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Murder One - KILLERS

Ahh, KILLERS, a bleeding case of what could've been. Struggling to find a post-IRON MAIDEN identity throughout the Eighties and Nineties, NWOBHM legend Paul Di'Anno ran through a succession of metal acts that made minor blips on the metal radar such as DI'ANNO, BATTLEZONE, PRAYING MANTIS, NOMAD, GOGMAGOG (also one-time home to future IRON MAIDEN ...

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MELVINS' BUZZ OSBORNE: How METALLICA 'Blew It'

In a brand new interview with A.V. Club, MELVINS' Buzz Osborne was asked to pick songs by "bands that were good, but blew it." Explaining his selection of "Whiplash" by METALLICA, Osborne said: "METALLICA is a good example, because when their first record [1983's 'Kill 'Em All'] came out, I thought, 'Oh, wow! ...

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RAVEN Interviewed By MetalTalk.net (Video)

MetalTalk.net's Mark Taylor conducted an interview with the veteran British/American heavy metal trio RAVEN before the band's November 30, 2013 concert in London, England with GIRLSCHOOL. You can now watch the chat below. RAVEN released the "Rock Until You Drop - A Long Days Journey" two-disc DVD as a digipak in North America ...

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EXORCISM: Video Teaser For Debut Album

A video teaser with behind-the-scenes and studio footage for the forthcoming, as-yet-untitled full-length debut album from heavy doom metallers EXORCISM, featuring the song "Zero G" that appears on the CD, can be seen below. EXORCISM, which features in its ranks guitarist Joe "Shredlord" Stump (RAVEN LORD, ZVEKAN, HOLYHELL), will release its first CD in the ...

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RAVEN's JOHN GALLAGHER Speaks To 'The Metal Voice' (Video)

The Metal Voice conducted an interview with bassist/vocalist John Gallagher of the veteran British/American heavy metal trio RAVEN on September 24 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can now watch the chat below. RAVEN released the "Rock Until You Drop - A Long Days Journey" two-disc DVD as a digipak in North America on July ...

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JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR Announces New Album

Since the comeback of JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR in 2009 with the brilliant studio album called "Defiance", both band's career and Jack Starr's (ex-VIRGIN STEELE) solo career have been on the rise. In 2010 the band signed with Limb Music, the German label who promptly released next studio album, "Land Of The Dead", in 2011. ...

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EXORCISM: More Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Heavy doom metallers EXORCISM, who feature in their ranks guitarist Joe “Shredlord” Stump (RAVEN LORD, HOLYHELL), entered the studio this past summer to begin recording their as-yet-untitled debut album for an early 2014 release via GoldenCore Records/ZYX Music. The third and fourth in a series of clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the studio can be ...

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Enjoy the Quiet: Live at Wacken 2012 - MINISTRY

Serving as a monument in conjunction with MINISTRY's reported final studio album "From Beer to Eternity", Al Jourgensen issues what is likewise reported to be a final live DVD and CD package, "Enjoy the Quiet: Live at Wacken 2012". "From Beer to Eternity" is dedicated to the memory of longtime MINISTRY guitarist Mike Scaccia, who ...

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NOCTUM: Entire 'Final Sacrifice' Album Available For Streaming

"Final Sacrifice", the new album from Swedish rockers NOCTUM, is available for streaming in its entirety using the SoundCloud widget below. Due on October 29 via Metal Blade Records, the CD's cover art was painted by Timo Ketola (SUNN O))), ARKTAU EOS) and fits perfectly with the album's raw, natural sound. "Final Sacrifice" is a ...

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NECROPHOBIC Parts Ways With Vocalist TOBIAS SIDEGÅRD

Cult Swedish black/death metal act NECROPHOBIC has officially parted ways with vocalist Tobias Sidegård. A Swedish appeals court last month reduced the prison sentence for Sidegård, who was accused of beating his wife multiple times between September 2011 and April 2013. Sidegård was originally sentenced to 18 months in prison for "gross violation of a ...

