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Where Death Lies - CARNATION

There are insufficient hours in the day to immerse oneself in all of the fantastic death metal being released this year, but CARNATION's second album immediately stands out as a superior creation. 2018's "Chapel Of Abhorrence" was a solid introduction to the Belgians' rampant mix of old-school hooks and infernal churn, but this outstrips it ...

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PERIPHERY And SLAVES Members Join Forces In KING MOTHERSHIP

KING MOTHERSHIP, the new band featuring PERIPHERY's Spencer Sotelo and Matt Halpern with SLAVES' bass player Tai Wright, will release its debut album, "The Ritual", on October 2 via 3DOT Recordings. The first taste of the driving, melody-laden collection comes via digital single "Cosmic Meltdown". "Very excited to finally share this record with the world," ...

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LAMB OF GOD's RANDY BLYTHE Says Richmond Statues With Confederate Links Should Be Removed And Preserved In Museums

In a recent interview with The Hundreds TV, LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe spoke about the ongoing efforts to remove Confederate statues along Monument Avenue in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia. The debate regarding Confederate monuments has been polarizing in Richmond and other cities across the country for many years. The Richmond region and ...

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SLAVES To Change Name Due To 'Racial Connotations'

As the "Black Lives Matter" movement prompts reckonings about race and skin color around the world, SLAVES have announced plans to change their name. On Thursday, the Sacramento, California-based outfit released a statement explaining that it "cannot continue to tie [its] music and [its] positive message to a word associated with such negative weight and ...

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BLACK VEIL BRIDES' JINXX Blasts DONALD TRUMP For Refusing To Rename Military Bases Named After Confederate Generals

BLACK VEIL BRIDES guitarist Jeremy "Jinxx" Ferguson has slammed President Donald Trump for refusing to rename forts named after Confederate leaders and soldiers. As Americans continue to grapple with systemic racism, there is a growing call to remove symbols honoring Confederate figures from military bases — including Fort Lee, Fort Hood, Fort Benning, Fort Gordon, ...

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BUSH Frontman On Releasing 'The Kingdom' During Coronavirus Pandemic: 'We're Either Gonna Look Really Smart Or Really Dumb'

BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale spoke to Minneapolis, Minnesota's 93X radio station about the the band's decision to release its new studio album, "The Kingdom", this summer, despite the fact that much of the music industry is shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe. Gavin said (hear audio below): "I think ...

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SLAVES To Release 'To Better Days' Album In August

SLAVES will release a new album, "To Better Days", on August 7 via SBG Records. To celebrate the LP announcement, the band has dropped the new song "Wasting My Youth", which premiered yesterday at SiriusXM Octane on Test Drive. "There is a lyric, 'The feeling I've repressed is going out of style,'" vocalist Matt McAndrew ...

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BUSH's GAVIN ROSSDALE Says 'The Kingdom' Album Is 'Very Human'

BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale spoke to Marci Wiser of the 95.5 KLOS radio station about the lyrical inspiration for the band's upcoming studio album, "The Kingdom", due on July 17 via Zuma Rock Records under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management. "I think it really goes hand in hand with everyone's important issues in their ...

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BLACK BREATH Drummer Pays Tribute To Bassist ELIJAH NELSON: 'His Kindness, Generosity And Beauty Cannot Be Overstated'

Seattle death metal band BLACK BREATH has thanked fans for their support following the passing of the band's bassist, Elijah Nelson (pictured). Late last night, BLACK BREATH drummer Jamie Byrum took to the group's social media to write :"As some of you may already know, our brother and bassist Elijah Skye Nelson passed away on ...

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BLACK BREATH Bassist ELIJAH NELSON Dies

Elijah Nelson, bassist for the Seattle death metal band BLACK BREATH, passed away over the weekend. No cause of death has yet been revealed. He was 40 years old. A number of other artists have paid tribute to Nelson in the wake of his passing, including Swedish extreme grindcore act NASUM, who wrote: "We are ...

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Listen To New SEPULTURA Song 'Last Time'

"Last Time", a brand new song from Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Quadra", which will be released on February 7, 2020 via Nuclear Blast Records. After relentless touring for its previous opus, 2017's "Machine Messiah", SEPULTURA returned to Sweden's Fascination Street Studios to once ...

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SLAVES Release 'Prayers' Video

SLAVES — featuring drummer Zack Baker, guitarists Wes Richmond and Felipe Sanchez, bassist Colin Vieira, and new vocalist Matt McAndrew — have just released the brand new video for "Prayers". "'Prayers' seemed like the best single to lead with from the upcoming LP," says McAndrew, the runner-up on Season 7 of NBC's smash hit "The ...

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TOBIAS FORGE On Why 'Nameless Ghouls' Won't Play On GHOST's Next Album: 'If I'm Not Asking Everyone, Then I Don't Want To Ask Anyone'

GHOST vocalist Tobias Forge recently spoke with Mark Strigl of the "Talking Metal" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether to expect additional GHOST songs featuring vocals by Papa Nihil, who is credited on the group's two newly released tracks ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE: 'Bludgeoned To Death' Live Video Released

On December 4, 2015, California-based extreme metal titans SUICIDE SILENCE headlined a special benefit show in support of Mental Health America Of Los Angeles (MHLA) at The Observatory in Santa Ana. Live recordings from the night have just beeen released under the album "Live & Mental" via Nuclear Blast. A performance clip of the song ...

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UGLY KID JOE's WHITFIELD CRANE To Embark On First-Ever Solo Tour

This September, UGLY KID JOE singer Whitfield Crane will embark on his first-ever solo tour. This unique show, dubbed "Playing All The Songs", will allow Whit to play tracks from his extensive back catalog for the very first time, including songs from ANOTHER ANIMAL, MEDICATION, LIFE OF AGONY, YELLOWCAKE, RICHARDS/CRANE and, of course, UGLY KID ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Blasts NIKE As A 'Racist Company' After Shoemaker Pulls 'Betsy Ross' Flag Shoe Design

Tim "Ripper" Owens has blasted Nike as a "one-sided racist company." The former JUDAS PRIEST singer made his comments in an apparent response to reports that Nike pulled a patriotic sneaker featuring the so-called "Betsy Ross" flag from shelves at the behest of Colin Kaepernick, who reportedly informed the company the design had racist ties. ...

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