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The Obsessed reissue - THE OBSESSED

If you have THE OBSESSED's self-titled album from 1990 in any format prior to this year, you have a treasure. It, like its successor, "Lunar Womb", was damned hard to snag until YouTube came along. Those releases, together—along with the band's one-and-only major label release, "The Church Within"—represent a bold parcel of metal history, which ...

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DOKKEN Performs With Guitarist IRA BLACK For First Time (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of DOKKEN's November 2 performance at Proof Rooftop in Houston, Texas can be seen below. As previously reported, guitarist Ira Black (I AM MORBID, METAL CHURCH, LIZZY BORDEN, WESTFIELD MASSACRE) has joined DOKKEN for nine U.S. tour dates in November and December. Black made his live debut with DOKKEN in Houston, and ...

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METAL CHURCH Drummer STET HOWLAND Undergoes Spinal Tap

Former W.A.S.P. and current METAL CHURCH drummer Stet Howland underwent a spinal tap last week after he was recently diagnosed with Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), an aggressive type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that develops from the B-cells in the lymphatic system. According to a post on the METAL CHURCH Facebook page, the procedure "was a ...

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METAL CHURCH/Ex-W.A.S.P. Drummer STET HOWLAND Begins Chemotherapy Treatments

Former W.A.S.P. and current METAL CHURCH drummer Stet Howland has begun chemotherapy treatments after he was recently diagnosed with Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), an aggressive type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that develops from the B-cells in the lymphatic system. According to a post on the METAL CHURCH Facebook page, "The first chemotherapy treatment wiped [Stet] ...

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SEPTICFLESH: 'Codex Omega' Making-Of Video Released

The second webisode featuring video footage from the making of "Codex Omega", the tenth full-length album from Greek masters of symphonic death metal SEPTICFLESH, can be seen below. Released on September 1 via Prosthetic Records, the disc was produced by Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with OPETH, DIMMU BORGIR, KREATOR and SEPULTURA, among others. ...

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