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“I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived)”, the new video from Ohio metallers SKELETONWITCH, can be seen below.

Says SKELETONWITCH guitarist Nate Garnette: “It’s never a bad time when you combine 100 beers, several bloody sheep skulls, murder in the woods and five headbanging maniacs. It’s an even better time when the end result is a killer classic/slasher video. This time we went with the ‘even better time.’ Enjoy!”

“I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived)” comes off SKELETONWITCH‘s new album, “Serpents Unleashed”, which will be released on October 29 via Prosthetic Records. The follow-up to 2011’s “Forever Abomination” was recorded this past spring at GodCity Studio with Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, KVELERTAK, HIGH ON FIRE). The cover artwork for the CD was created by John Baizley (BARONESS, KYLESA, KVELERTAK), who previously worked with ‘WITCH on 2007’s “Beyond The Permafrost”.

“Serpents Unleashed” track listing:

01. Serpents Unleashed
02. Beneath Dead Leaves
03. I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived)
04. From a Cloudless Sky
05. Burned From Bone
06. Unending, Everliving
07. Blade On The Flesh, Blood On My Hands
08. This Evil Embrace
09. Unwept
10. Born of the Light That Does Not Shine
11. More Cruel Than Weak

Pre-order “Serpents Unleashed” digitally via Bandcamp now or physically on CD, audio cassette, three different 180-gram LP variants (black, clear or red) and a limited-edition seven-inch collector’s box via www.skeletonwitch.com. Also available for pre-order now is a new vinyl pressing of “Beyond The Permafrost”, which is back in print on 180-gram black vinyl as well as a new 180-gram clear vinyl variant.

Over the past decade, SKELETONWITCH has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe with a who’s who of modern heavy metal and performed at some of the genre’s largest festivals (Wacken Open Air, Graspop Metal Meeting, Summer Breeze, Ozzfest, Tuska, Bloodstock), in the process gaining a dedicated legion of fans on both sides of the stage. The band recently completed a successful run of high-profile dates opening for Sweden’s GHOST, a group they will again perform alongside this fall.



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Baroness: back in the UK this October

In our blinding new issue, out today, we chat to the one and only Baroness about the horrifying bus crash that almost ended their career (and their lives) last year, as well as what the future holds for the Georgian rifflords.

“It’s important that we don’t take a hard-line stance with the accident either way,” says beardy and brilliant frontman, John Baizley. “We don’t want to profit from it, but we can’t ignore it. Maybe writing music that’s somehow affected by it can help us work through it all. I’ve certainly never written with sales in mind. Statistics don’t mean much to me and most classic rock records got panned at the time of their release anyway. Where we play, who we play with, who we meet, and who we influence are more important.”

As for the crash itself, John doesn’t beat around the bush when it comes to the way it’s changed him as a person.

“We’re still debating the effects of it now, definitely,” muses the frontman. “What happened has permanently changed my physical and mental realities. The severity of the crash and its repercussions were complex. There’s a physical side to it, a mental side, but also familial, pharmaceutical and a business side. All of this was designed to stop us but here we are today, moving forward.”

“The level of immediate care we received when our injuries were acute and traumatic was unbelievable,” adds John of the band’s experiences of UK medical care. “I’ve had several American doctors be overwhelmingly impressed by the thoroughness and quality of the treatment I received in the UK. They said that if it had happened in certain parts of the US I might not have retained my arm.”

Heavy stuff, and there’s much more where that came from. Get our new issue to read it all…

Baroness return to the UK next month, bringing fellow riff gods Royal Thunder along for the following dates:

October 19 | Wolverhampton, UK | Slade Rooms
October 20 | Glasgow, UK | Cathouse
October 22 | Manchester, UK | Club Academy
October 24 | London, UK | Electric Ballroom

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This Autumn, The Biggest Metal Band On The Planet brave new waters once again as they prepare to release the biggest music film of the decade. METALLICA are back, and they’re back on our cover, babehhhh!

We discover the amazing conception behind Metallica: Through The Never, their new record label and, of course, that new album. It’s the biggest and most badass Metallica story you’ll read this year, and it’s only here and on sale right now!

You want more Metallica? Metal Hammer gives you more Metallica, babeeeeeh! As well as a huge, free Through The Never film programme that lifts the lid on the story behind the movie, with interviews with the band, cast and director, there’s also a huge free Metallica poster and free Metallica stickers. Don’t pretend you don’t want them. They’re brilliant.

And, in a world exclusive, copies of Metal Hammer bought in Morrisons, Tesco and Asda will include a FREE EP Joey Jordison’s new band, SCAR THE MARTYR! Plus, this issue is also packing another free CD featuring mega cuts from Trivium, Korn, Alter Bridge, Crossfaith, Asking Alexandria and many, many more! Not fucking bad, right?

