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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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THE BURNING: 'Bait The Hook' Video Released

"Bait The Hook", the new video from the hard-hitting Danish four-piece THE BURNING, can be viewed below. The clip was shot and edited by Division 666 (HORNED ALMIGHTY, THE KANDIDATE, DAWN OF DEMISE). "Bait The Hook" comes off THE BURNING's new album, "Hail The Horde", which was released last month in Europe via Massacre Records. ...

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INMORIA Signs With ROCK IT UP RECORDS

INMORIA — the Swedish project featuring Christer Andersson (TAD MOROSE) on guitar, Danne Eriksson (ex-TAD MOROSE) on keyboards, Tommi Karppanen (MORGANA LEFAY, TAD MOROSE), and Peter Moren (TAD MOROSE, STEEL ATTACK) on drums — has inked a deal with Rock It Up Records. The band's sophomore album, "A Farewell To Nothing - The Diary Part ...

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ENFORCER Announces First-Ever Japanese Dates

Heavy Artillery Records, in cooperation with Spiritual Beast Records, has announced the first-ever Japanese dates by Swedish metal powerhouse ENFORCER. ENFORCER will perform two Japanese shows with support from fellow Swedes MEAN STREAK and Japanese metal masters SOLITUDE: Jan. 28 - Osaka, Japan - Shinsaibashi Club Quattro Jan. 30 - Tokyo, Japan - Daikanyama UNIT ...

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VOLTURE Signs With HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS

Heavy Artillery Records has announced the signing of Richmond, Virginia's high-powered heavy metal quintet VOLTURE. The band's six-track debut, "Shocking Its Prey", will be unleashed worldwide on January 25, 2011 on CD and limited-edition mini-LP formats. The tracks "Volture" and "Heavy Metal Machine" from "Shocking Its Prey" are available for preview at the official VOLTURE ...

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MIDNIGHT CHASER Signs With HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS

Heavy Artillery Records has announced the signing of San Francisco traditional hard rock and heavy metal purveyors MIDNIGHT CHASER. The band's debut album is tentatively due in February 2011. Forged in the blast furnaces of Pittsburgh and tempered in the waters of the San Francisco Bay comes a new force in the art of badass; ...

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THE BURNING: Fourth Studio Webisode Released

Hard-hitting Danish four-piece THE BURNING has just released its new album, "Hail The Horde", in Europe via Massacre Records. The cover art was created by Brent Elliot White, who has previously worked with MEGADETH, DEATH ANGEL and WHITECHAPEL. "Hail The Horde" was produced by Jacob Bredahl (HATESPHERE, PURIFIED IN BLOOD), while the drum recordings and ...

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INMORIA: Audio Samples Of Entire New Album Available

Audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on "A Farewell To Nothing - The Diary Part 1", the sophomore album from INMORIA — the Swedish project featuring Christer Andersson (TAD MOROSE) on guitar, Danne Eriksson (ex-TAD MOROSE) on keyboards, Tommi Karppanen (MORGANA LEFAY, TAD MOROSE), and Peter Moren (TAD MOROSE, STEEL ...

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THE BURNING: Third Studio Webisode Released

Hard-hitting Danish four-piece THE BURNING will release its new album, "Hail The Horde", in Europe on October 25 via Massacre Records. The cover art was created by Brent Elliot White, who has previously worked with MEGADETH, DEATH ANGEL and WHITECHAPEL. "Hail The Horde" was produced by Jacob Bredahl (HATESPHERE, PURIFIED IN BLOOD), while the drum ...

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ESSENCE: Another New Song Available For Streaming

"Shades Of Black", another new song from up-and-coming Aalborg, Denmark-based thrashers ESSENCE, is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the band's upcoming debut album, "Lost in Violence", which is tentatively due before the end of the year via an as-yet-undetermined record label. The CD was recorded at ...

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The Antique Witcheries - VINDICATOR

I was bowled over by 2008's "There Will Be Blood" from Ohio's VINDICATOR. That the savageness of the thrash attack and the stick-to-the-ribs songwriting was displayed on a self-release was just as intriguing. Since the album sold 2,000 copies, it is most evident that I wasn't the only one that was buzzing about it. Heavy ...

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Spells of Speed - SPELLCASTER

Yep, it's more traditional heavy metal. Just don't expect SPELLCASTER's "Spells of Speed" EP to rival the excellence of new albums by the likes of CHRISTIAN MISTRESS or on the thrash end of the spectrum by label mates VINDICATOR. This six-tracker from the Portland, Oregon metallers is however a gratifying slab of trad/speed metal that ...

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THE BURNING: Second Studio Webisode Released

Hard-hitting Danish four-piece THE BURNING will release its new album, "Hail The Horde", in Europe on October 25 via Massacre Records. The cover art was created by Brent Elliot White, who has previously worked with MEGADETH, DEATH ANGEL and WHITECHAPEL. "Hail The Horde" was produced by Jacob Bredahl (HATESPHERE, PURIFIED IN BLOOD), while the drum ...

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THE BURNING: First Studio Webisode Released

Hard-hitting Danish four-piece THE BURNING will release its new album, "Hail The Horde", in Europe on October 25 via Massacre Records. The cover art was created by Brent Elliot White, who has previously worked with MEGADETH, DEATH ANGEL and WHITECHAPEL. "Hail The Horde" was produced by Jacob Bredahl (HATESPHERE, PURIFIED IN BLOOD), while the drum ...

