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SOEN Feat. Ex-OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ: 'Covenant' Video

"Covenant", the new video from SOEN, the progressive heavy rock group featuring world-renowned drummer Martin Lopez (formerly of AMON AMARTH and OPETH), can be seen below. The track is taken from SOEN's fourth album, "Lotus", which was released on February 1 via Silver Lining Music. The clip was directed by RISK and Maxi Muniz and ...

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SOEN Feat. Ex-OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ: 'Lotus' Video

"Lotus", the new Costin Chioreanu-created video from SOEN, the progressive heavy rock group featuring world-renowned drummer Martin Lopez (formerly of AMON AMARTH and OPETH), can be seen below. The track is the title cut of SOEN's fourth album, which will be released on February 1 via Silver Lining Music. "'Lotus' is a summoning of like-minded ...

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SOEN Feat. Ex-OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ: 'Martyrs' Video

"Martyrs", the new video from SOEN, the progressive heavy rock group featuring world-renowned drummer Martin Lopez (formerly of AMON AMARTH and OPETH), can be seen below. The track is taken from SOEN's fourth album, "Lotus", which will be released on February 1, 2019 via Silver Lining Music. Driven by the contrast of different moods, and ...

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HOUR OF PENANCE Signs With AGONIA RECORDS

Italy's HOUR OF PENANCE has signed with Agonia Records. The technical, brutal death metal band entered into an agreement with the Polish-based label in November of 2018, after parting ways with Prosthetic Records, via whom the band released three of their last albums, including 2017's "Cast The First Stone". HOUR OF PENANCE is putting the ...

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ARSIS To Join Forces With DECREPIT BIRTH, INTERNAL BLEEDING, PYREXIA For 'Bloodletting North America' Tour

Melodic tech-death overlords ARSIS and brutal-tech death merchants DECREPIT BIRTH have been announced as the co-headliners of this year's "Bloodletting North America" tour. Joining them are INTERNAL BLEEDING, PYREXIA, ANGELMAKER and WITHIN DESTRUCTION. Unique Leader Records, whose owner, Erik Lindmark, founded the tour, commented: "We are very excited to bring you the 12th year of ...

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Gravity - BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE

Bold new direction or jumping the shark? This is the critical question sure to trail behind BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, who is now, without a doubt, a far different beast than that which recorded "The Poison". For a band once claiming METALLICA, IRON MAIDEN and SLAYER as central influences (and having shared the stage with ...

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Bloodlust - BODY COUNT

It's no secret, the nation's been divided and as ICE-T yelps, you know the reason why. A conservative cotillion resumes command of the White House following a controversial election still under investigation. In response, the streets are raging and BODY COUNT has something to say, of course. Guitarist Ernie C, especially, views this presidential turmoil ...

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Former FATES WARNING Guitarist Joins Forces With Ex-PENANCE Singer

Victor Arduini, a founding member/guitarist of FATES WARNING, has joined forces with Brian Balich, the almighty voice of ARGUS as well as the former singer of PENANCE, in a new project called ARDUINI/BALICH. Victor began writing new music after FREEDOMS REIGN ended its 2013 promotional tour. "I wanted to really challenge myself again with the ...

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Uglier Than They Used Ta Be - UGLY KID JOE

It's been nineteen years since UGLY KID JOE dropped a full-length album (barring the "Stairway to Hell" EP in 2012) after hitting a momentary high up the sales charts with their runaway train hit "Everything About You". In response to their best-selling "Ugly as They Wanna Be" EP from 1991 (the "America's Least Wanted" LP ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS: 'I'm On The Side Of DONALD STERLING'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons says that he is "on the side" of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who was fined $2.5 million and banned for life after Sterling's racist remarks were made public. The publication of Sterling's taped racist comments privately imploring a woman friend not to associate with black people, sparked public outrage ...

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SEPTICFLESH: New Song 'Prototype' Available For Streaming

Still riding high from the success of their critically acclaimed 2011 album "The Great Mass", Hellenic metallers SEPTICFLESH will release their new full-length album, "Titan", on June 24 via Season Of Mist in Europe and Prosthetic in North America. The new CD consists of 10 songs that were recorded once again at Devasoundz Studios in ...

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SEPTICFLESH: The Making Of 'Titan' Part Three (Video)

Still riding high from the success of their critically acclaimed 2011 album "The Great Mass", Hellenic metallers SEPTICFLESH will release their new full-length album, "Titan", on June 24 via Season Of Mist in Europe and Prosthetic in North America. The new CD consists of 10 songs that were recorded once again at Devasoundz Studios in ...

