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Video: NAPALM DEATH Bassist Explains 'Blast Beat' For 'Extreme Metal' Episode Of 'Metal Evolution'

Sam Dunn of Banger Films Inc. spoke with bassist Shane Embury of British grincore pioneers NAPALM DEATH for the "lost" episode of the "Metal Evolution" series focusing on "Extreme Metal". The episode will take viewers on an unprecedented journey across Europe and North America to tell the story of metal's most aggressive and misunderstood sub-genre. ...

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Bú-Tik - CHTHONIC

Taiwanese freedom fighters CHTHONIC, long standing as Asia's answer to EMPEROR and SATYRICON, have organically refined their folk-decorated brand of extreme metal over the years. As of their previous album "Takasago Army", CHTHONIC has become a far more theatrical and emotive unit in their mission to cast light upon acts of barbarism committed within their ...

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EMPEROR Frontman Explains Why Now Is Right Time For Band's Return

Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their "In The Nightside Eclipse" album by making a number of festival appearances next year. In addition to performing at Germany's Wacken Open Air and Sweden's Sweden Rock Festival, the band will headline the 2014 edition of the the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to ...

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IHSAHN: More 'Das Seelenbrechen' Album Details Revealed

Candlelight Records has set an October 21 North American release date for "Das Seelenbrechen", the fifth solo album from EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn. The effort will be available on compact disc, a limited edition digibook (with expanded graphics and liner notes), and double 180-gram clear vinyl. Pre-orders are set to launch via online and physical retail ...

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EMPEROR To Headline Next Year's BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their "In The Nightside Eclipse" album by making a number of festival appearances next year. In addition to performing at Germany's Wacken Open Air, the band will headline the 2014 edition of the the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place next August at ...

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Next Year's WACKEN OPEN AIR Is Already Sold Out

All 75,000 tickets to next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2014 in Wacken, Germany, were sold in less than 48 hours. Comment the festival organizers: "A dozen bands for the billing have been already announced including several special and exclusive shows as well ...

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EMPEROR: No New Studio Album Or World Tour

Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their "In The Nightside Eclipse" album at next year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31-August 2, 2014 in Wacken, Germany. EMPEROR members Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) and Samoth (real name: Tomas Haugen) will be joined by Bård Guldvik "Faust" ...

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Reunited EMPEROR To Headline Next Year's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Reunited Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR will headline next year's edition of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31-August 2, 2014 in Wacken, Germany. The news was announced earlier today at this year's Wacken Open Air at a press conference which was attended by EMPEROR members Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) and ...

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ABORYM Announces New Touring Lineup

Italian hard-industrial-electro extreme metallers ABORYM have revealed their touring lineup for their upcoming festival appearances. Joining frontman Fabban and guitarist Paolo Pieri (HOUR OF PENANCE) will be HOUR OF PENANCE guitarist Giulio Moschini and STAMINA/ex-FROM DEPTHS bassist Lorenzo Zarone. ABORYM's Norwegian drummer Bård G. "Faust" Eithun (BLOOD TSUNAMI, MONGO NINJA, ex-EMPEROR) will not take part ...

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IHSAHN: Professionally Recorded Audio Of Entire ROADBURN Concert

Former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn's April 21 performance at this year's edition of the Roadburn festival at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland was professionally recorded and can now be streamed using the audio player below. Ihsahn's debut solo album, "The Adversary", was re-released as a limited two-LP edition, including layout by Trine + Kim Design ...

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TWISTED SISTER Guitarist To Appear In 'Skate God' Movie

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Eddie Ojeda will appear in the upcoming movie "Skate God" as well as on the accompanying soundtrack. The "dark, dystopian, apocalyptic action film" stars Carter Jenkins ("Valentine's Day"), Esti Ginzburg ("Twelve"), Evan Ross ("Jeff Who Lives At Home"), Nathan Gamble ("The Mist"), Gabriela Lopez ("Teen Spirit") and Brian Ho ("The Mummy Tomb ...

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ABORYM: 'Dirty' Video Released

"Dirty", the new video from Italo-Norwegian hard-industrial-electro extreme metallers ABORYM, can be seen below. Directed by Alberto Falcone, the clip features all three band members as well as actors, and, according to frontman and founder Fabban, the title of the track pretty much sums up the subject matter of the video. ABORYM's sixth full-length album, ...

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Former TRISTANIA Singer VIBEKE STENE To Guest On GOD OF ATHEISTS Debut

GOD OF ATHEISTS, the Norwegian extreme metal project led by Asgeir Mickelson (SARKE, SPIRAL ARCHITECT, BORKNAGAR, TESTAMENT), has announced the addition of bassist Lars K. Norberg (SPIRAL ARCHITECT) and soprano Vibeke Stene (ex-TRISTANIA; pictured below) to the group's recording lineup. Mickelson states: "Excitement is an understatement." GOD OF ATHEISTS is currently recording its debut album ...

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The Underground Resistance - DARKTHRONE

As the entire Norwegian black metal brouhaha of the early 1990s fades deeper and deeper into history and myth, blurring the fine line between which incidents were horrifyingly true or imaginatively apocryphal, almost all of the bands either involved or born out of those events have likewise moved well beyond its original tenets - religious, ...

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EX DEO's MAURIZIO IACONO Interviewed In Hamburg (Video)

Metal-Trails.com conducted an interview with singer Maurizio Iacono (EX DEO, KATAKLYSM) on March 10 at Markthalle in Hamburg, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. EX DEO's sophomore album, "Caligvla", was released in August 2012 via Austria's Napalm Records. "Caligvla" was mixed by KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-François Dagenais, who has previously worked with MALEVOLENT CREATION, ...

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SERJ TANKIAN, IHSAHN, DEVIN TOWNSEND Featured On Charity Single

Revolution Harmony, the brainchild of British music lecturer/journalist Ray Holroyd, has set a July 18 release date for its debut all-star charity single, "We Are". The song features vocals from Serj Tankian (SYSTEM OF A DOWN) and Ihsahn (EMPEROR), as well as guitar solos by Devin Townsend. Composed, arranged, programmed and produced by Ray Holroyd ...

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Place of No Pity - RUINS

Tasmanian devils? Cliche. However, it has to be said that this Aussie black-death metal hybrid from Hobart, Tasmania have their style down to such fierce revolutions one can safely assume it's something in the air of their native land. These days, RUINS has expanded beyond the principal duo of Alex Pope (affiliated with a ton ...

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ABORYM: New Song Available For Streaming

"Dirty", the sixth full-length album from Italo-Norwegian hard-industrial-electro extreme metallers ABORYM, will be released on May 28 in Europe and June 11 in North America via Agonia Records. The 10-track double album (cover below) will be made available in digipak, jewel case and gatefold double LP formats. The song "Irreversible Crisis" can be streamed in ...

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