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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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Lay My Soul to Waste - A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH

Sal Abruscato might've suspected Peter Steele and TYPE O NEGATIVE fans would automatically flock to A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH, yet it's quickly become more than that. Abruscato's associations with TYPE O and LIFE OF AGONY makes him the star attraction in A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH, but now two albums in with their newest ...

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Blood Drive - ASG

At one point, Wilmington, North Carolina's ASG (aka ALL SYSTEMS GO or any of the jokey alter acronyms that have cropped up in the spirit of hardcore icons MDC) could tear up the air hovering overtop a myriad of quarter and half pipes. Modern skate and snowboarding had one of its aural champions and thus ...

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Set Sail - ANCHORESS

Vancouver hardcore act ANCHORESS have chosen a pretty hilarious moniker. In Medieval times, an anchoress was considered a deeply pious woman, removed from society and usually confined to a solitary room comparable to a cell in order to pursue her devotion to the Christ. Julian of Norwich is regarded as the most notable anchoress in ...

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MEGADETH Bassist's Autobiography Due In October

The autobiography of David Ellefson, co-founder and bassist of 11-time Grammy-nominated heavy metal titans MEGADETH, will be made available on October 29 via Howard Books. Ellefson's memoir, "My Life With Deth", chronicles the story of Ellefson's fall into addiction during the band's early years, followed by his subsequent recovery and the return to faith which ...

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SPEAKING THE KING'S: 'How You Work' Lyric Video Released

Orange County, California-based rock/post-hardcore band SPEAKING THE KING'S will release its debut EP, "Here To Stay", in Europe on July 12 digitally via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded with A DAY TO REMEMBER producer, songwriter, and former guitarist Tom Denney (PIERCE THE VEIL, SECRETS) in Florida. All songs were mixed by Chris "Zeuss" ...

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SPEAKING THE KING'S: 'Here To Stay' EP Details Revealed

Orange County, California-based rock/post-hardcore band SPEAKING THE KING'S will release its debut EP, "Here To Stay", in Europe on July 12 digitally via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded with A DAY TO REMEMBER producer, songwriter, and former guitarist Tom Denney (PIERCE THE VEIL, SECRETS) in Florida. All songs were mixed by Chris "Zeuss" ...

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SICK OF IT ALL: Video Interview Posted Online

Jo Schüftan of Horns Up Rocks! conducted an interview with drummer Armand Majidi and bassist Craig Setari of New York hardcore veterans SICK OF IT ALL on April 20 at Best Buy Theater in New York City. You can now watch the chat below. "Nonstop", an album of re-recorded SICK OF IT ALL classics, came ...

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LETLIVE Frontman Interviewed By U.K.'s METAL HAMMER (Video)

Amit Sharma of U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine recently conducted an interview with vocalist Jason Aalon Butler of the Los Angeles-based four-piece rock band LETLIVE. You can now watch the chat below. LETLIVE will release its new album, "The Blackest Beautiful", on July 9 via Epitaph Records. The group has premiered the first new song, "Banshee ...

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LETLIVE To Release 'The Blackest Beautiful' In July

Los Angeles-based four-piece rock band LETLIVE will release its new album, "The Blackest Beautiful", on July 9 via Epitaph Records. The group has premiered the first new song, "Banshee (Ghost Fame)", in the form of a powerful video. Additionally, fans who pre-order "The Blackest Beautiful" at LetliveStore.com will receive an instant download of "Banshee (Ghost ...

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CINDERELLA Drummer Creates Music For Video Game Trailer

To get players pumped for E3 next week, Sony Online Entertainment has released an all-new Dragon's Prophet #SUPERMETAL music video, "The Ballad of DraGod". With music composed by CINDERELLA drummer Fred Coury and guitarist Brent Woods, and lyrics by Ayzenberg Group, this amped up trailer showcases the intensity of Sony Online Entertainment's hardcore dragon game ...

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