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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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SCOTT 'WINO' WEINRICH: New Audio Interview Available

Stoner/doom metal pioneer Scott "Wino" Weinrich (ST. VITUS, THE OBSESSED, SPIRIT CARAVAN, THE HIDDEN HAND, SHRINEBUILDER) was recently interviewed on Chicagoland's only metal "talk show," "The Metal Show", on WCRX 88.1 FM, a Columbia College radio station, with hosts Matt Rozycki and Chris Mezyk. The chat is now available for streaming at this ...

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KROKUS Signs With SONY MUSIC

Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS have inked a deal with the Swiss branch of Sony Music. The group's reunited lineup of vocalist Marc Storace, bassist (and producer) Chris Von Rohr, lead guitarist Fernando Von Arb, rhythm guitarist Mark "Koki" Kohler and drummer Freddy Steady will release its new album before the end of this year. ...

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AKERCOCKE, ABSU, ORIGIN Confirmed For Portugal's SWR BARROSELAS METALFEST XII

AKERCOCKE, ABSU and ORIGIN have been confirmed for the SWR Barroselas Metalfest XII, set to take place April 30 – May 2, 2009 in Barroselas, Portugal. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: THE HAUNTED (Sweden) ABSU (USA) ORIGIN (USA) ESOTERIC (UK) AKERCOCKE (UK) URGEHAL (Norway) DORNENREICH (Austria) UNMERCIFUL (USA) MACHETAZO (Spain) MOURNFUL CONGREGATION ...

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SCOTT 'WINO' WEINRICH: New Video Interview, Concert Footage Available

Guitar World's MetalKult.com has just posted a new video interview with Scott "Wino" Weinrich. Weinrich's musical pedigree includes time spent playing in ST. VITUS, THE OBSESSED, SPIRIT CARAVAN, THE HIDDEN HAND and SHRINEBUILDER. As a guitarist, he has helped define the modern stoner doom metal sound. To celebrate Wino's first-ever solo record, "Punctuated Equilibrium" (Southern ...

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THE SORROW: 'Where Is The Sun?' Video Posted Online

"Where Is The Sun?", the new video from Austrian metallers THE SORROW, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's sophomore album, "Origin Of The Storm", which will be released on February 27 via Drakkar Records. According to a press release, THE SORROW "have surpassed themselves with 'Origin Of The Storm' and are ...

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INEVITABLE END Schedules Swedish Dates

Swedish death metallers INEVITABLE END have scheduled the following dates in their home country: Feb. 13 - Kungsbacka, Sweden - Ungdomshuset Alle Mar. 20 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Henriksberg Mar. 21 - Linköping, Sweden - Skylten INEVITABLE END will release its full-length debut, "The Severed Inception", on March 17 in North America (March 23 internationally) ...

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REPULSION Confirmed For UK DEATHFEST

Grindcore pioneers REPULSION will make their U.K. live debut at UK Deathfest, set to take place May 3 at Leeds University Union in Leeds, U.K. The American legends will end a 25-year wait when they touch down in Leeds for what is destined to be an historic show at Leeds University Union — taking the ...

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RESURRECTURIS: 'The Fracture' Video Available

"The Fracture", the new video from Italian death metallers RESURRECTURIS, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's third full-length album, "Non Voglio Morire" (I Don't Want To Die), which will be released soon via Casket Music, a sub-label of Copro Productions. This release will come in a double digipack edition with an ...

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VADER, LENG TCH'E Confirmed For UK DEATHFEST

Polish death metallers VADER and Belgian razorgrind warriors LENG TCH'E have been confirmed for UK Deathfest, set to take place May 3 at Leeds University Union in Leeds, U.K. Also scheduled to appear is Glasgow's own BLACK SUN. The 16-band, two-stage event is being organized by the team behind Damnation Festival. Festival director Gavin McInally ...

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WINO Schedules Live Debut

WINO, the new solo band of legendary guitarist/vocalist Scott "Wino" Weinrich (SAINT VITUS, THE OBSESSED, SPIRIT CARAVAN, PLACE OF SKULLS, THE HIDDEN HAND), will make its live debut on Saturday, February 7 at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. The group will consist of Jean Paul Gaster (CLUTCH, THE BAKERTON GROUP) on drums, Jon Blank ...

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BORKNAGAR Mainman Issues Studio Update

Guitar player/main composer Øystein G. Brun of Norway's BORKNAGAR has issued the following update: "After a week of intense work, we are now finished recording the drums for the upcoming BORKNAGAR album. All in all, nine songs have been recorded and we can assure you that this will be the most heavy, groovy yet diverse ...

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DARK LAY STILL Signs With BOMBWORKS RECORDS

Bombworks Records has announced the signing of DARK LAY STILL. The band will release its debut album later in the year, featuring several songs updated and re-recorded from its original demos as well as several brand new songs. Hailing from California, DARK LAY STILL plays Scandinavian-influenced symphonic black metal. The band released its original demo, ...

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ORIGIN Confirmed For UK DEATHFEST

Kansas death metallers ORIGIN will invade British shores bringing their technical brutality to UK Deathfest. They will be joined by legendary Brummies BENEDICTION and U.K. rising death/grind talent INFECTED DISARRAY in wreaking havoc on Leeds in May. The trio join a bill of uncompromising extreme noise at Leeds University Union on Sunday, May 3 for ...

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RESURRECTURIS To Release 'Non Voglio Morire' In February

Italian death metallers RESURRECTURIS will release their third full-length album, "Non Voglio Morire" (I Don't Want To Die) in February via Casket Music, a sub-label of Copro Productions. This release will come in a double digipack edition with an additional DVD including the video clip the band made for the song "The Fracture", live recordings ...

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The Origin Of The Blastbeat

Alexis Petridis of The Guardian reports that James Hoare, deputy editor of Terrorizer magazine is agitating to have January 29 declared International Blastbeat Celebration Day. The idea started out as a joke on Good Bad Music for Bad, Bad Times, a remarkable blog written by Erich Keller, a European literature student and former ...

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