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ANTHRAX And SHADOWS FALL Members Launch LIVING WRECKAGE

Jon Donais (ANTHRAX, SHADOWS FALL) and Matt Bachand (SHADOWS FALL, ACT OF DEFIANCE) have teamed up once again in the new band LIVING WRECKAGE. The audio onslaught brought on by Donais, Bachand, Jeff Gard (DEATH RAY VISION), Matt LeBreton (DOWNPOUR) and Jon Morency (LET US PREY) is described in a press release as "a high-energy ...

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Myths - DETRITUS

Received wisdom has it that the British thrash metal scene only produced a handful of notable bands. Everybody knows about XENTRIX, SABBAT, ONSLAUGHT and the rest, but despite not exerting a great deal of commercial weight, the UK's contribution to thrash was much deeper than generally advertised. One album that almost certainly escaped the notice ...

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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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Where The Gloom Becomes Sound - TRIBULATION

The perfect band for a bleak midwinter, TRIBULATION have long since proved themselves to be smarter than the average metal band. When the Swedes took an angular left turn down a more straightforwardly rocking avenue for 2015's "The Children of the Night", they somehow managed to retain all the macabre menace and obscure venom of ...

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MEMORIAM Feat. BOLT THROWER And BENEDICTION Members: 'Onwards Into Battle' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Onwards Into Battle", the new single from MEMORIAM, the Birmingham, United Kingdom-based death/grind metal band featuring Karl Willets (BOLT THROWER) on vocals, Frank Healy (BENEDICTION, CEREBRAL FIX) on bass, Scott Fairfax (CEREBRAL FIX) on guitar and Spike T Smith (SACRILEGE, CONFLICT, KILLING JOKE, THE DAMNED) on drums, can be seen ...

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MEMORIAM Feat. BOLT THROWER And BENEDICTION Members: Fourth Album 'To The End' Due In March

MEMORIAM, the Birmingham, United Kingdom-based death/grind metal band featuring Karl Willets (BOLT THROWER) on vocals, Frank Healy (BENEDICTION, CEREBRAL FIX) on bass, Scott Fairfax (CEREBRAL FIX) on guitar and Spike T Smith (SACRILEGE, CONFLICT, KILLING JOKE, THE DAMNED) on drums, will release its fourth studio album, "To The End", on March 26 via Reaper Entertainment. ...

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Macrocosmos - FRACTAL GENERATOR

If there is one thing that the world needs a lot more of, it's Sci-Fi-themed death metal. Go with me on this one, you'll thank me for it later. FRACTAL GENERATOR self-released an astonishing debut album back in 2015: although it slid under most folk's radars, "Apotheosynthesis" heralded the arrival of a unique new death ...

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Spectre Of Devastation - WARFECT

It's probably a coincidence, but let's go with it: just as thrash metal flourished amid the Cold War paranoia of the Reagan era, so 2020's innumerable horrors seem to have pushed the genre to fresh heights. WARFECT have been snarling and slashing their way through underground territory for over a decade now, but this sounds ...

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AMARANTHE Releases Music Video For 'BOOM!1'

Swedish modern metal force AMARANTHE recently released its new album "Manifest", via Nuclear Blast. The official music video for the disc's fifth single, "BOOM!1", can be seen below. AMARANTHE comments: "In a time when everyone seems to have an opinion about absolutely everything our very own motormouth, GG6, reserves his right to help himself to ...

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HATEBREED Drops Music Video For 'Instinctive (Slaughterlust)'

Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED will release their new album, "Weight Of The False Self", on November 27 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official Justin Reich-directed music video for the LP's second single, "Instinctive (Slaughterlust)", can be seen below. The cover artwork, which can be seen below, was painted by artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously ...

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ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS Feat. Ex-FEAR FACTORY Singer BURTON C. BELL: 'The End Is Always The Beginning' Music Video

ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS, the project led by ex-FEAR FACTORY vocalist Burton C. Bell, will release its second full-length album, "Apocrypha", on October 9 via Dissonance Productions. The recording will be available on CD, two limited vinyl formats and through all major digital outlets. The official music video for "The End Is Always The Beginning", ...

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May You Be Held - SUMAC

The gradual progression of Boston post-metal giants ISIS from competent NEUROSIS clones with potential to an ambitiously heady prog-metal machine was one of the more enthralling musical developments of the new millennium's first decade. Band members have continued to pursue musical endeavors since that band's 2010 dissolution, with the most satisfying of the splinter projects ...

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DEVILDRIVER Unveils Music Video For Anthemic New Single 'Wishing'

DEVILDRIVER's music video for the song "Wishing" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's recently announced double album, "Dealing With Demons". The first volume — titled "Dealing With Demons I" — drops on October 9 via Napalm Records and marks the California metallers' first release of new, original material since 2016's ...

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Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism - NAPALM DEATH

It has been five years since NAPALM DEATH released its last album, "Apex Predator — Easy Meat". The longest period between their releases is finally over, as the forefathers of grindcore have returned with their sixteenth full-length release, "Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism". The passionate, sociopolitical outlook of frontman Barney Greenway and ...

