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ANNIHILATOR Releases 'Psycho Ward' Music Video

"Psycho Ward", the new video from Canadian thrash metal veterans ANNIHILATOR, can be seen below. The thought-provoking track centered on domestic violence is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Ballistic, Sadistic", on January 24, 2020 via Silver Lining Music. Founding guitarist, vocalist, producer and principal songwriter Jeff Waters states about the song: "'Psycho Ward' takes ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Looks Back On His Exit From DREAM THEATER: 'I Needed A Break From Those Guys'

Mike Portnoy spoke about his decision to leave DREAM THEATER during an appearance on the latest episode of "Drinks With Johnny", the Internet TV show hosted by AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ. Following the passing of AVENGED SEVENFOLD's founding member Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan in 2009, the band recruited his favorite drummer, Portnoy, to record ...

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ANNIHILATOR To Release 'Ballistic, Sadistic' Album In January; 'I Am Warfare' Single Now Available

Canadian thrash metal veterans ANNIHILATOR will release their new album, "Ballistic, Sadistic", on January 24, 2020 via Silver Lining Music. The disc's belligerent and pugnacious first single, "I Am Warfare", can be streamed below. Cited by bands in the likes of MEGADETH, PANTERA, DREAM THEATER, CHILDREN OF BODOM, LAMB OF GOD, OPETH, TRIVIUM and many, ...

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Born To Perish - DESTRUCTION

The "Big Four" of thrash is typically in reference to the American hard hitters: METALLICA, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX and SLAYER. But thrash — and all of metal, for that matter — is a global movement. Germany has its own "Big Four," and a significant one at that: SODOM, KREATOR, TANKARD and a band from Weil am ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Talks About Making Of 'Set The World Afire' Song For 'Death By Design' Graphic Novel (Video)

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", is accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader Dave ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Talks About Making Of 'Mechanix' Song For 'Death By Design' Graphic Novel (Video)

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", is accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader Dave ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Talks About Making Of 'Rattlehead' Song For 'Death By Design' Graphic Novel (Video)

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", is accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader Dave ...

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Humanicide - DEATH ANGEL

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal legends DEATH ANGEL were firing on all cylinders in the late eighties. Their talent was abundant and simply undeniable. Their songwriting was thoughtful and memorable. It seemed as though the world was their oyster. But nagging legal woes and a near-fatal tour bus crash derailed the band's forward momentum. ...

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Listen To New XENTRIX Single 'Bleeding Out'

Veteran U.K. thrashers XENTRIX will release their new album, "Bury The Pain", on June 7 in Europe and June 21 in North America via Listenable Records. The disc was produced by Andy Sneap and mastered by Russ Russell. The cover artwork for the album was created by Dan Goldsworthy. The disc's first single, "Bleeding Out", ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Record New Album In Early 2020

Prior to CRADLE OF FILTH's performance in San Antonio, Texas on April 15, vocalist Dani Filth spoke with "Robb's MetalWorks". The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the group's latest album, "Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness Of Decay", was received: Dani: "It's been great. We've had a ...

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XENTRIX To Release 'Bury The Pain' Album This Summer

Veteran U.K. thrashers XENTRIX have inked a deal with Listenable Records. The band's new album, "Bury The Pain", will be released in the summer. The disc was produced by Andy Sneap and mastered by Russ Russell. The cover artwork for the album was created by Dan Goldsworthy and can be seen below. XENTRIX made its ...

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MEGADETH Teams Up With HEAVY METAL Magazine For 'Death By Design' 35th-Anniversary Graphic Novel

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", will be accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader ...

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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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INTO ETERNITY: 'Sandstorm' Lyric Video

Canadian extreme progressive metal quintet INTO ETERNITY will release its long-awaited sixth album, "The Sirens", on October 26 via M-Theory Audio. The official lyric video for the disc's new single, "Sandstorm", can be seen below. Guitarist Tim Roth comments: "'Sandstorm' was the second song written for 'The Sirens'. Most of the other tracks are long ...

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OVERKILL's D.D. VERNI: 'Night Of The Swamp King' Video

The official music video for "Night Of The Swamp King", a new song from OVERKILL bassist and main songwriter D.D. Verni, can be seen below. The track is taken from Verni's first solo album, "Barricade", which will be released on October 12 via Mighty Music. The record, which was mixed and mastered by Chris "Zeuss" ...

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PESTILENCE Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Dutch death metal veterans PESTILENCE have parted ways with bassist Tilen Hudrap due to "scheduling differences" and have replaced him with Edward Negrea (NECROVILE). Tilen states: "Thanks to all our fans all over the world for mega support this year! It's appreciated more than you can imagine! It was an insane year, a crazy ride ...

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OVERKILL's D.D. VERNI: 'Lost In The Underground' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Lost In The Underground", a new song from OVERKILL bassist and main songwriter D.D. Verni, can be seen below. The track is taken from Verni's first solo album, "Barricade", which will be released on October 12 via Mighty Music. The record, which was mixed and mastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris ...

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