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Echoes From Deep November - FIRES IN THE DISTANCE

Metal's relationship with keyboards hasn't always been the most amicable: readers of a certain age will doubtless remember numerous bands proudly proclaiming that no such nonsense would be tolerated on their record. Nonetheless, when used appropriately, keyboards unlock the key to a whole world of atmosphere that has been skillfully plundered by everyone from IRON ...

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TOM KEIFER Releases Music Video For 'All Amped Up' Single

Yesterday marked the first anniversary of the release of "Rise", the second album by Tom Keifer's #keiferbandSavannah Keifer, Tony Higbee, Billy Mercer, Kendra Chantelle, Jarred Pope and Kory Myers. Since they're not able to celebrate the momentous occasion with their legions of loyal fans in person, they're bringing the rockin' concert party home ...

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Shame - UNIFORM

The first two UNIFORM records were more than exhilarating enough, particularly if, like the band themselves, you felt that humanity was rotting from the inside out, and that a sudden and robust apocalypse might be just the thing to sort it all out. In particular, 2017's "Wake in Fright" painted a ferociously bleak vision of ...

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JINJER To Release 'Alive In Melbourne' In November

Ukrainian modern metal metallers JINJER will release the audio recordings from one of the last metal shows played on the planet before the global COVID-19 lockdown: their ferocious sold-out Melbourne, Australia performance on March 5, 2020. The live album "Alive In Melbourne" features stunning artwork by gifted JINJER fan Gabriel Nicoletti, includes 17 tracks in ...

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Fracmont - MESSIAH

Among the earliest European bands to blur the lines between thrash and what was then a nascent death metal sound, Messiah have long been unsung heroes of the brutal underground. It doesn't help that they haven't released a new studio album since 1994, but all good things come to those that wait, even in the ...

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Pyramids Of Damnation - ABORTED FETUS

Another strong reason to conclude that Russian death metal is absolutely where it's at right now is "Pyramids of Damnation" , which reinvents ABORTED FETUS as one of the modern era's truly epic extreme metal bands. The band's formula remains mainly unchanged from previous albums, like 2018's "The Ancient Spirits Of Decay", but there is ...

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Hallucination Scene - BLACK MAGNET

As sensible people will be well aware, there are few things more gloriously crushing and brutal than the sound of GODFLESH's "Streetcleaner" album cranked to the maximum. The industrial scene's close relationship with extreme metal has endured several decades at this point, but in the 30 years since that landmark album, very few bands have ...

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SANCTUARY: 30th-Anniversary Edition Of 'Into The Mirror Black' To Include Demo Tracks, Live Recordings

SANCTUARY will release the 30th-anniversary edition of "Into The Mirror Black" on October 9. "Into The Mirror Black", originally released in 1990, is a truly special, much-revered metal record, which received massive critical acclaim back when it came out and is still loved dearly to the very day. Its gloomy atmosphere and thought-provoking lyrics, its ...

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Watch QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT Perform 'The Show Must Go On' From The Upcoming 'Live Around The World' Release

QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT will release their first-ever live album, "Live Around The World" on October 2 in CD, CD+DVD, CD+Blu-ray and vinyl formats. The set presents a compilation of concert highlights captured the world over personally selected by Roger Taylor, Brian May and Adam Lambert from over 200 shows they have performed with several ...

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METALLICA's Streaming Concert Series Raises More Than $100,000 For 'All Within My Hands' Foundation

METALLICA has raised more than $100,000 from its #MetallicaMondays streaming concert series for its All Within My Hands foundation. METALLICA launched the free weekly series at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to provide "live" entertainment to their fans as the concert industry shut down. After more than five months of sharing ...

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Panther - PAIN OF SALVATION

Fans of PAIN OF SALVATION have been trained to expect the unexpected. With a catalogue that stretches back to the mid '90s, Sweden's most fervently adventurous prog metal band have little to prove at this point, but there's still absolutely no chance that leader and chief composer Daniel Gildenlöw will ever repeat himself. From early ...

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Guru Meditation - Next Life

The problem with micro-subgenres like digital grindcore is that, for most of us at least, there is only so much of the stuff one can consume before your brain gives up and sends you howling back to your SLAYER collection. There has always been much to be said for drinking too much coffee and listening ...

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W.A.S.P. Guitarist DOUGLAS BLAIR Performs Acoustic Version Of 'Wild Child' With Finland's ATOMIC ANNIE (Video)

On July 25, Douglas Blair of W.A.S.P. joined the Turku, Finland-based "fuzz rock" quintet ATOMIC ANNIE for an engaging acoustic version of the W.A.S.P. hit "Wild Child". Blair holstered his Crimson Oath "Borra" custom aluminum Telecaster, and played an uncharacteristic yet effective slide guitar over the well-adapted version. ATOMIC ANNIE is an active member of ...

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Venus Skytrip - PSYCHLONA

Despite being intermittently denied the chance to enjoy a hot, hazy summer, we always have records as joyously heavy and fuzzed-up as this to keep the sizzling dream alive. PSYCHLONA have already impressed, rising nonchalantly to the top of the aspiring stoner and space rock piles at their first attempt on 2018's "Mojo Rising", but ...

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ARMORED SAINT Announces Virtual Record-Release Concert

On Saturday, October 10 at 1 p.m PST / 4 p.m. EST / 10 p.m. CET, ARMORED SAINT will host a live record-release show online for its upcoming album, "Punching The Sky". ARMORED SAINT will be performing a full set from the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, California, including four new songs from "Punching ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SHAVO ODADJIAN Releases Lyric Video For 'Shotguns' From NORTH KINGSLEY Project

SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian's NORTH KINGSLEY musical collaboration with producer Saro Paparian and lyricist/vocalist Ray Hawthorne recently released its first three-song collection, "Vol. 1", via 22 Red Media, a subsidiary of Odadjian's lifestyle and cannabis brand 22 Red. "Vol. 1" features the hard-hitting track "Like That?" and two other songs — the ...

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HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD Releases Music Video For 'Idol' Song Featuring TECH N9NE

Los Angeles quintet HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD has released the official music video for the new track "Idol", featuring a guest appearance from rapper Tech N9ne. Continuing to push the boundaries of ingenuity, "Idol" sees HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD effortlessly blend heavy riffs, huge hooks, dubstep-tinged industrial bombast and impassioned lyrical dexterity into a hard-hitting sonic canvas that is ...

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