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OBSCURA Guitarist CHRISTIAN MUENZNER: Two Songs From Solo Album Posted Online

Guitarist Christian Muenzner (OBSCURA) has released an all-instrumental solo album, entitled "Timewarp". The CD features Hannes Grossmann (OBSCURA, BLOTTED SCIENCE) on drums and Daniel Galmarini (MERCURY FALLING) on keyboards, with bass duties split between Steve DiGiorgio (DEATH, SADUS, ex-TESTAMENT, ex-ICED EARTH) and Jacob Schmidt (DEFEATED SANITY). The album also includes guest appearances by Shrapnel recording ...

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OBSCURA Guitarist To Release New Solo Album

Guitarist Christian Muenzner (OBSCURA) has revealed the cover artwork and track listing for his upcoming, all-instrumental solo album, "Timewarp". The CD features Hannes Grossmann (OBSCURA, BLOTTED SCIENCE) on drums and Daniel Galmarini (MERCURY FALLING) on keyboards, with bass duties split between Steve DiGiorgio (DEATH, SADUS, ex-TESTAMENT, ex-ICED EARTH) and Jacob Schmidt (DEFEATED SANITY). Due by ...

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ORIGIN Taps SKINLESS Vocalist

American technical death metal innovators ORIGIN have announced the addition of vocalist Jason Keyser (SKINLESS, MUCOPUS) to the group's ranks. Keyser will make his live debut with ORIGIN as part of the upcoming North American tour with HATE ETERNAL, VITAL REMAINS and ABYSMAL DAWN. The trek is scheduled to kick off on June 15 at ...

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ADVENT OF BEDLAM: 'The Stench Of Your Faith' Video Released

"The Stench Of Your Faith", the new video from Costa Rica-based metallers ADVENT OF BEDLAM (formerly DECEMBER'S COLD WINTER), can be viewed below. The clip shot by Lunas Films Inc. and edited by Andres Carrillo from Pandemonium TV based on the band's proposed concept. "The Stench Of Your Faith" comes off ADVENT OF BEDLAM's latest ...

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ICED EARTH Takes To The High Seas

On January 24, ICED EARTH joins 39 other metal bands from around the world on the four-day 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise — and promises one hell of a show. "I'm excited," said ICED EARTH founder Jon Schaffer. "We've been looking forward to this for months. This is our first show of 2011 so we ...

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ARSIS, THE ABSENCE Added To 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

ARSIS and THE ABSENCE have been confirmed for the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which is set to sail from Miami, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico on January 24, 2011 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will appear at the event. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGENT STEEL AMON ...

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CLOUDSCAPE Preparing To Enter Studio

Swedish metallers CLOUDSCAPE have issued the following update: "CLOUDSCAPE is very excited about 2011 considering they'll release their fourth album, to be entitled 'New Era'. All songs are now written and the band is making plans with their management. CLOUDSCAPE will most likely enter the studio during the first months of 2011. "CLOUDSCAPE have, as ...

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OBSCURA Guitarist CHRISTIAN MUENZNER Working On Instrumental Solo Album

Guitarist Christian Muenzner of German progressive death metallers OBSCURA is working on an instrumental guitar record for a tentative spring release. The album will feature Hannes Grossmann (OBSCURA, BLOTTED SCIENCE) on drums, Steve DiGiorgio (SADUS, DEATH, ICED EARTH) on bass and Daniel Galmarini (MERCURY FALLING) on keyboards, with guest appearances by Ryan Knight (THE BLACK ...

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ORIGIN Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Extreme Management Group and American technical death metal innovators ORIGIN have announced the band's worldwide recording contract with Nuclear Blast Records. ORIGIN, which is responsible for such genre-defining classics as "Informis Infinitas", "Inhumanitas" (2002) and "Antithesis" (2008), will enter Chapman Recording Studios in Lenexa, Kansas tomorrow with long-time engineer Robert Rebeck to record its Nuclear ...

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ARSIS To Perform Entire 'A Diamond For Disease' Track On Upcoming Tour

Virginia-based melodic tech death metal masters ARSIS will play the 12-minute track "A Diamond For Disease" in its entirety during the band's upcoming North American tour. Commented ARSIS vocalist/guitarist Jim Malone: "We have been scheming among ourselves for quite a while about this, and now it's finally going to happen. We rehearsed the full version ...

