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United In Chaos - SUMMONING THE LICH

Even the most dedicated brutality fan would struggle to plough through everything that is released under the death metal banner. The modern, well-produced end of the DM scene is particularly guilty of churning out bands that sound identical to one another, but the upside of that scenario is that a band like SUMMONING THE LICH ...

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OBITUARY/Ex-DEATH Bassist TERRY BUTLER Teams With THE ABSENCE Members To Form INHUMAN CONDITION

Florida death metal veteran Terry Butler (OBITUARY, DEATH, MASSACRE, SIX FEET UNDER) has joined forces with Jeramie Kling (VENOM INC., THE ABSENCE, GOREGÄNG) on drums/vocals and Taylor Nordberg (THE ABSENCE, GOREGÄNG) on guitar to form INHUMAN CONDITION. The trio is currently in the studio at Kling and Nordberg's own Smoke & Mirrors Productions in Spring ...

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What A Time To Be Alive - WEREWOLVES

Barely a year ago, WEREWOLVES released their debut album, "The Dead Are Screaming". It was really fucking horrible and violent and angry and, let's face it, absolutely perfect for the general vibe of 2020. One year on, they've made another album that delivers more or less the same full-force boot to the pelvis, but with ...

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Where The Gloom Becomes Sound - TRIBULATION

The perfect band for a bleak midwinter, TRIBULATION have long since proved themselves to be smarter than the average metal band. When the Swedes took an angular left turn down a more straightforwardly rocking avenue for 2015's "The Children of the Night", they somehow managed to retain all the macabre menace and obscure venom of ...

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VENOM INC. Has 24 Songs Written For New Album: It's 'Sounding Great'

VENOM INC., the band featuring original VENOM guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, is continuing to work on its new album. The follow-up to 2017's "Avé" will once again be released on Nuclear Blast Records. The recording is being done between England, Portugal and America and it will have ...

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Written Destiny - CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY

With most of us hoping to make it through Christmas without contracting the dreaded plague and breathing our last to the strains of MARIAH CAREY, gung-ho partying might be slightly less prominent on our agendas this year. But nobody said it was non-festive to get horrifyingly drunk in isolation and headbang until our brains dribble ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Releases 'Venom' Spiced Mead

Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have released a festive-edition mead drink following the popularity of their Waking The Demon honey mead, which was made available last year. Venom, a spiced mead, has rich honey notes and a unique spice blend combine for a warm, lingering finish. Enjoy hot or cold. 10% ABV. Mead is ...

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Witchtrap - WITCHTRAP

First released digitally back in March, WITCHTRAP's fifth studio album is yet another blistering example of the enduring power of balls-out, blackened thrash metal. If recent music from the likes of MIDNIGHT, WHIPSTRIKER, HELLRIPPER and DEVASTATOR has made your genitals twitch, "Evil Strikes Again" must surely be another mandatory purchase. There is something grubbily authentic ...

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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Unplugs For Acoustic Single 'The Day We'll Be Gone', Announces New Lineup

Italian orchestral death metal masters FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE have unplugged for a new rendition of their song "The Day We'll Be Gone". The acoustic two-track digital single features an instrumental version and is accompanied by a studio performance video clip. The artwork was created once again by renowned visionary artist Travis Smith (AVENGED SEVENFOLD, OPETH, KATATONIA). ...

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Dawn Of The Damned - NECROPHOBIC

Black metal has come a long way in its forty-plus years of existence and evolution. These days, our options vary from the utterly low-fi and feral DIY end of the genre to the glossy, high production values of the post-DIMMU set, with all manner of weird, wild and grotesque alternatives swirling around somewhere in the ...

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KATAKLYSM Releases Music Video For 'Cut Me Down'

"Cut Me Down", the new video from Canadian melodic death metal heavyweights KATAKLYSM, can be seen below. The song, which features a guest appearance by Tuomas Saukkonen (WOLFHEART), istaken from th band's 14th full-length studio album, "Unconquered", which was released on September 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono comments: "'Cut Me Down' ...

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MASSACRE Announces New Lineup

Reformed Florida death metal veterans MASSACRE have announced their new lineup. Joining original singer Kam Lee and bassist Michael Borders are guitarists Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER), Jonny Pettersson (GODS FORSAKEN, WOMBBATH, HENRY KANE) and Scott Fairfax (MEMORIAM, AS THE WORLD DIES), along with drummer Brynjar Helgeton. Says Borders: "WHO IS READY FOR REAL OLD SCHOOL DEATH ...

