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ZAKK WYLDE Is Working On New BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Songs

Zakk Wylde has commenced the songwriting process for BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's new studio album. Earlier today, Ozzy's longtime guitarist took to his Twitter to share a video of him at the piano accompanied by his seven-year-old son, Sabbath Page Wielandt Wylde. He wrote in a caption: "BLACK LABEL SONGWRITING SESSIONS O' DOOM/DESTRUCTION/DEMOLITION & DOUBLE BUBBLE ...

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Compelled To Repeat - BEGGAR

With all due respect to hirsute drug fiends everywhere, sludge metal is not exactly the most difficult music to play. What is far trickier to pull off is sludge metal that actually rings true, with all the hate, disdain and booze-sodden fury that made the likes of EYEHATEGOD and IRON MONKEY so compelling in the ...

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Solar Spectre - OMEGA INFINITY

With a respectful nod to GUSTAV HOLST, "Solar Spectre" is the kind of interplanetary journey most fans of extreme metal can get behind. OMEGA INFINITY are a shadowy entity plucked from the ether by NE OBLIVISCARIS frontman Xenoyr and Tentakel P. , drummer and founding member of German art metallers TODTGELICHTER. If you're familiar with ...

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The Pendulum - CANDLEMASS

The elder statesmen of epic doom metal have returned hot on the heels of 2019's magnificent "The Door to Doom" with what is essentially part deux to that magnum opus with the brilliant EP titled "The Pendulum". Last year's long player found CANDLEMASS garner the grandest of heavy metal accolades in the form of their ...

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TAR POND Feat. Former CELTIC FROST And CORONER Members: Debut Album Out Now

TAR POND is a Swiss anti-supergroup established in 2015 by legendary CELTIC FROST bassist Martin Ain (R.I.P), former CORONER drummer and lyricist Marky Edelmann, renowned scratchboard artist Thomas Ott, Swiss art world heavyweight A.C. Kupper, and Stefano Mauriello. TAR POND's debut album, "Protocol Of Constant Sadness", was released on March 20 and is described in ...

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Video Premiere: PARADISE LOST's 'Fall From Grace'

The official music video for "Fall From Grace", the new single from British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Obsidian", which will be released on May 15 via Nuclear Blast. The group's sixteenth studio LP, which was recorded with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano, ...

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Acts Of Repentance - WARDAEMONIC

With tens of thousands of bands creating hundreds of thousands of hours of face-melting black and death metal, it's not beyond the realms of possibility that many of us are becoming desensitized. In the non-metal world, or what's left of it at this point, most people would shit their pants if they heard KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ...

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Video Premiere: LAMB OF GOD's 'Memento Mori'

LAMB OF GOD has released the music video for "Memento Mori", the opening track on the band's forthcoming self-titled album, due May 8 via Epic Records. Fans were able to unlock a 10-second teaser of the song through an eerie Instagram Story filter released by the band over the weekend. The follow-up to "VII: Sturm ...

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PARADISE LOST Announces New Album, 'Obsidian'

"Obsidian", the new album from British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST, will be released on May 15 via Nuclear Blast. The group's sixteenth studio album, which was recorded with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano, eschews its immediate predecessors' gruesome, myopic approach in favor of a richer and more dynamic deluge of black shades. From the deceptive ...

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PALAYE ROYALE To Release 'The Bastards' Album In May

Canadian-American rockers PALAYE ROYALE will release their third album, "The Bastards", on May 29 via Sumerian Records. The official music video for the disc's first single, "Lonely", can be seen below.. The track features some of the most honest and heartbreaking lyrics ever written by frontman Remington Leith and the accompanying clip, which he also ...

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Mandala Of Fear - HUNTSMEN

Some moments of inspiration are simply meant to be. When HUNTSMEN unveiled their cross-genre sound on 2018's "American Scrap", it was hard to believe that no one had previously blended thunderous post-metal with the windswept atmospheres and wistful harmonies of sun-scorched Americana: for those with a taste for melancholy and massive riffs, it was an ...

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The Ghost Of Orion - MY DYING BRIDE

Although their now impressive catalogue is largely immaculate, the biggest factor in MY DYING BRIDE's unassailable reputation has been their ruthlessly sustained mystique. Neither susceptible to the lure of the usual touring circuits nor to even the slenderest outside influence, the Brits' epic, avant-garde doom metal almost seems to exist out of time or recognizable ...

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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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Refractions - LOWRIDER

If you were a fan of stoner rock at the turn of the millennium, you will almost certainly have spent a few evenings getting baked to the sound of LOWRIDER's debut album "Ode to Io". Although the Swedish band had their share of detractors, mainly due to a very obvious debt owed to KYUSS, that ...

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Placebo - AKTOR

Chicago's Professor Black and Finnish musician Jussi Lehtisalo are two of the most underappreciated — and versatile — musicians in rock music. The former has capably juggled melodic thrash with DAWNBRINGER, catchy rock anthems with HIGH SPIRITS, and tributes to the sounds of MOTÖRHEAD and early BATHORY under his own name. Lehtisalo has spent nearly ...

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Legal At Last - ANVIL

Twelve years on from "Anvil! The Story of Anvil", it's hard not feel a shiver of satisfaction that Lipps Kudlow and Robb Reiner are living the life they always wanted: releasing albums on a regular basis and spending the rest of their time touring like madmen. It's worth noting that "Legal at Last" would probably ...

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Video: DELAIN Plays 'Apocalypse & Chill' Record-Release Show In Utrecht, The Netherlands

Dutch melodic metallers DELAIN played a record-release concert for their sixth full-length studio album, "Apocalypse & Chill", last night (Friday, February 14) at Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Intro 02. Burning Bridges 03. Creatures 04. The Glory and the Scum 05. Suckerpunch 06. The Hurricane 07. April ...

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TROUBLE's Next Album Will Be 'Heavier Than Ever'

Hammerheart Records has partnered with TROUBLE to re-release the legendary doom legends' entire musical catalog, in addition to their upcoming album. This partnership that will see the distribution of the band's entire library of music that spans over three decades. "We are very excited to be partnering with Hammerheart Records and joining their roster of ...

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Become The Hunter - SUICIDE SILENCE

It's not hard to imagine that SUICIDE SILENCE's self-titled record from 2017 seemed like a good idea at the time, but there's no denying that it proved to be both a commercial and critical hiccup along the rock 'n' roll road. Not that the band needed to justify making a record they plainly wanted and ...

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Splid - KVELERTAK

The introduction of a new vocalist into a band's established blueprint is always a daunting prospect, but especially so at the stage of their career that KVELERTAK is in. In the ten years since their 2010 self-titled breakthrough record, the Norwegian act has cultivated a diverse cross section of heavy music followers. They accomplished this ...

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Dream In Motion - KIRK WINDSTEIN

When Kirk Windstein strangles his guitar, the slow riffs sound as though they're literally being strummed beneath the surface of a murky Louisiana swamp, such is the magnitude of the slow and powerful delivery. The man, the myth, the legend is the mastermind behind NOLA sludge overlords CROWBAR, and it has been almost four years ...

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