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Death Metal Supergroup BLOODBATH To Begin Recording New Album In January

Swedish/British death metal supergroup BLOODBATH, which features in its ranks KATATONIA's Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström, along with OPETH's Martin Axenrot and PARADISE LOST's Nick Holmes, is planning to enter the studio in early 2018 to begin recording the follow-up to 2014's "Grand Morbid Funeral" album. Speaking to Metal Wani, Holmes stated about BLOODBATH's next ...

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Video Premiere: SAXON's 'Thunderbolt'

British heavy metal legends SAXON will release their 22nd studio album, "Thunderbolt", on February 2 via Militia Guard (Silver Lining Music). The follow-up to 2015's "Battering Ram" was once again helmed by producer Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH, ACCEPT and TESTAMENT, among others. The disc will feature original artwork by ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Listen To Audio Sample Of 'Firepower' Title Track

An audio sample of "Firepower", the title track of the upcoming album from JUDAS PRIEST, can be streamed below. The disc will be released in March 2018. The British heavy metal legends spent the last few months in the studio recording the follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" with the band's longtime collaborator Tom Allom, ...

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SAXON To Release 'Thunderbolt' Album In February; Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

British heavy metal legends SAXON will release their 22nd studio album, "Thunderbolt", on February 2 via Militia Guard (Silver Lining Music). The follow-up to 2015's "Battering Ram" was once again helmed by producer Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH, ACCEPT and TESTAMENT, among others. The disc will feature original artwork by ...

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Judas - FOZZY

It's fascinating watching a professional wrestler break into mainstream entertainment, or any medium where he doesn't have to shred his body to eek out a living. Mickey Rourke's incredible portrayal of Randy "The Ram" Robinson in "The Wrestler", a film based on the secret lives of numerous pro grapplers of yesteryear (some folks attesting the ...

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Swedish Cult Heavy Metal Band HEAVY LOAD Is Back

Cult Swedish metallers HEAVY LOAD will reunite for a series of shows in 2018, with an epic and majestic stage production. The concerts will celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the release of the band's first LP and will take place on the following dates and venues: Apr. 28 - Keep It True XXI - Lauda-Königshofen, ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD On 'Firepower' Album: 'This Is Some Of Our Best Work, Without A Doubt'

Rob Halford says that JUDAS PRIEST's upcoming album, "Firepower", contains some of the band's strongest material to date. The British heavy metal legends have spent the last few months in the studio recording the follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" with the band's longtime collaborator Tom Allom, acclaimed British knob-twiddler Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, TESTAMENT, ...

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FIRESPAWN Feat. ENTOMBED, UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC Members: 'Full Of Hate' Video

"Full Of Hate", the new video from FIRESPAWN — the Swedish death metal project featuring Lars Göran Petrov (vocals; ENTOMBED) and Victor Brandt (guitar; ENTOMBED), Alex Friberg (bass; NECROPHOBIC), Fredrik Folkare (guitar; UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC) and Matte Modin (drums; DARK FUNERAL, DEFLESHED) — can be seen below. The track is taken from FIRESPAWN's sophomore album, "The ...

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ALMANAC Feat. Ex-RAGE Guitarist VICTOR SMOLSKI: Second Trailer For 'Kingslayer' Album

ALMANAC, the band featuring former RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski, will release its sophomore album, "Kingslayer", on November 24 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at HeyDay Studios in Wuppertal, Germany and once again features cover artwork by Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsák (ACCEPT, DESTRUCTION). The second trailer for the disc is available below. ALMANAC stands ...

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New JUDAS PRIEST Album Is 'Sounding Monumental,' Says ROB HALFORD

Rob Halford says that JUDAS PRIEST's long-awaited new album is "sounding monumental." The British heavy metal legends have spent the last few months in the studio recording the follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" with the band's longtime collaborator Tom Allom, acclaimed British knob-twiddler Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, TESTAMENT, ACCEPT) and engineer Mike Exeter (BLACK ...

