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REFUSED To Release 'Freedom' Album In June

Reunited seminal Swedish hardcore band REFUSED will release its new album, "Freedom", on June 30 via Epitaph. The CD was produced by Nick Launay (ARCADE FIRE, Kate Bush, Nick Cave) except for the songs "Elektra" and "366", which were helmed and co-written by Shellback, the Swedish pop superproducer who has worked with pop superstars Taylor ...

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ABBATH Signs With SEASON OF MIST, Announces Band Lineup

Season Of Mist has announced the signing of ABBATH. Having recently departed from IMMORTAL to form a new band under his own name, the iconic Norwegian black metal legend is currently working on his debut album for the label, expected in early 2016. Bass duties for ABBATH will be handled by a man familiar to ...

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SIGH's 'Graveward' To Receive North American Release In May

Japanese extreme metal/noise icons SIGH will unleash their crushing tenth studio opus next month. Titled "Graveward", the eclectic, ten-track offering took over two and a half years to complete with each song comprising over one hundred recording tracks exceeding 100GB of audio to select from in the final mixes. Inspired by musician/composer Fabio Frizzi, "Graveward" ...

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Former MORBID ANGEL Drummer PETE SANDOVAL: How 'I Fell In Love With God'

On March 7, AndrewHaug.com, Australia's first-ever dedicated 24/7 rock and metal online radio station launched by Andrew Haug, the former host of Triple J Australia's "The Racket" radio show (originally "Full Metal Racket"; 2001-2011), conducted an interview with drummer Pedro "Pete" Sandoval (MORBID ANGEL, TERRORIZER) at the Hammersonic festival in Jakarta, Indonesia. You ...

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UNLEASHED: Third 'Dawn Of The Nine' Track-By-Track Breakdown Video

Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED will release their twelfth full-length album, "Dawn Of The Nine", on April 24 via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork was created by Pär Olofsson (IMMORTAL, DEMONAZ, EXODUS) and can be seen below. UNLEASHED's follow-up to 2012's "Odalheim" was once again produced by the band's guitarist, Fredrik Folkare, at his Chrome Studios ...

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W.A.S.P. Signs With NAPALM RECORDS; 'Golgotha' Album Due This Summer

W.A.S.P. has signed a new worldwide record deal with Austria's Napalm Records. The band's fifteenth studio album, titled "Golgotha", will be released this August. "W.A.S.P. are excited to announce they have signed an exclusive recording contract with Napalm Records," states W.A.S.P. leader Blackie Lawless. "We chose Napalm for their personal belief and professional commitment to ...

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UNLEASHED: Second 'Dawn Of The Nine' Track-By-Track Breakdown Video

Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED will release their twelfth full-length album, "Dawn Of The Nine", on April 24 via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork was created by Pär Olofsson (IMMORTAL, DEMONAZ, EXODUS) and can be seen below. UNLEASHED's follow-up to 2012's "Odalheim" was once again produced by the band's guitarist, Fredrik Folkare, at his Chrome Studios ...

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UNLEASHED: First 'Dawn Of The Nine' Track-By-Track Breakdown Video

Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED will release their twelfth full-length album, "Dawn Of The Nine", on April 24 via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork was created by Pär Olofsson (IMMORTAL, DEMONAZ, EXODUS) and can be seen below. UNLEASHED's follow-up to 2012's "Odalheim" was once again produced by the band's guitarist, Fredrik Folkare, at his Chrome Studios ...

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UNLEASHED: Lyric Video For New Song 'Where Is Your God Now?'

Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED will release their twelfth full-length album, "Dawn Of The Nine", on April 24 via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork was created by Pär Olofsson (IMMORTAL, DEMONAZ, EXODUS) and can be seen below. UNLEASHED's follow-up to 2012's "Odalheim" was once again produced by the band's guitarist, Fredrik Folkare, at his Chrome Studios ...

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MELECHESH: Entire 'Enki' Album Available For Streaming

"Enki", the new album from Mesopotamian black/thrash pioneers MELECHESH, can be streamed in its entirety below. Due on March 10 via Nuclear Blast, the follow-up to 2010's "The Epigenesis" was recorded in Greece by Giorgos Bokos (ROTTING CHRIST) while Jonas Kjellgren (IMMORTAL, LEGION OF THE DAMNED, OVERKILL, HYPOCRISY) took care of the mix and mastering ...

