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SEPULTURA Postpones European Tour Due To 'Uncertainty' With Ever-Changing COVID-19 Restrictions

Even though the world is slowly opening up and shows are starting to take place, there is still too much uncertainty with the ever-changing rules between the different European countries. As a result of this, SEPULTURA has postponed its European "Quadra" tour to 2022. SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser comments: "It's really hard to postpone another ...

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OBITUARY: Official Biography 'Turned Inside Out' Due In January

Decibel Books has announced the publication of "Turned Inside Out: The Official Story Of Obituary", the fully authorized biography of Tampa, Florida death metal institution OBITUARY. Propelled by the inhuman vocals of John Tardy, the obscenely brutal guitar tone of Trevor Peres and rhythmic brilliance of drummer Donald Tardy, OBITUARY redefined heaviness throughout the 1990s. ...

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Former SOULFLY Guitarist MARC RIZZO Rejoins ILL NIÑO

Former SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo has rejoined ILL NIÑO. Rizzo was originally a member of the New Jersey Latin metal favorites two decades ago, appearing on their classic 2001 Roadrunner release "Revolution Revolucion" and the 2003 follow-up "Confession". After leaving ILL NIÑO, Rizzo had an 18-year stint with SOULFLY, which ended acrimoniously this past summer, ...

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Watch SOULFLY's Entire Performance In Long Beach

Fan-filmed video footage of SOULFLY's entire September 23 concert at Alex's Bar in Long Beach, California can be seen below. FEAR FACTORY's Dino Cazares is playing guitar for SOULFLY on the Max Cavalera-fronted band's current U.S. tour which kicked off on August 20 at Launchpad in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The 33-date trek will conclude tonight ...

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Heresy II: End Of A Legend - PARADOX

Perennially overlooked and criminally underrated, PARADOX are a thrash metal band of rare distinction, with one of the most consistent catalogues around. Thrash diehards will almost certainly be familiar with 1990's seminal "Heresy": a towering, exploratory concept work devoted to the story of the Albigensian Crusade, wherein Pope Innocent III embarked on a vicious campaign ...

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Unvaccinated SKILLET Frontman Rails Against 'Tyrannical' And 'Totalitarian' Vaccine Mandates

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, has railed against President Joe Biden's latest vaccination push, calling it "tyrannical" and "totalitarian." Earlier in the month, Biden announced sweeping new federal vaccine requirements mandating that all employers with more than 100 workers require them to be vaccinated or test for ...

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KREATOR Begins Recording New Album With Producer ARTHUR RIZK

German thrash metal veterans KREATOR have entered Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin, Germany to begin recording their new album for a tentative early 2022 release. Helming the sessions is Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, CODE ORANGE, POWER TRIP and SOULFLY, among others. On Monday (September 20), KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza shared a ...

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SEPULTURA's ANDREAS KISSER Reveals His Wife's Cancer Battle

During an appearance on TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy's "GLHF" podcast, SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser spoke about how the pandemic has affected him in his personal life and the fundamental lessons he has learned in the COVID-19 year. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I don't remember the last time I spent so much time sleeping ...

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SKILLET Frontman Agrees With NICKI MINAJ's COVID-19 Comments, Claims DR. FAUCI Has Been 'Wrong' About 'Nearly Everything'

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, says that he agrees with rapper Nicki Minaj after she expressed concerns this week about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The rapper tweeted on Monday that she wants to do more research before getting vaccinated and claimed that a friend of her cousin's ...

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MAX CAVALERA: I Love METALLICA's 'Black Album'

In a new interview with RadioactiveMike Z, host of the 96.7 KCAL-FM radio program "Wired In The Empire", former SEPULTURA and current SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera spoke about his love of METALLICA, in particular the "Black Album," which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When I was a ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Drops Music Video For 'Shadow Of The Cemetery Man'

Rock icon Rob Zombie has released the official music video for the song "Shadow Of The Cemetery Man". The track is taken from his seventh studio album, "The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy", which came out in March 2020 via Nuclear Blast. "The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy" marked Rob's first new album ...

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MIKKEY DEE Says He 'Felt As A Very Narrow Drummer' By The End Of His Time With KING DIAMOND

During a recent appearance on "Drinks With Johnny", the Internet TV show hosted by AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ, former MOTÖRHEAD and current SCORPIONS drummer Mikkey Dee discussed the evolution of his drumming style. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "If you take KING DIAMOND, DOKKEN, MOTÖRHEAD, now SCORPIONS, they have come in in the ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Singer TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Criticizes DR. ANTHONY FAUCI For Repeatedly Changing His Recommendations

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens has criticized Dr. Anthony Fauci for repeatedly changing his COVID-19 recommendations. Fauci, President Joe Biden's chief medical advisor, has received criticism from Republican leaders throughout the coronavirus pandemic, with some of them asking him to resign over his handling of COVID-19. Owens, who frequently "likes" tweets that amplify ...

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SEPULTURA To Release 'Sepulnation: The Studio Albums 1998-2009' In October

Despite being Brazil's biggest-ever heavy music export, when SEPULTURA lost its original frontman and founder Max Cavalera in 1996, and Max's brother and drummer Igor Cavalera in 2006, many thought the band would not recover from their departures. However, in Cleveland, Ohio punk and hardcore scene veteran Derrick Green, SEPULTURA found a formidable, towering force ...

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COREY TAYLOR Tests Positive For COVID-19: 'I'm Very, Very Sick'

Corey Taylor has tested positive for COVID-19 after being vaccinated. As a result of his diagnosis, the SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman will be unable to appear at the Astronomicon eclectic pop culture convention in Ann Arbor, Michigan this weekend. Taylor shared the news of his COVID-19 infection in a video message earlier today. He ...

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Doom Metal Legend WINO Cites COVID-19-Related Conspiracy Theory While Canceling His Appearance At PSYCHO LAS VEGAS

Scott "Wino" Weinrich has canceled his appearance at this weekend's Psycho Las Vegas festival. The doom metal godfather and THE OBSESSED founder, who was scheduled to play an acoustic set at the event, pulled out of the festival after organizers said attendees and artists will have to comply with all state and local COVID-19 protocols, ...

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SOULFLY's ZYON CAVALERA: 'Salty' MARC RIZZO Is 'Trying To Drag My Family Name Through The Mud And Play The Victim'

SOULFLY drummer Zyon Cavalera has blasted his former bandmate Marc Rizzo, saying that the guitarist is trying to drag the Cavalera "family name through the mud and play the victim." Although Rizzo's departure from SOULFLY wasn't officially announced until August 7, it was widely speculated that he was out of the group two days earlier ...

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