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OTHERWISE To Release 'Defy' Album In November

OTHERWISE will release its new studio album, "Defy", on November 8 via Mascot Records, a division of Mascot Label Group. The Las Vegas hard-rockers flew out of the traps when they were heralded in their early days by Fox News as one of the best unsigned bands in the U.S. after their debut single, "Soldiers", ...

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TOM KEIFER: 'Touching The Divine' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Touching The Divine", a new solo song from CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer, can be seen below. The track is taken from his upcoming second solo album, "Rise", which will be released on September 13 via Cleopatra Records. Timing, as the saying goes, is everything. And when you're a career artist ...

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Talviyö - SONATA ARCTICA

Nearly 20 years on from the release of their now-revered debut album "Ecliptica", SONATA ARCTICA are a permanent fixture in power metal's upper tier, both in terms of popularity and critical acclaim. Getting jaded metal hacks to say nice things about yet another big, shiny power metal record is never an easy task, but frontman ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY's NIKLAS SUNDIN Signs With ARGONAUTA RECORDS

Italian record company Argonauta Records has announced the signing of MITOCHONDRIAL SUN, the solo project of DARK TRANQUILLITY's Niklas Sundin. MITOCHONDRIAL SUN's debut album will be released in early 2020. Niklas is best known as a founding member and guitarist of DARK TRANQUILLITY, the Swedish metal band that for nearly three decades has helped carving ...

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PHIL RIND On Departure Of Founding SACRED REICH Member JASON RAINEY: 'It's A Real Heartbreaking Thing'

Michael Francisco of Sonic Perspectives recently conducted an interview with frontman Phil Rind of veteran Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why founding member and longtime guitarist Jason Rainey departed SACRED REICH earlier this year: Phil: "Unfortunately, ...

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Vespertina Synaxis - A Prayer For Union And Emptiness - CULTED

Such is the never-ending appeal of mythology in metal, we can only hope that CULTED haven't ruined their peculiar chemistry during the five years since towering second album "Oblique to all Paths" by actually meeting each other. Despite or perhaps because vocalist and ambient wizard Daniel Jansson resides in Gothenburg, while the remaining members of ...

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Damned In Endless Night - WARCRAB

The metal underground is in such absurdly rude health at the moment that it's often hard to decide which brutal sub-strain to pay closest attention to. 2019 has been an exceptional year for death metal. But digging deeper reveals that there seems to be a significant resurgence in the dark art of slow-motion extremity, and ...

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Reborn To Kill - PATHOLOGY

This has plainly been a vintage year for brutal death metal already, but the genre is still more than able to sustain a fresh kick in the pants. PATHOLOGY have been a steady and reliable presence in the scene for a long time now, but it's debatable whether the San Diego crew have yet released ...

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Mother of Red Light - METH.

Oh my coagulating Christ, this is nasty. A six-man project from Chicago, METH. have two low-key releases under their belt, but "Mother of Red Light" will be most people's first taste of this band's newly birthed sonic world, and it's one that is likely to linger in the back of the throat, like some infernal, ...

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The Hand Of Violence - BOUND IN FEAR

Extreme metal is a lot like sports, in many ways: the endless contests to decide who wields the nastiest riffs, the sickest beatdowns, the fastest blasts or the most absurdly guttural or otherwise otherworldly vocals. Not that most credible acts are purposefully getting involved in a virtuoso pissing contest, but it's hard to remember the ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS' WILLIAM DUVALL Announces Solo Acoustic Tour

ALICE IN CHAINS vocalist/guitarist William DuVall will embark on a solo tour in October. He will be promoting his debut solo album, "One Alone", which will be released on October 4 via DVL Recordings. DuVall announced the dates via his social media earlier today. He wrote: "ATLANTA!! D.C.!! NEW YORK CITY!! PHILLY!! BOSTON!! NASHVILLE!! and ...

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THE DARKNESS: Making Of 'Rock And Roll Deserves To Die' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the video for the song "Rock And Roll Deserves To Die" from British rockers THE DARKNESS can be seen below. The clip was created by the music and video production company Sitcom Soldiers. The song is taken from the band's band's upcoming album "Easter Is Cancelled", due out on ...

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SEVENDUST Guitarist On Inviting WOLFGANG VAN HALEN To Play Drums On His Solo Record: 'He Can Do It All'

SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery recently spoke with the "Appetite For Distortion" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at the 4:34 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who produced SEVENDUST's 2018 album "All I See Is War": Clint: "We had some mutual friends that ...

