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Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism - NAPALM DEATH

It has been five years since NAPALM DEATH released its last album, "Apex Predator — Easy Meat". The longest period between their releases is finally over, as the forefathers of grindcore have returned with their sixteenth full-length release, "Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism". The passionate, sociopolitical outlook of frontman Barney Greenway and ...

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Making Of New FEAR FACTORY Studio Album: Behind-The-Scenes Video

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has uploaded two short videos featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the band's long-awaited new album. The first clip features producer Damien Rainaud working on Mike Heller's drums for the LP, while the second features Rainaud putting together some cinematic hits for a song intro for the disc. On ...

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BURTON C. BELL Distances Himself From Upcoming FEAR FACTORY Album, Says His Focus Is On ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS

Burton C. Bell has distanced himself from the upcoming release of the long-awaited new FEAR FACTORY album, saying that his priority is his ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS project. On Friday (September 11), FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares issued a statement clarifying his reasons for launching a GoFundMe campaign to assist him ...

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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON Says DONALD TRUMP's Core Base Will Support Him 'No Matter What': They 'Don't Care What He Does'

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton says that President Donald Trump's core base will support him "no matter what." The musician, who has been an outspoken critic of America's 45th president, made the comment on the day that audio recordings were released of Trump acknowledging the severity of the COVID-19 crisis months before he would ...

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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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MICHAEL SWEET Reacts To Controversial Review Of STRYPER's New Album: It's 'Incredibly Unfair' And 'A Blatant Attack On Our Faith'

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER has responded to a controversial review of the band's latest album, calling it "incredibly unfair" and "a blatant attack on our faith." Earlier this week, BLABBERMOUTH.NET published a review of "Even The Devil Believes" from veteran U.K. heavy metal journalist Dom Lawson in which ...

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Even The Devil Believes - STRYPER

As THE DAMNED memorably put it back in 1979: "religion doesn't mean a thing/it's just another way to be right-wing". Not that the STRYPER album is full of paeans to Mike Pence, of course. Always a much better band than their vexed reputation would suggest, the Orange County crew made a handful of great records ...

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CODE ORANGE To Release 'Under The Skin' Digital Album

Grammy-nominated band CODE ORANGE will release "Under The Skin", a new digital album, this Friday, September 4. The record officially captures and chronicles CODE ORANGE's full-band stripped-down "Under The Skin" livestream with enhanced audio. Conceptually akin to classic "MTV Unplugged" performances, but with digital twists and turns, CODE ORANGE originally transmitted "Under The Skin" around ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's JESSE LEACH: 'If There Ever Was Time For A Revolution, That Time Is Now'

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Jesse Leach has blasted the "deceptive, corrupt and opportunistic government" for using "disinformation and propaganda tactics" to keep the population "in a state of paranoia and hysteria." Earlier today (Sunday, August 30), Leach took to his Instagram account to write: "One of the single most centering and incredible feelings is musical performance. ...

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TRIVIUM Pays Tribute To POWER TRIP's RILEY GALE With 'Executioner's Tax (Swing Of The Axe)' Cover (Video)

TRIVIUM paid tribute to POWER TRIP frontman Riley Gale by performing a cover version of the latter band's song "Executioner's Tax (Swing Of The Axe)" during a livestreamed concert on Saturday, August 29. The free show was streamed on TRIVIUM singer/guitarist Matt Heafy's Twitch channel live from the band's rehearsal space in Orlando and can ...

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ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS Feat. FEAR FACTORY Singer BURTON C. BELL: 'Ghost Heart' Music Video

ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS, the project led by FEAR FACTORY vocalist Burton C. Bell, will release its second full-length album, "Apocrypha", on October 9 via Dissonance Productions. The recording will be available on CD, two limited vinyl formats and through all major digital outlets. The official music video for "Ghost Heart", the first single from ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: 'Immortal' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Michael Schenker will release a new MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP album, "Immortal", on January 8, 2021 via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork of the LP, which was created by Zsofia Dankova (POWERWOLF), can be seen below. "We have a lot of guest musicians, who will undoubtedly help to make it an exceptional success," Schenker said. "First ...

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ENSLAVED Releases Music Video For New Single 'Urjotun'

Norway's avantgarde metal heroes ENSLAVED have released the third single, "Urjotun" from their upcoming album, "Utgard", due on October 2 via Nuclear Blast. The track, one of their most experimental yet, is accompanied by a psychedelic video detailing dark visions and a journey to the outer reaches of the subconscious. Vocalist Grutle Kjellson commented: "The ...

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PSYCHOSEXUAL Feat. Ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Drummer JEREMY SPENCER: 'Torch The Faith' Chart Positions

"Torch The Faith", the debut album from PSYCHOSEXUAL, the new rock band fronted by former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH drummer Jeremy Spencer, has registered the following first-week chart positions: No. 5 Current Hard Music Albums No. 12 Top New Artist Albums No. 24 Internet Albums No. 29 Record Label Independent Current Albums No. 30 Current ...

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Like The Fearless Hunter - NONEXIST

NONEXIST has always been a project that danced in the realm of comfort-food melodeath, whose main creative force has primarily been guitarist Johan Reinholdz — now also a member of DARK TRANQUILLITY. But a large portion of that comfort, from founding through to 2015's "Throne of Scars", was from original ARCH ENEMY frontperson Johan Liiva. ...

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NAPALM DEATH Releases Music Video For New Song 'Amoral'

U.K. grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH will release their new studio album, "Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism", on September 18 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2015's "Apex Predator - Easy Meat" was again recorded with longtime producer Russ Russell and features artwork by Frode Sylthe. The official music video for the ...

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VIO-LENCE Covers DEAD KENNEDYS' 'California Über Alles' (Video)

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE have released a new digital single, "California Über Alles", a cover version of the DEAD KENNEDYS classic. The band also recently filmed a music video for the song with director Scott Kirkeeng. Check it out below. VIO-LENCE comments: "Being musicians in the Bay Area thrash metal scene, VIO-LENCE ...

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