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KERRY KING On Playing With MEGADETH Again: 'I Never In A Million Years Thought It Would Happen'

Artisan News Service spoke with MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine and SLAYER guitarist Kerry King shortly before King joined MEGADETH on stage last Thursday (October 21) at the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, California to perform MEGADETH's classic "Rattlehead". You can now watch the two separate interviews below. "Not very many people know this, but Kerry ...

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CONSPIRACY's 'Irremediable' Out Now

Dutch extreme metal act CONSPIRACY has just released its third full-length album, "Irremediable", via Pulverised Records. The CD offers 12 warring tracks with artwork (see below) inspired by controversial 17th century artist Félicien Rops. Previously helmed by sole member Alex "Carpathian Wolf" (formerly known as Al' Hazred of MELECHESH fame), CONSPIRACY now features Wolf alongside ...

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SAMAEL To Release 'A Decade In Hell' Box Set

On November 22, Century Media will release a box set containing all the releases Swiss metal experimentalists SAMAEL recorded for the label. "A Decade In Hell" will consist of a 60-page booklet plus nine CDs and two DVDs: * Worship Him * Blood Ritual * Ceremony Of Opposites * Rebellion * Passage * Exodus * ...

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CANDLEMASS To Perform Entire 'Epicus' Album With Original Singer At ROADBURN Festival

Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Roadburn Festival. Originally scheduled to celebrate 25 years of doom at this year's Roadburn in April, CANDLEMASS ended up stuck in Stockholm due to logistic complications arising from the volcanic eruption in Iceland. CANDLEMASS is now scheduled to play on Saturday, ...

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SAMAEL To Release 'Antigod' EP

Swiss industrial black metallers SAMAEL will release a new EP, "Antigod", on November 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. The track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Antigod 02. Into The Pentagram (2010) 03. Reign Of Light (Live) 04. Slavocracy (Live) 05. Antigod (Dark Night Remix) 06. Ten Thousand Years Check out the cover ...

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TOXODETH Writing New Material

Mexican cult progressive death metal band TOXODETH has returned to activity after a long hiatus. Raúl Guzmán, the mastermind behind the band on guitar and keyboards, along with his brother Jesús Guzmán on vocals, are still the creative force behind TOXODETH, but this time they have turned into a multinational force by the inclusion of ...

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SLAYER Drummer Interviewed By TALES FROM THE PIT

Tales From The Pit conducted an interview with SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo when the band played the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California on August 31, 2010 as part of the "American Carnage" tour with MEGADETH and TESTAMENT. You can now watch the chat below. For the first time in its near-30-year history, SLAYER, the ...

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SLAYER Drummer Interviewed By MF MAGAZINE (Video)

MF Magazine recently conducted an interview with SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo. You can now watch the chat below. For the first time in its near-30-year history, SLAYER, the single most distinctive and radical thrash metal band ever, will see its ten American Recordings albums released as a limited-edition, high-end box set — "The Vinyl Conflict" ...

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SLAYER Interviewed On NPR's 'Sound Opinions'; Audio Available

SLAYER members Dave Lombardo (drums) and Kerry King (guitar) were interviewed by Chicago music critics Jim Derogatis and Greg Kot for this past weekend's edition of NPR's "Sound Opinions". You can now listen to the program using the audio player below. (Note: The SLAYER interview begins around the nine-minute mark.)

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PENTAGRAM, SOILENT GREEN Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO Festival

Long-running D.C. doom legends PENTAGRAM, with riff-meister Victor Griffin back in the fold, will celebrate their 40th anniversary at next year's edition of the Inferno festival, set to take place April 20-23, 2011 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway. Also scheduled to appear are SOILENT GREEN, IMMORTAL and AURA NOIR. The ...

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PENTAGRAM Confirmed For Holland's ROADBURN Festival

Long-running D.C. doom legends PENTAGRAM, with riff-meister Victor Griffin back in the fold, have been confirmed for the Roadburn festival, set to take place from Thursday April 14 to Saturday April 16 at the 013 venue and Midi Theatre in Tilburg, Holland. There will be an additional afterburner event on Sunday April 17, 2011. PENTAGRAM: ...

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SLAYER Guitarist Interviewed On 107.7 THE BONE's 'Metal Zone'

"Metal Zone" host Nikki Blakk of the San Francisco, California radio station 107.7 The Bone conducted an interview with SLAYER guitarist Kerry King on August 31, 2010 when the band performed at the Cow Palace in San Francisco as part of the "American Carnage" tour with MEGADETH and TESTAMENT. Watch the chat in two parts ...

