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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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SATYRICON Drummer Believes Veganism Is 'The Future'

Drummer Kjetil-Vidar "Frost" Haraldstad of Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON spoke to Canal Metal about his appreciation for good food and his recent adoption of a mostly vegan diet. He said (see video below): "If you have started to appreciate quality in arts, like music or otherwise, it is not that far fetched that you will ...

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Amoretum Vol. 2 - BLACK SPACE RIDERS

German riff masher BLACK SPACE RIDERS this year takes the same idea as BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and splits a would-be double album over two separate release dates. Naturally, there's pressure upon an artist to deliver a knockout finish when operating in this manner, and BTBAM certainly delivered the goods on "Automata Part 2". ...

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MADBALL Frontman Says Hardcore Is About More Than Just Mindless Brutality: 'It's About Expression'

Oli of Grasser Production conducted an interview with frontman Freddy Cricien of New York hardcore veterans MADBALL prior to the band's August 26 concert at Z-Bau Nürnberg in Nürnberg, Germany. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether playing in front of non-hardcore crowds at ...

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Video Premiere: LEAVES' EYES' 'Riders On The Wind'

"Riders On The Wind", the new video from LEAVES' EYES, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Sign Of The Dragonhead", which was released in January via AFM Records. The disc was produced by Alexander Krull at Mastersound Studio and it features cover artwork by Stefan Heilemann (LINDEMANN, EPICA, ...

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LONDON To Release New Album 'Call That Girl' In October

Hollywood glam rock pioneers LONDON, featuring frontman Nadir D'Priest, will release a new studio album, "Call That Girl", on October 12. To celebrate this release, the band is going back to the Sunset Strip for an exclusive live performance at the legendary Whisky A Go Go. "Call That Girl" marks the band's first studio LP ...

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Listen To New SATAN Song 'Death Knell For A King'

On September 7, Metal Blade Records will release "Cruel Magic", the new album by NWOBHM legends SATAN. The cover artwork for the disc was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, HATEBREED, SOULFLY and KATAKLYSM, among many others. For another preview of "Cruel Magic", listen to the third single, "Death ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD: Making Of 'Dominion' Album Part Three (Video)

The third in a three-part series of videos featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Dominion", the upcoming third album from DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, can be seen below. The disc, which is due on September 21 via Spinefarm Records, will feature eight tracks of devastatingly unrelenting ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD: 'Northlanders' Video

"Northlanders", the new video from DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, can be seen below. The song is taken from DRAGONLORD's third album, "Dominion", which will be released on September 21 via Spinefarm Records. The disc features eight tracks of devastatingly unrelenting black and death metal assault. The album ...

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GOATWHORE Frontman: 'If You Shun History And Put It Behind You, It's Inevitable It Will Be Duplicated Again'

Tristan Pratt of The Metal Tris conducted an interview with frontman Ben Falgoust of New Orleans blackened death metallers GOATWHORE. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the lyrical themes on their latest studio album, 2017's "Vengeful Ascension": Ben: "It's a mixture. We've always had ...

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Listen To New SATAN Song 'Into The Mouth Of Eternity'

On September 7, Metal Blade Records will release "Cruel Magic", the new album by NWOBHM legends SATAN. The cover artwork for the disc was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, HATEBREED, SOULFLY and KATAKLYSM, among many others. For a preview of "Cruel Magic", listen to the second single, "Into ...

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LEAH's 'The Quest' Album To Feature Guest Appearances By NIGHTWISH, DELAIN, ORPHANED LAND Members

The Celtic metal songstress Leah will release her new album, "The Quest", on October 5 in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings. The disc, which was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, AMARANTHE, EVERGREY), features guest appearances by Troy Donockley (NIGHTWISH), Timo Somers (DELAIN), Chen Balbus (ORPHANED LAND), Barend Courbois (BLIND GUARDIAN) ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist ERIC PETERSON Says New DRAGONLORD Album 'Dominion' Is Like A Glorified Solo Project

Alex Haber of Heavy New York recently conducted an interview with guitarist Eric Peterson of San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On TESTAMENT's current support slot on SLAYER's "farewell" tour: Eric: "It's going great. Well, BEHEMOTH was on the first run ...

