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Watch METALLICA, KORN, MASTODON, Others Perform ALICE IN CHAINS Covers At Museum Of Pop Culture Ceremony

METALLICA, KORN, MASTODON, Billy Corgan, Dave Navarro and Krist Novoselic are among the artists who took part in virtual tribute performances when ALICE IN CHAINS was presented with this year's Museum Of Pop Culture (MoPOP) Founders Award on Tuesday (December 1). ALICE IN CHAINS also played at the event. METALLICA and KORN both covered "Would?", ...

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Swedish Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To RONNIE JAMES DIO On 'Legacy' Album

A tribute album to legendary singer Ronnie James Dio made by Swedish metal musicians has just been released. "Legacy - A Tribute To Ronnie James Dio" features the bands MADISON, MEMORY GARDEN, TAD MOROSE, GORMATHON, TRAIL OF MURDER, FRONTBACK, SOULSHINE and SVEN-HOLGER ROSENVINGE plus guest appearances from Mats Levén (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CANDLEMASS), Mike Wead (KING ...

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The Secret Teachings - CELESTIAL SEASON

They may not ring too many bells for metal fans under the age of 40, but CELESTIAL SEASON were definitely a cool name to drop back in the '90s, when stoner rock and doom became dominant forces in the underground. The Dutch crew began as purveyors of morose, deathly doom, before morphing into bong-toting, psychedelic ...

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Death Of The Cosmic - HINAYANA

There has never been a better time to be thoroughly despondent, so we might as well embrace a few new bands along the way. Fans of morose but elegantly melodic death/doom may already be familiar with HINAYANA after their quietly stunning 2018 debut album, "Order Divine". Although rooted in the familiar, the American band's take ...

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Black Metal - WITCHCRAFT

WITCHCRAFT has been on the cutting edge of that interesting nexus between occult rock and traditional doom since the release of their eponymous 2004 debut. Numerous musicians have been in and out of the Swedish act's revolving door since its inception 20 years ago, with one constant figure remaining throughout: Magnus Pelander, previously a member ...

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The Dark Delight - DYNAZTY

When the first riff kicks in, moments into opener "Presence Of Mind", it's obvious that DYNAZTY are punching with considerably more weight behind them than most of their power metal peers. Still a fairly low-key concern at this point, the Swedes have been honing their crunchy, streamlined take on melodic metal since 2009, and this ...

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Give In To Despair - RITUAL DICTATES

A new band formed by former 3 INCHES OF BLOOD members Justin Hagberg (now also in DEAD QUIET) and Ash Pearson (currently in REVOCATION), RITUAL DICTATES are brilliantly tricky to pin down. This is a much more vicious and brutal strain of metal than anything the duo did with 3IOB, but you can definitely hear ...

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Abandon All Faith - STRIGOI

Greg Mackintosh is not happy. And thank Satan for that. Over the last three decades, the PARADISE LOST guitarist has been involved in a huge number of seminal and ground-breaking metal records, from early PL classics like "Gothic" and "Draconian Times" through to three uniformly astonishing albums with crusty death metal project VALLENFYRE. In truth, ...

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Bleeding The Stars - LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE

Persistence is invaluable when it comes to pursuing your creative instincts. Proving the point, LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE have been making dark, melancholy music since the mid-'90s, first as purveyors of classically enhanced doom, but latterly as Germany's undisputed masters of extra-morbid but fervently melodic gothic (hard) rock. The band's transition from underground metal mavens to something ...

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Wolf God - GRAND MAGUS

Sweden is a hotbed of all things metal—from djent progenitors MESHUGGAH and prog inclined wizards OPETH, all the way over to the nation's signature death, black and melodeath scenes. In recent years, the likes of GHOST, SABATON and AMARANTHE have churned out catchy, classic metal—or metal inspired—songs delivered with a modern twist, gaining commercial acclaim ...

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Former METALLICA Manager JON ZAZULA To Release His Memoir

Jon "Jonny Z" Zazula, executive producer of METALLICA's debut LP, "Kill 'Em All", and founder of Megaforce Records, the first record company to sign METALLICA, is planning to release his memoir before the end of the year. Jon and his wife Marsha Zazula started Megaforce in 1982, first snapping up METALLICA, and then going on ...

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EVERGREY Confirms 'The Atlantic' As Title Of Next Studio Album

Swedish metallers EVERGREY have confirmed "The Atlantic" as the title of their 11th studio album. The follow-up to 2016's "The Storm Within" is tentatively due in January via AFM. In an interview with Marielle Tengström of Metal Casino at this year's Skogsröjet festival which was held last month in Finspång, Sweden, frontman and founding member ...

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DEATH RAY VISION Feat. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Bassist: 'Negative Mental Attitude' Album To Be Recorded In September

Nearly five years after the release of "We Ain't Leavin' Till You're Bleedin'", Massachusetts old-school hardcore band DEATH RAY VISION — which features in its ranks KILLSWITCH ENGAGE bassist Mike D'Antonio — has finalized the songwriting process for its sophomore effort, "Negative Mental Attitude". Recording will begin in September at Mad Oak Studio, where the ...

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TAD MOROSE Releases Video For 'I Am Night'

The official video for the song "I Am Night" from veteran Swedish metallers TAD MOROSE can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's tenth album, titled "Chapter X", which was released on June 15 via GMR Music. After the release of "St. Demonius", the quintet took to the road to do what ...

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TAD MOROSE: 'Apocalypse' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Apocalypse" from veteran Swedish metallers TAD MOROSE can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's tenth album, titled "Chapter X", which will be released on June 15 via GMR Music. After the release of "St. Demonius", the quintet took to the road to do what ...

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TAD MOROSE To Release 'Chapter X' Album In June

Veteran Swedish metallers TAD MOROSE have inked a new deal with GMR Music. The band's tenth album, titled "Chapter X", will be released on June 15. The Bollnäs-based outfit followed the release of 2015's "St. Demonius" with a successful European headline tour as well as making the rounds on the festival circuit before launching into ...

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1755 - MOONSPELL

MOONSPELL has never been the kind of band that writes the same album over and over again. The overarching label "gothic metal" is an adequate descriptor, yet Portugal's leading metal band clearly does its best to differentiate its material from that which came before. This mindset bleeds through to album number 12: "1755". Although the ...

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Vessel Of Light EP - VESSEL OF LIGHT

It's been a while since we've seen Dan Lorenzo from HADES, NON-FICTION and THE CURSED, and while the metal underground continues to wallow in morbid fascination with anything containing a sludgy, doomy palette to it, he emerges with a timely new project. Bringing guitars, bass and songwriting to the table, Lorenzo is partnered with Nathan ...

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Deep Calleth Upon Deep - SATYRICON

You may have heard the phrase "game changer" accompanying early reports to SATYRICON's ninth album, "Deep Calleth Upon Deep". At present, Satyr seems indecisive if he's reached the finish line with this band. In the event he and Frost call it quits in the near future, they've created a logical, minimalist album close in thought ...

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