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We Are One - U.D.O. And The Musikkorps Der Bundeswehr

There comes a time in nearly every veteran metal musician's life when the urge to collaborate with an orchestra becomes irresistible. It's actually quite surprising that Udo Dirkschneider waited so long to conjure a project as unashamedly overblown as "We Are One", but if anyone has earned the right to tick off the few remaining ...

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Former CELTIC FROST Frontman THOMAS GABRIEL FISCHER Launches 'Dark,' 'Groovy' And 'Psychedelic' New Project

Thomas Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom G. Warrior; CELTIC FROST, TRIPTYKON, HELLHAMMER) has announced the formation of a new "dark music" project. The new band, whose name has not yet been revealed, is tentatively planning to release its debut album later this year. Speaking to Metal Wani, Fischer stated about how the new group came together: ...

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TRIPTYKON Releases 'Rex Irae' Video From 'Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019)' CD + DVD

Swiss avant-garde extreme metal band TRIPTYKON has just released "Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019)" on May 15 via Prowling Death Records/Century Media Records. "Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019)" marks the bombastic conclusion of a project over 30 years in the making: The legendary CELTIC FROST/TRIPTYKON "Requiem" performed for the first time in its entirety and ...

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Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019) - TRIPTYKON

Tom Gabriel Warrior is inarguably a heavy metal legend, a forefather of extreme metal and avant-garde metal. He began with the early eighties barbaric rumbling of HELLHAMMER, which was the precursor to the more energized, hard 'n' heavy and eventually experimental work of CELTIC FROST. That band eventually returned after years of inactivity only to ...

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TRIPTYKON: Trailer For 'Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019)' CD + DVD

Swiss avant-garde extreme metal band TRIPTYKON will release "Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019)" on May 15 via Prowling Death Records/Century Media Records. "Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019)" marks the bombastic conclusion of a project over 30 years in the making: The legendary CELTIC FROST/TRIPTYKON "Requiem" performed for the first time in its entirety and with ...

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HELLHAMMER's 'Apocalyptic Raids' To Be Reissued In March

Noise Records/BMG will reissue "Apocalyptic Raids" by extreme metal forefathers HELLHAMMER on deluxe, gatefold LP and mediabook CD on March 27. With concept and art direction by founding member Tom Gabriel Warrior, this 2020 version has been remastered by V.Santura of TRIPTYKON and features an expanded booklet, rare photos and new liner notes. Warrior comments: ...

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KIRK HAMMETT Says Country Star LORETTA LYNN 'Was So Tickled' By METALLICA's Live 'Doodle' Of Her Song

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently spoke with Neil Shukla, Paul Luis and Mark Hebert of the Toronto musical instrument superstore Cosmo Music. The five-part "Rockstars In Cars" interview can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow. On classical music: Kirk: "I am consumed by classical music — totally consumed by a bunch of different classical ...

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TOM G. WARRIOR On Celebrating HELLHAMMER With TRIUMPH OF DEATH: 'I Really Wanted To Do This Before The End Of My Days'

Thomas Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom G. Warrior; CELTIC FROST, TRIPTYKON, HELLHAMMER) recently spoke with the "Fantasm" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at 3:10 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On HELLHAMMER: Thomas: "We formed the band to realize the music we'd had in our heads, which was ...

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CELTIC FROST Frontman Slams METALLICA For Covering His Songs: 'They Butchered It, And It Was Humiliating'

Tom Gabriel Fischer has slammed METALLICA for performing a cover version of CELTIC FROST's "The Usurper", saying the San Francisco heavy metal giants "butchered it, and it was humiliating." Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett played "The Usurper" during METALLICA's May 10 concert at Letzigrund Stadion in Zurich, Switzerland. They also previously paid tribute to late ...

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Celestial Mechanics - TRONOS

Few musicians encapsulate the freewheeling spirit of the metal underground like Shane Embury. Although best known as the bassist with NAPALM DEATH, he has been almost absurdly prolific over the years with a steady stream of bands and side projects, covering a ludicrous amount of musical territory along the way: BRUJERIA, LOCK UP, MEATHOOK SEED, ...

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TOM G. WARRIOR Returns To ROADBURN To Perform CELTIC FROST/TRIPTYKON 'Requiem' In Full

TRIPTYKON will return to Roadburn festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands in 2019 to perform the full CELTIC FROST/TRIPTYKON three-part "Requiem", complete with orchestral accompaniment. Having previously performed at the festival in 2010 and 2014 with TRIPTYKON, and taken on curatorship duties for the former (selecting bands such as SARKE and THORR'S HAMMER to perform), Tom ...

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OBSCURA: 'Mortification Of The Vulgar Sun' Video Released

"Mortification Of The Vulgar Sun", the new video from Germany's progressive death metal masters OBSCURA, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Diluvium", which is due out July 13 on CD, LP and digital via Relapse Records. OBSCURA completes its long-running, four-album conceptual circle with the release of "Diluvium" ...

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Listen To New OBSCURA Song 'Ethereal Skies'

"Ethereal Skies", a brand new song from Germany's progressive death metal masters OBSCURA, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Diluvium", which is due out July 13 on CD, LP and digital via Relapse Records. OBSCURA completes its long-running, four-album conceptual circle with the release of "Diluvium" (defined as ...

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TESTAMENT, TRIPTYKON, PIG DESTROYER, YOB, POWER TRIP Confirmed For DECIBEL METAL & BEER FEST: LOS ANGELES

Join a gathering of craft brewing's most morbid ales on Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2 as North America's only monthly metal magazine brings the heaviest and hoppiest craft beer festival in the world to the historic Wiltern Theatre for the first-ever Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles. Headliners include thrash legends TESTAMENT, ...

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Listen To New OBSCURA Song 'Emergent Evolution'

"Emergent Evolution", a brand new song from Germany's progressive death metal masters OBSCURA, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Diluvium", which is due out July 13 on CD, LP and digital via Relapse Records. OBSCURA completes its long-running, four-album conceptual circle with the release of "Diluvium" (defined as ...

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OBSCURA: Making Of 'Diluvium' Album Part 2 (Video)

The second in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Diluvium", the new album from Germany's progressive death metal masters OBSCURA, can be seen below. OBSCURA completes its long-running, four-album conceptual circle with the release of "Diluvium" (defined as a great oceanic flood), the band's most evocative, diverse and vibrant release ...

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OBSCURA: Making Of 'Diluvium' Album Part 1 (Video)

The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Diluvium", the new album from Germany's progressive death metal masters OBSCURA, can be seen below. OBSCURA completes its long-running, four-album conceptual circle with the release of "Diluvium" (defined as a great oceanic flood), the band's most evocative, diverse and vibrant release ...

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OBSCURA To Release 'Diluvium' Album In July

Germany's progressive death metal masters OBSCURA complete their long-running, four-album conceptual circle with the release of "Diluvium" (defined as a great oceanic flood), their most evocative, diverse and vibrant release to date. The effort is due out July 13 on CD, LP and digital via Relapse Records. The official video for the "Diluvium" title track ...

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OBSCURA Completes Work On 'Diluvium' Album

German technical death metal masters OBSCURA have completed their fifth full-length album, "Diluvium", for a summer 2018 release via Relapse Records. The disc was recorded with longtime producer V. Santura (TRIPTYKON, PESTILENCE) at Woodshed Studios in Landshut, Germany. Some special contributors were involved with the making of "Diluvium", including Linus Klausenitzer's father, Prof. Ulf Klausenitzer, ...

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