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BEHEMOTH Frontman: 'I Follow My Own Rules'

Niclas Müller-Hansen of RockSverige recently conducted an interview with BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Tell me about the [new BEHEMOTH] album. I love the title "I Loved You At Your Darkest". What's behind it? Nergal: "It came straight from the Bible, a quote from ...

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TOM MORELLO, STEVEN ADLER, CHUCK BILLY, ADAM JONES Among Celebrity Bowlers At This Year's 'Bowl For Ronnie'

The fourth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, will take place on Thursday, October 25 at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. The event will be hosted by television and radio personality Eddie Trunk, who is heard on SiriusXM's Volume channel and ...

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TOM MORELLO Looks Back At Career In Solo Tour Kickoff

According to The Pulse Of Radio, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and PROPHETS OF RAGE guitarist Tom Morello kicked off a solo tour in New York City on Monday night (October 1) as he prepares to release his new solo LP, titled "The Atlas Underground", on October 12. Morello opened the show by talking for about ...

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AMON AMARTH: Second Trailer For 'The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm'

On November 16, AMON AMARTH will release its new documentary and supporting live album(s), "The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm" — which includes a retrospective documentary that features a wealth of live and behind-the-scenes content and extensive band interviews. This film tells the Swedish quintet's history, through both their ...

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Future Cult - THE LION'S DAUGHTER

The history of heavy metal is peppered with instances of bands whose careers truly launched only after making a hard pivot stylistically. JUDAS PRIEST and ACCEPT started off as competent rock-and-rollers before embracing metallic power and speed. DARKTHRONE's earliest output was expertly executed death metal, but it was the band's embrace of black metal noise ...

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SIRENIA: Audio Samples Of Entire 'Arcane Astral Aeons' Album

Audio samples of all the songs that will appear on "Arcane Astral Aeons", the new album from Nordic epic metal masters SIRENIA, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. Due on October 26 via Napalm Records, the follow-up to 2016's "Dim Days Of Dolor" marks the band's second LP to feature French vocalist Emmanuelle ...

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Australian Government Celebrates AC/DC's 45th Anniversary With New Collection Of Coins

The Australian government is celebrating AC/DC's 45th anniversary by releasing a new collection of coins. In the spirit of AC/DC and their hit single "Thunderstruck", the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) — a government agency which is the sole supplier of Australia's circulating coinage — partnered with Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre ...

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Video Premiere: BEHEMOTH's 'Bartzabel'

"Bartzabel", the new video from Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "I Loved You At Your Darkest", which will be released on October 5 via Nuclear Blast. Mastermind Nergal comments: "'Bartzabel' is a song that came in the midst of a BEHEMOTH rehearsal... We ...

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Former QUIET RIOT And ROUGH CUTT Members Join Forces In ROUGH RIOT

Former members of QUIET RIOT and ROUGH CUTT have joined forces in a "supergroup" called ROUGH RIOT. The new band consists of lead vocalist Paul Shortino (ROUGH CUTT, QUIET RIOT), guitarists Chris Hager (MICKEY RATT, ROUGH CUTT, STEPHEN PEARCY) and Carlos Cavazo (QUIET RIOT, RATT), bassist Sean McNabb (QUIET RIOT, LYNCH MOB, DOKKEN, ROUGH CUTT) ...

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CLUTCH's NEIL FALLON: 'I Think Flaws Are What Make Things Beautiful'

Prior to CLUTCH's September 18 performance in Maplewood, Minnesota, vocalist Neil Fallon spoke with the "Midwest Beatdown" radio program, which airs on KMSU 89.7 FM in Mankato, Minnesota and on KMSK 91.3 FM in Austin, Minnesota. The complete three-part conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the lead-up ...

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LUCIFER Releases Cover Of SCORPIONS' 'Evening Wind'

Heavy rockers LUCIFER have released their cover version of the SCORPIONS classic "Evening Wind". The track was previously made available as the B-side of LUCIFER's seven-inch single "California Son" and as a bonus track of the Japanese edition of LUCIFER's new album, "Lucifer II". Comments singer Johanna Sadonis: "Since many have asked, we are happy ...

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SIGH's New Album 'Heir To Despair' To Feature Guest Appearance By PHILIP ANSELMO

Japanese avant garde metal veterans SIGH will release their 11th studio album, "Heir To Despair", on November 16 via Candlelight Records. While the previous album, "Graveward" (2015), was rather symphonic orchestral stuff, "Heir To Despair" is pointing at the completely opposite direction. Heavily inspired by old crazy progressive bands like BRAINTICKET, EMBRYO, AGITATION FREE, BETWEEN, ...

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MESHUGGAH Announces Collection Of Vinyl Reissues

Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH have announced a very special vinyl reissue collection celebrating the band's legacy. The collection offers a limited one-time-only pressing that includes reimagined cover artwork, redesigned gatefold jackets, and audio mastered for vinyl. The first five albums will be released via Nuclear Blast on November 30. Watch the trailer about the ...

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CHROME DIVISION Feat. DIMMU BORGIR's SHAGRATH: Fifth And Final Album, 'One Last Ride', To Arrive In November

CHROME DIVISION — the Norwegian band featuring DIMMU BORGIR frontman Shagrath (a.k.a. Stian Thoresen) on guitar — will release its fifth and final album, "One Last Ride", on November 30 via Nuclear Blast. Four years after "Infernal Rock Eternal", CHROME DIVISION joins forces again with its first lead singer, Eddie Guz, and brews up a ...

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BABYMETAL To Release 'Distortion' 12-Inch Vinyl

Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL will release a 12-inch vinyl single, "Distortion", on November 23, including a special version as part of Record Store Day Black Friday in the U.S. and Canada. BABYMETAL's song "Distortion" was released with sudden surprise in this May. In showing its new "Dark Side" on stage during the band's world ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Releases 'Crucify Me' Lyric Video

German metallers PRIMAL FEAR have released the official lyric video for the song "Crucify Me". The track is featured on a new seven-inch vinyl single — limited to just 1,000 copies — made available to celebrate the band's return to Nuclear Blast Records. Also featured on the single is a live version of the classic ...

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RATT Singer STEPHEN PEARCY Apologizes For Last Night's Concert: 'There Is No Excuse For My Behavior'

Stephen Pearcy has apologized for his disastrous performance at last night's RATT concert in Huntington. Fan-filmed video footage of the show at The Paramount showed Pearcy slurring his way through some of RATT's biggest hits while sitting down and nearly lying down on the drum riser. The 62-year-old singer also appeared to be slouching or ...

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