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THE EXPLOITED Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Nuclear Blast Records has announced the signing of British punk legends THE EXPLOITED. Founded in 1980 in East Kilbride, Scottland by Wattie Buchan, the band is working on its new album for a late 2014 release. Comments Wattie: "At last, after giving my word four years ago that we would sign to Nuclear Blast, it's ...

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ALTERBEAST To Release 'Immortal' In March

Sacramento technical death metal militia ALTERBEAST will release its full-length debut on March 18 via Unique Leader. Titled "Immortal", the eight-track monster offering was meticulously assembled in several locals throughout 2013. With guitars and bass recorded at Augmented Audio in Los Angeles with former THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER bassist Ryan "Bart" Williams, vocals arranged at ...

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LOCRIAN: 'A Visitation From The Wrath Of Heaven' Video Released

"A Visitation From The Wrath Of Heaven", the new video from the experimental, dark ambient/noise trio LOCRIAN, can be seen below. The eerie clip for the eight-and-a-half-minute-long track was directed by J.P Bradburn. Terrence Hannum (keyboards/vocals) commented: "John Bradburn has crafted a nightmare like vision from our song by flipping personas, timelines, settings to muse ...

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VAN CANTO: 'Dawn Of The Brave' Album Preview

Audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on "Dawn Of The Brave", the new studio album from German "a cappella metal" band VAN CANTO — which consists of five singers and one drummer (no guitars, no bass, no keyboards) — can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. "Dawn Of The ...

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RINGWORM To Release 'Hammer Of The Witch' In March

Cleveland's legendary kings of metallic hardcore RINGWORM will release their new album, "Hammer Of The Witch", on March 18 in North America, March 14 in Germany, Benelux and Finland, and March 17 in the rest of the world via Relapse Records. The CD was recorded at Spider Studios in Cleveland with producer Ben Schigel (CHIMAIRA, ...

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NOCTURNAL BREED To Release 'Napalm Nights' In March

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. "The Devil Swept The Ruins", the first song to be revealed off the release, is available for streaming below. Featuring a guest appearance by DARKTHRONE's Nocturno Culto ...

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THE KENNEDY VEIL: New Song 'Enslave.Defile.Erase' Available For Streaming

Northern California death metallers THE KENNEDY VEIL will release their second album, "Trinity Of Falsehood", on January 21, 2014 via Unique Leader Records. The eleven-track offering "with an aggressive and unrelenting attitude… brings back a familiarity of big choruses and bludgeoning drums, but places its focus on structure," according to a press release. Says the ...

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I AM HERESY: First 'Thy Will' Teaser Posted Online

Delaware/New Jersey sextet I AM HERESY will release its second full-length album, "Thy Will", on March 4, 2014 (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 ...

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U.D.O. Guitarist KASPERI HEIKKINEN Interviewed By GUITARHOO! (Video)

Guitarhoo! recently conducted an interview with Finnish guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen, a current member of U.D.O. and former member of AMBERIAN DAWN, MERGING FLARE and GUARDIANS OF MANKIND. Kasperi spoke about his early roots as a musician, joining U.D.O., his guitars of choice, touring, future projects and much more. You can watch the chat below. U.D.O.'s ...

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Denmark's BLOOD LABEL Signs With MIGHTY MUSIC

BLOOD LABEL, the Danish alternative metal outfit featuring members of HATESPHERE, DAWN OF DEMISE and THE BURNING, has inked a deal with Mighty Music. BLOOD LABEL's debut album was produced by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, SUICIDE SILENCE, SICK OF IT ALL) and is scheduled for release in early 2014. A video teaser for the CD ...

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STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA's HATRIOT: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of EINDHOVEN METAL MEETING Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of HATRIOT's December 12 performance at the Eindhoven Metal Meeting at Effenaar in Eindhoven, The Netherlands can be seen below. HATRIOT is the San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal band led by former EXODUS and LEGACY (pre-TESTAMENT) frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza. HATRIOT will release its sophomore album, "Dawn Of The New Centurion", ...

