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Primal Future: 2019 - TOXIC HOLOCAUST

Has there ever been anyone more bizarrely underappreciated than Joel Grind? Ever since TOXIC HOLOCAUST emerged from Portland at the turn of the millennium, he has had arguably greater and more lasting impact on the underground metal world than any other musician: that tireless dedication to evoking the spirit of MOTORHEAD, DISCHARGE, VENOM and SODOM ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Joined By SATYRICON Frontman For 'I'm Broken' Performance At GEFLE METAL FESTIVAL (Video)

SATYRICON frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven joined Philip Anselmo on stage earlier today (Friday, July 19) at the Gefle Metal Festival in Gävle, Sweden to perform the PANTERA classic "I'm Broken". Video footage of Satyr's appearance can be seen below. Last year, Satyr said that his EIBON project ultimately disintegrated as a result of Anselmo's severe ...

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Above The Sky - MAJESTICA

As much as we should avoid judging books by their covers, it seems reasonable to note that "Above The Sky" gives every indication that it will be a preposterous and overblown power metal record, quite possibly with a few progressive touches thrown in. The artwork, the band name, a lingering sense that someone involved has ...

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Old Star - DARKTHRONE

The progression of extreme metal legends DARKTHRONE from black metal genre pioneer to ambassadors of pure heavy metal expression has been fun to experience. While some of their contemporaries continue to put out competent-yet-watered-down rehashes of works that defined the genre and others self-destructed under the weight of their own psychological excesses, Fenriz and Nocturno ...

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Listen To New DARKTHRONE Song 'Duke Of Gloat'

Black metal veterans DARKTHRONE will release their new album, "Old Star", on May 31 via Peaceville. The band's first studio album since 2016's "Arctic Thunder" sees the Norwegian legends cut through six new epic tracks, taking in the best of the old school of heavy and extreme metal plus a large dose of doom-laden riffing, ...

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Listen To New DARKTHRONE Song 'The Hardship Of The Scots'

Black metal veterans DARKTHRONE will release their new album, "Old Star", on May 31 via Peaceville. The band's first studio album since 2016's "Arctic Thunder" sees the Norwegian legends cut through six new epic tracks, taking in the best of the old school of heavy and extreme metal plus a large dose of doom-laden riffing, ...

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DARKTHRONE To Release 'Old Star' Album In May

Black metal veterans DARKTHRONE will release their new album, "Old Star", on May 31 via Peaceville. The band's first studio album since 2016's "Arctic Thunder" sees the Norwegian legends cut through six new epic tracks, taking in the best of the old school of heavy and extreme metal plus a large dose of doom-laden riffing, ...

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SATYRICON Frontman Says PHILIP ANSELMO's Drug Addiction 'Ruined' EIBON Project

SATYRICON frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven says that his EIBON project ultimately disintegrated as a result of Philip Anselmo's severe drug addiction. The short-lived black metal supergroup, which featured Satyr alongside the PANTERA singer, DARKTHRONE's Fenriz and NECROPHAGIA's Kiljoy, contributed one song to Moonfog Records' (Satyr's label) "A Different Perspective" sampler nearly two decades ago and ...

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Future Cult - THE LION'S DAUGHTER

The history of heavy metal is peppered with instances of bands whose careers truly launched only after making a hard pivot stylistically. JUDAS PRIEST and ACCEPT started off as competent rock-and-rollers before embracing metallic power and speed. DARKTHRONE's earliest output was expertly executed death metal, but it was the band's embrace of black metal noise ...

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DARKTHRONE Is Working On New Album

Norwegian black metallers DARKTHRONE are working on the follow-up to their 2016 album, "Arctic Thunder". Vocalist Gylve "Fenriz" Nagell revealed in a Facebook post that "three songs are in the making so far," featuring a musical direction that is a continuation of the band's "brand of old primitive metal." "Arctic Thunder" marked DARKTHRONE's first new ...

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Chasm - MUTILATION RITES

The blackened beast of Brooklyn's MUTILATION RITES has returned with its third album: "Chasm". While New York has a bit of a reputation for some pretentious black metal in recent years, the act released an ugly, debut long player in 2012 titled "Empyrean"—following a split, some EPs and demos—that grasped the spirit of DARKTHRONE and ...

