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Give In To Despair - RITUAL DICTATES

A new band formed by former 3 INCHES OF BLOOD members Justin Hagberg (now also in DEAD QUIET) and Ash Pearson (currently in REVOCATION), RITUAL DICTATES are brilliantly tricky to pin down. This is a much more vicious and brutal strain of metal than anything the duo did with 3IOB, but you can definitely hear ...

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STRESSBALL Guitarist LENNON LAVIOLETTE Dies At 50

Lennon Laviolette, guitarist of New Orleans band STRESSBALL, passed away at age 50 from complications from health issues involving his liver and kidneys (not COVID-19). STRESSBALL's self-titled album was released in 1993 through Pavement Music. Along with labelmates CROWBAR, they were part of the blossoming New Orleans scene during the late 1980s and early 1990s. ...

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Listen To New IN THIS MOMENT Song 'As Above So Below'

IN THIS MOMENT has released a new song called "As Above So Below". The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Mother", which will be released on March 27 via Atlantic. The disc, which was once again recorded at The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada with producer Kevin Churko, features guest appearances ...

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OVERKILL Singer BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH Doesn't Have A Problem With BOBBY GUSTAFSON: 'He Has A Problem With Me'

OVERKILL singer Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth says that he doesn't have a problem with the band's former guitarist Bobby Gustafson. Gustafson joined OVERKILL in 1982 and played on the band first four albums — "Feel The Fire" (1985), "Taking Over" (1987), "Under The Influence" (1988) and "The Years Of Decay" (1989) — before being shown the ...

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EXHORDER's KYLE THOMAS: 'To Have Another Opportunity To Do It Again At This Level Is Definitely A Blessing'

In a recent interview with Gabriel Gignac, frontman Kyle Thomas of New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER discussed the reasoning behind the long period of inactivity between studio albums before the release of last year's "Mourn The Southern Skies". Although EXHORDER had several reformations since its original dissolution in 1994, the band had long failed ...

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METALLICA Introduces 'Vinyl Club'

METALLICA has introduced its very own Vinyl Club. As huge music fans, the four members of METALLICA have been super excited to experience the resurgence of vinyl and the enjoyment of collecting, exploring and connecting with other fans mining for lost treasures. Those who love the look, feel and sonic ...

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HAVOK Releases 'Phantom Force' Music Video

Colorado-based thrashers HAVOK will release their new album, "V", on May 1 via Century Media Records. The official music video for the disc's debut single, "Phantom Force", can be seen below. The clip, complete with a seizure warning, was directed by K. Hunter Lamar of Digital Myle and is described in a press release as ...

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EXHORDER Parts Ways With Founding Guitarist VINNIE LABELLA

New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER have parted ways with founding guitarist Vinnie LaBella. The remaining members of the group have issued a statement saying that they will fulfill their "touring and recording obligations for 2020 and beyond." "EXHORDER and guitarist Vinnie LaBella have mutually agreed to part ways," the statement reads. "We wish the ...

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Listen To EXHORDER's New Single 'The Man That Never Was'

Just days away from kicking off their U.S. tour with OVERKILL, thrash metal legends EXHORDER have debuted a brand-new single "The Man That Never Was". The groove-laden, face-melter was recorded during the sessions for the band's recently released album, "Mourn The Southern Skies", their first in nearly three decades. Fans can stream the track now ...

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Become The Hunter - SUICIDE SILENCE

It's not hard to imagine that SUICIDE SILENCE's self-titled record from 2017 seemed like a good idea at the time, but there's no denying that it proved to be both a commercial and critical hiccup along the rock 'n' roll road. Not that the band needed to justify making a record they plainly wanted and ...

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COHEED AND CAMBRIA Announces 'Neverender NWFT' Tour 2020

Modern progressive rock band COHEED AND CAMBRIA will return to the road for the 40-plus-date "Neverender NWFT" tour in 2020. Continuing the popular "Neverender" tour series, the group will perform its 2007 fourth studio album, "Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume II: No World For Tomorrow", in its entirety. Additionally, fans can expect performances ...

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IRIST To Release 'Order Of The Mind' Album Via NUCLEAR BLAST

Georgia heavy metal powerhouse IRIST has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast. The band's debut full-length album, "Order Of The Mind", will be released on March 27. The official music video for the song "Burning Sage" can be seen below. The framework for IRIST began in the summer of 2015 when South American-born friends Pablo ...

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Video Premiere: IN THIS MOMENT's 'The In-Between'

IN THIS MOMENT will release its seventh album, "Mother", on March 27 via Roadrunner/Atlantic. Today, the band has shared the video for first single "The In-Between", a sonically gorgeous labyrinth of sound steered by frontwoman Maria Brink's beguiling vocals, which swirl around guitarist Chris Howorth's heavier-than-granite riffing. "Mother" was once again recorded at The Hideout ...

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MYRKUR To Release 'Folkesange' Album In March

Danish composer, vocalist and classically trained multi-instrumentalist Myrkur (a.k.a. Amalie Bruun) has always paved her own path and challenged underground preconceptions of heavy genres. Just after newfound motherhood, Bruun set out on a journey into the very heart of the Scandinavian culture that marked her own childhood with the release of her new album, "Folkesange". ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Celebrates 34 Years Of Sobriety

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford celebrated the 34th anniversary of his getting sober on Monday, January 6. Halford posted a photo of his AA sobriety medallion, which has the words "To thine own self be true" and "unity, service and recovery" engraved around the roman numeral for 34. He wrote: "thank you for all the ...

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Watch PHILIP ANSELMO's EN MINOR Perform In New Orleans

Philip H. Anselmo's EN MINOR played a special hometown show this past Friday, December 20 at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans. The intimate performance served as the band's third time ever playing live. EN MINOR's live lineup features Anselmo alongside Stephen Taylor (SUPERJOINT, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, WOVEN HAND, 16 HORSE POWER), ...

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Ritual - TYGERS OF PAN TANG

They are unquestionably one of the best known and celebrated bands to emerge from the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, but TYGERS OF PAN TANG have never quite punched with the same power as some of their more successful contemporaries from that time. Not that they haven't released some great records over the years, ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's EN MINOR To Play In New Orleans This Friday

Philip H. Anselmo's EN MINOR will play a special hometown show this Friday, December 20 at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans. The intimate performance serves as the band's third time ever playing live. EN MINOR's live lineup will feature Anselmo alongside Stephen Taylor (SUPERJOINT, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, WOVEN HAND, 16 HORSE ...

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JOSH TODD Says BUCKCHERRY's Final Years With KEITH NELSON Were 'Really Weird': 'It Just Wasn't A Band Anymore'

BUCKCHERRY vocalist Josh Todd recently appeared on the "Appetite For Distortion" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his influences: Josh: "I guess I'm kind of a mutt, because I just crammed in all these different types of music. My foundation was really aggressive punk ...

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