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No More Hollywood Endings - BATTLE BEAST

When it comes to defeating the odds, BATTLE BEAST pulled off something approaching a miracle with their last album, 2017's "Bringer Of Pain". The departure of founding member, guitarist and chief songwriter Anton Kabanen (now of BEAST IN BLACK), whose vision had driven the band's entire catalogue, could easily have derailed the whole enterprise; or, ...

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KATAKLYSM Vocalist On Canadian Metal Bands: 'We Have To Be Different To Get Noticed'

Prior to KATAKLYSM's performance in Louisville, Kentucky on February 17, front man Maurizio Iacono was interviewed by "The Great Metal Debate" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's recent tour with SOULFLY: Maurizio: "[It was] very good. It's been actually [a] really cool ...

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DEATH ANGEL To Release 'Humanicide' Album In May

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans DEATH ANGEL will release their long-awaited ninth full-length album, "Humanicide", on May 31 via Nuclear Blast Records. With "Humanicide", DEATH ANGEL has maintained its throne in the universe of thrash while still managing to remain progressive in their style. They apply a wide variety of different elements to ...

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BATTLE BEAST Releases 'Endless Summer' Music Video

Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST have just released their fifth studio album, "No More Hollywood Endings", via Nuclear Blast Records. To mark the occasion, the group has unveiled a brand new music video for the track "Endless Summer", which was once again directed by Markus Nieminen and produced by Oy Routafilmi AB. Keyboardist Janne Björkroth states: ...

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CULT OF LUNA Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of CULT OF LUNA to a worldwide deal. For almost 20 years, CULT OF LUNA has imposed itself as one of the world's leading post-metal lights. Constantly evolving, the band pushes the genre's boundaries from album to album so as to explore the darkest and mistiest, as well ...

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AMON AMARTH To Release 'Berserker' Album In May; First Single, 'Raven's Flight', Now Available

Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH will release their new album, "Berserker", on May 3 via Metal Blade Records. The disc was recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Jay Ruston, who has previously worked with ANTHRAX, STEEL PANTHER, URIAH HEEP and STONE SOUR. The album's first single, "Raven's Flight", can be streamed ...

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BUCKCHERRY Singer Says Bassist KELLY LEMIEUX Is Doing 'Great,' Nearly Three Years After Being Diagnosed With Acute Myeloid Leukemia

BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd recently spoke to Australia's Wall Of Sound about bassist Kelly LeMieux's battle with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The rocker was diagnosed with the life-threatening disease in June 2016 and has been in remission for more than two years. Todd said: "Kelly is doing so great. He handled that situation ...

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AMON AMARTH Teases New Song

An audio sample of a new AMON AMARTH song, apparently titled "Raven's Flight", is available below. The track, which is expected to make its online debut this Wednesday (March 20), is taken from the band's upcoming album, which is due this spring via Metal Blade Records. The disc was recorded at Sphere Studios in North ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING: Given The Choice, ROB, IAN And SCOTT Would Have Considered Bringing Me Back

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing says that Rob Halford, Ian Hill and Scott Travis would "certainly" have "entertained the idea" of having him return to the band if there wasn't something preventing them from doing so. K.K. announced his retirement from PRIEST in April 2011. He has since been replaced by Richie Faulkner, who ...

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KAMELOT: Lyric Video For 'Vespertine (My Crimson Bride)' Song

The official lyric video for the song "Vespertine (My Crimson Bride)" from KAMELOT can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "The Shadow Theory", which was released in April 2018 via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2015's "Haven" was helmed by acclaimed music producer Sascha Paeth and mastered by Jacob ...

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Death Metal Fans Are 'Nice People'

According to BBC News, the song "Eaten" from the death metal supergroup BLOODBATH was used in a psychological test by Macquarie University's music lab. The university concluded that neither the cannibalism-themed track — nor the gruesome lyrics of others of the genre — inspire violence. Thirty-two self-declared fans of death metal or heavy ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Singer Celebrates First Year Of Sobriety

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH singer Ivan Moody is celebrating his first year of sobriety this weekend. Moody's FIVE FINGER bandmate, bassist Chris Kael, congratulated his friend on the milestone, writing on Instagram: "Join me in celebrating @ivanmoody today on his One Year Sober Birthday! Roughly 75 percent of those who start the path to sobriety ...

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MAX CAVALERA Says It Was A 'Nightmare' To Relearn Certain Songs From SEPULTURA's 'Beneath The Remains' And 'Arise'

Sticks For Stones conducted an interview with SOULFLY and CAVALERA CONSPIRACY frontman Max Cavalera prior to the short Australian tour where he and brother Igor Cavalera will perform select tracks from SEPULTURA's seminal "Beneath The Remains" and "Arise" albums. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by ...

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AVATAR To Release 'The King Live In Paris' Album In May

Swedish metallers AVATAR will release a new live album, titled "The King Live In Paris", on May 17 via Entertainment One (eOne). Recorded live at Download Festival 2018 in Paris, France, the effort underscores fan favorites such as "A Statue Of The King", "Let It Burn" and "Hail The Apocalypse". "Looking back at all that's ...

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Listen To ENTOMBED's 'Sinners Bleed' From 'Clandestine - Live' Album

ENTOMBED has uploaded the song "Sinners Bleed" from the upcoming "Clandestine - Live" release. The effort contains the unique experience of the band performing its second album "Clandestine" in full live for the first time ever for the album's 25th anniversary on November 12, 2016 at Malmö Live in Malmö, Sweden. Joining original ENTOMBED members ...

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TÝR Releases 'Ragnars Kvæði' Music Video

"Ragnars Kvæði", the new video from the Faroese folk metal band TÝR, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's eighth full-length album, "Hel", which will be released on March 8 via Metal Blade Records. "Hel" is a collection of ruthlessly melodic and irresistibly compelling progressive folk metal that will immediately resonate ...

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Former MANOWAR Guitarist DAVID SHANKLE Hopes Child Pornography Charges Against KARL LOGAN Are Not True

Former MANOWAR guitarist David Shankle says that he hopes his replacement, Karl Logan, will come out "standing strong" after being arrested last summer on charges of possessing child pornography. Karl, who joined MANOWAR in 1994 as the replacement for Shankle, was arrested on August 9, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina and charged with six counts ...

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