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Lamb Of God - LAMB OF GOD

One of metal's biggest bands, LAMB OF GOD have earned their status through a combination of consistency, charisma and, most importantly, monstrous music. Much has been written and said already about how "Lamb Of God" marks a new chapter in the band's history, and it's undoubtedly significant that this is the first record they have ...

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Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm!" - VILE CREATURE

The balancing act between artistic ambition and heavy riffs is a very precarious tightrope to walk. Dozens of bands use doom metal as a launching point for headier expression and grander exploration. Many of these musicians are competent enough at maintaining this balance, but very few ascend into a level deserving of the term, "greatness". ...

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Hørizøns - BEYOND THE BLACK

Steadily rising up the symphonic metal ranks since their 2015 "Songs of Love and Death" debut, BEYOND THE BLACK have looked like major contenders for a while now. If 2018's "Heart of the Hurricane" didn't quite seal the deal, "Hørizøns" almost certainly will, because this is plainly the sound of a band with their eyes ...

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In The Beginning - CRO-MAGS

It has been 20 long years since we have heard a new full-length album from New York's seminal hardcore outfit CRO-MAGS. They released a pair of EPs—"Don't Give In" and "From The Grave"—last year via Victory Records, but amid the current period of global chaos and turmoil, the legendary band that was born from the ...

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A Wonderful Life - MUSHROOMHEAD

Always a far greater and more imaginative band than their vexed media profile might suggest, MUSHROOMHEAD have survived for 27 years now, sustained by a seemingly endless quest for alt-metal perfection. By this point, most metal fans will have decided whether they give a shit or not, and so "A Wonderful Life" is a record ...

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PHIL DEMMEL, BRIAN TICHY, LUKAS ROSSI And PHIL BUCKMAN Team Up For Cover Of MUSE's 'Hysteria'

Bass player Phil Buckman (FUEL, PETTY CASH, ex-FILTER), guitarist Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, BPMD, ex-MACHINE HEAD), drummer Brian Tichy (SILVERTHORNE, ex-WHITESNAKE, FOREIGNER, BILLY IDOL), and vocalist Lukas Rossi (ex-ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA, THE HALO METHOD) have teamed up for an "At Home/Collab-A-Jam" cover and video of the MUSE song "Hysteria". "I saw one of Phil's 'Collab-A-Jam' videos," ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY To Get Biopic Treatment

According to Deadline, MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister will get the biopic treatment. The upcoming film, "Lemmy", will be directed by Greg Olliver, who previously helmed the 2010 documentary of the same name, "Lemmy". "Lemmy" will go into production next year, with VMI introducing the film at the Cannes virtual market. It ...

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CRYPTA Feat. Former NERVOSA, BURNING WITCHES Members: Debut Album To Be Released Via NAPALM RECORDS

Brazilian/Dutch death metal alliance CRYPTA has officially signed with Napalm Records and Napalm Events. Formed in June 2019, the four-piece consists of Fernanda Lira and Luana Dametto, both former members of Brazilian thrash metal force NERVOSA, plus the talented Sonia Anubis (COBRA SPELL, ex-BURNING WITCHES) and Tainá Bergamaschi (ex-HAGBARD). The four powerful women of CRYPTA ...

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SAMAEL Recruits Bassist ALES CAMPANELLI

Swiss industrial black metallers SAMAEL have announced the addition of bassist Ales Campanelli to the group's ranks. A former member of SYBREED, and currently with OBSYDIANS and THE ERKONAUTS, Ales has been playing with SAMAEL guitarist Thomas "Drop" Betrisey for many years. He is no stranger to the machines-versus-humans music of SAMAEL and has known ...

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Campaign To Replace ROBERT E. LEE Statue With Late GWAR Frontman ODERUS URUNGUS Garners Nearly 50,000 Signatures

A fan-launched campaign to replace the controversial Robert E. Lee monument in Richmond, Virginia with a statue of late GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus has garnered more than 48,000 signatures, with a goal of 50,000. The Confederate general died in 1870, 20 years before his statue was erected on Richmond's Monument Avenue. Launched on June 12, ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH, CHEAP TRICK, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, BRENDON SMALL Featured On Soundtrack To 'Heavy Metal' Pinball Machine

Stern Pinball, Inc., a global lifestyle brand based on the iconic and outrageously fun modern American game of pinball, and Incendium, a multi-faceted production company known for an array of animation, comic books, toys, and video games, announced today the availability of a new limited-edition pinball machine celebrating the world's greatest illustrated magazine, Heavy Metal. ...

