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The Night They Came Home - MR. BUNGLE

MR. BUNGLE is without a doubt one of the metal world's most bizarre and eccentric musical entities. Following 20 years of inactivity, during which time the act's key members further explored their own musical journeys, the band ended its hiatus with the 2020 release of "The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo", a reimagined ...

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Arrows - RED FANG

Portland, Oregon quartet RED FANG have established themselves as one metal's more engaging acts. The infectious stoner metal contained on a trilogy of killer full-length records, starting with 2011's "Murder the Mountains" and ending with 2016's "Only Ghosts", coalesced with energetic live performances and an everyman aesthetic endearing them to audiences that just wanted to ...

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Working With God - MELVINS 1983

The MELVINS is essentially the duo of King Buzzo and Dale Crover. That core regularly pulls in orbiting members who the unit has performed with before as well as new blood. They move forward this time by looking again to the band's earliest of days, enlisting original drummer Mike Dillard, who was originally with the ...

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MASTODON Celebrates 21st Anniversary

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have released a short video in celebration of the band's 21st anniversary. The band wrote in an accompanying message: "MASTODON is officially of drinking age! Yay! Thanks to all of our supporters who have stuck in with us over the years, and for the new ones, welcome to they party! It's ...

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VENOMOUS CONCEPT Feat. NAPALM DEATH And BRUTAL TRUTH Members: Fifth Album Completed

Grindcore/hardcore punk veterans VENOMOUS CONCEPT — featuring members of BRUTAL TRUTH and NAPALM DEATH — have completed work on their fifth album at Headline Music Studios in Cambridge, U.K. with producer Simon Efemey. The follow-up to 2020's "Politics Versus The Erection" is tentatively due later this year via Season Of Mist. Earlier today, VENOMOUS CONCEPT ...

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CHEVELLE To Release New Single 'Self Destructor' This Friday

CHEVELLE will release the official music video for its new single, "Self Destructor", on Friday, January 8 at 7:00 a.m. PST / 10:00 a.m. EST. A teaser for the clip is available below. "Self Destructor" is taken from CHEVELLE's upcoming follow-up to 2016's "The North Corridor", "Niratias", which is due on March 5. Full new ...

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Devotionals - CARDINAL WYRM

CARDINAL WYRM hail from the Bay Area. I've been there a couple of times; it didn't seem particularly weird, but clearly I was wrong. You can throw a stick pretty much anywhere in the world and be guaranteed to hit at least two sludgy doom bands, but very few of them have the instant oddball ...

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SOUNDGARDEN And FOO FIGHTERS Drummers Form NIGHTTIME BOOGIE ASSOCIATION

With the pandemic and quarantine lockdowns bringing most live music and touring to a screeching halt, SOUNDGARDEN/PEARL JAM drummer Matt Cameron and FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins used the downtime to explore new music and create a new project. The two multi-talented songwriter/drummers have unveiled their collaboration, NIGHTTIME BOOGIE ASSOCIATION, by releasing two songs that ...

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2R0I2P0 - BORIS WITH MERZBOW

"2R0I2P0" is seemingly a random collection of alphanumeric characters at first glance, but each alphabetic letter splits the numerical digits to essentially stand for "2020 Rest In Peace." Similarly, the pairing of artists that collaborated to create "2R0I2P0" are seemingly out of sync, but the long-running creative union between the psychedelic drone / doom act ...

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CHEVELLE Has Completed New Album; Video For First Single To Be Shot Next Week

CHEVELLE has completed work on its long-awaited new studio album. The news about CHEVELLE's upcoming follow-up to 2016's "The North Corridor" was broken during a mock interview between CHEVELLE vocalist/guitarist Pete Loeffler and his brother, CHEVELLE drummer Sam Loeffler. Speaking about CHEVELLE's current and upcoming activities, Sam said (see video below): "We have some new ...

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PAGE HAMILTON: How HELMET Influenced PANTERA

In a new interview with Machine Music, HELMET leader Page Hamilton discussed his relationship with PANTERA in the early 1990s and his band's influence on what eventually became the Philip Anselmo-fronted act's "Vulgar Display Of Power" album. "If you look at what they were doing before they 'became' PANTERA – the ...

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Gift of Sacrifice - KING BUZZO featuring TREVOR DUNN

Roger 'Buzz' Osborne, aka King Buzzo, is the ringleader of the groundbreaking musical anomaly known as the MELVINS. He has established a fruitful musical relationship with bass maestro Trevor Dunn, best known for his work with the genre-hopping oddball band MR. BUNGLE. The two have shared time together in the MELVINS and as bandmates in ...