Also in the new issue, we get the skinny on new albums from BEHEMOTH and MANOWAR – with the latter featuring the legendary Brian Blessed! We chat to both Joey DeMaio and Brian himself to get the full lowdown on this most awesome of pairings. We also catch up with BARONESS as they plan their return to the UK following that horrific bus crash last year, get back to our roots with CLUTCH and celebrate the here and now with THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA!

Plus, we get The Gospel According To MINISTRY legend Al Jourgensen (seriously, what a fucking eye-opener that is), ask IHSAHN what led him to finally reform EMPEROR, kneel at the altar of new arena rock kings ALTER BRIDGE, try to find out who the hell is actually in THE HELL and chat wine with black metal icons and distinguished gents, SATYRICON.

There’s also our immense Subterranea feature with the mighty TWILIGHT OF THE GODS, our mega BLOODSTOCK review, our special guide to RISE AGAINST and a riff-off between DOWN and VOODOO SIX. Oh, and we find out the first album that BILL BAILEY had sex to. No biggie.

All that plus more new bands, more underground mayhem, more legends, more reviews and more carnage than you could shake even a really big stick at? It’s massive, it’s heavy as fuck and it’s on sale now. ORDER IT BELOW!

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This Autumn, The Biggest Metal Band On The Planet brave new waters once again as they prepare to release the biggest music film of the decade. METALLICA are back, and they’re back on our cover, babehhhh!

We discover the amazing conception behind Metallica: Through The Never, their new record label and, of course, that new album. It’s the biggest and most badass Metallica story you’ll read this year, and it’s only here and on sale next week!

You want more Metallica? Metal Hammer gives you more Metallica, babeeeeeh! As well as a huge, free Through The Never film programme that lifts the lid on the story behind the movie, with interviews with the band, cast and director, there’s also a huge free Metallica poster and free Metallica stickers. Don’t pretend you don’t want them. They’re brilliant.

And, in a world exclusive, copies of Metal Hammer bought in Morrisons, Tesco and Asda will include a FREE EP Joey Jordison’s new band, SCAR THE MARTYR! Plus, this issue is also packing another free CD featuring mega cuts from Trivium, Korn, Alter Bridge, Crossfaith, Asking Alexandria and many, many more! Not fucking bad, right?

Also in the new issue, we get the skinny on new albums from BEHEMOTH and MANOWAR – with the latter featuring the legendary Brian Blessed! We chat to both Joey DeMaio and Brian himself to get the full lowdown on this most awesome of pairings. We also catch up with BARONESS as they plan their return to the UK following that horrific bus crash last year, get back to our roots with CLUTCH and celebrate the here and now with THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA!

Plus, we get The Gospel According To MINISTRY legend Al Jourgensen (seriously, what a fucking eye-opener that is), ask IHSAHN what led him to finally reform EMPEROR, kneel at the altar of new arena rock kings ALTER BRIDGE, try to find out who the hell is actually in THE HELL and chat wine with black metal icons and distinguished gents, SATYRICON.

There’s also our immense Subterranea feature with the mighty TWILIGHT OF THE GODS, our mega BLOODSTOCK review, our special guide to RISE AGAINST and a riff-off between DOWN and VOODOO SIX. Oh, and we find out the first album that BILL BAILEY had sex to. No biggie.

All that plus more new bands, more underground mayhem, more legends, more reviews and more carnage than you could shake even a really big stick at? It’s massive, it’s heavy as fuck and it’s on sale next week. ORDER IT BELOW!

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This Autumn, The Biggest Metal Band On The Planet brave new waters once again as they prepare to release the biggest music film of the decade. METALLICA are back, and they’re back on our cover, babehhhh!

We discover the amazing conception behind Metallica: Through The Never, their new record label and, of course, that new album. It’s the biggest and most badass Metallica story you’ll read this year, and it’s only here and on sale next week!

You want more Metallica? Metal Hammer gives you more Metallica, babeeeeeh! As well as a huge, free Through The Never film programme that lifts the lid on the story behind the movie, with interviews with the band, cast and director, there’s also a huge free Metallica poster and free Metallica stickers. Don’t pretend you don’t want them. They’re brilliant.

And, in a world exclusive, copies of Metal Hammer bought in Morrisons, Tesco and Asda will include a FREE copy of the debut album from Joey Jordison’s new band, SCAR THE MARTYR! Plus, this issue is also packing another free CD featuring mega cuts from Trivium, Korn, Alter Bridge, Crossfaith, Asking Alexandria and many, many more! Not fucking bad, right?

Also in the new issue, we get the skinny on new albums from BEHEMOTH and MANOWAR – with the latter featuring the legendary Brian Blessed! We chat to both Joey DeMaio and Brian himself to get the full lowdown on this most awesome of pairings. We also catch up with BARONESS as they plan their return to the UK following that horrific bus crash last year, get back to our roots with CLUTCH and celebrate the here and now with THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA!

