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EXUMER To Tour South America With ARTILLERY

German thrashers EXUMER will join forces with Danish thrash masters ARTILLERY for a series of shows in South America in May and June. This is EXUMER's first appearance in South America in 24 years, where the band last played in Brazil in 1988. Commented EXUMER vocalist Mem V. Stein: "We have been waiting for this ...

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ESSENCE Taps Producer PETER TÄGTGREN For New Album

Danish thrashers ESSENCE have entered Abyss Studio with producer Peter Tägtgren (MARDUK, IMMORTAL, DIMMU BORGIR, AMON AMARTH, CHILDREN OF BODOM) to begin recording their sophomore album, to be released later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined record label. Commented ESSENCE: "It is a great honor for us to work with Peter. It was natural for ...

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MOONSPELL To Film 'Lickanthrope' Video

Portuguese gothic metallers MOONSPELL are preparing to film a video for their new song "Lickanthrope". The clip will be directed by Filipe Melo, who worked with the band on the "I Will See You In My Dreams" video ten years ago. The shoot will take place in Nandufe, Tondela, in the central region of Portugal. ...

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MOONSPELL: 'Alpha Noir' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Portuguese gothic metallers MOONSPELL will release their new album, "Alpha Noir", on April 27 via the band's new label home, Napalm Records. The cover artwork for the CD — an intricate, marvellous and symbolic creation by Seth Siro Anton, the Greek artist who collaborated with the band on "Night Eternal" — can be seen below. ...

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INMORIA Announces New Singer

INMORIA — the Swedish project featuring Christer Andersson (TAD MOROSE) on guitar, Dan Eriksson (ex-TAD MOROSE) on keyboards, Tommi Karppanen (MORGANA LEFAY, TAD MOROSE), and Peter Moren (TAD MOROSE, STEEL ATTACK) on drums — has recruited Ronny Hemlin (STEEL ATTACK, TAD MOROSE) as its new singer following the departure of Danish vocalist Søren "Nico" Adamsen ...

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Former HATESPHERE, ARTILLERY, KOLDBORN, EXMORTEM Members Join Forces In HELL'S DOMAIN

HELL'S DOMAIN, the Danish thrash metal band featuring former members of HATESPEHERE, KOLDBORN, EXMORTEM and ARTILLERY, made its live debut on January 12 in the group's hometown Aarhus, Denmark. Video footage of the performance can be seen below. HELL'S DOMAIN was formed by guitarist Bjørn Bihlet (ex-KOLDBORN, BOIL) and bassist Lars Knudsen (ex-CRIONIC) in 2007 ...

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MOONSPELL: New Album Title, Other Details Revealed

Portuguese gothic metallers MOONSPELL have set "Alpha Noir" as the title of their new album, due on April 27 via the band's new label home, Napalm Records. Commented MOONSPELL frontman Fernando Ribeiro: "A true band has to have to a glorious past, a solid present and a bright future. More than that, a true band ...

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EVIL SURVIVES, PUTRESCENCE Members Form JUDAS PRIEST Tribute Band

Members of EVIL SURVIVES (Heavy Artillery Records) and PUTRESCENCE (No Escape Records) have formed a JUDAS PRIEST tribute band called JUDAS PRIEST DANCE PARTY. According to a press release, JUDAS PRIEST DANCE PARTY will perform "all the mid-paced dancey PRIEST tunes" this Friday, December 16 at the Zoo in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. "You'll hear classics ...

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VOLTURE: 'Rulebreaker' Video Released

"Rulebreaker", the new video from traditional heavy metal titans VOLTURE, can be seen below. Shot on VHS (even Beta!) in the band's hometown of Richmond, Virginia, this timeless clip sees VOLTURE "bring[ing] the spirit of olde back," according to a press release. VOLTURE was formed in late 2008 by Ryan Waste (MUNICIPAL WASTE) and Nick ...

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Devouring - EXCRUCIATOR

An early death metal form of thrash metal or a death-tinged brand of thrash; any way you dice it, EXCRUCIATOR's "Devouring" is still a thrash metal album, albeit one on the heavier end of the spectrum. No molds have been broken and the old school spirit thrives on the Portland act's solid full-length debut album. ...

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The Beyond - SIGN OF THE JACKAL

A good band these NWOBMH-lovin' Italians. Furthermore, "The Beyond" is a good example of what a fan-focused limited edition release should be all about; really not surprising considering Heavy Artillery has made a habit of offering these types of bang for the buck releases to the poor huddled masses. Much more than a thrown together ...

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Denmark's ESSENCE Taps Producer PETER TÄGTGREN For Next Album

Danish thrashers ESSENCE will enter Abyss studios in Pärlby, outside Ludvika, Sweden on February 13, 2012 with producer Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) to begin recording their sophomore album. The CD will be mastered at Black Lounge Studio by SCAR SYMMETRY guitarist Jonas Kjellgren. Commented ESSENCE: "We feel incredibly honored and grateful that Peter will produce ...

