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MONSTROSITY: New Song Posted Online

Tampa, Florida-based death metallers MONSTROSITY have just completed the recording and mixing of their fifth studio release, "Spiritual Apocalypse". Recorded at Morrisound Studios, the disc features vocals from the band's newest addition, Mike Hrubovcak (VILE, DIVINE RAPTURE). Joining Hrubovcak are longtime MONSTROSITY members Lee Harrison (drums), Mike Poggione (bass), and Mark English (guitars). The release ...

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ION DISSONANCE Preparing To Record New Album

Montreal-based quintet ION DISSONANCE is getting ready to record its third album, entitled "Minus the Herd". The follow-up to 2005's "Solace" will be produced by Zeuss and will be released later in the year through Abacus Recordings. Commented singer Kevin McCaughey: "This is by far some of the best stuff we have ever written. There ...

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GOD FORBID: More International Tour Dates Announced

New Jersey's GOD FORBID will be touring Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Alaska for the first time this March. The group is currently wrapping up its Revolver-sponsored "Chains of Humanity Tour" that also features extreme metal titans GOATWHORE, MNEMIC, ARSIS and BYZANTINE. This tour is GOD FORBID's first headlining run in support of ...

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GOD FORBID Debuts New Video; Prepares To Shoot First DVD

New Jersey's GOD FORBID is more than half way through their Revolver-sponsored "Chains of Humanity Tour" that also features extreme metal titans GOATWHORE, MNEMIC, ARSIS and BYZANTINE. This tour is GOD FORBID's first headlining run in support of their latest acclaimed album, "IV: Constitution of Treason", and their new video from that release, "Chains of ...

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ARSIS Parts Ways With Drummer, Announces New Lineup

West Virginia's ARSIS has parted ways with drummer Mike Van Dyne. "While we never wanted him to go, we wish him the best on all his future endeavours," the band writes in a statement. ARSIS, who recently signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Records, has unveiled its new lineup, including the identity of Van Dyne's ...

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BYZANTINE: New Album Title Confirmed

West Virginia's forward-thinking thrash band BYZANTINE has set "Oblivion Beckons" as the title of its third album, due out in July via Prosthetic Records. The follow-up to 2005's enigmatic "...And They Shall Take Up Serpents" will contain 12 brand new tracks and will also contain complete note-for-note guitar transcriptions, in both standard musical notation and ...

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ARSIS Signs Worldwide Deal WITH NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

When it comes to seminal death metal bands from North America, the East Coast alone can boast the likes of the genre's greatest staples such as CANNIBAL CORPSE, IMMOLATION, DEATH, MORBID ANGEL, and NILE. With West Virginia's legacy of being the only state formed as a direct result of the American Civil War, it's no ...

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GOD FORBID: Philadelphia Show Postponed

GOD FORBID's kick-off show on "The Chains of Humanity Tour" in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — originally scheduled for last night (Thursday, Jan. 4) — has been postponed until Febuary. "We are awaiting the exact date of the re-schedule show, but will post it as soon as it is confirmed," the band writes on its web site. ...

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GOD FORBID: Australian Tour Dates Announced

New Jersey's GOD FORBID will embark on an Australian tour in March 2007. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 20 - Amplifier Bar, Perth, AUS Mar. 21 - Fowlers Live, Adelaide, AUS Mar. 22 - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, AUS Mar. 23 - The Gaelic Theatre, Sydney, AUS Mar. 24 - Overcranked Festival, Brisbane, AUS ...

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NAPALM DEATH: Tonight's Show In New York City Cancelled

NAPALM DEATH's scheduled appearance tonight (Thursday, Dec. 21) at the Knitting Factory in New York City has been cancelled. ND frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway reportedly announced the cancellation from the stage at last night's gig at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, explaining that the club was responsible for the concert being called off, ...

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BYZANTINE: DVD Trailer Available Online

West Virginia forward-thinking thrashers BYZANTINE have unveiled a trailer for the upcoming "Salvation" DVD which will see an early 2007 release through Prosthetic Records. The disc will feature a live performance film featuring a new, unreleased song, guitar and bass tutorials from guitarist Tony Rohrbough and bassist Skip Cromer, interviews with the band members along ...

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SANGRE To Open For SEPULTURA, GOD FORBID

Southern California metal band SANGRE will open for SEPULTURA, DIECAST, SWORN ENEMY and SUICIDE SILENCE AT the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, CA. SANGRE has also been added to the bill for both Southern California shows for the Chains of Humanity tour featuring GOD FORBID, GOATWHORE, MNEMIC, THE HUMAN ABSTRACT and ARSIS on January ...

