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SUFFOCATION: New Video Interview Available

Buick McKane (a.k.a. Emily) conducted an interview with Frank Mullen, Terrance Hobbs and Guy Marchais of legendary New York death metallers SUFFOCATION when the band played New Orleans, Louisiana on June 17, 2009 as part of the Summer Slaughter Tour. Watch the 10-minute chat below. SUFFOCATION's new album, "Blood Oath", is scheduled for release in ...

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SWASHBUCKLE: 'Back To The Noose' Album Trailer Available

A trailer for "Back To The Noose", the new album from New Jersey's thrashing pirates SWASHBUCKLE, can be viewed below. The CD is scheduled for release on July 24 via Nuclear Blast Records. SWASHBUCKLE has been added to this year's Paganfest Europe tour alongside KORPIKLAANI, UNLEASHED, ALESTORM, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER and EX DEO. The trek ...

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CLOUDSCAPE Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Swedish metallers CLOUDSCAPE have parted ways with bassist Haynes Pherson and have replaced him with Håkan Nyander from SUPREME MAJESTY. Commented the band: "A few weeks ago, Haynes Pherson decided to leave CLOUDSCAPE. His decision is totally based on personal issues and has nothing to do with CLOUDSCAPE as a band or the band members. ...

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SWASHBUCKLE Added To PAGANFEST EUROPE Tour

New Jersey's thrashing pirates SWASHBUCKLE have been added to this year's Paganfest Europe tour alongside KORPIKLAANI, UNLEASHED, ALESTORM, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER and EX DEO. The trek kicks off on September 11 in Munich, Germany and concludes on October 3 in Linz, Austria. "Cruise Ship Terror", the new video from SWASHBUCKLE, can be viewed below. The ...

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BONE GNAWER: Entire Debut ALbum Available For Streaming

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, will release its debut album, entitled "Feast Of Flesh", in June via Pulverised Records. The track listing is as follows: 01. Feast Of Flesh 02. Sliced & Diced 03. ...

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SWASHBUCKLE: 'Cruise Ship Terror' Video Released

"Cruise Ship Terror", the new video from New Jersey's thrashing pirates SWASHBUCKLE, can be viewed below. The track comes off the band's Nuclear Blast debut, "Back To The Noose", which is scheduled for release on July 24. Commented the band: "Arrg, legendary metal music video director David Brodsky (KATAKLYSM, ARSIS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) by ...

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SWASHBUCKLE: New Song Posted Online

New Jersey's thrashing pirates SWASHBUCKLE have posted a new song, "Cruise Ship Terror", on their MySpace page. The track comes off the band's Nuclear Blast debut, "Back To The Noose", which is scheduled for release on July 24. SWASHBUCKLE recently shot a video for "Cruise Ship Terror", which will be made available online ...

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER: 'Majesty' DVD Details Revealed

Metal Blade has set a May 12 release date for "Majesty", the brand new DVD from the Michigan-based melodic death metal band THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. This first-ever look into the group's relentless touring lifestyle is described as a "side-splitting peek into the hard-working band's humor-laced brand of daily life [that] will have you smelling ...

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ARSIS Rejoined By Original Drummer MIKE VAN DYNE

ARSIS' original drummer and founding member Michael Van Dyne — who played on the band's 2004 debut album, "A Celebration Of Guilt", 2005's "A Diamond For Disease" EP, and 2006's "United In Regret" — has rejoined the group. Commented Van Dyne: "I'm looking forward to working with my friend Jim again, as well as the ...

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ARSIS Guitarist Explains Tour Cancellations

Guitarist/vocalist James Malone of the East Coast-based technical death metal outfit ARSIS has issued the following update: "I owe more than a few people an apology at this time. "Over the past few months, ARSIS has had to drop off two tours and the fault lies on my shoulders. Those who know me know that ...