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NECROPHOBIC: New Song 'Asmodee' Available For Streaming

Cult Swedish black/death metal act NECROPHOBIC will release its seventh full-length album, "Womb Of Lilithu", on October 29 (four days earlier in Europe) via Season Of Mist. A digital single featuring the new song "Splendour Nigri Solis", taken from the forthcoming CD, was released exclusively through Spotify on August 19 (September 3 in North America). ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Singer To Sit Out U.S. Tour; CHAS WEST To Fill In

NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD have released the following statement: "DIAMOND HEAD wish to send [singer] Nick Tart and his family their sincere condolences on the untimely death of his father. As a result of this, Nick will be flying home to Brisbane to be with his family and, unfortunately, ...

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NECROPHOBIC: 'Furfur' Lyric Video Released

Cult Swedish black/death metal act NECROPHOBIC will release its seventh full-length album, "Womb Of Lilithu", on October 29 (four days earlier in Europe) via Season Of Mist. A digital single featuring the new song "Splendour Nigri Solis", taken from the forthcoming CD, was released exclusively through Spotify on August 19 (September 3 in North America). ...

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DEF LEPPARD Drummer To Take Part In Twitter Q&A Session On Friday

Join DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen on his first official DEF LEPPARD Twitter fan question-and-answer session on Friday, September 27 at 4 p.m. EST. Rick will answer fans' questions about DEF LEPPARD, "Viva! Hysteria", DED FLATBIRD, his fine art or anything else on the fans' minds. Submit your questions on Twitter to @Def_Leppard with the ...

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NOCTUM: 'Temple Of The Living Dead' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Temple Of The Living Dead" from Swedish rockers NOCTUM can be seen below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Final Sacrifice", which will be released on October 29 via Metal Blade Records. The cover art was painted by Timo Ketola (SUNN O))), ARKTAU EOS) and fits ...

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NOCTUM: 'Final Sacrifice' Album Details Revealed

Swedish rockers NOCTUM will release their new album, "Final Sacrifice", on October 29 via Metal Blade Records. The cover art was painted by Timo Ketola (SUNN O))), ARKTAU EOS) and fits perfectly with the album's raw, natural sound. "Final Sacrifice" is a fictional horror story where each song communicates a portion of the overall narrative. ...

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MPIRE OF EVIL Forced To Pull Out Of RAVEN's North American Tour

Due to a U.S. "immigration administrative delay," MPIRE OF EVIL (formerly PRIMEVIL) — the band formed in 2010 by ex-VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan (bass, vocals) — has been forced to cancel its participation in the proposed North American tour with RAVEN. MPIRE OF EVIL says in a ...

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LORDI: Pro-Shot Footage Of Entire HELLFEST Concert

Professionally filmed video footage of LORDI's entire June 23 performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France can be seen below. LORDI's new album, "To Beast Or Not To Beast", was released on March 1 in Europe (excluding Finland) via AFM Records. The CD was made available in North America on March 19 through The End Records. ...

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MINDCAGE: 'Our Own Devices' Details Revealed

Kinematic Music, a new division of Kinematic Entertainment, will launch this fall with the September 17 release of "Our Own Devices" from Florida-based progressive metallers MINDCAGE. Mixed and mastered by rock legend Michael Wagener (METALLICA, OZZY OSBOURNE, SKID ROW, DOKKEN, RAVEN, MEGADETH), "Our Own Devices" is a fantasy storybook set to music. Combining cultural and ...

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RAVEN To Tour North America In September/October

Veteran British/American heavy metal trio RAVEN will embark on a U.S. and Canadian tour in September. Joining them on the tour will be special guests and longtime friends MPIRE OF EVIL, the band formed in 2010 by ex-VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan (bass, vocals). The tour will start ...

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RAVEN Frontman Interviewed By 'The Metal Voice' (Video)

The Metal Voice recently conducted an in-depth interview with John Gallagher, vocalist and bassist of the veteran British/American heavy metal trio RAVEN. You can now watch the chat below. RAVEN will release the "Rock Until You Drop - A Long Days Journey" two-disc DVD as a digipak in North America on July 2 via SPV/Steamhammer. ...

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LORDI: Video Footage Of HELLFEST Press Conference

Video footage of LORDI's June 23 press conference at Hellfest in Clisson, France can be seen below. LORDI's new album, "To Beast Or Not To Beast", was released on March 1 in Europe (excluding Finland) via AFM Records. The CD was made available in North America on March 19 through The End Records. "To Beast ...

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