DARKTHRONE – Complete New Album

Legendary Norwegian black metal duo DARKTHRONE has announced that they have completed work on a new studio album entitled, “Old Star.” The record will be released on May 31st and contains six tracks, produced by vocalist/guitarist Nocturno Culto, with mixing handled by Sanford Parker (Voivod) at Hypercube Studios. Mastering is courtesy of Jack Control. The album can be pre-ordered here

Fenriz enthuses, “‘Old Star’ – again we are here with THE RIFFS! A while after our previous Arctic Thunder album it became apparent that we would continue in that same style, BLACK OLD HEAVY METAL with slow thrash, classic doom and slow death metal. As many have focussed on the 70s sound over the last 20 years, the mix on our new album has ended up being more 80s than ever...

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PIG DESTROYER – Debut New Song

PIG DESTROYER have launched a new song titled “Cameraman” as part of the Adult Swim Singles series. That track is currently available to stream now over at adultswim.com. The group’s immediate touring plans include the following shows:

05/30-06-01 Seattle, WA – Northwest Terror Fest
05/31 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
06/07-09 Austin, TX – Austin Terror Fest

Pig Destroyer, a bass-less trio from Virginia that featured guitarist Scott Hull, popularized grindcore as a less extreme genre on their third album Prowler in the Yard (2001) after indulging in the extremes on Explosions In Ward 6 (1998) and 38 Counts Of Battery (2000). The classic grind sound began to show cracks on Terrifyer (2004) and Phantom Limb (2007), while the EP Natasha (2005) had already changed cou...

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AMON AMARTH – Debut New Single

Swedish death metal veterans AMON AMARTH will release their new album, Berserker, on May 3 through Metal Blade Records. Accompanying the news is a music video for the album’s first single, titled “Raven’s Flight,” which can be found above.

The album was produced by Jay Ruston at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California and features twelve tracks.

Comprising 12 monstrous heavy metal anthems that bulge with irresistible melodic hooks, bursts of thrilling savagery and moments of spine-tingling dynamic drama, Berserker is the resultof the huge surge of creativity and a collective desire to keep moving forward with no compromise...

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DISARRAY – Reunited, Recording New Music

Tennessee underground veterans, DISARRAY, have reunited to work on new material for the first time in over a decade.  A recent Facebook post on the official Disarray page showed guitarist / vocalist Charlie Bonnet III, bassist Vance Wright, and drummer Shane Harmon in a rehearsal room for the first time since 2005.  “Having fun with some old pals today…” wrote Bonnet on his personal Facebook page, to the shock and delight of long time fans. Formed in 1993, Disarray took the metal underground by storm, releasing two independent EPs, Widespread Human Disaster in 1995, and Bleed in 1996. 

The buzz on these two releases caught the attention of Eclipse Records, who signed the band, releasing A Lesson In Respect in 1999, followed by the Dave Brockie (GWAR) produced In The Face Of...

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FULL OF HELL – Debut New Song

Extreme harsh-grinding quartet FULL OF HELL will make their Relapse Records debut with their most explosive album to date, Weeping Choir, coming May 17th. Dynamic, pissed, and wholly urgent, the highly anticipated Weeping Choir is a definitive statement of intent by one of the underground’s most dynamic and virulent entities.

Watch the official video for Weeping Choir‘s opening track “Burning Myrrh,” directed by Cody Stauder, on YouTube.

In certain circles, FULL OF HELL needs no introduction. This young band has made a name for themselves in a short amount of time, racking up a prolific touring and release history while exploring a gamut of sounds within the spectrum of extreme and avante garde music...

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PHILIP ANSELMO – More “White Power” Backlash

Two PHILIP ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS concerts scheduled to take place in New Zealand this month have apparently been canceled. According to stuff, the cancelations stem from Anselmo’s 2016 “white power” incident, which is problematic in the wake of Friday’s NWO staged mosque terror attacks in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.

The shows were to take place on March 26 in Christchurch and March 27 in Auckland. The Auckland venue, Galatos, issued the following statement yesterday:

“Galatos will NOT be hosting this show in our venue on the above date. Just today, information has come to hand which has made us uncomfortable about proceeding with this show.”

Last year, a Nazi swastika was found suspiciously painted at Veterans Park in Arlington, Texas, directly across the street of...

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Tommy Lee – Interviewed By WINYL Podcast

On the latest episode of the WINYL podcast, host Anthony Bozza sits down at the home of his dear friend, iconic hard rock drummer Tommy Lee (MÖTLEY CRÜE), to discuss Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti, how John Bonham changed his life, playing “Smoke on the Water” on accordion and what fans can expect from the upcoming Netflix biopic The Dirt (out March 22). They also sample two wines: a 2017 La Dame Rousee by Domaine de la Mordoree and 2015 Vino Di Sasso Robola de Celaphonie, while reminiscing on the year they spent living together while writing Lee’s New York Times Bestselling autobiography, Tommyland.

Listen to the episode here: http://winyl.libsyn.com/s1-ep-5-tommy-lee-sends-a-message-to-john-bonham-beyond-the-grave-and-discusses-his-accordion-playing.

WINYL, hosted by best-...

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Bernie Tormé – Dead At 66

RIP!

Bernie Tormé, best known for his tenure with GILLAN, has passed away one day before his 67th birthday after a bout with virulent double pneumonia. The Dublin born guitarist also had stints with OZZY and Atomic Rooster, as well as leading his own band and collaborating with Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider in Desperado. His family has released the following statement:

“Bernie Tormé passed away peacefully on the 17th March 2019, one day short of his 67th birthday, surrounded by his family. He had been on life support for the past four weeks at a London hospital following post-flu complications.

“Bernie will be remembered for dedicating his life to his music for five decades. He will be sorely missed.”

Bernie’s bandmate Mik Gaffney added, “On a personal note, I can only...

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SLIPKNOT – Chris Fehn Departs Band

You’re Fired!

In the wake of the accusations percussionist Chris Fehn leveled against SLIPKNOT last week, the band has now announced that Fehn is no longer a member of SLIPKNOT.

Here is their official statement:

“Slipknot’s focus is on making album #6, and our upcoming shows around the world, our best ever. Chris knows why he is no longer a part of Slipknot. We are disappointed that he chose to point fingers and manufacture claims, rather than doing what was necessary to continue to be a part of Slipknot. We would have preferred he not take the path that he has, but evolution in all things is a necessary part of this life.”

Come one, come all. We challenge you to All Out Life. You know we have always played for blood as well as you, our fans, have...

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Tales Of The Undead: Who Are The Jinn? (Part 1)

Tales Of The Undead: Who Are The Jinn? (Part 1)

by Randy “Rocket” Cody

“He mixed (maraja) fire and plants, and the form of the jinn
appeared, an isthmus (barzakh) between two things:
between an embodied spirit located in the lowest and a spirit
without a “where”; That part of it which is corporealized (tajassum)
seeks food to eat, without dissembling,
while that part of it which is angelic
receives the ability to take on different appearances.
For this reason sometimes it obeys and sometimes it disobeys.”

Futūhāt al-Makkiyya, Chapter 9

‘The undead’, such as zombies, ghouls or vampires, are real...

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