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MERCENARY: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

"Through Our Darkest Days", the seventh album from Danish melodic death metallers MERCENARY, is available for streaming in its entirety using the SoundCloud widget below. Due on July 26 via NoiseArt Records, the CD was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with longtime producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, VOLBEAT, NIGHTRAGE, HATESPHERE, PYRAMAZE). The cover art ...

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MINDCAGE: 'Our Own Devices' Details Revealed

Kinematic Music, a new division of Kinematic Entertainment, will launch this fall with the September 17 release of "Our Own Devices" from Florida-based progressive metallers MINDCAGE. Mixed and mastered by rock legend Michael Wagener (METALLICA, OZZY OSBOURNE, SKID ROW, DOKKEN, RAVEN, MEGADETH), "Our Own Devices" is a fantasy storybook set to music. Combining cultural and ...

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MERCENARY: New Song 'Generation Hate' Available For Streaming

Danish melodic death metallers MERCENARY will release their seventh album, "Through Our Darkest Days", on July 26 via NoiseArt Records. The CD was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with longtime producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, VOLBEAT, NIGHTRAGE, HATESPHERE, PYRAMAZE). The cover art was created by Mircea Eftemie (guitarist of MNEMIC), who has previously worked ...

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SERENITY: Video Interview Posted Online

On March 25, HeavyMetalArtwork.com conducted an interview with European symphonic metallers SERENITY in London, England. You can now watch the chat below. SERENITY's new album, "War Of Ages", was made available on March 25 in Europe. The new CD introduced a major change in the band's music and lineup. Since their second album, SERENITY has ...

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Black Out the Sun - SEVENDUST

SEVENDUST is one of those rare bands that generally gets a pass from the metal community no matter how much they've veered towards AOR. Part of it is because the band's riffs are historically tighter than a double stitch and thicker than a lug nut. Part of it's because Lajon Witherspoon is the definition of ...

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Aetherial - OCEANS OF SLUMBER

Metal has become such an evolved beast in the past decade-plus the stakes continue to rise by the year, if not month. Those who make a genuine impact these days are those who can effectively marginalize cliches and maximize cross-bred techniques with such fluidity the entire genre is held to nearly impossible standards. Thus it's ...

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NOTHNEGAL To Release New EP In July

Maldivian melodic heavy metal band NOTHNEGAL will release its new self-titled EP on July 9 via Season Of Mist. The effort was recorded at Vakaruge Studios in the Maldives with producer Shamheed, with additional production by Matt Hyde (SLIPKNOT, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, AS I LAY DYING) and Paul Reeve (MUSE). "Nothnegal" will consist of ...

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SERENITY: New Audio Interview Posted Online

On March 25, PowerOfMetal.dk conducted an interview with European symphonic metallers SERENITY. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. SERENITY's new album, "War Of Ages", was made available on March 25 in Europe. The new CD introduced a major change in the band's music and lineup. Since their second album, ...

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GET INVOLVED!: 'Serenity Now' Video Released

"Serenity Now", the first video from GET INVOLVED!, the new band featuring former members of THURSDAY, FROM AUTUMUN TO ASHES, GLASSJAW, JUDGE and DEATH IN THE PARK, can be seen below. The idea for a new musical project has been in the works since all members played in their respective groups. Once Todd Weinstock (GLASSJAW) ...

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SERENITY: 'Wings Of Madness' Video Released

"Wings Of Madness", the new video from European symphonic metallers SERENITY, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's new album, "War Of Ages", which was made available on March 25 in Europe. The new CD will introduce a major change in the band's music and lineup. Since their second album, SERENITY has ...

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STRATOVARIUS: 'Halcyon Days' Video Released

"Halcyon Days", the new video from Finnish/Swedish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS, can be seen below. The clip was shot in Lithuania by Pekka Hara and perfectly captures the song's theme of finding one's peace of mind. At once aggressive and sinister in its almost techno-influenced stormy moments, the chorus and bridge of "Halcyon Days" reflects serenity ...

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SERENITY: 'War Of Ages' Album Teaser Available

A teaser for "War Of Ages", the new album from European symphonic metallers SERENITY, can be seen below. The effort will be made available on March 22 in Europe, with an expected March/April release for North America and Asia. The new CD will introduce a major change in the band's music and lineup. Since their ...

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UNSHINE: New Album Release Date, Cover Artwork Revealed

Finnish gothic metallers UNSHINE will release their third album, "Dark Half Rising", on August 23 via Massacre Records. The artwork for the CD was created by Jan Yrlund at Darkgrove Design (KORPLIKAANI, EDGE OF SERENITY, TÝR, IMPERIA). Songtitles set to appear on the effort include "The Oath To Wilderness Of Unredeemed Nature", "Idyl", "Defender Of ...

