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CARCASS, SUFFOCATION, SAMAEL Confirmed For CALIFORNIA METALFEST

CARCASS, SUFFOCATION and SAMAEL are among the confirmed bands 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: CARCASS SUFFOCATION SAMAEL THE FACELESS WHITECHAPEL ARSIS DECREPIT BIRTH VEIL OF MAYA PSYCROPTIC More bands will be announced soon. ...

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ARSIS' JAMES MALONE Gets Signature WASHBURN Guitar

Washburn Guitars has announced the James Malone Signature Heavy Metal V guitar. This signature V is based off the original Heavy Metal series with a James Malone twist, featuring his signature graphic bats image. Malone personally beta-tested the early prototypes before they were released into line production. The Malone Signature V features a solid mahogany ...

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BORKNAGAR/ARSIS Drummer DAVID KINKADE Checks In

Drummer David Kinkade (ARSIS, BORKNAGAR, MALEVOLENT CREATION, DIVINE EMPIRE, COUNCIL OF THE FALLEN) has issued the following update: "I would first like to extend my deepest thanks to everyone who offered me condolences after my grandmother's passing. She was pretty much a mother to me. We were very close and I will miss her deeply, ...

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BORKNAGAR Mainman Discusses Upcoming Album

Blogger Schizo! recently conducted an interview with BORKNAGAR mainman Øystein G. Brun. A couple of excerpts from the question-and-answer session follow below. Blogger Schizo!: As a guitarist and founder of the supergroup BORKNAGAR, what's your favorite BORKNAGAR record? And why? Øystein G. Brun: All the albums have their own meaning to me and ...

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KATAKLYSM Frontman Checks In From The Road

Vocalist Maurizio Iacono of Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM has issued the following update from the band's current European tour with MORBID ANGEL, MARDUK, KEEP OF KALESSIN and ARSIS: "We are more than half way done at this point. Today we are in beautiful Vienna, Austria and having been here several times before, we are energized ...

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CLOUDSCAPE: 'Darkest Legacy' Video Available

"Darkest Legacy", the new video from the Swedish metal band CLOUDSCAPE, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed, directed and edited by Rainer Holmgren (PAIN OF SALVATION, ARSIS). "Darkest Legacy" comes off the group's third album, "Global Drama", which was released this past summer in Europe through Goldencore/Roastinghouse Records and in North America through ...

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ARSIS Prepares To Launch First European Tour

"There is a lot going on in the land of ARSIS these days," states the East Coast-based technical death metal outfit's founding member/guitarist/lead vocalist Jim Malone. "For starters, we will be heading overseas in a few weeks for our first European tour ever where we have the pleasure of sharing the stage with MORBID ANGEL, ...

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BORKNAGAR Announces New Drummer

Norway's BORKNAGAR has announced the addition of drummer Dave Kinkade (ARSIS, MALEVOLENT CREATION, DIVINE EMPIRE, COUNCIL OF THE FALLEN) to the group's ranks. Commented guitar player/main composer Øystein G. Brun: "We are excited to finally get a new drummer behind the kit. We have spent quite some time and effort to find suitable and highly ...

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KATAKLYSM To Guest On XM RADIO's 'Hostile Takeover'

Quebec's hyper-blasters KATAKLYSM will host XM Radio's "Hostile Takeover" tomorrow (Thursday, October 2) between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. EST. The band will take a quick break from its current headlining tour to "take over" channel 42 of XM Radio and play all their extreme metal favorites. KATAKLYSM was interviewed by "Angel Of Metal" at ...

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ABIGAIL WILLIAMS: New Album Artwork Unveiled

The cover artwork for ABIGAIL WILLIAMS' full-length debut titled "In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns" can be viewed below. Produced by James Murphy and featuring contributions from Trym Torson (EMPEROR, ZYKLON), the CD will be released on October 28 via Candlelight Records. Commented vocalist Sorceron: "We couldn't be happier with the results. The addition ...

