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AMON AMARTH's OLAVI MIKKONEN Says Band 'Wanted To Create More Dynamics' On 'Berserker' Album

Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with guitarist Olavi Mikkonen of Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreaker widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for AMON AMARTH's upcoming studio album, "Berserker": Olavi: "Since [2016's] 'Jomsviking' was a ...

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ANVIL To Record New Album In October

Canadian metal legends ANVIL will enter Soundlodge studios in Rhauderfehn in the northwest of Germany this fall to begin recording their new album for a 2020 release. Guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow told Heavy New York about the band's plans for the follow-up to 2018's "Pounding The Pavement": "We're going in in October to record in ...

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Former MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, LIZZY BORDEN Members To Take Part In 'From Classical To Rock' Benefit Concert

"From Classical To Rock" has once again joined forces with the non-profit Peninsula Education Foundation (PEF) to present an intimate star-studded concert benefiting local schools. Set to take place on May 11 at the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, the event will bring aspiring high school musicians from local high schools, together with rock stars ...

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JOHN BUSH And CHARLIE BENANTE Reunite To Perform ANTHRAX's 'Only' And 'Room For One More' In San Francisco (Video)

Ex-ANTHRAX singer John Bush reunited with his former bandmate Charlie Benante to play the group's songs "Only" and "Room For One More" during last night's (Saturday, April 20) METAL ALLEGIANCE concert in San Francisco, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. Bush fronted ANTHRAX between 1992 and 2005 but was sidelined ...

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ANTHRAX's FRANK BELLO Has Begun Writing His Memoir

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello has commenced work on his memoir. The book, which does not yet have a release date, is being written with Joel McIver, the bestselling author of more than two dozen books on rock music, including "My Life With Deth" from Bello's ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE bandmate, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. Speaking to ...

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Video Premiere: AMON AMARTH's 'Crack The Sky'

"Crack The Sky", the new video from Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Berserker", which will be released on May 3 via Metal Blade Records. The disc was recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Jay Ruston, who has previously ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON To Release 'Sleeping Giants' Companion Album To Upcoming Memoir, 'More Life With Deth'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson will release "Sleeping Giants" on July 5 via Combat Records. The effort will coincide with the release of Ellefson's upcoming memoir, "More Life With Deth", in stores July 16 via Jawbone Press. Co-written with Ellefson's business partner Thom Hazaert, "More Life With Deth" is the follow-up to Ellefson's "My Life With ...

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SWORN ENEMY: 'Coming Undone' Video

Metallic hardcore heavyweights SWORN ENEMY return with a vengeance on their venomous new record, "Gamechanger", due out next Friday, April 5. Produced by Robb Flynn (MACHINE HEAD) and mixed/mastered by Zack Ohren (SUFFOCATION, FALLUJAH, WARBRINGER), the hard-knuckled album expertly fuses metal, thrash and New York hardcore. On the heels of the well-received first single "Prepare ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist SCOTT IAN Creates Soundtrack For 'Black Knight: Sword Of Rage' Pinball Machines

ANTHRAX's Scott Ian and DETHKLOK's Brendon Small have composed and performed the legacy sound package for the third game in Stern Pinball, Inc.'s Black Knight franchise, Black Knight: Sword Of Rage. Says Ian: "Metal and pinball? Yes please. Soundtrack to this killer machine by me." The iconic pinball character the Black Knight returns to entertain ...

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THE DAMNED THINGS: 'Something Good' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Something Good" from THE DAMNED THINGS can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming second album, "High Crimes", which will be released on April 26 via Nuclear Blast. The supergroup comprised of members of EVERY TIME I DIE, ANTHRAX and FALL OUT BOY recently ...

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ANVIL's LIPS Is Still Waiting For 'A Real Break'

Guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow of Canadian metal legends ANVIL says that he believed from the beginning that the band's documentary, "Anvil! The Story Of Anvil", would have the kind of impact that it ended up having. "I knew immediately, because it wasn't some jackass with a video camera," he told A&P-Reacts in a new interview ...

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AMON AMARTH To Release 'Berserker' Album In May; First Single, 'Raven's Flight', Now Available

Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH will release their new album, "Berserker", on May 3 via Metal Blade Records. The disc was recorded 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 album's first single, "Raven's Flight", can be streamed ...

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