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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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DIMEBAG Tribute Page On DEAN GUITARS Web Site

To commemorate the fourth anniversary of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN), Dean Guitars has launched a tribute page featuring video footage of the Dimebag tribute from this year's Ozzfest and other Dimebag-related video material. "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott was shot to death along with three others during a DAMAGEPLAN performance at the Alrosa Villa ...

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Oklahoma's BLEED THE SKY Issues Post-SOULFLY Tour Recap

Oklahoma's BLEED THE SKY has just completed a U.S. tour with SOULFLY, DEVASTATION, and INCITE. The band has checked in with the following update: "27 shows in 28 days, a few blown tires, and an awesome Thanksgiving dinner, we are home from — hands down — the BEST tour we've done yet!!! "Starting out in ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: LEACH/JONES Duet From 'Roadrunner United The Concert' DVD Available

Video footage of former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Jesse Leach dueting with the band's current vocalist Howard Jones for KSE's "My Last Serenade" from the "Roadrunner United The Concert" DVD can be viewed below. Roadrunner Records will release the "Roadrunner United The Concert" DVD on December 9, 2008. The double-disc set hits shelves almost three years ...

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MASTODON Drummer Talks About Upcoming Album

Sweden's Metalshrine recently conducted an interview with drummer Brann Dailor of Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON. A few excerpts from the chat follow below. Metalshrine: What's it like playing as a trio? Did you have to work everything out and rearrange stuff? Brann Dailor: Not really. We played the first shows as a trio ...

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN To Enter Studio In June

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN is tentatively planning on entering the studio in June/July 2009 with producer Steve Evetts (EVERY TIME I DIE, SEPULTURA) to begin recording its new album. A late 2009 release is expected. THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN's 1998 album "Under the Running Board" was reissued on October 14 via Relapse. The new CD ...

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DIVINE HERESY To Enter Studio In February

DIVINE HERESY, the Southern California-based metal band led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, is hard at work on material for its much-anticipated sophomore CD, the group's first with new vocalist Travis Neal (THE BEREAVED, PUSHED). The band plans on hitting the studio on February 1, once again with acclaimed producing team Dirty Icon ...

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SEPULTURA Guitarist Talks Brazilian Football; Video Available

GlobeEsporte.com has posted video footage of SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser performing the São Paulo Futebol Clube (SPFC) anthem and celebrating the soccer team's third consecutive Brazilian championship. Watch the report below. Kisser's first solo album, "Hubris I & II", is scheduled for release in 2009 via Holland's Mascot Records. A two-disc set, the self-produced effort ...

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KATAKLYSM: 'Blood In Heaven' Video Posted Online

"Blood in Heaven", the new video from Quebec's very own destructive metal force KATAKLYSM, can be viewed below. The clip was helmed by renowned Canadian director Max Hebert. KATAKLYSM singer Maurizio Iacono previously stated about the decision to shoot a video for "Blood in Heaven": "A while back ago we made the decision to have ...

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DIVINE HERESY: Fort Worth Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of DIVINE HERESY's November 7, 2008 concert at the Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth, Texas can be viewed below (courtesy of "EdgeKrusher37"). DIVINE HERESY, the Southern California-based metal band led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, is hard at work on material for its sophomore album — the group's first with ...

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ECHOES OF ETERNITY: New Album To Be Produced By Former MACHINE HEAD Guitarist

California-based, female-fronted progressive metallers ECHOES OF ETERNITY will enter the studio this week to begin recording its second album, due in early 2009 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to last year's "The Forgotten Goddess" will be produced and mixed by former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, who has previously worked with GOJIRA, DIVINE HERESY, ...

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ACHERON: Brazilian Dates With GRAVE Announced

Underground metal madmen ACHERON will support GRAVE on the following dates: Dec. 02 - Sao Paulo/SP, Brazil - Hangar 110 Dec. 13 - Belo Horizonte/MG, Brazil - Bar Brasil Dec. 14 - Porto Alegre/RS, Brazil - Bar Opinião Dec. 15 - [to be announced] Having recently signed to Displeased Records, ACHERON entered the studio on ...

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IGOR CAVALERA's MIXHELL At Brazil's SKOL BEATS: Video 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 ninth edition of the Skol Beats electronic music festival, which took place September 27, 2008 in São Paulo, Brazil, can be viewed below (featuring a special ...

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