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Rapture - BETRAYING THE MARTYRS

Metalcore and deathcore may not be quite as "hip" as they were ten, or even five, years ago, and they have certainly fallen out of favor with many. Yet the styles remain popular worldwide. France's notable export on that front, BETRAYING THE MARTYRS, has garnered praise and maintained attention and momentum by virtue of a ...

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Dawn Of Infinite Fire - ASAGRAUM

It says a lot about the strength of frontwoman Obscura's vision that ASAGRAUM are currently being talked about as major black metal contenders. As much as I'm sure the band don't need a white, middle-aged man to congratulate them for making fantastic music and possessing vaginas at the same time, it would be disingenuous to ...

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PRONG To Release 'Age Of Defiance' EP In November

PRONG will release a new EP, "Age Of Defiance", on November 29. The five-track effort, which was produced by Chris Collier, will include two new studio songs, the title cut and "The End Of Sanity", along with live recordings of three tracks: "Rude Awakening", "Cut-Rate" and "Another Worldly Device". A single, "The End Of Sanity", ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS' WILLIAM DUVALL Says His 'One Alone' Solo Album Is 'An Emotional And A Musical Cleansing By Fire'

ALICE IN CHAINS vocalist/guitarist William DuVall spoke to Antihero magazine about his upcoming debut solo album, "One Alone". Due on October 4 via DVL Recordings, the disc was described in a press release as "a smoldering, all-acoustic affair — part late-night confessional, part living room concert." Asked if he still has ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Defends His Right To Speak Out On Political Issues

George Lynch has defended his right to speak out on political issues, saying that it is his "incumbent responsibility" to work for the betterment of his friends, neighbors and fellow human beings. The legendary DOKKEN and LYNCH MOB guitarist recently caught flak from some of his fans when he slammed President Donald Trump in an ...

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LACUNA COIL Vocalist Says Gaining Recognition In Home Country Of Italy Has 'Always Been A Bit Of A Struggle'

LACUNA COIL vocalist Andrea Ferro recently spoke with the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Anima Nera", the opening track of the group's new album, "Black Anima": Andrea: "We had this piece of music that Marco [Coti Zelati, bass] came ...

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Video Premiere: LACUNA COIL's 'Reckless'

Italian alt-metal superstars LACUNA COIL have released the music video for their new single, "Reckless". The clip, which was directed by Roberto Saku Cinardi and continues the story of previously released single "Layers Of Time", can be seen below. Both songs are taken from the band's forthcoming album, "Black Anima", which will be released on ...

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Video Premiere: AS I LAY DYING's 'Blinded'

The official music video for "Blinded", a brand new song from California metallers AS I LAY DYING, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming seventh full-length album, "Shaped By Fire", which will be released on September 20 via Nuclear Blast. Singer Tim Lambesis comments: "We had an incredible experience working ...

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Video Premiere: HELLYEAH's 'Black Flag Army'

"Black Flag Army", the new music video from HELLYEAH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "Welcome Home", which will be released on September 27 via Eleven Seven Music. The disc marks the group's final effort with drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, who passed away more than a year ...

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SLAYER Announces 'The Repentless Killogy' Motion Picture And LP/CD

After much speculation instigated by two video trailers released earlier this summer, SLAYERTom Araya, Kerry King, Gary Holt and Paul Bostaph — in conjunction with Nuclear Blast Records and Prime Zero Productions, announces "Slayer: The Repentless Killogy" motion picture and companion LP/CD, "The Repentless Killogy, Live At The Forum in Inglewood, CA". Coming ...

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Listen To Another New GHOST Song, 'Mary On A Cross'

Grammy-winning Swedish rock band GHOST has released another new song called "Mary On A Cross". The track will be included on a new limited-edition seven-inch single which will be released on September 27. "Mary On A Cross" will be accompanied by a second previously unreleased song, "Kiss The Go-Goat". A press release offered the following ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Says He Would 'Absolutely' Love To Direct Or Produce A Horror Movie

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently discussed his love of horror films with Neil Shukla, Paul Luis and Mark Hebert of the Toronto musical instrument superstore Cosmo Music. The five-part "Rockstars In Cars" interview can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow. On the classic horror movies he'd most recommend: Kirk: "The first 'Frankenstein' movie is ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Bassist ROBERT 'BLASKO' NICHOLSON To Be Honored At KITTEN RESCUE's 'Fur Ball At The Skirball' Gala

Robert "Blasko" Nicholson, bassist for OZZY OSBOURNE, will be honored by Kitten Rescue, one of Southern California's largest non-profit animal rescue organizations, with its 2019 Advocacy Award for his work homing adoptable cats and kittens. "Blasko is a true cat lover with a passion for advocating for homeless cats," said Sandra Harrison, Kitten Rescue's executive ...

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