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666 - 666

The official consensus on black metal's evolution tends to focus on the contributions of VENOM, BATHORY and then, perhaps most definitively, MAYHEM. And rightly so, of course. But there are always missing links lurking in metal's obsidian shadows, and Norway's 666 are definitely worth a lot more than a footnote. Pre-dating MAYHEM by a couple ...

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THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX To Release 'Scorpio' Album In August

New Jersey-based rock and roll trio THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX will release a new studio album, "Scorpio", on August 28 via Tee Pee Records. The group, which originally formed in the mid-1990s, consists of lead vocalist/bassist Chris Kosnik, drummer Bob Pantella and guitarist Garrett Sweeny, all of whom are past or present members of the band ...

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THE DOORS' ROBBY KRIEGER Releases 'The Hitch' Video

The legendary guitarist and songwriter of THE DOORS and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Robby Krieger will release his first solo album in 10 years on August 14. "The Ritual Begins At Sundown" will be made available via his new home at The Players Club, a division of the Mascot Label Group. The ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION's SHARON DEN ADEL On Future Of Touring: 'There's No Going Forward' If There's No COVID-19 Vaccine Or Medicine

WITHIN TEMPTATION singer Sharon Den Adel spoke to Sonic Perspectives collaborator Rodrigo Altaf about how she is dealing with the coronavirus crisis and what the touring circuit might look like post-pandemic. Asked how she thinks the concert industry will change going forward, she said: "Well, there's no going forward if there's ...

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From A Dying Ember - FALCONER

Beloved by fans of folk and power metal, FALCONER have been an intermittent force for good over the last two decades. Six years on from the dark, windswept and generally well-received "Black Moon Rising", founding guitarist Stefan Weinerhall's largely studio-based crew have stuck to their guns and produced another album full of soaring folk melodies, ...

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SEETHER To Release 'Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum' Album In August; 'Dangerous' Single Available

SEETHER's new single, "Dangerous", can be streamed below. The track will be included on the band's recently completed eighth album, "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum", which is due on August 28 via Fantasy Records. Three years after releasing its critically acclaimed record "Poison The Parish", SEETHER returns with "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum". Translating to ...

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RUSH Art Director HUGH SYME Discusses 'Permanent Waves' Artwork

RUSH art director Hugh Syme has narrated a new video in which he shares details behind the artwork for the band's classic album "Permanent Waves". On May 29, UMe/Mercury/Anthem label group continued its extensive RUSH 40th-anniversary album series with a new, imagination-capturing expanded edition of all the magic music that comprises the band's remarkable 1980 ...

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New JOURNEY Drummer NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN To Release 'Immortality' Solo Album In August

Multiple Grammy and Emmy-winning hitmaker Narada Michael Walden, who has produced multi-million-selling smashes for superstars Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and many others, has been signed to Quarto Valley Records. On August 8, he will release the dynamic new solo album, "Immortality", a progressive music masterpiece that recalls his early days as the drummer ...

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ENSIFERUM Releases Music Video For New Single 'Andromeda'

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM will release their new album, "Thalassic", on July 10 via Metal Blade Records. The official lyric video for the disc's latest single, "Andromeda", can be seen below. The clip was directed by Vesa Ranta and recorded on Rankki Island, Finland. On release day (July 10), ENSIFERUM will host a record release ...

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Hørizøns - BEYOND THE BLACK

Steadily rising up the symphonic metal ranks since their 2015 "Songs of Love and Death" debut, BEYOND THE BLACK have looked like major contenders for a while now. If 2018's "Heart of the Hurricane" didn't quite seal the deal, "Hørizøns" almost certainly will, because this is plainly the sound of a band with their eyes ...

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DIRTY HONEY Writing, Demoing New Music Via ZOOM

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, DIRTY HONEY was forced to cancel travel plans to Australia in mid-March to write and record new music with producer Nick DiDia (PEARL JAM, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE), but that hasn't prevented the band from figuring out a way to get it done. Since late March, the group ...

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METALLICA's 2017 Performance At ROCK ON THE RANGE Kicks Off Online Series

METALLICA has kicked off a new online series called "Offstage With DWP" that features never-before-seen festival performances, interviews, exclusive acoustic performances and more, all from concert organizer Danny Wimmer Presents. The show launched on Friday (June 12) with METALLICA's full-length headlining set from May 2017's Rock On The Range event in Columbus, Ohio. You can ...

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METALLICA's Full Performance At 2017 ROCK ON THE RANGE To Kick Off 'Offstage With DWP' Series

Danny Wimmer Presents, one of the largest independent promoters in the United States, has announced a new online content series, "Offstage With DWP". The series will feature never-before-seen festival performances straight from the DWP vault, one-on-one band interviews, exclusive acoustic performances, lifestyle segments and more. "Like so many other live event producers, we have been ...

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