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MIKE PORTNOY Looks Back On His Exit From DREAM THEATER: 'I Needed A Break From Those Guys'

Mike Portnoy spoke about his decision to leave DREAM THEATER during an appearance on the latest episode of "Drinks With Johnny", the Internet TV show hosted by AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ. Following the passing of AVENGED SEVENFOLD's founding member Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan in 2009, the band recruited his favorite drummer, Portnoy, to record ...

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Orificial Purge - VASTUM

The Bay Area metal scene gets the love that it deserves for its part in anchoring the 1980's U.S. thrash metal scene. It is where METALLICA found its voice, as well as propagating discussions of "The NEXT Four", which often include some combination of the area's heavyweights TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, and/or EXODUS. That region of ...

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Daemon - MAYHEM

If you're a (black) metalhead who passes time by cvlting on social media, there's a 99 percent likelihood that you've stumbled across at least half dozen "I was on my way to kill Euronymous, too" memes over the course of the last month. These memes of course stem from the recent claims of MAYHEM bassist ...

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THE AGONIST Releases 'The Gift Of Silence' Video

"The Gift Of Silence", the new video from Montreal, Quebec, Canada's extreme metal juggernaut THE AGONIST, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Orphans", which was released on September 20 via Rodeostar Records. Says vocalist Vicky Psarakis: "When I heard the first instrumentals for 'Orphans' I was a bit ...

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Video Premiere: MAYHEM's 'Falsified And Hated'

The official music video for the song "Falsified And Hated" from Norwegian black metal veterans MAYHEM can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Daemon", which was released on October 25 via Century Media. Guitarist Teloch comments: "This is the first official music video we have released, so indeed some ...

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LAST IN LINE's PHIL SOUSSAN Accuses Democrats Of 'Exhibiting Antiquated Soviet Communist Tactics And Behavior'

LAST IN LINE bassist Phil Soussan has accused Democrats of "exhibiting antiquated Soviet communist tactics and behavior." Soussan, who frequently tweets in support of President Trump's policies, took to the social media platform last week to assail Democrats for their efforts to impeach the 45th U.S. president. "Democrats have become so far left that they ...

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Metal Galaxy - BABYMETAL

For some, they are the single most delightful and entertaining thing that has happened to heavy music for decades. For others, they are a despicably cynical distraction from all that is good and true in metal. Neither of these things are true, of course: BABYMETAL are not a phenomenon over which any of us should ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE To Release 'Become The Hunter' Album In Early 2020

California-based extreme metal titans SUICIDE SILENCE will release their sixth studio album, "Become The Hunter", in early 2020 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Steve Evetts (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SEPULTURA, HATEBREED) at The Omen Room and mixed by Josh Wilbur (TRIVIUM, LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA). Ted Jensen (PANTERA, DEFTONES, SLIPKNOT) mastered the ...

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Gidim - RINGS OF SATURN

There was a time, not so long ago, when a record that sounded like "Gidim" would have caused metalhead jaws to drop across the globe. These days, levels of brutality, precision and virtuoso dexterity in extreme metal have reached utterly preposterous levels, with countless bands pursuing a similarly wildly technical and extreme course, making it ...

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Alpha And The Omega - KONKHRA

Death metal fans of a certain age will already be familiar with KONKHRA. One of the few bands to successfully blend the brutality of the underground with the churning grooves popularized by the likes of SEPULTURA and MACHINE HEAD in the mid '90s, they never received the recognition that albums like "Spit Or Swallow" (1995) ...

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Listen To New MAYHEM Song 'Falsified And Hated'

The song "Falsified And Hated" from Norwegian black metal veterans MAYHEM can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming album, "Daemon", which will be released on October 25 via Century Media. Pre-orders for the 12-song album have been released. A variety of limited-edition and special variants are available, including a limited ...

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Absolute - KUBLAI KHAN

KUBLAI KHAN has been kicking and screaming for nearly a decade now, but the unit's increasing profile sees them garnering significant attention and praise as of late. The band continues to forward a decidedly modern style that falls somewhere in between the realm of metallic hardcore, metalcore and extreme heavy metal on its fourth full-length ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE Completes Work On Sixth Album

California-based extreme metal titans SUICIDE SILENCE have completed work on their sixth studio album. The disc was produced by Steve Evetts (EVERY TIME I DIE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN) and was mixed by Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA). A 2020 release date is expected. SUICIDE SILENCE's latest, self-titled album came out in February 2017 ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Cancels Shows To Focus On New Studio Album

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have announced the cancelation of three European shows, as well as a concert in Tel Aviv, "due to time restraints concerning writing and pre-production" for the band's upcoming album. CRADLE OF FILTH said in a statement: "Having played literally all over the world this year, it is unfortunate that ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Singer Announces Additional 'Moody's Medicinals' Products

Moody's Medicinals, Inc., FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH singer Ivan Moody's health and wellness innovator specializing in both Cannabidiol ("CBD") and non-CBD health and wellness products, launched its trailblazing line of high-quality products in June 2019. Today, October 3, Moody's Medicinals is introducing a new range of sugar-free AM and PM shots. The Moody's Medicinals shots ...

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DYING FETUS Song Featured In 'South Park' Episode

The DYING FETUS track "Second Skin" was featured on "South Park"'s new episode, "Band In China", last night. "Band In China", the second episode of the 23rd season of "South Park", mocks how Hollywood, specifically Disney, shapes film, TV and music to avoid Chinese censors in order to have art shown in the country. In ...

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