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ARSIS Pulls Out Of CARCASS Tour

Drummer David Kinkade (ARSIS, BORKNAGAR, MALEVOLENT CREATION, DIVINE EMPIRE, COUNCIL OF THE FALLEN) has issued the following update: "I regret to inform everyone that ARSIS will NOT be on the CARCASS tour [also featuring SUICIDE SILENCE, SAMAEL and PSYCROPTIC] scheduled to kick off in Philadelphia on the 13th of March. This is due to situations ...

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CLOUDSCAPE Announces New Drummer

Swedish metallers CLOUDSCAPE have announced the addition of drummer Fredrik Joakimsson to the group's ranks. According to the band, Fredrik "has been a friend [for] a few years and [was] originally also a fan of CLOUDSCAPE. Fredrik hasn't appeared on any official albums before but, at the side of CLOUDSCAPE he plays in a few ...

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DIVULGENCE Signs With BOMBWORKS RECORDS

Bombworks Records has announced the signing of DIVULGENCE. Hailing from Greenville, South Carolina, DIVULGENCE roars onto the scene with a base of thrash spiced up with black metal and an occasional death metal leaning to bring a fresh sound to the extreme metal world. The band is very young, with each member 18 years old ...

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CLOUDSCAPE Parts Ways With Drummer

Swedish metallers CLOUDSCAPE have parted ways with drummer Roger Landin. According to the band, Roger's decision to leave "is personal and has nothing to do with CLOUDSCAPE and we are still the best of friends. We have recorded three albums that we are really proud of and we will miss Roger enormously both as a ...

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BONE GNAWER: Debut Album Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

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, has revealed the cover artwork and the final track listing for its upcoming debut album entitled "Feast Of Flesh". The track listing is as follows: 01. Feast Of Flesh ...

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WYKKED WYTCH Added To CALIFORNIA METALFEST

Florida-based extreme metallers WYKKED WYTCH have been added to the third annual California Metalfest, set to take place Saturday, March 28 t the Grove in Anaheim, California. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ARSIS CARCASS DECREPIT BIRTH EXODUS PSYCROPTIC SAMAEL SUFFOCATION THE FACELESS VEIL OF MAYA WHITECHAPEL WYKKED WYTCH WYKKED WYTCH guitarist Gio ...

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CLOUDSCAPE Singer Joins Forces With Ex-HAMMERFALL Members In New Project

Swedish metallers CLOUDSCAPE have issued the following update: "Mike Andersson (vocals) recently started to write songs together with Stefan Elmgren (ex-HAMMERFALL guitarist) and Magnus Rosén (ex-HAMMERFALL bassist). Mike will handle the vocals, Stefan Elmgren the guitars and Magnus Rosén the bass. More members to this band will be recruited eventually and a band name is ...

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CARCASS Announces 'Exhumed To Consume II' Tour

Reunited British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS will return to the United States in March for the "Exhumed to Consume II" tour. The follow-up to last year's highly successful "Exhume to Consume" trek will feature SUICIDE SILENCE, SAMAEL, ARSIS and PSYCROPTIC, plus a few special guests on select dates. Commented vocalist/bassist Jeff Walker: "Well, I'm pleased ...

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BORKNAGAR Mainman Issues Studio Update

Guitar player/main composer Øystein G. Brun of Norway's BORKNAGAR has issued the following update: "After a week of intense work, we are now finished recording the drums for the upcoming BORKNAGAR album. All in all, nine songs have been recorded and we can assure you that this will be the most heavy, groovy yet diverse ...

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EXODUS Confirmed For CALIFORNIA METALFEST

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area tharshers EXODUS have been confirmed for the third annual California Metalfest, set to take place Saturday, March 28 t the Grove in Anaheim, California. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ARSIS CARCASS DECREPIT BIRTH EXODUS PSYCROPTIC SAMAEL SUFFOCATION THE FACELESS VEIL OF MAYA WHITECHAPEL More bands will be ...

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