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Obsidian - VISCERA

So much for deathcore being a creative dead end. With plenty of bands now pushing this much-maligned subgenre into more intriguing and increasingly epic new territory, the time is perfect for VISCERA to stomp center stage and give everyone an extra size twelve up the shipped. Fronted by Jamie Graham, formerly vocalist with both SYLOSIS ...

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Frontman GREG PUCIATO To Release 'Child Soldier: Creator Of God' Solo Album

Greg Puciato, the enigmatic singer known for his diverse list of projects, from the incendiary THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN to the brutalist electro-pop outfit THE BLACK QUEEN and the unabashedly thrashy KILLER BE KILLED, will release his debut solo album, "Child Soldier: Creator Of God", this summer via Federal Prisoner. The Los Angeles-based singer premiered ...

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CARCASS: New Album Title Revealed

British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS have set "Torn Arteries" as the title of their new album, due on August 7 via Nuclear Blast. The name of the follow-up to 2013's "Surgical Steel" was revealed by guitarist Bill Steer in a recent interview with Australia's Heavy. According to Steer, the title of ...

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EXTREME's Long-Awaited New Album Is 'Pretty Much Done'

During an appearance on this past Tuesday's (February 25) episode of "Trunk Nation: L.A. Invasion" on SiriusXM, EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt confirmed that the band is putting the finishing touches on its first new album since 2008's "Saudades De Rock". "It's done in a sense where it's done," he said about the new LP. "As ...

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Fearmonger - BENEATH THE MASSACRE

Assuming that you enjoy listening to music that sounds like an army of heavily armed robots bursting into your living room and bludgeoning you to death, BENEATH THE MASSACRE more than warrant their status as figureheads for extreme metal’s boundary-pushing wing. In particular, many fans of all-out brutality will have fond memories of hearing 2007's ...

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MEGADETH, ANTHRAX And VENOM ReAction Figures Coming From Super7

Super7 showed off prototypes and production samples for upcoming heavy metal ReAction figures for the first time at this year's Toy Fair in New York. The prototypes include MEGADETH's mascot Vic Rattlehead, the demon from the cover of VENOM's "Black Metal" album, and the person who is featured on the cover of ANTHRAX's "Among The ...

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NUCLEAR BLAST And BELIEVE Launch BLOOD BLAST DISTRIBUTION

Believe and Nuclear Blast have announced Blood Blast Distribution, the first worldwide digital distribution offer dedicated to extreme music. Blood Blast provides strong and fast distribution to over 200 digital streaming and download platforms and will help bands and artists at all levels make their music available to their audiences on a global basis while ...

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CARCASS To Release New Album In August

CARCASS will release its new album on August 7. The British extreme metal pioneers revealed the projected arrival date for the follow-up to 2013's "Surgical Steel" in a Facebook post earlier today. The group wrote: "New album? August 7th." No further details about the LP have yet been made available. Last December, CARCASS released a ...

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Emerald Seas - SEVEN SPIRES

There is no mistaking precocious talent. When SEVEN SPIRES released their debut album "Solveig" in 2017, it may not have set the world alight, but it clearly heralded the arrival of a uniquely exuberant and inventive new force in the increasingly interchangeable worlds of power, symphonic and traditional metal. Fronted by the absurdly versatile and ...

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AMARANTHE Releases 'Do Or Die' Single/Video Featuring Ex-ARCH ENEMY Singer ANGELA GOSSOW

Swedish/Danish metallers AMARANTHE are ready to present a very special Valentine's Day gift: a brand new song featuring former ARCH ENEMY vocalist Angela Gossow. "Do Or Die" displays AMARANTHE's heavier side and is accompanied by a dystopian horror video filmed in Spain, featuring Fardou Keuning's stunning creations. Gossow comments: "It was thrilling to join AMARANTHE ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE's MARK HEYLMUN: 'If TRUMP Wins Again, I Very Well Could Just Leave America'

SUICIDE SILENCE guitarist Mark Heylmun opened up about his political views during a lengthy interview with Australia's "Scars And Guitars" podcast. The 32-year-old musician, who replaced SUICIDE SILENCE's original lead guitarist Rick Ash in 2005, said that many people put too much emphasis on the world's political affairs when their everyday lives are not drastically ...

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HELLHAMMER's 'Apocalyptic Raids' To Be Reissued In March

Noise Records/BMG will reissue "Apocalyptic Raids" by extreme metal forefathers HELLHAMMER on deluxe, gatefold LP and mediabook CD on March 27. With concept and art direction by founding member Tom Gabriel Warrior, this 2020 version has been remastered by V.Santura of TRIPTYKON and features an expanded booklet, rare photos and new liner notes. Warrior comments: ...

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Watch DRAGONFORCE Perform With New Bassist ALICIA VIGIL

Fan-filmed video footage of DRAGONFORCE's February 4 concert at TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht, Netherlands can be seen below. The show marked the band's second performance with new bassist and backing vocalist Alicia Vigil (VIGIL OF WAR), who joined DRAGONFORCE last month. DRAGONFORCE guitarist Herman Li stated about the group's latest additon: "Alicia was recommended to me ...

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