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HOUR OF PENANCE Putting Finishing Touches On New Album Recordings

Italian death metallers HOUR OF PENANCE recently entered 16th Cellar studio in Rome with engineer Stefano Morabito to begin recording their as-yet-untitled fourth album for an early 2010 release via Unique Leader Records. Commented guitarist Guilio Moschini: "We've finally finished tracking all the instruments for the new album and we will start mixing it at ...

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ARKAIK Completes Recording Debut Album; Cover Artwork Unveiled

Riverside, California-based technical/progressive death metallers ARKAIK have finished recording their debut album, "Reflections Within Dissonance", for a January 2010 release via Unique Leader Records. The CD is currently being mixed by Samur Khouja at Seahorse Sound Studios and will be sent to Stefano Morabito of 16 Cellar Studios (HOUR OF PENANCE, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE) for mastering. ...

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Argus - ARGUS

It's that old thing called heavy metal. Remember it? Some bands stick to the tried and true of great riffs, guitar solos that you can feel in your gut, actual singing, and songs that stand the test of time. Some labels do as well, such as traditional metal and doom outfit Shadow Kingdom Records — ...

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HOUR OF PENANCE To Enter Studio This Month

Italian death metallers HOUR OF PENANCE will enter 16th Cellar studio in Rome on August 27 with engineer Stefano Morabito to begin recording their as-yet-untitled fourth album. Commented guitarist Giulio Moschini: "After less than a year of songwriting, we're finally ready to hit the studio and record the new album. We're very satisfied with the ...

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MURDER THERAPY Completes Work On Full-Length Debut

Bologna, Italy-based death metallers MURDER THERAPY have completed work on their full-length debut, "Symmetry Of Delirium", for a September 2009 release via the Netherlands-based label Deity Down Records. The CD was recorded at 16th Cellar Studio (HOUR OF PENANCE, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE) in Rome, Italy with producer Stefano Morabito (HOUR OF PENANCE, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE). The follow-up ...

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MURDER THERAPY Begins Recording Debut Album

Bologna, Italy-based death metallers MURDER THERAPY have entered the 16th Cellar Studio (HOUR OF PENANCE, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE) in Rome, Italy to begin recording their full-length debut, "Symmetry Of Delirium", for a late 2009 release via the Netherlands-based label Deity Down Records. The follow-up to 2007's independently released "The Therapy" mini-album will mark the recording debut ...

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ARKAIK To Enter Studio This Week

Riverside, California-based technical/progressive death metallers ARKAIK have issued the following update: "ARKAIK will be entering Seahorse Sound Studios July 3rd to begin recording their debut album, 'Reflections Within Dissonance'. The album will contain nine original tracks and cover art done by Pär Olofsson [ABORTED, EMETH]. The album will be recorded and mixed by Samur Khouja ...

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HOUR OF PENANCE Rejoined By Guitarist

Italian death metallers HOUR OF PENANCE have issued the following update: "After an almost three-year-long hiatus, HOUR OF PENANCE welcomes back the former guitarist and founder Enrico, who apparently got tired of the cold and dark Norwegian life... The band is now back as a quintet and will perform for the first time with the ...

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Oracles - FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE

"FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE play death metal with a 'classical" approach;' inspired by CANNIBAL CORPSE and SUFFOCATION, and influenced by J.S. Bach and L. Van Beethoven," reads the Willowtip press release regarding "Oracles"; the Rome, Italy band's debut for the label. Sound far-fetched? It's really not, although "Oracles" is not some over-the-top symphonic death metal experiment either. ...

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ARGUS: Debut Album Artwork, Track Listing Unveiled

ARGUS, the Pennsylvania-based metal band featuring former PENANCE vocalist Brian "Butch" Balich, will release its self-titled debut CD in May through Shadow Kingdom Records. The group says, "We've got Professor John Gallo (ORODRUIN, BLIZARO) guesting on the album, contributing an intro piece to 'The Damnation of John Faustus'. Art [was] completed by the masterful Brad ...

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KALKI AVATARA: New Song Posted Online

KALKI AVATARA, the solo project of ABORYM/MALFEITOR guitarist Paolo "Hell-I0-Kabbalus" Pieri, has uploaded a new song, entitled "Para Lógon" (ancient Greek, meaning "Against the Word") on MySpace. The track will appear on the project's new promo CD, which is due in late April. Also scheduled to appear on the CD is "a totally ...

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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Parts Ways With Drummer

Rome, Italy-based death metal band FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE has parted ways with drummer Francesco Struglia. Bassist/vocalist Paolo Rossi states, "Considering how important the presence of a stable drummer is instead of a just having one for sessions, we decided during the last month to move on and give a new shape to the band. Since Francesco ...

