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KYNG: 'Electric Halo' Video Released

"Electric Halo", the new Dylan Marko Bell-directed video from from the Southern California rock trio KYNG, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Burn The Serum", which was released on April 15 through Razor & Tie. The CD was produced by Andrew Alekel (FOO FIGHTERS, NO DOUBT, QUEENS OF ...

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Sweden's SHINING Signs With SEASON OF MIST

Season Of Mist has announced the signing of Swedish extreme metal lunatics SHINING. The band's next studio album will ariive in early 2015. SHINING is made of mastermind Niklas Kvarforth (vocals, concept, guitars) and his "toolbox": Rainer Tuomikanto (drums), Christian Larsson (bass), Euge Valovirta (guitar) and Peter Huss (guitar). Kvarforth issued the following statement about ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: New Solo Track 'Meat Hook' Available For Streaming

"Meat Hook", a brand new song from former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track, a collaboration with "blackjazz" rebel Jørgen Munkeby (SHINING) on vocals and saxophone, is taken from Friedman's new solo album, "Inferno", which will be released in late May via Prosthetic Records (except in Japan, ...

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KYNG's 'Burn The Serum' Full Album Premiere

"Burn The Serum", the new album from the Southern California rock trio KYNG, can be streamed in its entirety using the SoundCloud widget below. Due on April 15 through Razor & Tie, the CD was produced by Andrew Alekel (FOO FIGHTERS, NO DOUBT, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, CLUTCH) and James A. Rota (FIREBALL MINISTRY) ...

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DEN SAAKALDTE To Release 'Kapittel II: Faen I Helvete' In May

Norwegian black metallers DEN SAAKALDTE will release their long-awaited sophomore album, "Kapittel II: Faen I Helvete", on May 27 in Europe and June 10 in North America via Agonia Records. The cover artwork was created by Trine + Kim Design Studio (ULVER, MAYHEM, DARKTHRONE, DHG) and can be seen below. The follow-up to 2009's "All ...

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KYNG: 'Burn The Serum' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Southern California rock trio KYNG will release its new studio album, "Burn The Serum", on April 15 via Razor & Tie. The CD was produced by Andrew Alekel (FOO FIGHTERS, NO DOUBT, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, CLUTCH) and James A. Rota and was recorded at Grandmaster Recorders Ltd. and Sword & Shield in Hollywood, ...

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Swiss Extreme Metal Group SCHAMMASCH Signs With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

Prosthetic Records has announced the signing of the Basel, Switzerland-based extreme metal quartet SCHAMMASCH (aka Šamaš, the sun god from Akkadian / Babylonian mythology). The band's sophomore album, "Contradiction", will be released later in the year. The effort is described in a press release as "a sprawling, epic work over 85 minutes, presented with majestic ...

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De La Tierra - DE LA TIERRA

Welcoming Andreas Kisser back into the Roadrunner fold, the label brings aboard the SEPULTURA guitarist, aligned with South American artists Andres Gimenez (A.N.I.M.A.L.) and Flavio Cianciarulo (LOS FABULOSOS CADILLACS) plus Alex Gonzalez from Mexico's MANA. Together, they form DE LA TIERRA (aka D.L.T.), an aggro-metalcore unit bearing harmonic choruses with lyrics sung mostly in Spanish ...

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KYNG: New Song 'Electric Halo' Available For Streaming

Southern California rock trio KYNG will release its new studio album, "Burn The Serum", on April 15 via Razor & Tie. The CD was produced by Andrew Alekel (FOO FIGHTERS, NO DOUBT, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, CLUTCH) and James A. Rota and was recorded at Grandmaster Recorders Ltd. and Sword & Shield in Hollywood, ...

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KYNG To Release 'Burn The Serum' In April

Southern California rock trio KYNG will release its new studio album, "Burn The Serum", on April 15 via Razor & Tie. The CD was produced by Andrew Alekel (FOO FIGHTERS, NO DOUBT, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, CLUTCH) and James A. Rota and was recorded at Grandmaster Recorders Ltd. and Sword & Shield in Hollywood, ...

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WARKNIFE Signs With MEMORIAL RECORDS

Italian post-hardcore band WARKNIFE has inked a deal with Memorial Records for the release of the group's new album, "Amorphous". Available from February 18 via all digital stores, the CD is a natural evolution for the band, a good mix between post-hardcore, sludge and death metal. Says WARKNIFE: "'Amorphous' is the end of a path ...

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KVELERTAK Wins Norway's SPELLEMANN Award In 'Metal' Category

Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK were honored in the "Metal" category at the 42nd annual Spellemann awards (the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammy Awards). The largest and oldest Norwegian music awards show was held last night (Saturday, January 18) at Konserthus in Stavanger, Norway and was broadcast live on the Norwegian channel NRK1. The nominees in the ...

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ALFAHANNE: 'Såld På Mörkret' Track Featuring TAAKE's HOEST Available For Streaming

With ALFAHANNE's first full-length album, "Alfapokalyps", set for release in less than a month, Dark Essence Records has debuted a track from the CD, "Såld På Mörkret". "Alfapokalyps" was mastered by Tore Stjerna at the Necromorbus Studio and includes guest appearances by SHINING's Niklas Kvarforth and HELHEIM's V'gandr, as well as TAAKE's Hoest, who can ...

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JORN: Three Different Versions Of 'Overload' Video Released

Three different edits of the "Overload" video from JORN, the hard rock band fronted by powerhouse Norwegian singer Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, ARK), can be seen below. Says Lande: "At the time, we didn't see these videos as official music videos, since they were all based on live footage and live images. We thought they would ...

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Funeral Circle - FUNERAL CIRCLE

Canadian doom sect FUNERAL CIRCLE are a well-read bunch who weave creeping, elegiac dirges featuring dark fantasy and arcane muses. The Necronomicon, Paganism, Lovecraft's sinister realm of Cthulhu and Conan the Barbarian's duke-outs against the snake cult of Set all figure into FUNERAL CIRCLE's brand of "epic doom metal." This, as opposed to regular ol' ...

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JORN Parts Ways With Longtime Drummer WILLY BENDIKSEN

JORN, the hard rock band fronted by powerhouse Norwegian singer Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, ARK), has parted ways with longtime drummer Willy Bendiksen. A replacement drummer has not yet been announced. JORN in July announced the addition of bassist Thomas Bekkevold to the group's ranks. JORN's latest album, "Traveller", landed at position No. 12 on the ...

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Nations to Flames - A STORM OF LIGHT

Former RED SPAROWES/BATTLE OF MICE guitarist and NEUROSIS visual artist Josh Graham clearly has a vision, broad in perspective as it may be. In the past few years, he's married his stark film visuals to his own interpretation of post metal and crunk, which has often created bleak and daunting compositions in A STORM OF ...

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