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CONVERGE Interviewed On Australia's HEAVY TV (Video)

Heavy TV conducted an interview with CONVERGE guitarist Kurt Ballou prior to the band's February 15 concert at Billboard The Venue in Melbourne, Australia. You can now watch the chat below. CONVERGE's new album, "All We Love We Leave Behind", sold 6,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut ...

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RAMMING SPEED: 'Grinding Dissent' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Grinding Dissent" from Boston thrashers RAMMING SPEED can be seen below. The track comes off the band's Prosthetic Records debut, "Doomed To Destroy, Destined To Die", which will be released in North America on June 25. The CD was recorded with Kurt Ballou (HIGH ON FIRE, CONVERGE, KVELERTAK) ...

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KVELERTAK: 'Kvelertak' Video Released

"Kvelertak", the new video from Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK, can be seen below. The clip, which was shot by noted Norwegian photographer and filmmaker Stian Andersen, follows the band on their recent European tour. Says KVELERTAK: "Stian Andersen and Erik Treimann came along on for a couple of shows on our recent release tour of Europe. ...

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KVELERTAK: New Video To Premiere Tomorrow

"Kvelertak", the new video from Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK, will make its online debut tomorrow morning (Friday, April 26). The clip, which was shot by noted Norwegian photographer and filmmaker Stian Andersen, follows the band on their recent European tour. Says KVELERTAK: "Stian Andersen and Erik Treimann came along on for a couple of shows on ...

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Bushcraft - BAPTISTS

Vancouver 'core metallers (as opposed to the more watered-down metalcore) BAPTISTS have bounced forth from a primer 7 inch from last year with their debut album, "Bushcraft". If some noisome chaos is what you're after to turn loose your inner beast in an industrious manner, you just might want to step to this one. CONVERGE, ...

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SKELETONWITCH Begins Recording New Album

Ohio metallers SKELETONWITCH have entered GodCity Studios in Salem, Massachusetts in April with producer Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, KVELERTAK, BLACK BREATH) to begin recording their fifth album for a fall release via Prosthetic Records. Last month, SKELETONWITCH headlined Pitchfork's "Show No Mercy" showcase at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, where they debuted a brand new ...

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KVELERTAK's 'Meir' Tops Norwegian Chart

"Meir", the sophomore album from Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK, has topped the official chart in the band's home country. As previously reported, the CD sold 1,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The effort, which was issued on March 26 via Roadrunner Records, was produced by CONVERGE's Kurt Ballou and features ...

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KVELERTAK: 'Meir' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Meir", the sophomore album from Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK, sold 1,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The effort, which was issued on March 26 via Roadrunner Records, was produced by CONVERGE's Kurt Ballou and features cover artwork by John Dyer Baizley. "It is both catchy and heavy; we're pushing our ...

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KVELERTAK Talks 'Meir' Album In New Video Interview

Loudwire recently conducted an interview with Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK. You can now watch the chat below. KVELERTAK's sophomore album, "Meir", was released on March 26 via Roadrunner Records. The CD was produced by CONVERGE's Kurt Ballou and features cover artwork by John Dyer Baizley. "It is both catchy and heavy; we're pushing our limits in ...

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KVELERTAK: Part 2 Of 'Meir' Track-By-Track Breakdown

The second in a series of video clips featuring a track-by-track breakdown of "Meir", the forthcoming sophomore album from Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK, can be seen below. Due on March 26 via Roadrunner Records, the CD was produced by CONVERGE's Kurt Ballou and features cover artwork by John Dyer Baizley. "It is both catchy and heavy; ...

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KVELERTAK: Part 1 Of 'Meir' Track-By-Track Breakdown

The first in a series of video clips featuring a track-by-track breakdown of "Meir", the forthcoming sophomore album from Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK, can be seen below. Due on March 26 via Roadrunner Records, the CD was produced by CONVERGE's Kurt Ballou and features cover artwork by John Dyer Baizley. "It is both catchy and heavy; ...

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KVELERTAK: 'Månelyst' Video Released

"Månelyst", the new video from Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK, can be seen below. Directed by Fredrik Hana, the clip captures the director's adoration for horror films which was only amplified by KVELERTAK's blistering riffs. "Månelyst" comes off KVELERTAK's sophomore album, "Meir" (which means "more" in English), which will be released on March 26 via Roadrunner Records. ...

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When GOJIRA Met KVELERTAK

While in New York, Vidar Landa of Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK and drummer Mario Duplantier of French progressive metallers GOJIRA hung out together and spoke exclusively to Roadrunner. The guys discuss playing together, crazy audiences, Vidar talks about playing drums and misconceptions of America. Check out the footage below. GOJIRA's fifth album, "L'Enfant Sauvage", sold almost ...

