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Video footage Vinny Appice‘s (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL, LAST IN LINE, KILL DEVIL HILL) August 21 drum clinic at Guitar Center in Bakersfield, California can be seen below.

Vinny Appice has anchored the rhythm and power live and in the studio for the music of DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL, WWIII, AXIS, Rick Derringer, John Lennon, and more. He has recorded and co-written songs on over 25 albums and CDs, including many multi-platinum records. Touring the world for over two decades resulted in selling millions of records! Vinny‘s drumming can also be heard on numerous movie soundtracks, including “Wayne’s World 2”, “Heavy Metal”, “Iron Eagle” and “Bedazzled”. Vinny, the author of drum instruction book “Rock Steady” and DVD “Hard Rock Drumming Techniques”, has performed incredible powerhouse drum clinics around the globe. Numerous books have been written about BLACK SABBATH and DIO with the authors always mentioned Vinny‘s unique powerful drumming style.

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Zisis Petkanas of Greece’s Rock Overdose recently conducted an interview with vocalist Chuck Billy of San Franciscos Bay Area thrash metal veterans TESTAMENT. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.

“Dark Roots Of Thrash”, a DVD/2CD release documenting Bay Area veterans TESTAMENT‘s sold-out headlining performance at the Paramount in Huntington, New York this past February, will be made available on October 11 (Europe) and October 15 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records. “Dark Roots Of Thrash” was produced by Get Hammered Productions, directed by Tommy Jones (DEATH ANGEL, KATAKLYSM, SOILWORK) and mixed by Juan Urteaga (VILE, EXODUS, SADUS, MACHINE HEAD). It captures a total of 19 live tracks with countless cams onstage and high above the audience, plus a special moshpit cam that makes you feel like you’re a part of the show.

A performance clip of the song “Rise Up”, taken from “Dark Roots Of Thrash”, can be seen below.

Commented TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson: “Metalheads! In case you’ve missed us on our ‘Dark Roots’ campaign tour, here’s a day in the life and good representation of our show! Check it out, and put on your list of metal to get!”

Vocalist Chuck Billy added: “For all you diehard metal heads out there, ‘Dark Roots Of Thrash’ is a must-have for your collection. This live DVD and CD is something you can put in you player and crank up for the feeling of a live TESTAMENT performance! You will get 18 songs from the early days of thrash metal to where we are today. Heavy metal forever!”

“Darks Roots Of Thrash” will be made available in a variety of different formats, including the standard DVD+2CD and 2CD versions. A limited Blu-ray+2CD (Europe only), LP (Europe only), as well as Nuclear Blast mail-order-only items (LP colored in gatefold, DVD+2CD digi + tour pass and limited Blue-ray+2CD digi + tourpass) will also be for sale via shop.nuclearblast.com.

“Dark Roots Of Earth” DVD/2CD track listing:

DVD:

01. Intro
02. Rise Up
03. More Than Meets The Eye
04. Burnt Offerings
05. Native Blood
06. True American Hate
07. Dark Roots Of Earth
08. Into The Pit
09. Practice What You Preach
10. Riding The Snake
11. Eyes Of Wrath
12. Trial By Fire
13. The Haunting
14. The New Order
15. Do Not Resuscitate
16. Three Days In Darkness
17. The Formation Of Damnation
18. Over The Wall
19. Disciples Of The Watch
20. Credits

Bonus content:

21. Backstage Footage
22. Native Blood (video clip)

CD1:

01. Intro
02. Rise Up
03. More Than Meets The Eye
04. Burnt Offerings
05. Native Blood
06. True American Hate
07. Dark Roots Of Earth
08. Into The Pit
09. Practice What You Preach

CD2:

01. Riding The Snake
02. Eyes Of Wrath
03. Trial By Fire
04. The Haunting
05. The New Order
06. Do Not Resuscitate
07. Three Days In Darkness
08. The Formation Of Damnation
09. Over The Wall
10. Disciples Of The Watch

“Dark Roots Of Earth” 2CD track listing:

CD1:

01. Intro
02. Rise Up
03. More Than Meets The Eye
04. Burnt Offerings
05. Native Blood
06. True American Hate
07. Dark Roots Of Earth
08. Into The Pit
09. Practice What You Preach

CD2:

01. Riding The Snake
02. Eyes Of Wrath
03. Trial By Fire
04. The Haunting
05. The New Order
06. Do Not Resuscitate
07. Three Days In Darkness
08. The Formation Of Damnation
09. Over The Wall
10. Disciples Of The Watch

Pre-order your copy here.

TESTAMENT will hit the road alongside LAMB OF GOD, KILLSWITCH ENGANGE and HUNTRESS starting on October 22. A limited number of TESTAMENT V.I.P. packages are currently available now for each show and include:

* A souvenir TESTAMENT V.I.P. Laminate
* A TESTAMENT poster
* An 8″ x 10″ photo of the band
* A coupon for discounted online merchandise
* Individual photo opportunities with band members
* A group photo with the entire V.I.P. group and TESTAMENT members

In addition, each V.I.P. purchaser will be entered into a raffle to win Chuck Billy‘s stage vest worn throughout this tour. The winner of the vest will be personally contacted by Chuck and will also receive two tickets to the next local TESTAMENT show with passes to come backstage and more.

Interview (audio):


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Shadow Kingdom Records will release the self-titled full-length debut from Canadian epic doomsters FUNERAL CIRCLE on November 19.

