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Dark Ages - BISON B.C.

The Great White North's BISON B.C. had some big shoes to fill following up the beastly juggernaut that is "Quiet Earth", one that afforded them the right to claim status as Canada's answer to – depending on who you ask — MASTODON or HIGH ON FIRE. The good news is that "Dark Ages" slips comfortably ...

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NACHTMYSTIUM's BLAKE JUDD Interviewed By Germany's Bunch.TV

Bunch.TV conducted an interview with mastermind Blake Judd of Illinois-based extreme metallers NACHTMYSTIUM on April 16, 2010 at the Turock club in Essen, Germany. Watch the chat in two parts below. NACHTMYSTIUM's new album, "Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II", was released on June 8 via Century Media Records. NACHTMYSTIUM filmed a video for "Every Last ...

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ABSCESS Calls It Quits; AUTOPSY Fully Reactivated

ABSCESS, the California-based band consisting of Chris Reifert (drums/vocals; ex-DEATH/AUTOPSY), Clint Bower (guitar/vocals; ex-HEXX), Danny Coralles (guitar; ex-AUTOPSY), and Joe Allen (bass; ex-VON), has officially split up. Commented Reifert: "The reason for [the breakup] is that Clint Bower has left the band for personal reasons and out of respect to him and to all who ...

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NEUROSIS' 'Enemy Of The Sun' To Be Reissued With New Artwork

Neurot Recordings has announced the reissue of one of the most groundbreaking releases in the ever-expanding lineage of icons NEUROSIS, "Enemy Of The Sun". With NEUROSIS' earlier releases — 1987's "Pain Of Mind", and even 1990's "The Word As Law" — the band's jagged and eerie blend of metallic, hypnotic, post-gutter punk was instantly recognized ...

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RAMESSES To Release New Album In June

The psychedelic doom trio RAMESSES was spawned in the woodland of Dorset, England in 2003, and has been brutalizing its devoted fanbase ever since, unleashing a rash of EPs and demos, one full-length release, splits with NEGATIVE REACTION and UNEARTHLY TRANCE and more over the past seven years. They've ripped a wound in the U.K. ...

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The Ritualist - HOUR OF 13

If you listened closely you might have heard critical rumblings about an outstanding new heavy/doom metal band called HOUR OF 13 that released a monumentally impressive self-titled debut album in 2007 on Shadow Kingdom Records. It was an underground success story that garnered little attention initially, then world spread slowly but surely and virtually everyone ...

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SCORPIONS To Be Inducted Into HOLLYWOOD'S ROCKWALK

Rudolf Schenker, Klaus Meine, Matthias Jabs, James Kottak and Pawel Maciwoda of the SCORPIONS will be inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at noon. The SCORPIONS — who have sold over 100 million records worldwide — will be honored by fans with a special ceremony at Guitar Center in Hollywood. This marks ...

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SCORPIONS Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS will guest on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" with host Bob Coburn on Wednesday, April 7 at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to speak with SCORPIONS by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For more information, visit RocklineRadio.com. Audio samples of all the tracks that ...

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SCORPIONS Guitarist Discusses His Autobiography

Switzerland's Courvoisier Concert conducted an interview with guitarist Rudolf Schenker of German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS on October 26, 2009. The chat, which focuses primarily on Schenker's recently released official German-language autobiography, "Rock Your Life", can be viewed below. Audio samples of all the tracks that appear on "Sting In The Tail", the final studio ...

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Ylem - DARK FORTRESS

Within minutes of thinking about the continual elevation of DARK FORTRESS' game these past several years, culminating (well, time will tell) in "Ylem", it was more than a few times that the thought "the German DIMMU BORGIR" entered my mind. Considering that such a proclamation will no doubt result in diehard groups of detractors and ...

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SCORPIONS: 'Sting In The Tail' Songwriting Credits Available

"Sting In The Tail", the final studio album from SCORPIONS, will be released in Europe on March 19 and in North America on March 23 via Universal Music Enterprises. The CD was recorded at a studio in Hannover, Germany with Swedish producers Mikael "Nord" Andersson and Martin Hansen (the team behind THE RASMUS' "Dead Letters" ...