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TONY MARTIN Reunites With His Pre-BLACK SABBATH Band THE ALLIANCE

Tony Martin's pre-BLACK SABBATH band THE ALLIANCE will reunite after more than three decades to record some of its early, mostly previously unreleased material. Martin recently shared a photo of the reunited band on Facebook and he wrote in an accompanying message: "Its really exciting to be doing this .. We have discovered potentially 35 ...

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Shame - UNIFORM

The first two UNIFORM records were more than exhilarating enough, particularly if, like the band themselves, you felt that humanity was rotting from the inside out, and that a sudden and robust apocalypse might be just the thing to sort it all out. In particular, 2017's "Wake in Fright" painted a ferociously bleak vision of ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN To Release 'Thorns' Solo Album; Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin has set "Thorns" as the title of his long-awaited new solo album, due in the coming months via Battlegod Productions and Dark Star Records. Battlegod will handle distribution in Australia, Asia, Europe and Japan, while Dark Star will handle distribution in all of North and South America, including both ...

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KATAKLYSM Unveils Music Video For New Single 'Underneath The Scars'

Canadian melodic death metal heavyweights KATAKLYSM will release their 14th full-length studio album, "Unconquered", on September 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official music video for the disc's second single, "Underneath The Scars", can be seen below. KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono said: "'Underneath The Scars' is a bulldozer of a track that will surely ignite ...

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Ex-BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Drummer MICHAEL 'MOOSE' THOMAS Says Band's Music Became 'Too Safe' And 'Very Stale'

Longtime BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE drummer Michael "Moose" Thomas says that the band's music became "too safe" in the years before his departure. In December 2017, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE announced that it was officially parting ways with Thomas and replacing him with Jason Bowld (PITCHSHIFTER, AXEWOUND). Bowld had toured with the group since November ...

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Neuropunk Boostergang - EXPANDER

Folks that are uninitiated to the cacophonous noise that is generated by EXPANDER may see the words "thrash" and "Texas" in the band's bio and press releases, and get a preconceived idea that the group would be another straightforward band in the vein of POWER TRIP, or share a production sound with fellow Austin metallers ...

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Celebration Decay - Vicious Rumors

A lot has happened over the last four years. Most of it, let's be brutally honest, is probably best forgotten, including most of 2020. But one recent event that has obviously been extremely positive for all concerned is that VICIOUS RUMORS have found themselves a new singer and he's an absolute beast. Even ignoring the ...

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Metal Drummer Wounded In Massive Beirut Explosion

Drummer Bachir Ramadan of Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based extreme metallers NERVECELL is one of the survivors of an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon last week that killed more than 150 people and wounded over 5,000. Officials believe the cause of the August 4 blast was over 2,700 metric tons of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive substance ...

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GWAR, BLACK VEIL BRIDES' ANDY BIERSACK Guest On Premiere Episode Of SYFY's 'Metal Crush Monday' (Video)

Syfy has premiered "Metal Crush Monday", a month-long programming stunt featuring interviews conducted by Syfy Wire's Whitney Moore, with some of the biggest names in heavy metal. In the first episode, Moore speaks with The Berserker Blöthar and Pustulus Maximus of GWAR. Then later in the episode, Andy Biersack (a.k.a. Andy Black) of BLACK VEIL ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN Says His New Solo Album Is Everything He Could Have Wished For

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin recently signed with Battlegod Productions and Dark Star Records for the release of his long-awaited new solo album. Battlegod will handle distribution in Australia, Asia, Europe and Japan, while Dark Star will handle distribution in all of North and South America, including both physical and streaming. Among the guest ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN Signs With BATTLEGOD PRODUCTIONS And DARK STAR RECORDS For New Solo Album

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin has signed with Battlegod Productions and Dark Star Records for the release of his long-awaited new solo album. Among the guest musicians set to appear on the LP are Danny "Danté" Needham (VENOM), Magnus Rosén (ex-HAMMERFALL), Scott McClellan, Greg Smith and Martin's youngest son Joe. Martin said: "I have ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN Secures Record Label Home For New Solo Album

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin recently resumed work on his long-awaited new solo album. Among the guest musicians set to appear on the LP are Danny "Danté" Needham (VENOM), Magnus Rosén (ex-HAMMERFALL), Scott McClellan and Greg Smith. Earlier today, Martin posted the following update on social media: "One more guest appearance confirmation on my ...

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