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EXTREME's New Album Has Been 'Done For A Year'

During an appearance on Kylie Olsson's YouTube show "Life In Six Strings", EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt confirmed that the band's first new album since 2008's "Saudades De Rock" has been "done for a year now." He explained: "We were gonna release it last March, and the fucking pandemic came along. We debated and debated, and ...

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SKILLET's JOHN COOPER Is 'Happy' To See ANDREW CUOMO 'Bitten By His Own Complete Love Of Injustice'

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, says that he is "happy" to see New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo "get bitten by his own complete love of injustice." Cuomo, who is facing intense scrutiny after three different women came forward with sexual-harassment allegations, called for then-Supreme Court nominee Brett ...

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Evil - BONECARVER

Petulant religious folk aside, most of us enjoy a bit of flagrant blasphemy woven into the fabric of our heavy music. What we generally don't expect is to find the stench of malevolence and infernal intent emanating from a band with strong roots in the deathcore scene. BONECARVER were previously known as CANNIBAL GRANDPA, and ...

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Trapped In A World - TERROR

Aside from recluses, few would say they've enjoyed the forced seclusion related to the pandemic. It's been a social-life crippling nuisance at best, and an anxiety and depression fueling catalyst that's led to many suicides on the more extreme, opposite end of the spectrum. Live music fanatics have suffered, obviously, but the impact upon the ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Singer Says Her Band 'Made A Diplomatic Mistake' By Invoking 'All Lives Matter'

VISIONS OF ATLANTIS singer Clémentine Delauney was a guest on the "Side Jams With Bryan Reesman" podcast, where she spoke about her life-changing transition to veganism, being nonjudgmental of meat eaters, as well as the misunderstanding over the band's statement last year about Black Lives Matter. Delauney said she started her journey to veganism five ...

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PETE SANDOVAL Doesn't Have A Favorite MORBID ANGEL Album, Refuses To Comment On Controversial 'Illud' LP

Former MORBID ANGEL drummer Pedro "Pete" Sandoval has released an Instagram video in which he addresses some of the most commonly asked questions regarding his time with the legendary extreme metal outfit. In the two-minute clip, which can be seen below, Sandoval — who was forced to leave MORBID ANGEL in 2010 after undergoing surgery ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Releases 'Inhumane Harvest' Music Video

CANNIBAL CORPSE's David Brodsky-directed music video for the song "Inhumane Harvest" can be seen below. The track is taken from CANNIBAL CORPSE's 15th studio album, "Violence Unimagined", which will be released on April 16 via Metal Blade Records. Guitarist Rob Barrett comments: "'Inhumane Harvest' takes a look inside one of organized crime's more sinister activities: ...

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BEHEMOTH's NERGAL Is Raising Funds To Help Squash 'Bogus Prosecutions' Of Polish Artists Over 'Archaic Religious Laws'

Adam "Nergal" Darski of Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH has launched the "Ordo Blasfemia" campaign which he says "will help fund a sustainable legal challenge to squash the existing and incoming bogus prosecutions" of artists who do "not conform to the archaic religious laws" of his country. Nergal says in a statement: "My name is Nergal ...

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STEVE VAI Praises ZAKK WYLDE: 'I've Never In My Life Seen A Musician With That Kind Of Stamina'

Legendary guitarist Steve Vai recently spoke to Cassius Morris on "The Cassius Morris Show" about his relationship with fellow axe hero, Zakk Wylde. Vai and Wylde teamed up for several tours in recent years as part of the "Generation Axe" package, also featuring Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt (EXTREME) and Tosin Abasi (ANIMALS AS LEADERS). "Well, ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Teases 'Inhumane Harvest' Music Video

CANNIBAL CORPSE's official music video for the song "Inhumane Harvest" will make its online debut on Wednesday, February 24 at 9:00 a.m. PST. A teaser for the clip is available below. "Inhumane Harvest" is taken from CANNIBAL CORPSE's 15th studio album, "Violence Unimagined", which will be released on April 16 via Metal Blade Records. Comprised ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE's PAUL MAZURKIEWICZ Says 'Violence Unimagined' Features His 'Most Intense Drumming Performance Physically'

