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THERION Drops 'Die Wellen Der Zeit' Music Video

Sweden's symphonic metal pioneers THERION have released the official music video for the song "Die Wellen Der Zeit". The track is taken from the band's upcoming 17th studio album, "Leviathan", which is due on January 22, 2021 via Nuclear Blast. Band leader Christofer Johnsson comments: "Once again we worked with Carlos Toro and Abyss Production ...

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New EXODUS Music Is Coming In June 2021, Says GARY HOLT

During a December 6 Headbangers Con live virtual panel, EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt revealed that "new music" from the band will be made available in June 2021. EXODUS's upcoming album, "Persona Non Grata" will be the follow-up to 2014's "Blood In Blood Out", which was the San Francisco Bay Area thrashers' first release since the ...

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Today Marks 16th Anniversary Of DIMEBAG DARRELL's Death

Today (Tuesday, December 8) marks the 16th anniversary of the death of PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Abbott, one of the most beloved and respected musicians in hard rock, was shot onstage during a DAMAGEPLAN concert on this date in 2004 at the Alrosa Villa club in Columbus, Ohio by a 25-year-old ex-Marine ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Teams Up With KHDK ELECTRONICS For 'Sgt D' Pedal

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has partnered with KHDK Electronics for the launch of the Sgt D pedal. Named after the cigar-chewing alter-ego from Scott's mid-1980s crossover thrash project STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH (a.k.a. S.O.D.), the signature boost/preamp pedal is limited to 250 units worldwide and comes in an enclosure illustrated by Kurz Daniel. David Karon of ...

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Ex-MACHINE HEAD Drummer DAVE MCCLAIN Has 'No Regrets' About Leaving The Band: 'I'm Thankful That I Did It'

Dave McClain says that he has "no regrets" about leaving MACHINE HEAD more than two years ago. The drummer, who joined the California metal band in 1995, announced his departure from MACHINE HEAD in October 2018. McClain, along with guitarist Phil Demmel, went on to complete the Robb Flynn-fronted act's "Freaks & Zeroes Tour" before ...

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Necromancy - PERSUADER

There was time, not so long ago, when power metal seemed to be dominated by bands that sounded, to put it mildly, a bit too fucking cheerful. Not that there's anything wrong with an occasional dose of positivity, but these are dark times. As humanity at least appears to be pirouetting blindly towards oblivion, super-melodic ...

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SUSPECT208 Feat. Sons Of SLASH, SCOTT WEILAND And ROBERT TRUJILLO: Debut EP Coming Soon

SUSPECT208, the new band featuring the sons of Slash, Scott Weiland and Robert Trujillo, recently released its debut single, "Long Awaited". SUSPECT208 frontman, 20-year-old Noah Weiland, is the son of late STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland. The drummer is London Hudson, 18-year-old son of GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash. 16-year-old bassist Tye Trujillo is ...

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Did ANVIL 'Invent' Speed/Thrash Metal?

In a new interview with the "That Metal Interview", Steve "Lips" Kudlow of Canadian metal legends ANVIL spoke about how he and his bandmates came up with the speed/thrash blueprint which paved the way for groups like METALLICA, ANTHRAX and SLAYER. Asked how ANVIL managed to create that sound first, Lips said: "We're older. What ...

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Watch President-Elect JOE BIDEN 'Sing' METALLICA's 'King Nothing'

YouTube user Lars Von Retriever, who has been splicing together excerpts from President Donald Trump's speeches to popular rock and metal songs as part of two separate series he called "Trump Rocks" and "Metal Trump", has uploaded his latest concoction, Iron Biden's take on METALLICA's "King Nothing". The clip, which features President-elect Joe Biden "singing" ...

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Ex-EXODUS Guitarist RICK HUNOLT Says He Might Play Some Shows With His Former Bandmates In Support Of 'Persona Non Grata'

Ex-EXODUS guitarist Rick Hunolt says that he is tentatively set to play some live shows with his former bandmates in support of their upcoming album, "Persona Non Grata", which is due in the summer of 2021 via Nuclear Blast Records. At the end of a recent video question-and-answer session with fans, Hunolt said (see below): ...

