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SUICIDE SILENCE Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST ENTERTAINMENT

California deathcore masters SUICIDE SILENCE have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment, the new division of Nuclear Blast formed by Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger and former Roadrunner A&R chief Monte Conner. As one of the leaders of the extreme modern metal movement, it is only fitting that their new home be one of ...

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BLACK SABBATH Tribute Goal Mask Unveiled

According to InGoal Magazine, Massachusetts recreational hockey goaltender Liz Conner has had a BLACK SABBATH-themed goalie mask created by Headstrong Grafx. ”I asked specifically for the picture of Henry (the flying devil logo) on the forehead, based on alternative CD art for 'The Devil You Know' and the band name on the chin," ...

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NUCLEAR BLAST And MONTE CONNER Announce U.S. Partnership

Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger has joined forces with former Roadrunner Records A&R chief Monte Conner in the formation of a new U.S. partnership — Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The new record label, which will share most major operations with the existing U.S. branch of Nuclear Blast, will announce its first signings in the coming months. ...

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SLEDGE LEATHER Interviewed On 'Focus On Metal' Podcast (Audio)

Focus On Metal podcast recently conducted separate interviews with singer Leather Leone (SLEDGE LEATHER, CHASTAIN, RUDE GIRL, MALIBU BARBI) and her SLEDGE LEATHER bandmate Sandy Sledge (RUDE GIRL, MALIBU BARBI, WARBRIDE, WEAPONSVAN. You can now listen to both chats below. The SLEDGE LEATHER debut album, "Imagine Me Alive", was inspired in 2010 when Leather Leone ...

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LEATHER LEONE Interviewed On 'Black Night Meditations' (Audio)

WSCA 106.1 FM's "Black Night Meditations" recently conducted an interview with singer Leather Leone (SLEDGE LEATHER, CHASTAIN, RUDE GIRL, MALIBU BARBI). You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. "Black Night Meditations" is a four-hour metal show focusing on black, death, thrash, folk, shred, prog and power metal. The program is ...

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Legendary ROADRUNNER RECORDS A&R Man MONTE CONNER Exits Label

Roadrunner Records Senior VP A&R Monte Conner, who signed countless bands to the label over the years — including ANNIHILATOR, BIOHAZARD, COAL CHAMBER, DEICIDE, DEVILDRIVER, FEAR FACTORY, GOJIRA, LIFE OF AGONY, MACHINE HEAD, OBITUARY, RUSH, SEPULTURA, SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR, TRIVIUM and TYPE O NEGATIVE — has left the company after 25 years. The label couldn't ...

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DEATH DIVISION Trailer Released

DEATH DIVISION — the heavy, technically aggressive and melodic band founded by bassist Jerry Montano (HELLYEAH, DANZIG, NOTHINGFACE), drummer Tim Yeung (MORBID ANGEL, DIVINE HERESY, HATE ETERNAL, NILE), vocalist/guitarist Sean De La Tour and lead guitarist Rick Di Marco — has finished recording the music for six new songs at Deathcult Manor (the group's headquarters) ...

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SLEDGE LEATHER: New Concert Footage Posted Online

Video footage of SLEDGE LEATHER — the new project featuring singer Leather Leone (CHASTAIN, RUDE GIRL, MALIBU BARBI) and drummer Sandy Sledge (RUDE GIRL, MALIBU BARBI, WARBRIDE, WEAPONSVAN) — performing the song "Her Father's Daughter" on May 5 at Paladino's in Tarzana, California can be seen below. The SLEDGE LEATHER debut album, "Imagine Me Alive", ...

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LEATHER LEONE Returns With SLEDGE LEATHER Debut

In absence for more than two decades, we embrace new material from Leather Leone (CHASTAIN, RUDE GIRL, MALIBU BARBI) and drummer Sandy Sledge (RUDE GIRL, MALIBU BARBI, WARBRIDE, WEAPONSVAN) in their new project SLEDGE LEATHER. The SLEDGE LEATHER debut album, "Imagine Me Alive", was inspired in 2010 when Leather Leone called Sandy Sledge to collaborate ...

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STORM CORROSION Talks Vinyl In New Video Interview

Sound+Vision has posted an exclusive 10-minute interview clip with STORM CORROSION, the long-discussed and highly anticipated collaboration between two of the modern progressive rock scene's most innovative and multi-talented artists — Mikael Åkerfeldt of OPETH and PORCUPINE TREE's Steven Wilson. In the clip below, which was shot in a near-the-end-of-the-alphabet corner of a ...

