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TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY 'Wanted To Strangle' ERIC PETERSON During Making Of 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' Album

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy said he "wanted to strangle" guitarist and primary songwriter Eric Peterson during the making of the band's 2016 "Brotherhood Of The Snake" album. While the disc is considered a worthy addition to the band's deep and influential catalog, both Billy and Peterson have expressed varying views on the rushed and impromptu ...

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KATAKLYSM Taps JAY RUSTON For 'Meditations' Album

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based extremists KATAKLYSM have tapped Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR, STEEL PANTHER) to mix and master their new album, "Meditations". The disc is slated for an April 2018 release via Nuclear Blast Records. Guitarist Jean-François Dagenais states: "This album has so much to offer that we decided to search for someone outside the ...

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KATAKLYSM To Release 'Meditations' Album In April

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based extremists KATAKLYSM have signed a new worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast. The band's new album, "Meditations", will be released in April 2018. A trailer for the disc can be seen below. "It's hard to believe so many years have passed," comments KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono. "It all feels like yesterday we released ...

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TESTAMENT Announces Second Leg Of European Tour; ANNIHILATOR And VADER To Support

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metallers TESTAMENT will return to European shores in March/April 2018. Support on the trek will come from Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR and Polish death metallers VADER. TESTAMENT is still touring in support of its critically acclaimed album "Brotherhood Of The Snake", which came out last year. Commented TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson: ...

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TESTAMENT: Classic Albums To Be Reissued With New Artwork

Five classic albums from San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT will be re-released on November 17 via Nuclear Blast. Albums being reissued: * "Live At The Fillmore" (1995) * "Demonic" (1997) * "The Gathering" (1999) (remastered by Andy Sneap) * "First Strike Still Deadly" (2001) * "Live At Eindhoven '87" (2009) Commented TESTAMENT guitarist Eric ...

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KATAKLYSM: Munich Concert To Be Filmed For Upcoming DVD

Canadian extreme metallers KATAKLYSM are celebrating their twenty-fifth anniversary in 2017 by embarking on a massive headline tour across Europe in the fall. To immortalize this event, the band has picked the last show of the tour — on October 21 in Munich, Germany at the famous Backstage club — to film the concert for ...

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OVERKILL And CROWBAR To Join Forces For 2017 'Metal Alliance Tour'

New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL will headline the 2017 edition of the "Metal Alliance Tour". Support on the trek will come from New Orleans native doom/sludge band CROWBAR, Colorado thrash metal stalwarts HAVOK, technical thrash metal band BLACK FAST and INVIDIA, the group featuring former members of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and SKINLAB. The ...

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TESTAMENT To Tour Europe With ANNIHILATOR, DEATH ANGEL

San Francisco Bay area thrashers TESTAMENT will embark on a European tour in the fall. Support on the trek will come from ANNIHILATOR and DEATH ANGEL. Commented TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy: "I am pleased to announce the 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' headline tour coming to Europe in November. It's going to be a thrash extravaganza ...

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Listen To New SUFFOCATION Song 'Return To The Abyss'

The official lyric video for "Return To The Abyss", a brand new song from New York death metallers SUFFOCATION, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "...Of The Dark Light", which will be released on June 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc was produced by SUFFOCATION and tracked ...

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SUFFOCATION: First Trailer For '...Of The Dark Light' Album

The first trailer for "...Of The Dark Light", the upcoming album from New York death metallers SUFFOCATION, is available below. Due on June 9 via Nuclear Blast Records, the disc was produced by SUFFOCATION and tracked at Full Force Studios with longtime engineer Joe Cincotta (OBITUARY). Mixing and mastering was handled by world-renowned producer/engineer Chris ...

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DISBELIEF Releases 'The Symbol Of Death' Video

"The Symbol Of Death", the new video from German death metallers DISBELIEF, can be seen below. The track is the title cut of the band's latest album, which was released on April 21 via Listenable Records. According to a press release, the follow-up to 2010's "Heal" is "a monster. First, band founder and vocalist Karsten ...

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SUFFOCATION: More '...Of The Dark Light' Album Details Revealed

New York death metallers SUFFOCATION will release their new album, "...Of The Dark Light", on June 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc was produced by SUFFOCATION and tracked at Full Force Studios with longtime engineer Joe Cincotta (OBITUARY). Mixing and mastering was handled by world-renowned producer/engineer Chris "Zeuss" Harris (HATEBREED, ARSIS, SUICIDE SILENCE). Cover ...

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TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY Says You Can Hear GENE HOGLAN's Anger On 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' Album

On March 15, JAM Magazine's Mike DiQuinzio conducted an interview with vocalist Chuck Billy of San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked about the challenges TESTAMENT faced while making its latest album, 2016's "Brotherhood Of The Snake", Chuck said: "[Guitarist Eric Peterson and I] wrote the whole ...

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TESTAMENT Frontman Says There Was 'Frustration' And 'Anger' During 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' Songwriting Process

TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy was interviewed on a recent edition of "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie. You can now listen to the chat using the widget below. Asked how the more difficult songwriting process for TESTAMENT's latest album, 2016's "Brotherhood Of The Snake", forced him to ultimately become better at ...

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DISBELIEF: Listen To New Song 'Full Of Terrors'

"Full Of Terrors", a brand new song from German death metallers DISBELIEF, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Symbol Of Death", which will be released on April 21 via Listenable Records. According to a press release, the follow-up to 2010's "Heal" is "a monster. First, band founder ...

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TESTAMENT Hopes To Release Next Album In 2018

Metal Wani's Chuck Marshall recently conducted an interview with TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked if it's going to take TESTAMENT another four years to release the follow-up to 2016's "Brotherhood Of The Snake" album, Billy said: "No, no, no. Our goal is two years. We hope to ...

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DISBELIEF To Release 'The Symbol Of Death' Album In April

German death metallers DISBELIEF will release a brand new album, "The Symbol Of Death", on April 21 via Listenable Records. According to a press release, the follow-up to 2010's "Heal" is "a monster. First, band founder and vocalist Karsten 'Jagger' Jäger's guttural signature has never sounded so intense and relentless, and the precise and bloodthirsty ...

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KATAKLYSM Frontman's EX DEO Project: 'The Roman' Video Released

"The Roman", the new video from EX DEO, the reactivated Ancient Roman-themed arsenal fronted by KATAKLYSM singer Maurizio Iacono, can be seen below. The song is taken from EX DEO's third album, "The Immortal Wars", which will be released on February 24 via Napalm Records. The cover artwork was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, ...

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KATAKLYSM Frontman's EX DEO Project: Listen To New Song 'The Rise Of Hannibal'

EX DEO, the reactivated Ancient Roman-themed arsenal fronted by KATAKLYSM singer Maurizio Iacono, will release its third album, "The Immortal Wars", on February 24, 2017 via Napalm Records. The cover artwork was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, HATEBREED, SOULFLY and KATAKLYSM. The song "The Rise Of Hannibal", taken ...

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TESTAMENT To Tour North America With SEPULTURA, PRONG; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT will launch a massive North American tour next April in support of their latest album, "Brotherhood Of The Snake". Support on the trek will come from Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA and genre-defying stalwarts PRONG. "After four successful tours through Europe over the last six months, we are looking forward ...

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