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Video Premiere: LAMB OF GOD's '512'

"512", the new Jorge Torres-Torres-directed video from Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "VII: Sturm Und Drang", which will be released on July 24 via via Epic in the U.S. and Nuclear Blast Entertainment, with whom the band signed a record deal ...

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LAMB OF GOD: New Song '512' Available For Streaming

"512", a brand new song from Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "VII: Sturm Und Drang", which will be released on July 24 via via Epic in the U.S. and Nuclear Blast Entertainment, with whom the band signed a record deal for ...

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Noita - KORPIKLAANI

Finnish folk metal favorites KORPIKLAANI are back with their ninth album, "Noita", which is, according to the traditional connotation, a shamanistic healer versus the witchcraft tag forced upon it by pious delusion. Being the upbeat band KORPILAANI is, they celebrate the original inference by embracing their folk elements to the hilt. Thus "Noita" pushes violin ...

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METALLICA's Collaboration With LOU REED Was A 'Masterpiece,' Says DAVID BOWIE

Legendary singer-songwriter David Bowie has hailed "Lulu", METALLICA's controversial collaborative album with former THE VELVET UNDERGROUND frontman Lou Reed, as a "masterpiece," calling it "Lou's greatest work." Bowie's opinion of "Lulu" was revealed during the speech Reed's widow, Laurie Anderson, gave last night (Saturday, April 18) at the the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's TODD LA TORRE: New Material Is 'Sounding Really Great'

QUEENSRŸCHE recently entered Uberbeatz Studio in Washington with producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris (ROB ZOMBIE, HATEBREED, SOULFLY, SHADOWS FALL) to begin recording new album, due later in the year via Century Media. In a new tweet, QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd La Torre stated about the progress of the new CD recording sessions: "New RŸCHE material sounding really ...

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RAGING SPEEDHORN To Record New Studio Album

Following on from their near-sellout tour, stunning sets at Sonisphere, Damnation and Hammerfest, resurrected Corby, U.K. metallers RAGING SPEEDHORN are set to launch a Pledge Music campaign for their hotly anticipated fifth album. RAGING SPEEDHORN has been teasing fans with the prospect of a new record since the band's return in February 2014. Earlier this ...

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The American Dream Died - AGNOSTIC FRONT

Roger Miret and Vinnie Stigma keep AGNOSTIC FRONT's hardcore train rolling full-steam into its third decade, notwithstanding the band's brief hiatus during the mid-Nineties. Though both men have since ceased performing in MADBALL, Miret's half-brother (and MADBALL vocalist) Freddy Cricien remains allied as producer of AGNOSTIC FRONT's seething eleventh album, "The American Dream Died". Cricien ...

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RAGING SPEEDHORN To Release 'Halfway To Hell' Single

Resurrected Corby, U.K. metallers RAGING SPEEDHORN will launch their much-awaited new single, "Halfway To Hell", as a limited-edition seven-inch at the end of May through Welsh label Palm Reader Records. Following on from their tour and stunning sets at Sonisphere and Damnation festivals, RAGING SPEEDHORN will hit the road again this May with mighty U.S. ...

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HIRAX: 'Hellion Rising' Video Released

"Hellion Rising", the new video from California thrash metal veterans HIRAX, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Immortal Legacy", which was released in March 2014 via SPV/Steamhammer. It was made available as a CD, gatefold colored LP and a digital download. Comments HIRAX frontman Katon W. De Pena: ...

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Ion Vein - ION VEIN

Originally known as LATENT FURY when first coming together in the late eighties, multi-instrumentalist Chris Lotesto has soldiered on over the years with ION VEIN, keeping things largely centralized to his wares after weathering multiple lineup changes over the years. He's had a trusted drummer in the way of Chuck White since 2003 and an ...

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POISON IDEA To Release 'Confuse & Conquer' Album Via SOUTHERN LORD RECORDINGS

Long-running Portland, Oregon-based American hardcore punk outfit POISON IDEA will release its new album, "Confuse & Conquer", in the spring of 2015 via Southern Lord Recordings. Over recent months, out of the public eye, the current POISON IDEA lineup has been intermittently raiding Audiosiege in Portland for clandestine recording and mastering sessions, covertly harnessing their ...

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GOJIRA's MARIO DUPLANTIER: LARS ULRICH Was 'Maybe The Only Influence' I Had When I Was Starting Out

Mario Duplantier of French progressive metallers GOJIRA says that METALLICA's Lars Ulrich was "maybe the only influence" he had when he first started playing drums. One of the most controversial musicians in the rock community and music industry in general, Ulrich's drumming skills and personality are constantly questioned and targeted by thousands of raging metal ...

