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Forces of the Northern Night - DIMMU BORGIR

One can only imagine what EMPEROR, accompanied by a full orchestra, might have sounded like, if the final album, "Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire & Demise", had been given over to such a prospect. Of course, metal and orchestral stage presentations have become passé, with black metal, as of 2011, representing the final. When mastered ...

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ORDEN OGAN: 'Gunman' Video Premiere

"Gunmen", the new video from German power metallers ORDEN OGAN, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Rainer "Zipp" Fränzen, who previously worked with the band on the videos for "The Things We Believe In" and "Land Of The Dead". "Gunmen" is the title track of ORDEN OGAN's new album, which will be ...

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Watch MISS MAY I's Video For 'Shadows Inside' Title Track

The official video for "Shadows Inside", the title track of the new album from MISS MAY I, can be seen below. Due on June 2 via SharpTone Records, the disc was co-produced by Drew Fulk (MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, EMMURE, CROWN THE EMPIRE) and Nick Sampson (ASKING ALEXANDRIA, BORN OF OSIRIS). Andrew Wade (A DAY TO ...

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PATHOLOGY's Self-Titled Album Due In July

San Diego extreme metallers PATHOLOGY will release their ninth studio album, simply titled "Pathology", on July 21 via Comatose Music. Over two years of tenacious effort went into the creation of this self-titled album, which can be described as their most superior work to date. Featuring murderous guitar riffs and a skillful drum performance chock ...

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Listen To New SUFFOCATION Song 'Return To The Abyss'

The official lyric video for "Return To The Abyss", a brand new song from New York death metallers SUFFOCATION, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "...Of The Dark Light", which will be released on June 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc was produced by SUFFOCATION and tracked ...

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EVANESCENCE Announces 'Synthesis' Album, Tour

EVANESCENCE frontwoman Amy Lee has finally revealed the details of the unique project which the band has been working on for the past few months. Due this fall, the album, titled "Synthesis", will be called that "because it is a synthesis — the combination, the contrast, the synergy between the organic and the synthetic, and ...

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SUFFOCATION: First Trailer For '...Of The Dark Light' Album

The first trailer for "...Of The Dark Light", the upcoming album from New York death metallers SUFFOCATION, is available below. Due on June 9 via Nuclear Blast Records, the disc was produced by SUFFOCATION and tracked at Full Force Studios with longtime engineer Joe Cincotta (OBITUARY). Mixing and mastering was handled by world-renowned producer/engineer Chris ...

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SUFFOCATION: More '...Of The Dark Light' Album Details Revealed

New York death metallers SUFFOCATION will release their new album, "...Of The Dark Light", on June 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc was produced by SUFFOCATION and tracked at Full Force Studios with longtime engineer Joe Cincotta (OBITUARY). Mixing and mastering was handled by world-renowned producer/engineer Chris "Zeuss" Harris (HATEBREED, ARSIS, SUICIDE SILENCE). Cover ...

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MASTODON Scores Its Third Top 10 Album With 'Emperor Of Sand'

"Emperor Of Sand", the eighth studio album from internationally celebrated heavy rock icons MASTODON, has entered Billboard's Top Album Sales chart at the No. 1 position, making this not only the best-selling album of the week over all other entries, but also the band's biggest sales debut in their history. In addition, "Emperor Of Sand" ...

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WICK - ROYAL THUNDER

Georgia is one of contemporary American metal's saving graces. Thusly it shouldn't be a surprise that the state’s ROYAL THUNDER now claims bragging rights, alongside the esteemed company of MASTODON, BARONESS and KYLESA, as sludge-prog cream of the crop. Though ROYAL THUNDER has taken a slower course to recognition, thirteen years to be precise, its ...

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STEVEN TYLER Collaborates with SOUNDWAVES Artist TIM WAKEFIELD

AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler is bringing the re-recording of "Janie's Got A Gun" to life to support his philanthropic initiative Janie's Fund. The project with Soundwaves artist Tim Wakefield has produced unique and distinctive digital artworks on canvas to be sold through the Soundwaves Art Foundation to support the fund. Through "Janie's Got a Gun", ...

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MISFITS Honored at New ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Exhibit

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the MISFITS (note: the legendary punk band's first gig took place on April 18, 1977 at CBGB in New York City), the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has unveiled the latest edition to its permanent collection of historic punk artifacts. MISFITS founding member Jerry Only's custom Devastator ...

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GWAR To Release 'Orgasmageddon' Comic In June

Following up on an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign late last year, GWAR will bring the blasphemous, blood-soaked series that fans demanded to print in June, courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment. GWAR has released an official video announcing the Dynamite partnership, which can be viewed below. From the depths of outer space to the frozen wasteland of ...

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Read CELTIC FROST Chapter From 'Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records' Book

Deliberation Press and Iron Pages Books have just released the book "Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records", which tackles the complicated history of Germany's Noise Records, one of the most influential European independent heavy metal record companies of the 1980s. The creation of Karl-Ulrich Walterbach, Noise was responsible for signing and developing ...

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TERRY BUTLER Says RICK ROZZ 'Destroyed' MASSACRE With His 'Backstabbing'

Terry Butler says that his former MASSACRE bandmates Rick Rozz and Mike Mazzonetto "destroyed" the band with their "behind-the-scenes backtalking and backstabbing." MASSACRE's last incarnation included guitarist Rozz and drummer Mazzonetto alongside Butler and vocalist Ed Webb. That lineup lasted for four years and released a critically acclaimed album, 2014's "Back From Beyond", via Century ...

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FATES WARNING To Release 'Awaken The Guardian Live' In April

Legendary progressive metal act FATES WARNING celebrated the 30th anniversary of its third album, "Awaken The Guardian", in 2016. The album was to become their final release to feature vocalist John Arch. That era's lineup was rounded out by bassist Joe DiBiase, drummer Steve Zimmerman, along with current guitarist Frank Aresti and, of course, guitarist ...

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AGNOSTIC FRONT Announces European 35th-Anniversary Tour

Seminal New York hardcore veterans AGNOSTIC FRONT have announced their 35th-anniversary tour in support of their latest album, 2015's "The American Dream Died". AGNOSTIC FRONT changed the face of music throughout its 35-year long career and was partially responsible for the creation of the hardcore genre itself. These rarely confronted and always respected leaders of ...

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