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Entrance To The Otherwhere - ROGGA JOHANSSON

If death metal had its own dictionary, the entry for "prolific" would read, simply: "see ROGGA JOHANSSON for details." Given how ridiculously productive the Swede has been over the last two decades, it's still staggering how little his work is acknowledged by the broader metal scene. Just check out releases by the likes of PAGANIZER, ...

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GODSMACK Frontman: 'I've Been Just As Disappointed As I've Been Blessed With Meeting Some Of My Childhood Heroes'

GODSMACK vocalist Sully Erna recently spoke with Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's latest album, "When Legends Rise": Sully: "I've got to tell you, it's really been an impressive album cycle so ...

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Video Premiere: SACRED REICH's 'Manifest Reality'

"Manifest Reality", the new video from Arizona thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Awakening", which will be released on August 23 via Metal Blade Records. SACRED REICH's first LP in 23 years was produced by Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA ...

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The Horse and Sparrow Theory - VICTIMS

Death and black metal are the typical, immediate reference points for heavy music fans when Sweden is the topic of discussion. But the nation has also been a hotbed for hardcore punk for decades. Acts like ANTI CIMEX, CRUDE SS, MOB 47 and DRILLER KILLER have been influential across the globe. VICTIMS has been running ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Announces Fall 2019 European Tour

Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA will embark on "The Raven Still Flies Over Europe" tour in the fall. Support on the trek, which will kick off on November 11 in Stockholm, will come from EDGE OF PARADISE and TEMPLE BALLS. SONATA ARCTICA will be touring in support of its tenth studio album, "Talviyö" (which ...

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KATAKLYSM To Tour Europe With WHITECHAPEL And FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE

Reanimated three years ago, the iconic "MTV Headbangers Ball Tour" is set to haunt European stages once again in November and December 2019. After delivering all-out thrash metal 2018, the fourth edition of the tour is nothing short of a breath-taking death metal package: The 17-show run will be headlined by Canadian melodic death metal ...

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VOLBEAT's ROB CAGGIANO Joins JACKSON Family

Jackson has welcomed VOLBEAT guitarist Rob Caggiano to its family of signature artists. Throughout summer 2019, sharp-eyed fans will see the Bronx-born guitarist putting prototypes of his distinctive new Jackson model through their paces at SLIPKNOT's "Knotfest Roadshow" with GOJIRA and BEHEMOTH as well as VOLBEAT's upcoming "Rewind, Replay, Rebound" world tour, which will kick ...

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OBITUARY To Tour North America With ABBATH

Florida death metal legends OBITUARY will embark on a North American headlining tour in the fall. Support on the 24-date trek will come from ABBATH, MIDNIGHT and DEVIL MASTER. The tour will kick off on September 27 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and end on October 25 in Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets will go on sale on ...

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Today Marks First Anniversary Of VINNIE PAUL's Death

Today (Saturday, June 22) marks the first anniversary of the passing of PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer Vincent Paul Abbott, a.k.a. Vinnie Paul, who died at the age of 54 in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas. The official cause of death was dilated cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart, as well as severe coronary artery ...

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SOULFLY Announces 'Blood On The Street' 2019 U.S. Tour

SOULFLY has announced the "Blood On The Street" 2019 U.S. tour. The 22-date trek will kick off on September 3 in Dallas, Texas and make stops in Baltimore, Houston and Albuquerque before concluding in Los Angeles on September 29. Support on the tour will come from UNEARTH (September 3 - September 16), INCITE, PRISON and ...

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TESTAMENT Has Finished Recording New Album, Says GENE HOGLAN

Earlier this month, TESTAMENT drummer Gene Hoglan spoke to the "Talk Toomey" podcast about the progress of the recording sessions for the follow-up to the band's 2016 album "Brotherhood Of The Snake". He said (hear audio below): "I know the band was shooting for completing the album by June 12th. I know that they had ...

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Video Premiere: SACRED REICH's 'Awakening'

Arizona thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH will release their new album, "Awakening", on August 23 via Metal Blade Records. The band's first LP in 23 years was produced by Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, POWER TRIP and CODE ORANGE, among others. The album marks SACRED REICH's first release since the return ...

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KIP WINGER And Acclaimed Writer/Director DAMIEN GRAY To Release 'Get Jack' Concept Album

Grammy Award-nominated classical composer and rock icon Kip Winger (WINGER, ALICE COOPER, ALAN PARSONS), in his theatrical composing debut, and acclaimed writer/director Damien Gray ("Atomic The Musical", "Animagique", "Steps In Time", "Biohazard" and "Sing On Tour") will release tahe concept album of their new musical thriller, "Get Jack", on Friday, July 19. Pre-order will be ...

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PHIL RIND On Asking DAVE MCCLAIN To Rejoin SACRED REICH: 'Instead Of Getting A Guy, Why Not Just Get The Guy?'

Prior to SACRED REICH's May 17 performance in Toronto, Ontario (Canada), bassist/vocalist Phil Rind spoke with Metal Master Kingdom. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why the group decided to make a new album, the forthcoming "Awakening": Phil: "Songs. All that time [since ...

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ANDY SNEAP Says He Has 'No Idea' If He Will Continue Playing With JUDAS PRIEST Once 'Firepower' Tour Ends

Noted metal producer and current JUDAS PRIEST touring guitarist Andy Sneap recently spoke with Christina Rowatt of The Void With Christina. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "most majestic moment" he's experienced while touring with PRIEST: Andy: "Just some of the size ...

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DEMONS & WIZARDS Reveal Touring Lineup For 2019 Shows

DEMONS & WIZARDS, the side project of ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer and BLIND GUARDIAN singer Hansi Kürsch, will be joined by other members of ICED EARTH and BLIND GUARDIAN when it kicks off its first tour in nearly two decades on May 31 in Saarbrücken, Germany. The DEMONS & WIZARDS touring lineup will be ...

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