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L'Enfant Sauvage - GOJIRA

In 2008 GOJIRA came along and lit a white hot fire under our asses with "The Way of All Flesh". Four years later, that fire is not only still burning, but the band returned to pour fuel all over that flame with "L'Enfant Sauvage". Simply put, GOJIRA's fifth album is a game-changer. There has been ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Interviewed In Australia (Video)

Metal Matt conducted an interview with powerhouse American heavy metal vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens' (DIO DISCIPLES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) during the singer's recent Australian tour. You can now watch the chat below. Released in May 2009, Owens' first solo album, "Play My Game", landed at position No. 66 on the ...

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ABSU Forced To Cancel CHAOS IN TEJAS Performance

Mythological occult metal artisans ABSU regretfully announce the cancelation of their set at this weekend's Chaos In Tejas festivities, where they were confirmed to headline the show at Red 7 this Saturday with support from TERRORISM, LOSS, MORBOSIDAD, ARES KINGDOM and BLACK WITCHERY. Immediately following their bludgeoning performance at the opening night of this year's ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: Melbourne Concert Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of Tim "Ripper" Owens' (DIO DISCIPLES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) May 19 performance at The Hi Fi in Melbourne, Australia can be seen below. Released in May 2009, "Play My Game", the first solo album from Owens, landed at position No. 66 on the Top New Artist Albums ...

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AETERNUS Preparing To Enter Studio

Norwegian dark metallers AETERNUS will enter Bergen's Conclave And Earshot Studios in June with producer Bjornar E. Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR) to begin recording their seventh full-length album, "And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth", for a late 2012 release via Dark Essence Records. Formed in 1993 in Bergen, and with six full-length albums ...

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BYFROST Announces New Drummer

ORKAN drummer Rune Nesse has joined Norwegian blackened metallers BYFROST as a permanent replacement for the recently departed Alkolust. After originally intending not to find a full-time replacement but rather to use session drummers both for live performances and in the studio, BYFROST quickly changed its mind after rehearsing with Nesse. Commented frontman HeavyHarms: "The ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Announces European Tour

Powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (DIO DISCIPLES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) will embark on the "Metal Messiah" European tour in September/October. Support on the trek will come from SANDSTONE. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 07 - Kubox – Kuurne, Belgium Sep. 08 - Pit – Terneuzen, Holland Sep. 09 ...

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BYFROST Parts Ways With Drummer

Norwegian blackened metallers BYFROST have parted ways with Alkolust, their drummer since 2008. Frontman HeavyHarms commented, "We have had a great time playing with Alkolust over the years and we wish him the best with his other projects. And to all our fans out there, this is not the end, but very much a new ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Interviewed By ESP GUITARS (Video)

ESP Guitars recently conducted an interview with George Lynch, the former lead guitarist for DOKKEN and leader of his own rock bands LYNCH MOB and SOULS OF WE. You can now watch the chat below. Also available is footage of Lynch demoing a couple of guitars. Lynch will release his eleventh solo album in nearly ...

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DOMINANZ To Release 'As I Shine' In August

DOMINANZ, the atmospheric metal band from Norway, will release its new album, "As I Shine", in Europe on August 19 via Industrial Silence Production and Rock N Growl Distro/Cargo Records. The CD was recorded and mixed at Conclave Studio by Bjrnar E. Nilsen and Roy N. Mathisen and mastered at Earshot Studio by Herbrand Larsen. ...

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CLUTCH To Play Exclusive Midnight Cruise

Due to overwhelming demand, Maryland rockers CLUTCH have added a second Rocks Off Boat cruise on July 21 in New York City. The original cruise, which sold out in minutes, will board at 7:00 p.m. and run from 8:00 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. Tickets for the newly added cruise, which will board at 11:30 p.m ...

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CLUTCH's First-Ever Acoustic In-Store Performance; Video Available

Maryland rockers CLUTCH took part in their first-ever acoustic in-store performance on Saturday, May 28 at Earshot Music & Movies in Greenville, South Carolina. The band's set consisted primarily of selections from its "Basket Of Eggs" project from the "Blast Tyrant" deluxe reissue. The charitable food pantry "Loaves And Fishes" was also on site that ...

