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ANGER AS ART: Tentative Title For New Album Revealed

Los Angeles thrashers ANGER AS ART have commenced the songwriting process for their fourth full-length album, tentatively titled "Hubris, Inc." According to guitarist/vocalist Steve Gaines, the subject matter will once again "about rising against." He adds, "At this point, I cannot say anything more than it sounds like ANGER, the logical next step after 'Disfigure'. ...

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KRISIUN, HEATHEN Members To Guest On New ABYSMAL DAWN Album

Moyses Kolesne (KRISIUN) and Kragen Lum (HEATHEN, PROTOTYPE) have recorded guest appearances on "Leveling The Plane Of Existence", the new album from Los Angeles, California's ABYSMAL DAWN. Kolesne provides a guitar solo on the track "Pixilated Ignorance" and Lum adds guitar solos on "Rapture Renowned" and the title track. "Leveling The Plane Of Existence" will ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN: First 'Leveling' Studio Clip Posted Online

The first in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Leveling The Plane Of Existence", the new album from Los Angeles, California's ABYSMAL DAWN, can be viewed below. The clip includes an interview with ABYSMAL DAWN drummer Scott Fuller, insight on the band's writing process, and a run-down of Fuller's ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Los Angeles, California's ABYSMAL DAWN will release its new album, "Leveling The Plane Of Existence", in North America on February 1 via Relapse Records (February 7 in the U.K.; February 11 in Germany, Benelux; and February 14 in the rest of Europe). The drums for the follow-up 2008's "Programmed To Consume" were recorded at Trench ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN Unveils New Album Title, Release Date

Los Angeles, California's ABYSMAL DAWN has set "Leveling The Plane Of Existence" as the title of its new album, due in North America on February 1 via Relapse Records (February 7 in the U.K.; February 11 in Germany, Benelux; and February 14 in the rest of Europe). The drums for the follow-up 2008's "Programmed To ...

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EXHUMED: New Album Title Revealed

Gore-metal originators EXHUMED are currently at Arcane Digital Recording in Arizona with engineer Ryan Butler (MISERY INDEX) recording the vocal, bass and guitar tracks for their first full-length album since 2003's "Anatomy Is Destiny". EXHUMED drummer Danny Walker previously laid down his drum tracks at Trench Studios with John Haddad (ABYSMAL DAWN, INTRONAUT). Mixing and ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN Completes Work On New Album

Los Angeles, California's ABYSMAL DAWN has completed work on the follow-up to 2008's "Programmed to Consume" for an early 2011 release via Relapse Records. The drum parts for the as-yet-untitled album were recorded at Trench Studios in Corona, California with John Haddad (PHOBIA, INTRONAUT, HIRAX). The majority of the sessions were produced and recorded by ...

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GRAVEHILL Adds MATT HARVEY As Permanent Guitarist

California-based death metallers GRAVEHILL have tapped Matt "Hellfiend" Harvey (EXHUMED, DEKAPITATOR, REPULSION, CRETIN) as their new permanent guitarist. "I'm definitely psyched to wage war against posers with the GRAVEHILL boys," Harvey said in a statement. "The [recently completed 'Campaign Of Death Metal Purity'] tour [also featuring HOD and CARDIAC ARREST] was great, and I'm looking ...

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GRAVEHILL Taps EXHUMED Guitarist For 'Campaign' Tour

Journeyman axe-slinger Matt "Hellfiend" Harvey has been tapped by GRAVEHILL for the upcoming "Campaign For Death Metal Purity" tour, also featuring HOD and CARDIAC ARREST. Harvey is known for his work with such extreme acts as EXHUMED, REPULSION, DEKAPITATOR and SCARECROW. Kicking off July 2 in Portland, Oregon, "Campaign For Death Metal Purity" "was designed ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN Issues Studio Update

Los Angeles, California's ABYSMAL DAWN has entered Trench Studios in Corona, California with producer John Haddad (PHOBIA, INTRONAUT, HIRAX) to begin recording the follow-up to "Programmed To Consume" for a fall 2010 release via Relapse Records. The CD will be mixed by Erik Rutan (CANNIBAL CORPSE, GOATWHORE, HATE ETERNAL) at his Mana Recording Studios in ...

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LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH: New Song Available For Streaming

Los Angeles underground black metal act LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH will release its Metal Blade debut, "The Extra Dimensional Wound", on May 25. The CD was recorded in Corona, California at Trench Studios with Roska from the band producing and John Haddad handling engineering duties, and was mixed and mastered by Sverker "Necro" Widgren at ...

