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ARKHAM WITCH Signs With METAL ON METAL RECORDS

Metal On Metal Records has announced the signing of the England's traditional metal brigands ARKHAM WITCH. Said the label in a statement: "We met and saw ARKHAM WITCH live when we went to the Doomsday festival in Wakefield, U.K. in February 2011. They instantly captured us with their incredibly catchy songs and the show that ...

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EARLY GRAVES Signs With NO SLEEP RECORDS

No Sleep Records has announced the signing of San Francisco-based metal quintet EARLY GRAVES. The band will enter the studio in July to record its third full-length album for a fall release. EARLY GRAVES formed in the Bay Area in early 2008 and released two full-length albums, "We: The Guillotine" (2008) and "Goner" (2010), on ...

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EVIL MASQUERADE: 'A Silhouette' Video Released

"A Silhouette", the new video from the Denmark-based symphonic metal band EVIL MASQUERADE, can be seen below. The song comes off the group's fifth album, "Pentagram", which was released on May 21 via Dark Minstrel Music. The CD was once again produced by guitarist Henrik Flyman and mixed by Tommy Hansen (JORN, HELLOWEEN) at Jailhouse ...

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Chile's PENTAGRAM Loses Drummer, Officially Changes Name

Guitarist/vocalist Anton Reisenegger of Chile's death metal legends PENTAGRAM has issued the following update: "First of all, many of you have heard rumours about a significant lineup change in the band. Unfortunately, it's true, as we have decided to part ways with our original drummer Eduardo Topelberg, a.k.a. 'Eurynomos.' "When we did the 2009 reunion ...

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WITCHCRAFT Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Nuclear Blast Records has announced the signing of Swedish doom metal kings WITCHCRAFT. After a five-year recording hiatus, WITCHCRAFT is currently tracking the follow-up to 2007's "The Alchemist" with renowned producer Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (KREATOR, OPETH, AMON AMARTH, PARADISE LOST, KATATONIA) in Örebro, Sweden. Tentatively titled "Legend", the CD will mark the ...

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KADAVAR Debut To Receive North American Release In July

Fast-rising Berlin rock band KADAVAR will release its self-titled debut in North America on July 10 via Tee Pee Records. Boasting an absolutely killer sound that will find immediate appeal with fans of BLACK SABBATH, PENTAGRAM, SIR LORD BALTIMORE, WITCHCRAFT and GRAVEYARD, KADAVAR's thunderous gloom sounds as if it was "dug out and dusted off" ...

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CASTLE: 'Blacklands' Video Released

"Blacklands", the new video from San Francisco doom-tinged metallers CASTLE, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Jaan Silmberg for Toronto-based Pistoltrixx. "Blacklands" is the title track of CASTLE's sophomore album, which is scheduled for an April 28 European release via Germany's Ván Records. The artwork for the CD, created by Russian artist ...

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EVIL MASQUERADE: 'Pentagram' Artwork, Video Teaser Available

Denmark-based symphonic metal band EVIL MASQUERADE will release its fifth album, "Pentagram", on May 21 via Dark Minstrel Music. The CD was once again produced by guitarist Henrik Flyman and mixed by Tommy Hansen (JORN, HELLOWEEN) at Jailhouse Studios in Denmark. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Pentagram 02. A Silhouette ...

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ACEPHALIX To Release 'Deathless Master' In April

San Francisco's malevolent death metal overlords ACEPHALIX are preparing to release their second official full-length album via Southern Lord this April, delivering with it some of the most uncompromised, old-school death metal brutality of the year. While their first few releases bore a more metal-edged crustpunk sound, the ACEPHALIX attack has undeniably shown more death ...

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ORPHANED LAND Receives Turkish Peace Award

While playing several shows in Turkey at the end of February, Israeli oriental metal ambassadors ORPHANED LAND received the Friendship And Peace Award from the Turkish government — despite the fact that the two countries have no diplomatic relations at the moment. Commented ORPHANED LAND vocalist Kobi Farhi: "We always knew that our efforts for ...

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LOCK UP: 'Accelerated Mutation' Video Released

"Accelerated Mutation", the new video from the extreme metal supergroup LOCK UP, can be seen below. The clip was directed by acclaimed tattoo artist Carlos Aguilar of Black Shadows Tattoo. "Accelerated Mutation" comes off LOCK UP's latest album, "Necropolis Transparent", which was released in North America last July via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was ...

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CANCER BATS: 'Road Sick' Video Released

"Road Sick", the new video from Canadian metallers CANCER BATS, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's fourth full-length album, "Dead Set On Living", which is scheduled for release in the U.S. on April 24 via Metal Blade Records. Once again utilizing the legendary Vespa Studios and producers Eric Ratz and Kenny ...