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HOUR OF PENANCE's 'Reforging The Crown' Video Premiere

"Reforging The Crown", the new video from Italian death metallers HOUR OF PENANCE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Regicide", which was released on May 13 via Prosthetic Records. The CD features cover artwork (seen below) by Gyula Havancsák (ANNIHILATOR, DESTRUCTION, GRAVE DIGGER) which, like the album, revolves ...

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ABORYM: 'Bleedthrough' Video Released

"Bleedthrough", the new video from Italian/Norwegian hard-industrial-electro extreme metallers ABORYM — who feature in ther ranks Fabban and Paolo Pieri (HOUR OF PENANCE) along with drummer Bård G. "Faust" Eithun (BLOOD TSUNAMI, MONGO NINJA, ex-EMPEROR) — can be seen below. The clip was directed and filmed by Andrea Mazzucca and the Victorlab crew and features ...

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No 'Mom Jeans' For MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE

Fan-filmed video footage of MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine introducing the song "Holy Wars...The Punishment Due" during the band's April 19 concert in Tucson, Arizona can be seen below. Said Mustaine: "If I was your president…. [Chuckles] Oh, boy… I'll tell you what… There would be no fucking 'mom jeans' on this guy. [Editors' note: Mustaine ...

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Guilty of Everything - NOTHING

If you think Philadelphia's NOTHING sounds more than a bit like MY BLOODY VALENTINE, it's no coincidence. Founding member Domenic Palermo (vocals/guitars) has quite a sordid story to tell, which includes MY BLOODY VALENTINE's "Loveless" album as its hypothetical soundtrack. Prior to forming NOTHING, Palermo haunted the tough streets of Kensington, Philadelphia, at one time ...

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EVENOIRE: Teaser For 'Herons' Album

A teaser for "Herons", the new album from Italian female-fronted symphonic metallers EVENOIRE, can be seen below. The CD will be released on April 15 via Scarlet Records. "Herons" was recorded at Dreamsound Studios in Munich, Germany, with Mario Lochert, Dejan Djukovic and Daniel Rehbein (EMERGENCY GATE, GRAVEWORM, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS) behind the console. Mastering ...

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SEPREVATION To Release 'Consumed' In May

U.K. death thrashers SEPREVATION will release their debut full-length album, "Consumed", on May 10. The CD was recorded at 16th Cellar Studios in Rome, Italy with acclaimed producer Stefano Morabito (FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, HOUR OF PENANCE, EYECONOCLAST, ACRANIA, BLOODSHOT DAWN). SEPREVATION guitarist Joss Farrington comments on "Consumed": "I think fans of [the 2012 EP] 'Ritual Abuse' ...

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ABORYM Signs New Deal With AGONIA RECORDS

Italian/Norwegian hard-industrial-electro extreme metallers ABORYM, who feature in ther ranks Fabban and Paolo Pieri (HOUR OF PENANCE) along with drummer Bård G. "Faust" Eithun (BLOOD TSUNAMI, MONGO NINJA, ex-EMPEROR), have inked a new deal with Agonia Records. Details on band's seventh full-length album, the follow-up to 2013's "Dirty", are yet to be announced. ABORYM is ...

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HOUR OF PENANCE: 'Regicide' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Unveiled

Italian death metallers HOUR OF PENANCE have unveiled a lyric video for "Resurgence Of The Empire", a new song from the group's upcoming album "Regicide". Check it out below. Due May 13 in North America and May 12 in Europe, "Regicide" features cover artwork (seen below) by Gyula Havancsák (ANNIHILATOR, DESTRUCTION, GRAVE DIGGER) which, like ...

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HOUR OF PENANCE To Release 'Regicide' In May

Italian death metallers HOUR OF PENANCE have set "Regicide" (a word defined as the act of the killing of a monarch) as the title of their new album, due on May 13 (one day earlier internationally) via Prosthetic Records. Says HOUR OF PENANCE guitarist Paolo Pieri: "'Regicide' revolves around the themes of destruction and rebirth ...

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BLOODTRUTH Signs With UNIQUE LEADER RECORDS

Italian death metallers BLOODTRUTH have inked a deal with Unique Leader Records. The band's full-length debut will be released later this year. Titled "Obedience", the ten-track CD was engineered by Francesco Paoli and Cristiano Trionfera (both of FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE) at Sonic Hammer Studios, and was mixed and mastered by the Italian sound sorcerer Stefano Morabito ...

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Beyond the Martyr - ARGUS

While you try to think deeply into the title of ARGUS' third album, "Beyond the Martyr", let's simplify things a little. The Pittsburgh trad metallers used the title in remembrance of their close friend and author, Bruce Nelson. "Beyond the Martyr" is from one of his works. From that point forward, dig for deeper meaning ...

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