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Last updated on February 27, 2020 at 10:45 AM ET

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Misery Index On "Rituals Of Power" And More

While it's only February, Europe has already been treated to one of the most stellar tour packages to come about in some time. Grindcore icons Napalm Death have been storming through Europe, with a new single, "Logic Ravaged by Brute Force" available, and the long awaited album, "Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism" along the way but they've brought together some of the most powerful names in extremity; Eyehategod, Misery Index, Rotten Sound and Bat, to help them crush everything in their path.

At the recent show in Leeds, Yorkshire, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Misery Index vocalists (and bassist & guitarist respectively,) Jason Netherton and Mark Kloeppel to discuss the tour, the band's latest album, "Rituals Of Power," their upcoming twentieth anniversary and Impractical Jokers. You can watch the interview in full below.

Diamond Oz: It's a really impressive tour package you're part of, with Napalm Death, Eyehategod, Rotten Sound and Bat. How did this come about?

Mark Kloeppel: We're all old friends really. Ryan from Bat is also in Municipal Waste and we played one of their record release shows way back in the day. We've known Shane from Napalm for a long time and the Rotten Sound boys, the Eyehategod guys, we've toured with them. So it's just a bunch of buddies. Shame was really responsible for selecting the package.

Jason Netherton: Yeah, it's also an easy package to put together. I think we're all with the same booking agent.

Mark: We did this whole thing, without Rotten Sound, in Japan and I think Shane just wanted to keep it going throughout the world.

Oz: And how long as the tour been going thus far?

Mark: A few weeks.

Jason: Today's the half way point actually.


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Roskilde Festival finalizes 2020 lineup

Foo Fighters @ 2017 Roskilde Festival

Foo Fighters on the Orange Stage in 2017

Although the Roskilde Festival is not a "metal festival", and is slowly moving away from being a rock festival (to more hip hop, electronica, etc.), there is always just enough to keep people like me interested. The 2020 rendition will feature bands such as Faith No More, Deftones, Amenra, High On Fire, Nyredolk, Old Man Gloom, Suicide Silence, Elder, Bersærk, Heathe, Conjurer, Svalbard, and ORM (with a new EP coming out tomorrow).


Behemoth on the Arena Stage in 2019

Bring along your daughter (as I did in 2018), and she can enjoy the likes of Taylor Swift, Anderson Paak, and Mura Masa. Just don't ask me to name a single song from any of those artists as I can't do it.

Fork in the road

The stage lighting at Roskilde Festival is second to none. Unlike most metal festivals, that typically have two nearly identical stages right next to each other with similar lighting and vibe, the five main stages at Roskilde are very different, each with their own unique atmosphere.
Anthrax @ 2017 Roskilde Festival

Anthrax on the Arena Stage in 2017

Because it's not a metal festival, there are opportunities to get more up close and personal with bands you love since there are probably about 100,000 people at the festival who will not be going to see the band you want to see.

The Wonders At Your Feet

Dark Tranquillity on Pavilion Stage in 2018

Full festival tickets are still available here for about US$320, or single day tickets are about US$160. The tickets usually sell out. Last year Roskilde Festival sold out in early May.

Who knows? You may get lucky in a Roskilde mosh pit. More...

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I Am Destruction Premiere New Song

I Am Destruction premiere a new song entitled "Ruinous Phantasm", taken from their upcoming debut album "Nascency", which comes out April 24 on Unique Leader.

Check out now "Ruinous Phantasm" below.

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KillKount Premiere New Song "Memento Mori"

Indian death metal outfit KillKount premiere a new song and music video called "Memento Mori", taken from their upcoming new album "Konflict & Terror", which is out March 13th via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Memento Mori" below.

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August Burns Red Premiere New Track “Bones”

A second single from August Burns Red‘s new album, “Guardians‘, called “Bones” has premiered online, streaming via YouTube below. April 03rd has been scheduled as the release date for the group’s impending ninth studio album.

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Jinjer Premiere New Music Video “Retrospection”

A new official music video for Jinjer‘s song “Retrospection” has premiered online and is streaming below. The track is taken from the group’s latest release, “Macro“.

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Fleshgod Apocalypse Premiere New Music Video

Fleshgod Apocalypse premiere a new official music video for their single “Monnalisa” streaming via YouTube for you below. Giovanni Bucci (Korn) produced the video.

Comments vocalist/guitarist Francesco Paoli of it: More...

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