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Listen To New THERION Song 'Bring Her Home'

On February 9, symphonic metal pioneers THERION will finally release Christofer Johnsson's monumental brainchild "Beloved Antichrist", a sweeping rock opera loosely inspired by Vladímir Soloviov's "A Short Tale Of The Antichrist". The entire piece reaches an impressive length of three hours. The dramatic and epic opus comes to life through 27 different character roles, performed ...

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THERION Releases Animated Video For 'Theme Of Antichrist'

On February 9, symphonic metal pioneers THERION will finally release Christofer Johnsson's monumental brainchild "Beloved Antichrist", a sweeping rock opera loosely inspired by Vladímir Soloviov's "A Short Tale Of The Antichrist". The entire piece reaches an impressive length of three hours. The dramatic and epic opus comes to life through 27 different character roles, performed ...

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THERION's CHRISTOFER JOHNSSON: 'Every Time We Release A New Album, There's Always A Lot Of Complaints Because We Always Change The Style'

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with mainman Christofer Johnsson of symphonic metal pioneers THERION. You can listen to the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On THERION's forthcoming "Beloved Antichrist" triple studio album: Christofer: "This is actually not a new album. If I would ...

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Listen To New ROTTING CHRIST Song 'I Will Not Serve'

Greek extreme metal vetearns ROTTING CHRIST will release "Their Greatest Spells" on March 23 via Season Of Mist. This double-CD compilation features a best-of selection approved by frontman Sakis Tolis as well as the new track "I Will Not Serve", which can be streamed below. "Their Greatest Spells" track listing: CD 1 01. The Sign ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Will Skip GRAMMY AWARDS In Apparent Protest Of How 'Rock' Genre Is Treated

AVENGED SEVENFOLD will skip this year's Grammy Awards in apparent protest of the way the organization treats the rock and heavy metal genres. AVENGED SEVENFOLD is nominated for a Grammy in the "Best Rock Song" category for "The Stage". It's the first-ever Grammy nod for the Southern California-based group comprised of singer M. Shadows, guitarists ...

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Video Premiere: EKTOMORF's 'The Prophet Of Doom'

"The Prophet Of Doom", the new video from Hungarian metallers EKTOMORF, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Fury", which will be released on February 16 via AFM. The cover artwork for the disc was created by Chris Blomenkemper and Andrew Krasnoff and can be seen below. "Fury" will ...

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Video: SODOM Rejoined By Three Former Guitarists At 35th-Anniversary Concert In Germany

German thrash metal veterans SODOM were rejoined by former guitarists Josef "Grave Violator" Dominik (who was in the band 1984-1985), Frank "Blackfire" Gosdzik (1986-1989) and Andy Brings (1991-1995) during their 35th-anniversary show on December 26 at Zeche in Bochum, Germany. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. The band's setlist was as ...

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EKTOMORF Loses Guitarist, Bassist, Drummer; New Lineup Revealed

Hungarian metallers EKTOMORF have parted ways with Tamás Schrottner (guitar), Szabolcs Murvai (bass) and Róbert Jaksa (drums) due to "personal differences" and have replaced them with Szebasztián Simon, Attila Asztalos and Dániel Szabó, respectively. EKTOMORF guitarist/vocalist Zoltán Farkas states: "After many years of touring and playing together, Tomi, Robi and Szabi decided to leave the ...

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SEPTIC TANK Feat. REPULSION, Ex-CATHEDRAL Members: 'Rotting Civilisation' Album Due In April

SEPTIC TANK, the long-running project featuring vocalist Lee Dorrian (CATHEDRAL), guitarist Gary Jennings (CATHEDRAL) and bassist Scott Carlson (REPULSION), has completed work on its debut album, "Rotting Civilisation". The disc, which was recorded and mixed by producer/engineer Jaime Gomez Arellano at Orgone Studios, will be released on April 13, 2018 via Rise Above Records. "Rotting ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Singer Says GRAMMY Nomination Was 'A Nice Surprise'

