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The Scenic Album - FELIX MARTIN

As long as new artists keep flocking to the works of Steve Vai, Tony MacAlpine and Frank Zappa for inspiration, we're going to keep finding more technique-oriented instrumental albums knocking on our door for attention. The latest of these comes from Venezuelan guitarist Felix Martin and his idyllic-titled "The Scenic Album". The fourteen-stringer has oodles ...

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DEADBORN: 'Insane Motor Cortex' Video Released

"Insane Motor Cortex", the new video from German death metallers DEADBORN, who feature in their ranks former members of NECROPHAGIST, can be seen below. The song comes off DEADBORN's sophomore album, "Mayhem Maniac Machine", which was released on April 20, 2012 via Apostasy Records. The nine-song CD was recorded at Iguana Studios (NECROPHAGIST) with producer ...

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OBSCURA Drummer To Release Solo Debut

German drummer Hannes Grossmann (OBSCURA, BLOTTED SCIENCE, ex-NECROPHAGIST) will release his first solo album, entitled "The Radial Covenant", in December. In order to finance the album, Grossmann launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com. On his official web site, Grossmann states: "The music on the album sounds a lot like my band OBSCURA, but ...

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EPHEL DUATH: 'Shaped By Darkness' Lyric Video Released

Experimental metal act EPHEL DUATH will return with its first album in five years, "Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness", on November 19 in Europe and November 26 in North America via Agonia Records. Ignited by commitment and passion, "Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness" is a multi-layered hybrid of death metal, jazz and post ...

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ALTERBEAST Signs With UNIQUE LEADER RECORDS

Unique Leader Records has announced the signing of ALTERBEAST to a multi-album deal. ALTERBEAST is a technical death metal band hailing from Sacramento, California, formed in 2011 under the name GARY BUSEY AMBER ALERT (GBAA). ALTERBEAST quickly began writing songs, combining influences from favorites such as THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, NECROPHAGIST and SPAWN OF POSSESSION, ...

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EPHEL DUATH: New Album Details Revealed

Experimental metal act EPHEL DUATH will return with its first album in five years, "Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness", on November 19 in Europe and November 26 in North America via Agonia Records. A video trailer for the CD featuring album artwork created by visionary artists Dehn Sora and Aeron Alfrey can be seen ...

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SPHERON: 'Ecstasy Of God' Album Trailer Available

German death metallers SPHERON have posted a video teaser for their forthcoming debut album, "Ecstasy Of God", due out on July 5 through Apostasy Records. This challenging and absorbing CD was produced together with Christoph Brandes at the Iguana Studios (NECROPHAGIST, DEADBORN, IMPERIUM DEKADENZ). The breathtaking cover artwork was painted by no other than the ...

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SPHERON Signs With APOSTASY RECORDS

Ludwigshafen, Germany-based technical death metallers SPHERON have inked a deal with Apostasy Records. The band's debut album, "Ecstasy Of God", will be released soon. The CD was produced by Christoph Brandes at Iguana Studios (NECROPHAGIST, DEADBORN, MALADIE). A track from the album, "Saturnian Satellites", can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. Formed in 2008, ...

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NEBELKRÄHE Signs With MIGHTY MUSIC

German black metallers NEBELKRÄHE have inked a deal with Mighty Music. Three years after the release of its debut album, NEBELKRÄHE has completed work on the follow-up, "Lebensweisen", to be made available on February 18. NEBELKRÄHE was founded as a traditional death/black metal band in early 2007 in Munich. Not long after this, the style ...

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OPHIDIAN I Announces New Guitarist

Icelandic tech-death metallers OPHIDIAN I have announced the addition of guitarist Máni Konráðsson from GRUESOME GLORY to the group's ranks. Máni, who was tapped to replace Unnar Sigurdsson, will make his live debut with the band this Friday, December 14 at the Fjandinn Metal Fest in Reykjavik, Iceland. Despite hailing from Iceland, a land that ...

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PARADOX: 'Brutalized' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Brutalized" from German metallers PARADOX can be seen below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Tales Of The Weird", which will be released on December 14 via AFM Records. The CD was produced by PARADOX mainman Charly Steinhauer and was mixed and mastered by Victor Bullok ...

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PARADOX: New Song Available For Streaming

"Escalation", a brand new song from German metallers PARADOX, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Tales Of The Weird", which will be released on December 14 via AFM Records. The CD was produced by PARADOX mainman Charly Steinhauer and was mixed and mastered by Victor ...

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PARADOX: 'Tales Of The Weird' Audio Samples Available

German metallers PARADOX will release their new album, "Tales Of The Weird", on December 14 via AFM Records. The CD was produced by PARADOX mainman Charly Steinhauer and was mixed and mastered by Victor Bullok (a.k.a. V. Santura; TRIPTYKON, DARK FORTRESS) at Woodshed Studio in Landshut, Germany. The cover art was created by Claudio Bergamin. ...

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PARADOX: 'Tales Of The Weird' Cover Artwork Unveiled

German metallers PARADOX will release their new album, "Tales Of The Weird", on December 14 via AFM Records. The CD was produced by PARADOX mainman Charly Steinhauer and was mixed and mastered by Victor Bullok (a.k.a. V. Santura; TRIPTYKON, DARK FORTRESS) at Woodshed Studio in Landshut, Germany. The cover art was created by Claudio Bergamin. ...

