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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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CRYPTOPSY: 'The Unspoken King' Track Listing Revealed

Canadian metallers CRYPTOPSY have finalized the track listing for their sixth full-length studio album, "The Unspoken King", which wil be released through Century Media Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: Friday, May 23 Spain, Portugal: Tuesday, May 27 Sweden, Finland, Hungary: Wednesday, May 28 UK, France, Greece, Denmark, Norway, Rest Of ...

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BENEATH THE MASSACRE Schedules Studio Time For Upcoming Record

Montreal's technical death metal band BENEATH THE MASSACRE has scheduled studio time for the follow-up to 2007's "Mechanics of Dysfunction". The band will enter the studio April 25 with Yannick St-Amant (DESPISED ICON, NEURAXIS, MARTYR), who also produced BENEATH THE MASSACRE's prior full-length and the "Evidence of Inequity" EP. Afterwards, Jason Suecof (THE BLACK DAHLIA ...

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MARTYR: 'Havoc In Quebec City' Trailer, Preview Available

A trailer for "Havoc in Quebec City", the brand new DVD from French-Canadian technical death masters MARTYR, can be viewed below. Also posted online is a full-length version of the song "Nameless, Faceless, Neverborn". "Havoc in Quebec City" was filmed on April 6, 2007 at Imperial de Quebec in Quebec City, Quebec and is available ...

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CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST

Pennsylvania's CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN has been confimed for this year's Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 23-25 at the Sonar in Baltimore. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Friday, May 23 (doors at 4:45 p.m.): CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN - 5:15 - 5:45 AFGRUND - 6:00 - 6:30 TORSOFUCK - ...

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DYING FETUS Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST

DYING FETUS has been confimed for this year's Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 23-25 at the Sonar in Baltimore. Meanwhile, DERANGED, DISAVOWED and THE ARSON PROJECT have all cancelled their participation in the event. DISAVOWED said in a statement: "We are very disappointed to cancel the MDF. We were really looking foreward to ...

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'Ultimate DEATH Tribute' TV Report Available Online

On Monday, March 3, the French-Canadian TV channel Tl-Qubec aired a special report on the benefit concert to honor late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED mastermind Chuck Schuldiner, which took place on December 12, 2007 at the Theatre Imperial in Quebec City, QC, Canada. "Mchant Contraste" producer Marc Bergeron and his team followed the production process of the ...

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CRYPTOPSY Drummer Defends Shift In Band's Musical Direction

Drummer Flo Mounier of the Canadian metallers CRYPTOPSY has defended the shift in the band's musical direction on their forthcoming sixth full-length studio album, "The Unspoken King", after unfinished versions of several of the tracks surfaced on the Internet. A CRYPTOPSY fan named "Sam" made an online posting directed to Flo in which he stated ...

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GROSS MISCONDUCT Inks Canadian Distribution Deal

Vancouver-based death/thrash band GROSS MISCONDUCT has signed a Canada-wide distribution deal with PHD Canada Distributing. The deal will see GROSS MISCONDUCT's debut album, "The Process Of Indoctrination", available in major retail outlets across the country, including HMV, A&B Sound, Archambault, CD Plus and Sunrise Records. "Getting this deal done represents achieving one of our primary ...

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Dutch Cult Band MARTYR Signs With RUSTY CAGE RECORDS

Eighties cult Dutch metal band MARTYR has inked a deal with Rusty Cage Records. Says the label: "After releasing the 'Dutch Metal Cult Series' containing reissues of five rare albums, we received many requests about MARTYR's first album, 'For the Universe'. We will release a special version of this classic metal album: the guys have ...

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Oblivion Beckons - BYZANTINE

It already sucks that West Virginia prog-thrash wizards BYZANTINE had to break up, but to do it just as their new album, "Oblivion Beckons", was being released? I mean, that's taking your album title to literal extremes, for one thing. For another, so much for the CD release party — or much chance of selling ...

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French-Canadian TV To Air Report On 'Ultimate DEATH Tribute'

The French-Canadian TV channel Télé-Québec will present a special report on the benefit concert to honor late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED mastermind Chuck Schuldiner, which took place on December 12, 2007 at the Theatre Imperial in Quebec City, QC, Canada. "Méchant Contraste" producer Marc Bergeron and his team followed the production process of the concert, which which ...

