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Living Flesh - NADER SADEK

Egyptian shock artist Nader Sadek engineered one of the most effective death metal concepts ever in 2011 with "In the Flesh", a chomping dirge ode to mankind's enslaved reliance upon petroleum and the global-armed raping of the Middle East to extract it. NILE and Assyrian grinders MELECHESH have utilized the antediluvian Pharaoh kingdoms and Mesopotamian ...

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Place of No Pity - RUINS

Tasmanian devils? Cliche. However, it has to be said that this Aussie black-death metal hybrid from Hobart, Tasmania have their style down to such fierce revolutions one can safely assume it's something in the air of their native land. These days, RUINS has expanded beyond the principal duo of Alex Pope (affiliated with a ton ...

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ENSLAVED Guitarist Interviewed In Vienna (Video)

Austria's Stormbringer.at webzine conducted a video interview with Ivar Bjørnson of Norwegian progressive/psychedelic black metallers ENSLAVED on March 28 at the Escape Metalcorner in Vienna, Austria. You can now watch the chat below. ENSLAVED's twelfth studio album, "RIITIIR", sold around 2,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The ...

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MAX CAVALERA: New Video Interview Posted Online

SDMetal.com conducted an interview with Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SEPULTURA) and his stepson Richie Cavalera (INCITE) on February 14 at Brick By Brick in San Diego, California. You can now watch the chat below. SOULFLY has tapped Terry Date (PANTERA, SOUNDGARDEN, DEFTONES) to produce the band's next studio album, tentatively due before ...

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Norway's SHINING Releases 'I Won't Forget' Video

Norwegian jazz-metal band SHINING have unveiled a video for "I Won't Forget", the first single from their upcoming album "One One One". The clip's science-fiction-inspired look gels naturally with the futuristic production of the audio track and creates a music video that perfectly portrays the unique aesthetics of the Blackjazz Rebels. "We are extremely happy ...

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ENSLAVED: Australian Tour Postponed Until The Fall

The Australian tour by Norwegian progressive/psychedelic black metallers ENSLAVED, which was scheduled to kick off in early June, has been pushed back to October/November. Lava Entertainment has released the following statement regarding the tour postponement: "Australia's immigration policies and procedures are constantly changing and updating and is quite simply something we must work around when ...

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SOULFLY Taps Producer TERRY DATE For New Album

SOULFLY has tapped Terry Date (PANTERA, SOUNDGARDEN, DEFTONES) to produce the band's next studio album, tentatively due before the end of the year via an as-yet-undetermined record label. Date previously mixed SOULFLY's "3" (2002), "Prophecy" (2004) and "Dark Ages" (2005) albums, but has never produced any of the group's CDs. SOULFLY's forthcoming album will the ...

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Norway's SHINING To Release 'One One One' In North America

The avant-garde Norwegian group SHINING — whose unique "blackjazz" hybrid of extreme progressive metal, experimental jazz-fusion and industrial precision has earned extensive international acclaim — will release "One One One", its first studio album in three years, this spring. The CD, which is available now for pre-order, will be released by Prosthetic Records in North ...

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Video: ENSLAVED Guitarists Discuss Their Musical Evolution

In the clip below, filmed at the recent "Scion Label Showcase Presents Roadburn Records" show at The Roxy in West Hollywood, California, Grutle Kjellson and Ivar Bjørnson of Norwegian progressive/psychedelic black metallers ENSLAVED discuss the evolution of their band and how their ideas and influences developed as each member matured. ENSLAVED's twelfth studio album, "RIITIIR", ...

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GOD OF ATHEISTS: New Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

GOD OF ATHEISTS, the Norwegian extreme metal project led by Asgeir Mickelson (SARKE, SPIRAL ARCHITECT, BORKNAGAR, TESTAMENT), is currently recording its debut album for release later in the year. The CD will feature appearances by Trym (EMPEROR, ZYKLON, ENSLAVED) on drums, Mickelson on rhythm guitar, ICS Vortex (DIMMU BORGIR, BORKNAGAR) on vocals, Carl A. Tidemann ...

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MAX CAVALERA: New Video Interview Posted Online

Metal Rules! TV recently conducted an interview with Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SEPULTURA). You can now watch the chat in two parts below. Cavalera is working on his autobiography for release later this year. The book is being written by British rock author Joel McIver, whose 20 books to date include "Justice for All: ...

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ENSLAVED Interviewed By U.K.'s METAL HAMMER Magazine (Video)

U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine recently conducted an interview with Norwegian progressive/psychedelic black metallers ENSLAVED. You can now watch the chat below. ENSLAVED's twelfth studio album, "RIITIIR", sold around 2,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 8 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, ...

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MAX CAVALERA And Family Interviewed On METAL RULES! TV (Video)

Metal Rules! TV recently conducted an interview with Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SEPULTURA), along with his sons Zyon and Igor (both of whom play in LODY KONG) and stepson Richie (INCITE). Check out the chat in two parts below. Max's 21-year-old son, Zyon Cavalera, has joined SOULFLY as its touring drummer for the band's ...

