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CRIPPLE BASTARDS Enter Studio, Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Italy's grindcore fiends CRIPPLE BASTARDS have entered the studio to record their Relapse Records full-length debut and first new album in over three years. They have returned, once again, to Studio Fredman in Gotherburg Sweden to work with producer Fredrik Nordström (ARCH ENEMY, AT THE GATES, DARK TRANQUILLITY). An early 2014 release is expected. 2013 ...

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LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES: 'I Solemnly Swear' Video Released

"I Solemnly Swear", the new video from the Columbus, Ohio metal/hardcore act LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's second full-length album, "An Eye For An Eye", which was released on July 9 through Rise Records. The follow-up to 2011's "When We Don't Exist" was once again recorded ...

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CROSSFAITH: 'We Are The Future' Video Released

"We Are The Future", the new video from the Japanese quintet CROSSFAITH — featuring Kenta Koie (vocals), Terufumi Tamano (programming), Kazuki Takemura (guitar), Hiroki Ikegawa (bass) and Tatsuya Amano (drums) — can be seen below. The song comes off the band's new album, "Apocalyze", which will be released in the United States and Canada through ...

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D.R.I.: European Tour Canceled

Spike Cassidy (guitar) of hardcore/metal crossover pioneers D.R.I. (DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES) is reportedly suffering from tendinitis, forcing the cancelation of the band's previously announced European tour. A statement from D.R.I.'s European booking agency, M.A.D. Tourbooking, reads as follows: "We are really sorry that we have to tell you that another tour has been canceled. The ...

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HARDCORE SUPERSTAR: New Video Interview With JOAKIM 'JOCKE' BERG

Anna Dave Bertram of Sweden's Access: Rock conducted an interview with vocalist Joakim "Jocke" Berg of Swedish sleaze rockers HARDCORE SUPERSTAR before the band's July 5 performance at the Metaltown festival in Gothenburg, Sweden. You can now watch the chat below. HARDCORE SUPERSTAR's "C'mon Take On Me" video was once again directed by René U ...

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CROSSFAITH: New Video Interview Posted Online

AmbPirate of Capital Chaos TV conducted an interview with the Japanese quintet CROSSFAITH — featuring Kenta Koie (vocals), Terufumi Tamano (programming), Kazuki Takemura (guitar), Hiroki Ikegawa (bass) and Tatsuya Amano (drums) — on June 22 at the Mountain View, California stop of the Vans Warped Tour. You can now watch the chat below. ...

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EARTH CRISIS To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of 'Firestorm' EP

The members of EARTH CRISIS are readying for their first live dates since early February. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of their landmark "Firestorm" EP, the band will mark the milestone with performances on both coasts and a quick trip south of the border before resuming work on their anticipated new album. Joining ...

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HATEBREED Frontman Answers 25 Questions (Video)

Impericon.com recently met up with vocalist Jamey Jasta of Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED and asked him "25 important either-or questions." Check out the clip below. HATEBREED's new album, "The Divinity Of Purpose", sold 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 20 on The Billboard 200 ...

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CROSSFAITH: New Song 'We Are The Future' Available For Streaming

The official artwork video for the song "We Are The Future" from the Japanese quintet CROSSFAITH — featuring Kenta Koie (vocals), Terufumi Tamano (programming), Kazuki Takemura (guitar), Hiroki Ikegawa (bass) and Tatsuya Amano (drums) — can be seen below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Apocalyze", which will be released in the United ...

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PURIFY Signs With DEADLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

French dark hardcore metal band PURIFY has inked a worldwide deal with Deadlight Entertainment. The group's debut album, "Hail Suicide", is scheduled for release in the fall. The CD was recorded by Fotis Benardo (SEPTICFLESH, CHAOSTAR), mixed by Terry Date (PANTERA, LIMP BIZKIT, DEFTONES) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (METALLICA, THE BEASTIE BOYS, NIRVANA). A ...

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UNKIND: 'Kentoon Tapetut' Lyric Video Released

Finnish hardcore heroes UNKIND have premiered a lyric video for the song "Kentoon Tapetut" from their forthcoming album, "Pelon Juuret". The lyric video is entirely in Finnish and includes an English translation in the video description. "Pelon Juuret" was recorded at the end of 2012 with producer Kari Nieminen at Noisecamp studios in Turku, Finland ...

