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BETZEFER: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

"Freedom To The Slave Makers", the forthcoming album from Israeli metallers BETZEFER, is available for streaming in its entirety at the band's Facebook page. The CD will be released worldwide 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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SCALE THE SUMMIT: New Song Available For Streaming

"Gallows", a brand new song from Houston-based progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT, can be streamed at this location. The track comes off the band's third album, "The Collective", which will released on March 1 via Prosthetic Records. The follow-up to 2009's "Carving Desert Canyons" was recorded at Paint It Black Studios in Orlando, ...

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Former ATHEIST/CYNIC Bassist Launches SYNKRONIZITY

SYNKRONIZITY, the new project led by former ATHEIST/CYNIC bassist Tony Choy, has completed work on its debut album for a May release. The cover artwork for the CD is being created by Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with ATHEIST, TESTAMENT, SIGH, ANACRUSIS and GWAR, among others. Commented Choy: "This project reflects how I have ...

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THE FACELESS Re-Signs With SUMERIAN RECORDS

Los Angeles- based progressive death metal titans THE FACELESS have re-signed with Sumerian Records. The band will enter guitarist's Michael Keene's studio in March to begin recording its third album for a summer release. Commented Sumerian Records founder Ash Avildsen: "Of every signing in the history of Sumerian Records, I feel the re-signing of THE ...

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BETZEFER: Teaser For 'Freedom To The Slave Makers' Album Available

A teaser for "Freedom To The Slave Makers", the forthcoming album from Israeli metallers BETZEFER, can be viewed below. "Doomsday" is a short zombie-flick with strong Israeli and Jewish motifs, promoting "Freedom to the Slave Makers". It was written and directed by BETZEFER frontman Avital Tamir's filmmaker group, the Bong Bros., initially as part of ...

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SCALE THE SUMMIT: Footage From The Studio Posted Online

The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "The Collective", the third album from Houston-based progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT, can be viewed below. Due on March 1 via Prosthetic Records, the follow-up to 2009's "Carving Desert Canyons" was recorded at Paint It Black Studios in Orlando, Florida with ...

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SCALE THE SUMMIT: New Album Artwork Unveiled

Houston-based progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT have set "The Collective" as the title of their third album, due on March 1 via Prosthetic Records. The follow-up to 2009's "Carving Desert Canyons" was recorded at Paint It Black Studios in Orlando, Florida with producer Mark Lewis (DEVILDRIVER, ALL THAT REMAINS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER). The standard ...

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SARGON Debut Album Available For Free Download

Panamanian death/thrashers SARGON, whose current lineup includes acclaimed extreme-metal drummer Alex Marquez (MALEVOLENT CREATION, SOLSTICE, DEMOLITION HAMMER), have made their entire debut album, entitled "In Contempt", available for free download on MySpace. It was recorded at P.T.Y. studios in Panama by Ignacio Molino, and it was mastered by Eric Koondel (CYNIC, SOILWORK, PORTAL, ...

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MINUSHUMAN Signs With SEASON OF MIST

Season Of Mist has announced the signing of France's MINUSHUMAN. The band's sophomore album is tentatively scheduled for release in June 2011. Commented MINUSHUMAN guitarist and songwriter Thomas Billerey: "After a decade of aggressive musical experiments, the guys of MINUSHUMAN and I are really proud to announce that we're joining Season Of Mist, home of ...

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TETRAFUSION: 'Monologue' Video Released

"Monologue", the new video from Louisiana-based progressive metallers TETRAFUSION, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's sophomore album, "Altered State", which was released on October 12 via Nightmare Records. The Fairfield Studios-directed clip was filmed in Shreveport, Lousiana with producer Chris Lyon of Perennial Media. Commented bassist Mark Michell: "It was a ...

