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Planet Silver Screen - FOUR STROKE BARON

The sixty seconds of instrumental synth-pop and dance-floor rhythms that begin FOUR STROKE BARON's newest record, "Planet Silver Screen", serves as both a fake-out and an indication that the following songs will be a fun musical exploration. One minute into the intro track—appropriately titled "Cut"—the beats go away, and a barrage of short, sharp riffs ...

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INTO ETERNITY: 'Sandstorm' Lyric Video

Canadian extreme progressive metal quintet INTO ETERNITY will release its long-awaited sixth album, "The Sirens", on October 26 via M-Theory Audio. The official lyric video for the disc's new single, "Sandstorm", can be seen below. Guitarist Tim Roth comments: "'Sandstorm' was the second song written for 'The Sirens'. Most of the other tracks are long ...

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INTO ETERNITY To Release 'The Sirens' Album In October

The Canadian extreme progressive metal quintet INTO ETERNITY recently unveiled a new song, "Fringes Of Psychosis", which marked the first official taste of the band's long-awaited sixth album, "The Sirens". Today, M-Theory Audio has announced the group's signing, and that the record will be released on October 26. Physical pre-orders are available now at

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FIRE FOR EFFECT Feat. Former MALEVOLENT CREATION Members: Deal With AGONIA RECORDS Announced

FIRE FOR EFFECT, the new death metal band featuring guitarist Gio Geraca (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION), vocalist Bret Hoffmann (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION) and drummer Derek Roddy (ex-HATE ETERNAL, NILE), has signed a deal with Agonia Records. Despite being formed merely two years ago, FIRE FOR EFFECT is not short on experience or talent. With its members drawing from ...

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PESTILENCE's PATRICK MAMELI: 'I'm Not Influenced By Anything. I Don't Listen To Metal'

Agoraphobic News conducted an interview with mainman Patrick Mameli of reactivated Dutch death metal veterans PESTILENCE prior to the band's February 12 concert at SKC Fabrikaon in Novi Sad, Serbia. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On PESTILENCE's new studio album, "Hadeon": Patrick: "The new ...

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ATHEIST Signs With AGONIA RECORDS; New Album Due This Year

Technical metal pioneers ATHEIST have signed a worldwide deal with Agonia Records. The band's long-awaited follow-up to 2010's critically acclaimed "Jupiter" album is tentatively due before the end of the year. ATHEIST co-founder and vocalist Kelly Shaefer commented: "2018 will mark our 30th year of making records. ATHEIST will embark on a very important album ...

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CYNIC's New Drummer MATT LYNCH: 'Humanoid' Playthrough Video

CYNIC's new drummer Matt Lynch is featured in a playthrough video for the band's recently released single "Humanoid". Check it out below. Matt comments: "For me, 'Humanoid' is about branching out to new territory and embracing the process that follows. It's the excitement of being given a new puzzle and figuring out where all the ...

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CYNIC's PAUL MASVIDAL Releases 'Humanoid' Playthrough Video

CYNIC's Paul Masvidal has released a playthrough video for the band's recently released single "Humanoid". You can admire the guitarist demonstrating his art below. Masvidal comments: "Playing 'Humanoid' is a celebration of aliveness!" Released last month, "Humanoid" marks the first new music from the progressive pioneers since their 2014 full-length, "Kindly Bent To Free Us". ...

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CYNIC Returns With First New Song In Four Years, 'Humanoid'

CYNIC has released a digital single titled "Humanoid". This song marks the first new music from the progressive pioneers since their 2014 full-length, "Kindly Bent To Free Us". Frontman Paul Masvidal comments: "'Humanoid' is a portrait of contrasts, like those between struggle and stillness, or the immediate against the limitless. Our Stargate is planet Earth ...

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Listen To New PESTILENCE Song 'Non Physical Existent'

"Non Physical Existent", a brand new song from reactivated Dutch death metal veterans PESTILENCE, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Hadeon", which is slated for a March 9 release via Hammerheart. The new "Hadeon" cover artwork was created by Michal "Xaay" Loranc (BEHEMOTH, NILE, EVOCATION, VADER, NECROPHAGIST), a ...

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PERFECT BEINGS Feat. Former CYNIC/DEATH Drummer SEAN REINERT: 'Vibrational - Mysteries, Not Answers' Video Released

"Vibrational - Mysteries, Not Answers", the new video from the Los Angeles progressive rock group PERFECT BEINGS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Vier", which will be released on January 19 via InsideOut Music. The band's current lineup includes Ryan Hurtgen (vocals, piano), Johannes Luley (guitar, bass, production) ...

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Hear New PESTILENCE Song 'Hypnotic Terror'

"Hypnotic Terror", a brand new song from reactivated Dutch death metal veterans PESTILENCE, can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The track was recorded during the sessions for the new PESTILENCE LP, "Hadeon", which is slated for a March release via Hammerheart, but this exclusive new single track will not appear on the album. ...

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PESTILENCE Releases New Artwork For 'Hadeon' Album; First Single 'Multi Dimensional' Now Streaming

Veteran Dutch extreme metallers PESTILENCE will release their new album, "Hadeon", in March via Hammerheart Records. The new cover artwork for the disc was created by Michal "Xaay" Loranc (BEHEMOTH, NILE, EVOCATION, VADER, NECROPHAGIST), a very talented Polish graphic designer who perfectly turned PESTILENCE mainman Patrick Mameli's visions and concept into art. The previously released ...

