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Seven Pathways to Annihilation - HOWLING SYCAMORE

It was always going to be epic. Take one of the most inventive and quite possibly unhinged songwriters in extreme music history, Davide Tiso (EPHEL DUATH), and pair him with one of the greatest metal voices of all time, Jason McMaster (WATCHTOWER), and then, why the fuck not, get Hannes Grossmann (HATE ETERNAL, BLOTTED SCIENCE, ...

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Upon Desolate Sands - HATE ETERNAL

Erik Rutan is one of the most important men in the history of death metal. He has established himself as one of extreme music's premier producers—having twiddled the knobs for the likes of everyone from MORBID ANGEL and CANNIBAL CORPSE all the way over to SOILENT GREEN, MADBALL and EPHEL DUATH. But he has most ...

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CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED Feat. Ex-JUDAS PRIEST, DEATH Members: Entire 'Creatures' Album Streaming

CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED, the brainchild of former DEATH/ICED EARTH drummer Richard Christy, will release its third full-length album, "Creatures Watching Over The Dead", on September 23 via Metal Blade Records. The entire CD can now be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. Ask Christy what he wanted to achieve with "Creatures Watching Over ...

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CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED Feat. Ex-JUDAS PRIEST, DEATH Members: Third Album Due In September

CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED, the brainchild of former DEATH/ICED EARTH drummer Richard Christy, will release its third full-length album, "Creatures Watching Over The Dead", on September 23 via Metal Blade Records. The first single from the album, titled "The Soulless", can be streamed below. Ask Christy what he wanted to achieve with "Creatures Watching ...

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KARYN CRISIS’ GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES Signs To CENTURY MEDIA

KARYN CRISIS' GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES, the new musical project featuring visual artist and former CRISIS vocalist Karyn Crisis alongside EPHEL DUATH mastermind Davide Tiso, will release its new album next year through Century Media Records. Karyn Crisis is a name worthy of more praise and attention. While select circles of people know and appreciate ...

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Former CRISIS Frontwoman KARYN CRISIS Reveals Details Of GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES Project

Visual artist and former CRISIS vocalist Karyn Crisis has revealed details of her newest musical project, GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES. GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES features Crisis' unmistakable vocals and mystical lyrics, over music composed by EPHEL DUATH mastermind Davide Tiso. With Tiso playing all guitars and bass, the all-star lineup is completed by Danny Walker ...

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EPHEL DUATH: 'Shaped By Darkness' Lyric Video Released

Experimental metal act EPHEL DUATH will return with its first album in five years, "Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness", on November 19 in Europe and November 26 in North America via Agonia Records. Ignited by commitment and passion, "Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness" is a multi-layered hybrid of death metal, jazz and post ...

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EPHEL DUATH: New Album Details Revealed

Experimental metal act EPHEL DUATH will return with its first album in five years, "Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness", on November 19 in Europe and November 26 in North America via Agonia Records. A video trailer for the CD featuring album artwork created by visionary artists Dehn Sora and Aeron Alfrey can be seen ...

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CARPE NOCTEM Signs With CODE666

Icelandic black metallers CARPE NOCTEM have inked a multi-album deal with Aural Music imprint Code666. Due late summer, the band's debut album, "In Terra Profugus", is a concept effort about an ethereal journey within and without the self, exploring concepts of life, death and the nature of evil. It is about overcoming and reaching understanding ...

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NERO DI MARTE Signs With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

Prosthetic Records has announced the signing of experimental metallers NERO DI MARTE. Founded in Bologna, Italy in 2007, NERO DI MARTE will unveil its long-awaited self-titled release, a unique and experimental approach to structure, sound and atmosphere, in the spring of 2013. You can check out a teaser video of the new album below. Commented ...

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SINHERESY: 'Forever Us' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Forever Us" from Italian symphonic metallers SINHERESY can be seen below. The clip was produced and directed by Mario Orman. The track comes off the band's debut EP, "The Spiders And The Butterfly", which came out last December via Revalve Records. The CD was recorded in June 2011 ...

