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Wizard Bloody Wizard - ELECTRIC WIZARD

ELECTRIC WIZARD is unquestionably one of modern doom's most influential acts. Decades after its inception, it's becoming increasingly clear that the Dorset, England-based band has been morphing into a stripped-down psychedelic and horror-fueled seventies-styled rock band. The seeds were planted with 2007's "Witchcult Today". In spite of this increasingly obvious direction, 2014's "Time to Die" ...

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END: 'Necessary Death' Video Released

Underground hardcore supergroup END has debuted an all-new music video for the track "Necessary Death". Directed by Bobby Bates, this is the second clip the band has released. END released a music video for "Love Let Me Die" in September, also directed by Bates. END's debut EP, "From The Unforgiving Arms Of God", came out ...

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GENE SIMMONS Explains Decision To Abandon 'Horns' Hand Gesture Trademark Application: 'I Just Didn't Think It Was Worth It'

Gene Simmons says that he withdrew his application to trademark the so-called "devil's horns" hand gesture because he "didn't think it was worth it." The KISS bassist/vocalist expressly abandoned the application in late June — less than two weeks after filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Most music fans slammed Simmons for ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's SCOUR: Entire 'Red' EP Available For Streaming

The "Red" EP from SCOUR — the extreme metal "supergroup" featuring Philip Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, SUPERJOINT) alongside members of CATTLE DECAPITATION and PIG DESTROYER — can be streamed in its entirety using the widget below. The effort was released earlier today (Friday, November 3). The "Red" EP was recorded at Anselmo's Nodferatu's Lair with Steve ...

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IRON MONKEY Releases Video For 'Toadcrucifier - R.I.P.P.E.R.'

The official video for "Toadcrucifier - R.I.P.P.E.R.", a brand new song from the cult U.K. doom/sludge outfit IRON MONKEY, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's first new full-length in almost two decades, "9-13", which was released on October 20 via Relapse Records. After disbanding in 1999 due to the death ...

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Medusa - PARADISE LOST

Alongside MY DYING BRIDE and ANATHEMA, PARADISE LOST were a part of "The Peaceville Three," the trio of English bands that were integral to the genesis of the death-doom genre. The band also helped pioneer the gothic metal subgenre. As it moved deeper into its career, PARADISE LOST became significantly less extreme musically, though equally ...

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MY DYING BRIDE Frontman Shoots Down Split Rumors

Due to unforeseen personal circumstances, U.K. doom metal veterans MY DYING BRIDE have have regretfully canceled their appearances at four festivals in Europe: Eindhoven Metal Meeting in The Netherlands, Madrid Is The Dark in Spain, Aalborg Metal Festival in Denmark, and HRH Doom vs. HRH Stoner in England. Vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe has since issued the ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's SCOUR: New Song 'Piles' Available For Streaming

"Piles", a brand new song from SCOUR — the extreme metal "supergroup" featuring Philip Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, SUPERJOINT) alongside members of CATTLE DECAPITATION and PIG DESTROYER — can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The track is taken from SCOUR's new EP, "Red", which will be released on November 3. The "Red" EP was ...

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IRON MONKEY: Visualizer Video For 'Crown Of Electrodes'

The official visualizer video for "Crown Of Electrodes", a brand new song from the cult U.K. doom/sludge outfit IRON MONKEY, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's first new full-length in almost two decades, "9-13", which will be released on October 20 via Relapse Records. After disbanding in 1999 due to ...

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LIGHT THIS CITY Reunites To Record First New Album In A Decade

San Francisco-based band LIGHT THIS CITY has reunited to record its first new album in a decade. The group will enter Castle Ultimate Studios with Zack Ohren in December to record its fifth full-length LP. Vocalist Laura Nichol states: "Performing and writing with LIGHT THIS CITY has never stopped being fun. Now that I have ...

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GENE SIMMONS Defends His Attempt To Trademark 'Horns' Hand Gesture: 'You Can Trademark Anything'

Gene Simmons has dismissed criticism of his attempt to trademark the so-called "devil's horns" hand gesture as the usual griping from the online peanut gallery. The KISS bassist/vocalist withdrew his application to trademark the symbol in late June — less than two weeks after filing with the federal copyright office. Most music fans slammed Simmons ...

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Add Violence - NINE INCH NAILS

Many have been eagerly awaiting "Add Violence" since Trent Reznor said we should expect a trilogy of Eps; the first, "Not the Actual Events", surfaced in December of 2016. Though Reznor is the infamous heart and soul of NINE INCH NAILS, he is rejoined by his longtime collaborator/cowriter Atticus Ross, the duo has worked on ...

