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KREATOR Surprise-Releases New Single, '666 - World Divided'

German thrash metal veterans KREATOR have surprise-released a new single, "666 - World Divided". The official music video for the track can be seen below. The song was produced by Andy Sneap and Markus Ganter and was recorded at Hansa Tonstudios in Berlin, Germany. A limited-edition seven-inch single featuring "666 - World Divided" and the ...

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DRAGONFORCE's SAM TOTMAN Says Former Bassist FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ Was 'Never The Biggest Fan' Of Power Metal

DRAGONFORCE guitarist Sam Totman spoke to the "Scars And Guitars" podcast about the band's latest addition, bassist/vocalist Alicia Vigil (VIGIL OF WAR). Asked if she is a permanent replacement for DRAGONFORCE's longtime bassist Frédéric Leclercq, who left the band last August, Totman said: "Well, we're gonna try it out. You don't ...

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SODOM Recruits Drummer TONI MERKEL

German thrash metal veterans SODOM have recruited Toni Merkel as their new drummer. He joins the band as the replacement for Stefan "Husky" Hüskens, who announced his departure from SODOM earlier in the month. Says the group: "Flying under the radar for a long time, it's a dream coming true for [Toni]. Brace yourself to ...

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KREATOR Releases Video For 'Violent Revolution' From 'London Apocalypticon - Live At Roundhouse'

German trash metal veterans KREATOR will release a new live set, "London Apocalypticon - Live At The Roundhouse", on February 14 via Nuclear Blast. The effort was professionally filmed and recorded on December 16, 2018 at the Roundhouse in London, England. The London show closed out KREATOR's European co-headlining tour with DIMMU BORGIR. Also appearing ...

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SODOM Drummer STEFAN 'HUSKY' HÜSKENS Exits Band

Drummer Stefan "Husky" Hüskens has announced his departure from German thrash metal veterans SODOM. Hüskens said in a statement: "Unfortunately, I have to tell you that I have to leave SODOM. Due to some changes at my full-time job, as well as a few other matters, I do not see any chance of continuing to ...

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POWERWOLF Re-Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

German metallers POWERWOLF have re-signed wih Napalm Records. Guitarist Matthew Greywolf (real name: Benjamin Buss) states: "We are pleased to inform you that we have extended our great collaboration with the Napalm Records team. To have people behind us that help to spread the word of metal with know-how, energy and — above all — ...

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ASSASSIN: 'The Swamp Thing' Lyric Video

German thrash metal veterans ASSASSIN will release a new album, "Bestia Immundis", on February 7 via Massacre Records. The disc was mixed by Marc Görtz at Nemesis Studio, and mastered by Olman V. Wiebe (a.k.a. Olman Viper) at Hertzwerk Studio. Dirk Freder created the cover artwork. According to a press release, "Bestia Immundis" is "aggressive, ...

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MOONSPELL Drummer Says His Band Helped Create Goth Metal With 1996's 'Irreligious' Album

Charlene from Austria's Metal Underground conducted an interview with drummer Miguel Gaspar of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL prior to the band's November 21 show at SimmCity in Vienna, Austria. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On MOONSPELL's ever-changing style and thirst for experimentation: Miguel: ...

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SOULFLY Announces 'The Summoning' 2020 North American Tour

SOULFLY will embark on "The Summoning" North American tour in February. Kicking off on February 1 at the Marquee Theater in Tempe Arizona, the trek will make stops in Portland, Toronto, and New Orleans before ending on March 12 at the Warehouse Live in Houston, Texas. Direct support on the tour will come from TOXIC ...

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DORO PESCH Says Her Biggest Love Is 'The Metalheads, The Fans'

TotalRock Radio conducted an interview with German metal queen Doro Pesch at this year's Hard Rock Hell festival in Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether not paying attention to gender has been the secret to her success: Doro: "I always think ...

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Listen To New SODOM Song 'Out Of The Frontline Trench'

German thrash metal veterans SODOM will release a new EP, "Out Of The Frontline Trench", on November 22 via SPV/Steamhammer. The effort contains three brand new tracks as well as new recordings (studio and live) of two SODOM classics. The "Out Of The Frontline Trench" title track can be streamed below. Frontman Thomas "Angelripper" Such ...

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SOULFLY: Pro-Shot Video Of Entire Performance At ALCATRAZ HARD ROCK & METAL FESTIVAL

ARTE Concert has uploaded professionally filmed video footage of SOULFLY's entire performance at this year's Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival, which was held in August in Kortrijk, Belgium. Check it out below. SOULFLY's latest album, "Ritual", was released in October 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015's "Archangel" was produced, recorded and mixed ...

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Former HIRAX, WHIPLASH Members Join Forces In UNCIVIL WAR

Ex-HIRAX guitarist Scott Owen has teamed up with former KREATOR, WHIPLASH and MASSACRE drummer Joe Cangelosi to launch a new band called UNCIVIL WAR. The group is rounded off by bassists Rich Day, formerly of WHIPLASH, and vocalist Patrick Lind, formerly of MORBID SAINT. A teaser clip of the song "Sin" from UNCIVIL WAR's upcoming ...

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CYHRA Feat. Former IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: 'Battle From Within' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Battle From Within" from CYHRA, the band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING) and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY), can be seen below. The track is taken from CYHRA's second album, "No Halos In Hell", which will be released ...

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SODOM: Lyric Video For New Song 'Down On Your Knees'

German thrash metal veterans SODOM will release a new EP, "Out Of The Frontline Trench", on November 22 via SPV/Steamhammer. The effort contains three brand new tracks as well as new recordings (studio and live) of two SODOM classics. The official lyric video for the song "Down On Your Knees", taken from "Out Of The ...

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SEPULTURA Unveils 'Quadra' Album Artwork, Performs New Song 'Isolation' For First Time (Video)

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA have set "Quadra" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in February 2020 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band revealed the name and cover artwork of the record during its appearance Friday night (October 4) at the Rock In Rio festival. SEPULTURA also performed the album's opening track, "Isolation", for ...

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