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Splinters - VALLENFYRE

Greg Mackintosh from PARADISE LOST was obviously shaken to the core by the loss of his father. Mackintosh dedicated the first album of his brutal side project, VALLENFYRE, "A Fragile King", to his dad. Now Mackintosh conjures up "Splinters", a harsh, depressing and noisome affair designed for bloodletting and the release of continued pent-up grief. ...

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Australia's AVERSIONS CROWN Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST ENTERTAINMENT

Australian death machine AVERSIONS CROWN has signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment for the release of its new slab of astral punishment, "Tyrant". Formed in 2010 in Queensland's Brisbane, the same sunny stretch of Australian coastline that is responsible for launching the careers of PORTAL and THE AMITY AFFLICTION, AVERSIONS CROWN developed its ...

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BROKEN HOPE Guitarist Shares Tour Tips (Video)

Each episode of "Tour Tips" features a touring act sharing five pieces of advice for artists who want to hit the road. In this episode, guitarist Jeremy Wagner of reformed death metallers BROKEN HOPE shares his tips for being on the road. BROKEN HOPE's sixth album, "Omen Of Disease", sold around 1,000 copies in the ...

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ATHEIST Preparing To Record New Album

Florida-based technical metal pioneers ATHEIST will record their fifth studio album later in the year with producer Jason Suecof (DEATH ANGEL, JOB FOR A COWBOY, GOD FORBID, DEVILDRIVER) for an early 2015 release. Comments vocalist Kelly Shaefer: “We are happy to report that the fifth ATHEIST LP is in the works, and the band could ...

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On The Tour Bus With BROKEN HOPE (Video)

Digital Tour Bus, which gives fans "an all-access pass" to the tour buses that their favorite bands travel in, has posted its latest "Bus Invaders" episode, focusing on reformed death metallers BROKEN HOPE. The nine-minute clip, which was filmed April 4 in Joliet, Ilinois, can be seen below. BROKEN HOPE's sixth album, "Omen Of Disease", ...

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INDESTRUCTIBLE NOISE COMMAND Signs With FEROCIOUS RECORDS

Thrash metal outfit INDESTRUCTIBLE NOISE COMMAND (I.N.C.) has inked a deal with Ohio-based Ferocious Records. The band's new album, "Black Hearse Serenade", will be released this fall. Formed in 1985, Connecticut's I.N.C. began its recording career in 1987 with its debut album, "Razorback", on Giant Records. Critics and fans throughout the tri-state area were hammered ...

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GWAR Throbblehead Set Coming In July

Aggronautix and Slave Pit Inc. proudly present the GWAR Throbblehead Set featuring Oderus Urungus and Balsac "The Jaws of Death". Oderus, GWAR's lead singer and broadsword swinger, stands an imposing 6.5 inches tall and will lay waste to any opposing his reign of terror. Dutifully worship Balsac, guitarist for GWAR, while keeping out of decapitation ...

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ALLEGAEON To Release 'Elements Of The Infinite' In June

Colorado-based modern melodic death metallers ALLEGAEON will release their new album, "Elements Of The Infinite", on June 24 in North America (one day earlier internationally) via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded, mixed and mastered in February-April 2014 by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Colorado. Otero's work has been more prominent in the ...

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'Metal Cats' Author Interviewed By ROCK IT OUT! BLOG (Video)

On May 6, powerHouse and The Black Birch will release "Metal Cats" by Alexandra Crockett. "Metal Cats" combines two amazing subjects: the extreme personalities of the hardcore metal music scene and their adorable kitties. These incredibly cute and fluffy felines have been photographed with their loving owners in and around the dark abodes of musicians, ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Interviewed On Australia's 'Rabid Noise' (Audio)

Nev Pearce of Australia's "Rabid Noise" podcast recently conducted an interview with Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE). You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. The new BLACK LABEL SOCIETY studio album, "Catacombs Of The Black Vatican", which sold around 26,000 copies in the United States in its first ...

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EXCEL To Reissue Debut 'Split Image' Via SOUTHERN LORD This August

Following their 2013 reunion, the Californian hardcore/thrash metal crossover band EXCEL has teamed up with Southern Lord and is reissuing its debut album, "Split Image" (originally released through Suicidal and Caroline Records). Widely regarded as a classic album, "Split Image" was produced by Randy Burns (DEATH, POSSESSED, MEGADETH, KREATOR, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES). The reissue will contain ...

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BROKEN HOPE's SHAUN GLASS Talks To SPIRIT OF METAL (Video)

Spirit Of Metal conducted an interview with Shaun Glass of reformed Chicago death metallers BROKEN HOPE before the March 20 concert of the "Best In Brutality" tour in West Hollywood, California. You can now watch the chat below. BROKEN HOPE's sixth album, "Omen Of Disease", sold around 1,000 copies in the United States in its ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY: 'My Dying Time' Video Released

"My Dying Time", the new video from BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Justin Reich of the Antimatter studio. Says BLACK LABEL SOCITY mainman Zakk Wylde: "The video that father Justin created, my treatment was of me waking up in the morning and going to the grocery store and ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Interviewed On 'Hangar 19' Podcast (Audio)

Cutter of Envision Radio Networks' "Hangar 19" podcast recently conducted an interview with Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE). You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. The new BLACK LABEL SOCIETY studio album, "Catacombs Of The Black Vatican", will be released in Europe on April 7 via Mascot Label ...

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SATAN'S HOST's Debut 'Metal From Hell' To Be Reissued

"Metal From Hell", the legendary debut album of the U.S. heavy metal cult act SATAN'S HOST, which except guitar virtuoso Patrick Evil, features JAG PANZER and TITAN FORCE singer Harry Conklin (a.k.a. Leviathan Thisiren), will be reissued by Skol Records. This "ultimate reissue" will not only include "Metal From Hell" tracks remastered from the original ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Speaks To VEVO (Video)

VEVO recently conducted an interview with Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE). You can now watch the chat below. The new BLACK LABEL SOCIETY studio album, "Catacombs Of The Black Vatican", will be released in Europe on April 7 via Mascot Label Group and one day later in North America through eOne Music. If ...

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