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ABORYM: Official 'Dirty' Teaser Released

"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 official "Dirty" teaser can be seen below. ...

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GOD OF ATHEISTS: New Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

GOD OF ATHEISTS, the Norwegian extreme metal project led by Asgeir Mickelson (SARKE, SPIRAL ARCHITECT, BORKNAGAR, TESTAMENT), is currently recording its debut album for release later in the year. The CD will feature appearances by Trym (EMPEROR, ZYKLON, ENSLAVED) on drums, Mickelson on rhythm guitar, ICS Vortex (DIMMU BORGIR, BORKNAGAR) on vocals, Carl A. Tidemann ...

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ABORYM: New Album Details Revealed

"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. "Dirty" was recorded at the Fear No One ...

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BLOOD TSUNAMI: 'Metal Fang' Video Released

Indie Recordings has announce the signing of BLOOD TSUNAMI, the Oslo, Norway-based thrash metal band featuring drummer Bård G. Eithun (a.k.a. Faust; SCUM, ABORYM, EMPEROR). The band's new album, "For Faen", will be released on March 8 in Norway, March 15 in Germany and Austria and March 11 in the rest of Europe. The first ...

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Metal Musicians Weigh In On SLAYER Drummer Drama

Several metal musicians have weighed in on SLAYER's decision to replace drummer Dave Lombardo (pictured below) for the upcoming Australian tour following a disagreement over internal financial issues. According to the drummer, 90% of SLAYER's tour revenue is "being deducted as expenses, including the professional fees paid to management, costing the band millions of dollars ...

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AEON: Video Interview With ZEB NILSSON

On January 21, MetalBite conducted an interview with guitarist Zeb Nilsson of Swedish death metal overlords AEON at The Lomax in Liverpool, England. You can now watch the chat below. AEON drummer Arttu Malkki recently "decided to take a break" from the band to focus on his family life (he and his girlfriend ...

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EX DEO: 'The Tiberius Cliff (Exile To Capri)' Video Released

"The Tiberius Cliff (Exile To Capri)", the brand new video from EX DEO, the Ancient Roman-themed arsenal fronted by KATAKLYSM singer Maurizio Iacono, can be seen below. According to EX DEO, the clip "showcase[s] the band's theatrical and crushing live show, just in time for the upcoming Euro conquests!" "The Tiberius Cliff (Exile To Capri)" ...

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GOD OF ATHEISTS: Video Footage Of 'Fountain Of Emptiness' Solo

GOD OF ATHEISTS, the Norwegian extreme metal project led by Asgeir Mickelson (SARKE, SPIRAL ARCHITECT, BORKNAGAR, TESTAMENT), is currently recording its debut album for release later in the year. The CD will feature appearances by Trym (EMPEROR, ZYKLON, ENSLAVED) on drums, Mickelson on rhythm guitar, ICS Vortex (DIMMU BORGIR, BORKNAGAR) on vocals, Carl A. Tidemann ...

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PETER STEELE Biography Due In October

Jeff Wagner ("Mean Deviation: Four Decades Of Progressive Heavy Metal" book, former Metal Maniacs editor) is currently assembling his next book, "Soul On Fire - The Life And Music Of Peter Steele". The book will be, in Wagner's words, "a thorough telling of Peter's life, from his "diaper days" to his death. It will not ...

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IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN Presented With PREMIER Commemorative Snare Drum (Video)

Celebrating a relationship that spans two decades, Premier presented Nicko McBrain of IRON MAIDEN with a special one-off snare drum at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, a massive music-products convention that took place January 24-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Check out video footage of the presentation below. ...

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AEON: Drummer EMIL WIKSTEN Becomes Permanent Member

Swedish death metal overlords AEON have issued the following update: "As we stated a couple of weeks ago, Arttu Malkki [drums] decided to take a longer break from the band to focus on his family and their newborn twins. Emil Wiksten [BLOOD RED THRONE] stepped in as temporary replacement for him and did his first ...

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AEON Interviewed In Dublin (Video)

On January 19, Neuweltmusic conducted an interview with the Swedish death metal overlords AEON at The Pint in Dublin, Ireland. You can watch the chat below. AEON drummer Arttu Malkki has "decided to take a break" from the band to focus on his family life (he and his girlfriend are expecting twins in March). His ...

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BLOOD TSUNAMI Signs With INDIE RECORDINGS

Indie Recordings has announce the signing of BLOOD TSUNAMI, the Oslo, Norway-based thrash metal band featuring drummer Bård G. Eithun (a.k.a. Faust; SCUM, ABORYM, EMPEROR). The band's new album, "For Faen", will be released on March 8 in Norway, March 15 in Germany and Austria and March 11 in the rest of Europe. The first ...

