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Universal Death Church - LORD MANTIS

The musical nihilists known as LORD MANTIS were, by all accounts, considered a done deal in 2016. That's when founding member and percussionist Bill Bumgardner tragically committed suicide. But the unlikely and very much desired reunion came to fruition once vocalist/bassist Charlie Fell and guitarist/vocalist Andrew Markuszewski decided to rekindle their unsettling, ravaging musical fires. ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM's ALEXI LAIHO Could Be Forced To Use Different Band Name For New Lineup

Alexi Laiho could be forced to abandon the name CHILDREN OF BODOM for his next project because of an apparent dispute with the three musicians who recently announced they were leaving the band. Earlier this month, drummer Jaska Raatikainen, bassist Henri "Henkka T. Blacksmith" Seppälä and keyboardist Janne Wirman issued a statement saying that they ...

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MACHINE HEAD 'Fan' Throws Beer On Band's Soundboard, Takes It 'Completely Out Of Commission' During London Concert (Video)

MACHINE HEAD was forced to perform with a "compromised" sound for part of its concert last night (Saturday, November 2) at the at O2 Academy Brixton in London, England after an "asshole" threw "a full 32-ounce beer" on the band's soundboard, completely taking it out of commission during the "Burn My Eyes" portion of the ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Releases Animated Video For 'Hexed' Title Track

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM have released an official animated video for the title track of their latest album, "Hexed". The RMIT University in Australia worked on the clip for the last 15 weeks, with producers Aaron McLoughlin and Simon Norton spending around 3000 hours with their team to create the video. Aaron states: "As ...

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Primal Future: 2019 - TOXIC HOLOCAUST

Has there ever been anyone more bizarrely underappreciated than Joel Grind? Ever since TOXIC HOLOCAUST emerged from Portland at the turn of the millennium, he has had arguably greater and more lasting impact on the underground metal world than any other musician: that tireless dedication to evoking the spirit of MOTORHEAD, DISCHARGE, VENOM and SODOM ...

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THE WILDHEARTS: 'Diagnosis' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Diagnosis", the title track of the new mini-album from THE WILDHEARTS, can be seen below. Due on October 4 through Graphite Records, this six-track effort features five brand new songs and is released as a limited-edition special white vinyl with pale blue powder splatter 10-inch (to look like a pill) ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Bassist On Response To 'Hexed' Album: 'Surprisingly, We Got A Lot Of Positive Feedback'

CHILDREN OF BODOM bassist Henkka Seppälä (a.k.a. Henkka T. Blacksmith) spoke to Kaaos TV about the fan response to the band's tenth studio album, "Hexed", which came out in March via Nulcear Blast Records. "Well, surprisingly, we got a lot of positive feedback," he said (see video below). We haven't been expecting any positive feedback ...

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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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THE WILDHEARTS To Release 'Diagnosis' Mini-Album

THE WILDHEARTS will release the "Diagnosis" mini-album on October 4 through Graphite Records. This six-track effort features five brand new songs and is released as a limited-edition special white vinyl with pale blue powder splatter 10-inch (to look like a pill) and as a regular black vinyl 10-inch and CD. All three physical formats will ...

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Video Premiere: TARJA's 'Tears In Rain'

The official video for "Tears In Rain", the new single from former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, can be seen below. The song is taken from her upcoming studio album, "In The Raw", which will be released on August 30 via earMUSIC. The clip finds the golden-voiced singer engaging in some roller derby. While training to ...

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Video Premiere: DEMON HUNTER's 'The Negative'

DEMON HUNTER has released the official music video for the song "The Negative". The track is taken from the band's new album "War", which was made available alongside a companion LP, "Peace", on March 1. "The video for 'The Negative' was directed and edited by Oleg Masnyy," explains singer Ryan Clark. "Oleg and I shot ...