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SATYRICON Frontman: 'The Size Of The Band And Your Commercial Success Is Not What Defines Your Authenticity'

SATYRICON frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven was recently interviewed by Mad TV's "TV War" in Greece. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether black metal's mainstream acceptance has diluted its musical value: Satyr: "No. Because… I mean, SEX PISTOLS, which is such a mythical group, and ...

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Trident Wolf Eclipse - WATAIN

Ironically enough, and quite contrary to the darkness they surely wish to portray, the spotlight upon Sweden's WATAIN has shined quite brightly in terms of fanfare. The unit's notoriously vile live performances and consistently impressive and singular take on Scandinavian black metal over the last couple of decades has cemented its place as one of ...

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AUTOPSY To Release 'Puncturing The Grotesque' Mini-LP; Listen To Title Track

Marking thirty years of depravity, highly influential U.S. death metal pioneers AUTOPSY return with the "Puncturing The Grotesque" mini-LP, containing seven tracks of blistering sickness, and their first new material since the pulverizing "Skull Grinder", on December 15. The release will be available exclusively through the Peaceville store on CD, LP and digitally (with all ...

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Blackhearts - Blackhearts (Movie)

"It was about coldness, sorrow, mountains, darkness, forests…" Black metal. One of this genre's touchiest subjects. You either know it, or you think you know it and, really, you're clueless. Most people fall into the second category. You either laughed at VENOM's snarky tirades in the name of Satan, or you raised your child from ...

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Black Metal Documentary 'Blackhearts' To Be Released In April

Norwegian black metal documentary "Blackhearts" will be released on DVD, digital and VOD on April 11 via Soundview Media Partners. "Blackhearts" is a documentary that tells the compelling story of three die-hard fans of black metal. The hard rock sub-genre gained worldwide notoriety because of its links to Satanism, church burnings, and murders 25 years ...

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Arctic Tundra - DARKTHRONE

DARKTHRONE, the champions of the second wave of black metal, has been at it for nearly 30 years. Following its classic death metal debut, "Soulside Journey", the Norwegian band forged an ominous, hateful and cold sonic style that was truly scary at the time, by conventional standards, anyway. And it was much more than music. ...

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ENSLAVED: Listen To 'Heimvegen' Song From 'The Sleeping Gods - Thorn' Compilation

Norwegian progressive extreme metal icons ENSLAVED will release "The Sleeping Gods - Thorn" compilation this November via ByNorse Music. A full-length album comprised of rare material from 2010-2011, "The Sleeping Gods - Thorn" is a unique collection of experimental material connecting with the band's early roots. The song "Heimvegen", the first single from "The Sleeping ...

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ENSLAVED: 'The Sleeping Gods – Thorn' Compilation Due In November

Norwegian progressive extreme metal icons ENSLAVED will release "The Sleeping Gods - Thorn" compilation this November via ByNorse Music. A full-length album comprised of rare material from 2010-2011, "The Sleeping Gods - Thorn" is a unique collection of experimental material connecting with the band's early roots. The seven tracks comprising "The Sleeping Gods - Thorn" ...

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Listen To New DARKTHRONE Song 'Tundra Leech'

Norwegian black metallers DARKTHRONE will release their new album, "Arctic Thunder", on October 14 via Peaceville. The CD marks the band's first new studio material since 2013's triumphant "The Underground Resistance", its most successful release in recent years. The song "Tundra Leech", taken from "Arctic Thunder", can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. An ...

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DARKTHRONE To Release 'Arctic Thunder' Album In October

Norwegian black metallers DARKTHRONE will release their new album, "Arctic Thunder", on October 14 via Peaceville. The CD marks the band's first new studio material since 2013's triumphant "The Underground Resistance", its most successful release in recent years. An eclectic mix of free-spirited '80s-fueled blackened heavy metal, all executed in DARKTHRONE's trademark raw and organic ...

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SATYRICON To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of 'Nemesis Divina' In 2016

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON will revisit the album that raised them from underground heroes to bold contenders on the world stage… the timeless and towering "Nemesis Divina". SATYRICON will return in 2016 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this seminal masterpiece, with a never-to-be-repeated series of exclusive European shows, wherein the Norwegian trailblazers will perform ...

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