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DARK EMPIRE: Another New Song Posted Online

DARK EMPIRE, the American/Swedish band featuring vocalist Jens Carlsson of PERSUADER/SAVAGE CIRCUS and bassist Noah Martin of ARSIS, has posted a rough-mix version of a new track, "Salvation Denied", on the group's MySpace page. The song comes off the band's upcoming second album, "Humanity Dethroned", due later in the year. The cover artwork ...

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NECROPHAGIST Issues Post-Tour Update

German extreme metallers NECROPHAGIST — who recently completed the Summer Slaughter tour with CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, ARSIS, AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, THE FACELESS, ION DISSONANCE and BENEATH THE MASSACRE — have issued the following post-tour update: "The Summer Slaughter Tour lived up to its title and proved itself to really be 'the most extreme ...

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ARSIS Drops Off SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR

West Virginia's ARSIS has been forced to drop off the Summer Slaughter Tour while supporting its latest release, "United in Regret". Commented ARSIS guitarist and vocalist James Malone: "Due to circumstances beyond our control, we've been forced to drop off the Summer Slaughter Tour. I do apologize to ALL the fans that missed seeing us. ...

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DARK EMPIRE: New Song Posted Online

DARK EMPIRE, the American/Swedish band featuring vocalist Jens Carlsson of PERSUADER/SAVAGE CIRCUS and bassist Noah Martin of ARSIS, has posted the single edit for its new track "Possessed (We are One)" on the group's MySpace page. The song comes off the band's upcoming second album, "Humanity Dethroned", due later in the year. The ...

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Venue Change For Tonight's SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR Utah Date

The June 22 Utah date of the Summer Slaughter tour featuring death metal and grind heavyweights NECROPHAGIST, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, DECAPITATED, CATTLE DECAPITATION, ARSIS, AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, THE FACELESS, ION DISSONANCE, and BENEATH THE MASSACRE has been moved to Club NVO. The original venue was in Ogden, UT has been shut down by the city ...

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Guitarist SCOTT YOUNG Quits ALARUM

Guitarist Scott Young has announced his departure from Melbourne, Australia's ALARUM to concentrate on developing his solo career, and to devote more time to his gothic metal outfit DARKEST DAWN. Young joined ALARUM in 1995, and over a ten-year period has performed countless shows with the band, including the Carving North America's Epitaph tour with ...

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MONSTROSITY: F**K THE COMMERCE X Concert Footage Available

Video footage of MONSTROSITY's performance at this year's Fuck The Commerce X festival, which took place May 17-19 in Neiden (near Torgau), Germany, has been posted at YouTube. MONSTROSITY's fifth studio release, "Spiritual Apocalypse", was released in April via Metal Blade Records. Recorded at Morrisound Studios, the disc features vocals from the band's ...

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SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR: Ibanez Guitar Giveaway

The "Summer Slaughter Tour" and Hoshino USA have teamed up to giveaway four Ibanez Xiphos guitars in support of the most extreme tour of the summer. The "Summer Slaughter Tour" guitar contest, being held at Ibanez.com, offers the chance for one grand prize winner to win one of the "Summer Slaughter Tour" Xiphos guitars signed ...

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CEPHALIC CARNAGE: 'Making Of Xenosapien' Webisode Posted Online

CEPHALIC CARNAGE has posted their first link textwebisode documenting the recording process of their forthcoming new record "Xenosapien". The band recently finished recording the long-awaited "Xenosapien" at Highbryd, their new recording facility in Denver, CO, and Flatline Audio with longtime producer Dave Otero. CEPHALIC CARNAGE is currently working their way through the U.K. ...

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CEPHALIC CARNAGE Completes Work On New Video

CEPHALIC CARNAGE has completed work on the first music video, for the track "Endless Cycle of Violence", from its upcoming full-length album "Xenosapien". The video was shot at a skatepark in the band’s hometown of Denver, CO with director and producer Soren (UNEARTH, GREELEY ESTATES). A thirty-second teaser of the video can be viewed

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MONSTROSITY: 'Firestorm' Studio Clip Posted Online

Tampa, Florida-based death metallers MONSTROSITY have posted a studio clip for the song "Firestorm" at YouTube. The track comes off the group's fifth studio release, "Spiritual Apocalypse", which was released in April via Metal Blade Records. Recorded at Morrisound Studios, the disc features vocals from the band's newest addition, Mike Hrubovcak (VILE, DIVINE ...

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ENSLAVED: North American Tour Dates Announced

Norway's ENSLAVED will embark on a North American headlining tour in November/December. The tour will go on sale exclusively through EnterTheVault.com on May 11. Tickets will become available through regular ticketing channels on June 1. The lineup for the trek is as follows: November 6 - November 9: ENSLAVED, ARSIS, THE AGONIST November 10 - ...

