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ACT OF DEFIANCE/Ex-SCAR THE MARTYR Singer HENRY DEREK ELIS To Release 'The Devil Is My Friend' Solo Album

Tragic themes and a folk-tinged southern gothic Americana sound form the basis of "The Devil Is My Friend", the haunting full-length solo debut by Henry Derek Elis (a.k.a. Henry Derek Bonner; ACT OF DEFIANCE, SCAR THE MARTYR), with contributions from Aubrey Richmond and John Schreffler Jr. (Shooter Jennings), Jarboe (SWANS), Tara Vanflower (LYCIA), Neal Tiemann ...

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ARSIS To Release 'Visitant' Album In November

Melodic tech-death overlords ARSIS will release "Visitant" on November 2 via Nuclear Blast (North, Central, South America) and Agonia (rest of world). The video for the first single from the upcoming horror movie-inspired opus, "Tricking The Gods", was directed by Rob Neilson and can be seen below. Guitarist and vocalist James Malone states: "I think ...

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Outlaws 'Til The End - DEVILDRIVER

In spite of DEVILDRIVER's 15-plus years of existence, during which time the collective has been far more productive in terms of creativity compared to frontman Dez Fafara's previous, notable nu-metal band COAL CHAMBER, some people forever link the vocalist with his former project more than anything. What's clear is that the two projects are vastly ...

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DEVILDRIVER Frontman Speaks Out Against Use Of Prescription Drugs To Treat Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara has spoken out against the use of medication to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, saying that prescription stimulants such as Adderall and Ritalin "pushing kids to the most fucking darkest place possible." The former COAL CHAMBER singer, who has previously described himself as a "really bad" sufferer of ADHD, opened ...

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CULTURAL WARFARE Unveils Title Track Of 'Warmageddon' Album

Oakland-based thrash quintet CULTURAL WARFARE has unveiled the title track of its debut full-length album, "Warmageddon", due September 14 via M-Theory Audio. A lyric video, created by LVMP, can be seen below. In addition, fans who pre-order digital copies of "Warmageddon" via Amazon, iTunes and Bandcamp will receive the title track — as well as ...

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ARSIS To Join Forces With DECREPIT BIRTH, INTERNAL BLEEDING, PYREXIA For 'Bloodletting North America' Tour

Melodic tech-death overlords ARSIS and brutal-tech death merchants DECREPIT BIRTH have been announced as the co-headliners of this year's "Bloodletting North America" tour. Joining them are INTERNAL BLEEDING, PYREXIA, ANGELMAKER and WITHIN DESTRUCTION. Unique Leader Records, whose owner, Erik Lindmark, founded the tour, commented: "We are very excited to bring you the 12th year of ...

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DEZ FAFARA Says COAL CHAMBER 'Is Not Coming Back'

Dez Fafara says that COAL CHAMBER "is not coming back." The group that put Fafara on the musical map and gave him his first and only gold-certified album in the shape of the band's 1997 debut, COAL CHAMBER existed for ten years before disbanding in 2003 to pursue other musical projects. They reunited in 2011 ...

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'What Is Metal' To DEVILDRIVER's DEZ FAFARA?

Terry Stevens of the Rock 94.7 radio station conducted an interview with DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara at this year's Rock USA festival, which was held this past weekend in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. You can now watch the chat below. Asked "what is metal" to Dez Fafara, he responded: "I think it's gotta have attitude, it's gotta ...

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Disobey - BAD WOLVES

While its pedigree suggested potential success, few can honestly say they would have expected the young metal supergroup BAD WOLVES to blow up to the extent that it has. And, in a sense, it did so before the race even began with its heartfelt version of THE CRANBERRIES's classic "Zombie". The association between the song ...

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BAD WOLVES Release 'Remember When' Video

BAD WOLVES' video for the song "Remember When" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's debut album, "Disobey", which bowed at No. 23 on the Billboard 200 chat with 19,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending May 17. The "Remember When" clip explores BAD WOLVES frontman Tommy Vext's relationship ...

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DEVILDRIVER Frontman On Becoming Sober: 'I'd Like To Live Long, I'd Like To Live Healthy'

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara has further explained the rationale behind their forthcoming "Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol.1" full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems. The disc, which is due July 6 via Napalm Records, is described in a press release as "both a startling curveball and a ferocious statement of individuality from a band who have ...

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CHARLIE BENANTE Says Hardcore Metal Fans Turned Their Backs On ANTHRAX For Collaborating With PUBLIC ENEMY

The "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" podcast recently conducted an interview with ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the impact of SLAYER calling it quits after completing a "farewell tour," which features ANTHRAX in one of the support slots: Charlie: "I ...

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AVERSIONS CROWN Releases New Digital Single, 'The Breeding Process'

Australian metal destroyers AVERSIONS CROWN have released a brand new digital single to kick off their tour with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL and FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE. Check out the visualizer for the song "The Breeding Process" below, and stream or purchase the single via all fine digital platforms. Commented the band: "We spent some time ...

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Watch DEVILDRIVER's In-Studio Video For 'Ghost Riders In The Sky' Feat. JOHN CARTER CASH, RANDY BLYTHE

DEVILDRIVER will release its full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, "Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1", on July 6 via Napalm Records. Pre-orders are available now in multiple physical (click "official store") and digital/streaming formats via this location. Merch bundles are also available via the official store. Additional merchandise such as t-shirts, long-sleeve ...

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Is DEVILDRIVER's 'Outlaws 'Til The End' A Country Album?

DEVILDRIVER's long-awaited full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, "Outlaws 'Til The End", will be released on July 6 via Napalm Records. The disc is described in a press release as "both a startling curveball and a ferocious statement of individuality from a band who have been a constant and effective force in the heavy metal ...

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Listen To WITCH CASKET's Entire 'Hatred Index' EP

"Hatred Index", the debut EP from the Southern California blackened death metal outfit WITCH CASKET, can be streamed in its entirety below. The effort was produced, engineered and mixed by the band's guitarist, Colin "Nylock" Cameron, and mastered by Maor Appelbaum of Maor Appelbaum Mastering. Nylock handled guitar, bass, drums, piano, keyboards and orchestral arrangements, ...

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