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CANNIBAL CORPSE Drummer Defends Band's Violent Lyrical Imagery

Paul Mazurkiewicz has defended CANNIBAL CORPSE's infamously violent lyrics and artwork, saying that people who take exception to the band's brutal and bestial imagery are overreacting. The Florida-based death metal outfit has long been criticized for its graphic lyrical topics, with some detractors claiming the group's albums desensitize people to violence. During a recent appearance ...

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MAX CAVALERA On NAILBOMB's 'Point Blank': 'We Just Wanted To Make Heavy Music With A F**k-You Attitude'

Metal Wani's Jessie David recently conducted an interview with SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera about the band's "Point Blank With Soulfly" tour, where SOULFLY is performing NAILBOMB's lone studio album, 1994's "Point Blank", in full. "Point Blank" saw the then-SEPULTURA frontman team up with FUDGE TUNNEL's Alex Newport for a dense, industrialized offering that included a ...

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KREATOR Frontman: 'I'm Always Overwhelmed By The Fact That There's People Out There Who Like What We Do'

Cassandra from Australia's Silver Tiger Media recently conducted an interview with frontman Mille Petrozza of veteran German/Finnish thrash metallers KREATOR. You can listen to the full chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his favorite songs from the band's new studio album, "Gods Of Violence": Mille: "I like ...

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PAUL MAZURKIEWICZ Says 'Red Before Black' Is 'Culmination Of The Best Of CANNIBAL CORPSE'

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz of brutal death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for the band's forthcoming "Red Before Black" studio album: Paul: "It's been the same as ...

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Listen To New THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Song 'Matriarch'

"Matriarch", a brand new song from THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's eighth full-length album, "Nightbringers", which will be released on October 6 via Metal Blade Records. Rather than meticulously plan things out or stick rigidly to any kind of template, when it comes to writing, ...

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Watch Gory Video For New CANNIBAL CORPSE Song 'Code Of The Slashers'

"Code Of The Slashers", the brand new video from Florida-based death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Zev Deans, who previously worked on BEHEMOTH's "Messe Noire", GHOST's "Square Hammer" and PORTAL's "Curtain" videos. Deans comments: "After crawling through abandoned buildings, crashing our van into a tree in the middle ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Teases 'Code Of The Slashers' Video

"Code Of The Slashers", the new video from Florida-based death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE, will receive its world premiere tonight (Monday, September 18) at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, New York. The clip was directed by Zev Deans, who has previously worked with GHOST and BEHEMOTH, among others. "Code Of The Slashers" is taken from CANNIBAL CORPSE's ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE To Release 'Red Before Black' Album In November; Track Listing, Artwork Unveiled

Florida-based death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE will release their new studio album, "Red Before Black", on November 3. The follow-up to 2014's "A Skeletal Domain" was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in Saint Petersburg, Florida with producer/engineer Erik Rutan (SOILENT GREEN, BELPHEGOR, HATE ETERNAL), who previously worked with CANNIBAL CORPSE on 2006's "Kill", 2009's "Evisceration Plague" ...

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WHITECHAPEL To Tour North America With CARNIFEX, RINGS OF SATURN, ENTHEOS, SO THIS IS SUFFERING

This November/December, Knoxville, Tennessee death metallers WHITECHAPEL will embark on a North American tour dubbed "Decade Of Defilement", to commemorate the tenth anniversary of "The Somatic Defilement". Featuring CARNIFEX, RINGS OF SATURN, ENTHEOS and SO THIS IS SUFFERING as support, the trek will include a setlist with select tracks from "The Somatic Defilement" — some ...

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KORN Frontman Says BABYMETAL Is 'Entertaining As Hell,' Calls Japanese Band's Critics 'Closed-Minded'

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has defended BABYMETAL against online criticism, saying that the Japanese pop metal act is "entertaining as hell." Established in 2010, BABYMETAL is the offshoot of the Japanese pop idol group SAKURA GAKUIN that performs a distinctly Japanese mix of schoolgirl J-pop and heavy metal. BABYMETAL's members — Suzuka Nakamoto (a.k.a. Su-Metal, ...

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DECAPITATED Guitarist Remembers Late Brother

Anthony Morgan of Metal Forces recently conducted an interview with DECAPITATED guitarist Wacław "Vogg" Kiełtyka. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. On the style of new DECAPITATED album, "Anticult": Vogg: "We thought the album should be a very extreme metal album, but at the same time with lots of melodies ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Completes Work On New Album, Announces U.S. Tour

Florida death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE have completed work on their new album, due this fall via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2014's "A Skeletal Domain" was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in Saint Petersburg, Florida with producer/engineer Erik Rutan (SOILENT GREEN, BELPHEGOR, HATE ETERNAL), who previously worked with CANNIBAL CORPSE on 2006's "Kill", ...

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FALLUJAH Parts Ways With Singer ALEX HOFMANN

Progressive death metallers FALLUJAH have announced the departure of their vocalist Alex Hofmann. The band said in a statement: "A decade-long journey has just ended for one of our founding members, and now he begins a new path separate from our own. His dedication and creativity have been a vital part of FALLUJAH for the ...

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NILE Taps Producer ERIK RUTAN For Next Album

South Carolina-based extreme technical death metallers NILE have written five songs so far for the follow-up to 2015's "What Should Not Be Unearthed" album. The upcoming effort, which is tentatively due in early 2018, will mark NILE's first release with new guitarist/vocalist Brian Kingsland, who replaced Dallas Toler-Wade earlier in the year. Speaking to Metal ...

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...Of the Dark Light - SUFFOCATION

SUFFOCATION broke ground with its absolutely gargantuan early material. A progenitor of technical death metal, the group's competition has become as stiff as a corpse in the years since then. Bands as varied as CRYPTOPSY, OBSCURA and NECROPHAGIST have pushed the envelope in their own respective ways, but the New York group has remained relevant ...

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TOMBS To Release 'The Grand Annihilation' Album In June

Brooklyn's TOMBS will release its fourth full-length, "The Grand Annihilation", on June 16 via Metal Blade Records. Produced once again by Erik Rutan (CANNIBAL CORPSE, SOILENT GREEN, BELPHEGOR, HATE ETERNAL), the disc remains rooted in the blackened, post-metallic sound that the band has become known for since 2007's self-titled EP, while also being their most ...

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