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Samael share video for Beatles cover “Helter Skelter”

Posted by on December 13, 2021

  Swiss industrial black metal outfit Samael have unveiled a video for Beatles cover “Helter Skelter.” The track is taken from the band’s latest effort, 2017’s Hegemony.    The group comments: “To the question ‘what is the first Metal song ever recorded‘, we’ve decided to answer “Helter Skelter” from The Beatles! To commemorate the 53rd […]

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Dark Funeral to release new album in March 2022

Posted by on November 3, 2021

    Swedish black metal giants Dark Funeral have announced their new album, We Are The Apocalypse, will be released on March 18th, 2022 via Century Media Records. To celebrate, the group has announced a record release show on March 19th, 2022 at Fållan in Stockholm, Sweden with special guests Samael and Eleine. Tickets are […]

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Dragony vocalist Siegfried Samer reviews Metal On The Hill festival 2021

Posted by on August 26, 2021

  It’s a tough year for metal festivals worldwide, and European festivals are no exception. Numerous festivals had to be postponed yet another year to 2022, including the world-famous Wacken Open Air in Germany, their downsized spinoff “Bullhead City,” which should have taken place in September 2021, and the gigantic Hellfest in Clisson, France. The […]

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Mercyful Fate, Emperor, Mayhem will return to 2022 Psycho Las Vegas Festival

Posted by on August 24, 2021

    Psycho Las Vegas Festival has announced additions to its 2022 line up. Due to this years’ travel restrictions, many bands from overseas had to withdraw from the 2021 festival including Emperor, Satyricon, Mayhem, etc.. Read about that here. A number of US bands were added to the bill to round out that line […]

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Metal On The Hill – Napalm Records’ Metal Festival happening this week!

Posted by on August 9, 2021

  Since its inception in 2016, Metal On the Hill festival, organized by Austrian powerhouse metal label Napalm Records, has been a bona fide success story for the organizer. After an unfortunate cancellation in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the festival is back on schedule for its 2021 incarnation (buy tickets here). From 13th to […]

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Samael unveil new “Antigod” version

Posted by on December 26, 2018

Samael are set to reissue 2011’s Lux Mundi sometime early next year. Lux Mundi is the group’s overall tenth studio effort as 2017’s marked the band’s first full-length release in six years with Hegemoney. To celebrate the Holiday season, the Swiss industrial/black metal outfit unleashed a new version of the song “Antigod.” Watch the lyric […]

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Samael recruits new bassist

Posted by on July 24, 2018

This past spring, longtime Samael guitarist Marco “Mak” Rivao parted ways from the group. After sixteen years, he decided it was time for a change as the group recruited bassist Drop to play on guitar. Today (24th), their search for a new bassist has officially ended. These Swiss industrial black metallers have announced Pierre “Zorrac” […]

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Samael guitarist Marco “Mak” Rivao quits band

Posted by on April 26, 2018

After sixteen years, longtime Samael guitarist Marco “Mak” Rivao has decided to leave the group to do something different. The leave seems more heartfelt and definitely amicable as the band have accepted his decision. The group decided to recruit bassist Drop to play guitar while they will look for a new bass player. Read Mak’s […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/1: Robert Plant’s got the fire

Posted by on November 1, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Unfortunately, I didn’t receive the chart information necessary to complete MBN last week, so I’m a week behind over here. Hope you all had a happy and metal Halloween.   Notable Debuts:  Robert Plant, […]

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New & Noteworthy, October 13th, 2017: The Missing Releases

Posted by on October 13, 2017

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week we have releases from Fozzy, Samael, Enslaved, and more! If you would like to check out last week’s New & Noteworthy, you can do so here. If you want to see […]

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