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SHADOW SOCIETY Releases First Single

"Shrouded In Darkness", the long-awaited first single from SHADOW SOCIETY, the band formed in 2011 by Asgrim (IMMANIFEST, YETI) and Rob Thoth (CHRONZON), can be streamed below. Mixed and mastered at the Audio Refinery by Eric Koondel (SOILWORK, CYNIC, MALEVOLENT CREATION), the song is a glimpse into the dark arts of SHADOW SOCIETY. Ambience, brutality, ...

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CYNIC Drummer Says New Album 'Marks A Gigantic Leap In The Band's Progression'

Progressive rock/metal band CYNIC entered Perfect Sound studios in Hollywood, California yesterday (Tuesday, December 11) with engineer Jason Donaghy to begin recording its new album for an early 2013 release via Season Of Mist. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Endlessly Bountiful", "Moon Heart Sun Head" and "True Hallucination Speak". Regarding the direction ...

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CYNIC To Enter Studio Today

Progressive rock/metal band CYNIC will enter Perfect Sound studios in Hollywood, California later today (Tuesday, December 11) to begin recording its new album for an early 2013 release via Season Of Mist. In a February 2012 interview with Ireland's Molten magazine, CYNIC guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal stated about the musical direction of the band's ...

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NERO DI MARTE Signs With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

Prosthetic Records has announced the signing of experimental metallers NERO DI MARTE. Founded in Bologna, Italy in 2007, NERO DI MARTE will unveil its long-awaited self-titled release, a unique and experimental approach to structure, sound and atmosphere, in the spring of 2013. You can check out a teaser video of the new album below. Commented ...

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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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KILL DEVIL HILL, Ex-BLACK SABBATH Members Featured On MOTH's 'Womanizer'

After almost a decade of creation and cremation, MOTH and its founding nucleus, Joe Puccio (KNAC-DC, DIMESTORE HOODS) alongside a revolving group of demented-yet-talented contributors such as Dewey Bragg (KILL DEVIL HILL , PISSING RAZORS), PJ McMullen (3RD STRIKE, INTERSTELAR) and Warren Riker (DOWN, CATHEDRAL, CYNIC) have decided it was time to share the smoke. ...

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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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CYNIC Issues New Album Update

Progressive rock/metal band CYNIC is working on material for a new full-length album for a tentative early 2013 release. Commented the group: "There's so much music flowing we'd rather follow each inspiration to its conclusion rather than artificially stop once we have a CD's worth of songs and record; like writing from the inside out. ...

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BETZEFER Completes Recording New Album

Israeli metallers BETZEFER have finished recording their third full-length album, "Suicide Hotline". A teaser from these as-yet-unmixed sessions has been released, along with a plea by BETZEFER frontman Avital Tamir for assistance in funding the mixing process. A project site for the fundraising efforts has been launched at indiegogo.com/betzefer. BETZEFER's latest album, "Freedom ...

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PROTOTYPE: New Song Available For Streaming

"Catalyst", the title track of the new album from the Los Angeles-based progressive/aggressive metal band PROTOTYPE, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. The track will be available for purchase starting August 21 on iTunes. "We are really stoked to finally unleash some of the music from 'Catalyst'!" said PROTOTYPE guitarist Kragen Lum. "It's ...

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PROTOTYPE: 'Catalyst' Artwork Unveiled; Release Date Announced

Los Angeles-based progressive/aggressive metal band PROTOTYPE will release its third full-length album, "Catalyst", on September 11 via Nightmare Records. The first new material from the band in over six years is a story-based science fiction concept effort containing over 60 minutes of new music. Produced entirely by the band and mixed by Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, ...

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SYLENCER: Debut Album Trailer Released

SYLENCER, the Chicago-based act featuring Markus Johansson (lead guitar, lead vocals) and Johnny Rox (bass), has released a trailer for its upcoming debut album, "A Lethal Dose Of Truth". The CD features guest appearances by some of hard rock and heavy metal's brightest stars, including Jordan Rudess (DREAM THEATER), Rob Caggiano (ANTHRAX, THE DAMNED THINGS), ...

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ATHEIST Rejoined By Bassist TONY CHOY

ATHEIST, the legendary technical metal band, has announced a hometown headline show and warm-up to their "Death To All" tour appearance. The concert will take place on June 29 in Sarasota, Florida at Jake's Tavern and will mark the return of bassist Tony Choy to ATHEIST. Commented ATHEIST founder Kelly Shaefer: "We're very excited to ...

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ALARUM: 'Non-Linear Parallels' Video Released

Australia's progressive/thrash metallers ALARUM have released the video for the song "Non-Linear Parallels", off the bands third album, "Natural Causes", out now through Willowtip Records (USA), Hammerheart (Europe) and Modern Invasion (Australia). Heavily influenced by pioneers CYNIC and ATHEIST, ALARUM is one of the very few bands in today’s metal scene writing jazz-infused, progressive, technical ...

