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Mechanics of Dysfunction - BENEATH THE MASSACRE

In 2005, a little known Canadian death metal band called BENEATH THE MASSACRE surfaced with a short EP on Galy Records called "Evidence of Inequity". The quick-hitter left more than its fair share of scars and a rather bloody wake, resulting in more than a few critics dubbing them a band to watch. Prosthetic Records ...

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NECROPHAGIST Forced To Cancel First Eight European Tour Dates

German death metal band NECROPHAGIST has been forced to cancel the first eight dates of its previously announced "Carving Europe's Epitaph Vol. II" tour. The group's official statement reads as follows: "We are extremely disappointed about having to inform you that due to unforeseen and out-of-our-control circumstances we will not be able to play the ...

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ANIMOSITY To Support CONVERGE On European Tour

San Francisco-based death metal/hardcore act ANIMOSITY will support CONVERGE on a European tour beginning mid-June. Also appearing on the bill is RISE AND FALL. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 15 - Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof Jun. 16 - Trier, Germany - Summer Blast Festival Jun. 18 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen Jun. 19 - ...

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MISERY INDEX To Co-Host XM Radio's 'Hostile Takeover' Today

MISERY INDEX will co-host the "Hostile Takeover" show on XM Radio today (Thursday February 1) at 1:00 p.m. EST. "Hostile Takeover" is a live program on XM Channel 42 Liquid Metal (Channel 841 for Direct TV subscribers), where MISERY INDEX will join host Ward Cleaver to talk about their latest release, "Discordia", as well as ...

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ORIGIN Rejoined By Drummer JOHN LONGSTRETH

Kansas-based death metallers ORIGIN have been rejoined by drummer John Longstreth. The group will embark on a European tour with NECROPHAGIST and MISERY INDEX beginning on February 8 in Trier, Germany. Credited with having created some of the most challenging and devastating death metal in its three-album career, ORIGIN was a late addition to this ...

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VINTERSORG: New Album Release Date, Cover Artwork Revealed

VINTERSORG, the Swedish band led by BORKNAGAR frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg), will release its new album, "Solens Rötter" (English translation: "The Origin of the Sun") on April 27 in Europe and May 22 in the U.S. via Napalm Records. The CD was mixed at Ballerina Audio with the engineer Nils Johansson. Songtitles set to ...

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MARYLAND DEATHFEST V Running Order Announced

The running order has been announced for this year's Maryland Deathfest V, set to take place on May 26-27 at Sonar in Baltimore. It is as follows: Saturday, May 26: Doors at 12:30 p.m. SAPROGENIC - 1:00 - 1:25 FOETOPSY - 1:40 - 2:10 FLAGITIOUS IDIOSYNCRASY IN THE DILAPIDATION - 2:25 - 2:55 NUNWHORE COMMANDO ...

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ORIGIN Added To NECROPHAGIST / MISERY INDEX European Tour

Kansas-based death metallers ORIGIN have officially been confirmed for the European tour featuring NECROPHAGIST and MISERY INDEX. Credited with having created some of the most challenging and devastating death metal in its three-album career, ORIGIN is an incredible addition to this blistering package as the replacement for COLDWORKER, who had to pull off the trek ...

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ANIMOSITY To Enter Studio In April

San Francisco-based death metal/hardcore act ANIMOSITY will enter Godcity studios in Salem, Massachusetts in April 2007 with producer Kurt Ballou of CONVERGE to begin recording its new album, "Animal", for a late summer/early fall release via Black Market Activities. ANIMOSITY released its first disc, "Shut It Down", on Tribunal Records back in 2003 and its ...

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Former DIRT Frontman Resurfaces In GID3

GID3, the Houston-based band featuring former DIRT frontman Travis Powers, has emerged as a leading force in the Texas metal scene, having recently been nominated by the No. 1 FM hard rock station 94.5 The Buzz for "Song of the Year"with the single "Truck Stop Slam Dance" as well as "New Artist of the Year". ...

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PANTHEON I: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

PANTHEON I, the Norwegian extreme metal band featuring vocalist/guitarist Andrè Kvebek (1349) and guitarist John Espen Sagstad (TROLLFEST, SARKOM), has set "The Wanderer and His Shadow" as the title of its upcoming CD, due on April 2 through Candlelight Records. Clocking in at just over 40 minutes, the album was recorded and mixed by Christian ...

