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CORPSET Signs With VIOLENT JOURNEY RECORDS

Finnish death metallers CORPSET have inked a deal with Violent Journey Records. The band's debut album, "Ruins", is scheduled for release on April 27. The CD was recorded at various facilities — from professional studios to a horse ranch in the Finnish countryside — and was mixed and mastered at the Coal Hole studio in ...

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LAMB OF GOD Confirmed For Quebec's D-TOX ROCKFEST

Outaouais Rock has announced that LAMB OF GOD and UNDEROATH will perform at the sixth edition of D-TOX Rockfest, which takes place June 15-19 in Montebello, Quebec, Canada. This follows the announcement of NOFX last January. LAMB OF GOD will headline the festival's Main Stage on Friday, June 17 at the marina in Montebello. The ...

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RIBSPREADER Completes Work On 'The Van Murders'

RIBSPREADER, the Swedish "old-school death metal" band featuring guitarist/vocalist/bassist Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, DEMIURG, BONEGNAWER), will release its fourth full-length album, "The Van Murders", on April 25 via Vic Records. According to a press release, the CD "sounds like the classic RIBSPREADER debut album 'Bolted to The Cross'. Less groovy than 'Opus Ribcage', WAY more raw, ...

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The Filth - HAARP

Bets are now being taken on what a NOLA band on Phil Anselmo's Housecore Records label sounds like. If you had EYEHATEGOD anywhere in your answer, then go ahead and consider yourself a winner. It's close enough. The point is that on "The Filth" HAARP takes the idea of one abrasive riff, one chugging beat, ...

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WE ARE THE RIOT Schedules Live Debut

WE ARE THE RIOT, the new Los Angeles, California-based "post-punk" project featuring former COAL CHAMBER members Miguel "Meegs" Rascon (guitar) and Mikal "Mikey" Cox (drums), will make its live debut on Friday, January 14 at The Juke Joint in Anaheim, California. Also scheduled to appear are SKUMLOVE, PC 101 and BUTCHER BABIES. WE ARE THE ...

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INEVITABLE END: More Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Sweden's INEVITABLE END has posted the second in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for the band's sophomore album, "The Oculus". Check it out below. INEVITABLE END recorded the follow-up to 2009's "The Severed Inception" at HoBoRec Studio in Huskvarna, Sweden with producer Ulf Blomberg for a spring 2011 ...

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GRAYCEON Completes Work On Third Album

Bay Area progressive rock/metal three-piece GRAYCEON has completed work on its third full-length album, "All We Destroy", for a March 1 release. GRAYCEON is recognized as one of the most creative and unique forces within the Bay Area underground metal scene, on par with such contemporaries as LUDICRA, HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE, SLOUGH FEG, AMBER ASYLUM, ...

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VAN HALEN: More New Album Rumors

According to the unofficial VAN HALEN site Van Halen News Desk, VAN HALEN has tapped producer/songwriter/musician John Shanks (whom Clive Davis calls "the father of that guitar-driven kind of pop sound") to helm the band's upcoming studio album, which the group plans to begin recording in January. "Sources" tell the Van Halen News ...

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By the Gates of Flesh - EXCRUCIATOR

The next installment of Heavy Artillery's "Wax Maniax Vinyl Demo Series" comes from Portland, Oregon's EXCRUTIATOR, yet another band proving that that there is no limit to monikers ending with the coveted "iator." But seriously folks, the "By the Gates of Flesh" EP is another solid slab of old school thrash metal that stops short ...

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Abrahadabra - DIMMU BORGIR

Apparently, it has been established that it's not cool to like any DIMMU BORGIR album released subsequent to "Death Cult Armageddon" and in even smaller circles anything released since "Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia". What is this? Junior high? Get a clue. Don't look for jagged edges or the skeletal remains of Satanic ritualistic mass execution and ...

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TARJA TURUNEN To Embark On Tour Of Finnish Churches

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen will take part in a unique Christmas tour 2010 with well-known Finnish musicians — Kalevi Kiviniemi, Marzi Nyman and Markku Krohn. They will perform in churches in Oulu, Lahti, Kuopio, Pori and Keuruu. The Artistic Director of the concerts is Kalevi Kiviniemi and the concerts are organized by Rowan3 Productions. ...

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HAARP: 'The Filth' Artwork Unveiled; New Song Posted Online

New Orleans heavy metal act HAARP's brand new album, "The Filth", will be released on November 23 via Housecore Records. Produced by Housecore owner Philip Anselmo (DOWN, PANTERA), the CD is described in a press release as "an ugly, oppressive journey into heavy metal." The album features cover artwork by famed artist and tattoo master ...

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INEVITABLE END: Video Footage From The Studio

Sweden's INEVITABLE END has posted the first in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for the band's sophomore album, "The Oculus". The clip includes the first preview of music taken from the CD, opening with a portion of the title track. INEVITABLE END recorded the follow-up to 2009's "The ...

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DIMMU BORGIR: 'Abrahadabra' Cracks U.S. Top 50

"Abrahadabra", the ninth album from Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR, sold 9,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 42 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous CD, "In Sorte Diaboli", opened with 14,000 units back in May 2007 to debut at No. 43. ...

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HAARP: 'The Filth' Details Revealed

New Orleans heavy metal act HAARP's brand new album, "The Filth", will be released on November 23 via Housecore Records. Produced by Housecore owner Philip Anselmo (DOWN, PANTERA), the CD is described in a press release as "an ugly, oppressive journey into heavy metal." The album features cover artwork by famed artist and tattoo master ...

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REVERENCE Signs With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

French industrial black metal horde REVERENCE has inked a deal with Candlelight Records for the release of the band's next album. Commented the group: "After 12 years of adventure and three albums, REVERENCE is proud to announce his signing with Candlelight Records. The band took advantage of this new way to enter in another dimension ...

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