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IHSAHN And MATT HEAFY Are 'Making Great Progress' On Debut MRITYU Album

MRITYU, the experimental black-metal side project of TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy, is "making great progress" on its long-awaited debut album. The disc is being produced by EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn, who wrote in an Instagram post earlier today (Monday, June 15): "It's #mrityumonday and me and @matthewkheafy have been tracking some killer vocals in @cubase.pro through ...

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ANTHRAX, VOLBEAT And SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Members Cover RUN-D.M.C. While In Quarantine (Video)

Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Rob Caggiano (VOLBEAT, ex-ANTHRAX), Roberto "Ra" Diaz (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels (RUN-D.M.C.) have teamed ip to record a medley of RUN-D.M.C. songs as part of Benante's ongoing series of quarantine jams. Benante uploaded a video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing in an accompanying message: "I always wanted ...

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GOJIRA Cancels All 2020 Shows Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

GOJIRA has canceled all of its previously announced 2020 concerts due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. The French progressive metallers announced the cancelation in a social media post earlier today. They wrote: "Since the emergence of the Covid-19 and subsequent pandemic, we unfortunately are forced to cancel GOJIRA shows, including headline dates, for ...

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Here Is Pro-Shot Video Of DORO PESCH's Entire First Drive-In Concert

German metal queen Doro Pesch played her first drive-in concert in Germany this past Saturday (June 13) while complying with the country's social distancing regulations amid the coronavirus pandemic. The show took place at the CARantena-Arena in Worms. Professionally filmed video footage of the entire gig can be seen below. After the show, Doro took ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's EN MINOR To Release 'When The Cold Truth Has Worn Its Miserable Welcome Out' Album In September

EN MINOR, the new "depression core" project of Philip Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN), will release its full-length debut, "When The Cold Truth Has Worn Its Miserable Welcome Out", on September 4 via Housecore Records in the U.S. and Season Of Mist in Europe. A pre-sale announcement video is available below. A project inadvertently in the making ...

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THE AGONIST Releases Music Video For 'Orphans' Title Track

THE AGONIST's music video for "Orphans", the title track of the band's sixth studio album, can be seen below. Filmed in haunting black and white, the clip dances between striking, dramatic and abstract images of frontwoman Vicky Psarakis as she delivers the eerie message of the track. "The story behind 'Orphans' was inspired by the ...

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MORDRED Is Back With 'Volition' EP

MORDRED has released a new single, "Not For You", the first track to be taken off the influential crossover band's upcoming EP, "Volition", due out on June 19. MORDRED, a band always ahead of its time, was formed back in 1984 in the San Francisco Bay Area during the era that gave us the "Big ...

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ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN Releases Music Video For 'Apocalyptic'

Canadian metal upstarts ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN have released the music video for the song "Apocalyptic", off their second full-length album, "Harbinger". ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN comments: "This video is super cool because we did everything ourselves. We took the current state of the world and used it as a challenge to be productive and make something ...

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Watch DORO PESCH Perform Her First Drive-In Concert In Germany

German metal queen Doro Pesch played her first drive-in concert in Germany earlier today (Saturday, June 13) while complying with the country's social distancing regulations amid the coronavirus pandemic. The show place at the CARantena-Arena in Worms. After the concert, Doro took to her Twitter to share a clip of the performance, and she wrote ...

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K.K. DOWNING Once Again Defends JUDAS PRIEST's 'Nostradamus': 'It Was Something Original'

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing has once again defended the band's controversial symphonic heavy metal concept double album about Nostradamus, saying it was "something original" which allowed him and his then-bandmates to show what they "could actually do as musicians." Released in 2008, the two-CD, 23-track journey through the life of the controversial, 16th-century ...

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