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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON To Release 'Return To Eden' Album In June

TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON will release its new album, "Return To Eden", on June 14 via Frontiers Music Srl. Guests on the disc include Todd Michael Hall (RIOT V), Mariangela Demurtas (TRISTANIA), Zachary Stevens (SAVATAGE), Anneke Van Giersbergen (THE GATHERING) and Eduard Hovinga (ELEGY). Formed in the autumn of 2012, TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON released its debut ...

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HEAVY AS TEXAS Feat. EXHORDER Members: 'Blind' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Blind" from HEAVY AS TEXAS, the aggressive metal project featuring acclaimed guitarist Marzi Montazeri and vocalist Kyle Thomas — otherwise recognized as members of Louisiana-based metal pioneers EXHORDER (named by Spin as one of the "30 Greatest Thrash Bands of All Time") — can be seen below. The ...

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THE RODS To Release 'Brotherhood Of Metal' Album In June

Legendary U.S. metal band THE RODS will release a new album, "Brotherhood Of Metal", on June 7 via SPV/Steamhammer. Says THE RODS drummer Carl Canedy: "If you like the first song, then the odds are you'll like the whole album. It's balls-to-the-wall heavy metal, song after song. No ballads and nothing your mom will be ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Is Engaged To Girlfriend ALICIA DOVE

Corey Taylor has popped the question to his girlfriend Alicia Dove. The SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman announced the engagement by posting an Instagram photo of his bride-to-be wearing the ring that he gave her, along with the caption: "L'adorilust. Forever. And Ever." Asked by one of her Twitter followers how Corey proposed, Alicia responded: ...

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Damnatio ad Bestias - IMPRECATION

"Everything is bigger in Texas." Hyperbole aside, whether we're talking about its far reach in terms of geography or the fact that it's the 10th largest economy on the planet, the Lone Star State truly is gargantuan on numerous levels. Having said that, while in-state metal diehards are well aware and appreciative—whether we are talking ...

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KING HOBO Feat. CLUTCH, Ex-OPETH Members: 'Mauga' Album Due In May

The transaltlantic trio that is KING HOBO will release its new album, "Mauga", on May 31 via Weathermaker Music. The disc was produced by Tobias Strandvik and recorded at his studio in Varberg, Sweden. KING HOBO consists of Thomas Juneor Andersson (KAMCHATKA) on vocals, guitars and percussion, Per Wiberg (KAMCHATKA, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, CANDLEMASS, ex-OPETH) on ...

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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE: Lyric Video For New Single, 'Carnivorous Lamb'

Italian orchestral-death giants FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE have released the official lyric video for their new single, "Carnivorous Lamb", from the band's forthcoming, album "Veleno", due on May 24 via Nuclear Blast Records. Commenting on the new single, Francesco Paoli says: "How's the saying? Never judge a book by its cover? Well, that's the point of this ...

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SABATON To Release 'The Great War' Album In July

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON will release their ninth full-length album, "The Great War", on July 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band's 20th-anniversary record will be a concept effort covering stories from the First World War. SABATON started recording "The Great War" exactly 100 years after the end of the First World War (November ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist SCOTT IAN Creates Soundtrack For 'Black Knight: Sword Of Rage' Pinball Machines

ANTHRAX's Scott Ian and DETHKLOK's Brendon Small have composed and performed the legacy sound package for the third game in Stern Pinball, Inc.'s Black Knight franchise, Black Knight: Sword Of Rage. Says Ian: "Metal and pinball? Yes please. Soundtrack to this killer machine by me." The iconic pinball character the Black Knight returns to entertain ...

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Former GORGOROTH Frontman GAAHL Says Black Metal Scene 'Used To Be Very Free And Highly Individualistic'

Metal Wani's Anne Catherine Swallow conducted an interview with former GORGOROTH frontman Gaahl (real name: Kristian Eivind Espedal) prior to his new band GAAHLS WYRD's show at Café Central in Weinheim, Germany as the support act for TRIBULATION. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether ...

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DEMONS & WIZARDS Feat. JON SCHAFFER And HANSI KÜRSCH: Third Album To Be Released Through CENTURY MEDIA

Century Media Records has announced the signing of DEMONS & WIZARDS to a worldwide deal. Founded in 1999 by Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN) and Jon Schaffer (ICED EARTH), DEMONS & WIZARDS released two highly acclaimed albums, 1999s' "Demons & Wizards" and 2005's "Touched By The Crimson King". The band is currently recording its as-yet-untitled third ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO: 'I Don't Keep Track Of SLAYER'

Ex-SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo has told Drum! magazine in a new interview that he doesn't pay attention to what his former band is doing. "I don't keep track of SLAYER," he said. "I have too much to deal with over here." The 54-year-old musician, who splits his time between crossover pioneers SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, ...

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ABBATH To Release 'Outstrider' Album In July

ABBATH, the solo project of former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo), will release its second album, "Outstrider", on July 5 via Season Of Mist. The disc was recorded at Dub Studios in Kristiansand, Norway with producer Endre Kirkesola, who has previously worked with BLOOD RED THRONE, GREEN CARNATION, SIRENIA and IN VAIN, among ...

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LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Lyric Video, 'Chain Child'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "Chain Child", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson states: "The new single, 'Chain Child', is about futuristic cyber violence. It's an old-school style rocker with a modern touch. It's our way to honor our heroes and ...

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SOUNDGARDEN Celebrates 35th Anniversary By Launching Album-Of-The-Month Club

Since its formation in 1984, SOUNDGARDEN has become one of the world’s most important and influential rock bands — a generation-changing, multiplatinum-selling, Grammy-winning group whose music has stood the test of time. To commemorate the band's 35th anniversary, A&M/UMe is issuing a series of SOUNDGARDEN albums on limited-edition color vinyl. For a limited time, fans ...

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