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DEMONAZ On IMMORTAL's 'Battles In The North' Album: 'I Wanted To Break The Speed Limit On That One'

Andrew McKaysmith of Australia's "Scars And Guitars" podcast recently conducted an interview with lyricist/guitarist Demonaz (real name Harald Nævdal) of Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL. You can listen to the entire chat via the Whooshkaa widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he considers IMMORTAL's new "Northern Chaos Gods" studio album the ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Recalls Meeting JAMES HETFIELD For First Time: 'He Was Very Shy And Super Introverted'

The day before METALLICA was honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize on June 14 in Stockholm, Sweden, the band's drummer, Lars Ulrich, was interviewed by music journalist Jan Gradvall. During the hour-long chat, which can be seen below, Ulrich spoke about METALLICA's beginnings back in the early 1980s, their musical influences and long and ...

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POWERWOLF: 'Incense And Iron' Lyric Video

German metallers POWERWOLF will release 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 lyric video ...

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Gravity - BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE

Bold new direction or jumping the shark? This is the critical question sure to trail behind BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, who is now, without a doubt, a far different beast than that which recorded "The Poison". For a band once claiming METALLICA, IRON MAIDEN and SLAYER as central influences (and having shared the stage with ...

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OBITUARY Guitarist On Upcoming Tour With SLAYER: 'It's A Bucket-List Type Of Thing That Took 30 Years'

Hellbound's Gene A. Gaona conducted an interview with guitarist Trevor Peres of Floridian death metal legends OBITUARY prior to their May 25 concert at DNA Lounge in San Francisco, California. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "hitting their groove" with OBITUARY's 2017 self-titled studio ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE: Making Of 'Gravity' Album Part 3 (Video)

The third in series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Gravity", the sixth studio album from Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, can be seen below. The disc is being made available today (Friday, June 29). "Gravity" was issued through BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's new label home, Search And Destroy, the ...

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POWERWOLF: 'Fire & Forgive' Video Released

German metallers POWERWOLF will release 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 video for ...

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CRYSTAL VIPER To Release 'At The Edge Of Time' EP

CRYSTAL VIPER's latest studio album, "Queen Of The Witches", is still hot, but the Polish metallers waste no time and strikes back with a special, limited-edition EP titled "At The Edge Of Time", which will be released on June 29 via AFM Records. The effort, which will be available as a 10-inch vinyl and digital ...

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IMMORTAL's DEMONAZ On What Inspired Him To Start A Band

On July 6, Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL — now consisting of lyricist/guitarist Demonaz (real name Harald Nævdal) and drummer Horgh (real name Reidar Horghagen) — will release their highly anticipated new album, "Northern Chaos Gods". Demonaz tells us about the band's beginnings and what inspired him to start a band in the underground metal scene ...

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SCOTT CARLSON On CATHEDRAL's Major Label Experience: 'I Don't Think It Was Negative In Any Way'

In a new interview with music writer Joel Gausten, grindcore/death metal legend Scott Carlson (REPULSION, CATHEDRAL, DEATH, SEPTIC TANK) discusses SEPTIC TANK's new album, "Rotting Civilisation" (which also features ex-CATHEDRAL members Lee Dorrian and Gaz Jennings) and refects on CATHEDRAL's time on Columbia Records in the'90s. A excerpt from the chat appears below. ...

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VENOM INC. To Release 'War' 10-Inch Single In August

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 release a three-song 10-inch single, "War", on August 10 through Nuclear Blast. The single's artwork was created by Marcelo Vasco (SLAYER, HATEBREED, MACHINE HEAD, BORKNAGAR) and can be seen below. ...

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POWERWOLF: Video Recap Of 'The Sacrament Of Sin' Listening Session

German metallers POWERWOLF will release 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. A video recap of ...

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POWERWOLF: 'Demons Are A Girl's Best Friend' Video Released

German metallers POWERWOLF will release 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 video for ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's MATT TUCK On 'Gravity' Album: We Wanted To 'Push Ourselves Creatively'

HardDrive Radio's Lou Brutus conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Matt Tuck of Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE backstage at this past weekend's Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On having to wait for the release of BULLET ...

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Listen To New BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Song 'Letting You Go'

Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have released a new single, "Letting You Go". The song is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "Gravity", which will be made available on June 29. "Gravity" will be issued through BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's new label home, Search And Destroy, the imprint launched in 2014 by Spinefarm ...

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Cobra Speed Venom - THE CROWN

One the biggest buzzes in metal this year comes around Swedish death metal crushers THE CROWN. The group is on sure footing these days after returning in 2009 from a five-year hiatus. Johan Lindstrand reclaimed the mike in 2011, rejoining bassist Magnus Olsfelt and rhythm guitarist Marko Tervonen as THE CROWN celebrated its quarter century ...

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Video Premiere: BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's 'Over It'

Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have released the official music video for their new single, "Over It". The song is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "Gravity", which will be made available on June 29. The "Over It" clip was directed by Stuart T. Birchall of Numinous Pictures. "Gravity" will be issued through ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Teases 'Over It' Video

Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will release the official music video for their new single, "Over It", on Monday, April 23. The song is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "Gravity", which will be made available on June 29. "Gravity" will be issued through BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's new label home, Search And ...

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GENE HOGLAN Says CHUCK SCHULDINER Was 'Always Uncomfortable' With Being Called 'Godfather Of Death Metal'

Gene Hoglan says that Chuck Schuldiner was always uncomfortable with being referred to as "the Godfather of death metal," preferring instead to give credit to the bands that inspired him during DEATH's formative years. Although DEATH is considered to be one of the most important and influential death metal acts of all time, the Florida-based ...

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SEPTIC TANK Feat. REPULSION, Ex-CATHEDRAL Members: Listen To 'Death Vase' Song

SEPTIC TANK, the long-running project featuring vocalist Lee Dorrian (CATHEDRAL), guitarist Gary Jennings (CATHEDRAL) and bassist Scott Carlson (REPULSION), will release its debut album, "Rotting Civilisation", on April 13 via Rise Above Records. The song "Death Vase", taken from "Rotting Civilisation", can be streamed below. If ever there were a point in history that demanded ...

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