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Echoes Of The Soul - CRYPTA

With touring opportunities as limited as they currently are, launching a debut album might not be the wisest move right now, but newly formed quartet CRYPTA have other ideas. Created by former NERVOSA members Fernanda Lira (vocals/bass) and Luana Dametto (drums) and completed by guitarists Sonia Anubis (ex-BURNING WITCHES) and Tainá Bergamaschi (ex-HAGBARD), this band ...

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AVATAR Announces Summer/Fall 2021 'Going Hunting' U.S. Tour

Swedish metallers AVATAR have announced a summer/fall 2021 U.S. tour. The 36-date trek, dubbed "Going Hunting", will kick off September 1 in Albany, New York and will make stops in New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and more before wrapping October 18 in Seattle, Washington. A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will begin on ...

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SHINEDOWN Announces More Fall 2021 U.S. Tour Dates

SHINEDOWN has announced new dates for its fall headlining tour, including stops in Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; South Bend; New Orleans; Atlanta; Chattanooga; and North Augusta. The upcoming outing will also feature headlining festival appearances at Musikfest in Bethlehem; Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Danville; Pointfest in St. Louis; 98RockFest in Tampa; and Earthday Birthday in ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Wins Swedish GRAMMIS Award For 'Moment'

DARK TRANQUILLITY was honored in the "Best Hard Rock/Metal" category at the Swedish Grammis awards (Swedish Grammy equivalent), which was held Thursday night (June 3) at Södra Teatern in Stockholm. The bands were nominated for their most recent releases, all of which came out during 2020. "Best Hard Rock/Metal" nominees were as follows: * DARK ...

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Churches Without Saints - DESASTER

There is something magical and deliciously nasty about that blood-spattered sweet spot where death and thrash metal meet. DESASTER have been mining that viscous seam since the late '80s and have, in true German tradition, made a noble virtue of their refusal to deviate from the left-hand path. Frankly, few bands do this stuff better ...

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Listen To New STYX Single 'Reveries'

STYX will release its new studio album, "Crash Of The Crown", on June 18 via the band's label, Alpha Dog 2T/UMe. The LP's second single, "Reveries", can be streamed below. The legendary rockers — James "JY" Young (lead vocals, guitars), Tommy Shaw (lead vocals, guitars), Chuck Panozzo (bass, vocals), Todd Sucherman (drums, percussion), Lawrence Gowan ...

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TOM MORELLO And THE BLOODY BEETROOTS Announce 'The Catastrophists' EP

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist and acoustic troubadour Tom Morello and the punk-fueled electronic artist The Bloody Beetroots have announced a collaborative new project, "The Catastrophists" EP, to be released on June 18. The seven-track EP is executive produced by Morello, and produced by The Bloody Beetroots, along with Carl Restivo. "Radium Girls", the second ...

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Watch MAYHEM's Music Video For 'Voces Ab Alta'

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM return this year with an EP called "Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando" with additional material from the "Daemon" session, including a homage to bands that laid the foundation for what was to come. The EP will be released on July 9. The official music video for the song "Voces Ab Alta", ...

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CANDLEMASS, DARK ANGEL, RIOT V, CIRITH UNGOL To Headline Houston's 'Hell's Heroes' Festival

On Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23, 2022, a worldwide contingent of music fans will convene at Houston's White Oak Music Hall as Pegstar Concerts presents the Hell's Heroes festival. The two-day music fest will showcase a hand-picked selection of international underground metal bands that includes both seminal, genre-pioneers, highly regarded modern-day groups and ...

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A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH Feat. Ex-TYPE O NEGATIVE, LIFE OF AGONY Drummer: New Single 'Believe In Something (You Are Lost)' Available

A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH, the doom metal band led by founding TYPE O NEGATIVE and LIFE OF AGONY member Sal Abruscato, has released a new single, "Believe In Something (You Are Lost)". The track is the first offering from the band's upcoming studio album, "Infernum In Terra", due out September 24 via Long Branch ...

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AT THE GATES Releases Music Video For New Song 'The Paradox'

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES have released the second single off their upcoming album, "The Nightmare Of Being", which will arrive on July 2 via Century Media Records. Check out the track "The Paradox" in a music video directed by Patric Ullaeus of rEvolver Film Company (ARCH ENEMY, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR). ...

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AMON AMARTH Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of 'The Crusher' With Special Re-Recording Of Track 'Masters Of War'

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of their third full-length album, "The Crusher", Sweden's celebrated Viking overlords and undisputed modern masters of epic heavy metal AMON AMARTH have released a special, re-recorded version of the track "Masters Of War". A visualizer for the song can be viewed below. Speaking on the band's celebratory re-working of ...

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AFI Shares New Track 'Tied To A Tree'

AFI has shared "Tied To A Tree", the latest track from its eagerly awaited new album "Bodies", due on June 11 via Rise Records. "This is not only my favorite song on the record, but an exemplification of the evolution of the band," guitarist Jade Puget says. Last week, AFI launched a remix contest for ...

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Under The Burning Eclipse - STORMRULER

A two-man band featuring certified, virtuoso US death metal heads Jason Asberry (vocals/guitar) and Jesse Schobel (ex-SCOUR, drums/vocals), STORMRULER might give the impression that their debut album is an elaborate affair, not least due to its daunting 19 tracks. In reality, half of those songs are brief, instrumental interludes, and "Under The Burning Eclipse" is ...

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Avow - PORTAL

Death metal, as with many other metal sub-genres, is built upon a foundation of a variety of substrata. It can be tech death, slam, blackened death metal and much, much more. DEAD CONGREGATION and GRAVE MIASMA have been leading figures of the darker side of death metal since the turn of the millennium. But any ...

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TONY IOMMI Looks Back On His Brief Stint With JETHRO TULL: 'I Felt A Bit Out Of Place'

Diversion Podcasts, a division of Diversion Media, has released the latest episode of "Backstaged: The Devil In Metal". Hosted by bestselling author and music journalist, Jon Wiederhorn, this 12-episode podcast offers a one-of-a-kind journey through the history and culture of heavy metal. The podcast explores elements of darkness and extremism in the music and, examines ...

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Italian Rock Band MÅNESKIN Wins 'Eurovision Song Contest'

Italian rock band MÅNESKIN won the Eurovision Song Contest earlier today (Saturday, May 22). The group, whose name is Danish for moonlight, a tribute to the home country of bassist Victoria, won with a total of 529 points MÅNESKIN's win was only Italy's third victory in the popular contest and the first since 1990. 39 ...

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CONCEPTION Feat. Ex-KAMELOT Singer ROY KHAN: 'No Rewind' Music Video

The official music video for the song "No Rewind" from reactivated Norwegian progressive metallers CONCEPTION, who feature in their ranks former KAMELOT singer Roy Khan, can be seen below. The track is taken from CONCEPTION's latest album, "State Of Deception", which was released in April 2020. The band's first full-length offering in over two decades ...

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