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ICON IN ME Signs With GOOMBA MUSIC

ICON IN ME — the Russian/Swedish/Danish modern metal band featuring HOSTILE BREED guitarist Dmitry Frans, Danish drummer Morten Løwe Sørensen (SUBMISSION, THE ARCANE ORDER, SCARVE, INSTANT CARNAGE, STRANGLER, SCARVE, SOILWORK) and Swedish vocalist Tony Jelencovich (M.A.N, ex-MNEMIC, TRANSPORT LEAGUE) — has inked a North American deal with the Chicago, Illinois-based label Goomba Music. The group's ...

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KATAKLYSM: Quality Haarlem Footage Available

Quality fan-filmed video footage of Canadian death metal lunatics KATAKLYSM performing on January 23, 2011 at Patronaat in Haarlem, The Netherlands can be viewed below (courtesy of "letthedeathmetalflow"). Neckbreakers Ball 2011 — which also features LEGION OF THE DAMNED, EQUILIBRIUM, MÅNEGARM and MILKING THE GOATMACHINE — kicked off on January 14 in Geiselwind, Germany and ...

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ICON IN ME: New Album Samples Available

ICON IN ME — the Russian/Swedish/Danish modern metal band featuring HOSTILE BREED guitarist Dmitry Frans, Danish drummer Morten Løwe Sørensen (SUBMISSION, THE ARCANE ORDER, SCARVE, INSTANT CARNAGE, STRANGLER, SCARVE, SOILWORK) and Swedish vocalist Tony Jelencovich (M.A.N, ex-MNEMIC, TRANSPORT LEAGUE) — has posted an MP3 teaser containing audio samples from its recently completed sophomore album, "Head ...

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PILGRIMZ Begins Recording New Album

Copenhagen, Denmark-based metal/hardcore act PILGRIMZ has entered Dead Rat and Antfarm Studios with producer Jacob Bredahl (ex-HATESPHERE) to begin recording its sophomore album for a summer/fall release via an as-yet-undetermined record label. Commented vocalist Max Christensen: "We knew that our sound had changed a lot before we went into the studio. We've gone from hardcore ...

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M.A.N Parts Ways With Guitarist, Seeks Replacement

Guitarist Marcus Bertilsson has left M.A.N — the group formed out of the ashes of Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE (featuring former MNEMIC frontman Tony Jelencovich) — for personal reasons and is currently seeking a replacement. The group states, "Marcus does not feel anymore to play metal music and will now concentrate on his funk band and ...

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PITCHBLACK Signs With MIGHTY MUSIC

Danish modern "melodeath thrashers" PITCHBLACK have inked a deal with the Danish label Mighty Music, which is a part of Target Records. The band's sophomore album, "The Devilty", will be released on February 28. The CD was recorded at guitarist Thomas "Pede" Pedersen's Earplug Studio in Copenhagen and was mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen ...

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KRYOBURN: 'Broken Hero' Video Released

"Broken Hero", the new Marcos Morales-directed video from Carlsbad, New Mexico-based metallers KRYOBURN, can be viewed below. The track comes off the group's sophomore album, "Three Years Eclipsed", which was produced by vocalist/guitarist Todd Brashear and KRYOBURN at the KryoLab in Carlsbad and was mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen (HALFORD, THE HAUNTED, MNEMIC, SICK ...

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ONE-WAY MIRROR Working On New Album

ONE-WAY MIRROR — the French band featuring Guillaume Bideau (MNEMIC), David and Franck Potvin (LYZANXIA, PHAZE I), Dirk Verbeuren (SOILWORK) and Loic Colin (SCARVE, WATCHA) — is working on material for its sophomore album, tentatively due mid-2011. ONE-WAY MIRROR's self-titled debut album was released in June 2008 via Metal Blade Records. According to a press ...

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KATAKLYSM Uploads First Song To 'Rock Band Network' To Feature Double-Bass Application

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based extreme metallers KATAKLYSM have uploaded another song to the Rock Band Network, a downloadable content service designed by Harmonix Music Systems with the help of Microsoft to allow musical artists and record labels to make their music available as playable tracks for the Rock Band series of rhythm video games. The track ...

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KATAKLYSM To Release 20th-Anniversary DVD

Montreal-based extreme metallers KATAKLYSM have posted a new video update in which they discuss their "Spread the Venom 2010 - 2011 World Tour" and plans to release a 20th-anniversary DVD. Check out the eight-minute clip below. The North American leg of KATAKLYSM's "Spread the Venom 2010 - 2011 World Tour" will include support from groove-laden ...

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KATAKLYSM Announces North American Tour

Montreal-based extreme metallers KATAKLYSM have announced the North American leg of their "Spread the Venom 2010 - 2011 World Tour". Joining them will be groove-laden death shredders ALL SHALL PERISH, technical/progressive death masters DECREPIT BIRTH, Sumerian Records' touring juggernaut CONDUCTING FROM THE GRAVE, and Relapse Records' modern death metal merchants ABYSMAL DAWN. This will be ...

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M.A.N: 'Don't Wake Up' Video Released

"Don't Wake Up", the new video from M.A.N — the group formed out of the ashes of Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE (featuring former MNEMIC frontman Tony Jelencovich) — can be viewed below. The clip was filmed in early August with director Gabriel Engberg, who previously worked with the band on the videos for "Logocide", "Blood Vanish" ...

