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KVELERTAK: 'Månelyst' Video Released

"Månelyst", the new video from Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK, can be seen below. Directed by Fredrik Hana, the clip captures the director's adoration for horror films which was only amplified by KVELERTAK's blistering riffs. "Månelyst" comes off KVELERTAK's sophomore album, "Meir" (which means "more" in English), which will be released on March 26 via Roadrunner Records. ...

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When GOJIRA Met KVELERTAK

While in New York, Vidar Landa of Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK and drummer Mario Duplantier of French progressive metallers GOJIRA hung out together and spoke exclusively to Roadrunner. The guys discuss playing together, crazy audiences, Vidar talks about playing drums and misconceptions of America. Check out the footage below. GOJIRA's fifth album, "L'Enfant Sauvage", sold almost ...

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GAZA Calls It Quits

Salt Lake City, Utah quartet GAZA has released the following statement: "GAZA is no longer a band. A big thank you to anyone that has supported us. Some of us will continue to make music together." GAZA's third album, "No Absolutes In Human Suffering", was released last August via Black Market Activities. The CD was ...

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'Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge In Europe, 1989' Coming This Fall In Deluxe Hardcover

Bazillion Points Books has announced the October trade hardcover release of "Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge In Europe, 1989". This intimate photo journal and wild grunge rock micro-history was shot and written by Bruce Pavitt, co-founder of Sub Pop Records, the legendary Seattle label that signed NIRVANA in 1988. The book features over 200 picturesque and candid ...

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KVELERTAK: New Video Interview Posted Online

Jo Schüftan of Horns Up Rocks! recently conducted an interview with Norwegian adrenaline pushers of heavy rock and roll KVELERTAK at the Roadrunner Records offices in New York City. You can now watch the chat below. KVELERTAK's sophomore album, "Meir" (which means "more" in English), will be released on March 26 via Roadrunner. The CD ...

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Introducing KVELERTAK (Video)

A three-and-a-half-minute video introducing Norwegian adrenaline pushers of heavy rock and roll KVELERTAK can be seen below. KVELERTAK's sophomore album, "Meir" (which means "more" in English), will be released on March 26 via Roadrunner Records. The CD was produced by CONVERGE's Kurt Ballou and features cover artwork by John Dyer Baizley. "Meir"'s first single, "Bruane ...

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RAMMING SPEED Signs With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

Prosthetic Records has announced the signing of up-and-coming grind/thrash metallers RAMMING SPEED. The group's new album, "Doomed To Destroy, Destined To Die", was recorded at GodCity Studios with Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, KVELERTAK, BLACK BREATH) and mastered at AudioSiege with Brad Boatwright (SLEEP, HIGH ON FIRE, SUNN O))), TRAGEDY). It is tentatively set for a late ...

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KVELERTAK: Third 'Meir' Studio Webisode Available

The third in a series of video reports from the making of "Meir" (which means "more" in English), the highly anticipated sophomore album from Norwegian adrenaline-pushers of heavy rock and roll KVELERTAK, can be seen below. Due on March 26 via Roadrunner Records, the CD was produced by CONVERGE's Kurt Ballou and features cover artwork ...

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KVELERTAK: 'Bruane Brenn' Video Released

"Bruane Brenn", the new video from Norwegian adrenaline-pushers of heavy rock and roll, KVELERTAK, can be seen at Stereogum. It is also available below. "Bruane Brenn" is the first single from KVELERTAK's highly anticipated sophomore album, "Meir" (which means "more" in English), due on March 26 via Roadrunner Records. The CD was produced ...

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Agnus Dei - THE SECRET

Italy's THE SECRET don't like to speak about the passing metalcore trappings of their first LP, and they frankly shouldn't have to after dropping one of the heaviest, nastiest slabs of blackened crust-core of 2010 in the shape of their eye-opening third album, "Solve et Coagula". Two years later, the band is keen to make ...

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KVELERTAK: 'Meir' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Norwegian adrenaline-pushers of heavy rock and roll, KVELERTAK will release their highly anticipated sophomore album entitled "Meir" (which means "more" in English) on March 26 via Roadrunner Records. The CD was produced by CONVERGE's Kurt Ballou and features cover artwork by John Dyer Baizley. "Meir"'s first single, "Bruane Brenn" has early critical acclaim from several ...