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SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS: 'Ghost' Performance Clip From 'Living The Dream Tour' DVD

SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS will release "Living The Dream Tour" on DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2 CD, 3LP black vinyl, limited-edition 3LP red vinyl, digital video and digital audio on September 20 via Eagle Vision. A new performance clip of the song "Ghost", taken from "Living The Dream Tour", is available below. "Living The Dream ...

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Listen To New NECRONOMICON Song 'Paradise Lost'

Canadian blackened death horde NECRONOMICON has released "Paradise Lost", the first single from its upcoming album, "Unus". NECRONOMICON vocalist/guitarist Rob The Witch comments on the song's concept, "It's not what we gain in this life, but what we have lost as living beings that lost their way in conforming against our true nature to fit ...

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UGLY KID JOE Vocalist WHITFIELD CRANE To Record Solo Album After Upcoming U.K. Tour

UGLY KID JOE vocalist Whitfield Crane recently spoke with Australia's Silver Tiger Media. The full conversation can be streamed at this location. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On ORCHESTRA OF DOOM, his symphonic tribute to BLACK SABBATH: Crane: "A 35-piece orchestra, all analog, no Marshall stacks... it's a cross-pollination that ...

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SILVERTOMB Feat. Former TYPE O NEGATIVE, AGNOSTIC FRONT Members: 'Edge Of Existence' Album Due In November

U.S. metal act SILVERTOMB will release its debut album, "Edge Of Existence", on November 1 via the German independent label Long Branch Records/SPV. The first single from the disc, "Love You Without No Lies", can be streamed below. SILVERTOMB is the latest musical endeavor of guitarist-vocalist Kenny Hickey (TYPE O NEGATIVE, SEVENTH VOID), drummer Johnny ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Discusses New Song 'Dignity' (Video)

A three-minute video in which OPETH vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt discusses the band's new song "Dignity" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 13th album, "In Cauda Venenum", which will be released on September 27 via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded last year at Stockholm's Park Studios, "In Cauda Venenum" will ...

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CLÉMENTINE DELAUNEY Says VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Wants To 'Redefine The Borders' Of Symphonic Metal

Led by NIGHTWISH and with EPICA, DELAIN and WITHIN TEMPTATION also making headway, symphonic metal is often pigeonholed because of the bombastic traits so intrinsic to its sound. The style's formula is often duplicated by bands from all corners of the globe presenting lineups similar in formation, usually with a lone female frontwoman joined by ...

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Metaportal - WORMED

The impulse to push the envelope is never-ending, with regard to the more extreme side of music, metal and otherwise. Whether we are talking about bands as varied as SLAYER or SQUAREPUSHER, striving to be faster, louder, harder and/or more bizarre is inevitable—at least in the early stages. Intuitively enough, then, this endless race and ...

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Video Premiere: TRANSPORT LEAGUE's 'Dawn Of Lucifer'

"Dawn Of Lucifer", the new video from Swedish metallers TRANSPORT LEAGUE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's eighth album, "A Million Volt Scream", which will be released on August 30 via Mighty Music. Formed in 1994, TRANSPORT LEAGUE soon made its mark on the scene with its debut album, "Stallion ...

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Listen To New OPETH Song 'Dignity'

"Dignity", a new song from Swedish masters of progressive heavy rock OPETH, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's 13th album, "In Cauda Venenum", which will be released on September 27 via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded last year at Stockholm's Park Studios, "In Cauda Venenum" will be released in ...

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THE DARKNESS: Watch Lyric Video For New Song 'Heart Explodes'

The official lyric video for "Heart Explodes", a brand new song from British rockers THE DARKNESS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album "Easter Is Cancelled", which will be released on October 4 through Cooking Vinyl. "Heart Explodes" is an almighty mini-rock opera, which finds THE DARKNESS baring all ...

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SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS: 'Shadow Life' Performance Clip From 'Living The Dream Tour' DVD

SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS will release "Living The Dream Tour" on DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2 CD, 3LP black vinyl, limited-edition 3LP red vinyl, digital video and digital audio on September 20 via Eagle Vision. A new performance clip of the song "Shadow Life", taken from "Living The Dream Tour", is available below. "Living The ...

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SILVERTOMB Feat. Former TYPE O NEGATIVE, AGNOSTIC FRONT Members: New Single 'Love You Without No Lies' Due This Month

U.S. metal act SILVERTOMB has signed an international record deal with German independent label Long Branch Records/SPV. SILVERTOMB is the latest musical endeavor of guitarist-vocalist Kenny Hickey (TYPE O NEGATIVE, SEVENTH VOID), drummer Johnny Kelly (TYPE O NEGATIVE, DANZIG), bassist Hank Hell (SEVENTH VOID, INHUMAN), New York City hardcore veteran Joseph James (AGNOSTIC FRONT, INHUMAN) ...

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