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Video Premiere: SACRED REICH's 'Awakening'

Arizona thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH will release their new album, "Awakening", on August 23 via Metal Blade Records. The band's first LP in 23 years was produced by Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, POWER TRIP and CODE ORANGE, among others. The album marks SACRED REICH's first release since the return ...

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TONY CAMPOS Doesn't Know If STATIC-X Will Continue After 'Wisconsin Death Trip' 20th-Anniversary Tour

Dave The Interview Guy recently conducted an interview with STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreaker widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On getting the blessing from late frontman Wayne Static's family to proceed with the "Wisconsin Death Trip" 20th-anniversary tour: Tony: "Yeah, absolutely. Every ...

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SOTO: 'HyperMania' Music Video

SOTO, the modern heavy metal/hard rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY, SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), will release its third studio album, "Origami", on May 24. The official music video for the disc's opening track, "HyperMania", can be seen below. Jeff comments: "'HyperMania' is the first music video from 'Origami'. ...

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SEPULTURA To Record New Album In August; February 2020 Release Planned

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

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SOTO: Making Of 'Origami' Part One (Video)

SOTO, the modern heavy metal/hard rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY, SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), will release its third studio album, "Origami", on May 24. Part one of an Electronic Press Kit (EPK) for "Origami" can be seen below. "Origami" will be released as a limited-digipak CD with a ...

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SOTO: Lyric Video For 'Origami' Title Track

SOTO, the modern heavy metal/hard rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY, SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), will release its third studio album, "Origami", on May 24. The official lyric video for the disc's second single, the "Origami" title track, can be seen below. Jeff comments: "This is one of the ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says METAL ALLEGIANCE Writes 'Really Compelling Music'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson says one of the keys to supergroup METAL ALLEGIANCE is writing "really compelling music," which allows him and his bandmates to be more selective when it comes time to determine which guest vocalists will be singing on their songs. Comprised of Ellefson, ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, TESTAMENT lead guitarist Alex ...

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NAILS Releases New Single 'I Don't Want To Know You'

Called the "harshest band in America" by The Guardian, NAILS has returned to unleash their relentless fury once again with the release of a new song, "I Don't Want To Know You". The digital single out now is accompanied by the ripping B-side "Endless Resistance", which features guest Max Cavalera (SEPULTURA, SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY). Pre-orders ...

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Ex-SEPULTURA Drummer IGOR CAVALERA's MIXHELL Releases Video For 'Killer Whale'

MIXHELL — the DJ/hip-hop/electro project featuring former SEPULTURA and current CAVALERA CONSPIRACY drummer Igor "Iggor" Cavalera and his wife Laima Leyton — and HOT CHIP's Joe Goddard have released the official video for their collaborative song "Killer Whale". The clip, created by the politically driven São Paulo collective Brechó Replay, can be seen below. After ...

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Listen To New SACRED REICH Song 'Don't Do It Donnie'

"Don't Do It Donnie", a brand new song from American thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's first album in 23 years, "Awakening", which will be released this summer via Metal Blade Records. "Don't Do It Donnie" will be released April 19 as part of a ...

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KATAKLYSM Vocalist On Canadian Metal Bands: 'We Have To Be Different To Get Noticed'

Prior to KATAKLYSM's performance in Louisville, Kentucky on February 17, front man Maurizio Iacono was interviewed by "The Great Metal Debate" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's recent tour with SOULFLY: Maurizio: "[It was] very good. It's been actually [a] really cool ...

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SOTO To Release 'Origami' Album In May

SOTO, the modern heavy metal/hard rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY, SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), will release its third studio album, "Origami", on May 24. The official lyric video for the disc's first single, "BeLie", can be seen below. The clip was created by Cloud Music Typography. Jeff comments: ...

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MAX CAVALERA Says He Might Recruit Original SEPULTURA Guitarist JAIRO GUEDZ For Future CAVALERA Shows

Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, KILLER BE KILLED, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) recently spoke with Wall Of Sound about the upcoming Australian tour on which he and his brother Igor will perform material from the SEPULTURA albums "Arise" and "Beneath The Remains". A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On juggling a number of musical projects: ...

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MAX CAVALERA Says It Was A 'Nightmare' To Relearn Certain Songs From SEPULTURA's 'Beneath The Remains' And 'Arise'

Sticks For Stones conducted an interview with SOULFLY and CAVALERA CONSPIRACY frontman Max Cavalera prior to the short Australian tour where he and brother Igor Cavalera will perform select tracks from SEPULTURA's seminal "Beneath The Remains" and "Arise" albums. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by ...

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ICE-T's BODY COUNT To Record 'Carnivore' Album In April

BODY COUNT, the metal band fronted by hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T, will enter the studio in April to begin recording its new album, "Carnivore". A late 2019 release is expected. Ice-T tweeted about the upcoming disc: "I don't even need to say it's gonna be Brutal... Stay tuned for 'CARNIVORE'" Last June, Ice-T ...

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MAX CAVALERA Says There Was 'A Really Weird Vibe' In Brazil When Controversial Leader JAIR BOLSONARO Was Elected

Brazilian heavy metal musician Max Cavalera, who has lived in Phoenix, Arizona since 1992, has told the Reading Eagle that he is still closely tied to his birth country. Brazil's recent controversial election of Jair Bolsonaro as president, whose policies and actions are very far-right, has him concerned. "Brazil has a history of ...

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MAX CAVALERA: 'I Really Don't Like Writing Lyrics'

SOULFLY guitarist/vocalist Max Cavalera, who got his start fronting the legendary Brazilian thrash metal band SEPULTURA, has admitted to Heavy New York that he doesn't care much for the lyric-writing process. "I really don't like writing lyrics," he said (see video below). "It's totally a mandatory thing. It's like homework. For me, the fun part ...

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SACRED REICH To Release 'Awakening' Album In The Summer

Veteran Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH are currently in the studio recording their highly anticipated new studio album — the band's first in 23 years — titled "Awakening". Due this summer, the disc is being produced by Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, POWER TRIP and CODE ORANGE, among others. "Awakening" will mark ...

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