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Last updated on September 26, 2021 at 1:10 PM ET

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Generation Kill Posts New Music Video Online

Former Exodus frontman Rob Dukes' band Generation Kill released their crushing single "Never Relent", featuring the inimitable Gary Holt of Slayer and Exodus fame, back in May. They have followed up with "Into The Black", taken from the band's forthcoming album, MKUltra. Check out the official video below.

Dukes: "The story 'Eight O'Clock In The Morning' by Ray Nelson inspired the lyrics, and I watched a doc on 'They Live', which took me down the rabbit hole of short stories and books so I took the idea and ran with it. The G Kill boys gave me a barn burner with a really cool ending to work with. Shooting the video was good fun. We had a blast hanging together and doing this. Hunter Chapman did a killer job and the bugs and heat didn't deter us from having a blast." More...

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Necromantia: The Alpha And Omega

They say that all good things must come to an end and sadly, 2021 marks the end of one of Greece's most revered extreme metal bands. Necromantia was formed in 1989 and soon became known as one of the pioneering forces of Greek black metal. Their debut album, "Crossing The Fiery Path" is regarded by many to be a must have for any self-respecting fan of the genre and led by bassists Magus Wampyr Daoloth and Baron Blood, they forged a legacy of extreme music which few can match.

Tragically, in 2019, Baron Blood suddenly passed away after suffering a heart attack. Magus confirmed to fans that while Necromantia couldn't continue without him, he would nonetheless release a new EP in memory of his fallen brother. Due to the pandemic however, Magus was gifted more time and the EP has transformed into a final full length album, "To The Depths We Descend." To find out more about this album, the process behind it, the legacy of Necromantia and Greek black metal's differences to the Scandinavian style, we caught up with The Magus, who now fronts Yoth Iria. You can watch the interview in full below.

Diamond Oz: Necromantia has always been held up as one of the premier bands of Greek black metal, which itself is highly regarded. Obviously with the passing of Baron Blood, it's an appropriate time to end the band. Why was it important to finish with one last album?

Magus Wampyr Daoloth: When Baron Blood departed two years ago, it was kind of a shock. Not because I lost a band member, I lost a friend. I knew him since high school. We were thinking about making another Necromantia album but we didn't have time to do it due to everyday obligations like family. So I felt obligated to do a final recording dedicated to him, it's like we continued where we left off. In the beginning it was going to be an EP with just a couple of songs; One for Baron Blood and maybe another one or some re-recordings, but due to the pandemic and the lockdown, I had more time on my hands. So it gave me the opportunity to concentrate more on that, because when we record a Necromantia album, we have to always be concentrating on it, otherwise it doesn't work.

The second most important thing is that I found a good team: George Emmanuel from Lucifer's Child on guitars and Yiannis Votsis on drums. So I had a good team, I had the time and I had the inspiration after all this time of, let's say inactivity, musically, to make an album and I think we kind of owed it to the people who have supported us over the years. A farewell album before the band stops forever.


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From Fall To Spring Signs With Arising Empire

German nu-metal outfit From Fall To Spring sign to Arising Empire Records and release new single "Black Heart." You can check it out below.

Identical twins Philip and Lukas Wilhelm, both in charge of vocals and guitar, keyboard player Simon Triem, bass player León Arend and drummer Benedikt Veith, are showing off the new standard within the nu-metal scene with their first single since signing to their new label.

"Black Heart" explores a toxic relationship and the undying wish to end it. A unique approach to the nu-metal genre, the band combine bone crushing 808s with heavy guitars and catchy harmonising melodies, crowned with high speed rap rhythms.

With this mixture, From Fall To Spring create an unprecedented sound in the modern rock scene.
Working with producers Seb Monzel and head of Pitchback Studios, Aljoscha Sieg (Eskimo Callboy - Hypa Hypa), From Fall To Spring are building a production which can easily hold its own among international acts while conveying a nostalgic vibe. More...

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Guns N Roses To Release New EP In February

Following the recent release of a song by the same name, Guns N Roses has announced that they will be releasing a new EP entitled, "Hard Skool" on February 25th 2022. The four track effort will feature the previously released songs, "Hard Skool" and "Absurd," as well as live renditions of classics, "You're Crazy" and "Don't Cry." The record can be pre-ordered from their online store here.

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NecroticGoreBeast Premiere New Music Video

Canada's slamming brutal death band NecroticGoreBeast premiere a new song and music video named “Deviant Primitive Debauchery”, taken from their upcoming new album "Human Deviance Galore", which will be out in stores October 1, 2021 via Comatose Music.

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Doedsvangr Premiere "Black Dragon Phoenix"

Doedsvangr premiere a new song entitled “Black Dragon Phoenix”, taken from their upcoming new album "Serpents ov Old". The record will be released by Debemur Morti Productions (CD/LP/Digital) on October 29th, 2021.

Check out now "Black Dragon Phoenix" below.

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Beyond Paranoid (Ex-Nothingface) Premiere Video

Beyond Paranoid- featuring Dog Fashion Disco‘s frontman Todd Smith, guitarist Jasan Stepp and bassist Brian White and ex-Nothingface, etc. drummer Tommy Sickles - premiere their thrid single and music video “Night Stalker“. An October 15th release date has been scheduled for their debut studio full-length “Dead Meat” by Razor To Wrist.

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