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SUFFOCATION: 'Blood Oath' To Arrive In July

Legendary New York death metallers SUFFOCATION will release their new album, "Blood Oath", in Germany on Friday, July 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD is expected to arrive in the U.S. on Tuesday, July 7. SUFFOCATION entered the studio on January 31 with Joe Cincotta (who worked on the band's last two releases) to ...

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OCEANO: 'District Of Misery' Video Available

"District Of Misery", the new video from the Chicago deathcore act OCEANO, can be viewed below. (Note: Video stream may not be available to some non-U.S. residents.) The clip will make its television premiere tomorrow night exclusively on MTV2's "Headbangers Ball" (check your local listings) where it will be the first one played at the ...

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BORN OF OSIRIS To Release New Album In June

Chicago-based progressive metal hybrid BORN OF OSIRIS will release its new album, "A Higher Place", in June to coincide with the band's second appearance on The Summer Slaughter Tour. The CD was recorded at Planet Z in in Hadley, Massachusetts with producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who has previously worked with HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL, WHITECHAPEL and ...

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THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR: First Dates Announced

This year's "The Summer Slaughter Tour" will feature the following acts: NECROPHAGIST (co-headliner) SUFFOCATION (co-headliner) ENSIFERUM ** DARKEST HOUR WINDS OF PLAGUE DYING FETUS BORN OF OSIRIS ORIGIN BENEATH THE MASSACRE * AFTER THE BURIAL DECREPIT BIRTH * BLACKGUARD ** * First half of tour only (June 5 - June 26) ** Second half of ...

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SUFFOCATION: Orangevale Footage Available

Capital Chaos has uploaded video footage (see below) of legendary New York death metallers SUFFOCATION performing their classic song "Thrones Of Blood" on March 29, 2009 at The Boardwalk in Orangevale, California. Also on the bill were PSYCROPTIC, VEIL OF MAYA, DECREPIT BIRTH and WHITECHAPEL. SUFFOCATION entered the studio on January 31 with ...

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DECREPIT BIRTH: New Performance Footage Posted Online

Capital Chaos has uploaded video footage (see below) of California tech-death metallers DECREPIT BIRTH performing the song "The Infestation" on March 29, 2009 at The Boardwalk in Orangevale, California. Also on the bill were PSYCROPTIC, VEIL OF MAYA, WHITECHAPEL and SUFFOCATION. DECREPIT BIRTH is working on material for its third full-length album, titled ...

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WHITECHAPEL: Orangevale Footage Available

Capital Chaos has uploaded video footage (see below) of Knoxville, Tennessee death metallers WHITECHAPEL performing on March 29, 2009 at The Boardwalk in Orangevale, California. Also on the bill were PSYCROPTIC, VEIL OF MAYA, DECREPIT BIRTH and SUFFOCATION. WHITECHAPEL's latest album, "This Is Exile", was released in July 2008 through Metal Blade Records. ...

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NEAERA: 'Omnicide - Creation Unleashed' Track Listing Unveiled

German extreme metal outfit NEAERA will release its fourth album, "Omnicide - Creation Unleashed" on May 25 in Europe via Metal Blade Records (except in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, where it will arrive on May 22). The CD was recorded at the Rape Of Harmonies studio with producer Alexander Dietz. The artwork, which was ...

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NEAERA: New Album Artwork Unveiled

German extreme metal outfit NEAERA will release its fourth album, "Omnicide – Creation Unleashed" on May 25 in Europe via Metal Blade Records (except in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, where it will arrive on May 22). The CD was recorded at the Rape Of Harmonies studio with producer Alexander Dietz. The artwork, which was ...

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PSYCROPTIC Answers Fan-Submitted Questions; Video Available

Tasmanian tech-death masters PSYCROPTIC recently stopped by Nuclear Blast Records' USA headquarters in Hawthorne, California to answer a few questions sent in by fans. The video responses can be viewed below. PSYCROPTIC is currently on tour with reunited melodic/death/gore-grind legends CARCASS, along with SUICIDE SILENCE and SAMAEL. Following the trek, the band will immediately join ...

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PSYCROPTIC: JOE HALEY Interview and Guitar Lesson Now Online

Guitarist Joe Haley of Tasmanian tech-death masters PSYCROPTIC was recently interviewed for FPE-TV. In the 28-minute clip, which can be viewed below, he explains his technique, songwriting process, gear setup, and hybrid picking, among other things. The guitar-lesson segment starts around the nine-minute mark. Performances of songs from their Nuclear Blast debut, "Ob(Servant", including the ...

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THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR: Official Lineup Revealed

The official lineup for this year's "The Summer Slaughter Tour" has been announced and it looks as follows: NECROPHAGIST (co-headliner) SUFFOCATION (co-headliner) ENSIFERUM ** DARKEST HOUR WINDS OF PLAGUE DYING FETUS BORN OF OSIRIS ORIGIN BENEATH THE MASSACRE * AFTER THE BURIAL DECREPIT BIRTH * BLACKGUARD ** * First half of tour only (June 5 ...

