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EXHORDER Members Discuss Songwriting In New Trailer For 'Mourn The Southern Skies' Album

New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER will release their first album in 27 years, "Mourn The Southern Skies", on September 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band now features founding members Vinnie La Bella (guitar) and Kyle Thomas (vocals) along with Jason Viebrooks (HEATHEN) on bass, Marzi Montazeri (ex-SUPERJOINT RITUAL, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ...

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EXHORDER To Release 'Mourn The Southern Skies' Album In September; 'My Time' Single Now Available

New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER will release their first album in 27 years, "Mourn The Southern Skies", on September 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band now features founding members Vinnie La Bella (guitar) and Kyle Thomas (vocals) along with Jason Viebrooks (HEATHEN) on bass, Marzi Montazeri (ex-SUPERJOINT RITUAL, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ...

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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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EXHORDER Completes Work On First Album In Nearly Three Decades

New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER have completed work on their third album for a late 2019 release via Nuclear Blast. The long-awaited follow-up to 1992's "The Law" was recorded at OCD Studios in Metairie, Louisiana with producer Duane Simoneaux and was mixed by Jens Bogren (AMON AMARTH, OPETH, SEPULTURA) at Fascination Street Studios in ...

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EXODUS Rejoined By Guitarist RICK HUNOLT For Special Appearance At METAL ALLEGIANCE Concert

Ex-EXODUS guitarist Rock Hunolt rejoined his former bandmates Gary Holt (guitar), Tom Hunting (drums) and Steve "Zetro" Souza (vocals) to perform several of the group's classic songs during last night's (Saturday, April 20) METAL ALLEGIANCE concert in San Francisco, California. The Fillmore show followed a screening of new metal documentary "Murder In The Front Row: ...

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EXHORDER Begins Recording First Album In Nearly Three Decades

New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER have entered OCD Studios in Metairie, Louisiana with producer Duane Simoneaux to begin recording their first album in nearly three decades. The as-yet-untitled disc will be released later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records. EXHORDER now features founding members Vinnie LaBella (guitar) and Kyle Thomas (vocals) along with ...

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WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Signs With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Century Media Records has announced a partnership with WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM and the band's label Artemisia Records to release their upcoming albums in the world outside of North America. The Olympia, Washington-based group just finished an U.S. tour with BEHEMOTH and its new labelmates AT THE GATES and will conquer Europe with the ...

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TESTAMENT Singer Understands Why Certain Bands Use Off-Stage Backing Musicians And Pre-Recorded Tapes During Live Performances

TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy says that he understands why certain rock and metal artists rely on off-stage backing musicians or use pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but ...

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EXHORDER Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER have signed to Nuclear Blast Records. EXHORDER now features founding members Vinnie LaBella (guitar) and Kyle Thomas (vocals) along with Jason Viebrooks (HEATHEN) on bass, Marzi Montazeri (ex-SUPERJOINT RITUAL, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS) on guitar and Sasha Horn (FORBIDDEN) on drums. Comments Thomas: "The excitement level of ...

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Evolution - DISTURBED

When you title a body of work "Evolution", the subtext implies something of an anthropological nature or a systematic process of moving forward—in this case, a band. DISTURBED serves itself a tall order for its seventh album, "Evolution", which vocalist David Draiman has reputedly cited as the band's "Black Album". If DISTURBED is to be ...

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EINHERJER: 'Mine Våpen Mine Ord' Video Released

"Mine Våpen Mine Ord", the new video from Viking metal veterans EINHERJER, can be seen below. The tack is taken from the band's ninth full-length album, titled "Norrøne Spor", which will be released on November 9. EINHERJER has carried out its vision for more than two decades. The band was there when Norwegian extreme metal ...

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Listen To New EINHERJER Song 'Kill The Flame'

"Kill The Flame", a brand new song from Viking metal veterans EINHERJER, can be streamed below. The tack is taken from the band's ninth full-length album, titled "Norrøne Spor", which will be released on November 9. EINHERJER has carried out its vision for more than two decades. The band was there when Norwegian extreme metal ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist: 'We're Gonna Continue Creating Music As Long As There's An Audience To Listen To It'

During a recent interview with Metal Wani, TESTAMENT and METAL ALLEGIANCE guitarist Alex Skolnick was asked if he was "confident or concerned" about the future of music when it comes to the artists' ability to survive. He responded (hear audio below): "It's very unpredictable. The whole industry was built… first it was built on records ...

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AETERNUS To Release 'Heathen' Album In October

Norwegian metallers AETERNUS will release their eighth full-length album, "Heathen", on October 12 via Dark Essence Records. The first track from the disc, "The Sword of Retribution", can be heard below. "Heathen", which will mark the band's 25th Anniversary, is all that you would expect from AETERNUS, which was founded in Bergen by guitarist and ...

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EINHERJER To Release 'Norrøne Spor' Album In November

Viking metal veterans EINHERJER have carried out their vision for more than two decades. The band was there when Norwegian extreme metal grew forth and took shape as an enormous cultural export. Only four years after their masterpiece "Av Oss, For Oss" and two years after "Dragons Of The North XX", the band will release ...

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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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EXHORDER: Pro-Shot Footage Of Entire HELLFEST Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of EXHORDER's entire performance at this year's Hellfest, which was held last month in Clisson, France, can be seen below. EXHORDER now features founding members Vinnie LaBella (guitar) and Kyle Thomas (vocals) along with Jason Viebrooks (HEATHEN) on bass, Marzi Montazeri (ex-SUPERJOINT RITUAL, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS) on guitar ...

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JON SCHAFFER Says '2019 Is Realistic' For Next DEMONS & WIZARDS Album

Metal Wani's Chuck Marshall conducted an interview with ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer prior to the band's March 28 concert at The Shelter in Detroit, Michigan. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what ICED EARTH has planned after their "Incorruptible" North American tour: Jon: "We're going ...

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Video Premiere: PRIMORDIAL's 'Exile Amongst The Ruins'

"Exile Amongst The Ruins", the new video from Irish pagan metallers PRIMORDIAL, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's upcoming album, which will be released on March 30 through Metal Blade Records. The band teamed with producer Ola Ersfjord, who worked on PRIMORDIAL's 2016 live album, "Gods To The ...

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