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DEATH ANGEL Comic Book Unveiled

Artist Joshua Emerick, who has previously worked with THE BEATLES, CKY, SOCIAL DISTORTION and SONIC YOUTH, has created a DEATH ANGEL-themed comic book in collaboration with the DEATH ANGEL bandmembers. The following is an excerpt from an interview conducted by the renowned comic- and toy-oriented magazine Wizard: Wizard: So how much can you tell me ...

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GOD FORBID: DVD-Release Shows Announced

New Jersey metal titans GOD FORBID will celebrate the release of the group's first-ever DVD, "Beneath the Scars of Glory and Progression" (cover artwork), with three headlining shows with ARSIS and LIGHT THIS CITY. The dates are as follows: June 13 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ June 14 - Penny Arcade - ...

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IMMORTAL AVENGER Parts Ways With Singer, Announces Replacement

Richmond, Virginia-based heavy metal act IMMORTAL AVENGER has parted ways with vocalist Johnny Throckmorton after two years. (Johnny was also known for his role as the original frontman for ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY.) The specific details of Johnny's departure are not being discussed at this time. His replacement is Mike Parks, former touring vocalist for ARSIS. IMMORTAL ...

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DROID: 'The SHADOWS FALL Tour Was Off The Hook!'

Long Beach, California-based quintet DROID has issued the following update: "The SHADOWS FALL tour was off the hook. We have returned home from a three-day drive from Maryland to Long Beach, California. DROID will be returning to the studio this week to begin writing new music for our second release on Emotional Syphon Recordings. We ...

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Heavy Metal Ballet: 'Memento Mori' Performances To Take Place This Month

Ballet Deviare has experienced a myriad of catastrophes and tragedies within the past two years. Two years of dealing with institutions concerned with death or recovery hospitals, rehab facilities, nursing homes, hospices, etc. The result of all this pain is reflected in the newest Ballet Deviare production, "Memento Mori". Performances of "Memento Mori" are scheduled ...

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ARSIS Debuts Animated Music Video For 'We Are The Nightmare'

Virginia-based technical death metal outfit ARSIS have debuted the animated video for the title track of their new album, "We Are the Nightmare". The David Brodsky-directed clip can be viewed below. Beginning on May 2, ARSIS will jump on tour with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and A LIFE ONCE LOST. ARSIS will then replace SOILENT ...

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We Are the Nightmare - ARSIS

I still cannot believe I've not owned any ARSIS albums until "We Are the Nightmare", the band's debut for Nuclear Blast (after spending time on Willowtip). I even managed to miss the band's set a year or so ago after arriving late. One is never quite sure whether the hype over a group like ARSIS ...

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KATAKLYSM: Canadian Record-Launch Shows Announced

Canadian extreme metallers KATAKLYSM have confirmed the following record-launch shows in their home country for their new album, "Prevail": June 06 - The Opera House - Toronto, ONT (with MARTYR) June 07 - Le Medley - Montreal, QUE (with MARTYR, AUGURY) June 08 - L'imperial - Quebec City, QUE (with MARTYR, UNEXPECT) A brand new ...

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THE SHOWDOWN: New Album Title Revealed

Tennessee's THE SHOWDOWN has set "Back Breaker" as the title of its third full-length album, due later in the year. Watch more footage from the recording sessions in Nasvhille, Tennessee below. The band is currently touring the U.S. with SHADOWS FALL, KATAKLYSM, ARSIS and DROID. Back in May 2007, THE SHOWDOWN filmed the video for ...

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ARSIS: 'We Are The Nightmare' Video Posted Online

"We Are the Nightmare", the new video from the Virginia-based technical death metal outfit ARSIS, can be viewed below. A second (animated) version of the clip is currently in the works and will see the light of day in the next few weeks. The song is the title track of the group's new labum, which ...

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SHADOWS FALL Frontman Checks In From The Road

Vocalist Brian Fair of the Massachusetts metallers SHADOWS FALL has issued the following update: "I just wanted to take a minute and check in from our short East Coast tour. "Last night was the first show of this 13 day run with KATAKLYSM, THE SHOWDOWN, ARSIS and DROID. We want to thank everyone who came ...

