ENSLAVED Explains 'Utgard' Album Title

Norway's avantgarde metal heroes ENSLAVED will release their new album, "Utgard", in the fall via Nuclear Blast. The band commented: "'Utgard' bears countless meanings to us; an image, metaphor, an esoteric 'location', a word on its own, etc. — on different levels and layers. From Norse mythology we know it as a landscape were the ...

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Summer NAMM Show Canceled Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

The summer's NAMM show, which was scheduled to take place July 9-11 in Nashville, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe. The cancelation of the smaller of the two NAMM conventions that take place each year — the larger being winter NAMM in January, held at California's Anaheim Convention ...

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Hear MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON's New Solo Single, 'Simple Truth'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has released "Simple Truth", the new single from his solo band ELLEFSON, with all proceeds going to Italian COVID-19 relief. The track, co-written by Ellefson and vocalist Thom Hazaert, with Italian guitarist and drummer Andy Martongelli and Paolo Caridi, will appear on the upcoming full-length follow-up to the 2019 release "Sleeping ...

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HELSTAR Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS; New Album Due This Year

Texas power metallers HELSTAR have signed with Massacre Records. The band is working on new material and plans to release a new album later this year. HELSTAR's latest LP, "Vampiro", was released in August 2016 via EMP Label Group. The effort was said to be a continuation of HELSTAR's classic 1989 Metal Blade release "Nosferatu". ...

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Video Premiere: GODSMACK's 'Unforgettable'

GODSMACK has released the official music video for its latest single "Unforgettable", taken from the band's most recent album, "When Legends Rise". With music programs continuing to be at risk in schools across the U.S., it was important for the band — Sully Erna (vocals, guitar), Tony Rombola (guitar), Robbie Merrill (bass) and Shannon Larkin ...

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Watch FEAR FACTORY's DINO CAZARES Break Down Riff From 'Replica'

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has uploaded a six-minute video of him breaking down the riff from the band's song "Replica", taken from the 1995 album "Demanufacture". Check it out below. In a November 2018 interview, FEAR FACTORY singer Burton C. Bell said that the band had completed a new album tentatively titled "Monolith". He ...

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