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Interview: Warbeast Vocalist Bruce Corbitt Discusses Split Album with Phil Anselmo, Upcoming Full-Length and More

Texas-based heavy metal band Warbeast recently released a split album with Phil Anselmo titled War of The Gargantuas, featuring two previously unreleased Warbeast tracks — "It" and "Birth of a Psycho" — along with the first-ever solo material released by Anselmo in his 30-year career.

Interview: Gojira Frontman Joe Duplantier Talks Touring, Gear, India Gig and More

French extreme metal band Gojira carved out a niche for themselves with their unique, atmospheric, environmentally themed early albums, including 2001's Terra Incognita and 2003's The Link. The band's fanbase and reputation grew with subsequent releases, such as 2005's From Mars to Sirius and 2008's The Way of All Flesh. But it was their most recent release, 2012's L’Enfant Sauvage, that catapulted them to worldwide success.

Interview: Abiotic Guitarists Discuss Debut Album, 'Symbiosis,' Gear and More

Based out of Miami, Florida, technical death metal band Abiotic released their debut album, Symbiosis, on Metal Blade Records in late 2012 and are now preparing for a busy touring cycle even as they continue to write more new material. I recently caught up with guitarists John Matos and Matt Mendez to talk about the debut album, gear and other things. Read the conversation below, and check out Abiotic here for more info.

Interview: Bison B.C. Frontman James Farwell Talks New Album, 'Lovelessness,' Gear and More

Canadian heavy metal quartet Bison B.C. released their fourth studio album, Lovelessness, October 22 via Metal Blade Records. Musically as well as lyrically, the six-track effort is more intense than the band's previous efforts and presents yet another facet of their creativity.

Interview: The Sword Frontman JD Cronise Talks ‘Apocryphon’ and Gear

Austin, Texas-based heavy rock quartet The Sword released their fourth studio album, Apocryphon, October 22, their first release on Razor & Tie. It’s a contrasting follow-up to the concept album, Warp Riders, in every sense.

Interview: Corrosion Of Conformity Guitarist Woody Weatherman Talks 'Animosity' Lineup, Gear and Self-Titled Album

Raleigh, North Carolina-based metal band Corrosion Of Conformity have presented various facets of their musicianship to fans during their 30 years of existence. They've dabbled in stoner, thrash, sludge, crossover and other genres.

Interview: Dethklok Mainman Brendon Small Discusses ‘Dethalbum III' and Upcoming Tour

Dethklok — who are widely popular in their animated form on the Adult Swim TV series Metalocalypse, as well as in their real-life form — released their third studio album, Dethalbum III, October 16 via Williams Street Records.

Interview: Lamb of God Guitarist Mark Morton Discusses US Tour, India Show and More

American heavy metal giants Lamb Of God have been through a lot during the past couple of months, and it's been well documented. Thankfully, things have been sorted for the time being, and the band is gearing up for an extensive U.S. headline tour with support from In Flames, Hatebreed and Sylosis, starting October 30 in Phoenix, Arizona, followed by a Halloween-night show in Los Angeles and set to go well into December.

Interview: The Shrine Frontman Josh Landau Talks 'Primitive Blast' Album, Gear and New Material

The Shrine are a trio based out of Venice, California, who play a no-frills, organic style of music they describe as "psychedelic violence rock and roll." Characterized by massive riffs, pristine solos, a heavy rhythm section and expressive vocals, their music finds instant appreciation among fans of classic rock. It's not surprising that the band has enjoyed an ever-increasing local following in the LA area.

Interview: Savage Discuss Production, Playing Techniques and Vintage Gear

Rejuvenated British rock veterans Savage have made a strong comeback this year with their sixth studio album, Sons Of Malice, a solid 13-track effort that captures the vibe of Savage's classic sound but with a modern approach.