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ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS Feat. FEAR FACTORY Singer BURTON C. BELL: 'Ghost Heart' Music Video

ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS, the project led by FEAR FACTORY vocalist Burton C. Bell, will release its second full-length album, "Apocrypha", on October 9 via Dissonance Productions. The recording will be available on CD, two limited vinyl formats and through all major digital outlets. The official music video for "Ghost Heart", the first single from ...

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DEVILDRIVER Unveils Music Video For New Single 'Nest Of Vipers'

Californian dark groove metallers DEVILDRIVER recently announced their upcoming double album, "Dealing With Demons". The first volume — titled "Dealing With Demons I" — drops on October 9 via Napalm Records and marks the band's first release of new, original material since 2016’s acclaimed "Trust No One". Representing the onset of a final purging of ...

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Generation Antichrist - ONSLAUGHT

It really doesn't matter how many mainstream chatterers want metal to "move forward": subgenres as resilient as thrash will never disappear or lose their relevance, particularly when so many of its original progenitors are still releasing albums as monstrous as this. ONSLAUGHT have already amassed a near-immaculate catalogue. If you don't regularly injure yourself to ...

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ONSLAUGHT Releases Music Video For 'Bow Down To The Clowns'

U.K.-based thrash metal veterans ONSLAUGHT have revealed a travelling circus-inspired music video for "Bow Down To The Clowns", the second single from the upcoming "Generation Antichrist" album. Lyrically inspired by society’s tendency to allow itself to be controlled by others, the lip offers a literal depiction of dark clowns with a demonic ringmaster pulling the ...

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FEAR FACTORY Singer BURTON C. BELL To Release New ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS Album, 'Apocrypha', In October

ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS will release its second full-length album, "Apocrypha", on October 9 via Dissonance Productions. The recording will be available on CD, two limited vinyl formats and through all major digital outlets. A creative, and innovative journey of FEAR FACTORY vocalist Burton C. Bell, "Apocrypha" is a vision untold. Born of life, love ...

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DEVILDRIVER Unveils Music Video For New Single 'Iona'

Californian dark groove metallers DEVILDRIVER recently announced their upcoming double album, "Dealing With Demons". The first volume — titled "Dealing With Demons I" — drops on October 9 via Napalm Records and marks the band's first release of new, original material since 2016’s acclaimed "Trust No One". Representing the onset of a final purging of ...

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Maelstrom - EXOCRINE

If you heard EXOCRINE's last album, "Molten Giant", then you will be well aware that the Frenchmen are definitely not just here to make up the numbers. Technical death metal often gets overlooked in the great post-millennial subgenre free-for-all, but it's bands like this and albums like "Maelstrom" that are pushing the boundaries of extremity ...

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ONSLAUGHT's NIGE ROCKETT Explains SY KEELER's Departure

U.K. thrashers ONSLAUGHT will release their new album, "Generation Antichrist", on August 7 via AFM Records. The long-awaited follow-up to 2013's "VI" was mixed by Daniel Bergstrand (BEHEMOTH, IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH) at Dugout Studios in Uppsala, Sweden. "Generation Antichrist" is the first ONSLAUGHT album to feature new vocalist Dave Garnett, who recently replaced longtime singer ...

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Dream Squasher - -(16)-

Calfornia's -(16)- have been clawing their way through the swamps of sludge for nearly 30 years. The roots of the band reach back to 1993, the same year that they released their debut album "Curves That Kick" on Bacteria Sour, the indy label owned by none other than Pushead. On the other side of ...

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ONSLAUGHT: Lyric Video For New Song 'Religiousuicide'

U.K. thrashers ONSLAUGHT have released the official lyric video for a new song called "Religiousuicide". The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Generation Antichrist", which will be issued on August 7 via AFM Records. The long-awaited follow-up to 2013's "VI" was mixed by Daniel Bergstrand (BEHEMOTH, IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH) at Dugout Studios in ...

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DEVILDRIVER To Release 'Dealing With Demons I' In October

DEVILDRIVER has spent almost the last two decades pursuing a course of uncompromising artistry and nonsense-free dedication to the road. Led by the prolific Dez Fafara, the Californian crew has earned their reputation as one of the hardest working bands on the planet, while issuing a steady succession of brutal but distinctive albums along the ...

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ONSLAUGHT To Release 'Generation Antichrist' Album In August

U.K. thrashers ONSLAUGHT will release their new album, "Generation Antichrist", on August 7 via AFM Records. The long-awaited follow-up to 2013's "VI" was mixed by Daniel Bergstrand (BEHEMOTH, IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH) at Dugout Studios in Uppsala, Sweden. "Generation Antichrist" is the first ONSLAUGHT album to feature new vocalist Dave Garnett, who recently replaced longtime singer ...

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Leaves Of Yesteryear - GREEN CARNATION

A whopping 14 years have passed since GREEN CARNATION's last release. A lot has changed since then, including a lengthy, six-year period during which time they were broken up following 2006's entirely acoustic affair "Acoustic Verses". They are virtually unrecognizable from their initial death metal format, having drifted through periods that touched upon styles as ...

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