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THE OCEAN: First Part Of North American Video Tour Blog

German progressive metal/post hardcore enigmas THE OCEAN have posted the first in a series of video blogs from the band's recently completed North American tour with BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and JOB FOR A COWBOY. Check it out below. THE OCEAN's latest album, "Anthropocentric", was released last November via Metal Blade Records. The CD ...

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WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Working On New Album

Black metal cultivators WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM are currently fully immersed in the process of harvesting their next full-length album. The we-yet-untitled CD will be the third WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM full-length for Southern Lord Recordings. Aaron and Nathan Weaver, the founding and only full-time members of the band, will collaborate once again ...

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Furnace - BATILLUS

Every time those three little words ("big", "bad", and "ugly") pop into my head when listening to a doom/sludge release, it almost always leads to a positive review. Enter BATILLUS' "Furnace" and those are indeed the first words that swam through the gray matter. As such, I've nothing but positives to shower on the beast ...

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THE OCEAN: 'The Grand Inquisitor II: Roots & Locusts' Video Released

"The Grand Inquisitor II: Roots & Locusts", the new video from German progressive metal/post hardcore enigmas THE OCEAN, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's latest album, "Anthropocentric", which was released last November via Metal Blade Records. "Anthropocentric" is the sequel to "Heliocentric" (released in April of 2010). Together the records serve ...

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CILICE Working On 'Killer' New Album

Amsterdam, Holland-based progressive math metal band CILICE has issued the following update: "At the moment we are writing new tracks for the next upcoming CILICE album, which will be a killer record! We will be playing some of our new songs at our upcoming shows." CILICE's latest video, "Left / Right Hemisphere", can be viewed ...

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NEUROSIS, Ex-DYSTOPIA Members Release KICKER Single

Oakland, California is no stranger to punk rock — the Bay Area is a countercultural mecca, after all, and has given rise to some of the most revered bands in American punk rock and metal. Tankcrimes Records also calls the joint home, and true to form, have just released yet another 'banger from a handful ...

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'Jam With Black Sabbath' Guitar Tuition DVD Available

Further extending its metal collection, Lick Library unleashes "Jam With Black Sabbath" into the world. This double DVD and CD set features the nimble fingers of Danny Gill taking you through all the fine points of playing the guitar with that deep, heavy sound synonymous with Tony Iommi. One of the first and most influential ...

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HATE ETERNAL: New Song Available For Streaming

Florida-based extreme metal veterans HATE ETERNAL will release their new album, "Phoenix Amongst The Ashes", on May 10 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded HATE ETERNAL mainman Erik Rutan's Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida and was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (SEPULTURA, SUFFOCATION, UNEARTH) in New Windsor, ...

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'Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries' Book Due In June

Bazillion Points Books has revealed the final cover artwork for "Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries", a mammoth 744-page hardcover journey into black metal, death metal, and beyond by Norway's metal godfather Jon Kristiansen. "The greatest heavy metal story ever told" will be available June 6, 2011, wherever books are sold, and is available for preorder ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Working On New Material

According to a posting on JUDAS PRIEST's official web site, the legendary British heavy metal band is currently working on new material. The message adds that "all is going really well" and promises that more details will be made available at a later date. A separate posting on JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton's official web ...

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WINO To Play Acoustic Show In Los Angeles This Saturday

The legendary Scott "Wino" Weinrich will perform a solo acoustic set this Saturday, January 15 at the Volcom store in Los Angeles. At this special one-off show, Wino will play tracks from his first-ever collection of acoustic anthems on his new solo album, "Adrift". The show is FREE to the public, but those attending are ...

