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Live In Japan 2018 - RIOT V

If ever there was a band that deserved much more recognition and praise for their contribution to heavy metal, it's RIOT. Originally formed by the late, great Mark Reale in 1975, the New Yorkers were an omnipresent force for hard rocking excellence for the best part of 40 years, before their leader's untimely passing in ...

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POSSESSED's JEFF BECERRA Says Death Metal Is One Of The Most Exciting Genres In Music Today

Moshpit Passion conducted an interview with frontman Jeff Becerra of Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED at this year's Rock Hard Festival in Germany. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he expected such positive feedback to the band's "Revelations Of Oblivion" comeback studio album: ...

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Profound Evil Presence - POWER FROM HELL

It is a well-established fact that South American metalheads go harder and with more psychotic passion than just about anyone else. Hailing from the hallowed metal breeding ground of Sao Paulo, Brazil, POWER FROM HELL have always been the living embodiment of that unique underground spirit. The band is not just named after a seminal ...

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Paradox - NOCTURNUS AD

NOCTURNUS was a unique gem in the fertile Florida death metal scene. Anti-religious and occult thought provided the source inspiration for many Florida death metal acts, while horror movies and real-life gore inspired others. But NOCTURNUS merged a fascination with the occult alongside science fiction themes, something that was unheard of at the time. What's ...

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Ascension / Burn the Night - PALADIN / RIOT CITY

The way the mainstream rock and metal media talk about so-called old-school heavy metal these days, you could be forgiven for thinking that the genre was little more than a redundant anachronism, at this point pleasing only middle-aged Germans and Brian Slagel. It certainly doesn't help that the majority of bands peddling traditional metal, power ...

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POSSESSED: 'Graven' Music Video Released

"Graven", the new video from Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED, can be seen below. Directed by Scott Hansen (WILLIE NELSON, A DAY TO REMEMBER, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, DEICIDE, PRONG), the clip features actor and friend of the band, Peter Stormare ("Fargo", "Constantine", "The Brothers Grimm"). POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra comments: "We are extremely excited to ...

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Revelations Of Oblivion - POSSESSED

Hellions rejoice! POSSESSED are back and this is absolutely no kind of false dawn. Full disclosure: this is not so much a review, more an extended love letter to Jeff Becerra. Why? Because comebacks are not supposed to be this convincing or this thrilling. Legendary bands are not generally inclined to return after a lengthy ...

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TOXIC HOLOCAUST Signs With ENTERTAINMENT ONE

Portland thrash band TOXIC HOLOCAUST, led by frontman Joel Grind, has signed a worldwide record deal with Entertainment One (eOne). A new album will arrive later this year. "I am proud to announce that not only is the new album finished but also that I have joined the roster over at eOne...and I am in ...

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POSSESSED's JEFF BECERRA Recounts 1989 Armed Robbery Attempt That Left Him Paralyzed And Wheelchair-Bound

Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED originally split in 1987, leaving behind a short but highly influential legacy, most notably their 1985 "Seven Churches" debut, widely considered to be the first-ever death metal album. Internal tensions after the release of 1987's "The Eyes Of Horror" EP led to the band's dissolution, with guitarist Larry Lalonde joining ...

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POSSESSED Releases 'Shadowcult' Music Video

Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED will release their first full-length album in over three decades, "Revelatons Of Oblivion", on May 10 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band has unveiled the disc's second single, "Shadowcult", with a live clip from its performance at the Bloodstock Open Air festival. POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra comments: "We had such ...

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POSSESSED To Release 'Revelatons Of Oblivion' Album In May

Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED will release their first full-length album in over three decades, "Revelatons Of Oblivion", on May 10 via Nuclear Blast. POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra said: "This album from start to release has been a fantastic experience. All of us in POSSESSED hope you enjoy this newest release and we look forward ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Discusses 'Blue Lightning' Album In New Trailer

A trailer for Yngwie Malmsteen's upcoming album, "Blue Lightning", is available below. The disc will be released globally on March 29 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. To call Malmsteen a "maestro" or "virtuoso" is to state the obvious. But such terms don't do sufficient justice to either his talent or impact. There are innumerable guitarists ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: Complete 'Blue Lightning' Album Details Revealed; 'Sun's Up Top's Down' Lyric Video

Yngwie Malmsteen will release "Blue Lightning" globally on March 29 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. To call Malmsteen a "maestro" or "virtuoso" is to state the obvious. But such terms don't do sufficient justice to either his talent or impact. There are innumerable guitarists who have copied a small part of the vast musical spectrum ...

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DEAD WITCHES Feat. Ex-ELECTRIC WIZARD Drummer: 'The Final Exorcism' Album Due Next Month

U.K. occult doom unit DEAD WITCHES is the brainchild of ELECTRIC WIZARD founding member Mark Greening. The underground group's hotly anticipated sophomore album, "The Final Exorcism", will see a February 22 release via Heavy Psych Sounds Records. Teeming with haunting vocals, gargantuan riffs, fuzzed bass and savage drumming, "The Final Exorcism" will take you to ...

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POWERWOLF: 'The Sacrament Of Sin' Music Video

German metallers POWERWOLF released their seventh album, "The Sacrament Of Sin", on July 20 via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2015's "Blessed & Possessed" was recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with KREATOR, DRAGONFORCE, SEPULTURA and PARADISE LOST, among others. The official music video for ...

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NICK HOLMES On PARADISE LOST Returning To Its Gothic Doom Roots On 'Medusa': 'It's Like Putting On An Old Jacket'

Mark Uricheck of "The Rock Writer's Ramble" podcast recently conducted an interview with frontman Nick Holmes of British gothic doom pioneers PARADISE LOST. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreaker widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he and lead guitarist/primary songwriter Greg Mackintosh still manage to "push ...

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ICARUS WITCH To Release 'Goodbye Cruel World' Album In October

"Misfortune Teller", the new single from Pittsburgh traditional metallers ICARUS WITCH, can be streamed below. The song comes from the band's forthcoming "Goodbye Cruel World" studio album, which is due October 26 via Cleopatra Records. Comments the band: "Lyrically, 'Misfortune Teller' is about a hypothetical megalomaniac. It's the story of a psychic vampire who will ...

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