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GAZA Calls It Quits

Salt Lake City, Utah quartet GAZA has released the following statement: "GAZA is no longer a band. A big thank you to anyone that has supported us. Some of us will continue to make music together." GAZA's third album, "No Absolutes In Human Suffering", was released last August via Black Market Activities. The CD was ...

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KVELERTAK: New Video Interview Posted Online

Jo Schüftan of Horns Up Rocks! recently conducted an interview with Norwegian adrenaline pushers of heavy rock and roll KVELERTAK at the Roadrunner Records offices in New York City. You can now watch the chat below. KVELERTAK's sophomore album, "Meir" (which means "more" in English), will be released on March 26 via Roadrunner. The CD ...

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KUNVUK: 'Teeth Swallower' Video Released

"Teeth Swallower", the new video from Australian metallers KUNVUK, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's second album, "Consume Rapture", which was released in June 2012. The CD was recorded, engineered and mixed by the band's guitarist and singer David Hart and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (DEATH, ...

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Introducing KVELERTAK (Video)

A three-and-a-half-minute video introducing Norwegian adrenaline pushers of heavy rock and roll KVELERTAK can be seen below. KVELERTAK's sophomore album, "Meir" (which means "more" in English), will be released on March 26 via Roadrunner Records. The CD was produced by CONVERGE's Kurt Ballou and features cover artwork by John Dyer Baizley. "Meir"'s first single, "Bruane ...

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RAMMING SPEED Signs With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

Prosthetic Records has announced the signing of up-and-coming grind/thrash metallers RAMMING SPEED. The group's new album, "Doomed To Destroy, Destined To Die", was recorded at GodCity Studios with Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, KVELERTAK, BLACK BREATH) and mastered at AudioSiege with Brad Boatwright (SLEEP, HIGH ON FIRE, SUNN O))), TRAGEDY). It is tentatively set for a late ...

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KVELERTAK: Third 'Meir' Studio Webisode Available

The third in a series of video reports from the making of "Meir" (which means "more" in English), the highly anticipated sophomore album from Norwegian adrenaline-pushers of heavy rock and roll KVELERTAK, can be seen below. Due on March 26 via Roadrunner Records, the CD was produced by CONVERGE's Kurt Ballou and features cover artwork ...

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KVELERTAK: 'Bruane Brenn' Video Released

"Bruane Brenn", the new video from Norwegian adrenaline-pushers of heavy rock and roll, KVELERTAK, can be seen at Stereogum. It is also available below. "Bruane Brenn" is the first single from KVELERTAK's highly anticipated sophomore album, "Meir" (which means "more" in English), due on March 26 via Roadrunner Records. The CD was produced ...

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Agnus Dei - THE SECRET

Italy's THE SECRET don't like to speak about the passing metalcore trappings of their first LP, and they frankly shouldn't have to after dropping one of the heaviest, nastiest slabs of blackened crust-core of 2010 in the shape of their eye-opening third album, "Solve et Coagula". Two years later, the band is keen to make ...

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KVELERTAK: 'Meir' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Norwegian adrenaline-pushers of heavy rock and roll, KVELERTAK will release their highly anticipated sophomore album entitled "Meir" (which means "more" in English) on March 26 via Roadrunner Records. The CD was produced by CONVERGE's Kurt Ballou and features cover artwork by John Dyer Baizley. "Meir"'s first single, "Bruane Brenn" has early critical acclaim from several ...

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PRISTINA Returns With Second Album

"Hopeless * Godless", the second full-length album by PRISTINA, is set for a February 26 release on The Path Less Traveled Records. From Connecticut, PRISTINA grabbed the underground's ear in 2010 with the release of their debut full-length, "The Drought (Ov Salt And Sorrow)", released on French label Trendkill. A review by Cosmo Lee in ...

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KVELERTAK Signs With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Roadrunner Records has announced the signing of Norwegian adrenaline-pushers of heavy rock and roll, KVELERTAK. Produced by CONVERGE's Kurt Ballou, KVELERTAK will release their highly anticipated sophomore album entitled "Meir" (which means "more" in English) on March 26. Their first single, "Bruane Brenn" has early critical acclaim from several tastemaker outlets including Stereogum who raves, ...

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KVELERTAK: New Single Released In Scandinavia

"Bruane Brenn", the brand new single from acclaimed Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK, was premiered on January 8 on BBC Radio 1's "Rock Show" with Daniel P. Carter and is now available on iTunes and Spotify in Scandinavia. The track comes off the band's sophomore album, "Meir", which will be released in March via Sony Music Scandinavia. ...

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