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XERATH: Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

U.K.-based experimental/progressive extreme metallers XERATH entered Foel Studio (PORCUPINE TREE, NAPALM DEATH, ELECTRIC WIZARD, PRIMORDIAL, PAUL ROGERS) in Wales at the end of November to begin recording their sophomore album for an early 2011 release. The CD will be mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (ABORTED, PESTILENCE, TYR, HATESPHERE). The first in a series of ...

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CYNIC Announces Lineup Changes

Reunited progressive rock/metal band CYNIC has released the following statement: "We're announcing a change in the band's lineup this winter. "After much soul-searching and discussion, CYNIC will say goodbye to bassist Robin Zielhorst and guitarist Tymon Kruidenier. This decision was reached mutually, with great respect for each other as people and the work that we've ...

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Jupiter - ATHEIST

It will be a relief for many fans of ATHEIST's first three seminal albums — "Piece of Time", "Unquestionable Presence" and "Elements" – that comeback album "Jupiter" sounds pretty much what one would expect ATHEIST to sound like in 2010. Not that "Jupiter" is the next step forward from the extraterrestrial detour that was "Elements", ...

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DEATH Tribute DVD Due In December

The long-awaited DVD featuring footage from the Quebec City, Quebec, Canada benefit concert to honor late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED mastermind Chuck Schuldiner — which took place on December 12, 2007 at the Theatre Imperial — will be released on December 7. The show featured a performance by the local DEATH cover band SYMBOLIC alongside guest musicians ...

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CYNIC Interviewed By France's LOUD TV (Video)

France's Loud TV recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal and drummer Sean Reinert of the reunited progressive rock/metal band CYNIC. You can now watch the chat below. As previously reported, Sick Drummer Magazine will produce "It's About Time", the first-ever instructional DVD from Sean Reinert. The filming is scheduled to start ...

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BETZEFER Signs With AFM RECORDS

Israeli metallers BETZEFER have inked a deal with Germany's AFM Records. The band's new album, "Freedom To The Slave Makers", was recorded with acclaimed producer Warren Riker (DOWN, CYNIC, LAURYN HILL, SANTANA) and is scheduled for release in February 2011. Shortly after completing work on "Freedom To The Slave Makers", the band's most aspiring effort ...

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LAST CHANCE TO REASON Signs With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

Prosthetic Records has announced the signing of the Augusta, Maine-based, experimental prog-metal sextet LAST CHANCE TO REASON. The band's second full-length album, "Level 2", is scheduled for release in early 2011. The CD was produced by Jamie King (BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, THE HUMAN ABSTRACT) and is described in a press release as LAST ...

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CYNIC Drummer To Release Instructional DVD

Sick Drummer Magazine will produce "It's About Time", the first-ever instructional DVD from Sean Reinert of the reunited progressive rock/metal band CYNIC. The filming is scheduled to start in November and will take place just outside San Francisco, California. "It's About Time" will walk you through Sean's warm-up excercises, practice routines, posture, stick ...

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INTRONAUT: Fourth Studio Webisode Posted Online

The fourth in a five-part series of webisodes documenting the making of "Valley Of Smoke", the forthcoming sophomore album from Southern California's INTRONAUT, can be viewed below. The series was filmed and edited by Daniel Hague. The latest clip focues on the album's instrumental title track, which employs the use of two drum sets and ...

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INTRONAUT: Third Studio Webisode Posted Online

The third in a five-part series of webisodes documenting the making of "Valley Of Smoke", the forthcoming sophomore album from Southern California's INTRONAUT, can be viewed below. The series was filmed and edited by Daniel Hague. The latest clip focues on the album's instrumental title track, which employs the use of two drum sets and ...

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INTRONAUT: European Version Of New Album To Include Bonus Track

"Valley Of Smoke", the sophomore album from Southern California's INTRONAUT, will be released in Europe on November 22 via Century Media Records (October 12 in the U.S.). The European version of the CD will contain the bonus song "Vernon". The follow-up to 2008's "Prehistoricisms", "Valley Of Smoke" was once again produced by Josh Newell (JANE'S ...

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