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SUICIDE SILENCE Completes Work On Sixth Album

California-based extreme metal titans SUICIDE SILENCE have completed work on their sixth studio album. The disc was produced by Steve Evetts (EVERY TIME I DIE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN) and was mixed by Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA). A 2020 release date is expected. SUICIDE SILENCE's latest, self-titled album came out in February 2017 ...

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The Sound Of Scars - LIFE OF AGONY

When unexpected reunions turn into long-term campaigns, the results can be wildly variable. Perhaps surprisingly, given the media's inevitable preference for discussing Mina Caputo's personal journey rather than celebrating her music, LIFE OF AGONY have yet to drop the creative ball and arrive at their sixth studio album with reputations enhanced and credibility intact. If ...

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Video Premiere: BORKNAGAR's 'Voices'

Norway's avant-garde metallers BORKNAGAR will release their new album, "True North", on September 27 via Century Media. The follow-up to 2016's "Winter Thrice" was once again mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. The official music video for the disc's latest single, "Voices", can be seen below. The clip was ...

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TOM KEIFER On Bands Using Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances: 'It's Not Something That I Would Wanna Do'

Tom Keifer says that he would never want to rely on pre-recorded tracks during his live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Asked by "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" ...

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Watch HELMET Perform In Munich During 30th-Anniversary Tour

Fan-filmed video footage of HELMET's September 21 concert in Munich, Germany during the band's 30th-anniversary tour can be seen below. At each stop on HELMET's 30-city European trek, the band is performing a 30-song set with no openers. When the tour was first announced earlier this year, band leader Page Hamilton said: "The day John, ...

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ANTHRAX: Why You Can't Say 'Rock Is Dead'

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello has dismissed the notion that rock is dead, saying that the genre "will never die." While rock 'n' roll has been king of the music world for decades, in the past few years, it's been unseated by the growing popularity of hip-hop. This has caused many pundits to proclaim the genre ...

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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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Mourn The Southern Skies - EXHORDER

The next time somebody moans to you about long it takes GUNS 'N' ROSES, METALLICA or TOOL to make a record these days, feel free to remind them that EXHORDER are about to release their first album of new material in 27 years. Admittedly, Vinnie LaBella and Kyle Thomas's seminal crew didn't exist in any ...

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Sunless - PSOTY

Bands will pay the price for picking a shit name. It may have seemed terribly post-modern and in-jokey at the time, but being lumbered with a name like PET SLIMMERS OF THE YEAR was never a smart move. Sensibly, this UK-based post-metal crew have trimmed that unwieldy tag down to the simpler PSOTY: still a ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Defends His Right To Speak Out On Political Issues

George Lynch has defended his right to speak out on political issues, saying that it is his "incumbent responsibility" to work for the betterment of his friends, neighbors and fellow human beings. The legendary DOKKEN and LYNCH MOB guitarist recently caught flak from some of his fans when he slammed President Donald Trump in an ...

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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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SLASH Doubleneck Guitar Coming From GIBSON

Gibson has announced the Slash 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck. A pre-sale is officially underway now for the Slash 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck guitars, sold through select authorized Gibson dealers and available in-store October 1. Over the years, Slash's rise to rock royalty has featured a variety of iconic Gibson guitars, but it was the 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck ...

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THY ART IS MURDER Frontman On Social Media: 'People Are Idolizing These Fake People Because They're Rich Or Wealthy'

Metalshop TV recently conducted an interview with vocalist CJ McMahon of Australian deathcore masters THY ART IS MURDER. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether it was easier or more difficult to write their latest studio album, "Human Target", in comparison to ...

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EVERGREY Frontman Slams Former Label SPV: 'They Didn't Care About People And Now People Don't Care About Them'

EVERGREY frontman Tom Englund has slammed the band's former record company, Germany's SPV, calling them a "shit" label, while falsely claiming they are no longer around, when in fact, the label still maintains headquarters in Hanover and recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. EVERGREY released two studio albums on SPV, 2008's "Torn" and 2011's "Glorious Collision". ...

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TOOL's JUSTIN CHANCELLOR Featured In ERNIE Ball's New 'Striking A Chord' Podcast Series

Ernie Ball, the iconic maker of Slinky guitar strings and instrument accessories, has announced the launch of their new podcast series, "Striking A Chord". The first episode features bassist Justin Chancellor of TOOL. "Striking A Chord" is a new bi-monthly, audio-only podcast interview series hosted by Ernie Ball brand ambassador Evan Ball that features artists ...

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TOOL's 'Fear Inoculum' Debuts At No. 1 On BILLBOARD Chart

TOOL's long-awaited new album, "Fear Inoculum", has landed at positon No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The band's first effort in 13 years shifted between 270,000 equivalent album units equivalent album units in its first week of release. Of that sum, between 248,000 were in traditional album sales. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the ...

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Fear Inoculum - TOOL

Art-metal legends TOOL took their time between releases in the past. There were three to five-year-long interims between TOOL's albums from 1993's "Undertow" through 2006's "10,000 Days". Yet, since that last release, there has been a whopping 13-year wait for fans. Finally, frontman Maynard James Keenan, drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones and bassist Justin ...

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SANTA CRUZ Unveils Lyric Video For 'Into The War'

Finnish hard rock quartet SANTA CRUZ will release its fourth album, "Katharsis", via M-Theory Audio on October 18, two days before the group hits the road with ATREYU on a month-long North American tour. Today, the group — which has recently shared European stages with the likes of BON JOVI, STEEL PANTHER and WHITESNAKE, and ...

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