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EPICA: 'The Phantom Agony' Performance Clip From 'Retrospect' DVD

Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA celebrated its 10th anniversary with a one-night-only event, dubbed "Retrospect", on March 23 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The band was accompanied by the seventy-piece Reményi Ede Chamber Orchestra and the Miskolc National Theatre Choir, playing an unforgettable three-hour best-of set. According to respected Dutch newspaper the Volkskrant, "The band wrote ...

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SEPULTURA: Audio Samples Of 'Mediator' Album

Audio samples of six songs — "The Bliss of Ignorants", "Trauma Of War", "The Vatican", "Grief", "Manipulation Of Tragedy" and "Obsessed" — from "The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart", the new album from Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The CD will be released on October ...

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EPICA: 'Unleashed' Performance Clip From 'Retrospect' DVD

Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA celebrated its 10th anniversary with a one-night-only event, dubbed "Retrospect", on March 23 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The band was accompanied by the seventy-piece Reményi Ede Chamber Orchestra and the Miskolc National Theatre Choir, playing an unforgettable three-hour best-of set. According to respected Dutch newspaper the Volkskrant, "The band wrote ...

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SEPULTURA: Third 'Mediator' Album Trailer Available

The third trailer for "The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart", the new album from Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA, can be seen below. The CD will be released on October 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. The artwork was created by Brazilian artist Alexandre Wagner, who specializes in charcoal drawing techniques. Guitarist Andreas Kisser ...

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Former ROADRUNNER A&R Guru Discusses 'XXX: Three Decades Of Roadrunner Records' Box Set (Audio)

On September 27, Metal Hammer editor Alexander Milas conducted an interview with former Roadrunner Records A&R chief and current Nuclear Blast Entertainment president Monte Conner for the "Metal Hammer" radio show on TeamRock Radio. You can listen to the chat using the SoundCloud player below. Roadrunner Records celebrates its three-decades-plus legacy as one of the ...

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EPICA: 'Retrospect' Trailer Available

Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA celebrated its 10th anniversary with a one-night-only event, dubbed "Retrospect", on March 23 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The band was accompanied by the seventy-piece Reményi Ede Chamber Orchestra and the Miskolc National Theatre Choir, playing an unforgettable three-hour best-of set. According to respected Dutch newspaper the Volkskrant, "The band wrote ...

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The Wild Hunt - WATAIN

For a band having frequently found itself on the negative end of publicity, Swedish black metallers WATAIN still maintain a level of credibility and not just amongst their own sect of outsiders. This is a band that started with their infamous "Go Fuck Your Jewish 'God'" demo that will reportedly never see the light of ...

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Winter Kills - DEVILDRIVER

Now comes a time in a premiere metal act's career when certain paths have reached their end and new ones open up. Dez Fafara is, of course, no stranger to new paths. His transition from nu-metal era favorites COAL CHAMBER to the more ferocious DEVILDRIVER has proven to be a successful gambit. Even doing what ...

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Dethroned & Uncrowned - KATATONIA

KATATONIA and OPETH have historically been muttered in the same breath as fellow impresarios of fugue metal, even if the former hasn't been anything remotely close to metal in quite some time. Of course, the bands shared Mikael Åkerfeldt through the Nineties, so they were bound to share the spotlight as well. Over the years, ...

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RIVERS OF NIHIL: New Song Available For Streaming

"Mechanical Trees", a brand new song from the Reading, Pennsylvania-based modern progressive death metal quintet RIVERS OF NIHIL, can be streamed below. The track comes off the band's upcoming album, "The Conscious Seed Of Light", which will be released on October 15 in North America (one day earlier internationally) via Metal Blade Records. The CD ...

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Original ENTOMBED Members HELLID, CEDERLUND, ANDERSSON To Reunite For 'Clandestine' Performance

Original ENTOMBED members Alex Hellid (guitar), Ulf "Uffe" Cederlund (guitar) and Nicke Andersson (drums) will rejoin forces to perform the band's classic second album, "Clandestine" (1991), on February 1, 2014 at Gävle Konserthus in Gävle, Sweden. They will be backed by the 65-piece Gävle Symphonic Orchestra and a 40-piece choir. Says Alex: "We will be ...

