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KATAKLYSM Frontman's EX DEO Project: 'The Immortal Wars' Album Details Revealed

EX DEO, the reactivated Ancient Roman-themed arsenal fronted by KATAKLYSM singer Maurizio Iacono, will release its third album, "The Immortal Wars", on February 24, 2017 via Napalm Records. The cover artwork was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, HATEBREED, SOULFLY and KATAKLYSM. The CD's main concept deals with Punic ...

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Video Premiere: CROWBAR's 'Falling While Rising'

"Falling While Rising", the new video from New Orleans sludge masters CROWBAR, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Justin Reich, who has previously worked with Ace Frehley and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, among others. "Falling While Rising" is taken from CROWBAR's eleventh album, "The Serpent Only Lies", which was released on October 28. ...

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Video Premiere: TESTAMENT's 'The Pale King'

The official video for the song "The Pale King" from San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans TESTAMENT can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's twelfth album, "Brotherhood Of The Snake", which was released on October 28 via Nuclear Blast. The cover was once again created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, ...

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Listen To New CROWBAR Song 'The Serpent Only Lies'

New Orleans sludge masters CROWBAR will release their eleventh album, "The Serpent Only Lies", on October 28. The cover artwork was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with bands like HATEBREED, SOULFLY and KATAKLYSM. The latest song from "The Serpent Only Lies", the album's title track, can be streamed below. "The ...

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TESTAMENT: Watch 360-Degree Visualizer For New Song 'Stronghold'

The official 360-degree visualizer for the song "Stronghold" from San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans TESTAMENT can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's twelfth album, "Brotherhood Of The Snake", which will be released on October 28 via Nuclear Blast. The cover was once again created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist On 'Brotherhood Of The Snake': 'We Just Went For It'

Nik "Captain Catsquid" Coulter of the New Zealand radio show "Cacophony" recently conducted an interview with TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson. You can now listen to the chat using the Mixcloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recording process for TESTAMENT's twelfth album, "Brotherhood Of The Snake": Eric: "We've come ...

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Listen To New CROWBAR Song 'Plasmic And Pure'

New Orleans sludge masters CROWBAR will release their eleventh album, "The Serpent Only Lies", on October 28. The cover artwork was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with bands like HATEBREED, SOULFLY and KATAKLYSM. The second song from "The Serpent Only Lies", titled "Plasmic And Pure", can be streamed below. "The ...

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TESTAMENT: Third Trailer For 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' Album

The third trailer for "Brotherhood Of The Snake", the twelfth album from San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans TESTAMENT, is available below. The CD will be released on October 28 via Nuclear Blast. The cover was once again created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, who also handled the art for the TESTAMENT's last album, ...

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ICED EARTH Enlists Guitarist JAKE DREYER

ICED EARTH has announced the addition of guitarist Jake Dreyer (WITHERFALL, WHITE WIZZARD, KOBRA AND THE LOTUS) to the group's ranks. He joins the band as the replacement for Troy Seele, who announced his departure from ICED EARTH in August due to family responsibilities. ICED EARTH guitarist/founder Jon Schaffer said in a statement: "We're excited ...

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Video Premiere: ASPHYX's 'Forerunners Of The Apocalypse'

"Forerunners Of The Apocalypse", the new video from Dutch doom death metal pioneers ASPHYX, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Maurice Swinkels of Younique Film (EXODUS, KATAKLYSM), who previously worked with the band on the "Deathhammer" video. Comments ASPHYX vocalist Martin Van Drunen: "'Forerunners Of The Apocalypse' is the first official video ...

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TESTAMENT: Second Trailer For 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' Album

The second trailer for "Brotherhood Of The Snake", the twelfth album from San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans TESTAMENT, is available below. The CD will be released on October 28 via Nuclear Blast. The cover was once again created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, who also handled the art for the TESTAMENT's last album, ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist Says Fans Of More 'Melodic Stuff' Might Want To Wait For Album After 'Brotherhood Of The Snake'

Jakub Milszewski of Poland's TopGuitar conducted an interview with TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick at this year's Warwick Bass Camp in Markneukirchen, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On TESTAMENT's twelfth album, "Brotherhood Of The Snake": Alex: "I think it's a little more of a riffy ...

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TESTAMENT: First Trailer For 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' Album

The first trailer for "Brotherhood Of The Snake", the twelfth album from San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans TESTAMENT, is available below. The CD will be released on October 28 via Nuclear Blast. The cover was once again created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, who also handled the art for the TESTAMENT's last album, ...

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New Song Premiere: CROWBAR's 'Falling While Rising'

New Orleans sludge masters CROWBAR will release their eleventh album, "The Serpent Only Lies", on October 28. The cover artwork was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with bands like HATEBREED, SOULFLY and KATAKLYSM. The first song from "The Serpent Only Lies", titled "Falling While Rising", can be streamed below. "'Falling ...

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CROWBAR To Release 'The Serpent Only Lies' Album In October

New Orleans sludge masters CROWBAR will release their eleventh album, "The Serpent Only Lies", on October 28. The cover artwork was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with bands like HATEBREED, SOULFLY and KATAKLYSM. Said CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein: "I intentionally went back and listened to a lot of old CROWBAR ...

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ICED EARTH Guitarist TROY SEELE Quits

Guitarist Troy Seele has announced his departure from ICED EARTH due to family responsibilities. He says: "After close to ten years as a guitarist in ICED EARTH, the time has come for me to step away. "Some of you know, but many do not, that I have a child with autism. In the past, I ...

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TESTAMENT's 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' Was 'Probably The Most Difficult Record We've Ever Done,' Says CHUCK BILLY

ARTE Concert conducted an interview with TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy and lead guitarist Alex Skolnick at this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which was held August 4-6 in Wacken, Germany. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On writing "Brotherhood of the Snake": Chuck: "It was a long time, about a year and a ...

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TESTAMENT: 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' Cover Art Unveiled

The cover art of "Brotherhood Of The Snake", the twelfth album from San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans TESTAMENT, can be seen below. The CD will be released on October 28 via Nuclear Blast. The cover was once again created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, who also handled the art for the TESTAMENT's last ...

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ICED EARTH: Video Footage Of BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of ICED EARTH's July 16 performance at the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany can be seen below. ICED EARTH will headline the "MTV Headbangers Ball" European tour in December. Support on the trek will come from ENSIFERUM, KATAKLYSM and UNEARTH. ICED EARTH took a break from touring in 2015, primarily ...

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