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May You Be Held - SUMAC

The gradual progression of Boston post-metal giants ISIS from competent NEUROSIS clones with potential to an ambitiously heady prog-metal machine was one of the more enthralling musical developments of the new millennium's first decade. Band members have continued to pursue musical endeavors since that band's 2010 dissolution, with the most satisfying of the splinter projects ...

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DECAPITATED Re-Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST; New Music 'Is Coming'

After more than 10 years of successfully working together, Nuclear Blast has announced that Polish tech death masters DECAPITATED have decided to refresh their bond and have re-signed with the German metal label for another era of extreme metal. Nuclear Blast USA general manager Gerardo Martinez states: "DECAPITATED has been in my life literally since ...

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'Orange Is The New Black' Actress JESSICA PIMENTEL Returns With Another ALEKHINE'S GUN Single, 'Ngepar Chiwa'

New York's blackened, death metal juggernaut ALEKHINE'S GUN has released a new single, "Ngepar Chiwa" (Certain Death), from its forthcoming EP, "Year Of The Lazarus". It is the second track to be made available from the EP, following "21", which came out in June. ALEKHINE'S GUN is fronted by Jessica Pimentel, the American actress best ...

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EXTREME's NUNO BETTENCOURT Pays Tribute To RUTH BADER GINSBURG

EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt has paid tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday (September 18) due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. She was 87. On Sunday (September 20), Nuno took to his Instagram to write: "NOTORIOUS RBG "It is a sad day knowing we won't have you along with ...

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BENEDICTION Releases Music Video For 'Stormcrow'

Long-running Birmingham, U.K.-based extreme metallers BENEDICTION have released a music video for their new songle "Stormcrow". The clip was shot on abandoned wasteland somewhere in the outskirts of Sheffield, in the North of England. It was directed by Dan Hart of Light Engine Films. "In many cultures, the crow is seen as a harbinger of ...

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Listen To New CARCASS Song 'The Long And Winding Bier Road'

"The Long And Winding Bier Road", a new song from British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming EP, "Despicable", which will arrive on October 30 via Nuclear Blast. Commented CARCASS bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker: "Well, the COVID situation has put the release of the new CARCASS ...

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NILE Guitarist BRIAN KINGSLAND Launches IMPERISHABLE

IMPERISHABLE, the new South Carolina-based extreme metal band created by NILE guitarist Brian Kingsland, will release a new EP, "Revelation In Purity", in the coming months. Before presenting the final cut, the band is teasing fans with a snippet of its upcoming debut single, "Exclusion Continuum". The track will be dark, aggressive, and catch the ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: 'We Owe Everything To METALLICA'

David Ellefson says that MEGADETH and other thrash and extreme metal bands "owe everything to METALLICA." Dave Mustaine, who was the original lead guitarist of METALLICA, was dismissed from the band by drummer Lars Ulrich in 1983. He was replaced by Kirk Hammett and went on to form MEGADETH and achieve worldwide success on his ...

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Where Death Lies - CARNATION

There are insufficient hours in the day to immerse oneself in all of the fantastic death metal being released this year, but CARNATION's second album immediately stands out as a superior creation. 2018's "Chapel Of Abhorrence" was a solid introduction to the Belgians' rampant mix of old-school hooks and infernal churn, but this outstrips it ...

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TOM KEIFER Releases Music Video For 'All Amped Up' Single

Yesterday marked the first anniversary of the release of "Rise", the second album by Tom Keifer's #keiferbandSavannah Keifer, Tony Higbee, Billy Mercer, Kendra Chantelle, Jarred Pope and Kory Myers. Since they're not able to celebrate the momentous occasion with their legions of loyal fans in person, they're bringing the rockin' concert party home ...

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KREATOR Is In Studio Working On New Music

German thrash metal veterans KREATOR are working on material for their new album, tentatively due in 2021. Earlier today (Thursday, September 10), KREATOR mainman Mille Petrozza posted an Instagram photo from the studio and he included the following message: "In case you have wondered what @kreatorofficial was up to in the last couple of months. ...