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EPHEL DUATH Working On New Album

The sixth full-length album from progressive/avant-garde metal band EPHEL DUATH will be released in the spring of 2013 via Agonia Records. The CD title and cover artwork have been finalized and will be revealed later this year. The follow-up to this year's "On Death And Cosmos" EP will mark the recording debut of bassist Bryan ...

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PSYAXIS: 'Black Dawn Rising' Album Teaser Available

Up-and-coming, Tampa, Florida-based progressive metal band PSYAXIS will release its debut album, "Black Dawn Rising", on September 1. The CD was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Brian Elliott. Sitting behind the drum kit during the sessions was acclaimed drummer Marco Minnemann (KREATOR, NECROPHAGIST, EPHEL DUATH, JOE SATRIANI). PSYAXIS has ...

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SINHERESY Begins Work On Full-Length Debut

Italian symphonic metallers SINHERESY have commenced the songwriting process for their full-length debut, tentatively due in early 2013. Davide Sportiello, the band's bassist and mastermind, says: "We are very satisfied of the new material we're working on. After the excellent results gained with the EP 'The Spiders And The Butterfly', we are paying attention 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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SINHERESY: 'Temptation Flame' Video Released

"Temptation Flame", the new video from Italian symphonic metallers SINHERESY, can be seen below. Filmed by Marco Tessarolo and Mario Orman, the "gloomy" and "gothic" clip "puts an end to the lyric-based story, giving the protagonist the chance to take her revenge for being betrayed," according to SINHERESY singer Cecilia Petrini. "Temptation Flame" comes off ...

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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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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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MURDER THERAPY: New Album Preview

A four-and-a-half-minute audio preview of the as-yet-untitled new album from Italian metallers MURDER THERAPY is available in the YouTube clip below. The follow-up to last year's "Molochian" EP was recorded at Regrexion Studios in Bologna and mixed/mastered at Studio73 (EPHEL DUATH, AT THE SOUNDAWN, THE SECRET, EXTREMA). The band is currently seeking a suitable label ...

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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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Former CRISIS Singer Working On Debut Solo Album

Powerhouse drummer Danny Walker (INTRONAUT, EXHUMED, JESU) has joined forces with Karyn Crisis and Davide Tiso, prolific Italian guitarist and songwriter of extreme metal band EPHEL DUATH, to work on the pre-production of five new songs that will appear on "Salem's Wounds", the much-anticipated Karyn Crisis solo debut album. A 2012 release is expected. Often ...

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AENAON Signs With CODE666

Greek avantgarde black metal act AENAON has inked a deal with Code666, a sublabel of Aural Music, for the release of the group's debut album, "Cendres et Sang". The effort was mastered by Tom Kvalsvoll at Strype Audio (EMPEROR, DHG, 1349) and is tentatively due in June. Formed in 2005 and quickly amassing a solid ...

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It's Official: MIKE MANGINI Is New DREAM THEATER Drummer

Mike Mangini, the 48-year-old session artist who has played for ANNIHILATOR, EXTREME, JAMES LABRIE and STEVE VAI, has officially joined DREAM THEATER as the replacement for the recently departed Mike Portnoy. Commented Mangini: "The day that I got the phone call to be in DREAM THEATER, it took my brain a minute to assemble what ...

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TAPEWHORE: Video Footage From The Studio

Alessandro Vagnoni (INFERNAL POETRY, DARK LUNACY) and Enrico Tiberi (BRAIN, ex-EDENSHADE) have joined forces in a new project called TAPEWHORE. Commented Vagnoni: "I started writing material for this project two years ago, involved by Wolfgang Suessenbeck (vocalist of the Austrian bands DARKSIDE and DEMOLITION). After this collaboration failed, I asked Enrico Tiberi (already on my ...

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