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To Bathe From The Throat Of Cowardice - VITRIOL

Here we go again, then. Yet another absolutely face-smashing death metal record that adds fuel to the notion that the genre is experiencing another golden era. VITRIOL are from Portland, Oregon, a city known for its open-minded approach to heaviness and extremity. Whether the locals are ready for this insane onslaught is another matter, because ...

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Video Premiere: BORKNAGAR's 'Up North'

Norwegian avant-garde metallers BORKNAGAR will release their eleventh studio album, "True North", on September 27. The official music video for the disc's second single, "Up North", created by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight13Media, can be seen below. Øystein G. Brun comments: "'Up North' being the brainchild of I.C.S. Vortex, we gave his longtime friend Costin Chioreanu ...

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OTHERWISE To Release 'Defy' Album In November

OTHERWISE will release its new studio album, "Defy", on November 8 via Mascot Records, a division of Mascot Label Group. The Las Vegas hard-rockers flew out of the traps when they were heralded in their early days by Fox News as one of the best unsigned bands in the U.S. after their debut single, "Soldiers", ...

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FREDDIE MERCURY: 'Never Boring' Solo Box Set Due In October

Iconic. Incomparable. Irreplaceable. But never, ever boring. Freddie Mercury's spirit is every bit as central to the fabric of popular music today as it was during his unforgettable lifetime. The spectacular global success of the biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody", with global box office takings now close to one billion U.S. dollars, was a powerful testament to ...

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The Nothing - KORN

Twenty-five years ago, few rock pundits would have predicted with confidence that KORN were destined for a lengthy career. As the band have admitted themselves on numerous occasions, the intensity of their early days partying was very nearly enough to derail the whole enterprise. Consequently, the Californians' subsequent longevity and current status as alternative metal's ...

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STATUS QUO Frontman: 'There Are Some Fans Who Don't Like The Idea That We Still Exist'

Jörg Reiche of Germany's Rock Bottom recently conducted an interview with STATUS QUO frontman Francis Rossi and guitarist Richie Malone. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the reactions to their current lineup: Francis: "With respect, we cannot be saying they're 'shit reactions.' We're bound to say ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH On Why TED NUGENT Didn't Want DAMNOCRACY To Continue: 'He's Got Way Too Many Animals To Kill'

During a question-and-answer session at the recent Fanboy Expo in Knoxville, Tennessee, Sebastian Bach spoke about his involvement with DAMNOCRACY, the short-lived project he formed with ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian, Ted Nugent, ex-BIOHAZARD bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld and drummer Jason Bonham (BONHAM, UFO, FOREIGNER). DAMNOCRACY was featured in the 2006 VH1 "reality" television show "SuperGroup". The ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION Announces North American Tour With ATHEIST, FULL OF HELL, PRIMITIVE MAN, AUTHOR & PUNISHER, VITRIOL

This November/December, CATTLE DECAPITATION will headline the North American "Geocidal Tendencies" tour featuring support from ATHEIST, FULL OF HELL, PRIMITIVE MAN, AUTHOR & PUNISHER and VITRIOL. The extensive trek will kick off just before the release of CATTLE DECAPITATION's long-awaited ninth studio album, "Death Atlas", due out November 29 via Metal Blade Records. Additionally, ...

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GEOFF TATE Is 'Looking Forward To' Performing QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Empire' In Its Entirety

After performing at the recent Stonedeaf festival in Coddington, United Kingdom, former QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME vocalist Geoff Tate spoke with Tony Heare of Midlands Metalheads Radio. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the difficulty of choosing a setlist: Geoff: "It's a difficult process. ...

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Listen To New COLD Song 'The Devil We Know'

"The Devil We Know", a new song from alternative rockers COLD, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "The Things We Can't Stop", which will be released on September 13 via Napalm Records. Of the song, COLD frontman Scooter Ward says: "It evolved from me seeing people fighting ...

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KITTIE's MORGAN LANDER Joins Montreal's KARKAOS

KITTIE frontwoman Morgan Lander has joined the Quebec metal band KARKAOS as its new lead singer. Says Lander: "Joining KARKAOS has been a true honor for me. It feels so incredibly good to be back in the metal game after a number of years away, and I cannot wait to step on the stage once ...

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STATIC-X's TONY CAMPOS On WAYNE STATIC's Death: 'I Felt Like He Never Got The Proper Send-Off'

STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos spoke to Keen Eye 4 Concerts about the band's massively successful "Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary" tour, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of STATIC-X's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and pays homage to the group's late frontman Wayne Static. Asked how Static's passing affected him and his bandmates on a personal ...

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SANTA CRUZ Unveils Lyric Video For 'Into The War'

Finnish hard rock quartet SANTA CRUZ will release its fourth album, "Katharsis", via M-Theory Audio on October 18, two days before the group hits the road with ATREYU on a month-long North American tour. Today, the group — which has recently shared European stages with the likes of BON JOVI, STEEL PANTHER and WHITESNAKE, and ...

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Video Premiere: TRANSPORT LEAGUE's 'Dawn Of Lucifer'

"Dawn Of Lucifer", the new video from Swedish metallers TRANSPORT LEAGUE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's eighth album, "A Million Volt Scream", which will be released on August 30 via Mighty Music. Formed in 1994, TRANSPORT LEAGUE soon made its mark on the scene with its debut album, "Stallion ...

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