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Shame - UNIFORM

The first two UNIFORM records were more than exhilarating enough, particularly if, like the band themselves, you felt that humanity was rotting from the inside out, and that a sudden and robust apocalypse might be just the thing to sort it all out. In particular, 2017's "Wake in Fright" painted a ferociously bleak vision of ...

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DRAGONFORCE's HERMAN LI And SAM TOTMAN Show You How To Write A NIGHTWISH Song In 10 Minutes (Video)

Nearly two months after attempting to write a SABATON-style and a ALESTORM-style song in 10 minutes, DRAGONFORCE guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman returned to Twitch to take a stab at composing a song in the vein of Finland-based symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH. Video of the resulting session has since been uploaded to DRAGONFORCE's official YouTube ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says 'People Are Really Happy' About His Musical Reunion With MIKE PORTNOY

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci released his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity", on August 28 via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" features guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. The effort marks the first time Petrucci and Portnoy recorded ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of KREATOR's Performance At Last Month's WACKEN WORLD WIDE Virtual Festival

Professionally filmed video of KREATOR's performance at last month's Wacken World Wide digital festival can be seen below. Featured songs: 00:00 Violent Revolution 05:34 Hordes Of Chaos 10:56 Enemy Of God This past March, KREATOR surprise-released a new single, "666 - World Divided". The song was produced by Andy Sneap and Markus Ganter and was ...

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IMMOLATION And GOREAPHOBIA Members Launch SHADOWS

SHADOWS has signed a deal with Agonia Records. The band's debut EP was produced at Rhawn Street Studios in the U.S. and mastered by Tore Stjerna (MAYHEM, WATAIN) at Necromorbus Studio in Sweden. It's expected to be released in 2021. SHADOWS is a new dark avant-garde metal group from IMMOLATION and ex-GOREAPHOBIA guitarist Alex Bouks, ...

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Pyramids Of Damnation - ABORTED FETUS

Another strong reason to conclude that Russian death metal is absolutely where it's at right now is "Pyramids of Damnation" , which reinvents ABORTED FETUS as one of the modern era's truly epic extreme metal bands. The band's formula remains mainly unchanged from previous albums, like 2018's "The Ancient Spirits Of Decay", but there is ...

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Hallucination Scene - BLACK MAGNET

As sensible people will be well aware, there are few things more gloriously crushing and brutal than the sound of GODFLESH's "Streetcleaner" album cranked to the maximum. The industrial scene's close relationship with extreme metal has endured several decades at this point, but in the 30 years since that landmark album, very few bands have ...

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Watch Third Trailer For IRON MAIDEN Guitarist ADRIAN SMITH's Upcoming Fishing Memoir 'Monsters Of River & Rock'

A new three-minute trailer for IRON MAIDEN guitarist Adrian Smith's upcoming memoir, "Monsters Of River & Rock", can be seen below. Smith is well known in the community as a fisherman, and a former cover star of coarse-fishing bible the Angler's Mail (biggest chub of the season, August 2009). In his first, very personal, riverside ...

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The Lone Furrow - ROME

Even the shallowest shuffle through neofolk waters will guarantee an encounter with ROME. JEROME REUTER's idiosyncratic outfit have been churning out profoundly atmospheric and often startling records since 2006. But, "The Lone Furrow" promises to be many metal fans' first taste of the band, thanks in part to Reuter's recent appearance on ME AND THAT ...

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Watch Second Trailer For IRON MAIDEN Guitarist ADRIAN SMITH's Upcoming Fishing Memoir 'Monsters Of River & Rock'

A new two-minute trailer for IRON MAIDEN guitarist Adrian Smith's upcoming memoir, "Monsters Of River & Rock", can be seen below. Smith is well known in the community as a fisherman, and a former cover star of coarse-fishing bible the Angler's Mail (biggest chub of the season, August 2009). In his first, very personal, riverside ...

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Guru Meditation - Next Life

The problem with micro-subgenres like digital grindcore is that, for most of us at least, there is only so much of the stuff one can consume before your brain gives up and sends you howling back to your SLAYER collection. There has always been much to be said for drinking too much coffee and listening ...

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