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HEAVEN'S CRY: 'Compass' Lyric Video Released

Canadian progressive metallers HEAVEN'S CRY will release their third album, "Wheels Of Impermanence", on September 25 via Prosthetic Records. The CD was mastered by Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, AMON AMARTH) at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. The album artwork was created by Felipe Quinzanos (NEURAXIS). "Wheels Of Impermanence" track listing: 01. Empire's Doll 02. Realigning ...

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PARAGON: 'Force Of Destruction' Cover Artwork Unveiled

German power metallers PARAGON will release their tenth album, "Force Of Destruction", at the end of October via Napalm Records. The CD was produced by Piet Sielck (GAMMA RAY, BLIND GUARDIAN, IRON SAVIOUR) at Powerhouse in Hamburg. Guest vocals on the bonus version of the song "Blood & Iron" were laid down by Kai Hansen ...

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ANVIL: New Video Interview With LIPS

Hayley Leggs of Total Rock Radio conducted an interview with vocalist/guitarist Steve "Lips" Kudlow of Canadian metal legends ANVIL at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 9-12 at Catton Park, Derbyshire in the United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. On September 24, Steamhammer/SPV will re-release ...

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ANVIL Frontman Interviewed On 'Vinland Radio' (Audio)

Vinland Radio recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow of the legendary Canadian metal band ANVIL. You can now listen to the chat below. On September 24, Steamhammer/SPV will re-release three albums from ANVIL, all featuring new booklets containing new liner notes from Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner plus new photos. "Back To ...

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'Bloodstock Open Air' To Be Streamed Live On Dailymotion

Dailymotion, the world's second-largest video portal, is exclusively streaming the Bloodstock Open Air metal music festival live, globally, from August 9 through August 12. The annual event, staged at Catton Park, Derbyshire in the United Kingdom, is one of the leading outdoor metal music festivals in the summer calendar. Bloodstock will feature performances by artists ...

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ANVIL: New Re-Releases To Feature Liner Notes, Photos

On September 24, Steamhammer/SPV will re-release three albums from the legendary Canadian metal band ANVIL, all featuring new booklets containing new liner notes from guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner plus new photos. "Back To Basics" (2004) and "Still Going Strong" (2002) will be available again as a high-class "2 in 1" double ...

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PARAGON Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

German power metallers PARAGON have inked a deal with Napalm Records. The band's tenth album, "Force Of Destruction", will be released at the end of October. The CD was produced by Piet Sielck (GAMMA RAY, BLIND GUARDIAN, IRON SAVIOUR) at Powerhouse in Hamburg. Guest vocals on the bonus version of the song "Blood & Iron" ...

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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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STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA's HATRIOT Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS

HATRIOT, the new San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal band led by former EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza, has inked a deal with Germany's Massacre Records. The group will enter the studio on August 15 with producer Juan Urteaga (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, TESTAMENT) to begin recording its debut album, "Heroes Of Origin", for a January ...

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ANVIL: Six Songs Written For Next Studio Album

Canadian metal legends ANVIL are working on material for their 15th studio album, tentatively due next year. The band's guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow states, "Six new songs so far!! All killer no filler!! Building songs is building the future!!" ANVIL's latest album, "Juggernaut Of Justice", was released in Europe on June 20, 2011 (three days ...

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Former CRIMSON GLORY Singer WADE BLACK's WAR OF THRONES Ready To 'Bring The Metal'

WAR OF THRONES, the Tampa Bay area metal quartet fronted by former CRIMSON GLORY/LEATHERWOLF vocalist Wade Black and featuring guitar mastermind Rick Renstrom (ROB ROCK, LEASH LAW), virtuoso bassist Rich Marks (HOLMES AND SLICE) and drummer Jasin Marxx (DISASTERPIECE, DREAMZFATE), has announced a headlining appearance on Saturday, July 14 at The Staregrounds in Lutz, Florida. ...

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PARAGON Completes Work On New Album

German power metallers PARAGON have completed work on their new album and are currently seeking a suitable record label to release the effort. Commented PARAGON bassist Jan Bünning: "Since the 20th of June, we have the mastered mix of our new album and I can just say [producer] Piet Sielck has done an awesome job. ...

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LOCK UP: Pro-Shot Footage Of Entire HELLFEST Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of LOCK UP's entire performance at this year's edition of the Hellfest festival, which was held June 15-17 in Clisson, France, can be seen below. LOCK UP bassist Shane Embury (also of NAPALM DEATH) was unable to make the Hellfest appearance and was temporarily replaced by Dan Lilker (NUCLEAR ASSAULT, BRUTAL ...

