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'Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries' Book Due In June

Bazillion Points Books has revealed the final cover artwork for "Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries", a mammoth 744-page hardcover journey into black metal, death metal, and beyond by Norway's metal godfather Jon Kristiansen. "The greatest heavy metal story ever told" will be available June 6, 2011, wherever books are sold, and is available for preorder ...

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PENTAGRAM: 'Last Days Here' SXSW Screenings Announced

Metal Blade Records will be invading Austin, Texas this March as a part of the South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival, with bands playing at various showcases. Fans will also have the chance to catch the world premier of the PENTAGRAM film "Last Days Here" on three separate days. Metal Blade Records artists ...

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PENTAGRAM: 'Last Rites' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

PENTAGRAM, the band that has been churning out widely admired hard rock/doom metal for over four decades, has just revealed the track listing and artwork to its highly anticipated new album, "Last Rites". Due on April 12 via Metal Blade Records, the CD contains 11 new tracks of behemoth tunes that fans have been clamoring ...

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KING GIANT: 'Solace' Video Released

Pimmit Hills, Virginia-based doomsters KING GIANT have just unveiled their new performance-based video. The second clip from their 2009-released "Southern Darkness" full-length, this brand new visual portrayal of the track "Solace" was filmed at Washington D.C.'s infamous 9:30 Club, and features the band boasting their soulful Southern rock in a thunderous live setting. The video ...

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LOCK UP: New Album Title Revealed

Extreme metal supergroup LOCK UP has set "The Embodiment Of Paradox And Chaos" as the title if its new album, tentatively due this spring via an as-yet-undisclosed record label. The CD was recorded in November-December at HVR Studios in Ipswich, United Kingdom and is scheduled to be mixed later this month. Fan-filmed video footage of ...

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ESP Unveils SLAYER 'Reign In Blood' Guitar

Back in 1986, SLAYER released its landmark album "Reign In Blood" that helped shape the sound of metal for decades to come. 25 years later, it's high time to give that album the credit its due, and ESP is doing just that with the limited-edition Slayer-2011 guitar. Limited to just 250 guitars worldwide, the LTD ...

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THORNAFIRE: 'Deconstruccion' Video Released

"Deconstruccion", the new video from Chilean death metallers THORNAFIRE, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed, produced and edited by Daniel Duarte (a member of the fellow Chilean death metal act EXECRATOR) in a professional TV studio in Santiago. "Deconstruccion" was previously described by THORNAFIRE bassist/vocalist Alexis Munoz as a "futuristic song inspired by ...

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PENTAGRAM Comments On METAL BLADE Deal

As BLABBERMOUTH.NET first reported on Novemeber 2, Metal Blade Records has now officially announced the signing of the legendary doom metal act PENTAGRAM. The band, now entering its 40th year anniversary, will release a full-length album titled "Last Rites", in the spring of 2011 featuring all-new tracks, with a DVD to follow in ...

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EARTHEN GRAVE Nominated For CHICAGO MUSIC AWARD

Chicago-based metal band EARTHEN GRAVE has been nominated in the "Best New Entertainer" category at the 30th-anniversary edition of the Chicago Music Awards (CMA) — the first time a metal band has been nominated in the category. The CMAs honor and feature the best of Chicago entertainers in pop, classical, R&B, rock, reggae, gospel, jazz, ...

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SAMAEL To Reveal New Album Title Later This Month

Swiss industrial black metallers SAMAEL will reveal the title of their new album on December 21. Three weeks after returning from Germany where the band spent time going over every new song with longtime collaborator Waldemar Sorychta (MOONSPELL, LACUNA COIL, TIAMAT, GRIP INC.), SAMAEL entered the studio on August 10 to begin recording the new ...

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Blood of the Pentagram - GRAVEWURM

Typically speaking, minimalism in metal either works or it doesn't and it usually has just as much, if not more, to do with the imagines conjured, the morbid feelings unearthed, and an aroma of toxicity. GRAVEWURM has been around long enough (1990, to be exact) to make it work to a sufficient, if not exactly ...

