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Prototype - EXHALE (SWE)

There is a ton of grindcore out there right now and it seems I've run into more good than bad this past year or so. Sweden's EXHALE falls firmly into the "good" category. The music on "Prototype", the band's Emetic Records debut (and second release after the 2004 "…Die Inside" demo) is not only ripping, ...

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HYPOCRISY: Tampa Show Cancelled

The HYPOCRISY show on Saturday, February 11 at The Masquerade in Tampa, Florida has been cancelled. The band sends their apologies to all the fans who were planning to attend, according to a statement released by the group's label, Nuclear Blast Records. HYPOCRISY are scheduled to play the final show of the Annihilation World Tour ...

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Origo - BURST

So do you think these Swedes have been hyped enough or is another round of the-band-that-saved-the-world quotes necessary? Just kidding. BURST deserves the accolades. On "Origo", they've taken what can loosely be termed post-hardcore (or whatever the fuck is en vogue now) and made it into a vibrant mix of aggression, melody, and ambience. "Origo" ...

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MURDER ONE To Support PITCHSHIFTER In U.K.

Britain's MURDER ONE, featuring vocalists Paul Catten (ex-MEDULLA NOCTE) and John Loughlin (RAGING SPEEDHORN), bassist Jules McBride (ex-PULKAS) and guitarist Mark Seddon (ex-MEDULLA NOCTE), will be supporting PITCHSHIFTER on their upcoming U.K. tour. The dates are as follows: Mar. 21 – Glasgow, UK @ Qmu Mar. 22 - Manchester, UK @ Acadamy 2 Mar. 23 ...

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La Muerte - GOREFEST

GOREFEST always had a certain charisma. Their musical evolution, while interesting, wasn't any more innovative than the bigger names of the scene, but their riffs were always killer, their tone a perfect mix of Skogsberg sludge and biting clarity. Jan-Chris de Koeijer's vocals were deep and gruff, but almost theatrically over-pronounced, sort of a John ...

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WITH PASSION Announce New Lineup

Sacramento's melodic, blackened tech-metallers WITH PASSION have announced the addition of CONDUCTING FROM THE GRAVE members Greg Donnelly (drums), John Abernathy (guitar) and Jeffrey Morgan (guitar) to the group's ranks. The band have spent the last couple of months practicing and gearing up for the Annihilation of the Wicked tour, also featuring NILE, HYPOCRISY, SOILENT ...

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HYPOCRISY: Memphis Show Cancelled

Due to problems with the promoter and the venue, HYPOCRISY's scheduled performance on January 12 at the first show for the Annihilation World Tour in Memphis, Tennessee has been cancelled. By default, DECAPITATED will also not perform because they are traveling on the same tour bus. HYPOCRISY's inaugural performance on this tour will now take ...

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Fuck the Universe - CRAFT

Having just reviewed HAEMOTH's "Kontamination", it is difficult to avoid comparing and contrasting it with CRAFT's "Fuck the Universe", at least to some extent. It is not as though the two discs sit on opposite ends of the spectrum The common denominator is one of quality black metal that emanates from a charred soul. Whereas ...

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DEATHRASH To Release Collection Of Live, Demo Recordings

Bassist/founding member Pat Burns of the long-defunct New Jersey thrashers DEATHRASH has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "[DEATHRASH] rocked the world from '85-'87 and released a very popular demo tape, called 'Faces OF Death', that was the #6 demo of 1986 in Metal Forces magazine, were on the compilation 'Speed Metal Hell 2' on ...

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HYPOCRISY Mainman Is 'Looking Forward' To Touring With NILE

Returning to North America in support their acclaimed album "Virus", Sweden's HYPOCRISY will be joining one of death metal's most revered bands, NILE, New Orleans' SOILENT GREEN, U.K.'s RAGING SPEEDHORN (touring U.S. for first time) and Polish brutalitarians DECAPITATED on a mission to infect the masses with the latest strain of their ruthless musical contagion. ...