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DEVILDRIVER Frontman Interviewed On 'Maximum Threshold' (Audio)

DEVILDRIVER and COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara was interviewed on the latest edition of the "Maximum Threshold" radio show. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. DEVILDRIVER's sixth album, "Winter Kills", sold around 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. ...

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SEPULTURA: Second 'Mediator' Album Trailer Available

The second trailer for "The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart", the new album from Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA, can be seen below. The CD will be released on October 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. The artwork was created by Brazilian artist Alexandre Wagner, who specializes in charcoal drawing techniques. Guitarist Andreas Kisser ...

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EPICA Announces Special Album-Release Show

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will return to the stage on April 30, 2014 for an album-release show at 013 in Tilburg, The Netherlands. After taking a break from the road due the pregnancy of lead singer Simone Simons, the release of a new concert DVD, "Retrospect", as well as the writing and recording of the ...

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VULTURE INDUSTRIES: 'Lost Among Liars' Video Released

"Lost Among Liars", the new video from Norwegian avant-garde metallers VULTURE INDUSTRIES, can be seen below. The clip is an animated surreal visual critique of today's society which takes us on a journey through a surreal cityscape populated by people and machines, each with their own different duties and functions. From the vagrant loser, to ...

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EPICA: 'Retrospect' Big-Screen Premieres Announced

Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA has announced the first two movie theater premieres for "Retrospect". During these premieres a number of band members will join their fans with the first exclusive viewing of the film. The first premiere will be held on Wednesday, November 6 at the Mathäser Multiplex Kino in Munich, Germany. The second ...

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SEPULTURA: First 'Mediator' Album Trailer Available

The first trailer for "The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart", the new album from Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA, can be seen below. The CD will be released on October 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. The artwork was created by Brazilian artist Alexandre Wagner, who specializes in charcoal drawing techniques. Guitarist Andreas Kisser ...

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EPICA To Release 'Retrospect' In November

Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA celebrated its 10th anniversary with a one-night-only event, dubbed "Retrospect", on March 23 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The band was accompanied by the seventy-piece Reményi Ede Chamber Orchestra and the Miskolc National Theatre Choir, playing an unforgettable three-hour best-of set. According to respected Dutch newspaper the Volkskrant, "The band wrote ...

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'XXX: Three Decades Of Roadrunner Records' Box Coming In October

Roadrunner Records celebrates its three-decades-plus legacy as one of the most highly regarded labels in heavy metal and hard rock history by releasing a four-CD boxed set covering a broad spectrum of heavy music with tracks from dozens of the world's most legendary artists. The set, due for release on October 1, includes 54 tracks ...

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THOUGHT CHAMBER: New Song 'Transcend' Available For Streaming

American progressive metallers THOUGHT CHAMBER will release their second album, "Psykerion", on September 16 in Europe and on October 1 in North America via InsideOut Music. The follow-up to 2007's "Angular Perceptions" contains 16 tracks and 64 minutes of superb true progressive metal with a technical sci-fi twist, likely to appeal to fans of DREAM ...

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THOUGHT CHAMBER: 'Psykerion' Cover Artwork Unveiled

American progressive metallers THOUGHT CHAMBER will release their second album, "Psykerion", on September 16 in Europe and on October 1 in North America via InsideOut Music. The follow-up to 2007's "Angular Perceptions" contains 16 tracks and 64 minutes of superb true progressive metal with a technical sci-fi twist, likely to appeal to fans of DREAM ...

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LEPROUS Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Norwegian progressive metallers LEPROUS have parted ways with bassist Rein Blomquist and have replaced him with Martin Skrebergene. Says the band: "As some of you might have suspected, Rein and LEPROUS have chosen different paths for the future. Rein has been a part of LEPROUS in our two best years so far, and we are ...

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