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Denver Thrashers HAVOK Return With Their Second Studio Offering

On their 2009 Candlelight debut, "Burn", Denver-based metallers HAVOK quickly proved that they were far more than your average fly-by-night thrash act. Even FEAR FACTORY's Gene Hoglan took note of the young band saying, "HAVOK lays it down old-school heavy like a sharp stick in the eye." "Time Is Up", the band's follow-up to "Burn", ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: Footage Of Anchorage Clinic Available

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (LYNCH MOB, DOKKEN, SOULS OF WE) took part in a clinic on December 3, 2010 at Mammoth Music in Anchorage, Alaska. Video footage of his appearance can be viewed below. With a career spanning more than thirty years, George has recorded over twenty albums, toured the entire globe many times, and ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Announces Farewell 'Epitaph' Tour

After storming the world for nearly 40 years and taking its very special brand of heavy metal to all four corners of the planet, JUDAS PRIEST — one of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time — has announced plans to embark on a final world tour. However, the mighty PRIEST will certainly ...

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High as the Sun - DIESTO

Good stoner rock/doom albums often have a way of slowly but surely overtaking the listener until you — at the risk of sounding terribly cheesy and cliché — become one with the album. Long trips down the existential highway in and of themselves accomplish nothing, except fatigue, earache, and dementia-inducing boredom. Seeing "God" standing next ...

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CILICE: 'Left / Right Hemisphere' Video Released

"Left / Right Hemisphere", the new video from the Amsterdam, Holland-based progressive math metal band CILICE, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed during the band's "Mini Mammoth U.K. tour 2010" and features CILICE's new singer, Bryan Ramage. CILICE previously stated about the latest addition to its lineup, "The rehearsals and tryouts we had ...

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TESSERACT Announces DVD Plans

U.K. progressive metal hopefuls TESSERACT just spent the last month touring across the United States with DEVIN TOWNSEND in support of its "Concealing Fate", EP which was engineered, produced and mixed by TESSERACT bandmembers Acle Kahney and Amos Williams. Commented the band: "So, we've just returned from what was possibly the most incredible first tour ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Next Tour Announcement Coming Tomorrow

British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN have posted a new graphic on their official web site (see below) of the band's mascot, Eddie, holding the Earth in his right hand with the main focus being Europe, fueling speculation that the band will officially confirm more tour dates on the continent when it makes its next ...

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CATHEDRAL, BUZZOV*EN, DESTROYER 666 Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST

CATHEDRAL, BUZZOV*EN, DESTROYER 666, LACK OF INTEREST, EXTORTION and WITCHAVEN have been confirmed for Maryland Deathfest IX, set to take place May 26-29, 2011 at Sonar in Baltimore. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ACID WITCH (USA) AURA NOIR (Norway) AVULSED (Spain) BAD ACID TRIP (USA) BLOOD FREAK (USA) BUZZOV*EN (USA) CATHEDRAL (UK) ...

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IRON MAIDEN: U.K. Tour Dates To Be Announced On Thursday?

British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN have posted another graphic on their official web site (see below) — featuring the Union Jack flag as a backdrop — prompting speculation that they will reveal U.K. dates as part of their "Final Frontier World Tour". The official announcement will be made at 11:00 a.m. GMT on Thursday, ...

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PHILM Frontman Talks 'Dimebash 2010', Upcoming Shows With HALFORD In New Audio Interview

On November 8, Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal of Metal Assault conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Gerry Nestler (CIVIL DEFIANCE), of the Los Angeles-based experimental post-hardcore triumvirate PHILM. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. PHILM — which also features in its ranks SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo and bassist Pancho ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Around The World In 66 Days

IRON MAIDEN, with their crew and many tons of equipment, will once again be boarding Ed Force One in February 2011 to fly 50,000 miles round the globe on their continuing mammoth "The Final Frontier World Tour", playing 29 shows and visiting 26 cities in thirteen countries across five continents with singer Bruce Dickinson again ...

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VOIVOD Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST IX

Canadian metal innovators VOIVOD have been confirmed for Maryland Deathfest IX, set to take place May 26-29, 2011 at Sonar in Baltimore. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ACID WITCH (USA) AURA NOIR (Norway) AVULSED (Spain) BAD ACID TRIP (USA) BLOOD FREAK (USA) CIANIDE (USA) CITIZENS ARREST (USA) CORONER (Switzerland) CORROSION OF CONFORMITY ...

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