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BLACKENED Featuring HATEBREED Members: Demo Song Posted Online

BLACKENED, the new Connecticut-based hardcore/metal band featuring current and former members of the juggernaut that is HATEBREED (bassist Chris Beattie and original drummer and founding member Dave Russo) as well as current Connecticut contenders and alum alike, including vocalist Jay Reason (THE DISTANCE) and guitarist Chris Legg (FASTBREAK), has posted a demo version of the ...

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EDEN'S CURSE Returns With 'The Second Coming'

AFM Records (Germany), Metal Mayhem Music (North America) and Spiritual Beast (Japan) have announced the return of multi-national melodic metallers EDEN'S CURSE and their sophomore studio release, "The Second Coming". Once again production duties were handled by PINK CREAM 69 bassist and producer extraordinaire Dennis Ward (ANGRA, KROKUS, SILENT FORCE, ALLEN/LANDE) as the band have ...

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LEVEL-C To Release Debut Via LOCOMOTIVE

Cleveland, Ohio-based all-female metal act LEVEL-C will release its self-titled debut album on July 11 in Europe and July 29 in the U.S. via Locomotive Records. Founded in 2002, LEVEL-C was featured on the premiere of MTV's "Battle For Ozzfest", which aired continuously for several months. LEVEL-C placed in the top ten overall with its ...

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TERROR: New Music Posted Online

Los Angeles hardcore/metal act TERROR is currently streaming two new songs on its MySpace page. "Let Me Sink" and "Relentless Through And Through" come off the band's third full-length album, "The Damned, The Shamed", which is scheduled for release on June 10 (May 26 in Europe) via Century Media Records. The CD was ...

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IGNITE: Footage From European Tour Posted Online

A four-minute clip featuring highlights from IGNITE's current European tour with TERROR, STRUNG OUT, DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR and BURNTHE8TRACK can be viewed below. IGNITE will film a concert DVD on April 20 in Leipzig, Germany. The band's tentative setlist for Leipzig concert is as follows: 01. Bleeding 02. Fear Is Our Tradition 03. Who Sold ...

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IGNITE To Film Concert DVD

Orange County hardcore band IGNITE is currently touring Europe with TERROR, STRUNG OUT, DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR and BURNTHE8TRACK. Commented the group: First of all, this tour just keeps getting better! The last few days have been really good with a sold out show in Cologne, Germany at the Essig Fabrik. 1,500 people crammed into the ...

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NONPOINT To Headline 'The Most Wanted' Tour

NONPOINT will headline this spring's "The Most Wanted" tour. Sponsored by Cage Rattle Radio, the tour is set to ignite on May 10 in Houston, Texas and will feature Los Angeles rockers THE EXIES filling support duties with up-and-comers DEEPFIELD and UNDER THE FLOOD kicking off the festivities nightly. NONPOINT is currently plotting a spring ...

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TERROR Launches Tour Blog

Los Angeles hardcore/metal act TERROR has just kicked off a European tour with IGNITE, DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR and STRUNG OUT. Fans out there can be a part of this extravaganza by checking TERROR's daily tour reports on www.mtv.no/terrorblog. A brand new TERROR track entitled "Relentless Through And Through" has been posted on the ...

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ECONOLINE CRUSH To Support ALICE COOPER In Canada

ECONOLINE CRUSH, the Canadian band featuring drummer Brent Fitz (ex-ALICE COOPER), has been confirmed as the support act for ALICE COOPER on his upcoming Canadian tour. The dates are as follows: Sep. 19 - Vancouver, BC - The Centre For Performing Arts Sep. 20 - Vernon, BC - Multiplex Sep. 21 - Kamloops, BC - ...

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TERROR Bassist: 'The New Record Is DONE!'

Bassist Jonathan Buske of the Los Angeles hardcore/metal act TERROR has issued the following update: "Just checking in to let you all know that the new record is DONE!!! We finished tracking and doing vocals a few days ago and have been working with Zeuss [producer Chris 'Zeuss' Harris; SHADOWS FALL, HATEBREED] on mixes for ...

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TERROR Prepares To Record New Album

Los Angeles hardcore/metal act TERROR has issued the following update: "We'll be leaving in a few days for South Korea and Japan, then hit the studio in February to record the new full-length (for an undetermined NEW label). Expect updates from the studio. March we will be out with the mighty EARTH CRISIS across the ...

