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Listen To New DARKTHRONE Song 'The Hardship Of The Scots'

Black metal veterans DARKTHRONE will release their new album, "Old Star", on May 31 via Peaceville. The band's first studio album since 2016's "Arctic Thunder" sees the Norwegian legends cut through six new epic tracks, taking in the best of the old school of heavy and extreme metal plus a large dose of doom-laden riffing, ...

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FIRESPAWN Feat. ENTOMBED, UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC Members: Listen To 'The Great One' Song

FIRESPAWN — the Swedish death metal project featuring Lars Göran Petrov (vocals; ENTOMBED) and Victor Brandt (guitar; ENTOMBED), Alex Friberg (bass; NECROPHOBIC), Fredrik Folkare (guitar; UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC) and Matte Modin (drums; DARK FUNERAL, DEFLESHED) — will release its third album, "Abominate", on June 7 via Century Media Records. The first single from the disc, "The ...

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New SKILLET Single To Arrive In May

SKILLET frontman John Cooper has confirmed to Backstage Entertainment that the band's new album will arrive this summer. "Just listened to mixes today as we speak," John said in an interview that was conducted on March 27 (see video below). "Got a few more… nitpicking, I guess, with the mixes. But they're almost done. The ...

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JOHN 5: 'I'm Always Trying To Be Creative'

Guitarist John 5 (MARILYN MANSON, ROB ZOMBIE) spoke to RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire". You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Invasion", the forthcoming full-length album from JOHN 5 AND THE ...

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FIRESPAWN Feat. ENTOMBED, UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC Members: 'Abominate' Album Due In June

FIRESPAWN — the Swedish death metal project featuring Lars Göran Petrov (vocals; ENTOMBED) and Victor Brandt (guitar; ENTOMBED), Alex Friberg (bass; NECROPHOBIC), Fredrik Folkare (guitar; UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC) and Matte Modin (drums; DARK FUNERAL, DEFLESHED) — will release its third album, "Abominate", on June 7 via Century Media Records. Friberg comments: "On this album, we pushed ...

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DARKTHRONE To Release 'Old Star' Album In May

Black metal veterans DARKTHRONE will release their new album, "Old Star", on May 31 via Peaceville. The band's first studio album since 2016's "Arctic Thunder" sees the Norwegian legends cut through six new epic tracks, taking in the best of the old school of heavy and extreme metal plus a large dose of doom-laden riffing, ...

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SKILLET Performs Two New Songs In Saginaw (Video)

SKILLET performed two new songs, apparently titled "Rise Up" and "Dead Man Walking", during its March 15 concert at the Dow Event Center in Saginaw, Michigan as the support act for BREAKING BENJAMIN. Fan-filmed video footage can be seen below. SKILLET was joined at the Saginaw show by former FLYLEAF singer and current Christian rock ...

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L7 Announces First Album In 20 Years, 'Scatter The Rats'

Legendary American grunge pioneers L7 have signed with Joan Jett's Blackheart Records for their first album in 20 years, "Scatter The Rats", due out May 3. "I've been friends with L7 for years and am very excited and proud to have the opportunity to release their new album on Blackheart!" shares Jett. Adds L7's Donita ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Launches 50th-Anniversary Playlist Program

In January 1969, LED ZEPPELIN was unleashed on the world with the release of its trailblazing debut album. Just 10 months later, in October 1969, the band's equally groundbreaking follow-up album "Led Zeppelin II" was released. 50 years later, LED ZEPPELIN remains one of the most important bands in music history whose songs continue to ...

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The 13th Beast - MALEVOLENT CREATION

Even though CANNIBAL CORPSE is rightfully known as a Florida death metal band, the genre leaders were actually originally from Buffalo, NY. Similarly, the long-running Florida death metal machine MALEVOLENT CREATION had originally migrated from the same city in New York. Connecting the dots on the death metal map may seem like anecdotal metal nerd ...

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SKILLET Frontman JOHN COOPER Launches 'Cooper Stuff' Podcast

Taking a cue from what he gets asked about most from fans, a desire to have some fun and to live out the golden rule, multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated SKILLET frontman John Cooper has officially launched his "Cooper Stuff" podcast. Available on SKILLET's YouTube channel, iTunes and more, Cooper's goal for the podcast is to post ...

