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OBITUARY In Talks With CENTURY MEDIA

Brazil's Radio Evil conducted an interview with guitarist Trevor Peres and bassist Terry Butler of Florida death metallers OBITUARY when the band played at at Hangar 110 in São Paulo, Brazil on April 14. You can now listen to the 30-minute chat below. Photos of the concert can be found at

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DREAM THEATER: Beijing Concert Canceled

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER have been forced to cancel their May 5 concert in Beijing, China Beijing after the organizers were unable to secure the necessary working visas in time for the band to properly enter the country. The group states, "We at DREAM THEATER are truly sorry for any inconveniences." DREAM THEATER has ...

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Former MEGADETH, SCAR SYMMETRY, DEICIDE Members To Guest On New SIGHT OF EMPTINESS Album

Costa Rica-based melodic metal band SIGHT OF EMPTINESS has finished recording its as-yet-untitled third album, to be released later this year. The CD was recorded at SoloHits Studios in San José, Costa Rica with Swedish producer Thomas "Plec" Johansson (SCAR SYMMETRY, WATAIN, ESKIMO CALLBOY, SOLUTION .45, MISERATION), who traveled all the way to Costa Rica ...

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WHITE WIZZARD To Record New Song In Early May

Los Angeles-based traditional metallers WHITE WIZZARD will be in the studio May 1 and May 2 to record a new song called "Torpedo Of Truth". According to the band, "It will feature beastly rhythm, thunderous melodic bass and some serious shred at a whole new level... Anybody that was whining about the lack of more ...

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OBITUARY: São Paulo Concert Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of OBITUARY's April 14 performance at Hangar 110 in São Paulo, Brazil can be seen below. OBITUARY's current touring lineup includes MONSTROSITY drummer Lee Harrison on second guitar. Guitarist Ralph Santolla, who joined OBITUARY in 2007 as the replacement for Allen West, has not played any shows with the group since last ...

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DANKO JONES: First Studio Webisode Available

The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for the new album from the Canadian rock trio DANKO JONES can be seen below. DANKO JONES last year parted ways with drummer Dan Cornelius and replaced him with Atom Willard. DANKO JONES re-released its latest full-length album, "Below The Belt", ...

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DREAM THEATER: North American Tour Dates Announced

DREAM THEATER has annouced a second North American leg of a world tour in support of its acclaimed and globally successful album "A Dramatic Turn Of Events" (Roadrunner). The progressive hard rock icons, who've sold in excess of 10 million records and DVDs worldwide, will launch their summer dates June 15 in Rochester, New York ...

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FRANTIC AMBER Begins Work On Debut Album

Swedish metal band FRANTIC AMBER has scrapped its previously announced plans to release a second EP and will now begin work on a full-length album instead. The song "Bleeding Sanity" will be released as a single, but re-recorded for the album sessions. The cover artwork for "Bleeding Sanity" was designed by Vladimir Chebakov and can ...

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TARDY BROTHERS: Tampa Show Canceled

TARDY BROTHERS, the project featuring John Tardy (vocals) and Donald Tardy (drums) of Florida-based death metal veterans OBITUARY, has been forced to cancel its previously announced March 31 concert at the Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida. John writes on the TARDY BROTHERS Facebook page, "Our father passed away and his memorial service has ...

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FRANTIC AMBER: 'Bleeding Sanity' Video Released

"Bleeding Sanity", the new video from the Stockholm, Sweden-based metal band FRANTIC AMBER, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the group's new EP, to be released this spring. The CD is being produced by Ralph Santolla (former guitarist for DEATH, DEICIDE, OBITUARY and ICED EARTH, among others). The cover artwork ...

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TARDY BROTHERS Announce Second Show

TARDY BROTHERS, the project featuring John Tardy (vocals) and Donald Tardy (drums) of Florida-based death metal veterans OBITUARY, will play only its second show ever on March 31 at the Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida. TARDY BROTHERS made its live debut on October 21, 2011 at the Brass Mug. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert ...

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Reunited CENTURIAN To Enter Studio In April

Reunited Dutch death metallers CENTURIAN will enter the We Are (Music) Junkies studio in Eindhoven on April 27 with producer/sound engineer Jo Peeters (ABORTED, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, SEVERE TORTURE) and Ralph Timmermans (MINDPARK) to begin recording their third full-length album, "Contra Rationem". The band's first studio release in 11 years wil be made available later ...

