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SACRED REICH Rejoined By MACHINE HEAD’s DAVE MCCLAIN For ‘Independent’ Performance In San Francisco (Video)

MACHINE HEAD drummer Dave McClain rejoined his former SACRED REICH bandmates on stage on Saturday, July 16 at Slim's in San Francisco, California to perform the classic SR song "Independent". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be viewed bel...

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JEFF LOOMIS Doesn’t Rule Out NEVERMORE Reunion

Jeff Loomis says "it's quite possible" that he could one day reunite with NEVERMORE to record some new music. Loomis and drummer Van Williams announced their departure from NEVERMORE in April 2011 due to personal differences with singer Warrel Dane and bassist Jim Sheppard. Three years later, the guitarist joined ARCH ENEMY, with whom he has been on the road ever since. Asked in a new interview with Ultimate Guitar if fans will ever get to hear more material from NEVERMORE, Jeff said: "I only have good things to say about everybody in the band and Van Williams is one of my best friends. "I still talk to Warrel sometimes. He's now doing SANCTUARY again, which is awesome. "It was a really good eighteen years that we had — an amazing run. Unfortunately, things ended in a really bad, sour way. "There was a lot of drinking going on in the band, and I think that was the final nail in the coffin as to why the band actually broke up. "It wasn't a very good breakup at all. It was very difficult." He continued: "When you spend eighteen years together with a bunch of dudes, it's kind of like a marriage in a way. When something like that breaks up, it's heartbreaking. It was a real bummer. "Maybe one day, I would really like to be able to talk to Warrel again face to face and sit down and talk through all of our problems that we had and stuff like that. "Time is a healer and life is short. So hopefully one of these days we will be able to sit down and talk out some of our differences, just as friends, even. That would be great. "But at the moment, everybody is doing something else and that's great, bless them for whatever they want to do." Loomis added: "I'm in ARCH ENEMY now, and I guess the chapter is closed for NEVERMORE for now and another chapter has opened up in my life. "I'll never say no to anything — I'll always give something a shot. And if the timing is right, maybe one day we'll do a couple more songs or maybe an album even. Who knows? It's quite possible." Dane told "The Jasta Show" last year that "rarely" talked to Jeff. But, he insisted, "we don't hate each other. We're not enemies. We're still friends — friends that rarely speak to each other, unfortunately." The singer added that there has been no discussion of a NEVERMORE reunion, explaining: "[Jeff is] sober now. I tried to get the whole band sober fucking years ago, and it was pretty much, 'Fuck you! I'm gonna do whatever I wanna do.' Not from him. Not from Jeff. [It came] from someone else in the band. And had that worked, if I had been successful and got the whole band sober, we'd probably still be together right now. But, you know, everything happens for a reason. And the new shit that I'm working on, the new original stuff with my solo band, makes me realize how lucky I am to have worked with so many great musicians and made so many great songs." NEVERMORE's last album, "The Obsidian Conspiracy", was released in 2010.

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Listen To New THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Song ‘Matriarch’

"Matriarch", a brand new song from THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's eighth full-length album, "Nightbringers", which will be released on October 6 via Metal Blade Records. Rather than meticulously plan things out or stick rigidly to any kind of template, when it comes to writing, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER prefer to let things happen organically. In the hands of guitarist Brian Eschbach — who co-founded the band with frontman Trevor Strnad in 2001 — and new recruit Brandon Ellis (ARSIS, ex-CANNABIS CORPSE), "Nightbringers" is rich with dynamic riffs that are at once fresh and classic THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, resulting in a collection that shifts through many moods and effortlessly incorporates various elements of extreme metal. While Strnad explores a variety of themes and ideas with his lyrics, they are united by the album's title, which embraces a tenet that has been central to THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's output since the very beginning. "Death metal and nighttime are synonymous to me," Strnad explains. "We are the rulers of the darkened hours that the Christian good fears. A lot of archaic ideas that are still upheld — such as marriage and monogamy — came from Christianity, whether people want to acknowledge it or not, and to me, death metal has always been bucking that. It's 'being-the-villain music', because we're the enemy of Christianity, the enemy of all that is good and traditional. Death metal is for free thinkers, it's for showing people the path to inner strength and operating on your own will, instead of being told what to do and living in fear, and songs like the title track and 'Kings Of The Nightworld' are about leading a legion of awakened minds into battle." "Nightbringers" track listing: 01. Widowmaker 02. Of God And Serpent, Of Spectre And Snake 03. Matriarch 04. Nightbringers 05. Jars 06. Kings Of The Nightworld 07. Catacomb Hecatomb 08. As Good As Dead 09. The Lonely Deceased This fall, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will embark on a North American tour in support of "Nightbringers". The trek will run from October 6 through November 11 with a stop at this year's edition of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest on November 5. Support will be provided by SUFFOCATION, DECREPIT BIRTH, NECROT, WORMWITCH and EXHUMED on select dates.