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WHITESNAKE: Video Teaser For New Album Announcement

WHITESNAKE has released a short video teaser for a February 25 announcement, which is expected to include details of the band's next studio album. Check it out below. WHITESNAKE's new CD is tentatively due late March/early April via Frontiers. In addition, the band has shot videos for four songs from the effort, which will be ...

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KORN's BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH: Me And My Guitar

U.K.'s Total Guitar magazine met up with KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch in Cardiff, ahead of the band's show with SLIPKNOT, to find out more about his latest Ibanez signature model, launched at this year's NAMM show in Anaheim, California. Check out the clip below. Welch left KORN in 2005, got sober and embraced Christianity, ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD's M. SHADOWS: 'I Want To Stay Away From Trends And Do What We Want To Do Musically'

In a brand new interview with The Jakarta Post, AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows spoke about the band's musical evolution and the group's connection to the metalcore genre, which AVENGED SEVENFOLD is often credited with pioneering. Asked if fans can expect a comeback of the "metalcore" elemens of AVENGED SEVENFOLD's sound, Shadows said: ...

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From the Very Depths - VENOM

Call 'em black metal if you still feel the need, but at this point VENOM should be considered simply VENOM. There's zilch to this band to align them with EMPEROR, GORGOROTH, BELPHEGOR, MAYHEM or BURZUM other than pentagrams, goats' heads and Lucifer. By now, though, if you haven't yet figured out VENOM's enchantment with Satan ...

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MELECHESH: 'Multiple Truths' Lyric Video

Mesopotamian black/thrash pioneers MELECHESH will release their new album, "Enki", on March 10, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2010's "The Epigenesis" was recorded in Greece by Giorgos Bokos (ROTTING CHRIST) while Jonas Kjellgren (IMMORTAL, LEGION OF THE DAMNED, OVERKILL, HYPOCRISY) took care of the mix and mastering at his Black Lounge Studios in ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Vocalist WILLIAM DUVALL Recalls Being Racially Profiled By Police

**UPDATE**: ALICE IN CHAINS' publicist has clarified to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the incident described in Duvall's tweets took place "about five years ago. [William] was sharing a story/participating in the ongoing #AliveWhileBlack conversation that's taking place following Ferguson and the grand jury decision in the Eric Garner case. The experience he describes did not happen this ...

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MELECHESH: 'Enki' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Mesopotamian black/thrash pioneers MELECHESH will release their new album, "Enki", on March 10, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2010's "The Epigenesis" was recorded in Greece by Giorgos Bokos (ROTTING CHRIST) while Jonas Kjellgren (IMMORTAL, LEGION OF THE DAMNED, OVERKILL, HYPOCRISY) took care of the mix and mastering at his Black Lounge Studios in ...

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MELECHESH To Release 'Enki' Album In February

Mesopotamian black/thrash pioneers MELECHESH will release their new album, "Enki", on February 10 (one day earlier internationally) via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2010's "The Epigenesis" will feature the following track listing: 01. Tempest Temper Enlil Enraged 02. The Pendulum Speaks 03. Lost Tribes 04. Multiple Truths 05. Enki - Divine Nature Awoken 06. Metatron ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD To Begin Writing New Album By Next Summer

AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows says that the band "should" begin working on material for a new studio by next summer for a tentative 2016 release. AVENGED SEVENFOLD's latest album, "Hail To The King", was certified gold in July by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) for shipments in excess of 500,000 copies. Released ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD's M. SHADOWS To Guest On 'Renman Live' Web Show

Renman Music & Business, the music industry mentoring web site founded by longtime industry veteran Steve Rennie (a.k.a. "Renman"), will broadcast the next episode of its "Renman Live" web show on Wednesday, October 22 at 10:00 a.m. PDT / 1:00 p.m. EDT with special guest M. Shadows, vocalist for the California-based hard rock group AVENGED ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO Is 'F**king Sick And Tired' Of Answering Questions About His Split With SLAYER

Niclas Müller-Hansen of RockSverige.se recently conducted an interview with former SLAYER and current PHILM drummer Dave Lombardo. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. RockSverige.se: About SLAYER, can you pinpoint a time when it became more business than camaraderie? Dave: Well, I think I realized that it became more business when ...

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