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CRYPTOPSY Frontman Checks In From Recording Studio

Canadian masters of brutality CRYPTOPSY are currently putting the finishing touches on their sixth full-length studio album, "The Unspoken King". The group recently announced the addition of new frontman Matt McGachy (3 MILE SCREAM) and keyboards/samplist Maggie Durand to its lineup. Commented McGachy: "The studio process has been very fulfilling. We have just recently finished ...

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MARTYR: 'Havoc In Quebec City' DVD Update

French-Canadian technical death masters MARTYR filmed their April 6, 2007 concert at Imperial de Quebec in Quebec City, Quebec for an upcoming DVD. Entitled "Havoc in Quebec City", the disc is scheduled for release later in the year via Galy Records. According to the band, the current status of "Havoc in Quebec City" is as ...

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ANONYMUS: Canadian Tour Dates Announced

Quebec metallers ANONYMUS have scheduled the following dates: March 01 - Riviere-du-Loup, QC - Maison Des Jeunes March 02 - Quebec, QC - Bar Le Monkey March 08 - Joliette, QC - l'Azile March 19 - Thunder Bay, ON - The Killoys March 21 - Prince Albert, SK - The Union Center (with INTO ETERNITY) ...

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DIVINE HERESY's DINO CAZARES At NAMM; Video Available

A short video clip of DIVINE HERESY/ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares pumping out riffs at this year's winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show, which took place January 17-20 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, can be viewed below. DIVINE HERESY will kick off its 2008 touring cycle on February 1 when ...

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DIVINE HERESY's DINO CAZARES: NAMM Appearances Detailed

DIVINE HERESY/ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has scheduled the following appearances at this year's winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show, which takes place January 18-20 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California * Performing with DIVINE HERESY drummer Tim Yeung at ddrum booth on Friday, January 18 at 2:30 p.m. * Signing ...

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INCANTATION To Headline MAYHEM IN MAY Festival

Pennsylvania-based death metallers INCANTATION will headline day one of the Mayhem in May 3 festival, set to take place May 17-18, 2008 at Uncle Pleasant's in Louisville, Kentucky. "We look forward to headlining this killer fest," stated INCANTATION mainman John McEntee. "Our friends in ESTUARY played it last year and had great things to say ...

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INCANTATION Mainman Comments On Japanese Tour

Pennsylvania-based death metallers INCANTATION have returned from there first Japanese tour with ANATOMIA and FUNERUS. The group's mainman John McEntee has issued the following update: "We have recently returned from our Death In Hell Japanese tour. This was our first time playing Japan. We have been trying to play Japan for many years with no ...

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CHUCK SCHULDINER Tribute Concert In Quebec City: Photos Available

Capitale du Metal has uploaded nine galleries of high-quality pictures taken at the benefit concert to honor late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED mastermind Chuck Schuldiner, which took place on December 12, 2007 at the Theatre Imperial in Quebec City, QC, Canada. The concert — which featured the local DEATH cover band SYMBOLIC alongside guest musicians Bobby Koelble ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST

Reunited thrashers NUCLEAR ASSAULT have been confimed for next year's Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 23-25 at the Sonar in Baltimore. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AFGRUND (Sweden) ANAAL NATHRAKH (England) BEHOLD…THE ARCTOPUS (New York) BLOOD DUSTER (Australia) COFFINS (Japan) COPREMESIS (New York) DEAD (Germany) DEFEATED SANITY (Germany) DEFEATIST (New ...

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GROSS MISCONDUCT To Support AMON AMARTH In Vancouver

Vancouver-based death/thrash band GROSS MISCONDUCT has been added to the AMON AMARTH / SONIC SYNDICATE show on December 14 in Vancouver, B.C. GROSS MISCONDUCT will open the all-ages concert, which will be held at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive). According to Live Nation Canada, doors for the show are slated for 6 p.m. ...

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Waiting for the Flies - PAIN PRINCIPLE

The word is that Florida's PAIN PRINCIPLE have been hanging around the scene since 1993, having released two albums prior to this debut full-length, "Waiting for the Flies", on Blind Prophecy Records. The band plays a mix of modern thrash and traditional American metal, in the latter case at times recalling, in vague terms at ...

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KATAKLYSM Bassist Welcomes Addition To Family

On November 22, KATAKLYSM bassist Stéphane Barbe and girlfriend Vicky welcomed a baby girl by the name of Lilia Barbe at a healthy 7 1/2 pounds. Stéphane will rejoin KATAKLYSM's current tour with CHIMAIRA for the last four dates starting in Montreal. Francois Mongrain from MARTYR is currently filling in on bass. On Monday, December ...

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