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Norway's DEVIL Signs With SOULSELLER RECORDS

DEVIL, the Norwegian heavy doom rock band featuring members of VESEN, RIKETS CRUST, CEASE.AND.DESIST, FUCK YOU ALL and FAUSTCOVEN, has inked a deal with the Dutch label Soulseller Records. The quintet's full-length debut is tentatively due next year. DEVIL, which hails from the Norwegian city Nes (in the province Akershus), plays a mixture of hard ...

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DØDHEIMSGARD, EXHUMED Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO Festival

Norway's DØDHEIMSGARD and California's EXHUMED have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Inferno festival, set to take place April 20-23, 2011 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ALCEST ATHEIST AURA NOIR DØDHEIMSGARD EXHUMED IMMORTAL MALEVOLENT CREATION OKKULTOKRATI PENTAGRAM SOILENT GREEN The ...

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ARGUS Signs With CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC

Cruz Del Sur Music has inked a deal with Pennsylvania's ARGUS for the release of the band's new album, entitled "Boldly Strides The Doomed". ARGUS was formed in 2007 and features Bruce Balich of PENANCE fame on vocals. They released their self-titled debut album on Shadow Kingdom Records in 2009, which was greeted warmly by ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN Schedules Quebec City Signing Session

German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN will take part in a signing session this coming Thursday, November 25 at Pentagram, an independent metal-only store in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, starting at 1:30 pm. Everyone attending the signing session will have to show his/her ticket for that night's BLIND GUARDIAN show at Le Capitole de Québec. For ...

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SLAYER's KERRY KING Talks 'The Vinyl Conflict' (Video)

Counting down to the band's 30th anniversary, SLAYER's Kerry King sat down and talked about "The Vinyl Conflict", the band's high-end, limited edition vinyl box set that was just released. Representing SLAYER's entire American Recordings catalogue, "The Vinyl Conflict" begins with 1986's genre-defining "Reign In Blood", and goes all the way up to the band's ...

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NACHTMYSTIUM: 'Every Last Drop' Video Released

"Every Last Drop", the new video from Illinois-based extreme metallers NACHTMYSTIUM, can be viewed below. (***WARNING***: The video is graphic.) The clip was filmed on July 24-25 in Brooklyn, New York with Jimmy Hubbard and Seldon Hunt, and was edited by Alan Dubin (ex-KHANATE, GNAW); special FX makeup was handled by Brandy McDonald, while Chris ...

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SAMAEL: More 'Antigod' EP Details Revealed

"Antigod", the new EP from Swiss industrial black metallers SAMAEL, will be released on November 19 in the following territories: * Via Nuclear Blast in Europe on seven-inch single (two tracks), CD-digipack and digital download (six tracks) * Via Season Of Mist in North America as digital dowload (six tracks) * Via Musikvertrieb in Switzerland ...

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Doom Legends PENTAGRAM Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Long-running D.C. doom legends PENTAGRAM, with riff-meister Victor Griffin back in the fold, will record their new album, "Last Rites", between November 29 and December 21 for a late March/early April release via Metal Blade Records. The effort will be a double-disc set consisting of the new studio album and a DVD of the band's ...

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SAMAEL Signs North American Deal With SEASON OF MIST

Swiss industrial black metallers SAMAEL have signed a North American deal with Season of Mist. The band's new EP, "Antigod", will be released on November 19 as a digital download exclusive. Commented the group: "We always remember the first time. "When we met again with Michael Berberian [Season Of Mist head honcho] a couple months ...

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ATHEIST, OKKULTOKRATI Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO Festival

Reactivated seminal technical metal pioneers ATHEIST and Norwegian dirty punk metallers OKKULTOKRATI have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Inferno festival, set to take place April 20-23, 2011 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ALCEST ATHEIST AURA NOIR IMMORTAL MALEVOLENT CREATION ...

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