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KVELERTAK Signs With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Roadrunner Records has announced the signing of Norwegian adrenaline-pushers of heavy rock and roll, KVELERTAK. Produced by CONVERGE's Kurt Ballou, KVELERTAK will release their highly anticipated sophomore album entitled "Meir" (which means "more" in English) on March 26. Their first single, "Bruane Brenn" has early critical acclaim from several tastemaker outlets including Stereogum who raves, ...

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KVELERTAK: New Single Released In Scandinavia

"Bruane Brenn", the brand new single from acclaimed Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK, was premiered on January 8 on BBC Radio 1's "Rock Show" with Daniel P. Carter and is now available on iTunes and Spotify in Scandinavia. The track comes off the band's sophomore album, "Meir", which will be released in March via Sony Music Scandinavia. ...

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SKELETONWITCH To Enter Studio In April

Ohio metallers SKELETONWITCH will enter GodCity Studios in Salem, Massachusetts in April with producer Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, KVELERTAK, BLACK BREATH) to begin recording their fifth album for a late 2013 release via Prosthetic Records. Commented the band: "First off, thanks to everyone who supported SKELETONWITCH during this past year. We did some serious gigging in ...

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KEN MODE Signs With SEASON OF MIST

Canada's KEN MODE has inked a deal with Season Of Mist. The band's new album, "Entrench", was recorded with producer Matt Bayles (MASTODON, THE SWORD) and will be released on March 19. Commented the band: "KEN MODE is proud to be forming an alliance with a label with as heavy hitting and as creatively diverse ...

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KVELERTAK: Pro-Shot Footage Of New Song Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of acclaimed Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK performing a new song, "Spring Fra Livet" last month on the Norwegian TV show "Lydverket" can be seen below. The track, which KVELERTAK has been playing live for over a year now, will appear on the band's sophomore album, "Meir", to be released in March 2013 ...

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BELIEVER To Enter Studio Next Month

A 17-minute video clip in which guitarist/vocalist Kurt Bachman of Pennsylvania-based technical thrash metal veterans BELIEVER answers questions that were submitted by fans via Facebook can be seen below. BELIEVER is preparing to enter the studio to begin recording its fifth album, due next year via Metal Blade Records. "The writing for the basic tune ...

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KVELERTAK Signs With SONY MUSIC SCANDINAVIA

Acclaimed Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK have inked a deal with Sony Music Scandinavia. The band's sophomore album, "Meir", will be released in March 2013. The CD was recorded late summer/early fall at Godcity studios in Salem, Massachusetts with producer Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE). KVELERTAK's previous label, Indie Recordings, which will release "Meir" on vinyl, says in a ...

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CONVERGE Interviewed By Finland's KAAOS TV (Video)

Kaaos TV conducted an interview with CONVERGE vocalist Jacob Bannon and guitarist Kurt Ballou prior to the band's December 9 conceret at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. CONVERGE recently completed a U.S. tour with support from TORCHE and KVELERTAK. CONVERGE's new album, "All We Love We Leave Behind", sold ...

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KVELERTAK: New Album Title Track Listing Revealed

Acclaimed Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK have set "Meir" as the title of their sophomore album, tentatively due in March 2013 via an as-yet-undisclosed record label. The CD was recorded late summer/early fall at Godcity studios in Salem, Massachusetts with producer Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE). "Meir" track listing: 01. Åpenbaring 02. Spring Fra Livet 03. Trepan 04. Bruane ...

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Former HOLY TERROR Vocalist KEITH DEEN Dead At 56

Keith Deen, former vocalist of 1980s Los Angeles thrashers HOLY TERROR, died on Thursday, December 13 after a three-month battle with cancer. He was 56 years old. HOLY TERROR was formed in the mid-1980s by Kurt Colfelt (a.k.a. Kurt Kilfelt; ex-AGENT STEEL) and ex-DARK ANGEL drummer Jack Schwarz, who left before the release of the ...

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NAILS To Enter Studio

Following their recent attack of shows down the West Coast supporting CONVERGE, TORCHE and KVELERTAK, NAILS has just confirmed a new three-day January West Coast assault. Dubbed "United & Strong 2013", the crushing short tour will feature NAILS headlining three California dates with support from DEATH THREAT, TWITCHING TONGUES and INCENDIARY in late January. These ...

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