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SLIPKNOT Announces This Year's Edition Of KNOTFEST JAPAN

After slaying the senses of 50,000 fans at the November 2014 debut of Knotfest Japan, SLIPKNOT, premier Japanese promoter Hayashi International Promotion (H.I.P.), and 5B Artist Management have announced its return in 2016. Set for November 5-6, this marks the second outing of the international festival Knotfest, which debuted in November 2014 to a sold-out ...

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SHEER TERROR To Release 'Bulldog' Box Set

Graffiti-covered subway trains, the crack epidemic, squeegee men...New York City was a very different place in the 1980s. But all that urban decay made the perfect breeding ground for a pack of groundbreaking musical movements that would take the industry by force. Lurking in its darkest back alleyways was the New York hardcore scene with ...

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ONSLAUGHT To Release 'Live At The Slaughterhouse' CD/DVD In February

U.K. thrashers ONSLAUGHT will release a new concert CD/DVD, "Live At The Slaughterhouse", on February 26 via AFM. The 13-song set captures two performances in the U.K. (Bristol and London) featuring the lineup of Sy Keeler (vocals), Nige Rockett (guitar), Leigh Chambers (guitar), Jeff Williams (bass) and Mic Hourihan (drums). "Live At The Slaughterhouse" DVD/CD ...

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Former FATES WARNING Guitarist Joins Forces With Ex-PENANCE Singer

Victor Arduini, a founding member/guitarist of FATES WARNING, has joined forces with Brian Balich, the almighty voice of ARGUS as well as the former singer of PENANCE, in a new project called ARDUINI/BALICH. Victor began writing new music after FREEDOMS REIGN ended its 2013 promotional tour. "I wanted to really challenge myself again with the ...

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What Should Not Be Unearthed - NILE

After taking a few lumps from the metal public on 2012's "At the Gate of Sethu", Karl Sanders, all that's left of the original NILE lineup that stunned the metal underground with their Egyptian-themed death grind classic "Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka", along with Dallas Toler-Wade, and George Kollias welcome new bassist Brad Parris for ...

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ONSLAUGHT Recruits Guitarist IAIN GT DAVIES

U.K. thrashers ONSLAUGHT have recruited guitarist Iain GT Davies as the full-time replacement for longtime absentee Andy Rosser Davies. ONSLAUGHT guitarist Nige Rockett comments: "We are super stoked to welcome Iain as a full-time member of ONSLAUGHT. He's a great guitarist and a real cool guy who has fitted seamlessly into our long established lineup. ...

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STEELWING: 'Reset, Reboot, Redeem' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Swedish metallers STEELWING will release their new album, "Reset, Reboot, Redeem", on November 20 via NoiseArt Records. The artwork for the CD was created by Swedish artist Sandra Österberg Brolin. The band states: "For this album, we wanted a cover with a genuine artistic feel. We chose to work with Sandra Österberg Brolin, a talent ...

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STEELWING To Release 'Reset, Reboot, Redeem' Album In November

Almost four years since their sophomore album, "Zone Of Alienation", was released, Swedish metallers STEELWING are ready to return to the scene. Though still rooted in the traditional heavy metal their fans have come to expect, the new CD has more than a few surprises in store. "With two well-received albums behind us we could ...

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Shadow World - WOLFHEART

Disbanding all of his prior units BEFORE THE DAWN, BLACK SUN AEON, THE FINAL HARVEST, DAWN OF SOLACE and ROUTASIELU, multi-instrumentalist Tuomas Saukkonen created WOLFHEART in 2012 as his one-man show. Now with a full ensemble behind him for the entity's second offering, "Shadow World", WOLFHEART sounds like a proper harbinger of Hell, corralling black ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's ADAM DUTKIEWICZ Rejoins CAPARISON GUITARS

Caparison Guitars has welcomed Adam Dutkiewicz of Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE back into the family. Many people who have caught KILLSWITCH ENGAGE during their recent tour have already seen Adam owning the stage with his new Angelus-M3B and TAT Special models. Caparison Guitars are also the only choice for Adam in the studio as KILLSWITCH ...

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SLAYER's KING Says HANNEMAN's Song 'Piano Wire' Was Missing 'Some Pizzazz' Before Being Re-Recorded For 'Repentless'

SLAYER's eleventh studio album, "Repentless", which will be released on September 11 via Nuclear Blast, will include a re-recorded version of "Piano Wire", a previously unfinished song from the "World Painted Blood" sessions written by the band's late guitarist Jeff Hanneman. SLAYER guitarist Kerry King told Artisan News about the track (see video below): "'Piano ...

