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SEETHER Releases 'Wasteland' Lyric Video

SEETHER has released an animated lyric video for its song "Wasteland". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" ("If You Want Peace, Prepare For War"), which came out in August via Fantasy Records. Two months ago, SEETHER claimed the No. 1 spot at rock radio with "Dangerous", the ...

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PUSCIFER Unveils 'Bedlamite' Video

PUSCIFER, which recently released the critically acclaimed album "Existential Reckoning", has premiered a music video for "Bedlamite". The clip features performance footage from the band's recent record-breaking livestream event, "Existential Reckoning: Live At Arcosanti". The outing, which debuted on October 30 and was available for the following week, found PUSCIFER in the heart of the ...

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Former MUSHROOMHEAD Singer WAYLON REAVIS Diagnosed With Colon Cancer

Waylon Reavis, former frontman of MUSHROOMHEAD and the current singer of A KILLER'S CONFESSION, has been diagnosed with colon cancer. Reavis revealed his condition during the Headbangers Con livestream on Sunday, December 6. Reavis also talked about his time in MUSHROOMHEAD, his departure from the band and his four-year sobriety. Reavis went into detail about ...

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Watch Former NIGHTWISH Singer TARJA TURUNEN And Current Vocalist FLOOR JANSEN Chat About Life And Music

On Tuesday, December 8, former NIGHTWISH vocalist Tarja Turunen took part in an Instagram Live chat with current NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen. You can now watch th entire 48-minute discussion below. Speaking about how she has been spending her coronavirus downtime, Floor said: "I'm writing new music. I would like to release a solo record ...

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HELLOWEEN To Release KAI HANSEN-Penned 12-Minute Single 'Skyfall'

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN will release its much-anticipated album in the summer of 2021. The disc's first single, "Skyfall", will arrive on April 2, 2021. The "Pumpkins United" lineup features returning singer Michael Kiske and guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris, guitarists Michael Weikath and Sascha Gerstner, ...

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EYEHATEGOD Releases 'High Risk Trigger' Single From 'A History Of Nomadic Behavior' Album

New Orleans disciples of hardcore, blues-based, post-amplified audio wreckage EYEHATEGOD have set a March 12 release date for the band's first new full-length album in seven years, "A History Of Nomadic Behavior". The official visualizer for the disc's first single, "High Risk Trigger", can be seen below. Lyrically, the song is cryptic and abstract, but ...

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(HED) P.E. Shares Music video for 'Overdue'

SoCal artists (HED) P.E. have released a brand new video for "Overdue". The song appears on (HED) P.E.'s twelfth studio album, "Class Of 2020", which was released in August via Suburban Noize Records. The date also marked the 20th anniversary of the group's breakthrough album "Broke". "I wrote this track for a local film company ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of PHILIP ANSELMO's EN MINOR Performing At New Orleans's Orpheum Theater

EN MINOR, the "depression core" project of Philip Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN), took part in a special livestream on November 25. The eight-camera, cinematic experience, which can be seen below, found the ensemble performing at the historic Orpheum Theater in New Orleans, Louisiana. Built in 1918, and opened for Vaudeville in 1921, the magnificent Beaux-Arts-style building ...

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Arcana, Scrying and Revelation - MONGREL'S CROSS

There has long been something unique about the way Australians make metal music. Particularly over the last 20 years, the power and fury of Aussie death and black metal has grown exponentially, and MONGREL'S CROSS are surfing that creative wave with abandon on their third full-length. You can certainly detect the spirit of frenzied brutality ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Covers HEART's 'Alone' (Video)

NIGHTWISH's Floor Jansen has released her cover version of the HEART classic "Alone". A video of her rendition, featuring music by Joost Van Den Broek, can be seen below. In a statement accompanying the YouTube release of her "Alone" video, the Dutch-born vocalist wrote: "Picking Alone from @thebandheart (HEART) as my second cover on YouTube ...

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Edder & Bile - CADAVER

When it comes to unsung heroes of the metal underground, Norway's CADAVER have to be near the top of the pile marked "long overdue some goddamn recognition." Admittedly, it hasn't helped that the band's activity has been (to put it mildly) intermittent over the last three decades, but this long-awaited return delivers such a ferocious ...

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DIAMOND HEAD's BRIAN TATLER Names His Favorite METALLICA Album

In a new interview with Rustyn Rose of MetalNation.com, guitarist Brian Tatler of British metal veterans DIAMOND HEAD was asked to name his favorite METALLICA album of all time. He said (see video below): "I'll probably say the 'black' album is my favorite, because — partly, the production is incredible, and it's chock-full of good ...

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Weight Of The False Self - HATEBREED

It might be hard to comprehend at this point, but there are still some people out there who haven't succumbed to the wonder of HATEBREED yet. Quite how Jamey Jasta and his comrades could do more to ingratiate themselves with fans of heavy music is anyone's guess. Far beyond diehard, the band have been omnipresent ...

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Watch President-Elect JOE BIDEN 'Sing' METALLICA's 'King Nothing'

YouTube user Lars Von Retriever, who has been splicing together excerpts from President Donald Trump's speeches to popular rock and metal songs as part of two separate series he called "Trump Rocks" and "Metal Trump", has uploaded his latest concoction, Iron Biden's take on METALLICA's "King Nothing". The clip, which features President-elect Joe Biden "singing" ...

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DORO PESCH Defends Artists Playing Drive-In Concerts: 'It's Better Than Doing Nothing'

German metal queen Doro Pesch played three drive-in concerts in her home country this past summer. The shows complied with Germany's social distancing regulations amid the coronavirus pandemic. Drive-in concerts have received a mixed response from artists and fans, with MACHINE HEAD's Robb Flynn calling them "the stupidest fucking shit I've ever seen," and DESTRUCTION's ...

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