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Method of Execution - DIVINE EMPIRE

Jason Blachowicz (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION) encountered some bumps in the road, including the demise of Olympic Recordings and some good old shit-slinging, but he still managed to deliver DIVINE EMPIRE's fourth album, "Method of Execution". At 58 minutes, the disc is chock full of raging Florida death metal that owes more than a few nods to ...

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PSYCROPTIC Sign With NEUROTIC RECORDS

Australia's PSYCROPTIC have signed a multi-album recording agreement with Neurotic Records. The group's third full-length album, entitled "Symbols of Failure", is scheduled for a February 2006 release. Songtitles set to appear on the album include "Our Evolutionary Architecture", "An Experiment In Transience", "Repairing The Dementional Cluster", "Epoch of the Gods" and "Alpha Breed". PSYCROPTIC, who ...

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TRIVIUM Are Looking For A Girl 'To Die For'

Raging Nation Films is looking for girl to star as the lead in TRIVIUM's video for the single "Dying in your Arms", which is to be helmed by Dale "Rage" Resteghini (SHADOWS FALL, FEAR FACTORY, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN). Rage also directed the band in their videos for "Like Light to Flies" and their MTV2 ...

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NAGLFAR To Support DARK FUNERAL On European Tour

Swedish black metal titans NAGLFAR will be supporting DARK FUNERAL on a European tour beginning in February 2006. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Feb. 24 - Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben Feb. 25 - Malmö, SWE @ KB Feb. 26 - Göteborg, SWE @ Kåren NAGLFAR's latest album, "Pariah", is available now on Century ...

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ARCH ENEMY Guitarist Checks In From U.S. Tour

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We are in Boulder, CO today… I had to switch out my camo shorts for camo pants — damn it's cold! "I saw my first racoon today, right outside the coffee shop on the street… Wow… I am from ...

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RAGING SLAB Hard At Work On New Album

American boogie rockers RAGING SLAB are currently in the studio recording a new album with their new rhythm section, Niklas Matsson (drums) and Mats Rydstrom (bass), both of whom are also members of Swedish band BACKDRAFT. Niklas says, "Yes we are in the band, the recordings are amazing, and it will be the best SLAB ...

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The Unborn - MORS PRINCIPIUM EST

Musical depth is in abundance on "The Unborn", the second album from Finland's MORS PRINCIPIUM EST. Somewhere around the third listen, the confluence of the choral synth work, melodic prowess, and punishing death/thrash metal (Swedish style) overtakes the listener. Taking the aggression of a CENTINEX (and pieces of the layered approach of latter-day DARKANE) and ...

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SCARVE: 'Expect Another Extreme Slab Of Raging Metal'

French metallers SCARVE have posted the following message on their official web site: "We’re currently drenched in sweat writing and rehearsing our next collection of blasting tunes! But we’ll still do our best to keep y’all posted regularly. So far, about five song skeletons have emerged and they sound really promising! The new stuff pretty ...

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Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds that Go Undone - AKERCOCKE

England's AKERCOCKE are in a class by themselves, one of those bands that remains rooted in a death metal style without ever being limited by it. Those choosing to walk the path of the band's sinister and overtly Satanic tapestry of extremity were richly rewarded by albums like the brilliant "Choronzon", one that mixed crushing ...

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WEAPON Featuring Former HIRAX, WARGOD Members: Demo Available For Free Download

WEAPON 13, the new band featuring former HIRAX members Gary Monardo (bass), Johnny Tabares (drums; appeared on HIRAX's "Raging Violence" album) and Bob Savage (guitar; played on HIRAX's 1984 demo), along with ex-WARGOD vocalist Rob Perkins, have made their three-song self-titled demo available for free download. Check out the songs "Monster Reborn", "The Bleeding Never ...

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TESTAMENT: 'Live In London' DVD Due In November

Eagle Rock Entertainment has set a November 1 release date for the new DVD from TESTAMENT, entitled "Live In London". "Live In London" is the documentation of a dream that long-time die-hard TESTAMENT fans have been waiting for: the reuniting of the band’s "classic" lineup. Featuring vocalist Chuck Billy, guitar virtuosos Eric Peterson and Alex ...

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