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SLAYER Drummers Come Together

Acclaimed metal drummers Dave Lombardo, Paul Bostaph and Jon Dette — each one of whom has sat behind the kit for SLAYER at one point or another during the band's nearly-30-year-long career — posed for a joint photo this past Monday (August 30) in Long Beach, California. Check it out below. SLAYER drummers (left to ...

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SLAYER Guitarist Schedules Sacramento Meet-And-Greet

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King will take part in a meet-and-greet and signing session tomorrow (Wednesday, September 1) at Skip's Music in Sacramento, California between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. For more information, see the poster below. For the first time in its near-30-year history, SLAYER, the single most distinctive and radical thrash metal band ever, ...

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Classic SLAYER Vinyl To Be Released As High-End, Limited-Edition Box Set

For the first time in its near-30-year history, SLAYER, the single most distinctive and radical thrash metal band ever, will see its ten American Recordings albums released as a limited-edition, high-end box set — "The Vinyl Conflict" (American Recordings/Sony Legacy). Ten albums on 11 discs, "The Vinyl Conflict" will feature the band's entire Def/American Recordings ...

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ANTON REISENEGGER Joins INNER SANCTVM

Anton Reisenegger (PENTAGRAM, CRIMINAL, LOCK UP) has been named the new singer for the multinational band INNER SANCTVM. Reisenegger will enter the studio later this month to start recording the vocal tracks for the group's long-awaited second album. Anton has been a friend to INNER SANCTVM since 1993 when the band was recording its debut ...

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NACHTMYSTIUM: 'Every Last Drop' Video Stills Available

Illinois-based extreme metallers NACHTMYSTIUM filmed a video for the song "Every Last Drop" on July 24-25 shot in Brooklyn, New York. The clip was shot by Jimmy Hubbard and Seldon Hunt, and edited by Alan Dubin (ex-KHANATE, GNAW); special FX makeup was handled by Brandy McDonald, while Chris Polinski served as the director of photography. ...

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EARTHRIDE Releases New Album, Hits The Road

Long-running Maryland biker doom masters EARTHRIDE have just released their third full-length album, "Something Wicked", via their own label, Earth Brain Records. The CD was recorded at The Polar Bear Lair in Middletown Maryland, with producer Chris Kozlowski (BLUE CHEER, PENTAGRAM, MELVINS, TROUBLE) and it features a guest appearane by Scott "Wino" Weinrich (SAINT VITUS, ...

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GRAVEHILL Adds MATT HARVEY As Permanent Guitarist

California-based death metallers GRAVEHILL have tapped Matt "Hellfiend" Harvey (EXHUMED, DEKAPITATOR, REPULSION, CRETIN) as their new permanent guitarist. "I'm definitely psyched to wage war against posers with the GRAVEHILL boys," Harvey said in a statement. "The [recently completed 'Campaign Of Death Metal Purity'] tour [also featuring HOD and CARDIAC ARREST] was great, and I'm looking ...

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PLACE OF SKULLS: 'As A Dog Returns' Promotional Video Released

A one-minute promotional video for "As A Dog Returns", the long-awaited fourth full-length album from Knoxville, Tennessee doom metallers PLACE OF SKULLS, can be viewed below. Due this fall, the follow-up to 2006's "The Black Is Never Far" was recorded at Lakeside Studios in Knoxville by Travis Wyrick and founding guitarist/vocalist Victor Griffin (PENTAGRAM, DEATH ...

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NACHTMYSTIUM To Headline Tour With ZOROASTER, THE ATLAS MOTH And DARK CASTLE

Illinois-based extreme metallers NACHTMYSTIUM will headline one of the most cerebrally brutal underground tour of the year in September/October. Set to kick off in early September, the trek will feature NACHTMYSTIUM alongside ZOROASTER, THE ATLAS MOTH and DARK CASTLE. Presented by Stereogum and Haunting The Chapel, the nearly month-long tour will weave its twisted path ...

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PLACE OF SKULLS: More 'As A Dog Returns' Details Revealed

Knoxville, Tennessee doom metallers PLACE OF SKULLS will release their long-awaited fourth full-length album, "As A Dog Returns", in September. The follow-up to 2006's "The Black Is Never Far" was recorded at Lakeside Studios in Knoxville by Travis Wyrick and founding guitarist/vocalist Victor Griffin (PENTAGRAM, DEATH ROW, CATHEDRAL, JOE HASSELVANDER), with drums recorded and engineered ...

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PENTAGRAM Interviewed At MARYLAND DEATHFEST

Denman C. Anderson conducted an interview with PENTAGRAM at this year's Maryland Deathfest — which was held on May 28-30, 2010 at Sonar in Baltimore. Watch the chat below. PENTAGRAM is the band led by the "Godfather of U.S. doom," Brooklyn-born Bobby Liebling. For the first time in 25 years, Liebling returned to New York ...

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