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OLIGARQUIA: Promotional Video For 'Distilling Hatred' Album Available

Brazilian death metallers OLIGARQUIA are in studio laying down tracks for their third album, "Distilling Hatred", for an early 2009 release. The recording sessions are taking place at Top Noise Studio with the band producing and Marcelo and Carlos A. engineering. According to the group, the upcoming CD will be OLIGARQUIA's "most "old-school" album released ...

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DIVINE HERESY Drummer Schedules NAMM Appearances

Drummer Tim Yeung (DIVINE HERESY, ex-ALL THAT REMAINS, NILE, HATE ETERNAL, VITAL REMAINS) kicks off the New Year with a series of signings at the Axis Percussion and ddrum booth at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants), which is being held January 15-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. See below ...

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ACHERON To Master New Album This Weekend

Columbus, Ohio-based death/black metallers ACHERON will travel to West West Side Music in New Windsor, New York this Friday, January 16 to master their new album, "The Final Conflict: Last Days of God". The CD was once again recorded at Mars Recording Compound with Bill Korecky. The follow-up to 2003's "Rebirth: Metamorphosing into Godhood" is ...

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BRIDES Signs With VISIBLE NOISE RECORDS

Brighton, U.K.-based crossover quartet BRIDES has inked a deal with Visible Noise Records. for the release of the band's debut album, "Ocular.Unveil". Boasting BRIDES' trademark duelling vocals and a positive slew of ambition and honesty, "Ocular.Unveil" was produced and recorded at Outhouse Studios, Reading by John Mitchell and Ben Humphreys (YOUMEATSIX, ARCHITECTS, ENTER SHIKARI) and ...

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DIVINE HERESY's DINO CAZARES Schedules NAMM Signings

Dino Cazares (DIVINE HERESY, ASESINO, FEAR FACTORY, BRUJERIA) will attend this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which is being held January 15-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. He will take part in signing sessions at the Ibanez Guitars and Seymour Duncan pickups booth on the following dates: * Friday, ...

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SOULFLY: Video Interview Available

JAG-TV, the University of South Alabama's student-run television station, conducted an interview with Max Cavalera and Marc Rizzo of SOULFLY when the band played Hammond, Lousiana on November 6, 2008. Watch the chat in two parts below. In other news, SOULFLY will release a digital EP to coincide with the band's upcoming European tour. The ...

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NATRON: Performance Footage Of New Song Available

Video footage of Italian death metallers NATRON performing a new song, "Bullet of God", on December 28, 2008 at ZsaZsa Mon Amour in Palermo, Italy can be viewed below. NATRON's upcoming sixth studio album was recorded at the Golem Dungeon Studios in Bari-Capurso with Ottavio Marzo (GOLEM guitarist) as engineer and co-producer. The band is ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer Loses Father To Cancer

Howard Portnoy, the father of DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, passed away on Sunday, January 4 at the age of 68. Commented Mike: "It's with the heaviest heart and deepest sorrow that I share the news of the passing of my best friend, my idol and my father, Howard Portnoy. "He passed away this morning ...

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Joined By THE RIVALRY Drummer

Drummer Billy Rymer of the Long Island, New York-based progressive rock band THE RIVALRY has reportedly joined THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN as the replacement for Gil Sharone. Billy (see photo below) grew up living the small town life of Long Island. It was there that upon receiving his first drum set on his eighth birthday, ...

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DISTURBED, SLAYER, SOULFLY, TRIVIUM Members Remember DIMEBAG; Video Available

Austria's Mulatschag.TV has posted an eight-minute documentary on late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott featuring interview clips with members of DISTURBED, SLAYER, TRIVIUM and SOULFLY. Watch the footage below. "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott was shot to death along with three others during a DAMAGEPLAN performance at the Alrosa Villa nightclub in Columbus, Ohio in December 2004. ...

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ERIC SINGER, BRUCE KULICK To Appear At Norwegian KISS Expo

KISS drummer Eric Singer and former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick will appear at the Norwegian KISS Expo 2009, set to take place Saturday, February 21 at Glassheim in Jevnaker. Eric and Bruce will be there to sign, talk and take photos with the fans. The event will also feature dealers from USA, Sweden and Norway ...

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IGOR CAVALERA's MIXHELL In Belgium: Video Footage Available

Video footage of MIXHELL — the DJ/hip hop/electro project featuring former SEPULTURA and current CAVALERA CONSPIRACY drummer Igor "Iggor" Cavalera and his wife Laima Leyton — performing at the Soulwaxmas 2008 festival in Hasselt, Belgium on December 20, 2008 can be viewed below. Igor Cavalera left SEPULTURA in June 2006 due to "artistic differences." He ...

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SEPULTURA Guitarist Refuses To 'Sell Himself' For Possible Reunion Of Classic Lineup

MTV's HeadbangersBlog.com recently tracked down guitarist Andreas Kisser of Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA to talk about the joy of recording concept albums, the inspiration of Anthony Burgess's book "A Clockwork Orange" and Stanley Kubrick's movie for SEPULTURA's new CD, "A-Lex", the departure of drummer Igor Cavalera, the addition of Jean Dolabella and why he's ...

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ACHERON Issues Brazilian Tour Recap

ACHERON founder Vincent Crowley has issued the following update: "Last weekend was the GRAVE / ACHERON 2008 Brazilian assault. It did not start off too well. Kyle [Severn; INCANTATION, WOLFEN SOCIETY] and I had to deal with airline weather issues in Columbus, Ohio that delayed our flight to Newark, New Jersey, and made us miss ...

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OLIGARQUIA Recording New Album

Brazilian death metallers OLIGARQUIA are in studio laying down tracks for their third album, "Distilling Hatred", for an early 2009 release. The recording sessions are taking place at Top Noise Studio with the band producing and Marcelo and Carlos A. engineering. According to the group, the upcoming CD will be OLIGARQUIA's "most "old-school" album released ...

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HEARSE: In Mixing Mode

HEARSE, the Swedish "death 'n' roll" band featuring former ARCH ENEMY singer Johan Liiva and ex-FURBOWL drummer Max Thornell, is currently mixing its fifth album for an early 2009 release via Vic Records. Commented Thornell: "Yup, as told the new album is recorded. Time for mixing and time for Dan Swanö to take care of ...

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THROWDOWN Signs With KOCH RECORDS

Orange County, California's hardcore/metal act THROWDOWN has inked deal with Koch Records. The band will begin recording "Deathless", its first album under this new deal, in early 2009. "Signing with Koch Records is a breath of fresh air for us," said THROWDOWN frontman Dave Peters. "Koch looks at their artists in a progressive way and ...

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HAMMERFALL Guitarist To Guest On New JADED HEART Album

Guitarist Pontus Norgren (HAMMERFALL, ex-THE POODLES, TALISMAN, GREAT KING RAT) will make a guest appearance on the new album from German melodic hard rock masters JADED HEART. Pontus has also written a song for the follow-up to 2007's "Sinister Mind", which is being recorded with producer Chris Lausmann (RAILWAY, AFFAIR, FRONTLINE, BONFIRE) for a tentative ...

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ACHERON To Team Up With PANDEMIA For European Tour

Underground metal madmen ACHERON will team up with Czech Republic's PANDEMIA for the Luciferion Europe Tour 2009. The first confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 18 - Leeuwarden, Netherlands - Poppodiumromein- Death Fest Apr. 19 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Baroeg (with LIVIDITY) Apr. 24 - Annaberg-Bucholz, Germany - Club Apr. 25 - Bitterfeld, Germany - ...

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