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MAYHEM: 'Cursed In Eternity' DEAD-Era Box Set Due In November

On November 16, Peaceville will release a comprehensive limited-edition deluxe set covering the influential Dead era of Norwegian black metal pioneers MAYHEM. The package will contain six picture disc LPs, a seven-inch single, 92-page book, posters, and DVD featuring the never-before-seen Jessheim and Sarpsborg live shows plus Henhouse rehearsals. "We are glad to be able ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD: Making Of 'Dominion' Album Part Two (Video)

The second in a three-part series of videos featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Dominion", the upcoming third album from DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, can be seen below. The disc, which is due on September 21 via Spinefarm Records, will feature eight tracks of devastatingly unrelenting ...

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DEMONAZ On IMMORTAL's 'Battles In The North' Album: 'I Wanted To Break The Speed Limit On That One'

Andrew McKaysmith of Australia's "Scars And Guitars" podcast recently conducted an interview with lyricist/guitarist Demonaz (real name Harald Nævdal) of Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL. You can listen to the entire chat via the Whooshkaa widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he considers IMMORTAL's new "Northern Chaos Gods" studio album the ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD: Making Of 'Dominion' Album Part One (Video)

The first in a three-part series of videos featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Dominion", the upcoming third album from DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, can be seen below. The disc, which is due on September 21 via Spinefarm Records, will feature eight tracks of devastatingly unrelenting ...

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OBITUARY Guitarist On Upcoming Tour With SLAYER: 'It's A Bucket-List Type Of Thing That Took 30 Years'

Hellbound's Gene A. Gaona conducted an interview with guitarist Trevor Peres of Floridian death metal legends OBITUARY prior to their May 25 concert at DNA Lounge in San Francisco, California. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "hitting their groove" with OBITUARY's 2017 self-titled studio ...

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SATYRICON Drummer: 'It Seems Like American Authorities Try To Prevent European Bands From Going To The U.S.'

Drummer Kjetil-Vidar "Frost" Haraldstad of Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON spoke to Hayley Leggs at last weekend's Hellfest in France about the band's decision to stop performing live in the U.S. "We're not gonna have any more ordinary club tours happening," he said (see video below). "It's ridiculous the amount of bureaucratic work involved. What you ...

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SATAN To Release 'Cruel Magic' Album In September

On September 7, Metal Blade Records will release "Cruel Magic", the new album by NWOBHM legends SATAN. The cover artwork for the disc was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, HATEBREED, SOULFLY and KATAKLYSM, among many others. For a preview of "Cruel Magic", watch the video for the first ...

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TESTAMENT, TRIPTYKON, PIG DESTROYER, YOB, POWER TRIP Confirmed For DECIBEL METAL & BEER FEST: LOS ANGELES

Join a gathering of craft brewing's most morbid ales on Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2 as North America's only monthly metal magazine brings the heaviest and hoppiest craft beer festival in the world to the historic Wiltern Theatre for the first-ever Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles. Headliners include thrash legends TESTAMENT, ...

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IMMORTAL's DEMONAZ On What Inspired Him To Start A Band

On July 6, Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL — now consisting of lyricist/guitarist Demonaz (real name Harald Nævdal) and drummer Horgh (real name Reidar Horghagen) — will release their highly anticipated new album, "Northern Chaos Gods". Demonaz tells us about the band's beginnings and what inspired him to start a band in the underground metal scene ...

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METALLICA Pays Tribute To CELTIC FROST's MARTIN AIN With 'Procreation Of The Wicked' Cover In Geneva (Video)

Bassist Robert Trujillo and guitarist Kirk Hammett paid tribute to late CELTIC FROST bassist Martin Eric Ain during METALLICA's concert earlier tonight (Wednesday, April 11) at Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland. They performed the Swiss extreme metal pioneers' classic song "Procreation Of The Wicked", featured on 1984's "Morbid Tales" album. Trujillo said prior to launching into ...

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SEPTIC TANK Feat. REPULSION, Ex-CATHEDRAL Members: Listen To 'Death Vase' Song

SEPTIC TANK, the long-running project featuring vocalist Lee Dorrian (CATHEDRAL), guitarist Gary Jennings (CATHEDRAL) and bassist Scott Carlson (REPULSION), will release its debut album, "Rotting Civilisation", on April 13 via Rise Above Records. The song "Death Vase", taken from "Rotting Civilisation", can be streamed below. If ever there were a point in history that demanded ...

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