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KATATONIA Parts Ways With Guitarist PER 'SODOMIZER' ERIKSSON

Swedish dark rockers KATATONIA have released the following statement: "It has been some time coming but guitarist Per 'Sodomizer' Eriksson and KATATONIA have now mutually agreed to part ways. "Per joined the band in 2010 as a live session player, and after some substantial touring, quickly became a steady fixture being heavily involved in the ...

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NOVEMBERS DOOM: First 'Bled White' Studio Video Blog

The first installment of the video blog documenting the studio sessions for the recording of the ninth NOVEMBERS DOOM disc, entitled "Bled White", can be seen below. Sessions are being held at Belle City Sound in Racine, Wisconsin. The album is tentatively due for release in mid-summer 2014. NOVEMBERS DOOM's eighth full-length album, "Aphotic", was ...

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EVOCATION Recruits ANATA Drummer

Swedish death metallers EVOCATION have announced the addition of drummer Conny Pettersson (ANATA) to the group's ranks. Comments Conny: "I'm proud to be the new drummer of EVOCATION and I have much respect for Janne and Vesa and the work they have done this far. Now I'm looking forward to face the challenges we have ...

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ANNIHILATOR's 'Feast' To Be Re-Released With Bonus DVD

ANNIHILATOR's latest album, "Feast", will be re-released as a limited edition featuring re-recorded ANNIHILATOR classics on CD and the full Wacken Open Air festival show on DVD, all in a special Ecolbook version with a new 3D cover! This edition contains: * The new album "Feast" in a CD-sized book with extra pages in the ...

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SOILWORK's DIRK VERBEUREN Shares 'Crazy Tour Story' (Video)

Digital Tour Bus, which gives fans "an all-access pass" to the tour buses that their favorite bands travel in, has posted its latest "Crazy Tour Stories" episode, focusing on SOILWORK drummer Dirk Verbeuren. The one-and-a-half-minute clip, which was filmed on March 25, 2013 in Joliet, Illinois, can be seen below. SOILWORK's ninth studio and first ...

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ANCIENT ASCENDANT Signs With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

Candlelight Records has announced the signing of ANCIENT ASCENDANT. ANCIENT ASCENDANT is a British-based quartet pioneering a unique brand of songwriting based on a solid foundation of black and death metal while injecting eclectic ideas from a wide range of fine metal traditions. Since the release of its critically acclaimed debut EP, "The Heathen Throne", ...

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SOILWORK's BJÖRN 'SPEED' STRID Shares 'Tour Tips' (Video)

Each episode of "Tour Tips" (Top 5) features a touring act sharing five pieces of advice for artists who want to hit the road. In this episode, which was filmed filmed on March 25, 2013 in Joliet, Illinois, vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid of SOILWORK shares his tips for being on the road. SOILWORK's ninth studio ...

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SOILWORK Singer Speaks To DOGDAY PRODUCTION (Video)

Kriss Panic of Dogday Production conducted an interview with vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid of Swedish metallers SOILWORK at this year's Metaltown festival, which was held July 4-6 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The chat has just now been posted online and can be seen below. SOILWORK's ninth studio and first dual-disc album, "The Living Infinite", sold around ...

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SOILWORK: Helsinki Concert To Be Filmed For Forthcoming DVD

SOILWORK's March 21, 2014 concert at Circus in Helsinki, Finland will be professionally filmed for DVD release. The band will play a career-spanning set, with special guest appearances and other surprises planned. The choice of location for the shoot of the first-ever SOILWORK audiovisual live document was an easy one since Helsinki has always been ...

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VESTAL CLARET Signs With CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC

Cruz Del Sur Music has announced the signing of the occult metal unit VESTAL CLARET. One of the most mysterious and intriguing bands to appear from the American underground in the last few years, VESTAL CLARET is the creation of Simon Tuozzoli and Phil Swanson (SEAMOUNT, HOUR OF 13). The group plays a killer mixture ...

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MEMORY GARDEN: Video Footage Of ProgPower Oslo Performance

Video footage of MEMORY GARDEN's November 15 performance at the ProgPower Oslo festival in Oslo, Norway can be seen below. MEMORY GARDEN's fifth album, "Doomain", was released on April 15 in Europe and April 16 in North America via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded at Annoying Sound Factory and SolnaSound Recording by the ...

