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JAMEY JASTA Talks New KINGDOM OF SORROW Album

Brendan Crabb (a.k.a. Spiritech) of PyroMusic.net recently conducted an interview with Jamey Jasta of HATEBREED and KINGDOM OF SORROW. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. PyroMusic.net: You perhaps had some more time to write and record [the second KINGDOM OF SORROW] album ["Behind the Blackest Tears"] than you did with ...

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VALKYRIE To Release 'Man Of Two Visions' Via METEORCITY RECORDS

Virginia-based heavy rock band VALKYRIE — driven by brothers Jake and Pete Adams (also of rock unit BARONESS) — will release its sophomore album, "Man of Two Visions", on July 6 via MeteorCity Records. Founded in 2002 in Lexington, Virginia, VALKYRIE's twin harmonized guitar leads and clean dual vocals display a "musical telepathy" that only ...

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CONSPIRACY Completes Work On 'Irremediable'

Dutch extreme metal act CONSPIRACY will release its third full-length album, "Irremediable", later this year via Pulverised Records. The CD offers 12 warring tracks with artwork (see below) inspired by controversial 17th century artist Félicien Rops. Previously helmed by sole member Alex "Carpathian Wolf" (formerly known as Al' Hazred of MELECHESH fame), CONSPIRACY now features ...

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GRAVEHILL Taps EXHUMED Guitarist For 'Campaign' Tour

Journeyman axe-slinger Matt "Hellfiend" Harvey has been tapped by GRAVEHILL for the upcoming "Campaign For Death Metal Purity" tour, also featuring HOD and CARDIAC ARREST. Harvey is known for his work with such extreme acts as EXHUMED, REPULSION, DEKAPITATOR and SCARECROW. Kicking off July 2 in Portland, Oregon, "Campaign For Death Metal Purity" "was designed ...

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CANDLEMASS To Perform Entire 'Epicus Doomicus Metalicus' Album At Stockholm Concert

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS will celebrate their 25-year anniversary as a band with an extra-long performance at Debaser Medis in Stockholm on December 18. The band's classic 1986 album, "Epicus Doomicus Metalicus", will be performed in its entirety for the first time with CANDLEMASS' original singer Johan Längqvist. Commented the group: "[Current CANDLEMASS frontman] Robert ...

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NACHTMYSTIUM's BLAKE JUDD Interviewed By Germany's Bunch.TV

Bunch.TV conducted an interview with mastermind Blake Judd of Illinois-based extreme metallers NACHTMYSTIUM on April 16, 2010 at the Turock club in Essen, Germany. Watch the chat in two parts below. NACHTMYSTIUM's new album, "Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II", was released on June 8 via Century Media Records. NACHTMYSTIUM filmed a video for "Every Last ...

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PENTAGRAM's 'Relentless' Inducted In DECIBEL Magazine's 'Hall Of Fame' Series

PENTAGRAM's legendary, genre-defining offering "Relentless" is the latest album inductee in Decibel magazine's prestigious "Hall of Fame" series, which explores landmark albums in the badass pantheon of extreme music. In an interview with J. Bennett for the story, frontman Bobby Liebling recalls a period of intensive drug-abuse prior to the album's recording. Bobby Liebling: What ...

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LOCK UP: Quality NEUROTIC DEATHFEST Footage Posted Online

Quality fan-filmed video footage of grindcore supergroup LOCK UP — featuring AT THE GATES frontman Tomas Lindberg, Anton Reisenegger of PENTAGRAM and CRIMINAL on guitar, NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury and ex-DIMMU BORGIR and TESTAMENT drummer Nick Barker — performing at this year's Neurotic Deathfest, which was held April 30 – May 1, 2010 at ...

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Walk Through Fire - RAVEN

Yet another veteran band from the storied New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM), England's RAVEN stood apart from the herd for their outrageous image and a style called "athletic rock" that at times bordered on unhinged. While classics like "Wiped Out", "All For One", and more commercially accessible (though not in a sellout sense) ...

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LOCK UP: Italian Dates Postponed

Grindcore supergroup LOCK UP — featuring AT THE GATES frontman Tomas Lindberg, Anton Reisenegger of PENTAGRAM and CRIMINAL on guitar, NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury and ex-DIMMU BORGIR and TESTAMENT drummer Nick Barker — has been forced to cancel its previously announced April 23-24 shows in Italy after a cloud of ash from an Icelandic ...

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NACHTMYSTIUM: 'Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II' Trailer Available

A video trailer for "Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II", the upcoming album from Illinois-based extreme metallers NACHTMYSTIUM, can be viewed below. Due on June 8 via Century Media Records, the CD was recorded at Volume Studios (RWAKE, MINSK, LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR, PELICAN) in Chicago with producer Sanford Parker (MINSK). The band also enlisted the ...

