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BAD BRAINS Documentary In Post-Production; Teaser Available

A documentary on the legendary punk band BAD BRAINS is currently in post-production and is expected later in the year. Directed by Mandy Stein and Ben Logan, the film traces the history of the band from its formation in Washington, D.C. in 1979 to the present day. It includes interviews with all four founding members, ...

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HATEBREED Parts Ways With Guitarist, Announces Replacement

Hardcore metal leaders HATEBREED are set to release their long-awaited new covers album, "For The Lions", on Tuesday May 5, 2009 via E1 Music (formerly KOCH Records). This new release is the follow-up to the band's #1 Billboard-charting DVD "Live Dominance", which came out last September. The songs on "For The Lions" were carefully selected ...

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HATEBREED's All-Covers Album 'For The Lions' Due In May

Connecticut-based hardcore/metal band HATEBREED will release an all-covers album, entitled "For the Lions", in May via Koch Records. The CD is expected to include HATEBREED's renditions of songs by SLAYER, MISFITS, METALLICA, JUDGE, CRO-MAGS, D.R.I., NEGATIVE APPROACH, AGNOSTIC FRONT, MADBALL, SHEER TERROR and OBITUARY, among others. A snippet of HATEBREED's cover of SLAYER's "Ghost of ...

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MY DYING BRIDE: New Album Artwork Unveiled

U.K. godfathers of doom MY DYING BRIDE will release their new album, "For Lies I Sire", on March 23 via Peaceville Records. The follow-up to 2006's "A Line of Deathless Kings" was recorded with longtime producer Mags. Check out the cover artwork below. "For Lies I Sire" track listing: 01. Fall With Me 02. My ...

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VEIL OF MAYA Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Bassist Kris "The Higler" Hilger has left VEIL OF MAYA "to pursue other things going on in his life." The group says, "There are no hard feelings between them whatsoever as the band wishes him all the best to whatever he pursues next." Hilger's permanent replacement in VEIL OF MAYA is ex-BORN OF OSIRIS guitarist ...

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MY DYING BRIDE: New Song Excerpt Available For Streaming

A two-and-a-half-minute radio-broadcast-quality excerpt from the new MY DYING BRIDE song "My Body, A Funeral" is available for streaming below. The track was premiered exclusively on this week's "Tinitus" radio show, which aired last night (Wednesday, January 14) on Norway's P3. (Update: The clip was removed at the request of the band's record label.) "My ...

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MY DYING BRIDE: New Song To Debut On Tonight's 'Tinitus'

A track from MY DYING BRIDE's new album "For Lies I Sire" will be premiered exclusively on this week's "Tinitus" radio show, airing tonight (Wednesday, January 14) between 20.00 CET (8:00 p.m.) and 22.00 CET (10:00 p.m.) on Norway's P3. "Tinitus" is Norway's most popular metal show with an average of over 60,000 listeners per ...

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MY DYING BRIDE: New Video Interview Available

Contraband Candy's René Ackermann conducted an interview with singer Aaron Stainthorpe and guitarist Andrew Craighan of U.K. godfathers of doom MY DYING BRIDE at last year's Damnation Festival, which was held November 22, 2008 in Leeds, U.K. They talk about recording methods, the band's upcoming album "For Lies I Sire" and new keyboardist/violinist Katie Stone. ...

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VEIL OF MAYA: Video Interview Available

Capital Chaos conducted an interview with VEIL OF MAYA on November 21, 2008 when the band performed at The Boardwalk in Orangevale, California. Also on the bill were THE FACELESS, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, DECREPIT BIRTH and NEURAXIS. Watch the five-minute chat below. VEIL OF MAYA released its latest full-length album, "The Common Man's Collapse", ...

