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Alpha And The Omega - KONKHRA

Death metal fans of a certain age will already be familiar with KONKHRA. One of the few bands to successfully blend the brutality of the underground with the churning grooves popularised by the likes of SEPULTURA and MACHINE HEAD in the mid '90s, they never received the recognition that albums like "Spit Or Swallow" (1995) ...

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MAYHEM: Lyric Video For New Song 'Of Worms And Ruins'

The official lyric video for the song "Of Worms And Ruins" from Norwegian black metal veterans MAYHEM can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming album, "Daemon", which will be released on October 25 via Century Media. MAYHEM says: "Here we are, yet another chapter written in the book of MAYHEM, ...

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1349 Releases Music Video For 'Dødskamp'

Norwegian black metal masters 1349 have released the official music video for the song "Dødskamp". The track was originally recorded in conjunction with the Edvard Munch museum and will appear on the band's new record, "The Infernal Pathway". The clip, which was filmed and edited by Carl Eek Torgersen of Necrolust Productions at Inferno Festival ...

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Damned In Endless Night - WARCRAB

The metal underground is in such absurdly rude health at the moment that it's often hard to decide which brutal sub-strain to pay closest attention to. 2019 has been an exceptional year for death metal. But digging deeper reveals that there seems to be a significant resurgence in the dark art of slow-motion extremity, and ...

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Mother of Red Light - METH.

Oh my coagulating Christ, this is nasty. A six-man project from Chicago, METH. have two low-key releases under their belt, but "Mother of Red Light" will be most people's first taste of this band's newly birthed sonic world, and it's one that is likely to linger in the back of the throat, like some infernal, ...

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Listen To New MAYHEM Song 'Worthless Abominations Destroyed'

"Worthless Abominations Destroyed", the new single from Norwegian black metal veterans MAYHEM, can be streamed below. The song is taken from the band's forthcoming album, "Daemon", which will be released on October 25 via Century Media. "After teasing you guys for over six months, it's finally time to show you what we have been up ...

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MAGNUM Completes Recording New Album

British rock icons MAGNUM have been hard at work in the studio all year creating their 21st studio album, due for release early 2020. Almost all the recording has now been completed and mixing will be starting very soon. The album will be the first to feature the thunderous rhythms of new bassist Dennis Ward, ...

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1349 Announces Fall 2019 North American Tour

Norwegian black metal masters 1349 have announced North American tour dates for this fall Support on the trek, which will kick off on October 25 in Jacksonville, Florida, will come from by UADA. Tickets will go on sale on August 23. Tour dates: Oct. 25 - Jacksonville, FL - 1904 Music Hall Oct. 26 - ...

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GWAR Announces European Tour With VOIVOD

GWAR will make its triumphant return to Europe late this November into December on as part of the "Use Your Collusion" 2019 tour. The trek, which features main support VOIVOD, begins in Bochum, Germany on November 22 and ends on December 14 in Zurich, Switzerland. Pre-sales begin today and the general public on-sale is set ...

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MAYHEM To Release 'Daemon' Album In October

Norwegian black metal veterans MAYHEM will release their sixth studio album, titled "Daemon", on October 25. By the power of darkness and with the might of black-hearted will no two MAYHEM albums have been or will ever be the same. Over the course of MAYHEM's storied and groundbreaking 35-year career — from "Deathcrush" (1987) through ...

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Current/Former Members Of MACHINE HEAD, DREAM THEATER, OVERKILL Unite In New Project

According to several posts on various social media platforms, former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel is working on a new project with drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER), vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL) and bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE). On July 21, Portnoy posted a picture of the quartet with ...

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CARNIFEX Releases Video For 'World War X' Title Track

San Diego, California-based metal outfit CARNIFEX will release its seventh studio album, "World War X", on August 2 via Nuclear Blast. The official music video for the disc's second single, the album's title track, can be seen below. "World War X" was produced by CARNIFEX and Jason Suecof (DEATH ANGEL, CHELSEA GRIN, JOB FOR A ...

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Profound Evil Presence - POWER FROM HELL

It is a well-established fact that South American metalheads go harder and with more psychotic passion than just about anyone else. Hailing from the hallowed metal breeding ground of Sao Paulo, Brazil, POWER FROM HELL have always been the living embodiment of that unique underground spirit. The band is not just named after a seminal ...

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Death Becomes My Voice - RINGWORM

You don't need to be of any particular political persuasion to have noticed that civilization, if we can still call it that, is going through something of a sticky patch at present. As a result, you might expect to be bombarded with incredibly angry records by young bands protesting the state of things. And while ...

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Revelations Of Oblivion - POSSESSED

Hellions rejoice! POSSESSED are back and this is absolutely no kind of false dawn. Full disclosure: this is not so much a review, more an extended love letter to Jeff Becerra. Why? Because comebacks are not supposed to be this convincing or this thrilling. Legendary bands are not generally inclined to return after a lengthy ...

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CRYPTOPSY Vocalist Says It Was A 'Struggle' To Sing Songs From 'Book Of Suffering - Tome II' EP

Stephanie Jensen of Infernal TV conducted an interview with frontman Matt McGachy of Canadian extreme metal veterans CRYPTOPSY prior to the band's April 10 concert at The Haven in Orlando, Florida, alongside ABORTED. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On performing songs from CRYPTOPSY's 2018 ...

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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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DESTRUCTION Signs New Deal With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION have signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast Records. Founded in 1982, DESTRUCTION soared to the top of the national thrash metal movement, with albums like "Infernal Overkill" and "Eternal Devastation" tucked away in the band's impressive heavy metal arsenal. Even the group's later work such as "All Hell Breaks ...

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BLACK EARTH Feat. Original ARCH ENEMY Members: Listen To Two New Songs Included On 'Path Of The Immortal' Collection

BLACK EARTH — the project featuring former and current members of ARCH ENEMY performing material from the latter band's first three albums live on stage — has released "Path Of The Immortal", a collection of remastered tracks from those early LPs. The disc, which was made available exclusively in Japan on March 20, includes two ...

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DREAM THEATER Guitarist JOHN PETRUCCI Says 'Distance Over Time' Album Was Originally Called 'Velocity'

DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie and guitarist John Petrucci recently spoke with Your Majesty, the group's official French fan club. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the title of the group's new album, "Distance Over Time": John: "The quickest answer is that it stemmed from ...

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