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GOOD CHARLOTTE To Release 'Generation Rx' Album In September; 'Actual Pain' Video Available

GOOD CHARLOTTE has released a music video for "Actual Pain", the first single off the band's highly anticipated seventh full-length studio album, "Generation Rx". Directed by Jake Stark, the introspective clip examines the album's prevailing lyrical themes of trauma, pain, and loneliness. "Generation Rx" is due for release on September 14 via a newly minted ...

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JOHANNA SADONIS Says New LUCIFER Album 'Digs Even Deeper Into The Record Crates Of The '70s'

Finnish journalist Janne Vuorela conducted an interview with frontwoman Johanna Sadonis and multi-instrumentalist Nicke Andersson (also of ENTOMBED and THE HELLACOPTERS fame) of heavy rockers LUCIFER at this year's Desertfest Berlin festival, which took place on May 6. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how LUCIFER ...

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Thread - RED SUN RISING

Following a couple of independent albums, Akron, Ohio's RED SUN RISING made tidal waves in mainstream waters with 2015's "Polyester Zeal". Standout cuts like "The Otherside" and "Emotionless" were number-one-ranking singles. Would the band be able to meet its own high-water marks? The Billboard chart-busting, rock sensation returns with follow-up "Thread", a release that should ...

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Automata Part 1 - BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME

Another new album, another new label. Hard to believe it's been almost three years to the date since "Coma Ecliptic" emerged, much less a little more than a decade since the groundbreaking "Colors" album changed the face of prog metal. From 2003-2009, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME was brilliantly generating LPs every two years now, ...

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Earthrage - W.E.T.

Although his impressive resume boasts stints with JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE and Roger Taylor's QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA, to say nothing of a discography that numbers into three digits, it wasn't until recent years that the profile of Jeff Scott Soto has grown to match his considerable vocal talents. Perhaps that's because, with the possible exception ...

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Video Premiere: KALMAH's 'Blood Ran Cold'

"Blood Ran Cold", the new video from Finnish metallers KALMAH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Palo", which was released on April 6 via Spinefarm Records. Once again recorded at Tico Tico with trusty old Ahti Kortelainen manning the helm and finalized by studio sorcerer Svante Forsbäck (RAMMSTEIN, ...

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ACCEPT Guitarist On Sticking To Classic Formula On 'The Rise Of Chaos': 'It's Not Really That Easy To Pull Off'

Journalist Janne Vuorela conducted an interview with guitarist Wolf Hoffmann of veteran German/American metallers ACCEPT prior to the band's January 17 concert at Huxleys Neue Welt in Berlin, Germany. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how ACCEPT chooses songs for their concert setlists this late into ...

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It's Alive! - JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES

JOHN 5 isn't a household name, but the guitar wizard has worked with a vast array of artists who are exactly that. Whether it's performing in arenas with ROB ZOMBIE and MARILYN MANSON or lending his talents as a session musician for the likes of ROD STEWART, PAUL STANLEY or LYNYRD SKYNYRD, the six-stringer has ...

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BARREN EARTH Feat. KREATOR Guitarist SAMI YLI-SIRNIÖ: Lyric Video For 'Withdrawal' Song

Finnish progressive death metal band BARREN EARTH, which features in its ranks guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö (KREATOR, WALTARI), will release its new album, "A Complex Of Cages", on March 30 via Century Media. The follow-up to 2015's "On Lonely Towers" was recorded at Woodshed Studios with producer Victor Bullok (a.k.a. V. Santura). The official lyric video ...

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KALMAH To Release 'Palo' Album In April

Finnish melodic death metallers KALMAH will release their eighth album, "Palo", on April 6 via Spinefarm. The effort will be released on vinyl, CD, and digital formats. The disc's first single, "The Evil Kin", can be streamed below. Founded in 1991 and firmly led by guitarist-vocalist Pekka Kokko, KALMAH in 2018 features guitarist Antti Kokko, ...

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BARREN EARTH Feat. KREATOR Guitarist SAMI YLI-SIRNIÖ: 'A Complex Of Cages' Album Due In March

Finnish progressive death metal band BARREN EARTH, which features in its ranks guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö (KREATOR, WALTARI), will release its new album, "A Complex Of Cages", on March 30 via Century Media. The follow-up to 2015's "On Lonely Towers" was recorded at Woodshed Studios with producer Victor Bullok (a.k.a. V. Santura). The disc's first single, ...

