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Ember - BREAKING BENJAMIN

BREAKING BENJAMIN's 2015 gold-certified effort, "Dark Before Dawn", debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. A commercial success, to say the least, the release was built upon the back of radio rock chart-topping tracks like "Failure", 2015's most played Active Rock track, and "Angels Fall". Hot on the heels of the chart-busting release, ...

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Listen To New ZEAL & ARDOR Song 'Waste'

After dropping the eerie track "Gravedigger's Chant" on Good Friday, ZEAL & ARDOR now shares a contrasting, second new song, titled "Waste". It's from their forthcoming album, "Stranger Fruit". ZEAL & ARDOR provocateur Manuel Gagneux explains: "'Waste' is the introduction of the other half of 'Stranger Fruit'. Fully incorporating the gospel and soul elements in ...

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SKELETONWITCH To Release 'Devouring Radiant Light' Album In July

Blackened metallers SKELETONWITCH will release their first full-length album in five years, "Devouring Radiant Light", on July 20 via Prosthetic Records. The first single from the disc, "Fen Of Shadows", can be streamed below. Guitarist Scott Hedrick describes "Fen Of Shadows" as "SKELETONWITCH 2.0... The song travels further down the rabbit hole with more elaborate ...

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ZEAL & ARDOR To Release 'Stranger Fruit' Album In June

Creative firebrand Manuel Gagneux returns with a brand new ZEAL & ARDOR single. "Gravedigger's Chant" is set for release on Good Friday — March 30. It serves as an omen of what's to come from his forthcoming second ZEAL & ARDOR album, "Stranger Fruit". With its haunting refrain of "bring the dead body down," the ...

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MINISTRY Announces Summer 2018 European Tour

Industrial metal veterans MINISTRY have announced an extensive tour of Europe. Kicking off in Spain, the trek will bring Al Jourgensen and his troop to the summer festivals and will see them perform several headline shows with various special guests, such as the haunting CHELSEA WOLFE, hardcore punk combo CONVERGE and post-rock highflyers GRAVE PLEASURES. ...

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DARKEST HOUR: 'Enter Oblivion' Video Released

Washington, D.C.-based metal quintet DARKEST HOUR has released an official music video for the song "Enter Oblivion". The clip was directed by DARKEST HOUR vocalist John Henry with director of photography Ben Hoffman and produced and edited by Chad Fjerstad. "Enter Oblivion" is taken from DARKEST HOUR's 11th LP, "Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora", ...

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The Dusk in Us - CONVERGE

CONVERGE isn't just any band. It has helped expand heavy music's boundaries since the late nineties. The band's characteristic belligerence remains on "The Dusk in Us", but it's as restrained as you'd expect from a hardened inmate who has successfully done time and is prepared for re-integration into society. In other words, it isn't too ...

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Listen To New CONVERGE Song 'Reptilian'

Boston-based heavy-music innovators CONVERGE will release their first album in five years, "The Dusk In Us", on November 3 via Epitaph and Deathwish. As the ninth full-length from CONVERGE — vocalist Jacob Bannon, guitarist Kurt Ballou, bassist Nate Newton, and drummer Ben Koller"The Dusk In Us" follows 2012's acclaimed "All We Love We ...

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Howling, for the Nightmare Shall Consume - INTEGRITY

This group hasn't enjoyed success to the degree of bands like HATEBREED and CONVERGE, but without INTEGRITY's material, it's arguable that those bands wouldn't have, without INTEGRITY's foundational material. Members of INTEGRITY, Cleveland-based bruisers, are indeed trailblazers in the realm of metallic hardcore. Sure, acts like D.R.I. and S.O.D. predated INTEGRITY, but the more bombastic ...

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CONVERGE To Release 'The Dusk In Us' Album In November

Boston-based heavy-music innovators CONVERGE will release their first album in five years, "The Dusk In Us", on November 3 via Epitaph and Deathwish. As the ninth full-length from CONVERGE — vocalist Jacob Bannon, guitarist Kurt Ballou, bassist Nate Newton, and drummer Ben Koller"The Dusk In Us" follows 2012's acclaimed "All We Love We ...

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GOJIRA Announces U.S. Tour With TORCHE, CODE ORANGE

French progressive metallers GOJIRA have announced details of a U.S. headline tour with special guests TORCHE and CODE ORANGE which is set to get underway October 2 at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio (see attached itinerary). Artist presale tickets for the new headline dates will be available today at 2:00 p.m. local time, ...

