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Strike.Smother.Dehumanize - REVENGE

Six albums into an avowedly spotlight-shunning career, REVENGE have earned themselves a formidable reputation. Admittedly, it's a reputation for making records that sound like all the hatred in the world, condensed down to an unstoppable tornado of harrowing, blackened noise. But that still counts. And the truth about REVENGE is that while the Canadians could ...

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CRO-MAGS Release 'From The Grave' Music Video

2019 saw the CRO-MAGS crushing the masses with the release of their first pieces of music in 19 years. Today, the legendary hardcore pioneers have released a music video for the previously released single "From The Grave", featuring former MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell. "The idea for the video is that I'm rising from the grave ...

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GRIM REAPER Members Reunite Remotely For 'Quarantine Jam' Of BLACK SABBATH Classic 'Heaven And Hell'

GRIM REAPER vocalist Steve Grimmett has reunited remotely with the band's founding member, riff writer and guitarist Nick Bowcott, to record a "quarantine jam" version of the BLACK SABBATH classic "Heaven And Hell". "It's all [renowned Internet guitar teacher] Steve Stine's fault," quips Bowcott. "He's the guy who was nice/dumb enough (delete as you deem ...

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GRIM REAPER, FIREWIND, CYHRA, MASTERPLAN Members Join Forces For Epic Metal Cover Of 'We Are The World'

Over 50 rock and metal musicians, including members of GRIM REAPER, FIREWIND, CYHRA and MASTERPLAN, have joined forces to record an epic metal cover of "We Are The World" while in quarantine. The project is the brainchild of Norwegian musician Marius Danielsen of the band DARKEST SINS. The original version of the star-studded charity single ...

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Hear New LAMB OF GOD Song 'New Colossal Hate'

Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD have unleashed another track from their forthcoming self-titled album (now due June 19 via Epic Records) in the form of "New Colossal Hate" — a song which finds the band at the height of their formidable powers — unrelenting, unstoppable, and as always, setting the standard for aggressive modern ...

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BLUE ÖYSTER CULT Shares 'Lockdown' Version Of 'Godzilla'

Legendary rock band BLUE ÖYSTER CULT has recorded a "lockdown" version of its classic song "Godzilla". The special performance of the track — which originally appeared on 1977's "Spectres" album — was recorded from each member's respective home and shared by BLUE ÖYSTER CULT on the band's official YouTube channel. In a statement accompanying the ...

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The Eye Is The First Circle - CALLIGRAM

One of the UK's best kept filthy secrets, CALLIGRAM, have really slammed their withered hearts down on the table here. Seemingly recorded during a time of great personal turmoil, "The Eye Is The First Circle" is the kind of album that can only reinforce the link between heavy music and emotional catharsis. This is a ...

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Betrayal - CORDYCEPS

Another day, another death metal kicking to savor. CORDYCEPS already sounded like the finished article on their 2017 EP "Black Blood Butchery", but "Betrayal" is a far more devastating statement of intent. Brutal death metal doesn't generally facilitate progressive ideas, and there's a lot to be said for the remorseless, jugular-targeting approach that many more ...

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Opulent Decay - SPELL

It is very easy to appreciate the bands that write about fantastical elements derived from fantasy and sci-fi inspirations, and match the grandeur of those inspirations with an equally over-the-top musical presentation. There are a number of bands though that are capable of luring you into their odes to bewitching enchantresses and magical wizards via ...

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WOLFHEART: 'The Hammer' Music Video

"The Hammer", the new video from Finnish heavy melodic death metal unit WOLFHEART, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming full-length album, "Wolves Of Karelia", which will be released on April 10 via Napalm Records. A windmill-worthy intro is accented by sinister synth and marching percussion as "The Hammer" switches ...

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Compelled To Repeat - BEGGAR

With all due respect to hirsute drug fiends everywhere, sludge metal is not exactly the most difficult music to play. What is far trickier to pull off is sludge metal that actually rings true, with all the hate, disdain and booze-sodden fury that made the likes of EYEHATEGOD and IRON MONKEY so compelling in the ...

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Give In To Despair - RITUAL DICTATES

A new band formed by former 3 INCHES OF BLOOD members Justin Hagberg (now also in DEAD QUIET) and Ash Pearson (currently in REVOCATION), RITUAL DICTATES are brilliantly tricky to pin down. This is a much more vicious and brutal strain of metal than anything the duo did with 3IOB, but you can definitely hear ...

