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VADER To Release 'Thy Messenger' EP

Polish extreme metal veterans VADER will release a new EP titled "Thy Messenger" in late spring or early summer. The effort will contain four of the five songs that were recorded over a week-long a period in January and February at the Hertz Studio in Białystok under the supervision of the Wiesławski Brothers. The cover ...

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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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CYHRA's Second Album Is 'Almost Done'

At last month's NAMM show in Anaheim, California, CYHRA vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE) spoke to Heavy New York about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's sophomore album. "It's almost done," he said. "We have recorded it. We have mixed it once. We're remixing it right now, actually, because we wanted to tweak ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET: 'There's Nothing Like Being In The Studio With GEOFF TATE'

Rustyn Rose of Metalholic recently conducted an interview with AVANTASIA mastermind Tobias Sammet about the band's forthcoming "Moonglow" studio album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he maintains such a high level of creativity for AVANTASIA: Tobias: "I think the foundation of everything is ...

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IZEGRIM: 'Retraumatized' Video

Dutch death thrash ragers IZEGRIM have released a video for the song "Retraumatized", which is taken from their latest EP, titled "Beheaded By Trust". The clip follows the band throughout its performance at the sold-out Eindhoven Metal Meeting festival, which took place on December 14. The video was directed by Sebastiaan Spijker of Ik Wil ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET Says Making 'Moonglow' Was 'More Therapy Than Any Album I've Ever Done Before'

AVANTASIA mastermind Tobias Sammet (also of EDGUY) recently spoke with Tuonela Magazine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On planning to take a break before writing the new AVANTASIA album, "Moonglow": Tobias: "I came home from the 'Ghostlights' tour and I knew it was ...

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MAX CAVALERA: 'I Never Think About Retirement'

In a recent interview with Metal Wani, Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, SEPULTURA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) was asked what he hoped his legacy would look like one day. He responded: "To me, hopefully it [will be] somebody that wasn't afraid to take risks, and wasn't afraid to try new things. I never let whatever — people or ideas ...

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Cult Thrash Band PROTECTOR Releases New Song, 'Three Legions'

Cult German/Swedish thrash metal band PROTECTOR has released a new song called "Three Legions". The track is taken from the group's upcoming album, "Summon The Hordes", which will be released in the spring 2019 through High Roller Records. The effort will be available in both vinyl and CD, and on streaming media. "Three Legions" was ...

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MAX CAVALERA Would Love To Get BRUCE DICKINSON, GLENN DANZIG And ANGUS YOUNG To Guest On A SOULFLY Album

Paul Tadday of Australia's AMNplify recently conducted an interview with Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SEPULTURA). You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Speaking about SOULFLY's return to the groove-laden sound of the band's early material on the group's latest release, "Ritual", Max said: "I feel that it ...

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SODOM Frontman: 'I Hate The Situation In This World. I'm Scared For The Kids And The Next Generation'

Diamond Oz of Metal Underground conducted an interview with frontman Tom "Angelripper" Such of German thrash metal veterans SODOM after the band's December 6 concert at Electric Ballroom in London, England, United Kingdom during the MTV "Headbanger's Ball" tour alongside EXODUS, DEATH ANGEL and SUICIDAL ANGELS. You can watch the entire chat below. ...

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CYHRA Drummer Says Next Studio Album Will Be More 'Riff- And Guitar-Oriented' Than 'Letters To Myself'

Finland's Tuonela magazine recently conducted an interview with CYHRA vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING), and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY). You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's songwriting process for their next studio album: Jake: "It started off that ...

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AVANTASIA: First Trailer For 'Moonglow' Album

"Moonglow", the next album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, will arrive on February 15, 2019 (pushed back from February 1) via Nuclear Blast. Comprising 11 tracks, the new opus once again features several guest vocalists. This time around, Tobias worked not only with such well-known faces as Ronnie Atkins (PRETTY MAIDS), Jørn Lande ...

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KREATOR: London Concert To Be Professionally Filmed

KREATOR's December 16 concert at the Roundhouse in London, England will be professionally filmed. According to the band, there is "something very special in the works" for the footage, which will presumably be released at a later date. The London show will close out the German thrash metal group's European co-headlining tour with DIMMU BORGIR. ...

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BORKNAGAR Begins Recording New Album

Norwegian epic black metal pioneers BORKNAGAR have entered the studio to begin recording their new album. The disc, which is tentatively due in early 2019, will be the band's first since the departure of BORKNAGAR's guitarist of 20 years, Jens F. Ryland, this past January. BORKNAGAR's latest album, "Winter Thrice", was released in January 2016 ...

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AVANTASIA Announces May 2019 North American Tour

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will head to the U.S. and Canada for select dates in May 2019 to promote the band's upcoming album, "Moonglow". The details are as follows: May 17 - City National Civic Of San Jose - San Jose, CA May 19 - City National Grove - Anaheim, CA May 21 ...

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JUNGLE ROT Releases 'A Burning Cinder' Video

Midwest death metal titans JUNGLE ROT have released the official music video for the song "A Burning Cinder". The track is taken from the band's self-titled album, which was released in July via Victory Records. JUNGLE ROT vocalist/guitarist Dave Matrise states: "I call this a 'Frankenstein' creation; it has all the elements needed for a ...

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