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Blood Harvest - PORKFARM

It is hard to really go wrong with most death metal CDs on Deepsend Records, as the label picks its acts with care. PORKFARM's "Blood Harvest" is no major disappointment, especially considering that I'm a fan of the style, but still isn't quite up to snuff when compared to most of the label's releases. That ...

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VEX To Debut New Lineup At Austin Gig

Texas-based metallers VEX will make their live debut with vocalist Orlando Logan Perez (AGAINST THE PLAGUES) and guitarist Mike "E.D." Day (RUINS OF HONOR, BILDEBERG, ALTERNATE15) on July 26 at Red Seven in Austin, Texas. Also on the bill are ORIGIN, ABYSMAL DAWN and MISERY INDEX. The current VEX lineup is completed by founding members ...

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KRISIUN: 'Southern Storm' E-Card Available

An-card for "Southern Storm", the new album from Brazilian death metal veterans KRISIUN, can be accessed at this location. Due in Europe on July 21 via Century Media Records, the CD was once again recorded at Stage One Studios in Borgentreich, Germany with producer Andy Classen (TANKARD, ROTTING CHRIST, DEW-SCENTED), who previously worked ...

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CRYPTOPSY Announces September Canadian Assault

Montreal-based extreme metallers CRYPTOPSY will team up with special guests ORIGIN and LAST FELONY for the "The Resurgence of an Empire" Canadian tour in September. The dates are as follows: Sep. 04 - Manhattan - Moncton, NB Sep. 05 - The Pavilion - Halifax, NS Sep. 06 - Dagobert - Quebec City, QC Sep. 07 ...

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MONSTROSITY: Footage From MARYLAND DEATHFEST Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of long-running Florida death metallers MONSTROSITY performing the song "Sacred Oblivion" at the Maryland Deathfest on May 24, 2008 can be viewed below (clip uploaded by YouTube user "sassmonkey666"). MONSTROSITY will embark on a short run of dates this July. The Apocalyptic Devastation 2008 dates will be based around the band's appearance ...

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RECIPROCAL Announces New Bassist

Jeff Hughell (ex-BRAIN DRILL, VILE) has joined Southern California technical death metallers RECIPROCAL as the band's permanent bassist. "We are extremely honored to have such a talented and experienced player join our ranks," the group writes in a statement. "He will be performing with us at the upcoming ORIGIN show on August 1st, so come ...

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KRISIUN: New Song Posted Online; New Album Artwork Unveiled

Brazilian death metal veterans KRISIUN will release their new album, "Southern Storm", in Europe on July 21 via Century Media Records. The CD was once again recorded at Stage One Studios in Borgentreich, Germany with producer Andy Classen (TANKARD, ROTTING CHRIST, DEW-SCENTED), who previously worked with the group on 1999's "Conquerors Of Armageddon" and 2006's ...

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BLOOD TRIBE Signs With DARK HARVEST RECORDS

Indiana extreme metallers BLOOD TRIBE have inked a deal with Dark Harvest Records. Formed in 2003, BLOOD TRIBE sets out to assault the listener's eardrums with its own blend of varying genres of metal. BLOOD TRIBE has two self-released studio albums and has played well over 300 shows. The group has opened for such bands ...

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ORIGIN: 'Finite' Video Posted Online

"Finite", the new video from Topeka, Kansas-based death metallers ORIGIN, can be viewed below. The clip was shot in early March in a Brooklyn recording studio with acclaimed director David Brodsky (MyGoodEye), who has previously worked with such bands as GOD FORBID, SUICIDE SILENCE, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and THE RED CHORD. "Finite" comes off ORIGIN's ...

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CRYPTOPSY To Tour Canada With ORIGIN, THE LAST FELONY

Canadian extreme metallers CRYPTOPSY have issued the following update: "We are very excited to announce that our first headlining tour for [the new CRYPTOPSY album] 'The Unspoken King' will be a cross-Canada tour with ORIGIN and THE LAST FELONY this upcoming September. It will not only give us the opportunity to demonstrate the brutality in ...

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IMPALED: 'G.O.R.E.' Video Posted Online

Preceding their upcoming descent upon the shores of Europe, Oakland, California-based extreme metallers IMPALED have unleashed a new video onslaught. Culling from its latest album for Willowtip Records/Candlelight UK, "The Last Gasp", the band has self-produced a cinematic abortion for the song "G.O.R.E." "Heading to the Old World this summer for our second European tour, ...

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Drummer ASGEIR MICKELSON Quits BORKNAGAR

Guitar player/main composer ystein G. Brun of Norway's BORKNAGAR has issued the following statement: "Due to the latest years evolving differences in musical ideas and visions, Asgeir Mickelson [drums] has decided to quit BORKNAGAR. The split happens in friendly manner and with mutual respect for the decision that he has made. He will remain a ...

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SARPANITUM Hard At Work On New Material

Mark and Sean Broster of UK death metallers SARPANITUM recently hooked up with Canada's HardTimes.ca webzine to discuss recent developments with the band and their future plans. "We are currently writing material for our second album," said Mark. "We don't have any explicit approach to writing; it's simply a case of meeting up ...

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LIGHT YOURSELF ON FIRE Signs With SEVENTH RULE RECORDINGS

Seventh Rule Recordings has announced the signing of Tampa, Florida's LIGHT YOURSELF ON FIRE. The group, which consists of four veterans of Tampa's metal and hardcore scenes, hailing from such bands as REVERSAL OF MAN, SCROG and BRUTALITY, will release its new album, "Intimacy", in the fall. The CD was recorded by Mark Nikolich (TORCHE, ...

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SWORN ENEMY Guitarist Announces 'Mamaluke TV'

Queens, New York-based hardcore/metal act SWORN ENEMY has toured the world relentlessly throughout 2008 and continues adding onto its schedule as the band prepares to embark on a North American run alongside DYING FETUS, ORIGIN and THY WILL BE DONE. This trek, which kicks off on May 9, marks the group's third trek of North ...

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DYING FETUS: 'Killing On Adrenaline' Reissue To Include Bonus DVD

After years of (near-)unavailability, the 1998 brutal death metal classic "Killing On Adrenaline" by DYING FETUS will finally be reissued on June 15 by Displeased Records. The CD will be remastered and will feature upgraded layout plus a bonus DVD containing 100-plus minutes of live footage from 2000. As previously reported, DYING FETUS, SWORN ENEMY, ...

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GRAVES OF VALOR Signs With RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of South Carolina's GRAVES OF VALOR. The band is currently writing material for the follow-up to last year's "Famine" EP, which was released through Tragic Hero Records. GRAVES OF VALOR vocalist Damon Welch commented: "We are very happy and excited to join the Relapse family. We've always been huge ...

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MASSACRE Confirmed For CENTRAL ILLINOIS METALFEST

Reactivated death metal band MASSACRE consisting of DENIAL FIEND members Sam Williams (guitar), Curt Beeson (drums; NASTY SAVAGE), along with ex-MASSACRE/current DENIAL FIEND members Terry Butler (bass), Steve Swanson (guitars) and Kam Lee (vocals) has been confirmed for this year's Central Illinois Metalfest, set to take place July 18-20 at the Canopy Club in Urbana, ...

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