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New album and tour possible with original Black Sabbath line up

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In news that could potentially piss off any fan of Black Sabbath if it weren’t true, the original Black Sabbath line-up (Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward) has reformed. Despite what Geezer Butler originally said, it has been confirmed that the four musicians have been secretly working on rehearsing for a tour and writing a brand new[…]

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Textures unleash new single “Singularity”

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Dutch metallers Textures, after quite a long wait, have finally come out with a brand new single titled “Singularity”. This single features a slightly altered line-up, i.e. Daniël de Jongh on Vocals, Bart Hennephof on Guitars, Jochem Jacobs on Guitars, Stef Broks on the Drums, Remko Tielemans on Bass and Uri Dijk on Synths. “Singularity” starts off with a bang,[…]

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Megadeth reveal new album title

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Thrash metal God and frontman of Megadeth Dave Mustaine has revealed that their new album will be called 13. In a pre-show interview backstage at the Sonisphere festival in Knebworth, UK, Mustaine said of the new record, “I started playing guitar at 13 and this is our 13th record and I was born on the 13th. As soon as I[…]

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Former Motorhead guitarist passes away

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Lemmy’s longtime bass technician – former Motörhead guitarist Michael “Würzel” Burston died yesterday (Saturday, July 9). The cause of death was not revealed. Würzel was 61 years old. Before joining Motörhead in 1984, Burston had been a corporal in the Army, serving in Germany and Ireland with the 1st Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment, and had played in the bands[…]

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Anthrax reveal tracklist for new album

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Worship Music, the long-overdue new album from Anthrax will be released on September 13th through Megaforce Records (one day earlier internationally through Nuclear Blast Records). Worship Music marks the band’s first proper studio release in eight years and was originally supposed to be released in 2009 as the debut of singer Dan Nelson. Instead, the album now marks the first[…]

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Behemoth back on track

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Polish blackened death metal legends Behemoth are back in full force and ready to take the stage again! For the first time since Nergal’s hospital visit back in 2010, the band is rehearsing together again for the upcoming Phoenix Rising Tour, taking place in October. Frontman Nergal comments: “Sooo, first rehearsals after the transplant are under our belts! I didn’t[…]

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Rudra part ways with guitarist Devan

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This piece of news has just arrived from the Vedic metallers. “Our dear friend and bandmate, Devan (guitars) has decided to quit the band due to personal reasons. His contribution to the sound of Rudra cannot be understated as he has been part of Rudra since 2008 and the last two albums bear testimony to the fact that he was[…]

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Insomnium reveal new album title

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Finnish melodic death metallers Insomnium have announced that the recording work for their new album is now complete. The CD will be called One For Sorrow and should be released somewhere in October. One For Sorrow was recorded in Gothenburg, Sweden with sound engineer Daniel Antonsson (also known as the bassist of Swedish legends Dark Tranquillity). The album will be[…]

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Gene Hoglan, Chris Adler on new Testament album

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Testament has just entered the studio with British producer Andy Sneap (of Megadeth, Arch Enemy, Nevermore and Machine Head fame) to begin recording their new album for a late 2011 release. Drummer Paul Bostaph will be unable to participate in the recordings due to a “serious injury,” but will rejoin Testament for future touring activities. And here’s the best part.[…]

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