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MADBALL Parts Ways With Drummer, Announces Replacement

New York hardcore legends MADBALL have issued the following update: "We're sad to announce that after six years with the band, our drummer Rigg Ross will be moving on. We'd like to wish him all the best for the future, and he will have our love and respect forever. At the same time, we'd like ...

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MY DYING BRIDE Begins Recording New Album

UK doom legends MY DYING BRIDE have entered the studio to begin recording their next album. Pre-production started last week and the band has since gone into full studio mode at Futureworks in Manchester, with Mags once again at the helm. According to guitarist Andrew Craighan, there are no song or album titles yet, but ...

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VEIL OF MAYA Prepares To Release 'The Common Man's Collapse'

Chicago/Milwaukee-based band VEIL OF MAYA will release its new full-length album, "The Common Man's Collapse", on April 1 via Sumerian Records. According to a press release, the CD is "replete with swift and fluid guitar flourishes, spitting forth notes like lava, lock step drumming that is swifter than a hummingbird's wings and vocals that range ...

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HATEBREED Frontman Working On Solo Project

HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta is currently working on material for his forthcoming solo project. "I am in such a great space creatively these days," he said. "I have been writing profusely on my solo material. I don't have a release date in mind for this project, but my studio work is certainly sharpening my vocal ...

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CATARACT: New Album Preview Available

The European branch of Metal Blade Records has set up a preview MySpace page where you can listen to two new CATARACT songs — "The Separation Of Life And Time" and "Snake Skin" — taken from the Swiss group's self-titled fifth full-length album, which is scheduled for release in Europe on March 25 ...

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CATARACT: New Song Available For Download

Swiss metalcore act CATARACT has made a new song, "The Separation Of Life And Time", available for download at this location. The track comes off the group's self-titled fifth full-length album, which is scheduled for release in Europe on March 25 via Metal Blade Records. According to a press release, this CD is ...

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FINNTROLL: More Festival Appearances Announced

Finland's FINNTROLL has scheduled the following dates: Apr. 12 - Wieze, BEL @ Oktoberhallen/Pestpop Apr. 25 - Haugesund, NOR @ Karmøygeddon Metal Festival May 30 - Zagreb, CRO @ Zagreb Metal Fest May 31 - Belgrade, SER @ Legacy Fest Jun. 07 - Schmerikon Am See, SWI @ Fiesta Pagana Festival Jul. 05 - Tolmin, ...

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SCELERATA Films 'Enemy Within' Video

Brazilian progeressive metallers SCELERATA have just finished filming a video for the song "Enemy Within". The clip was shot at an abandoned factory site in Porto Alegre by Velha Árvore. "Enemy Within" should be released in March as a free download single, with exclusive artwork and a preview of the new album. The single will ...

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CATARACT Announces New Bassist

Swiss metalcore act CATARACT has announced the addition of bassist Nico Schläpfer (END OF SUFFERING, TIMOR) to the group's ranks. "We are confident that he will add a lot of new spirit and blood to the band," the group writes in a statement. CATARACT has a scheduled a CD-release and 10th-anniversary concert on March 20 ...

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CATARACT: New Album Details Revealed

2008 marks CATARACT's tenth year of existence, and it will also be the year in which the Swiss metalcore act releases its self-titled fifth full-length album. Since 1998, CATARACT has been evolving from a project band into one of Switzerland's premiere metal outfits. The last couple of years have brought a lot of changes for ...

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AGNOSTIC FRONT To Guest On 'Hard Files'

Roger Miret and Joseph James from legendary New York hardcore kings AGNOSTIC FRONT will guest on the "Hard Files" program on Sirius Satellite Radio's Hard Attack on Thursday, January 17 at 7:00 p.m. EST. Rebroadcasts: Fridays at noon ET, Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. ET and Sundays at 6:00 p.m. ET. "You'll hear face-smashing tunes from ...

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HATEBREED Frontman Working On Two Books

HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta has told Rock Sound magazine that he is working on two books for publication later this year. "The first is a coffee table-type book," Jasta said. "It has all my HATEBREED lyrics in them alongside stories of how and where I wrote them and general tales from the road." ...