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WOVENWAR: 'Cascade' Video Released

"Cascade", the new video from WOVENWAR — the band featuring the talents of Jordan Mancino (drums), Nick Hipa (guitar) and Josh Gilbert (bass) of San Diego, California-based metal act AS I LAY DYING, and Shane Blay (vocals) of OH, SLEEPER — can be seen below. The clip was directed and edited by Hipa. "Cascade" is ...

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VALLENFYRE Feat. PARADISE LOST, Ex-MY DYING BRIDE Members: 'Fear Those Who Fear Him' Artwork Unveiled

VALLENFYRE, the U.K. death metal band featuring Gregor Mackintosh, songwriter and guitarist of PARADISE LOST, alongside Hamish Glencross, formerly of MY DYING BRIDE, will release its third album, "Fear Those Who Fear Him", on June 2 via Century Media Records. Recorded by the band's new core lineup consisting of Mackintosh (vocals and guitar), Glencross (guitar ...

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FULL OF HELL To Release 'Trumpeting Ecstasy' Album In May

Maryland/Pennsylvania experimental death-noise band FULL OF HELL will release its new full-length album, "Trumpeting Ecstasy", on May 5 via Profound Lore. Punishing, virulent, and dynamic beyond expectation, "Trumpeting Ecstasy" was recorded at GodCity Studios with Kurt Ballou. The aural deluge also features guest appearances by Aaron Turner (SUMAC, OLD MAN GLOOM, MAMIFFER, ISIS), Nate Newton ...

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CONVERGE Frontman Releases WEAR YOUR WOUNDS Video

WEAR YOUR WOUNDS has unveiled the first music video off its eponymous debut album. The clip, which was directed by Max Moore, can be seen below. Founded by CONVERGE's Jacob Bannon, WEAR YOUR WOUNDS is the product of years of lo-fi solo recordings that have sat on the backburner until now. Bannon commented on the ...

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VALLENFYRE Feat. PARADISE LOST, Ex-MY DYING BRIDE Members: 'Fear Those Who Fear Him' Album Due This Summer

VALLENFYRE, the U.K. death metal band featuring Gregor Mackintosh, songwriter and guitarist of PARADISE LOST, alongside Hamish Glencross of MY DYING BRIDE, has returned to GodCity studio in Salem, Massachusetts to record the follow-up to their second album, "Splinters" (2014). The new disc, titled "Fear Those Who Fear Him", sees the band recording as a ...

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Listen To New DARKEST HOUR Song 'Timeless Numbers'

"Timeless Numbers", a brand new song from Washington, D.C. metalcore pioneers DARKEST HOUR, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's ninth full-length album, "Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora", which will be released on March 10 via Southern Lord Recordings. The 12-song effort was part of a crowdfunding campaign that the ...

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While They Were Sleeping - CANDIRIA

For its eighth album, Brooklyn experimental metalcore band CANDIRIA attempts a concept record. This is a band who survived a van crash on tour and snidely convalesced with its 2004 response album, "What Doesn't Kill You". For its troubles, legal issues followed, along with lineup changes and a temporary sequestering from one another to explore ...

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DARKEST HOUR: Listen To New Song 'Knife In The Safe Room'

"Knife In The Safe Room", a brand new song from Washington, D.C. metalcore pioneers DARKEST HOUR, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's ninth full-length album, "Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora", which will be released on March 10 via Southern Lord Recordings. The 12-song effort was part of a crowdfunding ...

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WOVENWAR: 'Lines In The Sand' Video Released

On October 21, WOVENWAR, the band featuring the talents of Jordan Mancino (drums), Nick Hipa (guitar) and Josh Gilbert (bass) of San Diego, California based metal act AS I LAY DYING, and Shane Blay (vocals) of OH, SLEEPER, will release its sophomore album, "Honor Is Dead", via Metal Blade Records. More aggressive and fluid than ...

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WOVENWAR: Drum Playthrough Video For New Song 'World On Fire'

On October 21, WOVENWAR, the band featuring the talents of Jordan Mancino (drums), Nick Hipa (guitar) and Josh Gilbert (bass) of San Diego, California based metal act AS I LAY DYING, and Shane Blay (vocals) of OH, SLEEPER, will release its sophomore album, "Honor Is Dead", via Metal Blade Records. More aggressive and fluid than ...

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