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Watch NAGLFAR's Music Video For 'Vortex Of Negativity'

The official music video for "Vortex Of Negativity" from Umeå, Sweden's black metal nihilists NAGLFAR can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's seventh full-length album, "Cerecloth", which will be released on May 8 via Century Media Records. NAGLFAR comments: "Here it is: Our second video, 'Vortex Of Negativity', from our upcoming ...

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JINJER Releases Live Video For 'Pit Of Consciousness'

Ukrainian modern metallers JINJER have released the official live video for the song "Pit Of Consciousness" from their latest album "Macro". The clip was filmed by Oleg Rooz (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, ENTER SHIKARI) during the band's captivating 2019 performance in Kiev. Commented bass player Eugene Abdukhanov: "Back when we recorded this show, ...

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The Pendulum - CANDLEMASS

The elder statesmen of epic doom metal have returned hot on the heels of 2019's magnificent "The Door to Doom" with what is essentially part deux to that magnum opus with the brilliant EP titled "The Pendulum". Last year's long player found CANDLEMASS garner the grandest of heavy metal accolades in the form of their ...

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Listen To New WOLFHEART Song 'Hail Of Steel'

Finnish heavy melodic death metal unit WOLFHEART will release its new full-length album, "Wolves Of Karelia", on April 10 via Napalm Records. Today, WOLFHEART has revealed another fantastic cut from "Wolves Of Karelia", titled "Hail Of Steel". The track signals oncoming war with an ocean-like wave of rhythm and hair-raising guitars, cascading into an extreme, ...

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Of Truth And Sacrifice - Heaven Shall Burn

When you consider how resolutely HEAVEN SHALL BURN have stuck to their brutal metalcore guns over the years, approaching the German band's extravagant, double-album return could easily fill you with a sense of trepidation. As much as veteran bands have earned the right to be as indulgent and adventurous as they see fit, facing 100 ...

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NAGLFAR: Music Video For 'Cerecloth' Title Track

The official music video for "Cerecloth", the title track of the seventh full-length album from Umeå, Sweden's black metal nihilists NAGLFAR, can be seen below. The disc will be released on May 8 via Century Media Records. NAGLFAR comments: "We are proud to hereby reveal the title track from our upcoming album. 'Cerecloth' marks our ...

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Fearmonger - BENEATH THE MASSACRE

Assuming that you enjoy listening to music that sounds like an army of heavily armed robots bursting into your living room and bludgeoning you to death, BENEATH THE MASSACRE more than warrant their status as figureheads for extreme metal’s boundary-pushing wing. In particular, many fans of all-out brutality will have fond memories of hearing 2007's ...

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Mordrake - XENOBIOTIC

Someone at UNIQUE LEADER deserves a medal for the insane number of killer bands that the label has been pushing over the last few years. The current rude health of the death metal scene can definitely be attributed, in part, to the advancement of bands like XENOBIOTIC: obvious students of the post-millennial deathcore and tech-death ...

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NAGLFAR To Release 'Cerecloth' Album In May

It has been a long eight years between releases for Umeå, Sweden's black metal nihilists NAGLFAR, but despite the wait, the band hasn't been resting on their laurels. Like any slumbering beast, NAGLFAR has returned from its respite ferocious and hungry, with its seventh full-length album, "Cerecloth", due on May 8. Recorded and mixed by ...

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RIVAL SONS Announce Spring 2020 U.S. Tour

Two-time-Grammy-nominated group RIVAL SONS has announced a North American headline tour, set to get underway this spring. The coast-to-coast trek will see RIVAL SONS joined by special guests REIGNWOLF, THE WAR AND TREATY and JJ Wilde on select dates. The tour is set to kick off April 17 at the 1,900-capacity House Of Blues in ...

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Cycle Of Suffering - SYLOSIS

As modern metal flails around in a cynical mess of its own making, the return of SYLOSIS is something to be cheered from rooftops. A steady and distinctive presence in the UK metal scene since the turn of the century, Josh Middleton's idiosyncratic but always brutal take on the original thrash blueprint was always worth ...

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Quadra - SEPULTURA

Heavy metal's atavistic instincts are undoubtedly among its finer qualities, but resistance to change can also lead to some major missing out. SEPULTURA have been making great records with frontman Derrick Green for well over two decades now, and while there will always be a small faction among the band's global fan base that will ...

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