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EPICA To Release 'Retrospect' In November

Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA celebrated its 10th anniversary with a one-night-only event, dubbed "Retrospect", on March 23 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The band was accompanied by the seventy-piece Reményi Ede Chamber Orchestra and the Miskolc National Theatre Choir, playing an unforgettable three-hour best-of set. According to respected Dutch newspaper the Volkskrant, "The band wrote ...

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'XXX: Three Decades Of Roadrunner Records' Box Coming In October

Roadrunner Records celebrates its three-decades-plus legacy as one of the most highly regarded labels in heavy metal and hard rock history by releasing a four-CD boxed set covering a broad spectrum of heavy music with tracks from dozens of the world's most legendary artists. The set, due for release on October 1, includes 54 tracks ...

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THOUGHT CHAMBER: New Song 'Transcend' Available For Streaming

American progressive metallers THOUGHT CHAMBER will release their second album, "Psykerion", on September 16 in Europe and on October 1 in North America via InsideOut Music. The follow-up to 2007's "Angular Perceptions" contains 16 tracks and 64 minutes of superb true progressive metal with a technical sci-fi twist, likely to appeal to fans of DREAM ...

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THOUGHT CHAMBER: 'Psykerion' Cover Artwork Unveiled

American progressive metallers THOUGHT CHAMBER will release their second album, "Psykerion", on September 16 in Europe and on October 1 in North America via InsideOut Music. The follow-up to 2007's "Angular Perceptions" contains 16 tracks and 64 minutes of superb true progressive metal with a technical sci-fi twist, likely to appeal to fans of DREAM ...

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LEPROUS Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Norwegian progressive metallers LEPROUS have parted ways with bassist Rein Blomquist and have replaced him with Martin Skrebergene. Says the band: "As some of you might have suspected, Rein and LEPROUS have chosen different paths for the future. Rein has been a part of LEPROUS in our two best years so far, and we are ...

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ABORYM Announces New Touring Lineup

Italian hard-industrial-electro extreme metallers ABORYM have revealed their touring lineup for their upcoming festival appearances. Joining frontman Fabban and guitarist Paolo Pieri (HOUR OF PENANCE) will be HOUR OF PENANCE guitarist Giulio Moschini and STAMINA/ex-FROM DEPTHS bassist Lorenzo Zarone. ABORYM's Norwegian drummer Bård G. "Faust" Eithun (BLOOD TSUNAMI, MONGO NINJA, ex-EMPEROR) will not take part ...

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COAL CHAMBER: Video Footage Of HELLFEST Performance

Video footage of COAL CHAMBER's June 22 performance at this year's Hellfest in Clisson, France can be seen below. COAL CHAMBER and SEVENDUST earlier in the year took part in a U.S. co-headlining tour. Also appearing on the bill was LACUNA COIL. In a recent interview with the WGRD 97.9 FM radio station in Grand ...

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DEZ FAFARA Talks DEVILDRIVER, COAL CHAMBER In New Video Interview

Merlin Alderslade of Metal Hammer magazine conducted an interview with vocalist Dez Fafara of DEVILDRIVER and the reactivated COAL CHAMBER at this year's Download festival, which took place June 14-16 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. DEVILDRIVER will release its sixth album, "Winter Kills", on August 27 ...

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ABORYM: 'Dirty' Video Released

"Dirty", the new video from Italo-Norwegian hard-industrial-electro extreme metallers ABORYM, can be seen below. Directed by Alberto Falcone, the clip features all three band members as well as actors, and, according to frontman and founder Fabban, the title of the track pretty much sums up the subject matter of the video. ABORYM's sixth full-length album, ...

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Video: COAL CHAMBER Performs At 'Metal Hammer Golden Gods'

The PlayStation Home video stream of COAL CHAMBER's performance at this year's Metal Hammer Golden Gods, which was held last night (Monday, June 17) at London, England's Indigo2, can be seen below. COAL CHAMBER and SEVENDUST earlier in the year took part in a U.S. co-headlining tour. Also appearing on the bill was LACUNA COIL. ...