AVENGED SEVENFOLD frontman M. Shadows says that the band's Grammy nomination for "Best Rock Song" for "The Stage" was "a nice surprise." It's the first-ever Grammy nod for the Southern California-based group comprised of Shadows, guitarists Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance, bassist Johnny Christ and drummer Brooks Wackerman. Also nominated in the "Best Rock Song" ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Frontman SERJ TANKIAN Releases 'Intent To Destroy' And 'Furious' Film Scores

Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum recording artist, songwriter, poet and visual artist Serj Tankian has added two more scores to his expanding repertoire of film composing. Lakeshore Records released Tankian's "Intent To Destroy - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" digitally on November 17 on iTunes and Apple Music and will make it available on other platforms November ...

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GENE SIMMONS Explains Decision To Abandon 'Horns' Hand Gesture Trademark Application: 'I Just Didn't Think It Was Worth It'

Gene Simmons says that he withdrew his application to trademark the so-called "devil's horns" hand gesture because he "didn't think it was worth it." The KISS bassist/vocalist expressly abandoned the application in late June — less than two weeks after filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Most music fans slammed Simmons for ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Wanted To Do 'Something Cool' With Cover Of PINK FLOYD's 'Wish You Were Here'

Kat Mykals from the Evansville, Indiana radio station 103 GBF recently interviewed AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ. The full chat can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the group's latest release, "The Stage", being an "evolving album": Johnny: "Well, it was just the idea of basically releasing the [bonus] songs ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Frontman On Black Metal Movement: 'I Just Don't Get It, To Be Honest'

Finland's Metalliluola recently conducted an interview with frontman Dani Filth of U.K. extreme metal veterans CRADLE OF FILTH. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the musical influences behind the band's new "Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay" studio album: Dani: "It's hard to say, really. ...

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Watch Gory Video For New CANNIBAL CORPSE Song 'Code Of The Slashers'

"Code Of The Slashers", the brand new video from Florida-based death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Zev Deans, who previously worked on BEHEMOTH's "Messe Noire", GHOST's "Square Hammer" and PORTAL's "Curtain" videos. Deans comments: "After crawling through abandoned buildings, crashing our van into a tree in the middle ...

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MIKE PATTON Is 'Getting Stitched Up' After Suffering 'Bad Wipeout' On Skateboard; DEAD CROSS To Play L.A. Tonight

DEAD CROSS, the Southern California outfit featuring drummer Dave Lombardo (ex-SLAYER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MISFITS) and singer Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE), will play at El Rey theater in Los Angeles tonight (Tuesday, August 22). The show is a make-up date for last night's DEAD CROSS concert, which was canceled at the last minute after Patton ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON On Failed Reunion Of MEGADETH's 'Rust In Peace' Lineup: It's Hard For Fans To Just Let That Go

At this year's Chicago Open Air festival, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson spoke to the 103.9 The Bear radio station about last year's passing of Nick Menza, who was the band's drummer during its most commercially successful period. "Nick was… That guy was a constant comedy act," Ellefson recalled (see vieo below). "He was so fun. ...

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Vengeful Ascension - GOATWHORE

While most intense bands seem to unload their best work and ideas on their initial three releases or so, N'Awlins' GOATWHORE has been aging like a fine wine. The band has been churning out its blackened emanations for two decades now, and with album number seven, "Vengeful Ascension", its released its best work to date. ...

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SUPERJOINT And DEVILDRIVER Announce U.S. Tour

Former PANTERA and current DOWN frontman Philip Anselmo's SUPERJOINT project — previously known as SUPERJOINT RITUAL — and DEVILDRIVER will join forces for a U.S. tour in the fall. Support on the tour will come from KING PARROT, CANE HILL and CHILD BITE. The tour begins September 23 in Austin, Texas and runs through October ...

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Black Laden Crown - DANZIG

Glenn Danzig is a bona fide metal and punk god. His irreverence for genre conventions has been accepted with open arms within musically conservative music scenes, expanding the boundaries of metal and heavy music from the horror punk of the MISFITS through transitioning band SAMHAIN and finally through to the heavier metal-inclined band bearing his ...

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