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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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ALLELE: Singer WALLY WOOD Returns To The Fold

Vocalist Wally Wood of the Jacksonville, Florida-based hard rockers ALLELE has issued the following update: "I am BACK along with the original members, Keith OG (drums) and Ryan St John (bass) as well as Kelly Hayes (guitar; ex-COLD). Sorry I have been away a while and glad to hear you all have been still rockin ...

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ORIGIN Drummer To Guest On WIPZ Radio

Drummer John Longstreth of the Kansas-based death metallers ORIGIN will take part a live phone interview with Fat Jake next Monday, April 21 at 8:00 p.m. CST on 88.5 FM WIPZ. If you live outside the Kenosha, Wisconsin broadcast area, you can listen to the program online at www.wipzradio.com. You can also submit ...

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HUMAN MINCER Signs With BRUTAL BANDS

Spain's brutal death metal act HUMAN MINCER has inked a deal with Brutal Bands. The group's third full-length album, "Degradation Paradox", is scheduled for release this summer. The CD was recorded at Sadman Studios and was mastered at West West Side (SUFFOCATION, CANNIBAL CORPSE, ORIGIN). "Degradation Paradox" will feature eight tracks with cover art by ...

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SWORN ENEMY Guitarist Comments On Upcoming Tours

New York's SWORN ENEMY will continue to bring the metal to the masses via a slew of North American touring activity to support the release of their new album "Maniacal". Having toured Europe, Japan and the U.S. in recent weeks, they will continue their unrelenting schedule on April 14 with a series of headlining dates ...

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Antithesis - ORIGIN

Hailing from the city that boasts zip codes beginning with 666 (you just don't get anymore metal than that), Topeka, KS-based ORIGIN have been raising the bar for brutal death metal since the release of their self-titled debut in 2000. By pushing themselves beyond the limits, each release has seen the band become more punishing ...

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SLAYER, VENOM, CANDLEMASS, ROTTING CHRIST, KRISIUN Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

SLAYER, VENOM, CANDLEMASS, DANKO JONES, ROTTING CHRIST, KRISIUN, SHAI HULUD, BLEEDING THROUGH, THROWDOWN, DISFEAR, BLACK TIDE and PUNISH YOURSELF have been confirmed for this year's Hellfest festival, set to take place June 20-22, 2008 at Clisson, France. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: SLAYER MOTRHEAD VENOM CAVALERA CONSPIRACY NOFX IN FLAMES DIMMU BORGIR ...

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OBITUARY: U.S. Tour Cancelled

Legendary Florida death metallers OBITUARY have issued the following update: "We regret to inform you for reasons beyond our control we must cancel this May tour. We wanna thank everyone for their hard work and dedication for this tour and we WILL reschedule this for September 2008... Look for updates." OBITUARY's May tour was scheduled ...

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BORKNAGAR Rejoined By Guitarist, Bassist

Norway's BORKNAGAR has announced that Jens Ryland (guitar) and Erik Tiwaz (a.k.a. Tyr; bass) are back as permanent members of the band. Jens Ryland was a longtime member of BORKNAGAR and contributed to "The Archaic Course", "Quintessence" and "Empiricism" albums before he quit in 2003 due to other priorities in life. Erik Tiwaz joined the ...

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GRAVE: More 20th-Anniversary U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE will embark on a 20th-anniversary U.S. tour in May. Support on the trek will come from MONSTROSITY, ABYSMAL DAWN and STRONG INTENTION. So far the following dates have been announced: May 08 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade May 09 - Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero (w/ OBITUARY, DYING FETUS, ...

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GRAVE, MONSTROSITY, ABYSMAL DAWN To Team Up For U.S. Tour

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE will embark on a 20th-anniversary U.S. tour in May. Support on the trek will come from MONSTROSITY, ABYSMAL DAWN and STRONG INTENTION. So far the following dates have been announced: May 08 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade May 09 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero (w/ OBITUARY, DYING FETUS, ...

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ORIGIN: To Shoot 'Finite' Video

Kansas-based death metallers ORIGIN will shoot the first video for their brand new album, "Antithesis", this weekend in Brooklyn, New York. The video for the track "Finite" will be lensed by David Brodsky for MyGoodEye. ORIGIN will embark on a headlining tour of Europe in May. Support on the shows will come from IMPALED and ...

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HELMET Adds New Guitarist

Influential alternative rock pioneers HELMET have announced the addition of guitarist Dan Beeman to the group's ranks. Beeman replaces the band's most recent axeman, Jimmy Thompson, who reportedly decided to move back to his native Australia at the end of 2007. In a recent interview with Ultimate-Guitar.com, HELMET mainman Page Hamilton stated about ...

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MOTÖRHEAD, ROSE TATTOO, ICED EARTH, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

MOTÖRHEAD, ROSE TATTOO, ICED EARTH, AIRBOURNE, HELLOWEEN, GAMMA RAY, APOCALYPTICA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, PORCUPINE TREE, KATATONIA, MORBID ANGEL, KRISIUN and DEATH ANGEL are among the newly confirmed bands for this year's Hellfest festival, set to take place June 20-22, 2008 in Clisson, France. More than 60 groups will perform on two stages. The festival billing is ...

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