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ANNIHILATOR To Release 'Ballistic, Sadistic' Album In January; 'I Am Warfare' Single Now Available

Canadian thrash metal veterans ANNIHILATOR will release their new album, "Ballistic, Sadistic", on January 24, 2020 via Silver Lining Music. The disc's belligerent and pugnacious first single, "I Am Warfare", can be streamed below. Cited by bands in the likes of MEGADETH, PANTERA, DREAM THEATER, CHILDREN OF BODOM, LAMB OF GOD, OPETH, TRIVIUM and many, ...

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DEATH ANGEL: Pro-Shot Video Of Entire SUMMER BREEZE Performance

ARTE Concert has uploaded professionally filmed video footage of DEATH ANGEL's entire August 14 performance at the Summer Breeze festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. Check it out below. DEATH ANGEL recently announced a fall 2019 North American headlining tour with openers EXMORTUS and HELLFIRE. The month-long trek will kick off on November 16 in Seattle and ...

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WARBRINGER Premieres Explosive New Single 'Firepower Kills'

Three weeks into the band's ongoing 54-shows-in-54-days co-headlining tour with ENFORCER, Los Angeles-based thrash quintet WARBRINGER has released a new single, "Firepower Kills". The song can be streamed on Spotify, Apple Music and other digital platforms. A lyric video — created by Hannah Left Wright of Shadowborn Group — can be seen below. "Firepower Kills" ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Talks About Making Of 'The Conjuring' Song For 'Death By Design' Graphic Novel (Video)

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", is accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader Dave ...

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ANVIL Announces 17-Date U.K. Tour In March 2020

Canadian metal legends ANVIL will return to the U.K. for a 17-date tour in March 2020. ANVIL, a Toronto-based group, was formed in 1978 by childhood friends, guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner. Both came from Jewish families and had been playing music together since their teens. ANVIL is considered to have been ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Says DAVE MUSTAINE Is 'Doing Well' In His Battle With Throat Cancer

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson says that Dave Mustaine is "doing well" four months after he was diagnosed with throat cancer. The 58-year-old MEGADETH leader revealed his cancer diagnosis on June 17 on social media. He has since issued an update, saying that his doctors "are feeling very positive" regarding the progress of his treatment. Although ...

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ANTHRAX's CHARLIE BENANTE: Inside Look At Drum Rig (Video)

Sweetwater's Nick D'Virgilio recently joined Charlie Banante from ANTHRAX for an inside look at his drum rig. Watch the clip below. Earlier this year, Benante spoke to Australia's "Everblack" podcast about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to 2016's "For All Kings" album. He said: "There's a collection of songs so far ...

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BODY COUNT Is Mixing 'Carnivore' Album

BODY COUNT, the metal band fronted by hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T, is putting the finishing touches on its new album, "Carnivore", for a tentative early 2020 release. Asked by a fan on Twitter how the new BODY COUNT record is coming along, Ice-T responded: "Mixing it as we speak.. No solid release date ...

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MEGADETH: No Official Decision Has Yet Been Made Regarding DAVE MUSTAINE's Involvement In 'Megacruise'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson says that no "official decision" has yet been made regarding Dave Mustaine's involvement in the upcoming Megacruise. The 58-year-old MEGADETH leader revealed his cancer diagnosis on June 17 on social media. He has since issued an update, saying that his doctors "are feeling very positive" regarding the progress of his treatment. ...

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MINISTRY Announces Limited-Run Visual History Book, 'Prescripture'

A new fully authorized visual history book, "Ministry: Prescripture", by author Aaron Tanner has been announced today. Published by Melodic Virtue, the book is in a limited-edition run of 2,000 copies and contains over 200 pages of rare and unseen photos, artwork and other ephemera that spans MINISTRY's entire career. Melodic Virtue raided Uncle Al's ...

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K.K. DOWNING, LES BINKS, TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, DAVID ELLEFSON: Second Guitarist Announced For Upcoming 'MegaPriest' Fest

Former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar), Les Binks (drums) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals) will team up to perform "a full-length set of PRIEST classics" with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson on November 3 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Joining them on second guitar will be A.J. Mills of HOSTILE, the British metal band whose two ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE To 'Ride' With TYLER REDDICK At Richmond Raceway

Tyler Reddick and the No. 2 Richard Childress Racing team will enter the opening race of the 2019 NASCAR XfinitySeries Playoffs with a big dose of celebrity draw, thanks to Gimme Radio and metal band KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. Following the success of MEGADETH's paint scheme at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will now take center ...

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MEGADETH's Cancer-Stricken Frontman DAVE MUSTAINE: 'My Doctors Are Feeling Very Positive Regarding My Progress'

Dave Mustaine, who was recently diagnosed with throat cancer, says that his doctors "are feeling very positive" regarding his progress. The 57-year-old MEGADETH leader announced his cancer diagnosis on June 17 on social media. At the time, he said that he had already begun treatment as part of a plan that his doctors felt had ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Members K.K. DOWNING, LES BINKS And TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS To Perform Band's Classic Songs At One-Off Concert

Former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar), Les Binks (drums) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals) will join forces to perform "a full-length set of PRIEST classics" with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson on November 3 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. The one-off show at K.K.'s Steel Mill will feature a full band set from Ellefson's "Sleeping Giants" ...

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New MEGADETH-Branded Beer 'Saison 13': More Details Revealed

Unibroue has announced the release of Saison 13, a Belgian-style Saison with spices brewed in collaboration with the world-famous metal band MEGADETH. The release marks the second beer collaboration between Unibroue and MEGADETH, following the widely acclaimed À Tout Le Monde "session" Saison. Saison 13 is a nod to MEGADETH's album "Th1rt3en" launched in 2011 ...

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MEGADETH Bandmates DAVID ELLEFSON And CHRIS POLAND Reunite On Stage In Fullerton (Video)

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson reunited with former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland to perform the band's classic songs "The Conjuring" and "Peace Sells" (with former ANTHRAX and current ARMORED SAINT singer John Bush on vocals) on September 5 at Slidebar in Fullerton, California. Video footage of the performance can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user ...

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