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INTER ARMA Signs With RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of Richmond, Virginia's INTER ARMA. The band featuring T.J. Childers (drums), Steven Russell (guitars), Trey Dalton (guitars), Mike Paparo (vocals), and Joe Kerkes (bass), formed in 2006 and released its full-length debut, "Sundown", in 2010 via Forcefield Records. Combining a punk rock ethos with an esoteric blend of psychedelia, ...

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SLAYER's KERRY KING Says 'The World Misses' PHILIP ANSELMO

Three of the leading gear/technology companies for both musicians and consumers alike are returning with their successful "Metal Masters" clinic series. Partnering up with Guitar Center, "Metal Masters 4" will take place in New York City on September 7 at The Gramercy. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. with the clinic starting at 8:00 p.m. ...

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APOCALYPTICA's PERTTU KIVILAAKSO To Guest On MAIDEN UNITED Album

Perttu Kivilaakso (pictured below; APOCALYPTICA) will guest on MAIDEN UNITED's forthcoming album, "Across The Seventh Sea". Perttu will play cello on the songs "The Evil That Men Do" and "Infinite Dreams". MAIDEN UNITED is the all-acoustic IRON MAIDEN tribute project featuring Damian Wilson (THRESHOLD, HEADSPACE) and Ruud Jolie (WITHIN TEMPTATION). Commented Jolie: "We are all ...

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MASSACRE: Video Footage Of WACKEN OPEN AIR Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of resurrected 1990s Florida-based death metallers MASSACRE performing on August 4 at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. MASSACRE released a seven-inch single, "Condemned To The Shadows", on July 30. The single, which is available as a regular black-wax version, a transparent wax limited edition and ...

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DANKO JONES 'Oral History' Book Due In October

An oral history book about Canadian rockers DANKO JONES, "Too Much Trouble - A Very Oral History Of Danko Jones", by Stuart Berman will be released by ECW Press in October. The book's official description: "DANKO JONES may be a straight-forward rock band, but their story is anything but. They're a band that has roots ...

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Lillie: F-65 - SAINT VITUS

You can imagine the doomers have been chanting "at last?at last?" amongst themselves since late May when SAINT VITUS returned to the scene they all but created alongside CATHEDRAL, PENTAGRAM, CANDLEMASS and of course, the mighty BLACK SABBATH beforehand. One can almost picture sludge monger Dave Chandler in the midst of his self-imposed exile from ...

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BEDEMON's 'Symphony Of Shadows' To See Light Of Day

Svart Records has set an August 24 release date for "Symphony Of Shadows", the first-ever set of all-new material by BEDEMON, the band regarded by many as the original true U.S. doom band. Inspired by the goriest of fright films and the most menacing of music at the time, guitarist/composer/journalist/author Randy Palmer churned out the ...

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MONUMENTS: Another New Song Available For Streaming

London, England-based tech-metal quintet MONUMENTS will release its long-awaited debut album, "Gnosis", out August 27 in Europe, August 28 in North America and August 31 in Australia/New Zealand through Century Media Records. A song from the CD, "Degenerate", can now be streamed in the YouTube clip below. "Gnosis" was originally supposed to be released last ...

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LEATHER LEONE Interviewed On 'Black Night Meditations' (Audio)

WSCA 106.1 FM's "Black Night Meditations" recently conducted an interview with singer Leather Leone (SLEDGE LEATHER, CHASTAIN, RUDE GIRL, MALIBU BARBI). You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. "Black Night Meditations" is a four-hour metal show focusing on black, death, thrash, folk, shred, prog and power metal. The program is ...

