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BLACK SABBATH To Release 'The Ten Year War' Limited-Edition Vinyl Box Set In September

A foreboding storm is gathering overhead. Bells toll, lighting cracks, rain falls…something dark and sinister is heading this way. It's 1970 and four guys from Birmingham, with the release of their debut self-titled album, have single-handedly created what would become known forever as heavy metal. It was a singular moment of crushing heaviness that would ...

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Watch CARCASS Perform At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video footage of CARCASS's June 10 performance at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden can be seen below. CARCASS guitarist Bill Steer told Dead Rhetoric last year that the band's next studio album should arrive by the end of 2017. But, he added, "we can't really rush this. We don't want to waste ...

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DIRKSCHNEIDER To Return To North America In Early 2018

DIRKSCHNEIDER — the band fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider — will return to North America in early 2018. Confirmed tour dates: Feb. 23 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater Feb. 24 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater Feb. 25 - Montreal, QC @ Cafe Campus Feb. 27 - Quebec City, QC ...

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HELSTAR Releases 'Awaken Unto Darkness' Video

Texas power metal kings HELSTAR have released the video for "Awaken Unto Darkness", the new single from their current LP, "Vampiro", a continuation of their classic 1989 Metal Blade release "Nosferatu". Mixed by legendary metal producer Bill Metoyer (with HELSTAR's Larry Barragan) who also produced and mixed "Nosferatu", "Vampiro" has been critically acclaimed, heralded as ...

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PARADISE LOST Unveils 'Medusa' Album Artwork

British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST will release their new album, "Medusa", on September 1 via Nuclear Blast. With this fifteenth full-length release, the legends are returning to their early beginnings, delivering their heaviest record of the past fifteen years, melding crushing doom metal with Nick Holmes's harsh death growls and raw organic sounds, heralding ...

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MESHUGGAH Guitarist FREDRIK THORDENDAL To Miss MEGADETH Tour; SCAR SYMMETRY's PER NILSSON To Step In

Guitarist Fredrik Thordendal of Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH will sit out the band's summer tour with MEGADETH. His temporary replacement will be SCAR SYMMETRY's Per Nilsson. A cryptic message on MESHUGGAH's Facebook page offered no specific reason for Fredrik's absence other than he would be out "on a mission to explore some interesting stuff." ...

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INCANTATION To Release 'Profane Nexus' Album In August

Extreme metal veterans INCANTATION will release their tenth studio album, "Profane Nexus", on August 11 via Relapse Records — the very same label that released the band's influential LPs "Onward To Golgotha" (1992), "Mortal Throne Of Nazarene" (1994), "Diabolical Conquest" (1998) and "The Infernal Storm" (2000). As expected, INCANTATION has taken steps to ensure that ...

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Watch RAMMSTEIN Perform In Prague, Czech Republic

Fan-filmed video footage of RAMMSTEIN's May 28 concert at Eden Aréna in Prague, Czech Republic can be seen below. "Paris", the new concert DVD and Blu-ray from RAMMSTEIN, was released on May 19. The set was recorded in March 2012 at the then-named Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris (now AccorHotels Arena) during RAMMSTEIN's "Made ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE, PROPHETS OF RAGE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, ROB ZOMBIE Set For LOUDER THAN LIFE Festival

OZZY OSBOURNE, PROPHETS OF RAGE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, ROB ZOMBIE and INCUBUS top the bill for the fourth annual Louder Than Life destination festival, set to take place Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1 at Champions Park in Louisville, Kentucky. Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne — recently reunited with guitarist Zakk Wylde for the ...

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FOREIGNER Musical 'Juke Box Hero' To Premiere In Alberta, Canada

FOREIGNER is turning forty this year and celebrating with a Canadian tour, fortieth-anniversary album, and new musical, "Juke Box Hero", premiering in Alberta sometime in 2018. FOREIGNER's ten-city Canadian tour is set to launch in Calgary, Alberta on October 11 and trek across Western Canada as the band — Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen ...

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MASTODON To Perform On Tonight's 'Conan'

**UPDATE**: According to MASTODON, the band's performance on "Conan" "had to be rescheduled." A new air date has not yet been announced. The original article follows below. Atlanta progressive heavy rock icons MASTODON will perform the song "Show Yourself" on tonight's (May 25) episode of Conan O'Brien's nighttime talk show, "Conan". The show airs on ...

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MASTODON's BILL KELLIHER Was 'Totally Shocked And Overwhelmed With Grief' Over CHRIS CORNELL's Death

MASTODON guitarist Bill Kelliher says that he was "totally shocked and overwhelmed with grief" over Chris Cornell's death. The SOUNDGARDEN frontman was pronounced dead last Thursday morning after being found unresponsive in his Detroit hotel room on Wednesday night. The band had played a concert at the Fox Theatre earlier that evening. A full autopsy ...

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RAMMSTEIN: Making Of 'Paris' Concert DVD And Blu-Ray - Part 3 (Video)

The third of three webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Paris", the new concert DVD and Blu-ray from German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN, can be seen below. Released on May 19, the set was recorded in March 2012 at the then-named Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris (now AccorHotels Arena) during RAMMSTEIN's "Made In ...

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ANTHRAX Singer Would Be In Favor Of More 'Big Four' Shows

David Glessner recently conducted an interview with ANTHRAX guitarist Jonathan Donais and singer Joey Belladonna. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about persistent rumors of more shows featuring the so-called "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal — METALLICA, ANTHRAX, SLAYER and MEGADETHJoey said: "I don't know. I really don't. I don't ...

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