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KATAKLYSM: 'Outsider' Video

"Outsider", the new video from Montréal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Meditations", which was released on June 1 via Nuclear Blast. The 10-song disc was produced by the band's guitarist Jean-François Dagenais and drummer Oli Beaudoin, and was mixed by Jay ...

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Video Premiere: KATAKLYSM's 'Narcissist'

"Narcissist", the new video from Montréal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Meditations", which will be released on June 1 via Nuclear Blast. The 10-song disc was produced by the band's guitarist Jean-François Dagenais and drummer Oli Beaudoin, and was mixed by ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK On SLAYER Staying True To 'Farewell' Tour Plans: 'They Don't Mess Around. I Believe Them.'

Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station recently conducted an interview with lead guitarist Alex Skolnick of San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT. You can listen to the chat via the widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On taking part in the North American leg of SLAYER's "farewell" tour: Alex: "It's hard to ...

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Germany's THE SPIRIT Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Saarbrücken, Germany-based melodic black/death metal newcomers THE SPIRIT have signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. In the 1990s, the harshness of (melodic) death metal and the attitude of black metal were combined by a couple of Scandinavian bands, inventing a whole new kind of darkness and kick starting a new chapter in heavy music. ...

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KATAKLYSM: First Trailer For 'Meditations' Album

The first trailer for "Meditations", the new album from Montréal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM, can be seen below. Due on June 1 via Nuclear Blast, the 10-song disc was produced by the band's guitarist Jean-François Dagenais and drummer Oli Beaudoin, and was mixed by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR). Mastering duties were handled ...

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KATAKLYSM And HYPOCRISY To Join Forces For 'Death… Is Just The Beginning' European Tour

Montreal-based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM will team up with Swedish death metal legends HYPOCRISY for a European co-headline tour, dubbed "Death… Is Just The Beginning". The tour's special name traces back to Nuclear Blast's popular sampler series and promises nothing but evenings of moshpits and endless devastation. KATAKLYSM's Maurizio Iacono commented: "It's been in talks ...

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KATAKLYSM Guitarist On 'Meditations' Album: 'I Feel Like We're Back Stronger Than Ever'

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with guitarist Jean-François Dagenais of Montréal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's forthcoming new studio album, "Meditations": Jean-François: "I'm stoked about this album. We all worked together ...

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KATAKLYSM: 'Meditations' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Unveiled

Montréal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM have completed work on their new album, "Meditations", due later in the year via Nuclear Blast. The 10-song disc was produced by the band's guitarist Jean-François Dagenais and drummer Oli Beaudoin, and was mixed by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR). Mastering duties were handled by Paul Logus (PANTERA). ...

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TESTAMENT's ERIC PETERSON On Metal's Decline In Popularity During The '90s: 'It Was Awesome. It Kind Of Weeded Out The Weak'

Sebastiano Mereu of From Hero To Zero recently conducted an interview with guitarist Eric Peterson of San Francisco Bay Area thrash veterans TESTAMENT. You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the differences of being a musician today versus when TESTAMENT got their start over 30 ...

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VENOM INC. To Join Forces With SUFFOCATION For European Tour

VENOM INC., the band featuring original VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Anthony "Abaddon" Bray (drums) alongside ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, will join forces with U.S. death metal squad SUFFOCATION for a European tour in March-April 2018. Support will come from Brazilian thrashers NERVOSA and Canadian ethnic symphonic metallers AETERNAM. "It is ...

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TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY 'Wanted To Strangle' ERIC PETERSON During Making Of 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' Album

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy said he "wanted to strangle" guitarist and primary songwriter Eric Peterson during the making of the band's 2016 "Brotherhood Of The Snake" album. While the disc is considered a worthy addition to the band's deep and influential catalog, both Billy and Peterson have expressed varying views on the rushed and impromptu ...

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KATAKLYSM Taps JAY RUSTON For 'Meditations' Album

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based extremists KATAKLYSM have tapped Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR, STEEL PANTHER) to mix and master their new album, "Meditations". The disc is slated for an April 2018 release via Nuclear Blast Records. Guitarist Jean-François Dagenais states: "This album has so much to offer that we decided to search for someone outside the ...

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KATAKLYSM To Release 'Meditations' Album In April

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based extremists KATAKLYSM have signed a new worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast. The band's new album, "Meditations", will be released in April 2018. A trailer for the disc can be seen below. "It's hard to believe so many years have passed," comments KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono. "It all feels like yesterday we released ...

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TESTAMENT Announces Second Leg Of European Tour; ANNIHILATOR And VADER To Support

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metallers TESTAMENT will return to European shores in March/April 2018. Support on the trek will come from Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR and Polish death metallers VADER. TESTAMENT is still touring in support of its critically acclaimed album "Brotherhood Of The Snake", which came out last year. Commented TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson: ...

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TESTAMENT: Classic Albums To Be Reissued With New Artwork

Five classic albums from San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT will be re-released on November 17 via Nuclear Blast. Albums being reissued: * "Live At The Fillmore" (1995) * "Demonic" (1997) * "The Gathering" (1999) (remastered by Andy Sneap) * "First Strike Still Deadly" (2001) * "Live At Eindhoven '87" (2009) Commented TESTAMENT guitarist Eric ...

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KATAKLYSM: Munich Concert To Be Filmed For Upcoming DVD

Canadian extreme metallers KATAKLYSM are celebrating their twenty-fifth anniversary in 2017 by embarking on a massive headline tour across Europe in the fall. To immortalize this event, the band has picked the last show of the tour — on October 21 in Munich, Germany at the famous Backstage club — to film the concert for ...

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OVERKILL And CROWBAR To Join Forces For 2017 'Metal Alliance Tour'

New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL will headline the 2017 edition of the "Metal Alliance Tour". Support on the trek will come from New Orleans native doom/sludge band CROWBAR, Colorado thrash metal stalwarts HAVOK, technical thrash metal band BLACK FAST and INVIDIA, the group featuring former members of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and SKINLAB. The ...

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TESTAMENT To Tour Europe With ANNIHILATOR, DEATH ANGEL

San Francisco Bay area thrashers TESTAMENT will embark on a European tour in the fall. Support on the trek will come from ANNIHILATOR and DEATH ANGEL. Commented TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy: "I am pleased to announce the 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' headline tour coming to Europe in November. It's going to be a thrash extravaganza ...

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Listen To New SUFFOCATION Song 'Return To The Abyss'

The official lyric video for "Return To The Abyss", a brand new song from New York death metallers SUFFOCATION, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "...Of The Dark Light", which will be released on June 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc was produced by SUFFOCATION and tracked ...

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SUFFOCATION: First Trailer For '...Of The Dark Light' Album

The first trailer for "...Of The Dark Light", the upcoming album from New York death metallers SUFFOCATION, is available below. Due on June 9 via Nuclear Blast Records, the disc was produced by SUFFOCATION and tracked at Full Force Studios with longtime engineer Joe Cincotta (OBITUARY). Mixing and mastering was handled by world-renowned producer/engineer Chris ...

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DISBELIEF Releases 'The Symbol Of Death' Video

"The Symbol Of Death", the new video from German death metallers DISBELIEF, can be seen below. The track is the title cut of the band's latest album, which was released on April 21 via Listenable Records. According to a press release, the follow-up to 2010's "Heal" is "a monster. First, band founder and vocalist Karsten ...

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