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SERJ TANKIAN, IHSAHN, DEVIN TOWNSEND Featured On Charity Single

Revolution Harmony, the brainchild of British music lecturer/journalist Ray Holroyd, has set a July 18 release date for its debut all-star charity single, "We Are". The song features vocals from Serj Tankian (SYSTEM OF A DOWN) and Ihsahn (EMPEROR), as well as guitar solos by Devin Townsend. Composed, arranged, programmed and produced by Ray Holroyd ...

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GOD OF ATHEISTS: New Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

GOD OF ATHEISTS, the Norwegian extreme metal project led by Asgeir Mickelson (SARKE, SPIRAL ARCHITECT, BORKNAGAR, TESTAMENT), is currently recording its debut album for release later in the year. The CD will feature appearances by Trym (EMPEROR, ZYKLON, ENSLAVED) on drums, Mickelson on rhythm guitar, ICS Vortex (DIMMU BORGIR, BORKNAGAR) on vocals, Carl A. Tidemann ...

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GOD OF ATHEISTS: Video Footage Of 'Fountain Of Emptiness' Solo

GOD OF ATHEISTS, the Norwegian extreme metal project led by Asgeir Mickelson (SARKE, SPIRAL ARCHITECT, BORKNAGAR, TESTAMENT), is currently recording its debut album for release later in the year. The CD will feature appearances by Trym (EMPEROR, ZYKLON, ENSLAVED) on drums, Mickelson on rhythm guitar, ICS Vortex (DIMMU BORGIR, BORKNAGAR) on vocals, Carl A. Tidemann ...

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ROSS ROBINSON 'Not Confirmed' As Producer Of Next BEHEMOTH Album

Despite rumors to the contrary, Ross Robinson says that he has not yet been officially confirmed as the producer of the next studio album from Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH Robinson, who has previously worked with such acts as KORN, SLIPKNOT, SEPULTURA, SOULFLY and LIMP BIZKIT, met with BEHEMOTH last month in Warsaw. BEHEMOTH frontman Adam ...

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LEPROUS' New Album To Be Co-Produced By Former EMPEROR Frontman

After spending a very eventful and busy year 2012 promoting their latest album release, "Bilateral", Norwegian progsters LEPROUS have commenced the recording sessions for their as-yet-untitled new studio album, to be released in early 2013 via InsideOut Music. Commented LEPROUS singer/synth player Einar Solberg: "As many of you already know, we’ve started recording our new ...

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BEHEMOTH To Work With KORN/LIMP BIZKIT Producer On Next Album?

Producer Ross Robinson (KORN, SLIPKNOT, SEPULTURA, SOULFLY, LIMP BIZKIT) met with Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH last weekend in Warsaw, presumably to discuss a possible collaboration with the band on their next studio album. BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski posted a photo on his Facebook page of him, BEHEMOTH bassist Tomasz " Orion" Wróblewski and Robinson, ...

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JEFF LOOMIS: Video Footage Of Istanbul Guitar Clinic

Former NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis took part in a meet-and-greet and guitar clinic on November 16 at Doremusic in Istanbul, Turkey during the Euroblast tour with MONUMENTS, VILDHJARTA and STEALING AXION. Check out the footage below. Loomis recently released a brand-new song, "A Liar's Chain", recorded with his touring band consisting of Joe Nurre (guitar ...

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Former EMPEROR Frontman To Play Keyboards On GOD OF ATHEISTS Debut

Former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn will play keyboards on the forthcoming debut album from GOD OF ATHEISTS, the Norwegian extreme metal project led by Asgeir Mickelson (SARKE, SPIRAL ARCHITECT, BORKNAGAR, TESTAMENT). The CD will also feature Trym (EMPEROR, ZYKLON, ENSLAVED) on drums, Mickelson on rhythm guitar, ICS Vortex (DIMMU BORGIR, BORKNAGAR) on vocals, and Carl A. ...

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JEFF LOOMIS: New Video Interview, Guitar Lesson

Former NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis took part in an interview and guitar lesson with English Djentlemens Quarters during the current Euroblast tour with MONUMENTS, VILDHJARTA and STEALING AXION. Check out the footage below. Loomis recently released a brand-new song, "A Liar's Chain", recorded with his touring band consisting of Joe Nurre (guitar and vocals), Anup ...

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IHSAHN: Debut Solo Album To Be Released On Limited-Edition 2LP Vinyl

Former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn's debut solo album, "The Adversary", will be re-released as a limited two-LP edition, including layout by Trine + Kim Design Studio. Pre-orders will be taken starting on November 6 via Blood Music. "The Adversary" was originally released in April 2006 via Mnemosyne/Candlelight Records. All music and lyrics for "The Adversary" were ...

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JEFF LOOMIS: Brighton Fan-Filmed Video Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of former NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis' October 20 performance in Brighton, England can be seen below. Loomis recently released a brand-new song, "A Liar's Chain", recorded with his touring band consisting of Joe Nurre (guitar and vocals), Anup Sastry (drums) and Greg Macklin (bass). Commented Jeff: "'A Liar's Chain' is the first ...

