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Abyssal Trip - SPELLJAMMER

Rising to the top of the modern pantheon of doom, sludge and stoner rock with the ease of champions, SPELLJAMMER are plainly not fucking around. "Abyssal Trip" makes no attempt to subvert a classic formula: within these blitzed-out jams' treacly, floor-splitting levels of heaviness, the sound of pure SABBATH-ian magma ebbing and flowing can be ...

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SKILLET's JOHN COOPER Is 'Happy' To See ANDREW CUOMO 'Bitten By His Own Complete Love Of Injustice'

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, says that he is "happy" to see New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo "get bitten by his own complete love of injustice." Cuomo, who is facing intense scrutiny after three different women came forward with sexual-harassment allegations, called for then-Supreme Court nominee Brett ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Frontman 'Would Love To' Record Second SERPENTINE DOMINION Album

During a recent appearance on the "Metal Blade Live Series", CANNIBAL CORPSE frontman George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher spoke about the possibility of a second album from SERPENTINE DOMINION, his collaboration with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz and ex-THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER drummer Shannon Lucas. He said (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I text with Adam D. here and ...

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STYX's TOMMY SHAW Receives First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Tommy Shaw received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday (March 3). The 67-year-old STYX guitarist/vocalist took to his Instagram to share a photo of him getting the shot, and he wrote in an accompanying message: "In honor of what would have been my mother’s 93rd birthday, I asked the nurse to give ...

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Evil - BONECARVER

Petulant religious folk aside, most of us enjoy a bit of flagrant blasphemy woven into the fabric of our heavy music. What we generally don't expect is to find the stench of malevolence and infernal intent emanating from a band with strong roots in the deathcore scene. BONECARVER were previously known as CANNIBAL GRANDPA, and ...

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At Night We Prey - NIGHTFALL

Thirty years and now ten full-length albums in, Greek blackhearts NIGHTFALL deserve great credit for persistence and determination. Although never quite achieving the impact of fellow countrymen like ROTTING CHRIST and SEPTICFLESH, the Athens quartet have been on an interesting journey, starting with feet planted firmly in the black and doom metal realms, before mutating ...

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MASTODON's BRENT HINDS Compares AC/DC To A Religion

Brent Hinds, songwriter, vocalist and lead guitarist for the Grammy Award-winning band MASTODON, is the latest guest to pay homage to AC/DC on the season two finale of the "AC/DC Beyond The Thunder" podcast. Hinds discusses his early banjo-playing days growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, eventually inspiring him to learn to play guitar thanks to ...

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WHITE WIZZARD To Release 'Viral Insanity' Single Feat. MARK BOALS

Acclaimed U.S. metal traditionalists WHITE WIZZARD have announced their first release of new music in three years. The group's new single, "Viral Insanity", will be released digitally through M-Theory Audio (and in Japan via Trooper Music) on March 24. The song — which sees band founder and bassist Jon Leon joined once again by guitarists ...

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METALLICA Celebrates 35th Anniversary Of 'Master Of Puppets' By Performing 'Battery' On 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' (Video)

METALLICA celebrated the 35th anniversary of its classic third album, "Master Of Puppets", by performing the song "Battery" on last night's (Wednesday, March 3) episode of "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert". This is not the first time that METALLICA has appeared on a talk show hosted by Stephen Colbert. In May 2017, METALLICA performed ...

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SATYRICON Frontman Says Upcoming Album Will 'Not Have The Instrumentation You Are Used To Hearing'

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON are working on their new album for a 2022 release. Last week, SATYRICON frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven shared an Instagram photo of him in the studio with THORNS guitarist, keyboardist and programmer Snorre Ruch, and he included the following message: "Snorre Ruch and have been sparring musically for over twenty years ...

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ANVIL's LIPS Defends TED NUGENT: 'He Never Says Anything Without The Backing Of Real Hard Statistics'

In a new interview with "The Chuck Shute Podcast", ANVIL frontman Steve "Lips" Kudlow was asked if he would ever debate outspoken conservative rocker Ted Nugent on some of the issues they are both passionate about. Lips responded (see video below): "It's interesting. He's definitely got different views, especially when it comes to marijuana; we'd ...

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SCORPIONS Are 'Almost Done' Recording New Album

SCORPIONS' Mikkey Dee has just returned to Peppermint Park Studios in Hannover, Germany to resume recording the band's upcoming studio album. Tentatively due in 2021, the disc will mark the German-Polish-Swedish hard rock legends' first release since 2017's "Born To Touch Your Feelings - Best Of Rock Ballads", which was an anthology of SCORPIONS' new ...

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JEFFERSON STARSHIP Releases Music Video For 'Setting Sun'

Legendary rock band JEFFERSON STARSHIP released an EP, "Mother Of The Sun", via Golden Robot Records in August 2020 and now the band has shared the music video for the EP track "Setting Sun". "Setting Sun" features David Freiberg on lead vocals and is highlighted by slide guitar by Jude Gold. The bluesy rock anthem ...

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The Mob Rules (2021 Deluxe Edition) - BLACK SABBATH

Ronnie James Dio's introduction into the BLACK SABBATH fold provided a much-needed infusion of fire on 1980's "Heaven and Hell". The group was re-energized, and that record's reception and subsequent touring cycle revived the vaunted icons as a heavy metal force. The group did not manage to avoid internal drama however, as drummer Bill Ward ...

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