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A Valediction - OBSCURA

When you consider who the men behind OBSCURA are at this point, it almost seems unfair to everybody else. Steffen Kummerer (also a member of THULCANDRA), Jeroen Paul Thesseling, Christian Münzner (also in ALKALOID, ETERNITY'S END and PARADOX) and David Diepold (see also COGNIZANCE) are, simply and undeniably, four of the greatest virtuoso musicians the ...

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OBSCURA Releases Music Video For New Single 'Solaris'

German metallers OBSCURA will release their new album, "A Valediction", on November 19 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2018's "Diluvium" sees the band heralding a new era of extreme metal as it combines virtuosic songwriting with surprisingly catchy melodies and stunning craftsmanship. The official Mirko Witzki-directed music video for the disc's first single, "Solaris", ...

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OBSCURA Announces 'A Valediction' Album

German metallers OBSCURA will release their new album, "A Valediction", on November 19 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2018's "Diluvium" sees the band heralding a new era of extreme metal as it combines virtuosic songwriting with surprisingly catchy melodies and stunning craftsmanship. "A Valediction" was mixed and mastered by award-winning producer Fredrik Nordström in ...

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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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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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USURPER: Lyric Video For 'Lords Of The Permafrost' Title Track

Chicago metal band USURPER has released a lyric video for the title track of its upcoming album, "Lords Of The Permafrost". The disc will be released in March via Soulseller Records. The band commented: "After a 14-year hiatus, USURPER are proud to return with our sixth full-length album entitled 'Lords Of The Permafrost'. Back when ...

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MORBID ANGEL, AUTOPSY, TERRORIZER Confirmed For Next Year's MARYLAND DEATHFEST

Death metal veterans MORBID ANGEL and AUTOPSY are among the first confirmed bands for next year's edition of Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 25-28, 2017 in Baltimore. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ACID KING AKERCOCKE (UK) (exclusive U.S. appearance) AUTOPSY BEHEXEN (Finland) (exclusive U.S. appearance) BRODEQUIN DECREPIT BIRTH DOPETHRONE EMBALMER ...

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Audio: PHILIP ANSELMO Joins Forces With CHILD BITE For Cover Version Of CELTIC FROST's 'The Usurper'

Next month, Corpse Flower Records will unveil "Morbid Tales: A Tribute To Celtic Frost", a maniacal 12-inch compilation featuring the likes of PERSEKUTOR, ACID WITCH, TEMPLE OF VOID, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HAYWARD featuring Scott Kelly and Jason Roeder of NEUROSIS, EVOKEN and COFFIN'S SLAVE featuring Scott Carlson of REPULSION all paying tribute to one of extreme ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Joins Forces With CHILD BITE For Cover Version Of CELTIC FROST's 'The Usurper'

Detroit punk/metal/noise rock misfits CHILD BITE have been holed up in their den of iniquity penning new tunes for their as-yet-untitled new full-length, to be recorded by Philip H. Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN) at his famed Nodferatu's Lair. The record serves as the follow-up to last year's "Strange Waste" EP, released via Anselmo's Housecore Records. Comments ...

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THE HORDE Begins Recording New Album

Viking thrash metal band THE HORDE has entered The Dungeon Of Doom studio with producer Drew Webster to record its second full-length album, "Destroyer... Slayer of Men", for a 2014 release via Abyss Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Usurper Berzerker", "Conquering Of The Firewyrm" and "Behold In Despair". The effort will ...

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SARKE: Entire 'Aruagint' Album Available For Streaming

SARKE's third album, "Aruagint", is available for streaming in its entirety using the SoundCloud widget below. Released on September 20 via Indie Recordings, the CD was once again recorded at H-10 Productions studios in Oslo with producer Lars Erik Westby. Says they band: "Our music is inspired by the great '70s rock bands, '80s speed ...

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SARKE: New Song Available For Streaming

SARKE's third album, "Aruagint", will be released on September 20 via Indie Recordings. The CD was once again recorded at H-10 Productions studios in Oslo with producer Lars Erik Westby. Says they band: "Our music is inspired by the great '70s rock bands, '80s speed metal bands and '90s black metal bands. Put this together ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Talks To WRIF 101.1 FM About Solo Album (Audio)

Meltdown of Detroit, Michigan's WRIF 101.1 FM radio station recently conducted an interview with former PANTERA and current DOWN frontman Philip Anselmo. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. Anselmo's career-first solo album, "Walk Through Exits Only", sold around 8,700 copies in the United States in its first week of ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Interviewed By WAFFLES AND WORSHIP (Audio)

Waffles And Worship recently conducted an interview with former PANTERA and current DOWN singer Philip Anselmo. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. "Walk Through Exits Only", the career-first solo album from Philip Anselmo, sold around 8,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's 'Walk Through Exits Only' Cracks U.S. Top 40

"Walk Through Exits Only", the career-first solo album from Philip Anselmo, legendary frontman of PANTERA and DOWN, sold around 8,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 35 on The Billboard 200 chart. Produced by Anselmo and Michael Thompson, and recorded over the past couple of ...

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Video: PHILIP ANSELMO Rehearsing PANTERA Song For Upcoming Solo Tour

Philip Anselmo, legendary frontman of PANTERA and DOWN, will take to the road for his first-ever solo tour, dubbed "Technicians Of Distortion", which will kick off July 31 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. On this trek, Anselmo will be joined by his backup band THE ILLEGALS — guitarist Marzi Montazeri (ex-SUPERJOINT RITUAL), drummer José Manuel Gonzales (WARBEAST) ...

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SCYTHE To Release 'Subterranean Steel' In September

SCYTHE, the new band formed out of the ashes of Chicago underground metal band USURPER, will release its sophomore album, "Subterranean Steel", on September 11 via Primitive Reaction Records. The CD, which was recorded at Arcane Audio in Chicago with producer Dan Klein, is described in a press release as "a sonic juggernaut of apocalyptic ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Interviewed On 'Maximum Threshold' (Audio)

Philip Anselmo, legendary frontman of PANTERA and DOWN, was interviewed on the latest edition of the "Maximum Threshold" radio show. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. "Walk Through Exits Only", the career-first solo album from Philip Anselmo, is schedule for release on July 16 via Anselmo's own Housecore Records ...

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SARKE To Release 'Aruagint' In September

SARKE's third album, "Aruagint", will be released on September 20 via Indie Recordings. The CD was once again recorded at H-10 Productions studios in Oslo with producer Lars Erik Westby. Says they band: "Our music is inspired by the great '70s rock bands, '80s speed metal bands and '90s black metal bands. Put this together ...

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