“Funeral Circle” track listing:

01. Scion Of Infinity
02. Amaranthine (Wandering Dreamer)
03. Corpus Of Dark Sorcery
04. Tempus Edax Rerum
05. The Charnel God
06. Black Colossus
07. Obelisk

Shadow Kingdom Records head honcho Tim McGrogran had this to say about the debut: “Epic doom metal is not the most well-known heavy metal genre. It takes a lot of heart and guts to play this style of music since the dinosaurs that started this kind of music are some of the very best bands to ever exist.

“Epic doom metal, in our opinion, started in Sweden with CANDLEMASS. Their intention was to write the first epic doom metal album. Other doom metal bands floating around back then weren’t thinking about writing a doom record, they just wrote the music they liked and that sounded heavy.

“With that said, we’re proud to introduce FUNERAL CIRCLE! Hailing from the icy mountains of Canada, this young and hungry band is writing some of the very best epic doom metal songs heard today.

“If you’re looking for epic doom metal, there’s not much out there better than this self-titled beast of an album! They’re slowly clawing their way to the top of this genre. This record is loud, heavy, and raw with outstanding vocals. To top it off, if the fans voted on best album artwork, this would be the best of 2013.”

Ordering information is available at store.shadowkingdomrecords.com.

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Former PANTERA and current DOWN singer Philip Anselmo recently took Fuse on a guided tour of his tattoos, revealing the hidden meanings behind the ink. Check out the footage below.

Anselmo‘s first-ever solo album, “Walk Through Exits Only”, sold around 8,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 35 on The Billboard 200 chart.

Asked what fans might be surprised to see in his forthcoming autobiography, tentatively titled “Mouth For War: Pantera, Pain, & Pride – Heavy Metal Highs, Drugged Out Lows, & The Battle For My Life”, Anselmo told The Washington Times: “There’s a lot of stories and a very, very interesting journey to fuckin’ even get to the PANTERA chapters. It took quite a while and quite a lot of different craziness in my life to even fuckin’ get to the point to where I was able to join PANTERA. So, a lot of shit happened before PANTERA and then obviously the PANTERA days were fucking insane in their own way. Since the death of Dimebag and the breakup of PANTERA before that, a whole lot of shit has happened, as well, both horrific and pretty damn fucking good.”

He continued: “These days, man, you know, it’s like I’m ten years clean from any fucking hard drugs at all and fuckin’ haven’t touched a drop of whiskey since 2001. Honestly, there’s a big, I guess, educational, if you want to put it like that, portion of the book that shows there’s somewhat of a ray of light even at the fuckin’ lamest part of your life or the lowest part of your life. If people can learn from me, good, good for them. It’s gonna be an interesting book.”

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With the exception of the hearing for Tim Lambesis, it was a relatively quiet week in heavy metal this week in terms of stories, but we did get a lot of new music streams getting me all giddy for the fall season. Here's this week's top 10 most visited pages: AS I LAY DYING Frontman …

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The HMT gang

Last June, the very epic Heavy Metal Truants undertook a leg-destroying two-and-a-half day 171-mile ride from London to Download at Castle Donington, raising £80,000 (and counting!) in the process. To celebrate their brilliant achievement, the Truants’ have posted a short film about their tireless exploits. Check it out right now and then donate some money to the campaign’s patron charities: Childline, Teenage Cancer Trust and Nordoff Robbins. Go on! DO IT NOW!

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Beaten To Death

Beaten To Death: suspend all rational thought

Grindcore fans, and fans of mentalist heavy metal in general, rejoice, because Norway’s nirvana-inducing noise experts, Beaten To Death have wisely chosen Metal Hammer as exclusive hosts to stream their forthcoming album, Dødsfest! – out on October 4 via Mas-Kina Recordings – in full.

Fronted by She Said Destroy’s Anders ‘Ugmod’ Bakke, this is ADD-enhanced grindcore running headlong through the looking glass, and yet also strangely accessible. If you’re a fan of Rolo Tomassi, The Locust, Brutal Truth, moshing like a maniac or the sensation of being eaten alive by seriously tripping, exhibitionist lions, this album is going to blow your mind. Check it out below!

Pre-order the limited edition 12-inch vinyl here.

And check out Beaten To Death’s own Facebook page here.

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September is turning out to be a great month for new metal albums. This week is no exception. Check out our full reviews, along with an article collecting short reviews of the latest albums from Anathema, The Charm The Fury, Cult Of Luna, Damnations Day, Deals Death, Felix Martin, Grave, Haken, Human Improvement Process, Mindcage, The Persevering Promise, Pinkish Black, Ringworm, Seidr, Stray From The Path, Subrosa and Wolvserpent.

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Earlier this year Deafheaven released Sunbather, arguably one of the most beautiful heavy metal albums ever recorded. Vasaeleth just barfed all over it. All Uproarious Darkness is a fist in the face of music. It's a wet fart at the heavy metal dinner table. This is primal death metal for people who prefer relentless brutality …

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Legendary Grand Theft Auto DJ, DJ Lazlow, stopped by the Metal Hammer Magazine Show studio on Friday to talk heavy metal and GTA V. Here’s what went down…

Grand Theft Auto V lands tomorrow/today depending on how lucky you are, so if there’s no news here tomorrow, then it’s definitely because we just happened to have caught a cold. Definitely.

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