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BURNING THE MASSES: New Song Posted Online

San Diego, California-based death metallers BURNING THE MASSES have posted the title track from their forthcoming album, "Mind Control", on their MySpace page. "Mind Control" was produced by Stephen Hawkes (EXOTIC ANIMAL PETTING ZOO) and was mixed by Logan Mader (DIVINE HERESY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY). A fall release through Mediaskare is expected. The band ...

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AURA NOIR To Release New Album In August; Audio Samples Available

Norwegian black/thrash metal band AURA NOIR will release its new album, "Hades Rise", on August 25 via Tyrant Syndicate, DARKTHRONE's Peaceville sub-label. "Hades Rise" follows on from where 2004's "The Merciless" left off. Undoubtedly the band's dirtiest and biggest hammer to the face to date, "Hades Rise" embraces the spirit of bands like VENOM to ...

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Video Preview Of 'Swedish Death Metal' Book Available

INSISION/TYRANT bassist Daniel Ekeroth's acclaimed history "Swedish Death Metal" is now available in revised and expanded edition from new U.S. publisher Bazillion Points. All pre-orders have been shipped, and the first 50 copies include surprise page proofs signed by the author. Watch a video preview of "Swedish Death Metal" below. The ultimate insider's account of ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE: More 'Summer Slaughter Europe' Dates Announced

California-based extreme metal quintet SUICIDE SILENCE will headline Summer Slaughter European tour in August/September with support from AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, BORN OF OSIRIS, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY and THE BERZERKER. Commented Summer Slaughter tour creator Ash Avildsen (from booking agent TKO): "We started the Summer Slaughter Tour in 2007 with NECROPHAGIST and ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST

HAIL OF BULLETS — the Dutch death metal band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen — has been confirmed for the 2009 edition of the Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 22-24 at the ...

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THE ACACIA STRAIN Announces Record-Release Shows

Massachusetts heavy hitters THE ACACIA STRAIN have announced three Northeast shows to celebrate the release of their latest effort, "Continent" (Prosthetic Records). The dates will immediately follow the band's current European trek with ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY and KNIGHTS OF THE ABYSS. THE ACACIA STRAIN record-release shows: Aug. 21 - Portland, ME - The Station ...

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THE ACACIA STRAIN: New Song Posted Online

Massachusetts heavy hitters THE ACACIA STRAIN have posted a brand new song, "Skynet", on their MySpace page. The track comes off the group's new album, "Continent", which is scheduled for an August 19 release through Prosthetic Records. "'Skynet' is a band favorite," vocalist Vincent Bennett says of the track. "We figured we should ...

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ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY Begins Work On New Material

UK-based death metallers ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY have issued the following update: "We have started work on writing the follow-up full-length to 'Before The Throne Of Infection'. Over the past few weeks we have started to compile ideas and thoughts on concept, content and which route of progression we want to take. We have started ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE To Headline 'Summer Slaughter UK' Tour

California-based extreme metal quintet SUICIDE SILENCE will headline Summer Slaughter UK tour in August/September with support from AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, BORN OF OSIRIS, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY and THE BERZERKER. Commented Summer Slaughter tour creator Ash Avildsen (from booking agent TKO): "We started the Summer Slaughter Tour in 2007 with NECROPHAGIST and ...

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'Swedish Death Metal' Book Expanded Edition Due In July

INSISION/TYRANT bassist Daniel Ekeroth's acclaimed history "Swedish Death Metal" will be available this July in revised and expanded edition from new U.S. publisher Bazillion Points. The ultimate insider's account of the rise of the Scandinavian metal scene, the book boasts over 450 pages, over 500 images, and is based on candid interviews with members of ...

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BOMBS OF HADES: New Music Posted Online

BOMBS OF HADES, the Swedish old-school death metal band featuring members of MACABRE END, GOD MACABRE, UTUMNO, ABHOTH and TRIBULATION, has posted new songs on its MySpace page. According to a press release, "fans of CARNAGE, AUTOPSY and old DEATH definitely should take notice!" Five of the new songs are planned to be ...

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OUTWORLD Guitarist Issues Update On Solo Activities

OUTWORLD guitarist Rusty Cooley's MySpace page has been updated with the following message: "There's been lots of exciting things going on. For starters, Rusty will be making a guest appearance on longtime friend and guitarist Mark Tremonti's (ALTER BRIDGE, CREED) new instructional DVD. There's a 20-minute-plus lesson where Rusty gets to show off some of ...

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THE BERZERKER Launching Record Label

Vocalist Luke Kenny of the Australian grind deviants THE BERZERKER has issued the following update: "I'm very excited to tell you that we will be launching our brand new record label Berzerker Industries within the next few months. The first release will be our new studio album. (I can't fucking wait!) The only way you'll ...

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DISMEMBER Guitarist On The Art Of Making Death Metal

Sweden's DISMEMBER is featured on the cover of the June/July issue of Metal Maniacs. In an interview conducted by Nathan T. Birk, guitarist David Blomqvist discusses the band's history, signature sound and new, self-titled album. Excerpts follow: Metal Maniacs: The album was recorded, from what I understand, in like 12 days. But I guess you ...

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Sixth And Final Installment of Limited-Edition 'Slimewave' 7" Series Sees Release

Slimewave seven-inch number six, featuring all-new material from MUMAKIL and INHUME, is available now via Relapse. For more information, please access this release page. Slimewave is a Relapse series of six limited-edition split seven-inch releases from twelve of the sickest and most extreme bands in the metal/grind underground. Each edition is hand-numbered, colored ...

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Symbolic - DEATH

For many reasons, it's hard to talk objectively about the work of Chuck Schuldiner and DEATH. For one, the man was taken from us far too early, leaving many musical pathways still untraveled. There's also the fact that his legacy, the arc of his creativity from "Scream Bloody Gore" to "The Sound of Perseverance" and ...

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Before the Throne... - ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY

England's Siege of Amida Records seem to have a knack for discovering bands playing a vicious and modern strain of grindcore and death metal, as releases from DISKREET and WHITECHAPEL clearly demonstrate (both are distributed through Candlelight in the States). I can't praise "Before the Throne of Infection" by England's ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY as ...

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