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NIGHTWISH Side Project AURI Completes Work On Second Album

AURI, the project featuring NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and his wife, popular Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela, has completed work on its second album. The effort will be the follow-up to AURI's self-titled debut LP, which came out in March 2018 via Nuclear Blast. On Friday (October 16), NIGHTWISH's Twitter account was updated with a photo ...

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CELTIC FROST's TOM GABRIEL WARRIOR Pens Foreword To New Book 'USBM: A Revolution Of Identity In American Black Metal'

Decibel Books has announced the publication of "USBM: A Revolution Of Identity In American Black Metal". In parallel with the blazing European scene of the 1990s, the American wasteland birthed its own wayward souls who found their own uses for blast beats, tremolo picking, ghoulish shrieks and satanic leanings. Over the span of 30 years, ...

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KREATOR/Ex-DRAGONFORCE Bassist FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ Releases 'WTTP' Music Video From AMAHIRU Project

AMAHIRU, the musical collaboration between Frédéric Leclercq (KREATOR, ex-DRAGONFORCE) and Saki (MARY'S BLOOD, NEMOPHILA), will release its self-titled debut album on November 27 via earMUSIC in Europe and the U.S. and and Ward Records in Japan. The official music video for AMAHIRU's second single, "WTTP", can be seen below. Frédéric and Saki's friendship started in ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Shares New Song 'Identical To None'

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers DARK TRANQUILLITY will release their new album, "Moment", on November 20 via Century Media. The disc's second single, "Identical To None", can be streamed below. "This one is a celebration of diversity and a condemnation of nearsighted division," the band says. "Moment" will be available as a digipak, black LP, ...

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Sour Grapes - GORATORY

There's a lot to be said for some old-fashioned, wholesome fun. At this point in history, however, I would argue that there's slightly more to be said for screaming "Fuck it!" and listening to GORATORY instead. Always one of the most disgusting bands in death metal, the Boston four piece set the lyrical bar as ...

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Ailment - KNEEL

Following hot on the heels of last year's welcome remix and reissue of 2013 debut album "Interstice", KNEEL mastermind Pedro Mau has wasted no time conjuring a blistering follow-up. For those unfamiliar with this project, we are firmly in ultra-modern extreme metal territory here, with elements of death and thrash metal, brutal hardcore and even ...

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Hear ZAKK SABBATH's Cover Of BLACK SABBATH's 'Under The Sun'

ZAKK SABBATH's cover of the BLACK SABBATH classic "Under The Sun" is the third digital single taken from the forthcoming MER Redux series installment "Vol. 4 [Redux]". You can now stream it below. ZAKK SABBATH is the BLACK SABBATH tribute band featuring guitarist and vocalist Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE), bassist Robert "Blasko" ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Collaborates With Music Director EDWIN OUTWATER On Horror-Themed Instrumentals

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett has collaborated with music director Edwin Outwater on two horror-themed instrumentals that were supposed to be played with the Vancouver Symphony next month. Outwater previously worked with METALLICA and the 70-piece San Francisco Symphony on the chart-topping album "Metallica And San Francisco Symphony: S&M²". Speaking to the METALLICA fan-club magazine

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JINJER Releases Music Video For 'The Prophecy'

Ukrainian modern metal metallers JINJER have released the official music video for the song "The Prophecy". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Macro", which was released in October 2019 via Napalm Records. JINJER bassist Eugene Abdukhanov comments: "When we wrote 'The Prophecy' in 2019, little did we know that it would prophesize ...

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DEE SNIDER Is Working 'Full Steam Ahead' On New Metal Solo Album

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider spoke to Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show about the progress of the songwriting sessions for his next solo album. The upcoming disc will be the follow-up to "For The Love Of Metal", which was released in July 2018 via Napalm Records. That effort, which was produced by HATEBREED ...

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Enlightened in Eternity - SPIRIT ADRIFT

Since starting SPIRIT ADRIFT as a solo project in 2015, after a stint with Phoenix goth-metallers TAKE OVER AND DESTROY, vocalist/guitarist/bassist Nate Garrett has gradually evolved the project from an exercise in melodic doom-metal to a well-oiled heavy metal powerhouse, all while maintaining the sense of beautiful melancholy that drove his initial works. The latest ...

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ROB HALFORD, BIFF BYFORD And DORO PESCH Wish MOTÖRHEAD's 'Ace Of Spades' Happy 40th Anniversary (Video)

Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Biff Byford (SAXON) and Doro Pesch are among the musicians who have wished MOTÖRHEAD's "Ace Of Spades" album a happy 40th anniversary in a new video posted to the band's official YouTube channel. Check out the 10-and-a-half-minute clip below. Featured artists: 0:00 Don Jamieson ("That Metal Show") 0:54 Frank Ferrer (GUNS ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Shares Another Anti-DONALD TRUMP Rap Song 'Wear A F**king Mask'

TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick, who has been an outspoken critic of America's 45th president on social media, has released another anti-Donald Trump song called "Wear A Fucking Mask". Skolnick explains: "My recent homespun rap track 'Trump Sucks' got so much attention, from being labelled 'an anthem' and 'brilliant' to 'pathetic' and 'cringeworthy,' that I just ...

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Watch JEFF SCOTT SOTO's Music Video For 'Without You'

The official music video for the song "Without You" from veteran hard rock vocalist Jeff Scott Soto can be seen below. The track is taken his new upcoming album, "Wide Awake (In My Dreamland)", which will be released on November 6 via Frontiers Music Srl. Produced by and written with Alessandro Del Vecchio, the release ...

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TRIVIUM Announces 'The Deepest Cuts II' Livestream Event

Grammy-nominated metal band TRIVIUM has announced "The Deepest Cuts II", the second and final installment in its series of free, single-camera livestream shows that broadcast from the group's rehearsal room in Orlando, Florida. The performance is scheduled for Saturday, October 24 at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. U.K. / 9 p.m. ...

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