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Måsstaden Under Vatten - VILDHJARTA

Eight years have passed since VILDHJARTA released a new record (the superb "Thousands Of Evils" EP), and the heavy music landscape has changed sufficiently that the Swedes' long-awaited full-length sounds every bit as contrary and otherworldly as its predecessor ("Måsstaden") did in 2011, despite the familiarity of their crushing, futuristic sound. Frequently dismissed as MESHUGGAH ...

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ANIMALS AS LEADERS Return With New Song 'Monomyth'

Groundbreaking, genre-defying instrumental trio ANIMALS AS LEADERS has dropped a brand new track, "Monomyth", its first in five years. The band also announced today that it has signed a new deal with world-renowned independent powerhouse Sumerian Records. "Monomyth" comes accompanied by a high-concept music video directed by Telavaya Reynolds and featuring choreography by Tlathui Maza ...

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Aphelion - LEPROUS

Norway's LEPROUS is celebrating their twentieth anniversary this year. The group has never been content to remain in a state of musical stasis, evolving from putting together artsy-if-disjointed collages of multiple prog-rock and metallic sounds on their first few albums to more streamlined expressions of progressive-rock grandeur. Vocalist/keyboardist Einar Solberg and guitarist Tor Oddmund Suhrke ...

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TIIT - SUN OF THE SUNS

While the term "modern metal" seems to have become conversational shorthand, among the half-hearted, for "don't panic, it doesn't sound like SAXON!", there are still a few emerging bands that genuinely fit the bill. SUN OF THE SUNS are a box-fresh, tech-metal trio from Italy, featuring former members of esteemed deathcore crew THE MODERN AGE ...

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MESHUGGAH Announces 2022 U.S. Tour With CONVERGE And TORCHE

Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH will embark on a U.S. tour in early 2022. The 19-date trek will kick off on February 23 in Silver Spring, Maryland and travel cross-country, making stops in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles before concluding in Atlanta, Georgia on March 20. Joining the band as direct support will be ...

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KING'S X Is Mastering Long-Awaited New Album

KING'S X has apparently completed work on its long-awaited new studio album. Earlier today (Friday, June 25), KING'S X frontman Doug Pinnick tweeted out a short video clip of him at the Bernie Grundman Mastering facility in Hollywood, California, and he included the following message: "At Bernie Grundman Mastering, where they are mastering the new ...

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FEAR FACTORY's DINO CAZARES: 'Demanufacture' Is 'A Classic Record That Stood The Test Of Time'

In a new interview with Cuartel Del Metal, FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares reflected on the band's classic second album "Demanufacture", which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2020. Asked what the initial response to the record was from the fans and the critics, Dino said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Some people didn't realize that it ...

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MESHUGGAH Postpones European Tour Until 2022, Adds Shows

Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH have been forced to postpone their European headline tour due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty that all regions in Europe will be able to restore and provide a safe environment for concerts this fall. The band states: "The good news is that special guests ZEAL & ARDOR ...

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Sarcoma - ALLUVIAL

For those who worship at the twin altars of bone-crunching brutality and virtuoso showboating, ALLUVIAL's debut album, "The Deep Longing for Annihilation", was plainly one of 2017's most impressive debuts. Guitarist Wes Hauch is increasingly one of the most admired around, particularly when it comes to modern death metal's cutting edge, and associations with everyone ...

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MEGADETH Patches, Backpatches And Enamel Pins Coming Next Month

Long-running thrash metal legends MEGADETH have partnered with Pull The Plug Patches to bring you a series of exclusive woven patches, backpatches, and enamel pins arriving in late spring. Starting with their debut album "Killing Is My Business..." in May, new patch designs will become available throughout the year. "Hanger 18" pins and "Rust ...