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ANTHRAX And Z2 COMICS Assemble All-Star Lineup Of Writers And Artists For 'Among The Living' Graphic Novel

Just ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, Z2 gives music fans something to celebrate with news of one of the publisher's most ambitious projects yet. The "Among The Living" graphic novel pulls together a who's who of names from around comics and music for a track-by-track storyline inspired by one of heavy metal's most iconic albums. ...

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EXODUS: New Album Title Revealed

EXODUS has set "Persona Non Grata" as the title of its long-awaited new album, due in the summer of 2021 via Nuclear Blast Records. The San Francisco Bay Area thrashers' next disc will be the follow-up to 2014's "Blood In Blood Out", which was their first release since the departure of the group's lead singer ...

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THERION To Release 'Leviathan' Album In January

Sweden's symphonic metal pioneers THERION have released the title track from their upcoming 17th studio album, "Leviathan". The disc is due on January 22, 2021 via Nuclear Blast. Balancing ominous atmosphere and powerful, seducing chants, "Leviathan" succeeds in virtually conjuring the mythical sea creature the song has borrowed its name from. THERION has always been ...

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Spectre Of Devastation - WARFECT

It's probably a coincidence, but let's go with it: just as thrash metal flourished amid the Cold War paranoia of the Reagan era, so 2020's innumerable horrors seem to have pushed the genre to fresh heights. WARFECT have been snarling and slashing their way through underground territory for over a decade now, but this sounds ...

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Watch DONALD TRUMP 'Sing' AC/DC's 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap'

YouTube user Lars Von Retriever, who splices together excerpts from President Donald Trump's speeches to popular rock and metal songs as part of two separate series he calls "Trump Rocks" and "Metal Trump", has uploaded his latest concoction, Metal Rocks's take on AC/DC's 1976 classic "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap". The clip, which contains several ...

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MARK TREMONTI Says METALLICA's 'Master Of Puppets' Is His Favorite Album Of All Time: 'Every Single Song Is A 10 Out Of 10'

In a new interview with Hakos Pervanidis of Greece's "TV War", ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti was asked to pick his favorite albums of all time and talk about his childhood memories for each one of them. Speaking about SLAYER's 1986 masterpiece "Reign In Blood", Mark said (see video below): "That is my third favorite ...

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Rockers React To Passing Of SEAN CONNERY

David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Gavin Rossdale(BUSH), Gary Holt (EXODUS, SLAYER), WARRANT, Jason Bonham, John Corabi (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) and Vernon Reid (LIVING COLOUR) are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of Sean Connery. The Scottish actor, who was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, died Friday night (October 30) ...

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GARY HOLT, DAVE LOMBARDO And DERRICK GREEN Join Forces For Halloween Song 'Terrorized'

Guitarist Gary Holt (EXODUS, SLAYER), drummer Dave Lombardo (SLAYER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MISFITS) and vocalist Derrick Green (SEPULTURA) have joined forces under the BELOVED GHOULS banner to record a Halloween song called "Terrorized". The track, which was produced by Ross Robinson, features a guest appearance by TOUCHÉ AMORE's Jeremy Bolm. Proceeds from "Terrorized" will benefit Save ...

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Witchtrap - WITCHTRAP

First released digitally back in March, WITCHTRAP's fifth studio album is yet another blistering example of the enduring power of balls-out, blackened thrash metal. If recent music from the likes of MIDNIGHT, WHIPSTRIKER, HELLRIPPER and DEVASTATOR has made your genitals twitch, "Evil Strikes Again" must surely be another mandatory purchase. There is something grubbily authentic ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE: 'Black No. 1' Sock Puppet Parody

Here's a Halloween special to lose your threads over: TUBE SOCK NEGATIVE, a gothic group of animated undergarments, has set out to prove that black matches with everything and that even the tightest knit sock can have a soft side. The sock puppet outfit's song "Sock Nvr. Worn" pays homage to its undead counterpart TYPE ...

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