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ENSIFERUM To Record New Album In The Fall

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM have spent the summer of 2014 on tour in Europe, and will also perform in Japan this winter. In the midst of bringing its melodic folk-infused attack to stages worldwide, the band has been crafting songs for its sixth studio album (their Metal Blade debut), and the writing process is nearing ...

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Kids' World - BLITZKRIEG BABY

One would expect a music entity called BLITZKRIEG BABY to be a fun punk romp in the vein of the RAMONES, but abandon hope now. One look at the frightening cover photo of the "Kids' World" EP pulls a dank shade over that prospect. Instead, BLITZKRIEG BABY throws recent high school, college and mall shoot-ups ...

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WHITECHAPEL's ALEX WADE Talks Gear, 'Our Endless War' Album (Video)

DiMarzio, Inc., the Staten Island, New York-based company that manufactures magnetic pickups for electric guitars, has posted a four-and-a-half-minute video clip of guitarist Alex Wade of Knoxville, Tennessee death metallers WHITECHAPEL talking about his DiMarzio D Activator 7 pickups, his signature ESP guitar, and the new WHITECHAPEL album, "Our Endless War". Check it out below. ...

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WHITECHAPEL: 'Our Endless War' Video Released

The official video for "Our Endless War", the title track of the fifth full-length album from Knoxville, Tennessee metallers WHITECHAPEL, can be seen below. The clip features livee performance footage directed by Naughty Mantis. "Our Endless War" was issued on April 29 via Metal Blade. The CD sold around 16,000 copies in the United States ...

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WHITECHAPEL's 'Our Endless War' Cracks U.S. Top 10

"Our Endless War", the fifth full-length album from Knoxville, Tennessee metallers WHITECHAPEL, sold around 16,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 10 on The Billboard 200 chart. The self-titled fourth CD from WHITECHAPEL opened with around 9,200 units back in June 2012 to land at ...

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THE CROWN: New Video Footage From The Studio

Reactivated Swedish death/thrash metallers THE CROWN are contining work on their new album for a late 2014 release. A new video clip from the studio, featuring Johan Lindstrand laying down the vocals to a new track called "Death Is Not Dead" can be seen below. THE CROWN last year announced the addition of guitarist Robin ...

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EVOCATION: New Rehearsal Footage Posted Online

Video footage of the new lineup of Swedish death metallers EVOCATION rehearsing for upcoming festival appearances can be seen below. EVOCATION is in pre-production for its fifth studio album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Century Media Records. EVOCATION recently announced the addition of drummer Conny Pettersson (ANATA) to the group's ranks. ...

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ROB HALFORD, COREY TAYLOR, SCOTT IAN, VINNY APPICE, HALESTORM Talk DIO At 'This Is Your Life' Listening Party (Video)

Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR), Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Vinny Appice (HEAVEN & HELL, DIO, BLACK SABBATH, LAST IN LINE) and members of HALESTORM are among the musicians who ere interviewed at the March 17 exclusive VIP listening party for the Ronnie James ...

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Triumph and Power - GRAND MAGUS

Swedish trad metallers GRAND MAGUS have enjoyed a respectable global following as a subtler Scandinavian answer to MANOWAR. As would be expected by their seventh album, "Triumph and Power", there's no letting up with these guys. Consider this one 2014's best album to read the latest issue of "Red Sonja" by. The first three songs, ...

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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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WHITECHAPEL: Third 'Our Endless War' Studio Clip Posted Online

Knoxville, Tennessee metallers WHITECHAPEL will release their fifth full-length album, "Our Endless War", on April 29 via Metal Blade. A ruthlessly honed effort that refuses to compromise on brutality, it is also by far the band's most streamlined, atmospheric, and emotionally powerful release, pushing every aspect of their sound to the next level. The third ...

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WHITECHAPEL: 'Our Endless War' Lyric Video Released

Knoxville, Tennessee metallers WHITECHAPEL will release their fifth full-length album, "Our Endless War", on April 29 via Metal Blade. A ruthlessly honed effort that refuses to compromise on brutality, it is also by far the band's most streamlined, atmospheric, and emotionally powerful release, pushing every aspect of their sound to the next level. The lyric ...

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CANDLEMASS Performs Entire 'Ancient Dreams' Album At ROADBURN (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of CANDLEMASS' April 11 performance at the Roadburn festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands can be seen below. CANDLEMASS celebrated the 25th anniversary of its third album, "Ancient Dreams", with special live concert on December 28, 2013 at Debaser Medis in Stockholm, Sweden. The LP, which was originally issued in 1988, has long ...

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WHITECHAPEL: First Two 'Our Endless War' Studio Clips Posted Online

Knoxville, Tennessee metallers WHITECHAPEL will release their fifth full-length album, "Our Endless War", on April 29 via Metal Blade. A ruthlessly honed effort that refuses to compromise on brutality, it is also by far the band's most streamlined, atmospheric, and emotionally powerful release, pushing every aspect of their sound to the next level. The first ...

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WENDY DIO To Guest On WJCU's ‘Metal On Metal'

Wendy Dio, the wife/manager of legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio, will guest on WJCU's "Metal On Metal" radio program tonight (Friday, March 28) at 7:00 p.m. EST. Wendy will discuss her Ronnie James Dio tribute album "This Is Your Life", which includes contributions by such metal heavyweights as METALLICA, MOTÖRHEAD, SCORPIONS, ANTHRAX, and ...

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EVOCATION: Video Footage From Pre-Production Sessions For Next Album

Swedish death metallers EVOCATION are in pre-production for their fifth studio album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Century Media Records. Video footage from the pre-production sessions can be seen below. EVOCATION recently announced the addition of drummer Conny Pettersson (ANATA) to the group's ranks. Commented Conny: "I'm proud to be the ...

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WHITECHAPEL: New Song 'Mono' Available For Streaming

Returning with the fifth full-length of their decimating career, there is no stopping the juggernaut that is WHITECHAPEL. Due on April 29 via Metal Blade, "Our Endless War" is the culmination of everything the Knoxville, Tennessee sextet has worked toward since its inception. A ruthlessly honed album that refuses to compromise on brutality, it is ...

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