ORIGIN Signs European Deal With AGONIA RECORDS

Technical death metal masters ORIGIN have inked a European deal with Agonia Records. The band's follow-up to 2011's "Entity", "Omnipresent", will be made available this summer through Nuclear Blast in the U.S. Formed in Kansas in 1997, ORIGIN is one of the most intense and most brutal technical death metal forces to be reckoned with. ...

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1349: 'Slaves' Lyric Video Released

Norway's masters of blackened sonic evil 1349 are finally back with a deadly vengeance. Four long years after the release of the masterpiece "Demonoir", the band will return with a new full-length album this fall. This CD will be released on Indie Recordings throughout the world except for North America, where Season Of Mist will ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'Taking Back Tomorrow' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Taking Back Tomorrow" from former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach can be seen below. The track is taken from Bach's new solo album, "Give 'Em Hell", which will be released on April 22 via Frontiers Records. The follow-up to 2011's "Kicking & Screaming" was once again produced by ...

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THE AMITY AFFLICTION To Release 'Let The Ocean Take Me' In June

Roadrunner recording group THE AMITY AFFLICTION has announced details of its eagerly awaited new album. "Let The Ocean Take Me" — the Australian metalcore masters' fourth full-length release — arrives on June 10. Named one of 2014's "most anticipated" albums by Alternative Press, "Let The Ocean Take Me" is available now for pre-order on the ...

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Video: WARREL DANE Performs NEVERMORE Classics In Brazil

Fan-filmed video footage of Warrel Dane's (SANCTUARY, NEVERMORE) April 12 solo performance at the Led Club in Várzea Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil can be seen below. Guitarist Jeff Loomis and drummer Van Williams announced their departure from NEVERMORE in April 2011 due to personal differences with Dane and bassist Jim Sheppard. Their replacements have not ...

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PAUL STANLEY: 'If It Ever Comes Down To It, I Am KISS'

Paste magazine recently conducted an interview with KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Paste: You take Gene [Simmons] to task in [your memoir, "Face The Music: A Life Exposed"]. There are even parallels to his attitude in the early-'80s and Ace [Frehley] and Peter's [Criss] — ...

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TANKARD: 'R.I.B.' Album Trailer

German beer lovers and cult thrashers TANKARD will release their new album, "R.I.B." (Rest In Beer), on June 20 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2012's "A Girl Called Cerveza" was recorded at Studio 23 in Frankfurt, Germany. A trailer for "R.I.B." can be seen below. Taking inspiration from the motto "never change a winning ...

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PORTRAIT Records Cover Version Of Unreleased JUDAS PRIEST Song

Swedish metal band PORTRAIT has recorded a cover version of a JUDAS PRIEST song that has never been released by the legendary British heavy metal band. The track "Mother Sun" appears on PORTRAIT's CD single "We Were Not Alone", which is being sent out exclusively to subscribers with the May issue of Sweden Rock Magazine. ...

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