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WEST OF HELL: 'Water Of Sorcery' Video Released

"Water Of Sorcery", the new video from WEST OF HELL, the Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based band featuring ZIMMERS HOLE frontman Chris "The Heathen" Valagao, can be seen below. The track comes off the group's full-length debut, "Spiral Empire", which was released in May 2012 via Reversed Records. The CD was recorded at The Factory Studios ...

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HEATHEN Frontman Interviewed By Sweden's ACCESS: ROCK (Video)

Anna Dave Bertram of Sweden's Access: Rock conducted an interview with vocalist David White of San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans HEATHEN at this year's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, which was held June 5-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. You can now watch the chat below. Drummer Jon Dette, who recently played with SLAYER and ...

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Drummer JON DETTE To Play For HEATHEN On European Tour

Jon Dette (pictured below), who recently played with SLAYER and ANTHRAX (and previously with TESTAMENT), will be playing drums for HEATHEN on the San Francisco Bay Area thrash band's upcoming European tour with GENERATION KILL and DUST BOLT. Comments HEATHEN: "As most of you know already, Darren [Minter] recently left the band. It was an ...

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HEATHEN Drummer Quits

Drummer Darren Minter of San Francisco Bay Area metallers HEATHEN has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "It is with great regret to announce that, after 25 years of drumming for HEATHEN, I have left the band due to unforeseen circumstances and will not be joining them on the European tour that starts in several ...

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POTENTIAL THREAT SF To Release 'Civilization Under Threat' In June

"Civilization Under Threat" from Bay Area thrash metallers POTENTIAL THREAT SF will be released on June 18 via Old School Metal Records. The album gives a nod to the old school by combining aggressive, commanding vocals with dual guitars and a thundering bottom end. Engineered and mastered by Juan Urteaga (MACHINE HEAD, TESTAMENT, HEATHEN) at ...

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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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HEATHEN Drummer To Appear In 'Razed Life' Movie

Drummer Darren Minter of San Francisco Bay Area metallers HEATHEN will play a significant role as a drummer for faux band SIN MINISTER in the movie "Razed Life" which is currently being filmed in Northern California. "Razer Life" official plot outline: "Cyrus has the perfect life. He’s rich, famous, and surrounded by followers…until a chance ...

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BLIKSEM: 'Face The Evil' Video Released

"Face The Evil", the new video from Belgium's BLIKSEM, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's debut album, which will be released on February 25 (three days earlier in Germany) via Alone Records. Combining blistering tandem guitars, thrashing drums, pounding bass and furious vocals, the resulting eight songs not ...

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EINHERJER: North American Tour Dates Announced

After a 12-year absence from North America, Norwegian Viking metal veterans EINHERJER have announced plans to ransack the continent this spring. The band will kick off the "Dragons Over Vineland" Canadian tour, on which they'll be supported by PANZERFAUST, in Toronto on March 15. Prior to this, EINHERJER will play a showcase at the prestigious ...

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'Bonded By Baloff: A Decade Of Remembrance': New 15-Minute Video Report Posted Online

Reality Check TV has uploaded a 15-minute video report on "Bonded By Baloff: A Decade Of Remembrance", a special concert which marked the 10-year anniversary of former EXODUS singer Paul Baloff's passing. The event took place February 4, 2012 at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, California and featured performances by EXODUS, POSSESSED, FORBIDDEN and ...

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Belgium's BLIKSEM Signs With ALONE RECORDS

Alone Records has announced the signing of Belgium's BLIKSEM. The band's debut album, "Face The Evil", will be released on February 25, 2013 (three days earlier in Germany). Combining blistering tandem guitars, thrashing drums, pounding bass and furious vocals, the resulting eight songs not only explore themes including revenge, oppression and madness but also celebrate ...

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EXODUS: Video Interview With RICK HUNOLT

Brazil's "Stay Heavy"conducted an interview with guitarist Rick Hunolt of San Francisco Bay area thrash metal veterans EXODUS at this year's edition of the Tuska open-air festival, which was held June 29 - July 1 in Helsinki, Finland. You can watch the chat below. With Gary Holt still handling guitar duties for Jeff Hanneman on ...

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MOONSORROW: New Video Interview Posted Online

The Age Of Metal conducted an interview with bassist/lead vocalist Ville Sorvali of Finnish crusaders of epic heathen metal MOONSORROW prior to the band's September 15 performance in Tempe, Arizona as part of the North American tour with KORPIKLAANI. You can now watch the chat below. MOONSORROW recently inked a worldwide deal with Century Media ...

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The Very Beast of Vol. 2 - DIO

No doubt the Westboro Baptists have their calendars marked for the release date of this one. It's been more than two years already since Ronnie James Dio left us and while metal continues on, there's a void left behind from his passing that's only filled by playing his music. The comfort we can take from ...

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MOONSORROW: New Video Interview With MARKO TARVONEN

Onslaught Radio conducted an interview with drummer Marko Tarvonen of Finnish crusaders of epic heathen metal MOONSORROW at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 9-12 at Catton Park, Derbyshire in the United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. MOONSORROW recently inked a worldwide deal with Century ...

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The Electric Age - OVERKILL

Consistency is the name of the game to career longevity. Exceeding expectations 17 studio albums into a decades-spanning career is the stuff of legend. Personally, I've been endeared to OVERKILL almost since the beginning. I still relish the days of old when I'd terrorize mothers, fathers and grandparents of the mid-eighties by walking around in ...

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HEATHEN Cancels Festival Appearances

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans HEATHEN have released the following statement: "Due to unforeseen financial circumstances, we regret to announce that HEATHEN will not be able to make their appearances at the upcoming Metalcamp [August 9 in Slovenia], Brutal Assault [August 10 in Czech Republic] and Jalometalli [August 11 in Finland] festivals. Please ...

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ANCIENT ASCENDANT: 'Driven By The Dark' Video Released

"Driven By The Dark", the new video from British death metallers ANCIENT ASCENDANT, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's new EP, "Into The Dark", which will be released on August 6 through Forepoint Records (via Plastic Head). The CD was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö (OPETH, DARK FUNERAL, BLOODBATH, KATATONIA, ...

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