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Reactivated PESTILENCE Signs With HAMMERHEART RECORDS

Veteran Dutch extreme metallers PESTILENCE have inked a deal with Hammerheart Records. The band will enter the studio in June to begin recording its new album, "Hadeon", for a late 2017 release. Hammerheart has also come to an agreement on the PESTILENCE back catalog, but plans are still in the works to get all details ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS Calls It Quits

Dutch old-school death metallers HAIL OF BULLETS have officially called it quits. The band wrote in a statement on Facebook: "With sadness in our hearts, we hereby inform you that we have decided to pull the plug on HAIL OF BULLETS. The patient had been suffering from illness for a few years already. We thought ...

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Former Members Of MALEVOLENT CREATION, SUFFOCATION, PESTILENCE Join Forces In FIRE FOR EFFECT

FIRE FOR EFFECT has been selected as the name of the new band featuring former members of MALEVOLENT CREATION, SUFFOCATION and PESTILENCE. Joining vocalist Brett Hoffman (MALEVOLENT CREATION), bassist Tony Choy (PESTILENCE) and drummer Mike Smith (SUFFOCATION) in the project is guitarist and songwriter Gio Geraca (MALEVOLENT CREATION, ASHES OF ARES). Geraca said in a ...

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Reactivated PESTILENCE To Release 'Hadeon' Album

Veteran Dutch extreme metallers PESTILENCE have set "Hadeon" as the title of their new album, due later in the year. Joining vocalist/guitarist Patrick Mameli in the band's current lineup are Santiago Dobles (AGHORA) on lead guitar, Alan Goldstein on bass and Septimiu Hărşan (DISAVOWED) on drums. Asked by a fan on Facebook why bassist Tony ...

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PESTILENCE Is Back With New Lineup Feat. PATRICK MAMELI, TONY CHOY

Veteran Dutch extreme metallers PESTILENCE are back with a new lineup featuring vocalist/guitarist Patrick Mameli alongside Santiago Dobles (AGHORA) on lead guitar, Tony Choy (ATHEIST) on bass and Septimiu Hărşan (DISAVOWED) on drums. The band is currently booking shows for 2017. Said Mameli: "Only for a few shows in Mexico was the first idea. Then ...

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OBSCURA: 'Ten Sepiroth' Video Released

The official video for the song "Ten Sepiroth" from progressive metal masters OBSCURA can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Akróasis" (Greek for "hearing" or "listening"), which was released on February 5 via Relapse Records. The album was made available in CD, 2xLP and as a digital download. "With ...

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OBSCURA: New Song 'Ode To The Sun' Available For Streaming

"Ode To The Sun", a brand new song from progressive metal masters OBSCURA, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Akróasis" (Greek for "hearing" or "listening"), which will be released February 5 via Relapse Records. The album will be available in CD, 2xLP and as a digital download. "With ...

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OBSCURA: New Song 'The Monist' Available For Streaming

"The Monist", a brand new song from progressive metal masters OBSCURA, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Akróasis" (Greek for "hearing" or "listening"), which will be released February 5, 2016 via Relapse Records. The album will be available in CD, 2xLP and as a digital download. "With 'Akróasis', ...

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ASPHYX Frontman Has High Hopes For Next Studio Album

Jägermeister conducted an interview with vocalist Martin Van Drunen of Dutch doom/death metal veterans ASPHYX on November 7 at the Damnation festival in Leeds, England. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On ASPHYX's plans to record the follow-up to 2012's "Deathhammer" album: "When it comes to ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS Parts Ways With Singer MARTIN VAN DRUNEN

Dutch death metallers HAIL OF BULLETS have parted ways with vocalist Martin Van Drunen (PESTILENCE, ASPHYX). Said the band in a statement: "We are sorry to announce that Martin Van Drunen is no longer part of HAIL OF BULLETS. On a personal level, it's no longer possible for us to continue the cooperation with Martin. ...

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Video Premiere: OBSCURA's 'Akróasis'

It has been five years since the release of OBSCURA's universally acclaimed "Omnivium" album. Now the progressive metal masters return with their strongest and most dynamic release to date. The aptly named "Akróasis" (Greek for "hearing" or "listening") draws on all the various elements of OBSCURA's signature sound and combines those qualities into a cohesive ...

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OBSCURA To Release 'Akróasis' Album In February

It has been five years since the release of OBSCURA's universally acclaimed "Omnivium" album. Now the progressive metal masters return with their strongest and most dynamic release to date. The aptly named "Akróasis" (Greek for "hearing" or "listening") draws on all the various elements of OBSCURA's signature sound and combines those qualities into a cohesive ...

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Order Shall Prevail - JUNGLE ROT

Wisconsin death moshers JUNGLE ROT have been slamming it out for 21 years now and with their ninth album, "Order Shall Prevail", they welcome none other than Max Cavalera to their studio for a hollering brodown on "Fight Where You Stand". Reportedly inspired by headlines of police brutality, "Order Shall Prevail" is another no-nonsense round ...

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TEXTURES Begin Recording New Album

Dutch modern progressive metallers TEXTURES entered the studio last week to record the follow-up for their 2011 album "Dualism", due in early 2016 via Nuclear Blast. This will be the band's first effort with guitarist Joe Tal, who joined TEXTURES in 2013. Founding TEXTURES guitarist Jochem Jacobs, who left the band in 2012, will also ...

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Video: PESTILENCE Performs In Brussels

Quality fan-filmed video footage of PESTILENCE's May 5 performance at Magasin 4 in Brussels, Belgium can be seen below. PESTILENCE's seventh album, "Obsideo", was released on November 12, 2013 via Candlelight Records. The CD was produced by Mameli and features ten new songs. According to Mameli, the album's overall lyrical theme is "the journey of ...

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PESTILENCE's PATRICK MAMELI Interviewed On Italy's 'Heavy Demons' Radio Show (Video)

Vocalist/guitarist Patrick Mameli of resurrected Dutch extreme metallers PESTILENCE, was recently interviewed on Italy's "Heavy Demons" radio show. You can now watch the chat below. PESTILENCE's seventh album, "Obsideo", was released on November 12, 2013 via Candlelight Records. The CD was produced by Mameli and features ten new songs. According to Mameli, the album's overall ...

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ANCIENT ASCENDANT Signs With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

Candlelight Records has announced the signing of ANCIENT ASCENDANT. ANCIENT ASCENDANT is a British-based quartet pioneering a unique brand of songwriting based on a solid foundation of black and death metal while injecting eclectic ideas from a wide range of fine metal traditions. Since the release of its critically acclaimed debut EP, "The Heathen Throne", ...

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Former END OF LEVEL BOSS Drummer To Release Atmospheric Death Metal Solo Album

Former END OF LEVEL BOSS drummer Neil Grant returns with a classic-style death metal album, free from click tracks, full of feel and with enough riffs to choke a horse. The Scottish multi-instrumentalist — now residing in Gothenburg, Sweden — has crafted a stunningly atmospheric death metal album laden with classic buzz-saw guitar, riot-spurring arrangements ...

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RENTAP: 'Insane' Video Released

"Insane", the first video from RENTAP, the new Dutch band featuring former members of PESTILENCE, THE DEVIL'S BLOOD, EXIVIOUS, THE NEW DOMINION, BANDITO and CATOGRAPHER, can be seen below. RENTAP brings a surprising mix of catchy rock and gut-wrenching metal riffs, fronted by the stunning Phi Nix on vocals. The group's EP, "Summoning The Sun", ...

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