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ANGER AS ART: 'Live Dissent' DVD Preview Available

A preview of "Live Dissent", the forthcoming concert DVD from Los Angeles thrashers ANGER AS ART, is available below. The disc features footage from the February 21, 2010 concert at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, California, clips of the band on tour in Europe and in the USA, and a segment of the recording ...

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ANGER AS ART To Release 'Live Dissent' DVD Next Month

Los Angeles thrashers ANGER AS ART are putting the finishing touches on a concert DVD, "Live Dissent", featuring footage from the February 21, 2010 concert at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, California, clips of the band on tour in Europe and in the USA, and a segment of the recording process for the "Disfigure" ...

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LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH: New Album Details Revealed

Los Angeles underground black metal act LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH has revealed the track listing and cover art for its upcoming Metal Blade debut, "The Extra Dimensional Wound". Due on May 25, the CD was recorded in Corona, California at Trench Studios with Roska from the band producing and John Haddad handling engineering duties, and ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN To Enter Studio In May

Los Angeles-based metallers ABYSMAL DAWN will enter Trench Studio in Corona, California in May with producer John Haddad (PHOBIA, INTRONAUT, HIRAX) to begin recording their new album for a tentative fall release via Relapse Records. The follow-up to "Programmed To Consume" will be mixed by Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, VITAL REMAINS, CANNIBAL CORPSE) at his ...

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ANGER AS ART: Santa Ana Concert Filmed For Possible Release

ANGER AS ART's February 21, 2010 concert at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, California was professionally filmed with four cameras. The band says, "As we watch the raw footage over the next few days, we will determine the feasibility of putting together a docu-concert DVD — the show, recording the album, and a brief ...

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HIRAX Films 'El Rostro De La Muerte' Video

California metallers HIRAX filmed a video for the song "El Rostro de la Muerte" ("The Face of Death") on January 30, 2010. A photo from the video shoot can be viewed below. HIRAX's latest album, "El Rostro de la Muerte", was released on October 6. It is the veteran thrash band's first full-length since 2004's ...

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GRAVEHILL Signs With IBEX MOON RECORDS

California-based death metallers GRAVEHILL have inked a deal with Ibex Moon Records. The band will enter Trench Studios in Santa Ana later this year with engineer John Haddad to begin recording its sophomore album, "Pravus Tyrannis!", for a summer release. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Unholy Executioner", "Suffer No Man to Live", ...

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Rites of the Pentagram - GRAVEHILL

As uttered at the end of "Decibel Ritual" by Mike Abominator (he of the Armageddon Vomits and Misanthropic Diatribes) "We are GRAVEHILL, we are death fucking metal!" By golly, they sure as heck are, albeit the thrashy old school variety, taking cues from a variety of sources, whether it is MASTER, DARK ANGEL, SODOM, or ...

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HIRAX: 'El Rostro De La Muerte' Promotional Clip Available

A promotional clip for "El Rostro de la Muerte" ("The Face of Death"), the long-awaited new studio album from California metallers HIRAX, can be viewed below. "El Rostro de la Muerte" was released on October 6. It is the veteran thrash band's first full-length since 2004's "The New Age Of Terror". "El Rostro de la ...

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HIRAX: New Album Samples Available

Audio samples of three tracks from "El Rostro de la Muerte" ("The Face of Death"), the long-awaited new studio album from California metallers HIRAX, can be streamed using the audio players below. "El Rostro de la Muerte" is scheduled for release on October 6. It is the veteran thrash band's first full-length since 2004's "The ...

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HIRAX: New Video Interview Posted Online

Robert Williams of Metal-Rules.com conducted an interview with vocalist Katon W. De Pena and guitarist Glenn Rogers of California thrashers HIRAX prior to the band's August 29 performance at the Red 7 venue in Austin, Texas. Watch the chat below. HIRAX will release its long-awaited new studio album, "El Rostro de la Muerte" ...

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ANGER AS ART: 'Disfigure' Release Date Announced

Los Angeles thrashers ANGER AS ART will release their third album, "Disfigure", on November 16 via Old School Metal Records. The bulk of the tracking was done at Trench Studio in Corona, California with John Haddad, while the vocals and "extra stuff" was overseen by Chris Trent at CT Audio. "Disfigure" track listing (not final ...

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