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CYNIC To Continue Without Drummer SEAN REINERT

Sean Reinert has officially exited CYNIC after reaching a settlement with Paul Masvidal regarding the rights to the band's name. The drummer's latest move comes more than two years after he announced via Facebook that the progressive rock innovators had "come to an end" due to the fact that his relationship with Masvidal had become ...

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PERFECT BEINGS Feat. Former CYNIC/DEATH Drummer SEAN REINERT: 'Anunnaki - Patterns Of Light' Video Released

"Anunnaki - Patterns Of Light", the new video from the Los Angeles progressive rock group PERFECT BEINGS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Vier", which will be released on January 19, 2018 via InsideOut Music. The band's current lineup includes Ryan Hurtgen (vocals, piano), Johannes Luley (guitar, bass, ...

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PESTILENCE Parts Ways With Guitarist SANTIAGO DOBLES, Announces Replacement

Due to personal circumstances, guitarist extraordinaire Santiago Dobles (AGHORA, CYNIC, DOBLES ENSEMBLE) will not participate in future live performances with veteran Dutch extreme metallers PESTILENCE. Santiago contributed some excellent solos to PESTILENCE's upcoming album, "Hadeon", which will be released in March 2018 via Hammerheart Records. For now, this ends Santiago's involvement in PESTILENCE, but don't ...

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PERFECT BEINGS Feat. Former CYNIC/DEATH Drummer SEAN REINERT: 'Vier' Album Due In January

Los Angeles progressive rock group PERFECT BEINGS will release its new album, "Vier", on January 19, 2018 via InsideOut Music. The band's current lineup includes Ryan Hurtgen (vocals, piano), Johannes Luley (guitar, bass, production) and Jesse Nason (keyboards) alongside new drummer Sean Reinert (ex-CYNIC, DEATH). A snippet of "A New Pyramid", the first part of ...

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Former CYNIC/DEATH Drummer SEAN REINERT Joins PERFECT BEINGS

Los Angeles progressive rock group PERFECT BEINGS has signed with InsideOut Music for the release of its new album, due in January 2018. The band's current lineup includes Ryan Hurtgen (vocals, piano), Johannes Luley (guitar, bass, production) and Jesse Nason (keyboards) alongside new drummer Sean Reinert (pictured; ex-CYNIC, DEATH). PERFECT BEINGS commented: "We are very ...

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CYNIC: 'Uroboric Forms - The Complete Demo Collection' Due In February

CYNIC's "Uroboric Forms - The Complete Demo Collection" will be released on February 10 via Century Media and will come in digipak CD and limited LP+CD (with gatefold sleeve, LP-booklet, 180-gram vinyl and seven-inch single) format. "Uroboric Forms - The Complete Demo Collection" includes the four legendary demos — "Demo 1988", "Refections Of A Dying ...

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FALLUJAH: 'Abandon' Video Released

The official video for the song "Abandon" from progressive death metallers FALLUJAH can be seen below. The clip was directed by Robert Graves, who has previously worked with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and ABYSMAL DAWN. "Abandon" is taken from FALLUJAH's third full-length album, titled "Dreamless", which will be released on April 29 via Nuclear Blast ...

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FALLUJAH: New Song 'Scar Queen' Available For Streaming

Progressive death metallers FALLUJAH will release their third full-length album, titled "Dreamless", on April 29 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The CD was recorded at Sharkbite Studios with producer Zack Ohren (ANIMOSITY, SUFFOCATION, ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH), and was mixed and mastered by Mark Lewis (DEVILDRIVER, CANNIBAL CORPSE, WHITECHAPEL, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CARNIFEX) at ...

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FALLUJAH: Second 'Dreamless' Making-Of Video Posted Online

Progressive death metallers FALLUJAH will release their third full-length album, titled "Dreamless", on April 29 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The second in series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Dreamless" can be seen below. "Dreamless" was recorded at Sharkbite Studios with producer Zack Ohren (ANIMOSITY, SUFFOCATION, ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH), ...

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FALLUJAH: First 'Dreamless' Making-Of Video Posted Online

Progressive death metallers FALLUJAH will release their third full-length album, titled "Dreamless", on April 29 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The first in series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Dreamless" can be seen below. "Dreamless" was recorded at Sharkbite Studios with producer Zack Ohren (ANIMOSITY, SUFFOCATION, ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH), ...

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FALLUJAH: 'The Void Alone' Lyric Video Released

Progressive death metallers FALLUJAH will release their third full-length album, titled "Dreamless", on April 29 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The official lyric video for the song "The Void Alone", taken from "Dreamless", can be seen below. "Dreamless" was recorded at Sharkbite Studios with producer Zack Ohren (ANIMOSITY, SUFFOCATION, ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH), and was ...

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FALLUJAH To Release 'Dreamless' Album In April

Progressive death metallers FALLUJAH will release their third full-length album, titled "Dreamless", on April 29 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. "Dreamless" was recorded at Sharkbite Studios with producer Zack Ohren (ANIMOSITY, SUFFOCATION, ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH), and was mixed and mastered by Mark Lewis (DEVILDRIVER, CANNIBAL CORPSE, WHITECHAPEL, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CARNIFEX) at Audiohammer ...

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