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GENE SIMMONS: 'If I Could, I Would Trademark The Air You Breathe'

Gene Simmons has once again defended his attempt to trademark the so-called "devil's horns" hand gesture. The KISS bassist/vocalist withdrew his application to trademark the symbol in late June — less than two weeks after filing with the federal copyright office. Most music fans slammed Simmons for the trademark request, saying the symbol has become ...

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SKELETAL REMAINS Signs With CENTURY MEDIA

Century Media Records has announced the signing of California's death metal act SKELETAL REMAINS. The band's third studio album will be released in the spring. The disc is being tracked at Trench Studios (ABYSMAL DAWN, EXHUMED, HIRAX) in California and will be mixed by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studio (ASPHYX, DISSECTION, BLOODBATH). The as-yet-untitled effort ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Frontman Says GENE SIMMONS Is 'An Idiot' For Attempting To Trademark 'Horns' Hand Gesture

CRADLE OF FILTH frontman Dani Filth says that Gene Simmons is an "idiot" for attempting to trademark the so-called "devil's horns" hand gesture. The KISS bassist/vocalist withdrew his application to trademark the symbol in late June — less than two weeks after filing with the federal copyright office. Most music fans slammed Simmons for the ...

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IRON MONKEY Releases Video For '9-13' Title Track

The official video for "9-13", a brand new song from the cult U.K. doom/sludge outfit IRON MONKEY, can be seen below. The track is the title cut of IRON MONKEY first new full-length in almost two decades, which will be released on October 20 via Relapse Records. After disbanding in 1999 due to the death ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's SCOUR To Release 'Red' EP

SCOUR — the extreme metal "supergroup" featuring Philip Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, SUPERJOINT) alongside members of CATTLE DECAPITATION and PIG DESTROYER — is teasing a new EP called "Red", to be released this fall. Pre-order the EP on iTunes on September 15 and receive an instant download of the title track. The self-titled debut EP from ...

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CARNIVORE Reforms As CARNIVORE A.D.

After an electrifying live performance of CARNIVORE material at this year's Black N Blue Bowl pre-party, guitarist Marc Piovanetti is thrilled to announce that the band will officially reform as CARNIVORE A.D., with fellow original member Louie Beato and Joe Branciforte (DARKSIDE NYC, MERAUDER) sharing drumming duties, and introducing Baron Misuraca (VASARIA) on bass, lead ...

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GRAVE PLEASURES: 'Be My Hiroshima' Video Released

Finnish post-punk quintet GRAVE PLEASURES has released the official video for the song "Be My Hiroshima", taken from the band's upcoming sophomore album, "Motherblood", due on September 29 via Century Media Records. "Be My Hiroshima" is available as a single on all streaming and download platforms and also as an instant-grat track on iTunes and ...

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GENE SIMMONS Doesn't Regret Attempting To Trademark 'Horns' Hand Gesture: 'I Regret Nothing'

Gene Simmons says that he has no regrets about attempting to trademark the so-called "devil's horns" hand gesture. The KISS bassist/vocalist withdrew his application to trademark the symbol in late June — less than two weeks after filing with the federal copyright office. Most music fans slammed Simmons for the trademark request, saying the symbol ...

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THY ART IS MURDER: 'The Son Of Misery' Video Released

"The Son Of Misery", the new video from Australian extreme metallers THY ART IS MURDER, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Dear Desolation", which will be released on August 18 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. "Dear Desolation" was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Will Putney at Graphic Nature ...

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TAU CROSS Feat. VOIVOD, AMEBIX Members: 'Bread And Circuses' Song Streaming

"Bread And Circuses", a new song from TAU CROSS, the multinational punk/heavy metal collective featuring AMEBIX bassist/frontman Rob "The Baron" Miller, VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, and members of cult crust outfits MISERY and WAR//PLAGUE, can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The track is taken from TAU CROSS's second full-length album, "Pillar Of ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Says GENE SIMMONS Was 'Crazy' For Trying To Trademark 'Horns' Hand Gesture

Sharon Osbourne says that Gene Simmons was "crazy" to attempt to trademark the so-called "devil's horns" hand gesture. The KISS bassist/vocalist withdrew his application to trademark the symbol less than two weeks after filing with the federal copyright office. In his original request, which was filed on June 9, Simmons described the sign as consisting ...

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