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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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Behold the Failure - MUMAKIL

It is time again for one of those "Holy Shit!" albums. With "Behold the Failure", Switzerland's MUMAKIL may have just established themselves as heirs to NASUM's grindcore throne. What is sure to end up one of 2009's worthiest grind albums, "Behold the Failure" is the kind of disc that is in league with some of ...

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GORGUTS Mainman Confirms New Album Plans; Rehearsal Video Available

Guitarist/vocalist Luc Lemay of the reactivated Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada-based technical death metal band GORGUTS has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "After all the posts on metal websites and forums lately, I've decided that it was time for me to confirm all the rumors about GORGUTS making a new record! So, yes, I've been working ...

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THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR: Official Lineup Revealed

The official lineup for this year's "The Summer Slaughter Tour" has been announced and it looks as follows: 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 ...

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Reformed GORGUTS Working On New Material

GORGUTS, the acclaimed technical death metal band from Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, has reportedly reformed with a brand new lineup and is currently working on material for a new studio album. Four songs are said to have already been completed, with several more on the way. GORGUTS' current lineup is reportedly as follows: * Luc Lemay ...

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THE SORROW's 'Origin Of The Storm' Lands On German Chart

"Origin Of The Storm", the sophomore album from Austrian metallers THE SORROW, has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 56. "Origin Of The Storm" was released on February 27 via Drakkar Records. According to a press release, THE SORROW "have surpassed themselves with 'Origin Of The Storm' and are set to deliver ...

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KROKUS Records Official Song Of Ice Hockey World Championship

Legendary Swiss hard rockers KROKUS have recorded the official song of the Ice Hockey World Championship, which will be held between April 24 and May 10, 2009 in Zurich and Bern, Switzerland. Bassist (and producer) Chris Von Rohr and lead guitarist Fernando Von Arb wrote the track, entitled "Live For The Action", and will perform ...

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Former NILE, ORIGIN, DYING FETUS Members Join Forces In VILE PENANCE

Veteran death metallers Duane Timlin (DYING FETUS, DIVINE EMPIRE), Joe Payne (NILE, DIVINE HERESY), James King (ORIGIN, UNMERCIFUL), Derek Engemann (UNMERCIFUL) and John Ramos (A.T.W.T.T.B., FUNERAL RITES) have joined forces in a new band called VILE PENANCE. VILE PENANCE is the brainchild of Ramos and Timlin, who paired up during sessions with FUNERAL RITES and ...

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ORIGIN: European Tour Dates Announced

Topeka, Kansas-based death metallers ORIGIN will embark on a European headlining tour in April/May. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 24 - Leipzig, Germany - Scheddel Apr. 25 - Munchen, Germany - Feierwerk Apr. 26 - Pinerella Di Cervia, Italy - Rock Planet Apr. 30 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Little Devil May 01 - Essen, ...

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INEVITABLE END: Another New Song Posted Online

Swedish death metallers INEVITABLE END have posted a new song, "Embracing The Origin", on their MySpace page. The track comes off the band's full-length debut, "The Severed Inception", which is scheduled for release on March 17 in North America (March 23 internationally) via Relapse Records. The track listing for the CD is as ...

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