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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Question of the day: Is Obscura breaking up?

Posted by on September 28, 2017

Germany’s progressive death metal outfit, Obscura are either calling it quits or cutting ties with Relapse Records. According to a vague Facebook post, the group shared a photo reading “Oct. 1st – Live on Facebook – 8PM CET.” Certain hashtags were left with this photo, which makes us question the band’s future. “#thefinal #theend #theendiscoming […]

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See You In Hell, say Electric Wizard

Posted by on September 28, 2017

The forthcoming Electric Wizard album isn’t a huge departure from their signature Sabbathian style. The title, Wizard Bloody Wizard, telegraphs that before you hear note one. However, opener “See You In Hell,” which premiered today on Noisey, is a lot more straightforward and riffy than the lysergic Time to Die. That was entirely intentional, guitarist/vocalist Jus Osborn says: […]

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TSA agents allegedly damaged Thy Art Is Murder’s gear

Posted by on September 28, 2017

This hasn’t been an easy month for Australia’s Thy Art Is Murder. The group carried on with their co-headlining North American run after Decapitated were forced to drop off the bill due to their recent arrest. With that said, while Thy Art Is Murder carried out the tour, frontman CJ McMahon’s clothes were stolen and now, […]

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U.S. Video Premiere: Serenity, “Lionheart”

Posted by on September 28, 2017

Following the success of Serenity’s overall fifth studio album, Codex Atlanticus (2016), these Austrian symphonic metal masters returned to the studio for their sixth record. Lionheart will be released on October 27th via Napalm Records and the group promised it will include, “strong, powerful symphonic power metal hymns mixed with emotions from the depth of […]

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Primus premiere new song “The Storm”

Posted by on September 28, 2017

Last night (27), Primus premiered “The Storm,” another new track taken from their upcoming album The Desaturating Seven. It is the official sixth chapter to feature Les Claypool’s alter ego, Christopher P. Bacon who reads excerpts from the children’s book that inspired the album, The Rainbow Goblins. The group continue to release a new tune each day […]

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Metal by Numbers 9/27: Foos, Nothing More, The Contortionist debut high

Posted by on September 28, 2017

There’s been some debate about whether or not we should include Foo Fighters in Metal by Numbers. Are they metal? No, and we’re pretty sure they’d be the first to tell you that. However, Dave Grohl was responsible for his solo project Probot, which featured everyone from Max Cavalera and Lee Dorrian to Wino and […]

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Song Premiere: Stalker prepare you for “Total Annihilation”

Posted by on September 28, 2017

If you’re calling a song “Total Annihilation,” you damn well better deliver. Thankfully, Stalker does that and more. The New Zealand thrash band released their first their first demo, Satanic Panic, last year. However, you could be forgiven if you thought it came out on the heels of Hell Awaits-era Slayer. Its loud, fast, heavy and unrelenting, with […]

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Converge premiere new song “Reptilian”

Posted by on September 27, 2017

Converge recently announced their upcoming album, The Dusk In Us, which will be released on November 3rd via Epitaph and Deathwish. During that time, they unveiled the new songs “Under Duress” and “I Can Tell You About Pain.” Today (27) the group are streaming another new song “Reptilian.”  Hopefully, the group will perform these tunes once […]

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Video premiere: Death Rattle are more than fair in “Love and War”

Posted by on September 27, 2017

New Hampshire’s Death Rattle  have  been playing their brand of groove/thrash metal for over five years, making some noise with their 2012 debut, Man’s Ruin. With half a decade of experience under their belt, their forthcoming album Volition will be released on October 20th. Today, we’re proud to premiere the band’s first video from their sophomore album, […]

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Joe Satriani streaming new song “Energy”

Posted by on September 27, 2017

Joe Satriani will be releasing his sixteenth solo album, What Happens Next, on January 12, 2018 via Sony/Legacy Recordings. The guitar legend teamed up with Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple/Black Sabbath) on bass and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums. Today (27), we get to hear a taste of it with the new song […]

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