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GORGUTS/DYSRHYTHMIA Guitarist Releases Second Solo Album

Kevin Hufnagel (DYSRHYTHMIA, GORGUTS) has just released his second solo guitar album, "Transparencies", via his own imprint, Nightfloat Recordings. The effort can be streamed in full and purchased at BandCamp.com, along with Hufnagel's past recordings, including a rare, self-released cassette demo from 1997, titled "While I Wait". An album preview trailer for "Transparencies" ...

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DRAKKAR: 'When Lightning Strikes' Audio Teaser Available

Italian epic power metallers DRAKKAR will release their new album, "When Lightning Strikes", on January 16, 2012 via My Kingdom Music. The CD — which was recorded and mixed at Elnor Studio by Mattia Stanciou (LABYRINTH, CROWN OF AUTUMN) and mastered at House Of Audio by Jürgen Lusky (ANGRA, PINK CREAM 69) — is once ...

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Court Dismisses TARJA TURUNEN's Husband's Defamation Case Over NIGHTWISH Book

According to YLE, the Helsinki District Court has dismissed charges of libel related to the contents of an authorized book about the Finnish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH. Marcelo Cabuli, the husband of former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, and his business partners demanded nearly 100,000 euros (approximately $135,000) in defamation damages from the parties behind "Once ...

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'Once Upon A Nightwish: The Official Biography 1996-2006' Kindle-Edition eBook Now Available

The Kindle edition of the acclaimed "Once Upon A Nightwish: The Official Biography 1996-2006", by Mape Ollila, is now available in English language in all hardware and app formats via Amazon.com. Upcoming editions of the English-language ebook formatted for Nook and Apple iBookstore will soon follow. As previously reported, Marcelo Cabuli, the husband ...

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TARJA TURUNEN's Husband's Defamation Case Over NIGHTWISH Book Goes To Trial

Marcelo Cabuli, the husband of former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, and his business partners are demanding nearly 100,000 euros (approximately $135,000) in defamation damages from the parties behind the NIGHTWISH book "Once Upon a Nightwish: The Official Biography 1996-2006". Named in the lawsuit were the publishing house Like Kustannus Oy and the author of the ...

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SOLE REMEDY Guitarist Dies After Being Run Over By Truck

Mikko Laine, the 30-year-old guitarist of the Finnish metal band SOLE REMEDY, was killed in a traffic accident last night (October 2) in the Dutch municipality of Baarlo just hours after the band's performance at the ProgPower Europe festival. According to a spokesperson for the Sjiwa youth center (where the concert took place), the accident ...

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NECROCURSE Signs With PULVERISED RECORDS

Pulverised Records has announced the signing of Swedish death metal rebels NECROCURSE. Rising from the filth-lands of Uddevalla and Ljungskile, Sweden, NECROCURSE was spawned in the year 2004 with the musical love for all things brutal and ugly. Consisting of current and former members from NIFELHEIM, NECRONAUT, RUNEMAGICK, DEATHWITCH and SWORDMASTER, to name a few, ...

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MACHINE HEAD Frontman Shows You How To Play 'Locust' (Video)

In a series of videos from GuitarWorld.com, MACHINE HEAD guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn shows you how to play "Locust", a song off the San Francisco Bay Area metal band's forthcoming album, "Unto The Locust", due out September 27 via Roadrunner Records. Check out one of the clips below. Flynn recently went a little deeper about the ...

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MACHINE HEAD Completes Mixing, Mastering New Album

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD mastered their new album, "Unto The Locust", this past Tuesday, August 9 at Sterling Sound in New York City. Due on September 27 via longtime label Roadrunner Records, the CD was recorded at JingleTown Studios in Oakland, with frontman Robb Flynn producing. The mixing duties were handled by ...

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MACHINE HEAD: 'Unto The Locust' Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD will release their new album, "Unto The Locust", on September 27 via longtime label Roadrunner Records. The CD was recorded at JingleTown Studios in Oakland, with frontman Robb Flynn producing. The mixing duties were handled by Flynn and Juan Urteaga (EXODUS, SADUS, TESTAMENT, NIGHT RANGER, VICIOUS RUMORS, HEATHEN, ...