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AFTER OBLIVION Signs With METAL ON METAL RECORDS

AFTER OBLIVION is the the first death metal band to be signed by Metal On Metal Records. Label owner Jowita Kaminska-Peruzzi states: "We are not much into death metal. We like some classic and even contemporary bands, but really very few, so obviously we are extremely picky as fans when it comes to this genre. ...

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FLO MOUNIER, DEREK RODDY, SEAN REINERT, MARCO MINNEMANN Confirmed For 'Sick Drummer Camp'

Sick Drummer Magazine's second five-day Sick Drummer Camp will be held the third week of August in Northern California, about an hour north of San Fransisco on a five-acre private retreat. This retreat is amazing and offers seclusion, various class/performance spaces, lounge areas, hot tubs, an inground pool, billiards, hiking trails and much more. Attendees ...

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GOROD: 'Elements And Spirit' Video Released

"Elements And Spirit", the new video from French progressive technical death metallers GOROD, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's fourth full-length album, "A Perfect Absolution", which was released in the U.S. on May 8 via Unique Leader Records (March in Europe through Listenable Records). The CD was mixed by producer Frédéric ...

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Former WHITECHAPEL Drummer's WRETCHES To Release Debut EP

Kingsport, Tennessee alt rockers WRETCHES will release their self-titled debut EP this Friday, May 25. The band, which features drummer Kevin Lane (ex-WHITECHAPEL) behind the kit, is a complete DIY endeavor and the EP has been a work in progress for almost two years now. "Wretches" will be available in both physical and digital formats ...

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GOROD: 'The Axe Of God' Video Released

"The Axe Of God", the new video from French progressive technical death metallers GOROD, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's fourth full-length album, "A Perfect Absolution", which will be released in the U.S. on May 8 via Unique Leader Records (March in Europe through Listenable Records). The CD was mixed by ...

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KAMELOT Bassist To Guest On SHADOW SOCIETY Debut Release

SHADOW SOCIETY has parted ways with bassist Brian Werner. Commented the band in a statement, "Brian is busy with his touring job working for DYING FETUS, and has also taken on another project after that tour ends. We are in the last bit of pre-production for our debut release, and drums are already being tracked. ...

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WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH Signs With SEASON OF MIST

Season of Mist has announced the signing of the German deathcore act WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH. Commented the band in a statement: "Even if this will sound like your stereotype statement for record deal-related news, we're still gonna say it: We are proud and actually honored to announce that we have signed with Season ...

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OBSCURA: New Video Interview With HANNES GROSSMANN

A new video interview with Hannes Grossmann, drummer of the extreme technical death metal band OBSCURA, can be seen below. OBSCURA is releasing its first-ever demo collection, entitled "Illegimitation", independently this month. The collection contains ten never-before-heard tracks, including the band's earliest recordings from 2003, unreleased songs from the "Cosmogenesis" sessions in 2006, and brand ...

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ICON IN ME: Video For Acoustic Version Of 'Tired & Broken' Released

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 released a video for a acoustic version of the track "Tired & Broken". The ...

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SYLENCER Signs With dPulse Recordings/Ovrtone Music Group

SYLENCER (formerly ASYLUM), the Illinois-based project featuring Markus Johansson (lead vocals, lead guitar) and Johnny Rox (bass), has inked a deal with dPulse Recordings/Ovrtone Music Group, Inc. for the release of its as-yet-untitled debut album (formerly "A Lethal Dose Of Truth"). Due in early summer, the CD features vocal production by Christian Olde Wolbers (ARKAEA, ...

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CYNIC Hard At Work On New Material

Guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal the progressive rock/metal band CYNIC has revealed to Andrew Pennington of Ireland's Molten magazine that the group is working on material for a new full-length album for a tentative late 2012 release. "Right now we're deep in [writing] the album," Masvidal said. "It'll probably come out towards the end of ...

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GOROD: New Song Available For Streaming

"Birds Of Sulphur", a brand new song from French progressive technical death metallers GOROD, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The song comes off the band's fourth full-length album, "A Perfect Absolution", which will be released in the U.S. on May 8 via Unique Leader Records (March in Europe through Listenable Records). The ...

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GOROD Signs North American Deal With UNIQUE LEADER RECORDS

French progressive technical death metallers GOROD have inked a North American deal with Unique Leader Records. The band's fourth full-length album, "A Perfect Absolution", will be released in the U.S. on May 8. The CD was mixed by producer Frédéric "Elmobo" Motte, who oversaw the recording of the drums, bass and vocals, while all guitars ...

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GOROD Signs With LISTENABLE RECORDS

French progressive technical death metallers GOROD have inked a deal with Listenable Records. The band's fourth full-length album, "A Perfect Absolution", will be released in March. The CD was mixed by producer Frédéric "Elmobo" Motte, who oversaw the recording of the drums, bass and vocals, while all guitars were tracked by GOROD's mastermind Matthieu Pascal ...

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