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Give In To Despair - RITUAL DICTATES

A new band formed by former 3 INCHES OF BLOOD members Justin Hagberg (now also in DEAD QUIET) and Ash Pearson (currently in REVOCATION), RITUAL DICTATES are brilliantly tricky to pin down. This is a much more vicious and brutal strain of metal than anything the duo did with 3IOB, but you can definitely hear ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: ADAM DUTKIEWICZ Hero Toy Coming Soon

Devils Head Productions, which specializes in toys, art and punk rock, metal, hardcore culture, has announced the upcoming release of a Japanese-style hero toy modeled after KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz, a.k.a. Adam D. Due later in the year, the toy will be known as 酔 獣, which means "drunk beast" in Japanese. Devils Head ...

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Order Of The Mind - IRIST

Although there have been times when it has felt like major labels are congenitally predisposed to signing as many shitty metalcore bands as possible, common sense does occasionally prevail in the metal mainstream. Despite a weirdly shrug-worthy name (it sounds like it might mean something, but not something interesting enough for anyone to investigate), IRIST ...

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Fifth And Final Product Delivery In METALLICA-Inspired Collection From BILLABONG LAB Now Available

Billabong LAB has announced the fifth and final product delivery in the Billabong x Metallica 2019-2020 Collection of menswear. Titled "...And Justice For All", this latest selection of apparel is inspired by METALLICA's fourth studio album and features previously unreleased concept art by boardsports-affiliated artist Pushead in a limited release of cross-branded surf trunks, T-shirts, ...

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AMERICAN TERROR Feat. SKID ROW, SUGAR RAY, PHUNK JUNKEEZ, GRAYSON MANOR Members: 'Judgement' Lyric Video

Heavy punk/metal band AMERICAN TERROR, featuring members of SKID ROW, SUGAR RAY, PHUNK JUNKEEZ and GRAYSON MANOR, has just released "Judgement", the first single from its debut album. The track is available to stream and purchase on all major digital platforms right now and the official lyric video can be viewed below. AMERICAN TERROR's full-length ...

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Underneath - CODE ORANGE

Judging by some of the full-bore plaudits it has received already, a lot of people are pinning their hopes on the new CODE ORANGE album, seemingly viewing it as some kind of epoch-shattering, great leap forward for heavy music in general. In terms of hardcore/metal crossovers, it's pretty undeniable that "Underneath" stands firmly at the ...

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EMMURE Releases New Video And Single, 'Gypsy Disco'

Following their late 2019 single "Pigs Ear", metal juggernauts EMMURE continue to tease their forthcoming, eighth studio album that's due out later this year. Today, the band has revealed a video for a crushing new song titled "Gypsy Disco". EMMURE's latest track touches on the subject of suicide prevention, a topic near and dear to ...

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Listen To New CODE ORANGE Song 'Sulfur Surrounding'

"Sulfur Surrounding", a brand new song from the Grammy-nominated band CODE ORANGE, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming LP, "Underneath", which will be released on March 13 via Roadrunner Records. "Underneath" finds CODE ORANGE once again confounding expectations, piling element on element, and towering towards the sky. Rattling drum ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES Sign Worldwide Deal With SPINEFARM RECORDS

Mega hard rock collective THE DEAD DAISIES has signed a global deal with Spinefarm Records — the home of hard rock and metal within the Universal Music Group. Having recently welcomed new member Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) to the band, a super-charged DAISIES enter a fresh label partnership with Spinefarm Records. Influenced ...

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HATEBREED Announces May 2020 'Monsters Of Mosh' U.S. Tour

Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED have announced a new slate of U.S. headline tour dates for 2020. They will hit the road with AFTER THE BURIAL, HAVOK and CREEPING DEATH in May. Tickets for the "Monsters Of Mosh" trek go on sale Friday, March 6 at 10 a.m. local time. HATEBREED will also embark on a ...

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Neaera - NEAERA

Near legends in their German homeland but largely unknown outside of Europe, NEAERA have arguably suffered for being far too heavy and vicious for their own good. While plenty of other bands peddle a similar blend of pumped-up melo-death and gleaming metalcore hooks, the Münster crew have always sounded ten times more pissed off and ...

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NUCLEAR BLAST And BELIEVE Launch BLOOD BLAST DISTRIBUTION

Believe and Nuclear Blast have announced Blood Blast Distribution, the first worldwide digital distribution offer dedicated to extreme music. Blood Blast provides strong and fast distribution to over 200 digital streaming and download platforms and will help bands and artists at all levels make their music available to their audiences on a global basis while ...

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KING DIAMOND Mourns Loss Of 4-Year-Old Fan

King Diamond is mourning the loss of one of his youngest fans. The Danish heavy metal singer took to his Facebook page on Friday (February 21) to post a photo of him posing backstage with several of his hardcore devotees sporting King Diamond-style makeup, including four-year-old Larissa and her parents Jeanne and Stone. He wrote ...

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Listen To EXHORDER's New Single 'The Man That Never Was'

Just days away from kicking off their U.S. tour with OVERKILL, thrash metal legends EXHORDER have debuted a brand-new single "The Man That Never Was". The groove-laden, face-melter was recorded during the sessions for the band's recently released album, "Mourn The Southern Skies", their first in nearly three decades. Fans can stream the track now ...

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Video Premiere: BODY COUNT's 'Bum-Rush'

"Bum-Rush", the new music video from BODY COUNT, the metal band fronted by hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T, can be seen below. The clip was shot in New York as well as Los Angeles and it was produced and directed by Jay Rodriguez for Itchy House Films. The New York footage was shot by ...

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