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CLUTCH: 'The Obelisk' Box Set To Be Released This Weekend

After many delays due to the ongoing pandemic, CLUTCH's "The Obelisk" is finally scheduled to hit stores on Saturday, October 24 for the third drop of Record Store Day. The box set is comprised of all of CLUTCH's Weathermaker Music vinyl releases. There are six double LPs, three 12" LPs, and three 12" picture discs ...

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VOLBEAT Announces 'Hokus Bonus' Release For 'Record Store Day' Black Friday

VOLBEAT has announced its "Record Store Day" Black Friday release, "Hokus Bonus", a vinyl-only compilation of "bonus tracks" from special and international editions of the band's previous albums. Limited to 3,000 copies, the LP features brand new cover art from long-time VOLBEAT illustrator Karsten Sand and will be pressed on "Magician's Smoke" colored vinyl. "Hokus ...

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Former CLUTCH Touring Guitarist BRYAN PORTER HINKLEY To Release 'We Live Through It' EP

Guitarist, songwriter, singer, producer, and owner of Gratitude Sound, Bryan Porter Hinkley will release his debut solo EP, "We Live Through It", on October 16. The EP features Jean-Paul Gaster (CLUTCH) alongside Hinkley. Recorded in Hinkley's home during quarantine (with Gaster's parts recorded in Maryland), it was mixed by Benny Grotto at Mad Oak and ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER To Join DAMON JOHNSON For THIN LIZZY Tribute Concert

Internationally renowned guitarslinger, vocalist, songwriter Damon Johnson has announced a very special live performance, "A Tribute To Thin Lizzy". The show will be broadcast live on September 25 at 7 p.m. Central. The live event will emanate from Johnson's hometown of Nashville and will feature Richie Faulkner of JUDAS PRIEST playing alongside Johnson and his ...

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RAGING SPEEDHORN To Release 'Hard To Kill' Album In October

RAGING SPEEDHORN will release a new studio album, "Hard To Kill", on October 23 via the band's own Red Weed Records. Recorded with Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, AT THE GATES) at Parlour Studios in Kettering, U.K., the LP sees RAGING SPEEDHORN once again upping their own ante in terms of songwriting finesse … playing riff-fuelled ...

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VOLBEAT Has Been 'Super Creative' Working On New Music

On August 28, VOLBEAT guitarist Rob Caggiano spoke to Matt Pinfield of "Raise Your Horns" about how he has been spending his coronavirus downtime. He said (see video below): "[The other members of VOLBEAT have] been writing [new music] over [in their home base of Denmark]. Michael's [Poulsen, VOLBEAT guitarist/vocalist] been writing a bunch of ...

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NAPALM DEATH Releases Music Video For New Song 'Amoral'

U.K. grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH will release their new studio album, "Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism", on September 18 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2015's "Apex Predator - Easy Meat" was again recorded with longtime producer Russ Russell and features artwork by Frode Sylthe. The official music video for the ...

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Listen To New NAPALM DEATH Song 'Backlash Just Because'

U.K. grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH will release their new studio album, "Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism", on September 18 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2015's "Apex Predator - Easy Meat" was again recorded with longtime producer Russ Russell and features artwork by Frode Sylthe. The official lyric video for the ...

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VOLBEAT To Stream TINDERBOX Festival 2016 TV Special

On Wednesday (July 1) at 10:00 a.m. ET, VOLBEAT will stream a one-hour TV special of its performance at Denmark's Tinderbox festival on the band's YouTube channel, where it will be available for one week. The special, originally filmed on June 24, 2016 in Odense, Denmark and broadcast in Denmark on DR TV, has not ...

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VOLBEAT Is Writing New Music While In Quarantine

In a recent interview with "Cutter's Rockcast", bassist Kaspar Boye Larsen of Danish/American rockers VOLBEAT was asked how he has been staying busy during the coronavirus downtime. He responded (hear audio below): "Well, fortunately, we are opening up a little bit here in Denmark, so, actually, my kids are in kindergarten daycare, and my wife's ...

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VOLBEAT's 'Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie' Certified Five Times Platinum In Denmark

VOLBEAT's 2016 album "Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie" has been certified quintuple platinum in the band's native Denmark for sales in excess of 100,000 copies. The platinum and gold certifications awarded by IFPI Denmark, the Danish branch of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), in recognition of sales milestones include audio streaming ...

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Valhalla - WOLFTOOTH

The mistake a lot of media folk continually make about heavy metal is the assumption that most metalheads have any real desire for the genre to change. Sure, we can all cope with a few hundred nebulous subgenres and nobody will complain if someone conjures a brand new form of metal that elicits the same ...

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CLUTCH And CROWBAR Announce Virtual Concert

CLUTCH will perform a streamed concert titled "Live From The Doom Saloon Volume 1" on May 27. They will be supported remotely by CROWBAR, BLACKTOP MOJO and SAUL. This unique online concert format has been produced in conjunction with Sound Talent Group (STG), and LiveFrom Events and will use cutting-edge streaming technology to close the ...

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VOLBEAT Releases Animated Video For 'Leviathan'

Danish/American rockers VOLBEAT have released a new animated video for "Leviathan", the latest single off the band's seventh studio album, "Rewind, Replay, Rebound". "Leviathan" was directed and animated by Steven Mertens and is based on a painting by Karsten Sand that originally appeared in the album artwork for "Rewind, Replay, Rebound". In "Leviathan", frontman Michael ...

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CLUTCH, CAVE IN, CONVERGE And CARCASS Members Join Forces For Cover Of AC/DC's 'Riff Raff'

"Two Minutes To Late Night", the world's only heavy metal-themed talk show, has uploaded a cover version of the AC/DC classic "Riff Raff" recorded in isolation by members of CLUTCH, CAVE IN, CONVERGE and CARCASS. Featured musicians: Vocals: Neil Fallon (CLUTCH) Guitars/vocals: Stephen Brodsky (CAVE IN, MUTOID MAN, OLD MAN GLOOM) Guitars: Adam McGrath (CAVE ...

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