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IRON MAIDEN: The Origin Of EDDIE

The image that was supposedly the one that inspired artist Derek Riggs to draw IRON MAIDEN's mascot Eddie has been posted online at the MAIDEN fan site MaidenNorway.com. The image in question purportedly represents either a Vietnamese head on an American tank, or an American head on a Vietnamese tank. Riggs talked about ...

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SLAVIOR Seeks Guitar Player

Drummer Mark Zonder (ex-FATES WARNING, WARLORD) of SLAVIOR has issued the following update: "SLAVIOR is starting to gear up for some live dates that will start at the end of January 2007. We are currently seeking a guitar player who plays a seven-string and sings a bit. A local San Diego bass player, Kevin Freeby, ...

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CYNIC Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST V

Reunited CYNIC, whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal, has been confirmed for next year's Maryland Deathfest V, set to take place on May 26-27 at Sonar in Baltimore, MD. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BIRDFLESH (Sweden) BRUTAL TRUTH (New ...

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SLAVIOR To Play Live Shows In January

SLAVIOR, the new band featuring former FATES WARNING/WARLORD drummer Mark Zonder, is currently setting up live shows for the end of January 2007. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. SLAVIOR recently posted the track "Origin" on its MySpace page. The song comes off the group's upcoming self-titled debut album, due in ...

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GEOFF TATE, JACK FROST: Audio Interviews, Concert Photos Posted Online

TakingMetal.com has posted episode 110 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. This special episode reports on QUEENSRŸCHE's VH1 Save The Music benefit concert at the New York City Hard Rock Café this September. Features include an interview with guitarist Jack Frost (SEVEN WITCHES, THE BRONX CASKET COMPANY) and the rebroadcast of an interview hosts Mark Strigl ...

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LORDI: Rescheduled Dates Announced

Finnish monster metal band LORDI has announced new tour dates Spain to make up the shows that were cancelled last month after some of the members of the band and the crew were taken ill. The new dates are as follows: Mar. 01 - Barcelona, Spain - Apolo Mar. 02 - Bergara, Spain - Jam ...

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Pound SF Photo Gallery Available

Metal blog InvisibleOranges.com has posted a photo gallery documenting the last two years of the legendary Pound club in San Francisco before its recent closure. The gallery contains 50 images of such bands as BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, CRYPTOPSY, GOD FORBID, KRISIUN, MALEVOLENT CREATION, ORIGIN, and THE ESOTERIC. It can be viewed ...

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SLAVIOR: New Song Posted Online

SLAVIOR, the new band featuring former FATES WARNING/WARLORD drummer Mark Zonder, has posted the track "Origin" on its MySpace page. The song comes off the group's upcoming self-titled debut album, due in early 2007 via Inside Out Music. A versatile, melodic hard rock/metal act, SLAVIOR's debut album features elements familiar to Zonder's progressive ...

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REGURGITATE, GOROD Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST V

REGURGITATE, GOROD and FLAGITIOUS IDIOSYNCRASY IN THE DILAPIDATION are among the newly confirmed bands for the Maryland Deathfest V, set to take place May 26-27, 2007 at Sonar in Baltimore, MD. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BIRDFLESH BRUTAL TRUTH COCK AND BALL TORTURE CRIPPLE BASTARDS DEAD INFECTION EXHALE EXTREME ...

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BORKNAGAR: New Song Posted Online

A brand new BORKNAGAR track, entitled "Earth Imagery", has been made available for streaming at this location. The song comes off the Norwegian avant-garde black metal band's upcoming acoustic album, "Origin", due on October 31 via Century Media Records (one day earlier internationally). Commented mainman Oystein G. Brun: "The wooden, organic presence in ...

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RAISE HELL, NECROPHOBIC, ORIGIN BLOOD: More European Dates Announced

Swedish death/thrashers RAISE HELL will team up with NECROPHOBIC and ORIGIN BLOOD for a European tour beginning late September. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Sep. 29 - Baroeg. Rotterdam, Netherlands Sep. 30 - Dynamo Rock & Metal Cafe. Eindhoven, Netherlands Oct. 01 - Theater Romein. Leeuwarden, Netherlands Oct. 05 - Dynamo. Zürich, Switzerland ...

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