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FRANTIC AMBER: Performance Footage From 'P3 Guld'

Video footage of the Stockholm, Sweden-based "melodeath" metal band FRANTIC AMBER performing the song "Doomed To Walk This Earth" at "P3 Guld" — Swedish radio station P3's annual music awards ceremony — on January 21 at Lisebergshallen in Gothenburg, Sweden can be seen below. FRANTIC AMBER recently recruited a new drummer — and its first ...

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FRANTIC AMBER To Perform At Sweden's 'P3 Guld' Awards

Stockholm, Sweden-based "melodeath" metal band FRANTIC AMBER will perform at "P3 Guld" — Swedish radio station P3's annual music awards ceremony — on January 21 at Lisebergshallen in Gothenburg, Sweden. Commented FRANTIC AMBER guitarist and founder Mary Säfstrand: "We really couldn't believe it when they called and asked us to play! It's a big honor ...

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DANKO JONES Interviewed On Hungary's 'Kettõnégy' (Video)

Hungarian metal magazine "Kettõnégy" conducted an interview with DANKO JONES frontman/namesake on December 6, 2011 in Budapest. You can now watch the chat below. DANKO JONES earlier in the year parted ways with drummer Dan Cornelius and replaced him with Atom Willard. DANKO JONES re-released its latest full-length album, "Below The Belt", on June 21 ...

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WHITE WIZZARD Drops Off ICED EARTH European Tour

Los Angeles-based traditional metallers WHITE WIZZARD have been forced to drop off the ICED EARTH European tour and return home. Commented WHITE WIZZARD in a statement: "Due the harsh economic realities in Europe, we have to cut our tour a bit short. We financed this all ourselves and in the end we have to make ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN: New Album Update

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, is currently working on material for its fifth album for a 2012 release. Commented JON OLIVA'S PAIN drummer Christopher Kinder: "We received a bunch of emails asking about the demo phase of each record and how the songs are put together. We hope this ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN Hard At Work On New Material

JON OLIVA'S PAIN drummer Christopher Kinder has issued the following update: "Jon [Oliva, JON OLIVA'S PAIN mainman] and I are set for Wednesday to go over the next batch of material for consideration [for the new JON OLIVA'S PAIN album]. It will ultimately be 50 or demos from the start and then begin to narrow ...

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Ex-TESTAMENT/DEATH Guitarist Says His Brain Tumor Is Not Cancerous

Florida-based guitarist-turned-producer James Murphy, who is best known for his guitar work with TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY, CANCER and DISINCARNATE, recently expressed concern that the tumor he "battled and defeated" nine years ago may have recurred after discovering that the hormone indicator was 20 times higher than the low it reached as recently as one year ...

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TARDY BROTHERS Perform Live For First Time; Video Available

TARDY BROTHERS, the project featuring John Tardy (vocals) and Donald Tardy (drums) of Florida-based death metal veterans OBITUARY, made its live debut this past Friday (October 21) at the Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below (video by Eric Grant). TARDY BROTHERS' debut album, "Bloodline", came out ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN Begins Work On New Album

JON OLIVA'S PAIN drummer Christopher Kinder has issued the following update: "Jon [Oliva, JON OLIVA'S PAIN/SAVATAGE mastermind] and I will begin the daunting task of going through new material as we prepare for a new JON OLIVA'S PAIN CD, due out in 2012. First day is always interesting. You never know what Jon Oliva has ...

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TARDY BROTHERS: First-Ever Concert To Be Webcast

TARDY BROTHERS, the project featuring John Tardy (vocals) and Donald Tardy (drums) of Florida-based death metal veterans OBITUARY, will make its live debut on Friday, October 21 at the Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida. The brothers state, "Ever since we released [our debut] album, we have been wanting to play some shows! We are really ...

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REDSCREAM: New Video Clip From Writing Sessions Posted Online

REDSCREAM, the new Stockholm, Sweden-based project featuring three members of the legendary Swedish death metal band GRAVE and American guitarist Ralph Santolla (OBITUARY, DEICIDE), is currently working on material for its forthcoming debut release. A new one-minute video clip featuring footage from the writing sessions can be seen below. REDSCREAM recently announced the addition of ...

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