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Ormskrik - ORMSKRIK

This has clearly been a superb year for thrash metal, but the majority of great works have come from the polished and modern end of the heads-down spectrum. Much as their fellow countrymen OBLITERATION have become a benchmark for the rejuvenation of real death metal values, so Norway's ORMSKRIK look likely to bring form to ...

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MR. BUNGLE Releases First Music In 20 Years: A Cover Of THE EXPLOITED's 'USA'

MR. BUNGLE roars back with their first recorded music since 1999, releasing a blistering cover of THE EXPLOITED's politically charged anthem "USA", available now on all digital platforms via Ipecac Recordings. The San Francisco Bay Area band, whose current incarnation features original members Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton and Trey Spruance, along with Scott Ian (ANTHRAX, ...

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GARY HOLT Is Writing 'Crushing' Riffs For EXODUS's Next Album

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has been writing "crushing" new riffs for the band's forthcoming follow-up to 2014's "Blood In Blood Out" album. On Friday (May 29), Holt took to his Instagram to share a photo of a couple of his guitars, and he included the following caption: "New @exodusbandofficial riffs are flying out today, and ...

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ANTHRAX Has Six Or Seven Songs Written For Next Album

Charlie Benante says that ANTHRAX has written six or seven songs for its next studio album. The follow-up to 2016's "For All Kings" will be ANTHRAX's third full-length release since the 2010 return of singer Joey Belladonna, who came back into the fold for the "Big Four" shows with METALLICA, SLAYER and MEGADETH, in the ...

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SOULFLY Releases 'Live Ritual NYC MMXIX' Digital EP

SOULFLY has released a new digital EP, "Live Ritual NYC MMXIX". The effort was recorded at The Gramercy in New York City on February 11, 2019 while SOULFLY was on tour in support of its most recent full-length album, "Ritual". The audio for the EP was mixed and mastered by Charles Elliott (ABYSMAL DAWN) from ...

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MINISTRY's 'The Industrial Strength Tour' With KMFDM And FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY Postponed To 2021

Due to ongoing restrictions regarding social gathering amid the COVID-19 pandemic, MINISTRY has rescheduled "The Industrial Strength Tour", originally scheduled to begin July 1. The new dates will kick off March 31, 2021 in Seattle and run through May 1, 2021 in San Francisco, hitting all the previously announced markets with an additional date added ...

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See MIKE PATTON Join S.O.D. Members To Perform 'Speak Spanish Or Die' While In Quarantine

A month after sharing "quarantine versions" of the STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH songs "March Of The S.O.D." and "Chromatic Death", recorded with each member separated in their own homes, Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Scott Ian (ANTHRAX) and Dan Lilker (NUCLEAR ASSAULT, ex-ANTHRAX) have returned with another S.O.D. track, "Speak English Or Die", the lyrics of which have ...

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VOLBEAT Releases Animated Video For 'Leviathan'

Danish/American rockers VOLBEAT have released a new animated video for "Leviathan", the latest single off the band's seventh studio album, "Rewind, Replay, Rebound". "Leviathan" was directed and animated by Steven Mertens and is based on a painting by Karsten Sand that originally appeared in the album artwork for "Rewind, Replay, Rebound". In "Leviathan", frontman Michael ...

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MAYHEM FESTIVAL Postpones Return Until 2021

Mayhem Festival has postponed its return until 2021. On Sunday, the festival's official Instagram was updated with the following message: "as we're sure you've guessed.. due to the pandemic we have to sit this summer out, but 2021 we plan on being back in full swing" The festival originally teased its 2020 comeback last December ...

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Hear WEEZER's New Song 'Hero'

WEEZER has released a new song called "Hero", the band's first new material since last year's Top 5 alternative radio hit "End Of The Game". "Hero" is a new song off WEEZER's forthcoming album, "Van Weezer", which was originally set for release this month; a new release date for the record will be coming soon. ...

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Solitude In Madness - VADER

Extreme metal is supposed to get the blood pumping. It should make you feel ten-feet tall and bulletproof. It might even make you drive in a reckless manner from time to time. These are the rules. Don't shoot the messenger. The problem comes when you spend a large chunk of every day listening to brutal, ...

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Damnation Is My Salvation - WITCHES HAMMER

WITCHES HAMMER first began their death rumblings way back in the mid-eighties, and now the band is simply legendary in the extreme metal underground. Their reputation has only been solidified by the fact that key member Marco Banco played on BLASPHEMY's 1990 war metal benchmark "Fallen Angel of Doom….". The guitarist looks gargantuan and Herculean ...

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SATANIC PLANET Feat. DAVE LOMBARDO: New Album Will Sound 'Really Disjointed' And 'Uneasy'

Former SLAYER and current SUICIDAL TENDENCIES drummer Dave Lombardo has been using the coronavirus downtime to work on "some unexpected projects," including SATANIC PLANET, which also features his DEAD CROSS bandmate Justin Pearson, producer Luke Henshaw, Justin's PLANET B bandmate Luke Henshaw, and Lucien Greaves, founder of The Satanic Temple. Other musicians contributing to the ...

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Weapons of Tomorrow - WARBRINGER

This has already been a superb year for thrash. New albums from heavyweights like TESTAMENT, SEPULTURA and ANNIHILATOR and furious new wavers like HAVOK, SHRAPNEL, HOLYCIDE and SCHIZOPHRENIA have all confirmed that this peculiarly resilient subgenre is as vital and vibrant as it has ever been. What self-consciously cool folk fail to understand is that ...

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