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PHILIP ANSELMO's Hurricane Madness: More Video Footage Posted Online

Former PANTERA and current DOWN frontman Philip Anselmo has posted three more short video updates from his home in New Orleans, where Hurricane Isaac lingered for the better part of two days, providing a first, successful test of the city’s $14.5 billion flood-control system assembled after 2005's Hurricane Katrina. Katrina was responsible for the deaths ...

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BARONESS's Tour Bus Crashes In England

**UPDATE**: Monica Seide of Speakeasy PR & Marketing has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "BARONESS were in a serious bus accident last night near Bath, England. The band members and crew are recovering at local hospitals. All tour dates are postponed until further notice." The original article follows below. According to ITV.com, ...

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KRAMPUS: 'Survival Of The Fittest' Track-By-Track Breakdown (Video)

A track-by-track breakdown of "Survival Of The Fittest", the first full-length album from the Udine, Italy-based modern folk metal band KRAMPUS, can be seen below. Due on August 24 via NoiseArt Records, the CD was produced by KRAMPUS frontman Filippo Gianotti at Udine's Blackmirror Studios. The band stated about the album's concept: "Krampus, thewinter demon, ...

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KRAMPUS: 'Kronos' Heritage' Video Released

"Kronos' Heritage", the new video from the Udine, Italy-based modern folk metal band KRAMPUS, can be seen below. The song comes off the group's first full-length album, "Survival Of The Fittest", which will be released on August 24 via NoiseArt Records. The CD was produced by KRAMPUS frontman Filippo Gianotti at Udine's Blackmirror Studios. The ...

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DJEVEL To Release New 7" Single

Norwegian black metallers DJEVEL (Norwegian word for "devil") will release a brand new seven-inch vinyl single, "Besatt Av Maane Og Natt", on August 24. This very limited EP features two demo songs from the band's forthcoming album. Mainman T. Ciekals states, "The tracks are, as always, dark and infected with malicious Norwegian melodies." Pre-orders are ...

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KRAMPUS: 'Survival Of The Fittest' Album Trailer Available

Udine, Italy-based modern folk metal band KRAMPUS will release its first full-length album, "Survival Of The Fittest", on August 24 via NoiseArt Records. The CD was produced by KRAMPUS frontman Filippo Gianotti at Udine's Blackmirror Studios. The band stated about the album's concept: "Krampus, thewinter demon, has survived the repression of the modern gods. Born ...

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KRAMPUS: Debut Album Details Revealed

Udine, Italy-based modern folk metal band KRAMPUS will release its first full-length album, "Survival Of The Fittest", on August 24 via NoiseArt Records. The CD was produced by KRAMPUS frontman Filippo Gianotti at Udine's Blackmirror Studios. The band stated about the album's concept: "Krampus, thewinter demon, has survived the repression of the modern gods. Born ...

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YAKUZA Begins Recording New Album

Sometimes you find a band that is lightyears ahead of what everyone else is doing. YAKUZA has been that band since their inception. They have crafted some of the most unique and compelling pieces of music that has ever entered into the metal realm. Most recently, their 2010 effort for Profound Lore, "Of Seismic Consequence", ...

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BONDED BY BLOOD: New Song Available For Free Download

California metallers BONDED BY BLOOD are offering fans a free download of a brand new track, titled "Restless Mind". The song is taken from the band's third studio album, "The Aftermath", which will be released on July3 in North America (one day earlier internationally) via Earache Records. The CD was tracked at at Darth Mader ...

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BONDED BY BLOOD: New Album Title, Cover Artwork Unveiled

California metallers BONDED BY BLOOD have set "The Aftermath" as the title of their third studio album, due on July3 in North America (one day earlier internationally) via Earache Records. The CD was tracked at at Darth Mader Music in Los Angeles with producer and former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader (DEVILDRIVER, FIVE FINGER DEATH ...

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DISFIGURING THE GODDESS To Release 'Sleeper' This Month

Producer and musician Cameron Argon's alter ego, solo underground death metal project DISFIGURING THE GODDESS, will release a brand new album entitled "Sleeper" on April 24. Within the last few years, despite never performing live, DISFIGURING THE GODDESS has become a recognized name in the metal community among young fans and industry elites alike due ...

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DE LIRIUM'S ORDER: 'Autistic Savant' Video Released

"Autistic Savant", the new video from Finnish technical death metallers DE LIRIUM'S ORDER (DLO), can be seen below. The clip, which was directed by Heikki Oinonen (MEDEIA), was filmed in freezing conditions — minus 30 degrees Celsius — in an abandoned factory in Joensuu, Finland. According to a press release, "Autistic Savant" "concentrates on autistic ...

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DJEVEL Taps GEHENNA Drummer

Norwegian black metallers DJEVEL (Norwegian word for "devil") have announced the addition of drummer Dirge Rep (GEHENNA, ENSLAVED, GORGOROTH, ORCUSTUS) to the group's ranks. The band has three songs written for its sophomore album, which it hopes to begin recording later in the year. Mainman T. Ciekals states, "The tracks are, as always, dark and ...

