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Rites Of Love And Reverence - GOST

Now that synthwave has been fully embraced by the mainstream, thanks as much to STRANGER THINGS as to THE WKND, it feels like a good time to point out that the likes of PERTURBATOR, CARPENTER BRUT and, in particular, GOST were always exceptions to the genre's musical rules. A quick dalliance with the online world ...

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Forked Tongues - CRAVEN IDOL

London's CRAVEN IDOL has been sharpening its blade for over 15 years, starting off as a duo that unleashed a couple of well-received demos prior to an EP and a couple of full-length albums. The unit has been far from prolific, clearly focusing upon quality rather than quantity. Making progress in recent years under Dark ...

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NIGHTWISH Keyboardist TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN's Black Metal Project DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

Finnish cult black/epic metallers DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED, who feature in their ranks NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, have inked a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. The band's new album, "Angel Of Carnage Unleashed", will be DARKWOODS MY BETHROTHED's first collection of new songs since the release of "Witch-Hunts", which came out more than two decades ago. ...

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PESTILENCE Releases Music Video For New Song 'Deificvs'

Dutch death metal veterans PESTILENCE will release their ninth album titled "Exitivm" on June 25 via Agonia Records. The official music video for the LP's latest single, "Deificvs", can be seen below. The clip was directed by Dariusz Szermanowicz of the Grupa 13 production house (KREATOR, BEHEMOTH, AMON AMARTH), with costumes by Prepostevolution. Back in ...

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PESTILENCE Releases Music Video For New Song 'Morbvs Propagationem'

Dutch death metal veterans PESTILENCE will release their ninth album titled "Exitivm" on June 25 via Agonia Records. The official music video for the LP's first single, "Morbvs Propagationem", can be seen below. The clip was filmed by Grupa 13 production house (KREATOR, BEHEMOTH, AMON AMARTH), with costumes by Prepostevolution. Back in 1986, in the ...

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PESTILENCE To Release 'Exitivm' Album In June

Dutch death metal veterans PESTILENCE will release their ninth album titled "Exitivm" on June 25 via Agonia Records. Back in 1986, in the small town of Enschede in the Netherlands, near the German border, a true metal phenomenon was born. More than three decades later, not only is PESTILENCE alive and well, but about to ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Releases Music Video For 'Crow Killer Blues'

Rob Zombie's official music video for the song "Crow Killer Blues" can be seen below. The track is taken from his seventh studio album, "The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy", which is being released today (Friday, March 12) via Nuclear Blast. "The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy" marks Rob's first new album in ...

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EVERGREY Releases Music Video For 'Where August Mourn'

Swedish progressive metal band EVERGREY will release its 12th album, "Escape Of The Phoenix", on February 26 via AFM. The official music video for the disc's latest single, "Where August Mourns", can be seen below. Written and recorded during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, "Escape Of The Phoenix" came to life according to plans that ...

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ROB ZOMBIE To Release New Single Next Week

Rock icon Rob Zombie will release the second single from his seventh studio album, "The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy", on Friday, January 29. Due on March 12 via Nuclear Blast, the LP marks his first new album in nearly five years. "The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy" is a classic Zombie album ...

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EVERGREY Releases Music Video For 'Eternal Nocturnal'

Swedish progressive metal band EVERGREY will release its 12th album, "Escape Of The Phoenix", on February 26, 2021 via AFM. The official music video for the disc's second single, "Eternal Nocturnal", can be seen below. Written and recorded during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, "Escape Of The Phoenix" came to life according to plans that ...

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EVERGREY To Release 'Escape Of The Phoenix' Album In February

Swedish progressive metal band EVERGREY will release its 12th album, "Escape Of The Phoenix", on February 26, 2021 via AFM. The official lyric video for the disc's first single, "Forever Outsider", is available below. Stomping and grooving forward, this song takes no prisoners — inevitably dragging listeners into the ambitious and energetic EVERGREY universe. Written ...

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Necromancy - PERSUADER

There was time, not so long ago, when power metal seemed to be dominated by bands that sounded, to put it mildly, a bit too fucking cheerful. Not that there's anything wrong with an occasional dose of positivity, but these are dark times. As humanity at least appears to be pirouetting blindly towards oblivion, super-melodic ...

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Swedish Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To RONNIE JAMES DIO On 'Legacy' Album

A tribute album to legendary singer Ronnie James Dio made by Swedish metal musicians has just been released. "Legacy - A Tribute To Ronnie James Dio" features the bands MADISON, MEMORY GARDEN, TAD MOROSE, GORMATHON, TRAIL OF MURDER, FRONTBACK, SOULSHINE and SVEN-HOLGER ROSENVINGE plus guest appearances from Mats Levén (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CANDLEMASS), Mike Wead (KING ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Announces 'The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy' Album; First Single 'King Freak' Available Now

Rock icon Rob Zombie has announced his seventh studio album, "The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy", to be released March 12, 2021 via Nuclear Blast. The LP marks his first new album in nearly five years. "The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy" is a classic Zombie album to its core, with high-energy rages ...

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Witchtrap - WITCHTRAP

First released digitally back in March, WITCHTRAP's fifth studio album is yet another blistering example of the enduring power of balls-out, blackened thrash metal. If recent music from the likes of MIDNIGHT, WHIPSTRIKER, HELLRIPPER and DEVASTATOR has made your genitals twitch, "Evil Strikes Again" must surely be another mandatory purchase. There is something grubbily authentic ...

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MOTIONLESS IN WHITE Shares New Song 'Creatures X: To The Grave'

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE has released a brand-new standalone single, "Creatures X: To The Grave", available today on all streaming platforms. The track arrives as the band prepares to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its acclaimed debut album, "Creatures", with a special "deadstream performance" on October 28, which will see the band performing the album in ...

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MOTIONLESS IN WHITE Covers THE KILLERS' 'Somebody Told Me' (Audio)

Scranton, Pennsylvania rockers MOTIONLESS IN WHITE have released a cover version of THE KILLERS' 2004 song "Somebody Told Me". Frontman Chris "Motionless" Cerulli stated about his band's rendition of the track: "We've always wanted to take a shot at covering an iconic alternative song, and 'Somebody Told Me' has always been one of those tracks ...

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THE WHITE SWAN Feat. KITTIE's MERCEDES LANDER: Lyric Video For Cover Of TRACY BONHAM's 'Tell It To The Sky'

London, Ontario, Canada-based atmospheric sludge rock unit THE WHITE SWAN, spearheaded by KITTIE's Mercedes Lander, will release its new EP, "Nocturnal Transmission", on September 18. The effort contains four tracks, including a moving cover of Tracy Bonham's "Tell It To The Sky", the lyric video for which can be seen below. Lander comments: "I've always ...

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