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SYCRONOMICA: 'Neverest' Details Revealed

Munich, Germany-based epic black metallers SYCRONOMICA will release their new mini-CD, "Neverest", on April 2 via Nocturnal Empire Productions. The effort, which has a running time of more than 32 minutes, contains two brand new tracks; the band's first demo from 1998 ("Durch Das Geäst") which has long been out of stock; and the recently ...

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FOSCOR Begins Recording Fourth Full-Length Album

Dark metallers FOSCOR have entered Nautilus Studios in Barcelona to begin recording their fourth full-length album. Entitled "Those Horrors Wither", the follow-up to 2009's "Groans to the Guilty" marks an expansion in the band's musical direction, away from the strict confines of black metal. Work has already started on the drum tracks, and FOSCOR will ...

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TRISTANIA: New Album Mastered In Sweden

The seventh album from Norwegian/Italian metallers TRISTANIA is being mastered today at Cutting Room Studios in Sweden. The CD will be released in May via Napalm Records. Pre-production for the effort finished in December. The album was recorded in January/February and mixed by the producer Christer André Cederberg in the latter weeks in February. The ...

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ENSLAVED: New Video Interview With GRUTLE KJELLSON

Char Tupper of MetalTitans.com recently conducted an interview with Grutle Kjellson, bassist/vocalist of Norwegian progressive/psychedelic black metallers ENSLAVED. You can now watch the chat below. As previously reported, ENSLAVED, EL CACO and NEKROMANTHEON have been nominated in the "Metal" category at the 41st annual Spellemann awards (the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammy Awards). ...

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ENSLAVED 'Trapped In A Blizzard', Forced To Cancel Toronto Show

Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED have been forced to cancel tomorrow night's (Tuesday, February 19) show at The Opera House in Toronto, Ontario, Canada after being "trapped in a blizzard" at the U.S./Canada border near Winnipeg, Manitoba. States ENSLAVED guitarist Ivar Bjørnson: "[We] simply can't believe it. We've been here for a full day now ...

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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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GOD OF ATHEISTS: Video Footage Of 'Fountain Of Emptiness' Solo

GOD OF ATHEISTS, the Norwegian extreme metal project led by Asgeir Mickelson (SARKE, SPIRAL ARCHITECT, BORKNAGAR, TESTAMENT), is currently recording its debut album for release later in the year. The CD will feature appearances by Trym (EMPEROR, ZYKLON, ENSLAVED) on drums, Mickelson on rhythm guitar, ICS Vortex (DIMMU BORGIR, BORKNAGAR) on vocals, Carl A. Tidemann ...

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AUDREY HORNE's 'Youngblood' Cracks Norwegian Top 10

"Youngblood", the fourth studio album from Norwegian rockers AUDREY HORNE, entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 10. Commented the group: "We all in AUDREY HORNE are very pleased with the fact that we entered the charts in Norway at #10 in the first week. We have received so many ...

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SOULFLY/CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Guitarist MARC RIZZO: Columbus Performance Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of guitarist Marc Rizzo's (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) January 25 performance at the Shrunken Head in Columbus, Ohio can be seen below. Rizzo has released a new single from his forthcoming fourth solo record, which was recently recorded with producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris (SUICIDE SILENCE, ALL THAT REMAINS, SHADOWS FALL, SOULFLY). The song ...

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AUDREY HORNE: 'Redemption Blues' Video Released

"Redemption Blues", the new video from the Norwegian rock band AUDREY HORNE, can be seen below. The song comes off the group's fourth studio album, "Youngblood", which will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: Norway: January 25 Sweden, Finland, Spain: January 30 Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux: February 1 Rest Of Europe: February ...

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SOULFLY/CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Guitarist Releases New Solo Single

Guitarist Marc Rizzo (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) has released a new single from his forthcoming fourth solo record, which was recently recorded with producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris (SUICIDE SILENCE, ALL THAT REMAINS, SHADOWS FALL, SOULFLY). The song titled "Wicked Shattered" is now available for download via iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers. Rizzo will perform his ...

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ENSLAVED To Play Israel For First Time

Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED will play their first-ever show in Israel on May 30 at Reading 3 venue in Tel Aviv. Stated promoter Yishai Sweartz: "It's a great honor to welcome ENSLAVED to Israel, one of the best bands ever came out of Scandinavia. As a teenager, I was informed about the band activities ...

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SYCRONOMICA To Release 'Neverest' Mini-CD

Munich, Germany-based black metal band SYCRONOMICA will release a new mini-CD, "Neverest", on April 2 via Nocturnal Empire Production. In addition to three brand-new tracks, the set will include the 15-year-old, long-out-of-print 1998 three-song demo "Durch Das Geäst". As a bonus, the MCD will contain a brand-new video for the song "Neverest". The release party ...

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