Plus, we get The Gospel According To MINISTRY legend Al Jourgensen (seriously, what a fucking eye-opener that is), ask IHSAHN what led him to finally reform EMPEROR, kneel at the altar of new arena rock kings ALTER BRIDGE, try to find out who the hell is actually in THE HELL and chat wine with black metal icons and distinguished gents, SATYRICON.

There’s also our immense Subterranea feature with the mighty TWILIGHT OF THE GODS, our mega BLOODSTOCK review, our special guide to RISE AGAINST and a riff-off between DOWN and VOODOO SIX. Oh, and we find out the first album that BILL BAILEY had sex to. No biggie.

All that plus more new bands, more underground mayhem, more legends, more reviews and more carnage than you could shake even a really big stick at? It’s massive, it’s heavy as fuck and it’s on sale next week. ORDER IT BELOW!

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The second in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of “Serpents Unleashed”, the new album from Ohio metallers SKELETONWITCH, can be seen below.

Due on October 29 via Prosthetic Records, the follow-up to 2011’s “Forever Abomination” was recorded this past spring at GodCity Studio with Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, KVELERTAK, HIGH ON FIRE). The cover artwork for the CD was created by John Baizley (BARONESS, KYLESA, KVELERTAK), who previously worked with ‘WITCH on 2007’s “Beyond The Permafrost”.

“Serpents Unleashed” track listing:

01. Serpents Unleashed
02. Beneath Dead Leaves
03. I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived)
04. From a Cloudless Sky
05. Burned From Bone
06. Unending, Everliving
07. Blade On The Flesh, Blood On My Hands
08. This Evil Embrace
09. Unwept
10. Born of the Light That Does Not Shine
11. More Cruel Than Weak

Pre-order “Serpents Unleashed” digitally via Bandcamp now or physically on CD, audio cassette, three different 180-gram LP variants (black, clear or red) and a limited-edition seven-inch collector’s box via www.skeletonwitch.com. Also available for pre-order now is a new vinyl pressing of “Beyond The Permafrost”, which is back in print on 180-gram black vinyl as well as a new 180-gram clear vinyl variant.

Over the past decade, SKELETONWITCH has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe with a who’s who of modern heavy metal and performed at some of the genre’s largest festivals (Wacken Open Air, Graspop Metal Meeting, Summer Breeze, Ozzfest, Tuska, Bloodstock), in the process gaining a dedicated legion of fans on both sides of the stage. The band recently completed a successful run of high-profile dates opening for Sweden’s GHOST, a group they will again perform alongside this fall.



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The first in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of “Serpents Unleashed”, the new album from Ohio metallers SKELETONWITCH, can be seen below.

Due on October 29 via Prosthetic Records, the follow-up to 2011’s “Forever Abomination” was recorded this past spring at GodCity Studio with Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, KVELERTAK, HIGH ON FIRE). The cover artwork for the CD was created by John Baizley (BARONESS, KYLESA, KVELERTAK), who previously worked with ‘WITCH on 2007’s “Beyond The Permafrost”.

“Serpents Unleashed” track listing:

01. Serpents Unleashed
02. Beneath Dead Leaves
03. I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived)
04. From a Cloudless Sky
05. Burned From Bone
06. Unending, Everliving
07. Blade On The Flesh, Blood On My Hands
08. This Evil Embrace
09. Unwept
10. Born of the Light That Does Not Shine
11. More Cruel Than Weak

Pre-order “Serpents Unleashed” digitally via Bandcamp now or physically on CD, audio cassette, three different 180-gram LP variants (black, clear or red) and a limited-edition seven-inch collector’s box via www.skeletonwitch.com. Also available for pre-order now is a new vinyl pressing of “Beyond The Permafrost”, which is back in print on 180-gram black vinyl as well as a new 180-gram clear vinyl variant.

Over the past decade, SKELETONWITCH has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe with a who’s who of modern heavy metal and performed at some of the genre’s largest festivals (Wacken Open Air, Graspop Metal Meeting, Summer Breeze, Ozzfest, Tuska, Bloodstock), in the process gaining a dedicated legion of fans on both sides of the stage. The band recently completed a successful run of high-profile dates opening for Sweden’s GHOST, a group they will again perform alongside this fall.



