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TESTAMENT Guitarist: 'We're Gonna Continue Creating Music As Long As There's An Audience To Listen To It'

During a recent interview with Metal Wani, TESTAMENT and METAL ALLEGIANCE guitarist Alex Skolnick was asked if he was "confident or concerned" about the future of music when it comes to the artists' ability to survive. He responded (hear audio below): "It's very unpredictable. The whole industry was built… first it was built on records ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE: 'Bound By Silence' Video Featuring JOHN BUSH

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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ALDO NOVA Returns With First Album In More Than 30 Years

On October 19, Canadian guitarist, vocalist, keyboardist, songwriter and producer Aldo Nova will release his first new album release in over three decades. Titled "2.0" (Megaforce), it's a collection of supercharged reinventions of six classic songs off his self-titled smash debut, plus one new original, "I'm A Survivor", initially written for FOREIGNER singer Lou Gramm. ...

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SOULFLY: Second Trailer For 'Ritual' Album

The second trailer for "Ritual", the forthcoming eleventh album from SOULFLY, can be seen below. Due on October 19 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment, the follow-up to 2015's "Archangel" was produced, recorded and mixed by Josh Wilbur (KILLER BE KILLED, LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA). Cover artwork was painted by artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH, SODOM). ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD: 'Northlanders' Video

"Northlanders", the new video from DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, can be seen below. The song is taken from DRAGONLORD's third album, "Dominion", which will be released on September 21 via Spinefarm Records. The disc features eight tracks of devastatingly unrelenting black and death metal assault. The album ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Calls METAL ALLEGIANCE His 'Ultimate Metal Outlet'

Drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS, METAL ALLEGIANCE) recently spoke with Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the new METAL ALLEGIANCE album, "Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty": Mike: "After we had so much fun making ...

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BLOODBATH To Release 'The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn' Album In October

Like all gore-drenched sequels, demonic death metal supergroup BLOODBATH's fifth slice of morbid savagery comes even darker, nastier and sicker than before. It's been four years since "Grand Morbid Funeral", and Stockholm's shadiest death cult — with members drawn from metal luminaries PARADISE LOST, KATATONIA, OPETH and CRAFT — return with a new slab of ...

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OPETH To Release 'Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre' In November

Swedish progressive metal veterans OPETH will release "Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre" on November 2 via Moderbolaget Records/Nuclear Blast Entertainment. This historic event was captured for the DVD, Blu-ray and vinyl formats during the band's May 11, 2017 performance at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado. Both the DVD and ...

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SOULFLY: First Trailer For 'Ritual' Album

The first trailer for "Ritual", the forthcoming eleventh album from SOULFLY, can be seen below. Due on October 19 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment, the follow-up to 2015's "Archangel" was produced, recorded and mixed by Josh Wilbur (KILLER BE KILLED, LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA). Cover artwork was painted by artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH, SODOM). ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Talks About Drumming On New METAL ALLEGIANCE Album 'Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty' (Video)

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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HATE ETERNAL To Release 'Upon Desolate Sands' Album In October

Florida-based death metal extremists HATE ETERNAL will release their new album, "Upon Desolate Sands", on October 26 via Season Of Mist. The spectacular artwork for the disc was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ATHEIST, ARCHSPIRE) and can be seen below. "Upon Desolate Sands" track listing: 01. The Violent Fury (3:55) 02. What Lies ...

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Video Premiere: CLOAK's 'Beyond The Veil'

"Beyond The Veil", the new video from Atlanta blackened rock metallers CLOAK, can be viewed below. The song comes from the band's debut album, "To Venomous Depths", which was released in 2017 via Season Of Mist. Comments the group: "'Beyond The Veil' is a song that's grown in meaning and importance the longer it's been ...

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TESTAMENT Forges Into World Of Cryptocurrency With PRiVCY Coin

TESTAMENT has announced a partnership forged in metal: a new long-term promotional agreement with PRiVCY, the hottest new cryptocurrency. Always at the forefront of musical innovation, the San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal legends continue their dedication to the future of technology by bringing the crypto revolution to music fans around the world with the ...

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SOULFLY: 'Ritual' Album Details Revealed; First Single, 'Evil Empowered', Now Available

SOULFLY will release its eleventh album, "Ritual", on October 19 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The follow-up to 2015's "Archangel" was produced, recorded and mixed by Josh Wilbur (KILLER BE KILLED, LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA). Cover artwork was painted by artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH, SODOM). Additional booklet art was handled by Marcelo Vasco (SLAYER, ...

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Listen To New SATAN Song 'Into The Mouth Of Eternity'

On September 7, Metal Blade Records will release "Cruel Magic", the new album by NWOBHM legends SATAN. The cover artwork for the disc was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, HATEBREED, SOULFLY and KATAKLYSM, among many others. For a preview of "Cruel Magic", listen to the second single, "Into ...

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THY ART IS MURDER Guitarist ANDY MARSH Says Vocalist CJ MCMAHON 'Probably Has Some Kind Of Borderline Personality Disorder'

Guitarist Andy Marsh of Australian deathcore masters THY ART IS MURDER spoke to the Illawarra Mercury about the 2015 departure of the band's vocalist, CJ McMahon, over financial woes and substance-abuse issues. The frontman has since returned to the fold for latest album, "Dear Desolation". "CJ's one of those people, he's never been ...

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