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THE HAUNTED, SUFFOCATION To Team Up For Montreal Show

THE HAUNTED and SUFFOCATION will team up for one special show on April 16 at Le Medley in Monteal, Quebec, Canada. The two bands will headline the event, with support coming from all the groups that THE HAUNTED and SUFFOCATION are scheduled to be touring with throughout the spring. The billing for the Montreal concert ...

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OCEANO: Trailer For Bonus DVD Available

A trailer for the bonus DVD that will be included with OCEANO's forthcoming album, "Depths", can be viewed below. Due on April 7 via Earache Records, "Depths" was recorded with producer Joey Sturgis (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, MY CHILDREN MY BRIDE) at The Foundation Studios in Connersville, Indiana, and will feature artwork from Colin Marks ...

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DREAM THEATER Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER have been confirmed for this year's Hellfest, set to take place June 19-21, 2009 in Clisson, France. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABORTED ADAGIO ALL SHALL PERISH AMEBIX AMON AMARTH ANTHRAX AUGUST BURN RED AURA NOIR BACKYARD BABIES BETRAYED BLOCKHEADS BLOODCLOT BRING ME THE HORIZON CATHEDRAL COALESCE ...

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SUFFOCATION Checks In From The Studio

New York-based extreme metal pioneers SUFFOCATION entered the studio on January 31 with Joe Cincotta (who worked on the band's last two releases) to begin recording its new album, "Blood Oath". The follow-up to 2006's self-titled record will be mixed by Zack Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH) and cover artwork will once again be ...

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OCEANO To Film 'District Of Misery' Video

Chicago's deathcore band OCEANO will film a video for the song "District Of Misery" tomorrow (Friday, February 27) in Los Angeles, California. Directed by Patrick Guera (DIFFICULT HENRY, HARD ECHO) and produced by Brian Thompson at The Vault LA (MUNICIPAL WASTE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, AS I LAY DYING), the clip will be shot in a converted ...

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EMBEDDED Prepares To Release 'Beyond The Flesh'

German death metal band EMBEDDED will release its new album, "Beyond The Flesh", later in the year through DB Agency. The band's third full-length effort was recorded at the Soundlodge Studio (GOD DETHRONED, SINISTER, DEW-SCENTED) in Germany and will feature artwork (see below) by Remy of Head Split Design (UNEARTH, CRYPTOPSY, WHITECHAPEL). Two tracks from ...

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SUFFOCATION Video Game Coming Soon

Legendary New York death metallers SUFFOCATION have issued the following update: "2009 is shaping up to be SUFFOCATION's most exciting and successful year to date! Not only are they celebrating the 20th anniversary of their first release, 'Reincremation', but we all are excited to announce that in the spring of 2009, SUFFOCATION is expected to ...

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BORN OF OSIRIS Reveals New Album Details

Way Too Loud! recently conducted an interview with guitarist Lee McKinney and vocalist Ronnie Canizaro of Chicago-based extreme metallers BORN OF OSIRIS. A couple of excerpts from the question-and-answer session follow below. Way Too Loud!: I guess the newest news is that one of your guitar players is gone. Can you tell me ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Added To ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL

According to the April 2009 issue of Revolver magazine (see cover image below) — the official Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival media partner — Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are the "special-guest" act that will perform on this summer's Rockstar Energy tour. This year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival trek will be headlined by SLAYER and MARILYN ...

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OCEANO Debuts New Track On MySpace

Chicago's deathcore band OCEANO has unveiled a brand new track from its forthcoming debut release, "Depths", on the group's MySpace page. You can check out "A Mandatory Sacrifice" and two other songs from OCEANO's upcoming CD at this location. Due on April 7 via Earache Records, "Depths" was recorded with producer Joey Sturgis ...

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WYKKED WYTCH Added To CALIFORNIA METALFEST

Florida-based extreme metallers WYKKED WYTCH have been added to the third annual California Metalfest, set to take place Saturday, March 28 t the Grove in Anaheim, California. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ARSIS CARCASS DECREPIT BIRTH EXODUS PSYCROPTIC SAMAEL SUFFOCATION THE FACELESS VEIL OF MAYA WHITECHAPEL WYKKED WYTCH WYKKED WYTCH guitarist Gio ...

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THY WILL BE DONE Completes Work On New Album

Rhode Island's THY WILL BE DONE has completed recording the band's new album, entitled "In Ancient Of Days", for a spring release via Stillborn Records. Just like its predecessor, 2007's "Was And Is To Come", the new CD was produced, engineered, and mixed by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (HATEBREED, WHITECHAPEL, SHADOWS FALL) at Planet Z studios ...

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KERRY KING's 'War Ensemble' At NAMM; Video Available

Video footage of Kerry King of Los Angeles thrashers SLAYER playing the song "War Ensemble" at the Marshall booth at this year's NAMM show (which was held January 15-18, 2009 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California) can be viewed below. This year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival trek will be headlined by SLAYER ...

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