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CHRISTIAN MISTRESS: 'Pentagram And Crucifix' Video Released

"Pentagram And Crucifix", the new video from Olympia, Washington metallers CHRISTIAN MISTRESS, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in the band's hometown and directed by Christine Davis and David Hoekje. "Pentagram And Crucifix" comes off CHRISTIAN MISTRESS' sophomore album, "Possession", which was released on February 28 via Relapse Records. The follow-up to 2010's ...

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CHRISTIAN MISTRESS's 'Possession' Out Now

Olympia, Washington metallers CHRISTIAN MISTRESS have just released their sophomore album, "Possession", via Relapse Records. The follow-up to 2010's "Agony & Opium" was recorded last summer with Tim Green (MELVINS, THE FUCKING CHAMPS, MONOTONIX). "We recorded analog," said guitarist Oscar Sparbel, speaking on the band's traditional approach to recording. "It was one of the reasons ...

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LOCK UP's Touring Bassist DAN LILKER Interviewed In Albany (Video)

ArmyOfOneTV conducted an interview with LOCK UP's current touring bassist Dan Lilker (NUCLEAR ASSAULT, BRUTAL TRUTH, S.O.D., VENOMOUS CONCEPT) on February 9 at Bogies in Albany, New York. You can now watch the chat below. Lilker is temporarily filling in for LOCK UP's regular bassist Shane Embury, who was unable to make the band's current ...

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LOCK UP: New Video Interview With ANTON REISENEGGER

ArmyOfOneTV conducted an interview with guitarist Anton Reisenegger of the extreme metal supergroup LOCK UP on February 9 at Bogies in Albany, New York. You can now watch the chat below. LOCK UP bassist Shane Embury was unable to make the band's current North American trek and is being temporarily replaced by Dan Lilker (NUCLEAR ...

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LOCK UP: Buffalo Performance Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of LOCK UP's February 8 performance at Club Infinity in Clarence, New York can be seen below. LOCK UP bassist Shane Embury was unable to make the band's current North American trek and is being temporarily replaced by Dan Lilker (NUCLEAR ASSAULT, BRUTAL TRUTH, S.O.D., VENOMOUS CONCEPT). Originally formed by Shane Embury ...

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'70000 Tons Of Metal' Video Recap

Metal Injection boarded the second edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise this past January and has posted a recap of all the madness that happened on the high seas in a five-minute video clip, featuring footage of fans and bands and all the craziness that happened aboard the Majesty Of The Seas cruise ...

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TROUBLE Taps Former EXHORDER Singer

Chicago doom-metal legends TROUBLE have recruited Kyle Thomas as their new singer. Thomas, former lead vocalist for EXHORDER, FLOODGATE and ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, is no stranger to TROUBLE as he previously fronted the band for four live shows between 1997 and 1999, including Stoner Hands Of Doom festival in Maryland (see video below) and Expo Of ...

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Singer KORY CLARKE Quits TROUBLE

After four years and a minimal amount of touring and no record deal or album release date in sight, singer Kory Clarke (of WARRIOR SOUL fame) has decided to leave Chicago doom metal legends TROUBLE to start a new project with guitarist Russ Strahan (PENTAGRAM, LAND OF DOOM) called THE BONES OF CHILDREN. "This metal ...

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70000 TONS OF METAL: CNN Video Report Available

A four-and-a-half-minute CNN video report on this year's installment of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise — which set sail Monday, January 23 aboard the Royal Caribbean Majesty Of The Seas from Miami, Florida to George Town, Cayman Islands and will return to the real world today (Friday, January 27) — can be seen velow. ...

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CANCER BATS: New Album Details Revealed

Canadian metallers CANCER BATS will release their fourth full-length album, "Dead Set On Living", in the U.S. on April 24 via Metal Blade Records. Once again utilizing the legendary Vespa Studios and producers Eric Ratz and Kenny Luong, the CD brings yet another dimension to the BATS' menacing style of thrash-tinged hardcore rock. "We're so ...

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LOCK UP's SHANE EMBURY To Sit Out U.S. Tour; DAN LILKER To Step In

Extreme metal supergroup LOCK UP will embark on its first-ever North American headlining tour in February. Support on the trek will come from GOATWHORE and STRONG INTENTION. LOCK UP bassist Shane Embury will be unable to make the trek and will be temporarily replaced by Dan Lilker (NUCLEAR ASSAULT, BRUTAL TRUTH, S.O.D., VENOMOUS CONCEPT). "It's ...

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