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SPHERON: New Song Available For Streaming

"Saturnian Satellites", a brand new song from German death metallers SPHERON, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track comes off the band's upcoming debut album, "Ecstasy Of God", which was recorded with producer Christoph Brandes at Iguana Studios (NECROPHAGIST, DEADBORN, MALADIE). "Ecstasy Of God" track listing: 01. A Means To An End ...

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PESTILENCE Recruits PSYCROPTIC Drummer

Guitarist/vocalist Patrick Mameli of the resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE has issued the following update: "We are very pleased that we can officially announce that David Haley (PSYCROPTIC) will replace Tim Yeung for the upcoming PESTILENCE album and upcoming shows. Bassist Stefan Fimmers (ex-NECROPHAGIST) already joined PESTILENCE for the new album, 'Obsideo', ...

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PSYAXIS: 'Black Dawn Rising' Album Teaser Available

Up-and-coming, Tampa, Florida-based progressive metal band PSYAXIS will release its debut album, "Black Dawn Rising", on September 1. The CD was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Brian Elliott. Sitting behind the drum kit during the sessions was acclaimed drummer Marco Minnemann (KREATOR, NECROPHAGIST, EPHEL DUATH, JOE SATRIANI). PSYAXIS has ...

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SYLENCER: Debut Album Trailer Released

SYLENCER, the Chicago-based act featuring Markus Johansson (lead guitar, lead vocals) and Johnny Rox (bass), has released a trailer for its upcoming debut album, "A Lethal Dose Of Truth". The CD features guest appearances by some of hard rock and heavy metal's brightest stars, including Jordan Rudess (DREAM THEATER), Rob Caggiano (ANTHRAX, THE DAMNED THINGS), ...

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DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS: New Song Available For Streaming

Polish blackened death metal act DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS recently inked a deal with Lifeforce Records. The band's third album, "Simulacra", will be released on July 30 in Europe and July 31 in North America. Wrapped in breathtaking artwork created by Xaay (NILE, KAMELOT, NECROPHAGIST), the CD features guest appearances by Orion (BEHEMOTH, VESANIA), Jacek Grecki (LOST ...

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PARADOX: New Album Track Listing, Release Date Revealed

German metallers PARADOX will release their new album, "Tales Of The Weird", on December 14 via AFM Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Tales Of The Weird 02. Day Of Judgement 03. Brutalized 04. Fragile Alliance 05. Slashdead 06. Drowning In Lies 07. Zeitgeist 08. Escalation 09. Brainwashed 10. The ...

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FLO MOUNIER, DEREK RODDY, SEAN REINERT, MARCO MINNEMANN Confirmed For 'Sick Drummer Camp'

Sick Drummer Magazine's second five-day Sick Drummer Camp will be held the third week of August in Northern California, about an hour north of San Fransisco on a five-acre private retreat. This retreat is amazing and offers seclusion, various class/performance spaces, lounge areas, hot tubs, an inground pool, billiards, hiking trails and much more. Attendees ...

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MALADIE To Release 'Plague Within' In July

Black metallers MALADIE will release their debut album, "Plague Within", on July 20 via Apostasy Records. The CD was recorded at various studios in Germany and Belgium and was mixed and mastered by Christoph Brandes at Iguana Studios (NECROPHAGIST, DEADBORN) in March-Buchheim, Germany. The artwork was created by Remy of Headsplit Design (ARCH ENEMY, CRYPTOPSY). ...

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DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS Signs With LIFEFORCE RECORDS

Polish blackened death metal act DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS has inked a deal with Lifeforce Records. The band's third album, "Simulacra", will be released on July 30 in Europe and July 31 in North America. Wrapped in breathtaking artwork created by Xaay (NILE, KAMELOT, NECROPHAGIST), the CD features guest appearances by Orion (BEHEMOTH, VESANIA), Jacek Grecki (LOST ...

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PROSTHETIC RECORDS Signs 14-String Guitarist FELIX MARTIN

Prosthetic Records has announced the signing of Venezuelan guitarist Felix Martin. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee School of Music, Martin writes and performs an eclectic, exhilarating hybrid of instrumental prog-metal, jazz, fusion and world music on an instrument he invented himself — the 14-string guitar. His creation combines two left-handed 7-string guitars on one ...

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PARADOX Unveils New Lineup, Enters The Studio

German metallers PARADOX have entered the studio to begin recording their new album, "Tales Of The Weird", for a late 2012 release via AFM Records. Commented new PARADOX guitarist Christian Muenzner (also of OBSCURA): "I already applied for PARADOX 10 years ago, even before I was in the band NECROPHAGIST. Logisitically this is even the ...

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EPHEL DUATH: New EP Details Revealed

EPHEL DUATH, the formerly Italian, currently U.S.-based band which is known as a modern mixture of avant-garde metal and progressive rock with jazz-fusion and hardcore punk elements, will release its new EP, "On Death And Cosmos", on June 21 in Europe and August 14 in the U.S. via Agonia Records. The CD cover artwork was ...

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EPHEL DUATH: Second Studio Webisode Available

EPHEL DUATH, the formerly Italian, currently U.S.-based band which is known as a modern mixture of avant-garde metal and progressive rock with jazz-fusion and hardcore punk elements, has entered Sharkbyte Studios (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, HIGH ON FIRE) in Oakland, California to begin recording its new EP for a spring release via Agonia Records. The effort ...

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