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Video Premiere: AMON AMARTH's 'Mjölner, Hammer Of Thor'

"Mjölner, Hammer Of Thor", the new Roboshobo-directed video from Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Berserker", which was released on May 3 via Metal Blade Records. The disc was recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Jay Ruston, who has ...

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RAVEN Frontman On Almost Going Into Business With OZZY And SHARON OSBOURNE: 'You Could Maybe Say We Dodged A Bullet'

Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast recently conducted an interview with bassist/vocalist John Gallagher of British metal legends RAVEN. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On being part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal scene: John: "We had the first independent metal album out in England, which was 'Rock Until ...

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Here Is First Video Of VINNIE PAUL's Grave Marker

The first video of Vinnie Paul Abbott's grave marker next to that of his brother, PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, can be seen below (courtesy of Tom Bachonski). Vinnie Paul's grave marker was officially installed on May 24. That same day, two pictures of the gravesite were released via PANTERA's social media, along with the ...

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ARMORED SAINT: 'We're Writing A New Record'

ARMORED SAINT is continuing work on the material for the follow-up to 2015's "Win Hands Down" album. Earlier today, the band posted an Instagram video of vocalist John Bush and bassist Joey Vera at their home studio demoing some of the songs that will appear on ARMORED SAINT's new disc. The group wrote in an ...

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First Look At VINNIE PAUL's Grave Marker

A couple of photos of Vinnie Paul Abbott's soon-to-be-installed grave marker can be found below. The PANTERA Facebook page released a full picture of the marker after a couple of "unauthorized" photos were posted online without the permission of Vinnie Paul's estate. "There is a lot of bad info floating around about Vinnie Paul's grave ...

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New AMON AMARTH Drummer Says His 'Input' Was Welcomed On 'Berserker'

AMON AMARTH drummer Jocke Wallgren recently spoke with Jake Patton of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be streamed. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On new album, "Berserker", which marks his recording debut with the group: Jocke: "I'm really stoked. I was more spooked earlier on when we started with the 'Jomsviking' ...

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BLACK STAR RIDERS To Release 'Another State Of Grace' Album In September; Title Track Now Available

BLACK STAR RIDERS will release their fourth studio album, "Another State Of Grace", on September 6 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2017's "Heavy Fire" was recorded in February 2019 at Sphere Studios in Burbank, California with producer Jay Ruston (STONE SOUR, ANTHRAX, URIAH HEEP). Longtime supporter Joe Elliott, vocalist of DEF LEPPARD, says: "I've ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Announces First Dates Of Summer 2019 'Basstory' Tour

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has announced the first dates for his summer 2019 "Basstory - More Life With Deth" tour. The shows will feature a question-and-answer session/discussion with co-author and partner Thom Hazaert about Ellefson's upcoming memoir, "More Life With Deth", and a full live-band set including songs from the companion album "Sleeping Giants". Dates ...

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AMON AMARTH Guitarist Thinks New Album 'Berserker' Has Many 'Future Live Classics'

Australia's Silver Tiger Media recently conducted an interview with guitarist Johan Söderberg of Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether AMON AMARTH intended to create something "bigger and better" with their new studio album, "Berserker": Johan: "That's always ...

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ANVIL Signs New Record Deal, Promises 'Crushing' 2020 Album

Canadian metal legends ANVIL will enter Soundlodge studios in Rhauderfehn in the northwest of Germany in October to begin recording their new album for a 2020 release. Speaking about the new disc's musical direction, drummer Robb Reiner told The Metal Voice (see video below): "It's just a continuation of what we've been doing for the ...

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KATAKLYSM To Tour North America With EXHORDER, KRISIUN And HATCHET

Montreal, Quebec, Canada death metallers KATAKLYSM will embark on a North American tour in September. Support on the "Meditations Over North America 2019" trek will come from EXHORDER, KRISIUN and HATCHET. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. KATAKLYSM is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "Meditations", which was released last ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Says His 'Off-Color Joke' At 'Dimebash' Led To 'Ridiculous' Accusations Of Racism

Former PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo says that the controversy surrounding his actions at a California concert three years ago is "ridiculous." Anselmo performed the PANTERA classic "Walk" at the January 2016 "Dimebash" event at the Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood in honor of late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. As he left the stage, he ...

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AMON AMARTH's OLAVI MIKKONEN Says Band 'Wanted To Create More Dynamics' On 'Berserker' Album

Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with guitarist Olavi Mikkonen of Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreaker widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for AMON AMARTH's upcoming studio album, "Berserker": Olavi: "Since [2016's] 'Jomsviking' was a ...

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ANVIL To Record New Album In October

Canadian metal legends ANVIL will enter Soundlodge studios in Rhauderfehn in the northwest of Germany this fall to begin recording their new album for a 2020 release. Guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow told Heavy New York about the band's plans for the follow-up to 2018's "Pounding The Pavement": "We're going in in October to record in ...

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