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MOTÖRHEAD To Receive 2013 METAL HAMMER Golden God Award

In addition to closing this year's Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards, British rock 'n' roll legends MOTÖRHEAD will receive the most prestigious award of the night itself — The Golden God! The Golden God award celebrates and recognizes those who have significantly contributed, shaped and inspired the world of rock and metal — and few ...

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Pelagial - THE OCEAN

THE OCEAN (aka THE OCEAN COLLECTIVE) remains one of the great optimisms in progressive metal. They've established their own class of embellishment that strays from wanking and instead reaches to first caress the soul then throttle it once the listener has reached a certain level of coziness. Orchestration of both static and non-static elements has ...

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Hard Attack/Dust - DUST

History is kind to some musicians and frustratingly obtuse to others. History can also be a late bloomer to certain artists if enough archaeologists of sound champion their mining. New York underground legends DUST have remained a subcultural phenomenon for many years, one reason being because the cover art for "Hard Attack" is comprised of ...

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LEPROUS: 'The Cloak' Video Released

"The Cloak", the new video from Norwegian progressive metallers LEPROUS, can be seen below, The song somes off the band's new album, "Coal", which will be released on May 28 in North America (May 20 in Europe) via InsideOut Music. The cover artwork for the CD was created by acclaimed American artist Jeff Jordan, who ...

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CANDLELIGHT RED To Release 'Reclamation' In June

CANDLELIGHT REDRyan Hoke (lead vocals), Jeremy Edge (guitars), Jamie Morral (bass) and Brian Dugan (drums — is ready to reclaim its place in the Active Rock community with the release of the band's second album, "Reclamation", which is due out June 4 on Imagen Records. The CD's first single, "Feel The Same", will ...

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BLOOD CEREMONY To Release 'The Eldritch Dark' In May

In late 2012/early 2013, BLOOD CEREMONY enclosed themselves within a dank, tomb-like chamber to begin preparations for their third album. After a mind-numbing spell in the analogue womb of Toronto's ProGold Studios, the band is now ready to unveil their newest, and most accomplished, musical offering: "The Eldritch Dark". The debut single, "Goodbye Gemini", can ...

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COAL CHAMBER: Philadelphia Fan-Filmed Video Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of COAL CHAMBER's April 18 performance at Electric Factory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania can be seen below. COAL CHAMBER and SEVENDUST are currently taking part in a U.S. co-headlining tour. Also appearing on the bill is LACUNA COIL. In a recent interview with the WGRD 97.9 FM radio station in Grand Rapids, Michigan, ...

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SEVENDUST's JOHN CONNOLLY Interviewed By FRET 12 (Video)

On April 9, Fret 12 conducted an interview with SEVENDUST guitarist John Connolly at Mojoe's in Joliet, Illinoois during the band's co tour with COAL CHAMBER and LACUNA COIL. You can now watch the chat below. SEVENDUST's ninth studio album, "Black Out The Sun", sold 27,000 copies in the United States in its first week ...

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LEPROUS: 'Coal' Artwork Unveiled

Norwegian progressive metallers LEPROUS will release their new album, "Coal", on May 28 in North America (May 20 in Europe) via InsideOut Music. The cover artwork for the CD was created by acclaimed American artist Jeff Jordan, who produced the artwork for the band's last album, "Bilateral", in addition to working with THE MARS VOLTA. ...

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COAL CHAMBER Hits Toronto; Fan-Filmed Video Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of COAL CHAMBER's April 13 performance at Sound Academy in Toronto, Ontario, Canada can be seen below. COAL CHAMBER and SEVENDUST are currently taking part in a U.S. co-headlining tour. Also appearing on the bill is LACUNA COIL. In a recent interview with the WGRD 97.9 FM radio station in Grand Rapids, ...

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COAL CHAMBER: Video Footage Of Entire Sauget Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of COAL CHAMBER's entire April 5 performance at Pop's in Sauget, Illinois can be seen below. COAL CHAMBER and SEVENDUST are currently taking part in a U.S. co-headlining tour. Also appearing on the bill is LACUNA COIL. In a recent interview with the WGRD 97.9 FM radio station in Grand Rapids, Michigan, ...

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