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PRO-PAIN: New Song 'Age Of Disgust' Available For Streaming

"Age Of Disgust", a brand new song from metal/hardcore pioneers PRO-PAIN, can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Voice Of Rebellion", which was released through SPV/Steamhammer on June 17 in Scandinavia, June 19 in Germany, June 22 in the rest of Europe, and June 23 ...

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SLAYER: Visualizer Video For New Song 'Repentless' Available

SLAYER's eleventh studio album, "Repentless", will be released on September 11 via Nuclear Blast. "Repentless" track listing: 01. Delusions Of Saviour 02. Repentless 03. Take Control 04. Vices 05. Cast The First Stone 06. When The Stillness Comes 07. Chasing Death 08. Implode 09. Piano Wire 10. Atrocity Vendor 11. You Against You 12. Pride ...

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SLAYER: Video Footage Of Entire Huntington, New York Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of SLAYER's entire June 16 peformance at The Paramount in Huntington, New York can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. World Painted Blood 02. Postmortem 03. Hate Worldwide 04. Die By The Sword 05. Chemical Warfare 06. War Ensemble 07. Mandatory Suicide 08. Necrophiliac 09. Spill The Blood ...

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SLAYER: 'Repentless' Cover Artwork Unveiled

The cover artwork for SLAYER's eleventh studio album, "Repentless", can be seen below. The CD will be released on September 11 via Nuclear Blast. The artwork was created by Brazilian artist Marcelo Vasco in collaboration with the band's Tom Araya and Kerry King. "We had a number of submitted ideas for the cover artwork," said ...

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Mindloss/Demos reissue - GOREFEST

Metal Mind's on another gold disc reissue tear: keep your eyes peeled upon this label's release lists. Currently they're pushing back catalog releases of PRIMAL FEAR, MNEMIC and defunct Dutch death-metal masters GOREFEST. Metal Mind offers a lot of double-album packages, including BENEDICTION. GOREFEST is getting the royal treatment with the re-release of "La Muerte" ...

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SLAYER: 'Repentless' Metal Eagle Edition Content Revealed

Last week, veteran California thrashers SLAYER announced their heaviest release ever — the Metal Eagle Edition of their upcoming album "Repentless", set for a September 11 release. Made of aluminum alloy, measuring 15" x 17" x 3" and weighing in at a hefty 7.8 pounds (yes, the final version is heavier than previously announced), the ...

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SLAYER Announces 'Repentless' Metal Eagle Edition

With the title and release date just announced for SLAYER's "Repentless", due out September 11 (Nuclear Blast), today the thrash icons announce their heaviest release ever - literally — "Repentless", Metal Eagle Edition. Made of aluminum alloy, measuring 15" x 17" x 3" and weighing in at a hefty seven pounds, the Metal Eagle Edition ...

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OCEANO: 'Dead Planet' Video Released

"Dead Planet", the new video from Chicago deathcore heavyweights OCEANO, can be seen below. Directed by Orie McGinness of Enlighten Creative Studio and filmed in front of a horde of die-hard fans, the clip captures the intensity of an OCEANO live show with the band's inimitable stage presence combined with the raw, adrenaline-fuelled energy of ...

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PRO-PAIN To Release 'Voice Of Rebellion' Album In June

Aggressive, meticulous, passionate, righteous — all distinguishing traits that have come to symbolize the fundamentals of metal/hardcore pioneers PRO-PAIN. Since their crushing 1992 NAIRD-nominated debut album "Foul Taste Of Freedom", PRO-PAIN have become a staple in the diets of heavy music listeners around the globe. Their successful and enviable career has perpetually prospered throughout its ...

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Video: THE RODS Joined By BENEDICTUM's VERONICA FREEMAN For Performance Of RONNIE JAMES DIO Classics

BENEDICTUM frontwoman Veronica Freeman joined THE RODS on stage Friday night (April 24) at Suzy's Tavern in Auburn, New York to perform three classics that were originally sung by Ronnie James Dio"The Mob Rules" (BLACK SABBATH), "Heaven And Hell" (BLACK SABBATH) and "Stand Up And Shout" (DIO). Fan-filmed video footage of the performance ...

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