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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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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Debuts His New Jackson X Series Signature Concert Bass (Video)

In the six-and-a-half-minute video below, MEGADETH's David Ellefson gives an in-depth overview of his all-new X Series Signature David Ellefson Concert Bass CBXM IV and V models, running down its features from headstock to bridge and sharing his design inspiration. "When we started designing these, my first thought was 'let's do something more traditional,'" says ...

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HEATHEN In Pre-Production For First Album In A Decade

San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans HEATHEN are in the studio working on a new album. A one-minute video in which vocalist David White and guitarist Kragen Lum reveal that they are in pre-production for the follow-up to "The Evolution Of Chaos" LP can be seen below. HEATHEN is often credited — alongside EXODUS, TESTAMENT, ...

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Tropical Sun - FULCI

From Ozzy Osbourne's iconic cry, "Oh no, please god, help me!" onwards, heavy metal has always been primarily concerned with confronting horrors, both real and imagined. The genre's close, almost symbiotic relationship with horror literature and film hardly needs restating here, but there is a world of difference between propagating familiar gore and occult tropes ...

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Wolf God - GRAND MAGUS

Sweden is a hotbed of all things metal—from djent progenitors MESHUGGAH and prog inclined wizards OPETH, all the way over to the nation's signature death, black and melodeath scenes. In recent years, the likes of GHOST, SABATON and AMARANTHE have churned out catchy, classic metal—or metal inspired—songs delivered with a modern twist, gaining commercial acclaim ...

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Former VIXEN Singer JANET GARDNER: 'Your Place In The Sun' Preorder Bundle To Include Note Sealed With Lipstick Kiss

Former VIXEN singer Janet Gardner will release a new solo album, "Your Place In The Sun", on May 31 via Pavement Entertainment. Like her 2017 debut self-titled solo album, the new disc is a collaboration with her husband, guitarist/producer Justin James, who has previously worked with STAIND, COLLECTIVE SOUL and TYKETTO. "Your Place In The ...

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MEMORIAM: Lyric Video For New Song 'Shell Shock'

The official lyric video for the song "Shell Shock" from MEMORIAM, the Birmingham, United Kingdom-based death/grind metal band featuring Karl Willets (BOLT THROWER) on vocals, Frank Healy (BENEDICTION, CEREBRAL FIX) on bass, Scott Fairfax (CEREBRAL FIX) on guitar and Andy Whale (BOLT THROWER) on drums, can be seen below. The song is taken from MEMORIAM's ...

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MEMORIAM To Release 'Requiem For Mankind' Album In June

MEMORIAM, the Birmingham, United Kingdom-based death/grind metal band featuring Karl Willets (BOLT THROWER) on vocals, Frank Healy (BENEDICTION, CEREBRAL FIX) on bass, Scott Fairfax (CEREBRAL FIX) on guitar and Andy Whale (BOLT THROWER) on drums, will release its third studio album, "Requiem For Mankind", on June 21 via Nuclear Blast. While MEMORIAM's debut album, "For ...

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MEMORIAM Feat. BOLT THROWER And BENEDICTION Members: Third Album Due This Summer

MEMORIAM, the Birmingham, United Kingdom-based death/grind metal band featuring Karl Willets (BOLT THROWER) on vocals, Frank Healy (BENEDICTION, CEREBRAL FIX) on bass, Scott Fairfax (CEREBRAL FIX) on guitar and Andy Whale (BOLT THROWER) on drums, has entered Parlour Studios in Kettering, U.K. to begin recording its third album with renowned producer Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, ...

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NANCY WILSON Honored With 'Music For Life' Award At 2019 NAMM Show

During the opening Breakfast of Champions session at The 2019 NAMM Show, Nancy Wilson, the celebrated guitar virtuoso and co-founder of seminal rock band HEART, was presented with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) "Music For Life" award. The award honors pioneering artists who, through their careers and artistic expression, have inspired others to ...

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KREATOR: London Concert To Be Professionally Filmed

KREATOR's December 16 concert at the Roundhouse in London, England will be professionally filmed. According to the band, there is "something very special in the works" for the footage, which will presumably be released at a later date. The London show will close out the German thrash metal group's European co-headlining tour with DIMMU BORGIR. ...

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'Never Say Die!: Celebrating 50 Years Of Black Sabbath' Immersive Exhibition To Open In Los Angeles This Week

Home Of Metal has partnered with Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles to present "Never Say Die!: Celebrating 50 Years Of Black Sabbath". This immersive exhibition features portraits from the Home Of Metal BLACK SABBATH fan archive, historical photos, ephemera, and memorabilia sourced directly from the bandmembers, and a group art exhibition. Formed in Aston, Birmingham ...

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Australian Government Celebrates AC/DC's 45th Anniversary With New Collection Of Coins

The Australian government is celebrating AC/DC's 45th anniversary by releasing a new collection of coins. In the spirit of AC/DC and their hit single "Thunderstruck", the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) — a government agency which is the sole supplier of Australia's circulating coinage — partnered with Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre ...

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Inside Metal: The Rise of L.A. Thrash Metal 2 - Various

Bob Nalbandian is a walking compendium of American metal, particularly conversant of the scene cultivated within his California habitat in the 1980s. His "Inside Metal" documentary series has become a go-to source on the subject of West Coast-birthed heavy metal. His recent work focuses upon the dawn of thrash from the Los Angeles and Bay ...

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Drummer ANDY WHALE Exits MEMORIAM

Birmingham, United Kingdom-based death/grind metal band MEMORIAM has announced the departure of drummer Andy Whale. The group said in a statement: "Those who know Andy will know he is a fiercely proud family man and father. "He wants to be with the first love of his life, which is his partner and children, more and ...

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Coffin Birth - EXTREMITY

"Old School Death Metal" is a commonly discussed sub-subgenre these days, and it gives one a ballpark estimation and idea of what they're getting into. The tag brings to mind the aggressive and horrific sounds of AUTOPSY, DEATH or BOLT THROWER—or BLOOD INCANTATION as far as newer bands taking cue from the elders—rather than, say, ...

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BLOODBATH To Release 'The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn' Album In October

Like all gore-drenched sequels, demonic death metal supergroup BLOODBATH's fifth slice of morbid savagery comes even darker, nastier and sicker than before. It's been four years since "Grand Morbid Funeral", and Stockholm's shadiest death cult — with members drawn from metal luminaries PARADISE LOST, KATATONIA, OPETH and CRAFT — return with a new slab of ...

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