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BATTLECROSS: 'Kaleb' Video Released

"Kaleb", the new video from Detroit, Michigan's BATTLECROSS, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's debut album, "Pursuit Of Honor", which came out in August 2011 via Metal Blade Records. The clip was directed and edited by Ryan Glisan of the death metal band ALLEGAEON. The live footage in the video was ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Performs With RICHIE KOTZEN In Los Angeles (Video)

Drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB) joined Richie Kotzen (MR. BIG, POISON) on stage last night (Tuesday, August 7) at The Baked Potato in Studio City, California to perform a cover version of the BOB DYLAN classic "All Along The Watchtower". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Kotzen, ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Talks About 'Metal Masters 4' (Video)

Three of the leading gear/technology companies for both musicians and consumers alike are returning with their successful "Metal Masters" clinic series. Partnering up with Guitar Center, "Metal Masters 4" will take place in New York City on September 7 at The Gramercy. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. with the clinic starting at 8:00 p.m. ...

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Unofficial SOUNDGARDEN Fan Photo Book In The Works

"Photofantasm Soundgarden Edition" is a collector's item photo book highlighting SOUNDGARDEN's recent shows via a compilation of fan photos and stories from 2010, 2011, and 2012 covering performances in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The book is created and dedicated to the band, by the fans, hence the title "Photofantasm". The photo book ...

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TESTAMENT's 'Dark Roots Of Earth' Cracks U.S. Top 15

"Dark Roots Of Earth", the new album from San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans TESTAMENT, sold more than 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No, 12 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on July 31 via Nuclear Blast Records. TESTAMENT's previous ...

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STAIND: 'Live From Mohegan Sun' DVD Preview Clip

The first official live CD from STAIND, "Live From Mohegan Sun", was made available by Eagle Rock Entertainment on July 10, and will be followed by the DVD and Blu-ray release on August 14. This concert was recorded and filmed in high definition at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Montville, Connecticut on November 25, 2011. ...

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SODOM, TANKARD Frontmen To Guest On New DESTRUCTION Album

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION have tapped Thomas "Angelripper" Such (SODOM) and Andreas "Gerre" Geremia (TANKARD) to lay down vocals on an as-yet-undisclosed song from their forthcoming 30th-anniversary album, "Spiritual Genocide", to be released in November via Nuclear Blast Records. DESTRUCTION vocalist/bassist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer previously said that the band's new CD would be "much ...

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DISTURBED Frontman Working On Autobiography

DISTURBED frontman David Draiman has revealed via Twitter that he has written the first three chapters of his forthcoming autobiography. According to the singer, the book's release will coincide with the arrival of the debut album from DEVICE, his new industrial-style collaboration with former FILTER guitarist Geno Lenardo. In January 2011, Draiman gave ...

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ANTHRAX's IAN, BELLO Talk About 'Metal Masters 4' (Video)

Three of the leading gear/technology companies for both musicians and consumers alike are returning with their successful "Metal Masters" clinic series. Partnering up with Guitar Center, "Metal Masters 4" will take place in New York City on September 7 at The Gramercy. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. with the clinic starting at 8:00 p.m. ...

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MACHINE HEAD: Pro-Shot Footage Of WACKEN OPEN AIR Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of MACHINE HEAD's performance at this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which took place August 2-4 in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. MACHINE HEAD has been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 10-12 at Catton Hall in Walton On Trent, Derbyshire, England. Fans ...

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SLAYER's KING, LOMBARDO Talk About 'Metal Masters 4' (Video)

Three of the leading gear/technology companies for both musicians and consumers alike are returning with their successful "Metal Masters" clinic series. Partnering up with Guitar Center, "Metal Masters 4" will take place in New York City on September 7 at The Gramercy. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. with the clinic starting at 8:00 p.m. ...

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DESTRUCTION: New Album Title Revealed

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION have set "Spiritual Genocide" as the title of their 30th-anniversary album, to be released in November via Nuclear Blast Records. Commented the band: "The drum recording for the upcoming DESTRUCTION album, 'Spiritual Genocide', is finished! Vaaver [real name: Wawrzyniec Dramowicz] did an amazing job on the fastest DESTRUCTION album in ...

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