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MASTODON Cancels Shows Due To 'Personal Family Matter'

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have regretfully announced they must cancel their previously announced shows that were to take place from August 7 through September 3 due to a personal family matter. MASTODON will return to the road in Latin America in late September. The September 5 show in Iceland has been rescheduled for December 5. ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE: Second Studio Webisode Feat. TROY SANDERS, REX BROWN, RANDY BLYTHE

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star metal band consisting of a rotating cast of musicians, including members of MEGADETH, TESTAMENT — which debuted on MOTÖRHEAD's Motörboat cruise last year, and performed at this year's NAMM show and on the ShipRocked cruise, will release its self-titled debut album on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Brought together ...

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Lyric Video For METAL ALLEGIANCE Song 'Can't Kill The Devil' Feat. CHUCK BILLY, PHIL DEMMEL

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star metal band consisting of a rotating cast of musicians, including members of MEGADETH, TESTAMENT — which debuted on MOTÖRHEAD's Motörboat cruise last year, and performed at this year's NAMM show and on the ShipRocked cruise, will release its self-titled debut album on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Brought together ...

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LAMB OF GOD's RANDY BLYTHE, EXODUS'S GARY HOLT Featured In METAL ALLEGIANCE Studio Clip

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star metal band consisting of a rotating cast of musicians, including members of MEGADETH, TESTAMENT — which debuted on MOTÖRHEAD's Motörboat cruise last year, and performed at this year's NAMM show and on the ShipRocked cruise, will release its self-titled debut album on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Brought together ...

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APOCALYPTICA Members 'Love Being Naked'

Samuli Väänänen of Finland's Radio Nova recently conducted an interview with Franky Perez and Eicca Toppinen of Finnish/American cello rockers APOCALYPTICA. You can now watch the chat below. Also available is footage of the band performing the songs "Shadowmaker" and a cover of the METALLICA classic "Nothing Else Matters" at the Radio Nova studios. Speaking ...

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KNOTFEST 2015: Complete Details Revealed

Knotfest returns to the San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, California this fall, with an unprecedented lineup of metal and heavy music titans, spread out over three nights. The SLIPKNOT-curated event, now in its third year (and second as a Southern California weekend destination festival), attracted over 50,000 fans in 2014, and looks ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK On Upcoming METAL ALLEGIANCE Album: 'It Happened Really Naturally'

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star metal band consisting of a rotating cast of musicians, including members of MEGADETH, TESTAMENT — which debuted on MOTÖRHEAD's Motörboat cruise last year, and performed at this year's NAMM show and on the ShipRocked cruise, will release its self-titled debut album on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Brought together ...

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MASTODON: 'Asleep In The Deep' Video Premiere

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have premiered the video for their latest single "Asleep In The Deep". The band teamed up once again with "Once More 'Round The Sun" cover artist Skinner to push the boundaries of psychedelia as far as they can. Skinner is the mastermind behind the "Asleep In The Deep" video, which tells ...

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APOCALYPTICA's MIKKO SIRÉN, FRANKY PEREZ Speak To TotalRock Radio At U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival (Video)

Hayley Leggs of TotalRock Radio conducted an interview with APOCALYPTICA's Franky Perez and Mikko Sirén at the 2015 edition of the U.K.'s Download festival, which was held last weekend in Donington Park. You can now watch the chat below. APOCALYPTICA's new album, "Shadowmaker", was released on April 21 via Eleven Seven Music Group's Better Noise ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO, CHARLIE BENANTE, CHUCK BILLY, RANDY BLYTHE To Guest On METAL ALLEGIANCE Debut

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star metal band consisting of a rotating cast of musicians, including members of MEGADETH, TESTAMENT — which debuted on MOTÖRHEAD's Motörboat cruise last year, and performed at this year's NAMM show and on the ShipRocked cruise, will release its self-titled debut album on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Brought together ...

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APOCALYPTICA: Video Footage Of Montreal Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of APOCALYPTICA's June 10 performance at the Metropolis in Montreal, Quebec, Canada can be seen below. APOCALYPTICA's new album, "Shadowmaker", was released on April 21 via Eleven Seven Music Group's Better Noise imprint. The Finnish musicians — accompanied by their American lead singer Franky Perez — recorded the CD with Grammy Award-winning ...

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GHOST Unveils 'Cirice' Video

"Cirice", the new video from Swedish occult rockers GHOST, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Roboshobo (a.k.a. Robert Schober), who has previously worked with METALLICA, ALICE IN CHAINS, MASTODON and GREEN DAY, among others. The song is taken from GHOST's third album, "Meliora", which will be released on August 21 via Loma ...

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MASTODON Members 'Murdered' In Latest 'Game Of Thrones' Episode

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON were featured on the latest episode of HBO's smash TV phenomenon "Game Of Thrones". Band members Brann Dailor, Bill Kelliher and Brent Hinds portrayed wildlings in the episode "Hardhome" that premiered Sunday, May 31 at 9 p.m. with multiple repeat showings during the week. The band was personally invited to participate ...

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MASTODON Working On 'Asleep In The Deep' Video

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON are working on a video for the song "Asleep In The Deep", taken from the band's current album, "Once More 'Round The Sun". The group is collaborating with Atlanta-based special effects guru Shane Morton and renowned American artist Skinner (cover artist for "Once More 'Round The Sun") on what is being ...

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HEAVY MONTRÉAL 2015: Daily Lineups Revealed; More Bands Announced

EXTREME, NEUROSIS, ABBATH, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, SANCTUARY, VEIL OF MAYA, THE ACACIA STRAIN, CATTLE DECAPITATION and more have been added to the billing of this year's edition of the Heavy Montréal festival. Daily lineups for the three-day event, which will be held on August 7-9 at Parc Jean-Drapeau, have also been revealed. Check out the ...

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APOCALYPTICA: Pro-Shot Footage Of Entire Berlin Concert

Professionally filmed video footage of APOCALYPTICA's entire April 1 concert at SchwuZ in Berlin, Germany can be seen below. The video is a production of ARTE and ZDF. APOCALYPTICA's new album, "Shadowmaker", was released on April 21 via Eleven Seven Music Group's Better Noise imprint. The Finnish musicians — accompanied by their American lead singer ...

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BEHEMOTH To Release Its Own Brand Of Beer, Sacrum

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH have collaborated with Polish brewery Perun on the band's own brand of beer, dubbed Sacrum. With 6.2 percent alcohol by volume, this Belgian IPA-style ale will be available on May 11. A video clip promoting the Sacrum release can be seen below. A number of other bands have previously expanded their ...

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MIKE PORTNOY On His Rumored Project With DAVID ELLEFSON, ALEX SKOLNICK: 'It's A Great, Great Metal Album'

Drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB) spoke to Loudwire about his recently announced metal project in which he is collaborating with a couple of other well-known musicians — rumored to be Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT) and David Ellefson (MEGADETH). He said (see video below): "I still have to ...

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