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NIGHTWISH Side Project AURI Completes Work On Second Album

AURI, the project featuring NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and his wife, popular Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela, has completed work on its second album. The effort will be the follow-up to AURI's self-titled debut LP, which came out in March 2018 via Nuclear Blast. On Friday (October 16), NIGHTWISH's Twitter account was updated with a photo ...

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Dawn Of The Damned - NECROPHOBIC

Black metal has come a long way in its forty-plus years of existence and evolution. These days, our options vary from the utterly low-fi and feral DIY end of the genre to the glossy, high production values of the post-DIMMU set, with all manner of weird, wild and grotesque alternatives swirling around somewhere in the ...

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AT THE GATES To Record New Album In November

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES will enter the studio in early November to begin recording their next album. The upcoming disc will be the follow-up to "To Drink From The Night Itself", which came out in May 2018 via Century Media. Earlier today, AT THE GATES posted a photo of drummer Adrian ...

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INSIDIOUS DISEASE Feat. DIMMU BORGIR, Ex-MORGOTH Members: Listen To New Song 'Born Into Bondage'

"Born Into Bondage", a new song from INSIDIOUS DISEASE — the old-school death metal project featuring Marc Grewe (vocals; formerly of MORGOTH) and Sven Atle Kopperud (a.k.a. Silenoz; guitar; also of DIMMU BORGIR) — can be streamed below. The track is taken from INSIDIOUS DISEASE's long-awaited sophomore album, "After Death", which will be released on ...

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DIMMU BORGIR's SILENOZ Is Open To Writing Autobiography

In a new interview with the "Scars And Guitars" podcast, DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Sven Atle Kopperud (a.k.a. Silenoz) was asked if he would ever consider writing his autobiography. He replied (hear audio below): "Absolutely. I'm totally open for that idea. And there's been a few writers already that have been contacting us. But that's more, ...

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INSIDIOUS DISEASE Feat. DIMMU BORGIR, Ex-MORGOTH Members: Listen To New Song 'Betrayer'

INSIDIOUS DISEASE — the old-school death metal project featuring Marc Grewe (vocals; formerly of MORGOTH) and Sven Atle Kopperud (a.k.a. Silenoz; guitar; also of DIMMU BORGIR) — wlll release its long-awaited sophomore album, "After Death", on October 30 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official lyric video for a skull-crushing new song titled "Betrayer" can be ...

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IHSAHN And MATT HEAFY Are 'Making Great Progress' On Debut MRITYU Album

MRITYU, the experimental black-metal side project of TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy, is "making great progress" on its long-awaited debut album. The disc is being produced by EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn, who wrote in an Instagram post earlier today (Monday, June 15): "It's #mrityumonday and me and @matthewkheafy have been tracking some killer vocals in @cubase.pro through ...

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AT THE GATES Has Demoed Eight Songs For Next Album

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES have demoed eight songs for their next album. The upcoming disc will be the follow-up to "To Drink From The Night Itself", which came out in May 2018 via Century Media. Earlier today, AT THE GATES posted a video update from drummer Adrian Erlandsson, and included the ...

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LOCK UP Recruits Drummer ADAM JARVIS

Grind/death supergroup LOCK UP has recruited drummer Adam Jarvis (MISERY INDEX, PIG DESTROYER) as the replacement for the recently departed Nick Barker. Bassist Shane Embury comments: "We are extremely thrilled to welcome Adam into the ranks of LOCK UP. I have known Adam for a few years now and we just recently finished a European ...

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Drummer NICK BARKER Exits LOCK UP

LOCK UP drummer Nick Barker has announced his departure from the band. Barker said in a statement: "After 'not feeling it' for a considerable amount of time and pondering my future within the ranks of the band, I've decided to call it a quits with LOCK UP. There's no bad blood or ill feeling in ...

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INSIDIOUS DISEASE Feat. DIMMU BORGIR, Ex-MORGOTH Members: Listen To New Song 'Enforcers of The Plague'

INSIDIOUS DISEASE — the old-school death metal project featuring Marc Grewe (vocals; formerly of MORGOTH) and Sven Atle Kopperud (a.k.a. Silenoz; guitar; also of DIMMU BORGIR) — has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band's long-awaited sophomore album, "After Death", is due later in the year. A new INSIDIOUS DISEASE song called "Enforcers ...

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MAYHEM Drummer HELLHAMMER TO Sit Out 'The Decibel Magazine Tour'

Due to a severe shoulder infection caused by osteoarthritis that has plagued Hellhammer for quite some time now, the MAYHEM drummer will, unfortunately, not be able to perform with his bandmates on "The Decibel Magazine Tour". According to MAYHEM, Hellhammer "has been working with a physiotherapist for the last couple of months in the hopes ...

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Listen To New MACHINE HEAD Song 'Circle The Drain'

MACHINE HEAD has just released a new standalone single called "Circle The Drain". The track, which features guest drumming by Navene Koperweis (ENTHEOS, WHITECHAPEL, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, ANIMOSITY), can be streamed below. The song was once again produced by guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn and co-produced by Zach Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISH, SUICIDE SILENCE) at Sharkbite Studios ...

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KREATOR Releases Video For 'Violent Revolution' From 'London Apocalypticon - Live At Roundhouse'

German trash metal veterans KREATOR will release a new live set, "London Apocalypticon - Live At The Roundhouse", on February 14 via Nuclear Blast. The effort was professionally filmed and recorded on December 16, 2018 at the Roundhouse in London, England. The London show closed out KREATOR's European co-headlining tour with DIMMU BORGIR. Also appearing ...

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POSSESSED And PESTILENCE Announce Dates For 'Revelations Of The Ancients' North American Tour

Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED will team up with long-running Dutch progressive death metallers PESTILENCE for a North American tour in the spring. The "Revelations Of The Ancients" 17-date trek presented by Eternal Rock and Asteri Agency will kick off on March 17 in Houston, Texas and will make stops in Toronto, Brooklyn and Richmond ...

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All Flesh Is Grass - GODEATER

The UK's death metal scene is currently healthier than it has been in decades. It's also becoming increasingly diverse, which probably explains why it doesn't seem particularly weird that GODEATER's debut album is a concept record concerning veganism and notions of ecological peril. It's hard to imagine any old-school death metal band complaining about the ...

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Video Premiere: AMARANTHE's 'Helix'

"Helix", the new video from Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE, can be seen below. The clip was once again directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES and KAMELOT, among others. "Helix" is the title track of AMARANTHE's fifth album, which was released last October ...

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Listen To New NECRONOMICON Song 'Paradise Lost'

Canadian blackened death horde NECRONOMICON has released "Paradise Lost", the first single from its upcoming album, "Unus". NECRONOMICON vocalist/guitarist Rob The Witch comments on the song's concept, "It's not what we gain in this life, but what we have lost as living beings that lost their way in conforming against our true nature to fit ...

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