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POSSESSED's JEFF BECERRA Says Death Metal Is One Of The Most Exciting Genres In Music Today

Moshpit Passion conducted an interview with frontman Jeff Becerra of Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED at this year's Rock Hard Festival in Germany. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he expected such positive feedback to the band's "Revelations Of Oblivion" comeback studio album: ...

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POSSESSED: 'Graven' Music Video Released

"Graven", the new video from Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED, can be seen below. Directed by Scott Hansen (WILLIE NELSON, A DAY TO REMEMBER, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, DEICIDE, PRONG), the clip features actor and friend of the band, Peter Stormare ("Fargo", "Constantine", "The Brothers Grimm"). POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra comments: "We are extremely excited to ...

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BLOODBATH Guitarist JOAKIM KARLSSON Quits

Joakim Karlsson has left the death metal supergroup BLOODBATH. The guitarist announced his departure via statement posted on the band's Facebook page earlier today. He wrote: "I am putting away my BLOODBATH vest for good. "To be honest, I've never really considered myself a guitarist — at least not a particularly good one — just ...

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POSSESSED's JEFF BECERRA Recounts 1989 Armed Robbery Attempt That Left Him Paralyzed And Wheelchair-Bound

Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED originally split in 1987, leaving behind a short but highly influential legacy, most notably their 1985 "Seven Churches" debut, widely considered to be the first-ever death metal album. Internal tensions after the release of 1987's "The Eyes Of Horror" EP led to the band's dissolution, with guitarist Larry Lalonde joining ...

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POSSESSED Releases 'Shadowcult' Music Video

Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED will release their first full-length album in over three decades, "Revelatons Of Oblivion", on May 10 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band has unveiled the disc's second single, "Shadowcult", with a live clip from its performance at the Bloodstock Open Air festival. POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra comments: "We had such ...

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POSSESSED To Release 'Revelatons Of Oblivion' Album In May

Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED will release their first full-length album in over three decades, "Revelatons Of Oblivion", on May 10 via Nuclear Blast. POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra said: "This album from start to release has been a fantastic experience. All of us in POSSESSED hope you enjoy this newest release and we look forward ...

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Death Metal Fans Are 'Nice People'

According to BBC News, the song "Eaten" from the death metal supergroup BLOODBATH was used in a psychological test by Macquarie University's music lab. The university concluded that neither the cannibalism-themed track — nor the gruesome lyrics of others of the genre — inspire violence. Thirty-two self-declared fans of death metal or heavy ...

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OCTOBER TIDE Feat. Former KATATONIA Members: 'In Splendor Below' Album Due In May

Swedish melodic death/doom metallers OCTOBER TIDE, featuring ex-KATATONIA members Fredrik and Mattias Norrman, will release their sixth studio album, "In Splendor Below", on May 17 via Agonia Records. The follow-up to 2016's "Winged Waltz" was mixed and mastered by Karl Daniel Lidén at Tri-Lamd studios (BLOODBATH, KATATONIA, BREACH, CRAFT). It was produced by Alexander Backlund ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED: 'Revelations In Autumn Flame' Video

U.K.-based blackened death metal group HECATE ENTHRONED will release "Embrace Of The Godless Aeon", its first album in five years (and its debut for new label M-Theory Audio), on January 25. The LP — which features cover artwork by Nestor Avalos (BLOODBATH, ROTTING CHRIST, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) — can be pre-ordered now on CD ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED: Lyric Video For New Song 'Temples That Breathe'

U.K.-based blackened death metal group HECATE ENTHRONED will release "Embrace Of The Godless Aeon", its first album in five years (and its debut for new label M-Theory Audio), on January 25, 2019. The LP — which features cover artwork by Nestor Avalos (BLOODBATH, ROTTING CHRIST, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) — can be pre-ordered now on ...

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KREATOR: London Concert To Be Professionally Filmed

KREATOR's December 16 concert at the Roundhouse in London, England will be professionally filmed. According to the band, there is "something very special in the works" for the footage, which will presumably be released at a later date. The London show will close out the German thrash metal group's European co-headlining tour with DIMMU BORGIR. ...

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Reactivated U.K. Death Metallers CANCER Release 'Garrotte' Song From 'Shadow Gripped' Album

U.K. death metal veterans CANCER will release their new album, "Shadow Gripped", on November 2 via Peaceville. The disc was recorded at Foel studios in Wales with Simon Efemy (PARADISE LOST, NAPALM DEATH, AMORPHIS) handling production and mixing duties alongside the band, with further recording taking place in Spain. The song "Garrotte", taken from "Shadow ...

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OPETH Announces 'Garden Of The Titans' Screening In Los Angeles

On November 2, Swedish progressive metallers OPETH will release their new live album, "Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre", via Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Captured for DVD, Blu-ray and vinyl formats during the band's May 11, 2017 performance at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado, this concert showcases ...

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OPETH: Second Trailer For 'Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre'

Swedish progressive metal veterans OPETH will release "Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre" on November 2 via Moderbolaget Records/Nuclear Blast Entertainment. This historic event was captured for the DVD, Blu-ray and vinyl formats during the band's May 11, 2017 performance at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado. Both the DVD and ...

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OPETH: First Trailer For 'Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre'

Swedish progressive metal veterans OPETH will release "Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre" on November 2 via Moderbolaget Records/Nuclear Blast Entertainment. This historic event was captured for the DVD, Blu-ray and vinyl formats during the band's May 11, 2017 performance at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado. Both the DVD and ...

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OPETH: 'Demon Of The Fall' Performance Clip From 'Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre'

Swedish progressive metal veterans OPETH will release "Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre" on November 2 via Moderbolaget Records/Nuclear Blast Entertainment. This historic event was captured for the DVD, Blu-ray and vinyl formats during the band's May 11, 2017 performance at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado. Both the DVD and ...

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