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10 Catchiest Black Metal Songs

Mon, 22 May 2023 00:00:00 -0500
When you think of black metal, you probably think of at least a few central characteristics (such as high-pitched shrieking, tremolo guitar picking, haunting atmospheres, feisty tempos, lo-fi production, paganistic themes, corpse paint and maybe even Scandinavian church burnings). What’s less commonly tied to the subgenre are sing-along melodies, tuneful instrumental passages and/or other o ...
Source : Loudwire

Zakk Wylde reveals why he and Dimebag Darrell never jammed together

Tue, 23 May 2023 00:00:00 -0500
The names of Zakk Wylde and Dimebag Darrell are closely linked, now more than ever. Not only is Wylde currently honoring the late heavy metal icon as part of Pantera’s ongoing tour, the pair were also close friends, having first met way back at the 1994 Monsters of Rock Show in England. You’d think, given their offstage friendship, heavy metal bond and shared appreciation for the electric gui ...
Source : guitarworld

Classic Metal Church Drummer Kirk Arrington Has Died at 61

Tue, 23 May 2023 00:00:00 -0500
Former Metal Church drummer Kirk Arrington has died at age 61. News of the musician's passing was shared on social media by Metal Church, who state, "We just received the sad news, Kirk Arrington passed away this morning due to health issues. RIP in brother! See you on the other side...." We just received the sad news, Kirk Arrington passed away this morning due to health issues. RIP in ...
Source : Loudwire

Keith Richards’ opinion on AC/DC

Sun, 21 May 2023 00:00:00 -0500
The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is one of the most influential artists of music and since the 60s has been a real inspiration for countless musicians all over the world. He had chance to see Rock and Roll evolve over the years and see up close many successful bands on their way to stardom. Besides being a groundbreaking guitarist, Richards is also known for always being sincere about ...

MARDUK Parts Ways With Bass Player After Nazi Salute Video Surfaces

Thu, 18 May 2023 00:00:00 -0500
Swedish black metal outfit Marduk has parted ways with bassist Joel Lindholm after a video showing the musician performing a Nazi salute on stage surfaced. In a status posted to Facebook earlier today, the band wrote: Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading. "Following a variety of intolerable stage antics by a very drunk Joel at Incineration Fest last week, he has vacated ...

ASKING ALEXANDRIA To Release New Album This Fall; "Dark Void" Music Video Streaming Now

Fri, 12 May 2023 00:00:00 -0500
Asking Alexandria have released “Dark Void”, the first preview of music from their as-yet-untitled full-length studio album due this fall via Better Noise Music. Available now digitally here, “Dark Void” presents contrasting themes of melancholy and aspiration of day-to-day life in the modern world, while seamlessly blending the band ...

SATURNUS Release New Track “Breathe New Life”

Wed, 17 May 2023 00:00:00 -0500
Saturnus has released the heavily growling new track “Breathe New Life” as the final single taken from their forthcoming album The Storm Within, which has been slated for release on June 16, 2023 via Prophecy Productions. Pre-order the album here. "What has been broken can never be fixed, but that pain can lead to hope at the same time", guitarist Julio Fern ...