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PETER STEELE: Authorized Biography In The Works

The authorized biography of late CARNIVORE and TYPE O NEGATIVE frontman Peter Steele called "Soul On Fire" is in motion. Written by renowned metal journalist Jeff Wagner ("Mean Deviation: Four Decades Of Progressive Heavy Metal"), the book will be "a comprehensive investigation of [Peter's] life and music, supported by those who knew him best, written ...

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RAUNCHY: 'NGHT PRTY' Video Released

"NGHT PRTY", the new video from Danish modern metallers RAUNCHY, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's latest album, "A Discord Electric", which was released in September 2010 via Lifeforce Records. "A Discord Electric" track listing: 01. Dim the Lights and Run 02. Rumors of Worship 03. Blueprints For Lost Sounds 04. ...

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AEON Drummer Taking A Break; Replacement Announced

Swedish death metal overlords AEON have issued the following update: "Arttu [Malkki, drums] has decided to take a break from AEON. He and his girlfriend are expecting twins in March and he wants to focus on his family at this point. We have no idea on how long this break will be, but there is ...

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SLAYER's 'Seasons In The Abyss' Like You've Never Heard It Before

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (THERION, KING DIAMOND, DREAM EVIL, DIMMU BORGIR) makes a guest appearance on several tracks on "Révisionnisme", the third studio album from THE CNK, the French martial industrial/electronic black metal which features in its ranks Nicolas Saint Morand (a.k.a. Hreidmarr), the androgynous screamer behind ANOREXIA NERVOSA. With the help of heavy industrial ...

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ROSS ROBINSON 'Not Confirmed' As Producer Of Next BEHEMOTH Album

Despite rumors to the contrary, Ross Robinson says that he has not yet been officially confirmed as the producer of the next studio album from Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH Robinson, who has previously worked with such acts as KORN, SLIPKNOT, SEPULTURA, SOULFLY and LIMP BIZKIT, met with BEHEMOTH last month in Warsaw. BEHEMOTH frontman Adam ...

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AEON: New 'Aeons Black' Studio Footage Posted Online

Swedish death metal overlords AEON will release their fourth studio offering, "Aeons Black", on November 20 via Metal Blade Records. The mammoth 15-track effort was recorded at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden, engineered, mixed and mastered by Ronnie Björnström (Garageland Studios) and featuring cover art by Kristian "Necrolord" Wåhlin (BATHORY, AT THE GATES, DISSECTION, EMPEROR). ...

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LEPROUS' New Album To Be Co-Produced By Former EMPEROR Frontman

After spending a very eventful and busy year 2012 promoting their latest album release, "Bilateral", Norwegian progsters LEPROUS have commenced the recording sessions for their as-yet-untitled new studio album, to be released in early 2013 via InsideOut Music. Commented LEPROUS singer/synth player Einar Solberg: "As many of you already know, we’ve started recording our new ...

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BEHEMOTH To Work With KORN/LIMP BIZKIT Producer On Next Album?

Producer Ross Robinson (KORN, SLIPKNOT, SEPULTURA, SOULFLY, LIMP BIZKIT) met with Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH last weekend in Warsaw, presumably to discuss a possible collaboration with the band on their next studio album. BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski posted a photo on his Facebook page of him, BEHEMOTH bassist Tomasz " Orion" Wróblewski and Robinson, ...

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JEFF LOOMIS: Video Footage Of Istanbul Guitar Clinic

Former NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis took part in a meet-and-greet and guitar clinic on November 16 at Doremusic in Istanbul, Turkey during the Euroblast tour with MONUMENTS, VILDHJARTA and STEALING AXION. Check out the footage below. Loomis recently released a brand-new song, "A Liar's Chain", recorded with his touring band consisting of Joe Nurre (guitar ...

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SVARTTJERN Signs With NOISEART RECORDS

NoiseArt Records and Rock The Nation booking agenecy have announced the signing of the Oslo, Norway-based black metal quintet SVARTTJERN. The band is currently working on a new album for an early 2013 release. SVARTTJERN's aptly titled debut, "Misanthropic Path Of Madness", was released in 2009 and a follow-up effort, "Towards The Ultimate", came out ...

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Former EMPEROR Frontman To Play Keyboards On GOD OF ATHEISTS Debut

Former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn will play keyboards on the forthcoming debut album from GOD OF ATHEISTS, the Norwegian extreme metal project led by Asgeir Mickelson (SARKE, SPIRAL ARCHITECT, BORKNAGAR, TESTAMENT). The CD will also feature Trym (EMPEROR, ZYKLON, ENSLAVED) on drums, Mickelson on rhythm guitar, ICS Vortex (DIMMU BORGIR, BORKNAGAR) on vocals, and Carl A. ...

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