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666 - 666

The official consensus on black metal's evolution tends to focus on the contributions of VENOM, BATHORY and then, perhaps most definitively, MAYHEM. And rightly so, of course. But there are always missing links lurking in metal's obsidian shadows, and Norway's 666 are definitely worth a lot more than a footnote. Pre-dating MAYHEM by a couple ...

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Hear ZAKK WYLDE's ZAKK SABBATH Cover BLACK SABBATH's Classic Namesake Song

Early September will see ZAKK SABBATH, the BLACK SABBATH tribute band featuring guitarist/vocalist Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE), bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (OZZY OSBOURNE, ROB ZOMBIE) and drummer Joey Castillo (DANZIG, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE), release their spectacular tribute to the Birmingham four, a faithful yet supercharged rendition of BLACK SABBATH's first ...

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By Chance - MORA PROKAZA

While most of us enjoy a good chuckle at the expense of scowling black metal purists from time to time, the idea that the genre could ever be restricted by some overarching set of rules has been preposterous for well over two decades now. As a result, something as plainly perverse as MORA PROKAZA's third ...

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LEMMY Praises AC/DC In Never-Before-Heard Interview: 'We're Like Birds Of A Feather'

"AC/DC Beyond The Thunder", a podcast where extraordinary fans salute this extraordinary band, kicks off episode Season 2 this week with a posthumous interview from MOTÖRHEAD founder and rock and roll icon Lemmy Kilmister. Captured before his death in 2015, this never-before-heard exchange features Lemmy trying to impress his date by bringing her backstage to ...

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LACUNA COIL Launches 'On Tour' Internet Video Series

Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL have launched a new Internet video series called "On Tour With Lacuna Coil". Each clip will contain behind-the-scenes footage from the band's 2019 "Black Anima" European tour. Says LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia: "As we're still not allowed to travel the world and get on stage and sing with you ...

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DEVILDRIVER Unveils Music Video For New Single 'Iona'

Californian dark groove metallers DEVILDRIVER recently announced their upcoming double album, "Dealing With Demons". The first volume — titled "Dealing With Demons I" — drops on October 9 via Napalm Records and marks the band's first release of new, original material since 2016’s acclaimed "Trust No One". Representing the onset of a final purging of ...

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LENNY KRAVITZ's Memoir, 'Let Love Rule', Due In October

Lenny Kravitz will chronicle the first 25 years of his life in the upcoming memoir, "Let Love Rule", which will be published on October 6 via the Henry Holt And Company imprint. "I see my story as a suite of songs that have a magical connection," says Lenny. "I never understood that connection until I ...

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CODE ORANGE Announces 'Under The Skin' Livestream Event

Grammy-nominated band CODE ORANGE has announced "Under The Skin", a brand-new livestream event, which follows the empty-venue record-release show livestream "Last Ones Left: In Fear Of The End". Set to broadcast live via CODE ORANGE's Twitch channel on July 30, "Under The Skin" will see CODE ORANGE delivering a full-band, stripped-down-and-reimagined presentation of tracks spanning ...

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KILLING JOKE's JAZ COLEMAN Launches BLACK & RED Project

KILLING JOKE's Jaz Coleman has announced his new project BLACK & RED, a collaboration with Ondrej Smeykal. BLACK & RED's debut single, "On The Day The Earth Went Mad", is available across all digital platforms. The single is also available as a limited-edition numbered red vinyl 10-inch via Cadiz Music. Coleman said: "The BLACK & ...

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TED NUGENT Says JOE BIDEN Is 'Painfully Deranged In A Mental Capacity' And 'The Poster Child For Hypocrisy'

Outspoken conservative rocker Ted Nugent was interviewed by President Donald Trump campaign's "Real News Insights" series with host Lara Trump, the president's daughter-in-law. Speaking about the peaceful demonstrations and violent riots that have erupted across the country in response to police brutality and the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, Ted said ...

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Watch MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN Perform Acoustic Covers Of SLIPKNOT, PEARL JAM, DEFTONES And STAIND

Video of MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn's latest "Acoustic Happy Hour", which was originally livestreamed on Facebook Live this past Friday, June 26, can be seen below. The session includes covers of SLIPKNOT's "Snuff", PEARL JAM's "Black", DEFTONES' "Change" and STAIND's "Outside", as well as acoustic renditions of MACHINE HEAD tunes "Is There Anybody Out ...

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SABATON Releases Official Music Video For 'Devil Dogs'

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON have released the official lyric video for the song "Devil Dogs". The track is taken from the band's ninth full-length album, "The Great War", which came out in July 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band's 20th-anniversary record is a concept effort covering stories from the First World War. SABATON ...

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Video Premiere: AMARANTHE's 'Viral'

"Viral", the new Marcus Overbeck-directed video from the Swedish modern metal force AMARANTHE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album "Manifest", which will be released on October 2 via Nuclear Blast. "Manifest" will be available as CD, media book with four bonus tracks, media book bundle with patch (limited ...

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AMARANTHE To Release 'Manifest' Album In October

Swedish modern metal force AMARANTHE will release its new album "Manifest", on October 2 via Nuclear Blast. "Manifest" will be available as CD, media book with four bonus tracks, media book bundle with patch (limited to 250 units, mailorder exclusive), gold vinyl (limited to 300 units, mailorder + wholesale exclusive), Blue/black marbled vinyl (limited to ...

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