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Former PENTAGRAM Drummer Running For Political Office In Chile

Eduardo "Topo" Topelberg, former drummer of Chile's death metal legends PENTAGRAM, is running for political office. The 45-year-old former musician is hoping to become elected one of ten councilors of Ñuñoa, a commune of Chile located in Santiago Province, on October 28. Topelberg's campaign jingle, which can be seen below, has had more than twenty ...

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LUNA AD NOCTUM Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS

Massacre Records has announced the signing of Poland's LUNA AD NOCTUM. The band's fourth album, "Hypnotic Inferno", will be released in February 2013. "Lunar Endless Temptation", the band's first demo, was released in 2001, and was followed by the group's debut album, "Dimness' Profound", in 2002. Their second LP, "Sempiternal Consecration", issued in 2004, featured ...

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Down IV: The Purple EP - DOWN

It's been 17 years since a little side project amongst New Orleans-based metal buddies defied the odds and became a genre phenomenon. There have been countless metal, sludge and doom acts serving electric alms to BLACK SABBATH, going as far back as PENTAGRAM, WITCHFINDER GENERAL, SAINT VITUS, CANDLEMASS and CATHEDRAL. Not a lick of them ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Performs With WARBEAST In Maryland (Video)

Video footage of Philip Anselmo (DOWN, PANTERA) performing the song "Scorched Earth Policy" with Texas thrashers WARBEAST on September 30 at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland can be seen below. WARBEAST is on the road now with DOWN and Housecore labelmates HAARP. A few shows have featured special guests PENTAGRAM, SAINT VITUS and others. ...

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Guitarist VICTOR GRIFFIN To Leave PENTAGRAM After European Tour

Guitarist Victor Griffin has announced that he will leave the legendary cult rock act PENTAGRAM after the completion of the band's upcoming European in October/November. He says, "Of course, the future is always uncertain… but for now, it's time to move on with my new band's album and tour plans for 2013." PENTAGRAM's European tour ...

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VENOMOUS MAXIMUS To Release 'Beg Upon The Light' In October

Texas occult metal band VENOMOUS MAXIMUS will release its new album, "Beg Upon The Light", on October 30 via Occulture Records. The CD was recorded at Origin Sound in Houston with a head space described as "somewhere between a Alejandro Jodorowsky film and a New Orleans voodoo den." "Beg Upon the Light"'s striking cover art ...

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LOCK UP: New Video Interview Posted Online

Brazil's "Stay Heavy" show conducted an interview with LOCK UP guitarist Anton Reisenegger at this year's edition of the Tuska open-air metal festival, which was held June 29 - July 1 in Helsinki, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. LOCK UP bassist Shane Embury (also of NAPALM DEATH) was unable to make the ...

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WITCHCRAFT: 'Legend' Preview Available

Swedish doom metal kings WITCHCRAFT will release their fourth album, "Legend", on September 21 via the band's new label home, Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2007's "The Alchemist" was recorded with renowned producer Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (KREATOR, OPETH, AMON AMARTH, PARADISE LOST, KATATONIA) in Örebro, Sweden. The CD marks the recording ...

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Rise - ICARUS WITCH

Despite the shakeups and separatism that recently plagued Pittsburgh power metallers ICARUS WITCH, the core principle of this band has remained pure of heart. 2005's "Capture the Magic" and 2007's "Songs For the Lost" were sharp, retro-spirited classic metal barrages that corralled everything the original core of headbangers cherished about the genre, i.e. JUDAS PRIEST, ...

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Lillie: F-65 - SAINT VITUS

You can imagine the doomers have been chanting "at last?at last?" amongst themselves since late May when SAINT VITUS returned to the scene they all but created alongside CATHEDRAL, PENTAGRAM, CANDLEMASS and of course, the mighty BLACK SABBATH beforehand. One can almost picture sludge monger Dave Chandler in the midst of his self-imposed exile from ...

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BEDEMON's 'Symphony Of Shadows' To See Light Of Day

Svart Records has set an August 24 release date for "Symphony Of Shadows", the first-ever set of all-new material by BEDEMON, the band regarded by many as the original true U.S. doom band. Inspired by the goriest of fright films and the most menacing of music at the time, guitarist/composer/journalist/author Randy Palmer churned out the ...

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EARLY GRAVES To Release 'Red Horse' In October

San Francisco metallers EARLY GRAVES will release their new album, "Red Horse", on October 30 via No Sleep Records. The CD — which was recorded with Tim Green at Louder Studios — marks the band's intrepid return since the tragic death of founding singer Makh Daniels two years ago, and the next chapter of the ...

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WARBEAST To Support DOWN

WARBEAST, the Texas-based band featuring RIGOR MORTIS vocalist Bruce Corbitt, guitarist Scott Shelby, GAMMACIDE/DEVILFIST bassist Alan Bovee, DEMONSEED drummer Joe Gonzalez, guitarist Bobby Tillotson (a.k.a. "J.R."), and bassist Dré Karst (ENEMIES OF INERTIA, INFERNAL AGGRESSION, DIRTNAP), will support DOWN on their upcoming U.S. tour. The trek will launch on September 18 in WARBEAST's hometown of ...

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VENOM, CARCASS, RIGHTEOUS PIGS Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST

RIGHTEOUS PIGS, the long-defunct punk/death metal band featuring current NAPALM DEATH guitarist Mitch Harris, will reform for an exclusive U.S. appearance at next year's Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 23-26, 2013 in Baltimore. Also in the works are several European festival appearances. RIGHTEOUS PIGS' lineup for the upcoming shows will be the same ...

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SKELETAL SPECTRE Signs With PULVERISED RECORDS

Pulverised Records has announced the signing of American/Swedish doom-laden death metal befoulers SKELETAL SPECTRE. Fronted by frontwoman Vanessa Nocera (WOODEN STAKE, SCAREMAKER), SKELETAL SPECTRE went on to release two full-length albums under the Razorback Records banner, and now with a brand new album entitled "Voodoo Dawn", the band is all geared up to showcase yet ...

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WITCHCRAFT: 'Legend' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Swedish doom metal kings WITCHCRAFT will release their fourth album, "Legend", on September 21 via the band's new label home, Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2007's "The Alchemist" was recorded with renowned producer Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (KREATOR, OPETH, AMON AMARTH, PARADISE LOST, KATATONIA) in Örebro, Sweden. The CD marks the recording ...

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LOCK UP: Pro-Shot Footage Of Entire HELLFEST Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of LOCK UP's entire performance at this year's edition of the Hellfest festival, which was held June 15-17 in Clisson, France, can be seen below. LOCK UP bassist Shane Embury (also of NAPALM DEATH) was unable to make the Hellfest appearance and was temporarily replaced by Dan Lilker (NUCLEAR ASSAULT, BRUTAL ...

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DEMON LUNG: 'Lament Code' Video Released

"Lament Code", the new video from Las Vegas-based traditional/epic doomsters DEMON LUNG, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's debut EP, "Pareidolia", which was released March 20. The clip was directed by Dustin Mills, the mastermind behind "The Puppet Monster Massacre", the low-budget, '80s-style horror comedy with an all-puppet cast. "Pareidolia" is ...

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WITCHCRAFT: New Album Release Date Announced

Swedish doom metal kings WITCHCRAFT have set "Legend" as the title of their fourth album, due on September 21 via the band's new label home, Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2007's "The Alchemist" was recorded with renowned producer Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (KREATOR, OPETH, AMON AMARTH, PARADISE LOST, KATATONIA) in Örebro, Sweden. ...

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