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OPETH Guitarist Interviewed By 'The Metallic Onslaught' (Video)

On April 18, Randy Smith of "The Metallic Onslaught" conducted an interview with guitarist Fredrik Åkesson of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH at the Town Ballroom in Buffalo, New York. Fredrik spoke about the band's latest CD, "Heritage"; hitting the road with KATATONIA for the current leg of the "Heritage" tour; his early inspirations; and who ...

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Death by Fire - ENFORCER

One of the break-out acts featured on Earache Records' 2009 retro-metal sampler, "Heavy Metal Killers", Sweden's ENFORCER has successfully scurried up the ladder of heavy metal labels since: from Heavy Artillery Records - home to their first LP, 2008's "Into the Night" ? to the selfsame Earache for 2010's sophomore "Diamonds", and now partnering with ...

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MPIRE OF EVIL's 'Crucified' To Receive U.S. Release In May

On May 7, Deadline Music (a subsidiary of Cleopatra Records) will release "Crucified" by MPIRE OF EVIL (formerly PRIMEVIL) — the band formed in 2010 by ex-VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan (bass, vocals). The booklet includes art by Mantas, lyrics and band pics. "Crucified" bulldozes through eleven tracks ...

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THE ROTTED: 'Rotted F**king Earth' Video Released

U.K. death metal punks THE ROTTED have released a video for their latest single, "Rotted Fucking Earth". Check it out below. In another move to keep things in the family, the whole thing was self-funded and released on THE ROTTED's own Anarchogram Industries label, with the video being directed by vocalist Ben McCrow's brother, Tom ...

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REVELATION'S HAMMER To Release Debut In June

My Kingdom Music has announced the signing of the Norwegian apocalyptic black metal force REVELATION'S HAMMER. The band's self-titled debut album is scheduled for release on June 3. The CD was mixed by Børge Finstad at Toproom Studio (MAYHEM, BORKNAGAR) and mastered by Peter In de Betou (WATAIN, DIMMU BORGIR, DARK FUNERAL). Exilis from TROLL ...

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THE GODZ Joined By HYDROGYN Guitarist

Columbus, Ohio power rockers THE GODZ are gearing up for an onslaught on the rock community. THE GODZ leader Eric Moore (bass, guitar, lead vocals) has announced that he has found the best musicians in the Midwest for the new lineup of the band. Vinnie Salvatore remains on guitar and occasional bass, along with new ...

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ONSLAUGHT To Release New Album In September

UK thrashers ONSLAUGHT have set Friday, September 13 as the worldwide release date for their sixth studio album via AFM Records. The follow-up to 2011's "Sounds Of Violence" will once again be recorded, mixed and co-produced by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark, with work set to commence on May 18. Commented ONSLAUGHT ...

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OMNIHILITY Signs With UNIQUE LEADER RECORDS

Unique Leader Records has announced the signing of Oregon's OMNIHILITY to multi-album deal. The band will enter the studio this summer to record its new album. Hailing from the Willamette "Valley Of Death" amongst the woods of Eugene, OMNIHILITY is "all about creating intense brutal and technical death metal," according to a press release. "A ...

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Vanitas - ANAAL NATHRAKH

Starting in 1999, Birmingham, England's ANAAL NATHRAKH has blazed an inexorable career of sonic destruction, melding black metal with grindcore and industrial elements (among other things) as they see fit (and unfit!) in achieving their quest to produce the most terrifying music imaginable. Throughout this time, the only thing that was seemingly capable of forestalling ...

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INANIMATE EXISTENCE: 'Transcendent Absorbtion' Video Released

"Transcendent Absorbtion", the new Nikko DeLuna-directed video from San Francisco Bay Area technical death metallers INANIMATE EXISTENCE, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's debut CD, "Liberation Through Hearing", which was released last July via Unique Leader Records. Recorded in March 2012 at Castle Ultimate Studios with producer Zack Ohren (DECREPIT BIRTH, ...

