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Metal News for July 23, 2017

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Sunday Old School: X Japan

It's funny how far a name can spread. There are bands who are fortunate enough to receive international recognition almost immediately after releasing their debut album, or sometimes even before that, then there are those who made their name at home and had to wait a long time to visit other nations, or even release an album internationally. Today's band never performed outside of their home country in their heyday and had to wait until more recent years to do so, but their name was recognised far and wide as one of their country's greatest contributions to heavy metal, X Japan.

The seeds of the band were sewn in 1977, when two eleven year olds named Yoshiki Hayashi and Toshimitsu Deyama formed a band named Dynamite, which was later rechristened, Noise. Noise lasted until 1982, after which the two decided to create a new group, using the working name of X, though it soon stuck. They went through a series of guitarists and bass players, during which time they gigged regularly in the Tokyo area and in 1985, released their first single, "I'll Kill You" through Dada Records. More...

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Watch: Cannibal Corpse Singer Join Amon On Stage

Cannibal Corpse vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher joined Amon on stage past Friday, July 21, at the Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida to peform a couple of Deicide classics. Amon is the revived Florida-based death metal outfit featuring former Deicide members Eric Hoffmann (guitar) and Brian Hoffman (guitar) alongside Jesse "Jecheal" Jolly (Promethean Horde, Diabolic) on vocals/bass and Mike Petrak on drums.

Check out now the fan-filmed video footage of Corpsegrinder's appearance with Amon below.

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