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July 20, 2022
SLAYER GUITARIST KERRY KING ON HIS NEW PROJECT - "I WON’T BE DRAGGING MY FEET MUCH LONGER"

Slayer guitarist, Kerry King, has told Metal Hammer that he “won’t be dragging my feet much longer” when it comes to his new project.

King revealed in 2021 that he has more than two records' worth of music written for the as-yet-unnamed band. Speaking to Metal Hammer, he says that fans of his old band won’t be disappointed when it comes to the new music.

July 19, 2022
KREATOR TO RELEASE "LIVE AT BLOODSTOCK" ON EXTREMELY LIMITED COLOURED VINYL IN AUGUST

Kreator have announced the forthcoming release of Live At Bloodstock, their set recorded at last year's festival, pressed to four extremely limited vinyl colourways and available to pre-order now for release on August 12. Says Kreator: "Hordes! Live At Bloodstock 2021 will be released exclusively on physical formats, August 12th. We can’t wait for you to experience our breathtaking headline set from Bloodstock Festival once more!"

July 14, 2022
TOXIK RELEASE "CREATING THE ABYSS" SINGLE AND LYRIC VIDEO

US thrashers, Toxik, have released their new single, "Creating The Abyss". A lyric video for the song can be found below.

Guitarist Josh Christian about the song: "This song takes on the concept of wage slavery by using a scene from the Kinross' Paracatu gold mine in Brazil, one of the largest in the world.

July 12, 2022
METALLICA – “MASTER OF PUPPETS” HITS BILLBOARD HOT 100 CHART AFTER STRANGER THINGS APPEARANCE

Metallica’s 1986 thrash metal classic “Master Of Puppets” has entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time ever after gaining new life being featured Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things.

The song has earned has astounding 17.5 million streams since the final episodes of Stranger Things season 4 aired on July 1.

July 12, 2022
ONSLAUGHT CELEBRATE 40TH ANNIVERSARY WITH VINYL REISSUES AND SPECIAL "ANNIVERSARY EDITION" OF SOUNDS OF VIOLENCE ALBUM

2022 is a special year for British thrash metal force Onslaught, one of the most influential and respected bands of their genre: The group led by Nige Rockett is celebrating its 40th anniversary and is planning to do so in style.

This May, Onslaught were inducted into the Metal Hall Of Fame, being characterized as "one of the most ferocious, explosive and controversial Metal bands ever to come out of the UK.“

July 09, 2022
TESTAMENT ANNOUNCE TITANS OF CREATION VIDEO ALBUM; “CURSE OF OSIRIS” MUSIC VIDEO STREAMING

Bay area thrash metal giants Testament unleashed their thirteenth studio album, Titans Of Creation, via Nuclear Blast in 2020. 

Today, Testament has announced they will release a Titans Of Creation Video Album on September 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. The limited-edition collectible features performance videos of all the tracks on the record.

July 06, 2022
VENOM - STRICTLY LIMITED 30TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTOR'S BOXSET EDITION OF THE WASTE LANDS ALBUM AVAILABLE IN OCTOBER

Rockmark Records will issue a 30th anniversary collector's boxset edition of Venom's eighth studio album, The Waste Lands, on October 29.

Strictly limited to 166 numbered copies, the boxset includes:

- Galaxy Effect Vinyl (limited to 166 copies within the boxset edition only) with Obi Strip! + Gatefold Cover with lyrics...

July 04, 2022
TANKARD LAUNCH “BEERBARIANS” SINGLE; PAVLOV’S DAWGS PREORDERS NOW AVAILABLE

Even after four steamy, liver-destroying, gut-stretching decades in the name of heavy metal, there's no stopping the Tankard beer crew.

Just in time for the celebrations surrounding their fortieth birthday, Tankard will release their new full-length, Pavlov's Dawgs, on September 30.

July 04, 2022
METALLICA PERFORM "METAL MILITIA" AT PINKPOP 2022; PRO-SHOT VIDEO POSTED

Metallica have released more footage from their performance at Pinkpop 2022 in Landgraaf, Netherlands on June 17. Professionally-filmed video for "Metal Militia" joins the previously posted "Harvester Of Sorrow"

Metallica performs next on Friday, July 1, at Rock Werchter at Festivalpark in Werchter, Belgium.

June 29, 2022
MEGADETH RELEASE HELLFEST 2022 RECAP VIDEO

Thrash metal pioneers and metal icons, Megadeth, performed at the 2022 edition of France's Hellfest on June 24. The band have released the recap video below, stating: "Just when you think it's safe, I attack! Thank you, Hellfest. We'll be back!"

Megadeth will cap a summer of global touring with the release of their 16th studio album, The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! via UMe on September 2.

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