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TESTAMENT’s Eric Peterson reveals part one of DRAGONLORD video series


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Renowned Testament guitarist Eric Peterson recently announced the release of his highly-anticipated new DRAGONLORD album, entitled Dominion, out September 21, 2018 via Spinefarm Records. The symphonic black/death metal album serves as the long-awaited follow-up to 2005’s Black Wings of Destiny, but takes the fantasy and storytelling to a whole new level. Dominion explores themes of darkness owning and influencing these times we now live in, and things that have come to pass. It also delves into other eras, real and otherworldly.

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LIVE REVIEW: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – DONNINGTON PARK UK – 8TH-10TH JUNE 2018


Download Festival –LIVE REVIEW by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

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Photo credit:
 James Bridle

Download Festival is the UK’s biggest, friendliest and most diverse rock/metal festivals and it gets bigger and better each year. This year particularly had a strong theme of environmental sustainability, with their new recycling scheme for beer glasses, using plastic reusable cups which you could keep and reuse or give back and made for a nice memento along with the introduction of Greenpeace’s Eco Campsite. Viewing platforms for wheelchair-users were available across all stages and British Sign Language interpreters on two, again highlighting the festivals diversity and how it accommodates for everyone which is great to see.

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POWERFLO Release New EP “Bring that Shit Back” & Kick Off UK/EU Tour With Download Festival 9th June


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Hip-hop/metal all-star group POWERFLO have returned with their brand new EP “Bring that Shit Back”, which is out via all digital retailers now.

Mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering in California and released on New Damage Records, the 8-track EP features a cover of Bob Marley’s 1973 classic ‘Get Up Stand Up’ and a brand new title track plus remixes of their first and most recent single, ‘Where I Stay’ and ‘The Grind’, from their debut. Full track list below:

  1. Get Up Stand Up (Bob Marley cover)
  2. Bring that Shit Back
  3. Where I Stay (DLOW Remix)
  4. Where I Stay (HALLUCINATOR Remix)
  5. Where I Stay (VIGILANTE Remix)
  6. The Grind (NIVEAU ZERO Remix)
  7. The Grind (BIG BROTHER 84 Remix)
  8. The Grind (VIRAL Remix)
The EP can be purchased at smarturl.it/BringThatShitBack

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BURY TOMORROW release fan track, ‘Knife Of Gold’, from new album ‘Black Flame’


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Bury Tomorrow have released ‘Knife Of Gold’, an instant-grat track for all of those who have pre-ordered the band’s forthcoming fifth album (and first for Music For Nations / Sony Music), ‘Black Flame’, out on July 13th. Fans who had already ‘Claimed Their Flame’ via http://www.bury-tomorrow.com, saw their flames turn gold this week in the run-up to the tracks release.

Check out the video for ‘Knife Of Gold’ below:

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PREVIEW: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL UK 8-10th JUNE 2018


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UK’s biggest rock/metal festival is fast approaching so we take a look at just some (there are too many to list) of our highlights of this awesome music weekend that is not to be missed on the 8-10th June….

The first most notable highlight, of course, has to be the three headliners:

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PITCHSHIFTER break decade-long hiatus & announce UK Tour celebrating 20th Anniversary of album


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UK agitators Pitchshifter have announced a November 2018 UK Tour to celebrate 20 years of their much-lauded record www.pitchshifter.com.

Since 1989, the band (renowned for their energetic live shows, on- and off-stage antics, crop circles, stage invasions, and being banned…), have played in 27 countries with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Deftones, Pantera, Black Sabbath, Queens of The Stoneage, Tool, Iggy Pop, Atari Teenage Riot, Bad Religion, Obituary, Carcass and Neurosis.
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