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NETHERBIRD Feat. Ex-AMON AMARTH Drummer FREDRIK ANDERSSON: 'Saturnine Ancestry' Single Now Available

"Saturnine Ancestry", the new single from the Swedish melodic black/death metal act NETHERBIRD, which features ex-AMON AMARTH drummer Fredrik Andersson, can be streamed below. The song is taken from the group's upcoming album, "Into The Vast Uncharted", which will be released on September 27 via Eisenwald. The band's founder and vocalist Nephente states: "'Saturnine Ancestry' ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: People Who Say Hateful Things About RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Are 'Miserable'; They 'Don't Like Anything'

Tim "Ripper" Owens says that people who say hateful things about the Ronnie James Dio hologram are "miserable" individuals who "don't like anything." Dio died in 2010 at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. The legendary heavy metal frontman's hologram was created by a company called Eyeillusion and made its debut at the Wacken ...

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SLAYER's Sponsorship Pulled From NASCAR Race

Last week, SLAYER announced that it had joined Rick Ware Racing as the primary sponsor for the No. 54 entry at tomorrow's Bristol Motor Speedway. Today, reportedly due to "reactionary concerns from other longtime participating sponsors," SLAYER has been pulled as the primary sponsor, and all SLAYER signage has been removed from the car that ...

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Dominion - HAMMERFALL

The problem with consistency and steady momentum is that it becomes increasingly hard to impress. HAMMERFALL have been admirably reliable over the years, releasing a steady stream of albums – ten in total, prior to "Dominion" – that have always hit the mark, delivered the goods and provided the Swedes with a new anthem or ...

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DAVID HASSELHOFF's New Album To Include Collaborations With AL JOURGENSEN, TRACII GUNS And STEVE STEVENS

MINISTRY frontman Al Jourgensen, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns and BILLY IDOL axeman Steve Stevens are among the guest musicians who appear on "Open Your Eyes", the new album from David Hasselhoff. Due on September 27, the disc includes 67-year-old "Baywatch" and "Knight Rider" star's collaboration with Jourgensen on a cover of Neil Diamond's "Sweet ...

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New HIGHLY SUSPECT Album 'MCID' To Feature Collaboration With GOJIRA

HIGHLY SUSPECT has announced its third album, "MCID", with two new singles, "16" and "Upper Drugs". The project is an adventurous new chapter for HIGHLY SUSPECT and spans across rock, hip-hop and pop, and includes features from Young Thug, Tee Grizzley, GOJIRA and NOTHING BUT THIEVES. "MCID" is based on inconceivable true-life experiences (and perceptions) ...

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Dawn of the Dragonstar - TWILIGHT FORCE

You know what you're getting from a new TWILIGHT FORCE album. Ever since the Swedish crew emerged with 2014's "Tales of Ancient Prophecies", the ante for overblown, fantasy-based power metal has been robustly upped. They pulled off the same trick, albeit with even more bombast and pomp, on 2016's big-label breakthrough "Heroes of Mighty Magic"; ...

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Obscura - ERADIKATOR

Slowing down is always a risky business. For the uninitiated, ERADIKATOR are one of the UK's best and most respected contemporary thrash metal bands. With two excellent albums under their collective cummerbund, the Brits have been proudly flying the flag for a beefy and bruising but fervently melodic strain of thrash: a rather thankless task ...

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Metaportal - WORMED

The impulse to push the envelope is never-ending, with regard to the more extreme side of music, metal and otherwise. Whether we are talking about bands as varied as SLAYER or SQUAREPUSHER, striving to be faster, louder, harder and/or more bizarre is inevitable—at least in the early stages. Intuitively enough, then, this endless race and ...

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Caligula - LINGUA IGNOTA

LINGUA IGNOTA is the moniker representing classically trained multi-instrumentalist Kristin Hayter. More accurately, LINGUA IGNOTA is free-flowing art expressing the most painful of emotions. LINGUA IGNOTA self-released a pair of albums in 2017 — "Let the Evil of His Own Lips Cover Him" and "All Bitches Die" — the latter of which was re-issued by ...

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Watch SONS OF APOLLO Perform 'Labyrinth' From 'Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony'

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T., TALISMAN) — will release "Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony" on August 30. ...

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BABYMETAL Releases Live Music Video For 'Elevator Girl'

Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL has released a "live" music video for the English version of its song "Elevator Girl". The track is taken from the band's third album, "Metal Galaxy", which will be released on October 11 via earMUSIC/Edel. The follow-up to 2016's "Metal Resistance" is based on the concept of "The Odyssey Of ...

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CELTIC FROST Frontman Slams METALLICA For Covering His Songs: 'They Butchered It, And It Was Humiliating'

Tom Gabriel Fischer has slammed METALLICA for performing a cover version of CELTIC FROST's "The Usurper", saying the San Francisco heavy metal giants "butchered it, and it was humiliating." Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett played "The Usurper" during METALLICA's May 10 concert at Letzigrund Stadion in Zurich, Switzerland. They also previously paid tribute to late ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Teases 'The Signal Fire' Music Video

A teaser for the "The Signal Fire" music video from Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE is available below. The full clip will make its online debut on August 20. The song, which features a guest appearance by former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Howard Jones, is taken from the band's new album, "Atonement", which is being released today ...

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Listen To New OPETH Song 'Dignity'

"Dignity", a new song from Swedish masters of progressive heavy rock OPETH, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's 13th album, "In Cauda Venenum", which will be released on September 27 via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded last year at Stockholm's Park Studios, "In Cauda Venenum" will be released in ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's EN MINOR Performs Live For First Time (Video)

Philip H. Anselmo's EN MINOR made its live debut Wednesday night (August 14) at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans, Louisiana. The concert served as the release party for EN MINOR's debut seven-inch, which was released on August 2 via Housecore Records. Fan-filmed video footage of the show can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube ...

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THE DARKNESS: Watch Lyric Video For New Song 'Heart Explodes'

The official lyric video for "Heart Explodes", a brand new song from British rockers THE DARKNESS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album "Easter Is Cancelled", which will be released on October 4 through Cooking Vinyl. "Heart Explodes" is an almighty mini-rock opera, which finds THE DARKNESS baring all ...

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1349 Announces Fall 2019 North American Tour

Norwegian black metal masters 1349 have announced North American tour dates for this fall Support on the trek, which will kick off on October 25 in Jacksonville, Florida, will come from by UADA. Tickets will go on sale on August 23. Tour dates: Oct. 25 - Jacksonville, FL - 1904 Music Hall Oct. 26 - ...

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METALLICA Donates $279,000 To Romanian Pediatric Hospital

According to Reuters, METALLICA has donated 250,000 euros (approximately $279,000) to a Romanian association building the country's first pediatric oncology hospital. The band made the donation to Daruieste Viata (Give Life) ahead of the its sold-out concert on Wednesday (August 14) at Arena Națională in Bucharest. Inspired by Mastercard's €1,000,000 donation toward the ...

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