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Extreme Power Metal - DRAGONFORCE

It had to happen eventually. Tucked away at the end of "Extreme Power Metal", not so much as an afterthought as a mischievous sting in the tail, is an absolutely hysterical and very, very DRAGONFORCE version of Celine Dion's immortal "My Heart Will Go On". Played at the band's trademark top speed, it's over and ...

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Sunless - PSOTY

Bands will pay the price for picking a shit name. It may have seemed terribly post-modern and in-jokey at the time, but being lumbered with a name like PET SLIMMERS OF THE YEAR was never a smart move. Sensibly, this UK-based post-metal crew have trimmed that unwieldy tag down to the simpler PSOTY: still a ...

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Rapture - BETRAYING THE MARTYRS

Metalcore and deathcore may not be quite as "hip" as they were ten, or even five, years ago, and they have certainly fallen out of favor with many. Yet the styles remain popular worldwide. France's notable export on that front, BETRAYING THE MARTYRS, has garnered praise and maintained attention and momentum by virtue of a ...

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Dawn Of Infinite Fire - ASAGRAUM

It says a lot about the strength of frontwoman Obscura's vision that ASAGRAUM are currently being talked about as major black metal contenders. As much as I'm sure the band don't need a white, middle-aged man to congratulate them for making fantastic music and possessing vaginas at the same time, it would be disingenuous to ...

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Slithering Evisceration - VISCERAL DISGORGE

It's not always obvious why particular bands end up becoming vastly more popular and acclaimed than their peers, particularly within subgenres that seem to abide by relatively strict rules. Brutal death metal has no shortage of heroes at this point, of course, and you only need to check out new albums from the likes of ...

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MACHINE HEAD Frontman Defends Decision To Re-Record 'Burn My Eyes'

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn and bassist Jared MacEachern, along with "Burn My Eyes"-era MH members Chris Kontos (drums) and Logan Mader (guitar), recently went into Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California and re-recorded the debut album in its entirety. The sessions took place several months prior to the start of the "Burn My Eyes" 25th-anniversary ...

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PRONG To Release 'Age Of Defiance' EP In November

PRONG will release a new EP, "Age Of Defiance", on November 29. The five-track effort, which was produced by Chris Collier, will include two new studio songs, the title cut and "The End Of Sanity", along with live recordings of three tracks: "Rude Awakening", "Cut-Rate" and "Another Worldly Device". A single, "The End Of Sanity", ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS' WILLIAM DUVALL Says His 'One Alone' Solo Album Is 'An Emotional And A Musical Cleansing By Fire'

ALICE IN CHAINS vocalist/guitarist William DuVall spoke to Antihero magazine about his upcoming debut solo album, "One Alone". Due on October 4 via DVL Recordings, the disc was described in a press release as "a smoldering, all-acoustic affair — part late-night confessional, part living room concert." Asked if he still has ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Defends His Right To Speak Out On Political Issues

George Lynch has defended his right to speak out on political issues, saying that it is his "incumbent responsibility" to work for the betterment of his friends, neighbors and fellow human beings. The legendary DOKKEN and LYNCH MOB guitarist recently caught flak from some of his fans when he slammed President Donald Trump in an ...

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NAPALM DEATH's BARNEY GREENWAY On Brexit: 'I Think The Whole Thing's Really F**king Stupid'

Prior to NAPALM DEATH's appearance at the recent Motorcultor festival in Saint-Nolff, France, vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway spoke with Metal Mad TV. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what he's been listening to lately: Barney: "Because we've making a NAPALM DEATH album, [THE] YOUNG GODS. ...

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LACUNA COIL Vocalist Says Gaining Recognition In Home Country Of Italy Has 'Always Been A Bit Of A Struggle'

LACUNA COIL vocalist Andrea Ferro recently spoke with the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Anima Nera", the opening track of the group's new album, "Black Anima": Andrea: "We had this piece of music that Marco [Coti Zelati, bass] came ...

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