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Avatar Country - AVATAR

There are endless examples of metal artists taking themselves far too seriously. AVATAR is not one of those bands. The Gothenburg-based band's intentionally and ridiculously over-the-top brand of heavy metal continues to run through its latest, and seventh overall, full-length release: "Avatar Country". Sonically, the Swedish group has streamlined its already accessible heavy metal crunch ...

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Hear New A PERFECT CIRCLE Song 'Disillusioned'

A PERFECT CIRCLE has released a brand new song called "Disillusioned", the second track to be heard from the band's upcoming album. Back in October, A PERFECT CIRCLE released another song called "The Doomed". The official music video for the track was directed by Jeremy Danger and Travis Shinn. "Disillusioned" stands in stark contrast to ...

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The Obsessed reissue - THE OBSESSED

If you have THE OBSESSED's self-titled album from 1990 in any format prior to this year, you have a treasure. It, like its successor, "Lunar Womb", was damned hard to snag until YouTube came along. Those releases, together—along with the band's one-and-only major label release, "The Church Within"—represent a bold parcel of metal history, which ...

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Deep Calleth Upon Deep - SATYRICON

You may have heard the phrase "game changer" accompanying early reports to SATYRICON's ninth album, "Deep Calleth Upon Deep". At present, Satyr seems indecisive if he's reached the finish line with this band. In the event he and Frost call it quits in the near future, they've created a logical, minimalist album close in thought ...

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ENSIFERUM Releases New Song 'King Of Storms'

"King Of Storms", a brand new song from Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's seventh album, "Two Paths", which will be released on September 15 via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Anssi Kippo, the disc was recorded on tape, for a true analog experience. You can't ...

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ENSIFERUM: 'Way Of The Warrior' Video Released

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM will release their seventh album, "Two Paths", on September 15 via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Anssi Kippo, the disc was recorded on tape, for a true analog experience. The official video for the latest single from the album, "Way Of The Warrior", can be seen below. ENSIFERUM comments: "So here ...

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CRIMFALL: 'Until Falls The Rain' Video Released

"Until Falls The Rain", the new video from Finnish cinemascope metallers CRIMFALL, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Olli Hakkinen and shot by Max Smeds. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Amain", which will be released on August 25 via Metal Blade Records. CRIMFALL comments: "Before we unleash the ...

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CRIMFALL: New Song 'Mother Of Unbelievers' Available For Streaming

On August 25, Finnish cinemascope metallers CRIMFALL will release their new album, "Amain", via Metal Blade Records. The disc's second single, "Mother Of Unbelievers", can be streamed below. CRIMFALL comments: "We couldn't be happier to publish a meaty sample from our forthcoming album. This massive six years of production is finally seeing the light of ...

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ENSIFERUM To Release 'Two Paths' Album In September

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM will release their seventh album, "Two Paths", on September 15 via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Anssi Kippo, the disc was recorded on tape, for a true analog experience. The first single from the album, "For Those About To Fight For Metal", can be streamed below. You can't talk about the ...

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Video: BATTLE BEAST Performs At Finland's LANKAFEST

Multi-camera video footage of BATTLE BEAST's June 30 concert at LankaFest in Puolanka Finland can be seen below (clips uploaded by Esa Kankaala). BATTLE BEAST's fourth album, "Bringer Of Pain", was released on February 17 via Nuclear Blast Records. The ten-track disc was recorded and produced at JKB Studios by keyboardist Janne Björkroth, was mixed ...

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CRIMFALL To Release 'Amain' Album In August

On August 25, Finnish cinemascope metallers CRIMFALL will release their new album, "Amain", via Metal Blade Records. The disc's first single, "The Last Of Stands", can be streamed below. CRIMFALL comments: "We couldn't be happier to publish a meaty sample from our forthcoming album. This massive six years of production is finally seeing the light ...

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Incorruptible - ICED EARTH

With the current upsurge of the popularity of traditional metal styles stateside, the heavy music climate is favorable for longtime titans ICED EARTH. If we allow the conversation to devolve into a debate over which metallic branch the band leans more toward on the tree of heavy metal subgenres, there will be obvious mentions of ...

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