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VINCE NEIL To Headline 'Family-Friendly' Tybee Island Pirate Festival

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil will headline this year's Tybee Island Pirate Festival, organizers announced Wednesday. Neil will headline a live concert on Saturday, October 6 at 7 p.m. Swashbucklers of all ages will converge on Tybee Island, Georgia, an island paradise located just 20 minutes east of historic Savannah, for the eighth annual Tybee ...

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HIGH ON FIRE: New Audio Interview With JEFF MATZ

On May 25, Natalie of Natalie's World conducted an interview with bassist Jeff Matz of the Oakland, California-based power trio HIGH ON FIRE. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. HIGH ON FIRE's new album, "De Vermis Mysteriis", sold around 7,400 copies in the United States in its first week ...

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TORCHE: New Video Interview Posted Online

FloridaGeekScene.com conducted an interview with Miami purveyors of hard rock TORCHE on May 12 at Will's Pub in Orlando, Florida. You can now watch the chat below. TORCHE released its third album, "Harmonicraft", on April 24 via Volcom Entertainment. The bandmembers produced the CD in their hometown studio, Pinecrust, and delivered the finished recordings to ...

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EPHEL DUATH: New EP Details Revealed

EPHEL DUATH, the formerly Italian, currently U.S.-based band which is known as a modern mixture of avant-garde metal and progressive rock with jazz-fusion and hardcore punk elements, will release its new EP, "On Death And Cosmos", on June 21 in Europe and August 14 in the U.S. via Agonia Records. The CD cover artwork was ...

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BLACK BREATH: 'Home Of The Grave' Video Released

"Home Of The Grave", the new Scion A/V-produced video from Seattle deathbrigade BLACK BREATH, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's latest album, "Sentenced To Life", which was released on March 27 via Southern Lord. With 10 tracks in under 33 minutes, "Sentenced To Life" contains the most demoralizing-yet-energizing d-beat-injected death metal ...

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KEN MODE Wins 'Metal/Hard Music Album' JUNO Award

KEN MODE was honored in the "Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year" category at this year's Juno Awards (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards), which is being held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada March 26 - April 1. This new category is an award to honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the ...

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THE PRESTIGE: 'The Truth' Video Released

"The Truth", the new video from France's THE PRESTIGE, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's debut album, "Black Mouths", which will be released on April 3 through Basement Apes Industries, Brain Ache, Enjoyment Records and Tangled Talk. Recorded in two weeks in an old chapel in Laval (Normandy, France) with producer ...

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EPHEL DUATH: Second Studio Webisode Available

EPHEL DUATH, the formerly Italian, currently U.S.-based band which is known as a modern mixture of avant-garde metal and progressive rock with jazz-fusion and hardcore punk elements, has entered Sharkbyte Studios (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, HIGH ON FIRE) in Oakland, California to begin recording its new EP for a spring release via Agonia Records. The effort ...

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HIGH ON FIRE: New Song Available For Streaming

"Fertile Green", a brand new song from the Oakland, California hard rock band HIGH ON FIRE, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track comes off the group's new studio album, "De Vermis Mysteriis", on April 3 via eOne Music. Recorded in Salem, Massachusetts' GodCity Studios with producer and CONVERGE guitarist Kurt Ballou, ...

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EPHEL DUATH: First Studio Webisode Available

EPHEL DUATH, the formerly Italian, currently U.S.-based band which is known as a modern mixture of avant-garde metal and progressive rock with jazz-fusion and hardcore punk elements, has entered Sharkbyte Studios (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, HIGH ON FIRE) in Oakland, California to begin recording its new EP for a spring release via Agonia Records. The effort ...

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HIGH ON FIRE: New Album Details Revealed

Oakland, California hard rock band HIGH ON FIRE will release its new studio album, "De Vermis Mysteriis", on April 3 via eOne Music. Recorded in Salem, Massachusetts' GodCity Studios with producer and CONVERGE guitarist Kurt Ballou, the 10-song effort — touted as "direct, eye-opening and powerfully supernatural" — is the band's sixth studio recording and ...

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TORCHE To Release 'Harmonicraft' In April

Miami purveyors of hard rock TORCHE will release their third album, "Harmonicraft", on April 24 via Volcom Entertainment. The bandmembers produced the CD in their hometown studio, Pinecrust, and delivered the finished recordings to Kurt Ballou of CONVERGE for mixing. A song from "Harmonicraft" entitled "Kicking" can be streamed below. Led by vocalist/guitarist Steve Brooks ...

