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GOJIRA's JOSEPH DUPLANTIER On 'Incredible' Musical Chemistry With His Brother: 'We Don't Need To Talk. We Just Play.'

In a new interview with the "Behind The Vinyl" podcast, GOJIRA frontman Joseph Duplantier was asked if he ever has arguments with his brother and bandmate, drummer Mario Duplantier. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Sometimes, but we're pretty patient. We have anger. I wouldn't say we have anger issues, but sometimes I wonder. We ...

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SODOM To Release 'Bombenhagel' EP In August

German thrash metal veterans SODOM will release a new EP, "Bombenhagel", on August 20 via Steamhammer/SPV. The effort will be made available on CD, 12-inch vinyl and as a digital download. The pre-sale will start on May 21. "Bombenhagel" was the title of a song from SODOM's second studio album, "Persecution Mania", which came out ...

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New SOULFLY Album 'Probably' Won't Be Released Before 2022

Max Cavalera says that SOULFLY fans will likely have to wait until next year to hear the band's twelfth album. The Brazilian-born musician and his bandmates have spent the last few months working on the follow-up to 2018's "Ritual" at Platinum Underground in Phoenix, Arizona with producer Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA ...

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MORDRED Releases New Single 'Demonic #7'

The influential San Francisco alternative thrash metal act MORDRED has unleashed the music video for its new song "Demonic #7". The clip, which was produced by graphic artist Andy Pilkington at Very Metal Art (FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, SKINDRED), can be viewed below. "Demonic #7" is the debut single from "The Dark Parade", MORDRED's first full-length ...

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CRYPTA Feat. Former NERVOSA, BURNING WITCHES Members: Debut Album 'Echoes Of The Soul' Due In June

Brazilian/Dutch death metal band CRYPTA will release its debut album, "Echoes Of The Soul", on June 11 via Napalm Records. Formed in June 2019, the four-piece consists of vocalist and bassist Fernanda Lira and Luana Dametto on drums (both former members of Brazilian thrash metallers NERVOSA), plus supremely talented guitarists Sonia Anubis (COBRA SPELL, ex-BURNING ...

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SOULFLY Is Putting Finishing Touches On Twelfth Studio Album: It's 'Pretty Killer', Says MAX CAVALERA

SOULFLY is putting the finishing touches on its twelfth album for a tentative late 2021 release via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2018's "Ritual" was recorded at Platinum Underground in Phoenix, Arizona with producer Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, POWER TRIP and CODE ORANGE. In a new interview with Chris ...

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BODY COUNT Wins 'Best Metal Performance' GRAMMY For 'Bum-Rush'

BODY COUNT was honored with a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, which is being held tonight (Sunday, March 14) at an undisclosed building in Los Angeles. BODY COUNT was nominated for "Bum-Rush", a track from its 2020 album "Carnivore". The nominees in the ...

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ENTOMBED A.D. Singer LARS-GÖRAN PETROV Dead At 49

Former ENTOMBED and current ENTOMBED A.D. singer Lars-Göran Petrov passed away on Sunday, March 7 after a battle with bile duct cancer. He was 49 years old. In a statement, his ENTOMBED A.D. bandmates wrote: "We are devastated to announce that our beloved friend Lars-Göran Petrov has left us. Our brother, leader, vocalist, our Chief ...

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TOM MORELLO Explains His Unlikely Friendship With TED NUGENT

Despite having vastly different political views from Ted Nugent, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello says that they are good friends. Morello, who is a member one of the most militant left-wing rap/rock/metal bands of all time, discussed his relationship with Nugent during a recent appearance on "The Howard Stern Show". Speaking about how ...

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THE WHO: 'The Who Sell Out' Super Deluxe Edition To Include 46 Previously Unreleased Songs

Initially released in December 1967 and described latterly by Rolling Stone as "THE WHO's finest album," "The Who Sell Out" reflected a remarkable year in popular culture. As well as being forever immortalized as the moment when the counterculture and the "Love Generation" became a global phenomenon and "pop" began metamorphosing into "rock." The new ...

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EPICA Releases Music Video For 'Skeleton Key'

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA have released the official music video for the song "Skeleton Key". The track is taken from the band's new album, "Omega", which is being released today (Friday, February 26) via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle" was once again produced by Joost Van Den Broek (POWERWOLF, AYREON) in ...

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BEHEMOTH's NERGAL: Why I Am Appealing 'Blasphemy' Conviction

Earlier this month, BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski was convicted for offending religious feelings by a court in Warsaw. The charges stemmed from an image the Polish musician posted on social media showing a foot stamping on a picture of the Virgin Mary. Darski was ordered to pay a fine of 15,000 złoty (approximately $4,000) ...

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RIVAL SONS Launch New Record Label SACRED TONGUE RECORDINGS

Two-time-Grammy-nominated group RIVAL SONS has announced the launch of its very own label, Sacred Tongue Recordings, with distribution through Thirty Tigers. The band recently regained the master rights to several of its early releases and will reintroduce them to the world by first remastering their independent full-length debut LP, "Before The Fire" (2009), and self-titled ...

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BEHEMOTH's NERGAL Is Raising Funds To Help Squash 'Bogus Prosecutions' Of Polish Artists Over 'Archaic Religious Laws'

Adam "Nergal" Darski of Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH has launched the "Ordo Blasfemia" campaign which he says "will help fund a sustainable legal challenge to squash the existing and incoming bogus prosecutions" of artists who do "not conform to the archaic religious laws" of his country. Nergal says in a statement: "My name is Nergal ...

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