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GOJIRA Launches 'Amazonia' Fundraising Initiative

French progressive metallers GOJIRA have shared "Amazonia", a brand-new single featured on their widely anticipated new album, "Fortitude", which will be released April 30 via Roadrunner Records. "Amazonia" is available today on all streaming platforms and is accompanied by a Charles De Meyer-directed official music video shot in France as well as various locations in ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO Recalls Scary Road Accident From SLAYER's Early Touring Days: 'I Was Shaking' And 'I Was Rattled'

During an appearance on the latest episode of "The Jasta Show" video podcast hosted by HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta, former SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo recalled a particularly crazy incident from the group's earliest touring days that almost resulted in him and his bandmates being seriously injured. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "There was a ...

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More IRON MAIDEN Jigsaw Puzzles To Be Released In May

Several more IRON MAIDEN titles will get the jigsaw puzzle treatment in May. On May 14, Zee Productions will release "Brave New World", "Dance Of Death", "A Matter Of Life And Death", "The Final Frontier" and "Stranger In A Strange Land" as 500-piece jigsaws on its Rock Saws imprint. All 500-piece puzzles come in a ...

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ANTHRAX's CHARLIE BENANTE Breaks Down 'Gung-Ho' Song For MODERN DRUMMER Magazine (Video)

In the nine-minute video below, ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante breaks down the song "Gung-Ho" from the band's classic second studio album, 1985's "Spreading The Disease". The clip was originally produced for Modern Drummer magazine. Produced by ANTHRAX with Carl Canedy, the 44-minute "Spreading The Disease" marked the first ANTHRAX album to feature singer Joey Belladonna ...

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Kill Grid - ENFORCED

One of the few good things about 2020 was the sheer volume of top-notch thrash metal that came out, and 2021 is starting with a similar vibe. ENFORCED have been tipped as the genre's latest, brightest hopes for a while now, partly due to the utterly face-ripping brilliance of 2019's "At The Walls" debut, and ...

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SLAYER Patches, Backpatches And Enamel Pins To Be Released

Renowned thrash metal titans SLAYER have teamed up with Pull The Plug Patches to bring you a series of exclusive woven patches, backpatches, and enamel pins arriving this spring. Starting with a backpatch for their legendary album "Reign In Blood" which will be available from March 15, standard-size patches and enamel pins for "Seasons In ...

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IRON MAIDEN Patches To Be Released This Month

Heavy metal legends and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nominees IRON MAIDEN have teamed up with Pull The Plug Patches to bring you a series of exclusive woven patches, backpatches, and enamel pins arriving this spring. Starting with a backpatch for their acclaimed album "The Number Of The Beast", which will be available from ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Frontman 'Would Love To' Record Second SERPENTINE DOMINION Album

During a recent appearance on the "Metal Blade Live Series", CANNIBAL CORPSE frontman George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher spoke about the possibility of a second album from SERPENTINE DOMINION, his collaboration with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz and ex-THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER drummer Shannon Lucas. He said (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I text with Adam D. here and ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO: How I've Been Staying Busy During The Pandemic

Former SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo was a guest on the latest episode of the "Hangin' & Bangin': Artists On Lockdown" online show, where he was joined by Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO), Carmine Appice (OZZY OSBOURNE) and Dave Amato (REO SPEEDWAGON). You can now watch the discussion below. Speaking about how he has been staying ...

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More QUEEN Jigsaw Puzzles To Be Released In April

Several more QUEEN titles will get the jigsaw puzzle treatment in April. Zee Productions will release "Live Killers", "Hot Space" and "Jazz" as 500-piece jigsaws on its Rock Saws imprint. All 500-piece puzzles come in a vinyl-box-set-sized box, perfect to fit alongside a vinyl record collection. Previously released QUEEN jigsaws include "Queen II", "A Day ...

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BEHEMOTH: New Album Tentatively Due In The Fall

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH have extended and expanded their contract with Nuclear Blast, which will now distribute the group's music worldwide outside of their home country. The band originally signed with Nuclear Blast Europe prior to the release of 2009's "Evangelion", but their next album — which is tentatively set for a fall 2021 release ...

