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OZZY OSBOURNE, SLAYER, JUDAS PRIEST, ALICE IN CHAINS, GHOST Set For Australia's DOWNLOAD Festival

OZZY OSBOURNE, SLAYER, JUDAS PRIEST, ALICE IN CHAINS and GHOST are among the confirmed bands for the 2019 installment of Australia's Download festival, set tot take place in Sydney and Melbourne next March. Download 2019 will be a two-date, five-stage affair, hitting Sydney's Parramatta Park on Saturday, March 9 and Melbourne's Flemington Racecourse on Monday, ...

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HIGH ON FIRE: Lyric Video For 'Electric Messiah' Title Track

California heavy rockers HIGH ON FIRE have released the official lyric video for the title track of their upcoming album, "Electric Messiah". The disc will be issued on October 5 via Entertainment One (eOne). "I had a dream about Lemmy," says HIGH ON FIRE frontman Matt Pike, explaining the inspiration behind the title of the ...

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CONVERGE Releases 'Beautiful Ruin' EP

Boston-based heavy music pioneers CONVERGE have released a new four-song EP titled "Beautiful Ruin". Recorded during "The Dusk In Us" sessions, this EP completes the release of all their recorded material from that time period. Each song on "Beautiful Ruin" is a staccato burst of emotion from CONVERGE at their most raw; viciously precise yet ...

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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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Beacon of Faith - BAPTISTS

Comparing BAPTISTS to noisecore pioneers CONVERGE is inevitable. The characteristic style and sounds remain in tow with the band's third full-length album, "Beacon of Faith", but it does more than simply chase the forefathers. BAPTISTS continues along a path that is comparatively more linear in approach yet much catchier and easily digestible. For some, album ...

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Ember - BREAKING BENJAMIN

BREAKING BENJAMIN's 2015 gold-certified effort, "Dark Before Dawn", debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. A commercial success, to say the least, the release was built upon the back of radio rock chart-topping tracks like "Failure", 2015's most played Active Rock track, and "Angels Fall". Hot on the heels of the chart-busting release, ...

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Listen To New ZEAL & ARDOR Song 'Waste'

After dropping the eerie track "Gravedigger's Chant" on Good Friday, ZEAL & ARDOR now shares a contrasting, second new song, titled "Waste". It's from their forthcoming album, "Stranger Fruit". ZEAL & ARDOR provocateur Manuel Gagneux explains: "'Waste' is the introduction of the other half of 'Stranger Fruit'. Fully incorporating the gospel and soul elements in ...

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SKELETONWITCH To Release 'Devouring Radiant Light' Album In July

Blackened metallers SKELETONWITCH will release their first full-length album in five years, "Devouring Radiant Light", on July 20 via Prosthetic Records. The first single from the disc, "Fen Of Shadows", can be streamed below. Guitarist Scott Hedrick describes "Fen Of Shadows" as "SKELETONWITCH 2.0... The song travels further down the rabbit hole with more elaborate ...

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ZEAL & ARDOR To Release 'Stranger Fruit' Album In June

Creative firebrand Manuel Gagneux returns with a brand new ZEAL & ARDOR single. "Gravedigger's Chant" is set for release on Good Friday — March 30. It serves as an omen of what's to come from his forthcoming second ZEAL & ARDOR album, "Stranger Fruit". With its haunting refrain of "bring the dead body down," the ...

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MINISTRY Announces Summer 2018 European Tour

Industrial metal veterans MINISTRY have announced an extensive tour of Europe. Kicking off in Spain, the trek will bring Al Jourgensen and his troop to the summer festivals and will see them perform several headline shows with various special guests, such as the haunting CHELSEA WOLFE, hardcore punk combo CONVERGE and post-rock highflyers GRAVE PLEASURES. ...

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DARKEST HOUR: 'Enter Oblivion' Video Released

Washington, D.C.-based metal quintet DARKEST HOUR has released an official music video for the song "Enter Oblivion". The clip was directed by DARKEST HOUR vocalist John Henry with director of photography Ben Hoffman and produced and edited by Chad Fjerstad. "Enter Oblivion" is taken from DARKEST HOUR's 11th LP, "Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora", ...

