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DEMON LUNG's Full-Length Debut To Be Released In June

Candlelight Records has set a June 4 North American release date for "The Hundredth Name", the full-length debut from Las Vegas-based epic doom band DEMON LUNG. The eight-song album was recorded with Adam Myatt and Billy Anderson (NEUROSIS, THE MELVINS, SLEEP) and features artwork by English illustrator Tom Bates (VISION OF DISORDER, AMORPHIS). "The Hundredth ...

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ORCHID: Second 'The Mouths Of Madness' Album Trailer Available

San Francisco-based doom rockers ORCHID have released the second trailer for their upcoming album, "The Mouths Of Madness". Check it out footage of singer Theo Mindell talking the songwriting process and his influences below. "The Mouths Of Madness" will be released on April 26 via Nuclear Blast Records. Comments Mindell: "I wanted the cover of ...

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CATHEDRAL: 'Tower Of Silence' Video Released

British doom legends CATHEDRAL will release their final studio album, "The Last Spire", on April 30 via Rise Above Records. Recorded at Orgone Studios in London, produced by Lee Dorrian and Garry Jennings with assistance, mixing by Jamie Gomez Arellano, and art by Dave Patchett and Arik Roper, "The Last Spire" will stand as the ...

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PENTAGRAM CHILE: 'The Malefice' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

PENTAGRAM CHILE recently completed work on its first-ever studio album, entitled "The Malefice", for a June/July release via Germany's Cyclone Empire Records. Drums for the CD were tracked at Sade Studios in Santiago, Chile, while all guitars and vocals were recorded at HVR Studios in Suffolk, U.K., where the album was mixed by vocalist/guitarist Anton ...

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ORCHID: First 'The Mouths Of Madness' Album Trailer Available

San Francisco-based doom rockers ORCHID have released the first trailer for their upcoming album, "The Mouths Of Madness". Check out footage of singer Theo Mindell talking the album's artwork below. "The Mouths Of Madness" will be released on April 26 via Nuclear Blast Records. Comments Mindell: "I wanted the cover of the album to be ...

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CATHEDRAL: New Song Available For Streaming

British doom legends CATHEDRAL will release their final studio album, "The Last Spire", on April 30 via Rise Above Records. Recorded at Orgone Studios in London, produced by Lee Dorrian and Garry Jennings with assistance, mixing by Jamie Gomez Arellano, and art by Dave Patchett and Arik Roper, "The Last Spire" will stand as the ...

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WACHENFELDT: 'Colophon' EP Completed

WACHENFELDT, the four-piece band from the province of Helsingland, Sweden, has completed work on a new EP of "black-stained-gloomy-death metal," produced at Studio Soulless by GRAVE frontman Ola Lindgren. Due to be released within the next weeks, "Colophon" will feature four tracks whose lyrics feature the immortal words of Aleister Crowley ("Colophon" and "Hymn To ...

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Mysterium - MANILLA ROAD

Twelve years and six albums into the group's career revival (their remarkable legacy of course dates back as far as 1979), MANILLA ROAD's reputation as a living, breathing treasure of underground American heavy metal is beyond question. In fact, in an age when numerous, once equally obscure ancient metal legends are revered far and wide ...

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LOCK UP/CRIMINAL's ANTON REISENEGGER To Guest On HATEFX Album

Anton Reisenegger (LOCK UP, CRIMINAL, PENTAGRAM) will lay down guest vocals on the title track of "Under Destruction", the new album from HATEFX, the Fresno/Livermore, California-based metal band featuring guitarist Glen Alvelais (FORBIDDEN, TESTAMENT, LD/50). Commented Anton: "I was really happy to find out my good friend Gabriel had put together a new band in ...

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WINDHAND Signs To RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of Richmond, Virginia's masters of ethereal doom metal, WINDHAND. The band has begun laying down tracks for its new LP in their home studio, The Darkroom, where the outfit will record and mix the entire album, and deliver it to Relapse for a fall 2013 release. Commented the band: ...

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KADAVAR: New Single Available For Streaming

German psychedelic hard rockers KADAVAR will release their second full-length album, "Abra Kadavar", on April 12 via Nuclear Blast Records. "Abra Kadavar" will be available as a limited digi version, including a bonus track as well on different vinyl versions. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Come Back Life 02. Doomsday ...

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CATHEDRAL: 'The Last Spire' Cover Artwork Unveiled

British doom legends CATHEDRAL will release their final studio album, "The Last Spire", on April 29 via Rise Above Records. Produced by Lee Dorrian and Garry Jennings, with assistance from Jaime Gomez Arellano, the CD will feature the following track listing: 01. Entrance To Hell 02. Pallbearer 03. Cathedral Of The Damned 04. Tower Of ...

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Metal Musicians Weigh In On SLAYER Drummer Drama

Several metal musicians have weighed in on SLAYER's decision to replace drummer Dave Lombardo (pictured below) for the upcoming Australian tour following a disagreement over internal financial issues. According to the drummer, 90% of SLAYER's tour revenue is "being deducted as expenses, including the professional fees paid to management, costing the band millions of dollars ...

