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SLIPKNOT Announces Special 'Knotfest Roadshow' Streaming Event

SLIPKNOT and the team behind its Knotfest brand have today revealed that Knotfest.com has been re-imagined to create a global multi-media hub for news, exclusive interviews, performances, merchandise and more dedicated to covering the very best of art, music, culture and media for fans of heavy culture. To celebrate the launch in explosive fashion and ...

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RUSH: Unboxing Video For Super Deluxe Edition Of 'Permanent Waves' 40th-Anniversary Expanded Reissue

On May 29, UMe/Mercury/Anthem label group continues its extensive RUSH 40th-anniversary album series with a new, imagination-capturing expanded edition of all the magic music that comprises the band's remarkable 1980 release, "Permanent Waves". An unboxing video for the Super Deluxe Edition of "Permanent Waves - 40th Anniversary" can be seen below. "Permanent Waves", RUSH's seventh ...

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OBSCURA Rejoined By Guitarist CHRISTIAN MÜNZNER

After a six-year break, guitarist Christian Münzner has rejoined German progressive death metallers OBSCURA as a permanent member. Münzner, known for his virtuoso guitar playing in extreme metal, joined OBSCURA in 2008 and recorded the band's critically acclaimed full-length albums "Cosmogenesis" (2009) and "Omnivium" (2011), both released via Relapse Records. He has toured the world, ...

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Lamenting Of The Innocent - SORCERER

Heavy metal always provides in our hour of need. The return of SORCERER seems particularly timely, such is the Swedes' noted mastery of an epic, classic and utterly ageless strain of doom metal that can hardly fail to resonate in an age of widespread mourning. Perhaps more importantly, however, "Lamenting of the Innocent" is far ...

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Fracture - BLEED FROM WITHIN

Time can be cruel. One of the UK's most respected modern forces, BLEED FROM WITHIN emerged at a time when the Scots' blend of brutal metalcore and post-New Wave Of American Heavy Metal grooves was as close to the mainstream flow of things as it was possible to be. Over the course of four studio ...

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Listen To New MUSHROOMHEAD Song 'The Heresy'

"The Heresy", a new song from Cleveland masked metallers MUSHROOMHEAD, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's eighth album, "A Wonderful Life", which will be released on June 19 via Napalm Records. For the better part of the past five years, top-charting masked metal machine MUSHROOMHEAD have been crafting the epic ...

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AMARANTHE's Sixth Album Gets Official Release Date

Swedish/Danish metallers AMARANTHE have completed work on their new album. The follow-up to 2018's "Helix" will be released this summer via Nuclear Blast. The band states: "Our sixth album is now completely DONE! Last Sunday, a few select press members and music industry professionals got the opportunity to hear our new effort, and the response ...

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Rise Radiant - CALIGULA'S HORSE

The progressive-metal genre can be frustrating waters to wade into in 2020. There is a very small number of bands that are truly great, and then dozens of bands that are good-to-very good and seemingly have the tools to be truly great. For some reason or another, they are able to assemble 495 pieces of ...

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BPMD Feat. BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH, MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And MARK MENGHI: Listen To Re-Energized Cover Of 'Evil'

BPMD — the new heavy metal juggernaut featuring vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL), drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE) and guitarist Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD) — will release its debut album, "American Made", on June 12 via Napalm Records. The 10-track homage to some of rock ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON's Estranged Wife Found Dead

According to U.K.'s The Sun, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson's estranged wife Paddy Bowden has died. Bruce's second wife, Paddy was found dead earlier today (Monday, May 18) at the home they once shared in Chiswick, West London, following a "tragic accident." London Ambulance Service confirmed that the patient was pronounced ...

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Eternity of Shaog - ESOCTRILIHUM

Italy's I, Voidhanger Records has established itself as a haven for compelling black metal generated by one-man projects, each with their own unique voice. The label has carved out a strong niche by finding these musicians, seemingly out of nowhere, as evidenced by two of 2019's strongest black metal releases, MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY's "Biolume Part 1 ...

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Listen To RUSH Perform 'The Spirit Of Radio' And 'Freewill' From 'Permanent Waves - 40th Anniversary' Set

On May 29, UMe/Mercury/Anthem label group continues its extensive RUSH 40th-anniversary album series with a new, imagination-capturing expanded edition of all the magic music that comprises the band's remarkable 1980 release, "Permanent Waves". "Permanent Waves", RUSH's seventh studio album, was originally released in January 1980, and its forward-thinking music signalled a new direction for the ...

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Palace For The Insane - SHRAPNEL

It is probably due to British thrash metal's failure to ever produce a world-beating band that SHRAPNEL have yet to truly register on the global radar. In terms of quality, you may find it hard to fault anything the band have released to date: both 2014's "The Virus Conspires" and 2017's "Raised On Decay" were ...

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ONSLAUGHT To Release 'Generation Antichrist' Album In August

U.K. thrashers ONSLAUGHT will release their new album, "Generation Antichrist", on August 7 via AFM Records. The long-awaited follow-up to 2013's "VI" was mixed by Daniel Bergstrand (BEHEMOTH, IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH) at Dugout Studios in Uppsala, Sweden. "Generation Antichrist" is the first ONSLAUGHT album to feature new vocalist Dave Garnett, who recently replaced longtime singer ...

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Listen To New THE GHOST INSIDE Song 'Pressure Point'

THE GHOST INSIDE has unveiled a new track from its forthcoming self-titled record, due out June 5 via Epitaph. "Pressure Point" is about the types of exploitative acquaintances who are quick to make someone else's tragedy about themselves. "Almost all THE GHOST INSIDE songs take the listener on a journey from dark to light or ...

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Obsidian - PARADISE LOST

It's both pleasing and reassuring that so many so-called veteran bands are enjoying such rich, late-career surges of creativity. PARADISE LOST didn't always seem the most likely candidates for serious longevity: around the turn of the millennium, the band seemed to be struggling for new ideas and detached from the heaviness that once defined them. ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE Announces 'Virtual World Tour'

California deathcore masters SUICIDE SILENCE have announced a "virtual world tour" with unique sets exclusive merchandise and custom experiences in each market. Each show will feature a professionally filmed multi-camera live set along with an extensive post-performance question-and-answer session. Every market will have its ticket purchase geo-gated within a reasonable radius so that only those ...

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