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Gidim - RINGS OF SATURN

There was a time, not so long ago, when a record that sounded like "Gidim" would have caused metalhead jaws to drop across the globe. These days, levels of brutality, precision and virtuoso dexterity in extreme metal have reached utterly preposterous levels, with countless bands pursuing a similarly wildly technical and extreme course, making it ...

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Alpha And The Omega - KONKHRA

Death metal fans of a certain age will already be familiar with KONKHRA. One of the few bands to successfully blend the brutality of the underground with the churning grooves popularized by the likes of SEPULTURA and MACHINE HEAD in the mid '90s, they never received the recognition that albums like "Spit Or Swallow" (1995) ...

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Watch LACUNA COIL Perform In Baltimore

Fan-filmed video footage of LACUNA COIL's October 19 performance at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Maryland can be seen below (courtesy of Anthony Serafino III). LACUNA COIL's latest album, "Black Anima", was released on October 11. Singer Cristina Scabbia described the LP's musical direction as "heavier and darker" than the band's past efforts. "I don't ...

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EX-OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ: 'The Metal Scene Is Really Far Behind On Social Issues'

Hakos Pervanidis of Greece's "TV War" recently conducted an interview with drummer Martin Lopez (ex-OPETH, AMON AMARTH) of progressive heavy rock group SOEN. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On SOEN's latest studio album, "Lotus": Martin: "I think that while recording, it was pretty much as we ...

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Watch CRO-MAGS Perform In West Hollywood

Church Of The 8th Day has uploaded video footage of CRO-MAGS' October 18 concert at The Roxy in West Hollywood, California. Check it out below. CRO-MAGS feature the legendary Harley Flanagan pulling double duty with bass and lead vocals, guitarists Gabby Abularach, Rocky George (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, FISHBONE), and drummer Garry "G-Man" Sullivan. Earlier this year ...

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HAIL! Feat. CHRIS ADLER, STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA, PHIL DEMMEL, JAMES LOMENZO: Video Of Dubai Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of HAIL!, the project featuring ex-LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler, EXODUS vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza, VIO-LENCE/ex-MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel and former MEGADETH/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY bassist James LoMenzo, performing earlier tonight (Friday, October 18) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates can be seen below. Prior to the tour's launch, LoMenzo stated about ...

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SAXON: Drum Tracks Laid Down For 23rd Studio Album

SAXON's Nigel Glockler has finished laying down drum tracks for the band's 23rd studio album. According to singer Biff Byford, Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt will soon "start doing guitars" with producer Andy Sneap. Byford checked in via video message on his Twitter account — his third since undergoing an emergency triple bypass surgery last ...

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Watch TESTAMENT Perform On 'Megacruise'

Fan-filmed video footage of TESTAMENT's performance aboard the inaugural Megacruise can be seen below (courtesy of Alex Vigil). Megacruise, hosted by metal veterans MEGADETH, departed from Los Angeles on October 13 on a round-trip voyage to San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico. TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy recently confirmed to DJ Valentino of the WSOU radio station ...

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FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY Releases Music Video For 'Shepherd'

New Jersey six-piece band FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY will release its fifth studio album, "The Sea Of Tragic Beasts", on October 25 via Nuclear Blast Records (Human Warfare in Australia). The official music video for the disc's latest single, "Shepherd", can be seen below. "Enjoy 'Shepherd', our tribute to the melodeath style of the early ...

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CYHRA Feat. Former IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: 'Battle From Within' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Battle From Within" from CYHRA, the band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING) and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY), can be seen below. The track is taken from CYHRA's second album, "No Halos In Hell", which will be released ...

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ROB HALFORD Releases 'Morning Star' Lyric Video From 'Celestial' Christmas Album

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford has released the official lyric video for his song called "Morning Star". The track appears on his all-new Christmas album, titled "Celestial", which arrives today (Friday, October 18) via Legacy Recordings. Without question, Halford is one of heavy metal's all-time great vocalists — as heard through his highly influential and ...

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LINDEMANN Feat. RAMMSTEIN Singer, PAIN/HYPOCRISY Mainman: Listen To New Song 'Ich Weiß Es Nicht'

LINDEMANN, the project featuring vocalist Till Lindemann of German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), has released two versions of its new single, "Ich Weiß Es Nicht". The song is taken LINDEMANN's second album, "F & M", which will arrive on November 22. The follow-up to 2015's "Skills In ...

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SODOM: Lyric Video For New Song 'Down On Your Knees'

German thrash metal veterans SODOM will release a new EP, "Out Of The Frontline Trench", on November 22 via SPV/Steamhammer. The effort contains three brand new tracks as well as new recordings (studio and live) of two SODOM classics. The official lyric video for the song "Down On Your Knees", taken from "Out Of The ...

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