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ADVENT OF BEDLAM Signs With MICELI RECORDS

Costa Rica-based metallers ADVENT OF BEDLAM (formerly DECEMBER'S COLD WINTER) have inked a deal with the Dutch record label Miceli Records. A "new version" of the band's latest album, "Behold The Chaos", will be made available via Miceli in the near future. The CD was recorded at Cavan Studio with producer Gutierrez while the artwork ...

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MISERY INDEX: Video Footage From European Tour Kick-Off

Fan-filmed video footage of MISERY INDEX's performance at the first show of the band's European tour with GRAVE, ARSIS, THE LAST FELONY and THE ROTTED — which kicked off on November 1, 2010 at Kade in Zaandam, Netherlands — can be viewed below. "Heirs To Thievery", the new album from MISERY INDEX, sold around 1,000 ...

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STRUCTURE OF INHUMANITY: 'The Ruin' Video Released

"The Ruin", the new Scott Hansen-directed video from STRUCTURE OF INHUMANITY — the "epic, melodic death/power metal" band featuring PYRAMAZE/ECHOTERRA keyboardist Jonah Weingarten, ex-ARSIS bassist Noah Martin, SUSPYRE vocalist Clay Barton, SUSPYRE drummer Gabe Marshall, and the twin axe assault of newcomers Mike Iuzzolino and Brandon Ellis — can be viewed below. The song comes ...

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GRAVE: Video Footage From European Tour Kick-Off

Fan-filmed video footage of GRAVE's performance at the first show of the band's European tour with MISERY INDEX, ARSIS, THE LAST FELONY and THE ROTTED — which kicked off on November 1, 2010 at Kade in Zaandam, Netherlands — can be viewed below. An official online tour diary/blog can be accessed at this ...

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ARSIS Announces Headlining Tour

Virginia-based melodic tech death metal masters ARSIS will embark on a headlining tour in December! Support on "A Tour for the Sick" will come from POWERGLOVE and CONDUCTING FROM THE GRAVE. Commented ARSIS vocalist/guitarist Jim Malone: "What does a band that is notorious for canceling tours, videogame-induced tendinitis, and a Noah Martin look-a-like all have ...

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VOYAGER Signs With CREATOR-DESTRUCTOR RECORDS

Creator-Destructor Records has announced the signing of Massachussetts' ambient-doom masters VOYAGER. The band plans to enter Planet Z studios in Hadley, Massachusetts with producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris (SHADOWS FALL, THE ACACIA STRAIN, ARSIS) to begin recording its new album for an early 2011 release on vinyl, CD and digital formats. Drawing influenece from the drone ...

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MISERY INDEX To Team Up With GRAVE For European Tour

Baltimore, Maryland's MISERY INDEX and Sweden's GRAVE will team up for a four-week European co-headlining tour starting on November 1 in the Netherlands. Support on the trek will come from ARSIS, THE LAST FELONY and THE ROTTED. These European dates immediately follow MISERY INDEX's North American tour with Montreal's DESPISED ICON, which kicks off next ...

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BONE GNAWER Re-Signs With PULVERISED RECORDS

Singapore-based Pulverised Records has announced the re-signing of horror/gore death metallers BONE GNAWER — the Swedish-American collaboration featuring MASSACRE/ex-DENIAL FIEND growler Kam Lee, Rogga Johansson from PAGANIZER/RIBSPREADER, Morgan Lie from NAGLFAR/HATE AMMO and Ronnie Bjornstrom of RIBSPREADER/HATE AMMO. Commented Lee of the new album deal and the band's upcoming recording: "It feels good to be ...

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MISERY INDEX: 'Heirs To Thievery' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Heirs To Thievery", the new album from Baltimore, Maryland's MISERY INDEX, sold around 1,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 43 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have ...

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ARSIS Rejoined By Bassist NOAH MARTIN

Bassist Noah Martin, who announced his departure from Virginia's melodic/technical death metallers ARSIS in September 2008, has announced his return to the band. ARSIS was taking part in the "Facemelter Tour" with DYING FETUS, MISERY INDEX, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY and CONDUCTING FROM THE GRAVE when bassist Nathaniel Carter abruptly left the group. Commented the ...

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DYING FETUS: Video Interview Posted Online

Mexico's Search & Destroy conducted an interview with Maryland-based extreme metallers DYING FETUS when the band performed at the Eyescream Metal Fest II on March 6, 2010 at Circo Volador in Mexico City, Mexico. Watch the chat below. DYING FETUS has just kicked off a month-long U.S. headlining tour, dubbed "Facemelter 2010". Support ...

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