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Last updated on November 28, 2014 at 12:24 PM ET
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6 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Swedish heavy rockers Grand Magus' new video "Steel Versus Steel" can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's 7th album "Triumph And Power".
States the band: "Once again we worked with Nico Elgstrand as producer, a tradition that started with 'Hammer Of The North' back in 2010. This is our strongest album yet. It has the northern feel, it has the power and the melody that has become our mark of excellence. Fans of true metal will take this album to their hearts."
UK fans can catch Grand Magus on the following dates:
Dec 9th – London, Forum
Dec 10th – Glasgow, O2 ABC
Dec 11th – Dublin, Academy
Dec 12th – Birmingham, O2 Academy
Dec 13th – Manchester, Academy
All Else Fails, the loud 'n heavy, lyrically conscious metal band from Edmonton, AB, today announces the departure of long time bassist Seedy Mitchell.
He will be performing his last show with the band on December 5th in Edmonton at the Rendez Vous Pub. With his departure, the band will be moving forward and is currently searching for a new bassist to work with on an upcoming release. Seedy Mitchell has issued the following statement on his departure:
"A Eulogy, to whoever gives a shit,
"This message is to set the record straight and quell speculation surrounding my departure from All Else Fails. First and foremost, I love this band. I love my band brothers, I love the management and I love the fans. You will always be my family and I hope there are no hard feelings, aside from my causing disappointment, between us. There has never been anything but honesty and heart within the band, within the band's music and in the decision making so with respect, I'm going to lay it all out there.
"For a long time I've been at war in my mind because the people involved in this project mean so much to me, but the fact is, I've lost my passion and desire to pursue music in this capacity, and I'm retiring from the idea. A negative and soulless outlook from anyone in a band reverberates throughout the entire project and will inevitably bring it down. For a long time I've felt like a boxed artist, a painter making prints, and I feel like I've been too busy being in a band to do what's right for me, and that's simply writing and recording. Expel the demons and move on. To me, the rest seems trivial and just slows that process down. Having said that, an artist never quits, so keep your ears open. You can expect music from two sources now, and in the meantime, I'll be standing next to you in the crowd, as an AEF fan. More...
Progressive metal band Periphery will release dual albums, "Juggernaut: Alpha" and "Juggernaut: Omega", in North America on January 27, 2015 via Sumerian Records and one day earlier internationally through Century Media Records.
The band posted "Webisode #1 - Interview with Matt Halpern - Juggernaut: Alpha/Omega" today.
Explains Periphery founder and guitarist Misha Mansoor: "This is new ground and it's exciting. It's a way to shake things up. Everyone contributed to everything, even if it wasn't his instrument. It wasn’t about confrontation. Everyone was focused on creating a really cool album."
You can now stream the interview below.
Authorities believe they have found the body of Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine‘s mother-in-law Sally Estabrook, who went missing on October 4.
According to CBS 8, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department reports that a body closely matching the description of the 75-year-old Estabrook was found Wednesday about a half mile near the campsite where she went missing. Estabrook had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. Over the past weeks, search teams had spent time searching for Estabrook without any result.
Dave Mustaine, who had joined the search, had hoped that a caring person had found his mother-in-law and taken her in. Our sincere condolences go out to the Mustaine and Estabrook family. A news report about the case can be seen below.
Read the full article at CBS8.
Dutch black metal outfit Nihill will be releasing it's new album "Verderf" which is due out on December 1st via Burning World Records. Nihill will be promoting this new CD with a few rare live performances:
December 4th: De Kreun, Kortrijk
December 6th: 013, Tilburg
You can now stream the entire new album below. More...
Swedish black metal veterans Marduk's new album "Frontschwein" is set to drop in Europe on January 19th via Century Media.
In anticipation of the new - and first completely war-themed album since 1999's legendary "Panzer Division Marduk" - the band offers the first song of "Frontschwein" called "Rope Of Regret."
"Frontschwein" track listing:
02. The Blond Beast
05. Rope Of Regret
06. Between The Wolf-Packs
08. Falaise: Cauldron Of Blood
09. Doomsday Elite
11. Thousand-Fold Death