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HALESTORM In The Studio For Fourth Album: Video, Photos

HALESTORM has entered the Dark Horse Recording studios just outside Nashville to begin recording its fourth album for an early 2018 release. Helming the sessions is Nick Raskulinecz, an acclaimed producer who has previously worked with RUSH, KORN, ALICE IN CHAINS and DEFTONES, in addition to having produced HALESTORM's third covers EP, "ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs eP", which came out in January. A short video clip from the studio, as well as a few photos, can be seen below. HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale recently told of the Razor 94.7 radio station about the progress of the songwriting and recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2015's "Into The Wild Life" album: "We picked a producer before we had any songs written. And he basically said, 'Hey, I have this studio and I have this pre-pro budget situation and I wanna do the record with you guys, so let's start.' So we started literally from scratch — like [with] no real ideas — and ended up doing a bunch of instrumentals with him, and then I'd take it home and write over them. And, yeah, it's been a lot of fun." Asked about the overall sound of the new HALESTORM material, Lzzy said: "It sounds like us [laughs] — really! It's interesting, 'cause Nick is such a rock producer, so going into this process, I wasn't worried about, 'Okay, is it gonna sound rock enough?' or whatever, 'cause we worked with a couple of producers in the past that are obsessed with, 'You have to cross over to Top 40,' or we're, like, their guinea pig, first time doing a rock band, so you have that stress in the back of your mind, like, 'No, we have to make sure this rocks.' And this time, we have no stress like that at all." According to Lzzy, HALESTORM's upcoming album will showcase the tremendous playing ability of her chief bandmate, her kid brother Arejay Hale, who took over the drum kit their parents bought for Lzzy and is still playing behind her. "I can't wait till you hear Arejay on this record; it's unlike anything that you've heard," Lzzy said. "I mean, we all know Arejay, and he's not here to defend himself, but he's nuts in the best way, and he's a modern-day Keith Moon when everyone sees him live, but no one's really ever been able to capture that yet, and I think we're doing that. We've been shocked, and I'm his big sister — it takes a lot to shock me with him. And we're, like, 'You got him to do that? That's crazy!'" "ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs eP" featured an eclectic mix of songs from artists like METALLICA, SOUNDGARDEN, JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS, SOPHIE B. HAWKINS, TWENTY ONE PILOTS and WHITESNAKE. "Into The Wild Life" was criticized by some fans for veering too far into pop music territory.


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Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of NAPALM DEATH’s Entire GLASTONBURY Festival Performance

On June 22, 2017, NAPALM DEATH made history by being the first-ever grindcore band to play at the world-famous Glastonbury festival, and now you can relive the momentous occasion. One of the most powerful performances to ever take place at U.K.'s Glastonbury, NAPALM DEATH's set was truly a spectacle to behold, completely flooring the massive crowd which had gathered — whether they were into grindcore or not. NAPALM DEATH frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway said following the performance: "It's a paradox, because whilst we don't deliberately set out to shock people, needless to say, the music's extremely sonically violent, but actually what underpins it is peace, tolerance, equality, non-violence — but we still get a perverse kick out of wrecking people's heads." Video and audio production company Infinite Ear was on hand at the festival to capture the magic, and has now released the full NAPALM DEATH Glastonbury set for you to watch again and again. NAPALM DEATH's performance on the Truth Stage was part of the Earache Records-curated punk and metal event held in Glastonbury's Shangri-La area, which also included the Earache Express — a recycled London Underground tube carriage designed to provide a place for like-minded souls to congregate, as well as for those who just wanted to experience a different side of music than is typically offered at the festival. Also appearing as part of the lineup were EXTREME NOISE TERROR, Singaporean grindcore trio WORMROT, former CRASS frontman Steve Ignorant, punk legends DEAD KENNEDYS and more.

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DELAIN: Trailer For ‘Live At Paradiso’ DVD, Blu-Ray

Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN spent the last year celebrating their tenth anniversary — from the release of their fifth full-length album, "Moonbathers", and an anniversary edition of their debut disc, "Lucidity", to extensive headline tours across Europe and North America to gracing some of the world's biggest festival stages — and are about to cap it off with the release of their first-ever live DVD/Blu-ray package. Due on October 27, "A Decade Of Delain: Live At Paradiso" was filmed at a sold-out gig at Amsterdam's legendary Paradiso on December 10, 2016. DELAIN was joined on stage throughout the evening by Alissa White-Gluz (ARCH ENEMY), Liv Kristine, Burton C. Bell (FEAR FACTORY), and many other special guests and collaborators. The official trailer for "A Decade Of Delain: Live At Paradiso" is available below. The setlist for the evening showcased songs spanning DELAIN's entire decade-long existence, including everything from the sing-along singles to cuts from the band's vault that are rarely played live. On top of the full live concert, the package includes an exclusive documentary about the band, titled "We Are The Others - A Decade of Delain", a bonus live performance of "We Are the Others" from Masters Of Rock 2015, and the "Suckerpunch" music video. CD / DVD / Blu-ray: 01. Intro (The Monarch) 02. Hands Of Gold (featuring Alissa White-Gluz) 03. Suckerpunch 04. The Glory And The Scum 05. Get The Devil Out Of Me 06. Army Of Dolls 07. The Hurricane 08. April Rain 09. Where Is The Blood (featuring Burton C. Bell) 10. Here Come The Vultures 11. Fire With Fire 12. The Tragedy Of The Commons (featuring Alissa White-Gluz) 13. Danse Macabre 14. Sleepwalkers Dream (featuring Rob van der Loo, Sander Zoer, and Guus Eikens) 15. Your Body Is A Battleground (featuring Marco Hietala) 16. Stay Forever 17. See Me In Shadow (featuring Liv Kristine and Elianne Anemaat) 18. The Gathering 19. Pristine (featuring George Oosthoek) 20. Mother Machine 21. Sing To Me (featuring Marco Hietala) 22. Don't Let Go 23. We Are The Others DVD/Blu-ray bonus content: 01. We Are The Others - A Decade Of Delain (documentary) 02. We Are The Others (live at Masters Of Rock 2015) 03. Suckerpunch (official music video) "A Decade Of Delain" is available for pre-order in a 2-CD/DVD/Blu-ray combination package or on silver vinyl via PledgeMusic. In late October, DELAIN will embark on the "Danse Macabre" tour, featuring special guest and frequent collaborator Marco Hietala from NIGHTWISH on all dates. SERENITY and CELLAR DARLING will provide support. DELAIN will follow the "Danse Macabre" tour with a string of dates in South America in late 2017 and a full North American tour with KAMELOT and BATTLE BEAST in the spring of 2018.

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Footage Of ‘Seek & Destroy’ Performance From Cologne

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Seek & Destroy" on September 14 at Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany can be seen below. As previously reported, METALLICA will reissue its third album, "Master Of Puppets", on November 10 via the band's own Blackened Recordings. The LP has been remastered for the most advanced sound quality and will be available in various digital and physical configurations. The "Master Of Puppets" reissue will be available physically as a Standard LP, Standard CD, 3 CD Expanded Edition, and Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set and digitally as a Standard CD (available to stream and download), a 3 CD Expanded Edition (available for download only), and a Digital Deluxe Box Set (available for streaming and download). The Expanded Edition will include previously unreleased demos, rough mixes, interviews, live tracks, and a 28-page booklet. The Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set will include a 108-page hardcover book including never before seen photos, outtakes and previously unreleased interviews, three LPs, ten CDs, a cassette, two DVDs, a lithograph, a folder with handwritten lyrics, and a set of six buttons. "Master Of Puppets" was released on February 24, 1986 and was the first album METALLICA recorded after signing a major label deal with Elektra Records. The set only reached No. 29 on the Billboard album chart but has sold over six million copies in the U.S. since. It is the last record to feature bassist Cliff Burton, who was killed later that year in a tour bus crash. Several songs from the album are still staples of METALLICA's live set, including "Battery", "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" and the title track. Many fans consider it METALLICA's finest album, a fact that the band acknowledged by playing it in its entirety on a European tour in 2006.

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BLACK SABBATH Drummer, DREAM THEATER Keyboardist, Others To Be Inducted Into ‘Hall Of Heavy Metal History’

BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward, DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess, bass virtuoso Billy Sheehan. and other metal royalty will be inducted into the Hall Of Heavy Metal History on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Anaheim Wyndham Garden Grove in A...

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ARTILLERY Releases Video For ‘When The Magic Is Gone’

"When The Magic Is Gone", the new video from veteran Danish thrashers ARTILLERY, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Penalty By Perception", which was released in March 2016 via Metal Blade. ARTILLERY comments: "Our new video, 'When The Magic Is Gone', is a song about death and grief. It is a very personal song which shows the more mellow side of ARTILLERY. The video was recorded in Norrebro, Copenhagen by Terkel Christensen (Aggressive Art) who is an old friend of ARTILLERY." On September 23, ARTILLERY will kick off a European co-headlining tour with ONSLAUGHT. ARTILLERY will celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of its "Terror Squad" album on this run, playing five or six songs from that LP, tracks from "Penalty By Perception", as well as some more classics. ARTILLERY's seventh full-length effort, "Penalty By Perception" was recorded at Medley Studios with producer Søren Andersen.


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ANDREW W.K. To Release First Album In More Than A Decade

Party god Andrew W.K. will release his first new full-length album in over a decade on March 2, 2018 via Sony Music worldwide. According to a press release, the LP "showcases Andrew's signature style of blasting triumphant rock music with an ever more ...

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