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The Door To Doom - CANDLEMASS

CANDLEMASS is one of the most important bands in the history of doom metal. The Swedish group is indisputably a torchbearer, even more particularly with regard to its role in establishing the "epic doom" styling. Spurring excitement amongst the fanbase of a band that's been running strong three decades is quite the challenge, to say ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM: Lyric Video For New Single 'This Road'

The official lyric video for the song "This Road" from Finnish melodic metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM can be seen below. The track is the second single from the band's tenth album, "Hexed", which will be released on March 8 via Nuclear Blast Records. CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman, guitarist and mastermind Alexi Laiho comments: "'This Road' ...

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INCITE Joined by SIX FEET UNDER's CHRIS BARNES on New Song 'Poisoned By Power' (Audio)

INCITE, the Phoenix, Arizona-based band fronted by SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera's stepson Richie Cavalera, will release its fifth full-length album, "Built To Destroy", on January 25 via Minus Head Records. Produced by Steve Evetts (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SUICIDE SILENCE) and mastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (ROB ZOMBIE, HATEBREED), the disc is a visceral, urgent, ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM: First Trailer For 'Hexed' Album

The first trailer for "Hexed", the upcoming tenth album from Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM, can be seen below. The disc will be released on March 8 via Nuclear Blast Records. CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman, guitarist, and mastermind Alexi Laiho comments: "People have said that this album is generally catchier. So I started thinking about ...

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BATTLE BEAST To Release 'No More Hollywood Endings' Album In March

Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST will release their fifth album, "No More Hollywood Endings", on March 22, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. The 11-song disc was recorded by keyboardist Janne Björkroth, Viktor Gullichsen and guitarist Joona Björkroth at JKB Studio. The production and mixing duties were handled by Janne. The cover artwork was created by Jan Yrlund ...

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MISERY INDEX: 'New Salem' Video

"New Salem", a brand new video from MISERY INDEX, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Rituals Of Power", which will be released on March 8, 2019 via Season Of Mist. MISERY INDEX comments on the track: "'New Salem' sums up perfectly the lyrical vitriol and musical dynamics featured ...

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Video Premiere: CHILDREN OF BODOM's 'Under Grass And Clover'

"Under Grass And Clover", the new music video from Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's tenth album, "Hexed", which will be released on March 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman, guitarist, and mastermind Alexi Laiho comments: "'Under Grass And Clover' is ...

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KORPIKLAANI Violinist On Being An 'Ambassador' For Finland: 'Many People Have Learned Finnish Because Of Us'

Prior to KORPIKLAANI's November 18 performance in Los Angeles, violinist Tuomas Rounakari spoke with Music Interview Corner. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's just-completed North American tour with ARKONA: Tuomas: "It's been a good tour. We are doing kind of a challenging thing ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM To Release 'Hexed' Album In March

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM will release their tenth album, "Hexed", on March 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman, guitarist, and mastermind Alexi Laiho comments: "People have said that this album is generally catchier. So I started thinking about that; perhaps the song structures are easier to grasp on initial listen. ...

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GRAND MAGUS Begins Recording Ninth Album

Swedish riff lords GRAND MAGUS are working on the follow-up to their 2016 album "Sword Songs". The recordings are taking place at Sweetspot Studio in Sweden with producer Staffan Karlsson (ARCH ENEMY, FIREWIND, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS). Singer/guitar player Janne "J.B." Christoffersson states: "The MAGUS is back in the studio to record the ninth album. It's been ...

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GOOD CHARLOTTE Releases 'Self Help' Video

GOOD CHARLOTTE has released a new music video for "Self Help", the latest single off the band's recently released album "Generation Rx". The video provides a physical metaphor for the song's tough lyrical themes, following a boxer as he works to better himself and his mind. It's a glance into the demanding perseverance that it ...

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KORPIKLAANI: 'Kuin Korpi Nukkuva' Lyric Video

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI have released a lyric video for "Kuin Korpi Nukkuva", a song from their latest studio album, "Kulkija" (Wanderer), out now via Nuclear Blast. Vocalist Jonne Järvelä commented: "For some reason, while recording the first demo of this song, I kept hearing it as a traditional tango. I haven't been able to ...

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TOM MORELLO Says DONALD TRUMP 'Is An Abomination'

American musician, singer and songwriter Tom Morello, who has been very vocal for or against various causes since his first onstage protest in 1993, says that the best way to fight Donald Trump is mass resistance to counter politicians who will stop at nothing to control the majority of Americans. Asked by NME in a ...

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Nex Nihil - HACAVITZ

There is a distinct dark energy that seems inherent to Latino extreme metal bands. The sonic stench emanating from the coffin is arguably more pungent and bleaker than the sounds born from the dark hearts and souls of metal musicians from many other regions. SHUB NIGGURATH, CENOTAPH, THE CHASM and DISGORGE—not to be confused with ...

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MADDER MORTEM: 'Liberator' Video Released

Norwegian alternative metallers MADDER MORTEM have released a music video for the song "Liberator". The track is taken from the band's seventh full-length album, "Marrow", which came out on September 21 via Dark Essence Records. The clip was created by the noted Romanian artist Costin Choireanu. According to MADDER MORTEM, "Liberator" "is the declaration of ...

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The Passage of Existence - Monstrosity

While MONSTROSITY hasn't attained the status and commercial success of some of its Florida death metal brethren, a case can be made that they deserve it. For many, the band's name comes up anecdotally as the band formerly fronted by CANNIBAL CORPSE's Corpsegrinder. His previous involvement can't be overstated. He was a founding member, and ...

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