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The band pen a track-by-track breakdown of their latest EP, detailing the dark narrative and sonic inspiration at the core if their supernatural shred.

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From cult leaders to pulverizing prospects, this week’s new music entries are stacked with a dynamic variation of aggression.

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One half of the emerging duo details the band’s trajectory, where they fit stylistically and how being independent is a rewarding grind.

Now you have the chance to jam with Jay Weinberg of Slipknot! Enter here.

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From the collector to the casual fan, this year’s holiday gift guide is loaded with stocking stuffers that definitely do not suck.

The trek kicks off in April in Manchester and wraps in May in Budapest.

Dream Theater, Foo Fighters, Chris Cornell, and Mammoth WVH also represent for the rock contingent in the field of nominees.

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A man searching for his lost pig, a haunted musician, and a former Avenger all have their own stories hitting streaming this week

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The frontman for metal interstellar destructors explains how the band’s brand of social commentary functions during an era he describes as a “return to the dark ages – a real struggle between science and magic, truth and conspiracy.” 

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The five minute long prologue shows the ancient world of dinosaurs and the bold new direction the franchise is taking

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The 40th anniversary of one of metal’s most important albums gets it’s own comic book from the likes of Rantz Hoseley, Neil Kleid, and Hellboy’s Christopher Mitten.

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The band will also headline the event with a special throwback set full of tracks that haven’t been performed in years.

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Revered for his images of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, The Who and Metallica, Halfin shares how he traded a formal art school education as a painter for a camera and the road of rock n roll.

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Slipknot and Bring Me The Horizon frontmen engage in a wide-ranging chat about their mutual admiration for each other’s bands, discovering each other’s music, and much more, moderated by Knotfest’s Ryan J. Downey.

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The hometown Baltimore event marked an important moment in alternative culture and features one of the best albums of the year in all it’s glory.

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Heavy culture’s time-tested trailblazers detail the intersection of serial killers, social media, and self-discovery on a new track that begins their next era of domination.

Hell Bent for Metal

The LGBT+ heavy metal podcast talks to Bloodstock director Adam Gregory about the fallout from festival booker Vicky Hungerford’s offensive tweeting, and what they’ve done since. Plus more HCGB entries from Gonemage and Khemmis.

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The Magnetic Eye Records oBack In Black Redux compilation arrives December 3rd.

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The ‘Passenger Box’ is currently available via limited retailers from California-based cannabis brand Golden Barn.

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The album arrives in February of 2022 and will feature guitars from death metal pillar Erik Rutan.

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Screenings, concerts, whiskey tastings and more span the city to mark 40 years of Metallica.

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Larissa Stupar of Venom Prison to discuss their upcoming album Erebos, their return to the stage, and drawing inspiration from Kanye West for “Judges of the Underworld”

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The announcement includes the news of a restreaming of Knotfest LA in Japan only along with a limited merch drop of throwback designs from 2014 and 2016.

Watain have confirmed that their seventh full length studio effort will arrive in the Spring of 2022.

The Slayers box features a collection of Scandinavian beer that is complex, crushable, and all killer.

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Waste frontman Tony Foresta discusses two decades of thrashing, the band’s seventh full length album, and how the pause of the pandemic might have actually saved his life.

The announcement comes with the reveal of the second single, “The Problem Of Other Minds”.

The collection includes both physical prints and limited NFTs as well as an immersive digital gallery scored by Tankian and featuring the animation of Roger Kupelian.

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On album number seven the UK juggernaut find themselves hitting a new creative stride nearly two decades in.

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Capitalizing on the popularity of the relatively new space of blockchain technology, the metal frontmen are introducing a charity component to the new frontier of cryptocurrency.

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The songwriter and rock’s voice of reason channel The Clash with loads of collaboration on the next edition of his Atlas Underground series.

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The latest cut from the band’s groundbreaking 2020 stream presents a fan-favorite from the band’s enduring 2007 album The Apostasy.

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The articulate frontman details the honest manifesto that is their latest album and shares how the concept of self-discovery never really has a finish line.

Next year’s run will feature support from Wage War, Hawthorne Heights, and Jeris Johnson.

Detailing how the song came together, how she approached the personal nature of the lyrics, and how much the band is looking forward to touring with Rolo Tomassi.

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The vocalist and actor fronted the band from 1993 to 2010. He was only 49 years old.