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MONSTERS SCARE YOU: 'Give Me Some Sugar Baby' Video Released

"Give Me Some Sugar Baby", the new video from MONSTERS SCARE YOU, the post-hardcore/electro band from Seattle, Washington, can be seen below. The song comes off the group's debut album, "Die A Legend", which will be released on July 9 via Century Media Records. Formed in the winter of 2008, MONSTERS SCARE YOU has created ...

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HARDCORE SUPERSTAR: New Video Intervew Posted Online

Riff-Mag.com conducted an interview with Swedish sleaze rockers HARDCORE SUPERSTAR at this year's Hellfest, which was held June 21-23 in Clisson, France. You can now watch the chat below. HARDCORE SUPERSTAR's "C'mon Take On Me" video was once again directed by René U Valdes and produced by Greenworks Television. "C'mon Take On Me" is the ...

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SHOT DOWN STAY DOWN Signs With STANDBY RECORDS

U.K. deathcore/hardcore outfit SHOT DOWN STAY DOWN has inked a deal with Standby Records. The label will release the band's debut LP, "Dodge This", digitally on July 23. Based out of York, in North Yorkshire, England, the five-piece, with their raw sound and highly aggressive live performance, have shared stages with the likes of MISS ...

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Reactivated DOWNSET Unveils New Lineup

Reactivated Los Angeles rap/hardcore/metal act DOWNSET has issued the following update: "As we all know, change is imminent. "After reaching out in repeated attempts to reunite all of the original members of the band, we are apologetic to you, our friends and family, to announce that they have failed. Some members did not want to ...

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THE LAST VEGAS: 'She's My Confusion' Video Released

Chicago rockers THE LAST VEGAS are back with another eye-catching music video for the song "She's My Confusion", off the band's fourth full-length album, "Bad Decisions", released last fall through FrostByte Media. The clip was produced and directed by the Chicago-based video production company Motion Source Video Solutions, the same team responsible for the "Evil ...

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AGNOSTIC FRONT: New Audio Interview With ROGER MIRET

Andrew Epstein of AlanCross.ca conducted an interview with vocalist Roger Miret of New York hardcore legends AGNOSTIC FRONT backstage at Amnesia Rockfest (formerly known as the D-Tox Rockfest), which took place June 15-16 in Montebello, Quebec, Canada. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. AGNOSTIC FRONT's latest album, ...

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HESSIAN Changes Name To HESSIAN A.D. For American Market

After releasing their damaging debut LP, "Manégarmr", through Southern Lord worldwide in April, Belgium's ominous metal/hardcore unit HESSIAN has slightly revamped the band's moniker due to pending legalities, the band to now be known as HESSIAN A.D. on American soil moving forward. Acknowledged the band in a collective statement: "Due to legal reasons, we have ...

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BLACK TUSK: 'In Days Of Woe' Video Released

Savannah, Georgia's BLACK TUSK will release its new EP, "Tend No Wounds", on July 23 via Relapse Records. The disc was recorded with producer Phillip Cope (KYLESA, BARONESS) at the Jam Room in Columbia, South Carolina. The artwork was created by Brian Mercer (EYEHATEGOD, LAMB OF GOD, ZOROASTER). "Tend No Wounds" is a six-song, 20-minute ...

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Ex-SLAYER Drummer DAVE LOMBARDO: More Video Footage Of Tel Aviv Clinic

Dave Lombardo (SLAYER, PHILM) took part in a special drum clinic on May 1 at the Barby Club (Kibutz Galoyot St. 52) in Tel Aviv, Israel. Video footage of his appearance can be seen in two parts below. PHILM, the Los Angeles-based experimental post-hardcore triumvirate featuring Lombardo, guitarist/vocalist Gerry Nestler (CIVIL DEFIANCE), and bassist Pancho ...

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RINGWORM To Release Three-Song 10-Inch Vinyl Single

Cleveland, Ohio metal/hardcore veterans RINGWORM recently entered Spider Studios in their hometown with producer Ben Schigel (CHIMAIRA, WALLS OF JERICHO) to begin recording their new album for a late 2013 release via Relapse Records. In a new Facebook post, RINGWORM states: "[We] finished mixing two songs for our first official Relapse Records release. This will ...

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One of Us is the Killer - THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN

One can safely assume that to hold tenure in THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, you'd best exhibit the deepest level of commitment to what the band stands for. Alongside MASTODON and BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, this remains one of modern metal's most intelligent and gifted technical bands. The departed personnel that have been assumedly ground ...

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