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HUNTRESS Taps Artist VANCE KELLY For Sophomore Album

Los Angeles-based, occult-themed, female-fronted traditional heavy metal band HUNTRESS has entered the studio with producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris (SHADOWS FALL, HATEBREED, MUNICIPAL WASTE) to begin recording its sophomore album for a late 2013 release. The cover artwork for the CD will once again be created by Vance Kelly (THE SWORD, GRAVEYARD, HIGH ON FIRE, PENTAGRAM, ...

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KADAVAR: New Album Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

German psychedelic hard rockers KADAVAR will release their second full-length album, "Abra Kadavar", on April 12 via Nuclear Blast Records. The photo for the cover artwork, which was taken by photographer and ex-STEREOLAB drummer Joe Dilworth, can be seen below. Comments KADAVAR frontman Lupus Lindemann: "Joe had already worked with us for our debut album. ...

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THE GATES OF SLUMBER: 'Death March' Video Released

"Death March", the new video from Indianapolis doomsters THE GATES OF SLUMBER, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's new EP, "Stormcrow", which was released on January 29 via Scion Audio/Visual, (a.k.a. Scion A/V), the in-house record label and lifestyle marketing division of the Scion marque produced by Toyota Motor Corporation for ...

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ORCHID Announces 'The Mouths Of Madness' Album Details

San Francisco-based doom rockers ORCHID have set April 26 as the release date for their new album, "The Mouths Of Madness". The cover art for the CD done was created by singer and tattoo artist extraordinaire, Theo Mindell. Comments Mindell: "I wanted the cover of the album to be really classic and strong, like one ...

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KADAVAR Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

Nuclear Blast Records has announced the signing of "Germany's most authentic and passionate psychedelic hard rock combo," KADAVAR. It was already with 2012's eponymous debut album that the three-piece from Berlin casted a spell on all fans of solid riff-driven-yet-doom-like '70s hard rock à la BLACK SABBATH and PENTAGRAM. Marrying this with the spacy psychedelic ...

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DEMON LUNG Completes Recording Debut Album

Las Vegas-based doomsters DEMON LUNG have completed recording their debut album at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California. The CD is currently being mixed by Billy Anderson at his studio in Portland, Oregon for a late spring release via Candlelight Records. Las Vegas Weekly recently included DEMON LUNG on their Top 10 Local Bands To Watch ...

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BILLY MILANO's M.O.D. Returns To Live Stage In Austin (Video)

After a few years away from the stage, iconic frontman Billy Milano returned to the live circuit with his old-school crossover thrash band M.O.D. (METHOD OF DESTRUCTION) by playing back-to-back shows last week (January 18-19) at the Frontier bar in Austin, Texas. The group performed a legacy set of old M.O.D. material as well as ...

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SHANE EMBURY To Miss LOCK UP's European Tour

Due to conflicting tour schedules, bassist Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH) will be forced to miss LOCK UP's upcoming European tour, which is scheduled to kick off on February 8. LOCK UP's "good friend and brother in grind" Danny Lilker (BRUTAL TRUTH, S.O.D.) will be stepping in again to handle bass duties on the 10-date trek. ...

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PENTAGRAM CHILE Putting Finishing Touches On Debut Album

PENTAGRAM CHILE is nearing completion of its first-ever studio album, which will be titled "The Malefice". Drums for the CD were tracked at Sade Studios in Santiago, Chile, while all guitars and vocals were recorded at HVR Studios in Suffolk, U.K., where the album is currently being mixed by vocalist/guitarist Anton Reisenegger with longtime friend, ...

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THE GATES OF SLUMBER To Release 'Stormcrow' EP

"Stormcrow", the new EP from Indianapolis doomsters THE GATES OF SLUMBER, will be released on January 29 via Scion Audio/Visual, (a.k.a. Scion A/V), the in-house record label and lifestyle marketing division of the Scion marque produced by Toyota Motor Corporation for the North American market. The CD was recorded by Sanford Parker and it features ...

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PENTAGRAM: New Video Interview With BOBBY LIEBLING

The PowerOfMetal.dk webzine conducted an interview with Bobby Liebling of legendary doomsters PENTAGRAM in November 2012 in London, England. You can now watch the chat below. PENTAGRAM released the first DVD of its 40-year career, "When The Screams Come", in August 2011 via Metal Blade Records. The set featured a full PENTAGRAM show, recorded on ...

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VENOMOUS MAXIMUS: 'Path Of Doom' Video Released

"Path Of Doom", the new video from the Texas occult metal band VENOMOUS MAXIMUS, can be seen below. In other news, VENOMOUS MAXIMUS has been hand-picked by New Orleans metal titans DOWN to support the band for a string of live dates on its upcoming U.S. tour. The details are as follows: Jan. 26 - ...

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