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MPIRE OF EVIL: New Video Interview Posted Online

Christophe Corroyez conducted an interview with MPIRE OF EVIL (formerly PRIMEVIL) — the band formed in 2010 by ex-VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan (bass, vocals) — on December 15 in Milan, Italy. You can now watch the chat below. "Crucified", the new album from MPIRE OF EVIL, will ...

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NERVOCHAOS To Release 'To The Death' In January

Brazilian death metallers NERVOCHAOS will release their new album, "To The Death", on January 22 via Greyhaze Records. According to a press release, "To The Death" is "nothing short of a relentless onslaught and features guest performances by big names in the international and South American metal scenes such as Ralph Santolla (DEATH, DEICIDE), Jão ...

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MPIRE OF EVIL Interviewed In Italy (Video)

Heavy-Metal.it conducted an interview with MPIRE OF EVIL (formerly PRIMEVIL) — the band formed in 2010 by ex-VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan (bass, vocals) — on December 14 at United Club in Torino, Italy. You can now watch the chat below. MPIRE OF EVIL's new album, "Crucified", will ...

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MPIRE OF EVIL Performs Acoustic Versions Of VENOM Classics (Video)

MPIRE OF EVIL (formerly PRIMEVIL) — the band formed in 2010 by ex-VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan (bass, vocals) — performed an acoustic set of VENOM covers earlier today (Friday, November 30) at the Discpier Nippombashi shop in Osaka, Japan. The group's setlist was as follows: 01. Black ...

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MPIRE OF EVIL: 'Crucified' Audio Samples Available

A two-minute YouTube clip containing audio samples of the tracks that will appear on "Crucified", the forthcoming album from MPIRE OF EVIL (formerly PRIMEVIL) — the band formed in 2010 by ex-VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan (bass, vocals) — can be found below. The effort will contain re-recorded ...

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INSOMNIUM: New Audio Interview Posted Online

KASC The Blaze 1330 AM (web site) conducted an interview with guitarist Ville Friman of Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM. The chat is now available for streaming using the SoundCloud player below. "One For Sorrow", the new video from Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM, can be seen below. The song is the title ...

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SLEDGE LEATHER Writing Material For Second Album

SLEDGE LEATHER, the Los Angeles/San Francisco-based project featuring singer Leather Leone (CHASTAIN, RUDE GIRL, MALIBU BARBI) and drummer Sandy Sledge (RUDE GIRL, MALIBU BARBI, WARBRIDE, WEAPONSVAN), has begun writing material for its second full-length album, scheduled for 2013. Leone and Sledge have already written four new tracks out of the nine new songs scheduled for ...

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Raise Your Fist - DORO

She's the queen of metal and there were very few people in the community who didn't take it personal when Doro Pesch lost her Long Island home to Hurricane Irene. She is by far the sweetest and most treasured person on the scene, as humble and fan-friendly as Ronnie James Dio was. For all the ...

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INSOMNIUM: 'One For Sorrow' Video Released

"One For Sorrow", the new video from Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's latest album, which was released in October 2011 in North America via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded in Gothenburg, Sweden with sound engineer Daniel Antonsson (also bassist in ...

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NONPOINT's New Album Lands On BILLBOARD Chart

The new self-titled album from NONPOINT sold 7,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 62 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous CD, "Miracle" (2010), opened with around 8,000 units to land at No. 60. "Nonpoint" was produced/mixed by Grammy-nominated producer Johnny K (DISTURBED, ...

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IZEGRIM: Video Tour Report Available

Dutch female-fronted thrashers IZEGRIM recently returned home from a European trek with ONSLAUGHT and CRIPPER. Instead of the traditional tour report, the band has posted a video diary featuring onstage and offstage footage from the tour set to the tune of "My Secret Society", off the band's 2011 Listenable Records release, "Code Of Consequences". Check ...

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TELLUS REQUIEM Signs With NIGHTMARE RECORDS

Norway's TELLUS REQUIEM has inked a deal with Nightmare Records. The band's debut album, "The 11th Hour", will be release on January 22, 2013. TELLUS REQUIEM consists of five members who all came from diverse musical backgrounds, which can be recognized immediately by their distinct sound. From the very first crunchy guitar wail with juicy ...

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