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Former NILE, ORIGIN, DYING FETUS Members Join Forces In VILE PENANCE

Veteran death metallers Duane Timlin (DYING FETUS, DIVINE EMPIRE), Joe Payne (NILE, DIVINE HERESY), James King (ORIGIN, UNMERCIFUL), Derek Engemann (UNMERCIFUL) and John Ramos (A.T.W.T.T.B., FUNERAL RITES) have joined forces in a new band called VILE PENANCE. VILE PENANCE is the brainchild of Ramos and Timlin, who paired up during sessions with FUNERAL RITES and ...

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SHRINEBUILDER: Songtitles For Debut CD Revealed

SHRINEBUILDER, the project that features in its ranks Wino (ST. VITUS, THE HIDDEN HAND), Scott Kelly (NEUROSIS), Al Cisneros (OM, SLEEP), and Dale Crover (MELVINS), has finished recording its debut CD with Toshi Kasai (MELVINS, BIG BUSINESS) for a summer release on Neurot Recordings. The tentative track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Bassist Reveals Favorite Albums Of 2008

Bassist Alex Webster of Florida-based death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE recently spoke to Roadie Crew magazine's Thiago Sarkis about Webster's favorite albums of 2008. Alex's choices for the best albums of the year, along with his comments, follow below. * MESHUGGAH's "ObZen": Alex Webster: "This album really shows how a band can have extremely unusual ...

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KALKI AVATARA To Enter Studio In February

KALKI AVATARA, the solo project of ABORYM/MALFEITOR guitarist Paolo "Hell-I0-Kabbalus" Pieri, has inked a deal with the Canadian label Shaytan Productions for the release of the "Mantra for the End of Times" EP. Due in late January, the effort will be distributed by Plastic Head. In other news, Paolo Pieri has issued the following update: ...

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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Signs With WILLOWTIP RECORDS

Willowtip Records has announced the signing of the Rome, Italy-based death metal band FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE. Previously signed to Neurotic Records, the group is set to release its debut album, "Oracles", in 2009. The CD was recorded in May 2008 at 16th Cellar Studio. Featuring current members of HOUR OF PENANCE, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE plays death metal ...

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ARGUS Signs With SHADOW KINGDOM RECORDS

ARGUS, the Pennsylvania-based metal band featuring former PENANCE vocalist Brian "Butch" Balich, will release its self-titled debut CD through Shadow Kingdom Records. The group says, "We're wrapping up the recording of the album, which will feature nine songs. We've got Professor John Gallo (ORODRUIN, BLIZARO) guesting on the album as well, contributing an intro piece ...

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ARGUS Parts Ways With Label, Announces New Guitarist

ARGUS, the Pennsylvania-based metal band featuring former PENANCE vocalist Brian "Butch" Balich, has parted ways with Chile's Emissary Records. The band says, "We are currently working on finishing the album we began in May and hope to have it completed by the end of 2008. We will begin seeking a new label deal for the ...

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IMPALED: 'G.O.R.E.' Video Posted Online

Preceding their upcoming descent upon the shores of Europe, Oakland, California-based extreme metallers IMPALED have unleashed a new video onslaught. Culling from its latest album for Willowtip Records/Candlelight UK, "The Last Gasp", the band has self-produced a cinematic abortion for the song "G.O.R.E." "Heading to the Old World this summer for our second European tour, ...

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ORIGIN Drummer To Guest On WIPZ Radio

Drummer John Longstreth of the Kansas-based death metallers ORIGIN will take part a live phone interview with Fat Jake next Monday, April 21 at 8:00 p.m. CST on 88.5 FM WIPZ. If you live outside the Kenosha, Wisconsin broadcast area, you can listen to the program online at www.wipzradio.com. You can also submit ...

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ORIGIN: To Shoot 'Finite' Video

Kansas-based death metallers ORIGIN will shoot the first video for their brand new album, "Antithesis", this weekend in Brooklyn, New York. The video for the track "Finite" will be lensed by David Brodsky for MyGoodEye. ORIGIN will embark on a headlining tour of Europe in May. Support on the shows will come from IMPALED and ...

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FALCON To Release New Album In April

FALCON, the raw heavy rock power trio featuring guitarist/vocalist Perry Grayson (ex-DESTINY'S END, ARTISAN, ISEN TORR and Metal Maniacs scribe), bassist/keyboardist Greg Lindstrom (CIRITH UNGOL) and drummer Darin McCloskey (PALE DIVINE, will release its second full-length CD, "Die Wontcha", in April on Liquid Flames Records. The cover of "Die Wontcha", a full-color painting by renowned ...

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MALFEITOR Announces New Lineup

MALFEITOR, the Italian black metal band featuring bassist/vocalist M. Fabban (ABORYM), has issued the following update: "After eight months of partnership with the session bass player Nighthorn and M. Fabban's decision to take care of vocals only, MALFEITOR announce the new lineup." Commented M. Fabban: "I've decided to dedicate myself to vocals only for this ...

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