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MACHINE HEAD's 'Unto The Locust' To Be Released In U.K. With Special-Edition Fan Pack

Metal Hammer magazine will release MACHINE HEAD's next album, "Unto The Locust", in the U.K. with a special-edition fan pack. Complete with 132page special issue with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the making of the new album, extensive interviews with every member, never-before-seen historic shots from the band's personal collections, a guide to their custom rigs, ...

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MACHINE HEAD: New Album Title Announced

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD have set "Unto The Locust" as the title of their new album, due in late September via longtime label Roadrunner Records. The CD was recorded at JingleTown Studios in Oakland, with frontman Robb Flynn producing, and it is sure to level anything and everything that happens upon its ...

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MACHINE HEAD: Entire 'Locust' Song Available For Streaming

MACHINE HEAD's brand new track "Locust" can be streamed in the YouTube clip below (courtesy of Roadrunner Records). [Note: This version of the song was mixed by Juan Urteaga (EXODUS, SADUS, TESTAMENT, NIGHT RANGER, VICIOUS RUMORS, HEATHEN, VILE, CATTLE DECAPITATION). The final mix will be handled by longtime MACHINE HEAD producer Colin Richardson (BULLET FOR ...

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MACHINE HEAD: 'Locust' Audio Sample Available

A 30-second audio sample of the new MACHINE HEAD track "Locust" can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. [Note: This version of the song was mixed by Juan Urteaga (EXODUS, SADUS, TESTAMENT, NIGHT RANGER, VICIOUS RUMORS, HEATHEN, VILE, CATTLE DECAPITATION). The final mix will be handled by longtime MACHINE HEAD producer Colin Richardson (BULLET ...

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PAGAN'S MIND's 'Heavenly Ecstasy' Lands On Norwegian Chart

"Heavenly Ecstasy", the sixth album from the Norwegian melodic metal band PAGAN'S MIND, entered the official chart in the group's home country at position No. 10 (international artists) and No. 2 (Norwegian artists). "Heavenly Ecstasy" was released on May 20 in Germany, May 23 in the rest of Europe and on May 31 in USA/Canada ...

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MACHINE HEAD To Release 'Locust' Single

Normally, one would be wise to avoid a plague of locusts. Prophets even warn about locusts in The Bible. However, in the summer of 2011, metal fans and headbangers are going to happily succumb to a "Locust" in the form of a brand new track from Bay Area metal icons MACHINE HEAD. The band, which ...

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FLESHMADESIN Completes Work On New Album

Despite the fact their frontman Twan van Geel recently joined the ranks of LEGION OF THE DAMNED as that band's new guitar player, Dutch black/death thrashers FLESHMADESIN have every intention of carrying on. FLESHMADESIN recently completed work on its third album, "'Delirigion", which is described in a press release as the band's "most demonic and, ...

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PAGAN'S MIND: Audio Samples Of Entire New Album Available

Norwegian melodic power metallers PAGAN'S MIND will release their sixth album, "Heavenly Ecstasy", on May 20 in Germany, May 23 in the rest of Europe and on May 31 in USA/Canada via SPV/Steamhammer. The follow-up to 2007's "God's Equation" was mixed last fall by Stefan Glaumann at Toytown Studios (RAMMSTEIN, MADONNA, WITHIN TEMPTATION) in Stockholm, ...

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PAGAN'S MIND: 'Heavenly Ecstasy' Details Revealed

Norwegian melodic power metallers PAGAN'S MIND will release their sixth album, "Heavenly Ecstasy", on May 20 in Germany, May 23 in the rest of Europe and on May 31 in USA/Canada via SPV/Steamhammer. The follow-up to 2007's "God's Equation" was mixed last fall by Stefan Glaumann at Toytown Studios (RAMMSTEIN, MADONNA, WITHIN TEMPTATION) in Stockholm, ...

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TARJA TURUNEN's Husband Pursuing Defamation Case Over NIGHTWISH Book

Marcelo Cabuli, the husband of former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, and his business partners are demanding 50,000 euros (approximately $72,500) in defamation damages from the parties behind the NIGHTWISH book "Once Upon a Nightwish: The Official Biography 1996-2006". Named in the lawsuit were the publishing house Like Kustannus Oy and the author of the book, ...

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