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INHUMAN Added To 2008 SUPERBOWL OF HARDCORE

Brooklyn, New York's INHUMAN, the hardcore band featuring AGNOSTIC FRONT members Joseph James and Steve Gallo, has been added to the 2008 Superbowl of Hardcore, which takes place on April 5 at Studio B in Brooklyn, New York. The confirmed lineup is as follows (not exact order): AGNOSTIC FRONT MADBALL TERROR BREAKDOWN BLOODCLOT (feat. ex-members ...

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SODOM: 'City Of God' Video Posted Online

"City of God", the latest video from veteran German thrashers SODOM, is available for download at this location (MPG file; 69 MB). SODOM will make several festival appearances next year and is planning on releasing the second part of its "Lords of Depravity" DVD. Also in the works are reissues of some of ...

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SCELERATA Mixing New Album

Brazilian progeressive metallers SCELERATA are currently mixing their new album, "Skeletons Domination", at G-Trax studios (owned by HELLOWEEN guitarist Sascha Gerstner) in Abermmanstadt, Germany with producer Charlie Bauerfeind (HELLOWEEN, BLIND GUARDIAN, HALFORD, SAXON, RAGE). Commented singer Carl Casagrande: "We had amazing feedback with the worldwide release of 'Darkness and Light' album in 2006/07! The 20-date ...

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Former CRO-MAGS Frontman Schedules In-Store Book Reading, Signing

Former CRO-MAGS and current BLOODCLOT! frontman John Joseph's long-awaited book, "The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon", is available now exclusively at Generation Records in New York City. Joseph will be at the store on Thursday, December 20 for a special in-store reading and signing of his book. The event starts at 8 p.m. Generation Records 210 ...

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Sworn Vengeance - SEVERE TORTURE

On 2005's "Fall of the Despised" The Netherlands' SEVERE TORTURE took their U.S. style death metal to a new level, bettering the songwriting and infusing its music with more groove. "Sworn Vengeance" sees the band maintaining that quality level and mixing things up just a pinch more. Loads of crunchy riffing and a relative amount ...

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BLOODCLOT! Featuring Ex-CRO-MAGS, BIOHAZARD Members: EPK Posted Online

A six-minute EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for BLOODCLOT! — the new band featuring former BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, ex-CRO-MAGS frontman John Joseph, former SPUDMONSTERS/BIOHAZARD guitarist Scott Roberts, ex-PRO-PAIN guitarist Eric Klinger, and former MERAUDER bassist Rick Lopez — can be viewed below. BLOODCLOT! is currently seeking a record deal with its self-produced debut, "Burn Babylon ...

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DEICIDE Guitarist JACK OWEN Checks In

Guitarist Jack Owen (DEICIDE, ADRIFT, ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE) has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "Just got home from a couple whirlwind months of touring. First was OBITUARY's North American tour for their great new album, 'Xecutioner's Return'. I want to thank them for letting me tag along and be a one-man film crew and emergency ...

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Influential Metal Journalist BOB MULDOWNEY Dies At 44

Influential heavy metal journalist Bob Muldowney died Monday, November 5 after a long battle with cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease). He was 44 years old. Muldowney was best known for his fanzine/magazine Kick*Ass which helped expose, support and feature such bands as RAVEN, MOTÖRHEAD, VENOM, THE RODS, TANK, EXCITER and RIOT as well as burgeoning underground ...

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The Final Quarrel: Live at CBGB 2001 - CRO-MAGS

"This is the last time you're gonna hear any CRO-MAGS songs at CBGB," says CRO-MAGS founder and bassist/vocalist Harley Flanagan during a set by his band HARLEY'S WAR on the final weekend of hardcore at the legendary Bowery venue. That is indeed a shame, as from 1973 to 2006 CBGB played host to a veritable ...

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Exclusive SEVERE TORTURE EP Available On iTunes Now

With just over two weeks to go until the release of the eagerly anticipated "Sworn Vengeance" from no-nonsense Dutch destroyers SEVERE TORTURE, an exclusive two track EP is available to download now from iTunes. Entitled "Sworn Vengeance EP", this download-only release contains the previously unreleased, non-album track "Disembowel", which is only available on this EP ...

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