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Age Of Aquarius - VILLAGERS OF IOANNINA CITY

You don't have to be a weed-ravaged hippie with a passion for tripping the brain fantastic to enjoy VILLAGERS OF IOANNINA CITY. But it might help. Quite a lot. Originally released in 2019, "Age of Aquarius" is getting a well-deserved reboot from NAPALM RECORDS, and it's not hard to see why the label was so ...

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MINISTRY Is Recording New Album

Industrial metal pioneers MINISTRY have entered the studio to begin recording the follow-up to 2018's "AmeriKKKant" album. On Friday, the MINISTRY social media was updated with a photo of mainman Al Jourgensen sitting in front of a studio console while wearing a gas mask. The picture was captioned: "Until further notice…we'll be quarantined in the ...

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ENSLAVED To Perform At Online Music Festival Next Week

Norwegian metal avant-gardists ENSLAVED will perform at the Verftet Online Music Festival in Bergen, Norway on April 1. The online event will be streamed via BT.no and YouTube. The band states: "When the old Bergen ring-fox Mikal Telle asked us to join his and local venue USF's fantastic initiative that is this festival, we pretty ...

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Order Of The Mind - IRIST

Although there have been times when it has felt like major labels are congenitally predisposed to signing as many shitty metalcore bands as possible, common sense does occasionally prevail in the metal mainstream. Despite a weirdly shrug-worthy name (it sounds like it might mean something, but not something interesting enough for anyone to investigate), IRIST ...

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Ex-SLAYER Drummer PAUL BOSTAPH Teases New Musical Project

Paul Bostaph says that he is working on a musical project with a "friend" of his who is "very familiar" to everyone. The former SLAYER drummer addressed his future plans while responding to a fan question on Instagram. Asked if he has any "post-SLAYER projects" in the works, Bostaph responded: "yes! Something is brewing with ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Lays Down Vocals For 'Heavy Metal' Pinball Machine

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has laid down vocals for Stern Pinball, Inc.'s upcoming "Heavy Metal" pinball machine. Also scheduled to appear on the game's soundtrack are DETHKLOK's Brendon Small and THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA, among others. Earlier today, Bach took to his Instagram to write: "Quarantine rocks! Had a blast in my home ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Launches 'Quarantine Project'

Canadian singer, songwriter producer Devin Townsend has launched the "Quarantine Project" as a way of thanking fans for their support after he was recently forced to postpone the remaining dates on his North American tour. Townsend took a huge financial hit for scrapping the dates after more than a year's work in preparing for the ...

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BEHEMOTH To Release New Music In 2021

In a brand new interview with Ireland's Overdrive, BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Negal" Darski was asked if there are any plans for the band to celebrate its 30th anniversary next year. He responded: "Yes, it will be 30 years of BEHEMOTH. Holy fuck!! [Laughs] Well, I'm going to be straight with you ...

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Mandala Of Fear - HUNTSMEN

Some moments of inspiration are simply meant to be. When HUNTSMEN unveiled their cross-genre sound on 2018's "American Scrap", it was hard to believe that no one had previously blended thunderous post-metal with the windswept atmospheres and wistful harmonies of sun-scorched Americana: for those with a taste for melancholy and massive riffs, it was an ...

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STYX Postpones Shows Over Coronavirus Concerns

In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, STYX has postponed around a dozen shows that were scheduled to take place between March 13 and March 28. The new dates will be announced soon. STYX announced the postponement in a social media post earlier today. The group wrote: "Due to the current health concerns, the ...

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MAYHEM And ABBATH: 'Decibel Magazine Tour' Canceled

Due to bans on gatherings in excess of 250 people in numerous states and cities, the "Decibel Magazine Tour" has been canceled. This year's edition of the "Decibel Magazine Tour" — featuring MAYHEM, ABBATH, GATECREEPER and IDLE HANDS — was scheduled to launch on March 13 in Denver, Colorado and conclude on April 10 in ...

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