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MESHUGGAH's 'I' EP To Be Reissued With Bonus Material

Continuing with the momentum of celebrating their 25th anniversary, Sweden's extreme metal deviants MESHUGGAH have announced the reissue of their 2004 one-song EP, "I", via Nuclear Blast. The album artwork and concept are courtesy of MESHUGGAH drummer Tomas Haake, who comments on the EP's mutant resurrection: "This 21-minute madness that is the song 'I' is ...

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The Righteous and the Butterfly - MUSHROOMHEAD

Everything that went down in the early 2000s between MUSHROOMHEAD and SLIPKNOT seems downright silly in retrospect. The notorious feud between these two acts was largely generated by Ohio metal fans, but the far-reaching spatter of "my masked metal band is better than YOURS" slung by said knuckleheads prompted unneeded drama that became more a ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Rejoined By Drummer JUSTIN DIPINTO

Florida death metal veterans MALEVOLENT CREATION have a full lineup again with Jason Blachowicz (a.k.a. Jay Black) back in the fold on bass and Justin DiPinto (drummer on "The Will To Kill" album) on drums. The band is now also working with longtime friend, former OBITUARY and current GORGOROTH bassist Frank Watkins, as their business ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD's J MANN Says That He Would 'Love To Tour With SLIPKNOT'

AlternativeNation.net recently conducted an interview with MUSHROOMHEAD's Jason Popson (a.k.a. J Mann). You can now watch the chat below. Asked about SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor's comment in a May 2014 interview that Taylor wanted to bring together four bands that wear either masks or make-up — his own act, plus MUDVAYNE, GWAR and MUSHROOMHEAD — ...

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VOIVOD Recruits Bassist DOMINIC 'ROCKY' LAROCHE Following Split With BLACKY; Video Of First Performance

Canadian metal innovators VOIVOD have tapped Dominic "Rocky" Laroche to play bass for the band following the departure of Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky). Laroche, who has previously performed with blues musician Steve Hill, made his live debut with VOIVOD last night (Saturday, July 12) at Festival Jonquière En Musique in the group's former hometown of ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's JASON HOOK Says Music For His Solo Album Was Originally Written For VINCE NEIL

Sweetwater editorial director Mitch Gallagher recently conducted an interview with guitarist Jason Hook of Las Vegas metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On playing with BULLETBOYS in 2000-2002: Jason: "That was kind of my first real gig, as far as…. BULLETBOYS ...

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CHARM CITY DEVILS To Release 'Battles' In September

For the past several months, the members of the Baltimore-based hard rock outfit CHARM CITY DEVILSJohn Allen (lead vocals), Anthony Arambula (bass), Jason Heiser (drums), Nick Kay and Victor Karrera (guitars) — have been hard at work writing new music for their third full-length album, "Battles". Scheduled for release on September 23 via ...

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VOIVOD Parts Ways With Bassist JEAN-YVES 'BLACKY' THÉRIAULT

**UPDATE**: VOIVOD has released the following statement regarding bassist Blacky's latest departure from the group: "It saddens us to announce that VOIVOD will no longer be performing live with Blacky. Jean-Yves has decided to leave the band for his own personal reasons. We wish him all the best. VOIVOD will carry on." The original article ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: 'Hyper Doom' Video Released

"Hyper Doom", the new video from former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, can be seen below. The song is taken from Marty's new solo album, "Inferno", which sold around 2,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 186 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released ...

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ORIGIN: Entire 'Omnipresent' Album Available For Streaming

Technical death metallers ORIGIN will release their new album, "Omnipresent", on July 8 in North America via Nuclear Blast (July 4 in Europe through Agonia). The CD was recorded with longtime producer/engineer Robert Rebeck at Chapman Recording in Lenexa, Kansas and was mixed and mastered at Menegroth - The Thousand Caves with Colin Marston. The ...

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QUARTZ: New Album And Compilation In The Works

Birmingham heavy metal band QUARTZ is writing material for a new album, tentatively due in 2015. In addition, the group is putting the finishing touches on a compilation featuring previously unreleased studio material from the '80s, to be released later this year via Skol Records. QUARTZ came out of the British hard rock hotbed of ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: Teaser For 'Hyper Doom' Video

A teaser for "Hyper Doom", the new video from former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, can be seen below. The song is taken from Marty's new solo album, "Inferno", which sold around 2,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 186 on The Billboard 200 chart. The ...

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Ex-SLAYER Drummer DAVE LOMBARDO's New Solo (Video)

Gnagna Drum has uploaded video footage of a drum solo by former SLAYER and current PHILM and AMEN drummer Dave Lombardo. Check it out below. Lombardo currently plays a custom-made kit built by Ludwig, after previously working with Tama and ddrum. "I had left Tama and I was with this other company, and it didn't ...

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STAIND: Tour Video Recap Part 1

Massachusetts rockers STAIND have posted the first in a series of video recaps of their recent tour. Check out the clip below. STAIND singer Aaron Lewis will stage the fourth annual "Aaron Lewis & Friends" benefit concert to raise money for his foundation, It Takes A Community, which is dedicated to serving the educational needs ...

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DEATH ANGEL: Pro-Shot Footage Of Entire HELLFEST Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of DEATH ANGEL's entire June 20 performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France can be seen below. DEATH ANGEL recently canceled its European summer tour dates in order to take the time to "restructure our business team to make DEATH ANGEL the strongest band that we can possibly be from the outside ...

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