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ALMANAC Feat. Ex-RAGE Guitarist VICTOR SMOLSKI: 'Losing My Mind' Video

ALMANAC, the band featuring former RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski, will release its sophomore album, "Kingslayer", on November 24 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at HeyDay Studios in Wuppertal, Germany and once again features cover artwork by Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsák (ACCEPT, DESTRUCTION). The official video for the song "Losing My Mind" can be ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's New Album Contains 'Some Real Classic Moments,' Says Producer ANDY SNEAP

JUDAS PRIEST's long-awaited new album contains "good energy" and "some real classic moments," according to a producer who worked on the disc. The follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" was helmed by the band's longtime collaborator Tom Allom, acclaimed British knob-twiddler Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, TESTAMENT, ACCEPT) and engineer Mike Exeter (BLACK SABBATH). Sneap, who ...

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SKELETAL REMAINS Signs With CENTURY MEDIA

Century Media Records has announced the signing of California's death metal act SKELETAL REMAINS. The band's third studio album will be released in the spring. The disc is being tracked at Trench Studios (ABYSMAL DAWN, EXHUMED, HIRAX) in California and will be mixed by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studio (ASPHYX, DISSECTION, BLOODBATH). The as-yet-untitled effort ...

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ALMANAC Feat. Ex-RAGE Guitarist VICTOR SMOLSKI: First Trailer For 'Kingslayer' Album

ALMANAC, the band featuring former RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski, will release its sophomore album, "Kingslayer", on November 24 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at HeyDay Studios in Wuppertal, Germany and once again features cover artwork by Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsák (ACCEPT, DESTRUCTION). The first trailer for "Kingslayer" can be seen below. "Kingslayer" track ...

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AKERCOCKE: Trailer For 'Renaissance In Extremis' Album

The official trailer for "Renaissance In Extremis", the sixth full-length album from London's AKERCOCKE, can be seen below. Due on August 25 via Peaceville Records, the disc was mixed by legendary studio guru Neil Kernon (NILE, DEICIDE) and mastered by Alan Douches (DEATH, MISFITS, CRO-MAGS) at West West Side Music. On returning to the Peaceville ...

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BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION: 'Collide' Video Premiere

"Collide", the new video from BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, TRAPEZE), drummer Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN, FOREIGNER), Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, ALICE COOPER, BILLY IDOL) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's long-awaited and highly anticipated fourth album, ...

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STONE SOUR's 'Come What(ever) May' Certified Platinum By RIAA

STONE SOUR's second album, "Come What(ever) May", which came out in 2006 via Roadrunner, was officially certified platinum in July by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for sales in excess of one million copies. Over the past few years, more and more people have stopped paying to download or physically own albums and ...

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BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION To Release 'BCCIV' Album In September

BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, TRAPEZE), drummer Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN, FOREIGNER), Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, ALICE COOPER, BILLY IDOL) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, will release its long-awaited and highly anticipated fourth album, "BCCIV", via Mascot Records on Friday, September 22. This is the band's first ...

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ALMANAC Feat. Ex-RAGE Guitarist VICTOR SMOLSKI: 'Kingslayer' Album Due In November

ALMANAC, the band featuring former RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski, will release its sophomore album, "Kingslayer", on November 3 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at HeyDay Studios in Wuppertal, Germany and once again features cover artwork by Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsák (ACCEPT, DESTRUCTION). ALMANAC stands for a new dimension of symphonic power metal, featuring ...

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MAYHEM Announces Second Leg Of 'Purgatorium Europæ' Tour

Norwegian black metal icons MAYHEM will embark on the second leg of their European live takeover this fall. The "Purgatorium Europæ - Pars Duorum" tour will commence September 29 in Berlin, Germany and ravage its way through twelve countries and nineteen cities, drawing to a close on October 27 in Gothenburg, Sweden. MAYHEM is commemorating ...

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