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VAN CANTO: 'Badaboom' Video Released

"Badaboom", 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 from the group's new studio album, "Dawn Of The Brave", which will be released on February 7, 2014 ...

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PSYCHOPUNCH: 'Sitting By The Railroad' Video Released

"Sitting By The Railroad", the new video from Swedish rock and rollers PSYCHOPUNCH, can be seen below. The clip is the third video in a series of three (along with "Last Night" and "So Jaded") that, if put together, make a short film. Andreas "Ogrindo" Ekvall produced all three videos. All three songs are taken ...

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VAN CANTO: 'Dawn Of The Brave' EPK Available

German "a cappella metal" band VAN CANTO — which consists of five singers and one drummer (no guitars, no bass, no keyboards) — will release its new studio album, "Dawn Of The Brave", on February 7, 2014 via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded with Charlie Bauerfeind (BLIND GUARDIAN, HELLOWEEN, HAMMERFALL) and Ronald Prent (MANOWAR, ...

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The Paradigm Shift - KORN

It seems weird that KORN now carries senior status in the metal scene, but here we are on album eleven, nearly two decades following their crusty and tense self-titled debut. In that time, KORN has partaken quite a journey that has seen them cast as heroes and rogues, depending on whether you carry a metaller-than-thou ...

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The Innocent, the Forsaken, the Guilty - THE MEZMERIST

Tommy Mezmercardo, these days known as "Trouble Tommy", has a little psych metal band from yesteryear that he maintains is in hiatus even though there's been no proper new release since the mid-Eighties. Until now. THE MEZMERIST has remained a deep cult legend best remembered by southern and coastal Californian metalheads and punkers. Of late, ...

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Destiny of the Gods - COVEN 13

The Detroit-based metal troupe COVEN from the mid-Eighties is not to be confused with the more notable Seattle thrashers of the same name arriving shortly after these guys. Having originally hung up their leathers in the early nineties after releasing one album, "Worship New Gods", the renamed COVEN 13 reunited in 2011 to take another ...

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I AM HERESY Signs Worldwide Deal With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Delaware/New Jersey sextet I AM HERESY has inked a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The band will release its second full-length album, "Thy Will", on March 4, 2014 (one day earlier internationally). The CD was engineered and produced by John Ferrara at Portrait Studios, who also helmed I AM HERESY's "O Day Star, Son ...

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MURDER CONSTRUCT: 'The Next Life' Video Released

"The Next Life", the new video from Los Angeles, California death dealers MURDER CONSTRUCT, can be seen below. The clip, directed by Mitch Massie (CATTLE DECAPITATION, THE LOCUST), visually captures the chaos and anxiety that the band flawlessly conveys in brutal, sonic form. "The Next Life" is taken from MURDER CONSTRUCT's debut full-length, "Results", which ...

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THE KENNEDY VEIL: New Song 'In The Ashes Of Humanity' Available For Streaming

Northern California death metallers THE KENNEDY VEIL will release their second album, "Trinity Of Falsehood", on January 21, 2014 via Unique Leader Records. The eleven-track offering "with an aggressive and unrelenting attitude… brings back a familiarity of big choruses and bludgeoning drums, but places its focus on structure," according to a press release. Says the ...

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VAN CANTO's New Album To Include BLACK SABBATH, EUROPE Covers

German "a cappella metal" band VAN CANTO — which consists of five singers and one drummer (no guitars, no bass, no keyboards) — will release its new studio album, "Dawn Of The Brave", on February 7, 2014 via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded with Charlie Bauerfeind (BLIND GUARDIAN, HELLOWEEN, HAMMERFALL) and Ronald Prent (MANOWAR, ...

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LESLIE WEST Talks To 96.9 WOUR About 'Still Climbing' Album (Audio)

Scoop of the 96.9 WOUR radio station in Utica, New York recently conducted an interview with Leslie West, the legendary guitarist, vocalist and original founding member of MOUNTAIN, about West's new album, "Still Climbing". You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. "Still Climbing" was released on October 28 via Provogue ...

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