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DARKEST HOUR: New Song Available For Download

Washington D.C.-based metallers DARKEST HOUR and Victory Records have announced "The Eternal Giveaway" contest just in time for the Memorial Day weekend! Fans can visit VictoryMetal.com for a list of prizes (with more to be announced) and contest details. Also available for download on the site is a special limited-edition "Memorial Day Metal ...

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BLACK SUN AEON Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

BLACK SUN AEON — the new "dark, death, doom" project from Tuomas Saukkonen (BEFORE THE DAWN, THE FINAL HARVEST, DAWN OF SOLACE) — has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH ...

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AUGURY: New Song Posted Online

Montreal juggernauts AUGURY have posted a new song, "Aetheral", on their MySpace page. The track, which features guest vocals by Sven de Caluwé (ABORTED, SYSTEM DIVIDE), comes off the band's long-awaited new album, "Fragmentary Evidence", which is scheduled for release on July 17 in Europe and August 11 in North America. The CD ...

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RAZOR OF OCCAM Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

RAZOR OF OCCAM, the London, England-based black/thrash metal band featuring members of DESTRÖYER 666 and ADORIOR, has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN ...

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DARKEST HOUR: Salzburg Footage Posted Online

Video footage of DARKEST HOUR, the Washington D.C. powerhouse metal quintet, performing the song "Deliver Us" April 30, 2009 in Salzburg, Austria can be viewed below. The clip was shot by the band's tour manager/lighting director Tito. DARKEST HOUR is currently touring Europe as part of the Thrash and Burn Tour on a co-headlining stint ...

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OBSCURA Drops Off 'Relapse Contamination Tour'

Due to illness, death metallers OBSCURA have been forced to cancel the remaining dates of their North American tour. The Relapse Contamination Tour will continue on through May 10, with Relapse labelmates GRAVES OF VALOR and appearances on select dates from BRUTAL TRUTH and HERO DESTROYED. Commented OBSCURA vocalist/guitarist Steffen Kummerer: "Several nights ago, after ...

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EXCREMENTORY GRINDF**KERS, EVERGREEN TERRACE Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE

EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS, EVERGREEN TERRACE and THE CUMSHOTS have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BLACK MESSIAH BORN FROM PAIN BRAINSTORM ...

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AUGURY: New Album Details Revealed

Newly signed to Nuclear Blast Records, Montreal juggernauts AUGURY will release their long-awaited new album, "Fragmentary Evidence", on July 17 in Europe and August 11 in North America. The CD was produced by Hugues Deslauriers (CLEARWATER DEATHBLOW), Yannick St-Amand (DESPISED ICON) and AUGURY, and was mixed by KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais (MISERY INDEX, DESPISED ICON, ...

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OBSCURA Interviewed In Montreal; Video Available

HardTimes.ca conducted an interview with drummer Hannes Grossmann of death metallers OBSCURA on April 16, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Watch the 17-minute chat below. "Cosmogenesis", the second full-length album from OBSCURA, sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD debuted ...

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KRYPTERIA Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

German-Korean four-piece KRYPTERIA, which is fronted by lead singer Ji-In, a "stunningly talented and breathtaking beauty," has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN ...

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NILE Drummer Featured On CEREBRUM Debut

Greek tech-prog death metallers CEREBRUM have inked a deal with Lacerated Enemy Records. The group's debut album, "Spectral Extravagance", features a guest appearance by NILE drummer George Kollias and is due later on the year. According to a press release, "Fans of PESTILENCE, ATHEIST, DEATH, CYNIC will love this hybrid machine of classic old-school techno ...

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DARKEST HOUR: New Album Release Date Announced

DARKEST HOUR, the Washington D.C. powerhouse metal quintet, will release its fifth full-length record, "The Eternal Return", on June 23 via Victory Records. The CD was produced by Brian McTernan (SENSES FAIL, THRICE, FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES) at his Baltimore, Maryland studio, Salad Days. Commented guitarist Mike Schleibaum: "To put it simply, this is a ...

