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Interview: Testament’s Chuck Billy talks jamming with Sepultura, 30 years of ‘The Legacy’

Posted by on March 22, 2017

For over 30 years Testament have waved the flag for hard hitting thrash metal, and since their debut full length The Legacy,” Chuck Billy has fronted the band. Large in stature, he looks like somebody that might check your ID at a biker bar, yet his smile lets you know he’s also a gentle giant. […]

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Read the lightning; James Hetfield subject of forthcoming biography

Posted by on January 24, 2017

There are countless books on one of the greatest thrash bands, Metallica. However, over 35 years later, frontman James Hetfield is getting an unauthorized biography. The biography titled So Let It Be Written is set to release on April 11 via Lesser Gods. Lesser Gods provided the following description: With James Hetfield at the helm, Metallica went […]

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Guest post: vaping replacing smoking in the music industry

Posted by on January 10, 2017

When it comes to a health-conscious lifestyle, metal isn’t the first thing you’d immediately think of. The image most of us have of musicians is one that revolves around, well… sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll – drinking, smoking and hard partying. Throughout their careers, icons like Lemmy were hardly ever photographed without a cigarette, nor Slash and countless others, […]

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Testament’s Chuck Billy covers rockabilly version of “Ace of Spades”

Posted by on May 24, 2016

At this point, it is very naive to assume every metal musician is only willing to do metal music and won’t have any other sort of affinity for a different style. As we’ve seen with former Morbid Angel’s frontman David Vincent who’s been rocking the stages in Texas with his new country band, it’s not […]

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Aliens, religion among themes on new Testament album

Posted by on February 8, 2016

You can expect a new Testament album later this year. In an interview with WMSC 90.3, frontman Chuck Billy dropped the title, Brotherhood of The Snake. He also included that they hope to have the first single (the title track), mixed and released free soon. He also talked about how his Catholic background influenced the […]

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Brian Posehn names guests for metal album

Posted by on December 9, 2015

Comedian, actor and former stoner Brian Posehn has a new film, Uncle Nick, coming out, but as many metal fans, he also has another album coming out. Unlike his first several albums, which contained several songs at the end (like “Metal by Numbers,” a name we stole for our column), he’s been talking about putting […]

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Metal Allegiance to play debut album release show in NYC

Posted by on July 24, 2015

Metal Allegiance, the supergroup formed by an immense list of metal musicians, have been busy getting ready to release their self-titled debut album on September 18th through Nuclear Blast Records, but if you were wondering “how are they going to coordinate that many musicians to play these songs live?” we have a treat for you. […]

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Metal Allegiance will let the darkness fall

Posted by on July 16, 2015

Updates about the upcoming album by supergroup Metal Allegiance keep coming and the last webisode released features vocals from Mastodon’s Troy Sanders and additional singing by Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe who we’ve seen in the studio with the rest of the band.The track also features bass performances by Mark Menghi and Rex Brown(ex-Pantera, etc.) and […]

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Metal Allegiance finally have a song out

Posted by on July 13, 2015

There are almost too many musicians on the forthcoming Metal Allegiance album. That’s why listening to it in song-sized chunks might make the most sense. Today, we get our first chance to do that, with “Can’t Kill the Devil.” Given that Chuck Billy and Alex Skolnick anchor the song, it sounds not unlike a Testament […]

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Metal Allegiance song lineup, release date announced

Posted by on June 16, 2015

We knew last month that the all-star Metal Allegiance was expanding from a one-off jam on a boat or on land to a full-fledged album. Today, the album release date and track lineup has been released and wow, it’s a doozy. Dropping September 18 on Nuclear Blast, the scope of artists involved and the collaborations […]

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