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1349 Members Discuss MUNCH-Inspired Single 'Dødskamp' (Video)

Norwegian black metallers 1349 recently unleashed their new single "Dødskamp". The song has been written for a project by the organizations Innovation Norway, Visit Norway and the Munch Museum, called "Munch + Music". Four Norwegian artists within four different genres of music were asked to interpret their angle on a freely selected work by the ...

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The Hunt For White Christ - UNLEASHED

For many, "Swedish Death Metal" is automatically synonymous with the country's popular, and sometimes even commercial, melodeath style popularized by the likes of AT THE GATES, IN FLAMES and DARK TRANQUILLITY. But the Scandinavian nation was responsible for a much grittier and darker side of death metal that predated the aforementioned, comparatively more melodic style, ...

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EPICA Announces 'Design Your Universe' 10th-Anniversary Shows

Dutch symphonic heavyweights EPICA have announced a select number of exclusive shows in support of the 10th anniversary of their album "Design Your Universe". The disc holds a special place in the hearts of EPICA's fans and includes such fan favorites as "Kingdom Of Heaven" and "Design Your Universe". To celebrate the 10th anniversary of ...

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UNLEASHED Frontman On Surviving The Music Industry: 'You Can't Really Sit Around And Count Your Dollars All The Time'

In new interview with music writer Joel Gausten, UNLEASHED bassist/vocalist Johnny Hedlund discusses various topics, including the band's new album, "The Hunt For White Christ", and the group's ability to survive in the music industry for nearly 30 years. An excerpt from the chat appears below. Joel Gausten: When comparing "The Hunt For ...

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Listen To New UNLEASHED Song 'Stand Your Ground'

"Stand Your Ground", a new song from Swedish death metal veterans UNLEASHED, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's 13th full-length album, "The Hunt For White Christ", which will be released on October 26 via Napalm Records. When it comes to Swedish death metal, the traditional Stockholm way and death metal ...

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UNLEASHED: Lyric Video For New Song 'The Hunt For White Christ'

The official lyric video for "The Hunt For White Christ", the title track of the 13th full-length album from Swedish death metal veterans UNLEASHED, can be seen below. The disc will be released on October 26 via Napalm Records. Vocalist/bass player Johnny Hedlund explains the story behind the new song: "After the despicable acts of ...

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DAVE GROHL To Launch 'Play' Music Gear Auction On REVERB

After having unleashed his unprecedented and immersive project "Play", Dave Grohl today announced The Dave Grohl "Play" Reverb Auction in partnership with Reverb.com, the leading online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling musical instruments. The auction launches on Tuesday, October 9, and will feature guitars, drums, and more signed by the musician. Proceeds from the ...

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Head Cage - PIG DESTROYER

PIG DESTROYER has returned to assault the eardrums of a masochistic audience that wants nothing less. The grindcore legend has never allowed the expectations and demands of the (un)healthy segment of grindcore purists to restrain its artistic pursuits. PIG DESTROYER has waved the grindcore flag with pride, and the band has also been key in ...

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UNLEASHED: Lyric Video For New Song 'Lead Us Into War'

The official lyric video for the song "Lead Us Into War" from Swedish death metal veterans UNLEASHED, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 13th full-length album, "The Hunt For White Christ", which will be released on October 26 via Napalm Records. When it comes to Swedish death metal, the traditional ...

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Germany's NECRONOMICON To Release 'Unleashed Bastards' Album In September

German thrash metal veterans NECRONOMICON will release their ninth studio album, "Unleashed Bastards", on September 28 via El Puerto Records. Nearly three years have passed since the arrival of "Pathfinder ... Between Heaven and Hell" — an album that thrilled fans and press from South America to Russia alike. NECRONOMICON guitarist/vocalist Volker "Freddy" Fredrich promises ...

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NORTHWARD Feat. NIGHTWISH Singer And PAGAN'S MIND Guitarist: 'While Love Died' Video Released

NORTHWARD, the hard rock project featuring current NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen and PAGAN'S MIND guitarist Jørn Viggo Lofstad, has unleashed its debut single, "While Love Died", alongside a video for the track. The song is taken from NORTHWARD's self-titled debut album, which will be released on October 19 via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for ...

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KORPIKLAANI Releases 'Aallon Alla' Single And Video

Only two weeks are left until Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI release their new studio album, "Kulkija" ("Wanderer"), through Nuclear Blast. To celebrate, the band has unleashed the fourth single from the record, titled "Aallon Alla". It's accompanied by a lyric video, including studio material as well as live footage from their latest show at Summer ...

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