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Mirrors - PUPIL SLICER

Three months into an already shitty year, what the world really needs is a debut album guaranteed to knock your teeth out through the back of your head. And here it is. PUPIL SLICER seem destined to be one of this year's success stories, if only because "Mirrors" is one of the most stupidly exciting ...

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Hiding From The World - COMMUNIC

Well-respected in prog metal circles but largely under the mainstream radar, despite tenures on a couple of big labels, COMMUNIC have been one of Norway's best-kept secrets for a long time. As with the band's previous five albums, "Hiding From The World" sits squarely in that sweet spot between old-school prog metal and something darker ...

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STABBING WESTWARD Drops Surprise Covers EP 'Hallowed Hymns'

Halloween may look different this year, but STABBING WESTWARD is intent on making it feel special by releasing a brand-new covers EP today as a special "treat" for fans. "Hallowed Hymns", released on COP International Records, features four tracks that were instrumental to the industrial band's beginnings and conjure the feeling of the season. It ...

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ICE NINE KILLS Announces New Live Album 'I Heard They KILL Live!!'

Horror-themed metalcore pioneers ICE NINE KILLS will release a live album, "I Heard They KILL Live!!", on Friday, October 30 via Fearless Records. The 19-song set was recorded live at the band's sold-out hometown show at the Worcester Palladium on November 30, 2019, while on the "Octane Accelerator" tour. It features tracks from ICE NINE ...

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Hallucination Scene - BLACK MAGNET

As sensible people will be well aware, there are few things more gloriously crushing and brutal than the sound of GODFLESH's "Streetcleaner" album cranked to the maximum. The industrial scene's close relationship with extreme metal has endured several decades at this point, but in the 30 years since that landmark album, very few bands have ...

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JULIEN-K Rejoined By Original Drummer ELIAS 'BONES' RODRIGUEZ For Upcoming Tour

Industrial/electro rockers JULIEN-K, founded by original ORGY members Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh, will support THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE on a national tour later this month. Sitting behind the kit for JULIEN-K will be the band's original drummer Elias "Bones" Rodriguez. Shuck commented: "[Elias and I] reconnected after years apart at Chester's [Bennington] funeral. I had ...

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Video Premiere: STABBING WESTWARD's 'Cold'

Industrial rockers STABBING WESTWARD have released the official music video for "Cold", from their first collection of new music since 2001. The "Dead & Gone" EP was made available on January 3 and it contains three brand new songs ("Dead & Gone", "Cold" and "Crawl") and two remixes ("Dead & Gone" and "Crawl"). STABBING WESTWARD ...

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Dead and Gone - STABBING WESTWARD

Illinois's STABBING WESTWARD was a mainstay on terrestrial rock radio at the turn of the century due to memorable hits like "Save Yourself". The industrial rockers were off everyone's radar for years before reuniting in 2016 for shows and tours. That period of rebirth has led to their first batch of newly recorded material in ...

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Video Premiere: STABBING WESTWARD's 'Dead & Gone'

Industrial rockers STABBING WESTWARD have released the official music video for "Dead & Gone", the title track of their first collection of new music since 2001. The "Dead & Gone" EP is being made available today (Friday, January 3) and it contains three brand new songs ("Dead & Gone", "Cold" and "Crawl") and two remixes ...

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MAYHEM's NECROBUTCHER Says He Felt 'Sick' Watching EURONYMOUS Murder Scene In 'Lords Of Chaos' Movie

Bassist Jørn "Necrobutcher" Stubberud of Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM says he felt "sick" watching the murder scene of founding member Øystein "Euronymous" Aarseth in Jonas Åkerlund's film adaption of Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind's 1998 book "Lords Of Chaos: The Bloody Rise Of The Satanic Metal Underground". Necrobutcher recently made headlines when he said ...

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ICE NINE KILLS Debuts New Track 'Your Number's Up'

Following yesterday's (October 16) worldwide exclusive premiere on SiriusXM Octane, horror-inspired metal act ICE NINE KILLS has shared its brand-new chilling single "Your Number's Up" in the below lyric video. The track, a tribute to Wes Craven's classic 1996 self-referential slasher "Scream", will be included as one of many bonus features on the band's upcoming ...

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SKID ROW Guitarist Recalls First Performance With SEBASTIAN BACH: 'There Was Something Magical About It'

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo spoke at length about the group's early years with writer Clay Marshall. Some select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On meeting bassist Rachel Bolan: Snake: "We weren't childhood friends — we met ...

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Video Premiere: DESTRUCTION's 'Betrayal'

"Betrayal", the new video from German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION, can be viewed below. The song is taken from the band's 17th studio album, "Born To Perish", which will be released on August 9 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded in January and February 2019 with V.O. Pulver (PRO-PAIN, BURNING WITCHES, NERVOSA) at Little ...

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STEVEN ADLER's Stab Wound Was An 'Accident,' Not A Suicide Attempt

A representative for former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steve Adler has denied that the musician tried to kill himself. Adler was hospitalized on Thursday after local authorities responded to a call shortly after 6:30 p.m. for a possible suicide attempt at a Studio City, California, home. A spokesperson at the Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed ...

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