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SLAYER Gets Limited-Edition Bottle From JÄGERMEISTER

According to Metal Hammer, Jägermeister has launched a limited-edition bottle as a tribute to the legendary thrash metal band SLAYER. The 1.75-liter bottle features custom-made SLAYER artwork and is presented in an engraved box and is limited to just 500 bottles, which are available through Jägermeister's online store. SLAYER guitarist Kerry King says: ...

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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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Life Metal - SUNN O)))

Greg Anderson is a key figure in the realm of forward-thinking heavy music. He is a co-founder of Southern Lord Records, and he's the guitarist for doom fiends GOATSNAKE. Additionally, he has worked on a variety of projects alongside Stephen O'Malley, a revered artist in his own right—both in terms of music and visual arts. ...

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K.K. DOWNING Says SCOTT TRAVIS And RICHIE FAULKNER Are Not Official Members Of JUDAS PRIEST: 'They Are On A Wage'

Carsten Smolinsky of Germany's Bleeding4metal.de recently conducted an e-mail interview with former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing. The original English-language version of the chat appears here in its entirety. Bleeding4metal.de: Hello, Mr. Downing, thank you very much for taking the time for an interview! I really enjoyed reading "Heavy Duty: Days And Nights ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Record New Album In Early 2020

Prior to CRADLE OF FILTH's performance in San Antonio, Texas on April 15, vocalist Dani Filth spoke with "Robb's MetalWorks". The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the group's latest album, "Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness Of Decay", was received: Dani: "It's been great. We've had a ...

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How Does DEE SNIDER Deal With Groupies?

As part of the Top 10 "Rules Of Rock" from Topgolf, TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider was asked how bands should deal with groupies. He responded (see video below): "Well, it depends. [Laughs] How do you wanna deal with 'em? You can either deal head on, or having been with the same woman 42 years, ...

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Luciferous - ENTERPRISE EARTH

Assuming you are willing to accept that death metal wasn't frozen in time and impervious to progress after David Vincent left MORBID ANGEL (for the first time) in 1996, these are exceptionally exciting times for fans of skull-cracking brutality. But if there is a persistent problem with the current explosion of ultramodern blasters and grinders, ...

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Video Premiere: AMON AMARTH's 'Crack The Sky'

"Crack The Sky", the new video from Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Berserker", which will be released 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 ...

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DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS Announces Fourth Annual 'Keyfest'

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess has announced details for the fourth annual Jordan Rudess Keyfest, which will be held May 30, May 31 and June 1 at Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne, Indiana. KeyFest is a three-day interactive keyboard gathering with Rudess and guest artists David Rosenthal and Otmaro Ruiz. During the day, these three ...

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VENOM: 'Bring Out Your Dead' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for "Bring Out Your Dead", a song from black metal pioneers VENOM, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's latest, 15th full-length studio album, "Storm The Gates", which was released in December through Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to 2015's "From The Very Depths" will be made available ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Postpones All 2019 Tour Dates

Ozzy Osbourne has announced the postponement of all his 2019 tour dates, inclusive of shows in North America and Europe, as he recovers from an injury sustained while dealing with his recent bout of pneumonia. The BLACK SABBATH singer fell at his Los Angeles home, aggravating years-old injuries (from his 2003 ATV accident) that required ...

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THE DARKNESS To Release 'Easter Is Cancelled' Album In October

British rockers THE DARKNESS will release a new studio album, "Easter Is Cancelled", on October 4 via via Cooking Vinyl. Frontman Justin Hawkins said about the follow-up to 2017's "Pinewood Smile": "We live in dark times. As power-hungry clowns cast a shadow of despair across this land, our people cower in tumbledown hovels. The birds ...

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Former DAMAGEPLAN Singer PATRICK LACHMAN Releases First New DIESEL MACHINE Song In Nearly 20 Years

Long-dormant Los Angeles-based extreme metal outfit DIESEL MACHINE, featuring vocalist AJ Cavalier (SOIL, WORLD IN PAIN), guitarist Patrick Lachman (HALFORD, DAMAGEPLAN), bassist Rich Gonzales (RECIPIENTS OF DEATH, AMERICAN AFTERMATH) and drummer Shane Gaalaas (COSMOSQUAD, B'Z), have released "Shut It", the band's first new original song since its full-length debut, "Torture Test", in 2000. "Shut It" ...

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GHOST Announces Fall 2019 North American Tour With NOTHING MORE

With "Dance Macabre" becoming the band's third No. 1 single at Rock Radio, Grammy Award-winning artist GHOST has announced a six-week North American headline tour that will see the Swedish rock band's elaborate rock theater presentation metamorphose into a full-on arena production. Billed as the "Ultimate Tour Named Death" and produced by Live Nation, the ...

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JOHN PETRUCCI Says 'Distance Over Time' Is 'More DREAM THEATER-y' Than 'The Astonishing'

DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie and guitarist John Petrucci recently spoke with Pablo Abarca of Metal Hammer Spain. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the differences between new album "Distance Over Time" and its divisive predecessor, the 2016 conceptual double album "The Astonishing": James: "I ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON On MEGADETH's Next Record: 'Trust Me, It's Not Gonna Be A Lightweight Album'

David Ellefson says that MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary celebration in 2018, which saw the band putting out special releases, exclusive merch items and creating one-of-a-kind events and opportunities for fans worldwide, has influenced the musical direction of the group's next studio album. "I think one of the things that the 35-year campaign has done is it's gotten ...

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MACHINE HEAD's 'Burn My Eyes' Lineup Discusses Making Of Classic Debut Album In Roundtable (Video)

Three-fourths of MACHINE HEAD's "Burn My Eyes" lineup — guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn, drummer Chris Kontos and guitarist Logan Mader — were joined by current MH basssist Jared MacEachern and Metal Hammer journalist Dom Lawson as they listened to the classic debut album for the first time in over two decades. This often-hilarious conversation sees Flynn, ...

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Three-Fourths Of MACHINE HEAD's 'Burn My Eyes' Lineup To Reunite For 25th-Anniversary Tour

Three-fourths of MACHINE HEAD's "Burn My Eyes" lineup will reunite to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the classic debut album by performing the record on tour. Joining guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn and bassist Jared MacEachern will be returning members Logan Mader (guitarist) and Chris Kontos (drums). So far, two dates have been leaked, both in Italy: ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Says JUDAS PRIEST Wouldn't Be Able To Stop Him From Re-Recording Songs From His Time With Band

Tim "Ripper" Owens says that JUDAS PRIEST wouldn't be able to stop him from re-recording the albums he made with the band. The Ohio-based singer created two studio LPs with the British heavy metal legends — 1997's "Jugulator" and 2001's "Demolition" — before the group reunited with Rob Halford. Asked by "J-Bunny's Music Hub" podcast ...

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