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TESTAMENT, Ex-OBSCURA Bassists Team Up In QUADVIUM

American bass player Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS, DEATH) and Dutch bass player Jeroen Paul Thesseling (SALAZH TRIO, OBSCURA, PESTILENCE), globally renowned for their fretless signature playing, have teamed up to work on a brand new world-fusion-metal group named QUADVIUM. They have been joined by talented Dutch fusion-metal drummer Yuma Van Eekelen (OUR OCEANS, EXIVIOUS, PESTILENCE). ...

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Winter Ethereal - ARCH/MATHEOS

Some voices are simply undeniable. You may need to be a prog metal aficionado to truly appreciate the significance of this ongoing collaboration between two founding members of FATES WARNING, but regardless of historical context, "Winter Ethereal" provides a timely reminder that John Arch has one of the greatest voices in metal history. As an ...

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Dominion - DRAGONLORD

From the char of black metal mania glorified by profiled pundits EMPEROR, DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH and MAYHEM rose a mini-legion of one-man wannabes, dark forest wanderers and orchestral fugue art farts. Corpse paint, crusty leather, inverted crosses, middle fingers hoisted toward Catholicism, at this point, a great big Mega-Therion yawn. Yet the underground ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD: Making Of 'Dominion' Album Part Three (Video)

The third in a three-part series of videos featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Dominion", the upcoming third album from DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, can be seen below. The disc, which is due on September 21 via Spinefarm Records, will feature eight tracks of devastatingly unrelenting ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD: 'Northlanders' Video

"Northlanders", the new video from DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, can be seen below. The song is taken from DRAGONLORD's third album, "Dominion", which will be released on September 21 via Spinefarm Records. The disc features eight tracks of devastatingly unrelenting black and death metal assault. The album ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD: Making Of 'Dominion' Album Part Two (Video)

The second in a three-part series of videos featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Dominion", the upcoming third album from DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, can be seen below. The disc, which is due on September 21 via Spinefarm Records, will feature eight tracks of devastatingly unrelenting ...

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DEVILSTAR Taps TESTAMENT Bassist, ANGEL Singer For Cover Of LED ZEPPELIN's 'Dazed And Confused'

DEVILSTAR, billed as the world's first interactive band, earlier this summer released its debut single — a cover of the JUDAS PRIEST classic "Beyond The Realms Of Death". Now producer/guitarist Paul Crook (ANTHRAX, SEBASTIAN BACH, MEAT LOAF) and executive producer John Madera have revealed the DEVILSTAR recording lineup for the all-star hard rock and heavy ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD: Making Of 'Dominion' Album Part One (Video)

The first in a three-part series of videos featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Dominion", the upcoming third album from DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, can be seen below. The disc, which is due on September 21 via Spinefarm Records, will feature eight tracks of devastatingly unrelenting ...

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ERIC CUTLER Doesn't Think AUTOPSY Has Evolved: 'We're The Same Scumbags We Have Always Been'

"Metal Magdalene With Jet" show on Metal Messiah Radio recently conducted an interview with guitarist Eric Cutler of veteran death metallers AUTOPSY. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he got to know AUTOPSY drummer Chris Reifert: Eric: "Chuck [Schuldiner] from DEATH and Chris lived ...

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SADUS Working On First New Music In Over A Decade

Long-running San Francisco Bay Area thrashers SADUS are working on their first new music in over a decade. Guitarist/vocalist Darren Travis tells BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "I have been working on new material for quite sometime with drummer Jon Allen in his personal studio in Texas. "I am going to record again in Trident Studios in the next ...

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ERIC PETERSON Says 'Everything Feels Really Solid Right Now' With Bassist STEVE DIGIORGIO Back In TESTAMENT

Val Tapia of K38IZ-D in Phoenix, Arizona, recently conducted an interview with guitarist Eric Peterson of San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT. You can listen to the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On choosing which songs to play live: Eric: "It's pretty hard. Everybody's got their choice. We have 'Return ...

