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PHILIP ANSELMO Joins Forces With CHILD BITE For Cover Version Of CELTIC FROST's 'The Usurper'

Detroit punk/metal/noise rock misfits CHILD BITE have been holed up in their den of iniquity penning new tunes for their as-yet-untitled new full-length, to be recorded by Philip H. Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN) at his famed Nodferatu's Lair. The record serves as the follow-up to last year's "Strange Waste" EP, released via Anselmo's Housecore Records. Comments ...

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Clearing the Path to Ascend - YOB

For a band garnishing its name from a Looney Tunes episode, they've always taken their craft deadly serious. After briefly calling it quits in 2005, YOB has emerged as one the most talked-about doom and sludge bands on the planet. Their latest album, "Clearing the Path to Ascend", only has four songs combined at 63 ...

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Hold It In - THE MELVINS

King Buzzo might as well be called "King Tireless" after recently releasing an acoustic solo album, "This Machine Kills Artists", behind two THE MELVINS albums last year, the Mike Dillard reunion album "Tres Cabrones" and the covers album "Everybody Loves Sausages". This time, Buzz Osborne kicks THE MELVINS back into action with another changeup, restoring ...

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FANTÔMAS Featuring FAITH NO MORE's MIKE PATTON, Ex-SLAYER Drummer DAVE LOMBARDO: Santiago Concert Footage

Star-studded noise-mongers FANTÔMAS — who feature in their ranks FAITH NO MORE frontman Mike Patton, MELVINS guitarist Buzz Osborne, MR. BUNGLE bassist Trevor Dunn, and ex-SLAYER and current PHILM drummer Dave Lombardo — played their first show in many years last night (Friday, Decemebr 5) at Teatro Cariola in Santiago, Chile. Fan-filmed video footage of ...

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Ex-SLAYER Drummer DAVE LOMBARDO Is 'Really Excited' To Perform With FANTÔMAS Again

Star-studded noise-mongers FANTÔMAS — who feature in their ranks FAITH NO MORE frontman Mike Patton, MELVINS guitarist Buzz Osborne, MR. BUNGLE bassist Trevor Dunn, and ex-SLAYER and current PHILM drummer Dave Lombardo — will perform at the first-ever RockOut festival, set to take place December 6 at Espacio Broadway in Santiago, Chile. FANTÔMAS last played ...

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FANTÔMAS To Perform Entire 'The Director's Cut' Album At Chile's RockOut Festival

Star-studded noise-mongers FANTÔMAS — who feature in their ranks FAITH NO MORE frontman Mike Patton, MELVINS guitarist Buzz Osborne, MR. BUNGLE bassist Trevor Dunn, and ex-SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo — have been confirmed for the first-ever RockOut festival, set to take place December 6 at Espacio Broadway in Santiago, Chile. According to Lombardo, FANTÔMAS will ...

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FAITH NO MORE's MIKE PATTON, Ex-SLAYER Drummer DAVE LOMBARDO To Resurrect FANTÔMAS For Chile's RockOut

Star-studded noise-mongers FANTÔMAS — who feature in their ranks FAITH NO MORE frontman Mike Patton, MELVINS guitarist Buzz Osborne, MR. BUNGLE bassist Trevor Dunn, and ex-SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo — have been confirmed for the first-ever RockOut festival, set to take place December 6 at Espacio Broadway in Santiago, Chile. Also scheduled to appear on ...

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THE MELVINS To Release 'Hold It In' In October

THE MELVINS return with "Hold It In", their first studio album as a quartet since 2010's "The Bride Screams Murder", on October 14. The new CD was recorded in both Los Angeles and Austin earlier this year. Joining Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover for the 12-song outing are BUTTHOLE SURFERS' guitar player Paul Leary and ...

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IX - CORROSION OF CONFORMITY

Having themselves a busy 2012 with their self-titled album and the "Megalodon" EP, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY returns with their ninth recording, "IX". With this boisterous and slackened album, Mike Dean, Woody Weatherman and Reed Mullin move toward a dirtier, cruder and at-times faster vibe. "IX" often flirts with MELVINS territory, even if the predominant songwriting ...

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This Machine Kills Artists - KING BUZZO

King Buzzo has a lot of musical ideas chawing beneath his mondo shag, prompting the release of a seventeen-song solo album. As one of the principal inspirations sometimes overlooked in the evolution of NIRVANA, it's justifiable Buzz Osborne names his new album "This Machine Kills Artists". That idiom can be applied to the suicide of ...

