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Former RAGE Guitarist VICTOR SMOLSKI Launches ALMANAC

A few weeks ago, the announcement that the most recent lineup of German power metallers RAGE was breaking up caused a furor within the metal scene. While RAGE co-founder Peavy Wagner decided to continue the band with new members, guitarist Victor Smolski set his mind on following his passion for neo-classical, orchestral metal and continue ...

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Slaves to the Grave - RIGOR MORTIS

Ingratiating enough to suffer the loss of a brother after pulling off what should be looked upon as a career-defining record twenty-three years after their last one. The tragic loss of guitarist Mike Scaccia was made more palpable in the fact no label would touch thrash legends RIGOR MORTIS' fourth and final album, "Slaves to ...

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RIGOR MORTIS: 'Slaves To The Grave' Album Details Revealed

23 years after their last record, and 19 months after the tragic loss of guitarist Mike Scaccia, Dallas, Texas speed/thrash metal veterans RIGOR MORTIS have announced the long-awaited release of their fourth and final studio album, "Slaves To The Grave", Due on October 7 via Rigor Mortis Records, the CD marks the band's first studio ...

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GHOST's PAPA EMERITUS II 'Unmasked' By BEHEMOTH's NERGAL?

**UPDATE**: Nergal has now removed the photo in question from his Instagram account. The original article follows below. BEHEMOTH's Adam "Nergal" Darski recently posted a photo on Instagram of him hanging out backstage at the FortaRock festival in The Netherlands with Swedish musician Tobias Forge — believed to be none other than Papa Emeritus II, ...

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DOWN's 'IV - Part Two' EP Cracks U.S. Top 25

DOWN's new EP, "Down IV - Part Two", sold around 10,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 23 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous EP, "Down IV Part I - The Purple EP", opened with around 12,000 units in September 2012 to land ...

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Video: DOWN Performs At ROCK ON THE RANGE

XplicitConcerts has uploaded video footage of DOWN performing the song "Eyes Of The South" on May 16 at the Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio. Check it out below. DOWN's video for the song "We Knew Him Well", which features the band tearing up the track in close quarters, was directed by JM ...

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Video Premiere: DOWN's 'We Knew Him Well'

DOWN's official video for the song "We Knew Him Well" can be seen below. The clip, which features the band tearing up the track in close quarters, was directed by JM Stelly and produced by Chris Trainor for LabProductions. Stelly previously worked with TO KILL A PARTY and Jason Martin while Trainor has collaborated with ...

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DOWN: Entire 'IV - Part Two' EP Available For Streaming

DOWN's new EP, "Down IV - Part Two", can be streamed in its entirety using the SoundCloud widget below. Tracked at Nodferatu's Lair — iconic vocalist Philip H. Anselmo's home studio — and produced by Michael Thompson, Anselmo and DOWN, the new EP is the eagerly anticipated sequel to "Down IV - Part One". Due ...

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DOWN Films 'We Knew Him Well' Video

DOWN has finished filming a video for the song "We Knew Him Well". The track comes off the band's new EP, "Down IV - Part Two", which will be released on May 13 via Down Records/ADA Music. Tracked at Nodferatu's Lair — iconic vocalist Philip H. Anselmo's home studio — and produced by Michael Thompson, ...

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DARKTHRONE: 'Black Death And Beyond' Vinyl Box Set Due In May

Norwegian black metal veterans DARKTHRONE will release "Black Death And Beyond" on May 12 via Peaceville Records. It is a special collector's box-set featuring an in-depth book containing extensive accounts of the band's history and philosophy from both Gylve "Fenriz" Nagell and Ted "Nocturno Culto" Skjellum, as well as additional recollections from bass player Dag ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Talks To SF MEDIA About DOWN (Video)

Emmy Mack of SF Media conducted an interview with former PANTERA and current DOWN singer Philip Anselmo on February 23 at the Sydney stop of this year's Soundwave festival in Australia. You can now watch the chat below. A new DOWN song, "We Knew Him Well", is available for streaming using the SoundCloud widget below. ...

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DOWN: New Song 'We Knew Him Well' Available For Streaming

A new DOWN song, "We Knew Him Well", is available for streaming using the SoundCloud widget below. The track comes off the band's new EP, "Down IV - Part Two", which will be released on May 13 via Down Records/ADA Music. Tracked at Nodferatu's Lair — iconic vocalist Philip H. Anselmo's home studio — and ...

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DOWN: 'IV - Part Two' EP Details Revealed

DOWN will release a new EP, "Down IV - Part Two", on May 13 via Down Records/ADA Music. Tracked at Nodferatu's Lair — iconic vocalist Philip H. Anselmo's home studio — and produced by Michael Thompson, Anselmo and DOWN, the new EP is the eagerly anticipated sequel to "Down IV - Part One". The new ...

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RAGE To Release 'The Soundchaser Archives' In May

German power metallers RAGE will celebrate their 30th anniversary with the release of a unique collection of songs from their outstanding back catalogue. Due on May 23 via Nuclear Blast, "The Soundchaser Archives" will contain 30 tracks spread out over two CDs, covering everything from previously unreleased material to alternate versions, demo recordings and incomplete ...

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MAYAN: 'Human Sacrifice' Lyric Video Released

"Antagonise", the sophomore album from MAYAN — the band featuring EPICA guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst — was released on January 31 via Nuclear Blast Records. The 11-song CD, which was recorded at Sandlane studio with producer Joost Van Der Broek (REVAMP, STREAM OF PASSION), features guest appearances by ...

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MAYAN: Video Chat Posted Online

MAYAN — the band featuring EPICA guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst — took part in a video chat with fans on Thursday, January 16. You can now watch video footage of the question-and-answer session below. MAYAN's sophomore album, "Antagonise", will be released on January 31 via Nuclear Blast Records. ...

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MAYAN: Part Two Of 'Antagonise' Track-By-Track Breakdown (Video)

The second part of a track-by-track breakdown of "Antagonise", the sophomore album from MAYAN — the band featuring EPICA guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst — can be seen below. "Antagonise" will be released on January 31 via Nuclear Blast Records. The 11-song CD, which was recorded at Sandlane studio ...

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MAYAN: Part One Of 'Antagonise' Track-By-Track Breakdown (Video)

The first part of a track-by-track breakdown of "Antagonise", the sophomore album from MAYAN — the band featuring EPICA guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst — can be seen below. "Antagonise" will be released on January 31 via Nuclear Blast Records. The 11-song CD, which was recorded at Sandlane studio ...

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