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PARADISE LOST: 'The Plague Within' First-Week Chart Positions

"The Plague Within", the new album from British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST, has registered the following first-week chart positions: #4: Finland #7: Germany #14: Austria #21: Switzerland #28: The Netherlands #32: France #51: UK #89: Belgium (Flanders) #128: Belgium (Wallonia) "The Plague Within" was released on June 2 (one day earlier internationally) via Century ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM To Release 'I Worship Chaos' Album In October

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM will release their ninth studio album, "I Worship Chaos", worldwide on October 2 via Nuclear Blast. The artwork for the CD was created by Finnish artist Tuomas Korpi and can be seen below. "I Worship Chaos" was once again recorded at Helsinki, Finland's Danger Johnny Studios and was produced by ...

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AMARANTHE Performs Acoustic Version Of 'Drop Dead Cynical' At SiriusXM's Octane (Video)

Swedish metallers AMARANTHE recently took part in an acoustic performance at the studios of SiriusXM's Octane. You can now watch video footage of their appearance below. AMARANTHE's third album, "Massive Addictive", was released on October 21, 2014 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was tracked at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, ...

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PARADISE LOST: Audio Samples Of Entire 'The Plague Within' Album

"The Plague Within", the new album from British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST, will be released on June 2 (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media. The cover artwork was created by Polish artist, illustrator and architect Zbigniew M. Bielak, best known in the musical realm for his record cover illustrations, which, among others, include ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Checks In From The Studio (Video)

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM recently entered their own studio in Helsinki to begin recording ten new tracks for their ninth album, due later in the year via Nuclear Blast. A video message from CHILDREN OF BODOM's Alexi Laiho and Janne Wirman about the new CD sessions can be seen below. CHILDREN OF BODOM's last ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO To Guest On New CATTLE DECAPITATION Album

San Diego-based deathgrind masters CATTLE DECAPITATION will release their new album, "The Anthropocene Extinction", on August 7 via Metal Blade. The CD was once again helmed by Dave Otero (ALLEGAEON, CEPHALIC CARNAGE), who worked on 2012's "Monolith Of Inhumanity". "Dave is a bonafide producer," says CATTLE DECAPITATION vocalist Travis Ryan. "He's got a lot of ...

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Rockers Pay Tribute To Blues Legend B.B. KING

Legendary blues artist B.B. King died at the age of 89 on Thursday night (May 14). King's lawyer reported that King passed away in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas, according to The Pulse Of Radio. He had long suffered from Type II diabetes and canceled a tour last October due to ill ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Begins Recording New Album

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM have entered an as-yet-undisclosed studio to begin recording their ninth album, due later in the year. A picture of drummer Jaska Raatikainen laying down his tracks can be seen below. CHILDREN OF BODOM's last CD, "Halo Of Blood", was certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 10,000 copies. ...

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MEGADETH's 'A Tout Le Monde' Covered By HARP TWINS (Video)

Identical twins Camille and Kennerly Kitt have covered MEGADETH's "A Tout Le Monde" as an electric duet harp arrangement. Check it out in the YouTube clip below. The track is now available on iTunes. Known as the "harp twins," Camille and Kennerly perform internationally as a dynamic acoustic and electric rock harp duo. As the ...

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CANCER BATS: 'True Zero' Video Released

Canadian hardcore-punk-metal band CANCER BATS will release its fifth studio album, "Searching For Zero", in the U.S. on March 10 via Metal Blade Records. The CD features 10 tracks, including "True Zero", for which the Jim Agapito-directed video can be seen below. The iTunes version of the album will include two exclusive tracks titled "Kill ...

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THE SANITY DAYS Featuring Ex-ONSLAUGHT Members: Debut Album Audio Samples Available

A two-and-a-half-minute YouTube clip containing audio samples of the forthcoming debut album from THE SANITY DAYS — the project featuring four former members of legendary Bristol, England thrash metallers ONSLAUGHT — is available below. The CD was recorded at Doghouse Studio in Bristol for a late spring release via Candlelight Records. THE SANITY DAYS previously ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN's 'The Bard's Song' Covered By HARP TWINS (Video)

Identical twins Camille and Kennerly Kitt have covered BLIND GUARDIAN's "The Bard's Song" as an electric duet harp arrangement. Check it out in the YouTube clip below. The track is now available on iTunes. Known as the "harp twins," Camille and Kennerly perform internationally as a dynamic acoustic and electric rock harp duo. As the ...

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SHOK PARIS And MIDNIGHT To Headline Sixth Annual 'Cleveland Metal Holiday Food Drive'

Auburn Records, WJCU 88.7 FM and Iron Ingo Stührenberg present the sixth annual Cleveland Metal Holiday Food Drive, set to take place December 6 at the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland metal legends SHOK PARIS and underground speed/thrash/black metal merchants MIDNIGHT will headline. The billing is as follows: SHOK PARIS MIDNIGHT BLACK ...

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GEOFF TATE Says OPERATION: MINDCRIME's Trilogy Will Be 'Very Complex' With 'Very Melodic Content'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate says that the upcoming progressive rock trilogy from his new band OPERATION: MINDCRIME will be "very complex" with "a very melodic content" and urges his fans to experience it "one on one" when it is released early next year. Named after QUEENSRŸCHE's epic concept album from 1988, "Operation: Mindcrime", Tate's ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM's HENKKA SEPPÄLÄ Speaks To TotalRock Radio At BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR (Video)

Hayley Leggs of TotalRock Radio conducted an interview with bassist Henkka Seppälä (a.k.a. Henkka T. Blacksmith) of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 7-10 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. CHILDREN OF BODOM ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM's JANNE WIRMAN Speaks To 'The Metalheadz' (Audio)

"The Metalheadz" conducted an interview with keyboardist Janne Wirman of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which is being held August 7-10 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. You can now listen to the chat below. CHILDREN OF BODOM will support San Francisco Bay ...

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Return of the Reaper - GRAVE DIGGER

German legends GRAVE DIGGER are back and so is their trusty pal, The Reaper. As one of the most tireless acts in metal history, GRAVE DIGGER deserve some sort of award for releasing their albums with incredible consistency, most of them coming every other year. Co-founding vocalist Chris Boltendahl has gone on record as saying ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM's HENKKA SEPPÄLÄ Speaks To MikeJamesRockShow.com At U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK (Video)

MikeJamesRockShow.com conducted an interview with bassist Henkka Seppälä (a.k.a. Henkka T. Blacksmith) of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which is being held August 7-10 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. CHILDREN OF BODOM will ...

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