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DESTRUCTION: 'Born To Perish' Cover Artwork Unveiled

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION have revealed the cover artwork for their upcoming 17th studio album, "Born To Perish". This visualization was created by acclaimed artist Gyula from Hungary, who has also created artwork for ANNIHLATOR, GRAVE DIGGER, STRATOVARIUS, TANKARD and many more. A trailer where you can follow the creation of the artwork is ...

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BUTCHER BABIES Are Working On Their Fourth Album

BUTCHER BABIES are in the studio working on their fourth album. The disc will be the follow-up to "Lilith", which was released in October 2017 via Century Media. Earlier today, BUTCHER BABIES co-vocalist Carla Harvey wrote in an Instagram post: "We're holed up in the studio making new @butcherbabies for you. Who's excited?" "Lilith" was ...

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LACUNA COIL Begins Recording New Album

Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL have entered the studio to begin recording their new album. The follow-up to 2016's "Delirium" is tentatively due before the end of the year via Century Media. Singer Cristina Scabbia took to Instagram earlier today to express her satisfaction with the band's new music, saying: " I feel so very ...

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NITA STRAUSS Releases Music Video For 'Mariana Trench'

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, has released a music video for her single "Mariana Trench", featuring footage from her recent headline tour, including her packed hometown show at the legendary Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, Calfornia. Check it out below. As well as wowing fans all ...

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HATE: 'Sovereign Sanctity' Video Released

"Sovereign Sanctity", the new music video from Polish death metallers HATE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's 11th full-length album, "Auric Gates Of Veles", which will be released on June 14 via Metal Blade Records. The "Sovereign Sanctity" clip was produced by 9LITER FILMY and filmed by Blazej Jankowiak. Vocalist/guitarist ...

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OVERKILL Frontman Weighs In On Bands Using Pre-Recorded Backing Tracks During Live Performances

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth was recently interviewed by the "Talking Metal" podcast. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On certain rock and metal bands using backing tracks during their live performances: Bobby: "I understand the presentation of it — that's perfection — but my ...

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DEMONS & WIZARDS Feat. JON SCHAFFER And HANSI KÜRSCH: Lyric Video For Remastered 'Heaven Denies'

DEMONS & WIZARDS, the side project of ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer and BLIND GUARDIAN singer Hansi Kürsch, recently released remastered versions of its first two albums on all digital platforms. Remastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (ICED EARTH, QUEENSRŸCHE, SANCTUARY), "Demons & Wizards" (2000) and "Touched By The Crimson King" (2005) will also be released ...

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SEVENDUST's CLINT LOWERY On His Upcoming Solo Album: It's 'Something That I've Wanted To Do For A Long Time'

SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery will enter the studio in June to begin recording his first solo album. Helming the disc will be Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who has previously worked with SEVENDUST, ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH, among others. A late 2019 release via Rise Records is expected. Lowery originally announced his plans to record a solo ...

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ABBATH To Tour Europe With VLTIMAS And 1349

ABBATH, the solo project of former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo), will embark on a European tour in January 2020. Support on the trek will come from VLTIMAS and 1349. The "Outstrider" European rampage will kick off at the Matrix in Bochum, Germany on January 24 and hit 11 more countries until a ...

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SKILLET: More 'Victorious' Album Details Revealed

Two-time Grammy nominees SKILLET will release their tenth full-length album, "Victorious", on August 2 via Atlantic. The follow-up to the RIAA-gold-certified "Unleashed" (SKILLET's fourth consecutive album to receive either a gold, platinum, or double-platinum certification), the new project continues to propel the band's position as one of the best-selling rock bands of the 21st century, ...

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A Letter of Red - SABBATH ASSEMBLY

The 2013 dissolution of THE DEVIL'S BLOOD left a large void in heavy music. The Dutch collective's bewitching brew of psychedelic occult rock scratched the itches of those looking for haunting Satanic overtones and the warmth of classic psychedelic rock, their work resembling an overtly devil-worshiping spin on vintage JEFFERSON AIRPLANE. There are other bands ...

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Mysterium Tremendum - LORD DYING

You can't stop progress, as Neil Fallon memorably put it. LORD DYING have been heading in an intriguing direction for some time: members of the sludge and doom fraternity with a broader and more daring vision than most, their second album "Poisoned Altars" was one of 2015's most bewitching riff riots. But even taking that ...

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D-A-D: 'A Prayer For The Loud' Album Details Revealed

Danish rockers D-A-D will release their first album in eight years, "A Prayer For The Loud" on May 31 via AFM Records. The follow-up to 2011's "DIC.NII.LAN.DAFT.ERD.ARK" harks back to the core of what D-A-D does better than most: four guys who play thrilling rock music with ferocious energy, catchy songs and an infectious commitment. ...

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K.K. DOWNING Says SCOTT TRAVIS And RICHIE FAULKNER Are Not Official Members Of JUDAS PRIEST: 'They Are On A Wage'

Carsten Smolinsky of Germany's Bleeding4metal.de recently conducted an e-mail interview with former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing. The original English-language version of the chat appears here in its entirety. Bleeding4metal.de: Hello, Mr. Downing, thank you very much for taking the time for an interview! I really enjoyed reading "Heavy Duty: Days And Nights ...

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FIRESPAWN Feat. ENTOMBED, UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC Members: Listen To 'The Hunter' Song

FIRESPAWN — the Swedish death metal project featuring Lars Göran Petrov (vocals; ENTOMBED) and Victor Brandt (guitar; ENTOMBED), Alex Friberg (bass; NECROPHOBIC), Fredrik Folkare (guitar; UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC) and Matte Modin (drums; DARK FUNERAL, DEFLESHED) — will release its third album, "Abominate", on June 7 via Century Media Records. The second single from the disc, "The ...

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TURILLI/LIONE RHAPSODY: 'Phoenix Rising' Lyric Video

TURILLI/LIONE RHAPSODY — featuring original RHAPSODY members Luca Turilli and Fabio Lione, alongside former RHAPSODY members Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth — will release its debut album, "Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution)", on June 28 through Nuclear Blast (King Records in Japan and rest of Asia). Comprised of 10 tracks, the record was ...

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TARJA TURUNEN: 'In The Raw' Album Details Revealed

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen will release her new studio album, "In The Raw", on August 30 via earMUSIC. As the saying goes, not all that glitters is gold. But then again, not all that is gold necessarily glitters. It was this idea that struck Tarja as she began work on "In The Raw". Three ...

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NERVOSA Frontwoman Blasts Brazil's 'Racist, Misogynist, Homophobic' President: 'He's A Bad Human Being'

Fernanda Lira, singer and bassist of the Brazilian thrash/death-metal trio NERVOSA, has slammed her country's newly elected, ultranationalist president Jair Bolsonaro as "the worst thing" that's happened to Brazil in recent years. Bolsonaro, who has been nicknamed the "Trump of the tropics" for his admiration of the U.S. president, won his country's election by a ...

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