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Fresh off taking the festival circuit by storm, Widow 7 chats the experience.

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Hans Zimmer delivers one of his biggest and greatest scores yet in the latest film from the director of Arrival and Blade Runner 2049

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Exodus guitarist Gary Holt talks through the period of personal stress and creative recharging that led to their first album in seven years.

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Ambitious in size and scope, Mastodon has emerged from a dark 18-month stretch with a recorded effort that harnesses the introversion and isolation of the pandemic and captures a moment in time.

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The band’s powerful 12-song set included a special guest appearance from YUNGBLUD and a tip of the hat to the evening ‘s headliners in Slipknot.

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The troupe showcases a sensory feast that combined cirque art and heavy music essentials.

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Compiling selections old and new, Killswitch flexed the strength of their catalog while reasserting their contribution to the culture of heavy music.

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The man behind the kit guested on Full Metal Jackie and shared the progress on new music, the sharp learning curve associated with the band, and how expecting the unexpected is standard for Slipknot.

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Ladders, trash cans, and skateboards were some of the props used to piece together a wild set from heavy music’s most exciting trifecta.

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PA’s purveyors of heavy hardcore turned their afternoon set into a midday melee.

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The Des Moines descendants make an incendiary introduction with killer cuts from their What Is It / Kill It EP

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The band’s architect Nergal expands on the lessons learned from In Absentia Dei and how the creative pivot of the streaming platform challenged the band to add to their arsenal of artistry.

Deathcore veterans Whitechapel join Alicia Atout to discuss adorable puppies, ultimate video games, having eight records under their belt, toxic relationships, vinyl collections, and more

Josh Pray discusses his recent viral videos about the Slipknot and MGK feud, his journey into metal and how the fanbase has welcomed him with arms wide open plus what made him want to chase his comedy dream and his influences.

Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey of Butcher Babies and Lena Scissorhands of Infected Rain discuss their latest tour including late night bus parties, playing after Slipknot at Rocklahoma and Carla’s mortuary studies.

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Pittsburgh-based metallic hardcore outfit 156/Silence join Alicia Atout to discuss writing angry songs, what pisses them off, bands they want to tour with, finding a home in the hardcore scene, and more

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Detailing pre-tour nerves ahead of returning, plus Facetiming with Fred Durst post Lollapalooza performance for touring tips through Covid and more

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Taylor talks about his formative teenaged loves, including Headbangers Ball and The Young Ones; great riffs; and the parallels between Metallica and Slipknot. “One of the first songs that I ever learned how to play on guitar was ‘Enter Sandman.’ I’ve played Metallica in almost every band that I’ve been in. It’s always just been there.”

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COREY TAYLOR remembers when SLIPKNOT met METALLICA, back in July 2000 (“we were so excited to be in the same room with them); supporting METALICA in 2004; and the incredible night the late JOEY JORDISON filled in for Lars Ulrich, with his brothers behind him.

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Plus how MILEY CYRUS almost spilled the beans early; and the initial shock and enduring impact of the Black Album. “I wouldn’t have wished it on a better band. They deserved all of it.”

The band’s follow-up to 2019’s The Nothing arrives February 4th, 2022.

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“I put on Iowa and I feel it. I feel like I am in that world. It’s nasty and it’s fucked up – In an artful way but in a real way. It’s real. It’s raw. It’s fucking real and a lot of shit I listen to doesn’t feel real to me.”

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The Louisville guitarist shares how Slipknot’s extreme display of emotion set the template for heavy music to come.

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Among metal’s most enduring frontmen, Flynn recalls Slipknot’s meteoric rise and how Iowa prompted a shift in the landscape of heavy music.

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The band’s new vocalist Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz discusses how the latest iteration of Bad Wolves is best version yet.

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Unto Others frontman Gabriel Franco talks eagles, cowbells, human instinct and cautionary tales on their album Strength.

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The emerging New Zealand unit proudly embrace their roots and boldly showcase their lineage on what has become one of the most anticipated material album of the year in Tangaroa.

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Industrial metal architect Al Jourgensen continues to serve as a counter cultural beacon and an advocate for societal change on album 15.

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Diving into the fresh crops of today’s new breed of rock & metal.

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Latest releases in Rock & Metal to keep you up to speed.

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Power tracks to intensify your workout.

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Heavy hits to get you through the lockdown.

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