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PLACE OF SKULLS Guitar Stolen

PLACE OF SKULLS, the Knoxville, Tennessee-based band featuring former PENTAGRAM guitarist Victor Griffin, has issued the following update: "Bad news on the DEATH ROW/CHURCH OF MISERY Euro tour. A guitar was stolen from DEATH ROW/PLACE OF SKULLS guitarist Victor Griffin in Vienna, Austria on April 7th at the Arena venue. "The guitar was onstage after ...

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NACHTMYSTIUM: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Illinois-based extreme metallers NACHTMYSTIUM, led by mastermind Blake Judd, will release their new album, "Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II", on June 8 via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded at Volume Studios (RWAKE, MINSK, LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR, PELICAN) in Chicago with producer Sanford Parker (MINSK). The band also enlisted the talents of Wrest ...

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THORNAFIRE Films 'Deconstruccion' Video

Chilean death metal act THORNAFIRE recently shot a video for "Deconstruccion", a track which bassist/vocalist Alexis Munoz describes as a "futuristic song inspired by the religious and social decline experienced in the current era Eon oh Hourus." The clip was filmed, produced and edited by Daniel Duarte in a professional TV studio in Santiago. Still ...

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The Ritualist - HOUR OF 13

If you listened closely you might have heard critical rumblings about an outstanding new heavy/doom metal band called HOUR OF 13 that released a monumentally impressive self-titled debut album in 2007 on Shadow Kingdom Records. It was an underground success story that garnered little attention initially, then world spread slowly but surely and virtually everyone ...

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LOCK UP Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Grindcore supergroup LOCK UP — featuring AT THE GATES frontman Tomas Lindberg, Anton Reisenegger of PENTAGRAM and CRIMINAL on guitar, NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury and ex-DIMMU BORGIR and TESTAMENT drummer Nick Barker — has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-7, 2010 in ...

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PLACE OF SKULLS: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

PLACE OF SKULLS, the Knoxville, Tennessee-based band featuring former PENTAGRAM guitarist Victor Griffin, has finished recording its fourth album, "As A Dog Returns", at Lakeside Studios in the group's hometown. The band states, "We're still putting the final touches on production and then mastering." "As A Dog Returns" will have a total running time of ...

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NAPALM DEATH Bassist Talks New LOCK UP Material

Grindcore supergroup LOCK UP — featuring AT THE GATES frontman Tomas Lindberg, Anton Reisenegger of PENTAGRAM and CRIMINAL on guitar, NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury and ex-DIMMU BORGIR and TESTAMENT drummer Nick Barker — is preparing to enter the studio to record new material to be included on a split seven-inch single with U.S. grind ...

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Tomb Coven - SKELETAL SPECTRE

The thing about "Tomb Coven" from SKELETAL SPECTRE is that had it been released on one of the "bigger" or less cult/underground metal labels it would no doubt have been played up as one of the year's premiere doom/death metal releases, complete with associated propaganda about those "old-school" qualities that have become such a hot ...

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NIRVANA 2002 Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST

Swedish death metal outfit NIRVANA 2002 (a.k.a. N2002), the highly underrated yet influential band which only released a series of demos and splits during their existence through the late '80s and early '90s, has been confirmed this year's Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 28-30, 2010 at Sonar in Baltimore. This will be the ...

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PLACE OF SKULLS Hard At Work On New Album

PLACE OF SKULLS, the Knoxville, Tennessee-based band featuring former PENTAGRAM guitarist Victor Griffin, entered Lakeside Studios in the group's hometown on January 25 to begin recording its as-yet-untitled new album. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include: * Dayspring * As A Dog Returns * The Maker * Breath Of Life * Though He ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Pulls Out Of MARYLAND DEATHFEST

Due to "conflicts with their upcoming recording schedule," Florida extreme-metal veterans MALEVOLENT CREATION have cancelled their appearance at this year's Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 28-30, 2010 at Sonar in Baltimore. Their replacement will be announced sometime next week. 16 has also cancelled its appearance at the event and has been replaced by ...

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LOCK UP: New Tour Dates Announced

Grindcore supergroup LOCK UP has scheduled the following dates: Apr. 23 - Init Club - Rome, Italy Apr. 24 - Rock Planet - Pinarella di Cervia, Italy May 01 - Neurotic Deathfest - Tilburg, The Netherlands LOCK UP headlined the Terrorizer Stage at the U.K.'s Damnation Festival on October 24, 2009 at Leeds University Union. ...

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