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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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ATHEIST's KELLY SHAEFER Says Legendary Death Metal Producer SCOTT BURNS 'Was A True Pioneer'

One of the men credited for bringing clarity to early 1990s death metal album recordings was Tampa, Florida-based producer/engineer Scott Burns. Working out of Morrisound Recordings, Burns became the go-to guy for death metal album production, handling the seminal works of ATHEIST, CANNIBAL CORPSE, CYNIC, DEATH, DEICIDE, OBITUARY and SEPULTURA, just to name a few. ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Release NSFW Video For 'Let 'Em Go'

British rockers THE WILDHEARTS have released a NSFW video for their new single, "Let 'Em Go". The song is taken from the band's first full-length studio album in 10 years, "Renaissance Men", which was released on May 3. THE WILDHEARTS comment: "'Let 'Em Go' is a song about ridding your life of wankers. THE WILDHEARTS ...

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Listen To New THE WILDHEARTS Single 'Dislocated'

British rockers THE WILDHEARTS will release "Renaissance Men" on May 3, their first full-length studio album in 10 years. The first single from the disc, a song called "Dislocated", can be streamed below. "'Dislocated' is a song about mental health issues," the band says. "THE WILDHEARTS have collective experience in this field, and hope to ...

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Listen To New HATE ETERNAL Song 'All Hope Destroyed'

"All Hope Destroyed", a new song from Florida-based death metal extremists HATE ETERNAL, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Upon Desolate Sands", which will be released on October 26 via Season Of Mist. The spectacular artwork for the disc was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ATHEIST, ...

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Listen To New HATE ETERNAL Song 'Nothingness Of Being'

"Nothingness Of Being", a new song from Florida-based death metal extremists HATE ETERNAL, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Upon Desolate Sands", which will be released on October 26 via Season Of Mist. The spectacular artwork for the disc was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ATHEIST, ...

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HATE ETERNAL To Release 'Upon Desolate Sands' Album In October

Florida-based death metal extremists HATE ETERNAL will release their new album, "Upon Desolate Sands", on October 26 via Season Of Mist. The spectacular artwork for the disc was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ATHEIST, ARCHSPIRE) and can be seen below. "Upon Desolate Sands" track listing: 01. The Violent Fury (3:55) 02. What Lies ...

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FIRE FOR EFFECT Feat. Former MALEVOLENT CREATION Members: Deal With AGONIA RECORDS Announced

FIRE FOR EFFECT, the new death metal band featuring guitarist Gio Geraca (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION), vocalist Bret Hoffmann (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION) and drummer Derek Roddy (ex-HATE ETERNAL, NILE), has signed a deal with Agonia Records. Despite being formed merely two years ago, FIRE FOR EFFECT is not short on experience or talent. With its members drawing from ...

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GRUESOME: 'Fatal Illusions' Video Released

Death metal defenders of the old GRUESOME have released the official video for the song "Fatal Illusions". The track is taken from the band's second album, "Twisted Prayers", which will be released on June 1 via Relapse Records. Commented GRUESOME guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey: "'Fatal Illusions' is a track that was truly co-written by Dan, Gus ...

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GRUESOME: 'Inhumane' Video Released

Death metal defenders of the old GRUESOME have released the official video for the song "Inhumane". The track is taken from the band's second album, "Twisted Prayers", which will be released on June 1 via Relapse Records. The clip was directed by Jeffrey Sisson (EXHUMED, ORIGIN) and can be seen below. Said GRUESOME's Matt Harvey: ...

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ATHEIST Signs With AGONIA RECORDS; New Album Due This Year

Technical metal pioneers ATHEIST have signed a worldwide deal with Agonia Records. The band's long-awaited follow-up to 2010's critically acclaimed "Jupiter" album is tentatively due before the end of the year. ATHEIST co-founder and vocalist Kelly Shaefer commented: "2018 will mark our 30th year of making records. ATHEIST will embark on a very important album ...

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BENEDICTION Working On First Album In 10 Years

Long-running Birmingham, U.K.-based extreme metallers BENEDICTION are in the process of writing their first album in 10 years. After getting together a few months ago, guitarists and original members Darren Brookes and Peter Rewinsky have been compiling ideas for a new release. Both agree that it's the best stuff they have written for a really ...

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SWEET & LYNCH Featuring MICHAEL SWEET, GEORGE LYNCH: Third EPK For 'Unified' Album

The third EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for "Unified", the sophomore album from SWEET & LYNCH — the band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James LoMenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE) — is available below. The disc will ...

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ARCH ENEMY Frontwoman: 'I Can't Wrap My Head Around The Concept Of Death Because I'm Totally Atheist'

Greece's TV War conducted an interview with vocalist Alissa White-Gluz and guitarist Michael Amott of multi-national melodic death metal outfit ARCH ENEMY. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the philosophy behind "Will To Power", the title of ARCH ENEMY's new studio album: Alissa: "I would just, ...

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SWEET & LYNCH Featuring MICHAEL SWEET, GEORGE LYNCH: Second EPK For 'Unified' Album

The second EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for "Unified", the sophomore album from SWEET & LYNCH — the band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James LoMenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE) — is available below. The disc will ...

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SWEET & LYNCH Featuring MICHAEL SWEET, GEORGE LYNCH: EPK For 'Unified' Album

An EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for "Unified", the sophomore album from SWEET & LYNCH — the band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James LoMenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE) — is available below. The disc will be ...

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SWEET & LYNCH Featuring MICHAEL SWEET, GEORGE LYNCH: Listen To 'Bridge Of Broken Lies' Song

The song "Bridge Of Broken Lies" from SWEET & LYNCH — the band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James LoMenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE) — can be streamed below. The track is taken from SWEET & ...

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SWEET & LYNCH Featuring MICHAEL SWEET, GEORGE LYNCH: 'Afterlife' Video

The official video for the song "Afterlife" from SWEET & LYNCH — the band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James LoMenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE) — can be seen below. The track is taken from SWEET ...

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SWEET & LYNCH Featuring MICHAEL SWEET, GEORGE LYNCH: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Making Of 'Unified'

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Unified", the sophomore album from SWEET & LYNCH — the band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James LoMenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE) — can be seen below. The disc will ...

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SWEET & LYNCH Featuring MICHAEL SWEET, GEORGE LYNCH: 'Unified' Album Due In November

SWEET & LYNCH — the band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James LoMenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE) — will release its sophomore album, "Unified", on November 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. The first single from the ...

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PESTILENCE Is Back With New Lineup Feat. PATRICK MAMELI, TONY CHOY

Veteran Dutch extreme metallers PESTILENCE are back with a new lineup featuring vocalist/guitarist Patrick Mameli alongside Santiago Dobles (AGHORA) on lead guitar, Tony Choy (ATHEIST) on bass and Septimiu Hărşan (DISAVOWED) on drums. The band is currently booking shows for 2017. Said Mameli: "Only for a few shows in Mexico was the first idea. Then ...

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Video: TESTAMENT Performs In Rijssen, The Netherlands

Fan-filmed video footage of TESTAMENT's August 4 performance at Lucky in Rijssen, The Netherlands can be seen below. TESTAMENT's twelfth album, "The Brotherhood Of The Snake", will be released on October 28 via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork was once again created by Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with ATHEIST, SIGH, ANACRUSIS and GWAR, ...

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