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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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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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