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Saint Vitus - SAINT VITUS

Given the dogmatic way of things, this review should probably be full of dramatic statements about Scott Reagers being the original and therefore the ultimate frontman for SAINT VITUS, undisputed lords of American doom. But let's face it, arguing about whether Reagers or Scott "Wino" Weinrich deserve the requisite accolade is a bit like arguing ...

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Life Metal - SUNN O)))

Greg Anderson is a key figure in the realm of forward-thinking heavy music. He is a co-founder of Southern Lord Records, and he's the guitarist for doom fiends GOATSNAKE. Additionally, he has worked on a variety of projects alongside Stephen O'Malley, a revered artist in his own right—both in terms of music and visual arts. ...

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Death Becomes My Voice - RINGWORM

You don't need to be of any particular political persuasion to have noticed that civilization, if we can still call it that, is going through something of a sticky patch at present. As a result, you might expect to be bombarded with incredibly angry records by young bands protesting the state of things. And while ...

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Breaking The Trance - FATAL CURSE

In 2019 the saturation of newer heavy metal bands that shop for their tools at the NWOBHM store is higher than ever. Bands such as HAUNT, BLADE KILLER, POUNDER and NIGHT DEMON are on the higher end of the dozens of acts looking back to the vaunted British scene that inspired METALLICA's early mission statements. ...

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SUICIDAL ANGELS To Release 'Years Of Aggression' Album In August

Greek thrashers SUICIDAL ANGELS will release their new album, "Years Of Aggression", on August 9 via NoiseArt Records. The follow-up to 2016's "Division Of Blood" was recorded at Zero Gravity Studios in Athens, Greece and Soundlodge Studios in Papenburg, Germany. The cover artwork was created by acclaimed artist Ed Repka (MEGADETH, DEATH, MUNICIPAL WASTE). The ...

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Video Premiere: DIAMOND HEAD's 'The Coffin Train'

"The Coffin Train", the new video from NWOBHM pioneers DIAMOND HEAD, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's upcoming album, which will be released on May 24 via Silver Lining Music. "The Coffin Train" clip was produced and animated at All4Band motion and design studio under the direction of ...

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BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH: Why God Has Called Me Back To KORN

KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, who left the band in 2005 after becoming a Christian and returned eight years later, was asked in a new interview with Matt's Movie Reviews if he has seen a growing Christian community on the heavy metal touring circuit. "Definitely people are more spiritual nowadays," he said (hear audio below). ...

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ATREYU Singer ALEX VARKATZAS To Miss European Tour

ATREYU singer Alex Varkatzas will miss the band's upcoming European tour, which set to kick off this weekend at the Slam Dunk festival in the United Kingdom. The vocalist explained in a statement that he "aggravated a damaged disc" in his back prior to the band's "Spring Invasion" tour with MOTIONLESS IN WHITE and said ...

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Listen To New HATE Song 'Seventh Manvantara'

"Seventh Manvantara", a new song from Polish death metallers HATE, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's 11th full-length album, "Auric Gates Of Veles", which will be released on June 14 via Metal Blade Records. Since 1991, HATE has lived up to their name, responsible for some of the angriest and ...

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PAPA ROACH To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of 'Infest' Album In 2020

Jacoby Shaddix has confirmed that PAPA ROACH will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's breakthrough album, "Infest", next year. The band's second full-length record and first major label release, "Infest" peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart and has been certified triple platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) for ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR On His New Mask: 'I Wanted It To Feel Like It Was Something That Was Created In Someone's Basement'

Corey Taylor spoke to Kerrang! magazine about SLIPKNOT's new costumes, which were unveiled on last week to coincide with the release of the band's sixth studio album, "We Are Not Your Kind", due on August 9 via Roadrunner. Corey worked on his new mask with special effects legend Tom Savini, whose extensive career in the ...

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RICHIE FAULKNER On K.K. DOWNING's Negative Comments About JUDAS PRIEST: 'It's A Disappointment More Than Anything'

Richie Faulkner says that "it's a disappointment more than anything" to see Kenneth "K.K." Downing making derogatory comments about JUDAS PRIEST in the press. Ever since the release of his autobiography last summer, Downing has been taking jabs at his former bandmates, saying that he left the group in 2011 over band conflict, shoddy management ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Has 'So Much' Stuff She Wants To Include On Upcoming 10th-Anniversary Reissue Of Debut Album

Lzzy Hale has confirmed that HALESTORM is currently assembling a "special package" to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the band's self-titled debut album. Released in 2009, the LP was produced by Howard Benson (MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, P.O.D.) and featured the single "I Get Off". The group went on to release three additional studio albums, becoming ...

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