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AT WAR: First Taste Of 'Infidel' Posted Online

Reunited Virginia thrash metal legends AT WAR will release their first album in 20 years, entitled "Infidel", on August 18 via Heavy Artillery Records. The CD's stunning cover artwork comes courtesy of legendary illustrator and photographer Claudio Bergamin and can be viewed below. AT WAR entered Pyramid Sound studios in Ithaca, New York on January ...

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AT WAR: 'Infidel' Artwork, Release Date Unveiled

Reunited Virginia thrash metal legends AT WAR will release their first album in 20 years, entitled "Infidel", on August 18 via Heavy Artillery Records. The CD's stunning cover artwork comes courtesy of legendary illustrator and photographer Claudio Bergamin and can be viewed below. AT WAR entered Pyramid Sound studios in Ithaca, New York on January ...

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Angel of Suffering - THE SEVEN GATES

Now we're talking! Old-school-influenced death metal with a song-centric approach is the way of France's THE SEVEN GATES on "Angel of Suffering". Many death metal bands refer to their music as brutal, yet melodic, but how many of them release albums with song individuality and anything more than guitar harmonies to carry a tune? Then ...

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VINDICATOR Schedules Ohio Meet-And-Greet

Midwest thrash metal maniacs VINDICATOR will take part in a meet-and-greet at Hot Topic in their home state of Ohio on Friday, May 22 at 1:00 p.m. The address is as follows: Hot Topic Southpark Mall 500 Southpark Center Strongville, OH 44136 On Sunday, May 31 at 12:00 a.m. (midnight), VINDICATOR will be interviewed on ...

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SIGN OF THE JACKAL Signs With HEAVY ARTILLERY

Fans of ENFORCER, CAULDRON, IGNITOR, RAM, GATES OF SLUMBER, WOLF and traditional heavy metal, take note; when SIGN OF THE JACKAL come to fight for rock no prisoners will be taken! Born in the frigid winter of 2007 in Rovereto, Italy, four friends were brought together by a mutual passion for classic heavy metal and ...

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ARTILLERY: '10.000 Devils' Video Available

"10.000 Devils", the new video from Danish thrashers ARTILLERY, can be viewed below. The track comes off the band's forthcoming fifth album, "When Death Comes", which is scheduled for release in Europe on June 15 (via Metal Mind Productions), in Japan on July 23 (King Records), and in North America on August 11 (MVD). The ...

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IRON FIRE's STEENE To Play Guitar For SATURNUS

Vocalist Martin Steene (IRON FIRE, FORCE OF EVIL) will play guitar for Denmark's melodic doom metal masters SATURNUS for two Spanish shows in September. Says Martin, "It's a pleasure to be a part of a band that I have been a fan of for years and can't wait to get out and play some gigs ...

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ARTILLERY: '10.000 Devils' Video To Debut Next Month

"10.000 Devils", the new video from Danish thrashers ARTILLERY, will make its online debut on June 18 via YouTube. The track comes off the band's forthcoming fifth album, "When Death Comes", whcih is scheduled for release in Europe on June 15 (via Metal Mind Productions), in Japan on July 23 (King Records), and in North ...

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RAZORMAZE: New Song Posted Online

RAZORMAZE, Boston's self-proclaimed "reigning champions of speed," have unleashed a brand new cut called "Desperado" from their forthcoming full-length debut, "The True Speed Of Steel". The song is available for your face-melting pleasure on RAZORMAZE's MySpace page. According to a press release, "The True Speed Of Steel" combines the strongest and most brutal ...

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THE SEVEN GATES: Entire Debut Album Available For Streaming

French death metal masters THE SEVEN GATES will release their debut album, "Angel of Suffering", in the United States on May 12 and in Europe on June 2 via Heavy Artillery Records. Mastered by renowned French engineer Jean-Pierre Bouquet, the CD delivers "10 tracks of old-school death metal with an endless supply of hooks, masterful ...

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SATURNUS: New Lineup Announced

Denmark's melodic doom metal masters SATURNUS have issued the following update: "SATURNUS is currently working on new tracks with a lineup consisting of new and old members of the band. For various reasons, Anders Ro Nielsen, Tais Pedersen, Peter Poulsen and Nikolaj Borg have left the band. "SATURNUS now consists of the founding members Thomas ...

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VINDICATOR Signs With HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS

Heavy Artillery Records has announced the signing of Midwest thrash metal maniacs VINDICATOR. As one of the frontrunners of what has come to be known as the New Wave Of Thrash, Ohio-based VINDICATOR laid the framework for the band during the summer of 2005 as longtime friends MARSHALL LAW and brothers Vic and Jesse Stown ...

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EXMORTUS: Fair Oaks Footage Posted Online

Capital Chaos has uploaded video footage of Los Angeles-based neo-classical death purveyors EXMORTUS performing on April 20, 2009 at Java Cafe/420 Fest in Fair Oaks, California. Also on the bill were WITCHAVEN, BONDED BY BLOOD, SAVAGE MACHINE, STONEHEAD and OF ASHES. EXMORTUS's debut album, "In Hatred's Flame", was released last July via Heavy ...

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ARTILLERY: New Album Samples Available

Danish thrashers ARTILLERY will release their fifth album, "When Death Comes", in Europe on June 15 (via Metal Mind Productions), in Japan on July 23 (King Records), and in North America on August 11 (MVD). The CD was recorded at Medley Studios in Copenhagen with producer Søren Andersen (guitar player in Oliver Weers' solo band) ...