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VENOMOUS CONCEPT Feat. NAPALM DEATH And BRUTAL TRUTH Members: New Song 'Simian Flu' Available For Streaming

Grindcore/hardcore punk veterans VENOMOUS CONCEPT — featuring members of BRUTAL TRUTH and NAPALM DEATH — will release their fourth full-length album, "Politics Versus The Erection", on August 28 via Season Of Mist. The disc's third single, "Simian Flu", can be streamed below. Track listing: 01. Simian Flu (03:20) 02. Hole In The Ground (00:53) 03. ...

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VENOMOUS CONCEPT Feat. NAPALM DEATH And BRUTAL TRUTH Members: New Song 'Eliminate' Available For Streaming

Grindcore/hardcore punk veterans VENOMOUS CONCEPT — featuring members of BRUTAL TRUTH and NAPALM DEATH — will release their fourth full-length album, "Politics Versus The Erection", on August 28 via Season Of Mist. The disc's second single, "Eliminate", can be streamed below. Track listing: 01. Simian Flu (03:20) 02. Hole In The Ground (00:53) 03. Eliminate ...

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VENOMOUS CONCEPT Feat. NAPALM DEATH And BRUTAL TRUTH Members: 'Politics Versus The Erection' Album Due In August

Grindcore/hardcore punk veterans VENOMOUS CONCEPT — featuring members of BRUTAL TRUTH and NAPALM DEATH — will release their fourth full-length album, "Politics Versus The Erection", on August 28 via Season Of Mist. The disc's first single, "Lemonade", can be streamed below. Track listing: 01. Simian Flu (03:20) 02. Hole In The Ground (00:53) 03. Eliminate ...

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IRIST Releases Music Video For 'Creation'

"Creation", the new video from the Georgia heavy metal powerhouse IRIST, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's debut full-length album, "Order Of The Mind", which will be released on March 27 via Nuclear Blast. Although IRIST's record-release show was cancelled due to COVID-19, the "Creation" clip gives fans a taste ...

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CHEVELLE Teases New Song In Studio Video

CHEVELLE has uploaded video footage of the band in the studio writing what it says is "the last song" for its upcoming album. Last year, CHEVELLE vocalist/guitarist Pete Loeffler said that he wrote "about 25 songs" for the band's next disc, but that only eight had been recorded at that point at Joe's House Of ...

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MR. BUNGLE Plays First Show In Close To 20 Years (Video)

MR. BUNGLE played its first show in close to 20 years last night (Wednesday, February 5) at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, California. The concert saw the Eureka-born band performing its 1986 demo in its entirety, and marked the first time these songs have been played live in over 30 years. MR. BUNGLE also ...

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IRIST To Release 'Order Of The Mind' Album Via NUCLEAR BLAST

Georgia heavy metal powerhouse IRIST has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast. The band's debut full-length album, "Order Of The Mind", will be released on March 27. The official music video for the song "Burning Sage" can be seen below. The framework for IRIST began in the summer of 2015 when South American-born friends Pablo ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE Releases Music Video For 'Two Steps'

California-based extreme metal titans SUICIDE SILENCE have released the official music video for the song "Two Steps". The track is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "Become The Hunter", on February 14 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Steve Evetts (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SEPULTURA, HATEBREED) at The Omen Room and mixed ...

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TĒTĒMA Featuring MIKE PATTON And ANTHONY PATERAS: 'Necroscape' Album Due In April

TĒTĒMA, the bi-continental outfit featuring Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE, MR. BUNGLE) and the Melbourne-based, electro-acoustic artist Anthony Pateras, return with their sophomore album, the mind-bending "Necroscape" (April 3, Ipecac Recordings). An early preview of the spring release can be heard now, with "Haunted On The Uptake", a track Pateras describes as sounding "like THE ...

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Video Premiere: SUICIDE SILENCE's 'Feel Alive'

California-based extreme metal titans SUICIDE SILENCE have released the official music video for the song "Feel Alive". The track is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "Become The Hunter", on February 14, 2020 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Steve Evetts (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SEPULTURA, HATEBREED) at The Omen Room and ...

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CHEVELLE Frontman Explains New Album Delay

CHEVELLE vocalist/guitarist Pete Loeffler and drummer Sam Loeffler spoke to Rock 100.5 The KATT's Cameron Buchholtz about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's new album. The disc was recorded in part this past May at Joe's House Of Compression studio in Pasadena, California with producer Joe Barresi (KYUSS, MELVINS, THE JESUS LIZARD). ...

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