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METALLICA Patches, Backpatches And Enamel Pins Coming Next Month

Heavy metal icons METALLICA have joined forces with Pull The Plug Patches to bring you a series of exclusive woven patches, backpatches, and enamel pins arriving this May. New patch designs will continue to be released throughout 2021 and 2022, beginning this week with "Ride The Lightning" and "Crash Course In Brain Surgery" patches, as ...

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MADBALL Headlines Massive Hardcore Show At New York City's Tompkins Square Park (Video)

After 14 months in lockdown, hardcore shows have officially returned to Tompkins Square Park in New York City. MADBALL headlined a concert at the East Village outdoor venue on Saturday (April 24), with support from MURPHY'S LAW, BLOODCLOT (former CRO-MAGS frontman John Joseph) and THE CAPTURERS. Donations were being accepted at the all-ages, daytime event, ...

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MESHUGGAH Is Back In The Studio

MESHUGGAH appears to have commenced the recording process for its new album. Earlier today (Friday, March 19), the Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers shared an Instagram photo of their drum setup at a recording studio, but didn't offer any other details. MESHUGGAH's latest album, "The Violent Sleep Of Reason", came out in 2016 and resulted in ...

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Omega Kaleid - GIZMACHI

It seems reasonable to say that not everyone will remember GIZMACHI. 2005 seems like a very long time ago now, and the band's excellent debut album "The Imbuing" never really got the recognition it deserved. This unexpected return after 16 years is unlikely to cause earthquakes, that is, until people actually hear it. With the ...

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SLAYER Patches, Backpatches And Enamel Pins To Be Released

Renowned thrash metal titans SLAYER have teamed up with Pull The Plug Patches to bring you a series of exclusive woven patches, backpatches, and enamel pins arriving this spring. Starting with a backpatch for their legendary album "Reign In Blood" which will be available from March 15, standard-size patches and enamel pins for "Seasons In ...

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IRON MAIDEN Patches To Be Released This Month

Heavy metal legends and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nominees IRON MAIDEN have teamed up with Pull The Plug Patches to bring you a series of exclusive woven patches, backpatches, and enamel pins arriving this spring. Starting with a backpatch for their acclaimed album "The Number Of The Beast", which will be available from ...

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Välde - HUMANITY'S LAST BREATH

It's not easy to stand out in an increasingly overcrowded death metal/deathcore marketplace, but Sweden's HUMANITY'S LAST BREATH have already established themselves as a unique force in ultra-modern brutality. Detonating like a sack of sledgehammers chucked through your living room window, "Välde" arrives only 18 months on from the venomous and angular "Abyssal", somehow nudging ...

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Watch One-Hour Video Tribute To Late CYNIC Drummer SEAN REINERT Featuring GENE HOGLAN, TOMAS HAAKE, DIRK VERBEUREN

Drumtalk, the video podcast by German drummer and videographer Philipp Koch, has released a one-hour video tribute to late CYNIC drummer Sean Reinert, who passed away a year ago. Included in the tribute are interviews with some of Reinert's colleagues and bandmates, among them Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT, DARK ANGEL, DEATH), Tomas ...

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Scarred - SCARRED

It's not just the usual territories that are producing admirable amounts of forward-thinking heavy music these days. Lots of remarkable things have been emerging through France's excellent KLONOSPHERE imprint, as founded and perpetuated by members of French prog crew KLONE, over the last few years, and Luxembourg's SCARRED may be the finest among them. If ...

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MESHUGGAH Announces Fall 2021 European Tour

Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH have announced European tour dates for November and December 2021. The trek will kick off on November 19 in Vienna, Austria and conclude on December 13 in Hamburg, Germany. In addition, the band has announced a one-off London show at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall on June 3, 2022. Special ...

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Ailment - KNEEL

Following hot on the heels of last year's welcome remix and reissue of 2013 debut album "Interstice", KNEEL mastermind Pedro Mau has wasted no time conjuring a blistering follow-up. For those unfamiliar with this project, we are firmly in ultra-modern extreme metal territory here, with elements of death and thrash metal, brutal hardcore and even ...

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