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ABYSMAL DAWN Seeks New Drummer

Los Angeles, California's blackened-death metal force ABYSMAL DAWN recently returned home after an insanely long North American tour with GOATWHORE, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, DAATH and SUCCESS WILL WRITE APOCALYPSE ACROSS THE SKY. Commented vocalist/guitarist Charles Elliott: "We're back after a crazy nine weeks on the road! It was the longest tour we ever had the pleasure ...

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ANGER AS ART: In Mixing Mode

Los Angeles thrashers ANGER AS ART are currently mixing their third album, "Disfigure", for a late 2009 release via Old School Metal Records. The bulk of the tracking was done at Trench Studio in Corona, California with John Haddad, while the vocals and "extra stuff" was overseen by Chris Trent at CT Audio. Commented ANGER ...

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ANGER AS ART Frontman Issues New Album Update

Los Angeles thrashers ANGER AS ART recently entered the studio to begin recording their third album, "Disfigure", for a late 2009 release via Old School Metal Records. The bulk of the tracking is being done at Trench Studio in Corona, California with John Haddad, while the vocals and "extra stuff" will be overseen by Chris ...

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HIRAX To Release 'El Rostro De La Muerte' In August

California metallers HIRAX will release their long-awaited new studio album, "El Rostro de la Muerte" ("The Face of Death"), in mid-August 2009. It is the veteran thrash band's first full-length since 2004's "The New Age Of Terror". "El Rostro de la Muerte" is a dual-studio effort, combining the skills of two HIRAX producers which the ...

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HIRAX: Footage From Colombian Tour Posted Online

A seven-minute video clip featuring footage from HIRAX's recent three-concert tour of Colombia — including media press conference/interview, autograph sessions, hanging out at bars, and actual performances — can be viewed below. The follow-up to 2007's acclaimed EP "Assassins Of War", HIRAX's new album, "El Rostro de la Muerte", is being recorded with producer John ...

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DREAMING DEAD Announces Extended U.S. Tour

In addition to their upcoming trek across North America with PATHOLOGY and the legendary MASTER, Los Angeles-based blackened death/thrashers DREAMING DEAD have been added to the first half of MONSTROSITY's summer tour. Thirsty for blood and eager to wreak havoc across the countryside, DREAMING DEAD promise to deliver nothing but the most blistering performance at ...

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THE FUNERAL PYRE: New Song Posted Online

Southern California black metal outfit THE FUNERAL PYRE has posted a new song, "To Walk, To Maintain", on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's new EP, "December", which is scheduled for release on March 10 via Creator-Destructor Records. THE FUNERAL PYRE's latest full-length album, "Wounds", was released in May ...

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DREAMING DEAD: Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for "Within One", the debut album from the Los Angeles, California-based death/thrash metal band DREAMING DEAD, can be viewed below. "Within One" is scheduled for release on January 20 via Ibex Moon Records. The CD was co-produced by John Haddad (HIRAX, INTRONAUT, ABYSMAL DAWN, PHOBIA) and features artwork/layout by ...

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DREAMING DEAD Schedules CD-Release Show

Los Angeles, California-based death/thrash metal band DREAMING DEAD has scheduled a CD-release show for its debut album, "Within One", on Sunday, January 25 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California. Joining DREAMING DEAD will be GIGAN, BOOK OF THE BLACK EARTH, PSYOPUS and deathgrind overlords CATTLE DECAPITATION. Tickets are available to metalheads of all ages ...

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HIRAX: New Album Update

Reactivated Long Beach, California thrashers HIRAX have issued the following update: "HIRAX is in heavy writing mode to finish up our new epic CD/vinyl release 'El Rostro de la Muerte' (Spanish for "The Face Of Death"). This will be the heaviest album that HIRAX has ever recorded. We are very excited because the new songs ...

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DREAMING DEAD: 'Within One' Artwork Unveiled

The cover artwork for "Within One", the debut album from the Los Angeles, California-based death/thrash metal band DREAMING DEAD, can be viewed below. The artwork was created by Travis Smith, who has previously worked with OPETH and NEVERMORE, among many other acts. "Within One" is scheduled for release on January 20, 2009 via Ibex Moon ...