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THE SKULL Joined By Former PENTAGRAM Guitarist MATT GOLSDSBOROUGH

THE SKULL — the heavy doom-rock band featuring original TROUBLE members, vocalist Eric Wagner and drummer Jeff "Oly" Olson, alongside longtime former TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner and SACRED DAWN guitarist Lothar Keller — has announced the addition of former PENTAGRAM guitarist Matt Goldsborough to the group's ranks. He will be taking over for Chuck Robinson, ...

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TOMAHAWK To Release 'M.E.A.T.' Seven-Inch Single

Two extra tracks from the sessions for "Oddfellows", the 2013 album from TOMAHAWK — the alt-rock supergroup featuring Duane Denison (THE JESUS LIZARD, UNSEMBLE), Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE, FANTÔMAS), John Stanier (BATTLES, HELMET) and Trevor Dunn (MELVINS LITE, MR. BUNGLE) — will be made available as a limited-edition seven-inch single on May 13. The ...

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THE SKULL Featuring Former TROUBLE Members: Two Singles Available For Streaming

THE SKULL, the new band featuring original members of American doom metal legends TROUBLEEric Wagner (vocals) and Jeff "Oly" Olson (drums) — alongside longtime TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner, SACRED DAWN guitarist Lothar Keller, and former TROUBLE bassist-turned-guitarist Chuck Robinson, has unleashed two new singles recorded with acclaimed producer/engineer Billy Anderson (MELVINS, NEUROSIS). The ...

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THE SKULL Featuring Former TROUBLE Members: Two Singles To Be Released In April

THE SKULL, the new band featuring original members of American doom metal legends TROUBLEEric Wagner (vocals) and Jeff "Oly" Olson (drums) — alongside longtime TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner, SACRED DAWN guitarist Lothar Keller, and former TROUBLE bassist-turned-guitarist Chuck Robinson, will unleash two new singles recorded with acclaimed producer/engineer Billy Anderson (MELVINS, NEUROSIS). The ...

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EVERY TIME I DIE Taps Producer KURT BALLOU For New Album

New York's EVERY TIME I DIE is currently recording new material at GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts with producer Kurt Ballou of CONVERGE. Keith Buckley, EVERY TIME I DIE lyricist and vocalist, states: "Kurt Ballou had always intimidated the living shit out of me, so I was overjoyed when the decision was made to record ...

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Death by Burning - MANTAR

I'm admittedly dubious about one-to-two man bands and more often than not find something lacking with them, more so in the two piece department. Usually these bare-boned endeavors are found in black and prog metal. There are exceptions to the rule, of course, like JUCIFER, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM and hopping genres for a ...

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Whales and Leeches - RED FANG

Portland, Oregon continues to amaze as a hub for some of the best underground rock on American terra firma. The loud and earthy fuzz of RED FANG might represent the beacon call to finally summon the spotlight upon this prolific scene. There's a ton of buzz about RED FANG with their third album, "Whales and ...

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MELVINS Frontman BUZZ OSBORNE Releases 'Dark Brown Teeth' Solo Acoustic Song

Buzz Osborne, songwriter, guitar player and vocalist for the MELVINS, has unveiled his first solo acoustic song, "Dark Brown Teeth", via RollingStone.com. The iconic frontman has also confirmed he will release an as-yet-untitled solo acoustic full-length via Ipecac Recordings in June. Osborne previously announced a thirteen-date tour, kicking off March 2 at Grumpy’s ...

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DEAD TO A DYING WORLD Preparing To Record New Album

Dallas, Texas-based blackened doom congregation DEAD TO A DYING WORLD will enter the studio in the near future to record the band's sophomore full-length release. The group is preparing to record this time with renowned sonic decimation engineer Billy Anderson (SLEEP, NEUROSIS, MELVINS), who will undertake the arduous task of harnessing their massive sophomore album. ...

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TODAY IS THE DAY Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Visionary metal act TODAY IS THE DAY has confirmed a new lineup, as two new trusted assassins have been engaged to forge the band's tenth studio full-length, which is fully written and already coming to fruition. Now joining TODAY IS THE DAY's founding guitarist/vocalist Steve Austin, Jeff Lohrber is laying down this album's percussive attack. ...

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MELVINS' BUZZ OSBORNE: How METALLICA 'Blew It'

In a brand new interview with A.V. Club, MELVINS' Buzz Osborne was asked to pick songs by "bands that were good, but blew it." Explaining his selection of "Whiplash" by METALLICA, Osborne said: "METALLICA is a good example, because when their first record [1983's 'Kill 'Em All'] came out, I thought, 'Oh, wow! ...

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