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ABYSMAL DAWN: Live Video Available

ABYSMAL DAWN, the Los Angeles-based extreme metal band featuring former members of RISE and INHUMAN VISION, has issued the following update: "We're back from tour and we have to say we had the time of our lives! The crowd reactions we received everywhere were amazing and it made cramming into that Ford Explorer everyday more ...

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HIRAX Prepares To Record New Material, Hit The Road

Thrash metal icons HIRAX will enter the studio in October to record the first new material since 2004's "The New Age of Terror". The band is scheduled to begin recording four new tracks on October 13 at Shiva Industries Studio in Santa Ana, California. John Haddad will produce the tracks "Lucifer's Inferno" and "City of ...

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INTRONAUT: 'Void' To Receive European Release Via LIFEFORCE RECORDS

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 — will release its new album, "Void", in Europe on November 17 through Lifeforce Records ...

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INTRONAUT: Limited-Edition 'Void' Release Now Available

The special limited-edition version of INTRONAUT's "Void" album, packaged in a shiny metal tin with silk-screened graphics, is now available for sale only through the Goodfellow online store. Limited to 200 copies, individually numbered, it can be ordered at this location. The California-based progressive metal/rock band recorded "Void" at Shiva Industries (ABYSMAL DAWN, ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN To Film 'Crown Desire' Video

ABYSMAL DAWN, the Los Angeles-based extreme metal band featuring former members of RISE and INHUMAN VISION, have issued the following update: "We will be shooting a video clip for the track 'Crown Desire' in the next couple of weeks with director Matt Zane. Matt has directed various videos and other projects in the past (TWIN ...

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KEEN OF THE CROW Sign With GRAU RECORDS

KEEN OF THE CROW, the new band featuring former MORGION members Rhett Davis and Justin Christian, along with NEPENTHEAN founder Ron Slater, have inked a deal with Grau Records. The group's debut album, "Hyborea", contains "nine hymns of reckoning, a collection or culmination of dark harmony… gathered under the watchful expertise of Shiva Industries' audio ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN Announce European Release Date For 'From Ashes'

ABYSMAL DAWN, the Los Angeles-based extreme metal band featuring former members of RISE and INHUMAN VISION, will release their debut album, "From Ashes", in Europe on June 30. In other news, the band have announced that they will be touring this fall alongside SIX FEET UNDER, KRISIUN, DECAPITATED and CATTLE DECAPITATION. "We feel very honored ...

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WINTERTHRALL To Master Debut Album This Week

WINTERTHRALL, the Orange County, California-based doom/death metal project featuring Rob Alaniz (NOCTUARY, ex-RISE, EVILDEAD), Steve Nelson (NOCTUARY), and Jeremy Peto (ex-MORGION), are scheduled to sequence and master their full-length debut, tentatively titled "Nightmares for the Sleepless", this week. The CD was recorded at Shiva Industries Studio in Santa Ana, CA with Sir-Loin John Haddad at ...

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From Ashes - ABYSMAL DAWN

I had a feeling that ABYSMAL DAWN's 2004, three-song demo would be a harbinger of greater things to come. The Los Angeles band's debut full-length for Crash Music, "From Ashes", is ascending quickly into a select group of death metal releases that will receive consideration for a spot on the year-end "best of" list from ...

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WINTERTHRALL Joined By Former MORGION Bassist/Vocalist JEREMY PETO

WINTERTHRALL, the Orange County, California-based doom/death metal project featuring Rob Alaniz (NOCTUARY, ex-RISE, EVILDEAD), and Steve Nelson (NOCTUARY), have announced the addition of bassist/vocalist Jeremy Peto (ex-MORGION) to the group's ranks. In addition, Ruben Lugo — who had previously played bass in the band — has switched over to guitar. "We thought it was best ...

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INTRONAUT Book Studio Time For Debut Full-Length

California-based progressive metal/rock band INTRONAUT have booked studio time April 7 through April 23 at Shiva Industries (ABYSMAL DAWN, WINTERTHRALL, NOCTUARY, EYES OF FIRE, DREAMS OF DAMNATION) with John Haddad to record their first full-length album. "So far we have five songs completely done and most of twi more," the band write in an update. ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN Announce New Bassist

ABYSMAL DAWN, the Los Angeles-based extreme metal band featuring former members of RISE and INHUMAN VISION, have announced the addition of bassist Carlos Arriola (ex-SAVAGERY) to the group's ranks. Arriola will make his next live appearance with the band on February 19 at Key Club in West Hollywood, California. ABYSMAL DAWN will be performing alongside ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN Sign With CRASH MUSIC

Crash Music, Inc. has announced the signing of ABYSMAL DAWN, the Los Angeles-based extreme metal band featuring former members of RISE and INHUMAN VISION. According to a press release, ABYSMAL DAWN "plays aggressive modern death that combines some of the best elements of both black and thrash metal. The band seamlessly blends the catchiness and ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN Complete Work On Debut Album

ABYSMAL DAWN, the Los Angeles-based extreme metal band featuring former members of RISE and INHUMAN VISION, have put the finishing touches on their debut release, entitled "From Ashes". The CD was engineered, mixed and mastered by John Haddad (EYES OF FIRE, PHOBIA, INTRONAUT) at Shiva Industries in Santa Ana, CA. "We have to say it ...

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WINTERTHRALL Part Ways With Guitarist, Seek Replacement

WINTERTHRALL, the Orange County, California-based doom/death metal project featuring drummer Rob Alaniz (NOCTUARY, ex-RISE, EVILDEAD), guitarist/vocalist Steve Nelson (NOCTUARY) and bassist Ruben Lugo, have posted the following message on their official web site: "It's been a crazy past couple of months. Some big changes have happened, so without further ado… "The good news: As you ...

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WINTERTHRALL Hard At Work On Debut Album

WINTERTHRALL, the Orange County, California-based doom/death metal project featuring drummer Rob Alaniz (NOCTUARY, ex-RISE, ex-EVILDEAD), guitarist/vocalist Steve Nelson (NOCTUARY), bassist Ruben Lugo and guitarist Elizabeth Schall, have posted the following message on their official web site: "We have been ensconced at Shiva Industries Studio in Santa Ana, CA hard at work on the debut full-length ...

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EYES OF FIRE Announce New Drummer, Comment On DANZIG Tour

EYES OF FIRE, the experimental Orange County, California-based featuring Matt Fisher and Dan Kaufman from the legendary cultists MINDROT, have replaced drummer John Haddad (ex-PHOBIA, DEAD AMERICA) with Nicky Bernardi (formerly of Bay Area hardcore/thrash metal band THE SICK). Commented Fisher: "John was a great asset to the band for the past 3 1/2 years. ...

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NOCTUARY: New Music Available For Download

California's NOCTUARY have posted two new tracks at this location. The songs "The Path" and "Abject Fear Reside" show the band moving in a more melodic, traditional metal-influences direction (i.e. MEGADETH, IRON MAIDEN), while retaining the seething black metal backbone that garnered them attention on 1998's "...For Salvation" and 2000's critically acclaimed "When ...

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DREAMS OF DAMNATION Enter Studio To Record New EP

DREAMS OF DAMNATION, the Los Angeles thrash band featuring former DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin, have entered Shiva Industries in Santa Ana, California to record an EP, titled "Vengeance: Chapter One", for Black Cherry Music. "We've been on the road so much this past year, it's exciting to focus on getting our music professionally recorded ...

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