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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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STRYPER: 'No More Hell To Pay' Video Released

The official video for "No More Hell To Pay", the title track of the new album from Christian hard rockers STRYPER, can be seen below. "No More Hell To Pay" will be released on November 5 in North America via Frontiers Records. The effort will be made available in two formats — standard CD and ...

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STRYPER: 'Revelation' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Revelation" from Christian rockers STRYPER can be seen below. The track comes off the band's new album, "No More Hell To Pay", which will be released on November 5 in North America via Frontiers Records. The effort will be made available in two formats — standard CD and ...

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STRYPER Filming Two New Videos This Weekend

Christian rockers STRYPER are filming two new music videos this weekend off their forthcoming album, "No More Hell To Pay", which will be released on November 5 in North America via Frontiers Records. In an August 17 posting on the band's Facebook page, guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet writes: "Just finished shooting video #1 and now off ...

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KING FEAR: 'Frostbite' Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

German black metallers KING FEAR will release their first full-length album, "Frostbite", on September 27 via Quality Steel Records/Soulfood. The cover artwork and layout was designed by Hiko (FEAR FACTORY, DEBAUCHERY, OZ, SOIL). "Frostbite" track listing: 01. Conquering The Useless 02. Death Zone 03. Frostbite 04. Immortalized 05. The Wickedest Man 06. Black Gravel 07. ...

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STRYPER: 'No More Hell To Pay' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Frontiers Records will release "No More Hell To Pay", the new album from Christian rockers STRYPER, on November 5 in North America. The effort will be made available in two formats — standard CD and deluxe digipak featuring exclusive video content. Produced by frontman/guitarist Michael Sweet himself, the set features some of STRYPER's strongest and ...

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New KING FEAR Album Due In September

German black metallers KING FEAR will release their first full-length album, "Frostbite", on September 27 via Quality Steel Records/Soulfood. After issuing its first five-track EP in 2012, the KING FEAR members went separate ways while singer Nachtgarm toured the world performing with NEGATOR and DARK FUNERAL, main composer Mål Dæth moved to the Austrian wilderness ...

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