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RAGING SPEEDHORN Co-Vocalist To Sit Out SKINDRED Dates

Resurrected Corby, U.K. metallers RAGING SPEEDHORN have announced that co-vocalist Frank Regan will not be joining them on their upcoming U.K. run with SKINDRED or their appearance at HRH Metal, as he has been ordered by doctors to rest. Regan's spot will be filled by RSJ vocalist Dan Cook. Sadly, the two March shows at ...

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See Six Pages From SLAYER's Bloody First Comic Book

Legendary heavy metal band SLAYER has teamed up with "Metalocalypse" writer Jon Schnepp and "Twilight Zone" artist Guiu Vilanova for a three-issue Dark Horse Comics series, "Slayer: Repentless", with covers by Eisner Award-winning British comics artist Glenn Fabry. The first issue, with a variant cover by Eric Powell ("The Goon", "Hillbilly"), is scheduled for release ...

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While They Were Sleeping - CANDIRIA

For its eighth album, Brooklyn experimental metalcore band CANDIRIA attempts a concept record. This is a band who survived a van crash on tour and snidely convalesced with its 2004 response album, "What Doesn't Kill You". For its troubles, legal issues followed, along with lineup changes and a temporary sequestering from one another to explore ...

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Hardwired… To Self-Destruct - METALLICA

The old-school thrashers have been mighty kind to us this year. 2016 has been a thirty-year throwback with fast and refined albums by MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, DESTRUCTION, SODOM, TESTAMENT and now METALLICA — with KREATOR and OVERKILL (two of the most reliable speedsters still playing today) coming 'round the bend with new joints. Though it appears ...

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SLAYER: First Look At 'Repentless' Comic Series

Legendary heavy metal band SLAYER has teamed up with "Metalocalypse" writer Jon Schnepp and "Twilight Zone" artist Guiu Vilanova for a three-issue Dark Horse Comics series, "Slayer: Repentless", with covers by Eisner Award-winning British comics artist Glenn Fabry. The first issue, with a variant cover by Eric Powell ("The Goon", "Hillbilly"), is scheduled for release ...

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Skeleton Wolf - SKELETON WOLF

Officially, SKELETON WOLF is a trio with an anonymous (and very talented) session drummer giving them monster thrust. Merging thrash, black metal, hardcore and power metal, SKELETON WOLF issues a debut album that maintains interest, at least for a while. At times, the album gets a little goofy. At times, it loses steam. More often ...

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Former ACCEPT Guitarist HERMAN FRANK Signs With AFM RECORDS

Former ACCEPT guitarist Herman Frank has inked a deal with AFM Records. His new solo disc will be released later this year. Also planned are reissues of Frank's first two solo albums, 2009's "Loyal To None" and 2012's "Right In The Guts". Without any doubt, Frank is one of the most prestigious German metal guitarists ...

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For All Kings - ANTHRAX

In terms of commercial success, these are good days for thrash metal. In the last year, SLAYER, MEGADETH and now ANTHRAX have all, in their debut weeks, cracked the Billboard Top 200 Chart's top 10. Glitz and glamour aside, the quality of the music is what matters most for metal fanatics, and ANTHRAX doesn't disappoint ...

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PARADOX: 'Ballot Or Bullet' Lyric Video Released

German metal veterans PARADOX will celebrate their 30th anniversary with the release of their seventh studio album, "Pangea". Due in Europe on June 3 and in the U.S. on June 24 via AFM, the follow-up to 2012's "Tales Of The Weird" will be made available as a CD and on gatefold vinyl. The official lyric ...

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Under Attack - DESTRUCTION

Lemmy is dead and it still hurts, but what a year 2016 is shaping up to be for classic thrash. MEGADETH and ANTHRAX already dropping two respective highlights this year, right behind them comes the mighty DESTRUCTION with "Under Attack", a glorious thrash monster that might be near impossible to beat. What Mike Sifringer and ...

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Imperium Simulacra - BLACK COBRA

It's been five years since BLACK COBRA released its last album, "Invernal", and the band's return means a hell of a lot to the sludge underground. If you're unfamiliar with BLACK COBRA, the band is the bombastic duo from San Francisco: guitarist Jason Landrian, formerly of CAVITY, and drummer Rafael Martinez, one-time bassist for ACID ...

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Tales From Beyond - MOB RULES

Veteran German power prog band MOB RULES returns following its "Timekeeper" compilation and 2012's "Cannibal Nation" prior to that. "Tales From Beyond" is as meticulous and grand-scoped as anything MOB RULES has attempted, including the self-contained trilogy based on Andy Weir's book "The Martian". The album opens with the eight-and-a-half-minute "Dykemaster's Tale", based upon Theodor ...

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PARADOX To Release 'Pangea' Album In June

German metal veterans PARADOX will celebrate their 30th anniversary with the release of their seventh studio album, "Pangea". Due in Europe on June 3 and in the U.S. on June 24 via AFM, the follow-up to 2012's "Tales Of The Weird" will be made available as a CD and on gatefold vinyl. "I have never ...

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