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IRIST Releases Music Video For 'Creation'

"Creation", the new video from the Georgia heavy metal powerhouse IRIST, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's debut full-length album, "Order Of The Mind", which will be released on March 27 via Nuclear Blast. Although IRIST's record-release show was cancelled due to COVID-19, the "Creation" clip gives fans a taste ...

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CONVERGE Releases Experimental/Ambient Version Of 'Aimless Arrow' Song

Heavy music cornerstones CONVERGE have released an experimental/ambient version of their song "Aimless Arrow", titled "Endless Arrow", on Bandcamp. CONVERGE comments: "To keep people entertained in these challenging times, we present 'Endless Arrow', a 30-minute experimental/ambient version of our song 'Aimless Arrow' created by Kurt Ballou. This track is offered as a pay-what-you-want download now." ...

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IRIST To Release 'Order Of The Mind' Album Via NUCLEAR BLAST

Georgia heavy metal powerhouse IRIST has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast. The band's debut full-length album, "Order Of The Mind", will be released on March 27. The official music video for the song "Burning Sage" can be seen below. The framework for IRIST began in the summer of 2015 when South American-born friends Pablo ...

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BLACK BREATH Drummer Pays Tribute To Bassist ELIJAH NELSON: 'His Kindness, Generosity And Beauty Cannot Be Overstated'

Seattle death metal band BLACK BREATH has thanked fans for their support following the passing of the band's bassist, Elijah Nelson (pictured). Late last night, BLACK BREATH drummer Jamie Byrum took to the group's social media to write :"As some of you may already know, our brother and bassist Elijah Skye Nelson passed away on ...

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BLACK BREATH Bassist ELIJAH NELSON Dies

Elijah Nelson, bassist for the Seattle death metal band BLACK BREATH, passed away over the weekend. No cause of death has yet been revealed. He was 40 years old. A number of other artists have paid tribute to Nelson in the wake of his passing, including Swedish extreme grindcore act NASUM, who wrote: "We are ...

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PERIPHERY Releases Music Video For 'Chvrch Burner'

PERIPHERY has released a music video for the song "Chvrch Burner". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Periphery IV: Hail Stan", which was released in April via the band's own 3DOT Recordings. "Our video for 'Chvrch Bvrner' is a bit of a strange concept," says guitarist Jake Bowen. "It's one where kids ...

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SHOCK NARCOTIC Feat. Former THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Members: Debut Album Due In August

Detroit grind ensemble SHOCK NARCOTIC will release its debut full-length, "I Have Seen The Future And It Doesn't Work", on August 16 via Housecore Records. Forged in 2018, SHOCK NARCOTIC features former THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN guitarist Jeff Tuttle, CHILD BITE vocalist Shawn Knight, current SHIT LIFE/former THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER drummer Zach Gibson and ...

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I, The Devil - DEIPHAGO

The belligerent blackened death metal lunatics who are collectively known as DEIPHAGO have been kicking out the evil jams for three decades now, including the directly connected precursor bands SATANAS and BAALZEBUL, as well as the one year they marched under the similarly spelled moniker DEIFAGO. Originally based in Manila, the Filipino band has since ...

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Something Wicked Marches In - VLTIMAS

VLTIMAS is a veritable who's who in extreme metal music. Death metal drum god Flo Mounier, the sole original member of the renowned Canadian brutal technical death metal outfit CRYPTOPSY, steadies the beat, while guitars are handled by Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen who has spent decades with blackened thrashers AURA NOIR, in addition to his ...

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NAILS Releases New Single 'I Don't Want To Know You'

Called the "harshest band in America" by The Guardian, NAILS has returned to unleash their relentless fury once again with the release of a new song, "I Don't Want To Know You". The digital single out now is accompanied by the ripping B-side "Endless Resistance", which features guest Max Cavalera (SEPULTURA, SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY). Pre-orders ...

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Triumphant Hearts - JASON BECKER

Some of you reading this will know the name Jason Becker through his work in CACOPHONY, and his guitar and songwriting contributions with David Lee Roth and Marty Friedman. Additionally, you also might've seen the movie "The Theory of Everything", which painfully illustrates the physical debilitation of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, one of our time's ...

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Canada's NECRONOMICON To Release New Album In 2019

For the last 30 years, Rob "The Witch" and NECRONOMICON have been conspiring to bring essential death metal to Canada and the world, with none surviving the pure devilish onslaught that these pioneers embody. Playing over 1,000 intense gigs since their conception in 1988 around the world, including the longest continuous Canadian tour on record ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Vocalist Has Never Liked The Term 'Metalcore': 'I'd Say We're More Of A Metal Band'

Simon Takla of PBS Metal Genesis recently conducted an interview with frontman Jesse Leach of Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. You can listen to the entire chat via the Soundcloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether doing "Alive Or Just Breathing" 15th-anniversary shows last year validated his 2012 return to the ...

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Listen To New HIGH ON FIRE Song 'Spewn From The Earth'

"Spewn From The Earth", a brand new song from California heavy rockers HIGH ON FIRE, can be streamed below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Electric Messiah", which will be released on October 5 via Entertainment One (eOne). "Spewn From The Earth" is the seventh installment of the Adult Swim 2018 Singles ...

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ALICE COOPER Featured On NASDAQ Video Screen In Times Square

It was a "paranormal" occurrence as Alice Cooper's image showed up mysteriously on the NASDAQ video screen in Times Square this week — just as more than a hundred world leaders converge on New York City at the United Nations. Last month, Cooper released the live album "A Paranormal Evening At The Olympia Paris". The ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE, SLAYER, JUDAS PRIEST, ALICE IN CHAINS, GHOST Set For Australia's DOWNLOAD Festival

OZZY OSBOURNE, SLAYER, JUDAS PRIEST, ALICE IN CHAINS and GHOST are among the confirmed bands for the 2019 installment of Australia's Download festival, set tot take place in Sydney and Melbourne next March. Download 2019 will be a two-date, five-stage affair, hitting Sydney's Parramatta Park on Saturday, March 9 and Melbourne's Flemington Racecourse on Monday, ...

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HIGH ON FIRE: Lyric Video For 'Electric Messiah' Title Track

California heavy rockers HIGH ON FIRE have released the official lyric video for the title track of their upcoming album, "Electric Messiah". The disc will be issued on October 5 via Entertainment One (eOne). "I had a dream about Lemmy," says HIGH ON FIRE frontman Matt Pike, explaining the inspiration behind the title of the ...

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CONVERGE Releases 'Beautiful Ruin' EP

Boston-based heavy music pioneers CONVERGE have released a new four-song EP titled "Beautiful Ruin". Recorded during "The Dusk In Us" sessions, this EP completes the release of all their recorded material from that time period. Each song on "Beautiful Ruin" is a staccato burst of emotion from CONVERGE at their most raw; viciously precise yet ...

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TESTAMENT, TRIPTYKON, PIG DESTROYER, YOB, POWER TRIP Confirmed For DECIBEL METAL & BEER FEST: LOS ANGELES

Join a gathering of craft brewing's most morbid ales on Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2 as North America's only monthly metal magazine brings the heaviest and hoppiest craft beer festival in the world to the historic Wiltern Theatre for the first-ever Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles. Headliners include thrash legends TESTAMENT, ...

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Beacon of Faith - BAPTISTS

Comparing BAPTISTS to noisecore pioneers CONVERGE is inevitable. The characteristic style and sounds remain in tow with the band's third full-length album, "Beacon of Faith", but it does more than simply chase the forefathers. BAPTISTS continues along a path that is comparatively more linear in approach yet much catchier and easily digestible. For some, album ...

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