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ANNIHILATOR To Release 'Ballistic, Sadistic' Album In January; 'I Am Warfare' Single Now Available

Canadian thrash metal veterans ANNIHILATOR will release their new album, "Ballistic, Sadistic", on January 24, 2020 via Silver Lining Music. The disc's belligerent and pugnacious first single, "I Am Warfare", can be streamed below. Cited by bands in the likes of MEGADETH, PANTERA, DREAM THEATER, CHILDREN OF BODOM, LAMB OF GOD, OPETH, TRIVIUM and many, ...

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SEPULTURA Unveils 'Quadra' Album Artwork, Performs New Song 'Isolation' For First Time (Video)

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA have set "Quadra" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in February 2020 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band revealed the name and cover artwork of the record during its appearance Friday night (October 4) at the Rock In Rio festival. SEPULTURA also performed the album's opening track, "Isolation", for ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT 'Couldn't Stop Writing' For 'In Cauda Venenum' Album

Metal Wani's Carl Rourke recently conducted an interview with frontman/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish masters of progressive heavy rock OPETH. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the meaning behind their new album title, "In Cauda Venenum", which, when translated to English, means "the worst is ...

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OPETH Announces February/March 2020 North American Tour

Swedish prog-metal/rock legends OPETH will make their awaited return to North America in 2020 for a winter tour with labelmates GRAVEYARD. This will be the band's first tour of the U.S.A. and Canada in support of their newly released, critically praised album "In Cauda Venenum" that is available now via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast. The ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Says Second STORM CORROSION Album Will Likely 'Sound Completely Different'

In a recent question-and-answer session posted on the YouTube channel of Nuclear Blast Records, OPETH mastermind Mikael Åkerfeldt was asked about the possibility of a second album from STORM CORROSION, his collaboration with PORCUPINE TREE's Steven Wilson. "I had dinner with Steve yesterday, and we talked a little bit about it," Mikael said (see video ...

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MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Is 'Happy' To Get Questions About Why He Doesn't Growl On OPETH Albums Anymore

In a recent question-and-answer session posted on the YouTube channel of Nuclear Blast Records, OPETH mastermind Mikael Åkerfeldt was asked how annoying it is for him to constantly get questions about his decision to drop the "growling" vocals from the band's albums. He responded (see video below): "Well, it's not annoying. I get that question ...

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In Cauda Venenum - OPETH

If you have attended a live performance from OPETH within the last decade, you have experienced a moment that occurs during every one of their concerts. After several songs in a row from the later era of the band — a stretch that typically may also include one of the many ballads from 2003's "Damnation" ...

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Video Premiere: LEPROUS's 'Alleviate'

Norwegian rock outfit LEPROUS has released the official music video for its new single, "Alleviate". The clip was directed by directed by Troll Toftenes of the Vardøger Story Agency. The song is taken from the band's sixth and most ambitious studio album, "Pitfalls", which is due on October 25 worldwide via InsideOut Music. LEPROUS vocalist ...

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SEPULTURA Completes Recording New Album

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA have completed recording their new album for a tentative February 2020 release via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2017's "Machine Messiah" was once again recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with SOILWORK, OPETH, KATATONIA, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR and DRAGONFORCE, among others. SEPULTURA ...

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Sunless - PSOTY

Bands will pay the price for picking a shit name. It may have seemed terribly post-modern and in-jokey at the time, but being lumbered with a name like PET SLIMMERS OF THE YEAR was never a smart move. Sensibly, this UK-based post-metal crew have trimmed that unwieldy tag down to the simpler PSOTY: still a ...

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LEPROUS Releases Music Video For New Single 'Below'

Norwegian rock outfit LEPROUS has released the official music video for its new single, "Below". The clip was directed by Dariusz Szermanowicz of Grupa13 (BEHEMOTH, KREATOR, AMON AMARTH) and filmed in Wroclaw, Poland. The song is taken from the band's sixth and most ambitious studio album, "Pitfalls", which is due on October 25 worldwide via ...

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EXHORDER Members Discuss New Single 'Hallowed Sound' (Video)

A three-minute video in which the members of EXHORDER discuss their latest single, "Hallowed Sound", can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's first album in 27 years, "Mourn The Southern Skies", which will be released on September 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band now features founding members Vinnie La Bella ...

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LEPROUS To Release 'Pitfalls' Album In October

Norwegian rock outfit LEPROUS will release its sixth and most ambitious studio album, "Pitfalls", on October 25 worldwide via InsideOut Music. "Pitfalls" was once again recorded with David Castillo at Ghostward Studios (OPETH, KATATONIA). The disc was mixed by Adam Noble (PLACEBO, BIFFY CLYRO, NOTHING BUT THIEVES, DEAF HAVANA). The cover artwork is a painting ...

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OPETH Frontman Feels 'Agony' Before Going On The Road: 'Generally, It's A Terrible Thing For Me To Be Facing A Tour'

Prior to OPETH's performance at Belgium's recent Alcatraz Metal Festival, vocalist/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt spoke with Lilo of Headbangers LifeStyle. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why the group will release both English- and Swedish-language editions of its upcoming album, "In Cauda Venenum": Mikael: ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Discusses New Song 'Dignity' (Video)

A three-minute video in which OPETH vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt discusses the band's new song "Dignity" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 13th album, "In Cauda Venenum", which will be released on September 27 via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded last year at Stockholm's Park Studios, "In Cauda Venenum" will ...

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Listen To New EXHORDER Song 'Hallowed Sound'

"Hallowed Sound", a brand new song from New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's first album in 27 years, "Mourn The Southern Skies", which will be released on September 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band now features founding members Vinnie La Bella (guitar) and ...

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Desert Rock Veterans Unite To Form BIG SCENIC NOWHERE

From the brain trust of revered desert rock veterans Gary Arce (YAWNING MAN) and Bob Balch (FU MANCHU) comes the new psychedelic-stoner rock outfit BIG SCENIC NOWHERE. The band will release its debut EP, "Dying On The Mountain", on September 13 via Blues Funeral Recordings. As friends and pioneering legends in the Palm Desert rock ...

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HIGH ON FIRE's MATT PIKE Gets Married In Las Vegas

HIGH ON FIRE frontman Matt Pike married Alyssa Maucere in an intimate ceremony at the Silver Wedding Chapel at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday (August 17). The wedding took place one day after HIGH ON FIRE's performance at the Psycho Las Vegas music festival, where Matt and his bandmates filmed an upcoming ...

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Listen To New OPETH Song 'Dignity'

"Dignity", a new song from Swedish masters of progressive heavy rock OPETH, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's 13th album, "In Cauda Venenum", which will be released on September 27 via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded last year at Stockholm's Park Studios, "In Cauda Venenum" will be released in ...

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SEPULTURA Begins Recording New Album; Early 2020 Release Expected

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA have entered the studio to begin recording their new album for a tentative February 2020 release via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2017's "Machine Messiah" is once again being recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with SOILWORK, OPETH, KATATONIA, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR ...

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