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JON SCHAFFER Says '2019 Is Realistic' For Next DEMONS & WIZARDS Album

Metal Wani's Chuck Marshall conducted an interview with ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer prior to the band's March 28 concert at The Shelter in Detroit, Michigan. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what ICED EARTH has planned after their "Incorruptible" North American tour: Jon: "We're going ...

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Video Premiere: PRIMORDIAL's 'Exile Amongst The Ruins'

"Exile Amongst The Ruins", the new video from Irish pagan metallers PRIMORDIAL, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's upcoming album, which will be released on March 30 through Metal Blade Records. The band teamed with producer Ola Ersfjord, who worked on PRIMORDIAL's 2016 live album, "Gods To The ...

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Watch EXODUS Perform In San Francisco

Fan-filmed video footage of EXODUS's February 25 performance at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, California can be seen below. EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza recently said that fans will have to wait until at least the end of 2019 before the band's follow-up to 2014's "Blood In Blood Out" album. Although it was originally ...

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No New EXODUS Album Until End Of 2019 At The Earliest

EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza says that fans will have to wait until at least the end of 2019 before the band's follow-up to 2014's "Blood In Blood Out" album. Although it was originally reported that the veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers would go into the studio last October to begin recording the new ...

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Video Premiere: PRIMORDIAL's 'To Hell Or The Hangman'

"To Hell Or The Hangman", the new video from Irish pagan metallers PRIMORDIAL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Exile Amongst The Ruins", which will be released on March 30 through Metal Blade Records. The band teamed with producer Ola Ersfjord, who worked on PRIMORDIAL's 2016 live album, ...

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New Lineup Of EXHORDER Performs In New York (Video)

The new lineup of the legendary American thrash metal band EXHORDER made its official live debut last night (Friday, February 9) at the St. Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York. Fan-filmed video footage can be seen below (courtesy of Chucky Browns Hood TV). EXHORDER now features founding members Vinnie LaBella (guitar) and Kyle Thomas (vocals) ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer DAN NELSON Launches WOLFPACK BLACK

Former ANTHRAX singer Dan Nelson has launched a brand-new project called WOLFPACK BLACK. Rounded out by bassist Pat Foote (STEEL REIGN) and drummer Dan Mintzer (PULL, BREAKAGE RISING), the group's sound is described as "metal through and through" with songs that are "both brutal and catchy." For more information, visit the WOLFPACK BLACK

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PRIMORDIAL To Release 'Exile Amongst The Ruins' In March

Irish pagan metallers PRIMORDIAL will release their new album, "Exile Amongst The Ruins", on March 30 through Metal Blade Records. The band teamed with producer Ola Ersfjord, who worked on PRIMORDIAL's 2016 live album, "Gods To The Godless". The record was tracked at Dublin's Camelot Studios, located adjacent to PRIMORDIAL's rehearsal room. Check out the ...

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EXHORDER Is Back! New Lineup, Shows Announced

Legendary American thrash metal band EXHORDER is back and has signed a worldwide management deal with All Independent Service Alliance (AISA) . The new EXHORDER lineup features founding members Vinnie LaBella (guitar) and Kyle Thomas (vocals) along with Jason Viebrooks (HEATHEN) on bass, Marzi Montazeri (ex-SUPERJOINT RITUAL, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS) on guitar ...

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TESTAMENT Announces Second Leg Of European Tour; ANNIHILATOR And VADER To Support

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metallers TESTAMENT will return to European shores in March/April 2018. Support on the trek will come from Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR and Polish death metallers VADER. TESTAMENT is still touring in support of its critically acclaimed album "Brotherhood Of The Snake", which came out last year. Commented TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson: ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer DAN NELSON Joins YEAR OF THE TYRANT

Former ANTHRAX singer Dan Nelson has joined YEAR OF THE TYRANT, the new band featuring bassist Jason Viebrooks (GRIP INC., HEATHEN), guitarist Vinnie LaBella (EXHORDER) and drummer Sasha Horn (FORBIDDEN, HEATHEN). YEAR OF THE TYRANT is finishing up the pre-production on its first batch of tunes, to be made available later in the year. Regarding ...

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TESTAMENT: Classic Albums To Be Reissued With New Artwork

Five classic albums from San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT will be re-released on November 17 via Nuclear Blast. Albums being reissued: * "Live At The Fillmore" (1995) * "Demonic" (1997) * "The Gathering" (1999) (remastered by Andy Sneap) * "First Strike Still Deadly" (2001) * "Live At Eindhoven '87" (2009) Commented TESTAMENT guitarist Eric ...

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MENTORS Are Back With New Album, 'The Illuminaughty'

Legendary shock rock band MENTORS has released a new album, titled "The Illuminaughty". MENTORS first rose to fame in 1985 when their raucous style of rock came to the attention of Tipper Gore's PMRC (Parents Music Resource Center) with their song "Golden Shower". This prompted reading of some of its lyrics on the Congressional floor, ...

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Incorruptible - ICED EARTH

With the current upsurge of the popularity of traditional metal styles stateside, the heavy music climate is favorable for longtime titans ICED EARTH. If we allow the conversation to devolve into a debate over which metallic branch the band leans more toward on the tree of heavy metal subgenres, there will be obvious mentions of ...

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EXODUS Singer Compares Songwriting Process To Building Legos

EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza was interviewed by TheMetalTris at at this past weekend's Download festival in the U.K. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2014's "Blood In Blood Out" album, Zetro said: "Gary's [Holt, EXODUS guitarist] been home from SLAYER ...

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TESTAMENT To Tour Europe With ANNIHILATOR, DEATH ANGEL

San Francisco Bay area thrashers TESTAMENT will embark on a European tour in the fall. Support on the trek will come from ANNIHILATOR and DEATH ANGEL. Commented TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy: "I am pleased to announce the 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' headline tour coming to Europe in November. It's going to be a thrash extravaganza ...

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ICED EARTH: Watch Lyric Video For New Song 'Raven Wing'

The official lyric video for "Raven Wing", a brand new song from ICED EARTH, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Incorruptible", which will be released on June 16 via Century Media. The cover artwork for the disc (as well as additional illustrations to every song) was created by ...

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