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DE LIRIUM'S ORDER: 'Veniversum' Samples Available

Audio samples of the tracks that are set to appear on "Veniversum", the third album from Finnish technical death metallers DE LIRIUM'S ORDER (DLO), can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The CD is scheduled for release on March 16 via DLO Productions, distributed by Inverse Records. According to a press release, "Veniversum" is ...

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DE LIRIUM'S ORDER To Release 'Veniversum' In March

Finnish technical death metallers DE LIRIUM'S ORDER (DLO) will release their third album, "Veniversum", on March 16 via DLO Productions, distributed by Inverse Records. According to a press release, "Veniversum" is "not to be taken lightly — its compelling sounds, myriad instruments, and incredible solos combined with unprecedented musical madness leaves you puzzled and wanting ...

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TANKARD Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

German alcoholic thrashers TANKARD have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band's new album is tentatively due this summer. Commented TANKARD vocalist Andreas "Gerre" Geremia: "As the want-away footballers always say, I'm looking for a new athletic challenge… baloney! We've only inked a deal with Nuclear Blast because they've offered most prest-money for ...

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OCTOBER TIDE: New Lineup Announced

Sweden's OCTOBER TIDE has issued the following update: "As you might have noticed, we have showed up with different members on many of the shows lately and the reason for that is FOUR newborn babies produced within one year. Since the effect of humping has a time consuming aftermath we hereby make the following statement. ...

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SOLE REMEDY To Carry On Following Guitarist's Tragic Death

Finnish metal band SOLE REMEDY, whose 30-year-old guitarist Mikko Laine was killed in a traffic accident on October 3, 2011 in Baarlo — just hours after the group's performance at the ProgPower Europe festival — has issued the following update: "Almost four months ago, we lost a dear friend and a wonderful bandmate. Things have ...

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GORGUTS/DYSRHYTHMIA Guitarist Releases Second Solo Album

Kevin Hufnagel (DYSRHYTHMIA, GORGUTS) has just released his second solo guitar album, "Transparencies", via his own imprint, Nightfloat Recordings. The effort can be streamed in full and purchased at BandCamp.com, along with Hufnagel's past recordings, including a rare, self-released cassette demo from 1997, titled "While I Wait". An album preview trailer for "Transparencies" ...

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DRAKKAR: 'When Lightning Strikes' Audio Teaser Available

Italian epic power metallers DRAKKAR will release their new album, "When Lightning Strikes", on January 16, 2012 via My Kingdom Music. The CD — which was recorded and mixed at Elnor Studio by Mattia Stanciou (LABYRINTH, CROWN OF AUTUMN) and mastered at House Of Audio by Jürgen Lusky (ANGRA, PINK CREAM 69) — is once ...

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Court Dismisses TARJA TURUNEN's Husband's Defamation Case Over NIGHTWISH Book

According to YLE, the Helsinki District Court has dismissed charges of libel related to the contents of an authorized book about the Finnish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH. Marcelo Cabuli, the husband of former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, and his business partners demanded nearly 100,000 euros (approximately $135,000) in defamation damages from the parties behind "Once ...

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'Once Upon A Nightwish: The Official Biography 1996-2006' Kindle-Edition eBook Now Available

The Kindle edition of the acclaimed "Once Upon A Nightwish: The Official Biography 1996-2006", by Mape Ollila, is now available in English language in all hardware and app formats via Amazon.com. Upcoming editions of the English-language ebook formatted for Nook and Apple iBookstore will soon follow. As previously reported, Marcelo Cabuli, the husband ...

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TARJA TURUNEN's Husband's Defamation Case Over NIGHTWISH Book Goes To Trial

Marcelo Cabuli, the husband of former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, and his business partners are demanding nearly 100,000 euros (approximately $135,000) in defamation damages from the parties behind the NIGHTWISH book "Once Upon a Nightwish: The Official Biography 1996-2006". Named in the lawsuit were the publishing house Like Kustannus Oy and the author of the ...

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SOLE REMEDY Guitarist Dies After Being Run Over By Truck

Mikko Laine, the 30-year-old guitarist of the Finnish metal band SOLE REMEDY, was killed in a traffic accident last night (October 2) in the Dutch municipality of Baarlo just hours after the band's performance at the ProgPower Europe festival. According to a spokesperson for the Sjiwa youth center (where the concert took place), the accident ...

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NECROCURSE Signs With PULVERISED RECORDS

Pulverised Records has announced the signing of Swedish death metal rebels NECROCURSE. Rising from the filth-lands of Uddevalla and Ljungskile, Sweden, NECROCURSE was spawned in the year 2004 with the musical love for all things brutal and ugly. Consisting of current and former members from NIFELHEIM, NECRONAUT, RUNEMAGICK, DEATHWITCH and SWORDMASTER, to name a few, ...

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