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War Bear - MOONBOW

David McElfresh is one of the most talented cats you've never heard of, unless you follow Hank Williams, III or Davey Mac's country-peppered rock 'n' metal hybrid, MOONBOW. If the latter's the case, then you already know the songwriting potency of this multi-instrumentalist prodigy. Depending on how much he embraces his time as the shaggy ...

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THE OBSESSED Announces U.S. Headlining Tour

Maryland doom legends THE OBSESSED have announced a full U.S. headlining tour in support of their forthcoming "Sacred" album. The tour is slated to commence on April 12 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and will run through May 20 in Baltimore, Maryland. KARMA TO BURN will provide direct support throughout the trek while FATSO JETSON and LO-PAN ...

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PALLBEARER: 'I Saw The End' Video Released

"I Saw The End", the new video from the Arkansas progressive doom quartet PALLBEARER, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Zev Deans of Panorama Programming (LAMB OF GOD, CHELSEA WOLFE, GHOST). The band commented: "Both song and video present a telescopic view on an eternity of corruption. The path of greed leads ...

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PALLBEARER To Release 'Heartless' Album In March

Nuclear Blast Entertainment has announced the signing of ruminant Arkansas progressive doom quartet PALLBEARER for the territories of Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The band's third record, titled "Heartless", will be released on March 24, 2017. The effort will be made available via Nuclear Blast Entertainment in Europe, Australia and New Zealand and via Profound ...

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GOZU Signs Worldwide Deal With BLACKLIGHT MEDIA/METAL BLADE RECORDS

Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Boston's rock/metal outfit GOZU to a worldwide deal. Formed in 2010, the four-piece has released one EP and three full-lengths to-date, and is currently writing their fourth studio album, set for a 2017 release. GOZU comments: "We are extremely excited to be signed to Blacklight Media/Metal ...

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Announces North American Tour Dates

In preparation for a busy year of new music and worldwide touring, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN has announced a short run of intimate shows throughout North America. Starting in Toronto on August 5, the band will be playing at Hard Luck, making their way down the east coast through Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington ...

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Imperium Simulacra - BLACK COBRA

It's been five years since BLACK COBRA released its last album, "Invernal", and the band's return means a hell of a lot to the sludge underground. If you're unfamiliar with BLACK COBRA, the band is the bombastic duo from San Francisco: guitarist Jason Landrian, formerly of CAVITY, and drummer Rafael Martinez, one-time bassist for ACID ...

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VOIVOD Announces First Leg Of 2016 U.S. Tour

Canadian progressive metal pioneers VOIVOD have announced the first leg of their next U.S. tour, starting in February 2016, with support from VEKTOR and EIGHT BELLS. Comments VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin: "VOIVOD are excited to follow up the success of the NAPALM DEATH tour of USA last winter with a new tour with VEKTOR ...

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CLUTCH Bassist Sitting Out Tour Dates

Bassist Dan Maines (pictured) of Maryland rockers CLUTCH is sitting out the band's current live shows so that he can stay at home to await the birth of his child. Filling in for him is FU MANCHU's Brad Davis. CLUTCH has set "Psychic Warfare" as the title of its eleventh album, tentatively due in September ...

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SOIL's Tour Bus Involved In Road Accident

SOIL's tour bus was involved in a road accident last night following the band's concert in Des Moines, Iowa. SOIL singer Ryan McCombs writes on Instagram: "At 4:33 a.m., the last thing you want to hear in your bunk is a combination of the driver yelling, 'HOLD ON!!', the sound of the bus flying off ...

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SUN & SAIL CLUB: 'The Great White Dope' Album Preview

A preview of SUN & SAIL CLUB's new album, "The Great White Dope", is available below. The CD will be released on May 12. SUN & SAIL CLUB is the band featuring Bob Balch (FU MANCHU) on guitar, Scott Reeder (FU MANCHU, SMILE) on drums and Scott Thomas Reeder (KYUSS, FIREBALL MINISTRY, THE OBSESSED) on ...

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SUN & SAIL CLUB To Release 'The Great White Dope' Album In May

SUN & SAIL CLUB, the band featuring Bob Balch (FU MANCHU) on guitar, Scott Reeder (FU MANCHU, SMILE) on drums and Scott Thomas Reeder (KYUSS, FIREBALL MINISTRY, THE OBSESSED) on bass, has announced the addition of vocalist and punk legend Tony Adolescent (THE ADOLESCENTS) to the group's ranks. Asked how Tony became part of the ...

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PIST.ON Reunites, Begins Work On New Material

After more than a decade of silence, gloomy melodic New York metallers PIST.ON have confirmed an end to their self-imposed exile and are set to reunite. Having never officially split up, the band is ready to pick up from where they left off. Henry Font (vocals, guitar), Burton Gans (guitar) and Jeff McManus (drums) from ...

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