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Forever Warriors, Forever United - DORO

Consider 2018 a banner year for The Queen of Metal. For her 35th anniversary in the scene, Doro Pesch will be inducted into The Hall of Heavy Metal History in a ceremony at this summer's Wacken Open Air Festival. While the Hall is still relatively young, many fans would opine that Doro should've been a ...

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SEPTICFLESH Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS; New Album Due In 2019

Nuclear Blast has announced the signing of Greek symphonic death metallers SEPTICFLESH to a worldwide deal. The group's unique blend of symphonic arrangements, avant garde elements, atmosphere and eviscerating extreme metal has been converting legions into fans since the '90s. Now, with a streak of modern classic albums under their belt such as "Sumerian Daemons" ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE: 'Bound By Silence' Video Featuring JOHN BUSH

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Calls METAL ALLEGIANCE His 'Ultimate Metal Outlet'

Drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS, METAL ALLEGIANCE) recently spoke with Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the new METAL ALLEGIANCE album, "Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty": Mike: "After we had so much fun making ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Talks About Drumming On New METAL ALLEGIANCE Album 'Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty' (Video)

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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NOTHGARD: 'Malady X' Video Released

German epic melodic death metallers NOTHGARD will release their new album, "Malady X", on October 26 via Metal Blade Records. The official music video for the disc's title track can now be seen below. Bandleader Dom R. Crey states: "With 'Malady X', we have created an album that is both dark and serious, but on ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE: New Trailer For 'Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty' Album Feat. MAX CAVALERA

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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SOEN Feat. Ex-OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ: 'Lykaia' To Be Reissued With Bonus Tracks

"Lykaia", the third album from SOEN, the progressive heavy rock group featuring world-renowned drummer Martin Lopez (formerly of AMON AMARTH and OPETH), will be reissued this autumn via Silver Lining Music. Titled "Lykaia Revisited", the offering features live tracks from the band's 2017 European tour, updated artwork by Paul Tippett, and is enriched by everything ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE: 'Voodoo Of The Godsend' Video Featuring MAX CAVALERA

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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DORO PESCH: 'Nobody Wrote More Sad Lyrics Than LEMMY'

German metal queen Doro Pesch says the late 2015 death of MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister provided a "wake-up call" for her as she began work on the songs that eventually became her forthcoming "Forever Warriors, Forever United" double album. Pesch, who performed several duets with Kilmister over the years, also hailed his lyric writing abilities, ...

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TESTAMENT's ERIC PETERSON To Sign Copies Of His Black Metal-Influenced Comic 'The Burner' At COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL

TESTAMENT and DRAGONLORD guitarist Eric Peterson will sign copies of his original 20-page full-color comic "The Burner" at San Diego's Comic-Con International during his TESTAMENT signing on Thursday, July 19 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The signing will take place at the Nuclear Blast / Stern Pinball / JSR Merchandising booth (#501). "The Burner" ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Feat. MEGADETH, TESTAMENT Members: Second Trailer For 'Power Drunk Majesty' Album

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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DORO: Lyric Video For New Song 'Lift Me Up'

The official lyric video for the song "Lift Me Up" from German metal queen Doro Pesch can be seen below. The track is taken from her new album, "Forever Warriors, Forever United", which will be released on August 17 via Nuclear Blast. Says Doro: "'Lift Me Up' is one of my absolute favorites. This song ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Feat. MEGADETH, TESTAMENT Members: First Trailer For 'Power Drunk Majesty' Album

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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MATTHEW GREYWOLF Says POWERWOLF 'Explored New Ground' On 'The Sacrament Of Sin'

Finnish journalist Janne Vuorela recently conducted an interview with guitarist Matthew Greywolf (real name: Benjamin Buss) and keyboardist Falk Maria Schlegel of German metallers POWERWOLF. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's forthcoming "The Sacrament Of Sin" studio album: Matthew: It's the most diverse we've ...

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Queen of Time - AMORPHIS

Similar to Norway's ENSLAVED, Finnish metal legend AMORPHIS has ridden a long, sometimes strange journey on its search for progression from the ashes of its charred death metal foundations. AMORPHIS has been so daring it's come close to becoming more prog than death metal (delving in pure rock on 2003's "Far from the Sun"), yet ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE's 'Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty' To Feature Members Of OVERKILL, NIGHTWISH, ACCEPT, Others

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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The Sound of Steel - EXMORTUS

Ten years ago, Southern California's EXMORTUS released its debut album, "In Hatred's Flame". The group's beginnings were under the guise of a blistering and bludgeoning death metal act, though with guitar work that was a bit flashier than other bands of its ilk. Shortly after the release of that album, then-vocalist/guitarist Balmore (now a member ...

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ROTTING CHRIST: 'Under Our Black Cult' CD+Book Set Due In July

Marking 30 years of ROTTING CHRIST, "Under Our Black Cult" is a deluxe five-CD, 72-page book-set charting the early years of the Greek black metal legends. The set, which is due on July 6, also includes a limited hand-signed certificate from Sakis "Necromayhem" Tolis (while stocks last). Written by "The Cult Never Dies" author Dayal ...

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