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CRADLE OF FILTH Announces 'Existence Is Futile' Album Details, Releases Music Video For 'Crawling King Chaos'

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH will release their 13th studio album, "Existence Is Futile", on October 22. Pieced together in isolation, at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk with studio guru Scott Atkins (DEVILMENT, BENEDICTION, VADER), the band's latest chef-d'oeuvre is a pitch-black, perverse and at times absurdly brutal and extreme masterpiece following a truly nihilistic ...

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METAL CHURCH Singer MIKE HOWE's Death Ruled Suicide

According to TMZ, METAL CHURCH singer Mike Howe's official cause of death was determined to be asphyxia due to hanging. A spokesperson for the Humboldt County Sheriff's Dept. told the site authorities are calling it a suicide. Cops got a call Monday morning (July 26) just after 10 a.m. in Eureka, ...

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THRICE Releases Music Video For 'Scavengers'

Fresh off last week's announcement of their upcoming 11th studio album "Horizons/East", California-based rock band THRICE has dropped a visually stunning music video in support of its newest single "Scavengers". Directed by DJay Brawner, the video transports viewers to a different world; one of mystery and disguises that leaves viewers unsure of whom to trust ...

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DEE SNIDER Once Again Blasts 'Pathetic Troll Losers' Who Post Comments On BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Dee Snider has blasted the BLABBERMOUTH.NET commenters as "pathetic troll losers," saying that they served as the inspiration for his new song "Open Season". The TWISTED SISTER frontman made the comments after BLABBERMOUT.NET published an excerpt from his interview with "The MetalSucks Podcast" in which he weighed in on the David Ellefson sex video scandal, ...

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METAL CHURCH Singer MIKE HOWE Dead At 55

METAL CHURCH singer Mike Howe has died at the age of 55. No cause of death has been revealed. The news of Howe's passing was broken by METAL CHURCH in a social media post this evening. The band wrote: "It is with our deepest regrets that we must announce the passing of our brother, our ...

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DOOGIE WHITE-Fronted Version Of ALCATRAZZ Releases 'Sword Of Deliverance' Single, Announces New Album 'V'

"Sword of Deliverance", the second single from ALCATRAZZ's brand new album "V", set for release October 15, can be streamed below. The LP will feature original members Jimmy Waldo and Gary Shea, along with new vocalist Doogie White (RAINBOW, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST), drummer Mark Benquechea and guitarist Joe Stump. White said: "'Sword Of ...

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'Backstaged: The Devil In Metal' Podcast Dives Into Life And Death Of Metal Legend RONNIE JAMES DIO

The season finale episode of the acclaimed music podcast "Backstaged: The Devil in Metal" has just been released. Hosted by bestselling author and music journalist Jon Wiederhorn, the episode is a 70-minute-long extravaganza that explores the spectacular life and tragic death of metal legend Ronnie James Dio. The episode addresses Dio's early years and career ...

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EVANESCENCE's AMY LEE: 'I Love Contrast In Music'

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "Cutter's Rockcast" podcast, EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee was asked if there was one artist that made her want to become the lead singer of a hard rock band. She responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I can't say one, but it's interesting, I didn't think about gender ...

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THRICE To Release 'Horizons/East' Album In September

The dynamic and explorative California-based rock band THRICE will release its 11th studio album, "Horizons/East", on September 17 via Epitaph Records. The album exemplifies art as a work of recognition — the human task of perceiving oneself amid details, disasters, and blessings as a relentlessly relational phenomenon among others. In this, "Horizons/East" is the rare ...

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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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The Dark Parade - MORDRED

Time should probably have been a lot kinder to MORDRED. Years ahead of their time, the San Francisco thrash crew were mixing balls-out funk and scratching skills into their crossover sound in the late '80s. Although nominally part of the "funk metal" movement that coalesced around RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS and FAITH NO MORE, MORDRED ...

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BLACK VEIL BRIDES Team Up With INCENDIUM For 'The Phantom Tomorrow' Comic Books And Collectibles

BLACK VEIL BRIDES and Incendium have announced the launch of "The Phantom Tomorrow", a six-issue comic book series expanding upon their upcoming album of the same name. Published under Incendium's music-focused OPUS imprint, the story was conceptualized by BLACK VEIL BRIDES founder Andy Biersack, written by Michael Moreci ("Stranger Things", "Batman: Detective Comics"), with illustrations ...

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BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD Shares 'Don't Leave Us' Poem

Founding BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has shared a new original poem called "Don't Leave Us". Check it out below. Ward has released a number of poems in recent months, some inspired by the coronavirus pandemic and others celebrating the fall–winter holiday season, including Thanksgiving and Christmas. Bill was on board for the SABBATH reunion ...

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KISS Announces New Licensing Partnerships And New Retail Programs

KISS and the band's exclusive global licensing agent Epic Rights have signed new licensing agreements in the last year across multiple product categories for key territories worldwide with many new and unique products for retail. The new KISS product launches will coincide with the return of the "End Of The Road" world tour, which launched ...

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