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ARTILLERY: 'When Death Comes' Release Dates Confirmed

Danish thrashers ARTILLERY will release their fifth album, "When Death Comes", in Europe on June 15 (via Metal Mind Productions), in Japan on July 23 (King Records), and in North America on August 11 (MVD). The CD was recorded at Medley Studios in Copenhagen with producer Søren Andersen (guitar player in Oliver Weers' solo band) ...

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ARTILLERY: New Album Details Revealed

According to Denmark's Antenna magazine, Danish thrashers ARTILLERY have set "When Death Comes" as the title of their fifth album, due in Europe in June and in Japan in July via Poland's Metal Mind Productions. The CD was recorded at Medley Studios in Copenhagen with producer Søren Andersen (guitar player in Oliver Weers' ...

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EXUMER Pays Tribute To Late SODOM Drummer

German thrashers EXUMER sent a video message (see below) to be shown at the "Chris Witchhunter Tribute Concert" which was held last Saturday (April 11) at Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, Germany. However. the clip did not make it to the screen at the show due to technical difficulties. The event, which honored late SODOM drummer Chris ...

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WHIPLASH Pays Tribute To Late SODOM Drummer

Reunited New Jersey thrashers WHIPLASH have released a video message (see below) honoring late SODOM drummer Chris Dudek (a.k.a. Witchhunter), with whom they toured Europe for the first time back in 1988. SODOM headlined the "Chris Witchhunter Tribute Concert" this past Saturday (April 11) at Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, Germany. The event, which honored late Chris ...

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SODOM: Video Footage From 'Chris Witchhunter Tribute Concert' Available

German thrash metal veterans SODOM headlined the "Chris Witchhunter Tribute Concert" this past Saturday (April 11) at Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, Germany. The event, which honored late SODOM drummer Chris Dudek (a.k.a. Witchhunter), featured performances from the following artists: SODOM DESTRUCTION TANKARD ARTILLERY DARKNESS HOLY MOSES THE PROTECTORS (feat. Protector) ASSASSIN BLACKFIRE (feat. Frank Blackfire) PARADOX ...

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ENFORCER: 'Black Angel' Video Available

"Black Angel", the new video from the Swedish metal powerhouse ENFORCER, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's debut album, "Into the Night", which was released last November via Heavy Artillery Records. According to a press release, "Into the Night" sees ENFORCER "summon[ing] the classic metal sounds of IRON MAIDEN and MERCYFUL ...

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SODOM: More Shows Announced

German thrash metal veterans SODOM have lined up the following dates: Apr. 03 - (D) Leer @ Zollhaus Apr. 11 - (D) Oberhausen @ Turbinenhalle May 02 - (P) Barroselas @ SWR Barroselas Metalfest XII May 16 - (D) Losheim @ Eisenbahnhalle May 21 - (D) Dessau @ Legacy Fest May 22 - (A) Mining ...

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THE SEVEN GATES: Debut Album Samples Available

French death metal masters THE SEVEN GATES will release their debut album, "Angel of Suffering", in the United States on May 12 and in Europe on June 2 via Heavy Artillery Records. Mastered by renowned French engineer Jean-Pierre Bouquet, the CD delivers "10 tracks of old-school death metal with an endless supply of hooks, masterful ...

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WHIPLASH, RAGE, SÓLSTAFIR, SPIRITUS MORTIS, ALGHAZANTH Confirmed For Finland's JALOMETALLI

WHIPLASH, RAGE, SÓLSTAFIR, SPIRITUS MORTIS and ALGHAZANTH have been confirmed for this year's Jalometalli metal music festival, set to take place August 14-15, 2009 at Club Teatria in Oulu, Finland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGENT STEEL ALGHAZANTH ARTILLERY ASPHYX ATHEIST BURNING POINT DEATHCHAIN ELECTRIC WIZARD HAIL OF BULLETS NIFELHEIM PARADOX RAGE ...

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AT WAR's PAUL ARNOLD Interviewed; Video Available

On January 10, 2009, Joe Wyatt of the Metallic Onslaught conducted an interview with bassist/vocalist Paul Arnold of the reunited Virginia thrash metal legends AT WAR. Watch the chat in two parts below. AT WAR entered Pyramid Sound studios in Ithaca, New York on January 4, 2009 to start recording its first album in 20 ...

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VEKTOR Signs With HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS

Heavy Artillery has announced the signing of Phoenix, Arizona-based futuristic thrashers VEKTOR. The group's debut full-length album, "Black Future", is tentatively due in August. Refusing to be pigeon-holed into any metal sub-genre, VEKTOR employs an array of intricacy, virtuosity and a wholly unique sound that sets it clearly apart from the growing legions of color-by-numbers ...

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THE SEVEN GATES Signs With HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS

Heavy Artillery Records has announced the signing of the French death metal masters THE SEVEN GATES. The band's debut album, "Angel of Suffering", will be released in the United States on May 12 and in Europe on June 2. Mastered by renowned French engineer Jean-Pierre Bouquet, the CD delivers "10 tracks of old-school death metal ...

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SODOM: Video Of Backstage Interview/Discussion Posted Online

A four-minute backstage discussion between the members of the German thrash metal band SODOM and a Romanian promoter (from the Metal Masters company) about Dracula, vegetarian vampires, Ceausescu, metal girls and Romania can be viewed below. The clip was shot on February 7, 2009 before the group's concert in Sofia, Bulgaria. As previously reported, SODOM ...

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ARTILLERY Still Part Of 'Chris Witchhunter Tribute Concert'

Danish thrashers ARTILLERY have confirmed that they are still slated to perform at the "Chris Witchhunter Tribute Concert", which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 11, 2009 at Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, Germany. The event will honor late SODOM drummer Chris Dudek (a.k.a. Witchhunter) and will feature additional performances by SODOM, DESTRUCTION, TANKARD and ...

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