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Crazy Eyes - FILTER

Richard Patrick has been searching for that next great moment in FILTER, one automatically held accountable to "Short Bus" and "Title of Record". Though it's a curse no artist wishes to be burdened with, Patrick has been answerable for NINE INCH NAILS, from which he and Brian Liesegang founded this band. They hit runaway success, ...

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BROKEN HOPE To Release 'Mutilated & Assimilated' Album

Chicago death metallers BROKEN HOPE have set "Mutilated & Assimilated" as the title of their seventh album, to be released before the end of the year. According to a press release, the follow-up to 2013's "Omen Of Disease" possesses an extra-special touch as "all of Jeremy Wagner's and Damian Leski's rhythm guitar tracks feature the ...

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THE BLOODLINE Writing Sophomore Album

Chicago-based metal band THE BLOODLINE, which features former members of DIRGE WITHIN and DIVINE HERESY, is writing material for its sophomore album. Guitarist Shaun Glass states: "So far I would say the songs have a tad more diversity in the songs and focus on big grooves and huge melodies. One new song, 'Awakening', is definitely ...

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The Fall Of Hearts - KATATONIA

Of their own respective accord but coming to the same relative meeting point, OPETH and KATATONIA have inadvertently founded their own subgenre of dark prog. The common bond between the groups (aside from Mikael Ã…kerfeldt and Jonas Renkse going full-time clean singing) is a sophisticated hub where goth, prog and dirge rock meet. All but ...

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Bottom of the Morning - PINKISH BLACK

Texas synth dirge duo PINKISH BLACK (once known as the trio THE GREAT TYRANT, prior to the suicide of bassist Tommy Wayne Atkins) release its third album "Bottom of the Morning". It's the band's first for Relapse Records, home to the kings of synth-prog revival, ZOMBI. Relapse is also simultaneously releasing THE GREAT TYRANT's last ...

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Dystopia - MEGADETH

Two gems in recent years followed by two head-scratchers. The only given in this band comes when a MEGADETH album truly tanks, the band storms back with sheer ferocity. Just when many listeners had given up on Dave Mustaine and MEGADETH following 2013's awkward, if occasionally fun "Super Collider", the proverbial storm gathers and strikes ...

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Archangel - SOULFLY

Suffice it to say, SOULFLY is hardly the same band it started out being. Over the course of its existence as Max Cavalera's primary base of operations, we've seen SOULFLY drift from a post-SEPULTURA, "Roots" minded style of groove metal with tribal percussion and occasional hip hop that no longer applies. SOULFLY became more about ...

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THE BLOODLINE: 'Poisonous' Video Released

"Poisonous", the new video from the Chicago-based metal band THE BLOODLINE, which features former members of DIRGE WITHIN and DIVINE HERESY, can be seen below. The song is taken from THE BLOODLINE's debut album, "We Are One", which will be released on May 5 via Another Century. The CD was recorded last year with producer ...

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THE BLOODLINE Preparing To Hit The Road With DOYLE

Chicago-based metal band THE BLOODLINE, which features former members of DIRGE WITHIN and DIVINE HERESY, will release its debut album, "We Are One", on May 5 via Another Century. The CD was recorded last year with producer Joel Wanasek (RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA, VINYL THEATRE). In other news, THE BLOODLINE will support DOYLE on the following shows: ...

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