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BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH Says New OVERKILL Album 'The Wings Of War' Has A 'Certain Kind Of Committed Brutality'

Metal Exhumator conducted an interview with frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth of New Jersey thrash veterans OVERKILL prior to the band's September 15 concert at Le Metronum in Toulouse, France. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what OVERKILL's "next steps" are after the release of this year's ...

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MARCO MENDOZA Believes GLENN HUGHES-Fronted Version Of THE DEAD DAISIES Will 'Come Up With Some Great Stuff'

Marco Mendoza says that he is "confident" the new lineup of THE DEAD DAISIES will "come up with some great stuff." Late last month, the hard rock "collective" founded by Australian musician and businessman David Lowy announced that Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) had joined the group as its new bassist and vocalist, ...

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Horror - EXHUMED

In essence, death metal is what happened when snotty kids heard METALLICA and SLAYER and decided that this music wasn't fast or horrible enough. More than three decades on from the genre's genesis, it may be significant that it seems to be older, veteran bands that have the firmest grasp on that explosive, exuberant spirit ...

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All Flesh Is Grass - GODEATER

The UK's death metal scene is currently healthier than it has been in decades. It's also becoming increasingly diverse, which probably explains why it doesn't seem particularly weird that GODEATER's debut album is a concept record concerning veganism and notions of ecological peril. It's hard to imagine any old-school death metal band complaining about the ...

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SAXON Frontman Recovering From Triple Bypass Surgery

SAXON frontman Biff Byford is recovering after undergoing an emergency triple bypass surgery on Monday, September 23. A heart bypass surgery, or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, is used to improve blood flow to the heart. A surgeon uses blood vessels taken from another area of the body to bypass the damaged arteries. The ...

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MAYHEM: Lyric Video For New Song 'Of Worms And Ruins'

The official lyric video for the song "Of Worms And Ruins" from Norwegian black metal veterans MAYHEM can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming album, "Daemon", which will be released on October 25 via Century Media. MAYHEM says: "Here we are, yet another chapter written in the book of MAYHEM, ...

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Former GRAVEYARD RODEO Frontman PERRY MCAULEY Dead At 58

Perry McAuley, singer of the groundbreaking New Orleans band GRAVEYARD RODEO, has passed away in Evergreen, Louisiana. He was 58 years old. Pioneers of the New Orleans underground scene, fusing metal, hardcore and doom that would later spawn the "sludge" sound which New Orleans has become famous for, GRAVEYARD RODEO's history dates back to 1980 ...

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CYHRA Feat. Former IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: 'No Halos In Hell' Album Due In November

CYHRA, the band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING) and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY), will release its second album, "No Halos In Hell", on November 15 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2017's "Letters To Myself" was produced by Jacob Hansen and co-produced by ...

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HELLYEAH Pays Tribute To VINNIE PAUL With 'Skyy And Water' Video

The official music video for the song "Skyy And Water" from HELLYEAH can be seen below. The Wombat Fire-directed clip features backstage and performance footage of the band's late drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, who passed away more than a year ago. "Skyy And Water" is taken from HELLYEAH's sixth studio album, "Welcome Home", which is ...

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Listen To New QUIET RIOT Song 'Heartbreak City'

"Heartbreak City", the new single from veteran rockers QUIET RIOT, can be streamed below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Hollywood Cowboys", which will be released on November 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. Asked how "Hollywood Cowboys" differs from other QUIET RIOT LPs, drummer Frankie Banali says: "This is the most ...

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ABBATH Releases Music Video For 'Hecate'

Norwegian black metal titans ABBATH, the solo project of former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo), have released the official music video for the song "Hecate", taken from the band's latest full length, "Outstrider". The clip was shot by Francisco Munoz and can be seen below. The video release comes ahead of ABBATH's North ...

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BODY COUNT Is Mixing 'Carnivore' Album

BODY COUNT, the metal band fronted by hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T, is putting the finishing touches on its new album, "Carnivore", for a tentative early 2020 release. Asked by a fan on Twitter how the new BODY COUNT record is coming along, Ice-T responded: "Mixing it as we speak.. No solid release date ...

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Ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Drummer On His Erotic Horror Series: 'Whatever Warped Stuff I Could Think Of, I Put On Paper'

Ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH drummer and founding member Jeremy Spencer spoke to Rock Confidential about his latest venture, a new series called "LadyKiller TV". Spencer is creator, executive producer, writer, co-director and actor on the show, which is a collection of eight erotic horror parodies based on iconic horror films and ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST: Lyric Video For New Song 'Behind The Smile'

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project has just released its second studio album, "Revelation", through Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Michael Schenker and Michael Voss and was recorded and mixed by Voss at Kidpool Studio Greven & Kidwood Studio in Münstertal, Germany between December 2018 and March 2019. The official ...

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Ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Drummer JEREMY SPENCER Spoofs Classic Slasher Films With Adult Film Stars In 'LadyKiller TV'

Horror and erotica make familiar bedfellows in a brand-new series coming this fall from 6ex Films, WG Films and Whore Gore, "LadyKiller TV", a collection of eight erotic horror parodies pulled from iconic slasher films — but made better with the biggest adult film stars. Jeremy Spencer, the former drummer of hard rock outfit FIVE ...

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