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HELLHAMMER's 'Apocalyptic Raids' To Be Reissued In March

Noise Records/BMG will reissue "Apocalyptic Raids" by extreme metal forefathers HELLHAMMER on deluxe, gatefold LP and mediabook CD on March 27. With concept and art direction by founding member Tom Gabriel Warrior, this 2020 version has been remastered by V.Santura of TRIPTYKON and features an expanded booklet, rare photos and new liner notes. Warrior comments: ...

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BENEDICTION Singer's 'Serious Health Problems' Force Postponement Of South American Tour

BENEDICTION's previously announced South American tour has been postponed as a result of "serious health problems" suffered by vocalist Dave Ingram. The long-running Birmingham, U.K.-based extreme metallers announced the cancelation in a social media post earlier today. They wrote: "Due to serious health problems suffered by vocalist Dave Ingram, the upcoming BENEDICTION tour of Latin ...

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Unhumanized - CIANIDE

Fuck Christmas. Fuck New Year. Only death metal is real. CIANIDE have been flying the flag for old-school extremity for so long now that the only real surprise to be found on "Unhumanized" is that the Chicagoans remain proudly impervious to evolution or the march of time. Although marginally less prone to slowing down than ...

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BEHEMOTH: Reissue Of Debut EP Due In May

According to an Instagram post by Adam "Nergal" Darski, BEHEMOTH will re-release its debut EP, "And The Forests Dream Eternally", in May. The five-track recording was originally released in 1995 via the Italian label Entropy Productions and reissued in 2005 by Poland's Metal Mind Records, when three songs from the band's 1997 sophomore EP "Bewitching ...

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FERNANDO RIBEIRO Says MOONSPELL 'Got Kicked In The Head A Little Bit' For 1998's Experimental 'Sin/Pecado'

In a recent interview with Dead Rhetoric's Kyle McGinn, frontman Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL discussed the transitional phase of the band's career that started with their 1998 album, "Sin/Pecado". Released after 1996's highly successful "Irreligious", "Sin/Pecado" saw MOONSPELL start to abandon some of their core gothic metal elements for ...

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ENSLAVED Enters Studio To Record New Album

Norwegian metal avant-gardists ENSLAVED have entered the studio to record their new album. The disc is tentatively due in May 2020 via Nuclear Blast Records. ENSLAVED founding member and guitarist Ivar Bjørnson stated about the recordings: "The days are growing darker in the Northern hemisphere — and Bergen is covered in a blanket of frost. ...

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I'm Alive - CIRITH UNGOL

They may be far from household names, but CIRITH UNGOL are one of those bands that inspire devotion among true aficionados of the metallic arts. Formed in Ventura, California, in 1971, they reached a peak of efficacy in the early '80s, releasing two albums — "Frost and Fire" and "King of the Dead" — that ...

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Paradigm - ECLIPSE

In 1941, New York Yankees outfielder (and future husband of Marilyn Monroe) Joe DiMaggio managed to collect a hit in 56 consecutive games, a record that still stands today. Even more impressive is the fact that there have been 19,690 professional players in the history of Major League Baseball, yet DiMaggio's hit streak was a ...

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Hallucinogen - BLUT AUS NORD

Black metal, perhaps more than any of metal's sub-genres, is associated with a conservative mindset — oftentimes politically, yes, but certainly overbearingly in a musical sense. It's a double-edged sword. The outlook benefits the style due to the associated maniacal devotion of fans who rally with consensus around great music; yet, on the flipside, and ...

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1349 Releases Music Video For 'Dødskamp'

Norwegian black metal masters 1349 have released the official music video for the song "Dødskamp". The track was originally recorded in conjunction with the Edvard Munch museum and will appear on the band's new record, "The Infernal Pathway". The clip, which was filmed and edited by Carl Eek Torgersen of Necrolust Productions at Inferno Festival ...

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KIRK HAMMETT Says Country Star LORETTA LYNN 'Was So Tickled' By METALLICA's Live 'Doodle' Of Her Song

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently spoke with Neil Shukla, Paul Luis and Mark Hebert of the Toronto musical instrument superstore Cosmo Music. The five-part "Rockstars In Cars" interview can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow. On classical music: Kirk: "I am consumed by classical music — totally consumed by a bunch of different classical ...

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TOM G. WARRIOR On Celebrating HELLHAMMER With TRIUMPH OF DEATH: 'I Really Wanted To Do This Before The End Of My Days'

Thomas Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom G. Warrior; CELTIC FROST, TRIPTYKON, HELLHAMMER) recently spoke with the "Fantasm" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at 3:10 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On HELLHAMMER: Thomas: "We formed the band to realize the music we'd had in our heads, which was ...

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SUNN O))) To Release 'Pyroclasts' Album In October

SUNN O))) will release "Pyroclasts" on October 25 via Southern Lord Recordings. "Pyroclasts" is the result of a daily practice which was regularly performed each morning or evening during the two-week "Life Metal" sessions at Electrical Audio during July 2018, when all of the days musical participants would gather and work through a 12-minute improvised ...

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INSOMNIUM Releases 'Valediction' Music Video

"Valediction", the new video from Finnish melodic death metal masters INSOMNIUM, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Heart Like A Grave", which will be released on October 4 via Century Media Records. The impressive video was shot by Vesa Ranta and Aapo Lahtela of Kaira Films, who filmed ...

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THE ANSWER Singer Signs Solo Deal With SOCIAL FAMILY RECORDS

Cormac Neeson, the lead singer of Northern Irish rock band THE ANSWER, has inked a deal with the independent label Social Family Records (SFR). The label will be responsible for the re-release of Neeson's Americana/country soul/blues-based debut solo album, "White Feather", which has been well received in his home territory of Ireland and the U.K., ...

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CELTIC FROST Frontman Slams METALLICA For Covering His Songs: 'They Butchered It, And It Was Humiliating'

Tom Gabriel Fischer has slammed METALLICA for performing a cover version of CELTIC FROST's "The Usurper", saying the San Francisco heavy metal giants "butchered it, and it was humiliating." Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett played "The Usurper" during METALLICA's May 10 concert at Letzigrund Stadion in Zurich, Switzerland. They also previously paid tribute to late ...

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1349 Announces Fall 2019 North American Tour

Norwegian black metal masters 1349 have announced North American tour dates for this fall Support on the trek, which will kick off on October 25 in Jacksonville, Florida, will come from by UADA. Tickets will go on sale on August 23. Tour dates: Oct. 25 - Jacksonville, FL - 1904 Music Hall Oct. 26 - ...

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X JAPAN's YOSHIKI Donates $94,000 In Support Of Victims And Survivors Of Kyoto Animation Fire

X JAPAN's Yoshiki has donated 10 million Japanese yen (approximately $94,000) in support of the victims and survivors of the Kyoto Animation fire which occurred on July 18. After learning about the tragedy that befell the studio, Yoshiki made the donation to the dedicated support fund established by Kyoto Animation through his 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization ...

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BENEDICTION Rejoined By Singer DAVE INGRAM

Long-running Birmingham, U.K.-based extreme metallers BENEDICTION have been rejoined by vocalist Dave Ingram (formerly of BOLT THROWER). Ingram's return to BENEDICTION comes two months after the departure of the band's previous singer, Dave Hunt. Hunt's schedule had become increasingly congested with his commitments to both BENEDICTION and ANAAL NATHRAKH, as well as his relentless studies ...

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