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Crimson Riders - BOKASSA

There are few things more likely to enhance your profile than a celebrity endorsement. He may still have an uncanny ability to generate controversy, but when Lars Ulrich declared that BOKASSA were his favorite new band, he almost certainly enabled the Norse "stoner-punks" to skip a couple of years and make a far bigger splash ...

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EMPEROR's IHSAHN Praises GHOST: 'They Create An Experience'

EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) has praised GHOST for holding the blowtorch high for theatrical rock and roll at a time when rock performances can be pretty stripped down and straightforward. "Bands like RAMMSTEIN or GHOST or all these bands, they create an experience," Ihsahn told the "Scars And Guitars" podcast (hear ...

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KVELERTAK To Release New Album This Year

Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK have written "a lot of stuff" for their fourth album, tentatively due before the end of the year. The follow-up to 2016's "Nattesferd" will mark the band's first release since the departure of longtime frontman Erlend Hjelvik and addition of Ivar Nikolaisen. KVELERTAK guitarist Vidar Landa told Ireland's Overdrive that ...

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Listen To New HIGH ON FIRE Song 'Spewn From The Earth'

"Spewn From The Earth", a brand new song from California heavy rockers HIGH ON FIRE, can be streamed below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Electric Messiah", which will be released on October 5 via Entertainment One (eOne). "Spewn From The Earth" is the seventh installment of the Adult Swim 2018 Singles ...

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Watch SLIPKNOT, Ex-SHINEDOWN Members Cover SEPULTURA At 'Metal Fest: A Tribute To Roadrunner Records' Event

Jay Weinberg (SLIPKNOT), David Sanchez (HAVOK) and Jasin Todd (formerly of SHINEDOWN) are among the more than 50 musicians who took part in "Metal Fest: A Tribute To Roadrunner Records" on September 20 at The Basement East in Nashville, Tennessee. Video footage of Weinberg, Sanchez, Todd and Brandon Bruce (TIME TRAP) performing cover versions of ...

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HIGH ON FIRE: Lyric Video For 'Electric Messiah' Title Track

California heavy rockers HIGH ON FIRE have released the official lyric video for the title track of their upcoming album, "Electric Messiah". The disc will be issued on October 5 via Entertainment One (eOne). "I had a dream about Lemmy," says HIGH ON FIRE frontman Matt Pike, explaining the inspiration behind the title of the ...

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ENDSEEKER Signs With METAL BLADE

Since 2015, the name ENDSEEKER has stood for the finest Swedish-styled death metal from Hamburg, Germany. It's hard as a fist and uncompromising — like binge drinking on St. Pauli — but with a big chunk of heart and soul to it. Metal Blade and ENDSEEKER are both excited to announce the signing of a ...

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Singer ERLEND HJELVIK Quits KVELERTAK

Singer Erlend Hjelvik has announced his departure from Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK. He explained in a statement: "The experience of building a successful band has been fun and rewarding but has also been equally intense and challenging. Over the years, this has taken its toll. As we've been developing personally and professionally, our individual goals, needs ...

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Listen To New ZEAL & ARDOR Song 'Waste'

After dropping the eerie track "Gravedigger's Chant" on Good Friday, ZEAL & ARDOR now shares a contrasting, second new song, titled "Waste". It's from their forthcoming album, "Stranger Fruit". ZEAL & ARDOR provocateur Manuel Gagneux explains: "'Waste' is the introduction of the other half of 'Stranger Fruit'. Fully incorporating the gospel and soul elements in ...

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SKELETONWITCH To Release 'Devouring Radiant Light' Album In July

Blackened metallers SKELETONWITCH will release their first full-length album in five years, "Devouring Radiant Light", on July 20 via Prosthetic Records. The first single from the disc, "Fen Of Shadows", can be streamed below. Guitarist Scott Hedrick describes "Fen Of Shadows" as "SKELETONWITCH 2.0... The song travels further down the rabbit hole with more elaborate ...

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ZEAL & ARDOR To Release 'Stranger Fruit' Album In June

Creative firebrand Manuel Gagneux returns with a brand new ZEAL & ARDOR single. "Gravedigger's Chant" is set for release on Good Friday — March 30. It serves as an omen of what's to come from his forthcoming second ZEAL & ARDOR album, "Stranger Fruit". With its haunting refrain of "bring the dead body down," the ...

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SKELETONWITCH Parts Ways With Drummer, Taps JON RICE As Temporary Replacement

Ohio-based blackened metallers SKELETONWITCH have parted ways with drummer Dustin Boltjes and have temporarily replaced him with Jon Rice (ex-JOB FOR A COWBOY, SCORPION CHILD). Rice will join SKELETONWITCH on the band's upcoming North American trek with OBITUARY, which kicks off May 2 in Atlanta, Georgia. SKELETONWITCH's next studio album is due this spring/summer via ...

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SKELETONWITCH To Release New Album In The Spring

Ohio-based blackened metallers SKELETONWITCH will release their first full-length album in over four years in the spring of 2018 via Prothestic Records. The disc is being recorded with producer Kurt Ballou (CHELSEA WOLFE, HIGH ON FIRE, KVELERTAK) at his GodCity Studio. The effort will be mixed by Fredrik Nordström (OPETH's "Blackwater Park", AT THE GATES' ...

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METALLICA Shines Spotlight On Loyal Fans In New Video

METALLICA has uploaded a five-minute video spotlighting several extremely loyal fans who travelled great distances to attend the band's three concerts at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark in February. Check out the footage below. METALLICA played its third concert in Copenhagen on February 9 as part of what was initially supposed to be the ...

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Video Premiere: KVELERTAK's 'Bronsegud'

Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK have released the official music video for "Bronsegud", from their new LP, "Nattesferd", which was celebrated globally as one of 2016's best metal releases. The video, which was directed by Stian Andersen, documents the band's life on the road as they travel the world performing neck-breaking sets to sold-out audiences. Furthermore, KVELERTAK ...

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METALLICA Announces European Leg Of 'WorldWired' Tour

METALLICA today announced the European leg of its "WorldWired" tour in support of the band's new album, "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct". The trek kicks off with two shows in Amsterdam at the Ziggo Dome on September 4 and September 6. Norway's KVELERTAK will be support for the tour run. See below for a complete list of ...

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GOZU Signs Worldwide Deal With BLACKLIGHT MEDIA/METAL BLADE RECORDS

Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Boston's rock/metal outfit GOZU to a worldwide deal. Formed in 2010, the four-piece has released one EP and three full-lengths to-date, and is currently writing their fourth studio album, set for a 2017 release. GOZU comments: "We are extremely excited to be signed to Blacklight Media/Metal ...

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Video Premiere: KVELERTAK's 'Svartmesse'

Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK have released the official music video for "Svartmesse", from their celebrated new LP "Nattesferd" which arrived this past May. The clip, which was directed by Torjus Førre Erfjord of Raindog Films, can be seen below. The band commented on the videos creation, stating: "It's made by our good friend Torjus Førre Erfjord ...

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KVELERTAK Releases 'Nattesferd' Video

Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK have released the official music video for "Nattesferd", the title track of their third album, which arrived this past May. The otherworldly clip — produced by Norwegian production company Bacon and directed by Jakob Marky — was filmed in Fårö, a Baltic Sea island off the south eastern coast of Sweden where ...

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