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THE BINARY CODE Debuts New Song

New Jersey progressive death metal outfit THE BINARY CODE has posted a new song, "Suspension of Disbelief", on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's as-yet-untitled debut full-length album, co-produced by the band and Paulie Cutri this past winter at String Theory Studios in New Jersey. According to a press release, THE ...

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PROTEST THE HERO Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

PROTEST THE HERO has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BLACK MESSIAH BORN FROM PAIN BRAINSTORM BURY ME DEEP CALLEJON ...

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THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR: First Dates Announced

This year's "The Summer Slaughter Tour" will feature the following acts: NECROPHAGIST (co-headliner) SUFFOCATION (co-headliner) ENSIFERUM ** DARKEST HOUR WINDS OF PLAGUE DYING FETUS BORN OF OSIRIS ORIGIN BENEATH THE MASSACRE * AFTER THE BURIAL DECREPIT BIRTH * BLACKGUARD ** * First half of tour only (June 5 - June 26) ** Second half of ...

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THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR: Official Lineup Revealed

The official lineup for this year's "The Summer Slaughter Tour" has been announced and it looks as follows: NECROPHAGIST (co-headliner) SUFFOCATION (co-headliner) ENSIFERUM ** DARKEST HOUR WINDS OF PLAGUE DYING FETUS BORN OF OSIRIS ORIGIN BENEATH THE MASSACRE * AFTER THE BURIAL DECREPIT BIRTH * BLACKGUARD ** * First half of tour only (June 5 ...

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KREATOR, NIM VIND Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

KREATOR and NIM VIND have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BLACK MESSIAH BORN FROM PAIN BRAINSTORM CALLEJON CATARACT CORVUS ...

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COMMON GRAVE: 'Casualty' Video Available

"Casualty", the new video from German death metallers COMMON GRAVE, can be viewed below. The clip features footage from last year's Summer Slaughter Canada tour, where COMMON GRAVE performed alongside such acts as NECROPHAGIST, DYING FETUS, BENEATH THE MASSACRE and INTO ETERNITY. "Casualty" comes off COMMON GRAVE's second album, "Embedded Coding", which is scheduled for ...

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OBSCURA: 'Cosmogenesis' First-Week U.S. Sales Revealed

"Cosmogenesis", the second full-length album from German death metallers OBSCURA, sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD debuted at No. 71 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those ...

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MOONSPELL, KOLDBRANN, URGEHAL, THE STORM Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

MOONSPELL, KOLDBRANN, URGEHAL and THE STORM have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BLACK MESSIAH BORN FROM PAIN BRAINSTORM CALLEJON ...

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Cosmogenesis - OBSCURA

They'll be a tendency in critical circles to dub OBSCURA the new ATHEIST (or insert any similar originator) and while that may be a tad overblown, it isn't far off. On sophomore album "Cosmogenesis" — the German band that features in its ranks ex-members of NECROPHAGIST and PESTILENCE — have what will easily be one ...

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OBSCURA: Video Interview With JEROEN PAUL THESSELING Available

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling of German death metallers OBSCURA. Watch the chat below. "Cosmogenesis", the second full-length album from OBSCURA, was released in the U.S. on February 17 via Relapse Records (March 2 internationally). The CD features guest appearances from Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK, BLOTTED ...

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OBSCURA: Video Interview Available

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with guitarist Christian Muenzner of German death metallers OBSCURA. Watch the chat below. "Cosmogenesis", the second full-length album from OBSCURA, was released in the U.S. on February 17 via Relapse Records (March 2 internationally). The CD features guest appearances from Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK, BLOTTED SCIENCE) ...

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AUGURY Announces New Drummer

Canadian progressive death metal band AUGURY has announced the addition of drummer Antoine Baril to the group's ranks. The group says, "Originating from Quebec City area, Antoine got known with the excellent tribute to DEATH, SYMBOLIC, as well as MAG project, SIGNS OF FATE and many others. An accomplished mutli-instrumentalist and producer of several local ...

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