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Concept Unification - PINKISH BLACK

There was a time when two-piece bands were a novelty. At this point, you can barely sneeze without hitting at least one act that has ditched guitars or bass in favor of an arsenal of FX pedals and analogue synths. And yet, even in an increasingly crowded marketplace, PINKISH BLACK continue to make music that ...

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SEPULTURA, NIGHTWISH, DIRKSCHNEIDER, KORPIKLAANI, Others Featured On 'Live At Wacken 2018: 29 Years Louder The Hell'

The greatest heavy metal festival in the world, Wacken Open Air, will unleash its latest collection on July 26 through Silver Linings Music/Wacken Records when "Live At Wacken 2018: 29 Years Louder The Hell" smashes into stores. The 16th release in the "Live At Wacken" series, which dates back to 2002, is stuffed with pulverizing ...

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ACID REIGN To Release New Album In September

Reactivated U.K. thrashers ACID REIGN will release their third full-length album in September via Dissonance. Commented vocalist Howard "H" Smith: "For our first album in 29 years, it was vitally important that we find the right home and I feel we have. From the very first contact, it was obvious that the Dissonance team not ...

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DARK FUNERAL Guitarist Thinks 'Lords Of Chaos' Movie Will 'Attract A Whole New Audience' To Black Metal

DARK FUNERAL guitarist Lord Ahriman (real name: Mikael Svanberg) recently spoke with The Offering webzine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's latest album, 2016's "Where Shadows Forever Reign": Lord Ahriman: "I still feel very strong about it. It's a great record, ...

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Legendary SLAYER Cover Artist LARRY CARROLL Dead At 65

Lawrence "Larry" Carroll, the Australian-born, American-raised painter who was responsible for creating the cover artwork for SLAYER's "Reign In Blood", "South Of Heaven", "Seasons In The Abyss" and "Christ Illusion" albums, has died at the age of 65. His death on Tuesday morning was announced by his Cologne gallery, Karsten Greve, which has represented the ...

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Saint Vitus - SAINT VITUS

Given the dogmatic way of things, this review should probably be full of dramatic statements about Scott Reagers being the original and therefore the ultimate frontman for SAINT VITUS, undisputed lords of American doom. But let's face it, arguing about whether Reagers or Scott "Wino" Weinrich deserve the requisite accolade is a bit like arguing ...

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HINDER Announces 'Lucky 7' Tour

Oklahoma rockers HINDER have announced a three-month North American tour, kicking off May 30 in Marion, Illinois. The first portion of the run has openers SAVING ABEL, AMERICAN SIN and THE ADARNA, and the second leg has ROYAL BLISS kicking the evening off. "This tour is going to be an absolute blast!" says drummer Cody ...

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ROB ZOMBIE's New Album Will Be 'Something Else,' Says JOHN 5

John 5 spoke to Totally Driven Radio about ROB ZOMBIE's forthcoming studio album, which will arrive later this year via the iconic rocker's new record label, Nuclear Blast Records. "That is gonna be something else," the guitarist said (hear audio below). "It's such a great record. We really worked hard on it. I think people ...

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MEGADETH And OPETH To Headline PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2019

Psycho Las Vegas continues to make waves as it announces its full artist lineup for this year's festival at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino August 16 – 18. From OPETH's only U.S. performance of 2019 and MEGADETH performing their only Vegas show of the year, to the return of fan favorite ELECTRIC WIZARD, the lineup ...

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Empath - DEVIN TOWNSEND

One could argue that, until now, Devin Townsend's most ambitious run of studio recordings was the four-album suite released from 2009 through 2011 under the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT banner. That set of albums began with the low-key art-rock of "Ki", ended with the simultaneous releases of the circus-metal bombast of "Deconstruction" and the ambient-rock of ...

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JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES: 'Crank It - Living With Ghosts' Video

JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES — comprised of former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5, bassist Ian Ross and drummer Logan Miles Nix — has launched another music video from its forthcoming full-length album, "Invasion". The trippy clip for the two-part track titled "Crank It - Living With Ghosts" begins as a ...

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ROB ZOMBIE's New Album Is 'A Monster'

John 5 spoke to WRIF's Meltdown about ROB ZOMBIE's forthcoming studio album, which will arrive later this year via the iconic rocker's new record label, Nuclear Blast Records. "It's completely finished, all ready to go," he said (hear audio below). "I don't see the artwork, 'cause [Rob] does all the artwork, but the music is ...

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