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KATAKLYSM: New Song Posted Online

A brand new KATAKLYSM track, "The Chains of Power", from the band's upcoming record, "Prevail", has been posted on the group's new and improved MySpace page. Comments KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono: "The meaning behind the track 'The Chains of Power' is essential. It's a song the band wrote to give gratitude and strength ...

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ARSIS: Footage Of Trailer Damage Posted Online

Virginia-based technical death metal outfit ARSIS has posted video footage of the band's damaged trailer, which flipped and settled deep in a snow bank alongside an ice-coated highway somewhere in Iowa on March 5, nearly derailing group's recent tour. Watch the three-minute clip below. Commented ARSIS' Noah Martin: "Well, after the trailer debacle, we're finally ...

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KATAKLYSM Featured In Nuclear Blast Video Cast Episode Three

Northern hyperblasters KATAKLYSM are featured in the third episode of the Nuclear Blast Video Cast, which can be viewed below. In this hour-long episode, Nuclear Blast USA speak with the band and discuss the new album, "Prevail", their plans for the record, and even take the time to ask the band questions that were submitted ...

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KATAKLYSM: Video Message To Australian Fans Available

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have posted a video message for their Australian fans on the eve of the band's tour Down Under, which is scheduled to kick off this weekend. Watch the clip below. KATAKLYSM Australian tour dates: March 23 - Metalstock Festival, Sydney, AUS - Metalstock Festival (All Ages) March 25 - Amplifier Bar, ...

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KATAKLYSM: Photos From 'Prevail' Listening Party Available

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM held a listening party for their new album, "Prevail", this past Monday (March 17) at The Plush Lounge at the Key Club in Hollywood, California. Among the attendees were Francine Boucher (ECHOES OF ETERNTY), Dino Cazares (DIVINE HERESY, FEAR FACTORY) and Nadja Peulen (COAL CHAMBER). Check out photos at

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KATAKLYSM Launches Countdown Clock To New Track Debut

The countdown to KATAKLYSM's new album, "Prevail", has begun! To give the fans an opportunity to share their excitement along with their fellow metalheads, the band has launched a countdown clock on SpringWidgets. Check it out below. Now everyone can copy the widget code to post and share on their web pages and join in ...

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THE SHOWDOWN Completes Drums For New Album

Vocalist David Bunton of Tennessee's THE SHOWDOWN has issued the following update: "We are camped out in Nashville, TN right now tracking our third record, and as of today the drums are finished! Check out the video update [below] to see AJ tracking some power drums! We are going to be posting as many video ...

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VEIL OF MAYA Prepares To Release 'The Common Man's Collapse'

Chicago/Milwaukee-based band VEIL OF MAYA will release its new full-length album, "The Common Man's Collapse", on April 1 via Sumerian Records. According to a press release, the CD is "replete with swift and fluid guitar flourishes, spitting forth notes like lava, lock step drumming that is swifter than a hummingbird's wings and vocals that range ...

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ARSIS Resumes Headlining Tour

Guitarist/lead vocalist James Malone of the Virginia-based technical death metal outfit ARSIS has issued an update on the band's current tour, which was nearly derailed this past Wednesday (March 5) after the group's trailer flipped and settled deep in a snow bank alongside an ice-coated highway somewhere in Iowa. "Things could've been a lot worse, ...

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WARBRINGER Completes Run With EXODUS

After completing a highly successful North American tour with EXODUS, GOATWHORE and ARSIS, the mighty Los Angeles thrashers WARBRINGER prepare for another cross-county tour with NILE, SUICIDE SILENCE and THE FACELESS. This month-long trek kicks off on March 8 and will be preceded by a few warm-up shows with SUICIDE SILENCE and THE FACELESS beginning ...

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ARSIS Mainman: We Are 'Not Breaking Up'

ARSIS guitarist/lead vocalist James Malone has shot down Internet reports that the group has broken up. "While is it true that we had to leave the EXODUS tour early to take care of some personal business at home, ARSIS is NOT breaking up," he says/ "We will be meeting up with SKELETONWITCH in Dallas this ...

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EXODUS And SOILWORK ON FUSE TV's 'Talking Metal'

This Friday, February 29 at 12 midnight EST / 9 p.m. PST, join "Talking Metal" hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy as they host a jam session with Bay Area thrashers EXODUS in New York and get a Swedish metal lesson from SOILWORK in Los Angeles. Visit Fuse's "Talking Metal" web site at

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