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INTRONAUT: Second Studio Webisode Posted Online

The second 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: First Studio Webisode Posted Online

The first 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. Due on October 12 via Century Media Records, the follow-up to 2008's "Prehistoricisms" was once again produced by Josh ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD: We Owe DEBBIE ABONO 'A Lot Of Respect And Gratitude'

Video footage of the short speech METALLICA guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield gave at a special event to celebrate the life of Debbie Abono — a well-respected and much-loved manager and promotional machine behind some of San Francisco Bay Area's strongest metal bands (POSSESSED, FORBIDDEN, EXODUS, VIO-LENCE, SKINLAB) — can be viewed below. The event, which took ...

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METALLICA, MACHINE HEAD, DEATH ANGEL, FORBIDDEN Members Celebrate Life Of DEBBIE ABONO

Members of METALLICA, MACHINE HEAD, DEATH ANGEL, FORBIDDEN, SKINLAB and D.R.I., as well as former members of EXODUS, OVERKILL, S.O.D., POSSESSED, SACRILEGE B.C. and STEREOMUD, are among the musicians who made an appearance at a special event to celebrate the life of Debbie Abono, a well-respected and much-loved manager and promotional machine behind some of ...

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INTRONAUT: 'Valley Of Smoke' Artwork Unveiled

Century Media Records has set an October 12 North American release date for "Valley Of Smoke", the sophomore album from Southern California's INTRONAUT. The follow-up to 2008's "Prehistoricisms" was once again produced by Josh Newell (JANE'S ADDICTION) and it features a guest appearance by TOOL bassist Justin Chancellor. The CD's stunning artwork was created by ...

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THE PROJECT HATE MCMXCIX Signs With SEASON OF MIST

THE PROJECT HATE MCMXCIX — the Swedish band featuring Jörgen Sandström (vocals; VICIOUS ART, KRUX, ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE), Lord K. Philipson (guitar; TORTURE DIVISION, ex-GOD AMONG INSECTS, HOUSE OF USHER, LEUKEMIA), Anders Bertilsson (guitar; COLDWORKER), Tobben Gustafsson (drums; TORTURE DIVISION, VOMITORY) and Portuguese vocalist Ms. Roque (a.k.a. Ruby Roque of WITCHBREED) — has inked a deal ...

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INTRONAUT: New Video Interview

On August 12, 2010, Jarad Haggard of The Apparatus conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Sacha Dunable of Southern California's INTRONAUT at The Social in Orlando, Florida. Watch the chat below. Century Media Records has set an October 12 North American release date for "Valley Of Smoke", the sophomore album from INTRONAUT. The follow-up ...

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CYNIC Interviewed In Atlanta

Metal Mark of SkullsNBones.com conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal and drummer Sean Reinert of the reunited progressive rock/metal band CYNIC on August 10, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. Watch the chat below. CYNIC has just completed the inaugural Hall of Fame tour. Historic in every sense, the Hall of Fame tour, titled ...

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INTRONAUT: 'Valley Of Smoke' Release Date Announced

Century Media Records has set an October 12 North American release date for "Valley Of Smoke", the sophomore album from Southern California's INTRONAUT. The follow-up to 2008's "Prehistoricisms" was once again produced by Josh Newell (JANE'S ADDICTION) and it features a guest appearance by TOOL bassist Justin Chancellor. A track from the CD, "Elegy", is ...

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CYNIC: New Interview, Performance Footage Available

Guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal and drummer Sean Reinert of the reunited progressive rock/metal band CYNIC were recently interviewed by ExploreMusic. You can now watch the chat below. Also available is an acoustic performance of the song "Integral", recorded at the ExploreMusic headquarters. Decibel magazine and CYNIC recently announced the inaugural Hall of Fame tour. Historic in ...

