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BLACK BREATH Bassist ELIJAH NELSON Dies

Elijah Nelson, bassist for the Seattle death metal band BLACK BREATH, passed away over the weekend. No cause of death has yet been revealed. He was 40 years old. A number of other artists have paid tribute to Nelson in the wake of his passing, including Swedish extreme grindcore act NASUM, who wrote: "We are ...

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Death Atlas - CATTLE DECAPITATION

If there's one thing that separates the truly great from the rest, it's vision. CATTLE DECAPITATION have long stood out as one of extreme metal's most fervently creative and intelligent bands. As far back as 2004's "Humanure", Travis Ryan's maverick deathgrind crew were messing with formerly revered formulae, forever willing to veer off in weird ...

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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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Enraged And Unbound - UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION

Thanks to the fact that there are literally thousands of brutal death metal bands active right now, it is becoming increasingly difficult to accurately separate nutritious wheat from mediocre chaff. Thankfully, there are still occasions when an album leaps from the speakers, grabs the terrified reviewer by the throat and screams "This is really fucking ...

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MIKE PORTNOY And JOHN PETRUCCI Reunite For 2019 'Holiday Gathering'

Mike Portnoy reunited with John Petrucci earlier this week for what the former DREAM THEATER drummer called "the annual #PortnoyPetrucci Holiday Gathering". On Wednesday, Portnoy took to his social media to upload two photos of him and the DREAM THEATER guitarist, along with their respective families, at what appears to be the Christmas tree in ...

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TOM KEIFER Announces Summer 2020 European Tour

In continuation of the "Rise" tour, CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer and #keiferbandSavannah Keifer, Tony Higbee, Billy Mercer, Kendra Chantelle, Jarred Pope, Kory Myers — will bring their high-energy rock show overseas for a few weeks of headlining concerts and festival appearances starting July 17, 2020 in Buckley, England. Fans can expect to hear ...

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MIKKO SIRÉN Says New APOCALYPTICA Instrumental Album 'Cell-0' Is 'Back To The Roots'

France's United Rock Nations recently conducted an interview with drummer Mikko Sirén of Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the reasoning behind APOCALYPTICA recording their first instrumental album in 17 years, "Cell-0": Mikko: ...

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MASSACRE Announces New Lineup, Begins Work On Fourth Album

Veteran Florida death metal band MASSACRE has joined forces with a new management team, Extreme Management Group, and has begun work on a new full-length album, to be released in 2020. The group has also welcomed new drummer Jeramie Kling (VENOM INC., THE ABSENCE, GOREGÄNG) and guitarist Taylor Nordberg (THE ABSENCE, GOREGÄNG). MASSACRE's forthcoming album ...

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ROB HALFORD, JOE BONAMASSA, EXTREME, NITA STRAUSS Perform At ALICE COOPER's 18th Annual 'Christmas Pudding' (Video)

Renowned as one of Phoenix's signature holiday events, Alice Cooper's 18th annual "Christmas Pudding" fundraiser brought together Michael Bruce, Neal Smith and Dennis Dunaway from the original ALICE COOPER band, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford, legendary guitarist Joe Bonamassa, Cooper's HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES bandmate Johnny Depp, Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss and EXTREME's Gary Cherone and Nuno ...

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Video Premiere: SUICIDE SILENCE's 'Feel Alive'

California-based extreme metal titans SUICIDE SILENCE have released the official music video for the song "Feel Alive". The track is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "Become The Hunter", on February 14, 2020 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Steve Evetts (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SEPULTURA, HATEBREED) at The Omen Room and ...

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Listen To New CARCASS Song 'Under The Scalpel Blade'

British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS have released a new digital single, "Under The Scalpel Blade", The track, which was previously made available to deluxe Decibel magazine subscribers, can now be streamed below. "Under The Scalpel Blade" is taken from CARCASS's upcoming seventh studio album, which is due out in 2020 on Nuclear Blast. The disc ...

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Read Exclusive Excerpt From Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT's 'I Am Morbid' Autobiography

Jawbone Press has announced the long-awaited autobiography of David Vincent, the legendary frontman for extreme metal pioneers MORBID ANGEL, and outlaw country artist who is now the frontman for two supergroups, VLTIMAS and I AM MORBID. Written with the bestselling author Joel McIver and with a foreword by Rosetta space mission project scientist Dr. Matt ...

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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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THE AGONIST Guitarist Wouldn't Rule Out Tour With ARCH ENEMY

THE AGONIST guitarist Danny Marino says that he wouldn't rule out a future tour with ARCH ENEMY. ARCH ENEMY's current lineup includes former THE AGONIST singer Alissa White-Gluz, who was recently accused by her THE AGONIST replacement, Vicky Psarakis, of trying to hold the group back in the five years since Alissa's departure from the ...

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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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BEHEMOTH Announces Tour Edition Of 'I Loved You At Your Darkest'

In January 2020, Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH will release the "I Loved You At Your Darkest Tour Edition" featuring the "I Loved You At Your Darkest" album with brand new, alternate artwork by Nicola Samori, plus an exclusive BBC Radio 1 session and previously unreleased documentary, "Thou Darkest Art", taken from the band's career-affirming art ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's SCOUR Releases Cover Of BATHORY's 'Massacre'

SCOUR — the extreme metal unit featuring Philip H. Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, SUPERJOINT), John Jarvis (AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED), Derek Engemann (PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, ex-CATTLE DECAPITATION), Mark Kloeppel (MISERY INDEX) and Adam Jarvis (PIG DESTROYER, MISERY INDEX) — will release its long-anticipated "Black" EP (the third in a ...

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IHSAHN Says His Side Project With TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY Is 'Finally Coming Together'

Greece's "TV War" recently conducted an interview with EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan). You can watch the entire chat below (the interview starts at the 11:30 mark). A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether it was deliberate that his 2016 "Arktis" studio album and 2018's "Àmr" sound different from one ...

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