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Singer KYLE THOMAS Quits DEVIL'S HIGHWAY Due To 'Personal And Business Differences'

Singer Kyle Thomas (TROUBLE, EXHORDER) has announced his departure from DEVIL'S HIGHWAY, the band he launched several years ago with Ralph Santolla (DEICIDE, OBITUARY, DEATH), Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS), guitarist Matt Brunson (CROWBAR, KINGDOM OF SORROW) and Tony Laureano (DIMMU BORGIR, NILE). Thomas said in a statement: "It is with great sadness, disappointment, and regret ...

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Brotherhood of the Snake - TESTAMENT

Using the superlative "instant classic" comes with responsibility. It is also subjective. Thrash titan TESTAMENT has been on a hell of a roll since Alex Skolnick rejoined the band. This is a universal opinion. "Dark Roots of Earth" and "The Formation of Damnation" have made nearly every TESTAMENT fan proud, but what's come from the ...

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On The Tour Bus With TESTAMENT (Video)

Digital Tour Bus, which gives fans "an all-access pass" to the tour buses that their favorite bands travel in, has posted its latest "Bus Invaders" episode, focusing on San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT. The six-minute clip can be seen below. TESTAMENT kicked off the "Dark Roots Of Thrash II" tour with EXODUS and SHATTERED ...

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Don't Expect Next TESTAMENT Album Before 2016, Says ERIC PETERSON

Robb Chavez of "Robb's Metalworks" conducted an interview with guitarist Eric Peterson of San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT on April 6 in San Antonio, Texas. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the progress of the songwriting sessions for TESTAMENT's follow-up to 2012's "Dark Roots Of Earth", Eric said: "I would say, ...

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Video: DEATH TO ALL Performs In Gothenburg

Fan-filmed video footage of DEATH TO ALL's March 19 performance at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg, Sweden can be seen below. The current lineup of DEATH TO ALL (DTA) — which features former members of DEATH celebrating the life and music of Chuck Schuldiner — includes Gene Hoglan (also of TESTAMENT, DARK ANGEL, DETHKLOK), Steve DiGiorgio ...

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Video: DEATH TO ALL Performs In Vienna

Fan-filmed video footage of DEATH TO ALL's March 12 performance in Vienna, Austria can be seen below. The current lineup of DEATH TO ALL (DTA) — which features former members of DEATH celebrating the life and music of Chuck Schuldiner — includes Gene Hoglan (also of TESTAMENT, DARK ANGEL, DETHKLOK), Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, CONTROL DENIED, ...

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DEATH TO ALL: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of Toronto Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of DEATH TO ALL's November 27 performance in Toronto, Ontario, Canada can be seen below. Drummer Sean Reinert was forced to leave DEATH TO ALL's "Swamp Leper Stomp '14" North American tour due to health reasons. He is being replaced for the remainder of the trek by fellow DEATH alumnus Gene Hoglan ...

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TESTAMENT Is 'Shooting For' New Album To Sound Like 'The Gathering', Says CHUCK BILLY

Vocalist Chuck Billy of San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT was recently interviewed by Shor Bazaar, Pakistan's first international artist management services. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Asked about the progress of the songwriting sessions for TESTAMENT's follow-up to 2012's "Dark Roots Of Earth", Billy said: "Well, we're ...

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TROUBLE, CROWBAR, Ex-DEICIDE/OBITUARY Members Join Forces In DEVIL'S HIGHWAY

DEVIL'S HIGHWAY, the new "supergroup" featuring vocalist Kyle Thomas (TROUBLE, EXHORDER), Ralph Santolla (DEICIDE, OBITUARY, DEATH), Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS), guitarist Matt Brunson (CROWBAR, KINGDOM OF SORROW) and Tony Laureano (DIMMU BORGIR, NILE), has begun recording its debut album at Vulture Lounge in Tampa, Florida and DDT Studios in New Orleans, Louisiana. Santolla is handling ...

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