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INFERNAEON Announces New Singer

Floridian blackened death metal band INFERNAEON has announced the addition of singer Eric Rhodes to the group's ranks. Commented bassist Kevin Gibbons: "We all think it's great to work with a guy like Eric. His voice and range are amazing and he really contributes to our sound. Jeramie Kling, Steven Harger, Dave Stein, and Taylor ...

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PAIN's 'Nothing Remains The Same' Certified Gold In Sweden

"Nothing Remains The Same", the 2002 album from the Swedish "hard electronic metal" band PAIN led by HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tgtgren has been certified gold in the group's home country for sales in excess of 30,000 copies. Note: The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) in Sweden has revised the sales requirements for albums ...

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HYPOCRISY: 'Hell Over Sofia' DVD Trailer Available

"Hell Over Sofia - 20 Years Of Chaos And Confusion", the new DVD from Swedish extreme metallers HYPOCRISY, will be released on October 21 via Nuclear Blast. The disc will contain footage of the band's February 27, 2010 concert at the Blue Box club in Sofia, Bulgaria. Guitarist Mikael Hedlund states, "It was a show ...

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LOCK UP Drummer NICK BARKER: New Video Interview

Hectic Case conducted an interview with Nick Barker (LOCK UP, CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR) after the BENEDICTION concert at the Eisenwahn Festival, not far from Frankfurt, Germany, on July 29. He speaks about the death of guitar player Jesse Pintado (NAPALM DEATH, LOCK UP); the reformation of BENEDICTION thanks to the invitation ...

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HYPOCRISY To Release 'Hell Over Sofia' DVD

"Hell Over Sofia - 20 Years Of Chaos And Confusion", the new DVD from Swedish extreme metallers HYPOCRISY, will be released on October 14 via Nuclear Blast. The disc will contain footage of the band's February 27, 2010 concert at the Blue Box club in Sofia, Bulgaria. Guitarist Mikael Hedlund states, "It was a show ...

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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Answers Fan-Submitted Questions - Part 3

Tommaso Riccardi, Cristiano Trionfera and Francesco Paoli of Italian brutal/symphonic horde FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE recently answered a number of questions sent in by fans via Facebook and Twitter. Part three of the question-and-answer session can be seen below. "The Violation", the new Salvatore Perrone-directed video from FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, can be viewed below. The song comes off ...

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MORIFADE: 'Empire Of Souls' Details Revealed

After a seven-year break, Swedish power metallers MORIFADE make a return to the scene with a brand new studio album entitled "Empire Of Souls". The CD was recorded at White Light Studio in Linkping and contains ten tracks featuring the band's latest additions, Kristian Wallin (vocals; ex-RISING FAITH) and Mathias Kamijo (guitar; ex-HYPOCRISY, PAIN). Due ...

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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE: 'The Violation' Video Released

"The Violation", the new Salvatore Perrone-directed video from the Italian brutal/symphonic horde FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's second full-length album, "Agony", which is scheduled for release on August 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD's intricate cover design was handled by Marco Hasmann, who previously worked with the ...

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LOCK UP: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

"Necropolis Transparent", the new album from the extreme metal supergroup LOCK UP, is available for streaming in its entirety at AOL Music. Due in North America on July 12 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was recorded in November-December 2010 at HVR Studios in Ipswich, United Kingdom and was mixed in January. "Necropolis ...

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OVERKILL: Quality Enschede Footage Posted Online

Quality fan-filmed video footage of New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL performing at Atak in Enschede, The Netherlands on March 19, 2011 can be viewed below (courtesy of "letthedeathmetalflow"). OVERKILL's latest album, "Ironbound", sold 4,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 192 on The Billboard ...

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DARK FUNERAL Rejoined By Drummer NILS FJALLSTROM

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have been rejoined by drummer Nils Fjallstrom (a.k.a. Dominator) i Commented Nils: "After a short break of focusing on other aspects of my life, it's a great privilege for me to announce my return to DARK FUNERAL. The time off has fueled my inspiration and urge to get back behind ...

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LOCK UP: Second 'Necropolis Transparent' Trailer Available

Extreme metal supergroup LOCK UP will release its new album, "Necropolis Transparent", on July 1 in Europe and July 12 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded in November-December 2010 at HVR Studios in Ipswich, United Kingdom and was mixed in January. A new three-minute trailer for "Necropolis Transparent" can be ...

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Death Infernal - DEMONICAL

This is the one; the album on which DEMONICAL fires on all cylinders and delivers a Swedish death metal album that rivals anything that DISMEMBER, UNLEASHED, and GRAVE have released the past several years. You may have read the prediction that REVOLTING's "In Grisly Rapture" would end up one of the year's best Swedish death ...

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OVERKILL Frontman Interviewed At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL (Video)

Sweden Rock TV conducted an interview with vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth of New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL at this year's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, which was held June 8-11, 2011 in Slvesborg in southern Sweden. You can now watch the chat below. OVERKILL's latest album, "Ironbound", sold 4,100 copies in the United ...

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LOCK UP: 'Necropolis Transparent' Trailer Available

Extreme metal supergroup LOCK UP will release its new album, "Necropolis Transparent", on July 1 in Europe and July 12 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded in November-December 2010 at HVR Studios in Ipswich, United Kingdom and was mixed in January. A three-minute trailer for "Necropolis Transparent" can be seen ...

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BELPHEGOR: Quality Denver Footage Available

"Superskum" (web site) has uploaded quality video footage of BELPHEGOR's May 16, 2011 concert at Gothic Theatre in Denver, Colorado. Check out the clips below. "Blood Magick Necromance", the ninth full-length album from BELPHEGOR, sold around 1,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position ...

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LOCK UP Forced To Pull Out Of MARYLAND DEATHFEST IX

Extreme metal supergroup LOCK UP has been forced to cancel its appearance at the Maryland Deathfest IX, set to take place May 26-29 in Baltimore. Commented the band: "We regret to announce that LOCK UP will not be performing at this year's Maryland Deathfest. We are days away from the festival and our visas have ...

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LEGION OF THE DAMNED Announces New Guitarist

Vocalist Maurice Swinkels of Dutch thrashers LEGION OF THE DAMNED has issued the following update: "After guitarist Richard Ebisch quit the band around three weeks ago, we have not been sitting still. The day after Richard's departure, I already had in mind to call guitarist Twan van Geel. I've known him for more than 10 ...

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DEGRADEAD To Release 'A World Destroyer' In June

Stockholm, Sweden-based melodic death metallers DEGRADEAD will release their third album, "A World Destroyer", in North America on June 28 via Metalville Records. The CD was recorded at Peter Tägtgren's (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) Abyss studios in Pärlby, outside Ludvika, Sweden, with producer Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, CENTINEX, WORLD BELOW). Two songs from the forthcoming CD — ...

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LOCK UP: New Album Details Revealed

Extreme metal supergroup LOCK UP will release its new album, "Necropolis Transparent", on July 1 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded in November-December 2010 at HVR Studios in Ipswich, United Kingdom and was mixed in January. According to a press release, "the songwriting and production on ['Necropolis Transparent'] surpasses everything the band has ...

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