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No Halos In Hell - CYHRA

It was a little surprising that CYHRA's 2017 debut album, "Letters to Myself", didn't have a greater impact. With former AMARANTHE frontman Jake E. and ex-IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad on board, this was always going to be a band with massive melodies and gleaming hooks in plentiful supply, but when the album was ...

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Universal Death Church - LORD MANTIS

The musical nihilists known as LORD MANTIS were, by all accounts, considered a done deal in 2016. That's when founding member and percussionist Bill Bumgardner tragically committed suicide. But the unlikely and very much desired reunion came to fruition once vocalist/bassist Charlie Fell and guitarist/vocalist Andrew Markuszewski decided to rekindle their unsettling, ravaging musical fires. ...

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Edge Of Existence - SILVERTOMB

SILVERTOMB has risen from the ashes of TYPE O NEGATIVE and, more recently, SEVENTH VOID. Half of the drab four, vocalist/guitarist Kenny Hickey and drummer Johnny Kelly, stand at the core of the New York-based act. The pair has jammed together since they were kids. Their tight bond both musically and personally shines throughout the ...

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FEVER 333 Shares New Song 'Vandals'

Grammy Award-nominated activists FEVER 333 have shared "Vandals", a powerful new standalone single. Available now on all streaming platforms, "Vandals" was originally recorded during sessions for FEVER 333's acclaimed debut LP, "Strength In Numb333rs". FEVER 333 recently wrapped up a run of European "D333monstrations", which extended a truly epic year of touring for the group. ...

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NEVERMORE: 'The Guitar Anthology' Now Available

"Nevermore: The Guitar Anthology" features guitar tab and notation for 10 songs from the NEVERMORE catalog. All songs were transcribed note for note from the original recordings by HEATHEN/EXODUS guitarist Kragen Lum and former NEVERMORE guitarist Steve Smyth. Learn how to play the songs exactly as played on the recordings with these 100% accurate transcriptions. ...

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DISTURBED's Performance Of 'The Sound Of Silence' Becomes First 'Conan' YouTube Clip To Surpass 100 Million Views

Video of DISTURBED's performance of its cover version of SIMON & GARFUNKEL's "The Sound Of Silence" on the March 28, 2016 episode of Conan O'Brien's nighttime talk show, "Conan", has been viewed more than 100 million times, becoming the first "Conan" clip to reach the milestone. O'Brien broke the news of DISTURBED's feat on Twitter, ...

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IHSAHN Says His Side Project With TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY Is 'Finally Coming Together'

Greece's "TV War" recently conducted an interview with EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan). You can watch the entire chat below (the interview starts at the 11:30 mark). A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether it was deliberate that his 2016 "Arktis" studio album and 2018's "Àmr" sound different from one ...

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Video Premiere: AMARANTHE's 'GG6'

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE have released the official music video for the song "GG6". The track is taken from the band's fifth album "Helix", which was released in October 2018 through Spinefarm Records. The disc was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, EPICA, DELAIN). The follow-up to 2016's "Maximalism" ...

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Skyblood - SKYBLOOD

You don't get to sing with CANDLEMASS and YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN unless you've got one hell of a voice. Mats Levén has done just that, of course, not to mention countless other projects from Leif Edling's psychedelic doom side-project KRUX to neoclassical power metal with Germany's AT VANCE, and so the arrival of his first ...

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Hear EVANESCENCE's Cover Of FLEETWOOD MAC's 'The Chain'

EVANESCENCE has returned with its first new rock recording in eight years, "The Chain (From Gears 5)". The band recorded its signature-rock version of the FLEETWOOD MAC classic following lead singer Amy Lee having lent her vocals to the launch trailer for the Xbox Game Studios' "Gears 5" for Xbox One, Windows 10, and Steam, ...

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The Repentless Killogy - SLAYER

It is fitting that the last music product released before SLAYER's final live shows is a document of the band's previous show at the same venue, the historic Forum in Inglewood, California, just outside of Los Angeles city limits. The vaunted violence of vintage SLAYER mosh pits has slightly calmed as the band has gotten ...

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Legacy Of The Dark Lands - BLIND GUARDIAN

The seeds of the incredibly ambitious BLIND GUARDIAN TWILIGHT ORCHESTRA project were planted back in the nineties. Singer Hansi Kürsch and guitarist André Olbrich, core members of the extravagant and decadent German power metal outfit BLIND GUARDIAN, spurred forward the goal for them to craft an elaborate orchestral album since they were at that ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM's ALEXI LAIHO Could Be Forced To Use Different Band Name For New Lineup

Alexi Laiho could be forced to abandon the name CHILDREN OF BODOM for his next project because of an apparent dispute with the three musicians who recently announced they were leaving the band. Earlier this month, drummer Jaska Raatikainen, bassist Henri "Henkka T. Blacksmith" Seppälä and keyboardist Janne Wirman issued a statement saying that they ...

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SLIPKNOT Announces First-Ever 'Knotfest At Sea'

Knotfest, the music and lifestyle phenomenon created by multi-platinum, genre defining metal band, SLIPKNOT, has announced its first ever cruise event, Knotfest At Sea. Furthering the global expansion of the Knotfest experience, the inaugural voyage of the Knotfest At Sea cruise will set sail from Barcelona on August 10, 2020, returning on August 14. Knotfest ...

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See First Trailer For DAVID ELLEFSON-Produced Horror Film 'Dwellers'

Ellefson Films, the new film production company run by MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson and his partner, music and film producer and industry exec Thom Hazaert, has partnered with musician, filmmaker and actor Drew Fortier ("Zen From Mars", "Her Name Was Christa") on an original horror film titled "Dwellers", with Fortier writing, directing, and starring. Additionally, ...

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ROBERT PLANT Is 'Sure' He Will Make Another Album With ALISON KRAUSS

Robert Plant says that he is certain he will make another album with Alison Krauss. Released in 2007, their "Raising Sand" collaboration won Grammy Awards for "Album Of The Year", "Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album", "Record Of The Year" for "Please Read The Letter", "Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals" for "Rich Woman", and "Best Country Collaboration ...

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Songs The Night Sings - THE DARK ELEMENT

Although her contribution to the NIGHTWISH story will be overshadowed by those of her predecessor and successor, Anette Olzon always had the right voice for bright and pop-driven symphonic metal. In many ways, THE DARK ELEMENT is a much more fitting project for her talents. On "Songs The Night Sings", the Scandinavian band keep the ...

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Biolume Part 1 – In Tartarean Chains - MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY

Heavy metal's obsession with hell below has been well explored and overly dissected since the genre's beginnings. But for every heavy metal songwriter who praises Satan and shouts about witches, there are almost as many who look to the terrifying unknown of the stars above for their metallic inspiration. Australian musician Dis Pater has become ...

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