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The Dusk in Us - CONVERGE

CONVERGE isn't just any band. It has helped expand heavy music's boundaries since the late nineties. The band's characteristic belligerence remains on "The Dusk in Us", but it's as restrained as you'd expect from a hardened inmate who has successfully done time and is prepared for re-integration into society. In other words, it isn't too ...

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Listen To New CONVERGE Song 'Reptilian'

Boston-based heavy-music innovators CONVERGE will release their first album in five years, "The Dusk In Us", on November 3 via Epitaph and Deathwish. As the ninth full-length from CONVERGE — vocalist Jacob Bannon, guitarist Kurt Ballou, bassist Nate Newton, and drummer Ben Koller"The Dusk In Us" follows 2012's acclaimed "All We Love We ...

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Howling, for the Nightmare Shall Consume - INTEGRITY

This group hasn't enjoyed success to the degree of bands like HATEBREED and CONVERGE, but without INTEGRITY's material, it's arguable that those bands wouldn't have, without INTEGRITY's foundational material. Members of INTEGRITY, Cleveland-based bruisers, are indeed trailblazers in the realm of metallic hardcore. Sure, acts like D.R.I. and S.O.D. predated INTEGRITY, but the more bombastic ...

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CONVERGE To Release 'The Dusk In Us' Album In November

Boston-based heavy-music innovators CONVERGE will release their first album in five years, "The Dusk In Us", on November 3 via Epitaph and Deathwish. As the ninth full-length from CONVERGE — vocalist Jacob Bannon, guitarist Kurt Ballou, bassist Nate Newton, and drummer Ben Koller"The Dusk In Us" follows 2012's acclaimed "All We Love We ...

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GOJIRA Announces U.S. Tour With TORCHE, CODE ORANGE

French progressive metallers GOJIRA have announced details of a U.S. headline tour with special guests TORCHE and CODE ORANGE which is set to get underway October 2 at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio (see attached itinerary). Artist presale tickets for the new headline dates will be available today at 2:00 p.m. local time, ...

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WOVENWAR: 'Cascade' Video Released

"Cascade", the new video from WOVENWAR — the band featuring the talents of Jordan Mancino (drums), Nick Hipa (guitar) and Josh Gilbert (bass) of San Diego, California-based metal act AS I LAY DYING, and Shane Blay (vocals) of OH, SLEEPER — can be seen below. The clip was directed and edited by Hipa. "Cascade" is ...

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VALLENFYRE Feat. PARADISE LOST, Ex-MY DYING BRIDE Members: 'Fear Those Who Fear Him' Artwork Unveiled

VALLENFYRE, the U.K. death metal band featuring Gregor Mackintosh, songwriter and guitarist of PARADISE LOST, alongside Hamish Glencross, formerly of MY DYING BRIDE, will release its third album, "Fear Those Who Fear Him", on June 2 via Century Media Records. Recorded by the band's new core lineup consisting of Mackintosh (vocals and guitar), Glencross (guitar ...

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FULL OF HELL To Release 'Trumpeting Ecstasy' Album In May

Maryland/Pennsylvania experimental death-noise band FULL OF HELL will release its new full-length album, "Trumpeting Ecstasy", on May 5 via Profound Lore. Punishing, virulent, and dynamic beyond expectation, "Trumpeting Ecstasy" was recorded at GodCity Studios with Kurt Ballou. The aural deluge also features guest appearances by Aaron Turner (SUMAC, OLD MAN GLOOM, MAMIFFER, ISIS), Nate Newton ...

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CONVERGE Frontman Releases WEAR YOUR WOUNDS Video

WEAR YOUR WOUNDS has unveiled the first music video off its eponymous debut album. The clip, which was directed by Max Moore, can be seen below. Founded by CONVERGE's Jacob Bannon, WEAR YOUR WOUNDS is the product of years of lo-fi solo recordings that have sat on the backburner until now. Bannon commented on the ...

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