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ENSLAVED Explains 'Utgard' Album Title

Norway's avantgarde metal heroes ENSLAVED will release their new album, "Utgard", in the fall via Nuclear Blast. The band commented: "'Utgard' bears countless meanings to us; an image, metaphor, an esoteric 'location', a word on its own, etc. — on different levels and layers. From Norse mythology we know it as a landscape were the ...

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Hear MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON's New Solo Single, 'Simple Truth'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has released "Simple Truth", the new single from his solo band ELLEFSON, with all proceeds going to Italian COVID-19 relief. The track, co-written by Ellefson and vocalist Thom Hazaert, with Italian guitarist and drummer Andy Martongelli and Paolo Caridi, will appear on the upcoming full-length follow-up to the 2019 release "Sleeping ...

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STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH Members Reunite To Record 'Quarantine Version' Of 'March Of The S.O.D.' (Video)

Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Scott Ian (ANTHRAX) and Dan Lilker (NUCLEAR ASSAULT, ex-ANTHRAX) have shared a "quarantine version" of the STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH instrumental song "March Of The S.O.D.", recorded with each member separated in their own homes. Benante uploaded a video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing in an accompanying message: "A message ...

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Opulent Decay - SPELL

It is very easy to appreciate the bands that write about fantastical elements derived from fantasy and sci-fi inspirations, and match that with an equally over-the-top musical presence. There are a number of bands though that are capable of luring you into their odes to bewitching enchantresses and magical wizards via a more subdued rock ...

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KITTIE's MORGAN LANDER Teases WINTERLVST Project

KITTIE vocalist/guitarist Morgan Lander has shared a teaser for new project WINTERLVST, tentatively due this summer. Check it out below. Morgan apparently discussed the project in a 2018 interview with CrypticRock.com. She stated at the time; "It is with a few members of BLACKGUARD from Montreal. We toured with them back in 2012. With Justine ...

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WOLFHEART: 'The Hammer' Music Video

"The Hammer", the new video from Finnish heavy melodic death metal unit WOLFHEART, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming full-length album, "Wolves Of Karelia", which will be released on April 10 via Napalm Records. A windmill-worthy intro is accented by sinister synth and marching percussion as "The Hammer" switches ...

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DEE SNIDER Is 'Extremely Disappointed' With DONALD TRUMP's Handling Of Coronavirus Pandemic: 'Many Deaths Could Have Been Prevented'

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has once again said that he strongly disapproves of President Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Trump has been criticized by some parts of the media for downplaying fears about COVID-19 or actively spreading misinformation about its repercussions. The president has since notably dramatically changed his ...

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2020 Edition Of ROCKLAHOMA Festival Has Been Officially Canceled

This year's edition of the Rocklahoma festival has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe. The event, which was scheduled to take place May 22-24, is expected to return next year. Billed as "America's Biggest Memorial Day Weekend Party," Rocklahoma was held annually at the Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds ...

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SLAYER's 'Angel Of Death' Sung By 12-Year-Old Daughter Of DARKANE Guitarist CHRISTOFER MALMSTRÖM (Video)

DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström has shared a video of him playing a cover of the SLAYER song "Angel Of Death" while accompanied his 12-year-old daughter Amanda on vocals. The two-and-a-half-minute clip, which can be seen below, opens with Christofer running through the opening riff of DIO's "The Last In Line" before abruptly stopping and switching ...

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ILL NIÑO Putting Finishing Touches On Three New Songs

ILL NIÑO is putting the finishing touches on three new songs, to be released before the end of the month. More information will be made available soon. Last month, ILL NIÑO released the official music video for its latest single, "Sangre". The track, which was originally made available in January 2019, marked the band's first ...

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The Dark Delight - DYNAZTY

When the first riff kicks in, moments into opener "Presence Of Mind", it's obvious that DYNAZTY are punching with considerably more weight behind them than most of their power metal peers. Still a fairly low-key concern at this point, the Swedes have been honing their crunchy, streamlined take on melodic metal since 2009, and this ...

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IRON MAIDEN's May 2020 Japanese Tour Has Officially Been Canceled

IRON MAIDEN has been forced to cancel its previously announced Japanese tour due to the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe. The British heavy metal legends announced the cancelation in a social media post earlier today. The group wrote: "We have been informed by our Japanese Promoter, Creativeman Productions that they are cancelling all ...

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