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KREATOR Is In Studio Working On New Music

German thrash metal veterans KREATOR are working on material for their new album, tentatively due in 2021. Earlier today (Thursday, September 10), KREATOR mainman Mille Petrozza posted an Instagram photo from the studio and he included the following message: "In case you have wondered what @kreatorofficial was up to in the last couple of months. ...

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Shame - UNIFORM

The first two UNIFORM records were more than exhilarating enough, particularly if, like the band themselves, you felt that humanity was rotting from the inside out, and that a sudden and robust apocalypse might be just the thing to sort it all out. In particular, 2017's "Wake in Fright" painted a ferociously bleak vision of ...

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DRAGONFORCE's HERMAN LI And SAM TOTMAN Show You How To Write A NIGHTWISH Song In 10 Minutes (Video)

Nearly two months after attempting to write a SABATON-style and a ALESTORM-style song in 10 minutes, DRAGONFORCE guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman returned to Twitch to take a stab at composing a song in the vein of Finland-based symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH. Video of the resulting session has since been uploaded to DRAGONFORCE's official YouTube ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says 'People Are Really Happy' About His Musical Reunion With MIKE PORTNOY

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci released his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity", on August 28 via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" features guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. The effort marks the first time Petrucci and Portnoy recorded ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of KREATOR's Performance At Last Month's WACKEN WORLD WIDE Virtual Festival

Professionally filmed video of KREATOR's performance at last month's Wacken World Wide digital festival can be seen below. Featured songs: 00:00 Violent Revolution 05:34 Hordes Of Chaos 10:56 Enemy Of God This past March, KREATOR surprise-released a new single, "666 - World Divided". The song was produced by Andy Sneap and Markus Ganter and was ...

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IMMOLATION And GOREAPHOBIA Members Launch SHADOWS

SHADOWS has signed a deal with Agonia Records. The band's debut EP was produced at Rhawn Street Studios in the U.S. and mastered by Tore Stjerna (MAYHEM, WATAIN) at Necromorbus Studio in Sweden. It's expected to be released in 2021. SHADOWS is a new dark avant-garde metal group from IMMOLATION and ex-GOREAPHOBIA guitarist Alex Bouks, ...

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Pyramids Of Damnation - ABORTED FETUS

Another strong reason to conclude that Russian death metal is absolutely where it's at right now is "Pyramids of Damnation" , which reinvents ABORTED FETUS as one of the modern era's truly epic extreme metal bands. The band's formula remains mainly unchanged from previous albums, like 2018's "The Ancient Spirits Of Decay", but there is ...

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Hallucination Scene - BLACK MAGNET

As sensible people will be well aware, there are few things more gloriously crushing and brutal than the sound of GODFLESH's "Streetcleaner" album cranked to the maximum. The industrial scene's close relationship with extreme metal has endured several decades at this point, but in the 30 years since that landmark album, very few bands have ...

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Watch Third Trailer For IRON MAIDEN Guitarist ADRIAN SMITH's Upcoming Fishing Memoir 'Monsters Of River & Rock'

A new three-minute trailer for IRON MAIDEN guitarist Adrian Smith's upcoming memoir, "Monsters Of River & Rock", can be seen below. Smith is well known in the community as a fisherman, and a former cover star of coarse-fishing bible the Angler's Mail (biggest chub of the season, August 2009). In his first, very personal, riverside ...

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The Lone Furrow - ROME

Even the shallowest shuffle through neofolk waters will guarantee an encounter with ROME. JEROME REUTER's idiosyncratic outfit have been churning out profoundly atmospheric and often startling records since 2006. But, "The Lone Furrow" promises to be many metal fans' first taste of the band, thanks in part to Reuter's recent appearance on ME AND THAT ...

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Watch Second Trailer For IRON MAIDEN Guitarist ADRIAN SMITH's Upcoming Fishing Memoir 'Monsters Of River & Rock'

A new two-minute trailer for IRON MAIDEN guitarist Adrian Smith's upcoming memoir, "Monsters Of River & Rock", can be seen below. Smith is well known in the community as a fisherman, and a former cover star of coarse-fishing bible the Angler's Mail (biggest chub of the season, August 2009). In his first, very personal, riverside ...

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Guru Meditation - Next Life

The problem with micro-subgenres like digital grindcore is that, for most of us at least, there is only so much of the stuff one can consume before your brain gives up and sends you howling back to your SLAYER collection. There has always been much to be said for drinking too much coffee and listening ...

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ATHEIST Releases Quarantine Playthrough Video Of 'Mother Man'

Florida's ATHEIST is widely regarded by those in the know as the pioneers of technical death metal, influencing many of today's top technical extreme metal bands. During quarantine, ATHEIST members Daniel Martinez, Chris Martin, Yoav Ruiz-Feingold and Anthony Medaglia kept their chops and produced a series of playthrough videos. The first of the series is ...

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BEHEMOTH Announces 'In Absentia Dei' Immersive Livestream Event

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH have announced "In Absentia Dei", a groundbreaking immersive livestream spectacular which will broadcast on September 5 from a secret church location in Poland. The event will be streamed in high-definition 4K, with an immersive experience option, allowing viewers to choose from eight different camera angles in the multi-camera shoot or watch ...

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CARCASS To Release 'Despicable' EP In October

British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS will release a new EP, "Despicable", on October 30 via Nuclear Blast. Commented CARCASS bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker: "Well, the COVID situation has put the release of the new CARCASS album on the backburner for the time being. Given that we said there'd be new music in August, we thought it ...

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Watch ANTHRAX Perform Quarantine Version Of 'Time'

ANTHRAX played the song "Time" during the Wacken World Wide digital festival, which was held earlier in the month. Video of the performance, which was recorded while all five members of the band were in quarantine, can be seen below. The 30th-anniversary Deluxe Edition of ANTHRAX's "Persistence Of Time" album is due on August 21 ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI On Reunion With MIKE PORTNOY: It's Really Cool To Be Able To Play Music With My Friend Again

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci will release his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity", on August 28 via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" features guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. The effort marks the first time Petrucci and Portnoy ...

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Watch Trailer For Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES's 'Mean Man' Documentary

Cleopatra Entertainment has secured the North American, U.K., Australian, New Zealand and South African distribution rights to the documentary film "Mean Man: The Story Of Chris Holmes". Written and directed by French filmmakers Antoine De Montremy and Laurent Hart (whose music production career includes televised interviews with SCORPIONS, DEEP PURPLE, SLAYER, GUNS N' ROSES and ...

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SLAYER: 'Live Undead' ReAction Three-Pack Set Coming From Super7

Thrash metal legends SLAYER have once again partnered with designer toy and apparel company Super7 to create the "Live Undead" three-pack set. Inspired by the band's 1984 "live" EP, it features the undead band members as 3.75-inch ReAction figures with the bleeding headstone right out of the record's cover art. The set comes with two ...

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Immersion - Primitive Man

If you're a fan of heavy music, there is seldom a shortage of exciting music that fits the bill. Then, of course, there are bands that make the vast majority of so-called heavy bands sound like absolute lightweights. PRIMTIVE MAN definitely fit into that category, and for those who have enjoyed (if indeed 'enjoyed' is ...

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Cactides - Titan To Tachyons

At a time when the outside world seems more menacing and hostile than ever before, "Cactides" is an album you can crawl into and hibernate from the insanity. Led by relentlessly ingenious guitarist Sally Gates, this avant-metal trio make music that defies the usual laws of melodic physics, slamming angular noise rock, free jazz and ...

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