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CYNIC Members' PORTAL Project: Early 1990s Demos To See Light Of Day

PORTAL, the early 1990s project featuring CYNIC masterminds Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert alongside guitarist Jason Gobel, bassist Chris Kringel and female vocalist Aruna Abrams, will have its demo recordings officially released as "The Portal Tapes" on March 27 in North America (four days earlier in Europe) in strictly limited editions of 5,000 digipak CDs ...

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PESTILENCE Drummer's THE NEW DOMINION Recording Sophomore Album

Two years after releasing their debut album, "…And Kindling Deadly Slumber", Tilburg, Holland-based death metallers THE NEW DOMINION have commenced the recording sessions for the follow-up effort at Split Second Sound Studios in Amsterdam. According to the band's drummer, Yuma van Eekelen, who is also a member of the resurrected Dutch death metallers PESTILENCE, the ...

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CYNIC: New Video Interview With PAUL MASVIDAL

Thorium Photography recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal the progressive rock/metal band CYNIC. You can now watch the chat in two parts below. On "Carbon-Based Anatomy", CYNIC's new EP, the group has once again taken its natural interfusion of musical styles and turned it into something truly singular. The EP is equal parts ...

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Remembering Death Metal Pioneer CHUCK SCHULDINER

To honor Chuck Schuldiner's (DEATH, CONTROL DENIED) legacy as a death metal pioneer, an inimitable vocalist and one of the best guitarists to thoughtfully shred the six-string on the 10th anniversary of his death, Lars Gotrich of NPR's "All Songs Considered" blog asked eleven metal musicians to pick their favorite DEATH song, and write what ...

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GOROD Begins Mixing New Album

French tech-death metallers GOROD have begun mixing their new album with producer Frdric "Elmobo" Motte for an early 2012 release. Elmobo oversaw the recording of the drums, bass and vocals, while all guitars were tracked by GOROD's mastermind Matthieu Pascal at his Bud Records Studio. The mix and the mastering are being done at Elmobo's ...

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PROTOTYPE Announces New Album Title, Track Listing

Los Angeles-based progressive/aggressive metal band PROTOTYPE will release its third full-length album, "Catalyst", in early 2012 via Nightmare Records. Nearly two years in the making, the CD is a science-fiction-themed concept album featuring 12 tracks and over 60 minutes of all new music. The effort was produced by PROTOTYPE and is currently being mixed by ...

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OBSCURA: New 21-Minute Audio Interview With HANNES GROSSMANN

On November 3, Rockfile conducted an interview with Hannes Grossmann, drummer of the extreme technical death metal band OBSCURA. You can now listen to the 21-minute chat using the SoundCloud player below. OBSCURA will release its first-ever demo collection, entitled "Illegimitation", independently in March 2012. The collection will contain ten never-before-heard tracks, including the band's ...

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OBSCURA To Release Demo Collection

German progressive metal quartet OBSCURA will release its first-ever demo collection, entitled "Illegimitation", independently in March 2012. The collection will contain ten never-before-heard tracks, including the band's earliest recordings from 2003, unreleased songs from the "Cosmogenesis" sessions in 2006, and brand new cover songs featuring the band's current lineup. Sticking to its reputation of being ...

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CYNIC Interviewed At 'Carbon-Based Anatomy' Release Party (Video)

Jo Schftan of Horns Up Rocks! conducted an interview with the progressive rock/metal band CYNIC at last night's (Wednesday, November 2) special release party for the group's "Carbon-Based Anatomy" EP at Idle Hands Bar in New York City. You can now watch the chat below. On "Carbon-Based Anatomy", CYNIC has once again taken its natural ...

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ICON IN ME: 'Lost For Nothing' Video Released

"Lost For Nothing", the new video from ICON IN ME the Russian/Swedish/Danish modern metal band featuring HOSTILE BREED guitarist Dmitry Frans, Danish drummer Morten Lwe Srensen (SUBMISSION, THE ARCANE ORDER, SCARVE, INSTANT CARNAGE, STRANGLER, SCARVE, SOILWORK) and Swedish vocalist Tony Jelencovich (M.A.N, ex-MNEMIC, TRANSPORT LEAGUE) can be viewed below. According to Jelencovich, the timely clip ...

