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THE FUNERAL PYRE: New Album Track Listing Revealed

California-based death metallers THE FUNERAL PYRE have finalized the track listing for their third album, "Wounds", due later in the year via Prosthetic Records. The CD was recorded with John Haddad (INTRONAUT, ABYSMAL DAWN, EYES OF FIRE) and is about to be mixed by Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, CANNIBAL CORPSE, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN: New Songs Available For Streaming

Los Angeles-based extreme metal band ABYSMAL DAWN has posted two new songs — "Programmed to Consume" and "Compulsory Ressurection" — on its MySpace page. ABYSMAL DAWN's forthcoming sophomore album was produced by John Haddad (INTRONAUT, EYES OF FIRE) and wil feature artwork by Pär Olofsson (PSYCROPTIC, SUICIDE SILENCE). Commented ABYSMAL DAWN's Charles Elliott: ...

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HIRAX To Release 'Thrash And Destroy' DVD

Veteran California thrashers HIRAX have issued the following update: "We have begun pre-production for the new HIRAX album, 'El Rostro de la Muerte'. Songtitles to date include 'Baptized By Fire', 'Death Militia', 'Battle Of The North', and re-recorded versions of 'Blind Faith' and 'Broken Neck'. "Expect more new songs and a lot of surprises. This ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN: 'The Mixing Process Is Close To Done'

Charles Elliott of the Los Angeles-based extreme metal band ABYSMAL DAWN has issued the following update regardingthe status of the group's sophomore release: "We've been in and out of John Haddad's (INTRONAUT, EYES OF FIRE) new studio since November and things are finally starting to come together. "Following a bit of downtime finishing up some ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN Parts Ways With CRASH MUSIC

ABYSMAL DAWN, the Los Angeles-based extreme metal band featuring former members of RISE and INHUMAN VISION, has issued the following update: "ABYSMAL DAWN will no longer be working with Crash Music, Inc. Rather than go into the laundry list of dirty details, lets just say 'it didn't work out' and we are looking forward to ...

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HIRAX: Wattrelos Concert Footage Available

Los Angeles thrashers HIRAX played two exclusive dates in Europe at the end of last month, including a September 30 appearance at La Boite À Musiques in Wattrelos, France. Fan-filmed video footage from the concert can be viewed below. Drummer Fabricio Ravelli rejoined HIRAX for the two shows. Fabricio originally left HIRAX in April 2007. ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN To Enter Studio In November

Vocalist/ guitarist Charles Elliott of the Los Angeles-based extreme metal band ABYSMAL DAWN has issued the following update on the progress of of the writing/recording sessions for the group's sophomore release: "We're running a little behind schedule, but we'll be entering John Haddad's (EYES OF FIRE, INTRONAUT) new studio in Corona, CA on November 2 ...

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HIRAX To Play Two Exclusive European Shows

Due to problems with their European booking agency, Los Angeles thrashers HIRAX have scrapped most of their previously announced European tour and will now come over for two exclusive dates in late September: Sep. 29 - Metalforces Festival - Lörach, Germany Sep. 30 - La Boite À Musiques - Wattrelos, France Commented the band: "We ...

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HIRAX Rejoined By Drummer FABRICIO RAVELLI For European Tour

According to a posting on his web site, drummer Fabricio Ravelli will rejoin Los Angeles thrashers HIRAX for their upcoming European tour which will kick off on Thursday, September 20 in the Netherlands. Prior to the European trek, HIRAX — with Fabricio behind the kit — will perform at The Vault 350 in Long Beach, ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN Shows Off Carpal Tunnel-Inducing Riffs

The Los Angeles-based extreme metal band ABYSMAL DAWN recently visited the FPE-TV studios in Burbank, CA to show off some of their carpal tunnel-inducing riffs. Footage of guitarists Charles Elliott and Jamie Boulanger performing the song "Servants to Their Knees", as well as a few new riffs, can be viewed below. ABYSMAL DAWN will enter ...

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INTRONAUT To Release 'The Challenger' EP

Translation Loss has announced the release of California-based progressive/extreme music outfit INTRONAUT's new CD, "The Challenger". Due before the end of the year, the album will consist of three new tracks, a handful of live tracks and a remix, with a running time of over 40 minutes. "The Challenger" was recorded at Shiva Studios with ...

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HIRAX: European Tour Dates Announced

Reactivated Los Angeles-based thrashers HIRAX have announced the following fall European live dates (venue details to follow): Sep. 20 - Amsterdam, Netherlands Sep. 21 - Dokkem, Netherlands Sep. 22 - Wattrelos, France Sep. 23 - Biebob Belgien Sep. 24 - Köln, Germany Sep. 25 - Berlin, Germany Sep. 26 - Nürnberg, Germany Sep. 27 - ...

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INTRONAUT: Tour Dates Announced

Goodfellow recording artists INTRONAUT have scheduled the following dates: July 17 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy (w/ MAYHEM, SIGH) July 18 - Hollywood, CA - Key Club (w/ MAYHEM, SIGH) July 19 - Los Angeles, CA - 6th/Alameda Warehouse July 20 - Berkeley, CA - Gilman St. July 21 - San Francisco, CA - ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN: Live Footage Of Two New Songs Available

ABYSMAL DAWN, the Los Angeles-based extreme metal horde, recently performed with Norway's legendary EMPEROR at the Key Club in Hollywood, CA. Vocalist/guitarist Charles Elliott commented on the performance: "We'd like to thank everyone that supported ABYSMAL DAWN at our gig with EMPEROR at the Key Club in Los Angeles. We know everyone was mainly there ...