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More IRON MAIDEN Jigsaw Puzzles To Be Released In April

Several more IRON MAIDEN titles will get the jigsaw puzzle treatment in April. Zee Productions will release "The Trooper", "No Prayer For The Dying", "Fear Of The Dark", "The X Factor", "Virtual XI" and "The Book Of Souls" as 500-piece jigsaws on its Rock Saws imprint. "The Trooper" is also available as a 1000-piece jigsaw. ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's 'Ace Of Spades', AC/DC's 'Highway To Hell' FUNKO 'Pop! Albums' Figures Coming Soon

The popular vinyl collectible company Funko — best known for its big-headed Pop! figures — has unveiled MOTÖRHEAD's "Ace Of Spades" and AC/DC's "Highway To Hell" as part of its Albums series. "Ace Of Spades" features Lemmy from MOTÖRHEAD's classic 1980 album. A description reads: "Release your inner rocker and celebrate the timeless album from ...

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Four Members Of Classic ANTHRAX Lineup To Contribute To The Upcoming 'Among The Living' Graphic Novel

Last fall, the announcement of the upcoming graphic novel inspired by ANTHRAX's landmark 1987 album dominated the news cycle across the music and pop culture landscape. The "Among The Living" graphic novel pulls together a who's who of names from around comics and music for a track-by-track storyline inspired by one of heavy metal's most ...

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Viscera - DEMON HEAD

There's no shame in wearing your influences on your sleeve. The spidery guitar motif that begins "Tooth and Nail" on DEMON HEAD's fourth full-length album sounds unashamedly in debt to FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM, before the song itself arrives and does something completely contrary to what cynical music writers may have been expecting; jettisoning all ...

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Official NIGHTWISH Jigsaw Puzzles To Be Released In March

NIGHTWISH gets the jigsaw puzzle treatment in March 2021. Zee Productions will release "Human. :II: Nature." , "Century Child" and "Once" on the Rock Saws imprint. The iconic arts of some of rock's most influential and highly regarded albums is presented in puzzle form for the first time ever. All 500-piece puzzles come in a ...

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EXODUS's STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA Claims He Predicted METALLICA's Chart-Topping Success In 1985

In a new interview with the "Shockwaves Skullsessions" podcast, EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza discussed METALLICA's late 1980s/early 1990s transition from being uncompromising thrash metal standard-bearers to arena rock's heaviest band. "It's funny," he said (see video below). "[SLAYER's] Tom Araya told me one thing long, long, long ago. He said, 'Zetro, just stay heavy ...

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THERION Drops Music Video For 'Tuonela' Feat. Ex-NIGHTWISH Bassist/Vocalist MARKO HIETALA

Sweden's symphonic metal pioneers THERION have released the official music video for the song "Tuonela". The track, which features a guest appearance by former NIGHTWISH singer and bassist Marko "Marco" Hietala on vocals, is taken from the band's 17th studio album, "Leviathan", which arrives today (January 22) via Nuclear Blast. THERION mastermind Christofer Johnsson comments: ...

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Supreme Terror - SACROCURSE

The mighty SACROCURSE has been spewing evil, dark metal since 2012. Band leader ZK, however, has been kicking out the evil jams since the early nineties with Mexico's UNHOLIER. What's more, he has also performed with the likes of MORBOSIDAD, NODENS and Russia's PSEUDOGOD. But in more recent times, the prolific artist has moved forward ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO: How I Almost Joined MEGADETH In 1987

Dave Lombardo was recently interviewed on "Speak N' Destroy", a podcast about all things METALLICA, hosted by longtime journalist and METALLICA fan Ryan J. Downey. During the lengthy chat, the former SLAYER drummer once again confirmed that he came close to joining MEGADETH nearly three and a half decades ago as the replacement for Gar ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO Looks Back On Filling In For METALLICA's LARS ULRICH At 2004 DOWNLOAD Festival: 'It Was A Moment In History'

Dave Lombardo was recently interviewed on "Speak N' Destroy", a podcast about all things METALLICA, hosted by longtime journalist and METALLICA fan Ryan J. Downey. During the lengthy chat, the former SLAYER drummer reflected on famously filling in for Lars Ulrich during METALLICA's performance at Download festival in England in June 2004. He said (hear ...

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