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ABBATH Is Almost Two Months Sober

Former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath, who currently leads his own namesake band, has released a video message ahead of ABBATH's European tour, which is scheduled to kick off at the end of the month. In the short clip, recorded on January 5, Abbath — whose real name is Olve Eikemo — reveals that he is almost ...

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The Sun and The Cold - OCEANS

Kicking the year off with a dizzying rush of gloom, OCEANS must be one of the most distinctive new bands to get a major push from a big label in 2020. Signed to Nuclear Blast after a smattering of low-key releases and a flurry of online attention, the German/Austrian crew have existed for less than ...

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Abandon All Faith - STRIGOI

Greg Mackintosh is not happy. And thank Satan for that. Over the last three decades, the PARADISE LOST guitarist has been involved in a huge number of seminal and ground-breaking metal records, from early PL classics like "Gothic" and "Draconian Times" through to three uniformly astonishing albums with crusty death metal project VALLENFYRE. In truth, ...

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Demon Solar Totem - THE DEATHTRIP

Anything or anyone that encourages people to listen to more interesting forms of heavy music has got to be a good thing. That seems to be the theory that motivates Mat McNerney — also known as Kvohst – whose presence on THE DEATHTRIP's second album makes perfect sense and will doubtless, and quite rightly, bring ...

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NAPALM DEATH's BARNEY GREENWAY: 'We Get A Kick Out Of Annoying People'

Frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway of U.K. extreme metal veterans NAPALM DEATH was interviewed on a recent installment of "Talking Bollocks", the monthly metal podcast hosted by ACID REIGN frontman-turned-stand-up-comedian Howard H. Smith. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he's a spiritual person: Barney: "I'm ...

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ABBATH Enters Rehab To Help Him 'Get Clean Once And For All'

Former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath, who currently leads his own namesake band, has decided to enter rehab after the cancelation of several shows on the latter group's South American tour. Earlier today, Abbath — whose real name is Olve Eikemo — issued the following statement: "Outstriders, throughout life you're dealt different decks of cards. I've been ...

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The Repentless Killogy - SLAYER

It is fitting that the last music product released before SLAYER's final live shows is a document of the band's previous show at the same venue, the historic Forum in Inglewood, California, just outside of Los Angeles city limits. The vaunted violence of vintage SLAYER mosh pits has slightly calmed as the band has gotten ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Says Drugs Don't Enhance Creativity

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has argued against the use of drugs to enhance creativity, insisting that "you sound better and play better and you have a better energy" when you're not under the influence of psychedelic drugs. Taylor, who has been open about his battle with addiction, spoke about musicians using drugs ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING Looks Back On Controversial 'Turbo' LP: 'It Wasn't The Big-Selling Album That We Hoped For'

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing spoke about the band's controversial album "Turbo" during an interview for Greg Prato's upcoming book "Take It Off - Kiss Truly Unmasked". Released in 1986, the synth-heavy "Turbo" is PRIEST's most commercial-sounding album to date, with the band deciding to experiment with some new sounds, ...

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OTHERWISE Releases Music Video For 'Lifted'

Las Vegas rockers OTHERWISE have released a music video for their new song "Lifted". The Chisel Pixel Productions-directed clip was shot last month in Los Angeles. Regarding the shoot, OTHERWISE's Adrian Patrick said: "Making the video for 'Lifted' was perhaps the most fun we've ever had filming! The locale was absolutely stunning (thanks to Patten ...

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Alpha And The Omega - KONKHRA

Death metal fans of a certain age will already be familiar with KONKHRA. One of the few bands to successfully blend the brutality of the underground with the churning grooves popularized by the likes of SEPULTURA and MACHINE HEAD in the mid '90s, they never received the recognition that albums like "Spit Or Swallow" (1995) ...

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Listen To New OTHERWISE Song 'Picking At Bones'

OTHERWISE's new song "Picking At Bones" can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Defy", which will be released on November 8 via Mascot Records, a division of Mascot Label Group. The Las Vegas hard-rockers flew out of the traps when they were heralded in their early days by ...

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TOBIAS FORGE Says Some Of GHOST's Former 'Nameless Ghouls' Were 'Uncomfortable With The Idea Of Not Getting Recognition'

GHOST leader Tobias Forge recently spoke with Cassius Morris of "The Cassius Morris Show" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's recent touring: Tobias: "I'd say that this tour — this tour cycle, album cycle — has been very smooth. At least from ...

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ANTHRAX: Why You Can't Say 'Rock Is Dead'

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello has dismissed the notion that rock is dead, saying that the genre "will never die." While rock 'n' roll has been king of the music world for decades, in the past few years, it's been unseated by the growing popularity of hip-hop. This has caused many pundits to proclaim the genre ...

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