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STORM CORROSION: 'Drag Ropes' Video Released

"Drag Ropes", the first official video from STORM CORROSION, the long-discussed and highly anticipated collaboration between two of the modern progressive rock scene's most innovative and multi-talented artists — Mikael Åkerfeldt of OPETH and PORCUPINE TREE's Steven Wilson — can be seen below. Due on May 8, the "Storm Corrosion" Special Edition Blu-ray/CD Set & ...

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GOJIRA: Audio Sample Of New Album's Title Track

A 30-second audio sample of the the title track of "L'Enfant Sauvage", the forthcoming fifth album from French progressive metallers GOJIRA, can be streamed at Amazon.com. Due on June 26 via Roadrunner Records, the CD (the title of which translates to "The Wild Child") features 11 tracks of mind-bending, thunderous metal. The "L'Enfant ...

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STORM CORROSION's WILSON, ÅKERFELDT Talk About Making Of Debut Album (Video)

Video footage of STORM CORROSION, the long-discussed and highly anticipated collaboration between two of the modern progressive rock scene's most innovative and multi-talented artists — Mikael Åkerfeldt of OPETH and PORCUPINE TREE's Steven Wilson — talking about their self-titled debut album can be seen below. Due on May 8, the "Storm Corrosion" Special Edition Blu-ray/CD ...

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GOJIRA: The Making Of 'L'Enfant Sauvage'

While they were in New York City recording their fifth album, "L'Enfant Sauvage", French progressive metallers GOJIRA shot four short web videos documenting the creative process. Well, now they've assembled those into a single seven-minute mini-movie, and you can see it below. "L'Enfant Sauvage" will be released on June 26 via Roadrunner Records. The CD ...

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STORM CORROSION's WILSON, ÅKERFELDT Talk About Their First Meeting (Video)

Video footage of STORM CORROSION, the long-discussed and highly anticipated collaboration between two of the modern progressive rock scene's most innovative and multi-talented artists — Mikael Åkerfeldt of OPETH and PORCUPINE TREE's Steven Wilson — talking about their first meeting, when Wilson was invited to record OPETH's 2001 album "Blackwater Park", can be seen below. ...

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STORM CORROSION Answers Fan-Submitted Questions

Video footage of STORM CORROSION, the long-discussed and highly anticipated collaboration between two of the modern progressive rock scene's most innovative and multi-talented artists — Mikael Åkerfeldt of OPETH and PORCUPINE TREE's Steven Wilson — answering fan-submitted questions can be seen below. Due on May 8, the "Storm Corrosion" Special Edition Blu-ray/CD Set & Collector's ...

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GOJIRA: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

French progressive metallers GOJIRA have set "L'Enfant Sauvage" as the title of their fifth album, due on June 26 via Roadrunner Records. The CD (the title of which translates to "The Wild Child") features 11 tracks of mind-bending, thunderous metal. "When you become a musician, you don't have a boss telling you what to do ...

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DEATH DIVISION Recording New Material, Working On Short Film

DEATH DIVISION — the heavy, technically aggressive and melodic band founded by bassist Jerry Montano (HELLYEAH, DANZIG, NOTHINGFACE), drummer Tim Yeung (MORBID ANGEL, DIVINE HERESY, HATE ETERNAL, NILE), vocalist/guitarist Sean de La Tour and lead guitarist Rick Di Marco — has started recording new material with engineer Matt Starr (BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, Dizzy Reed) . Commented ...

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STORM CORROSION: 'Drag Ropes' Video Stills

Several photos from the "Drag Ropes" video from STORM CORROSION, the long-discussed and highly anticipated collaboration between two of the modern progressive rock scene's most innovative and multi-talented artists — Mikael Åkerfeldt of OPETH and PORCUPINE TREE's Steven Wilson — can be seen at this location. A couple of the pictures are available ...

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MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT And STEVEN WILSON Talk About STORM CORROSION (Video)

Video footage of STORM CORROSION, the long-discussed and highly anticipated collaboration between two of the modern progressive rock scene's most innovative and multi-talented artists — Mikael Åkerfeldt of OPETH and PORCUPINE TREE's Steven Wilson — talking about their forthcoming debut album can be seen below. Due on May 8, the "Storm Corrosion" Special Edition Blu-ray/CD ...

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