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Gidim - RINGS OF SATURN

There was a time, not so long ago, when a record that sounded like "Gidim" would have caused metalhead jaws to drop across the globe. These days, levels of brutality, precision and virtuoso dexterity in extreme metal have reached utterly preposterous levels, with countless bands pursuing a similarly wildly technical and extreme course, making it ...

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Old Lions Still Roar - PHIL CAMPBELL

Everybody loves Phil Campbell. And so they fucking should, quite frankly. Lemmy's right-hand man for more than three decades has done more than enough to have earned the adoration and respect of millions of rock fans and metalheads, which makes his decision to power forward and to keep making great music all the more admirable. ...

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Paradigm - ECLIPSE

In 1941, New York Yankees outfielder (and future husband of Marilyn Monroe) Joe DiMaggio managed to collect a hit in 56 consecutive games, a record that still stands today. Even more impressive is the fact that there have been 19,690 professional players in the history of Major League Baseball, yet DiMaggio's hit streak was a ...

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Alpha And The Omega - KONKHRA

Death metal fans of a certain age will already be familiar with KONKHRA. One of the few bands to successfully blend the brutality of the underground with the churning grooves popularized by the likes of SEPULTURA and MACHINE HEAD in the mid '90s, they never received the recognition that albums like "Spit Or Swallow" (1995) ...

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Hallucinogen - BLUT AUS NORD

Black metal, perhaps more than any of metal's sub-genres, is associated with a conservative mindset — oftentimes politically, yes, but certainly overbearingly in a musical sense. It's a double-edged sword. The outlook benefits the style due to the associated maniacal devotion of fans who rally with consensus around great music; yet, on the flipside, and ...

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ROB HALFORD Has Not Yet Read K.K. DOWNING's Autobiography

Rob Halford says that he has not yet read K.K. Downing's autobiography. The original JUDAS PRIEST guitarist's book, "Heavy Duty: Days And Nights In Judas Priest", was released in September 2018 via Da Capo Press. Asked in a new interview with Los Angeles Times En Español if he has checked out Downing's autobiography and whether ...

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Watch LACUNA COIL Perform In Baltimore

Fan-filmed video footage of LACUNA COIL's October 19 performance at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Maryland can be seen below (courtesy of Anthony Serafino III). LACUNA COIL's latest album, "Black Anima", was released on October 11. Singer Cristina Scabbia described the LP's musical direction as "heavier and darker" than the band's past efforts. "I don't ...

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EX-OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ: 'The Metal Scene Is Really Far Behind On Social Issues'

Hakos Pervanidis of Greece's "TV War" recently conducted an interview with drummer Martin Lopez (ex-OPETH, AMON AMARTH) of progressive heavy rock group SOEN. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On SOEN's latest studio album, "Lotus": Martin: "I think that while recording, it was pretty much as we ...

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Watch LAMB OF GOD Perform On 'Megacruise'

Fan-filmed video footage of LAMB OF GOD's performance aboard the inaugural Megacruise can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "Joel Steele"). Megacruise, hosted by metal veterans MEGADETH, departed from Los Angeles on October 13 on a round-trip voyage to San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico and returned on October 18. The at-sea music experience featured ...

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Watch ANTHRAX Perform On 'Megacruise'

Fan-filmed video footage of ANTHRAX's performance aboard the inaugural Megacruise can be seen below. Megacruise, hosted by metal veterans MEGADETH, departed from Los Angeles on October 13 on a round-trip voyage to San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico and returned on October 18. The at-sea music experience featured additional performances from QUEENSRŸCHE, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, DEATH ANGEL, ...

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Watch CRO-MAGS Perform In West Hollywood

Church Of The 8th Day has uploaded video footage of CRO-MAGS' October 18 concert at The Roxy in West Hollywood, California. Check it out below. CRO-MAGS feature the legendary Harley Flanagan pulling double duty with bass and lead vocals, guitarists Gabby Abularach, Rocky George (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, FISHBONE), and drummer Garry "G-Man" Sullivan. Earlier this year ...

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Members Of MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, Others Take Part In All-Star KISS Jam On 'Megacruise' (Video)

Members of MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, QUEENSRŸCHE, DORO, HELLYEAH and BUTCHER BABIES are among the musicians who took part in an all-star KISS jam aboard the inaugural Megacruise. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. Megacruise, hosted by metal veterans MEGADETH, departed from Los Angeles on October 13 on a round-trip ...

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HAIL! Feat. CHRIS ADLER, STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA, PHIL DEMMEL, JAMES LOMENZO: Video Of Dubai Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of HAIL!, the project featuring ex-LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler, EXODUS vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza, VIO-LENCE/ex-MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel and former MEGADETH/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY bassist James LoMenzo, performing earlier tonight (Friday, October 18) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates can be seen below. Prior to the tour's launch, LoMenzo stated about ...

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