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MACHINE HEAD Seeks To Dismiss Former Bassist ADAM DUCE's Lawsuit

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD are seeking to dismiss the lawsuit that was filed against them by the band's former bassist, Adam Duce, claiming that that Duce has "failed to state a claim for federal trademark infringement" and "has failed to state any claim against [MACHINE HEAD's new bassist] Jared MacEachern or [MACHINE ...

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SEPREVATION To Release 'Consumed' In May

U.K. death thrashers SEPREVATION will release their debut full-length album, "Consumed", on May 10. The CD was recorded at 16th Cellar Studios in Rome, Italy with acclaimed producer Stefano Morabito (FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, HOUR OF PENANCE, EYECONOCLAST, ACRANIA, BLOODSHOT DAWN). SEPREVATION guitarist Joss Farrington comments on "Consumed": "I think fans of [the 2012 EP] 'Ritual Abuse' ...

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UNLEASHED: Two-Camera Fan-Filmed Mix Of HAMMERFEST Performance

A two-camera fan-filmed mix of UNLEASHED's March 15 performance at this year's Hammerfest, which was held at Hafan y Mor Holiday Park, Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire, Wales, can be seen below. UNLEASHED's new album, "Odalheim", was released in April 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was produced by Fredrik Folkare and recorded in at Chrome ...

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THE SKULL Featuring Former TROUBLE Members: Two Singles To Be Released In April

THE SKULL, the new band featuring original members of American doom metal legends TROUBLEEric Wagner (vocals) and Jeff "Oly" Olson (drums) — alongside longtime TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner, SACRED DAWN guitarist Lothar Keller, and former TROUBLE bassist-turned-guitarist Chuck Robinson, will unleash two new singles recorded with acclaimed producer/engineer Billy Anderson (MELVINS, NEUROSIS). The ...

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DISTURBED Bassist JOHN MOYER Launches DREAD Clothing Line

Austin, Texas-based rock musician John Moyer — best known as the bass player for the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling hard rock band DISTURBED, and currently performing with ADRENALINE MOB — announced today that he will debut his own clothing line on the Heart of Texas Rockfest stage during Austin's music week on Friday, March 14. Inspired by ...

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Oruga - ORUGA

"Oruga" is the Spanish word for caterpillar, which seems like a peculiar name for a doom and stoner band until you recall the hookah-toking caterpillar from "Alice in Wonderland", then it all makes sense. France's ORUGA makes no pretentions about what they are. They are a European interpretation of DOWN, WEEDEATER, SLEEP and CROWBAR, who ...

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Whales and Leeches - RED FANG

Portland, Oregon continues to amaze as a hub for some of the best underground rock on American terra firma. The loud and earthy fuzz of RED FANG might represent the beacon call to finally summon the spotlight upon this prolific scene. There's a ton of buzz about RED FANG with their third album, "Whales and ...

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SCAR SYMMETRY's PER NILSSON To Sit Out Eastern Europe Tour

Swedish progressive melodic death metallers SCAR SYMMETRY have released the following statement: "We regret to inform you that due to a family emergency, [guitarist] Per Nilsson will have to sit out our Eastern Europe mini-tour later this week. "You can all rest assured that this wasn't a decision made lightly, but for us, family comes ...

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DYNAZTY To Release 'Renatus' In March

Stockholm, Sweden-based rockers DYNAZTY will release their fourth studio album, "Renatus", on March 31 via Spinefarm Records. The CD's first single, "Starlight", is now available on iTunes. Says DYNAZTY guitarist Love Magnusson: "From the get-go, 'Starlight' felt like a quintessential heavy metal single. The idea was to create a heavy and fast-paced melodic bomb!" As ...

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I AM HERESY: Two New Songs Available For Free Download

Delaware/New Jersey sextet I AM HERESY will release its second full-length album, "Thy Will", on March 4 (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media Records. The CD was engineered and produced by John Ferrara at Portrait Studios, who also helmed I AM HERESY's "O Day Star, Son Of Dawn" EP. The new effort was mastered ...

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ANCIENT BARDS To Release 'A New Dawn Ending' In April

Italian symphonic epic power metallers ANCIENT BARDS will release their new album, "A New Dawn Ending", on April 25 via Limb Music. The effort is the third and last chapter of the first part of the "Black Crystal Sword" saga, which began with "The Alliance Of The Kings" in 2010 and continued with "Soulless Child" ...

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LOUDNESS: North American Tour Canceled

According to the official Twitter account of the Baltimore Soundstage venue in Baltimore, Maryland, LOUDNESS' previously announced North American tour, which was scheduled to take place in April, has been canceled "due to extenuating circumstances." No further information is currently available. LOUDNESS released its 25th studio album, "2012", in August 2012 via Tokuma ...

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I AM HERESY: 'March Of The Black Earth' Video Released

Delaware/New Jersey sextet I AM HERESY will release its second full-length album, "Thy Will", on March 4 (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media Records. The CD was engineered and produced by John Ferrara at Portrait Studios, who also helmed I AM HERESY's "O Day Star, Son Of Dawn" EP. The new effort was mastered ...

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VAN CANTO: 'Into The West' Video Released

"Into The West", the new video from the German "a cappella metal" band VAN CANTO — which consists of five singers and one drummer (no guitars, no bass, no keyboards) — can be seen below. The song is taken form the group's new studio album, "Dawn Of The Brave", which was released on February 7 ...

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HATRIOT's 'Fiery' Performance In Cotati Captured On Video

Shortly after HATRIOT — the San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal band led by former EXODUS and LEGACY (pre-TESTAMENT) frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza — started playing the song "Murder American Style" on January 18 at Spancky's in Cotati, California, a fire started in one of the PA speakers. Jesse Amazeen, who attended the concert and ...

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BLIKSEM: 'Disciples' Video Released

"Disciples", the new video from Belgian metallers BLIKSEM, can be seen below. The clip was shot during the band's Spanish tour in November and is a high-octane, live iPhone raw power impression of their Iberian trip, which includes footages of their live performance for Spanish TV. "Disciples" is taken from BLIKSEM's debut album, "Face The ...

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NOCTURNAL BREED: New Song 'Speedkrieg' Available For Streaming

Epic Norwegian thrash metallers NOCTURNAL BREED will release a new album entitled "Napalm Nights" on March 11 in Europe and March 18 in North America via Agonia Records. "Speedkrieg", the second song to be revealed off the release, is available for streaming using the SoundCloud widget below. Featuring a guest appearance by DARKTHRONE's Nocturno Culto ...

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