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HAMMERFALL Releases 'Live' Video For '(We Make) Sweden Rock'

The official live video for "(We Make) Sweden Rock", the new single from Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album titled "Dominion", which will be released on August 16 via Napalm Records. The clip was filmed at this year's edition of Sweden Rock Festival. Vocalist Joacim ...

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NETHERBIRD Feat. Ex-AMON AMARTH Drummer FREDRIK ANDERSSON: 'Into The Vast Uncharted' Album Due In The Fall

Swedish melodic black/death metal act NETHERBIRD has signed a worldwide deal with Eisenwald. The band's new album, "Into The Vast Uncharted", will be released this fall. The Stockholm-based band, which features ex-AMON AMARTH drummer Fredrik Andersson, is currently in the mixing phase for its upcoming disc. More information will be announced in the coming months. ...

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Video Premiere: THY ART IS MURDER's 'Death Squad Anthem'

Australian deathcore masters THY ART IS MURDER will release their fifth album, "Human Target", on July 26 via Nuclear Blast and Human Warfare (Australia and New Zealand). The disc was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Will Putney at Graphic Nature Audio in Belleville, New Jersey. The artwork was once again painted by Eliran Kantor ...

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Watch CHILDREN OF BODOM Perform At FORTAROCK Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of CHILDREN OF BODOM's June 1 performance at the FortaRock festival at Goffertpark Nijmegen, the Netherlands can be seen below. CHILDREN OF BODOM's latest album, "Hexed", was released in March via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc saw the return to Finland's Danger Johnny Studios where COB was reunited with Mikko Karmila ("I ...

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HAMMERFALL Guitarist Says New Album 'Dominion' 'Feels Very Energized'

HAMMERFALL vocalist Joacim Cans and guitarist Oscar Dronjak recently spoke with Janne Vuorela. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's recently released single, "(We Make) Sweden Rock", which pays tribute to notable hard rock and metal bands: Oscar: "I remember Joacim sent me something ...

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Death Becomes My Voice - RINGWORM

You don't need to be of any particular political persuasion to have noticed that civilization, if we can still call it that, is going through something of a sticky patch at present. As a result, you might expect to be bombarded with incredibly angry records by young bands protesting the state of things. And while ...

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Something Wicked Marches In - VLTIMAS

VLTIMAS is a veritable who's who in extreme metal music. Death metal drum god Flo Mounier, the sole original member of the renowned Canadian brutal technical death metal outfit CRYPTOPSY, steadies the beat, while guitars are handled by Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen who has spent decades with blackened thrashers AURA NOIR, in addition to his ...

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GRAND MAGUS: 'A Hall Clad In Gold' Visualizer

The official visualizer for "A Hall Clad In Gold", a new song from Swedish metallers GRAND MAGUS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Wolf God", which will be released on April 19 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2016's "Sword Songs" was recorded at Sweetspot Studio in Sweden ...

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BATTLE BEAST Bassist Initially Thought 'No More Hollywood Endings' Was A Weird Choice For Album Title

The "Everblack" podcast recently conducted an interview with bassist Eero Sipilä of Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST about the band's new studio album, "No More Hollywood Endings". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the meaning behind the "No More Hollywood Endings" album title: Eero: "First, we ...

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BATTLE BEAST: 'The Golden Horde' Lyric Video

Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST have released the official lyric video for the song "The Golden Horde". The track is taken from the band's fifth studio album, "No More Hollywood Endings", which was released on March 22 via Nuclear Blast Records. "No More Hollywood Endings" was recorded by Janne Björkroth, Viktor Gullichsen and Joona Björkroth at ...

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BATTLE BEAST Releases 'Endless Summer' Music Video

Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST have just released their fifth studio album, "No More Hollywood Endings", via Nuclear Blast Records. To mark the occasion, the group has unveiled a brand new music video for the track "Endless Summer", which was once again directed by Markus Nieminen and produced by Oy Routafilmi AB. Keyboardist Janne Björkroth states: ...

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