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DROWNING POOL Launches Podcast Series

Dallas-based metallers DROWNING POOL have just launched their podcast series on iTunes. The band will release a new episode to the podcast every week up to the July 24 release of its new album, "Full Circle". The podcasts offer their fans a glimpse of never before seen footage of the recording process, interviews, and their ...

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NEUROSIS: 'Given To The Rising' Mini-Documentary Available

A mini-documentary for the upcoming album from long-running Oakland, California-based industrial/alternative/metal pioneers NEUROSIS, entitled "Given to the Rising", has been posted at YouTube (documentary shot by NEUROSIS and Kenneth Thomas). The band began recording the effort in December at Electrical Audio studio in Chicago with producer Steve Albini. "[We are] forging some strange, ...

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A Great Divide - SUSPYRE

Those of you with a love for neoclassical progressive metal are strongly advised to seek out "A Great Divide" from New Jersey's SUSPYRE. The group's sophomore release is a 70-minute epic of virtuoso playing, enchanting melodies, and wild prog metal jams that'll have your head spinning for hours on end. Divided into two multi-part sections, ...

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NEUROSIS: 'Given To The Rising' Artwork Revealed

Long-running Oakland, California-based industrial/alternative/metal pioneers NEUROSIS have posted the cover artwork for their upcoming album, "Given to the Rising", at this location. The band began recording the effort in December at Electrical Audio studio in Chicago with producer Steve Albini. "[We are] forging some strange, noisy psychedelic territory that is pretty disturbing," guitarist ...

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ORIGIN Pulls Out Of MARYLAND DEATHFEST, MISERY INDEX Steps In

Kansas-based death metallers ORIGIN have cancelled their previously announced appearance at this year's Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 26-27 at the Sonar in Baltimore, MD. According to festival organizers, "[ORIGIN has] been confirmed for 5-6 months, but sent their agent an e-mail that says 'After our last tour, we have to cancel MDF ...

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Infernal Rise EP - DISKREET

Innovative? No. Intense? Hell fucking yeah. Meet the new kids on the American death metal block, from Topeka, Kansas. Okay, I guess technically we should split hairs and call them “death core" or give them some equally meaningless semantic label. After all, they do have breakdowns, and for all I know, they may have short ...

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REVELATION: Early Material To Be Re-Released

Classic early '90s doom band REVELATION will re-release its much-sought-after 1993 album, "Never Comes Silence", on May 15 via Leaf Hound Records. The label will also reissue a collection of the band's earlier works. "Unreleased Album" and "Salvation's Answer", which was originally released on Rise Above Records, will be made available in June. "Unreleased Album" ...

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ANIMOSITY: Video Of New Song Posted Online

A video clip of Bay Area death metal/hardcore act ANIMOSITY performing a free show in a San Francisco park, featuring a demo recording of a new song called "You Can't Win", has been posted online at YouTube.com. ANIMOSITY will enter Godcity studios in Salem, Massachusetts in April with producer Kurt Ballou of CONVERGE ...

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Cycle Repeats - LOST EDEN

Average, harmless metalcore from Japan is what we find on LOST EDEN's debut, "Cycle Repeats". Though their country of origin might add a bullet point to their marketing plan, the fact is that this music could come from anywhere in the west right now. If you've heard AS I LAY DYING, TRIVIUM, SOILWORK or KILLSWITCH ...

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NEUROSIS: New Song Posted Online

Long-running Oakland, California-based industrial/alternative/metal pioneers NEUROSIS have uploaded a new song, entitled "Water Is Not Enough", to their MySpace page. The track comes off the group's new album, "Given to the Rising", due on May 8 via Neurot Recordings. The band began recording the effort in December at Electrical Audio studio in Chicago ...

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NEUROSIS: New Album Track Listing, Release Date Revealed

Long-running Oakland, California-based industrial/alternative/metal pioneers NEUROSIS will release their new album, "Given to the Rising", on May 8 via Neurot Recordings. The band began recording the effort in December at Electrical Audio studio in Chicago with producer Steve Albini. "[We are] forging some strange, noisy psychedelic territory that is pretty disturbing," guitarist and singer Steve ...

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ANIMOSITY To Embark On First Headlining Tour

San Francisco-based death metal/hardcore act ANIMOSITY will embark on its first headlining tour, dubbed "The Brutalitour", in April with support from AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, THE FACELESS and BENEATH THE MASSACRE. The dates are as follows: Apr. 28 - Worcester, MA @ New England Metalfest Apr. 29 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx w/ Bury Your ...

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INFINITED HATE: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Brutal Dutch death metallers INFINITED HATE, who feature in their ranks three current members of the legendary SINISTER plus ex-members of the mighty HOUWITSER, have begun work on their new album, "Orchestra of Sickness", due later in the year via Goregiastic Records. The projected track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Asylum of ...

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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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