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SWORN ENEMY: Interview, Performance Footage Posted Online

Queens, New York-based hardcore/metal act SWORN ENEMY recently annihilated Europe with HATEBREED, AGNOSTIC FRONT and IGNITE. Commented guitarist Lorenzo Antonucci: "We just got back from our biggest European tour ever. It was amazing to meet back up with all of our friends in HATEBREED, AGNOSTIC FRONT, IGNITE, EVERGREEN TERRACE, DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR and RINGWORM. We ...

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RINGWORM: 'The Ninth Circle' Video Posted Online

Cleveland-based metal/hardcore band RINGWORM has posted its video for the song "The Ninth Circle" on YouTube. Watch the clip below. "The Ninth Circle" comes off RINGWORM's new LP, "The Ninth Circle: The Venomous Grand Design", which was released on August 21 via Victory. The CD was recorded with Ben Schigel (CHIMAIRA, WALLS OF JERICHO) at ...

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RINGWORM Added To PERSISTENCE TOUR

Cleveland-based metal/hardcore band RINGWORM has been added to the Persistence Tour 2007, which is set to kick off November 29 in Wiesbaden, Germany. The lineup for the trek is now as follows: HATEBREED AGNOSTIC FRONT IGNITE EVERGREEN TERRACE SWORN ENEMY DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR RINGWORM For more information, visit www.myspace.com/persistencetour. RINGWORM's new LP, "The ...

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SWORN ENEMY: New Song Posted Online

Queens, New York-based hardcore/metal act SWORN ENEMY has a posted a new song called "Time To Rage" on its MySpace page. The track comes off the group's new album, "Maniacal", due in North America in February 2008 via Century Media Records (November 12, 2007 in Europe). The CD was produced by Tim Lambesis ...

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OBLIGE To Release 'Expectants' This Month

Inland Empire, California's extreme metal outfit OBLIGE will release its debut album, "Expectants", on October 23 via Stillborn Records (HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta's record label). The band, which recently announced the addition of drummer Andrew Holzbaur (ex-HOSTILITY) and bassist Cheyne Smith, will take part in the "Persistence Tour 2007" alongside HATEBREED, AGNOSTIC FRONT, IGNITE, SWORN ...

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SWORN ENEMY Guitarist Comments On 'Maniacal'

Queens, New York-based hardcore/metal act SWORN ENEMY will release its new album, "Maniacal", in North America in February 2008 via Century Media Records (November 12, 2007 in Europe). The CD was produced by Tim Lambesis (AS I LAY DYING) and Joey Z (LIFE OF AGONY), who took a very hands-on approach to this album. "Maniacal" ...

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SWORN ENEMY To Release 'Maniacal' In November

Queens, New York-based hardcore/metal act SWORN ENEMY will release its new album, "Maniacal", in Europe on November 12 via Century Media Records. The CD was produced by Tim Lambesis (AS I LAY DYING) and Joey Z (LIFE OF AGONY), who took a very hands-on approach to this album. "Maniacal" takes SWORN ENEMY's sound to new ...

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Framing Armageddon: Something Wicked - ICED EARTH

A guy like Jon Schaffer hasn't survived twenty years of lineup changes and a tooth-and-claw battle for survival in the music industry by being unsure of himself. As the profile of ICED EARTH has slowly increased over the years, he has finally reached a plateau where he can tackle a project ambitious enough to make ...

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CRESCENT SHIELD: Songwriting For Next Album Nearing Completion

California's traditional melodic metal band CRESCENT SHIELD, which features the talents of former DESTINY'S END guitarist Dan DeLucie and former ONWARD vocalist Michael Grant, is nearing completion of songwriting for its sophomore record. The as-yet-untitled album "promises the same high quality songwriting, tight musicianship, and true metal spirit as their worldwide critically acclaimed debut 'The ...

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RACER-X Guitarist BRUCE BOUILLET To Release First Solo Album

Hot off a tour in Japan , and just returning from the G3 U.S./Canada tour (featuring Joe Satriani, John Petrucci and Paul Gilbert), guitarist Bruce Bouillet of the BOTTOM DWELLERZ, RACER-X, THE SCREAM, EPIDEMIC, BIG SIR and DC-10 fame announces the release of his first solo album, "Unspoken". For the past 21 years, guitar virtuoso, ...

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