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ABYSMAL DAWN: New Song 'Inanimate' Available For Streaming

Modern death metallers ABYSMAL DAWN will release their fourth full-length album, "Obsolescence", on October 28 via Relapse. The effort will be available in CD, LP and digital formats. A song from the album, "Inanimate", can be streamed below. "I'm very happy to present a new ABYSMAL DAWN track after almost three years of waiting," commented ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN: 'Obsolescence' Album Details Revealed

Modern death metallers ABYSMAL DAWN will release their fourth full-length album, "Obsolescence", on October 28 via Relapse. The effort will be available in CD, LP and digital formats. ABYSMAL DAWN strikes the perfect balance between extreme songwriting and exceptional skill with an infectious blend of technical-yet-memorable riffs, throat-shredding vocals, and crushing rhythms delivered with machine-gun ...

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INTRONAUT: 'Harmonomicon' Video Released

"Harmonomicon", the new video from the Los Angeles post-metal prog phenomenon INTRONAUT, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's fourth full-length album, "Habitutal Levitations", which was released on March 19 in North America. The album artwork and layout was created by David D'Andrea, who has worked with the band on previous ...

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MURDER CONSTRUCT: 'The Next Life' Video Released

"The Next Life", the new video from Los Angeles, California death dealers MURDER CONSTRUCT, can be seen below. The clip, directed by Mitch Massie (CATTLE DECAPITATION, THE LOCUST), visually captures the chaos and anxiety that the band flawlessly conveys in brutal, sonic form. "The Next Life" is taken from MURDER CONSTRUCT's debut full-length, "Results", which ...

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EXHUMED's MATT HARVEY Speaks To THE AGE OF METAL (Video)

The Age Of Metal conducted an interview with Matt Harvey of West Coast horror hellions EXHUMED on October 7 at The Orpheum in Tampa, Florida. You can now watch the chat below. EXHUMED's latest album, "Necrocacy", was released in August via Relapse Records. The effort was made available in CD, LP, deluxe LP and digital ...

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ANNIHILATED To Enter Studio This Month

Los Angeles death metallers ANNIHILATED will enter Trench Studios in Corona, California later this month to record the beast of brutality that will be "13 Steps To Ruination". Set for release via their new label home of Unique Leader Records, the CD will be produced by drummer Scott Fuller (ABYSMAL DAWN). Drums will be recorded ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN Preparing To Enter Studio

Los Angeles death metallers ABYSMAL DAWN have entered the studio to begin work on the follow-up to their 2011 release "Leveling The Plane Of Existence". Comments ABYSMAL DAWN frontman Charles Elliott: "The time has finally come to exorcise the demons once again. "It's been a while, but we'll be entering the studio very soon to ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN: 'In Service Of Time' Video Released

"In Service Of Time", the new video from Los Angeles, California's ABYSMAL DAWN, can be seen below. The track comes off the group's latest album, "Leveling The Plane Of Existence", which was released in February 2011 via Relapse Records. On the creation of the dark and sinister new video, ABYSMAL DAWN vocalist Charles Elliott comments: ...

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EXHUMED: 'Coins Upon The Eyes' Video Released

West Coast horror hellions EXHUMED will release their new album, "Necrocacy", via Relapse Records in North America on August 6, in Germany/Benelux on August 2 and in the rest of the world on August 5. The effort wil be available in CD, LP, deluxe LP and digital formats. The limited-edition "Necrocracy Party 2013 Political Rally ...

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EXHUMED To Release 'Necrocacy' In August

West Coast horror hellions EXHUMED will release their new album, "Necrocacy", via Relapse Records in North America on August 6, in Germany/Benelux on August 2 and in the rest of the world on August 5. The effort wil be available in CD, LP, deluxe LP and digital formats. The limited-edition "Necrocracy Party 2013 Political Rally ...

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INTRONAUT Showcases EMG PICKUPS In Pro-Shot Performance Clips

EMG Pickups pickups recently hosted the Los Angeles post-metal prog phenomenon INTRONAUT in the studio to showcase both the band's choice in pickups as well as three brand new cuts off their latest record, "Habitual Levitations". Check out the footage below. INTRONAUT's fourth full-length album, "Habitutal Levitations", was released on March 19 in North America. ...

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INTRONAUT Talks Gear In New Video Interview

Sacha Dunable and Dave Timnick of the band INTRONAUT stopped by the Mesa Boogie factory recently to hang out, tour the factory and talk shop. In the video below, they share their experience with the Royal Atlantic RA-100 and Mesa 4x12 Traditional Rectifier cabs as well as reflecting on their latest release, "Habitual Levitations (Instilling ...

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INTRONAUT Members Talk About Their Live Guitar Rigs (Video)

Sacha Dunable and David Timnick of Los Angeles post-metal proggers INTRONAUT recently spoke to EMG about their live guitar rigs. Check out the footage below. INTRONAUT's fourth full-length album, "Habitutal Levitations", was released on March 19 in North America. The album artwork and layout was created by David D'Andrea, who has worked with the band ...

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INTRONAUT: Third 'Habitutal Levitations' Studio Webisode

The third in a series of video updates featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Habitutal Levitations", the fourth full-length album from Los Angeles post-metal proggers INTRONAUT, can be seen below. The CD will be released on March 19 in North America. The album artwork and layout was created by David D'Andrea, who has worked ...