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DREAMING DEAD: Oakland Footage Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of the Los Angeles, California-based death/thrash metal band DREAMING DEAD performing the song "Within One" on October 14, 2008 in Oakland, California can be viewed below. The track is the title cut of the group's debut album, "Within One", which will be released on January 20, 2009 via Ibex Moon Records. "Within ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN, SOTHIS: Tour Dates Announced

ABYSMAL DAWN will join forces with fellow Los Angeles, California-based band SOTHIS for a western U.S. tour in December, dubbed the Endless Wintour. The trek will kick off on December 5 in Bakersfield, California and will wrap on December 14 in Hollywood. The dates are as follows: Dec. 05 - Bakersfield, CA - Jerry’s Pizza ...

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DREAMING DEAD Signs With IBEX MOON RECORDS

Los Angeles, California-based death/thrash metal band DREAMING DEAD has inked a deal with Ibex Moon Records. The group's their debut album, "Within One", will be released on January 20, 2009. Commented lead singer/guitarist Elizabeth Schall: "We feel very proud to be a part of John McEntee's label roster, being that he himself comes from the ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN Films 'Programmed To Consume' Video

Los Angeles, California's ABYSMAL DAWN has finished filming the first video for its brand new album "Programmed to Consume". The clip, for the CD's title track, was shot in the band's hometown with director Gary Smithson (TOMAHAWK, HIGH ON FIRE, GOATWHORE). Commented ABYSMAL DAWN guitarist/vocalist Charles Elliott: "We can't wait to see the final product! ...

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THE FUNERAL PYRE Prepares For November Tour

Southern California's THE FUNERAL PYRE has posted an in-depth update at the band's official blog, which includes touring plans for November with fellow Californians EARLY GRAVES on the Manifest Blasphemy Tour, as well as two new recordings of material to supplement the recent release of "Wounds", the group's latest full-length album, which saw ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN Parts Ways With Guitarist, Announces Replacement

Los Angeles, California's ABYSMAL DAWN has parted ways with longtime guitarist Jamie Boulanger. According to the band, "Jamie has other priorities that he needs to take care of in his life, including his new baby girl. We wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors." Boulanger's replacement in ABYSMAL DAWN is Ian ...

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Programmed to Consume - ABYSMAL DAWN

Los Angeles' ABYSMAL DAWN hit a home run the first time at bat with "From Ashes", the full-length debut on Crash Music, Inc. in 2006. It ended up being one of a handful of my favorite death metal albums from that year and continues to be today. The album sounded like it was recorded by ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN: Another New Song Posted Online

ABYSMAL DAWN has posted another new song from its soon-to-be-released Relapse Records debut, "Programmed to Consume". Check out the track "Cease to Comprehend" for a limited time at this location. The Los Angeles-based group will celebrate the release of "Programmed to Consume" with a show on May 15 at the Knitting Factory in ...

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HIRAX Hard At Work On 'El Rostro de la Muerte'

Following last year's release of HIRAX's highly acclaimed EP "Assassins Of War", the Long Beach thrashers have recorded six new songs with producer John Haddad for their upcoming album, "El Rostro de la Muerte". This will be the band's first full-length since the 2004 release "The New Age Of Terror". The album will also include ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN: 'Making-Of Video Available

Los Angeles, California's ABYSMAL DAWN has posted a "Making Of Programmed To Consume" video, featuring footage of the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming Relapse Records debut. Watch the nine-minute clip below. "Programmed To Consume" was recorded last November with producer John Haddad (INTRONAUT, PHOBIA, EYES OF FIRE) and is scheduled for a May 13 ...

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HIRAX To Perform At San Francisco's THE TIDALWAVE 11 Festival

Veteran California thrashers HIRAX will reportedly perform at The Tidalwave 11 festival, set to take place July 5-6 at McLaren Park in San Francisco, California. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: EXODUS HIRAX DTENTE PSYCHOSOMATIC PILLAGER ANCIENT AT BIRTH ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST According to the event organizers, Tidal Wave is "celebrating its 11th ...

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HIRAX: 1984 Demo To Be Released As Seven-Inch Single

After being on hiatus for a couple of years, Sweden's Stormbringer Records is back with another release lined up for 2008 — a seven-inch single from legendary U.S. thrashers HIRAX. This will contain the very first recording the band did, the classic 1984 demo recording. The seven-inch will be on colored vinyl, come with an ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN: New Album Details Revealed

Los Angeles based extreme metallers ABYSMAL DAWN have revealed the final artwork and track listing for their Relapse Records debut, "Programmed to Consume". The cover by Pär Olofsson (PSYCROPTIC, WINDS OF PLAGUE) can be viewed at this location can now be viewed at the band's MySpace page. "Programmed to Consume" track listing: 01. ...

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