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ARTILLERY: 'Warrior Blood' Video Released

"Warrior Blood", the new video from Danish thrash metal veterans ARTILLERY, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed in early February with Morten Madsen as producer. According to ARTILLERY vocalist Søren Adamsen, the song's lyrics were written "about fighting. Soldiers, prize-fighters, people who are struggling with deadly diseases." "Warrior Blood" is the first single/video ...

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THE BURNING Parts Ways With Bassist, Seeks Replacement

Hard-hitting Danish groove metal outfit THE BURNING has parted ways with bassist Thue Møller and is seeking a replacement. The band explains, "Thue has been struggling with tinnitus for a while, and, unfortunately, it has only been getting worse, and his doctor now advises him to quit music altogether. We are very sad to see ...

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ARTILLERY: Two New Songs Available For Streaming

Danish thrash metal veterans ARTILLERY have completed work on their sixth album, "My Blood", at Medley Studios in Copenhagen for a March 21 European release via Metal Mind Productions (April 5 in the U.S. through MVD and March 9 in Japan via King Records). 14 songs were laid down during the sessions — 10 brand ...

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EVIL SURVIVES Debut To Be Made Available On CD For First Time

Following the release of their sophomore album, "Powerkiller", Canadian heavy metal heroes EVIL SURVIVES strike back with another entry in the Heavy Artillery Records discography with a reissue of their debut, "Metal Vengeance", on March 22. Available for the first time ever on CD and digital formats, the effort was originally released by renowned Canadian ...

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ESSENCE: 'Blood Culture' Video Released

"Blood Culture", the new video from Danish thrash metallers ESSENCE, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's debut album, "Lost In Violence", which will be released on February 25 via Belgium's Ultimhate Records. The CD was recorded at Medley Studios (ARTILLERY, PRINCE, RADIOHEAD, MARY J. BLIGE, KELLY CLARKSON, THE CARDIGANS) in Copenhagen ...

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Underground Metal Belly Dancing (Video)

Loryen Zeytin, the Brazilian performance artist who integrates metal music and traditional dance, has uploaded a nine-minute video clip (see below) dubbed "Mesopotamian Metal II". The sequel to her "Mesopotamian Metal" video features music from DREAM THEATER, BLIND GUARDIAN, ARTILLERY and many other bands from everywhere from Iran to Greece. Songs featured in the video: ...

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EXMORTUS: New Demo Track Available For Streaming

Los Angeles, California-based death metallers EXMORTUS will enter the studio in February to record their new album, "Beyond The Fall Of Time", for a late 2011 release via Heavy Artillery Records. To give fans a taste of what to expect from the follow-up to 2008's "In Hatred's Flame", EXMORTUS has posted a demo version of ...

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ARTILLERY: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Danish thrash metal veterans ARTILLERY have completed work on their sixth album, "My Blood", at Medley Studios in Copenhagen for a March 21 European release via Metal Mind Productions (April 5 in the U.S. through MVD and March 9 in Japan via King Records). 14 songs were laid down during the sessions — 10 brand ...

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ESSENCE Signs With ULTIMHATE RECORDS

Danish thrash metallers ESSENCE have inked a deal with Belgium's Ultimhate Records for the release of the band's debut album, "Lost In Violence". Due on February 25, the CD was recorded at Medley Studios (ARTILLERY, PRINCE, RADIOHEAD, MARY J. BLIGE, KELLY CLARKSON, THE CARDIGANS) in Copenhagen and was produced and mixed by Soren Andersen (Glenn ...

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ARTILLERY: Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Danish thrash metal veterans ARTILLERY have completed work on their sixth album, "My Blood", at Medley Studios in Copenhagen for a March 21 European release via Metal Mind Productions (April 5 in the U.S. through MVD and March 9 in Japan via King Records). 14 songs were laid down during the sessions — 10 brand ...

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THE BURNING: 'Hail The Horde' Video Released

"Hail The Horde", the new video from the hard-hitting Danish four-piece THE BURNING, can be viewed below. The clip features guest vocals from Scott and Bjørn Jensen (DAWN OF DEMISE). "Hail The Horde" is the title track of THE BURNING's new album, "Hail The Horde", which was released in October in Europe via Massacre Records. ...

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ARTILLERY: New Album Title Revealed

Danish thrash metal veterans ARTILLERY have entered Medley Studios in Copenhagen to begin recording their sixth album, "My Blood", for a March 21 European release via Metal Mind Productions (April 5 in the U.S. through MVD and March 9 in Japan via King Records). 14 songs are being laid down during the sessions — 10 ...

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AT WAR Frontman Shot In Hunting Accident

Bassist/vocalist Paul Arnold of reunited Virginia thrash metal legends AT WAR was shot in a hunting accident last night and has suffered a shattered hip. According to Paul's brother, "The doctors are now going back in to evaluate the hip and nerves and bones. He is on a ventilator as a precaution." Arnold is expected ...

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