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WINTERTHRALL Sets Tentative Title For Second CD

Orange County, California-based doom/death metal band WINTERTHRALL has set "Within the Church of None" as the title of its second CD, tentatively due next year. WINTERTHRALL released its debut full-length CD, "Nightmares for the Sleepless", earlier this year through its own label Murderous Dark Records. The CD was recorded at Shiva Industries Studio in Santa ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN Added To IMMORTAL Show In Hollywood

ABYSMAL DAWN, the Los Angeles-based extreme metal band featuring former members of RISE and INHUMAN VISION, has been added to the IMMORTAL show at the Avalon in Hollywood, California on July 15. "As many of you know, we will be playing with EMPEROR just one month prior to this event at the Key Club in ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN Announces New Bassist

ABYSMAL DAWN, the Los Angeles-based extreme metal band featuring former members of RISE and INHUMAN VISION, has issued the following update: "We'd like to thank everyone that came out to the Los Angeles Murderfest this past weekend. It was an honor playing for all of you and it was well worth taking the short break ...

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HIRAX: 'Assassins Of War' To Receive European Release

Poland's Selfmadegod Records has set a March 26 Eurpean release date for the five-song mini-album from California thrash metal crossover band HIRAX, entitled "Assassins of War". Recorded at Shiva Industries in Santa Ana, CA with producer John Haddad, the mini-album was released in the United States via HIRAX's own label Black Devil Records and Deep ...

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INTRONAUT Added To More Shows On ISIS Tour

Goodfellow recording artists INTRONAUT have been added to more dates on the current ISIS U.S. tour. The band will now continue on the tour until the March 10 show in Richmond, VA. INTRONAUT w/ ISIS: Mar. 02 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon Mar. 03 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Lounge Mar. 05 - ...

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INTRONAUT To Replace JESU On First Week of ISIS Tour

Goodfellow recording artists INTRONAUT will replace JESU on the upcoming ISIS tour commencing on February 22. JESU, the new band featuring Justin Broadrick — former member of two legendary bands: NAPALM DEATH and GODFLESH — has been unable to enter the U.S. due to visa/work permit issues. INTRONAUT will play the following shows with ISIS: ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN: New Songtitles Revealed

ABYSMAL DAWN, the Los Angeles-based extreme metal band featuring former members of RISE and INHUMAN VISION, has issued the following update: "We're proud to announce our addition to this year's Los Angeles Murderfest lineup. We will be playing on Saturday, March 24th with such legends as OBITUARY, ATHEIST, REPULSION, DECEASED and the finest local metal ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN Parts Ways With Bassist, Seeks Replacement

ABYSMAL DAWN, the Los Angeles-based extreme metal band featuring former members of RISE and INHUMAN VISION, has parted ways with bassist Carlos Arriola. "The split was mainly due to personal reasons on his part and was in no way on bad terms," says guitarist/vocalist Charles Elliott. "We wish him the best of luck in his ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN Begins Writing New Material

Guitarist/vocalist Charles Elliott of ABYSMAL DAWN — the Los Angeles-based extreme metal band featuring former members of RISE and INHUMAN VISION — has issued the following update: "We'd like to thank everyone that has made 2006 a great year for ABYSMAL DAWN. A lot has happened this past year. Our debut album, 'From Ashes', was ...

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INTRONAUT: Van Breakdown Forces Show Cancellations

California-based progressive metal/rock band INTRONAUT — featuring drummer Danny Walker (formerly of California grinders UPHILL BATTLE), Sacha Dunable (ex-guitarist for L.A. doomsters ANUBIS RISING) and Leon del Muerte (former IMPALED guitarist/EXHUMED bassist) on guitars and vocals, and bassist Joe Lester — has issued the following update: "It all begins this past Saturday night (Dec. 9), ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN Comments On DISMEMBER Tour Cancellation

Guitarist/vocalist Charles Elliott of ABYSMAL DAWN — the Los Angeles-based extreme metal band featuring former members of RISE and INHUMAN VISION — has issued the following statement in regards to the recent cancellation of the band's West Coast tour with DISMEMBER and GRAVE: "For whatever reasons our tour with DISMEMBER and GRAVE has been cancelled. ...

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WINTERTHRALL To Release Debut Album Next Month

Drummer Rob Alaniz (NOCTUARY, RISE, EVILDEAD) of the the Orange County, California-based doom/death metal band WINTERTHRALL has posted the following message on the group's web site: "Firstly, our friend Jeremy Peto has unfortunately decided to leave the band in order to concentrate on his music full time. We will miss him and wish him the ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN Added To DISMEMBER/GRAVE West Coast Tour

ABYSMAL DAWN, the Los Angeles-based extreme metal band featuring former members of RISE and INHUMAN VISION, has been added to the DISMEMBER/GRAVE West Coast tour. "It is a pleasure to be touring with two legends of the genre, especially when they have provided such a great source of inspiration to us over the years. We're ...

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