASTIAN BACH: 'There Was Something Magical About It'

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo spoke at length about the group's early years with writer Clay Marshall. Some select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On meeting bassist Rachel Bolan: Snake: "We weren't childhood friends — we met ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of METALLICA's Entire Trondheim Concert

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA's entire July 13 concert at Granåsen in Trondheim, Norway can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Hardwired 02. The Memory Remains 03. Ride The Lightning 04. Harvester Of Sorrow 05. The Unforgiven 06. Here Comes Revenge 07. Moth Into Flame 08. Sad But True 09. ...

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