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Stygian Bough Volume I - BELL WITCH and AERIAL RUIN

Bassist and vocalist Dylan Desmond has been the enduring force behind Seattle's exceptional funeral doom outfit BELL WITCH. The act has been a duo at its core, and originally included founding member Adrian Guerra, who sadly passed away in 2016, prior to his replacement and current vocalist/drummer Jesse Shreibman being named and performing on 2017's ...

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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON Says Response To His Collaboration With CHESTER BENNINGTON Was 'Mind-Blowing'

LAMB OF GOD's Mark Morton spoke to Midwest Beatdown about his debut solo album, "Anesthetic". Produced by Josh Wilbur and executive produced by Jake Oni, the LP came out in March 2019 via WPP Records/Spinefarm. Guest artists on the effort include late LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington, Paolo Gregoletto and Alex Bent of TRIVIUM, Jacoby ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN Hopes SERJ TANKIAN Was 'Misunderstood' When He Branded Fans Who Support TRUMP 'Hypocrites'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan says that he hopes singer Serj Tankian "was misunderstood" when he said that fans who listen to their music and support U.S. president Donald Trump are "hypocrites." Earlier this week, Tankian posted the lyrics to one of SYSTEM's early tracks, "Temper", on Instagam, along with a message explaining ...

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U.D.O. Releases Lockdown Music Video For 'One Heart One Soul'

U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, has released a new music video for the song "One Heart One Soul" from the group's latest album "Steelfactory". Due to the coronavirus lockdown, each member of U.D.O. recorded his parts in his own home studio. In a message accompanying the video, U.D.O. ...

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EPICA's MARK JANSEN Blasts Dutch News Site For 'Sensation Seeking And Stirring The Pot' In The Age Of Coronavirus

EPICA guitarist/vocalist Mark Jansen has blasted a site for apparently posting pictures which made it look like it was overcrowded on the Dutch beaches. The Netherlands imposed restrictions more than two months ago, in mid-March, to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Earlier today, Jansen shared an article from the Dutch news site

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BURNING WITCHES Parts Ways With Guitarist SONIA 'ANUBIS' NUSSELDER

Swiss heavy metal band BURNING WITCHES has parted ways with guitarist Sonia "Anubis" Nusselder. The announcement comes just days after it was revealed that Nusselder and joined forces with former NERVOSA members Fernanda Lira (bass, vocals) and Luana Dametto (drums), along with ex-HAGBARD guitarist Tainá Bergamaschi, in a new "old-school death metal" band called CRYPTA. ...

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Watch Former ACCEPT Members UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER, PETER BALTES And STEFAN KAUFMANN Reunite In U.D.O.'s 'We Are One' Video

U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, has collaborated with Das Musikkorps der Bundeswehr, the military band of the German federal armed forces, on an album called "We Are One", to be released on July 17 via AFM Records/Soulfood Music. The official music video for the "We Are One" title ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT To Score NETFLIX Series 'Clark'

OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt will score the upcoming Netflix series "Clark". The six-episode drama series about the Swedish criminal Clark Olofsson will be directed by Jonas Åkerlund, whose visually driven signature style often pushes the boundaries of the status quo. Production company is Scandinavian Content Group. Olofsson will be portrayed by Bill Skarsgård, who is ...

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DED Releases Music Video For 'A Mannequin Idol (Lullaby)'

Fast-rising rockers DED have released a high-octane music video for their latest radio single, "A Mannequin Idol (Lullaby)". The clip was directed by renowned director Marc Klasfeld, who has previously worked with SLIPKNOT, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, FOO FIGHTERS and HIGHLY SUSPECT, among others. Displaying DED's bold and dynamic songcraft, "A Mannequin Idol (Lullaby)" was ...

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PANTERA's 'Social Distancing' T-Shirt Raises $100,000 For MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund

PANTERA's recently released limited-edition social distancing t-shirt has raised approximately $100,000 for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. 40 percent of the net proceeds generated from the purchase of the shirt — which takes the classic image from PANTERA's "Vulgar Display Of Power" album and adds personal protective equipment (PPE) to the artwork, as well as ...

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ACCEPT Is Working On New Music

German/American metallers ACCEPT are writing and recording material for a new studio album. ACCEPT's next disc will be the follow-up to 2017's "The Rise Of Chaos", which marked the band's first release with guitarist Uwe Lulis and drummer Christopher Williams, replacing Herman Frank and Stefan Schwarzmann, respectively. During an appearance on the "Talking Metal" podcast, ...

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Former ACCEPT Members UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER, PETER BALTES And STEFAN KAUFMANN Reunite For U.D.O.'s 'We Are One' Album

U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, has collaborated with Das Musikkorps der Bundeswehr, the military band of the German federal armed forces, on an album called "We Are One", to be released on July 17 via AFM Records/Soulfood Music. The LP contains 15 new songs that were developed and ...

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