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SCORPIONS' New Song Debuts On Greek Radio; Audio Available

Greek online radio station Rockmachine.gr recently premiered the new SCORPIONS song "The Good Die Young" and a reduced-, radio-broadcast-quality version of the track has since been uploaded to YouTube by the Greek Sting Fan Club (SCORPIONS' Greek fan club). You can now listen to the song — which features a guest appearance by former NIGHTWISH ...

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SCORPIONS: 'Sting In The Tail' EPK Released

An EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for "Sting In The Tail", the final studio album from German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS, can be viewed below. Due in Europe on March 19 and in North America on March 23 via Universal Music Enterprises, the CD was recorded at a studio in Hannover, Germany with Swedish producers Mikael ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: Red Rocker Les Paul Guitar Unveiled

Gibson Guitar, the world's premiere musical instrument manufacturer and leader in music technology, has announced the availability of the much anticipated Sammy Hagar Red Rocker Les Paul. Through a career that spans stints with Ronnie Montrose, VAN HALEN, and his own prominent solo work, Sammy Hagar has been the force behind a total of 60 ...

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SCORPIONS: New Album Track Listing Revealed

German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS will release their final studio album, "Sting In The Tail", in North America on March 23 via Universal Music Enterprises. The CD was recorded at a studio in Hannover, Germany with Swedish producers Mikael "Nord" Andersson and Martin Hansen (the team behind THE RASMUS' "Dead Letters" CD). The track listing ...

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TARJA TURUNEN To Guest On New SCORPIONS Album

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen makes a guest appearance in the song "The Good Die Young" on the forthcoming album from veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS, entitled "Sting In The Tail". An audio sample of the track is available for streaming below. SCORPIONS' final studio album, "Sting In The Tail" will be released in North ...

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VOIVOD To Headline RELAPSE RECORDS' SXSW Label Showcase

Relapse Records has announced the details for its 2010 South by Southwest (SXSW) label showcase. The showcase, presented in part with Roxwel.com, will be held at Red 7 (611 E. 7th St.) in Austin, Texas on Wednesday, March 17. The all-ages event will be open to the public as well as SXSW badge and wristband ...

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SCORPIONS: 'Sting In The Tail' U.S. Release Date Confirmed

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS will release their final studio album, "Sting In The Tail", in North America on March 23 via Universal Music Enterprises. The CD was recorded at a studio in Hannover, Germany with Swedish producers Mikael "Nord" Andersson and Martin Hansen (the team behind THE RASMUS' "Dead Letters" CD). Check out the ...

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SCORPIONS: 'We Have Reached The End Of The Road'

Veteran German rock hard rockers SCORPIONS have released the following statement: "Important message to our fans: "It was always our pleasure, our purpose in life, our passion and we were fortunate enough to make music for you — whether it was live on stage or in the studio, creating new songs. "While we were working ...

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ABSCESS: New Album Artwork Unveiled; Audio Samples Available

ABSCESS, the California-based band consisting of Chris Reifert (drums/vocals; ex-DEATH/AUTOPSY), Clint Bower (guitar/vocals; ex-HEXX), Danny Coralles (guitar; ex-AUTOPSY), and Joe Allen (bass; ex-VON), will release its eighth album, entitled "Dawn Of Inhumanity", on March 9 in the U.S. and March 15 in Europe. The CD will once again be made available through Tyrant Syndicate Productions, ...

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CANNABIS CORPSE: 'Skull Full Of Bong Hits' Video Available

"Skull Full Of Bong Hits", the new video from CANNABIS CORPSE — the Richmond, Virginia-based old-school death metal band featuring Philip "Landphil" Hall (bass) from MUNICIPAL WASTE and his brother Josh "HallHammer" Hall (drums) — can be viewed below. The song comes off the group's "The Weeding" EP, which ws released last November on 12", ...

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BLACK COBRA: In-Store Performances Announced

In celebration of the vinyl release of their latest album "Chronomega", gruesome twosome BLACK COBRA will punish several California record stores with several in-store performances early this February. This is not only a great opportunity to get the mammoth new album on wax, but also to see the band for free in a intimate yet ...

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SCORPIONS: New Album Artwork Unveiled

German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS will release their new album, "Sting In The Tail", in Europe on March 19. The CD was recorded at a studio in Hannover, Germany with Swedish producers Mikael "Nord" Andersson and Martin Hansen (the team behind THE RASMUS' "Dead Letters" CD). Check out the cover artwork below. SCORPIONS recently extended ...

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