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CRADLE OF FILTH Announces Early 2019 North American Tour; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH will return to North America once again to promote their latest album, "Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay". For the second leg of its North American onslaught, the band has enlisted industrial/metal shock rocker WEDNESDAY 13 as well as theatrical metal newcomers RAVEN BLACK. Comments CRADLE OF FILTH vocalist ...

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ROTTING CHRIST To Release 'The Heretics' Album In February

Greek extreme metal veterans ROTTING CHRIST will release their new album, "The Heretics", on February 15, 2019 via Season Of Mist. The artwork for the disc created by Greek artist Maximos Manolis and can be seen below. "The Heretics" track listing: 01. In The Name of God (04:14) 02. Vetry Zlye (03:13) 03. Heaven And ...

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RAVEN To Release New Live Album 'Screaming Murder Death From Above: Live In Aalborg' In January

When the British/American metal trio RAVEN left the Skråen stage at the end of November 2017 after its acclaimed concert in Aalborg, Denmark, brothers John (bass, vocals) and Mark Gallagher (guitar) along with new member Mike Heller (drums) didn't foresee their show being recorded for posterity. "We were surprised of course, since nobody had informed ...

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JINJER Releases New Single And Video, 'Ape'

Ukrainian metal act JINJER has released a new single titled "Ape". The song's accompanying video can be seen below. Bassist Eugene Abdiukhanov comments: "It's been two years since we have released new material, and it was high time to bring something brand new to the table. By last spring, we collected a bunch of musical ...

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RAVEN Announces Fall 2018 North American Tour

In between recording a scorching new studio album and a European tour opening for SAXON, veteran British/American heavy metal trio RAVEN has announced a 27-date North American tour with EXTINCTION A.D. and MOBILE DEATHCAMP. The trek begins on November 1 in Houston, Texas and runs through December 1 in Jonesboro, Georgia. "We are firing on ...

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RAVEN: New Studio Album 'In The Can', Live Album On The Way

Veteran British/American heavy metal trio RAVEN is putting the finishing touches on its new album for a tentative early 2019 release. The follow-up to 2015's "ExtermiNation" will mark the band's first effort with new drummer Mike Heller (FEAR FACTORY), who replaced Joe Hasselvander last year. Speaking to Mark Taylor of Record Collector magazine before RAVEN's ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD: 'Mad Hatter' Video Released

The official video for the new AVENGED SEVENFOLD song "Mad Hatter" can be seen below. The track was recorded for the "Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4" video game and the clip uses game footage to present the song. "Mad Hatter" will be included on AVENGED SEVENFOLD's upcoming EP, "Black Reign", which will be made ...

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MOONSPELL's 'Lisboa Under The Spell': First Track-By-Track Video

The first in a series of track-by-track-breakdown videos for MOONSPELL's upcoming "Lisboa Under The Spell" release can be seen below. A unique and solemn spell seems to shroud every spot as soon as Portuguese alchemists MOONSPELL enter the stage — and it was a very special evening indeed when the band played an exceptional show ...

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SKINDRED Announces 'That's My Jam' U.S. Tour

Welsh "ragga metal" band SKINDRED has announced its return to North America in support of its new album, "Big Tings", which features the active rock radio smash "That's My Jam". The trek kicks off September 26 in Jacksonville, Florida and runs through October 12 in Tempe, Arizona. Support on the tour will come from SUMO ...

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MOONSPELL To Release 'Lisboa Under The Spell' In August

A unique and solemn spell seems to shroud every spot as soon as Portuguese alchemists MOONSPELL enter the stage — and it was a very special evening indeed when the band played an exceptional show at the Campo Pequeno arena in their hometown Lisbon on February 4, 2017. That inimitable bond between the gothic metal ...

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ANVIL Frontman Says JAY JAY FRENCH Is 'A Very Foolish Man Who's Looking For Attention' With His Retirement Comments

Sofa King Cool recently conducted an interview with frontman Steve "Lips" Kudlow of Canadian metal legends ANVIL. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On when ANVIL would possibly retire: Lips: "When they take me away on a gurney. You don't retire. You don't retire from this business. ...

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SOULFLY Guitarist MARC RIZZO To Release 'Rotation' Solo Album In March

SOULFLY and CAVALERA CONSPIRACY guitarist Marc Rizzo will release his new solo album, "Rotation", on March 30 via Combat Records/EMP Label Group/Amped in North America, and Combat/SPV in Europe. "Rotation" is the fourth solo release for Rizzo, following 2004's "Colossal Myopia", 2006's "The Ultimate Devotion" (both released by legendary shred label Shrapnel), and the independently ...

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METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH Featured In 'The Rise Of L.A. Thrash Metal': Part One Of Doc Series Due In January

Throughout history, the San Francisco Bay Area has long been deemed as the epicenter for thrash metal, whereas Los Angeles has invariably been considered the stomping ground for glam and hair metal. True, San Francisco has birthed many exceptional thrash bands since the early '80s, but the fact remains — Los Angeles is the rightful ...

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