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THE DIVINING Signs With 1x1 MUSIC

Philadelphia, PA's THE DIVINING has inked a deal with 1x1 Music. According to a press release, THE DIVINING delivers "a refreshing mixture of thrash and heavy metal, sure to bring back memories of the days when bands like AT THE GATES, PANTERA, and TESTAMENT were among the genre's elite." THE DIVINING will begin recording its ...

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GOD FORBID Gets 'Kramered'

GOD FORBID is set to hit the road in the New Year on "The Chains of Humanity" tour with special guests GOATWHORE, MNEMIC, ARSIS, THE HUMAN ABSTRACT and BYZANTINE. To prepare fans for the tour, the band has teamed up with broadband video-on-demand site MetalInjection.tv for a weekly series called "GFTV". In the latest clip, ...

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ALARUM Announces New Drummer

Melbourne, Australia's ALARUM has announced the addition of drummer Rob Brens to the group's ranks. Brens joins the band as the replacement for previous skinsman Racca, who left ALARUM this past summer "to pursue other interests." ALARUM is currently writing material for a new album as well as preparing for a gig supporting TESTAMENT in ...

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DARK EMPIRE Announces New Drummer

DARK EMPIRE, the band featuring vocalist Jens Carlsson of PERSUADER/SAVAGE CIRCUS and bassist Noah Martin of ARSIS, has announced the addition of drummer Sam Paulicelli of the New Jersey based prog-metal outfit SUSPYRE the group's ranks. Commented guitarist/band leader Matt Moliti: "Noah got us in touch with Sam through working with SUSPYRE on their latest ...

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Denmark's MNEMIC Challenges GOD FORBID To The Drinking Olympics

Who would've guessed that the day the "Revolver Presents: The Chains Of Humanity Tour" lineup with GOD FORBID, GOATWHORE, MNEMIC, ARSIS, and THE HUMAN ABSTRACT/BYZANTINE was finalized, a new (although already long-practiced) Olympic category was FINALLY made official: The Drinking Olympics. Eager to take a gold medal home for his native Denmark in a competition ...

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NAPALM DEATH: Long Island Concert Cancellation Explained

British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH have posted the following message on their official web site: "Many, many apologies to all our fans that turned up to [Friday night's, Nov. 24] show [at Club Ritual in Levittown, New York]. The club did not have a working PA/sound system. We tried to resolve the matter — our ...

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BYZANTINE Prepares To Record New Album

West Virginia's forward-thinking metal band BYZANTINE will tentatively enter the studio December 8 to record the follow-up to 2005's "...And They Shall Take Up Serpents". They will then take a break from the recording process to support GOD FORBID for two weeks on a tour package also boasting GOATWHORE, MNEMIC and ARSIS. Upon completion of ...

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NAPALM DEATH Bassist Checks In From The Road

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Just played a blinding, sweaty hot show in Belfort, France... Hot and sweaty is the word — what a crazy show! Kids diving everywhere; very cool. It was so hot I even had to take my shirt off so ...

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GOD FORBID Cancels Canadian Tour

GOD FORBID has canceled its week-long Canadian trek as direct support to PROTEST THE HERO. Their only remaining show for 2006 will be a headlining performance in Levittown, NY at Club Ritual on December 8. GOD FORBID will return to the road in 2007 to annihilate the masses headlining the Revolver-sponsored "Chains of Humanity" tour ...

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GOATWHORE To Guest On MTV2's 'Headbanger's Ball'

Southern black metal/sludge masters GOATWHORE will be heading over to the MTV2 studios in New York City on Wednesday, November 29 to tape their "Headbanger's Ball" segment, which will air on Saturday, December 2. The band's video for "Alchemy of the Black Sun Cult" will air this Saturday, November 11. As previously reported, GOATWHORE has ...

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NAPALM DEATH: Scandinavia Headlining Dates Announced

Seminal grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH will embark on a European headlining tour in January. The dates are as follows (venue details to be confirmed): Jan. 10 - Roskilde, Denmark Jan. 11 - Hässleholm, Sweden Jan. 12 - Oslo, Norway Jan. 13 - Karlstad, Sweden Jan. 14 - Stockholm, Sweden Jan. 17 - Helsinki, Finland Jan. ...

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