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ICON IN ME: 'Un-Slaved' Video Released

"Un-Slaved", 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. The clip was filmed in February in Moscow. ...

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CYNIC Continuing Work On New Material

Guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal of the reunited progressive rock/metal band CYNIC has issued the following update: "I've been working away in the home studio writing lots of new songs and keeping off the grid to stay creatively focused. It's safe to say that CYNIC already has plenty of material for a new record, but something keeps ...

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ICON IN ME: Trailer For 'Un-Slaved' Video Available

A trailer for "Un-Slaved", 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. The clip was filmed in ...

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NILE, CYNIC, INTRONAUT, ANIMALS AS LEADERS Drummers To Take Part In 'Sick Drummer Camp'

Sick Drummer Magazine will host a five-day Sick Drummer Camp, featuring George Kollias (NILE), Derek Roddy (HATE ETERNAL, NILE, TODAY IS THE DAY), Sean Reinert (CYNIC, DEATH), Danny Walker (INTRONAUT) and Navene Koperweis (ANIMALS AS LEADERS). Additionally, there will be guest appearances by other well-known players. The event will be held the first week of ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Schedules Vancouver In-Store Appearance

Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) will take part in a meet-and-greet at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada's Scrape Records, located at 323 East Broadway, at midnight on June 20 (technically early morning June 21) to welcome the releases of his "Ghost" and "Deconstruction" albums. For more ...

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XERATH To Tour China In October

U.K. modern cutting-edge orchestral metal band XERATH will embark on a 14-date tour of China in the fall. The trek will kick off on October 2 in Zhang Jiang and will conclude on October 16 in Shang Hai. Commented the group: "We're absolutely thrilled to announce a full tour of China, and would like to ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: Free Download Of Two New Songs Available

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. "Deconstruction" and "Ghost" will complete his tetralogy ...

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DEATH's 'Human' Album Reissue: Complete Track Listing Revealed

DEATH's legendary fourth album, "Human", will mark its 20th anniversary with an official reissue on June 21 in North America (June 27 internationally) via Relapse Records. The LP was entirely remixed by longtime DEATH producer Jim Morris and remastered by Alan Douches (MASTODON, CONVERGE, MISFITS). This special 20th-anniversary edition of the album will come complete ...

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XERATH: Drum-Cam Footage Posted Online

Drum-cam footage of Mike Pitman of the U.K. modern cutting-edge orchestral metal band XERATH playing through the song "The Call To Arms" can be viewed below. "The Call To Arms" comes off XERATH's sophomore album, simply titled "II", which was released in North America on May 3 via Candlelight Records. The follow-up to 2009's "I" ...

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ETERNAL GRAY Signs With SEASON OF MIST

Israeli "dark death metal" act ETERNAL GRAY has inked a deal with Season Of Mist. The band's second album, "Your Gods, My Enemies", was recorded at Studio Underground in Sweden and will be released in the fall. Commented ETERNAL GRAY guitarist Dory: "We are very positive that this partnership will bring us to new levels, ...

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BETZEFER: 'Best Seller' Video Released

"Best Seller", the new video from Israeli metallers BETZEFER, can be viewed below. The track comes off the band's latest album, "Freedom To The Slave Makers", which was released on February 18 via AFM Records. "Freedom To The Slave Makers" was recorded with acclaimed producer Warren Riker (DOWN, CYNIC, LAURYN HILL, SANTANA). BETZEFER is confirmed ...

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DEATH's Legendary 'Human' Album To Be Reissued; Previously Unseen Studio Footage Available

DEATH's legendary fourth album, "Human", will mark its 20th anniversary with an official reissue on June 21 in North America (June 27 internationally) via Relapse Records. The LP was entirely remixed by longtime DEATH producer Jim Morris and remastered by Alan Douches (MASTODON, CONVERGE, MISFITS). This special 20th-anniversary edition of the album will come complete ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: More 'Deconstruction', 'Ghost' Details Revealed

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. "Deconstruction" and "Ghost" will complete his tetralogy ...

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BETZEFER Working On 'Best Seller' Video

Israeli metallers BETZEFER are putting the finishing touches on a video for the song "Best Seller". The track comes off the band's latest album, "Freedom To The Slave Makers", which was released on February 18 via AFM Records. "Freedom To The Slave Makers" was recorded with acclaimed producer Warren Riker (DOWN, CYNIC, LAURYN HILL, SANTANA). ...

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ICON IN ME: More 'Head Break Solution' Album Details Revealed

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) — will release its sophomore album, "Head Break Solution", on July 12 via the Chicago, Illinois-based ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Interviewed In Paris (Video)

Metal Sickness conducted an interview with Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) on April 8, 2011 in Paris, France . You can now watch the chat below . Devin Townsend will release "Deconstruction" and "Ghost" — the third and fourth in a series of ...

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XERATH: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

U.K. modern cutting-edge orchestral metal band XERATH will release its sophomore album, simply titled "II", in North America on May 3 via Candlelight Records. The follow-up to 2009's "I" is described in a press release as "a huge and fully refined slab of XERATH's unique sound from the production genius of Jacob Hansen (ABORTED, PESTILENCE, ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: 'Deconstruction' Artwork Unveiled

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. "Deconstruction" and "Ghost" will complete ...

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XERATH Covers MICHAEL JACKSON's 'Speed Demon'; Audio Available

U.K. modern cutting-edge orchestral metal band XERATH has released its cover version of MICHAEL JACKSON's "Speed Demon" as a digital download via iTunes and Amazon. The track was released simultaneously with XERATH's new single, "Unite To Defy". When asked why they decided to cover a MICHAEL JACKSON song, the band responded by saying, "The choice ...

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PAIN: First 'You Only Live Twice' Trailer Released

The first in a series of trailers for "You Only Live Twice", the seventh album from PAIN, the Swedish industrial metal outfit led by musician and producer Peter Tägtgren, can be viewed below. The CD will be released on June 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. "You Only Live Twice" final track listing: 01. Let Me ...

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PAIN: 'You Only Live Twice' Artwork Unveiled

PAIN, the Swedish industrial metal outfit led by musician and producer Peter Tägtgren, will release its seventh album, "You Only Live Twice", on June 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. "You Only Live Twice" final track listing: 01. Let Me Out 02. Feed The Demons 03. The Great Pretender 04. You Only Live Twice 05. Dirty ...

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WINTERUS To Release 'In Carbon Mysticism' in April

Michigan-based black metallers WINTERUS have set an April 26 release date for their Lifeforce Records debut, "In Carbon Mysticism". According to a press release, the band is hoping the CD "will push the boundaries of black metal further than ever before, by creating a genre-defying psychedelic landscape built upon pummeling metal textures." "We expect this ...

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PAIN Mainman Confirms New Album Title

Swedish industrial metal outfit PAIN, the solo project of musician and producer Peter Tägtgren, will release its seventh album, "You Only Live Twice", on June 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. Commented Tägtgren: "[The title] has nothing to do with James Bond. I am sure i will hear this for the rest of my life! The ...

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SCALE THE SUMMIT: 'The Collective' First-Week Sales Revealed

"The Collective", the third album from Houston-based progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT, sold around 1,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 39 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who ...

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PAIN: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Swedish metallers PAIN, who are led by HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren, will release their as-yet-untitled new album on June 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2008's "Cynic Paradise" was recently described by NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon — who also happens to be the girlfriend of PAIN bassist Johan Husgafvel — as "more aggressive" ...

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