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MARDUK Guitarist On Whether He Owns Pieces Of MAYHEM Singer DEAD's Brain And Skull: 'That's Old News'

MARDUK guitarist and founding member Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson confirmed several years ago that he owns pieces of MAYHEM vocalist Per "Dead" Ohlin's brain and skull, adding yet another layer to one of black metal's most infamous and enduring stories. MAYHEM's reputation has been brought back into light thanks in part to Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund's ...

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K.K. DOWNING Says SCOTT TRAVIS And RICHIE FAULKNER Are Not Official Members Of JUDAS PRIEST: 'They Are On A Wage'

Carsten Smolinsky of Germany's Bleeding4metal.de recently conducted an e-mail interview with former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing. The original English-language version of the chat appears here in its entirety. Bleeding4metal.de: Hello, Mr. Downing, thank you very much for taking the time for an interview! I really enjoyed reading "Heavy Duty: Days And Nights ...

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LAMB OF GOD-Owned Guitars Go Missing Before Phoenix Concert

Two guitars belonging to LAMB OF GOD were allegedly stolen Thursday morning (May 2) before the band's concert at Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, Arizona. According to LAMB OF GOD guitarist Willie Adler, his "main beloved Warbird," along with bassist John Campbell's "one-of-a-kind handpainted bass" went missing after the musicians had left the area and the ...

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New GHOST Collectible Figures Coming Soon

KnuckleBonz, creator of the Rock Iconz music collectible series, has announced the production of a new range of GHOST figures, available for pre-order now at this location. Each of the new GHOST figures — Papa Emeritus II, Cardinal Copia in a red cassock and Cardinal Copia in a black tuxedo — is incredibly ...

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Celestial Mechanics - TRONOS

Few musicians encapsulate the freewheeling spirit of the metal underground like Shane Embury. Although best known as the bassist with NAPALM DEATH, he has been almost absurdly prolific over the years with a steady stream of bands and side projects, covering a ludicrous amount of musical territory along the way: BRUJERIA, LOCK UP, MEATHOOK SEED, ...

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Video Premiere: SABATON's 'Fields Of Verdun'

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON have released the official music video for the song "Fields Of Verdun". The track is the first single from the band's ninth full-length album, "The Great War", which is due on July 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band's 20th-anniversary record will be a concept effort covering stories from the ...

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ABBATH: 'Calm In Ire (Of Hurricane)' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Calm In Ire (Of Hurricane)", a new song from ABBATH, the solo project of former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo), can be seen below. The track is taken from ABBATH's second album, "Outstrider", which will be released on July 5 via Season Of Mist. The disc was recorded ...

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NERVOSA Frontwoman Blasts Brazil's 'Racist, Misogynist, Homophobic' President: 'He's A Bad Human Being'

Fernanda Lira, singer and bassist of the Brazilian thrash/death-metal trio NERVOSA, has slammed her country's newly elected, ultranationalist president Jair Bolsonaro as "the worst thing" that's happened to Brazil in recent years. Bolsonaro, who has been nicknamed the "Trump of the tropics" for his admiration of the U.S. president, won his country's election by a ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD 'Nailed' His Role As Cop In TED BUNDY Movie

Actor Zac Efron has praised METALLICA frontman James Hetfield's performance in the thriller "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile", which premieres on Netflix and in select theaters this Friday (May 3). The film follows the relationship between notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, played by Efron, and his longtime girlfriend, played by Lily Collins, who at ...

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SABATON Shares APOCALYPTICA's Cover Of 'Fields Of Verdun'

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON have shared "Fields of Verdun", the first song from their upcoming album "The Great War", as performed by their friends in Finnish cello rock band APOCALYPTICA. Check it out below. SABATON bassist Pär Sundström comments: "I watched APOCALYPTICA's show in Madrid last year and I was blown away by the ...

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WOODSTOCK 50 Organizer Says Financial Backer Doesn't Have 'The Right' To Cancel Festival

Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang has released a lengthy new statement vowing that his 50th-anniversary festival will take place, despite the event's main investors announcing it was canceled yesterday. On Monday (April 29), Dentsu, one of the festival's backers, announced that the show, organized in part by Lang, would not proceed. Dentsu said in a statement: ...

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SABATON Announces Fall 2019 North American Tour With HAMMERFALL; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON will make their triumphant return to North American this fall for "The Great Tour". The headline excursion will feature support from special guest HAMMERFALL, and will begin in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on October 4 and will end in Silver Spring, Maryland on November 3. Says SABATON: "'The Great Tour' begins! ...

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EDGE OF PARADISE Signs With FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of Los Angeles-based metal act EDGE OF PARADISE. Formed by singer Margarita Monet and guitarist Dave Bates in 2011, EDGE OF PARADISE debuted on the scene a few months later with "Mask", an album of industrial-tinged metal coupled with soaring vocal hooks, which was warmly received by critics ...

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