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Generation Antichrist - ONSLAUGHT

It really doesn't matter how many mainstream chatterers want metal to "move forward": subgenres as resilient as thrash will never disappear or lose their relevance, particularly when so many of its original progenitors are still releasing albums as monstrous as this. ONSLAUGHT have already amassed a near-immaculate catalogue. If you don't regularly injure yourself to ...

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BLACK SABBATH: 'Paranoid' Super Deluxe Edition To Be Released On Vinyl For 50th Anniversary

Widely regarded as innovators of the musical genre which came to be known as heavy metal, legendary Birmingham-bred BLACK SABBATH celebrates the 50th anniversary in 2020 of its multi-million selling album "Paranoid" with a 5-LP/4CD edition released on October 9, featuring the vinyl debut of two 1970 concerts. "Paranoid: Super Deluxe Edition" includes the original ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Blasts Bands Who Rely Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Performances

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has blasted bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Speaking to "Live From Nerdville With Joe ...

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BRIAN MAY Joins NUNO BETTENCOURT, STEVE VAI, ZAKK WYLDE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN And TOSIN ABASI For 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Jam (Video)

EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt was joined by his "Generation Axe" tourmates — Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen and Tosin Abasi — along with QUEEN's Brian May for a six-guitar performance of QUEEN's timeless classic "Bohemian Rhapsody" as part of AXS TV's "At Home And Social With Nuno Bettencourt & Friends" special. Video footage of ...

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THE TROOPS OF DOOM Feat. Ex-SEPULTURA Guitarist JAIRO 'TORMENTOR' GUEDZ: 'The Rise Of Heresy' EP Due In October

THE TROOPS OF DOOM, the new Brazilian band featuring former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo "Tormentor" Guedz, will release its debut EP, "The Rise Of Heresy", on October 9 via Nuclear Blast's digital subsidiary, Blood Blast Distribution. The effort, which was mastered by Øystein G. Brun (BORKNAGAR) at Crosound Studio in Norway, contains four new original songs ...

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GOJIRA Releases New Standalone Single 'Another World'

French metallers GOJIRA have released a new standalone single titled "Another World". Produced by the band's own Joseph "Joe" Duplantier and mixed by Andy Wallace, the new track is available today on all streaming platforms and is joined by an animated official music video directed by Maxime Tiberhgien and Sylvain Favre, which is streaming now ...

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DEE SNIDER On AC/DC's New Album Featuring MALCOLM YOUNG's Guitar Tracks: 'It's Insane Just To Think About It'

Dee Snider says that "it's insane just to think about" the fact that AC/DC's much-anticipated new album will utilize previously unreleased guitar tracks from late guitarist Malcolm Young. Last December, Snider confirmed that he had dinner with Brian Johnson and that the AC/DC frontman was doing "good," four years after he was forced to leave ...

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VOIVOD's AWAY: 'I Would Have Never Believed That It Was Possible To Replace PIGGY'

In an interview with Brazil's Kazagastão, drummer Michel "Away" Langevin discussed guitarist Daniel "Chewy" Mongrain's unenviable task of replacing founding guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour, who passed away due to complications from colon cancer in 2005. D'Amour's unconventional brand of guitar playing was a staple of VOIVOD's sound, but Mongrain, a lifelong ...

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VENOMOUS CONCEPT Feat. NAPALM DEATH And BRUTAL TRUTH Members: New Song 'Simian Flu' Available For Streaming

Grindcore/hardcore punk veterans VENOMOUS CONCEPT — featuring members of BRUTAL TRUTH and NAPALM DEATH — will release their fourth full-length album, "Politics Versus The Erection", on August 28 via Season Of Mist. The disc's third single, "Simian Flu", can be streamed below. Track listing: 01. Simian Flu (03:20) 02. Hole In The Ground (00:53) 03. ...

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Whoosh! - DEEP PURPLE

Depending on which generational camp you may fall into, DEEP PURPLE might be a household name. The band is absolutely legendary, and rightfully so. After establishing a psychedelic rock sound, the band's format morphed into something significantly heavier, helping to create heavy metal's template. Outside of their eight-year-long disbandment, the act has been running strong ...

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Watch METALLICA's Entire 2000 Concert In Dallas

METALLICA has posted another video as part of its new concert series, "#MetallicaMondays", where the band is streaming a complete live show for fans on the group's YouTube channel and on Facebook every week. The latest concert to be shared was recorded exactly 20 years ago, on frontman James Hetfield's 37th birthday, on August 3, ...

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TRIVIUM Is Buying An Airplane Hangar

Florida-based metallers TRIVIUM are using profits generated from last month's livestreamed concert to purchase a decommissioned airplane hangar. The Orlando facility will ultimately serve as the band's headquarters for both recording and rehearsing, in addition to being a place where TRIVIUM can store its equipment. TRIVIUM frontman spoke about the band's plans for the hangar ...

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DEE SNIDER Blasts TRUMP's Coronavirus Response: He 'Failed To Bring The Country Together Over Something Really Important'

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has once again slammed President Donald Trump over his handling of the coronavirus outbreak. Trump has been criticized by some parts of the media for downplaying fears about COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, or actively spreading misinformation about its repercussions. Last month, he shared a viral video ...

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DEEP PURPLE: Audio Samples Of Entire 'Whoosh!' Album

Legendary rockers DEEP PURPLE will release their new album, "Whoosh!", on August 7 via earMUSIC. The LP was once again helmed by Canadian producer Bob Ezrin (KISS, PINK FLOYD, ALICE COOPER), who also worked on the band's last two studio albums, 2017's "Infinite" and 2013's "Now What?!" Together they created the most versatile album in ...

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