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INTRONAUT: Second 'Habitutal Levitations' Studio Webisode

The second in a series of video updates featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Habitutal Levitations", the fourth full-length album from Los Angeles post-metal proggers INTRONAUT, can be seen below. The CD will be released on March 19 in North America. The album artwork and layout was created by David D'Andrea, who has worked ...

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INTRONAUT: First 'Habitutal Levitations' Studio Webisode

The first in a series of video updates featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Habitutal Levitations", the fourth full-length album from Los Angeles post-metal proggers INTRONAUT, can be seen below. The clip turns its focus to the thunderwork of drummer Danny Walker. With a touch of technicality and a bit of cabin fever-style shenanigans, ...

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INTRONAUT: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Post-metal prog phenomenon INTRONAUT will release its fourth full-length album, "Habitutal Levitations", on March 19 in North America. The CD artwork and layout was created by David D'Andrea, who has worked with the band on previous releases. "Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones)" track listing: 01. Killing Birds With Stones 02. The Welding 03. Steps ...

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LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH: 'Baphometic Chaosium' Video Released

"Baphometic Chaosium", the first-ever music video from Los Angeles underground black metallers LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH, can be seen below. The clip was directed by co-founder and lead vocalist Autarch (a.k.a. the metal illustrator Farron Loathing). The project, which also marks Autarch's directorial debut, is the result of a partnership between Farron Loathing and Mortichrome ...

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INTRONAUT: 'Milk Leg' Single Artwork Unveiled

Post-metal prog group INTRONAUT has revealed the artwork for "Milk Leg", the first single off its highly anticipated new album, "Habitual Levitations". The "Milk Leg" cover was designed by Randy Ortiz of Damn The Design, and the single will be available on all digital platforms on February 5. A single sided, etched seven-inch vinyl of ...

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LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH's 'Baphometic Chaosium' Due In January

Los Angeles underground black metallers LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH will release their third full-length album, "Baphometic Chaosium", on January 22 via Metal Blade Records. The band has appropriately become a five-piece (completing the pentacle) with the recruitment of lead guitarist "Inverted" Chris Velez, before it began developing what is described as "devotional work", dedicated to ...

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INTRONAUT: New Album Title Revealed

Post-metal prog act INTRONAUT will release its fourth full-length album, "Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones)", in North America on March 19, 2013 via Century Media Records. Drums for the CD were recorded by producer John Haddad (EXHUMED, PHOBIA) and Derek Donley (BEREFT) handled recording for all other elements on the record. It was mixed ...

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EXHUMED Denied Entry To Canada

West Coast death gore hooligans EXHUMED have released the following statement: "We are super-bummed that the Canadian border patrol has denied us entry to their otherwise fine country today and forced us to cancel our Halloween show in Montreal. We even had ridiculous costumes prepared! "We are doing everything in our power to sort out ...

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EXHUMED Completes Recording New Album

West Coast death gore hooligans EXHUMED recently completed recording the follow-up to 2011's "All Guts, No Glory" full-length. The as-yet-untitled longplayer was tracked at Arcane Digital Recording in Chandler, Arizona with Ryan Butler (MISERY INDEX, LANDMINE MARATHON, PHOBIA). All drums were laid down at Trench Studios in Corona, California with John Haddad (HIRAX, ABYSMAL DAWN, ...

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INTRONAUT Begins Recording New Album

INTRONAUT, the notorious post-metal prog act hailing from Los Angeles, has entered the studio to begin tracking its fourth full-length album for a spring release via Century Media Records. Drums will be recorded by producer John Haddad (EXHUMED, PHOBIA) at Trench Studios, while Derek Donley (BEREFT) will be handling recording duties for the instruments. Andrew ...

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EXHUMED Begins Recording New Album

After nearly two years of nonstop live demolition, West Coast gore-torn death metal goliaths EXHUMED recently entered the studio to record to the follow-up to 2011's "All Guts, No Glory". The band is currently tracking drums at Trench Studio in Corona, California with John Haddad (HIRAX, ABYSMAL DAWN, INTRONAUT). Everything else will be laid down ...

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MURDER CONSTRUCT Filming 'Red All Over' Video

Los Angeles, California death dealers MURDER CONSTRUCT have begun filming a music video for the lead track from their debut full-length, "Results". The clip for "Red All Over" is being shot by director Mitch Massie (CATTLE DECAPITATION, THE LOCUST) and is sure to be as violent and uncompromising as the band's signature sound. Due on ...

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HIRAX: Video Interview With KATON W. DE PENA

Chad "Metal Reverend" conducted an interview with vocalist Katon W. De Pena of Californian thrashers HIRAX when the band played at the Northwestern Black Circle Fest IV on June 15-17 on Portland, Oregon. You can watch the chat below. HIRAX recently entered Skull Seven Studio in North Hollywood, California with producer Bill Metoyer (SLAYER, W.A.S.P. ...

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HIRAX: Studio Video Diary Part 1

Californian thrashers HIRAX recently entered Skull Seven Studio in North Hollywood, California with producer Bill Metoyer (SLAYER, W.A.S.P. , ARMORED SAINT, DARK ANGEL, SACRED REICH, CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER, D.R.I.) to begin recording their fourth full-length album for a late 2012 release via Black Devil Records. The first in a series of webisodes featuring footage from the ...

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