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PITCHBLACK: 'The Devilty' Audio Samples Available

Danish modern "melodeath thrashers" PITCHBLACK have posted 30-second audio samples (see YouTube clip below) of all the songs that will appear on their second album, "The Devilty", tentatively due in early 2011 via an as-yet-undetermined record label. The CD was recorded at guitarist Thomas "Pede" Pedersen's Earplug Studio in Copenhagen and was mixed and mastered ...

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M.A.N Parts Ways With Guitarist, Announces Replacement

M.A.N — the group formed out of the ashes of Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE (featuring former MNEMIC frontman Tony Jelencovich) — has issued the following update: "We have to inform you the sad news that our guitarist Rob Guz has decided to leave M.A.N and the music business. A personal statement will be official in the ...

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PLANTERA Pays Tribute To PANTERA: Uppsala Footage Available

PLANTERA — the Gothenburg, Sweden-based PANTERA tribute band featuring vocalist Tony Jelencovich (M.A.N, TRANSPORT LEAGUE, MNEMIC), bassist Robert Hakemo (M.A.N, RELEVANT FEW, ENGEL, GARDENIAN, KEROZENE, GOOSEFLESH), guitarist Fredrik Olsson (LOST HORIZON, HEED) and drummer Sören Fardvik (SLOW DEATH SYSTEM) — performed at Krom in Uppsala, Sweden on October 2, 2010. Video footage of the concert ...

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M.A.N Frontman's Vocals Featured In VOLVO Commercial

The voice of Swedish singer Tony Jelencovich (M.A.N, TRANSPORT LEAGUE, MNEMIC) is featured in a new commercial for Volvo's all-new Volvo S60 and V60 R-Design cars, which will be displayed at the 2010 Paris auto show. Check out the clip below. M.A.N's third album, "Massive Audio Nerve", was released on March 26 via the German ...

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MNEMIC: European Tour Plans Scrapped

Danish modern metallers MNEMIC have issued the following update: "For some of you who have been following MNEMIC for a long time, you might have noticed some unfamiliar faces in the lineup during the festival season of 2010. "Due to a tendonitis surgery, Rune Stigart, was forced to sit out on a couple of festivals, ...

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KATAKLYSM: New Webisode Available

A brand new webisode from Canadian extreme metallers KATAKLYSM — featuring footage of the the band answering questions submitted by fans, performing live in front of 15,000 people at the Heavy MTL festival; playing Ozzfest; celebrating Maurizio Iacono's birthday; and much more — can be viewed below. "Heaven's Venom", the new album from KATAKLYSM, sold ...

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DAGOBA's 'Poseidon' Lands On French Chart

"Poseidon", the fourth album from French metallers DAGOBA, entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 41. Released on August 30 via the French label XIII Bis Records, the CD was recorded at Hyperion Studio in Marseille, France with "Brew" Varea and was mixed by Dave Chang at Philia Studio in ...

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KATAKLYSM: 'Heaven's Venom' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Heaven's Venom", the new album from Canadian extreme metallers KATAKLYSM, sold around 2,400 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, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never ...

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DAGOBA: 'Black Smokers' Video Released

"Black Smokers (752 Farenheit)", the new Arnaud Lalanne-directed video from French metallers DAGOBA, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's fourth album, "Poseidon", which is being released today (Monday, August 30) via the French label XIII Bis Records. The CD was recorded at Hyperion Studio in Marseille, France with "Brew" Varea and ...

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SIC: New Track Available For Streaming

SIC, the hardcore/thrash metal band from the Faroe Islands, has uploaded a brand new track, "Killing Birth", on its official MySpace page. The song comes off SIC's sophomore album, "Fighters They Bleed", which is expected to be released in late 2010. The CD was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer ...

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DAGOBA Announces 'The Death Cruise' Tour

French metallers DAGOBA will embark on "The Death Cruise" tour in early October. For a list of upcoming shows, go to this location. DAGOBA's fourth album, "Poseidon", is scheduled for release on August 30 via the French label XIII Bis Records. The CD was recorded at Hyperion Studio in Marseille, France with "Brew" ...

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KATAKLYSM: 'Push The Venom' Video Released

"Push The Venom", the new video from Canadian extreme metallers KATAKLYSM, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed last month in Belgrade, Serbia with director Ivan Colic (TYPE O NEGATIVE, UNLEASHED, DEATHSTARS, EX DEO). "Push The Venom" comes off KATAKLYSM's new album, "Heaven's Venom", which will be released on August 13 in Europe and ...

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KATAKLYSM: 'Heaven's Venom' Track By Track - Part 3

Maurizio Iacono, vocalist for Canadian extreme metallers KATAKLYSM, has provided a track-by-track breakdown of the band's new album, "Heaven's Venom", which will be released on August 13 in Europe and August 24 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2008's "Prevail" was produced by KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais (MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX) ...

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M.A.N: Photos From 'Don't Wake Up' Video Shoot

M.A.N — the group formed out of the ashes of Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE (featuring former MNEMIC frontman Tony Jelencovich) — filmed a video for the song "Don't Wake Up" this past weekend. The clip was once again directed by Gabriel Engberg, who previously worked with the band on the videos for "Logocide", "Blood Vanish" and ...

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