KORPIKLAANI: More Than Majestic

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As a means of promoting Jylhä during the era of no shows and tours, Korpiklaani has taken to the editing suite in order to lens videos for five of the album’s 13 tracks. We caught up with bassist Jarkko Aaltonen on a rare day off set and from in front of a camera to discuss how to consistently surprise oneself, the mystery of their new album’s title, and the curious world of Finnish pride.

ACCEPT: On A Mean Streak

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On its 16th full-length album, Too Mean To Die via Nuclear Blast, the newly founded sextet—featuring vocalist Mark Tornillo, original guitarist Wolf Hoffmann, drummer Christopher Williams, guitarist Uwe Lulis, bassist Martin Motnik, and guitarist Philip Shouse—has crafted 11 classic trademark Accept anthems.

TRIBULATION: Myth, Magic, and Religion

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Nothing, not even a pandemic, can prevent Tribulation from releasing the band’s new album, Where the Gloom Becomes Sound. Guitarist Adam Zaars discusses adding Joseph Tholl to the lineup, the band’s songwriting, and performing after so much time off.

NERVOSA: Positive Energy

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The São Paulo based axe slinger found the Nervosa house empty when former members walked in late April. Refusing to throw the towel in, she quickly scoured the globe and recruited Spanish vocalist Diva Satanica, Italian bassist Mia Wallace, and Greek drummer Eleni Nota, and by the end of the summer, and against all odds, Nervosa’s fourth, latest and greatest album, Perpetual Chaos, was born.

Throwback Thursday: ALEXI LAIHO of CHILDREN OF BODOM

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ORIGINALLY FEATURED IN OUTBURN ISSUE #44 / JUNE 2008 Eager to get back on the road, vocalist and guitar whiz Alexi Laiho offers his thoughts on the band’s sixth studio release and what keeps Children of Bodom going strong.

BRAVE THE COLD: Dystopian Party Grind

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the best form of cold comfort has arrived with Scarcity, the debut album from longtime Napalm Death guitarist Mitch Harris and Megadeth/Cadaver/ex-Soilwork drummer Dirk Verbeuren’s new project Brave the Cold. During a recent video call, Harris spoke with us about the making of Scarcity and offered his prescription for what it’s going to take for us to get through this turbulent moment in history.

THE ARSON CHOIR: Pushing Boundaries

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Lead guitarist Marc Motley of Los Angeles based mathcore band The Arson Choir talks about the band’s diverse influences, what it’s like trying to grow an up-and-coming band during a pandemic, and politics and racial divisions in America.

LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT: Craving These Softer Sounds

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Lindsay has dove full throttle, uninterrupted, into her own project. Worlds Away is the newest musical extravaganza to come from this talented musician’s skill, and we conversed on all things pertaining to this collection of songs.

CADAVER: Potent Venom

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The cult is alive with the latest reunion release from Norway’s Cadaver. Edder & Bile is the band’s first collection of new material since 2004’s Necrosis. Instrumentalist and songwriter Anders Odden has always been a forward-thinking sort of musician, and it was a pleasure for us to speak with him one brisk winter morning to discuss the years past and future for one of Norway’s best kept musical secrets.

DREAM THEATER: In Their Realm

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To celebrate the band’s 20th anniversary of their 1999 seminal concept album, Metropolis Part 2 – Scenes from a Memory, the band has released Distant Memories – Live in London. Mr.Petrucci recently spoke with us about the band’s early days, the new live album, beard care, and more.

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