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Wisconsin's ROBOT MOSH FEST: More Bands Announced

The fifth annual Robot Mosh Fest will take place on Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30 at Skate World in Hartland, Wisconsin. Below are all the bands confirmed for the event. Friday, June 29: THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER A LIFE ONCE LOST DEAD TO FALL FROM A SECOND STORY WINDOW HEWHOCORRUPTS RUSSIAN CIRCLES FORDIRELIFESAKE ...

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SUMMER SLAUGHTER Tour: VIP Ticket Packages Now Available

The "Summer Slaughter Tour", featuring headliners NECROPHAGIST along with Relapse labelmates CEPHALIC CARNAGE as well as DECAPITATED, CATTLE DECAPITATION, ARSIS, AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, THE FACELESS, ION DISSONANCE and BENEATH THE MASSACRE, has announced the sale of exclusive VIP ticket-packages to what will be the most extreme tour of the summer. The special "Summer Slaughter ...

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New BYZANTINE MP3 Available Exclusively On iTunes

West Virginia thrashers BYZANTINE have made the track "Cradle Song" available on iTunes. Only available on the band's recently relesaed DVD, entitled "Salvation", and not featured on the band's forthcoming record, the track is available for purchase here. Featuring a live film performance, bootleg performances, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage and more, "Salvation" is ...

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CEPHALIC CARNAGE Unveils New Music

CEPHALIC CARNAGE has unveiled the first new track, "Endless Cycle of Violence", from their upcoming full-length album "Xenosapien", via the band's MySpace page. "Endless Cycle of Violence", the album's lead-off track, will also be the first video from the record. "Xenosapien" was recorded by the band and longtime producer/engineer Dave Otero at their ...

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NECROPHAGIST Drummer Schedules U.S. Clinics

Last week German death metal band NECROPHAGIST announced the addition of world-renowned drummer Marco Minnemann to its lineup. Minnemann will begin playing drums for NECROPHAGIST on the band's upcoming headlining North American tour, dubbed "Summer Slaughter Tour", also featuring labelmates CEPHALIC CARNAGE as well as DECAPITATED, ION DISSONANCE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, ARSIS and more. The "Summer ...

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DARK EMPIRE: New Album Artwork Posted Online

DARK EMPIRE, the American/Swedish band featuring vocalist Jens Carlsson of PERSUADER/SAVAGE CIRCUS and bassist Noah Martin of ARSIS, has posted the cover artwork for its upcoming second album, "Humanity Dethroned", at its official web site. The CD is tentatively due this spring/summer. Conceived in the winter of early 2004, DARK EMPIRE is the ...

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NECROPHAGIST, DECAPITATED, CEPHALIC CARNAGE To Team Up For SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR

Ibanez, Tama and Revolver will present the first annual Summer Slaughter Tour with NECROPHAGIST headlining and support from DECAPITATED, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, THE FACELESS, AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, ARSIS, ION DISSONANCE and BENEATH THE MASSACRE. Founder Ash Avildsen has dubbed it "the most extreme tour of the year," which will have select dates featuring ...

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BYZANTINE Offers In-Studio Update, Touring Plans

West Virginia's forward-thinking thrashers BYZANTINE are currently in the studio finishing recording for the band's upcoming full-length, "Oblivion Beckons". Mixing will take place at Highview Studios by Drew Mazurek and the album will be mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music. A late-summer release via Prosthetic Records is expected. "The record is coming ...

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ION DISSONANCE: 'Minus The Herd' Artwork Revealed

Montreal-based quintet ION DISSONANCE has completed work on its third album, entitled "Minus the Herd". The follow-up to 2005's "Solace" was produced by Zeuss (SHADOWS FALL, HATEBREED) and will be released on June 5 through Abacus Recordings. You can catch an inside look at drummer JF Richard recording a drum track here. Paul ...

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BYZANTINE: 'Salvation' DVD Trailer Available

West Virginia's forward-thinking thrash band BYZANTINE has now made its forthcoming DVD, "Salvation", available for pre-order at link text this location. Scheduled for an April 17 release through Prosthetic Records, "Salvation" will feature live performances, bootleg performances, interviews, tutorials and an extended version of the "Jeremiad" music video, among other offerings. A trailer ...

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BENEATH THE MASSACRE To Tour United States For First Time

On the eve of the release of the band's full-length debut, "Mechanics of Dysfunction", Canada's BENEATH THE MASSACRE has been confirmed for the band's first appearances in the United States later this spring alongside ARSIS and ION DISSONANCE. The upcoming jaunt also includes an appearance at the second annual California Metalfest with labelmates LIGHT THIS ...

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