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RHAPSODY OF FIRE To Release 'Into The Legend' Album In January

Italian symphonic metal kings RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release their new studio album, "Into The Legend", in January 2016 via AFM Records. Comments RHAPSODY OF FIRE keybaordist Alex Staropoli: "After two years of intense work, including composing and arranging, after seven months spent in four different studios, this huge and ambitious production is coming to ...

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DESTRUCTOR Signs With PURE STEEL RECORDS

Pure Steel Records has announced the signing of Euclid, Ohio's speed/thrash veterans DESTRUCTOR to a three-album deal. Pure Steel will release the "Back In Bondage" material for the first time and in remastered style and then a formal announcement of a new album will come. Says Andreas Lorenz of Pure Steel: "'Maximum Destruction' was one ...

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ANNIHILATOR: 'Suicide Society' EPK

An EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for "Suicide Society", the fifteenth studio album from Canadian thrash/heavy metal masters ANNIHILATOR, is available below. The CD will be released on September 18 via UDR Music. As he has in the past, guitar wizard Jeff Waters handled all songwriting duties, played all guitar and bass, engineered, produced, mixed and ...

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ANNIHILATOR: Lyric Video For New Song 'Creepin' Again'

The official lyric video for the song "Creepin' Again" from Canadian thrash/heavy metal masters ANNIHILATOR can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's fifteenth studio album, "Suicide Society", which will be released on September 18 via UDR Music. As he has in the past, guitar wizard Jeff Waters handled all songwriting duties, ...

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Video Premiere: ANNIHILATOR's 'Suicide Society'

Canadian thrash/heavy metal masters ANNIHILATOR will release their fifteenth studio album, "Suicide Society", on September 18 via UDR Music. As he has in the past, guitar wizard Jeff Waters handled all songwriting duties, played all guitar and bass, engineered, produced, mixed and mastered "Suicide Society", and he is also back commanding lead-vocal duties, as he ...

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Drum-Cam Footage Of Ex-PRIMAL FEAR Drummer RANDY BLACK With DESTRUCTION

Drum-cam footage of Canadian drummer former PRIMAL FEAR/ANNIHILATOR and current DUSKMACHINE drummer Randy Black performing the song "Nailed To The Cross" with German thrashers DESTRUCTION during the latter band's North American tour with SEPULTURA can be seen below. Black is filling in on the trek for DESTRUCTION's longtime drummer Vaaver, who was unable to join ...

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ANNIHILATOR's JEFF WATERS Returns To Lead Vocals On Band's New Album, 'Suicide Society'

Canadian thrash/heavy metal masters ANNIHILATOR will release their fifteenth studio album, "Suicide Society", on September 18 via UDR Music. As he has in the past, guitar wizard Jeff Waters handled all songwriting duties, played all guitar and bass, engineered, produced, mixed and mastered "Suicide Society", and he is also back commanding lead-vocal duties, as he ...

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DESTRUCTION's VAAVER To Sit Out North American Tour; Ex-PRIMAL FEAR Drummer RANDY BLACK To Step In

DESTRUCTION's longtime drummer Vaaver will be unable to join his bandmates on the upcoming North American tour with SEPULTURA and ARSIS due to the birth of his second child. Standing in for Vaaver will be former PRIMAL FEAR/ANNIHILATOR and current DUSKMACHINE drummer Randy Black. States DESTRUCTION frontman Schmier: "I've known Randy for many years. He's ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Slams U.K. Hospital For 'Not Seeing' Him

**UPDATE #2: March 8**: Mike Portnoy has posted the following message in response to the controversy that was generated by original comments about the Whittington Hospital: "Thanks to all of the kind understanding people that sent well wishes & positive vibes my way yesterday…it was one of the worst days of my life...sadly, still not ...

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DESTRUCTOR To Debut New Lineup At WJCU Benefit Concert

The new lineup of '80s Cleveland thrash metal legends DESTRUCTOR will make its live debut during the WJCU 2015 Radiothon Benefit Concert, set to take place on February 7 at the Maple Grove in Cleveland, Ohio. DESTRUCTOR's 2015 lineup: Overkill - Vocals/Guitar Annihilator - Guitar Hammer - Bass Flammable - Drums DESTRUCTOR's co-founding member and ...

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ENSIFERUM: New Song 'Heathen Horde' Available For Streaming

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM will release their new album, "One Man Army", on February 24, 2015 (one day earlier internationally) via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded between September and November at Astia Studio in Lappeenranta in Finland with producer Anssi Kippo. "One Man Army" digipack track listing (with 20-page bound digibook): Disc 1 ...

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ANNIHILATOR Rejoined By Singer COBURN PHARR For 70000 TONS OF METAL Performance (Video)

ANNIHILATOR mastermind Jeff Waters invited the band's former vocalist, Coburn Pharr, to feature in their performances when the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise sailed to Jamaica last week. Pharr was lead vocalist on ANNIHILATOR's critically acclaimed and best-selling 1990 release "Never, Neverland", which includes classics such as "Road To Ruin", "I Am In Command", "Reduced ...

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BEHEMOTH, VENOM, ANNIHILATOR, DESTRUCTION Members Cover MOTÖRHEAD On 70000 TONS OF METAL (Video)

Adam "Nergal" Darski of BEHEMOTH joined VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant, Jeff Waters of ANNIHILATOR, Mike Sifringer of DESTRUCTION and Florian "Specki T.D." Speckardt of IN EXTREMO on stage to perform a cover version of the MOTÖRHEAD classic "Ace Of Spades" during the infamous all-star jam aboard the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which set ...

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ENSIFERUM: 'One Man Army' Video Released

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM will release their new album, "One Man Army", on February 24, 2015 (one day earlier internationally) via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded between September and November at Astia Studio in Lappeenranta in Finland with producer Anssi Kippo. "One Man Army" digipack track listing (with 20-page bound digibook): Disc 1 ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Launches First Full-On Metal Project, Lays Down 'Most Brutal Drum Performance' Of His Career

Drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB) has launched his first full-on metal project. He writes on Facebook: "I just laid down the most brutal drum performance of my career! Picture 'Angel Of Death' [SLAYER] meets 'Dyers Eve' [METALLICA]… I FINALLY have my metal outlet!" According to Mike, more information ...

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ANNIHILATOR To Be Rejoined By Singer COBURN PHARR For 70000 TONS OF METAL Performances

ANNIHILATOR mastermind Jeff Waters has invited the band's former vocalist, Coburn Pharr, to feature in their performances when the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise sails to Jamaica in January 2015. Pharr was lead vocalist on ANNIHILATOR's critically acclaimed and best-selling 1990 release "Never, Neverland", which includes classics such as "Road To Ruin", "I Am In ...

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ENSIFERUM: 'One Man Army' Album Cover Artwork Unveiled

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM will release their new album, "One Man Army", on February 24, 2015 (one day earlier internationally) via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded between September and November at Astia Studio in Lappeenranta in Finland with producer Anssi Kippo. Says ENSIFERUM bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka: "Recording process was long, hard, rewarding and ...

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