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CLUTCH Announces First-Ever Acoustic In-Store Performance

Maryland rockers CLUTCH will take part in their first-ever acoustic in-store performance on Saturday, May 28 at Earshot Music & Movies in Greenville, South Carolina. The band's set will consist primarily of selections from its "Basket Of Eggs" project from the "Blast Tyrant" deluxe reissue. The charitable food pantry "Loaves And Fishes" will also be ...

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BYFROST: New Songs Available For Streaming

Two songs ("Of Death" and "Buried Alive") from "Of Death", the second full-length album from blackened metallers BYFROST, can be streamed in the SoundCloud player below. The eight-track effort, which is due for release on June 27 via AFM Records in both CD and LP formats, was recorded at the Conclave & Earshot Studios in ...

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GEORGE LYNCH To Release 'Kill All Control' Solo Album

George Lynch, the former lead guitarist for DOKKEN and leader of his own rock bands LYNCH MOB and SOULS OF WE, will release his eleventh solo album in nearly twenty years, "Kill All Control", on June 21 via Rocket Science, Inc. What began as a follow-up to the SOULS OF WE debut, "Let The Truth ...

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TAAKE To Release Mini-CD As Prelude To Full-Length

TAAKE, one of Norway's leading black metal bands, will release a mini-CD on April 26 which will serve as a taster for the new full-length album, due in September. "Kveld" contains five tracks, four of which are classic TAAKE songs which have been especially recorded live in the studio with the band's current live lineup, ...

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HELHEIM: CD-Release Concert To Be Streamed Live

With their new album, "Heiðindómr ok Mótgangr", already out in Norway, and with a worldwide release date set for May 23, Norwegian Viking metallers HELHEIM will stream the entire set of their release party concert live. Far from being an ordinary performance, the show will be much longer than usual, and will involve the use ...

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Lecherous Gaze - LECHEROUS GAZE

With so many bands proclaiming a marked bent toward '70s hard rock that more often than not ends up a butchered amalgam of styles, one most take care to not get suckered into such a lifeless musical experience. With LECHEROUS GAZE's self-titled EP, the deal is more real than you can possibly imagine. The rock ...

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HELHEIM To Release New Album In April

Norwegian Viking metallers HELHEIM will debut a track from their upcoming album, "Heiðindómr Ok Mótgangr", on the Friday, March 18 edition of Derek Rice's "Raise The Dead" show on the community radio station KDVS 90.3 FM, based in Davis, California. In addition, the program will feature an interview with HELHEIM vocalist/bassist V'gandr (TAAKE, AETERNUS). "Raise ...

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ENSLAVED Wins SPELLEMANN Award For 'Axioma Ethica Odini'

ENSLAVED was honored in the "Metal" category at the 39th annual Spellemann awards (the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammy Awards). The largest and oldest Norwegian music awards show was held last night (Saturday, March 5) at the Spektrum in Oslo, Norway and was broadcast live on the Norwegian channel TV2. The nominees in the "Metal" ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: Pécs Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of Tim "Ripper" Owens' (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) February 19, 2011 performance at Zion in Pécs, Hungary as part of his "Screaming Through The East" tour can be viewed below. Owens' backing band for the tour consists of members of Hungary's TIRANA ROCKERS. Owens joined forces with restaurateur ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: Bucharest Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of Tim "Ripper" Owens' (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) February 20, 2011 performance at Kulturhaus in Bucharest, Romania as part of his "Screaming Through The East" tour can be viewed below. Owens' backing band for the tour consists of members of Hungary's TIRANA ROCKERS. Owens joined forces with restaurateur ...

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To Hell With God - DEICIDE

"To Hell With God" is the title of the new DEICIDE album, eh? How shocking that the quartet would choose a title so blatant in its blasphemy when the storied Floridian death metal band has always prided itself on its subtlety in matters of protest against blind faith followers of white-light religions. "Yeah, right" as ...

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