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ATREYU Officially Parts Ways With Singer ALEX VARKATZAS

California metallers ATREYU have announced the departure of vocalist Alex Varkatzas. The group's remaining members broke the news of Alex's official exit in a social media post earlier today. They wrote: "We have been a band for over 20 years now. Lived our dreams together as friends and as brothers. We traveled the world doing ...

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Utgard - ENSLAVED

ENSLAVED's journey into prog-fueled musical madness has been an incredibly fun evolution to witness. The remaining vestiges of their more blistering black metal days become more and more of a distant memory with every subsequent album, but it is a testament to the group's creativity — and their ability to still tastefully layer in the ...

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'Orange Is The New Black' Actress JESSICA PIMENTEL Returns With Another ALEKHINE'S GUN Single, 'Ngepar Chiwa'

New York's blackened, death metal juggernaut ALEKHINE'S GUN has released a new single, "Ngepar Chiwa" (Certain Death), from its forthcoming EP, "Year Of The Lazarus". It is the second track to be made available from the EP, following "21", which came out in June. ALEKHINE'S GUN is fronted by Jessica Pimentel, the American actress best ...

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SODOM Unveils Lyric Video For New Song 'Sodom & Gomorrah'

German thrash metal veterans SODOM have unleashed a lyric video for "Sodom & Gomorrah". The track is taken from the band's brand-new studio album, "Genesis XIX", which is due on November 27 via Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and Steamhammer/SPV in Europe. "Genesis XIX" — recorded by Siggi Bemm and mastered by Patrick W. ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's North American Tour With PAPA ROACH, I PREVAIL And ICE NINE KILLS Has Been Officially Canceled

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's North American tour with PAPA ROACH, I PREVAIL and ICE NINE KILLS has officially been canceled. The trek was originally set to take place this past spring before being rescheduled for the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. Earlier today, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH released the ...

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Even The Devil Believes - STRYPER

As THE DAMNED memorably put it back in 1979: "religion doesn't mean a thing/it's just another way to be right-wing". Not that the STRYPER album is full of paeans to Mike Pence, of course. Always a much better band than their vexed reputation would suggest, the Orange County crew made a handful of great records ...

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CODE ORANGE To Release 'Under The Skin' Digital Album

Grammy-nominated band CODE ORANGE will release "Under The Skin", a new digital album, this Friday, September 4. The record officially captures and chronicles CODE ORANGE's full-band stripped-down "Under The Skin" livestream with enhanced audio. Conceptually akin to classic "MTV Unplugged" performances, but with digital twists and turns, CODE ORANGE originally transmitted "Under The Skin" around ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH: 'A Decade Of Destruction - Volume 2' Collection To Include Four Previously Unreleased Songs

The second instalment of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's greatest-hits collection, "A Decade Of Destruction - Volume 2", is now available for pre-order on CD, orange double vinyl, plus pre-release exclusive purple double vinyl and pre-release exclusive white double vinyl from Better Noise Music. "A Decade Of Destruction - Volume 2" includes four previously unreleased tracks: ...

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SODOM Completes Mixing 'Genesis XIX' Album

German thrash metal veterans SODOM have finished mixing their new album, "Genesis XIX", at Woodhouse Studio in Hagen, Germany with producer Siggi Bemm. The LP is expected later in the year via SPV/Steamhammer. This past January, SODOM recruited Toni Merkel as its new drummer. He joined the band as the replacement for Stefan "Husky" Hüskens, ...

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Ex-KORN Drummer DAVID SILVERIA: 'We Changed The Music Scene And Put The Course Of Heavy Music On A Different Route'

Ex-KORN drummer David Silveria says that his former band was responsible for pioneering the so-called "nu metal 'genre. KORN's self-titled debut, which came out in 1994, went on to sell more than 10 million copies worldwide and featured the band's first classic, "Blind". The LP is credited with launching the nu metal movement, setting the ...

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SACRED REICH Releases Music Video For 'Manifest Reality'

Arizona thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH have released a music video for the song "Manifest Reality". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Awakening", which was released in August 2019 via Metal Blade Records. SACRED REICH's first LP in 23 years was produced by Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, ...

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HAMMERFALL to Release 'Live! Against The World' Album In October

Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL will release a new live album, "Live! Against The World", on October 23 via Napalm Records. With an absolutely impressive, grand live production, huge arenas and overwhelming pyro shows, HAMMERFALL took over the world in 2019/2020 with its "World Dominion" tour. Now, they make their splendor available to every Templar around the ...

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Former KORN Drummer DAVID SILVERIA's BREAKING IN A SEQUENCE (BIAS) Returns With New Single 'Delusional'

BREAKING IN A SEQUENCE (a.k.a. BIAS), the band featuring former KORN drummer David Silveria, has released a new single called "Delusional". The track was recorded at Mint Potion Studios in Santa Clarita, California and CMC21 Productions in Las Vegas, Nevada with producer Chris Collier. The "Delusional" visualizer video, which was created by Rob Cisneros, can ...

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