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XERATH: 'False History' Video Released

"False History", the new video from U.K.-based experimental/progressive extreme metallers XERATH, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's debut album, "Xerath I", which was released on May 25, 2009 via Candlelight Records. The CD was mixed in France by Brett Caldas-Lima (CYNIC). An e-card for the album is available at

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TETRAFUSION Signs With NIGHTMARE RECORDS

Louisiana-based progressive metallers TETRAFUSION have inked a worldwide deal with Nightmare Records. The band's sophomore effort, "Altered State", will be released on October 26. The CD was recorded and produced by David Forshee of Queensix Productions. This will be the band's first time to feature vocals, which are handled by keyboardist Gary Tubbs. Commented bassist ...

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ATHEIST Parts Ways With Bassist

Reactivated seminal technical metal pioneers ATHEIST have completed work on their long-awaited fourth album, "Jupiter", for a tentative November release via Season Of Mist. The CD was recorded at LedBelly studios in Atlanta, Georgia with engineer Matt Washburn and will be mixed by Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, CHIMAIRA, DEVILDRIVER). ATHEIST has issued the following update on ...

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INTRONAUT: New Song Available For Streaming

"Elegy", a brand new song from Southern California's INTRONAUT — which walks a fine line between psychedelic brutality, captivating hooks and devastating-yet-unpredictable time changes — is available for streaming on InvisibleOranges.com. The track comes off the band's sophomore album, "Valley Of Smoke", which is scheduled for a fall release via Century Media Records. ...

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INTRONAUT's New Album To Feature Guest Appearance By TOOL Bassist

Southern California's INTRONAUT — which walks a fine line between psychedelic brutality, captivating hooks and devastating-yet-unpredictable time changes — is putting the finishing touches on its sophomore album, "Valley Of Smoke", for a fall release via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2008's "Prehistoricisms" was once again produced by Josh Newell (JANE'S ADDICTION). Commented vocalist/guitarist ...

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XERATH To Enter Studio In November

U.K.-based experimental/progressive extreme metallers XERATH have issued the following update: "We're still busy finalizing the music for our second release and were still completely stoked with the new material. "Not trying to sound over-confident but multi-platinum awards have ALREADY been awarded for it and it's not even done yet. ;) "In other news, we have ...

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PAIN Mainman Interviewed By 'Rock My Monkey'

Rock My Monkey recently conducted an interview with PAIN/HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren. The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below. "Cynic Paradise", the latest album from PAIN, sold around 300 copies in the United States in its first week of release. "Cynic Paradise" was made available in North America ...

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PAIN Mainman Interviewed By METAL ASSAULT

On May 26, Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal of Metal Assault conducted an interview with PAIN/HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren. You can now listen to the chat below. "Cynic Paradise", the latest album from PAIN, sold around 300 copies in the United States in its first week of release. "Cynic Paradise" was made available in North ...

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STARGAZER Completes Work On New Album

Australian avant-garde occult death metal band STARGAZER will release its sophomore effort and first full-length album in five years, "A Great Work Of Ages", in late August via Profound Lore Records. The follow-up to 2005's "The Scream That Tore The Sky" is described in a press release as "complex, very progressive, and psychedelic, yet technically ...

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CYNIC's PAUL MASVIDAL Interviewed In Lyon

French webzine Inwë[b]zine conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal of the reunited progressive rock/metal band CYNIC on June 5, 2010 in Lyon, France during the band's European tour. You can now watch the chat below. Decibel magazine and CYNIC have announced the inaugural Hall of Fame tour! Historic in every sense, the ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Announces First-Ever Solo Headlining Tour

Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) will embark on his first-ever North American solo headlining tour in October. Each concert will be a special evening exploring a 15-year musical journey, with Townsend performing songs spanning his entire vast catalog. Supporting acts will be announced soon, along ...

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Avalanche Of Worms - LEVI/WERSTLER

As if DAATH guitarists Eyal Levi and Emil Werstler haven't made a reputation for themselves as one of metal's most formidable and impressive duos, they just had to go the extra mile and release an instrumental album that showcases an even more dazzling display of fretboard pyrotechnics than anything they've done with their main gig. ...

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