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HATEBREED's Cover Of SEPULTURA's 'Refuse/Resist' Posted Online

HATEBREED's cover of SEPULTURA's "Refuse/Resist" is available for streaming on the Connecticut-based hardcore/metal band's MySpace page. The track was included on the soundtrack release to "Punisher: War Zone" from Marvel Comics' latest film adaptation of fictional vigilante and deadly antihero Frank Castle. Released this past November 25, the lethal motion picture soundtrack features ...

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Beware The Circling Fin - EARLY MAN

A metaphorically appropriate name on many levels, EARLY MAN is a musical translation of that scene from "2001: A Space Odyssey" where the prehistoric ape-man discovers that the leg bone of his fallen comrade made for a handy weapon and proceeded use the blunt instrument to bash the living fuck out members of a rival ...

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VEIL OF MAYA: Orangevale Footage Available

Capital Chaos has posted video footage (see below) of VEIL OF MAYA's November 21, 2008 performance at The Boardwalk in Orangevale, California. Also on the bill were THE FACELESS, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, DECREPIT BIRTH and NEURAXIS. VEIL OF MAYA released its latest full-length album, "The Common Man's Collapse", on April 1, 2008 via Sumerian ...

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BLOODBOUND To Support HAMMERFALL, SABATON

BLOODBOUND, the Swedish melodic, heavy metal band featuring members of STREET TALK, TAD MOROSE, MORGANA LEFAY and PYRAMAZE, will support HAMMERFALL and SABATON for the following shows: April 07 – Maribor, SLO - Stuk April 08 - Zagreb, CRO - Boogaloo April 10 - Sofia, BUL - Universiada Hall April 11 - Belgrade, SER - ...

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AFTERMATH A.D. Reunion Show Announced

Reunited Raleigh, North Carolina hardcore/metal band AFTERMATH A.D. will perform for the first time in 15 years on Halloween night (October 31) at Volume 11 Tavern in Raleigh for the fifth annual STM Music Productions Halloween Monster Rock Bash. Special guests include TUB OF NOISE and HERE LIES… Fusing the sounds of hardcore and thrash ...

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HATEBREED Giving Away Free MP3s

Between now and August 25, Connecticut metal/hardcore heavyweights HATEBREED are giving away four FREE MP3s taken from their forthcoming DVD release "Live Dominance". Each live track is straight off the DVD and was recorded/produced and mixed by Grammy Award winner Josh Wilbur. The tracks are as follows: * "This Is Now" * "Destroy Everything" * ...

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HATEBREED: Another 'Live Dominance' DVD Preview Clip Available

Video footage of Connecticut metal/hardcore heavyweights HATEBREED performing the song "This Is Now" live can be viewed below. (Note: Video stream may not be available to some non-U.S. residents.) The clip is taken from the band's first-ever DVD, "Live Dominance", which is scheduled for release on September 2. "Live Dominance" features over two hours of ...

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DEAD AND BURIED Signs With ESCAPIST RECORDS

Escapist Records has announced the signing of Delaware's DEAD AND BURIED. The group's new album, "Bear Witness", was recorded, mixed and mastered at Clay Creek studio with producer Nick Rotundo (PAINT IT BLACK, ALL ELSE FAILED, KNIVES OUT) and it features guest vocals from Justice of TRAPPED UNDER ICE, Ziggy of BARRICADE, and Tony from ...

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NEONDAZE To Release Debut In September

Swedish hard rockers NEONDAZE will release their self-titled debut album on September 12 via Artist Service/MBM. A press release reads: "Many are convinced by the opposite but sometimes you just have to watch TV to change your live. So did guitarist Lars Boquist when he watched the Swedish version of 'Star Search' one evening. Marcus ...

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HATEBREED: 'Live Dominance' DVD E-Card Available

An e-card for HATEBREED's first-ever DVD, "Live Dominance", is available at this location. The e-card features footage from the DVD, links to MP3s, wallpapers and more. Fans can also pre-order autographed copies of "Live Dominance" using the e-card. Hitting stores on Tuesday, September 2, "Live Dominance" features over two hours of live footage, ...

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