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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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'Tuska20 - The Anniversary Song' Video Feat. Members Of NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS, AMORPHIS, HIM, CHILDREN OF BODOM

The official video for "Tuska20 - The Anniversary Song", a track celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Finland's Tuska open-air metal festival, can be seen below. The clip, which was edited by Antti Kuivalainen and Ykä Järvinen, includes excerpts from Tuska 2015 and 2016 aftermovies as well as newly shot studio footage. The 12-inch vinyl version ...

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Video: BATTLE BEAST Performs At Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Video footage of BATTLE BEAST's June 16 performance at this year's Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium can be seen below. 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 by Björkroth ...

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RAVENEYE Announces U.S. Tour Dates

U.K. rock trio RAVENEYE will head back to the U.S. for more tour dates this summer. The band will hit the road on July 6 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and continue through July 27 in Houston, Texas. Three of the shows on their U.S. itinerary will be as special guests of CHEVELLE. RAVENEYE previously toured ...

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Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES Films Sequel To Infamous Pool Interview, Says He's Been Sober For More Than 20 Years

Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes is perhaps best known for the infamous scene in the 1988 movie "The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years" in which he was interviewed while floating in a swimming pool, fully clothed and visibly quite intoxicated while his mother sat poolside. The interview stood out in stark ...

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NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS, AMORPHIS, HIM, CHILDREN OF BODOM Members Contribute To 'Tuska20 - The Anniversary Song'

Members of NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS, WINTERSUN, AMORPHIS, HIM, BATTLE BEAST and CHILDREN OF BODOM are among the musicians who have contributed to "Tuska20 - The Anniversary Song", a track celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Finland's Tuska open-air metal festival. Tuska promoter Jouni Markkanen said: "All proceeds from this project will be collected to the 'Tuska 20 ...

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Video: BATTLE BEAST Performs In Siegburg, Germany

Fan-filmed video footage of BATTLE BEAST's March 30 performance at at Kubana Live Club in Siegburg, Germany can be seen below. 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 by Björkroth ...

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Video: BATTLE BEAST Performs In Paris

Fan-filmed video footage of BATTLE BEAST's March 25 performance at Petit Bain in Paris, France can be seen below. 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 by Björkroth alongside Viktor ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN Performs At 'Game Of Thrones: A Live Concert Experience' In L.A. (Video)

Serj Tankian made a special guest appearance at last night's (Thursday, March 23) "Game Of Thrones: A Live Concert Experience" at the Forum in Inglewood, California. The SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer delivered a powerful and poignant rendition of "The Rains Of Castamere", a fictional ballad from Westeros, while scenes of the cunning Lannisters played ...

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GRAND MAGUS Releases 'Freja's Choice' Video

"Freja's Choice", the new video from Swedish riff lords GRAND MAGUS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's eighth studio album, "Sword Songs", which came out last May via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for the CD was created by acclaimed artist Anthony Roberts. GRAND MAGUS vocalist Janne "J.B." Christofferson commented: ...

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