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Metal News for October 19, 2020

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John Bush On New Armored Saint, Anthrax And More

In every genre of music, there are vocalists who shine through as among the very best in their field. Whether that be Pavarotti in opera, Sam Cooke in soul or Mike Patton in... just about everything, there are vocals which stick in the ears of listeners across the world. Metal is of course no exception and while everyone will point to singers like Rob Halford, Bruce Dickinson, Geoff Tate and King Diamond, another voice that can't be ignored is that of John Bush.

John Bush has had the kind of career that most musicians can only dream of, first making a name for himself as the frontman of heavy metal outfit Armored Saint, he was so revered that James Hetfield even offered to step aside from vocal duties in Metallica so that Bush could join, though the singer politely refused. Armored Saint would go on to release a string of solid albums, but broke up after the release of the classic "Symbol Of Salvation." It was then that he took on perhaps his most famous position, replacing Joey Belladonna in Anthrax and releasing four albums with the band, as well as the compilation of re-recorded material ("Greater Of Two Evils.") Surprisingly, in 2005, Anthrax announced the reunion of the "Among The Living" lineup and Bush focused his energy back on Armored Saint.

Today, Armored Saint are perhaps in a better position than ever before, with a label that understands them and each new album garnering just as much praise as the old material. This Friday, the band are set to release, "Punching The Sky," which may very well be their best work since the aforementioned "Symbol Of Salvation." After recently speaking to bassist Joey Vera about the album, I caught up with John Bush himself to learn even more about one of October's most anticipated albums, as well as some insight into his time with Anthrax, the possibility of him touring as "Bushthrax" and his surprising links to Metal Gear and Burger King! More...

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Aphonic Threnody Premiere Full-Album Stream

Death/doom duo Aphonic Threnody premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "he Great Hatred", which was released past Friday, October 16th via Transcending Obscurity Records.

Check out now "he Great Hatred" in its entirety below.

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Bite The Goat Premiere New Music Video

Russia, Saint-Petersburg-based deathcore outfit Bite The Goat premiere a new music video for their take on Slipknot's "(Sic)". The cover version was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Kozlokus.

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Spyros Apostolou Premiere New Song & Music Video

Spyros Apostolou premiere a new song and music video titled “Άβολα Όνειρα” (“Uncomfortable Dreams”). The video was directed by Maria Karazanou and features the singing voice of Natalia Rasoulis in addition to Apostolou‘s own singing in duet with her.

Check out now "Άβολα Όνειρα" below.

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Dark Buddha Rising Premiere New Song & Music Video

Finnish psychedelic dark drone outfit Dark Buddha Rising premiere a new song and video "Sunyaga", taken from their forthcoming seventh album "Mathreyata". The record will be released by Svart Records on November 13th.

Check out now "Sunyaga" below.

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Tallah Premiere New Music Video

Tallah premiere their new official music video for “No One Should Read This“. The track is taken from the group’s debut album “Matriphagy“, out in stores now.

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Fever 333 Premiere New Single "Bite Back"

Fever 333 premiere the opening track from their impending EP, “Wrong Generation“. Titled “Bite Back“ you can stream that song now via YouTube below. An October 23rd release date has been scheduled for the aforementioned EP.

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