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Conquered Lands - DEATH DEALER

There comes a time in every metalhead's life when one question becomes unavoidable: exactly how much metal can you actually take? Many are those that fall by the wayside, overwhelmed by the purity and majesty of the real thing. And make no mistake, folks, "Conquered Lands" is absolutely 100% metal-as-all-monolithic-fuck, and absolutely not for the ...

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DEATH DEALER Feat. Former MANOWAR Guitarist ROSS THE BOSS: 'Conquered Lands' Album Due In November

DEATH DEALER, the band featuring MANOWAR and the DICTATORS guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman alongside vocalist Sean Peck (CAGE), guitarist Stu Marshall (producer and guitarist for such voices as Udo Dirkschneider and Steve Grimmett), bassist Mike LePond (SYMPHONY X) and drummer Steve Bolognese (INTO ETERNITY), will release its third album, "Conquered Lands", on November 13 ...

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Lamenting Of The Innocent - SORCERER

Heavy metal always provides in our hour of need. The return of SORCERER seems particularly timely, such is the Swedes' noted mastery of an epic, classic and utterly ageless strain of doom metal that can hardly fail to resonate in an age of widespread mourning. Perhaps more importantly, however, "Lamenting of the Innocent" is far ...

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Watch TOOL Perform '7empest' Live For First Time

TOOL played its epic song "7empest" live for the first time during its February 18 concert in Sydney, Australia. Even though TOOL has a strict "no cellphone cameras" policy at its shows, a couple of concertgoers managed to record most of the track's live debut at Qudos Bank Arena and post it to YouTube. "7empest", ...

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SORCERER Begins Recording New Album

Swedish epic doom metallers SORCERER have entered the studio to begin recording their new album. This will be the band's third LP for Metal Blade and follow-up to the critically acclaimed "The Crowning Of The Fireking", which came out in 2017. A spring 2020 release is expected. Drums were recorded last week at SolnaSound Recording, ...

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Seven Pathways to Annihilation - HOWLING SYCAMORE

It was always going to be epic. Take one of the most inventive and quite possibly unhinged songwriters in extreme music history, Davide Tiso (EPHEL DUATH), and pair him with one of the greatest metal voices of all time, Jason McMaster (WATCHTOWER), and then, why the fuck not, get Hannes Grossmann (HATE ETERNAL, BLOTTED SCIENCE, ...

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HOWLING SYCAMORE's 'Seven Pathways To Annihilation' Album To Feature Guest Appearance By MARTY FRIEDMAN

HOWLING SYCAMORE, the extreme progressive ensemble featuring Davide Tiso, Jason McMaster and Hannes Grossmann, has returned with its sophomore album, "Seven Pathways To Annihilation". Due on June 21, the disc features over 50 minutes of music and will be available on gatefold 2LP, compact disc and on all digital outlets. The album's first single, "Initiation", ...

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SORCERER Announces New Bassist JUSTIN BIGGS

Swedish epic heavy doom metal warlords SORCERER have announced the addition of bassist Justin Biggs to the group's ranks. Says the band: "This may come as a surprise to some, maybe not to others. Justin is the handsome fellow on stage left that has been filling in for Johnny Hagel on all our gigs this ...

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Video Premiere: KALMAH's 'Take Me Away'

"Take Me Away", the new video from Finnish metallers KALMAH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Palo", which was released on April 6 via Spinefarm Records. Once again recorded at Tico Tico with trusty old Ahti Kortelainen manning the helm and finalized by studio sorcerer Svante Forsbäck (RAMMSTEIN, ...

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Viking Metal Warrior Women SAPPHIC MUSK Announce Their First East/West European Tour

Viking metallers SAPPHIC MUSK will tour Eastern and Western Europe starting on September 7 in Kraków, Poland. This band of badass women will perform tracks from their current recordings, including "Lady Of The Twilight" (released in 2017), featuring the highly popular single "Kittenz" (produced by Bob Marlette and Lisa Pimentel). Their songwriting influences range from ...

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Botswana's SKINFLINT To Release Fifth Album This Week

For many rock listeners, Gaborone, Botswana is not the first location one thinks of when it comes to the hometown of many heavy metal bands. But since 2006, the three-piece SKINFLINT has been making its hometown located in Southern Africa proud. On June 1, the group will issue its fifth, self-titled full-length release overall via ...

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CANCER BATS Release Animated Video For 'Gatekeeper'

Canadian hardcore metal punks CANCER BATS have just released an animated video for "Gatekeeper". Directed by Stevie Gee and written by Gee and Essy May, who both worked on MASTODON's "Steambreather", the super-awesome '80s-inspired animated short features motorbike-riding ghouls, a sorcerer and the CANCER BATS performing in a crystal ball. "'Gatekeeper' is one of the ...

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Video Premiere: KALMAH's 'Blood Ran Cold'

"Blood Ran Cold", the new video from Finnish metallers KALMAH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Palo", which was released on April 6 via Spinefarm Records. Once again recorded at Tico Tico with trusty old Ahti Kortelainen manning the helm and finalized by studio sorcerer Svante Forsbäck (RAMMSTEIN, ...

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'Led Zeppelin Gear' Book Due In October

"Led Zeppelin Gear: All The Gear From Led Zeppelin And The Solo Careers" is a 600-plus-page monster of a tome, filled with the instrumentation, amplification, effects and accessories that each member of LED ZEPPELIN used throughout their lifetime. Author Jeff Strawman has written the book in a chronological format, beginning with the emergence of the ...

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Goathrower - SPEWTILATOR

"Smoked out, beer drenched, headbangers belching burrito-tinged death breath since '07." So decrees Atlanta thrash maniacs SPEWTILATOR, and while that may not be the most enticing invitation to hook up with their out-of-control vinyl EP, "Goathrower", if you like it dished tirelessly fast and stupid nasty, then let that be your summons. SPEWTILATOR might catch ...

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BLOODTRUTH Signs With UNIQUE LEADER RECORDS

Italian death metallers BLOODTRUTH have inked a deal with Unique Leader Records. The band's full-length debut will be released later this year. Titled "Obedience", the ten-track CD was engineered by Francesco Paoli and Cristiano Trionfera (both of FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE) at Sonic Hammer Studios, and was mixed and mastered by the Italian sound sorcerer Stefano Morabito ...

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BLOOD CEREMONY To Release 'The Eldritch Dark' In May

In late 2012/early 2013, BLOOD CEREMONY enclosed themselves within a dank, tomb-like chamber to begin preparations for their third album. After a mind-numbing spell in the analogue womb of Toronto's ProGold Studios, the band is now ready to unveil their newest, and most accomplished, musical offering: "The Eldritch Dark". The debut single, "Goodbye Gemini", can ...

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