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SCOTT 'WINO' WEINRICH Interviewed In Montreal; Video Available

HardTimes.ca conducted an interview with stoner/doom metal pioneer Scott "Wino" Weinrich (ST. VITUS, THE OBSESSED, SPIRIT CARAVAN, THE HIDDEN HAND, SHRINEBUILDER) on September 13, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Watch the 22-minute chat below. Wino's first-ever solo record, "Punctuated Equilibrium", was released on January 20 via Southern Lord Recordings). After the demise of ...

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EUMERIA Hard At Work On Debut Album

EUMERIA, the brainchild of former OUTWORLD keyboardist Bobby Williamson, is recording its debut album at Origin Sound in Spring, Texas with producer Craig Douglas (HELSTAR, NECROFAITH, LYCOPHILE). Williamson says, "We have a few more recordings to go including bass guitar, guitar solos and some keyboards. We expect to finish this up in three to four ...

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THE BOOZEHOUNDZ: Hometown Performance Footage Available

Video footage of a recent hometown performance by THE BOOZEHOUNDZ — the Topeka, Arkansas-based "drinking, good-time original/cover band" featuring James King (ORIGIN, VIRAL LOAD, UNMERCIFUL), Derek Ingmann (COVENENCE, UNMERCIFUL, DISKREET) and Chris Wilson (TROGLODYTE, GORNOGRAPHY, JESUS CORPUS) — can be viewed at this location. One of the clips is available below. THE BOOZEHOUNDZ ...

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KORN Frontman Featured In INFECTED MUSHROOM Video

KORN's Jonathan Davis is featured in the new video, "Smashing the Opponent" (see below), from the Israeli-bred, Los Angeles-based electronic duo INFECTED MUSHROOM. The song is the first single from the eighth studio album from INFECTED MUSHROOM, "Legend Of The Black Shawarma", which is due on September 8, 2009 via electronic music giant Paul Oakenfold's ...

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ORIGIN Interviewed In Montreal; Video Available

HardTimes.ca conducted an interview with Topeka, Kansas-based death metallers ORIGIN when the band played in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on July 16, 2009. Watch the 20-minute chat below. ORIGIN's video for the song "Finite" was shot in March 2008 in a Brooklyn recording studio with acclaimed director David Brodsky (MyGoodEye), who has previously worked ...

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VALKYRJA Begins Recording New Album

Swedish black metallers VALKYRJA entered Necromorbus Studios (WATAIN, DESTRÖYER 666, RAZOR OF OCCAM) in Stockholm on June 22 with producer Tore Stjerna to begin recording their second album. Commented the band: "The procedure will span throughout the summer and be available in pressed form in late 2009/early 2010 through Metal Blade Records — if no ...

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BORKNAGAR Completes Work On New Album

Norway's BORKNAGAR has completed work on its new album, "Universal", for a late 2009 release via Indie Recordings. The CD was recorded and mixed at Toproom Studio in Lunner, Norway, with the bandmembers themselves handling the production duties. Commented BORKNAGAR mainman Øystein G. Brun: "We are extremely satisfied with the result! The album turned out ...

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REVERENCE: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

French black metallers REVERENCE have completed work on their third album, "Inactive Theocracy", due in September/October on CD and vinyl via Osmose Productions. The effort was recorded and mixed at Drudenhaus Studios with Neb Xort (ANOREXIA NERVOSA) and was mastered at MasterLab studios in France. "Inactive Theocracy" track listing: 01. Origin 02. Faith Design 03. ...

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BEHEMOTH To Headline Three 'Summer Slaughter' Shows

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH have been confirmed as "special guest headliners" for three shows on the 2009 edition of the Summer Slaughter Tour: July 05 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room July 06 - Calgary, AB @ The Whiskey July 07 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Presented by Affliction and Decibel magazine, this year's ...

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RELAPSE 'Contamination 2009' Spring/Summer Label Sampler Available

Relapse Records has released the latest edition of its long-running "Contamination" label sampler exclusively as an iTunes digital album. "Contamination 2009" includes 23 tracks and almost two hours of music for just $5.99, including an exclusive advance download of the new COALESCE track "Wild Ox Moan" from their forthcoming album "Ox". "Contamination 2009" clocks in ...

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GENE SIMMONS On 'Extra'; Video Available

Incredible face paint and studded stage outfits are what KISS is known for... and of course, Gene Simmons' tongue! Gene Simmons reveals on "Extra", "Everything is about size" and the upcoming KISS reality show is going to be anything but modest! Watch Gene's appearance on "Extra" below. Gene Simmons and his unconventional family are back ...