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LOCK UP Members To Guest On New CONVERGE Album

LOCK UP vocalist Tomas Lindberg (AT THE GATES, DISFEAR) and the band's current touring bassist, Dan Lilker (NUCLEAR ASSAULT, BRUTAL TRUTH, S.O.D., VENOMOUS CONCEPT) have recorded guest appearances on the new album from the Massachusetts-based hardcore/metal act CONVERGE, which is currently being recorded at CONVERGE guitarist Kurt Ballou's Godcity studios in Salem. Tentatively titled "All ...

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BLACK BREATH: New Album Details Revealed

Seattle deathbrigade BLACK BREATH will release its new album, "Sentenced To Life", on March 27 via Southern Lord. With 10 tracks in under 33 minutes, "Sentenced To Life" contains the most demoralizing-yet-energizing d-beat-injected death metal hymns from the band to date, with a bit less rock and roll swagger and more full-on rage. The CD ...

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CONVERGE Begins Recording New Album

Massachusetts-based hardcore/metal band CONVERGE will enter guitarist Kurt Ballou's Godcity studios in Salem, Massachusetts today (Monday, January 23) to begin recording its new album, tentatively titled "All We Love We Leave Behind", for a late spring/early summer release via Epitaph. CONVERGE's latest CD, "Axe To Fall", sold 3,000 copies in the United States in its ...

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BENEATH THE MASSACRE: 'Left Hand' Lyric Video Released

The lyric video for "Left Hand", a new song from Montreal's monsters of tech-death mayhem BENEATH THE MASSACRE, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Incongruous", which will be released in the U.S. on February 14, in the U.K. on February 20, in mainland Europe on February 24 and in ...

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BENEATH THE MASSACRE: New Album Details Revealed

Montreal's monsters of tech-death mayhem BENEATH THE MASSACRE will release their new album, "Incongruous", in the U.S. on February 14, in the U.K. on February 20, in mainland Europe on February 24 and in Canada on February 28 via Prosthetic Records. The CD was produced and mixed by Chris Donaldson (CRYPTOPSY) and mastered by Alan ...

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Frontman, MAX CAVALERA Continue Work On Collaborative Album

According to a new Facebook post from THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN frontman Greg Puciato, he and Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SEPULTURA) recently took part in another songwriting session for their collaborative album. Puciato previously stated about his project with Cavalera, "[I] maybe haven't heard Max sound this pissed since [SEPULTURA's] 'Chaos A.D.'" ...

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CONVERGE: New Album Title Revealed

Massachusetts-based hardcore/metal band CONVERGE has set "All We Love We Leave Behind" as the title of its new album, tentatively due late spring/early summer via Epitaph. CONVERGE's latest CD, "Axe To Fall", sold 3,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 163 on The Billboard 200 ...

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HIGH ON FIRE Begins Recording New Album

Oakland, California hard rock band HIGH ON FIRE has entered Salem, Massachusetts' GodCity Studios with producer and CONVERGE guitarist Kurt Ballou to begin tracking its as-yet-untitled new album. Tentative songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Serums of Liao", "Madness Of An Architect", "De Vermis Mysteriis", "Spiritual Rites" and "Warhorn". A press release describes ...

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MARCO MINEMANN, STEVE DIGIORGIO, KARYN CRISIS To Appear On New EPHEL DUATH EP

Steve DiGiorgio (DEATH, TESTAMENT, SADUS, OBSCURA), Karyn Crisis (CRISIS) and Marco Minemann (PAUL GILBERT, NECROPHAGIST, KREATOR, TONY MACALPINE) will appear on the forthcoming EP from EPHEL DUATH, the formerly Italian, currently U.S.-based band which is known as a modern mixture of avant-garde metal and progressive rock with jazz-fusion and hardcore punk elements. Due in the ...

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EPHEL DUATH Signs With AGONIA RECORDS

Formerly Italian, currently U.S.-based band EPHEL DUATH, known as a modern mixture of avant-garde metal and progressive rock with jazz-fusion and hardcore punk elements, has inked a worldwide deal with Agonia Records for the release of an EP and two full-length albums. Under the leading role of talented guitarist and songwriter Davide Tiso, the machine ...

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TORCHE Signs With VOLCOM ENTERTAINMENT

Miami purveyors of hard rock TORCHE have inked a deal with Volcom Entertainment. The band's as-yet-untitled new album is currently being recorded at Miami's Pinecrust studio for a spring/summer 2012 release. The CD will be mixed by Kurt Ballou of CONVERGE. Next month, TORCHE will release a limited-edition split 12-inch single with PART CHIMP that ...

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