Florida death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE will release their 15th studio album, "Violence Unimagined", on April 16 via Metal Blade Records. Already well known for the level of extreme technicality they bring to every record, on "Violence Unimagined", the members of CANNIBAL CORPSE have further upped their game, particularly in Paul Mazurkiewicz's drumming. Speaking to

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HELLFEST Organizers Comment On 2021 Festival Cancelation

This year's edition of Hellfest has been officially canceled after the French government culture ministry said summer events would be allowed to go ahead — but with a limit of 5,000 people, all whom must remain seated, to meet COVID-19 restrictions. The Union of Contemporary Music (SMA), which represents festivals, concert venues and producers, said ...

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BEHEMOTH: New Album Tentatively Due In The Fall

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH have extended and expanded their contract with Nuclear Blast, which will now distribute the group's music worldwide outside of their home country. The band originally signed with Nuclear Blast Europe prior to the release of 2009's "Evangelion", but their next album — which is tentatively set for a fall 2021 release ...

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Välde - HUMANITY'S LAST BREATH

It's not easy to stand out in an increasingly overcrowded death metal/deathcore marketplace, but Sweden's HUMANITY'S LAST BREATH have already established themselves as a unique force in ultra-modern brutality. Detonating like a sack of sledgehammers chucked through your living room window, "Välde" arrives only 18 months on from the venomous and angular "Abyssal", somehow nudging ...

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The Cult - CRYSTAL VIPER

Poland is known more for its contributions to heavy metal's more extreme ends. Its landmark bands in the black metal and death metal genres are plentiful. The fact is that there are still also numerous Polish bands paying tribute to metal's more traditional sounds. CRYSTAL VIPER is now over a decade into their existence, and ...

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ALEXI LAIHO's Wife Shares Photos Of His Private Funeral Service

Alexi Laiho's wife has shared photos of the private funeral service for the former CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman, who passed away on December 29 in his home in Helsinki, Finland. The 41-year-old had suffered from long-term health issues leading up to his death. On Wednesday (February 3), Australian-born Kelli Wright, who has previously worked as ...

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METALLICA's 'Enter Sandman' Featured In FORD Commercial

Ford has licensed the 1991 METALLICA hit "Enter Sandman" to serve as the soundtrack for its all-new 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor — a desert-racing inspired version of its best-selling F-150 pickup. When Ford began planning a reveal for the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor, it wanted to push the envelope. Having owned this niche category since ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Announces 'Existence Is Futile' Album

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have set "Existence Is Futile" as the title of their 13th studio album, due later this year via Nuclear Blast Records. The LP was once again recorded at Grindstone Studios with producer Scott Atkins and features artwork from Arthur Berzinsh, who previously worked with CRADLE on 2015's "Hammer Of ...

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EVILE To Release New Album 'Hell Unleashed' In April

Since their formation in 2004, British thrash metallers EVILE have been turning heads and taking names, delivering four pure thrash offerings blended with an uncompromising death metal assault. Their upcoming fifth studio album, titled "Hell Unleashed", will impact the metal masses on April 30 via Napalm Records, and is the long-awaited successor to 2013's "Skull". ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Announces 'Violence Unimagined' Album, Officially Recruits Guitarist ERIK RUTAN

On April 16, Florida death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE will release their 15th studio album, "Violence Unimagined", via Metal Blade Records. For a first preview of the record, the new single "Inhumane Harvest" can be heard below. Comprised of eleven tracks, "Violence Unimagined" is state-of-the-art death metal played with passion and breathless precision, making for another ...

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We Are Always Alone - PORTRAYAL OF GUILT

PORTRAYAL OF GUILT doesn't like to waste time. Since their 2017 inception, the prolific Austin, Texas-based musicians have doled out several splits and EPs, in addition to a well-received full-length album, "Let Pain Be Your Guide". The ball has certainly bounced in the band's favor in a short amount of time as they've toured extensively ...

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Heavy Trip - Heavy Trip

"Heavy Trip" has slowly built its following since its initial limited release in fall 2018, but the doors to a larger audience blew open the following year with its wider release on Amazon Prime. If you are a heavy metal fan that has been burned by other comedic movies that lazily treated the genre as ...

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