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ENSLAVED: 'Roadburn Live' Unpacking Video

"Roadburn Live" is ENSLAVED's first official live album, a split release between Roadburn Records and By Norse Music. The album was recorded during one of band's headlining shows at the renowned Roadburn festival 2015, an edition curated by ENSLAVED's guitar player Ivar Bjørnson. Walter Hoeijmakers, Roadburn's artistic director, comments on the release: "It's no secret ...

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ENSLAVED To Release 'Roadburn Live' For 'Record Store Day'

"Roadburn Live" is ENSLAVED's first official live album, a split release between Roadburn Records and By Norse Music. The album was recorded during one of band's headlining shows at the renowned Roadburn festival 2015, an edition curated by ENSLAVED's guitar player Ivar Bjørnson. Walter Hoeijmakers, Roadburn's artistic director, comments on the release: "It's no secret ...

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AVATARIUM Begins Recording Third Album

AVATARIUM, the Swedish metal project whose recording lineup includes Leif Edling, founding bassist and main songwriter of doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, has entered Gröndahl studio to begin work on its third album for a spring release via Nuclear Blast. AVATARIUM's latest disc, "The Girl With The Raven Mask", came out in October 2015 via Nuclear ...

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OTHERWISE Taps Producer BOB MARLETTE For Fourth Album

Las Vegas rockers OTHERWISE have entered a Los Angeles studio to begin recording their new album with producer Bob Marlette (SHINEDOWN, SEETHER). The band's fourth full-length effort will arrive later in the year via longtime label Century Media. Commented OTHERWISE's Adrian and Ryan Patrick in a joint statement: "It feels good to finally be surrounded ...

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Dissociation - THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN recently decided that the creative masterpiece and associated touring cycle for "Dissociation", the band's sixth full-length, will be its swan song. The genre-bending geniuses who make up the group are going out on top much like the way the classic, nineties comedy "Seinfeld" wrote its final chapter while it was firing ...

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New Song Premiere: THE MURDER OF MY SWEET's 'Racing Heart'

"Racing Heart", a brand new song from THE MURDER OF MY SWEET, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's fourth studio album, "Echoes Of The Aftermath", which will be released on January 27, 2017 via Frontiers Music Srl. 2015 saw THE MURDER OF MY SWEET reunite with their original label home, ...

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GHOST's Nameless Ghoul Has Had 'A Lifelong Fear Of The Dark'

Ned of the Rock 108 radio station conducted an interview with one of the Nameless Ghouls from Swedish occult rockers GHOST on October 5 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the influence of horror movies on GHOST's stage presentation and overall image, the Nameless Ghoul said: "I think ...

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Magma - GOJIRA

Few would have trouble recognizing GOJIRA's unique sound from even a couple seconds of listening. The band's cross-pollination of MESHUGGAH's jagged, rhythmic brutishness with the dark belligerence of Steve Tucker-era MORBID ANGEL has blossomed throughout its discography up until now. GOJIRA has always been fearless in songwriting, though never quite as bold as with the ...

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SUNNDRUG To Release 'Exit Wounds' Album In October

Virginia Beach quintet SUNNDRUG, which includes Chris Raines (former drummer of NORMA JEAN and original drummer of SPITFIRE) and Jimmy Reeves (original bassist for SPITFIRE), will release its debut album, "Exit Wounds", on October 31 via Mind Over Matter Records. A lyric video for the record's latest single, "Shining", can be seen below. "We worked ...

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Watch NORMA JEAN's Video For 'Everyone Talking Over Everyone Else'

"Everyone Talking Over Everyone Else", the new video from Atlanta, Georgia's NORMA JEAN, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's seventh full-length, "Polar Similar", which came out on September 9 via Solid State Records. First and foremost, "Polar Similar" is a reminder that NORMA JEAN is anything but rudimentary. "Sonically, we ...

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NORMA JEAN: New Song 'Forever Hurtling Towards Andromeda' Available For Streaming

Atlanta, Georgia's NORMA JEAN has released its explosive new single, "Forever Hurtling Towards Andromeda". The track is taken from the band's upcoming seventh full-length, "Polar Similar", due out September 9 via Solid State Records. "Forever Hurtling Towards Andromeda" features guest vocals from Sean Ingram of metalcore pioneers COALESCE, with a performance that perfectly complements the ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Releases 'Meat Hook' Video

"Meat Hook", the new video from former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, can be seen below. The song, which features a guest appearance by Jørgen Munkeby of the acclaimed "blackjazz" act SHINING, is taken from Friedman's latest solo album, "Inferno", which was released in May 2014 via Prosthetic Records (except in Japan, where the album was ...

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Mother Of MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Dies

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson's mother died on Friday, July 22 after battling health issues for much of the last decade. The musician wrote on his Facebook page: "It is with a heavy heart that I inform my dear sweet mother, Frances Marie Ellefson, has gone home to see the Lord. She passed tonight at approximately ...

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EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN: New Song 'Pressure' Available For Streaming

"Pressure", a brand new song from EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan), can be streamed below. The track is taken from Ihsahn's sixth solo album, "Arktis", which will be released on April 8. The effort will be available in standard CD, deluxe CD (featuring additional exclusive content), and vinyl formats via Candlelight Records. ...

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