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THE DOOMSAYER Signs With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

Candlelight Records has announced the signing of Italy's THE DOOMSAYER. Formed out of the ashes of STIGMA, THE DOOMSAYER members Stefano "Vlad" Ghersi (vocals), Andrea Bailo (vocals / guitars), Flavio Magnaldi (bass), and Stefano Ghigliano (drums) set out to try something different from their previous band. The group combined over 10 years of experience making ...

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HIGH ON FIRE To Release Two Live Albums

San Francisco Bay Area titans HIGH ON FIRE will release "Spitting Fire Vol. 1" and "Spitting Fire Vol. 2" on June 18. The track listing spans the course of the band's history with hits like "Fertile Green", "Frost Hammer" and "10,000 Years". "Spitting Fire" was recorded live in two marquee New York City venues; The ...

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SKELETONWITCH: New Album Title Announced

Ohio metallers SKELETONWITCH have set "Serpents Unleashed" as the title of their new album, due this fall via Prosthetic Records. The follow-up to 2011's "Forever Abomination" was recorded this spring at GodCity Studio with Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, KVELERTAK, HIGH ON FIRE). SKELETONWITCH is currently headlining a primarily Canadian tour that includes an appearance at the ...

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KVELERTAK: Video Interview Posted Online

VocalVictim.de conducted an interview with Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK on March 18 in Munich, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. KVELERTAK's sophomore album, "Meir", topped the official chart in Norway. The CD, which sold 1,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release, was issued on March 26 via Roadrunner Records. ...

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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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