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KORN, JANE'S ADDICTION Singers Guest On New INFECTED MUSHROOM Album

KORN's Jonathan Davis and JANE'S ADDICTION's Perry Farrell make guest appearances on the eighth studio album from the Israeli-bred, Los Angeles-based electronic duo INFECTED MUSHROOM, "Legend Of The Black Shawarma", due on September 8, 2009 via electronic music giant Paul Oakenfold's Perfecto label. For "Legend Of The Black Shawarma", INFECTED MUSHROOM's Amit "Duvdev" Duvedevani and ...

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Oracles - FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE

"FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE play death metal with a 'classical" approach;' inspired by CANNIBAL CORPSE and SUFFOCATION, and influenced by J.S. Bach and L. Van Beethoven," reads the Willowtip press release regarding "Oracles"; the Rome, Italy band's debut for the label. Sound far-fetched? It's really not, although "Oracles" is not some over-the-top symphonic death metal experiment either. ...

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EMBEDDED: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

"Beyond The Flesh", the new album from German death metallers EMBEDDED, is available for streaming in its entirety on the band's MySpace page. "Beyond The Flesh" is scheduled for release on May 18 through DB Agency. The band's third full-length effort was recorded at the Soundlodge Studio (GOD DETHRONED, SINISTER, DEW-SCENTED) in Germany ...

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EMBEDDED To Release 'Beyond The Flesh' Next Week

German death metal band EMBEDDED will release its new album, "Beyond The Flesh", on May 18 through DB Agency. The band's third full-length effort was recorded at the Soundlodge Studio (GOD DETHRONED, SINISTER, DEW-SCENTED) in Germany and will feature artwork (see below) by Remy of Head Split Design (UNEARTH, CRYPTOPSY, WHITECHAPEL). "Beyond The Flesh" track ...

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ABSU's SWR BARROSELAS METALFEST XII Performance Pushed Back A Day

Proscriptor McGovern from the Texas-based mythological occult metal outfit ABSU has issued the following statement: "We regret to announce that due to a massive flight cancellation from Madrid to Porto, our performance originally scheduled for Friday, May 1 at the SWR Barroselas Metalfest XII has been rescheduled for the following night — Saturday, May 2. ...

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The Severed Inception - INEVITABLE END

This is what we call a good 'ole teeth rattler. On "The Severed Inception", Sweden's INEVITABLE END assaults the senses with a constant barrage of jackhammer drumming and ear melting riffage. The first seconds of the opening title track overwhelm with the kind of intensity one hears right off the bat when an ORIGIN album ...

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BORKNAGAR: New Album Title Revealed

BORKNAGAR mainman Øystein G. Brun has issued the following update: "The title of the new BORKNAGAR album will be nothing less than: 'Universal'. "As the musical and lyrical approach of the album has shaped up during the production of the new album, the title 'Universal' is the title that shines through and mirrors the essence ...

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NECRODEATH: New Album Title Announced

Italian black-thrash metal heroes NECRODEATH have set "Phylogenesis" as the title of their new album, due later this month via Scarlet Records. The follow-up to 2007's "Draculea" is a concept effort dealing with the origin of the species, featuring "nine killer tracks about the past, the present and the future of the world population." The ...

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KROKUS: Video Interview With MARC STORACE Available

Vocalist Marc Storace of Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS was interviewed by Peter Waelti of the KROKUS Globe Club For Clan & Fan shortly before the band's August 2008 reunion concert at Stade De Suisse stadium in Bern, Switzerland. The chat took place outside the Kofmehl youth center in Solothurn. Switzerland, the birthplace of KROKUS ...

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THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR: First Dates Announced

This year's "The Summer Slaughter Tour" will feature the following acts: NECROPHAGIST (co-headliner) SUFFOCATION (co-headliner) ENSIFERUM ** DARKEST HOUR WINDS OF PLAGUE DYING FETUS BORN OF OSIRIS ORIGIN BENEATH THE MASSACRE * AFTER THE BURIAL DECREPIT BIRTH * BLACKGUARD ** * First half of tour only (June 5 - June 26) ** Second half of ...

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CHTHONIC Roars: Panda Is From Tibet, Not China!

For fifty years, Tibet has been imprisoned by a totalitarian Chinese government. After the Chinese army invaded Tibet and claimed it as part of China, millions of people were killed, torn from their homes and separated from their families. Hundreds of thousands of Tibetans risked their lives climbing through the freezing and dangerously steep Himalayas ...

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