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PELICAN To Release 'Nighttime Stories' Album In June

PELICAN, the instrumental quartet whose singular vision of heavy music eschews classification, will release its first full-length in six years, "Nighttime Stories", on June 7 via Southern Lord Recordings. The album's lead single, "Midnight And Mescaline", is out now digitally and hitting stores as a seven-inch with B-side track "Darkness On The Stairs" as a ...

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NEBULA To Release 'Holy S**t' Album In June

Desert rock titans NEBULA will release their first studio album in 10 years, "Holy Shit" on June 14 via Heavy Psych Sounds. The band's first LP since 2009's "Heavy Psych" EP quickly puts to rest the question that's loomed since guitarist and vocalist Eddie Glass, bassist Tom Davies and drummer Michael Amster announced their reformation ...

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DEF LEPPARD Inducted Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME (Video)

DEF LEPPARD was finally inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Friday night (March 29) — 14 years after the British rockers first became eligible. The 34th annual ceremony took place at Brooklyn, New York's Barclays Center and saw DEF LEPPARD inducted by QUEEN's Brian May. "[Singer] Joe [Elliott] and I, in particular, ...

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Former MARILYN MANSON Multi-Instrumentalist TIM SKÖLD Returns With New SKOLD Album, 'Never Is Now'

Swedish-born multi-instrumentalist Tim Sköld, the creative force behind his namesake industrial metal project, has been one of few lasting Swedish music exports since the 1980s as frontman for one of that country's earliest and more successful metal bands, SHOTGUN MESSIAH. After the suspension of that outfit in the mid-90s, Sköld struck out on his own ...

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Original CANDLEMASS Vocalist JOHAN LÄNGQVIST On Why He Rejoined The Band: 'The Songs Really Hooked Me'

Prior to Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS's February 7 performance in Paris, vocalist Johan Längqvist spoke with Duke TV. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On rejoining CANDLEMASS in 2018, 32 years after he performed on the group's debut album "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus": Johan: ...

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LARS ULRICH Looks Back On METALLICA's First-Ever Concert

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich celebrated the 37th anniversary of the band's first-ever concert by sharing the only photo he could find of the drum kit he used at the show, plus the setlist and his diary entry from that day. The concert took place on March 14, 1982 at Radio City in Anaheim, California — ...

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CRASHDÏET To Release New Album This Year

Swedish sleaze outfit CRASHDÏET has re-signed with Frontiers Music Srl. The band's fifth album and follow-up to 2013's "The Savage Playground" will arrive before the end of the year. This past January, CRASHDÏET released the official music video for the song "Reptile". The second CRASHDÏET track to feature the band's latest addition, singer Gabriel Keyes, ...

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CANDLEMASS: Entire 'The Door To Doom' Album Available For Streaming

"The Door To Doom", the 12th album from Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, can be streamed in its entirety below. Due on February 22 via Napalm Records, the disc unsurprisingly follows the plotline mastermind, songwriter and bass player Leif Edling established in the past years: epic world-class doom metal that relies on slow mammoth riffing. ...

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SWORN ENEMY: 'Prepare For Payback' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Prepare For Payback" from the the Queens, New York-based band SWORN ENEMY can be seen below. Says vocalist Sal Lococo: "'Prepare For Payback' just had that old SWORN ENEMY feel to it. It was very angry and hard as fuck, and definitely could've been the opening track on ...

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UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP's BRAVADO Acquires Merchandise And Branding Company EPIC RIGHTS

Universal Music Group's Bravado, the leading global consumer, lifestyle and brand management company, has acquired Epic Rights, a boutique merchandise and branding company. Epic Rights works with a diverse group of iconic artists, including KISS, Billy Joel, AEROSMITH, DEF LEPPARD, AC/DC, Eric Clapton, Kevin Hart, 21 Savage, Madonna, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Sting, David Bowie, ...

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ROTTING CHRIST: Lyric Video For New Song 'The Raven'

Greek extreme metal veterans ROTTING CHRIST have unveiled a video for their new song "The Raven". It is the third track to be released from the band's upcoming album, "The Heretics", which will be released on February 15 via Season Of Mist. Frontman Sakis Tolis comments on the new song: "We proudly present to you ...

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DEAD WITCHES Feat. Ex-ELECTRIC WIZARD Drummer: 'The Final Exorcism' Album Due Next Month

U.K. occult doom unit DEAD WITCHES is the brainchild of ELECTRIC WIZARD founding member Mark Greening. The underground group's hotly anticipated sophomore album, "The Final Exorcism", will see a February 22 release via Heavy Psych Sounds Records. Teeming with haunting vocals, gargantuan riffs, fuzzed bass and savage drumming, "The Final Exorcism" will take you to ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY To Release 'Live In France' CD/DVD In March

British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) will release the "Live In France" live album and DVD on March 1. The set will contain a recording of Blaze's May 25, 2018 and May 26, 2018 concerts at Chez Paulette, near Nancy, France. "Live In France" CD track listing: Disc One 01. Redeemer (Bayley ...

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SEPULTURA's ELOY CASAGRANDE Has 'Total Respect' For Previous Drummers IGOR CAVALERA And JEAN DOLABELLA

Drumtalk, the video podcast by German drummer and videographer Philipp Koch, recently conducted an interview with SEPULTURA drummer Eloy Casagrande. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what he enjoys most about drumming: Eloy: "I think for all the musicians, that's something natural for you. ...

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ROTTING CHRIST: Trailer For 'The Heretics' Album

The official trailer for "The Heretics", the new album from Greek extreme metal veterans ROTTING CHRIST, can be seen below. The disc will be released on February 15 via Season Of Mist. The artwork for the disc was created by Greek artist Maximos Manolis. "The Heretics" track listing: 01. In The Name of God (04:14) ...

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CRASHDÏET Releases Music Video For New Single 'Reptile'

Swedish sleaze outfit CRASHDÏET has released the official music video for the song "Reptile". The second CRASHDÏET track to feature the band's latest addition, singer Gabriel Keyes, was recorded at the group's own Dïet Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. It was produced by lead guitarist Martin Sweet and mixed by longtime collaborator Chris Laney. The "Reptile" ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY Says He's 'So Proud' That IRON MAIDEN Is Still Performing Two Songs From His Time With The Band

Former IRON MAIDEN vocalist Blaze Bayley (BLAZE, WOLFSBANE) recently appeared on the "Talking Maiden" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview begins at the 24:45 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the fact that IRON MAIDEN has been performing two songs from his time with the group during its ...

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