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(r)Evolution - HAMMERFALL

Power metal favorites HAMMERFALL are back and back to basics, it would seem. Their old mascot, Hector, returns, in art form and in ode on the band's latest album, "(r)Evolution". Hector was last seen on HAMMERFALL's debut, "Glory to the Brave", which was produced by Fredrik Nordström. After sixteen years since last working with the ...

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Maximum Overload - DRAGONFORCE

DRAGONFORCE is a band you either appreciate or you don't. It's a fact. Normally a band bearing such insane talent would rule the world, though no one will ever deny DRAGONFORCE is lacking a substantial audience. They're one of the fastest, most precise bands out there, but they have their share of haters as supporters ...

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Conjuring the Dead - BELPHEGOR

Austrian hellhounds BELPHEGOR return, or should we say, Helmuth and Serpenth do with session appearances by guitarist Schoft (as in the BRUTUS and SATYRICON alumnus) and band-trusted drummer Marthyn. Added to the bloody festivities this round are vocal cameos from DEICIDE's Glen Benton and MAYHEM's Atilla, plus HATE ETERNAL mastermind Erik Rutan on production duties. ...

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Constricting Rage of the Merciless - GOATWHORE

New Orleans black 'n death mongers GOATWHORE are back, and let's give a huge hand to the Big Easy, which sends us new slabs from these guys and CROWBAR within the same speck of time. GOATWHORE's sixth album, "Constricting Rage of the Merciless" and CROWBAR's "Symmetry in Black" are bipolar opposites in tempo, but they ...

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Heavy Metal At The Gates Of Paleontology

A collision from deep time to present: a half-meter long worm with deadly jaws that lived 420 million years ago, and paleontologist Mats E. Eriksson (Lund University) who discovered its impressive and never-before-seen remains. A diehard fan of Scandinavian metal legend King Diamond, Eriksson dubbed the creature Kingnites Diamondi. With this ancient organism's musical nomenclature, ...

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MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN Eats Cock Cake For His 46th Birthday

MACHINE HEAD singer-guitarist Robb Flynn celebrated his 46th birthday on Saturday, July 19 while on tour and was presented with "a giant cock cake" for the occasion. Writes Flynn in the latest installment of his online blog, "The General Journals: Diary Of A Frontman... And Other Ramblings": "[Phil] Demmel [MACHINE HEAD guitarist] and Jared [MacEachern, ...

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GOATWHORE: 'Baring Teeth For Revolt' Video Released

"Baring Teeth For Revolt", the new video from New Orleans, Louisiana's sons of American no-frills-black-metal-meets-death-'n'-roll GOATWHORE, can be seen below. The high-speed raging performance clip was shot at the infamous House Of Shock in New Orleans by videographer David Brodsky of MyGoodEye (HELLYEAH, WHITECHAPEL, CANNIBAL CORPSE) and wholly captures the band's bludgeoning live energy. "Baring ...

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Magic Mountain - BLACK STONE CHERRY

Quickly building their reps on Southern rock revival and a blistering live package, Kentucky headhunters BLACK STONE CHERRY are back with their fourth album, "Magic Mountain". Innocuous in title to the casual eye, maybe, a veteran rocker and trip seeker will be guffawing knowingly at the title's true implications. "Magic Mountain" indeed celebrates illicit things ...

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RAGING SPEEDHORN Drummer GORDON MORRISON Talks Band's Reunion On 'Metal Hammer' Radio Show (Audio)

Metal Hammer editor Alexander Milas recently conducted an interview with drummer Gordon Morrison of Corby, U.K. metallers RAGING SPEEDHORN for the "Metal Hammer" radio show on TeamRock Radio. You can listen to the chat using the SoundCloud player below. As previously reported, RAGING SPEEDHORN will reunite with original frontman Frank Regan for a couple of ...

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THE OATH Calls It Quits

THE OATH, the band forged around the fizzing, feral chemistry between Swedish guitarist Linnéa Olsson and German vocalist Johanna Sadonis, has called it quits. In an e-mail sent out to THE OATH's Bandcamp fans earlier today, Linnéa wrote: "You're receiving this email because you at one point purchased music and/or merchandise from THE OATH's Bandcamp ...

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Hammer of the Witch - RINGWORM

Two things you can count on with RINGWORM: freaking fast and double-freaking loud. You can also expect the Cleveland hardcore-thrashers to divvy out lyrical themes devoted to horror, nihilism, witchcraft, jackals and the king of the underworld. After all, the RINGWORM hell posse posits on their latest album "Hammer of the Witch" that one of ...

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