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ANVIL Performs In Taiwan For First Time Ever; Video Available

Canadian metal legends ANVIL performed yesterday (Sunday, July 1) at the Celebration Canada event in Taiwan. The concert, which was held at the Legacy Club in Taipei, was part of a two-day festival to celebrate Canada's 145th birthday organized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of Taiwan. It marked band's first-ever appearance in Taiwan. Commented ...

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ANVIL To Perform At 'Celebration Canada' Event In Taiwan

Canadian metal legends ANVIL will perform at the Celebration Canada event in Taiwan on July 1. The concert, which is scheduled to be held at the Legacy Club in Taipei, is part of a two-day festival to celebrate Canada's 145th birthday organized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of Taiwan. It marks the first time ...

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HEAVEN'S CRY Signs With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

Prosthetic Records has announced the signing of acclaimed Canadian progressive metallers HEAVEN'S CRY. The band's third album is due in the fall. An appearance at the prestigious ProgPower Europe festival in the Netherlands on October 5 will coincide with the CD release. Commented HEAVEN'S CRY in a statement: "We are extremely proud to be a ...

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PHANTOM-X: '1000 Quatrains' Video Released

"1000 Quatrains", the new video from Dallas, Texas-based power metallers PHANTOM-X, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's new album, "The Opera Of The Phantom", which will be released in August via Pure Steel Records. Nowadays, the sounds of vintage metal are unmistakably heard in countless up-and-coming bands — whereas seemingly just ...

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TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION: 'Turn It Up' Video Released

"Turn It Up", the new video from red-dirt metal rockers TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's long-awaited new album, "Peacemaker", which will be released on August 14 via Carved Records. This is the third studio CD for TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION, which features the recording lineup of Big Dad ...

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ANVIL Interviewed On 'Metal Attack MTL' (Video)

On May 24, Montreal, Quebec, Canada metal radio show "Metal Attack MTL", which airs on MetalMessiahRadio.com, conducted an interview with drummer Robb Reiner and guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow of Canadian metal legends ANVIL. You can now watch the chat below. Reiner and Kudlow revealed to the MusicFrenzy.net web site earlier in the year that their ...

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WES BORLAND's BLACK LIGHT BURNS: New Song Available For Streaming

BLACK LIGHT BURNS, the avant-garde alter ego of LIMP BIZKIT/ex-MARILYN MANSON guitarist Wes Borland, will release its long-awaited sophomore album, "The Moment You Realize You're Going To Fall", on August 14 via Rocket Science Ventures/THC: Music. "This is a really personal record for me," says Wes. "I spent three years writing it . . . ...

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BITTER END To Reunite For One-Off Seattle Concert

Early-Nineties Seattle thrashers BITTER END will reunite for a one-off hometown concert on July 14 at The Funhouse. Tickets can be purchased at this location. In February of 1990, under the guidance of producer Randy Burns (MEGADETH, KREATOR), BITTER END recorded "Harsh Realities" at Dodge City Recording in Studio City, California. The album ...

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VATTNET VISKAR Signs With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Century Media Records has announced the signing of VATTNET VISKAR to a worldwide deal. Hailing from the small town of Plaistow, New Hampshire, VATTNET VISKAR is anything but small. Formed in the fall of 2010, the band has quickly risen amongst the ranks of U.S. black metal acts. VATTNET VISKAR's brooding take on blackened atmospheric ...

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Canada's MARTYR 'Unsure' About Band's Future

French-Canadian technical death masters MARTYR, who feature in their ranks current VOIVOD guitarist Daniel Mongrain, have issued the following update: "After 14 years of great musical adventures, drummer Pat Hamelin has decided to leave the band MARTYR due to personal reasons. We all wish him well. The remaining members of MARTYR are unsure about the ...

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LIPS On ANVIL Concert Attendances: It's More Of Surprise When We Don't Do Well Than When We Do

Tori Stafford of the Kingston Whig-Standard recently conducted an interview with vocalist/guitarist Steve "Lips" Kudlow of Canadian metal legends ANVIL. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. On whether he's ever surprised the band is still together and rocking some 40-plus years after its formation: Lips: "What, that ANVIL's still together? ...

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TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION To Unleash 'Peacemaker' This Summer

Red-dirt metal rockers TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION will release their long-awaited new album, "Peacemaker", this summer via Carved Records. This is the third studio CD for TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION, which features the recording lineup of Big Dad Ritch (vocals), Randy Cooper (guitar), John Exall (bass), Wes Wallace (guitar) and Timmy Braun (drums). Recorded in Los Angeles, ...

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