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SOILWORK Frontman Talks To Austria's MULATSCHAG TV (Video)

Austria's Mulatschag TV recently conducted an interview with vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid of Swedish metallers SOILWORK. You can watch the chat below. SOILWORK's ninth studio and first dual-disc album, "The Living Infinite", sold around 7,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. ...

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MYGRAIN: 'Waking Up The Damned' Video Released

"Waking Up The Damned", the new Mika Kettunen-directed video from Finnish melodic death metallers MYGRAIN, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's fourth album, "Planetary Breathing", which was released on September 27 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was recorded during August and September 2012 at Sound Supreme studio with Janne Saksa, who ...

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WINDS OF PLAGUE: 'Resistance' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Resistance", the fourth album from Southern California metallers WINDS OF PLAGUE, sold around 2,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 165 on The Billboard 200 chart. Issued on October 29 via Century Media Records, the CD was recorded with producer Will Putney, who has previously ...

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WINDS OF PLAGUE: 'Say Hello To The Undertaker' Video Released

"Say Hello To The Undertaker", the new video from Southern California metallers WINDS OF PLAGUE, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's fourth album, "Resistance", which was released on October 29 via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded with producer Will Putney, who has previously worked with SHADOWS FALL and SUICIDE ...

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GWAR's ODERUS URUNGUS Speaks To THE LIVE ADDICTION (Video)

The Live Addiction conducted an interview with GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus on October 24 in Houston, Texas at Warehouse Live. You can now watch the chat below. GWAR's new album, "Battle Maximus", sold around 3,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 109 on The Billboard ...

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SOILWORK Interviewed By Germany's EMP ROCK INVASION (Video)

Germany's EMP Rock Invasion recently conducted an interview with Swedish metallers SOILWORK. You can now watch the chat below. SOILWORK's ninth studio and first dual-disc album, "The Living Infinite", sold around 7,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 60. The effort ...

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WINDS OF PLAGUE: 'Sewer Mouth' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Sewer Mouth" from Southern California metallers WINDS OF PLAGUE can be seen below. The track comes off the band's fourth album, "Resistance", which will be released on October 29 via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded with producer Will Putney, who has previously worked with SHADOWS FALL ...

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SOILWORK: 'Tongue' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Tongue" from Swedish metallers SOILWORK can be seen below. The track comes off the band's ninth studio and first dual-disc album, "The Living Infinite", which sold around 7,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. ...

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SYLOSIS: Photo Of Damaged RV Posted Online

British metallers SYLOSIS were forced to drop off their North American tour with TRIVIUM, DEVILDRIVER and AFTER THE BURIAL after being involved in a serious RV accident Tuesday night on their way to a show in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. A photo of the band's damaged vehicle can be seen below. In a posting on the ...

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SYLOSIS Frontman: 'In Car-Accident Terms, We're Alright'

British metallers SYLOSIS have been forced to drop off their North American tour with TRIVIUM, DEVILDRIVER and AFTER THE BURIAL after being involved in a serious RV accident Tuesday night on their way to a show in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In a posting on the band's Facebook page, SYLOSIS guitarist/vocalist Josh Middleton writes: "Myself, Rob ...

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SYLOSIS Members Hospitalized Following Road Accident

British metallers SYLOSIS have reportedly been forced to drop off their North American tour with TRIVIUM, DEVILDRIVER and AFTER THE BURIAL after being involved in a serious RV accident last night. DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara broke the news via Twitter, explaining that SYLOSIS "ran into the back of a tractor trailer full speed" and "totaled ...

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GWAR: 'Battle Maximus' First-Week Sales Revealed

GWAR's new album, "Battle Maximus", sold around 3,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 109 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD — the band's first full-length studio effort since the loss of their longtime guitar player Flattus Maximus — was issued on September 17 ...

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GWAR Frontman Interviewed On 'Metal Invaders' (Audio)

On the latest episode of "Metal Invaders", host Sonny Bellavance talked with GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus. You can now listen to the chat below. GWAR's new album, "Battle Maximus" — the band's first full-length studio effort since the loss of their longtime guitar player Flattus Maximus — was released on September 17 on Metal Blade ...

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