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One of Maryland’s best-kept secrets is the sludge-prog trio ADMIRAL BROWNING. From the land that gave the metal world CLUTCH, ADMIRAL BROWNING may not be as much on the dime as the former, but five albums of instinctive, drop-kicked progression speaks volumes. Seriously, ADMIRAL BROWNING is one of the most buzz-worthy acts in the American metal underground and their latest romp “Give No Quarter” gives testimony to how effective they can be in the span of one weekend of recording.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with ADMIRAL BROWNING, some of the ingredients that go into their sludge foundry are BUZZOV*EN, TORCHE, WITCHFINDER GENERAL, TOTIMOSHI and to a very modest degree, MASTODON. While the latter, along with BLACK TUSK and BARONESS have refined metal, punk, doom and stoner to bombastic measures, ADMIRAL BROWNING are happily sloppier with their wares.

Not that Matt Legrow, Ron McGinnis and Tim Otis are slackers, not by any definition. Largely an instrumental band, ADMIRAL BROWNING is much chunkier in their business. Often they’ll let some of the sweltering waves of their metallic southern neighbors smelt through their work and on occasion you’ll get a taste of boogie rawk in the vein of CLUTCH.

“Give No Quarter” finds ADMIRAL BROWNING stretching their perimeters a bit. Given the short time they took to record it, the mostly live capture betrays a few messy inklings along the way, but the raw, natural feel of “Give No Quarter” rewards more than it grates.

ADMIRAL BROWNING rumbles through the opening number “Theme for Evil” with low-end tidal crashes that should pacify doom hounds. Later, they muck up the boogie laces of “Traps” by ripping into a metallic jam session (complete with a couple of thrash interludes) that seems unholy if you’re expecting ADMIRAL BROWNING to dabble with some SKYNYRD for a spell.

Even more insane but utterly satisfying is “Las Aranas Lobo”, where ADMIRAL BROWNING sucker punches their listeners by weaving a beauteous acoustic flamenco intro, then jacking up the following seven minutes with winding distortion and pummeling doom grooves. “Las Arenas Lobo” is one of ADMIRAL BROWNING‘s most clever endeavors with litters of notes cascading around the reverberating chords and tumbling drum rolls. It’s difficult to take all the whole thing in, but for its zany feel, there’s so much calculation going on you have to back this sucker up and inhale it some more.

The slapped-about “Leeroy Jenkins” is more on the punk side of things for the first few segments before ADMIRAL BROWNING turns the track on its ear by shifting time signatures with the agility of a carny huckster. Standby for some rare vocals amidst the spacey and funky “Zee Birds” and subsequently, “Malachai’s Lament”. The latter track is “Give No Quarter”‘s purest metal moment with some mashed lines wrung from SABBATH to TORCHE to even IRON MAIDEN. Following a swooning choral section in the opening, the sonic-kissed second segment of “Malachai’s Lament” lets Matt Legrow really show off his six-string chops before the song swerves into random tempo doom sequences that grow in agitation, all by the middle of the 6:44 composition.

Ron McGinnis‘ bass work is the kind that will sink you with his plunging depths, yet he has the capacity to mirror Matt Legrow‘s belting chords and also to give a wallowing undercurrent when Legrow takes off with his scratchy scales and squelching solos. Behind them, Tim Otis has a tendency to be choppy or to play behind the beat, yet there’s no denying once the trio catches their grooves in tandem, ADMIRAL BROWNING is a formidable beast of a band.

Here’s hoping ADMIRAL BROWNING doesn’t suffer the same fate of SWARM OF THE LOTUS, one of Maryland’s brightest hopefuls some time ago. “Give No Quarter” is slightly undercooked, but it’s also impressive as ever. These guys are always thinking, always noodling and never afraid of playing naked. There’s honesty and integrity to ADMIRAL BROWNING and they deserve your attention.

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“March To The Sea”, the new video from BARONESS, can be seen below. The clip, which was filmed at the Union Transfer in singer/guitar player John Baizley‘s adopted hometown of Philadelphia, opens with the enthusiastic crowd chanting “welcome back” to the obviously emotional band, highlighting BARONESS‘ first live performance following the well-documented accident that left the bandmembers severely injured.

BARONESS has been on the road steadily since May, having performed at several festivals including Bonnaroo, Orion Music + More, Lollapalooza and most recently FYF Fest. Entertainment Weekly described the band’s Lollapalooza performance as “a volcanic eruption of thick riffs, spry solos, and wicked vocal bellows” while Rolling Stone‘s FYF Fest review highlighted BARONESS‘ “feats of stunning metal artistry.” The band wraps up their North American tour dates on September 6 at KISW‘s Pain In The Grass before heading to Europe in late September as well as trekking to Australia in February for the Soundwave Festival.

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Last year Baroness was in a bus crash while on tour , which resulted in surgeries and physical therapy as well as months away from active band duty. Baroness has now checked in with the following statement about the 1 year anniversary of the incident: “Today is the anniversary of the Baroness tour bus crash, a day on which nine passengers, all musicians and crew on a tour-bus bound for Southhampton, UK, could have lost their lives.

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