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CYNIC: New Song Available For Download

"Carbon-Based Anatomy", a new song from the progressive rock/metal band CYNIC, is available for streaming using the audio player below. It can also be downloaded at this location. The track is the title cut of the group's new EP, which will be released on November 11 in Europe and November 15 in North ...

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CYNIC: New Touring Lineup Revealed

Progressive rock/metal band CYNIC will be joined by Brandon Giffin on bass and Max Phelps on guitar and vocals during the group's upcoming North American and European tours in support of CYNIC's new EP, "Carbon-Based Anatomy". The dates are as follows: North America: Nov. 03 - West Chester, PA - The Note Nov. 05 - ...

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CYNIC: 'Carbon-Based Anatomy' EP Preview Available

Progressive rock/metal band CYNIC will release a new EP, "Carbon-Based Anatomy", on November 11 in Europe and November 15 in North America via Season Of Mist. Unlike last year's "Re-Traced", this new EP consists exclusively of brand new material. "Carbon-Based Anatomy" track listing: 01. Amidst The Coals 02. Carbon-Based Anatomy 03. Bija! 04. Box Up ...

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GOROD Begins Recording New Album

French tech-death metallers GOROD have entered the studio with producer Frdric "Elmobo" Motte to begin laying down their new album for an early 2012 release. Elmobo will oversee the recording of the drums, bass and vocals, while all guitars will be tracked by GOROD's mastermind Matthieu Pascal at his Bud Records Studio. The miix and ...

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GENE HOGLAN Added To 'Sick Drummer Camp'

Sick Drummer Magazine has added legendary extreme-metal drummer Gene ''The Atomic Clock" Hoglan (DETHKLOK, FEAR FACTORY, TESTAMENT, DEATH, DARK ANGEL, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) to its star-studded Sick Drummer Camp. It will be a five-day event featuring some of extreme metal's biggest names, including Gus Rios (MALEVOLENT CREATION), Dirk Verbeuren (SOILWORK), George Kollias (NILE), Derek Roddy ...

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CYNIC To Release 'Carbon-Based Anatomy' EP In November

Progressive rock/metal band CYNIC will release a new EP, "Carbon-Based Anatomy", on November 11 in Europe and November 15 in North America via Season Of Mist. Unlike last year's "Re-Traced", this new EP consists exclusively of brand new material. "Carbon-Based Anatomy" track listing: 01. Amidst The Coals 02. Carbon-Based Anatomy 03. Bija! 04. Box Up ...

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MUNICIPAL WASTE, CYNIC Confirmed For 'The Metal Suckfest'

MetalSucks, in conjunction with Live Nation, has announced The Metal Suckfest. The festival will take place at New York City's Gramercy Theater and will feature 20 bands over the course of two days, November 4 and November 5. MUNICIPAL WASTE will headline the first night, while CYNIC will close the festival the following evening. The ...

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DEATH: 'Human' 20th-Anniversary Reissue First-Week Sales Revealed

The 20th-anniversary reissue of DEATH's legendary fourth album, "Human", sold 1,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release. "Human" is the best-selling DEATH album of the SoundScan era, having shifted 95,000 copies in the United States since its October 1991 release. The "Human" 20th-anniversary reissue was made available on June 21 ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: 'Deconstruction', 'Ghost' First-Week Sales, Chart Positions

Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) released "Deconstruction" and "Ghost" the third and fourth in a series of albums to be made available under DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT moniker on June 21 (one day earlier internationally) via InsideOut Music. First-week sales and chart positions in the U.S.: ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: Entire 'Deconstruction', 'Ghost' Albums Available For Streaming

Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) will release "Deconstruction" and "Ghost" the third and fourth in a series of albums to be made available under DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT moniker on June 21 (one day earlier internationally) via InsideOut Music. Both CDs are now available for streaming ...

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