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KROKUS Unveils Four-Legged Mascot

Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS have unleashed a new star — described as "a super-cool dog" — with their new album, "Dirty Dynamite", due out on February 22 in Europe via Sony Music and in North America on March 5 via The End Records as a digital download, regular CD and limited-edition double vinyl. Da ...

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SOULDRINKER: 'Sixteen Men Of Tain' Video Released

"Sixteen Men Of Tain", the new video from SOULDRINKER — the brand new project featuring Markus Pohl from MYSTIC PROPHECY and rock vocalist Iris Boanta from THE MYSTERY as well as members of the German groove-metal outfit WATCH ME BLEED — can be seen below. The song comes off SOULDRINKER's upcoming EP, "Semper Fidelis", which ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY, WATCH ME BLEED Members Join Forces In SOULDRINKER

SOULDRINKER is a brand new project featuring Markus Pohl from MYSTIC PROPHECY and rock vocalist Iris Boanta from THE MYSTERY as well as members of the German groove-metal outfit WATCH ME BLEED. SOULDRINKER's music is described in a press release as "in-your-face-metal with a big groove and heavy riffs. The raw-but-melodic vocals of Iris Boanta ...

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SERENITY Announces New Female Singer

European symphonic metallers SERENITY will release their new album, "War Of Ages", on March 22 in Europe, with an expected March/April release for North America and Asia. The new album will introduce a major change in the band's music and lineup. Since their second album, SERENITY has been including female voices in its songs, had ...

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GODSMACK Frontman Announces Solo Tour Dates

Sully Erna, best known as vocalist and songwriter for the multi-platinum rock band GODSMACK, has announced six solo shows in the Northeast, kicking off at House of Blues in Atlantic City on March 22. The live shows will feature songs over the span of Erna's career, including those with GODSMACK and his solo debut, "Avalon". ...

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SERENITY: New Album Details Revealed

After a year of composing, writing, producing, designing and recording, Austrian symphonic melodic metallers SERENITY have revealed the first details of their fourth full-length album, "War Of Ages", due out on March 22 in Europe and March/April in the USA and Asia via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2011's "Death & Legacy" was once again ...

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BEHOLDER: 'Splinter' Video Released

"Splinter", the new video from British heavy metal flag-bearers BEHOLDER, can be seen below. Says the band: "Filmed by Jordan Saunders, who is an independent film maker and has serviced videos for the likes of FLAYED DISCIPLE, DISHONOUR THE CROWN, EYES OF SOLITUDE and many more, this is a perfect visual representation of the BEHOLDER ...

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SERENITY: First Webisode Posted Online

Austrian symphonic melodic metallers SERENITY have posted the first in a series of "Serenity Specials" episodes featuring footage from the road as well as anything band-related that they wish to share with the fans. The group states: "This first episode has a pretty obvious title introducing one specific aspect of the band, starring Mario Hirzinger ...

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BEHOLDER To Release 'The Order Of Chaos' In February

British heavy metal flag-bearers BEHOLDER will release their new album, "The Order Of Chaos", in February. Produced by frontman Simon Hall in conjunction with Simon Cliffe, the CD contains "twelve tracks of uncompromising metal fuelled and driven by Hall's signature roar," according to a press release. "Fiercely proud to be British yet disillusioned with much ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Austrian symphonic metallers VISIONS OF ATLANTIS have issued the following update: "The year 2012 slowly draws to a close and we are very happy that our upcoming album, 'Ethera', is finally also very very close to be finished! Almost one year of writing and another year of recording, improving, re-recording and more will soon turn ...

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Switzerland's THIS MISERY GARDEN Signs With SEASON OF MIST

Season Of Mist has announced the signing of Swiss metallers THIS MISERY GARDEN. Formed in Geneva in 2005, THIS MISERY GARDEN is a dark rock/metal act influenced by such bands as KATATONIA, TOOL and A PERFECT CIRCLE, delivering genuinely intense music. Melancholy and hope, anger defying serenity, love and death, all of those blend together ...

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SULLY ERNA Says GODSMACK Will Take 2013 Off

ARTISTdirect.com editor-in-chief Rick Florino recently conducted an interview with GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. ARTISTdirect.com: Do you feel like the "Avalon" box set is the best gateway into and overview of your world? Sully: Yeah, I'm really happy with it. We all just stumbled onto ...

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NOTHNEGAL Begins Recording New Album

Maldives-based death/black metallers NOTHNEGAL have entered Vakaruge Studio in Malé to begin recording their as-yet-untitled second album. The follow-up to 2012's "Decadence" is being produced by Matt Hyde (SLIPKNOT, MACHINE HEAD, AS I LAY DYING), with vocal production by Paul Reeve, who co-produced five tracks on MUSE's acclaimed debut album, "Showbiz". Additional production/engineering will be ...

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