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INDIANAPOLIS METAL FEST II: Today's Show Cancelled

Rob Mason of Monolith Entertainment Group, the organizers behind the Indianapolis Metal Fest II — scheduled to be held September 26-27, 2008 at the Marquee Convention and Event Center in Indianapolis, Indiana — has released the following statement: "Due to issues entirely beyond our control, the Saturday show [September 27] at 5100 W. 38th Street, ...

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ARSIS Bassist NOAH MARTIN Quits

Bassist Noah Martin of the East Coast-based technical death metal outfit ARSIS has announced his departure from the band. His statement on the matter reads as follows: "Well, I don't know where to start. When you're in a band, you're nothing but at the will of the group you're in. At some point, after lots ...

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KATAKLYSM Interviewed At UK's BLOODSTOCK Festival; Video Available

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM were interviewed by "Angel Of Metal" at the Bloodstock Open Air 2008 festival, which was held August 15-17 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. Watch the seven-minute chat below. "Prevail", the most recent CD by KATAKLYSM, was honored in the "Album Of The Year" in the "Metal/Hardcore" category at the Quebec ...

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'Rotten Renderings': The Art Of MARK RIDDICK

Underground death and black metal illustrator Mark Riddick has released a new art book, a follow-up to his last work, "Killustration". "Rotten Renderings" presents over 100 pages of gruesomely detailed artwork featuring previously unpublished designs as well as illustrations for bands like ARSIS, BENEATH THE MASSACRE, DECEASED, HIRAX, VOMIT REMNANTS, and more. Mark's work has ...

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INDIANAPOLIS METAL FEST II Announces Venue Change

Monolith Entertainment and the Indianapolis Metal Fest II have announced a change in venue for the two-day event to be held September 26-27, 2008. The festival, dubbed "the Midwest's fastest-growing celebration of all things metal," will move to the Marquee Convention and Event Center located at 5100 W. 38th Street in Indianapolis, IN 46254. The ...

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KATAKLYSM To Film 'Blood In Heaven' Video

Quebec's very own destructive metal force KATAKLYSM is preparing to shoot a second video from its crushing new album, "Prevail". The "Blood in Heaven" clip will be helmed by renowned Canadian director Max Hebert. Commented singer Maurizio Iacono: "A while back ago we made the decision to have the title track 'Prevail' be the next ...

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CLOUDSCAPE: 'Cloak & Daggers' Video Available

"Cloak & Daggers", the new video from the Swedish metal band CLOUDSCAPE, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed in Lofoten, Norway and in the southern parts of Sweden with director Rainer Holmgren (PAIN OF SALVATION, ARSIS). "Cloak & Daggers" comes off the group's third album, "Global Drama", which has just been released in ...

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WINDS OF PLAGUE: New Tour Dates Announced

Los Angeles-based band WINDS OF PLAGUE will team up with IWRESTLEDABEARONCE, VEIL OF MAYA and TREACHERY for a string of dates in October. The details are as follows: Oct. 01 - The Rock - Tucson, AZ Oct. 02 – [to be announced] - El Paso, TX Oct. 03 - Civic Center - Abilene, TX Oct. ...

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DARKEST HOUR Guitarist Featured In RANDALL TV Episode

DARKEST HOUR guitarist Mike Schleibaum recently spent time with the people from Randall Amplifiers at the band's House of Blues show in Chicago. In this installment of Randall TV (see below), Mike goes over the main features as well as little-known secrets of the Randall MTS head, talks about his new love for the dual ...

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ARSIS: New Video Interview Available

Metal Mark of Metal Injection conducted an interview with the Virginia-based technical death metal outfit ARSIS at the Atlanta date of the Thrash and Burn tour on August 19, 2008 at the Masquerade. The seven-and-a-half-minute clip, which includes performance footage, can be viewed below. ARSIS' latest album, "We Are the Nightmare", was released on April ...

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ARSIS: Baltimore Footage Posted Online

Metal Injection has posted fan video footage (see below) of ARSIS' August 16, 2008 performance at The Sonar in Baltimore, Maryland (where the Virginia-based technical death metal outfit was performing as part of the Thrash And Burn tour). ARSIS' latest album, "We Are the Nightmare", was released on April 15 (North America) through ...

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