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October 16, 2021
MACHINE HEAD FANS CELEBRATE BAND'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY: A VIDEO MESSAGE FROM 'HEAD CASES' WORLDWIDE

To celebrate MACHINE HEAD's 30th anniversary, fan Anas Al-Ethawi teamed up with some of his fellow fans from around the world to put together a video of what the San Francisco Bay Area metal band means to them.

The resulting 19-minute video has been uploaded to MACHINE HEAD's official YouTube channel and can be seen below.

October 16, 2021
EXODUS RELEASES LYRIC VIDEO FOR NEW SONG 'THE YEARS OF DEATH AND DYING'

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS will release their new album, "Persona Non Grata", on November 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official lyric video for the disc's third single, "The Years Of Death And Dying".

Drummer Tom Hunting comments: "'The Years Of Death And Dying' started out as a poem, from the perspective of Death, being a thinking entity, always watching and looking for weakness and opportunity to come calling for people.

October 15, 2021
KERRY KING SAYS SLAYER "QUIT TOO EARLY" - "I HATE NOT F@$KING PLAYING

Guitarist Kerry King has revealed that he thinks Slayer, who played their final show in November 2019 in Los Angeles, called it a day too early.

King took part in a recent video compilation offering congratulations to Machine Head on their 30th anniversary. In the video (see below) he says...

October 10, 2021
STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA: 'PERSONA NON GRATA' IS EXODUS'S 'BEST' ALBUM SO FAR

EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza was asked in a new interview with MetalgodZradiO if he would agree that the band's upcoming album, "Persona Non Grata", is the group's "best" effort to date. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Yes, definitely. When we were recording it, and after we got done with it, we were saying that, and people are gonna say, 'Well, how can you say that when there's 'Bonded [By Blood]'...

October 10, 2021
METAL CHURCH - KURT VANDERHOOF CONFIRMS BAND WILL CONTINUE

Metal Church fans have been wondering what's next for the band since the death of frontman Mike Howe, who took his own life last July at the age of 55.

Founding member and guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof just recently announced the return of his short-lived early 90's hard rock band Hall Aflame via Facebook,

October 08, 2021
MANTIC RITUAL UNVEIL NEW SINGLE "CRUSADER"

Reunited thrashers Mantic Ritual have unveiled their new single, “Crusader”, The first new music in 12 years from the group – featuring original members Dan Wetmore (vocals / guitars), Jeff Potts (guitars), and Ben Mottsman (bass), alongside new drummer Carlos Cruz (Warbringer, Exmortus, Power Trip) – is on all streaming and download platforms now.

Pre-orders for a limited-edition (300) 7-inch vinyl with “Crusader”...

October 08, 2021
ANNIHILATOR FRONTMAN JEFF WATERS PROPOSES "DREAM METAL IDEA"...

Annihilator frontman / founder Jeff Waters has posted a message to social media asking fans to chime in on what he call a "dream metal idea." See below.

Waters: "How would you feel about this dream metal idea? Wouldn't it be cool to do three nights in a row of the Alice In Hell, Never Neverland, and Set The World On Fire records at selected cities around the world? 

October 08, 2021
25 YEARS METAL ADDICTION - THE RARE & THE UNRELEASED COMPILATION

For a quarter of a century, AFM Records has dedicated itself to delivering high class metal and hard rock. Numerous chart successes and international awards pave the way. On the occasion of the company's 25th anniversary, the label was trawling through its archives, and numerous (previously unknown) treasures were unearthed.

The result will see the light of day on October 29 in the form of 25 Years Metal Addiction - The Rare & The Unreleased.

October 06, 2021
METALLICA RELEASES PRO-SHOT VIDEO OF 'MOTH INTO FLAME' PERFORMANCE FROM LOUDER THAN LIFE FESTIVAL

Professionally filmed video of METALLICA performing the song "Moth Into Flame" during its September 24 show at the Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, Kentucky can be seen below.

As previously reported, METALLICA also played the songs "For Whom The Bell Tolls" and "No Leaf Clover" at Louder Than Life as a contribution to the Global Citizen livestream

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