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The official consensus on black metal's evolution tends to focus on the contributions of VENOM, BATHORY and then, perhaps most definitively, MAYHEM. And rightly so, of course. But there are always missing links lurking in metal's obsidian shadows, and Norway's 666 are definitely worth a lot more than a footnote. Pre-dating MAYHEM by a couple ...

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Watch ANTHRAX's CHARLIE BENANTE And BUTCHER BABIES' CARLA HARVEY Cover MASSIVE ATTACK's 'Teardrop'

Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) and his longtime girlfriend, Carla Harvey (BUTCHER BABIES), have uploaded their cover version of MASSIVE ATTACK's "Teardrop" song, filmed they were in quarantine. Playing bass on the track is Roberto "Ra" Diaz (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES). Benante uploaded a video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing in an accompanying message: "I was ...

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New JOURNEY Drummer NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN To Release 'Immortality' Solo Album In August

Multiple Grammy and Emmy-winning hitmaker Narada Michael Walden, who has produced multi-million-selling smashes for superstars Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and many others, has been signed to Quarto Valley Records. On August 8, he will release the dynamic new solo album, "Immortality", a progressive music masterpiece that recalls his early days as the drummer ...

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Video Premiere: PRIMAL FEAR's 'I Am Alive'

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR will release their 13th studio album, "Metal Commando", on July 24 via Nuclear Blast. The official music video for the disc's second single, "I Am Alive", can be seen below. Bassist and producer Mat Sinner comments: "'I Am Alive' is the opening track of the new album and a statement ...

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EXODUS To Enter Studio In September

EXODUS will enter the studio in September to begin recording its long-awaited new album. The San Francisco Bay Area thrashers' next disc will be the follow-up to 2014's "Blood In Blood Out", which was their first release since the departure of the group's lead singer of nine years, Rob Dukes, and the return of Steve ...

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BLACK SABBATH Is Selling 'Black Lives Matter' T-Shirts

A week after RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello posted a photo of him wearing a parody shirt that read "Black Lives Matter" styled in the iconic BLACK SABBATH "Masters Of Reality" font, the legendary heavy metal band apparently decided to capitalize on the moment and release its own limited-edition version of the design, ...

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Here Is Pro-Shot Video Of DORO PESCH's Entire First Drive-In Concert

German metal queen Doro Pesch played her first drive-in concert in Germany this past Saturday (June 13) while complying with the country's social distancing regulations amid the coronavirus pandemic. The show took place at the CARantena-Arena in Worms. Professionally filmed video footage of the entire gig can be seen below. After the show, Doro took ...

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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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Watch DORO PESCH Perform Her First Drive-In Concert In Germany

German metal queen Doro Pesch played her first drive-in concert in Germany earlier today (Saturday, June 13) while complying with the country's social distancing regulations amid the coronavirus pandemic. The show place at the CARantena-Arena in Worms. After the concert, Doro took to her Twitter to share a clip of the performance, and she wrote ...

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