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'Metal Evolution' Creator Discusses Lost 'Extreme Metal' Episode With 'Radioactive Metal'

Canadian documentarian Sam Dunn of Banger Films ("Metal: A Headbangers Journey", "Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage") was interviewed for the latest edition of "Radioactive Metal". You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. "Radioactive Metal" is broadcast on Pure Rock Radio Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. EST at www.purerockradio.net. ...

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'Metal Evolution' Creator Discusses Lost 'Extreme Metal' Episode With PureGrainAudio (Video)

In 2011, Banger Films released the biggest-ever series on the history of heavy metal and hard rock, "Metal Evolution". Based on Banger's groundbreaking "Heavy Metal Family Tree," the series explored over 40 years of metal history — from early metal and shock rock to thrash and nu metal. Following metalhead-turned-anthropologist Sam Dunn, "Metal Evolution" took ...

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'Metal Evolution' Creator Discusses Lost 'Extreme Metal' Episode With THE AGE OF METAL (Audio)

In 2011, Banger Films released the biggest-ever series on the history of heavy metal and hard rock, "Metal Evolution". Based on Banger's groundbreaking "Heavy Metal Family Tree," the series explored over 40 years of metal history — from early metal and shock rock to thrash and nu metal. Following metalhead-turned-anthropologist Sam Dunn, "Metal Evolution" took ...

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JEFF LOOMIS Releases New Song 'A Liar's Chain'

Former NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis has released a brand-new song, "A Liar's Chain", recorded with his touring band consisting of Joe Nurre (guitar and vocals), Anup Sastry (drums) and Greg Macklin (bass). Comments Jeff: "'A Liar's Chain' is the first of three songs that I recorded with my band to officially debut online. We started ...

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'Metal Evolution' Creator Discusses Lost 'Extreme Metal' Episode On FULL METAL JACKIE's Show

In 2011, Banger Films released the biggest-ever series on the history of heavy metal and hard rock, "Metal Evolution". Based on Banger's groundbreaking "Heavy Metal Family Tree," the series explored over 40 years of metal history — from early metal and shock rock to thrash and nu metal. Following metalhead-turned-anthropologist Sam Dunn, "Metal Evolution" took ...

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'Metal Evolution' Creator Discusses Lost 'Extreme Metal' Episode (Audio)

In 2011, Banger Films released the biggest-ever series on the history of heavy metal and hard rock, "Metal Evolution". Based on Banger's groundbreaking "Heavy Metal Family Tree," the series explored over 40 years of metal history — from early metal and shock rock to thrash and nu metal. Following metalhead-turned-anthropologist Sam Dunn, "Metal Evolution" took ...

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VULTURE INDUSTRIES Begins Work On New Album

Norwegian progressive extreme metallers VULTURE INDUSTRIES entered the Conclave And Earshot Studios in Bergen early last week to begin work on their third full-length album for an early 2013 release via Season Of Mist. So far the drums have been recorded, and frontman Bjornar Nilsen, who is also producing the CD, commented that the band ...

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Next Year's WACKEN OPEN AIR Is Officially Sold Out

All 75,000 tickets to next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival have been sold — a little more than a month after being made available. This marks the eighth time in a row that Wacken Open Air is sold out and it is the event's fastest sellout ever. The next Wacken Open Air ...

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'Metal Evolution' Creators Seeking Funding For 'Extreme Metal' Episode

In 2011, Banger Films released the biggest-ever series on the history of heavy metal and hard rock, "Metal Evolution". Based on Banger's groundbreaking "Heavy Metal Family Tree," the series explored over 40 years of metal history — from early metal and shock rock to thrash and nu metal. Following metalhead-turned-anthropologist Sam Dunn, "Metal Evolution" took ...

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TRIVIUM Frontman Launches 'Extreme Metal' Project

Guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy of Florida metallers TRIVIUM took part in a special one-night-only acoustic performance to benefit MOSCOT Mobileyes Foundation. The event was held last night (Monday, August 13) between 7:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at The MOSCOT Gallery & Music Space in New York City. In addition to playing a seven-song set, Heafy took ...

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Eremita - IHSAHN

Vegard Sverre Tveitan is a genius. Okay, so that's common knowledge. Accredited, even, given the numerous awards, commendations and honorariums Tveitan ? better known to the metal community as Ihsahn ? has reaped throughout his prolific career. Ihsahn is metal, whether or not you appreciate his relentless embryonic exploration modes. EMPEROR is forever legend, sure, ...

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IHSAHN: 'Eremita' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Eremita", the fourth album from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn, sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 32 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared ...

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IHSAHN Interviewed On 'Black Night Meditations' (Audio)

WSCA 106.1 FM's "Black Night Meditations" recently conducted an interview with former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn. 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 broadcast every Tuesday night at 10 ...

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IHSAHN: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

"Eremita", the fourth album from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn, can be streamed in its entirety at AOL Music. Due on June 19 in North America (one day earlier in Europe) via Candlelight Records, the CD was recorded and produced at Telemark's Ivory Shoulder Studios, with additional tracking completed at Notodden's Juke Joint Studio ...

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