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Former NEVERMORE And FORBIDDEN Guitarist TIM CALVERT Dies At 52

Former FORBIDDEN and NEVERMORE guitarist Tim Calvert died this morning after battling an aggressive form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. He was only 52 years old. Tim‘s passing was announced by his sister, Vicky Calvert-Hawkins, who wrote in a Facebook post: “Myself and my husband Bret (along with several wonderful doctors, and hospice providers)

SIRENIA To Release Next Album In October

Norwegian/French symphonic metallers SIRENIA will release their as-yet-untitled ninth full-length album this fall via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2016’s “Dim Days Of Dolor” will mark the band’s second LP to feature French vocalist Emmanuelle Zoldan, who replaced Spanish singer Ailyn Giménez García two years ago. SIRENIA guitarist Morten Veland spoke about the band’s upcoming

BABYMETAL Launches BABYMETAL RECORDS

Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL has built a new partnership with 5B Artist Management And Records, a leading global music, events, and marketing firm, which manages well-known artists such as SLIPKNOT and MEGADETH. Additionally, with the powerful duo of 5B Artist Management And Records and Cooking Vinyl, which has handled the release of prestigious artists

Full Album Stream: Moloch – ‘The Other Side’

Polish synthwave act Moloch (not to be confused with the Ukranian black metal project of the same name) is a case study in the relationship between synthwave and metal. On new album The Other Side, Moloch infuses bright synths with extreme metal guitar riffs, creating a refreshing sound that marries two different sounds incredibly well. Stream The Other Side in

Track Premiere: Faus – ‘Magnum Oppress’

Apestate, the new album from technical, chaotic hardcore punks Faus, is a high-energy romp through spastic, start-stop-start instrumentals and half-screeched, half-yelled vocals. It’s no surprise to learn that throughout their career, Faus have played with and been informed by The Chariot, The Dillinger Escape Plan and similar bands; the influence is there, but Faus have their own

IN THIS MOMENT Singer: 'We Push Theatrical Boundaries'

Kilpop conducted an interview with IN THIS MOMENT guitarist Chris Howorth and vocalist Maria Brink at the Las Rageous festival, which was held April 20-21 in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about IN THIS MOMENT‘s engaging live performances, Maria said: “I think we push theatrical boundaries. We do almost

Q&A: Nightmarer Guitarist Simon Hawemann Digs Dissonance

The argument that death metal was never supposed to be easy listening is relative. From Possessed and Death to Gorguts and Portal, what’s digestible (and enjoyable to our ears) hasn’t changed over the years. What has changed are the parameters and intent. Case in point: Tampa, Florida’s Nightmarer. Featuring members and ex-members of Success Will

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