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SYLENCER: Debut Album Trailer Released

SYLENCER, the Chicago-based act featuring Markus Johansson (lead guitar, lead vocals) and Johnny Rox (bass), has released a trailer for its upcoming debut album, "A Lethal Dose Of Truth". The CD features guest appearances by some of hard rock and heavy metal's brightest stars, including Jordan Rudess (DREAM THEATER), Rob Caggiano (ANTHRAX, THE DAMNED THINGS), ...

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TANTARA: 'Based On Evil' Studio Footage Available

Norwegian thrashers TANTARA will release their debut album, "Based On Evil", on August 24. The CD was recorded in July 2011 with producer Flemming Rasmussen (METALLICA, MORBID ANGEL) at ARK Recording Studios and Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. "Based On Evil" track listing: 01. Based On Evil 02. Mass Murder 03. Negligible Souls 04. ...

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TESTAMENT Working On 'Native Blood' Video

San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT are working on a video for the song "Native Blood" from their forthcoming album "Dark Roots Of Earth". Guitarist Eric Peterson tells Greece's Rock Overdose webzine, "We're gonna film it in an Indian reservation. It's about people who were oppressed in life. We haven't done [a video] ...

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TANTARA To Release 'Based On Evil' Album In August

Norwegian thrashers TANTARA will release their debut album, "Based On Evil", on August 24. The CD was recorded in July 2011 with producer Flemming Rasmussen (METALLICA, MORBID ANGEL) at ARK Recording Studios and Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. "Based On Evil" track listing: 01. Based On Evil 02. Mass Murder 03. Negligible Souls 04. ...

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ANCIENT ASCENDANT To Release 'Into The Dark' In August

British death metallers ANCIENT ASCENDANT will release their new EP, "Into The Dark", on August 6 through Forepoint Records (via Plastic Head). The CD was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö (OPETH, DARK FUNERAL, BLOODBATH, KATATONIA, MARDUK). Commented Swanö: "ANCIENT ASCENDANT combines all the right elements from black, death and thrash metal into one lethal ...

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BITTER END To Reunite For One-Off Seattle Concert

Early-Nineties Seattle thrashers BITTER END will reunite for a one-off hometown concert on July 14 at The Funhouse. Tickets can be purchased at this location. In February of 1990, under the guidance of producer Randy Burns (MEGADETH, KREATOR), BITTER END recorded "Harsh Realities" at Dodge City Recording in Studio City, California. The album ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist Answers Fan-Submitted Questions (Video)

Earlier this month, guitarist Eric Peterson of San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT answered a number of questions that were submitted via the Nuclear Blast Europe Facebook page. The 15-minute question-and-answer session, which was conducted by Nuclear Blast's Patrick Walch on May 11, can be seen below. Nuclear Blast Records has set a July 31 ...

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KHORS Signs With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

Candlelight Records has announced the signing of Ukrainian heathen black metal masters KHORS. The band's fifth album, "Wisdom Of Centuries", will be released in September. According to a press release, the dense sound of the CD, which was recorded earlier this year, is harmoniously complemented with the addition of ethnic instruments, shrouded with a bewitching ...

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TANTARA Signs With INDIE RECORDINGS

Indie Recordings has announced the signing of Norwegian thrashers TANTARA. The band will release a seven-inch vinyl single, "Based On Evil", on June 29 contaning the title track and the previously unreleased song "Court Justice". It will be strictly limited to 300 copies and only available in certain online stores. A full-length album will follow ...

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WEST OF HELL: 'Water Of Sorcery' Video Trailer

A trailer for "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 on May 8 via Reversed Records. The CD was recorded at ...

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Guitarist RICK HUNOLT To Rejoin EXODUS For Upcoming Shows

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS will be inaugurating their summer festival season with a performance at the Scion Rock Fest in Tampa, Florida on June 2. With Gary Holt still handling guitar duties for Jeff Hanneman on SLAYER's North American and European tour, EXODUS has invited out none other than former bandmember Rick ...

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Guitarist DOUG PIERCY Rejoins ANVIL CHORUS

Former HEATHEN guitarist Doug Piercy has rejoined the influential '80s progressive NWOSFHM (New Wave of San Francisco Heavy Metal) band ANVIL CHORUS. The guitar team of Thaen Rasmussen and Piercy was one of the greatest under the radar metal duos of the '80s. The first explosive performance of this newly reunited guitar team was back ...

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HEATHEN Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Nuclear Blast Records has announced the signing of San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans HEATHEN. Commented HEATHEN founding member and guitarist Lee Altus: "I'm really happy and couldn't think of a better label for HEATHEN. I've known people at Nuclear Blast, some of whom have been fans of the band going as far back ...

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MOONSORROW Signs With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Finnish crusaders of epic heathen metal MOONSORROW have inked a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The band comments, "MOONSORROW are thrilled to start working with Century Media, a label that is home to many fellow artists already! We never make our music half way or with compromises and we know our art is in ...

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WEST OF HELL Featuring ZIMMERS HOLE Frontman: 'Spiral Empire' Due In May

WEST OF HELL, the Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based band featuring ZIMMERS HOLE frontman Chris "The Heathen" Valagao, will release its full-length debut, "Spiral Empire", on May 8 via Reversed Records. The CD was recorded at The Factory Studios in Vancouver and was produced by Juno Award-winning engineer Rob Shallcross (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, GWAR, ZIMMERS HOLE, ...

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SYLENCER Signs With dPulse Recordings/Ovrtone Music Group

SYLENCER (formerly ASYLUM), the Illinois-based project featuring Markus Johansson (lead vocals, lead guitar) and Johnny Rox (bass), has inked a deal with dPulse Recordings/Ovrtone Music Group, Inc. for the release of its as-yet-untitled debut album (formerly "A Lethal Dose Of Truth"). Due in early summer, the CD features vocal production by Christian Olde Wolbers (ARKAEA, ...

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'Bonded By Baloff: A Decade Of Remembrance' 30-Minute Video Report

Zero To Hero Films has uploaded a three-part 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 at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, California and featured performances by EXODUS, POSSESSED, FORBIDDEN and ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Joins EXODUS On Stage At 'Bonded By Baloff' Concert; Video Available

METALLICA/ex-EXODUS guitarist Kirk Hammett, former EXODUS axeman Rick Hunolt and original EXODUS bassist Jeff Andrews all joined the current lineup of EXODUS on stage last night (Saturday, February 4) at a special concert to mark the 10-year anniversary of former EXODUS singer Paul Baloff's passing. Dubbed "Bonded By Baloff: A Decade Of Remembrance", the event ...

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EXODUS Drummer Talks About 'Bonded By Baloff' Concert (Video)

Drummer Tom Hunting of San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS was interviewed by "Metal Zone" host Nikki Blakk of the San Francisco, California radio station 107.7 The Bone about the upcoming special concert to mark the 10-year anniversary of former EXODUS singer Paul Baloff's passing. Dubbed "Bonded By Baloff: A Decade Of Remembrance", the event ...

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