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AMON AMARTH Completes Work On New Album With Producer JAY RUSTON

Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH have completed work on their new album at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Jay Ruston, who has previously worked with ANTHRAX, STEEL PANTHER, URIAH HEEP and STONE SOUR. The as-yet-untitled disc is tentatively due this spring via Metal Blade Records. AMON AMARTH vocalist Johan Hegg told

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BARNEY GREENWAY On Why NAPALM DEATH Doesn't Celebrate Album Anniversaries: 'We're An Evolving Band; We Don't Need To Look Backwards'

NAPALM DEATH vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway recently spoke with France's No Name Radio. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's latest album, "Apex Predator": Barney: "I think it turned out to be a really good album, which I didn't quite know at ...

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MAX CAVALERA: 'I Never Think About Retirement'

In a recent interview with Metal Wani, Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, SEPULTURA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) was asked what he hoped his legacy would look like one day. He responded: "To me, hopefully it [will be] somebody that wasn't afraid to take risks, and wasn't afraid to try new things. I never let whatever — people or ideas ...

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CARNAL FORGE: 'Reforged' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Reforged", a brand new song from the Swedish thrash metal band CARNAL FORGE, can be seen below. The track is taken from the group's upcoming album, "Gun To Mouth Salvation", which will be released on January 25, 2019 via ViciSolum Productions. It is CARNAL FORGE's first LP since 2007's "Testify ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK: Why I Had To Step Away From TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

In a recent interview with Sonic Perspectives, TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick talked about how his short-lived involvement with SAVATAGE eventually resulted in him landing a gig with the holiday-themed rock opera TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA. "It's interesting how that whole situation connected to TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, because the one heavy rock recording I did in the '90s was ...

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MAX CAVALERA Would Love To Get BRUCE DICKINSON, GLENN DANZIG And ANGUS YOUNG To Guest On A SOULFLY Album

Paul Tadday of Australia's AMNplify recently conducted an interview with Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SEPULTURA). You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Speaking about SOULFLY's return to the groove-laden sound of the band's early material on the group's latest release, "Ritual", Max said: "I feel that it ...

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SACRED REICH Rejoined By Ex-MACHINE HEAD Drummer DAVE MCCLAIN

Phoenix-based thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH have announced the return of drummer Dave McClain. McClain was a member of SACRED REICH from 1991 to 1995. He played on the "A Question" EP (1991) and the "Independent" (1993) and "Heal" (1996) albums before leaving to join MACHINE HEAD. SACRED REICH bassist/vocalist Phil Rind comments: "It is ...

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Original MOTÖRHEAD Drummer PHIL 'PHILTHY ANIMAL' TAYLOR's LITTLE VILLAINS Album To Receive Posthumous Release

Fans all over the globe will be able to experience the distinctive and ferocious talent of late Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor one more time. LITTLE VILLAINS, who were formed in 2006 by MOTÖRHEAD's legendary drummer as well as James Childs (AVON, AIRBUS) and Owen Street of desert rockers WAXY and sludge unit VAILS, have revealed ...

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LAMB OF GOD Guitarist's 'Anesthetic' Solo Album To Feature Guest Appearances By LINKIN PARK, PAPA ROACH Members

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton will release a solo album titled "Anesthetic" on March 1, 2019 via WPP Records and Spinefarm Records. The disc's first single, "The Truth Is Dead", featuring guest vocals by LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe and ARCH ENEMY frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz, can be streamed below. "Anesthetic" was made alongside ...

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METALLICA's 'All Within My Hands Foundation' Launches 'Metallica Scholars' Initiative

METALLICA's All Within My Hands Foundation (AWMH) has launched a major workforce education initiative that provides direct support to community colleges to enhance their career and technical education programs. These programs provide skills and services to students who are looking to enter a traditional trade or other applied learning program. Ten colleges from across the ...

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Planet Silver Screen - FOUR STROKE BARON

The sixty seconds of instrumental synth-pop and dance-floor rhythms that begin FOUR STROKE BARON's newest record, "Planet Silver Screen", serves as both a fake-out and an indication that the following songs will be a fun musical exploration. One minute into the intro track—appropriately titled "Cut"—the beats go away, and a barrage of short, sharp riffs ...

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THY ART IS MURDER Releases New Single, 'Death Perception'

Australian deathcore masters THY ART IS MURDER have released a brand new single, "Death Perception". The song, which was written and recorded during the sessions for last year's "Dear Desolation" album, was produced, mixed and mastered by longtime collaborator Will Putney. This past summer, THY ART IS MURDER guitarist Andy Marsh spoke to Illawarra Mercury ...

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TESTAMENT Singer Understands Why Certain Bands Use Off-Stage Backing Musicians And Pre-Recorded Tapes During Live Performances

TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy says that he understands why certain rock and metal artists rely on off-stage backing musicians or use pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but ...

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Dominion - DRAGONLORD

From the char of black metal mania glorified by profiled pundits EMPEROR, DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH and MAYHEM rose a mini-legion of one-man wannabes, dark forest wanderers and orchestral fugue art farts. Corpse paint, crusty leather, inverted crosses, middle fingers hoisted toward Catholicism, at this point, a great big Mega-Therion yawn. Yet the underground ...

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SPIRITS OF FIRE Feat. TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, CHRIS CAFFERY, STEVE DIGIORGIO And MARK ZONDER: Debut Album Details

Frontiers Music Srl is known for building new bands/projects featuring musicians of outstanding quality and who come from unique backgrounds. After an intense brainstorming session, a dream team of renowned metal musicians including Tim "Ripper" Owens (ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH), Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, DEATH) and Mark Zonder (ex-FATES WARNING, WARLORD) ...

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HYPOCRISY And FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE To Join Forces For Early 2019 North American Tour

Legendary Swedish deathsters HYPOCRISY and Italian symphonic death metallers FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE will return to North America for the "Death...Is Just The Beginning" co-headlining tour in March/April 2019. Joining them will be the progressive extreme metal band AENIMUS. Tickets go on-sale everywhere on Friday, November 16. Confirmed tour dates: Mar. 15 - Los Angeles, CA - ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS Recruits Guitarist JASON RICHARDSON, Plans To Honor OLI HERBERT On Upcoming Tour

Last month, Massachusetts metallers ALL THAT REMAINS suffered a tragic and incredibly painful loss when their globally renowned, highly respected, and immeasurably talented lead guitarist and founding member Oli Herbert, unexpectedly passed away. Herbert played on all nine albums in the band's discography and was especially proud of the new album, "Victim Of The New ...

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MEGADETH's First-Ever 'Megacruise': More Details Revealed

Details for the inaugural Megacruise, the ultimate heavy metal music experience at sea hosted by metal pioneers MEGADETH, have been announced to preview the cruise's public on sale — kicking off today (November 7) at 1 p.m. ET. Departing out of Los Angeles aboard the Norwegian Jewel, the five-day/five-night full ship charter cruise will set ...

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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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DISTURBED Singer Says METALLICA's 'Ride The Lightning' Gave Him 'A Very Rude Awakening To The Heavier Side Of Music'

In the latest episode of Kerrang! magazine's "The Album That Saved My Life", DISTURBED frontman David Draiman singled out METALLICA's 1984 full-length "Ride The Lightning" as one of the most important releases during his formative years. "The power, the complexity, the aggression — there's so many things that would attract anyone to METALLICA," ...

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