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ABBATH To Begin Recording Second Album Next Month

ABBATH, the solo project of former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo), will enter Dub Studios in Kristiansand, Norway on December 3 to begin recording its second album. Helming the effort will be producer Endre Kirkesola, who has previously worked with BLOOD RED THRONE, GREEN CARNATION, SIRENIA and IN VAIN, among others. ABBATH's sophomore ...

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CLUTCH Announces February/March 2019 U.S. Tour

Maryland rockers CLUTCH have announced the first batch of their 2019 tour dates for February and March in support of their newest effort, "Book Of Bad Decisions". Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, November 16 at 10:00 a.m. Tour dates: Feb. 19 - Columbia, SC @ The Senate Feb. 21 - Nashville, ...

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SEPULTURA's Official Documentary, 'Sepultura Endurance', To Receive U.K. Premiere This Weekend

SEPULTURA's official documentary, "Sepultura Endurance", will receive its U.K. premiere this Sunday, November 11 November in Dalston, London at the Rio Dalston Cinema. The "Sepultura Endurance" premiere is a part of U.K. music documentary festival Doc'n Roll, which is returning this year for its fifth edition — running a diverse program running from ...

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Upon Desolate Sands - HATE ETERNAL

Erik Rutan is one of the most important men in the history of death metal. He has established himself as one of extreme music's premier producers—having twiddled the knobs for the likes of everyone from MORBID ANGEL and CANNIBAL CORPSE all the way over to SOILENT GREEN, MADBALL and EPHEL DUATH. But he has most ...

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Video Premiere: SKINLAB's 'Dead Tomorrow'

San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans SKINLAB have released the official Josh Vargas-directed music video for the song "Dead Tomorrow". The track, which was recorded with Juan Urteaga at Trident Studios, is taken from the band's upcoming fifth studio album, which is tentatively due in 2019 via Art Is War Records. Earlier in the year, ...

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PAUL MAZURKIEWICZ Thinks CANNIBAL CORPSE 'Hit The Nail On The Head' With Songwriting On 'Red Before Black'

Finnish webzine Rauta recently conducted an interview with drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz of veteran Floridian death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what has kept CANNIBAL CORPSE going for over 30 years: Paul: "I think we're doing what we've been doing since ...

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GODSMACK Drummer On Band's 'Conscious Effort' To 'Mature': 'We Didn't Look At It Like A Sellout'

Prior to GODSMACK's performance at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California on October 13, drummer Shannon Larkin spoke with Two Doods Reviews. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the band ever gets sick of playing certain songs: Shannon: "It's not really like that. The ...

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HALESTORM: Making Of 'Do Not Disturb' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of HALESTORM's official music video for the song "Do Not Disturb" can be seen below. The clip was directed by Roboshobo (a.k.a. Robert Schober), who has previously worked with METALLICA, ALICE IN CHAINS, MASTODON, DISTURBED and GREEN DAY, among others. "Do Not Disturb" is taken from HALESTORM's latest album, "Vicious", ...

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Video Premiere: HALESTORM's 'Do Not Disturb'

HALESTORM has released the official music video for the song "Do Not Disturb". The clip was directed by Roboshobo (a.k.a. Robert Schober), who has previously worked with METALLICA, ALICE IN CHAINS, MASTODON, DISTURBED and GREEN DAY, among others. "Do Not Disturb" is taken from HALESTORM's latest album, "Vicious", which came out in July via Atlantic. ...

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OVERKILL's D.D. VERNI: 'Night Of The Swamp King' Video

The official music video for "Night Of The Swamp King", a new song from OVERKILL bassist and main songwriter D.D. Verni, can be seen below. The track is taken from Verni's first solo album, "Barricade", which will be released on October 12 via Mighty Music. The record, which was mixed and mastered by Chris "Zeuss" ...

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ACE FREHLEY On His 1978 Solo Debut: 'I Realized I Could Make Better Music Away From' KISS 'Than I Could With Them'

During a "live conversation" at Hollywood's Musicians Institute on September 25, former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley discussed his 1978 debut solo album, which was released simultaneously alongside solo recordings by his three bandmates. "I just wanted to make the best record possible," Frehley said. "I had a revelation after all four albums came out and ...

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SHINEDOWN Announces U.S. Tour With PAPA ROACH, ASKING ALEXANDRIA

SHINEDOWN will embark on a U.S. headlining tour in February. Support on the trek will come from PAPA ROACH and ASKING ALEXANDRIA. Fan-club pre-sale begins on October 2 at 10 a.m. Citi card holders will have access to purchase presale tickets from noon Tuesday until 4 p.m. Thursday through Citi's Private Pass program. Spotify pre-sale ...

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ABADDON Says He Has No Idea Why He Was Fired From VENOM INC.

Warren from Degenerate TV recently conducted an interview with former VENOM and VENOM INC. drummer Abaddon (real name: Anthony Bray). You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he was surprised of VENOM's success in the early 1980s: Abaddon: "When you're in something like that, you don't ...

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SKINLAB Signs With ART IS WAR RECORDS

San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans SKINLAB have inked a deal with Art Is War Records. The newly launched full-service label is providing artist services with physical and digital distribution in partnership with Amplified Distribution. SKINLAB is putting the finishing touches on its fifth studio album for a 2019 release. Lucas Joyner, CEO of Art ...

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MESHUGGAH Announces Collection Of Vinyl Reissues

Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH have announced a very special vinyl reissue collection celebrating the band's legacy. The collection offers a limited one-time-only pressing that includes reimagined cover artwork, redesigned gatefold jackets, and audio mastered for vinyl. The first five albums will be released via Nuclear Blast on November 30. Watch the trailer about the ...

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MADDER MORTEM: 'Liberator' Video Released

Norwegian alternative metallers MADDER MORTEM have released a music video for the song "Liberator". The track is taken from the band's seventh full-length album, "Marrow", which came out on September 21 via Dark Essence Records. The clip was created by the noted Romanian artist Costin Choireanu. According to MADDER MORTEM, "Liberator" "is the declaration of ...

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SLIPKNOT Puts Out Mystery Music Video Casting Call

SLIPKNOT has put out a casting call for a new music video, inviting fans to a shoot in Los Angeles on Friday, October 5. The message was captioned "Slipknot 20th Anniversary," presumably referring to the 20th anniversary of the release of the band's self-titled debut album, which arrived in 1999. Fans wanting to participate in ...

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