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THE BURNING: 'Hail The Horde' Artwork Unveiled

Hard-hitting Danish four-piece THE BURNING has revealed the cover artwork for its new album, "Hail The Horde", due in Europe on October 25 via Massacre Records. The cover art was created by Brent Elliot White, who has previously worked with MEGADETH, DEATH ANGEL and WHITECHAPEL. "Hail The Horde" was produced by Jacob Bredahl (HATESPHERE, PURIFIED ...

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ONSLAUGHT Allied Forces In Afghanistan

Supporters can often be found in the strangest of places but an e-mail to drummer Steve Grice of U.K. thrashers ONSLAUGHT this week wishing the band luck and enclosing the photograph below certainly rated amongst the more bizarre fan mail the band had ever received. From Lieutenant Huw Jones of 176 Abu Klea Battery based ...

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ARTILLERY Frontman Joins INMORIA

Danish vocalist Søren "Nico" Adamsen (ARTILLERY) has joined INMORIA — the Swedish project featuring Christer Andersson (TAD MOROSE) on guitar, Danne Eriksson (ex-TAD MOROSE) on keyboards, Tommi Karppanen (MORGANA LEFAY, TAD MOROSE), and Peter Moren (TAD MOROSE, STEEL ATTACK) on drums. The band will return to the studio between September 13 and September 17 to ...

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ARTILLERY: Pro-Shot Footage Of ROCK HARD Performance Available

Professionally filmed video footage of Danish thrash metal veterans ARTILLERY performing the song "Khomaniac" at this year's installment of the Rock Hard festival — which was held May 21-23, 2010 at the Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany — can be viewed below. (Note: The footage originally aired on WDR's [German public TV] series "Rockpalast".) ARTILLERY will ...

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EXCRUCIATOR Signs With HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS

Heavy Artillery Records has announced the signing of Portland, Oregon-based extreme thrash purveyors EXCRUCIATOR. Unsatisfied with current trends and the overdone "core" music that was being heard throughout Portland, EXCRUCIATOR was formed to help revive the spirit and values of true heavy metal, long since lost in the Pacific Northwest. Having initially started as a ...

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DEKADENT To Release 'Venera: Trial & Tribulation' In The Fall

Slovenian black avantgardists DEKADENT have finalized the artwork and track listing for their third album, "Venera: Trial & Tribulation", which will be released this autumn via Pentacle Music. Commented DEKADENT frontman Artur: "It was a challenge creating something bigger and more epic than our previous album. "We decided to make our new album a bit ...

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EVIL SURVIVES' 'Powerkiller' To Be Released Through HEAVY ARTILLERY

Heavy Artillery Records continues its war on false metal with the release of "Powerkiller", the sophomore album from Canadian heavy/speed metal masters EVIL SURVIVES. The effort will be made available on CD and digitally on October 12. Based out Winnipeg, Manitoba, EVIL SURVIVES first began spreading itds metallic mayhem when the in the summer of ...

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ESSENCE Completes Work On Debut Album

Up-and-coming Aalborg, Denmark-based thrashers ESSENCE have completed work on their debut album, "Lost in Violence", at Medley Studios (ARTILLERY, PRINCE, RADIOHEAD, MARY J. BLIGE, KELLY CLARKSON, THE CARDIGANS) in Copenhagen. The CD was produced and mixed by Soren Andersen (Glenn Hughes, Dave Mustaine, Mike Tramp) and mastered by Nikolaj Vinten at Vinten Mastering (COLDPLAY, D-A-D, ...

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SATURNUS: First Three Albums Re-Released

Denmark's melodic doom metal masters SATURNUS have issued the following update: "Our former label, Euphonious Records/VME, will re-release the first three SATURNUS releases internationally on July 26. The releases have been sold out for a while, but will now be available again in new versions. "The re-releases are out in Denmark already, and are available ...

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SPELLCASTER Signs With HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS

Heavy Artillery Records has announced the signing of Portland, Oregon heavy metal maniacs SPELLCASTER. Carrying on the proud legacy of Pacific Northwest heavy metal bands before them such as MALICE, METAL CHURCH and WILD DOGS, SPELLCASTER has arrived to prove that traditional heavy metal is alive and well in the USA. After the breakup of ...

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VINDICATOR To Release 'The Antique Witcheries' In August

Midwest thrash maniacs VINDICATOR will release their sophomore album, "The Antique Witcheries", on August 10 via Heavy Artillery Records. As one of the frontrunners of what has come to be known as the "New Wave Of Thrash", Ohio-based VINDICATOR was conceived during the summer of 2005 when longtime friends Marshall Law and brothers Vic and ...

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ARTILLERY To Enter Studio In November

Danish thrash metal veterans ARTILLERY will enter Medley Studios in Copenhagen on November 29 with producer Søren Andersen (guitar player in Oliver Weers' solo band) to begin recording their as-yet-untitled new album for a mid-2011 release via Metal Mind Productions. Commented guitarist Michael Stützer: "ARTILLERY is very excited to start working on the follow-up to ...

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RAVEN, ORDEN OGAN, KETZER Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

RAVEN, ORDEN OGAN and KETZER have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Rock Hard festival, set to take place May 21-23, 2010 at the Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACCEPT ARTILLERY BLOODBATH BULLDOZER CRASHDIET EVILE EXHORDER KATATONIA KEEP OF KALESSIN KETZER KREATOR NECROS ...

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SATURNUS Working On New Material

Denmark's melodic doom metal masters SATURNUS have issued the following update: "As you might know, we went through a substantial 're-grouping' last year. Thomas A.G. Nielsen and Brian Hansen are, of course, still in the band handling vocals and bass while lead guitarist Rune Stiassny, who already participated in two European tours, also is a ...

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